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    Senior Member tarwheel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsprod View Post
    I just looked on amazon and bought one - that's a NICE rack for great price! Thanks guys!!
    Planet Bike is the bomb! I've had nothing but good products from them, with great prices and service. I've got 2 PB Superflashes, 3 sets of Cascadia fenders, the KOKO rack and probably other items I am forgetting. They also sell a lot of useful small parts, like tail-light mounts that fit rear racks perfectly.

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    Dirty Schwinn-Lover deeth82's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
    Planet Bike is the bomb! I've had nothing but good products from them, with great prices and service. I've got 2 PB Superflashes, 3 sets of Cascadia fenders, the KOKO rack and probably other items I am forgetting. They also sell a lot of useful small parts, like tail-light mounts that fit rear racks perfectly.
    +1 on PB's awesomeness...on top of Cascadia fenders, I've gotten saddles (A.R.S. 5020 & 5022) and an awesome (though cumbersome) chain lock that does the trick (and also doubles as costume flair when dressing as Ghost Rider).
    Ride what you like, how you like.

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    Senior Member arsprod's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=fun29er;16226887]
    Quote Originally Posted by Zach_Stone View Post
    The beauty of riding a 27" frame is being able to just hang an actual laptop bag from the top tube!

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    That's brilliant! I wish my frame was big enough to do the same (I'm short and stubby). Still looking for better way to carry my laptop other than in saddlebags
    I'm slow, go around

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    Senior Member Sasquatch.'s Avatar
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    Here is a better pic of mine.

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    After 21 years have retried my Trek 700, here is the new commuter rig. It will also do double duty for some light dirt/gravel and touring rides:

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    LOVE IT!!! That with a rack is pretty much my dream commuter bike!
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    Thanks. Need to pick out a rear rack (already have a new pannier/backpack). In the meantime have an older bike-backpack that will do.

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    Nice to see a fellow Safarian... I have really enjoyed mine. IMG_00000186.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch. View Post
    It comes disc ready, It has disc hubs and the frame and forks have mounts. I think thy went with v-brakes to help keep cost down. Is that wow a good wow or a bad wow?



    Thanks, It's a 2013 the bar tape is cheap pleather type material.

    IIRC the Safari's were rigged with disc brakes for a year or two. My girlfriend picked one up, two years ago now (?) and it came as you described; disc hubs, tabs for disc cable routing, but equipped with V's.
    ISO: 22" GT Rebound frame, year 2000 model

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch. View Post
    It comes disc ready, It has disc hubs and the frame and forks have mounts. I think thy went with v-brakes to help keep cost down. Is that wow a good wow or a bad wow?



    Thanks, It's a 2013 the bar tape is cheap pleather type material.

    IIRC the Safari's were rigged with disc brakes for a year or two, but have since come equipped with V-brakes. I've seen at least one locked up on the street with discs that looked like they came from the factory that way (everything else was bone stock). A look at Bikepedia might clear this up. My girlfriend picked a new one up, two years ago now (?) and it came as you described; disc hubs, tabs for disc cable routing, disc compatible rear rack, but equipped with V's. Also in an awful poop brown color, came with grip shifters, and weighs more than my old low end GT's. Who chooses to sell bikes in poop color?

    We're stuck with it for now as it's sunk cost, put it's just a placeholder for a better touring bike someday. She hates it, it's heavy and she doesn't like the way it handles at all. Luckily, I built up a repurposed old MTB for her that she adores, so she does get out riding. If all she had were the Safari, I don't think she'd hardly ever ride.

    Given the positive response yours got, I should post a pic of hers. She commuted on it a few times, and I've got it outfitted with really nice Woody's fenders, Tanaka copper water bottle cages and a few other accents trying to compliment/distract from the poop brown color of the frame!
    Last edited by Medic Zero; 11-12-13 at 11:03 PM.
    ISO: 22" GT Rebound frame, year 2000 model

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    Senior Member Medic Zero's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerteeuwen View Post
    You should re-post that in the "hot or not" thread!

    Hot!
    ISO: 22" GT Rebound frame, year 2000 model

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    Nice bike vs ugly road

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    Critical.jpg

    I usually just wear a backpack if I need to transport food. Add-ons aren't my thing.

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    Senior Member Sasquatch.'s Avatar
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    Another one of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusterMcFly View Post
    Nice to see a fellow Safarian... I have really enjoyed mine. IMG_00000186.jpg
    Super hot with drops.
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    Urban Gearhead Brannigan's Avatar
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    My 'muters

    Here is my main commuter (yellow), and my rain/snow bike (red).spankybrifterside.jpgIMAG0417.jpg
    Last edited by Brannigan; 11-13-13 at 10:35 AM. Reason: text edit

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    Snow day commuter


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    This is my "new" commuter, a 1991 team specialized stumpjumper which is pretty much complete (I need to pick up some fenders for it, though):

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    I'm really enjoying the bike. My other "new" commuter is a 1991 bridgestone XO-2; I tend to ride it when the weather is better:

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    Last edited by bikemig; 11-13-13 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch. View Post
    Another one of mine.

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    nice.
    is that an Escape City, or did you get one of the #s and add some stuff to it?
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    Senior Member Sasquatch.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    nice.
    is that an Escape City, or did you get one of the #s and add some stuff to it?
    Thanks! If I remember correctly it's an Escape 3.
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    Steel, leather, cotton:

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    never was a fan of giant saddle bags ike that. but i'd love to see more of your bike unless i missed it somewhere in the past posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    never was a fan of giant saddle bags ike that. but i'd love to see more of your bike unless i missed it somewhere in the past posts
    The bike's setup changes quite a bit, but there are some photos here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/justrid...7631544467026/

    Here is the review that I wrote last year:
    http://www.gravelbike.com/?p=1491

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    Are there no provisions for attaching a rear rack to the seat stays near the rear brake on that BMC frame?

    Looks like a really nice ride!
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