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.
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.
Very nice! Your friend gave you a great deal. You should buy him a nice six-pack of something craft-brewed.
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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The banana seat accommodated carrying a small passenger and the wooden board was their foot rest. The seat and trick bars provide a very comfortable riding position. Don't need multiple gears for flat riding with young kids. Four gears were removed from the 5-speed cluster for simplification (didn't have a SS freewheel) and to continue running the thin chain. A 70's Schwinn badge was added to the head tube to confuse people...really gets them scratching their heads. Just added the 24" aluminum rim to improve braking when wet at the expense of patina. Wish I could add front shocks but won't give up the basket for carrying backpacks, gallons of milk, etc. Oh yeah, been through a couple sets of used pedals, too.
Soon to be revamped with a new fork, new brakes, new bars, new front wheel, new chain rings, very excited.
I like the hills.
Almost finished with my new commuter build. Still deciding on a handlebar and have new wheel set parts sitting on my bench waiting to be laced up.
it's funny because that wheel looks so puny in the fork! Your lighting setup looks pretty sweet.
I like the hills.
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WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
Semi-modernized Raleigh Sports (single speed w/ coaster brake), used as backup:
Work-in-progress project bike (Panasonic Sport 500) that'll become a bad-weather single-speed with a front drum brake. It also looks like my Topeak rear basket will fit it better than my other bikes, so it'll likely take on grocery duty, too:
agmetal, I like your bikes and your project. I made a commuter bike out of a mid-90's Bianchi Volpe. It weighs almost 40 lbs. What does yours weigh? I have a rear rack, a dynamo hub, headlight and tail light, and fenders. Despite the weight, it runs so well and fits me so well that it doesn't feel very heavy.
Just picked her up yesterday!
Norco Threshold A2 in a size 60