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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    I see you have some experience with this thread in the road forum.

    For others who haven't, the idea is that people post pictures of their bikes and other critique it. Not only the bike but the picture itself and maybe even the rider.

    So far I've been the only one who has posted a picture of a bike. Acidfast7 posted a picture of his toes and while that's not what I had in mind exactly, I think it does fit into the spirit of the thread just fine.

    I guess I enjoy the back and forth of the "Hot or Not" thread in the road forum more than what you typically see in the Commuter Bicycle Pics thread in this one.
    I'll play:

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    I think we can skew this towards the Fredly!
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    has potential but you need matching spoke cards, more reflectors, the stem is way too low, and the drops need to be angled up 10 degrees.
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    I have a serious entry...hold on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    I'll play:

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    I think we can skew this towards the Fredly!
    I'm struggling with this one. Old GT frames are hot but the long neck leaves me empty. While I applaud your ingenuity of carrying an entire spare wheel it's a little too utilitarian and throws the frame balance off.

    Tidy it up a bit, get a proper side shot and you may be on to something.
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    This is what I rode today...


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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    This is what I rode today...

    Warmish.

    Points subtracted for skinny saddle and absence of kickstand+fenders. This bike would look nice with the new vegan brooks saddle, imo. You also need a paint job and some decals to cover up that hideous bianchi thing. What do rainbow stripes have to do cycling???!1!!!
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    OK ... I'll play along ...

    We have three bikes stored in Hungary at Lake Balaton

    Our three entrants are ...

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    one is a Ferry Dusika Mixte:

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    we paid extra for the optional bread holder when we bought it

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    the second is a Fisher with BMX grips, dirt-bike style brake levers, a V-type stem and a front wheel bottle dynamo

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    and finally, we have a TREK bike ... didn't realize that they were big sellers in pre-1991 Hungary ...

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    also for fun sake ... added my gf who loves shopping for and making Lecsó

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    and you have to get one of these pans if you don't have one:

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    whatdya think ... hot or not?????????????
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    also: The last piece of furniture just arrived for our new flat.

    Photo on 07-08-2013 at 10.40.jpg

    will update once it's been configured

    edit: updated with the "hammock" ready for usage

    a little bit tight fit, but with enough space for a drinking table and close enough to listen to the live music drift in from the square.

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    closer-up

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    metal frame inside of the canvas with very durable metal hardware ... we should get a ton of use out of this

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    edit 2: fits better with table angled. having the table edges parallel with the wall is kinda boring anyway.

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    hammock is hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    This is what I rode today...

    Hot...except for the seatpost rack. Those things are evil wrapped in calamity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    Warmish.

    Points subtracted for skinny saddle and absence of kickstand+fenders. This bike would look nice with the new vegan brooks saddle, imo. You also need a paint job and some decals to cover up that hideous bianchi thing. What do rainbow stripes have to do cycling???!1!!!
    I'm heading out to get stickers right now!

    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    Hot...except for the seatpost rack. Those things are evil wrapped in calamity.
    I know! I had a handlebar bag on there but it was way too loaded up so I made the quick switch on my way out of the garage yesterday.

    The seatpost rack is ok for the mountain bike but doesn't look right on a more "classci/traditional" kind of bike.

    Let's see more pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    This is what I rode today...

    You lose a lot of points due to the seat post rack - so not! This thread seems like it could be fun, though the commuting section on BF is the least judgmental so I don't think we will see the 41-style comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    I'll play:

    009.jpg

    I think we can skew this towards the Fredly!
    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    I'm struggling with this one. Old GT frames are hot but the long neck leaves me empty. While I applaud your ingenuity of carrying an entire spare wheel it's a little too utilitarian and throws the frame balance off.

    Tidy it up a bit, get a proper side shot and you may be on to something.
    I feel you on the long stem. I like my handlebars at least level with my saddle, so what can I do? I'm not happy with the aesthetics of it, but it's necessary.

    The wheel isn't really a spare! I was on my way home from picking it up from a Craigslist seller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    This is what I rode today...

    Why does you bike have a penis?
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    Dump the seatpost rack, then it could be hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    Why does you bike have a penis?

    So you think it's hot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    So you think it's hot?


    No I don't like cheap Italian penis'

    If it was maybe a Gios that'd be some quality Italian penis

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    This is what I rode today...

    Hot Photo

    Hot Bike... except for the water bottle. Non-cycling specific means it doesn't sit properly in the cage. It's obviously not running parallel to the down tube which throws off the symmetry of the whole thing. Kudos for choosing something BPA free though.

    In general I think San Jos8s are awesome commuters.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    the bianchi is a good looking bike, but i'll agree the seatpost rack is cringe-worthy

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    I'll be putting the regular rack back on.

    This thread isn't going to be much fun if there's only a handful of us offering up pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    Hot Photo

    Hot Bike... except for the water bottle. Non-cycling specific means it doesn't sit properly in the cage. It's obviously not running parallel to the down tube which throws off the symmetry of the whole thing. Kudos for choosing something BPA free though.

    In general I think San Jos8s are awesome commuters.
    I never even noticed that about the water bottle but you're right! Good eye spotting the San Jos8

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    I'll be putting the regular rack back on.

    This thread isn't going to be much fun if there's only a handful of us offering up pictures.
    After all the abuse heaped on your rack people are too afraid.

    That's OK. I can take it. Here are two bikes I've used in the winter:





    And just in case anybody thought the bike in the original post was just a sick joke, I do have a certain... history. Here's something I had put together a few years ago. The aero bars, low spoke count wheels and adjustable kickstand from Target are not something you often see together on one bike, - especially one used for commuting:





    I did regain some sense eventually:




    Sadly the Peugeot and the Bianchi are no longer with me and I sold those Rolfs way too cheap.

    All kidding aside, one thing I liked about the Peugeot was the lugs. They're internal. Maybe it's just the era I grew up in but even the most fancy chrome lugs to me are just lipstick on a pig. And even the best TIG welds are not exactly attractive. Nothing is cleaner looking that a nice internally lugged frame except for possibly CF.
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    I will play. This is my latest commuter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugly64 View Post
    I will play. This is my latest commuter.

    Someone stole your pedals, but I'm going to go ahead and say "HOT".

    Mostly because I'm afraid your bike would hurt me if I didn't.
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