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  1. #10576
    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
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    Thanks seansimp925, it's a single-speed. My route to and from work is relatively flat. Also, I geared it relatively low because this is part of a personal experiment to ride (to work) like the Dutch.

    Thanks chaadster. For reference, Stop Cycles (One Ghost Industries) is the manufacturer. The model name is Proletariat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquateen View Post
    Pgeters, love the front light mount
    Yes, Aquateen, I thought I would make lemonade out of lemons, given I had those extra brake studs staring at me after the move to disc brakes. They are Problem Solvers Brake Stud Mounts. Always catch other bike commuters staring at those things...

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    I ride a Felt X-City (Shimano 8-speed internal). Not many additions besides panniar, front and rear lights, bigger platform pedals (for those winter shoes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by djyak View Post
    Great looking bike. Like how the U Lock hides under the rack in the back too.
    Thanks Djyak. That is one of the bigger problems with those U-locks... finding place for it that doesn't mess up the look of the bike too much. This rack is nice cause it just kind of looks like it belongs in there. Almost won't see it unless you are looking. It's a Bontrager Disc rack of some kind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboy1 View Post
    I ride a Felt X-City (Shimano 8-speed internal). Not many additions besides panniar, front and rear lights, bigger platform pedals (for those winter shoes).
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    Lovely bike - needs front fender! Shamless plug - I just put up a set for sale in this forum that would fit
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    Fit a Tubus Fly on my Trek 7.5Fx today, 'cause I was tired of carrying the backpack every day.
    Together with an Ortlieb bag it looks pretty good imo.

    (Oh yea, these limited edition Ortlieb were significant cheaper dan the classic ones. Don't ask me which country I live in....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi,

    Was too busy with too many projects and pastimes (including a lot of racing) to get this finished in a timely manner. Finally got it done near the end of 2012:

    Only ridden it a few times and only one time to work so far. It's a combination of brand-spanking new and old to very old parts.
    Please give me your bike. It's terrible.
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    [IMG][/IMG]

    Still need some pedals and a few other dodads. Just got it Monday night.
    Torker Graduate, 288 rods a day without pub detours.

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    Almost done converting my road bike to commuter


    Lejeune Commuter by rj_shiver, on Flickr
    And now I have to disassemble it, put in the box and shipped to Dublin

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiver View Post
    Almost done converting my road bike to commuter


    Lejeune Commuter by rj_shiver, on Flickr
    And now I have to disassemble it, put in the box and shipped to Dublin
    Nice ride!

    Sorry for being nosy but why are you shipping it there? where from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Thanks seansimp925, it's a single-speed. My route to and from work is relatively flat. Also, I geared it relatively low because this is part of a personal experiment to ride (to work) like the Dutch.

    Thanks chaadster. For reference, Stop Cycles (One Ghost Industries) is the manufacturer. The model name is Proletariat.
    Who did you buy it through? Joe Bike or did someone piece it together? Really interested in building a commuter on that frame with the belt drive.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
    Nice ride!

    Sorry for being nosy but why are you shipping it there? where from?
    I'm moving from France back to Dublin, and prices of bicycle in Ireland are very expensive. So I'm shipping my 3 bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdswitters View Post
    [IMG][/IMG]

    Still need some pedals and a few other dodads. Just got it Monday night.
    That's tasty.
    Might consider a good lock for it unless it ill always be in a relatively safe spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi,

    Was too busy with too many projects and pastimes (including a lot of racing) to get this finished in a timely manner. Finally got it done near the end of 2012:

    Only ridden it a few times and only one time to work so far. It's a combination of brand-spanking new and old to very old parts.
    Quote Originally Posted by seansimp925 View Post
    Who did you buy it through? Joe Bike or did someone piece it together? Really interested in building a commuter on that frame with the belt drive.

    Thanks!
    Cleave, I like your bike so much that I just bought the Proletariat frame/fork package from OneGhost for $200! They are discontinuing the package after plans changed and only have a limited supply left.

    seansimp925, here is where you can get more info:

    http://www.oneghost.net/One_Ghost_In...OLETARIAT.html

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    My wife modeling with my commuter. An old 86 Trek 560. I changed the seat, dumped the quick release, and went with 25ers, but otherwise, she's perfect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seansimp925 View Post
    Who did you buy it through? Joe Bike or did someone piece it together? Really interested in building a commuter on that frame with the belt drive.

    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Pgeters View Post
    Cleave, I like your bike so much that I just bought the Proletariat frame/fork package from OneGhost for $200! They are discontinuing the package after plans changed and only have a limited supply left.

    seansimp925, here is where you can get more info:

    http://www.oneghost.net/One_Ghost_In...OLETARIAT.html
    Hi, I got the frame, fork, crankset, and belt drive components from Joe Bike. I got the other new parts from several different sources. I originally tried to get the frame directly from One Ghost Industries but after being told they had my size in stock they later said they were out of stock.

    There is one idiosyncrasy about the frame. With the Avid BB7 brake, there isn't enough clearance between the disc and the caliper to pull the wheel out of the dropout. You have to remove the bottom bolt holding the caliper to the frame and swing the caliper up. However, on the Hope hub, a heavy bolt screws into the axle and supports the hub in the dropout. When you remove the bolt completely from the hub, you can drop the hub straight down out of the frame so that solved the problem for me.

    I don't know if different brakes would also solve the problem. The people at Joe Bike and One Ghost Industries weren't aware of the problem with the BB7 brake. I'd check with One Ghost Industries to see which brake they recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    ...There is one idiosyncrasy about the frame. With the Avid BB7 brake, there isn't enough clearance between the disc and the caliper to pull the wheel out of the dropout...
    Thanks for the heads-up Cleave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuru View Post
    My wife modeling with my commuter. An old 86 Trek 560. I changed the seat, dumped the quick release, and went with 25ers, but otherwise, she's perfect.
    That is a beautiful bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuru View Post
    My wife modeling with my commuter. An old 86 Trek 560. I changed the seat, dumped the quick release, and went with 25ers, but otherwise, she's perfect.

    Very nice, I love the lines on the old Treks. I had a 1985 520 (longer wheelbase touring bike) that I rode about a billion miles. I bought it new in 85 and traded it straight across for a brand new Giant city bike just 7 months ago . . . Did you get your 560 new or is it a recent purchase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuru View Post
    My wife modeling with my commuter. An old 86 Trek 560. I changed the seat, dumped the quick release, and went with 25ers, but otherwise, she's perfect.

    Looks great! Such a good picture. Your bike looks nice, too.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    new commuter! first single speed, love it so far. all it's missing is a bell

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    ^^^ Very civilised (English spelling intended), Aquateen. Nice!
    Chaad--'95 DeKerf Team SL, '02 Lemond Buenos Aires, '05 Novara Buzz, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '06 Mountain Cycle Rumble, '09 Dahon Mariner D7, '12 Mercier Nano, '12 Breezer Venturi

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    thanks! i'm debating about adding a bike chain/inner tube saddle lock to it

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    Very, very nice job, Aquateen
    Currently one bike: Singular Gryphon do-it all bike with Nuvinci N360
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    This is my first MTB conversion which is what I think is a 92? Bridgestone MB4.

    First photo is stock when I got it home from Craigslist. Original everything except pedals and saddle, even included the owners manual!

    Second is when I was experimenting with mustache bars and decided they didn't work well with long top-tube bikes like this. This was during a big grocery run that included buying a laundry basket and a whole bunch of other stuff, as you can see.

    The third is the current configuration on a grocery run. I want to change out the mushy saddle and add some fenders still but overall I'm pretty happy with it.

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