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bigbenaugust 06-01-14 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by monsterpile (Post 16812039)
I sold my Breezer last fall. I didn't want to but I can't keep every bike and it was ready to roll so I found a buyer. Very smooth a great bike and I miss it a little, but the 3-speed wasn't enough gears for an everyday commuter with a bridge I had to go up and over.

This is true, but the Nexus 8 we had was a little overkill for puttering around campus.

Mark Stone 06-01-14 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Jjdsyd (Post 16807741)
New commuter here... with a new commuter here:

2014 Focus Planet 2.0. Hydro discs, 8 speed Alfine hub with Gates belt drive. I really like it. It came with 32c Conti Sport Contacts on it but I swapped them out for Marathon Plus 38'ers. Don't want to be dealing with punctures. And picked up the Thule pannier for it. An impressive bit of kit.

Just wish Focus hadn't added the graphics to the frame this year. Would prefer it stealthier.

Nice looking machine! It's one of those bikes I would probably never ride because I'd be sitting staring at it all the time lol. These city bikes are real lookers these days.

One thing, though - Switching from the SportCONTACTS to the Marathons was more of a side-grade (if there's such a word) than an upgrade because they are both exceptionally puncture resistant. I've ridden on a pair of sportCONTACT tires and haven't punctured since 2008 (6 years, prolly 12,000 miles). Continental and Schwalbe really have it going on as far as puncture resistance. I'm not bad-mouthing the Marathons, but you already had good slicks my friend . . .

BTW welcome to the groupo!

agchopz 06-01-14 11:11 PM

i cant stop looking at all the bikes... must sleep.

hermanchauw 06-02-14 10:31 AM

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RubeRad 06-02-14 11:32 AM

You're commuting on a BMX bike?

hermanchauw 06-02-14 12:39 PM

Yes.

RubeRad 06-02-14 12:54 PM

doesn't seem ergonomically feasible to me, unless the commute is just a mile or two, but if it works for you, more power to ya!

Che13 06-02-14 03:38 PM

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Here is mine, Specialized Rockhopper 94 Sport.
No need for fenders right now, maybe when summer will be over.

Fizzaly 06-02-14 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16814475)
doesn't seem ergonomically feasible to me, unless the commute is just a mile or two, but if it works for you, more power to ya!

I know a guy that round trips 12miles on a BMX, granted he modified a lot especially the gearing and it helps that he's only 5'5"

MEversbergII 06-03-14 04:50 AM

BMX bikes contend with junky MTB's around here for "most common transport bike". Neither ever have functional brakes 9/10 times though...

M.

RubeRad 06-03-14 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Che13 (Post 16815028)
DSC_0061 by Makadam 360
Here is mine, Specialized Rockhopper 94 Sport.
No need for fenders right now, maybe when summer will be over.

Che, looks pretty nice (love the bullhorns), but has that fork suffered an impact? It could be an illusion of the photography, but to my eye it looks like it bends back before sweeping forward.

Che13 06-03-14 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16817041)
Che, looks pretty nice (love the bullhorns), but has that fork suffered an impact? It could be an illusion of the photography, but to my eye it looks like it bends back before sweeping forward.

Yes it had, I don't know when or how, it must be the previous owner of the bike.
I have the bike for a year and half, rode it almost 10.000 km and haven't got any problem with the fork, but I'm sure I will change it soon. :)

I dont buy gas 06-03-14 07:21 PM

Nice horse you got there...
That's my style of ride there.

makes me wanna rethink my handle bars

DVC45 06-04-14 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Che13 (Post 16815028)
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/...b4ce2381_o.jpgDSC_0061 by Makadam 360
Here is mine, Specialized Rockhopper 94 Sport.
No need for fenders right now, maybe when summer will be over.

Not to be rude, but the forks looks bent. ' sure hope it isn't.

noglider 06-04-14 12:46 PM

Some people don't need an optimal bike to commute on it. BMX is just fine for some people. It does the job. Just about any bike will take you places.

RubeRad 06-04-14 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16821063)
Some people don't need an optimal bike to commute on it. BMX is just fine for some people. It does the job. Just about any bike will take you places.

That is definitely true; it just becomes a question of how far away the places are, and how comfortable/fast you can be getting there.

NOS88 06-05-14 05:02 PM

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lost_in_endicot 06-06-14 09:21 AM

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This is Tilly, my Fuji Crosstown.

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RidingMatthew 06-06-14 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by NOS88 (Post 16825025)

i like that a lot. what model of Ortliebs are those? I am looking at getting some this year to replace my panniers. Did you build the bike or what kind of frame is that?

jaxgtr 06-06-14 09:55 PM

This is mine...

http://jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekCrossRip.jpg

cyclomuter 06-07-14 01:42 AM

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Very sharp! I'm not fully set up yet, and I only have bad pics, but what the heck.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=385619

Syb 06-07-14 05:37 AM

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My Frankenbike. It's more like an SUV versus commuter as I'm using it for bikepacking, commuting, grocery store runs and overall enjoyment. Old Bianchi mountain bike with no model name other than "Mountain". Fits great, works like a champ and a bit heavy. I'm not a fan of flat bars so my LBS had a set of drop bars from a demo model, converted it to a quill adapter and I picked up some Shimano Tourney STI shifters and voila. Still need a set of fenders and some commuter tires as those knobby tires create a whole lot of friction. Total blast to ride.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=385635

blart 06-07-14 08:18 AM

2002 Bianchi Brava that I paid too much for. Gets me to work and the ladies', however.

http://i.imgur.com/naMikZ1.jpg

huizar 06-07-14 11:38 AM

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My current commuter, and only bike actually, until my Gunnar Sport arrives!. A 2009 Bianchi Pista fixed gear, pretty much stock aside from the saddle and pedals. Usually just toss a backpack on and head out to school/work. 'Bout an 8 mile round trip with occasional elevations. Not too bad. Looking forward to having gears and being able to coast though! Will post pictures of the new steed when she gets here in a few more weeks.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=385661

MEversbergII 06-07-14 11:47 AM

That's a beautiful fixie!

M.


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