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!
i cant stop looking at all the bikes... must sleep.
You're commuting on a BMX bike?
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!
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.
BMX bikes contend with junky MTB's around here for "most common transport bike". Neither ever have functional brakes 9/10 times though...
Nice horse you got there...
That's my style of ride there.
makes me wanna rethink my handle bars
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.
This is Tilly, my Fuji Crosstown.
This is mine...
Very sharp! I'm not fully set up yet, and I only have bad pics, but what the heck.
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.
2002 Bianchi Brava that I paid too much for. Gets me to work and the ladies', however.
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.
That's a beautiful fixie!