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    Senior Member PatrickGSR94's Avatar
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    It's Bike to Work Week!



    2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
    90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB, *hybridized*

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    That's a LOT goin on with all that white on black. makes me a little dizzy, can't imagine if it was in motion!

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    Last edited by Saving Hawaii; 05-14-14 at 06:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Doofus View Post
    My new bike, an Achielle Oma named Sassy:
    [IMG]P1050728 by Giant Doofus, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Nice!

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    Ran into Herbie on my way home from work the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bconneraz View Post
    Ran into Herbie on my way home from work the other day.
    No literally, I hope.
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    WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.

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    It's my bike to work :


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    nice looking bikes.

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    that is such a classic looking bike. I really like the laptop case. makes sense if that is all you have to carry.


    @modernjess that is a great looking bike too I really like the bright red color! happy riding!
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    Finally got my build all finished and dialed in the way I like it.
    Not sure how it'll do over 50 miles or more, but it handles 20 miles per day well and I've done some 40ish mile days .

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    bmontgomery, I have one of those. It gives a harsh ride. How about yours? Oh, wait, I have the 722.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    My lady's Surly Cross Check:



    I know that I posted this bike a few pages ago, but I really wanted to show it off again, especially now that it features The Most Tedious Bike Accessory I've Ever Installed That Didn't Require A Dremel Tool:



    Serious PITA, that chain guard, but it sure is pretty; and solid as well, now that it's on.

    It's an odd build, partially because the guy that I bought the bike from had built it up with an SRAM mountain group, including disc compatible hubs for some unfathomable reason. I'd like to eventually put some drop bars on it, because I think that my lady would like to go fast (she's skeptical, but I remain hopeful) but that'd involve changing out the v-brakes and SRAM mountain derailleur as well as buying new levers and handlebars, which just isn't in the budget right now. So, for now, I set it up with some Nitto Albatross bars, because they are awesome, and they fit MTB levers and bar end shifters, but mostly because they are awesome. Sure, they turn like a shopping cart pulling a trailer carrying a refrigerator, but they're as comfortable as a warm kitten purring in your lap. You might ride a little slower, but dude, warm kitten! I've ridden these bars on three different bikes now, and they are just so amazingly pleasant to ride, regardless of the frame.



    The rest of the weirdness is all me, in that I put cross levers on it. I love those handlebars for their comfort, but if you want to go faster or get out of the wind, riding forward in the bends is the best place to be. It takes your hands away from the brake levers, which wasn't an issue until that one time that I rear ended my wife (we both saw a moose, and she though 'moose, I should stop' and I thought 'moose, better speed up'; unfortunately I was behind her at the time, and too busy watching the moose to notice my wife's braking maneuver). And now she insists on brake levers where ever her hands might be. Which, as the guy who hit her, and her husband to boot, I have a hard time arguing with.

    Quote Originally Posted by bconneraz View Post
    Ran into Herbie on my way home from work the other day.
    That's a cute car, but not nearly as good looking as the bike in front of it. That looks like a really well thought out build.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
    Not sure how it'll do over 50 miles or more, but it handles 20 miles per day well and I've done some 40ish mile days .
    Even 20 miles a day on a single speed is impressive, in this the age of the ever-expanding cassette, so 50 miles on a single speed is downright amazing. Hats off to you, sir, and socks as well if that ride is fixed.
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    Thanks man. Its fixed. Ive actually never tried any of my fixed gears as single speeds.
    The only time its a challenge is on really steep downhills because I have a fairly low number of gear inches. Lots of spinning at 30 mph hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Doofus View Post
    My new bike, an Achielle Oma named Sassy:
    [IMG]P1050728 by Giant Doofus, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Sassy looks very classy!
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    Thought I take another shot at mine. It disappeared.... Thought maybe I saw something about database issue in other thread?commuterSmall.jpg

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    [QUOTE=GriddleCakes;16766157]My lady's Surly Cross Check:QUOTE]

    I really love the look of that bike; I bet it rides great.
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    Pretty sure I have posted a few of the previous builds of this bike of the past 7 years, but this is it in its current state. I have 5 other bikes, but this ugly beast built out of random parts rides the best and gets 90% of my miles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    ..... but at the end of the day we're all just dorks riding around on bicycles, right?

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    Here is my bike with the moon and you can just barely see the hangar in which I work in the background.
    Last edited by motoboy; 05-17-14 at 07:19 PM.

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    My 7.1 Trek FX. My commute early in the morning fog and my bike at work.


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    ricky, that looks like a lovely area to ride in every day

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    2013 Giant Defy 1. Purchased it last Wednesday and broke it in with a 17 mile ride. I replaced the ****ty platform pedals with Shimano A520's. Gonna take her for a spin to get acquainted with the pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bconneraz View Post
    I really love the look of that bike; I bet it rides great.
    Thanks! Like I said, those handlebars are super comfortable. If you haven't recently ridden an upright bike with a leather saddle, you might be missing out; it's like an armchair with pedals.

    Quote Originally Posted by MyBikeGotStolen View Post
    Pretty sure I have posted a few of the previous builds of this bike of the past 7 years, but this is it in its current state. I have 5 other bikes, but this ugly beast built out of random parts rides the best and gets 90% of my miles.

    Ugly and functional, I like it. What brand of frame bag is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by rickyhmltn View Post
    My 7.1 Trek FX. My commute early in the morning fog and my bike at work.
    That shot with the fog in the background looks cool. I can't believe that I never thought to put a backpack inside a set of shopping panniers! I went from wearing a backpack, to strapping it to the top of a rack (which seriously effects the bike's handling), to breaking down and buying touring panniers, which I now regularly carry into the store to go shopping, usually wishing that they were shopping panniers. If only I had seen your setup four years ago.

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    I hardly use my car anymore! I ride my CAAD 10 to work 3-4 days a week.



    His: 2014 Giant Talon 27.5 5; 2013 Motobecane Fantom CX Outlaw; 2011 Cannondale CAAD 10
    Hers: 2013 Diamondback Airen 2; 2012 Sea Breeze Cruiser

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    My latest daily two hour round trip commuter. Rivendell Sam Hillborne, 650b, dynamo lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekon View Post
    I hardly use my car anymore! I ride my CAAD 10 to work 3-4 days a week.



    I would stop driving to work altogether if that were my commuter bike. Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDavid View Post
    I would stop driving to work altogether if that were my commuter bike. Nice
    Thanks!! I plan on doing so once my lease is up and/or I get more biking clothes. Whichever comes first lol.
    His: 2014 Giant Talon 27.5 5; 2013 Motobecane Fantom CX Outlaw; 2011 Cannondale CAAD 10
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