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Marc40a 04-18-14 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 16673750)
Nice. I have the same trunk bag, and the same rack if that's a Topeak Explorer.

What brand/model is that? I'm in the market for one.

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16673251)
That Fuji is a looker.

Agreed.

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Originally Posted by the_tool_man (Post 16672381)
As promised, I took some new photos of my commuter after I gave it a thorough cleaning and tune-up. It's a 1983 Fuji Touring Series IV, purchased new, while I was between high school and college...

I have no idea how many miles I have on this bike. But it's still in pretty good shape for being 30 years old, I think. I still haven't taken that cross-country tour. But some day...

I'd say you got your money's worth from that purchase.

no motor? 04-18-14 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Marc40a (Post 16682310)
What brand/model is that? I'm in the market for one.

The trunk bag is one of these from Nashbar, is that what you wanted to know?

Marc40a 04-18-14 10:14 AM

Yes, thank you.

the sci guy 04-19-14 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jpatkinson (Post 16678425)
Just got this bike on Sunday. Changed seat and tires. Added rack today. I LOVE this bike for my short urban commute and errands.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i...o/DSC_7126.jpg

Is that a Straggler in special color or a disc trucker?

jpatkinson 04-19-14 11:10 PM

2013 Disc Trucker

masiwa 04-20-14 08:31 AM

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My ride...http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=375791

the sci guy 04-20-14 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jpatkinson (Post 16686444)
2013 Disc Trucker

love it. looks great. (cross check owner here)

the_tool_man 04-21-14 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 16682450)
The trunk bag is one of these from Nashbar, is that what you wanted to know?

Sorry for the late reply. no motor nailed it. But I wanted to mention that I really like that bag. I use it to carry a change of clothes (minus shoes) and lunch. A spare tube and toolkit go in the rear pocket. Cell phone and wallet go into the side pockets. Given that, the bag is totally full, with no room for anything else. I've used it for about two years, and it's held up great. I'll also mention that I've seen this bag in several local bike shops, sold under other brand names. If you catch one on sale, they can be even cheaper than Nashbar's price.

bikemig 04-21-14 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by the_tool_man (Post 16672381)
As promised, I took some new photos of my commuter after I gave it a thorough cleaning and tune-up. It's a 1983 Fuji Touring Series IV, purchased new, while I was between high school and college.

This go-round, I replaced the saddle with a Brooks B17. I replaced all of the cables and brake cable housings with new Jagwire pieces. And I replaced the original, dried out, gum rubber brake hoods with new, black Cane Creek ones.

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9c3339ea.jpg

This decal lies. I converted the bike to 3x7 years ago.

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...psa901aa73.jpg

I added the NOS Suntour bar ends a few years ago, and love them. I'm looking for something more elegant than cable ties to secure the shifter cable housings, but haven't found anything. I still use foam Grab-on grips, just like when new. This is probably my tenth set. The Cane Creek hoods look pretty good with all the black, I think.

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...psa7a90014.jpg

When I attempted to remove the stem, I found it frozen to the steerer tube. As I had to get it back on the road, I left it, rather than risking damage. I was still able to service the headset in-situ. And, of course, I had no need to adjust the height. When I get an opportunity, I'll soak the stem/steerer joint and free it up. For now, I was able to polish up the stem and get it looking nice.

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...psd43d4839.jpg

Non-drive side. Extra spokes require unconventional mounting of cadence/speed sensor. But it works.

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...ps73310c74.jpgSticker from bike shop where I bought it. They're still in business, and have a shop in the town where I now live. They get a kick out of seeing my bike on occasion.

I have no idea how many miles I have on this bike. But it's still in pretty good shape for being 30 years old, I think. I still haven't taken that cross-country tour. But some day...

I love the bike. Vintage bikes make awesome commuters. Let me know when you get ready to take that cross country tour. I must just have to dust off my vintage touring bike for one of those tours one day, :).

bikemig 04-21-14 07:48 AM

This is my "vintage" commuter:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1377488104

It was my dad's commuter but he doesn't ride anymore. I bought it for him when I got my first real job (actually he told me that I "owed" him a bike so I got him this). I build the bike up from parts I had lying in my parts bin so it's pretty eclectic (including a stronglight 93 crank with a stronglight threaded BB), sealed suntour cyclone hubs, shimano 105 derailleurs, and some cheesy cantis that I need to replace one of these days. I love 26 x 1.5 tires for commuting.

m_senjaya 04-22-14 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by GriddleCakes (Post 16671416)
...bring on the road bike! Frame is Surly Straggler, built up with the components from my old Nashbar X.

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/y...y/IMG_0950.jpg

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/y...y/IMG_0946.jpg

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Philosophical question: if the frame is new but the components are used, is it a new bike? For a frame without components is not a bike, nor are components without a frame. Where does the soul of the bike, the very essence of 'bikeness', reside?

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/y...y/IMG_0981.jpg

Oh, and yes, my summer and winter bikes match. Because I'm a dork.

