Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
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Wahoo - fellow commuter!! I'm currently using my mtb, which I use off roading and want to switch - so I just purchased a 10-ish yr old Giant Acapulco that I'm turning into my commuter - frame is sound - brakes ---- eh, probably replacing them - not crazy about the style - and have another seat... But it's sound - and I'm putting my rack on the back with my trunk with yet another back taillight (can't have ENOUGH of those!!!). So I have my work cut out for me!
Probably putting studs on this - I'm able to park my bike inside my building - which is a plus!
Shopped around for a bike for a while - and ended up drooling on other bikes I didn't need (but WANTED on Craigslist) and ended up with this for $50- but it's solid and while it's really not what I prefer to ride - it will make a nice commuter bike. And save my other bikes from the day to day slush/salt frenzy that takes it's toll on all parts of the bike - even with being vigilant and wiping the bike down all the time after each daily use.
done that and replaced that.
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