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    Great frame and setup... but fix that front fender's positioning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    Attachment 294279 My "new" winter bike. Frame's from local co-op, the rest from wife's old bike and garage parts. Only new parts are chain and fenders. Studded tires next
    As Cali Axela, you do need to fix the front fender, not just for looks, but it will work better that way, too.

    Also, consider attaching a mud flap to it. Even better.

    Very nicely equipped, and it looks nice to ride. Enjoy it.
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    Yep, the closer they are to the tire the better, up to a point, and they should be evenly spaced both for looks and because they'll be more stable and resistant to lateral movement over bumps etc. Like this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    As Cali Axela, you do need to fix the front fender, not just for looks, but it will work better that way, too.

    Also, consider attaching a mud flap to it. Even better.

    Very nicely equipped, and it looks nice to ride. Enjoy it.
    ok, ok... it's fixed! I was in a hurry to get the fenders on and didn't want to mess with shortening the rods - did it yesterday with my handy dremel. Also added power grips and swapped out the stem for one a little less aggressive.

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    Can you give the specs on that (frame, wheels, tires, etc)? Very cool bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
    Yep, the closer they are to the tire the better, up to a point, and they should be evenly spaced both for looks and because they'll be more stable and resistant to lateral movement over bumps etc. Like this:


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    Just finished building up this Velo Orange Campeur. Am pleased with how I solved the problem of my rear bag rubbing against the brake cable. I set up a Sunlit mini front rack on the rear and the bottom bag strap perfectly attaches to it! Keeps it off and the color matches on my bike.
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    Nutha Cross Check.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    ok, ok... it's fixed! I was in a hurry to get the fenders on and didn't want to mess with shortening the rods - did it yesterday with my handy dremel. Also added power grips and swapped out the stem for one a little less aggressive.

    IMAG0634.jpg Better!
    Hey,

    That pedal set up u have there caught my eye! could u take some pictures that show how the set up is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
    Hey,

    That pedal set up u have there caught my eye! could u take some pictures that show how the set up is?
    Sure thing! They're Power Grips and I've been using them for many years. These happen to be the argyle version, only because I found a used set at the local bike co-op (after I'd already bought another set from Amazon!). I don't understand why more people don't use them, but guess I'm weird. I introduced my son (a dedicated bike only transportation guy) and he loves them too. Must be genetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoWretch View Post
    Wow, that's a dinosaur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    I introduced my son (a dedicated bike only transportation guy) and he loves them too. Must be genetic
    I wish my sons (20 and 17yrs) would enjoy cycling as much as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    I wish my sons (20 and 17yrs) would enjoy cycling as much as I do.
    well, careful what you wish for - he's 19, never had a driver's license (refuses to get one) which seriously limits my prospects of getting him outta my house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    I rode it in the rain awhile ago. The disc brake still amazes me.


    Nice! I got a SuperSport DBX as well! Had to rebuild the wheels as the hubs started leaking grease and the rims were a bit shoddy. Which fenders are those? I can't for the life of me find full coverage fenders that will mount to the seat stays with my rack already accommodating the eyelets. Those look like they fit the bill of what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    well, careful what you wish for - he's 19, never had a driver's license (refuses to get one) which seriously limits my prospects of getting him outta my house!
    Getting them on bikes would enable me to sell our 2nd car although I don't know what they look like, I rarely get to use the cars right now, my requests either get bumped or when my turn comes up, I head out to the driveway to find it empty.

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    My every day commuter is a Schwinn Super Sport DBX. Headlight: Gloworm X2, Tail lights: PBSF, Moon Shield, Moon Comet

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn0me View Post
    Nice! I got a SuperSport DBX as well! Had to rebuild the wheels as the hubs started leaking grease and the rims were a bit shoddy. Which fenders are those? I can't for the life of me find full coverage fenders that will mount to the seat stays with my rack already accommodating the eyelets. Those look like they fit the bill of what I need.
    The fenders are the ones that uses rubber bands for attachments (Planet Bike SpeedEZ). The top, seat stay mount is done with zip ties.

    This is a "franken build". I got the frame on sale from Nashbar ($75), everything else is either from eBay, CL or bike swaps.

    The Avid BB7 disc brakes are phenominal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    Sure thing! They're Power Grips and I've been using them for many years. These happen to be the argyle version, only because I found a used set at the local bike co-op (after I'd already bought another set from Amazon!). I don't understand why more people don't use them, but guess I'm weird. I introduced my son (a dedicated bike only transportation guy) and he loves them too. Must be genetic
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    Thanks for the quick reply man!

    Those look quite tempting. And right now that is cold as hell I would like to do something for the bike instead of "on" it

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Can you give the specs on that (frame, wheels, tires, etc)? Very cool bike.
    Haha, thanks. You know it's funny, I get more compliments on this bike both in person and online than any others, but it's by far the cheapest one in my stable and nothing on it is really that nice. It's a BAMF Piledriver from Giantnerd.com: http://www.giantnerd.com/bamf-piledr...rban-bike.html -- I got it on a closeout deal for about $300 shipped on a whim, just to see what it's like to have a fixed gear bike. Turns out, it's pretty great, I commute on it about 90% of the time now.

    The tires are 700x40 Kenda Kwests, they came stock, as did the cool looking (but complete boat anchor) generic deep V wheelset with Quando hubs. All I replaced, were the stock riser bars and weirdly long stem and tiny BMX brake lever, with a shorter Soma Shotwell stem, Soma bullhorns, and a Tektro cross lever. Added some 105 pedals I got a great deal on via CL, new Planet Bike Cascadia 45mm hybrid fenders, new Light & Motion VIS 180 tail light, and threw on an old Timbuk2 saddle bag. I also have a frame-fit pump for it now, Zefal HPX classic.

    It weighs upwards of 26lbs as configured which is a bit ridiculous... cheapo steel frame. But it rides surprisingly well and hasn't given me any problems yet; got it in September and have put around 1000 miles on it so far.
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    1987 Miyata 1000LT
    20 Mile round trip commute, weather permitting
    No commuting in the rain = no fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Wow, that's a dinosaur!

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    Both specimens were unearthed somewhere around the K-T Boundary.
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    cali - thanks for the response. Pretty cool it's pretty much stock. It's a great looking bike.

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    Also, the vendor's description is good for a chuckle or two.

    26 pounds is pretty light, especially for a commuter bike. I like to ride fixed sometimes, but I'm not a fixed-gear zealot. I'm slowly building a lightweight fixie, using a 1974 Raleigh International frame-set. It's full Reynolds 531 and pretty light.
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    Here are some pictures of a Surly Ogre that is my new commuter. The build includes a Rohloff IGH, Dynohub, White Industries crank, Velocity Blunt rims, Avid BB7 brakes. The frame is 24" and it came in at 36.75lbs. The build replaces a LHT and after about 300 miles I find it just as fast (or slow and more fun.


















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    Quote Originally Posted by stedanrac View Post
    Here are some pictures of a Surly Ogre that is my new commuter. The build includes a Rohloff IGH, Dynohub, White Industries crank, Velocity Blunt rims, Avid BB7 brakes. The frame is 24" and it came in at 36.75lbs. The build replaces a LHT and after about 300 miles I find it just as fast (or slow and more fun.

















    That's a fantastic build, but nothing could ever replace my LHT.

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    My '94 Nishiki Sport XRS, on my commute today (36 miles round trip)

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