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  1. #11801
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeneggs View Post
    Attachment 359368Was 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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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeneggs View Post
    Attachment 359368Was 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.
    I love this... can you run gears with this setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeneggs View Post
    Attachment 359368Was 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.
    Oh god, those poor kids!

    Seriously, this bike is charmingly offensive. I like it.
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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.

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    Soon to be revamped with a new fork, new brakes, new bars, new front wheel, new chain rings, very excited.
    regular commuter, adventurer/explorer of backroads and mtb trails
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    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.




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    it's funny because that wheel looks so puny in the fork! Your lighting setup looks pretty sweet.
    regular commuter, adventurer/explorer of backroads and mtb trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeneggs View Post
    Attachment 359368Was 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.
    I love it!
    Analog man in a digital world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
    Oh god, those poor kids!

    Seriously, this bike is charmingly offensive. I like it.
    In Mexico, this bike would have foot pegs front and rear, and carry a family of 5 (once I saw 6, counting an infant in a sling).
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestMass View Post
    it's funny because that wheel looks so puny in the fork! Your lighting setup looks pretty sweet.
    Yeah that 38mm is a bit thin looking. Once the fender goes on won't be so obvious. Thanks on the light set up. Dual cygolight 700's on brackets I made out of spare kickstand parts.

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    Here she is at work. 2012 Trek Wahoo with a Cygolite halogen and a Blackburn mini tail light.

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    New build.


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    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:

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    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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    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.
    No idea on the weight...I don't have a bathroom scale or anything at home, so I've never attempted to weigh it! It doesn't strike me as terribly heavy, though, especially when I have my u-lock in my bag, as opposed to the rear rack. It actually feels quite light without the lock on it!

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    Just picked her up yesterday!

    Norco Threshold A2 in a size 60

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerteeuwen View Post
    Just picked her up yesterday!

    Norco Threshold A2 in a size 60
    That looks slick...

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    My nice winter bike... as in... it was 48F here yesterday and I barely needed the studded tyre up front.



    Upgrades from my bin o parts included the LX STI's and the Deore DX group.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
    New build.

    handlebars = soma sparrows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquateen View Post
    handlebars = soma sparrows?
    They are VO Milan bars.

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    Here are some shots of my 94? Trek 370 commuter. This bike was given to me in exchange for installing a roll cage in an old Jeep so not much invested other than fenders, lights and tires.
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    Hi everyone, let me introduce you my commuter/everyday bike, it's a early '90s (I guess..) Atala Tour that I bought at an auction of abandoned bikes 10 years ago. I had to replace rear wheel, fenders, lights, dynamo, brakes, get a saddle (and then matching grips, because..you know!) front wheel bearings and cranks bearings and now it flies! The derailleur it's a (crappy) low-end Shimano SiS and that's the only thing soon or later I'm going to replace because no matter what I (or bike mechanics) do it won't work smoothly!
    To make it more functional I'm thinking of getting one of those wonderful olive green Carradice Barley bags..


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    A couple shots of my single speed. If I keep it I'm going to get fenders and change the bars to something more upright. I've got it on CL for now. I replaced / built this up from an 80s Schwinn Traveler. Only things original are frame, pedals, crank/bb, headset/fork/stem/bars, & brakes/levers
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    regular commuter, adventurer/explorer of backroads and mtb trails
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    Really nice bikes here lately. Welcome to the new folks!
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Really nice bikes here lately. Welcome to the new folks!
    Thanks!! I feel at home in this sub-forum. Been commuting 20-25km a day, and it's really addictive. Looking at the tons of good/great bikes here inspire me to make my ride 'better'. Little new projects coming (trekking bar, upgrade of drive train), preparing for a century ride in the middle of the year *finger crossed*. Anyway, great thread!!

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