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    That looks purty. Is that a dogma? (pinarello or chinese clone?)

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    This is my baby, gets to around town without a problem daily! Sold my car a year ago and haven't missed it since. I've been considering changing the frame, I want to customize the bike to make it feel unique. I like the look of fixie bikes but a fixie or singlespeed doesn't make sense for me - I live in a very hilly area. I'm looking for a simple frame either green or red, without decals. Haven't had much luck finding one yet though.

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    83' Schwinn Sprint conversion commuter is almost done, can't wait to start biking to work again.
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    Your bike seems to be missing something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Water bottle cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    Your bike seems to be missing something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Water bottle cage?
    Front fender?

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    No, the front fender is partially visible in the foreground, it's just not installed yet. I think it's that one of the ball bearings in the front hub is missing.

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    clearly its missing a spoke on the rear wheel
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    Duh, you guys. There's no dynohub.

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    Grip Tape, its gotta have some bright green Grip Tape. That's it!

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    I've been loving my new Felt Verza Fit 1! My one week old baby only has about 65 miles on it so far but I think I'm in love. I've added a seat bag to hold my multitool and spare tube, a bottle holder, a Blackburn Airstick pump (w/ mount), a Cateye Strada Wireless computer, a Topeak Explorer MTX rack, and one Ortlieb Downtown QL3 pannier to carry a change of clothes and some lunch.

    I'll be using this fine piece of engineering for my daily commute of about 4.5 miles each way as well as riding around town on the weekends.
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    It is summer and it's hot and the roads are a mess... I built up a new whip for the light commute (backpack and sneakers) and fun on the trails.


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    Recently changed up a few things on the Straggler...



    The traction pins on my old pedals were wearing down, so I picked up a new pair of Wellgos with replaceable pins, now I can replace the pins instead of the entire pedal. Mounted a trailer hitch on the rack for a Burley Travoy (sweet trailer, btw, which has replaced my truck for Costco and recycling runs). Flipped the stem. Ditched the Avid BB7 Roads for some TRP Spyres:



    Soooo much nicer than the Avids. Better modulation, nicer feel, and the stopping power that you'd expect from a disc brake. Plus, they look cooler. Let's see, what else? Oh yeah, I got t-boned by some left turning ****head who's excuse was that I was in his blind spot. IMO, when you drive with your head up your ***, the entire world's in your blind spot. ******* car threw me about 10 feet, clear into the crosswalk.





    Gonna drop the bike off at the shop today to have the frame inspected, which is conveniently on the way to the clinic where I will be having my wrist inspected. Got ****head's insurance info and an accident report was filed, so this should all be covered, and if I end up walking away from this with nothing more than a sprained/broken wrist (please just be sprained), some bruises, a little road rash, and a new bike, I will consider myself incredibly lucky.

    In the meantime, the dog walking bike (because its upright riding position facilitates one handed riding, leaving one hand free for leashes) will be stepping in for the Straggler.



    My Windsor Oxford. One hand, three speeds, it's gonna be a slow roll for a while. Which is fine, as the brakes on this thing suck.

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    Oh man, glad you're ok. Hope your wrist isn't worse than you think.

    If the frame/fork is straight I'll be shocked. Wow.

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    Even if you come away with a broken wrist, I'd consider you lucky.

    Apart from damage, the straggler looks hot! I wish Surly had introduced it two years earlier, I would have gotten a straggler instead of a crosscheck!

    I'd like to hear/see more about the trailer/hitch setup. Is there something on your rack I'm supposed to be seeing?

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    Other than missing my water bottles and the phone mounted to the stem (which I was using to the take the pic) here is my commute setup.

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    Hello All! I'm new to this community, and have used this 2008 Trek 7.2 FX as my main commuter for the last few years. Aluminum frame, steel fork, but surprisingly quick and nimble for such a heavy bike. Also very strong, and it hasn't met a load yet that it can't carry. Besides rack and bags, it has a cargo trailer hitch, RAM GPS mount, lights, and a few other things that make it versatile.

    My eye has been wondering lately to the new Jamis Nova Race and Kona's 2013 Jake the Snake, but whatever happens this one has earned it's place in the stable.

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    This is my other bike, a 2001 Raleigh C200, which I happened across last year. It had apparently been purchased and then forgotten in a garage, as it looked completely new! With a little bit of work I helped this awkward teenager find it's inner cool, adding a sportier seat, Bontrager removable fenders, and a rack for the saddle bags. I'm thinking about selling it, since I really don't ride it myself, but it's just so darn pretty to look at... :-)

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    Yikes. Glad you're ok.

    That was a sweet bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriddleCakes View Post
    ..Oh yeah, I got t-boned...


    I hate that your bike got twisted up like that. But as you said, it can be replaced. Hopefully you'll come out of this without any permanent injury, which is really all that matters.

    BTW, what's with the guy balancing on the rope?
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    Thanks for the condolences, y'all. Got the wrist x-rayed this afternoon, and there's no break. Bike shop is pretty backed up, couldn't inspect the frame today, but at a glance the shop tech was really pessimistic about whether the frame and fork are salvageable. The wheels are obviously toast, which saddens me, because Velocity doesn't make that rim any more, and I can't find a non-machine walled 29er/wide 700c rim in yellow to replace them.
    @RudeRad There's a cross bar mounted to the top front of the rack with a seatpost trailer hitch mounted to it. Trailer is a Burley Travoy, which normally connects to the seatpost. I don't have room for a seatpost mount, between the saddlebag and taillight, so I opted for the rack mount adaptor. The Travoy is a sweet little trailer for light loads, and it folds down quickly and easily so it takes up barely any space in the garage when I'm not using it.
    @the_tool_man Dude in the background is Slacklining, an increasingly popular summertime park activity around here.

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    Thanks for the condolences, y'all. Got the wrist x-rayed this afternoon, and there's no break. Bike shop is pretty backed up, couldn't inspect the frame today, but at a glance the shop tech was really pessimistic about whether the frame and fork are salvageable. The wheels are obviously toast, which saddens me, because Velocity doesn't make that rim any more, and I can't find a non-machine walled 29er/wide 700c rim in yellow to replace them.

    @RubeRad There's a cross bar mounted to the top front of the rack with a seatpost trailer hitch mounted to it. Trailer is a Burley Travoy, which normally connects to the seatpost. I don't have room for a seatpost mount, between the saddlebag and taillight, so I opted for the rack mount adaptor. The Travoy is a sweet little trailer for light loads, and it folds down quickly and easily so it takes up barely any space in the garage when I'm not using it.

    @the_tool_man Dude in the background is Slacklining, an increasingly popular summertime park activity around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriddleCakes View Post
    ...Dude in the background is Slacklining, an increasingly popular summertime park activity around here.
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    I used to see that around Stanford all the time. Only once have I seen it since I moved east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriddleCakes View Post
    @RubeRad There's a cross bar mounted to the top front of the rack with a seatpost trailer hitch mounted to it.
    Ah, now I see it; I was looking at the back of the rack. Pretty cool.

    And sux about the rims! I've never seen yellow rims before, and your bumblebee color scheme was really working!

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    @GriddleCakes I am glad you are okay! wow that put a hurting on your bike too. what is the big differences between a straggler and disc trucker?
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