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Old 08-26-13, 07:38 PM   #11451
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Another build from Nashbar frame sale.

good job, looks nice!
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Old 08-26-13, 09:39 PM   #11452
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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.

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Old 08-26-13, 11:57 PM   #11453
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That looks cool. Did that fork come with it? Is that a suspension seatpost?
Fork is from BikeIsland. The rest is from last winter's Chicago Bike Swap and CL. Yeah, suspension seatpost, for now. It's all I have laying around.
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Old 08-27-13, 04:26 AM   #11454
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Fork is from BikeIsland. The rest is from last winter's Chicago Bike Swap and CL. Yeah, suspension seatpost, for now. It's all I have laying around.
well it all looks like it just goes together.
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Old 08-27-13, 04:43 AM   #11455
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^Definitely. Looks like a great build, just the way it is.
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Old 08-27-13, 07:11 AM   #11456
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Another build from Nashbar frame sale. PICTURE HERE
i really like that build. If I may ask how much did you spend to build that bike? I would love to build a bike sometime but I really don't have extra parts laying around so I wonder if it would be feasable cost effective to do so?
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Old 08-27-13, 07:16 AM   #11457
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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.
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Old 08-27-13, 07:20 AM   #11458
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good job, looks nice!
Looks great! I just missed the sale on that frame in my size and was quite sad. Is that the fork from Bike Island?
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Old 08-27-13, 07:25 AM   #11459
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Looks great! I just missed the sale on that frame in my size and was quite sad. Is that the fork from Bike Island?
Yes.

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i really like that build. If I may ask how much did you spend to build that bike? I would love to build a bike sometime but I really don't have extra parts laying around so I wonder if it would be feasable cost effective to do so?
$360 and some change.
I really did hunt for good, used parts, for a good price. So it took me awhile to finish the build. But I am satisfied with the build and it was fun to do.
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Old 08-27-13, 07:29 AM   #11460
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$360 and some change.
I really did hunt for good, used parts, for a good price. So it took me awhile to finish the build. But I am satisfied with the build and it was fun to do.
Well done! I held off buying b/c I couldn't spec it out (at the time) for less than $500 total.
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Old 08-27-13, 10:38 AM   #11461
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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.
This looks very clean. I really like projects that involve recycling old parts. I built up one of my 2 commuters from my parts bin and I enjoyed that as much as I did building up my road bike from new parts.
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Old 08-27-13, 12:03 PM   #11462
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here she is
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Old 08-27-13, 10:33 PM   #11464
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I like 'em both. Just needs bottle cages.
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Old 08-27-13, 10:36 PM   #11465
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Old 08-29-13, 01:38 PM   #11466
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1993 Mt. Shasta Tempest I got brand new in 2008 from LBS in Geneva IL. I use it as a school bus for my 2-1/2 year old among other things.
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Old 08-29-13, 10:44 PM   #11467
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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.

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Old 08-29-13, 10:55 PM   #11468
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1993 Mt. Shasta Tempest I got brand new in 2008 from LBS in Geneva IL. I use it as a school bus for my 2-1/2 year old among other things.
Wow, 1993 brand new in 2008! Is that super old stock, or something? Also, that child seat looks pretty funky. You must be one confident rider to have a kid seated like that (not knocking you at all, btw)
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Wow, 1993 brand new in 2008! Is that super old stock, or something? Also, that child seat looks pretty funky. You must be one confident rider to have a kid seated like that (not knocking you at all, btw)
Yeah, I got it a one-of-a-kind bike shop (read about it and the guy who runs it at 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.
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Old 08-30-13, 09:56 AM   #11470
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lol I read some of the reviews on that page, crazy stuff!
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Old 08-30-13, 11:34 AM   #11471
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Here's my commute bike!

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Old 08-31-13, 06:43 PM   #11472
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Here is my new commuter. I like it very very much. Especially after I put the nice sissy gel seat on it. )
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Old 09-01-13, 03:41 PM   #11473
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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)


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Old 09-01-13, 07:07 PM   #11474
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Operation drop bar disc MTB is done, still haven't gotten my rack in the mail yet but she's road worthy finally.


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Old 09-01-13, 09:36 PM   #11475
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My old Poprod is now the commuter. Pretty much stockish from the late 90s with some road pedals. 11 highway miles each way. Could use some 8 speed brifters. The bar end shifters were pretty cool in 97. Not too sure now.
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