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Sixty Fiver 01-19-14 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by tigerteeuwen (Post 16423838)
Just picked her up yesterday!

Norco Threshold A2 in a size 60

That looks slick...

Sixty Fiver 01-19-14 01:35 PM

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

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...trun%20(1).JPG

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

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...trun%20(4).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...trun%20(5).JPG

aquateen 01-19-14 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Brennan (Post 16420465)

handlebars = soma sparrows?

Brennan 01-20-14 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by aquateen (Post 16423950)
handlebars = soma sparrows?

They are VO Milan bars.

trailmix 01-22-14 08:23 AM

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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.

Doppiadi 01-22-14 09:23 AM

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..

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/689/01cc.jpg

WestMass 01-22-14 09:24 AM

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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
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=360836http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=360837

noglider 01-22-14 08:29 PM

Really nice bikes here lately. Welcome to the new folks!

m_senjaya 01-25-14 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16433269)
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!!

asclepiusx 01-25-14 10:27 PM

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This is my "commuter" bike, really it's my only bike. 2014 Kona Jake, I had a cheap GT Timberline hardtail before, decided I wanted to start commuting to school everyday, so I sold that and bought this. I love it, to say the least. Tiagra components, disk brakes, and the bike fits me really well. Anyways, just wanted to drop my 2 cents in. I'm pretty new to cycling, been riding for about 6 months so far.

street_sweeper 01-25-14 11:00 PM

http://i43.tinypic.com/24l2b2q.jpg
put a new brake one it, and have a new TT brake lever in mail for it.

Fidusa 01-26-14 05:13 AM

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These are basically my commuter bikes for everyday rides.

blakcloud 01-26-14 08:24 AM

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.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps5c82f2b6.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps24ab8291.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...psdd3aceb7.jpg

blakcloud 01-26-14 09:14 AM

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.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps1c8cfbc7.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps4f29c1d7.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...psd3e03cc4.jpg

Doppiadi 01-26-14 09:20 AM

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

Fizzaly 01-26-14 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Doppiadi (Post 16441574)
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

Doppiadi 01-26-14 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Fizzaly (Post 16441992)
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

Fizzaly 01-26-14 10:44 PM

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.
http://i.imgur.com/Cx0HJDK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XxlIF8B.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EAr098z.jpg

WestMass 01-27-14 09:06 AM

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New bag day :)

leaving the house
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=361639

getting to work

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=361629

the sci guy 01-27-14 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 16444006)

:thumb: what grade do you teach?
i left my bike in my classroom closet.

bhop 01-27-14 02:08 PM

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.

http://bhop73.com/pics/bike.jpg

noglider 01-27-14 02:15 PM

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.

bhop 01-27-14 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16444884)
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. :p

noglider 01-27-14 07:04 PM

Yeah, if it fits, it looks great.

blakcloud 02-08-14 08:58 AM

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.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...ps3a9152de.jpg


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