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Old 02-05-13, 11:21 AM   #10726
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$14 total.
that is impressive for just $14 bucks. nice job.
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Old 02-06-13, 08:53 AM   #10727
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Just switched this bike from drop bars to Soma Oxford and some cheap thumb shifters.
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Old 02-06-13, 12:55 PM   #10728
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this may be a dumb question but how do you mount the bell on the stem like that?
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Old 02-06-13, 01:08 PM   #10729
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There is a portion of stem that is about the same diameter as the bars. I'll try to remember to get a better picture. The bike shop mechanic recommended it.

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Old 02-06-13, 01:11 PM   #10730
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front wheel got trashed so im using an old wheel on the front, pursuit geo commuting ftw.
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Old 02-06-13, 01:12 PM   #10731
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With a headset spacer designed to mount a bell on it.

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Old 02-06-13, 02:08 PM   #10732
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^ that's pretty awesome!
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Old 02-06-13, 05:31 PM   #10733
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New, (to me) Schwinn World GS . Sittin' downtown by the railroad station..
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Old 02-06-13, 06:42 PM   #10734
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Not exactly a bicycle per se, but that's what I use to cycle commute on. (Drive the car way more than I'd like to...)

I should try commuting with the folder some time, but the gearing isn't suitable for climbing hills yet.
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Old 02-06-13, 09:41 PM   #10735
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man I LOVE LOVE the way those 'bent trikes sit with 2 wheels up front. Looks like it would be really comfy and fast. I really want to try one sometime.
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Old 02-06-13, 10:05 PM   #10736
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Comfy, absolutely.

Fast, not so much. (IIRC, a fast trike loses about 1-1.5 mph over a good road bike, a slow trike loses another 1-2 mph. And, we won't talk about hills (well, OK, it depends on the trike, and depends on how you ride - some riders can actually get the lighter trikes (that means they're below 35 lbs, instead of approaching or above 40) up a hill faster than they can a road bike, due to how you can apply torque to the pedals on a 'bent. Certainly not machines for weight weenies.) But, I don't care.
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Old 02-07-13, 07:31 AM   #10737
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front wheel got trashed so im using an old wheel on the front, pursuit geo commuting ftw.
$15 now?!
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$15 now?!
haha, well if i do the math it would be about $60

but if i already paid for something and im reusing an old unused wheel i consider it free, so in my mind its still $14
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haha, well if i do the math it would be about $60

but if i already paid for something and im reusing an old unused wheel i consider it free, so in my mind its still $14
I'm only jealous 'cause I bought a frame for $25 to build winter bike thinking I had all the parts for a complete build... after just buying studded tires I'm close to having $200 in it
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I'm only jealous 'cause I bought a frame for $25 to build winter bike thinking I had all the parts for a complete build... after just buying studded tires I'm close to having $200 in it
im thinking about getting a set of wheels for $200, then some legit $40 fenders so it wont be a freebee for long
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Old 02-07-13, 03:29 PM   #10741
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need to switch the bell with the coffee cup holder, but it works well for my short commute.

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Old 02-08-13, 08:22 AM   #10742
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thanks I did not know something like that existed. i guess i could have googled it but thanks for the picture.
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Old 02-10-13, 01:54 PM   #10743
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How did you do the coffee cup holder - thinking about that for my rig ~Bill
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GT Zum commuter ready to go.

Outfitted entirely with cheap or scrounged items.

I am proudest of my front basket, which is a mini milk crate from Big Lots for $1.30.
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Felt coffee cup holder, pretty generic travel mug, I have two or three now from various promotions that fit.

Those same coffee mugs also fit a standard bottle cage, I also carry coffee in the mornings on my Torker graduate or Salsa Fargo depending on my mood and where I'm going after work.
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Cannondale winter frankenbike is finished... for now. New additions since last pic are drop bars and levers, bar end shifters, studded tires. This is my first attempt at bare frame build and (almost) all scrounged/used parts. I'm pretty happy with the results - but I have this real compulsion though to keep changing stuff
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Well the poor old Kenda Kwests have finally gotten near the end at about 3900mi, tread starting to separate. Put the Kuwie into light load mode as to maybe get a couple hundred more miles out of the tire, but this spring she needs a serious overhaul rings up front are tired, and another paint job is in order so look forward to that.




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New handlebar tape. New bell.

Where did you get that awesome rear rack for your bag and does it come in black!?
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Old 02-13-13, 01:18 AM   #10749
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Where did you get that awesome rear rack for your bag and does it come in black!?
Yes it does! It's actually just the cheap 10-15 dollar sunlite front rack. I put it on the back and it's perfect for supporting the bag and keeping it off the cable.
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Well the poor old Kenda Kwests have finally gotten near the end at about 3900mi, tread starting to separate. Put the Kuwie into light load mode as to maybe get a couple hundred more miles out of the tire, but this spring she needs a serious overhaul rings up front are tired, and another paint job is in order so look forward to that.
I have gone through many sets of the Kenda Kwests. Very little mileage and I get belt seperation. For thos of you thinking "why do you continue to buy them?" I didn't continue to buy them - they came on three of five family bikes. All have had to be replaced after a few hundred miles.
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