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Old 02-26-14, 03:54 PM   #826
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nice ride...but the wheels are aesthetically displeasing. black hed c2s or A23s would look nice on that bike.
Funny you should say that. I've got all the pieces to build a set of wheels with the HED rims and SRAM X.9 hubs in my Universal Cycles wish list. I've just been wrestling with sentimental attachment because these were the first wheels I built.

I'm also thinking about getting some SKS Longboard P45s to get a little better spray prevention, but I'm undecided between the silver and the black. I think probably black.
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Old 02-26-14, 03:59 PM   #827
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Review link? I think you copied/pasted the same link as the pic.
Oops. Fixed now, but here it is: http://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-produ...ross-disc-fork
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Old 02-26-14, 04:13 PM   #828
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Funny you should say that. I've got all the pieces to build a set of wheels with the HED rims and SRAM X.9 hubs in my Universal Cycles wish list.

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My Christmas present to myself is a Wald Giant Deliver basket! No more crazy-tilted-Salvador-Dali-droopy-basket!

The only major upgrades left to do are add dynamo hub/lights, and roller/drum brakes.





Hot! I particularly like the front light placement, the fenders, and the stars.
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My Christmas present to myself is a Wald Giant Deliver basket! No more crazy-tilted-Salvador-Dali-droopy-basket!

The only major upgrades left to do are add dynamo hub/lights, and roller/drum brakes.




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Old 03-01-14, 11:39 AM   #831
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Behold my new commuter (and expedition) rig!



Can I still call it a commuter if I haven't commuted on it yet? I'm currently a summer commuter, not an all-year commuter.

Still trying to figure out what I'm going to do about fenders and thinking about aero bars. Suggestions are welcome.

I may wind up trading the monster tires for mud clearance and fender coverage for commuting. Time will tell. The flotation and vibration damping are welcome on the off road portion of my commute. My commute is 2-miles off road and 14-miles on the road.
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Old 03-01-14, 05:50 PM   #832
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Definitely hot as an expedition bike, but the idea of commuting on those wheels/tires is not very appealing. So, for the purposes of this thread: Not.
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Old 03-02-14, 12:54 AM   #833
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Definitely hot as an expedition bike, but the idea of commuting on those wheels/tires is not very appealing. So, for the purposes of this thread: Not.
I completely agree. I was going to say both of those things but you beat me to it.
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Old 03-02-14, 09:09 AM   #834
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My commute is 2-miles off road and 14-miles on the road.
If possible I'd rather ride a 20 mile route, on a road bike.
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Old 03-02-14, 09:52 AM   #835
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If possible I'd rather ride a 20 mile route, on a road bike.
Energy/time-wise, your right. Years ago I commuted 22.5 miles on a race bike and remember it as being much easier. The alternate point is that I enjoy the dirt portion of my commute much more than the other. I think I'd rather do a 10-mile commute on a mild trail or two track.

There is 15-ish-mile all-dirt option that includes a river crossing and a hike-a-bike that I intend to use one day.
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I'm reviving this thread partly because I was sorry to see it drift off but also because I just got a new fork and headset for my Kona Jake and I thought this was the best place to share.

What do you think?


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Hot or not?

I loaned my bike to a French grad student/intern for a few months.

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Hot or not?

I loaned my bike to a French grad student/intern for a few months.

Hot!
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Old 03-07-14, 12:56 PM   #839
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This is the most entertaining thread I've seen in the commuting forum I a while!

I'll play. It's a horrid picture, but I'll get out and get a proper picture later this week and resubmit.

Your bike is missing a crank arm, so not! Get a nicer photo, and it'll go up in the ratings
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Finally got around to taking some pics of my Jake the SSnake in commuter mode. Now it can be judged properly.



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HOT!!

I'm planning on a similar Topeak rack and trunk bag setup like that. Is that the one with the panniers that expand out of the sides?
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I loaned my bike to a French grad student/intern for a few months.
You mean the bike, right? Because otherwise that would be totally inappropriate.
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Old 03-07-14, 01:22 PM   #843
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I'm planning on a similar Topeak rack and trunk bag setup like that. Is that the one with the panniers that expand out of the sides?
It is. My laptop fits in the fold out pocket, which means I don't have to switch luggage depending on whether or not I'm hauling the computer. Plus, when I fold out the panniers I can claim an extra FCN point -- that along with my beard and the absurdly low gear I'm currently running (39x16) gets me an 8 on this bike.
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lol I just did that, I'm a 3 at this point because I wear cycling clothes on my long@$$ commute, road bike, clipless pedals, etc. As soon as I add the rack it'll come up a bit.
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lol I just did that, I'm a 3 at this point because I wear cycling clothes on my long@$$ commute, road bike, clipless pedals, etc. As soon as I add the rack it'll come up a bit.
Try baggy shorts over the lycra and grow a beard -- easy points.
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Try baggy shorts over the lycra and grow a beard -- easy points.
Actually if I recalculate based on the days I ride in regular clothes (like I will be tomorrow night) and count my scraggly goatee under the beard heading, and using the platform side of my A530's, I can get it up to an 8.
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How do you like your raised stem? I have the same bike and am looking at options for bringing the bars back about a quarter inch. A slight raise wouldn't hurt either, but reducing distance is the main goal.
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Old 01-07-15, 12:25 AM   #848
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Hot thus far..

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Need to put drive side facing camera.
Fenders aren't even.
Those tires, woof.
Otherwise a good looking bike. I'm not a fan of that style of handlebar so I can't ever say it's hot.
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