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margoC 10-27-06 08:12 AM

Here's mine w/o the panniers, it looks funny.
 
I am older and have an old neck injury from an old bicycle wreck so can only bend my neck so far. Plus being female I have short arms. Even though my bike looks funny I can get on the drops and have several comfortable postions to choose from. I also have arthritus in my hands and can only put so much wt on them. I didn't realize how wierd my bike looked until I took pics yesterday. My raleigh doesn't look that bad and I am postitioned almost the same on both bikes. And without further ado:



http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...bikes/nova.jpg

Here is my raleigh for comparison.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...s/raleigh2.jpg


The thing I have attached to the rack on the nova is an rei backpack accesory bag, or whatever you call it. They are too bulky for my backpack but perfect for the rack. I cable tied it on. I dont' like a tall trunk bag. I also just got some sunlight panniers. Here she is loaded up and ready to go.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...s/Dsc00037.jpg

I used to live car free in bft SC but sold my bike when I moved to savannah in 1988. I got a lifecycle stationary bike instead. I had some bad bicycle wrecks and did not want to repeat the experiance after I graduated and moved. I am not carfree right now but am trying to work more commutes into my life as I now live where I can safely ride quite a bit. Mostly I ride for fun and exercize. One shop tried to steer be towards comfort bikes, not that there is anything wrong with that but I met some folks at the local bike touring club that had comfy road bikes and was able to adjust my riding to suit my aging neck and hands, I can still go fast and ride with clipless pedals. My next bike will probably be a recumbent, I'll keep the ones I have but I want to add to my stable so I can enjoy riding my entire life.

chocula 10-27-06 08:47 AM

I'm setting up a new commuter using a mid 1980s Schwinn Mesa Runner MTB that I intercepted on its way to a trash pile.
This is the "before" picture. I'll post the "after" photo next week when I'm done.

http://home.comcast.net/~bennett12/mesabefore.jpg

RonH 10-27-06 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by margoC
Even though my bike looks funny I can get on the drops and have several comfortable postions to choose from.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...bikes/nova.jpg

Here she is loaded up and ready to go.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...s/Dsc00037.jpg

Great looking bike :beer: but maybe I'm partial since my commuter is also a Jamis Nova. ;)
Don't let the age thing hinder your cycling. I'll be 62 before Christmas and most days I feel like a kid when riding.
Remember, cycling keeps you young. :)

Drexman 10-28-06 03:17 PM

My commuter
 
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This is my Castro Valley commuter. Pretty much stock, but I added the Brooks B17 saddle, 32 mm Bontrager tires, rack, and I changed out the stem to get the handle bars up a bit.


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j5...l/P1000196.jpg

hairlessbill 11-01-06 01:29 PM

Here are my newest commuters. I am rebuilding my RB-1 and have retired the MB-1, the cracked frame was making me nervous.


A Centurion Super Elite frameset built up to be a single-speed rain/snow bike. Running Vredestein Campo 700x28's for the snow until I get my Nokians. Yep, that's a bar-end stuck in the middle of the bar to elevate my light over the basket. I will strip and repaint this in the summer.
http://www.indra.com/homepages/hairl...rion.right.jpg


A Panasonic DX4000 built up as a fixed-gear (42x17) for the bulk of my commuting. The brass bell rings over bumps, automagically clearing the path ahead of you. Will probably strip and repaint this after the Centurion.

http://www.indra.com/homepages/hairl...onic.right.jpg

My wife's MB-3 with new Nitto Promenade bars and kickstand. I will be riding this in the snow once I add a rear brake and get the Nokians. Then back to being a mountain bike in the spring.

http://www.indra.com/homepages/hairl...g/mb3.left.jpg

SwollenYak 11-02-06 07:38 AM

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Here's some pics of my rig...

Serendipper 11-03-06 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by hairlessbill
My wife's MB-3 with new Nitto Promenade bars and kickstand. I will be riding this in the snow once I add a rear brake and get the Nokians. Then back to being a mountain bike in the spring.

http://www.indra.com/homepages/hairl...g/mb3.left.jpg

I like this one. I just built up my first MTB on Slicks commuter tonight, a Specialized Hard Rock on Fat Tiogas with a rack/cantis/index shifter, etc. I thought about either moustache or promenade bars and a Brooks to give it some class. Thanks for the pics, I can just about imagine it now.

Oh, and Kris Pistofferson...I understand why you roll like this now. It's practical as hell.:D

jim-bob 11-03-06 02:27 AM

..and speaking of mtbs set up for urban use..
http://entirely-adequate.com/beater.jpg
I brought this poor thing back to life recently.

diff_lock2 11-03-06 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by jim-bob
..and speaking of mtbs set up for urban use..
http://entirely-adequate.com/beater.jpg
I brought this poor thing back to life recently.

what tires are those (never seen them before)
they look like there good for summer, real slick

ModoVincere 11-03-06 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hairlessbill
My wife's MB-3 with new Nitto Promenade bars and kickstand. I will be riding this in the snow once I add a rear brake and get the Nokians. Then back to being a mountain bike in the spring.

http://www.indra.com/homepages/hairl...g/mb3.left.jpg

I like the little Flash guy on the top bar. If it were me, I think I'd glue him down straddling the top bar with his own set of handlebars.
Nothing like a little wimsy to lighten up ones attitude, especially with cagers everywhere.

aadhils 11-03-06 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by margoC
I didn't realize how wierd my bike looked until I took pics yesterday.

