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Old 10-03-13, 11:56 AM   #626
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Aaron did you make the head badge? My daughter would thank that is the bomb. Course I'm she would word it differently.
No - Jen Green - I posted a link above.

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I don't like the angle of the brake levers, and the angle of the headlight seems off too. The saddle is too chunky and the narrow spot in the seatpost looks worrisome. And are those Biopace rings? I can't abide Biopace rings.


Otherwise, yeah, pretty hot.
Ehhh - it's a commuter and that's how she likes the bars. The saddle is butt ugly, but it works - and no one sees it while she's riding. I actually like that seatpost design, but to each their own.

Biopace works well at lower RPM, and my girl is NOT a spinner. I think she's usually around 50-60.

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Old 10-03-13, 02:20 PM   #627
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That was made by Jen Green who does headbadges and other jewelry (often related to, or featuring, cycling).

http://www.headbadges.com/

She also made these:

that button launches the missiles, right?
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Old 10-03-13, 02:35 PM   #628
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That was made by Jen Green who does headbadges and other jewelry (often related to, or featuring, cycling).

http://www.headbadges.com/
i don't see either of those on her site - but i haven't explored a lot yet.

does she do custom ones? like if you give her a design?
EDIT: nevermind, i found the custom ones.
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Old 10-03-13, 02:37 PM   #629
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Absolutely she does - all of mine have been custom requests. She also has some standards she does (I think cheaper than her custom).

@ the missile! I thought it was a cool touch for the missing plug, and it's definitely the only Cinelli Grammo stem with De Rosa panto.

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One bottle is enough for commuting, so you get no pass here for extra functionality.
Tough crowd.
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It's that time of year where I get excited for winter, so even though I won't need it for 2-3 more months I got out my winter commuter and cleaned her up. Yea, the seat's not adjusted, the tail light's still bent from flipping it over, I didn't bother re-clipping the brakes, and the rear tire might be flat... otherwise, wha'dyall think?

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It's that time of year where I get excited for winter, so even though I won't need it for 2-3 more months I got out my winter commuter and cleaned her up. Yea, the seat's not adjusted, the tail light's still bent from flipping it over, I didn't bother re-clipping the brakes, and the rear tire might be flat... otherwise, wha'dyall think?
You sure know how to sell your photo!
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You sure know how to sell your photo!
Gotta cover all my bases
Speaking of which, the headlight is hidden on the left side of the fork so I can hang my handlebar bag!
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It's that time of year where I get excited for winter, so even though I won't need it for 2-3 more months I got out my winter commuter and cleaned her up. Yea, the seat's not adjusted, the tail light's still bent from flipping it over, I didn't bother re-clipping the brakes, and the rear tire might be flat... otherwise, wha'dyall think?

I like the clever way you've utilized a bungee cord to hold the rack up.
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I present to you my daily commuter "The Neil".
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i'd call it hot, save for the crotch bag. kills it.
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After dissing other's bikes, I figure it is my turn to be on the receiving end. Also, this thread is slipping off the front page. So without further ado, I present, in the most appropriate place for a commuter, my Sirrus:


For extra bonus points, I left indicators of the last time my son spent the day in my office
-1 for valve stems not at 6 o'clock
-1 for non-wireless speedometer (with cable wrapped around front brake cable)
-1 for drab background
-1 for tire label not aligned with valve stem
-1 for lack of essential commuter gear such as fenders and lights
+1 for Topeak quick-release trunk with fold out paniers (full disclosure: I have the same trunk)
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Old 11-03-13, 11:06 PM   #638
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Tough crowd.
It sure is but, I might as well throw my ass over the flames.



Details here.

I would have taken the crotch bag off but the velcro tabs go under the cables and it's a royal pain to get off and on. It carries wallet, keys, reading glasses and repair kit (pronounced "Phone"!!). The white stripe is reflective so I file it under "Safety Items" and, therefore, deem it legal.
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Details here.
This is an interesting beast. I like the look of the bullhorns, but I don't like the brake levers (particularly their placement). I'm a big fan of the 8-speed Shimano bar end shifters for commuting.

The biggest problem here, I think, is the busy background. The bike could be hot, but it's hard to be sure.
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It's that time of year where I get excited for winter, so even though I won't need it for 2-3 more months I got out my winter commuter and cleaned her up. Yea, the seat's not adjusted, the tail light's still bent from flipping it over, I didn't bother re-clipping the brakes, and the rear tire might be flat... otherwise, wha'dyall think?

7/10...you get points off for having the front brake undone and the droopy taillight, but I like the beefy lock and bungee cords.
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and now for something completely different:

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Is that your Christmas bike?
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Did someone say Xmas bike?



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pictures should be darker. i can see too much of the bike.
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Okay, here is my daily commute ride.



1982 Peugeot PSV. Crank is the original drilled Stronglight and the shifters are the original Simplex on Retroshift levers, seatpost and stem/bars are original as well. Derailleurs, brakes, hubs, rims have all been changed to Mavic. I built the wheels on Open Pro rims, they are 32/36 3 cross and have stayed true with daily city riding. Fenders are PDW Full Metal Fenders. Lights: Niterider headlight, Trac bar-end lights, blinkies on bar and bag, Serfas on seatstay. I also have lights on my helmet and backpack; I don't use them all at once but it is nice to be visible, it is so dark nowadays.
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Okay, here is my daily commute ride.



1982 Peugeot PSV. Crank is the original drilled Stronglight and the shifters are the original Simplex on Retroshift levers, seatpost and stem/bars are original as well. Derailleurs, brakes, hubs, rims have all been changed to Mavic. I built the wheels on Open Pro rims, they are 32/36 3 cross and have stayed true with daily city riding. Fenders are PDW Full Metal Fenders. Lights: Niterider headlight, Trac bar-end lights, blinkies on bar and bag, Serfas on seatstay. I also have lights on my helmet and backpack; I don't use them all at once but it is nice to be visible, it is so dark nowadays.
Very nice! Excellent execution. Great job on the handlebar tape too. What going on at the seat stay, is that some sort of wrap?

Somebody's gonna ding you a few points for the angle of the saddlebag and the untidy velcro strap on the battery pack, might as well be me.
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That is just a bit of extra bar tape, stuck on the seatstay to protect it where I lean the bike to lock it up . The bars need re wrapping, it's been a year and the ramps are looking pretty ratty.

The battery pack bugs me, more than just the loose strap, I wish it were inside the saddlebag but the cable isn't long enough. I may buy a Knog Blinder Road soon, as it is more compact and tidy. The Niterider mini newt is not that bright, I doubt the Knog would be much dimmer.

As for the saddlebag, unfortunately the Bagman support only comes in one size so the small Carradice sits at that droopy angle.
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