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bikemig 11-24-13 10:41 PM

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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):

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352420http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352421http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352422http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352423

Isaiahc72 11-25-13 12:20 AM

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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
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352436http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352437

RubeRad 11-25-13 10:05 AM

Are "Jim Blackburn" racks different than just regular ol "Blackburn" racks? Or does Blackburn only make pumps?

FBinNY 11-25-13 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16276439)
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)

RubeRad 11-25-13 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16276608)
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?

FBinNY 11-25-13 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16276646)
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.

AlTheKiller 11-25-13 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by jkbannon (Post 16274873)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=352379

Still in search of a nice Jim Blackburn rack for this gal. ;)

wow. me gusta.

jkbannon 11-25-13 01:23 PM

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!

Simpletommy 12-03-13 03:06 PM

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.

bomgd3 12-03-13 04:01 PM

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Here ya go. Jamis Coda Sport, taken with the god awful camera on my Nokia
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=353738.

ftimw 12-03-13 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Simpletommy (Post 16297999)
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.

I have used edecals.com for some decals. they looked great and even sent extras. I was pretty impressed with their professionalism. I don't know about reflective, but I know they have mirror finish.

Isaiahc72 12-03-13 09:39 PM

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Willis24 12-04-13 06:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Simpletommy (Post 16297999)
Could someone point me in the right direction for finding a place on-line where I can have custom reflective decals made?

I used a kit from Applied Graphics that are made for motorcycle helmets. The material really flashes up well when light hits it. You will get plenty of pre-cut pieces that are about the right shape and lengths for the various tubes of the frame.

MaggieJayne 12-08-13 02:28 PM

http://i.imgur.com/6Jdxh3G.jpg

Fresh from her first winter commute. My phone was cold so it took a really crappy picture.

This is what happened to my bike earlier that day. The sidewalk plows got to her :(

http://i.imgur.com/A6WkVrH.jpg

the sci guy 12-08-13 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by MaggieJayne (Post 16312354)

I LOVE this picture hahahahahaha.
where do you live?

Gezman 12-08-13 04:44 PM

My Nishiki , it's my only bike, she's well worn but she moves.:) When I'm able I plan on getting a new bike and just fixing this one up until then she's my ride.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/1...f467f9cd_z.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5473/1...152f1445_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/1...db84fdca_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/1...093fb887_z.jpg

MaggieJayne 12-08-13 06:21 PM

Minneapolis :)

Bent Bill 12-08-13 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Gezman (Post 16312657)
My Nishiki , it's my only bike, she's well worn but she moves.:) When I'm able I plan on getting a new bike and just fixing this one up until then she's my ride.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/1...f467f9cd_z.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5473/1...152f1445_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/1...db84fdca_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/1...093fb887_z.jpg


There's a bike in them pic's ?

All I see is a nice 55 chevy :D

Gezman 12-08-13 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bent Bill (Post 16312920)
There's a bike in them pic's ?

All I see is a nice 55 chevy :D

lol surprisingly yeah :lol: two of them actually a wagon and a belair . Good eye btw. :thumb:

red ice 12-08-13 09:26 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=354419 my commuter bike for 12 years! and proud of it. :)

WestMass 12-09-13 07:46 PM

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I just put these studded tires on that I bought "used" (basically brand new - no missing studs) for $40. We'll see how it goes - everything was covered in ice today.

All ready for poor weather!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=354543

chriskmurray 12-09-13 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by MaggieJayne (Post 16312354)
Fresh from her first winter commute. My phone was cold so it took a really crappy picture.

This is what happened to my bike earlier that day. The sidewalk plows got to her :(

Mild pain I am sure but really cool pic!

cali_axela 12-10-13 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16312647)
I LOVE this picture hahahahahaha.
where do you live?

+1 that's amazing -- it's almost like you had your bike flocked like some people do with their christmas trees :lol:

Ghost Ryder 12-10-13 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 16316194)
I just put these studded tires on that I bought "used" (basically brand new - no missing studs) for $40. We'll see how it goes - everything was covered in ice today.

All ready for poor weather!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=354543

Love the JTS!

g0tr00t 12-10-13 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Walter S (Post 16271206)
This is my "commuting" ride. But it's also my only vehicle at all. So commuting, shopping, errands, touring.

http://www.walterstovall.com/my-bicycle/

Wow! That's pretty incredible. I couldn't think of anything else you'd need. A swiss army of bikes! Nice job.


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