I have Michelin City tires as well. I like them too.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis
Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It's been nearly 4 years since my last confess... err... commute
Made my bike winter ready this afternoon. As costs are going up I've decided to get back to bike commuting. It's a 40km one-way-ride into the office. Several days of the week I get to carpool, so it will not be a full time commute. Though, even as it's getting colder, I'm looking forward to it.
I have logged nearly 100 miles on my old Trek 850 Mountain Track since i started commuting (part of my long drive) into work back in late October:
My Trek 850 Mountain Track.jpg
I wish I could ride the all the way from home into work (16 miles), but there is a long, winding 55 MPH 2 lane road that is just too dangerous for cyclists.
I usually park 3 miles from work and ride in on bike paths and side walks. It's a great way to start the day!
Had to do a slight rebuild of this years winter bike to fix a few bugs but she's back up and running, it'll only have the drops for a few more weeks and it's going back to MTB bars so I can put the hydros back on and hit the trails. Have a few chances to use the new nokian (Suomi) extreme 294's the things grip like crazy, just front try and corner fast on pavement.
You neglected to say what your badgeless frame is; with all the bontrager components, I'm guessing Trek? Do they make rigid mtb, or did it start life as a flat-bar commuter of some sort? I like the Orca paint scheme too.
Oh, well that makes sense then. In any case you put together a nice looking package.
I'm slow, go around
Specialized Roubaix - Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy - GT Karakoram SS - Soma Double Cross Disc
My most recent commuter build. Commuter bike 1.jpg It's a Habanero Ti frame with Mavic Open Pros on Gatorskin 25's and SKS Longboards. I've only had it up and running for a week, but am finding it quite adequate for non ice and snow commutes.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
Ti bike looks superb!
2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB Road-going utility hauler
I may have to get me a Habanero one of these days.
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: II openSUSE: II
This is my work-end lock-up beater.
Early 90s C'Dale M800 "Beast of the East" with typical cracked off plastic cable guides, 2-3 layers of spray bomb.
- Double chainring (med, low) front shifted by Fox shock lockout switch to Suntour FD.
- 8sp out back shifted by cheap Gripshift to Sachs New Success RD.
- Innova studded tires.
- I bring a clipon rear fender with me, carry stuff in a Chrome backpack.
- Bontrager Flare 1.5 blinky on my helmet; Niterider 350lumen hbar mount.
I can't find studded tires in Birdy folding bike tire size (18"), so I do a two-bike commute, dedicated commuter to the bus station; bus; this bike to work. Once chances of snow and ice are over, this will come back home and resume mtn bike duty.
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.