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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by curly666
    ... Most people mount the bike from the left...
    Please don't take his comment out of context. What he means is that 'normal' (intelligent i.e. right-handed people) mount the bikes from the left side where it's easier to flick up the kickstand which, of course, every intelligent cyclist uses.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    ... Looking forward to ditching the backpack as the weather gets warmer...
    Not a smart move... everyone knows that a lighter bike means faster commute times so if you normally carried 30lbs of weight in panniers and instead transfer that weight to a backpack, your bike would be 30 lbs lighter and would therefore be quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    Not a smart move... everyone knows that a lighter bike means faster commute times so if you normally carried 30lbs of weight in panniers and instead transfer that weight to a backpack, your bike would be 30 lbs lighter and would therefore be quicker.
    Note that I don't have a kickstand... so it should all even out

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    I always put the front QR lever on the left side, because the rear one is also on the left side. I like to be consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoWretch View Post
    The seatpost mud guard is whimsically incongruous.
    the only thing ive paid any money for on this thing is the bars
    fender i got for free from a coworker this week and im testing it out


    goes well with the "ugly janky pos bike that noone wants to steal" motif
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
    Sixty Fiver, what brand of panniers are those? IIRC from your other photos they have loops to hang a U-lock from.
    They are a model from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) that is no longer made as of last year... they have lots of loops up top which is where my U-lock rides and have seen tens of thousands of miles and hard use and have never failed me once.

    They are at a point where I should think of replacing the clips.

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    New wheels for the commuter!

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    Fixie!

    Turns out, I was able to find the rims I wanted, Velocity Chukkers, as a fixie wheelset cheaper than to buy the rims separately and lace them to my current hubs. I figured I would take the opportunity to try a fixie for a bit, then lace in my old internal hub once I got tired of the fixie. It may have happened faster than anticipated. I dont like the fixie as much as I thought I might. I enjoy it on the mechanical simplicity level, but, the riding experience is totally different and not really my cup of tea (yet). I'll probably have the old Nexus 7 internal laced to that rear wheel within the week or so. But, its going to be hard to cut-up the rear wheel now that I have it. It is such high quality, I hate to wreck it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic_cowboy View Post
    new lht commuter/tourer. don't have the front rack attached and i'm waiting for a new set of fenders because my old ones got mangled

    nice. That is how you dooz it. What is the handelbar tape? Brooks? Is there a dynamo hub for the headlight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.S.Clydesdale View Post
    nice. That is how you dooz it. What is the handelbar tape? Brooks? Is there a dynamo hub for the headlight?
    thanks! i have brooks tape on my other bike but i skimped out this time and went for the fizik microtex... it looks great now but i'm not sure it will hold up as well as the brooks. the light is just a cheap $30 nirve headlight but it works fine for what it is. i might look into a dynamo hub for gadget charging purposes on my next tour
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    double post, sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by curly666 View Post
    Isn't the front QR on the wrong side?
    Yes, for a non-disc wheel. Cosmic: nice bike, for sure. Now do all of us anal types (like me) a favor and get that QR on the "proper" side
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    New handlebar tape. New bell.

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    "To me, it's always a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, 'Hey, can you give me a hand?,' you can say, 'Sorry, got these sacks.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    the only thing ive paid any money for on this thing is the bars
    fender i got for free from a coworker this week and im testing it out


    goes well with the "ugly janky pos bike that noone wants to steal" motif
    Funny thing is, I looked at the frame, stem, and fork and immediately thought, wow, nice bike! I guess I'm a retrogrouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    They are a model from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) that is no longer made as of last year... they have lots of loops up top which is where my U-lock rides
    Gotta wonder why more pannier companies don't do that - I hate having to dig through/unpack my pannier to find my lock when I reach my destination and then re-pack my bags after locking the bicycle...and then on the other end having to unpack my bags to fit the lock back in. Maybe I'll talk to my friend with the industrial-strength sewing machine about how to attach my own velcro loops to my panniers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoWretch View Post
    Funny thing is, I looked at the frame, stem, and fork and immediately thought, wow, nice bike! I guess I'm a retrogrouch.
    its a bit heavier than my other bike but its not bad, im starting to get attached to it (which means it probably wont look so crappy soon, lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post

    beat-mobile

    $14 total.
    Brilliant! Does the $14 include the fender?!
    I'm slow, go around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    I finally racked and pannified the winter bike. Looking forward to ditching the backpack as the weather gets warmer.
    nicely pannified - what are those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic_cowboy View Post
    new lht commuter/tourer. don't have the front rack attached and i'm waiting for a new set of fenders because my old ones got mangled

    What light is that, and how is it mounted?

    Nice bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    Brilliant! Does the $14 include the fender?!
    Haha nope, coworker just gave it to me last week, only thing i bought was the risers

    wanna get some velomine wheels and cascadia fenders but i cant convince myself to spend any money on it, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    nicely pannified - what are those?
    Also from MEC, called PF-2 43L. I was amazed by how much they can expand; I should never run out of space now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    I finally racked and pannified the winter bike. Looking forward to ditching the backpack as the weather gets warmer.

    My first commuter was a 4500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    Haha nope, coworker just gave it to me last week, only thing i bought was the risers

    wanna get some velomine wheels and cascadia fenders but i cant convince myself to spend any money on it, haha
    Well, I think the frame is class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic_cowboy View Post
    new lht commuter/tourer. don't have the front rack attached and i'm waiting for a new set of fenders because my old ones got mangled

    Your bike looks fantastic. I'd love to see how it looks with fenders.

    I'm building up a cross check that's almost embarrassingly similar, or will be once I bite the bullet and order the brooks, handlebars and handlebar tape.

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    i agree, some nice VO fenders would look delightful on that
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    Clydesdale, are you getting toe clips? I mean, you're riding a fixie. I would certainly want some sort of foot retention.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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