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    Mister Bleak! mconlonx's Avatar
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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.
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    Bottom line: everyone here should listen to Mconlonx... he has it figured out and the rest of you, well, don't.
    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,
    Laurent

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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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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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    lombric, I like those bikes, especially the Jamis. Welcome!
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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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.
    Last edited by bikeneggs; 01-13-14 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Remove extra word.

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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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    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.
    I love this... can you run gears with this setup?

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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.
    Oh god, those poor kids!

    Seriously, this bike is charmingly offensive. I like it.
    Last edited by bear_a_bug; 01-13-14 at 01:41 PM. Reason: forgot a word

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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.
    I like the hills.

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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.
    I like the hills.

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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 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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    WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.

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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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    Primary:


    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.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

    Tom Reingold
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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!

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