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    Quote Originally Posted by kookaburra1701 View Post
    OK, here's mine. I thought I'd wait until I get a taller stem to level out the basket, but then I realized I'm so lazy it'll probably be 2015 before I get around to doing that.


    I like.
    IGH, Chainguard, fenders...it is almost perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
    Beautiful.

    Except the kickstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Here's mine, ready for today's commute. I'll take my lumps in advance for the iPhone's inability to take good pictures in any light:

    The problem is not the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    I like.
    IGH, Chainguard, fenders...it is almost perfect.
    My next major upgrades are going to be roller brakes and a dynohub.
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    sheesh...am i the only commuter who removes their fenders in the summer???
    This is why motorists hate us, and why I've given up riding on the road...You should be ashamed yourself, and you should be reviled by cyclists everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    sheesh...am i the only commuter who removes their fenders in the summer???
    Location: pdx
    Doesn't it rain there year-round? I have other bikes that I ride when I'm absolutely sure it won't rain. Installing/removing fenders is a PITA and I'm lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    sheesh...am i the only commuter who removes their fenders in the summer???
    The raceblades come off my roadie on May 1st, and go back on October 1st, no matter what type of weather we're having. But I keep the fenders on my utilitarian ride year 'round.

    Besides - they're color-matched to the frame and I think they look pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    sheesh...am i the only commuter who removes their fenders in the summer???
    Too much of a PITA, and mine (hammered Honjo's, hand pinstriped) look great on the bike. Why take them off? To be more aero?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Why take them off? To be more aero?
    Summer is cat 6 commuting season!
    This is why motorists hate us, and why I've given up riding on the road...You should be ashamed yourself, and you should be reviled by cyclists everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    Summer is cat 6 commuting season!
    Can't wait for the rain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    I have other bikes that I ride when I'm absolutely sure it won't rain.
    Believe it or not, that's all summer here. Not so much as 0.01" in a day since June 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
    This is pretty hot, except for the tall head tube, spacer stack and seat post. In general, tall people can't really have a perfectly hot bike that also fits because once it fits the proportions look all wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    Not.

    Is that trunk bag integrated with the seat post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    I don't normally like brake cables springing out the top of the levers, but that bike is definitely hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    I'm glad to see this thread is getting back on track. I shall do my best to keep it that way. Here's a new submission although I have to confess that it is not my bike. I just saw it at lunch today.
    That's definitely hot. The staging next to those trash cans really compliments the striping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    This could be a great commuter with some modifications (another brake, brake lever that doesn't look like it's about to break off, better brakes). However, it would need fresh paint (at least) to be hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Believe it or not, that's all summer here. Not so much as 0.01" in a day since June 26.
    I'll be darned -- have I been lied to about the PNW being rainy all the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    This could be a great commuter with some modifications (another brake, brake lever that doesn't look like it's about to break off, better brakes). However, it would need fresh paint (at least) to be hot.
    Oh man, that's starting to sound like work! Since the bike is a fixed-gear, I haven't had much need for a rear brake, and I think the angle of the photo is what makes the brake lever look weird. It's perfectly positioned for the drops, where I spend 95% of my time on this bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    Older pic, but this is the current setup


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Believe it or not, that's all summer here. Not so much as 0.01" in a day since June 26.
    Unusual for you folks in Beaverton? In Seattle, I usually expect a fair number of cloudy and 65 days, with some showers or the usual drizzle, but it feels like its been 80+ for two months now. We did have a nice 65 and drizzly day a few days ago, it was perfect as my girlfriend an I were setting out for an two day bike ride with an overnighter at a bed and breakfast. Second day was HOT though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    This is pretty hot, except for the tall head tube, spacer stack and seat post. In general, tall people can't really have a perfectly hot bike that also fits because once it fits the proportions look all wrong.
    To my eye the headtube is just fine, you're right about us taller folks having a hard time with the geometry looking good to the eye though. I don't think too many points should be taken off for such a handicap. To me, that frames' geometry is about perfect, but I'm very partial to frames being nearly exactly that shape.



    I like it. I like the lights, and I'm sympathetic to the fenderline not being perfect up front, especially because I like those fenders with the classic color shape at the front. You'd probably have to add another stay up front to trim the fenderline, and then that'd put more stress on the fender and probably cause it to crack eventually. Aesthetically, ideally, the rack would be closer to the fender. I like kickstands, and this is the commuting forum, so you get points for that. I usually don't like straight forks, but this one looks good and is sporting mid-fork braze-ons, so points there. Photo framing is acceptable, if uninteresting.
    Last edited by Medic Zero; 08-21-13 at 08:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    This could be a great commuter with some modifications (another brake, brake lever that doesn't look like it's about to break off, better brakes). However, it would need fresh paint (at least) to be hot.
    I disagree about the paint. I think for "hot", for the commuting forum, well used paint on a bike that is obviously getting used, is at least as hot as a brand new paint job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Not.

    Is that trunk bag integrated with the seat post?

    Nope.

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    I think itīs cool! I like the colour combo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    I'll be darned -- have I been lied to about the PNW being rainy all the time?



    Oh man, that's starting to sound like work! Since the bike is a fixed-gear, I haven't had much need for a rear brake, and I think the angle of the photo is what makes the brake lever look weird. It's perfectly positioned for the drops, where I spend 95% of my time on this bike.
    You could trim the fender risers too..
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