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Old 01-20-09, 09:48 PM   #351
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Old 01-23-09, 06:30 PM   #352
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Not the prettiest but it works for me!

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Old 01-24-09, 05:46 AM   #353
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Not the prettiest but it works for me!
Looks comfortable and functional!
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Old 01-24-09, 09:03 AM   #354
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Not the prettiest but it works for me!

Need a front basket to balance that thing out

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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.
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Old 01-25-09, 04:33 PM   #356
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Here is my baby with a Nexus internal hub change out:

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Old 01-25-09, 05:04 PM   #357
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RACtified Rans Dynamik. My go to utility bike!
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Old 02-08-09, 08:42 PM   #358
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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.
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Old 02-08-09, 08:53 PM   #359
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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.
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Old 02-08-09, 09:02 PM   #360
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How in god's good name did I miss seeing this awesome piece of work ?
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Old 02-08-09, 09:25 PM   #361
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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

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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.
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Old 02-19-09, 11:21 PM   #363
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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.
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Old 02-21-09, 06:39 PM   #364
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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.









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Old 02-22-09, 11:25 AM   #365
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Metricoclock - Nice looking setup... Very clean.
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Old 02-22-09, 06:13 PM   #366
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I love my Wald baskets... did you know that they will hold a good sized panier ?
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I did not . . . but thank you kindly for informing me.
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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.
This is quite a tidy setup. Very nice.
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More utility bike porn. My Rans Dynamik updated with a powdercoated Electra wood rack:
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Old 03-11-09, 02:12 PM   #371
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This is an awesome thread ... thanks to all who have posted.
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Old 03-14-09, 03:09 AM   #372
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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.

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



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