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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    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?
    It's all about that bucket.
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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.

    Xootr Swift + NuVinci Hub.jpg

    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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    Last edited by tds101; 07-25-14 at 02:02 PM.
    Fitness is only a side effect,...I feel alive when I ride!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    @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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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesChevelle View Post
    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
    1988 Centurion IronMan "Miami Vice" - 2008 Gary Fisher Genesis
    Moved to Boise....I miss all my old bikes....Time to start over.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds0123 View Post
    definitely black for the fenders, ... :-) Fenders Fenders should always be black ...
    Except for when they should be white


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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    Except for when they should be white

    well correct, nice bike, my next bike would be either a Cannondale or Surly cross check,

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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    Except for when they should be white



    What size is that 'Dale??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    What size is that 'Dale??
    48 cm . Cursed with stumpy legs

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    Three days of commuting so far and loving it...


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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    I always wanted a bikeE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I always wanted a bikeE.
    A lady I met said she had a recumbent she wanted to sell and those were the only details I got... I was pleasantly surprised by the bike and the price and had to pay her a little more than she was asking.

    In checking it seems like you can get one in decent shape in the $300.00 - $500.00 range (I paid less than this) and they are a very nice ride.

    The CT is pretty stiff but it is also lighter and pretty quick although the design really suits moderately paced riding... I can tick along at 25kmh with very low effort and it comes off the line like a rocket because of how much torque you can lay down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesChevelle View Post
    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...........

    That is some nice progress.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    A lady I met said she had a recumbent she wanted to sell and those were the only details I got... I was pleasantly surprised by the bike and the price and had to pay her a little more than she was asking.

    In checking it seems like you can get one in decent shape in the $300.00 - $500.00 range (I paid less than this) and they are a very nice ride.

    The CT is pretty stiff but it is also lighter and pretty quick although the design really suits moderately paced riding... I can tick along at 25kmh with very low effort and it comes off the line like a rocket because of how much torque you can lay down.
    There is a rear-suspension model on CL out past Raleigh for $450... :drool:
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    So this is my designated commuter, I have a roadie (Trek 1.5) that I do my fun rides or if I feel like a blast to work since there are several Strava segments I'd like to best other on.

    2013 Trek 3500 Disc - completely factory and has the Trek Care Plus so I have nothing to worry about for 3 years (basically) and I am sure I'll see a lot of use out of it since this will be ridden year round in Chicago's lovely weather. I have some Planet Bike Cascadia fenders since nothing else seemed to work because of the brakes. I had a Ibera rack but I didn't like the way the bike rode with it installed so I will just backpack it up.

    Have some nice Nokian studded tires for the winter so expecting no issues.

    For a stock, base model, it rides and stops really well. I am surprised by how much less pressure discs need over rim brakes. My roadie seems to take forever to stop at times.



    And yes it looks like I am cross chaining but it isn't.....
    Looking forward to my winter commuting adventure.....

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    Just upgraded the fork.
    Still the same 10 mile commute each day...

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    Mine's here:
    I ❤ My Bike by Dirk Desmet, on Flickr

    An Avenir Urban 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
    Except for when they should be white
    You know, i really like the transparent strips on my fenders. They are composite polycarbonate with aluminum inside for rigidity. Rear fender uses the aluminum as conductors to get the dyno power to stand light and capacitor from down near bottom bracket, less wires that way.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by curlyfry562 View Post
    Well that's creative. Almost as creative as the dude who did his bike in chalkboard paint, which might be elsewhere in this thread.
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    I have two work-horse, year-round commuter bikes. My new bike is just for special days in nice weather. It's a 1990 Specialized Sirrus that I bought from my friend and just finished fixing up. I have seven speeds in the back, and a single 42T chainring on the front. It's my first downtube shifter. It feels pretty strange right now-- I might eventually change it to a bar end (but not yet, because it would ruin the new tape and cable). I'm also going to put a leather saddle on it. It's a lot of fun to ride!
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    I got a few second takes when people saw me putting gas in my bike this morning...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
    I might eventually change it to a bar end (but not yet, because it would ruin the new tape and cable).
    I say this a lot, but consider also Retroshifts.

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    Here's my Rapid. Haven't used for commuting much (yet), mostly for fetching groceries and fitness and pleasure rides.

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