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Old 07-21-14, 07:29 AM   #12426
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what kind of bag is that ? i like it? also how did you mount that light on the side? i need to do that on my road bike.
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took this on my way in this morning-

@TheDavid i really like the folder. I want to get one someday somehow
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Old 07-22-14, 03:59 PM   #12427
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took this on my way in this morning-

Is that an old Nashbar touring frame? Buddy of mine has one of those. His is nice, but a little odd.
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Old 07-22-14, 05:39 PM   #12428
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Is that an old Nashbar touring frame? Buddy of mine has one of those. His is nice, but a little odd.
Hell no! lol....It's a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron.
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Old 07-22-14, 06:16 PM   #12429
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definitely black for the fenders, ... :-) Fenders Fenders should always be black ...
Thanks! I'm leaning toward that as well now.
@RidingMatthew. He has an Arkel Trail Rider trunk bag. $114 online. It's a pretty cool bag. I'm considering getting one for my bike as well. I haven't decided yet though.

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Old 07-22-14, 07:05 PM   #12430
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thanks @Seano Hermano I got an email the same day from Adventure Cycling with that bag on there. Looks like very nice bag for the top of a rack.
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Old 07-23-14, 12:27 AM   #12431
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That's a really wide minimum rack width for the Arkel, 3.15"? My rack is only ~2.5" wide at the top where it'd mount, so I guess it wouldn't work for me.
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Hell no! lol....It's a 1987 Schwinn Cimarron.
Sorry, those old (~1984) Nashbar touring frames are actually quite well made (rebadged Japanese make IIRC), but the geometry seems a little weird. (26" wheels, but the fork seems mismatched).

Nice bike!

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Old 07-23-14, 09:48 AM   #12433
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I'll probably add some fenders this fall.
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Old 07-24-14, 07:51 PM   #12434
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Old 07-25-14, 07:57 AM   #12435
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what kind of frame bag is that? also are those panniers really small?
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Old 07-25-14, 08:03 AM   #12436
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@tumbler that is just awesome. I would love to have a folding bike someday I will.
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Old 07-25-14, 08:29 AM   #12437
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what kind of frame bag is that? also are those panniers really small?
Looks to me like the new iteration of the Nashbar Daytrekker (11L capacity). I used to commute with the previous version, which was even smaller at 7.9L. But perfect if all you have to carry is shirt, socks and underwear, and lunch, and you don't want to haul giant cross-country panniers around everywhere.

Now though I have switched to a kittier, for waterproofness, decoratable surface area, and fredliness.
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Old 07-25-14, 08:40 AM   #12438
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what kind of frame bag is that? also are those panniers really small?
Nashbar frame bag and Nashbar DayTrekker panniers. I wanted something smaller for the summer when I'm not carrying as much. I usually put my work clothes on one side and my lunch and maybe a jacket on the other side. This fall I'll switch back over to some larger panniers. This is my first time using a frame bag and I really like it. It's great for my phone, wallet, keys, and maybe a small snack.
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Old 07-25-14, 08:59 AM   #12440
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thanks i might have to look for one instead of a seat bag
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And you're a special flower as well! Are you lovin on my kittier, my coining of the word 'kittier', or my sexy sexy pictures?
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Here's one of my bikes I use for my 11 mile round trip to work. It's a Xootr Swift w/a set of custom built wheels rockin' WTB rims and a NuVinci hub. The tires are Schwalbe Big Apple 20X2.0's.



And here's my Puma Nevis W/an Origin8 Classique CargoUnit Front Basket and a Nexus 8 speed hub. I swapped out the riser stem for a Truvativ Hussefelt Stem, so it's been updated since this last pic.

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@tumbler that is just awesome. I would love to have a folding bike someday I will.
Thanks buddy. The best part is when your coworkers suddenly notice it under the desk and are like "What the heck? How long has that been there?".
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Still a work in progress, by took my first little stroll with the new seat tonight, now I understand why they cost so much........ Just need to get the appropriate seat bag and matching handlebar bag, a front rack, and make the switch to metal fenders...........





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Still a work in progress, by took my first little stroll with the new seat tonight, now I understand why they cost so much........ Just need to get the appropriate seat bag and matching handlebar bag, a front rack, and make the switch to metal fenders...........







Sweet looking bike! What's the key ring thing hanging on your cables?
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I am a member of the local Co-Op, its my member tag, still looking for a better place for it, will probably hang it on the seat bag when i get a new one
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Except for when they should be white

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well correct, nice bike, my next bike would be either a Cannondale or Surly cross check,
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What size is that 'Dale??
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