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    Velocommuter Commando Sirrus Rider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    My house mate's new rig...

    Sweet.. What make is that? I see it has a derailleur on it is that a customization or did it come stock with it?
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    Sweet.. What make is that? I see it has a derailleur on it is that a customization or did it come stock with it?
    Canadian built CCM... all original with a 6 speed (Suntour) drive which makes it quite capable and was all original as of yesterday.



    Replaced the derailleur with one that was not bent, added new brake levers, Kool Stops up front (it has a roller brake in the rear), and replaced the cables and grips as well as the shifter (with a Suntour half ratchet).

    Bike seems to have been stored for many years as it had a thick coating of dust and not a lot of visible wear... was thinking of replacing the front fork with a 26 inch and a 26 inch alloy wheel since I have these parts on hand.

    Thought being that a little more rake and trail as well as a bigger front wheel and a v brake would really improve the ride, handling (would add a little more trail), and braking which is quite decent considering the steel front wheel and so so brake caliper.
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Did a little more to the trike today... fitted a new fork and a 26 inch Mavic front wheel as well as V brakes.

    Really improved the ride and handling and was even able to ride it no handed on smooth pavement and the bike now stops on a dime and gives back a nickel in change.

    Crappy cel phone pic...


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    Here's mine before I started fettling it zs2.jpg

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    Fair-weather commuter aussie_grl14's Avatar
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    Hehe, here's mine. Does it still count?

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    Looks fine to me!

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    I'm debating getting a kickstand to make it easier to load. DH thinks it would fall over while I'm loading it so that could be a problem. Definitely going for baskets to replace the panniers.
    There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying.
    The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

    Don't feed the trolls!

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    With the new improved dual drive the Shasta is a pretty capable flatland hauler... my P20 is still the better tow vehicle by virtue of it's wider and lower gear range and spins up quicker.

    On the plus side...the Shasta is one of the nicest riding bicycles I have, frame is stiff, and the wheels are really solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Did a little more to the trike today... fitted a new fork and a 26 inch Mavic front wheel as well as V brakes.

    Really improved the ride and handling and was even able to ride it no handed on smooth pavement and the bike now stops on a dime and gives back a nickel in change.

    Crappy cel phone pic...

    First time `ve seen der gears on a trike. Like it. Just today me and my physiotherapist agreed that there is not enough trikes around for peopel who need or want them.
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Stop me if you've seen this one before.

    1998 Cannondale H300, Bikes@Work 63A, Kart-a-Bag Super 600.

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    I've been slowly building up my townie conversion to be more utility friendly. I recently picked up this trailer for my dog, and bigger hauls that cannot fit on the front rack.


    New Pet/Cargo Trailer by (cobrabyte), on Flickr


    Jasper Panda by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

    Next plans are to add gears with thumb shifters, a rear rack, and more powerful lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogBoy View Post
    This is my utility bike until its sold. I find I can do most everything with a breezer 8 now:
    Hello...

    Would/could someone/anyone tell me what the round, red gadget is in this pic? I assume it's some sort of electric generator? And, would that be a battery pack or what in the square, black box above it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thook View Post
    Hello...

    Would/could someone/anyone tell me what the round, red gadget is in this pic? I assume it's some sort of electric generator? And, would that be a battery pack or what in the square, black box above it?
    Do a search for "Stoke Monkey" - think that is how it is spelled. Electric assist, one of several used on cargobikes.
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
    I've been slowly building up my townie conversion to be more utility friendly. I recently picked up this trailer for my dog, and bigger hauls that cannot fit on the front rack.

    Next plans are to add gears with thumb shifters, a rear rack, and more powerful lights.
    Great looking bike! I started using a trailer more often for my 26 kg dog (instead of "Dogbike2") since he can jump in and out when I tell him to without me having to help him in and strap him up like on the Dogbike. Only problem is he wants to sit as far in the front as possible in the trailer putting too much weight in the front. I am thinking of installing the child seat backwards to create a small room for luggage in the front (now he tends to sit on it..) and to keep him away from the front. Is yours better behaved?
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Here is my wife's and my bicycles, which one do you like best? and DON'T pick my wife's?
    The black one is a Batavus Personal Delivery bicycle, the orange one is a Workcycle FR8
    the trailer is a remodeled sort of thing we built out of a kid drager arounder thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_hasbeen View Post
    Here is my wife's and my bicycles, which one do you like best? and DON'T pick my wife's?
    The black one is a Batavus Personal Delivery bicycle, the orange one is a Workcycle FR8
    the trailer is a remodeled sort of thing we built out of a kid drager arounder thing

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    Welcome newbee! I like the rack on the Batavus. Just bought one (rack) myself on holyday in Copenhagen. Struggeled to install it wo messing up gear wires and brake wires..
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Rode the Yuba to work in Yokohama this morning, and later, enjoyed a lunchtime ride along the waterfront.

    I give bike tours along this stretch on the weekends.




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    Nice first pic owenfinn!

    Looks very practical solid bike.

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    BEER RUN Rat Rod Utility Bike

    How do you like my BEER RUN utility bike? I am building it as part of the Rat Rod Bikes Build Off #6.
    The skateboard is the actual seat (with the option of putting a normal seatpost and seat if wanted).




    You can see more on the bike at:
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/pos...&f=55&p=416731
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    OK, here's my "Commutility" bike:
    58cm, 26" wheel LHT
    Topeak rear rack, CETMA front (under the toilet paper)
    Ortlieb motorcycle panniers converted to bike panniers with Ortlieb hardware
    1x7 drivetrain using old SunTour parts in friction mode
    Civia bars and stem (steerer tube still uncut pending more experiments)
    Schwalbe Big Apple tires 26x2.0

    It's great for all sorts of stuff, and looks dorky enough that I can commute on it and leave it locked up all day with no threat of someone stealing it.

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    I fixed your photo for you, Rockfish. Nice looking bike. Gotta love the LHT.

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    Cool! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Great looking bike! I started using a trailer more often for my 26 kg dog (instead of "Dogbike2") since he can jump in and out when I tell him to without me having to help him in and strap him up like on the Dogbike. Only problem is he wants to sit as far in the front as possible in the trailer putting too much weight in the front. I am thinking of installing the child seat backwards to create a small room for luggage in the front (now he tends to sit on it..) and to keep him away from the front. Is yours better behaved?
    Thanks! My dog was doing the same thing on the first couple of rides, I think he felt more secure up front, with more to see. Now that he is accustomed to the trailer, he usually just lays down until he sees another dog lol.

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    My GF and I are not carfree but close to it.

    My 46cm Surly Crosscheck with front rack.




    My GF's 48cm Trek Multitrack.


    Last edited by georgiaboy; 08-22-11 at 10:08 PM.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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