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    Quote Originally Posted by kcscooterdude View Post
    Sweet ride! Love the color.
    Thanks. Its like a smokey blue. Here are some pics of it up close:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7023773...7633085407086/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
    wow, that was the easiest install ever. Rack lined up absolutely perfectly out of the box, and all the hardware was the ideal length as well. 10 minutes total including adjustment of pannier!
    Congratulations, you must be living right! Last time I installed a rear rack it took me so long I thought I had started a new career!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob62158 View Post
    Haven't been able to ride for about 5 yrs. due to health problems, but finally got the Dr's. blessing. My old bike was basically a frame with a stem and bars after sitting up unused for so long. Found this bike, Schwinn Trailway, at the local Target and after the fenders rack etc. only had around $300 in it which was the high end of my budget. Not the best bike but rides good and my local LBS's couldn't get me on something comparable for less than $600 on up.

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    Looks like a fine bike, especially for $300!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb123 View Post
    Nature boy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Nature boy?
    Yes. A nature boy zona complete. swapped out the stock canti's for v-brakes and I am experimenting with different handlebars.

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    Last edited by silent_chief; 10-13-13 at 11:30 AM.
    Every day commuter; 01 Lemond Poprad with Ultegra/ 105. Change of pace commuter; 82 Trek 510 with mustache bars Kid hauler; 93 Bianchi Project 5

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    Here's mine:


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    photo-10.jpgNew Commuter, my 20 yr old clunker suffered catastrophic end.
    I happen to be flush right now so I got a new bike!
    First week of commuting has been fantastic.
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    Heycool, so is that a rack trunk, or just a backpack that fits really really well onto your rack?

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    Arkel seat rail rack and matching bag
    really cool set up. Working great so far

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    Since we're having no rain this week in Seattle I took the opportunity to break out the single speed again and ride it to work. I "murdered" it out a bit with all black accessories (but I wear a big bird yellow jacket ). I passed 2 guys on geared bikes coming up the 1.1mi 5% climb which felt really good.


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    Buzzatronic, that's slick.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzatronic View Post
    Since we're having no rain this week in Seattle I took the opportunity to break out the single speed again and ride it to work. I "murdered" it out a bit with all black accessories (but I wear a big bird yellow jacket ). I passed 2 guys on geared bikes coming up the 1.1mi 5% climb which felt really good.
    Slick ride. I don't have the cojones to ride a fixie for my commute, nor the legs to pass anybody on it on a 1.1 mile 5% climb.

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    love that bike. top tube bag kills it though
    function over form though while commuting i suppose
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    love that bike. top tube bag kills it though
    function over form though while commuting i suppose
    Yeah I'm torn about the top tube bag. Basically I keep my wallet, phone and garage door opener in it. I need ready access to both when I leave and arrive at my office/house or else I have to take my backpack off each time to open doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroG33r View Post
    Slick ride. I don't have the cojones to ride a fixie for my commute, nor the legs to pass anybody on it on a 1.1 mile 5% climb.
    I swapped out the original 16T rear cog for an 18T for the climbing which has helped a bit but I'm still out of the saddle mashing a bunch. The worst climb is on my way home actually, 7.9% average for 0.7mi. It's a total MASH FEST going up that hill. According to my Garmin my cadence going up that hill averages just 38rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzatronic View Post
    I swapped out the original 16T rear cog for an 18T for the climbing which has helped a bit but I'm still out of the saddle mashing a bunch. The worst climb is on my way home actually, 7.9% average for 0.7mi. It's a total MASH FEST going up that hill. According to my Garmin my cadence going up that hill averages just 38rpm.
    Haha - my cadence sensor has helped immensely with my pedalling... not sure what I would've done without it! 38 rpm is rough... that's a slog though!

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    Nice bike but the chain is looking a tad loose there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Nice bike but the chain is looking a tad loose there.
    Picky, picky!

    I think that bike looks really cool, and the racks actually make it look more interesting! What is that rear rack you've got?

    [EDIT] Oopx, now I realize that's actually a fender back there. I was wondering how something so flimsy-looking could bear weight!

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    Thanks guys, yes the chain is a bit looser than I normally run it. I put on a new chain yesterday and am doing a bit of an experiment. I'm trying the whole "track slack" thing on the street to see if it prolongs the life of the chain. Allegedly less friction / less wear & tear. It's not so loose that there is a chance of it popping off so no danger there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Nice bike but the chain is looking a tad loose there.
    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    Thanks guys, yes the chain is a bit looser than I normally run it. I put on a new chain yesterday and am doing a bit of an experiment. I'm trying the whole "track slack" thing on the street to see if it prolongs the life of the chain. Allegedly less friction / less wear & tear. It's not so loose that there is a chance of it popping off so no danger there.
    Looks perfect to me for a fixed gear bike, assuming it's 1/8". Spins better with a bit of slack like that for sure. Mine is setup similar and no issues, still on the same chain for almost a full year of all-weather commuting and several long dirty mixed terrain rides as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    That's a good looking bike! How is that fender working out for you? I just bought one, but haven't gotten to use it yet.

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    This is what I commute on minus the front bags and the trailer.

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