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    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_...

    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20141206_155848647_zps6dd6e1c1.jpg

    from GFBD, Framed Minnesota 1.0, getting ready to upgrade bars.
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    Seattle sports trunk bag for three years now,...

    Seattle sports trunk bag for three years now, waterproof but no external pockets.

    On sale now at REI for about 40 bucks, I picked mine up off of chain love for about 25.

    Seattle Sports X.U.D....
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    one more note on the mission Vees, reversing the...

    one more note on the mission Vees, reversing the tread pattern has not made a noticeable increase in traction in snow, but did result in a noticeable increase of tire friction on dry pavement. My...
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    Minnesota 1.0 owner, though that is not my usual...

    Minnesota 1.0 owner, though that is not my usual commuter. The mission Vee are bad in loose snow at any pressure. But pressure is key with fat tires. At 20 PSI they roll like mountain bike tires,...
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    I have two pair from aerotech and love them. I...

    I have two pair from aerotech and love them. I find myself wearing them all weekend after rides and wore them paddleboarding when the weather turned cool. Take the belt out before you wash them, it...
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    everyone's needs are different, but to my mind...

    everyone's needs are different, but to my mind this checks every box required to make this bike a super commuter. :thumb:
  7. There are a few bars/pubs that allow bikes inside...

    There are a few bars/pubs that allow bikes inside here. Crankensteins has bike parking inside, and Swing Station allows bike parking on the back patio.
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    They quit making the 5 speed a few years ago and...

    They quit making the 5 speed a few years ago and it is heavy-ish at about 40lbs. I have racks, folding basket and dyno hub, so my typical ride weight with lock is around 45. I dont know how much...
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    from a fellow colorado commuter who also started...

    from a fellow colorado commuter who also started with an upright steel 3 speed.

    I upgraded in 2011 to a torker graduate, IGH 5 speed with drum brakes.

    If I had a need to upgrade right now I...
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    I look slow, and get shoaled from time to time by...

    I look slow, and get shoaled from time to time by the mountain bike set here in town. Last week one shoaled me and when the light turned I kept on his wheel for two blocks until he turned.
    ...
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    two wald folders and a seattle sports trunk bag. ...

    two wald folders and a seattle sports trunk bag. In addition to the usual tools the trunk bag has two reusable grocery bags, that fit in wald baskets very well, and at least one bungie. The wald...
  12. How many points for getting hit?

    How many points for getting hit?
  13. I had a look, I like the Beltway and greenway...

    I had a look, I like the Beltway and greenway elite, a much better bike than any of the oregon manifest "ultimate urban bikes" and at a price that makes sense.

    Glad to see more bikes with...
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    As part of my weekly routine I ride a MUP out to...

    As part of my weekly routine I ride a MUP out to the next town over and back about twice a week. I'm used to the kids, joggers with earphones, bums lighting starting fires on the concrete at night,...
  15. good price on a barely used electra. My GF has...

    good price on a barely used electra. My GF has the same Electra in a 3 speed, she likes it.
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    And a bungie cord.

    And a bungie cord.
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    older burley with bunks above the tops of the...

    older burley with bunks above the tops of the wheels.

    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20130512_141506_028_zpsfd124cd5.jpg

    use a rack hitch on the front of the...
  18. I have a 2010 felt New belgium Brewery cruiser. ...

    I have a 2010 felt New belgium Brewery cruiser. Not light but very smooth. The quality was good, the ride was OK except the handle bars they put on the for 2010 was too low for the long top tube,...
  19. how does your trailer attach? I am really...

    how does your trailer attach? I am really starting to like disk breaks and if I ever have to replace my commuter I will probably go that route but it limits the type of bike trailer you can tow.
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    I had this problem for a while every time I had a...

    I had this problem for a while every time I had a flat on my 2010 torker graduate. It is an iterative process and works best if you get everything lined up in second and then go through all the...
  21. my GF rides in a skirt/dress as that is all she...

    my GF rides in a skirt/dress as that is all she likes to wear.

    I bought her a very inexpensive skirt guard from ventura dress guard, they are adjustable and has been working well for a about a...
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    Exactly. My dedicated commuter has to stay...

    Exactly. My dedicated commuter has to stay outside all day while I'm at work. I had a brooks on there, and found that while I love the saddle I did not love taking care of it. My bike has fenders,...
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    I had a windwood that has undergone a few...

    I had a windwood that has undergone a few different small modifications, springer front fork, non fender clunker, finally gave it to one of my sons to keep at his place in old town.

    I usually...
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    pair of New Belgium Brewery cruisers on the...

    pair of New Belgium Brewery cruisers on the Poudre River at flood stage.

    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/switters_bucket/IMG_20140601_201318130_zps6f22858d.jpg
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    nice modern klunker, looks like lots of fun.

    nice modern klunker, looks like lots of fun.
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