Not the prettiest but it works for me!
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(
ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.
"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"_Nicodemus
"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"_krazygluon
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.
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Bikes are fun. And better.
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.
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.
"Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing"
- Vance Havner
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.
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.
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.