What do you mean wierd? I think it looks georgeous!...

jim-bob 11-03-06 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diff_lock2
what tires are those (never seen them before)
they look like there good for summer, real slick

Ritchey "Moby Bite" tires, 26x2.1".

hairlessbill 11-03-06 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ModoVincere
I like the little Flash guy on the top bar. If it were me, I think I'd glue him down straddling the top bar with his own set of handlebars.
Nothing like a little wimsy to lighten up ones attitude, especially with cagers everywhere.

He is now sitting on the handlebars as I realized he was sitting where the rear brake cable needed to be. If I get him a handlebar then I have to get him a bike too and that's a slippery slope.

Switched out the promenade bars for risers; just for the winter though. New pix when I get the time.

plodderslusk 11-05-06 03:34 PM

Frost is here to stay so I had to put away my commuter roadie. Finished this old Miyata Ridgerunner Team yesterday. Nice ride and for my short commute the 40- 20 singlespeed gearing is good enough. I will also be using it on utility roads in the woods(and in the ski tracks when no one is looking) during the winter.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...k/121_2121.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...k/121_2119.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...21_2115_r1.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...k/121_2118.jpg

modernjess 11-07-06 10:56 AM

the green machine
 
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After many years of commuting on my mountain or road bike, (15 mile round trip) and thinking about what I really needed in a commuter I finally built up my ulitmate commuter/ultilty bike last spring. I live in the flatlands so a single speed was the obvious way to go. It's a Surly cross-check, decals removed. I've recently crossed the 2000 mile mark on it for the year, and other than some new tires (T-serv's) and a new freewheel, It's just like the day I built it, which is when this picture was taken. Ocaasionally I throw a rear rack on it for groceries and errands, and of course now I've got lighting set up for winter. It's turned out to be everything I'd hoped it would be. I love it.

hairlessbill 11-07-06 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by modernjess
After many years of commuting on my mountain or road bike, (15 mile round trip) and thinking about what I really needed in a commuter I finally built up my ulitmate commuter/ultilty bike last spring. I live in the flatlands so a single speed was the obvious way to go. It's a Surly cross-check, decals removed. I've recently crossed the 2000 mile mark on it for the year, and other than some new tires (T-serv's) and a new freewheel, It's just like the day I built it, which is when this picture was taken. Ocaasionally I throw a rear rack on it for groceries and errands, and of course now I've got lighting set up for winter. It's turned out to be everything I'd hoped it would be. I love it.

Nice Surly! I just put fenders on mine:

http://www.indra.com/homepages/hairl...rly.right2.jpg

ryanz4 11-07-06 04:27 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...cture006-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Picture004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Picture005.jpg

marqueemoon 11-07-06 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by plodderslusk
Miyata

So nice! I'm loving this bike.

pinkheadedbug 11-07-06 11:26 PM

Here's mine. Depending on the season and my mood, it might be set up with slicks, knobblies or studded tires:

(Niner SIR 9 steel frame 29er with SRAM X9 drivetrain and American Classics wheels)

http://static.flickr.com/97/249862719_719ff37d07.jpg

shakeNbake 11-08-06 01:25 AM

My commuter (well, my only bike actually :D)

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3038/001ts2.jpg

xB_Nutt 11-08-06 02:56 PM

http://photos.hobbytalk.com/data/500...COmmuter_2.jpg
This is my latest commuter build. Started out like the one in the pic below. (I bought these both for $75 and my daughter is riding the stock pink and grey one) I've put less than $50 in it for drop bars, stem, bar-end shifters, brake levers and some black spray paint. The tires, seat, racks and fenders I already had on another bike.
http://photos.hobbytalk.com/data/500/Bianchi_1.jpg

WillisB 11-08-06 03:00 PM

Here is my mine. I got my hands on the Raleigh mountain frame and built it up with some used and some new parts. I just need to get the fenders on it.


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P1010020.jpg

pyze-guy 11-08-06 03:45 PM

This is my most recent setup of my commuter/everyday ride. An old Wheeler mtb a friend was going to throw out. Mavic rims, generic hub on the front and an axiom s/s disc hub on the back, geared at 42/15 right now. Kenda kwest tires, shimano 105 cranks ($15 for a bargin bin), stem was $2 from a friends store, chopped and flipped drops from a frame I found on garbage night, and new planet bike fenders from MEC.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...y/IMG_8712.jpg

xB_Nutt 11-08-06 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by pyze-guy
When sadness fills my days, it's time to turn away,
and let tomorrows dreams, become reality to me.

Black Sabbath fan, eh?

pyze-guy 11-08-06 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by xB_Nutt
Black Sabbath fan, eh?

Yeah, sort of fit my life for a while.


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