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Old 11-15-06, 10:25 AM   #1401
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Same bike (I've posted it here before), it has changed a bit, and i got winter tires on it.





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Old 11-15-06, 03:50 PM   #1402
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holy flagpole batman!
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Old 11-15-06, 07:52 PM   #1403
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Here she is

ready for rain
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Old 11-15-06, 07:53 PM   #1404
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Well I finally took pictures of my bike tonight, and noticed some interesting damage, too...



Crappy dark shot, sorry:

Excuse the cat, this is with the visible damage to the left bar-end that I did with my wrist in August. The bar part swivels around/is loose, so I can't crank on it much (though I do use the corner of the bracket to switch up my hand position) - I need some loctite for it, is all.


And the damage I found:


Firstly, there's a screw missing (which is what caught my eye), but on closer inspection, the next eyelet is sheared off the inner part (forgive me for not knowing the names of the parts) - I do want to replace/switch up my gearing to get some taller gears, but don't know exactly what I'm going to do about this yet. This certainly explains the creaking I've been hearing just the past couple of days.

Anyway, that's my el cheapo ride.. It gets me from A to B, I love it.
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Old 11-16-06, 01:18 AM   #1405
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Garth, is there any way you can put up a photo of that front wheel thing in the dark? I'm curious how it shows up.
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Old 11-16-06, 05:26 AM   #1406
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holy flagpole batman!
(if and only if your talking about the seat post)

Yeah when i bought the bike i didn't notice how small it was.

Its a really weird frame. and its kinda busted, so i'm looking for a new one.
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Old 11-16-06, 07:46 AM   #1407
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[QUOTE=diff_lock2]Same bike (I've posted it here before), it has changed a bit, and i got winter tires on it.





cool 'split personality' fenders
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Old 11-16-06, 11:57 AM   #1408
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nite lite

I'll try this weekend.
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Old 11-16-06, 02:45 PM   #1409
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cool 'split personality' fenders


EDIT: ^^^^^^WTF IS WITH THE QUOTE LOL, oh well too lazy to fix it. ^^^^^^^

Yeah when it gets cold plastic gets real brittle. Also water tends to freeze, witch caused me to fall/crash!

And i use "caterpillar" steal toes for the cold, and there a size too big so i can fit more socks, so i don't freeze. So i guess i clipped it with the toe of the boot during the slip.

All the "coldness's" fault!

And the frame is a bit short
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Old 11-16-06, 08:11 PM   #1410
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holy flagpole batman!
LOL! I don't mean to offend anyone but that made me spill my drink.
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Old 11-17-06, 01:54 PM   #1411
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LOL! I don't mean to offend anyone but that made me spill my drink.

same here, its hilarious! (sept i didnt have a drink, lucky me)
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Old 11-17-06, 09:03 PM   #1412
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Pics of my backup. Parked in front of the Central Library in downtown KC, next to the Trek 820 belonging to a guy who I see commuting every day (he works there at the library, no clue how far in he rides, he isn't too talkative, I haven't ever asked him where he rides in from)



Bought it used for $80 on craigslist last week. It's a 1998, and it had less than a mile on it when I got it. I swapped on the 8-speed wheels from my Sorrento to see how she rides on the slicks. Works like a champ.
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Old 11-18-06, 02:14 PM   #1413
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My commuter for now. It's a 1982/1983 Schwinn Super Sport SP. Bought the bike for $80 off Craigslist earlier this year - since then I've put about that amount again into parts. I'm personally fond of that understated-but-not-out-of-date look.

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Old 11-18-06, 05:15 PM   #1414
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Here is my GMC Denali.
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Old 11-18-06, 05:20 PM   #1415
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My commuter for now. It's a 1982/1983 Schwinn Super Sport SP. Bought the bike for $80 off Craigslist earlier this year - since then I've put about that amount again into parts. I'm personally fond of that understated-but-not-out-of-date look.

That Schwinn is a classic.
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Old 11-18-06, 11:13 PM   #1416
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Hey, caloso, remember me? Long time no post!! Still commuting, though!! Still doing the San Jose thing. Zillions of miles on various commuter bikes.

I'll check in more formally soon. I just recall many of your posts in the past. Glad to see you're still at it.

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Old 11-20-06, 08:41 AM   #1417
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Running late this morning but still got to work before almost everyone else. Thank goodness for cool weather and sweaters. I didn't need to cool off at all and didn't need to worry about a pressed shirt, just threw on the wool sweater and got straight to work.
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Old 11-20-06, 12:27 PM   #1418
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Here's how my commuter is shaping up. Next comes fenders and my MR16/SLA based geeky light system.

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Old 11-21-06, 11:05 AM   #1419
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Here is my commuter for this year. I tried to keep it simple and fast. My commute is short, so pretty much any handlebar would work, but this one is pretty simple.

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Old 11-24-06, 03:41 AM   #1420
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Nishiki in the house

This is my daily commter. Rolls on my SS wheel set for my 29er. White Ind 36h hubs, Eno disc rear and disc fr, with Salsa Delgato hoops. Boone ti cog mounted to the disc side make her fixed. Nitto mustash bars and stock 105 brake. Brooks Pro copper saddle. Nishiki TT frame form the 80? Tange 900 steel frame cause steel is real. Bike came to me from a co-worker all orginal and is in real good shape. Love the fade.
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Old 11-24-06, 01:31 PM   #1421
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neat ride, do you find the brooks saddle comfy? i tried one and found it hellish!
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Old 11-24-06, 03:59 PM   #1422
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finally...

After 3 months of planning, dreaming, window shopping, etc. I finally have a bike - and I didn't even have to buy it. A good friend of mine in the Marine reserves is deploying next month - and he offered me a long-term loan on his MTB, which will now become my primary means of transport.
Here it is - with red Michelin Hot S tires...
It's a Trek 8000 -

Future Plans:
Fenders, Rear Rack w/ Waterproof Panniers, Front and Real Lights, Slick Tires, Platform Pedals, Rigid Fork...
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Old 11-24-06, 08:44 PM   #1423
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i love red tires. i wish there were more of them around!
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Old 11-24-06, 10:59 PM   #1424
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This is my daily commuter, though most of the other bikes on this thread put it to shame:



It's a crummy road bike that I converted to a fixie when I got hit by a car and needed a new rear wheel.
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Old 11-25-06, 02:40 AM   #1425
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I like it. It has character.
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