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mconlonx 01-08-14 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16378886)
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:

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/sho...-rear-only.jpg

Bike not handy, so I can't get a shot of it on the bike just yet.

Discgo 01-08-14 10:52 PM

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.

m_senjaya 01-09-14 04:39 AM

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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.
Cheers,
Mike

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=358797

RubeRad 01-09-14 09:11 AM

Very nice! Your friend gave you a great deal. You should buy him a nice six-pack of something craft-brewed.

lombric 01-11-14 06:16 AM

Hi all,

Here is my two main commuters:

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

http://s10.postimg.org/h5zsuf7lx/aurora1.jpg

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

http://s13.postimg.org/6lg4vt4rn/fx1.jpg

Cheers,
Laurent

Sixty Fiver 01-12-14 11:15 AM

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.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...nter%20(6).JPG

noglider 01-12-14 12:58 PM

lombric, I like those bikes, especially the Jamis. Welcome!

bikeneggs 01-13-14 01:29 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=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.

m_senjaya 01-13-14 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16396086)
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.

RubeRad 01-13-14 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by bikeneggs (Post 16406014)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=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?

e0richt 01-13-14 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by bikeneggs (Post 16406014)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=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?

bear_a_bug 01-13-14 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by bikeneggs (Post 16406014)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=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.

bikeneggs 01-13-14 06:01 PM

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.

WestMass 01-15-14 01:48 PM

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Soon to be revamped with a new fork, new brakes, new bars, new front wheel, new chain rings, very excited.

Ravenhog 01-15-14 11:09 PM

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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.


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s...574-no/14+-+11
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WestMass 01-16-14 07:50 AM

it's funny because that wheel looks so puny in the fork! Your lighting setup looks pretty sweet.

Murray Missile 01-16-14 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by bikeneggs (Post 16406014)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=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! :lol: :thumb:

FBinNY 01-16-14 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug (Post 16407700)
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).

Ravenhog 01-16-14 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 16415326)
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.

redvette 01-17-14 12:32 PM

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...2CF15356B6.jpg
Here she is at work. 2012 Trek Wahoo with a Cygolite halogen and a Blackburn mini tail light.

Brennan 01-17-14 09:02 PM

New build. :love:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps74623143.jpg

agmetal 01-17-14 09:26 PM

Primary:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...07480451_n.jpg

Semi-modernized Raleigh Sports (single speed w/ coaster brake), used as backup:
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...73575971_n.jpg

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:
https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/...56659974_n.jpg

noglider 01-18-14 09:10 AM

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.

agmetal 01-18-14 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16421258)
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!

tigerteeuwen 01-19-14 01:12 PM

Just picked her up yesterday!

Norco Threshold A2 in a size 60
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4...G_00000219.jpg


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