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Old 07-27-06, 06:16 PM   #1101
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My Giant Sedona DX

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Threaded to threadless headset

Suspension to rigid fork

Rear rack

SKS Fenders

LiveStrong wrist band

Lights not installed at the moment.

The first day, I had a satchel to bring in, plus my usual stuff... One pic is of that day. The othr picture is my more typical day so far with a trunk bag instead of a back pack.
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Old 07-27-06, 07:20 PM   #1102
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That looks like a rock solid commuter! You're gonna love it! Be safe.
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Old 07-28-06, 11:33 AM   #1103
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This is my other bike, I use it mostly to pull the loaded trailer home
The first time I read "trailer home," this is the image I had in my head:



Man, you must be one stong cyclist!
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Old 07-28-06, 11:40 AM   #1104
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with a load of kids and groceries, that's just about what it feels like.
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Old 08-02-06, 05:59 PM   #1105
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Here is my commuter still have to get panniers and clean it up some these are taken after I attached the blinkie properly not zip ties


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Old 08-03-06, 04:53 AM   #1106
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My commuter is a 1997 Mongoose MTB with specialised Fatboys, Niteflux Vision Stix lights(not shown), mudguards, Air Zound, SPDs.
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Old 08-04-06, 06:48 AM   #1107
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my Bridgestone xo2

a pic of my recently aquired XO2...my latest commuter.

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Old 08-09-06, 04:44 PM   #1108
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Frameset was bought in '89 but I'm guessing it was built in the late '70s or early '80s.

Ishiwata 022 steel throughout. Burnt metallic orange. Built for 27" wheels but I'm running 700C with "normal" reach Shimano Exage single pivots. Truvativ 4D 5-bolt 94mm BCD triple crank used as a double with 44x29 Ritchey chainrings. Deore LX front changer, 600 rear changer, with indexed bar-end shifters. 11-28 7-speed HG cassette.
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Old 08-10-06, 11:09 AM   #1109
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I finally got a new digicam so here is a picture of the Bomber, an old all-rigid Specialized Rock Hopper that I bought for $40 at a garage sale. Its first purpose was to pull the twins' trailer but I've started to use it as a grocery-hauler, errand runner, and occasional commuter. As the weather turns this fall, I'll probably slap some fenders on it and commute with it every day. The rack and panniers from REI triple the Bomber's monetary value.

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Old 08-10-06, 11:30 AM   #1110
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[SIZE=2]I finally got a new digicam so here is a picture of the Bomber, an old all-rigid Specialized Rock Hopper that I bought for $40 at a garage sale.
I love those old Rock Hoppers. Truely great bikes for all kinds of uses. Good find at a garage sale, too.
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Old 08-10-06, 12:25 PM   #1111
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By far this has been my biggest bang for the buck cycling related purchase, ever.
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Old 08-10-06, 12:35 PM   #1112
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My race bike/commuter

Here's mine. It actually is a race bike, but I mainly use it for my daily commute, which is a 15 miles one way. Roads are exellent troughout, and I like to ride relatively fast, I usually do about 18-19 mph. I always have a small backpack with me with underwear, etc. I have a locker at work, so I usually don't carry much.



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Old 08-10-06, 08:15 PM   #1113
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Nice ride, Swifty. You would happen to be the Hobby Talk Johnny Lightning Swifty would you?
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Old 08-10-06, 10:49 PM   #1114
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Nice ride, Swifty. You would happen to be the Hobby Talk Johnny Lightning Swifty would you?

Thanks xB_Nutt. I can attest that I am not Hobby Talk Johnny Lightning Swifty. Just Swifty. Nice to meet you!
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Old 08-11-06, 10:01 PM   #1115
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Here's my occasional commuter/errand bike/tool around town/grocery getter...
Uncle Duke is a 1980ish Fuji S12-S that I got on eBay and brought back to life.





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Old 08-11-06, 10:10 PM   #1116
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Here's my occasional commuter/errand bike/tool around town/grocery getter...
Uncle Duke is a 1980ish Fuji S12-S that I got on eBay and brought back to life.
Nice bike! What kind of handlebars are those? I can't even tell quite what shape they have, but I know I've never seen 'em before.
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Old 08-11-06, 10:19 PM   #1117
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Nice bike! What kind of handlebars are those? I can't even tell quite what shape they have, but I know I've never seen 'em before.
Thanks. They are Nitto Moustache bars. They were the bars used on the classic Bridgestone XO-1. They aren't a great choice for really long rides, but they are nice for shorter rides. They are fun on climbs.
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Old 08-12-06, 08:13 PM   #1118
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Swank ride! Beautiful looking bike.

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Old 08-14-06, 09:44 PM   #1119
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Here's my Trek 7.3 FX with Freddy Fenders, and Trek Interchange rack and bag. It's been a slow build because money is not being nice to me right now, but soon I'll have some lights on here and some waterbottles after I figure out how I want to do the battery for the lights. Maybe some bar ends or trekking bars eventually too. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic. My regular camera's battery was dead and I didn't feel like finding the charger and waiting a day or so to charge.

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Old 08-15-06, 01:22 AM   #1120
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Here's my brand new old Miyata Triplecross.. I just took it out to take some pics. It might be on Ebay sometime soon.

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Old 08-15-06, 07:44 AM   #1121
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A beer machine. The Sirrus Utility Vehicle.
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Old 08-15-06, 02:57 PM   #1122
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My ride for the last month or so: 1979 Peugeot UE8

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My ride for the last month or so: 1979 Peugeot UE8
Sweet! I'm all about "townie" bikes right now, and I bet that's a pretty quick one. Do you guys have problems with salty air and rust down in Savannah?
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Old 08-15-06, 07:24 PM   #1124
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My ride for the last month or so: 1979 Peugeot UE8

Nice!
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Old 08-15-06, 07:57 PM   #1125
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My ride for the last month or so: 1979 Peugeot UE8
WOW! That's in really nice shape. Is that really cherry original condition, or is it a resto?
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