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Old 11-09-06, 06:24 PM   #1376
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Old 11-10-06, 10:08 AM   #1377
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ryanz4, that dog in the last picture is cool! Is it a Sheltie?
no, she's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

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Old 11-10-06, 10:26 AM   #1378
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My commuterized Liquid parked in my office. (cellphone pic)
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Old 11-10-06, 11:42 AM   #1379
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I love corgis! Does she do the little nipping/butting at heals to try to get you to play with her? That freaks a lot of people out if they aren't familiar with this breed. But they make a great companion.
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Old 11-10-06, 12:08 PM   #1380
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This is going be my winter commuter/trainer: Fixified 1989 Trek 660. I didn't have time to get the fenders set up so hopefully tonight's rain will hold off until I get home.

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Old 11-10-06, 03:28 PM   #1381
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This is going be my winter commuter/trainer: Fixified 1989 Trek 660. I didn't have time to get the fenders set up so hopefully tonight's rain will hold off until I get home.

Is that the capitol in the background?
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Old 11-10-06, 03:42 PM   #1382
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Is that the capitol in the background?
It is indeed. I took this shot at Tootsie's frozen yogurt stand. When the Legislature's in session, the place is lousy with Members and staff. This week, not so much.

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Old 11-10-06, 06:02 PM   #1383
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I love corgis! Does she do the little nipping/butting at heals to try to get you to play with her? That freaks a lot of people out if they aren't familiar with this breed. But they make a great companion.
She did when she was just a young pup, but she grew out of it quickly.
Your right about making a great companion. She never leaves my side and always helps out. I was raking the leaves today and of course she was right there playing in the piles of leaves!
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Old 11-10-06, 07:31 PM   #1384
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Man, I miss Sacramento. I cursed it the whole time I lived there. Now that I moved, I wish I was back. Grass is always greener on the other side

PS. I like the bike.
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Old 11-11-06, 01:29 PM   #1385
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I built this up in stages over the last few years. It's a mid-80s Trek 310 with 7-speed Shimano Nexus hub. Upgraded the wheels about ten years ago with Mavic MA-40s which have been fantastic - strong and true. Still experimenting with the positions of everything on the moustache bars, so I haven't taped them yet.

More of an obstacle to my commuting though, is a nasty intestinal hemorrhage that seems to pop up the day after I ride or do anything else strenuous. Nearly killed me a year ago last week. That keeps me from actually commuting much at all, but I'm dang tired of just looking at my bike hanging in the garage and figured even if I can't get it out on the road where I can appreciate it, I'll get it out on the web where other like-minded folks can. Riding is my inspiration for getting my guts fixed and my body back up to speed. Some day soon I'll be out all the time.

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Old 11-12-06, 01:50 PM   #1386
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My recently adopted commuter. A.K.A. Just about the best $100 I've ever spent.



1999 Diamondback Sorrento SE

Offroad it's usually missing the lights, handlebar bag, and will have knobby tires.

Tires: SlickCity ST by Forte
Seat: Bell (original was torn up)
Rack: Schwinn
Das Blinkenlights: Bell (Looking at a Blackburn X3 for up front)
Handlebar Bag: Bell
Pump: Blackburn MtnAIR

Inside the bag:
* Gerber Evolution multi-tool
* Screwdriver with bits for every fastener on my bike
* Spare tube
* Master Python cable lock
* Lunch

On the rack:
Depends on what I need to take with me that day, but either a laptop bag or duffle bag.

Also, a really long lash strap wrapped around the support, in case I need to attach something big, or strap a milk crate to the back for carrying stuff.
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Old 11-12-06, 06:25 PM   #1387
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Diamondback response 2005 bought for $200 with thule bike carrier, lights, platform & clipless pedals, pump. Added Brooks saddle ($48), rack ($16), Mr. Tuffy for tires ($14), stem riser ($12). It has shimano deore XT components. Ritchey comp handle bar and seat post. The bike was brand new when got it, the owner used it for a very limited time.
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Old 11-14-06, 07:03 AM   #1388
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surly lht 54cm
suntour xcpro brakes and rear mech
stronglight (sugino XD) cranks
dmr pedals and 2.2" tyres
nitto bars
thomson post
king steelset
ea50 stem
brooks conquest saddle and bar tape
campy record OR front mech
bullseye 48h hubs and halo sas rims
shimano levers, freewheel, and 105 downtube shifters

wanna get one of those SJS cycles rear racks and a decent generator
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Old 11-14-06, 11:03 AM   #1389
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^^^Wow! Fatties do fit fine!! Tell us about those tires?
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Old 11-14-06, 01:08 PM   #1390
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Here you go:

Ebay bike with some DA goodies and a flashlight up front =)

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Old 11-14-06, 01:11 PM   #1391
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It's sort of hard to capture with a cell phone camera, but this is about as clean as my bike will be until I don't know June-ish I think.
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Old 11-14-06, 01:12 PM   #1392
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the tyres are like the mtb equivalent of a bmx tyre. i likes em.
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Old 11-14-06, 01:48 PM   #1393
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Old 11-14-06, 08:43 PM   #1394
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my new bike

My last frame was a cheap aluminum poc, weld broke at the bottom bracket after 2 yrs commuting. This is what I came up with when I thought about what the ultimate commuting bike would be.
Surly 1x1 frame
Shimano nexus 7 hub (to see if I liked internal gears)
nashbar trekking bars w/reflective cork bartape
xtracyle attachment -the best thing i have bought for commuting/grocery shopping-going on 3 yrs old
spiderflex seat- weird but comfy
hokey spokes on front wheel, to get peoples attention when it's dark.
eno cranks 38t with a 16t cog in back
extended my fenders to reduce water/salt spray
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Old 11-14-06, 08:53 PM   #1395
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second try

here it is:http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1163558878
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Old 11-14-06, 09:33 PM   #1396
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one more

one more w/bags http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1163561588
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Old 11-14-06, 11:24 PM   #1397
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Sorry garth, but that is just a little too conventional looking.
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Old 11-15-06, 01:45 AM   #1398
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Sorry garth, but that is just a little too conventional looking.
Seriously
Don't they sell something like that in Walmart?



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Old 11-15-06, 01:49 AM   #1399
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They sell a folding tricycle.



However, I think garth's bike is pretty cool and quite handy for the car free types.
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Old 11-15-06, 08:22 AM   #1400
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here it is:
Er, um, WTF is it?
It looks a little like a home brew xtracycle...................or something.
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