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.
Early 80's steel sport tour, 90 something Gary Fisher Marlin (Ss conversion), ?? Bike E RX
maybe he just didnt want to buy a whole other bike?
Ride everything. Shave nothing.
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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.
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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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".
I'm slow, go around
Older Trek 7.2fx. Works well enough for a 20ml round trip commute, though the platform pedals are starting to become a little frustrating. Nashbar universal rack and panniers rock. WAY better than a messenger bag...
Nice, is a good portion of your commute on dirt?