Ok, I managed to coax one crappy picture out of my rapidly dying phone...
I just put the fenders on and I think I need to raise the rack a little now to give it a little more room
2008 Kona Dew
Axiom Journey rear rack
When I first Got Her
This Is Her Now
I got a new bike and a new commute to high school 7 miles away. Here's my setup:
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I'm loving it so far -- especially with the rack bag replacing the backpack I used to carry. It's much faster and more comfortable with all that weight on my back. My goal by graduation (May 2013) is a commute under 25 minutes... so far, I'm off to a good start!
Nice looking set up, but don't you get "crud" for the Lunch Pail, going to High School?? ;)
Haha, no - it's more of a joke than anything. I've gotten lots of compliments and laughs, though!
Well, after a couple weeks of having my new/old hybrid, my old man put me to task finding him one. Here's what I ended up with. It's a 1994 Specialized Crossroads Cruz. ALthough it's old, it is in great shape and needed very little adjustment and cleaning. It also came with the rack, a bag, and pump. For $165, it was a good package and will get him off his Big Box Store Schwinn.
My new hybrid: Privitera (Pinarello clone) 55cm road frame, Nexus 8 rear hub, 42/20 gearing, 3N72 front hub, Ambrosio rims, Vittoria tires, 105 crankset and brakes, 3tt stem, Rolls saddle. I'm very pleased with this hub, it works smoothly, only wished smaller gear spacing. Only did 120 kms on it so far, now I'm building a LED lighting system.
Just before taking off for lunch @ a local brewpub.
Jury's out on the Basil Messenger bag. Nice bag, but I get a tetch of heal strike sometimes. Probably wouldn't be an issue if I used clipless, but I don't anymore so the feet move 'round a tetch.