Here is mine commuter.
Here is mine commuter.
The 80's gave us Huey Lewis and the News, but they also gave us the Dead Kennedys. Unfortunately, your graphics are more in line with the Huey Lewis part of the legacy. I mention this just because as a child of the 80's I'm offended to be associated with those graphics.
The double wheel rear reflectors are a nice touch. The chain looks like it could stand to lose a few links though. The wet tires emphasize the lack of fenders in a bad way.
I can't decide if the camera angle and NDS staging hurt the bike or hide its flaws. Probably the latter. I'm going to have to say "not" on this one.
Cool that you put miles on it though. Bonus points for that.
It might be helpful to estimate how many miles posted bikes get in a year. I would be willing to forgive quite a bit for one that gets a thousand miles a year or better.
Nothing's hotter than options, right?
Surely one of these is hot.
Last edited by Bug Shield; 08-10-13 at 04:00 PM. Reason: PS
My wife's old commuter:
OK, here are Tank, Pepé, and Silver. Who's hottest, and who's nottest?
fender adjustment on the Norco keeps it from being hot, too. and i like the look of the trek slightly more.
just out of sheer curiosity, what size frame is that and how tall are you?
HOT or what?!
i thought i would post this before i rebuild this bike as a winter commuter.... obviously with a repaint, unless someone can somehow talk me out of painting it?
i do like the wheel gap on the front fork though...
do any of you think i could fit a 2.50 wide tire in there?
I think if you just measure the distance between the inside of the forks and give just a bit of room for distortion/squish/cornering you'll know how wide of a tire you can fit. I actually commuted on mine for a few months and the super low end cantis were useless. The cheap Nashbar cantilever brakes I replaced them with are actually really good.
It's totally tripping me out that they copied GT's triple triangle design with that one. I've never seen that before, thanks for sharing!
Strangely, I'd give it a "hot" rating as is! Repainted, with fenders and slicks, it'd be really hot, especially as unusual as it is. Goo gone didn't help with removing the decals on mine, despite the fact you can see the edges of them.
Last edited by Medic Zero; 08-10-13 at 10:10 PM.
Everyone hates your lights. Throw them away & buy something civilized.
do you have a picture of your bike you could put in here?
alright finally went out and snapped a few pics of my commuter.
$150 craigslist for the bike. i added all the accessories for commuting.
I have a soft spot for old school, rigid mountain bikes. I'm digging the fork style seat stays. Solid, reliable looking bike. I wouldn't go so far as to call it "hot," but I like it.