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BadBoy10 07-19-12 04:07 PM

Love the color Alexschwanden

Magaiver: The Spartan is sharp--looks like it can take a beating!

lasauge 08-06-12 11:28 PM

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I'm new around here so I'll post mine. I have three commuter bikes: a Pake C'mute built up as a touring bike/heavy commuter, an old mystery French frame that's great for commuting on days when I don't need to carry much, and a Giant MTB converted into an ideal wintertime commuter. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265964http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265965http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265966

JeanSeb 08-07-12 07:27 PM

Nice bikes and welcome ! No fenders on the MTB though ?

lasauge 08-07-12 08:12 PM

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Thanks Jean.

Southern Colorado doesn't experience a lot of rain, so I only keep fenders on my dedicated commuter bikes (more recent picture of the yellow bike attached), but I don't use fenders on my winter bike because I find that even without them it's possible to trap thick, wet snow between the wheels and stays. Fenders on that bike would make sense on days when there's melting slush on the roads, but in that case I'll be wearing a water-proof outer layer anyways, so I don't really care if a little bit of spray gets on me. The rear rack blocks most of the spray from the rear that would land on my back, and winter bike commuters are so rare here that I don't have to worry about spraying anyone behind me...
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=266102

JeanSeb 08-12-12 11:50 AM

Oh I see.

That last picture is nice; books on a bike. Perfect. :)

bjjoondo 08-15-12 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by lasauge (Post 14575164)
I'm new around here so I'll post mine. I have three commuter bikes: a Pake C'mute built up as a touring bike/heavy commuter, an old mystery French frame that's great for commuting on days when I don't need to carry much, and a Giant MTB converted into an ideal wintertime commuter. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265964http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265965http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=265966

I sure thought those backgrounds looked familar, really like the looks of the bike in the 2nd. photo, SWEET! :)

JeanSeb 08-16-12 02:17 PM

My do-everything bike. :) 2001 Giant Boulder.

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u.../Boulder08.jpg

lasauge 08-19-12 11:21 PM

That looks like a perfect bike for riding through snow, what is your DIY mudflap made of?

JeanSeb 08-20-12 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by lasauge (Post 14627099)
That looks like a perfect bike for riding through snow, what is your DIY mudflap made of?

Thank you. :)

I made the mudflap out of old inner tubes. Does its job perfectly. :D

spldart 08-20-12 10:05 PM

Oh wow... this fits me. My car is in storage... My motorcycle is in storage. I ride in summer (SE Texas) I ride in winter... Even when we have the rare ice and snow. I ride to work, to the grocery store, to the restaurant.... Everywhere. Carbon foot print... Nothing. (does flatulence count?);P Health and vigor... coming out of every pour.....
Oh... And my coworkers call me iron man... Yes... jokingly... I'm not THAT fit. I only do 125 miles a week on my mtb.
If you asked me 4 years ago and 70 lbs heavier if I'd be like this now. I would have said... No freaking way!
BTW... It's easier to chase younger fit women when you're an extremely fit older man ;)

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bragging completed. sense of accomplishment never-ending
:)

wahoonc 08-21-12 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by JeanSeb (Post 14630456)
Thank you. :)

I made the mudflap out of old inner tubes. Does its job perfectly. :D

Milk jugs, old door mats and commercial vinyl base boards all work well too. :D I have a couple of leather ones that I will use on my 3 speed if I ever get around to mounting them. :P

Aaron :)

JeanSeb 08-21-12 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 14632266)
I have a couple of leather ones that I will use on my 3 speed if I ever get around to mounting them. :P

Aaron :)

Oooo, classic. :thumb:

Nickfrogger 12-15-12 01:05 PM

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My first "post your bike" post. I'm strangely excited!

My good weather commuter:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=288602:


And the utility/winter rider (sorry for the bad quality):

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=288598

I just finished a Free Spirit fixed conversion as well, no pictures yet but it cost ~$35 total :D

gerv 12-15-12 09:17 PM

Both those Treks look pretty nice, but I'd have to say I've never met a Free Spirit I really liked.

Nickfrogger 12-15-12 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by gerv (Post 15054594)
Both those Treks look pretty nice...

Thanks! I've got a cool carbon 2300 pro (from 1991) as well, but figured it didn't fit in this thread.

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Originally Posted by gerv (Post 15054594)
...but I'd have to say I've never met a Free Spirit I really liked.

