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    lol I read some of the reviews on that page, crazy stuff!
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    Here's my commute bike!

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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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    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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    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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    My old Poprod is now the commuter. Pretty much stockish from the late 90s with some road pedals. 11 highway miles each way. utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTMwNzA1LTAwMzA0LmpwZw_zpsc8d1f4d0.jpg Could use some 8 speed brifters. The bar end shifters were pretty cool in 97. Not too sure now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    Operation drop bar disc MTB is done, still haven't gotten my rack in the mail yet but she's road worthy finally.
    I'm not being critical, but looking of education. Why build a bike like this when there are road and cross bikes built for disk brakes and can handle fat tires? Is there an advantage that this build gives you that is otherwise not available?

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    I know for some its the geometry of the bike. Putting on dropbars on a mtb that already feels good gives them the versatility thata cross bike would give. But they ddon't have to spend the money on another bike. But as we all know, n+1 is not a bad thing.
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    maybe he just didnt want to buy a whole other bike?
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

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    road with disk is quite high-end still at this point, and cross bikes are still kind of a specialized niche and not always readily available new or used. MTB are a dime a dozen, and generally MTB parts are cheaper I think, yet still sturdy. I think for a lot of people, it makes a lot of sense to start with an already-rugged platform, and class it up a bit for commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcculver5 View Post
    My old Poprod is now the commuter. Pretty much stockish from the late 90s with some road pedals. 11 highway miles each way. utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTMwNzA1LTAwMzA0LmpwZw_zpsc8d1f4d0.jpg Could use some 8 speed brifters. The bar end shifters were pretty cool in 97. Not too sure now.
    Haha, you've passed through uncool, 'cycling' back around to 'retro', which is another kind of cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    Haha, you've passed through uncool, 'cycling' back around to 'retro', which is another kind of cool!
    Lulz.

    Just uncool.

    Those dura ace pedals are so old they are heavy.

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    I will take advantage of the double tap to say that the old steel frame is a plush ride.

    Will probably upgrade the wheels and call it good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    I'm not being critical, but looking of education. Why build a bike like this when there are road and cross bikes built for disk brakes and can handle fat tires? Is there an advantage that this build gives you that is otherwise not available?
    Well for one I can fit 2.6" tires on this and put up to an 140mm suspension fork, plus I dont dont buy bikes I build them.
    edit: I didn't mean for that to sound a defensive as it does I'm just bad at wording
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    Well for one I can fit 2.6" tires on this and put up to an 140mm suspension fork, plus I dont dont buy bikes I build them.
    edit: I didn't mean for that to sound a defensive as it does I'm just bad at wording
    It's ok, you can be a total prick in your comments, your avatar tells me you're a pretty cool guy!
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    2013 Scott Scale 970- 29er commuter mode (at least 45 lbs with panniers and stuff).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    Well for one I can fit 2.6" tires on this and put up to an 140mm suspension fork, plus I dont dont buy bikes I build them.
    You could, but instead you are using (fairly) thin tires, and a solid (carbon?) fork with drop bars. This is small wheeled road bike with disk brakes. Was it built just for the use of disk brakes in a road-bike application without buying a new/different frame? What is the intended use of this build commpaired to the other bike you posted in (I think) the HOT or NOT thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    edit: I didn't mean for that to sound a defensive as it does I'm just bad at wording
    You and me both dude...you and me both...

    If I see something different than the norm, I want to get inside the head of the person doing it and find out "who, what, where, when, why, how".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    I'm not being critical, but looking of education. Why build a bike like this when there are road and cross bikes built for disk brakes and can handle fat tires? Is there an advantage that this build gives you that is otherwise not available?
    I built a winter back last season thinking I was doing it to save money. I did (save money) but discovered I ended up with exactly what I wanted, not what the bike company decided was the best match of components. I don't think I'll ever buy a new bike again. The downside - I can't stop screwing around with it!
    I'm slow, go around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    You could, but instead you are using (fairly) thin tires, and a solid (carbon?) fork with drop bars. This is small wheeled road bike with disk brakes. Was it built just for the use of disk brakes in a road-bike application without buying a new/different frame? What is the intended use of this build commpaired to the other bike you posted in (I think) the HOT or NOT thread?



    You and me both dude...you and me both...

    If I see something different than the norm, I want to get inside the head of the person doing it and find out "who, what, where, when, why, how".
    The other bike I posted in the hot or not thread is also a MTB and I've taken that on several mountain trail tours. I have the tires and current fork on the black bike for commuting, I have a second set of wheels with 2.3" mountain bike tires on them and will more than once take it up in the mountains, I also plan in using it as my winter bike this year and it will be getting the studded tires. I bought the frame for the buildmimdidnt have it prior to this, I build bikes for the enjoyment, and on this particular build I just wanted to build a drop bar disc MTB, I had no master plan I just knew it would be a flexible platform and would do just about job I needed it todo. Cost is another factor I stumbled upon, and since I already had a lot of the pars for this bike I only spent about 400$ for this build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    I built a winter back last season thinking I was doing it to save money. I did (save money) but discovered I ended up with exactly what I wanted, not what the bike company decided was the best match of components. I don't think I'll ever buy a new bike again. The downside - I can't stop screwing around with it!
    You mean, 'The upside - I am so familiar with every little part that I get to continue to enjoy screwing around with it!' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    You mean, 'The upside - I am so familiar with every little part that I get to continue to enjoy screwing around with it!' ?
    ahh, I like that much better!
    I'm slow, go around

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    ahh, I like that much better!
    Totally; the fact that I built (or rather, 'assembled') my bike from frame up gives me an intimacy with it, and a freedom to experiment, that I really enjoy. It's less like a black-box corporate consumable, and more like a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    It's less like a black-box corporate consumable, and more like a child.
    yes, my baby! that's a little creepy
    I'm slow, go around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    The other bike I posted in the hot or not thread is also a MTB...
    I can dig it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post


    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.
    Looks nice. My friend's sister has one and she likes it too.

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