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    thanks and happy trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    - Double chainring (med, low) front shifted by Fox shock lockout switch to Suntour FD.
    What does that mean? You were able to repurpose a handlebar switch for locking out forks, instead for moving a derailleur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    My most recent commuter build. Attachment 357631 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.
    is the coffee thermos bike specific? or do the bottle cage and thermos just work together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    is the coffee thermos bike specific? or do the bottle cage and thermos just work together?
    The later, they just work together. It did, however, take me some time to find a thermos that fit the cage right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I may have to get me a Habanero one of these days.
    I haven't regretted my purchase of a used Habby frame. It's a workhorse.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
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    I used to take pictures of every person (and bike) I would see commuting! It was fun to check out everyone's bikes!
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    Sandman left some snow

    Woke up to a blanket of snow in Tulsa. North wind was brutal, 👍 winter Schwalbe & gore wear !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idkutet View Post
    Woke up to a blanket of snow in Tulsa. North wind was brutal, �� winter Schwalbe & gore wear !!
    I hope this stuff sticks around until tomorrow so I can try out the new Nokians.

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    In the winter a thermos of *bulletproof coffee or butter tea is a great thing to carry... the 500ml thermos also fits nicely in the back pocket of my regular panniers.



    * bulletproof coffee contains butter, coconut oil, cream, and vanilla... it is hot, rich, and provides some quick calories.

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    Can you post a recipe for that?
    I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter. --Blaise Pascal

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    My daily commuter, all essentials go into my backpack...IMG_20131028_135437.jpg

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    Weird. Today was the first time I've heard of bulletproof coffee and I have read about it on two separate forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Weird. Today was the first time I've heard of bulletproof coffee and I have read about it on two separate forums.
    If you do a quick google search for it you'll find quite a few recipes for it. It appears that there is some difference of opinion as to what it is and how it is made.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
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    yeah recipe for that please!
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    65er sent me the recipe in an IM (google chat). I suspect he won't mind my reposting:

    1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp butter (grass fed is best), 1 tsp vanilla, and whipping cream to taste... melt the oil and butter and use a small whisk to mix.
    I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter. --Blaise Pascal

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    What does that mean? You were able to repurpose a handlebar switch for locking out forks, instead for moving a derailleur?
    Exactly. Works like a friction shifter, but the swing/cable pull is only long enough to shift one gear; not enough to shift over three rings.

    This is it, here:



    Bike not handy, so I can't get a shot of it on the bike just yet.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    My bulletproof coffee recipe is 1 tbsp unsalted butter, one tbsp coconut oil and coffee of choice blended and then dumped into my 21oz hydroflask vacuum bottle. My go juice of choice every morning.

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    Hi all. I'm noob to this forum. But I feel great to be around here, learning and getting inspired by your sharing. Anyway this is my commuter bike that I just acquired last month (2nd hand) for around $200 from a nice gentleman, fellow cyclist who's got too many bikes around. It's a 2009 Felt QX75. Most components are stock, except for the pair of Conti Gatorskin tyres, Topeak Super Tourist DX disc mount rack, classic Japan made fenders, Topeak Road Moprh pump, bottle cage, bell, head and tail lights. Been riding it in the past 2 weeks for my (almost) daily commute, between 15-25km depending on my destination for the day (school or office or both), and liking it a lot!! Since the time I took the pic, I have upgraded the pedals to a pair of white Wellgo V8 copy flat pedals, coz the ones on the pic was already worn out. Planning to upgrade the front mech and crankset to Deore set (the crankset is already creaking), the handlebar to trekking bar (to get more handling positions), and the cantis to v-brakes when the budget permits.
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    Very nice! Your friend gave you a great deal. You should buy him a nice six-pack of something craft-brewed.

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    Hi all,

    Here is my two main commuters:

    Jamis Aurora Elite 2013 (with B17 Imperial, SKS Longboard, Racktime Addit)



    Trek FX 7.5 2010 (too many modifications to list but let's name the B17 Imperial & FSA Metropolis handlebar)



    Cheers,
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    With some nicer weather here I broke out the BRC the other night.... the STI's are not as cold weather friendly as the friction shifters on the Extrabike and it was nice to run skinnier tyres in the snirt.


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    lombric, I like those bikes, especially the Jamis. Welcome!
    I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter. --Blaise Pascal

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    Marci's bike.jpgWas originally built so it would not be stolen or sold. Now I escort 6 kids back and forth to school on this every school day, rain or shine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    Very nice! Your friend gave you a great deal. You should buy him a nice six-pack of something craft-brewed.
    Yes! I should do that. Really thankful for the deal he gave me. Thanks for reminding me ruberad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeneggs View Post
    Marci's bike.jpgWas originally built so it would not be stolen or sold. Now I escort 6 kids to back and forth to school on this every school day, rain or shine.
    That is very impressive! A banana seat on a magna frame! How many of the original *mart parts have you had to replace? Looks like original brakes, I see you dropped to SS, and what's that on top of the downtube -- reinforcement? magazine stand?

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