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Old 09-18-06, 08:14 PM   #1226
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First New Bike(s) in 40 Years

Thanks for this evenings entertainment. Just finished all 41 pages

I think this is my first post here, so I'll start off with a pic of my 1968 Raleigh Sports new replacement:



Got my wife a used 2005 model a few weeks ago, which included a suspension fork:



Thanks for all the contributions to a great thread!
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Old 09-19-06, 03:31 AM   #1227
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The frame is a 1997 German steel.
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Old 09-19-06, 01:27 PM   #1228
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Slow day or rainy day commuter:

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Old 09-19-06, 03:21 PM   #1229
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Finland/finnish, by any chance?
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Old 09-19-06, 08:39 PM   #1230
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wow...just what I was looking for...my seatpost is about like yours....not much showing. doesn't look that bad though
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Old 09-19-06, 09:51 PM   #1231
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Ah, very sly...runnin' single chainring; no front derailuer. My last commuter was setup that way, 1x8. Now I ride 1x1
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Old 09-19-06, 11:24 PM   #1232
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Old 09-20-06, 12:35 AM   #1233
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...with my new Arkel T-42's...
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Ah, very sly...runnin' single chainring; no front derailuer. My last commuter was setup that way, 1x8. Now I ride 1x1
That's next! But I have to keep gears on at least one of the beaters so I can haul my kid around in his Burley

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Old 09-21-06, 03:30 PM   #1235
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Old 09-21-06, 03:49 PM   #1236
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Is that the Nashbar Front Rack Bag on your front rack? If so, how do you like it and how roomy is it?
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Old 09-22-06, 06:33 AM   #1237
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My road bike as seen on my commute in this morning. I ride the same bike rain or shine, but I'll put a garbage bag over the pack before I strap it on the rack when it's raining.
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Old 09-22-06, 09:12 AM   #1238
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Is that the Nashbar Front Rack Bag on your front rack? If so, how do you like it and how roomy is it?
I've got one too. Nice bag, great mounting straps, not that roomy though. Good for a jacket or lunch in the main compartment and a few tools/tubes/keys/cell phone, etc. in the side pockets. I also have the matching rack that mounts on the canti bosses.
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I've got one too. Nice bag, great mounting straps, not that roomy though. Good for a jacket or lunch in the main compartment and a few tools/tubes/keys/cell phone, etc. in the side pockets. I also have the matching rack that mounts on the canti bosses.
Cool, thanks for letting me know! I thought it might be a good replacement for a rear trank bag, but it sounds like not too spacious. Hmm.
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Old 09-22-06, 07:24 PM   #1240
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i love my mew bike.
isn't she sexy?
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Old 09-22-06, 07:30 PM   #1241
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Yes indeed! Very nice What is that, looks like a miniature Surly Cross-Check but not quite?
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Old 09-23-06, 09:25 AM   #1242
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Yes indeed! Very nice What is that, looks like a miniature Surly Cross-Check but not quite?
Thanks!

She's a Long Haul Trucker. Looks mini b/c it's a 42cm frame. I'm really small, so yeah, she sort of is miniature... it is amazing to finally ride a bike that is the right size for me.
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Old 09-23-06, 09:32 AM   #1243
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I'm sure this is a stupid question, but as they say, "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask", so here goes...

How do you post photos so that the hi-res version appears on screen? I am able to post links to photos stored on my ISP, and I know how to post the low res thumbnails, but I can't find anything in the help file or elsewhere to getting the photos to appear within my post automatically.

Please help.
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Old 09-23-06, 02:19 PM   #1244
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The bikeforums ain't geared for viewing your uploaded, hi-res shots right in the thread. That would be sucking a lot of their bandwidth everytime somebody viewed the page, rather than only when the thumbnail was clicked.
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Old 09-24-06, 10:27 AM   #1245
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The Cannondale Killer V500 turned commuter.


Beats the 79 Murray.
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My sturdy Strida. Great for bimodal transportation (bike, subway) here in NYC. Long time lurker here by the way, and this is my first post. Hi Folks!


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I started using my mtb as my commuter since the streets in the city are so pitted and potholed --- was riding my roadbike but ended up rebuilding my back wheel. This thing handles all the problems I run into and can go jump a curb or go offroad if I need to. I ride it year round on and off road. It's kind of a Tank.

I carry my clothing/papers/food in a backpack -- oh yeah and it gets the luxury of riding an elevator 5 floors everyday and getting parked in our "bike garage" - an unused office a few of us use to lock our bikes up all day.

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Old 09-25-06, 01:05 PM   #1248
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I started using my mtb as my commuter since the streets in the city are so pitted and potholed --- was riding my roadbike but ended up rebuilding my back wheel. This thing handles all the problems I run into and can go jump a curb or go offroad if I need to. I ride it year round on and off road. It's kind of a Tank.

I carry my clothing/papers/food in a backpack -- oh yeah and it gets the luxury of riding an elevator 5 floors everyday and getting parked in our "bike garage" - an unused office a few of us use to lock our bikes up all day.

Never seen that bike before, is the frame foldable, if not whats that quick release on the "top tube" for...

is that even a top tube?
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Never seen that bike before, is the frame foldable, if not whats that quick release on the "top tube" for...

is that even a top tube?
Yes it's a foldable, originally came with the Hummer Sports vehicle - and the army made use of them for paratroopers.

http://www.montagueco.com/aboutusourhistory.html

I won this one, believe it or not --- from a Newport cigarette contest (mom smoked) - so I submitted mine and Mom's name and forgot about it. Probably 6-8 months later I get this large box delivered to my porch --- addressed to Mom . Wasn't going to keep it - but I started riding more in the winter - and doing more offroad - so I kept it. Going to keep using it as my commuter bike - and going for a more compact/lighter weight mtb in the Spring.

Not to mention how many people have noticed it's a one of a kind bike around here too ...
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Some of my various vintage machines - all of which I use for various errands-running (and riding to the local bike shops).

The red-fendered '69 Robin Hood is the beater of the pack. You wouldn't believe what I've lugged home on that rear rack...

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