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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I'm back to bike commuting now, and I'm very happy about it. I decided to make my McLean my every-day bike, even though it's special and valuable. I might as well enjoy it. We use antique plates for dinner. If we didn't use them, what would we do with them?

    1982 McLean racing frame
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    That is a pretty sweet commuter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTeaHermit View Post
    Sounds awesome. I'm trying to figure out a good way to make a psuedo drink carrier for my Peugeot that has a nice wide basket type rack for when I make runs to get food and the such.



    Pic related, it's my bicycle's butt. I think I can concoct some sort of wooden or cardboard rig to wedge into one of the sides of the basket. I've got some old tubes laying around that I can use as a rubber grip for the cup holder
    I went to pick up lunch from a local sandwich/deli place one time, with drinks in one of those cardboard drink carriers, using my son's bike trailer with the fabric seat inside. It was NOT a good experience. There was no flat surface whatsoever, and despite the drink carrier the big cups full of sweet tea spilled everywhere, making the fabric nice and sticky.
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    My wife's Centurion Mixte.

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    New commuter! Finally upgrading from my old clunky heavy 90's Giant MTB. Just finished rebuilding this. Putting a rack on tomorrow.




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    Before fireworks in town earlier this evening .



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    sci guy, that's pretty HAWT! Love the splash of color on the bars. Lugged Raleigh frame looks really good, did you have it repainted? Fixed or Free?

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    83' Schwinn Sprint conversion, still waiting to have enough funds for a rear rack and panniers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    sci guy, that's pretty HAWT! Love the splash of color on the bars. Lugged Raleigh frame looks really good, did you have it repainted? Fixed or Free?
    thanks! I love how it turned out. It's not repainted - the frame is in exceptional shape. has a few paint/decal scrapes/chips, but overall, it's super bright and shiny. a little rust here and there too, but just a little and i'm rubbing it off. it was hanging in my grandparents garage for 20+ years. it's from the late 70s/early 80s (serial # is unreadable). its an 18 tooth freewheel. also my first single speed!
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    Hey sci guy, nice job rebuilding that Raleigh. Looks great.

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    Here is mine I built it up from a regular mtn bike this is for running around on when not riding my recumbent and it is also gonna be used for this winter commuting back and fourth to work every once in a while I live 1.5 miles from work so not bad at all.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az2y...=youtube_gdata
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    My little project, 7700 DA STI's, drop bar conversion. Frame repainted, remaining decals masked off for that survivor look.

    Just waiting on a few racks, fenders and my new seat.

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    maybe it's just an illusion with the rail in the background, but that top tube looks reallllly long

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    Ill take a better picture of it tomorrow. Doesnt seem to long when i ride it
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    I LOVE the MTB conversion with the drops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesChevelle View Post
    Ill take a better picture of it tomorrow. Doesnt seem to long when i ride it
    So you're keeping the suspension fork? For some reason I thought you'd said you were swapping it out for a rigid one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    So you're keeping the suspension fork? For some reason I thought you'd said you were swapping it out for a rigid one.
    Rigid fork is on the way, I will see how it does nd decide
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    Better picture, saddle installed. Need the correct seat post though..........off to the Co-Op

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    What I did so far was buy some DA 7700 STI's new stem and bars, repaint the frame (masked off the decals), new cables and saddle, waiting on the right rack and fenders to come along at my Co-Op
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    nice bikes

    @rekon i really like both of those bikes. I have a road bike have never commuted on it. I want to some day.
    Quote Originally Posted by rekon View Post
    When I commute through the roads:



    When I commute through the trails:


    what size tires are on the Motobecane? I have a fantom CX and am wondering how wide of tires I could run.
    either way it looks sharp... Did you remove the stickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
    Hey sci guy, nice job rebuilding that Raleigh. Looks great.
    I agree Sci Guy awesome rebuild. How do you like the bullhorn handlebars? I wish i could find an old steel frame to build up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    I agree Sci Guy awesome rebuild. How do you like the bullhorn handlebars? I wish i could find an old steel frame to build up.
    Thanks!
    I wish I had ordered the 40cm instead of the 42cm, and I wish the reach from the bend to the ends where the brakes are was a little shorter. But otherwise I'm liking them. It's my first time using bullhorns, so I'm still getting used to it - just think I will replace them with a smaller version in the future.
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    Just added a bunch of stuff to my Trek 7100 for a bike tour. Now my bike is better equipped to commute so I plan to start commuting soon too.

    Basic Trek 7100 added Planet Bike fenders, Filzer PR-4 rack, trekking bar, MEC Aquanot panniers (not shown), M540 SPD:




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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    @rekon i really like both of those bikes. I have a road bike have never commuted on it. I want to some day.

    what size tires are on the Motobecane? I have a fantom CX and am wondering how wide of tires I could run.
    either way it looks sharp... Did you remove the stickers?
    Thanks for the compliments @RidingMatthew! I bought the Fantom CX used and the guy that owned it prior said when he ordered it from bikesdirect and that they messed up and sent it without decals. Looks a little plain to me but eh whatever...

    The tires are 40c. I contacted bikesdirect and they said 42c width will fit on the fantom. However I personally think 40c is the real threshold because my tires BARLEY have enough clearance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekon View Post
    Thanks for the compliments @RidingMatthew! I bought the Fantom CX used and the guy that owned it prior said when he ordered it from bikesdirect and that they messed up and sent it without decals. Looks a little plain to me but eh whatever...

    The tires are 40c. I contacted bikesdirect and they said 42c width will fit on the fantom. However I personally think 40c is the real threshold because my tires BARLEY have enough clearance!

    Careful. I bought a Fantom CX frame from Bike Island with this knowledge and turns out those frames can only take about 35c. I was bummed.

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    My Commuters

    Regular commuter:

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    Monster commuter:
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    Both made by me in my garage. I highly recommend fat tires like 38s for commuting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquateen View Post
    Careful. I bought a Fantom CX frame from Bike Island with this knowledge and turns out those frames can only take about 35c. I was bummed.
    I've never gone bigger than 32s with fenders on my CX.
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