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  1. #11851
    Senior Member Brennan's Avatar
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    @blakcloud: I really like the way you set up your bikes. It's very similar to my preferred setup (blue Cross Check posted above).

    @Fizzaly: That diamond plate rack mod looks fantastic.

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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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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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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
    Uvex Viva Helmet
    Pearl Izumi Pro Softshell Lite
    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.




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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
    Uvex Viva Helmet
    Pearl Izumi Pro Softshell Lite
    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?
    2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta
    90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB, *hybridized*

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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.
    2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta
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    My latest


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    Picked up this lightly used 96 m200 for getting around in the snow.
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    I use a Wald medium sized basket (137?). It is held down with zip ties and I use a cargo net on top.

    I do not recommend the Gamoh porteur rack at all. As I said I have two and I have broken two brackets that hold it onto the brake bold/fork crown. After the first one broke I put the a toe strap around the rack and my head tube in case. I am glad I did as the second one broke and the strap held it up. Do a Google search on Gamoh rack and broken and you will find others. This isn't a one of occurrence. The first break scared the crap out of me, when my rack pivoted down and was acting like a snow plow. Lucky I didn't crash.

    The other thing I don't like is how high it sits up over the front wheel. There is no need for that and gets in the way of cables etc. The Velo Orange sits much lower and the Pass and Stow in my opinion is perfect. That is going to be my next purchase, a Pass and Stow Porteur rack.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll take that rack off of my list of ones to consider.

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    for my ten mile daily commute

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    I can't call it a commuter bike, but I went a few places on it Sunday, through city streets and along the bike path. The streets were snowy, and the bike path was very icy. I fell twice in the ice and switched back to the street.



    One could commute on it.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    so pristine with the fixie and no branding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leooooo View Post


    for my ten mile daily commute
    I like it... too many gears, though.
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    Here's mine. Slow and steady upgrades to an 80s step-through Nishiki road bike frame that my family overhauled for me because they rock. She needs a new derailleur, and I'm in the process of getting a new seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minaa View Post
    Here's mine. Slow and steady upgrades to an 80s step-through Nishiki road bike frame that my family overhauled for me because they rock. She needs a new derailleur, and I'm in the process of getting a new seat.
    Pretty cool. Although you should get some red cable housing; if you ever take the panniers off, the red bar tape would look arbitrary against the all-black background. (although looking closer, I guess that is a red bottle cage too?)

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    It has a red bottle cage, yes. It's not an urgent purchase right now, but when I have some extra funds for gussying up my bike, I'll probably get some red cable housing.

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    My newly finished "back-up" commuter which is currently my primary as the kuwie has decided it needs to be completely rebuilt. So on that note be ready for a new and improved kuwahara.

    specialized hardrock single speed, all outfitted for commuting of course. I managed to find the right gearing to get chain tension perfect, I have an uphill ride in to work so I wanted it low enough gearing to climb with bags in it, but high enough to be able to cruise with a fairly low cadence.




    And non-commuter


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    Hi all

    Just joined this forum. Here's a pic of my 7.2 fx. Nothing fancy, but I do receive plenty of compliments on it, even from non-cyclists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    This bike, I love it.
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