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Sixty Fiver 02-08-14 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by blakcloud (Post 16478253)
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

You are a good dad.

SMorrison 02-08-14 01:37 PM

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)!

Sixty Fiver 02-08-14 01:40 PM

Winter fixed gear... so much fun to ride.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...erxt%20(2).JPG

downwinded 02-08-14 05:17 PM

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.
http://i.imgur.com/xIwuU75.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/otKcC4u.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Qw7L0jF.jpg

hydralover 02-09-14 07:18 PM

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.

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...72687417_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...67007087_n.jpg

Giant Doofus 02-09-14 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by blakcloud (Post 16441479)
Gamoh porteur rack,

Great bike! I've been looking at that rack too. What basket are you using with it?

PatrickGSR94 02-09-14 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by hydralover (Post 16481985)
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.

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/...72687417_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...67007087_n.jpg

Nice AP1 ya got there, you on Honda-Tech by chance?

Sixty Fiver 02-10-14 02:05 AM

A commuter and his bike... chillaxin'

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

hydralover 02-10-14 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16482356)
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.

PatrickGSR94 02-10-14 08:13 AM

lol whut, a car's never done! :P 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. :)

RKThunder 02-10-14 09:10 AM

My latest
 
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trailmix 02-10-14 09:41 AM

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Picked up this lightly used 96 m200 for getting around in the snow.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363695

blakcloud 02-11-14 11:35 AM

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.

Giant Doofus 02-11-14 11:53 AM

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

leooooo 02-17-14 09:33 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/1...5d3be64b_z.jpg

for my ten mile daily commute

noglider 02-19-14 12:34 PM

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.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...b7a7d82497.jpg

One could commute on it.

RubeRad 02-19-14 02:37 PM

so pristine with the fixie and no branding!

bigbenaugust 02-19-14 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by leooooo (Post 16504647)

I like it... too many gears, though. :D

minaa 02-20-14 11:49 PM

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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.

RubeRad 02-21-14 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by minaa (Post 16514138)
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?)

minaa 02-21-14 11:04 AM

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.

Fizzaly 02-23-14 04:56 PM

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.

http://i.imgur.com/Jqi6Erx.jpg


And non-commuter

http://i.imgur.com/Y9T2PoV.jpg

SixSigma 02-24-14 09:00 AM

Hi all
 
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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.

bigbenaugust 02-24-14 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Fizzaly (Post 16520415)

:love: This bike, I love it.

nokia8860 02-24-14 10:03 AM

http://25.media.tumblr.com/86ad58742...pa6go1_500.jpg

Usually I commute in stretchy bicycle clothes but on days I don't shave, I wear jeans.


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