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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    No wonder it's hot. I don't think I've seen a Sixty Fiver bike I didn't like.
    +1 !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    OK. Here's my first entry.


    Hot-ish! Good job finding one of the ubiquitous Long Haul Truckers in a decent color instead of a shade of puce or baby crap. Continuing the fender line advice, a cork (cut down to roughly half its length) and drilled through the center for the bolt makes a good spacer for the rear fender where it meets the chainstays. I suspect this puts some stress on the fender though, making it more likely to crack.
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    Okay, getting this back on track with a picture in the spirit of the thread!





    I'll save the excuses and explanation until I take some good-natured lumps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    limp rucksack


    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Okay, getting this back on track with a picture in the spirit of the thread!

    I'll save the excuses and explanation until I take some good-natured lumps!
    That's extremely upright.

    Also, that LHT is hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
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    Okay, getting this back on track with a picture in the spirit of the thread!




    That saddle might be hot if it were on another bike. As for the bike itself, umm... I'm sure that the good folks who sell cable housing like it.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    Sorry the wheel is integral to the look. If you've ever seen the movie The "Big Lebowski", I believe the expression: "it ties the room together" is appropriate in this case. Besides it's the only fixed gear wheel I have and it was free.
    I don't know. I was thinking maybe you could take a picture with a green background so the wheel might blend in the way your seat tube blends in with the conduit in this picture.

    A matching green front wheel might make it a little less jarring, but you'd only be able to ride it around Christmas time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Hot-ish! Good job finding one of the ubiquitous Long Haul Truckers in a decent color instead of a shade of puce or baby crap. Continuing the fender line advice, a cork (cut down to roughly half its length) and drilled through the center for the bolt makes a good spacer for the rear fender where it meets the chainstays. I suspect this puts some stress on the fender though, making it more likely to crack.
    I'd get rid of the fenders completely (for purely aesthetic reasons), but I suspect that on an LHT that would be a source of deductions.

    I can't believe nobody has complained about my faux-leather saddle yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Okay, getting this back on track with a picture in the spirit of the thread!
    Is that a clown bike?

    It looks like an ugly cousin of Sixty Fiver's Kuwahara.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
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    Okay, getting this back on track with a picture in the spirit of the thread!





    I'll save the excuses and explanation until I take some good-natured lumps!
    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    I'd get rid of the fenders completely (for purely aesthetic reasons), but I suspect that on an LHT that would be a source of deductions.

    I can't believe nobody has complained about my faux-leather saddle yet.
    And the angle of the crank arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Is that a clown bike?

    It looks like an ugly cousin of Sixty Fiver'sKuwahara.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    A matching green front wheel might make it a little less jarring, but you'd only be able to ride it around Christmas time.
    All I want for Christmas is a green front wheel... a green front wheel... a green front wheel.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    Here's one from the archives...this bike is no longer among the living. Do your worst, people.

    this bike is perfect, i am looking for something like this to make into a winter commuter i think i will definitely need to do a drop bar conversion on whatever older mountain bike i pick up, did you commute on this?

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    My latest commuter:


    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    Here is my bike...the panniers are actually a set of horse saddle bags, tied on with bailing twine and leather.
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    That warmed it up a bit but the rear wheel and saddle have to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    We're going to put that theory to the test. Original bike. New staging. What say you?


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    I'd say the Element is a hot but doesn't look anything like a commuter.

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    This is a hot for me. Pure utilitarian bliss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin8r View Post
    My latest commuter:


    For commuting? Please. Not. Where are the rack, the lights (other than that teeny taillight), the bell? Take that back to Road Cycling.

    Quote Originally Posted by IAMAMRA View Post
    Here is my bike...the panniers are actually a set of horse saddle bags, tied on with bailing twine and leather.
    Hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    This is a hot for me. Pure utilitarian bliss.
    When I got it, I thought the color was cool, but a year and change later I think it's a little ostentatious. I wish I'd gotten the white or the black. But the orange does have certain safety benefits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    That looks familiar! Hot - almost. The single fender really gets me though
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    hot. love the bike and color. the panniers looks perfect on the back. ortliebs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    OK. Here's my first entry.

    so close to hot. i hate fenders on any bike. also not a fan of the color of the seat and grips, but that's just personal taste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin8r View Post
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    commuter, you say?

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    There's something about the LHT that I keep coming back to but it's a not for me. Love the color combination but the 26" wheels and risers just aren't my thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    That looks familiar! Hot - almost. The single fender really gets me though
    The rack does 97% of the work and 2% more is done by a piece of space-age plastic bolted to the back of the rack. The other 1%... well... I am going to get wet anyway.

    I had to toss the unused rear fenders in the move.

    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    hot. love the bike and color. the panniers looks perfect on the back. ortliebs?
    Seattle sports. I only have one now, the other one got all holey, so I stole the hardware. So I have a mismatched set of blue/black (one REI, one Seattle Sports), one black Cannondale, and the kitty litter bucket in my arsenal.
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    this is what I ride most days, and what will be coming to England, but i'm picking up a heavily used bike tomorrow to keep in CPH on the street outside my flat ... the previously shown bikes will stay at the lake house in Hungary

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