They also make great touring bikes.
My three week old new commuter build.
Only Nashbar frame and headset are new. Everything else is from the left-over bin from other builds.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
I've posted pictures of my bike before back in 2011 but here is another photo I snapped of it last week when we had some light flurries:
Fat is sweat, on the wrong side of your skin.
Heres my 700c schwinn varsity. Love it so far.
I bet that wheel looks awesome while spinning... is that a DIY thing? Pretty cool.
However, that seat... is it actually comfortable for you while nosed down like that?
the seat I can take it or leave it. It's better than what was on it before but not fantastic. I find myself standing on the pedals when there's a bump in the road.
The wheel looks killer when its moving and it gets compliments a lot. Its actually waxboard cutout thats zip tied to the spokes. It was on the bike when I got it so I have no clue where it came from.
I've been gone a while folks figured I would give you a pre-invite to the winter commuter I'm building. As usual for my builds nearly all second hand and strange looking(seems to be my thing). I'm thinking about calling it the Peppermint Bomber.
* Conversion of an old MTB for my girlfriends new commuter, repairs to her mountain steed, overhaul and winter conversion (snow and ice) for my mountain bike/foul weather commuter, complete my rebuild of my touring rig and the seemingly never-ending maintenance for my commuter. Other than her touring rig (which is thankfully complete now) all of those bikes are '88 to 2000 mountain bikes. Oh, and finish converting an MTB into a commuter for a friend of a friend, gift of a bike that was a little too small for me. I can't consider an N+1 bike right now!
Oh, and since it is a commuter bike pic thread, I'll post this:
Not the most flattering angle, I was trying to illustrate fender coverage for this shot. I need to take some more pictures, but have been holding off as there is just a little more tweaking I am going to do to this build, but it is basically complete.
Last edited by Medic Zero; 11-29-12 at 10:32 PM.
ISO: 22" GT Rebound frame, year 2000 model
^ +1 I'm loving it so far. Winterized my commuter:
Here's the current configuration of the Singular Gryphon - commuting mode. Supernova E3 lighting, Shimano Dynamo, Nuvinci N360 IGH, Avid BB7, Marathon Supreme 50mm, Jeff Jones Loop Bar. It's about a year old now, and I've tweaked and changed things since I did the original build.
This is a great riding bike. It handles heavy loads (groceries, etc) with ease, and feels nimble for its heft. So far, so good. I love it.
singular commute front 1.jpgsingular commute rear 1.jpg
singular commute rear qtr 1.jpgSingular commute side 1.jpg
The bike is very similar in design to the Salsa Fargo - fully rigid 29er by design. Here it is in single track mode:
Singular Gryphon - Offroad Mode 1 - Side.jpg
Currently one bike: Singular Gryphon do-it all bike with Nuvinci N360
Coming soon (winter project) Ciocc Designer '84 mod build
Temporary (on loan from a buddy): 1985 Raleigh Prestige
turned this fuji frame into my commuter. (local markets & grocery store)
I see your point. Mine is 451-20" non-folder. I'm not a fan of folders because they ride rubbish.
Anyway, do you park your bike outside overnight everyday? I see your lights are attached to the bike too.