It's a pretty bad anchor of a frame. I did it just for the sake of converting it, thinking I might use it as a (really) bad weather commuter. But, someone wants to buy it, so...:rolleyes:

zeppinger 12-31-12 10:18 AM

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My first MTB conversion. Built it with intention of riding through my first winter here in Michigan but ended up having to have shoulder surgery so I am out for the season. Looking forward to next winter though!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=291064http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=291065

LadyCRides 12-31-12 11:03 AM

I like to travel light. I have two bikes: a Trek FX 7.6, and a Cannondale CAAD 10 with drop handles. I prefer the FX in heavy traffic, since sitting upright is an advantage, but I have been totally seduced by my Cannondale. I do most of my weekend shopping and errands (library, nail salon, etc.) on my bike, without adding anything to the frame. I carry everything in a sturdy capacious backpack. It gives me extra exercise. I even brought home the 15 pound Thanksgiving turkey in that backpack. I prefer not to add weight to the bike. I am not totally "car free," as I cannot do my daily 60 mile round trip commute to work on my bike. SEPTA does not allow bikes on the train during "peak" (commute-to-work) hours! I am lobbying to change that, since I would like to take my bike on the train and then bike the four miles to and from work. Next best is taking my bike with me on the car, and riding at lunch time when I can take lunch, which isn't often. I would LOVE to find a job within bicycling distance of home; that's my New Year's goal.

I do about 2000 miles each year. My CAAD will be one year old on March 17; I have 1730 miles, and I've put 200 on my Trek this year, so I'm closing in on my goal of 2000 by March 17, 2013. My blood pressure is great, and I am the same weight I was in college. Those are the benefits of riding!!!!

Artkansas 12-31-12 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by zeppinger (Post 15103588)
My first MTB conversion. Built it with intention of riding through my first winter here in Michigan but ended up having to have shoulder surgery so I am out for the season. Looking forward to next winter though!

Sorry to hear about your shoulder. How are your classes going?

Ekdog 12-31-12 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyCRides (Post 15103731)
I like to travel light. I have two bikes: a Trek FX 7.6, and a Cannondale CAAD 10 with drop handles. I prefer the FX in heavy traffic, since sitting upright is an advantage, but I have been totally seduced by my Cannondale. I do most of my weekend shopping and errands (library, nail salon, etc.) on my bike, without adding anything to the frame. I carry everything in a sturdy capacious backpack. It gives me extra exercise. I even brought home the 15 pound Thanksgiving turkey in that backpack. I prefer not to add weight to the bike. I am not totally "car free," as I cannot do my daily 60 mile round trip commute to work on my bike. SEPTA does not allow bikes on the train during "peak" (commute-to-work) hours! I am lobbying to change that, since I would like to take my bike on the train and then bike the four miles to and from work. Next best is taking my bike with me on the car, and riding at lunch time when I can take lunch, which isn't often. I would LOVE to find a job within bicycling distance of home; that's my New Year's goal.

I do about 2000 miles each year. My CAAD will be one year old on March 17; I have 1730 miles, and I've put 200 on my Trek this year, so I'm closing in on my goal of 2000 by March 17, 2013. My blood pressure is great, and I am the same weight I was in college. Those are the benefits of riding!!!!

Welcome to the forum!

How about getting a folding bicycle?

Roody 01-07-13 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by zeppinger (Post 15103588)
My first MTB conversion. Built it with intention of riding through my first winter here in Michigan but ended up having to have shoulder surgery so I am out for the season. Looking forward to next winter though!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=291064http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=291065

Very nice conversion. Can I ask where you bought the MTB?

shipwreck 02-07-13 09:08 PM

This is my general got to go get something heavy bike. Here I was delivering a bike that I worked on for a guy. 13 miles over some steep hills sucked!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7...07700a63_b.jpg

I realize that I need to update my pictures of my bikes, most of them periodicaly get new stems, wheels, racks. Even the KHS Expedition above got a new bullmoose bar the other day(much more comfortable to climb with a load with the bar lower)

Only one is perfect the way it is, but the Armadillos came apart a while ago. Now its got some cheap bontragers on it. Got to change that cause this is my go fast on the 2 miles of flint/gravel potholed roads bike, for when I only have one or two small things to go to the post office.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/7...9214dd62_b.jpg

25 bucks at a thrift store, the wheels took forever to true, original with heliomatic hub. I really abuse this bike a lot, but it keeps taking it.

And I went out today on my Faux Rando Velo Twee bike. Library, Post office, art supply store, and picked up some klondike bars.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8...f8462eeb_b.jpg

TheDavid 04-24-13 09:28 PM

My main commuter bike. This bike is awesome and is great in a commuter role.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/...pse5907f0a.jpg

The fast good weather commuter. Changed the wheels at my wifes' insistence. The max. tire size the frame allows is 700c x 28! Hence the lack of fenders.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1d3b9bce.jpg

The backup(third in line). Was my original day to day commuter back in 2010.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2ab2c2d0.jpg

Winter Commuter - 'nuff said. I think it could use one of those neat little Sunlite front racks on the back for small loads.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9b663647.jpg

alexaschwanden 04-24-13 09:52 PM

This is how my Trek 520 is now.
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...75E9A9CB4C.jpg

NorcalBenny 05-04-13 04:44 PM

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I'm not finished building this bike up yet, but it rides quite nicely.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=314727

zeppinger 05-20-13 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Roody (Post 15129925)
Very nice conversion. Can I ask where you bought the MTB?

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