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    That old Cannondale is hot.

    That is all.
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    I would love to find a Cannondale like that! Awesome.

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    So here is my current commuter bike. It is a 2004 Felt F30. Aluminum with carbon fork and seat stay. I brought this bike in 2005 (got a good deal) to do road bike riding (I only had a mountain bike before that). It got a fair amount of use for a number of years doing road rides with friends or on my own. Then it started collecting dust for a few years until I took a new job last summer and decided to try commuting by bike, making this my primary/only commuter bike. About all I did to make it a commuter was get some lights and replace my tires with gatorskins (after a few flats my first few weeks).

    Soon this bike will go back to road bike and backup commuter (or when I feel like going fast on a nice day) as I am getting a N+1 bike for commuting and some light touring.

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    This is my commuter/pleasure bike. While this is a stock photo, mine looks just the same except for the addition of a trunk rack and Dinotte lights. I run the bar ends in friction shifting mode...makes riding a little more fun. A very enjoyable ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    That old Cannondale is hot.

    That is all.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TrekCommuter View Post
    I would love to find a Cannondale like that! Awesome.
    I'm sure there is another one out there just for ya



    Quote Originally Posted by LordMarv View Post
    This is my commuter/pleasure bike. While this is a stock photo, mine looks just the same except for the addition of a trunk rack and Dinotte lights. I run the bar ends in friction shifting mode...makes riding a little more fun. A very enjoyable ride.

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    Not sure how friction equates to more fun, but classy ride none the less.

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    Well, grew up with friction shifting. Had a fondness for it. Using it is not difficult and quickly becomes automatic, like driving a car stick shift. There is a youtube video of a kid commuting in city traffic with a downtube shifter bike, he does pretty well: Downtube Shifter Commute - YouTube

    And too, the bar end is a little less of a reach than downtube levers. I dunno, index shifting is precise and easy, but yes, I do think for me friction shifting is more enjoyable.

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    My Felt is now a proper commuter bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMarv View Post
    This is my commuter/pleasure bike. While this is a stock photo, mine looks just the same except for the addition of a trunk rack and Dinotte lights. I run the bar ends in friction shifting mode...makes riding a little more fun. A very enjoyable ride.

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    How does she ride and shift? I was thinking of this one for my next bike. I wasn't sure it was worth the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    My Felt is now a proper commuter bike!

    Whats going on here? Is your office a futuristic silo of some sort?
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Whats going on here? Is your office a futuristic silo of some sort?
    No, that's where Scotty beams it up from.
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    I just got a job at a bike shop closer to home and school so it looks like this will be part of my daily commute!

    EDIT: I forgot to point out the Goal Zero solar charger up front. Top off my USB lights and cellphone while I cruise. I can adjust the angle by messing with the handlebar bag. It works great!
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    The Raleigh shifting is very smooth, in either friction or index. The ride is very comfortable,I was very pleasantly surprised. A heavier bike, weight in the low 30's, I wouldn't want to carry it up several flights of stairs, but it is not difficult to carry it up my steps to the deck, say. Not a racing bike, but I'd describe it as quick and nimble, great as a commuter and for longer distance.

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    I have a question about a Louis Garneau Profile R-16 Bag because I just bought one. I love the bag but the only problem i have is that the bag is much wider then my bike back rack so I'm unable to really secure it with the Velcro. What kind of back bike rack do you have? Looking at the pic it seems to fit perfect on your rack. Thanks!

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    Great find on the Cannondale and that green Surly is nice!

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    This thread has inspired me... I think I will try to take and post a decent picture of my commuter tomorrow. Nice Raleigh, Felt and Surly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick The Beard View Post

    THose gum (brick-red?) tires look cool -- what are they (and what size)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    THose gum (brick-red?) tires look cool -- what are they (and what size)?
    Schwalbe Big Ben 622x50 but is more like 47 on these rims.

    Really cush, reflective sidewall, kevlar belt, decent tread for gravel/dirt and pavement. A little slow to get up to speed compared to the Gator Skin 28 I used to ride but they hold momentum so they're great once you get rolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Whats going on here? Is your office a futuristic silo of some sort?
    It's actually a light tower that sticks up above the roof. It was still dark outside so those lights inside were still on, shining up and illuminating the tower from outside. In the daytime the tower brings natural light down into this area, the middle (and darkest) part of the office. This was an old house turned into an office, which we then renovated before we moved into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    It's actually a light tower that sticks up above the roof. It was still dark outside so those lights inside were still on, shining up and illuminating the tower from outside. In the daytime the tower brings natural light down into this area, the middle (and darkest) part of the office. This was an old house turned into an office, which we then renovated before we moved into it.
    Nice! Sounds like a pimpin' office and functional as well.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Nice! Sounds like a pimpin' office and functional as well.
    Yes, it was one of the first LEED Gold certified buildings in Mississippi when we finally got the certification in 2009. We moved into the office in early 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick The Beard View Post


    I just got a job at a bike shop closer to home and school so it looks like this will be part of my daily commute!

    EDIT: I forgot to point out the Goal Zero solar charger up front. Top off my USB lights and cellphone while I cruise. I can adjust the angle by messing with the handlebar bag. It works great!
    Clever use of that fork braze-on, love the light placement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bombardier View Post
    Clever use of that fork braze-on, love the light placement!
    Besides freeing up space on the handlebar the low mounting position makes cracks/potholes/bumps more visible and allows me to run the light at higher power modes without worrying about blinding others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    Here's my commuter in it's current set up. Also serves as a training bike for road miles.

    SS power! Nothing better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
    My 2005 Jamis Coda Sport

    an oldie, but a goodie.

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    Great Bike! Still one my favorite flat bar commuters. A classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post


    Time flies doesn't it ?

    My daughter was testing her new road bike last week... will be adding a rack as she wants to do longer rides and might want to use it for her school commute as well although her Raleigh 20 is her townie.



    Last year she moved up to a 24 inch wheel on her mtb.
    I know I'm bumping a post that's over a year old here (this one is on page 387), but I scrolled through the following few pages and no one mentioned anything about this... Does this tyke have two drastically different sized wheels on the same bike? It looks like a 27" in the rear and a 26" in the front, or something. Am I missing something obvious, or is this an attempt to go back to the penny-farthing days?!

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