Hi GriddleCakes, Nice bike!! Can you share your single chainring setup upfront? Do you have to use a special chainring, such as the narrow wide chainring to prevent chain drop? Or do you use any chain device? Thanks.

Squeeze 04-22-14 09:30 AM

I really enjoy seeing pictures of other folks' bikes. Thanks for sharing.

Here's my '93 Raleigh MTB on the way to work this morning. Denver is in the background to the left of the power pole.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...psbf6a7c93.jpg

GriddleCakes 04-22-14 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by m_senjaya (Post 16691837)
Hi GriddleCakes, Nice bike!! Can you share your single chainring setup upfront? Do you have to use a special chainring, such as the narrow wide chainring to prevent chain drop? Or do you use any chain device? Thanks.

Thanks! Bike is set up with Nashbar CR2 cranks, running a Salsa Crossing Guard in place of the outer ring, and a 42 tooth Salsa chainring for the inner ring. Chainring is a regular 8/9/10 speed ring, as far as I know. Chainline is straight in 5th gear.

I had a chain catcher when I set up my Nashbar cross bike, 3rd Eye's Chain Watcher, I believe, but the chain never tried to jump as far as I could tell. I removed it to increase clearance between the fender and the tire, and still never had trouble with the chain jumping. Maybe I'm just lucky, but it worked fine from the beginning.

m_senjaya 04-22-14 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by GriddleCakes (Post 16694189)
Thanks! Bike is set up with Nashbar CR2 cranks, running a Salsa Crossing Guard in place of the outer ring, and a 42 tooth Salsa chainring for the inner ring. Chainring is a regular 8/9/10 speed ring, as far as I know. Chainline is straight in 5th gear.

I had a chain catcher when I set up my Nashbar cross bike, 3rd Eye's Chain Watcher, I believe, but the chain never tried to jump as far as I could tell. I removed it to increase clearance between the fender and the tire, and still never had trouble with the chain jumping. Maybe I'm just lucky, but it worked fine from the beginning.

Thank you for the prompt response GriddleCakes.
I've been planning to run 1x9 setup on my hybrid (46t x 11/28t) for simpler and cleaner setup. As I found that so far with triple chainring upfront I spend 99% of the time on the biggest chainring (48T). Yes, it's more of a road/commuting hybrid, not planning to hit the trails for as far as I can see. But when I talked to my LBS, they always warned me of the 'chain jump' issue and advised me to get a whole set of chain device (costing . I found this solution to be too 'elaborate' for a 'simple' setup. Some manufacturers (like SRAM, RaceFace, Blackspire, etc) have come out with narrow wide chainring to prevent the chain-jump, but for 104mm BCD like my Deore crank, they only have up to 38T. So from your input, along with others' from this and other forums, I think I will try out the Blackspire Epic Downhill ring (Blackspire - Downhill Chainrings | Blackspire) on the inside, and a bash ring (guard) on the outside. Will update you guys when I complete the conversion.

RubeRad 04-23-14 08:38 AM

I would try first without a chain guard. What's the worst that can happen, you drop a chain a few times, put it right back on, and if it gets annoying you pay the extra $$ for a solution. If there's no problem, then you saved money and weight.

zymphad 04-23-14 09:14 AM

Will add Raceblades in the winter. Worked well last winter with my previous race bike. Love commuting on these type of bikes, fast and easy.

http://abload.de/img/img_20140414_120905lnboc.jpg

RubeRad 04-23-14 09:42 AM

Pretty. Is that frame from Nashbar, or did you manually unbrand it?

zymphad 04-23-14 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16695463)
Pretty. Is that frame from Nashbar, or did you manually unbrand it?

Nashbar frame isn't very attractive to me both aesthetically and features. It's very meh to me.

Nashbar seattube is tapered in the wrong direction, bleh. It's a 1 1/8 headtube. I doubt it uses the quality T700/T800 carbon. Plus the option for a Uni-Directional finish is missing. Seatstay is too thick and big. the seattube area also too beefy for my liking, I want a more forgiving ride while having the stiffness at the BB. Nashbar frame is just plain inferior to what you can get for less from Flyxii, HongFu, DengFu, at least my opinion.

I'd buy from HongFu, DengFu or Fyxii over Nashbar easily.

From Flyxii, the FR-322 is popular for a normal race bike. Those who want aero, the FR-315 is popular.

From HongFu, FM-066 and FM-069 are popular.

From DengFu, FM028 and FM029 are popular.

