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  1. #11826
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    put a new brake one it, and have a new TT brake lever in mail for it.

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    These are basically my commuter bikes for everyday rides.
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    I have posted this bike previously but I had the bike painted. Done by Velocolour here in Toronto. Still a few things to do like cable ends, installing my dynamo head lamp etc. The bike is a Masi Speciale Commuter, Chris King headset, Salsa Delgado rims on LX hubs (dynamo), Ultegra derailleurs, White Industries pedals, Bruce Gordon half clips, Gamoh porteur rack, Kenda Kwik Trax 32 mm tires (totally bomb proof), Specialized Avatar saddle, FSA Metropolis bars, Paul Thumbies with Dura Ace bar end shifters and the rest of the usual bits and pieces.




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    This is my winter commuter, a Trek Portland. Changed from a 10 speed to 9 speed with XT rear derailleur, Ultegra front, FSA Metropolis bars, Ergon grips, SRAM Apex crank, Dura Ace shifters on Paul Thumbies, Specialized Avatar saddle, Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires 35 mm.






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    4 posts and 4 orange bikes! Nice ones btw @blakcloud, I don't get what's the spring between fork and lower tube for..

    edit: and now it's 5 orange-ish bikes on a row

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doppiadi View Post
    4 posts and 4 orange bikes! Nice ones btw @blakcloud, I don't get what's the spring between fork and lower tube for..

    edit: and now it's 5 orange-ish bikes on a row
    It's to help stabilize steering and keep the bars straight when parked while having a front rack or basket. Source: I have one also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    It's to help stabilize steering and keep the bars straight when parked while having a front rack or basket. Source: I have one also
    Got it! I've never had the need of stabilizing steer on a bike (I did on motorcycles though), keeping the bars straight instead would be useful especially on full-loaded bikes

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    Some very dirty pics of the kuwie, added a front low rider rack from nashbar, and got bored after work one day so I added some diamond plate to the rear rack to hide some old attachment points I had drilled on the top. I think I'm gonna add some diamond plate to my upper front rack too.




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    New bag day

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    regular commuter, adventurer/explorer of backroads and mtb trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestMass View Post
    New bag day

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    what grade do you teach?
    i left my bike in my classroom closet.
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    This was my commuter today. My girlfriend bought this Allez a while back, but she can't really ride it. She feels like it's too big and doesn't like a racing riding position and just doesn't feel comfortable in general on it. Today I took it for a spin to work. It's a really nice ride. I did some research back when she bought it and am 99.99% sure it's a 3rensho built version based on some of the details, which seem to be pretty rare and sought after. She got it cheap, so i'm guessing the guy that owned it before didn't know what he had.


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    bhop, I imagine not many women would like that bike! The reach is long, the bars are low, the drops are deep, the brake levers and calipers need a lot of force. Basically, it's all wrong for a woman.
    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 noglider View Post
    bhop, I imagine not many women would like that bike! The reach is long, the bars are low, the drops are deep, the brake levers and calipers need a lot of force. Basically, it's all wrong for a woman.
    Yeah, she picked up a Bianchi mixte hybrid-ish type bike this past weekend and seems to love it so far. Upright ride with horizontal brake levers. I think when she was shopping this bike (allez) she wasn't really sure what she wanted. I like it though, might have to snag it off her.

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    Yeah, if it fits, it looks great.
    I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter. --Blaise Pascal

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    This is my son's new commuter that I built up. I was going to build this up as my 650b back up commuter bike but I thought it would get better use if he used it. My rebuilt commuter is posted above at 11838. I still need to add the Dura Ace bar end shifters on Paul Thumbies and trim the cables, adjust the fenders etc. He hasn't decided if he wants a porteur rack and basket like mine but it is there if he wants me to install it.

    Parts are as follows. Ultegra front and rear derailleurs plus cassette 12-27, SRAM Apex crank, Soma Track Pedals, MKS toe clips, Ambrosio Excellent rims on formula hubs, 700 x 28 Bontrager Hard case tires. Frame is a Masi Speciale Commuter repainted by Velocolour here in Toronto.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
    This is my son's new commuter that I built up. I was going to build this up as my 650b back up commuter bike but I thought it would get better use if he used it. My rebuilt commuter is posted above at 11838. I still need to add the Dura Ace bar end shifters on Paul Thumbies and trim the cables, adjust the fenders etc. He hasn't decided if he wants a porteur rack and basket like mine but it is there if he wants me to install it.

    Parts are as follows. Ultegra front and rear derailleurs plus cassette 12-27, SRAM Apex crank, Soma Track Pedals, MKS toe clips, Ambrosio Excellent rims on formula hubs, 700 x 28 Bontrager Hard case tires. Frame is a Masi Speciale Commuter repainted by Velocolour here in Toronto.

    You are a good dad.

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    Bhop -- Retro road bikes are things of beauty. Particularly like the gussets, fork crown, stem and those long flutes at the top of the seatstays.

    Get those drops parallel to the ground (kidding -- it's what was yelled at me circa '81)!
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    Winter fixed gear... so much fun to ride.


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    Here is my new DeLorean. LOL! I mean Trek Crossrip LTD. I finally got to ride it a little bit today. First time I rode this exact model. Rode a std crossrip to get the fit right and then went for the one I had my heart set on. Really felt good. I upgraded the tires to Schwalbe Marathon Supremes.

    I know a lot of folks are down on Trek but, this one ticked all of the boxes for me. I liked the long wheelbase as well as the disc brakes. I pushed the budget a bit to go ahead and get the 105 derailers/shifters. Its also the primary brand the LBS sells so, the service should be easier/better.



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    My commuting loadout:

    GT Traffic 5.0
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    Camelbak Podium Big Chill
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    The bungee net didn't work out as well as I'd hoped... Gotta find a better way to carry my notebooks and such.




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    Quote Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
    Gamoh porteur rack,
    Great bike! I've been looking at that rack too. What basket are you using with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydralover View Post
    My commuting loadout:

    GT Traffic 5.0
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    Camelbak Podium Big Chill
    Ibera Bottle Cage
    Topeak Super Tourist DX Rack w/ Bungee Net
    Ultrafire WF502B w/ Como Mount
    Kryptonite Bike Lock
    First Aid Kit
    Planet Bike Blinky

    The bungee net didn't work out as well as I'd hoped... Gotta find a better way to carry my notebooks and such.



    Nice AP1 ya got there, you on Honda-Tech by chance?
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    A commuter and his bike... chillaxin'


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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Nice AP1 ya got there, you on Honda-Tech by chance?
    AP2, and I lurk S2ki Mostly done with the car so don't go on forums as much anymore.

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    lol whut, a car's never done! I don't do anything to my Integra like I used to, other than just keep it up and running, but I still frequent H-T since I joined 13 years ago.

    We actually have a Honda-Tech cycle group on Strava, and some on-going road, MTB, and commuter bike threads in H-T's GDD forum.
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