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  1. #11876
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsgts View Post
    Just moved into a new office, LHT in the rack. Notice above my poor job of the first attempt at hanging the bike rack!!
    Where do you put your hat?
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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokia8860 View Post


    Usually I commute in stretchy bicycle clothes but on days I don't shave, I wear jeans.
    You mean shave your legs? You wear jeans because your tights make a bad sensation with your legs' stubble?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    You mean shave your legs? You wear jeans because your tights make a bad sensation with your legs' stubble?
    I could wear tights/legwarmers but I also use not shaving (my legs) as casual bicycle day.

  4. #11879
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    What I'm currently riding. 1987ish Nishiki Cascade. I picked this up off CL for camping. I added fenders and a Soma Oxford bar. I like the riding posture with this bar so much that I've been riding this everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVB View Post
    What I'm currently riding. 1987ish Nishiki Cascade. I picked this up off CL for camping. I added fenders and a Soma Oxford bar. I like the riding posture with this bar so much that I've been riding this everywhere.
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    Front fender fit needs fixin...otherwise, nice find.

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    Yeah, you're right. I don't often see it from this angle so I wasn't aware of the bad fender feng shui. Got to fix that this weekend.

    The guy I bought it from had two bikes - this and a nearly identical 87 Trek MTB and wanted $80 each. I was really only interested in this one. They were rideable but in less than perfect condition (needed new cables, brake pads, bearings repacked, new saddle, etc) and I really didn't need another project at the time, so I told him I'd just decline the opportunity. It really wasn't about the price...until he offered me both bikes for $80.

    So my reluctance to get one project netted me two projects. SWMBO laughed at me (which is all I can really hope for when it comes to acquiring bikes), but they've both turned out great. (And SWMBO now really likes her aqua blue 87 Trek, albeit mainly for the big fat cushy seat that I find aesthetically abominable.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVB View Post
    It really wasn't about the price...until he offered me both bikes for $80.
    Awesome deal!

    I would have a hard time refusing the deal too.

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    Sadly I don't have a decent picture of the bike yet but I do have a video of me giving it a good wash one crazy night as I rode home falling fowl of a fast flowing ford!

    http://youtu.be/9qpMDWx1Lk0

    Certainly not recommended lol.

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    2013 Jamis Nova Sport. Pretty stock other than some lights and a computer. I'm getting a bike rack and more lights soon.

    Last edited by rekon; 02-28-14 at 11:34 PM.

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    That was certainly worth a laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Where do you put your hat?
    Moved the coat rack back in on the other side of the bike. I actually hang on my commute clothing afterwards on the coat rack as well..
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    Built this up for commuting, city/path rides with the daughter, and grocery getter.


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    All are frame/frame set builds.

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    took this one on my ride in to work this morning. The news would have you believe that So Ca is under water from our massave storm.....it was actually a beautiful ride in. The ride home could be a different story....lol.
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    It's coming.....


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    Good lord, those are some hoods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
    Good lord, those are some hoods!

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    Disc/v-brake version tektro, they look huge due to the tiny bars they're the shallowest drops I could find I should actually just go back to mustache bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    Disc/v-brake version tektro, they look huge due to the tiny bars they're the shallowest drops I could find I should actually just go back to mustache bars.
    I have a set of TRP levers and I can't stand how long the hoods are. I bought them for a bike I was building up and I wish I hadn't. It might not bother some people but for me, these are the worst levers I have ever tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailmix View Post
    I have a set of TRP levers and I can't stand how long the hoods are. I bought them for a bike I was building up and I wish I hadn't. It might not bother some people but for me, these are the worst levers I have ever tried.
    I like the long hoods, I pretty much live in them, and they're really nice in the winter when wearing thick gloves gives you plenty of room. I just wish they angled up more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    I like the long hoods, I pretty much live in them, and they're really nice in the winter when wearing thick gloves gives you plenty of room. I just wish they angled up more.
    Kinda funny, like tires, what works for one guy is terrible for another. Cool project by the way, I too am working on a drop bar mtb commuter.

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    This is my winter bike for going to and from work/school. Specialized Hard Rock with studded tires. Just added leather mud flaps and a mirror in the second picture. Works great.

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    Here is one of my daily commuters. It's a Rocky Mountain frame, Surly 1x1 fork, mismatched handbuilt wheels from the 90's, Salsa handlebars from my fat bike, a Bontrager stem and crank from a road bike that was salvaged from a burned down garage, Surly 42t stainless chainring and 21t cassette cog, DMR tensioner, Shimano Deore v-brakes, and some studded Nokian tires. Stupidly comfortable bike. The frame I got off of ebay, and I've been led to believe it was a prototype frame. I'm not quite sure about that, but I can't find a matching production model. I actually have two of these, but one is too small so I built it into a mountain bike for a friend - after I had raced it for 6 months.

    My commute is about 50 feet, so it mainly gets grocery duty. I have a green Surly Cross Check that gets ridden when I need to go any certain distance or get places quicker.


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    I love seeing commuter bikes with coffee cup holders. I know it is not for everyone but somedays it it just going to work , not a ride.
    Torker Graduate, 288 rods a day without pub detours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    They're 1" long strips of 3M white reflective tape. Some people like a quarter of their wheel covered by it so it flashes as the wheel spins. I had extra time so I just covered the whole inner rim. Makes for two nice glowing rings of light in front of cars, it looks pretty cool.
    As you can see though, the spoke reflectors don't work for squat. The reflective stuff though works good, under regular lighting without the flash the stickers are so filthy they're actually a dull gray. Which reminds me, I better wipe them down right now!
    I like tape, but after a long search and plenty of testing, found a product called Reflect-All. It's a new spray that you can put on almost anything. I'll try and get a night photo - but it's amazing how well it works.
    You can tape off your ride for nice effects too.
    Not sure where to pick it up, ordered mine from reflectallaz.com

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    I love this thread, because so much thought goes into these bikes.

    bikerdude222, what a great idea. I might try it. You may want to try masking with liquid latex. It's a little hard to find. You can apply it with a very fine brush. When you're done painting, rub the latex off with your fingers. I'm using it to mask the chrome lugs on a frame I'm painting.
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