Overall for what I was looking for, FR-322 had EVERYTHING I wanted. Flyxii has a straight fork. It's aero, foil shaped. It's beefy, so no worries of it breaking. The steerer tube is enormously thick. Unlike Giant/Cervelo steerer tubes, I have no worries of it cracking at all, you have to see to believe how thick it is. It's overbuilt. The downtube is ridiculous. It's as wide as the bottom bracket. The seatstay is nice and thin and the chainstay while huge has a nice curve, overall has a nice ride. The seattube is tapered, base is as wide as BB but at the top it's a 27.2 seatpost. Tapered headtube 1 1/2 to 1 1/8 and is aesthetically shaped. It has absolutely everything I was looking for in a bike frame.
- You have to see it in person to believe what I'm seeing. For example, there is no frame from Felt, Specialized, Giant that has everything that i wanted like this, or look as sexy.
- $460 shipped. Included Frame, Fork, Headset, Seattube clamp! Everything was there as said, and it all fits together perfectly.
- Processed and shipped same day and at my door in 5 days
- Purchased with Ebay / Paypal buyer protection.
- Industry standard 2 year warranty
- All communication replied same day.

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
commuting and riding it. I don't leave it anywhere that's not seccure with a security/police office nearby or oustide of line of sight though. If that was to happen, then I just wouldn't ride and walk instead. I may buy something from craigslist, cheap steel that I can be worry free with.

RubeRad 04-23-14 01:52 PM

thx for comprehensive info. $460 is about the same as I paid for my new CrossCheck frame/fork/seat clamp (no headset). I can't see the seattube taper (I guess it tapers in the direction not shown in that perspective), but it sounds like a nice robust carbon frame. Internal routing is slick too.

Rudz 04-23-14 11:11 PM

Been thinking of getting one of those carbon frames, but I'd have to give up my trunk and panniers for a backpack again. But I would have much lighter bike.


Guess the solution is n+1

RubeRad 04-24-14 10:47 AM

you can always attach a rack with clamps. But yes n+1 is more fun, if you can afford it.

Rudz 04-24-14 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16698693)
you can always attach a rack with clamps. But yes n+1 is more fun, if you can afford it.

Problem is, I can't. Lol.


Here is my baby girl with new hand-built velocity deep v rims, dt swiss spokes, 105 hubs with my old gatorskins. Added Zipp handlebar gel and deda tape, Tiagra crankset, Tiagra BB, 105 derailleur front and back, new chain, double leg Swiss kickstand, and sram cassette.

Tweaked my seat, moved it back and leveled it off, no more goofy angle. Also got all new cables and housing.

Carbon forks and carbon stem is in the future for my girl. Hopefully by the end of the year, she cost me a ton already and it's only April.


http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/l...423_151128.jpg
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BigEyeBri 04-24-14 04:48 PM

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I had my commuter stolen about a month ago, about the same time that my schedule changed, and I started getting bumped off of the later train that I was taking into San Francisco, due to it being full or near capacity. So I bought this 1989 Dahon V Getaway from a lady off of Craigslist for $50. Her story was that she bought it, and rode Caltrain from Mountain View to SF for a few years prior to retiring, then stored it for a decade, prior to selling it to me. I replaced the tires, tubes, brake levers, brake cables, shift cable, cable housings, and grips. I added the old Shimano rapid fire shifters from my 1990 Haro Extreme (other post) and after a bit of tuning, got it to work like a dream. Added new pedals and toe clips, a Topeak MTB rack to carry my Freecycle.org'd 1989 Cannondale Panniers and my Topeak laptop bag (not pictured). Now, how do I make it aerodynamic? It's like driving a wall when I get near AT&T park!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=376486

awfulwaffle 04-24-14 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudz (Post 16699532)
Problem is, I can't. Lol.


Here is my baby girl with new hand-built velocity deep v rims, dt swiss spokes, 105 hubs with my old gatorskins. Added Zipp handlebar gel and deda tape, Tiagra crankset, Tiagra BB, 105 derailleur front and back, new chain, double leg Swiss kickstand, and sram cassette.

Tweaked my seat, moved it back and leveled it off, no more goofy angle. Also got all new cables and housing.

Carbon forks and carbon stem is in the future for my girl. Hopefully by the end of the year, she cost me a ton already and it's only April.


http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/l...423_151128.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/l...423_151137.jpg

0.0 looks like its doing a wheelie. Nice bike though

rbaisa 04-24-14 05:51 PM

Hello everyone! My name is Rick I usually lurk in the Classic and vintage section. With this horrible winter here in the NWI area I just got my cyclocross rig converted back to a commuter. I started commuting at the beginning of this school year, but am pretty fair weathered so when it gets cold I stop. I also like to pretend to race cyclocross so my commuter spends some time as a cross bike during the fall and winter. I use it to train on the road as well in the winter, so it takes a pretty good beating. Itís a Fisher Presidio and I have had it for 4 years now? I use the Ibera quick release bags with 2 planet bike blinky lights. The bags are pretty small, but are enough to hold a change of clothes, rain gear, full lunch, coffee, shoes, tools, chromebook and whatever else I want. I have never not had enough room. The top bag is pretty versatile with lots of expansion if needed. The panniers say they are quick release, but they really are not and I never take them off. The top bag is very easy to get off if needed. It works for me. I need to get some wider tires, I have last years training tires from my other bike on there and they are may too narrow. I can really feel it on my back by the time I get to work. Itís a 30 mile commute round trip. I can't take picture to save my life!

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