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sheba 01-20-09 09:48 PM

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8...plete2mra6.jpg

The Coffee Bike

Tyrell 01-23-09 06:30 PM

Not the prettiest but it works for me!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_eXOBm4Rp86o/SX...0/P1230529.JPG

dwnptrl_777 01-24-09 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Tyrell (Post 8236215)
Not the prettiest but it works for me!

Looks comfortable and functional!

wahoonc 01-24-09 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyrell (Post 8236215)
Not the prettiest but it works for me!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_eXOBm4Rp86o/SX...0/P1230529.JPG

Need a front basket to balance that thing out:thumb:

Aaron:)

billwatson58 01-24-09 08:03 PM

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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.

NEXUS 01-25-09 04:33 PM

Here is my baby with a Nexus internal hub change out:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1232922432

NormanF 01-25-09 05:04 PM

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RACtified Rans Dynamik. My go to utility bike!

CliftonGK1 02-08-09 08:42 PM

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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
Oury grips
New Falcon friction shifter (front)
Trans-It rear rack
New cables
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.

Sixty Fiver 02-08-09 08:53 PM

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.

Sixty Fiver 02-08-09 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sheba (Post 8218675)

How in god's good name did I miss seeing this awesome piece of work ?

Doohickie 02-08-09 09:25 PM

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

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...Picture164.jpg

Loaded up at the bike swap meet

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...1/100_3384.jpg

Loaded up at the grocery store... yeah that's ice on the sidewalk

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...1/DSC00077.jpg

jwetzelp 02-09-09 09:13 PM

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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.

TheBugGuy 02-19-09 11:21 PM

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

http://mrmordax.net/albums/cellpics/...43_G.sized.jpg

http://mrmordax.net/albums/cellpics/...143a.sized.jpg

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.

Metricoclock 02-21-09 06:39 PM

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.

http://web.mac.com/nicholas.tenbrink...s/IMG_2620.jpg

http://web.mac.com/nicholas.tenbrink...s/IMG_2624.jpg

http://web.mac.com/nicholas.tenbrink...s/IMG_2643.jpg

http://web.mac.com/nicholas.tenbrink...s/IMG_2638.jpg

http://web.mac.com/nicholas.tenbrink...s/IMG_2617.jpg

breakaway9 02-22-09 11:25 AM

Metricoclock - Nice looking setup... Very clean.

Metricoclock 02-22-09 06:13 PM

thanks!

Sixty Fiver 02-22-09 11:59 PM

http://mrmordax.net/albums/cellpics/...43_G.sized.jpg

I love my Wald baskets... did you know that they will hold a good sized panier ?

TheBugGuy 02-23-09 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 8408927)
I love my Wald baskets... did you know that they will hold a good sized panier ?

I did not . . . but thank you kindly for informing me. :thumb:

Lamplight 02-26-09 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jwetzelp (Post 8334675)
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.

This is quite a tidy setup. Very nice. :thumb:

NormanF 02-28-09 06:48 PM

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More utility bike porn. My Rans Dynamik updated with a powdercoated Electra wood rack:

SlimAgainSoon 03-11-09 02:12 PM

This is an awesome thread ... thanks to all who have posted.

bugly64 03-14-09 03:09 AM

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...e/fatfrank.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...frankfront.jpg

jgrant75 03-16-09 11:16 PM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/...23c76c2ac9.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/...cae7435bca.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3615/...8a03894c7d.jpg

hotbike 03-17-09 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by sheba (Post 8218675)

Part bike and part coffee table?

TimJ 03-25-09 01:22 PM

My new grocery getter. Nishiki Kokusai w/ SA sprinter elite 5 speed w/ drum brake.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3623/...e481c1e4_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/...b70bdb67_o.jpg


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