Bike Forums

Bike Forums (http://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Commuting (http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/)
-   -   Commuter Bicycle Pics (http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/49471-commuter-bicycle-pics.html)

Sasquatch. 11-07-13 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16227440)
I thought they'd switched the Safari to discs... wow.

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?

Quote:

Originally Posted by PennyTheDog (Post 16227600)
Wow, that's beautiful! What year is that? Is that black leather bar tape?

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

bigbenaugust 11-07-13 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sasquatch. (Post 16227891)
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?

good wow. :)

codyhmrck 11-07-13 06:29 PM

1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=349719
This is over the major highway that runs through my town at sunrise. :)

Sixty Fiver 11-08-13 12:11 AM

1 Attachment(s)
W plus 1 for the wet slush and snow... added the fenders and swapped the thumbies for some LX STI's this evening. Things had warmed a little by the time I was on my way back and things were wet and slushy and those fenders were most appreciated.

Bike is late 80's BRC Ricochet hybrid in pretty much new shape... warrants a better picture now.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=349748

tarwheel 11-08-13 06:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arsprod (Post 16226795)
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.

deeth82 11-08-13 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarwheel (Post 16229320)
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).

arsprod 11-08-13 07:13 AM

[QUOTE=fun29er;16226887]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zach_Stone (Post 16226783)
The beauty of riding a 27" frame is being able to just hang an actual laptop bag from the top tube!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=349652

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

Sasquatch. 11-10-13 06:49 PM

Here is a better pic of mine.

[IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/16jfofm.jpg[/IMG]

larryb_norcal 11-11-13 05:30 PM

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:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b2...Salsa_vaya.jpg

PatrickGSR94 11-11-13 06:00 PM

LOVE IT!!! That with a rack is pretty much my dream commuter bike! :thumb:

larryb_norcal 11-11-13 06:16 PM

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.

BusterMcFly 11-11-13 08:08 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Nice to see a fellow Safarian... I have really enjoyed mine. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350333

tigerteeuwen 11-12-13 06:25 PM

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22...psd453f901.jpg

Medic Zero 11-12-13 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sasquatch. (Post 16227891)
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.

Medic Zero 11-12-13 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sasquatch. (Post 16227891)
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! :lol: ;)

Medic Zero 11-13-13 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tigerteeuwen (Post 16241651)

You should re-post that in the "hot or not" thread!

Hot!

djudy 11-13-13 09:04 AM

Nice bike vs ugly road :D

bmontgomery87 11-13-13 09:17 AM

1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350555

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

Sasquatch. 11-13-13 09:59 AM

Another one of mine.

[IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2w7pimu.jpg[/IMG]

bigbenaugust 11-13-13 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BusterMcFly (Post 16238731)
Nice to see a fellow Safarian... I have really enjoyed mine. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350333

Super hot with drops.

Brannigan 11-13-13 11:25 AM

My 'muters
 
2 Attachment(s)
Here is my main commuter (yellow), and my rain/snow bike (red).http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350570http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350571

Brannigan 11-13-13 10:48 PM

Snow day commuter
 
1 Attachment(s)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350645

bikemig 11-13-13 10:54 PM

4 Attachment(s)
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):

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350646http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350647

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:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350648http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=350649

the sci guy 11-13-13 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sasquatch. (Post 16243090)
Another one of mine.

[IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2w7pimu.jpg[/IMG]

nice.
is that an Escape City, or did you get one of the #s and add some stuff to it?

Sasquatch. 11-13-13 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16245228)
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.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:05 PM.