The Coffee Bike
The Coffee Bike
Not the prettiest but it works for me!
front basket to balance that thing out:thumb:
My cargo rig: 1976 Raleigh Sprite with an old and crooked front basket. The rear baskets were replaced by a rack as they were too flimsy. Between the front basket, rear panniers, and a backpack I should be able to haul a decent load of groceries.
Here is my baby with a Nexus internal hub change out:
RACtified Rans Dynamik. My go to utility bike!
Done enough to post it.
1987 Schwinn Woodlands rescued from a dumpster
2.2" WTB Graffiti SF tires
SKS P-65 fenders (front needs a bridge section because it won't clear the forks!)
Velo-Orange Tourist bars
New Falcon friction shifter (front)
Trans-It rear rack
Nashbar platform/SPD combo pedals
New cassette and chain
Total spent, under $125. I'm ordering a CETMA 7-rail front rack this week, and eventually putting a generator wheel and twin B&M IQ Cyo lights up front; but all in due time. It works well as is.
Clifton - The Schwinn is looking good although I would worry about that crank being able to take the kind of torque you can lay down.
All in all... very very nice.
Have I posted to this thread yet? If not, I have now.
1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist- grocery getter, complete with front and rear Wald baskets
Loaded up at the bike swap meet
Loaded up at the grocery store... yeah that's ice on the sidewalk
Here's my Montgomery Ward special frame built up for town duty...and its matching trailer. The bike is a single speed and is comprised of mostly used/spare parts. The trailer is made of electrical conduit.
Here's mine and my fiancee's road bikes that we've outfitted for getting groceries. When we're feeling a bit more "fancy" we'll switch out the baskets for panniers. :D
Not sure what material hers is, but mine's steel so it can take the weight easily enough. I can also take the rack and baskets off without too much trouble for longer rides.
Here's my commuter/utility/fun bike, currently hauling books and a laptop in my pannier.
Snapped these off today, these are the first pics i've taken of it too since i built it up from a SS/FG.
'08 Surly Cross-Check, 1x9 gearing, mustache bars, fenders, rack, brooks.
Metricoclock - Nice looking setup... Very clean.
I love my Wald baskets... did you know that they will hold a good sized panier ?
More utility bike porn. My Rans Dynamik updated with a powdercoated Electra wood rack:
This is an awesome thread ... thanks to all who have posted.
Here's my Kona Blast. It was my first commuter, but it lost it's job since I put my Cross Check. I now use the Kona for hauling my kiddie hauler full of groceries.
My new grocery getter. Nishiki Kokusai w/ SA sprinter elite 5 speed w/ drum brake.