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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member H.S.Clydesdale's Avatar
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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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    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?!
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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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Clydesdale, are you getting toe clips? I mean, you're riding a fixie. I would certainly want some sort of foot retention.
    Yes, toe clips are on the list of odds and ends I'd like to add to the bike. I have been planning on toe clips for over a year now. I can never seem to get them though, because something else always takes precedence. Maybe the fixie conversion will motivate me to go ahead and get them. I am thinking velo orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    Also from MEC, called PF-2 43L. I was amazed by how much they can expand; I should never run out of space now.
    I really like those and the yellow one's are on sale - some of the reviews mention issues with putting on non MEC racks. Opinion?
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    Future commuter or all 'rounder. Have some braze ons that will be added and clincher wheel set. Lousy pic but....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
    Future commuter or all 'rounder. Have some braze ons that will be added and clincher wheel set. Lousy pic but....

    Trek610 Frame.jpg
    Looks like a decent lugged frame and I like the shoulders on the fork. What is it?

    Edit: just saw the name on the pic. That's going to be a nice rider. Those early 80's treks are nice. Do a c&v build thread please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    I really like those and the yellow one's are on sale - some of the reviews mention issues with putting on non MEC racks. Opinion?
    They go on OK, just the standard wiggling and cursing, same as my other (small) pair. Once they're on, there's no possibility of them ever coming off accidentally, but I wish it could be a little easier...

    I can't remember the name of the rack because I pulled it off my old MTB. I think it was from MEC too though.

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