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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 02-16-09, 11:13 AM   #101
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My 2008 Jamis Aurora car substitute



Outside a boarded up supermarket in Dayville, CT during weekend ride from Providence, RI to Storrs, CT and back.

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Old 02-22-09, 01:36 AM   #102
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. Mine is on the left, but it now sports its Panniers, all XTR and Dangerboy... boyfriend's is on the right, all Campy Record.

I just got an old Univega road bike that's I dunno... 25+ years old, in pristine condition that will be my grocery store bike so I don't have to freak out with my diamondback.
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Old 03-10-09, 05:33 AM   #103
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Man you take some great pictures! I need to go camping!!!
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Old 03-10-09, 05:52 AM   #104
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1984 cannondale w/ultegra, 3ttt and Phil wood. Agood old friend!

1994 cannondale w/dura-ace, phil wood, zipp and 3tt stem.

2004 cannondale w/dura-ace, phil wood and a brooks sadle. For my girl.

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Old 03-17-09, 01:02 PM   #105
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mechanicalron you got some sweet rides I am really diggin the ralleigh and surly. Do you buy a new cannondale every ten years or what?
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Old 03-18-09, 11:31 AM   #106
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Hey thanks! The Surly is my first new bike since 1987 or so and I just love the thing. The Raleigh is all orig and was going for scrap from a bike shop! It was on a huge pile of old bikesat a collective bike shop that got sold off to a scrap yard the next day! It has a Sturmey Archer 5 speed (rare) back hub that takes 2 shifters and has a hi-low range. The frame has the 5 speed-wings decal and the front hub is a Sturmey Archer dynamo generator hub and I got every thing working just fine on the bike. You could say I was at the rite place at the rite time 4 years back.
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Old 04-19-09, 08:37 PM   #107
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Since my commuter got stolen new orleans, I have been itchy for a new one.
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Old 04-29-09, 07:05 PM   #108
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My current fascination is 26 years olds. I'm using it as my summer commuter. I think I need some fenders, but they'd cost almost as much as the bike.
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Old 06-04-09, 12:20 AM   #109
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i don't have pictures here but i really love to design my bike using only stickers. cutting all the sticker to create a new form and stick it at my bike.
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Old 06-04-09, 08:10 PM   #110
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When it's not the MetroCard, it's this gal, my Falcon Olympic (ID?).

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Old 06-19-09, 12:36 AM   #111
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a 19xx Simoncini super record with 105 and a saddle bag made by me. Kind of uncomfortable for anything over 50 miles, I want a tourer.
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Old 06-20-09, 01:12 AM   #112
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My ride, not vintage or classic, but it works for me.



Owned it all of seven weeks so far.
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Old 07-05-09, 03:58 PM   #113
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We've been carfree for almost 5 years and I have finally gotten a bike (hubby gets his on the 10th)




I just got Axiom panniers for it yesterday for grocery shopping and plans to either pick up a Burley Nomad or a Box Yak trailer ( any pros/cons of either?)
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Old 07-05-09, 07:41 PM   #114
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I do this..



So we're not mostly car free yet, but we're ramping up to be by the end of July. Mostly our strategy is to live very locally and use Autoshare.ca if we really, really need a vehicle for some purpose. It's not going to be the easiest ever, we've got two kids, but we're pretty close to everything so it also won't be really difficult.
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Old 07-05-09, 08:00 PM   #115
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We've been carfree for almost 5 years and I have finally gotten a bike (hubby gets his on the 10th)





I just got Axiom panniers for it yesterday for grocery shopping and plans to either pick up a Burley Nomad or a Box Yak trailer ( any pros/cons of either?)
The Globe should be a good bike for panniers... longer chain stays by the look of it. I have a pair of Axiom LaSalles that I bought about 2 years ago and use for groceries shopping. It seems like a small bag, but there's no problem in loading them with 30+ pounds of food. In fact, I prefer to make multiple trips rather than drag (uphill...) a 50 pound load, which is possible in these bags.
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Old 07-05-09, 08:22 PM   #116
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The Globe should be a good bike for panniers... longer chain stays by the look of it. I have a pair of Axiom LaSalles that I bought about 2 years ago and use for groceries shopping. It seems like a small bag, but there's no problem in loading them with 30+ pounds of food. In fact, I prefer to make multiple trips rather than drag (uphill...) a 50 pound load, which is possible in these bags.

I'm actually looking at the LaSalles for alternate panniers..I got the cutesy and large gatherer shopper panniers. hubby had to adjust them a bit because my heel was hit the bags and driving me nuts but they'll be good for now.

I was also thinking of those Wald Rear Collapsible baskets too...lol...I have a long long wishlist now.

Just because I'm still a bike tech talk novice what do you mean by longer chainstay? My hubby is getting a trek 7.2 on Saturday and he wants a rear rack and possibly panniers too and so I will want to make sure he will be able to do so also

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Just because I'm still a bike tech talk novice what do you mean by longer chainstay? My hubby is getting a trek 7.2 on Saturday and he wants a rear rack and possibly panniers too and so I will want to make sure he will be able to do so also

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The chainstay is the pipe that goes parallel to the chain and ends with a device to hold your rear wheel. Your Globe is a little longer than most so you shouldn't have a problem with your heel hitting the rear pannier (as long as you position the bag far enough back.)

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/bikepart.htm

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The chainstay is the pipe that goes parallel to the chain and ends with a device to hold your rear wheel. Your Globe is a little longer than most so you shouldn't have a problem with your heel hitting the rear pannier (as long as you position the bag far enough back.)

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Old 12-29-09, 02:43 PM   #125
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Schwinn Sprint --bought for $10.00. Guy had a tag on it that said $15.00. I thought it was a great deal until someone reminded me he may have been a drug addict. Guy lives in my complex and said it was on his porch for a couple of years collecting dust.
Tires/tubes were dry rotted. I have no idea how to change tires and the like. So---dealer put them on.
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Just bought a Cannodale Bad Boy. I love it. Will be used for commuting.

Have an old Schwinn something or other. Its old as can be and the tires are dry rotted. I purchased for TOO MUCh off of this guy that sells constantly out of Miami on Craigslist. Basically he is selling vintage bikes that are crap. Hey, my stupidity. The bike is green and a single speeder. She took me to US1 and back from 441 one day. Hard hard hard. Im hoping to sell her but she needs work.

Here is a couple of pics of the Schwinn Sprint. Would love to sell her just to get back what I paid for the tires. Oh well. Im definitely not the flipping type. Not smart enough! LOL! I see it. I like it. I buy it.
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