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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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    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?
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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

    good job, looks nice!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
    good job, looks nice!
    Thanks folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    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.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    ^Definitely. Looks like a great build, just the way it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach_Stone View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    Yes.


    $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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach_Stone View Post


    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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    here she is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach_Stone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by belacqua View Post
    I like 'em both. Just needs bottle cages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonybkny View Post
    here she is
    Hot!

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    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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