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    Finding my dream commuter...

    I'd like to find my dream commuter as follows:

    Hub gears (Rohloff 14 or Alfine 8/11?)
    Belt Drive
    Hydraulic disc brakes
    Flat handlebars
    Light upright-ish frame
    Thinnish wheels
    Proper mudguards (not flared, not seatpost mounted)

    Is this even possible? The closest I've seen is the Spot Ajax, which only just misses out by having mechanical brakes.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Anything is possible if you want to build yourself and fork out the money. Looking at $3k with Rohloff.

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    Try here:
    First post uncovered with search function.

    And........there are others.

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    If a mass produced bike has most of what you wish , the shop you buy from can change things that differ..

    The closest I've seen is the Spot Ajax, which only just misses out by having mechanical brakes.
    then you pay the shop to change the brakes and pay the extra Cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskilbeck View Post
    The closest I've seen is the Spot Ajax, which only just misses out by having mechanical brakes.
    Spot Wazee. Just add fenders.

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    Check out the Scott Venture 10. Has everything you're looking for, and even has a rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    Check out the Scott Venture 10. Has everything you're looking for, and even has a rack.
    I posted a similar thread about 3 weeks ago. Im glad I checked this one out too ~ that Scott looks perfect for me after a bar change
    Pretty inexpensive, relatively speaking too. I even like the matte black!

    Nice find. Thanks again.

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    Spot Acme

    Quote Originally Posted by -=(8)=- View Post
    I posted a similar thread about 3 weeks ago. Im glad I checked this one out too ~ that Scott looks perfect for me after a bar change
    Pretty inexpensive, relatively speaking too. I even like the matte black!

    Nice find. Thanks again.
    Looks like the Spot Acme is exactly what I want, all I have to do is add fenders. Thanks all.

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    this might tick off all the boxes you are looking for

    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-road...ceo-misceo-4-0
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/rms13

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    this might tick off all the boxes you are looking for

    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-road...ceo-misceo-4-0
    Will that one take fenders? Looks like an awesome ride!
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    hard to say but downtube/seatpost fenders are an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Will that one take fenders? Looks like an awesome ride!
    From the pics I can find on the interwebs,I'd say yes. I'd be surprised if it couldn't.

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    Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S)
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    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp

    I'm OK with 26" but AF7 likes 700c

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp

    I'm OK with 26" but AF7 likes 700c
    I think 559s are nice often, but I like 622s on the street. 559s are good on cyclepaths and such though. It also depends on what's being carried.

    I'm a SS man now
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    so you say, young lad, so you say

    Actually , Just fine with my 8 year old Koga WTR .

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    I have a lot of colleagues with fathers that only buy Koga bikes ... nothing else.
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    Mine is a Fluke, since there are not really any Dealers in the US and I got it used
    [without going thru E-bay]..
    Shipped postpaid, from North Carolina..

    yea I'm probably old enough to be your father ..

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    That Koga Bike Configurator is like crack. This is my dream commuter, a snip at 1800 quid:

    • Frame type Traveller KS-TR 28: Frame colour Mystic Black
    • Fork KOGA Wide Bone rigid
    • Group set Alfine 11/Gates belt drive
    • Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc
    • Tyres Vredestein Perfect Tour 37mm
    • Rims and spokes KM21 Xstrong / Sapim Silver
    • Saddle Selle Royal Wave
    • Seat post KOGA Shock absorbing
    • Handlebar KOGA Riser
    • Stem KOGA Signature®
    • Grips Ritchey WCS/Koga foam
    • Pedals Shimano Combi PD-T780
    • Mudguards SKS Chromoplastics
    • Bell Widek Decibel II Kompas
    • Weight 13.8 kg
    • Price EUR 2193

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    Well it would be nice to configure a bike if the website didn't work like junk.
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    New. tout terrain Metropolitan Alfine 11 CDR Gates with Extras £1300 Fair Price ?

    New. tout terrain Metropolitan Alfine 11 CDR with Extras


    Is £1300 a fair price ?


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261395505310

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplythebest View Post
    New. tout terrain Metropolitan Alfine 11 CDR with Extras


    Is £1300 a fair price ?


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261395505310
    You decide

    official price list:

    http://www.en.tout-terrain.de/filead..._2014_v1.1.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Well it would be nice to configure a bike if the website didn't work like junk.
    http://www.koga-signature.com/Build-...px?language=en

    works fine for me ... but I only use Apple (iMac/rMBP/MP) products running 10.6 or newer!
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