Finally able to post up some pics of my new commuter. Went from riding my beach cruiser to a Marin Ignacio with a 2 speed hub. I wanted a fixie style bike, but didn't want to ride fixed gear. Came across this on Craigslist still in the box for $300. I am loving it so far. Work is one mile from home and I can get there faster on my bike now.
^Definitely. Looks like a great build, just the way it is.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis
Just finished this for the little brother in DC. Started out as a Windsor frame from Bike Island. Swapped the carbon fork out for a cro-mo one I had laying about and saved the former for a road bike proj (more anon). Running 3x7 with SRAM x3 in the back and some mish mash friction set up front cobbled together from parts found at the local co-op. Rolling on 700x28 CST city tires. Sorry for the silver on white photo. Not the best, but was in a hurry. All in all, I was quite pleased at the result: a cheap, reliable, non-descript city bike.
here she is
Been riding this as my commuter exclusively since I got it, with my MTB being dedicated to trails until the winter hits. Featuring my first set of (free from a friend) clipless pedals! Just gotta sit down and peel/scrape off them flashy wheel decals one of these days, and swap the locking skewers from my MTB road wheels so I can actually park it at school.
Last edited by awfulwaffle; 08-29-13 at 11:48 PM.
http://www.chicagobikeshops.info/shopDetails.php?id=128). He really did have the bike sitting around new since then. Kind of par for the course at that shop. It was his idea to put 100psi 26x1.5 slicks on it. I blew out the back gumwall tire and we couldn't get a replacement so it's black now.
The kid seat is actually not that bad. It's called a wee ride and I feel pretty stable and can see and interact with my son while we are riding. He loves it so it's totally worth it. The seat itself comes right off with a single thumbscrew so I can ride unimpeded when alone.
lol I read some of the reviews on that page, crazy stuff!
2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB, *hybridized*
2013 Lynskey R230; 2012 Focus Izalco Pro 3.0; 2013 All-City Space Horse; 2005 Cannondale Track: 2009 Kona Kapu (Destroyed by being hit by a car. RIP)
"Meh, I'm not changing my crabon fork until it asplodes underneath the fierce pounding of my piston like guads."
Here is my new commuter. I like it very very much. Especially after I put the nice sissy gel seat on it. )
hey guys. long time lurker of this forum and i finally made an account. here's my first post of my commuter bikes:
scott sportster p55 (2011 i think)
giant escape city 2014
Operation drop bar disc MTB is done, still haven't gotten my rack in the mail yet but she's road worthy finally.