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Old 11-15-13, 04:53 PM   #11676
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well yeah I know but I wouldn't want to booger up a nice frame like that with fugly p-clamps.
I agree, but Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps (link) + Carradice = win.
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Old 11-15-13, 05:10 PM   #11677
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I agree, but Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps (link) + Carradice = win.
Hmmm, Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps = prettier P-clamps.
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Old 11-15-13, 07:06 PM   #11678
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Old 11-16-13, 06:41 PM   #11679
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Old 11-16-13, 06:47 PM   #11680
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Old 11-16-13, 07:04 PM   #11681
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There's always this option for frames w/o rack bosses:

http://www.tubus.com/product.php?xn=9
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Old 11-17-13, 12:33 PM   #11682
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not much to say but here is she is
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Old 11-19-13, 04:21 PM   #11683
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Chuckfox; +20. Looks like a real keeper. Don't forget your maintenance responsibilities!
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Old 11-22-13, 04:52 PM   #11684
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Brand spanking new commuter bike, starting Monday:
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Old 11-22-13, 09:14 PM   #11685
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Brand spanking new commuter bike, starting Monday:
You know I really like how you set this bike up.
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Old 11-22-13, 09:57 PM   #11686
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take it off any sweet jumps yet?
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Old 11-22-13, 11:14 PM   #11687
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What's a "Gary Trucker"? Is that Surly's new variant of the Long Haul Trucker, where instead of cantis or discs, it's stopped by a guy named Gary?
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Old 11-23-13, 07:17 AM   #11688
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This is my "commuting" ride. But it's also my only vehicle at all. So commuting, shopping, errands, touring.

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Old 11-23-13, 10:17 AM   #11689
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I think the bike shop did that so they wouldn't scare off any potential Lonh Haul customers.
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Old 11-24-13, 06:15 PM   #11690
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Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn rack for this gal.
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Old 11-24-13, 10:41 PM   #11691
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This is my "new" utility bike build with continental top contact winter II 26 x 1.9 tires. It's a 1992 Bridgestone BB-1 that I build up from a frame using mainly vintage parts (except for the tektro 720 cantis):

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My Trek 7.1FX is my main commuter and I love it. And then the other pic is my whole fleet which includes my offroader Raleigh m50dx, Trek 800 hybrid foul weather commuter, and then the FX
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Old 11-25-13, 10:05 AM   #11693
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Are "Jim Blackburn" racks different than just regular ol "Blackburn" racks? Or does Blackburn only make pumps?
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Old 11-25-13, 10:53 AM   #11694
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Are "Jim Blackburn" racks different than just regular ol "Blackburn" racks? Or does Blackburn only make pumps?
Mr. Blackburn is no longer associated with the products that bear his name. The racks used to be made in the USA and were among the first products sold by Specialized (maybe before it was Specialized). The Blackburn Design name and company are now part of Bell Sports, and the racks are manufactured overseas, either Taiwan or China (whichever is cheaper)
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Mr. Blackburn is no longer associated with the products that bear his name. The racks used to be made in the USA and were among the first products sold by Specialized (maybe before it was Specialized). The Blackburn Design name and company are now part of Bell Sports, and the racks are manufactured overseas, either Taiwan or China (whichever is cheaper)
So does Mr Blackburn still make and sell a superior rack, or are they only available used?
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So does Mr Blackburn still make and sell a superior rack, or are they only available used?
Mr. Blackburn is off doing other stuff, maybe sitting on a tropical beach drinking Mai Tais. The racks haven't been made in the USA for something like 30 years. As to any quality differences, I can't say. For all I know, the Chinese are better welders than the Americans were.
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Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn rack for this gal.
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Old 11-25-13, 01:23 PM   #11698
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Thanks! Jim Blackburns fit a lot of my qualifications: silver, seat stay braze on mounted, simple, pretty to look at and period correct. Most other racks of that vintage use brake mounts or metal seat-stay clamping systems... I say if you've got them, use them!
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Old 12-03-13, 03:06 PM   #11699
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Could someone point me in the right direction for finding a place on-line where I can have custom reflective decals made? I'm building a new commuter for my fiancee, and after I have the frame repainted, I want to spice it up, and make it more visible with reflective decals. I know that I could just get a roll of 3M tape and block out sections, like I did on my own bikes, but I'd like to put her name on the bike in big bold letters...instead of the frame's original brand.
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Here ya go. Jamis Coda Sport, taken with the god awful camera on my Nokia
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