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  1. #11426
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    Not mine, but a bike I built for a friend with parts found round the shop. She wanted a 'road bike' but we didn't have any 700c frames small enough...so I turned a 26 inch bike into a drop bar commuter and it worked way better than expected. One of the more fun projects I've done b/c the now owner was so incredibly stoked to start riding.


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    That looks awesome! l've Always wanted one of those Trek Antelopes, ever since my coolest friend had one around 1990.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zach_Stone View Post
    Not mine, but a bike I built for a friend with parts found round the shop. She wanted a 'road bike' but we didn't have any 700c frames small enough...so I turned a 26 inch bike into a drop bar commuter and it worked way better than expected. One of the more fun projects I've done b/c the now owner was so incredibly stoked to start riding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    i have the Hotshot myself and love it. Tests I've seen show it to be brighter than the PBSF, and it's rechargeable to boot. I need to get one or two more of them.
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    ive been using the superflash for about a year and i have no complaints

    gonna get the hotshot next time i need a new light, though ive heard that the mount sucks
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    On the contrary, the Hotshot mount works great for me. I will say that I decided to add a few small washers in the mount clamp to make the clamp a bit more rigid when I tightened down the clamping screw (gives the screw something to tighten against instead of just pushing the 2 clamp ends closer and closer together). But doing that makes the mount very solid. The light itself goes into the mount with a nice solid "click" and also comes out of the mount easily enough, but not so much that you feel like it will come out on a harsh road surface.
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    IMG_20130819_195031.jpgZefal Trail.jpg
    Here's my cx bike turned commuter. Just got the Zefal Trail fenders and they work wonders on my GT, not to mention look great as well. Nothing special at the component level, but I am loving this ride so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
    That looks awesome! l've Always wanted one of those Trek Antelopes, ever since my coolest friend had one around 1990.
    THAT IS MARVELOUS!
    What a fantastic idea!
    How's the fit and ratio's for her?


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    I'm trying to commute 1 day a week. It's 23 miles there a bit over 24 back.

    I put insane miles on the car due to family duties. But this day is for myself.
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    what kind of reflectors do you have on those spokes? i bet they look really cool when rolling.
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    @RidingMatthew

    They are called "Lightweights for wheels" comes in a pack of 80 or so (more than enough) , go on quite easy and are almost unnoticeable unless at nighttime. I'll see if i could get a shot of the wheels spinning and see what it looks like. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JZackery_I.D. View Post
    @RidingMatthew

    They are called "Lightweights for wheels" comes in a pack of 80 or so (more than enough) , go on quite easy and are almost unnoticeable unless at nighttime. I'll see if i could get a shot of the wheels spinning and see what it looks like. Thanks!
    I'm surprised I've never seen those mentioned here in the Commuting forum before. They look very effective!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    I'm surprised I've never seen those mentioned here in the Commuting forum before. They look very effective!
    I have them on my road bike. Sometimes when the sun hits them right (and they're very clean!) you can see them in the day time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
    I have them on my road bike. Sometimes when the sun hits them right (and they're very clean!) you can see them in the day time.

    Nice Schwinn! I like their frame graphics from the late 80s, Tempo probably being my favorite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    Can't speak for the Cygolite, but I run the PlanetBike Super Blinky, and can confirm that it is visible from low-earth orbit. People have actually stopped and asked me if I know how bright my tail light is; riders I pass on the MUP curse my name; motorists are intimidated into a respectful follow distance; small animals flee into the underbrush as the red blinky terror approaches. I love that light.

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    I wore out a le tour of that vintage I wanted a tempo but couldn't find the extra money. Great to see you still riding it although the concept of a "clean" bike confuses me.

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    Overhauled my right ergo and swapped out the red cork for black tape, think I'm done toying with this for a while. I'll call this bike finished. For now.


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    Nice bike.
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    Brake cable's a little long there, eh?

    Lovely bike otherwise. (And I probably wouldn't even have noticed the cable except it's bright red!)

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    Just finished modding my two vintage commuters with lights, reflectors, racks, and fenders. I'm still thinking about adding mirrors and a better front light than my trusty cateye. My two vintage commuters are a 1993 Bridgestone XO-2 and a 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp:

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    Here's my new Soma Buena Vista. First commute with it will be tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colo54 View Post
    Here's my new Soma Buena Vista. First commute with it will be tomorrow!

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    Nice; my first "real" commute is tomorrow as well as I just drove to my office to leave my sports jackets hanging behind the door. I've commuted a fair bit but only on days that I didn't have to worry about the dress "code."

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    Fortunately, I don't have a formal business dress code and a pretty short distance to go. I'll just ride in my work clothes. Of course, I have a backup outfit in my office just in case.

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    Another build from Nashbar frame sale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    Just finished modding my two vintage commuters with lights, reflectors, racks, and fenders. I'm still thinking about adding mirrors and a better front light than my trusty cateye. My two vintage commuters are a 1993 Bridgestone XO-2 and a 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp:

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    Love the Specialized

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    Another build from Nashbar frame sale.

    That looks cool. Did that fork come with it? Is that a suspension seatpost?
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