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    Transport is home!

    Finally!

    I took a bit of a detour on the way home. Just enjoyed the ride. I will have to do something about the rattling racks, but for a 26" wheel setup it rides really smooth. I am quite happy with the purchase. The first load on the bike was new fenders. I got it for the rear setup. I will have to do a little fabrication, but all in all it should work.

    I have to install my bar ends though, maybe an adjustable stem. I may even install the B17. I will give it a few rides before I decide on what to do with the saddle.

    Here are some initial pics on the way home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    Finally!

    I took a bit of a detour on the way home. Just enjoyed the ride. I will have to do something about the rattling racks, but for a 26" wheel setup it rides really smooth. I am quite happy with the purchase. The first load on the bike was new fenders. I got it for the rear setup. I will have to do a little fabrication, but all in all it should work.

    I have to install my bar ends though, maybe an adjustable stem. I may even install the B17. I will give it a few rides before I decide on what to do with the saddle.

    Here are some initial pics on the way home...

    At the bike store:






    Stops on the way:


    My vote is for a Brooks Flyer and some Ergon grips.
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    +1 for Brooks and some wood fenders http://www.woodysfenders.com/store/
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    Before I toss money towards a Flyer, I will drop the B17 on there. If I got a new Brooks, I would get a sprung model. The question is Flyer or B67...

    If the B17 feels pretty good on there, I'll drop some cash on the Flyer. If I need something a bit wider, I'll go with the 67. I honestly feel an adjustable stem is a must at this point. Way too much pressure on my hands right now. I prefer sitting more upright on this bike than my roadie or MTB.

    As for the grips, the Bontrager Satellite Plus are decent stock grips. I'll try the bar ends I had on my old commuter and will see how those do. I may go with some Ergon's if I want a combined grip/end. Thanks for the suggestion on the Ergon's, I forgot about those.

    Dyno...those wood fenders look nice! I actually think they look so nice that if I were to put them on this bike, I wouldn't want to go riding and risk messing them up. I'll stick with the cheap ones so I'll be more likely to ride it. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    Finally!

    I took a bit of a detour on the way home. Just enjoyed the ride. I will have to do something about the rattling racks, but for a 26" wheel setup it rides really smooth. I am quite happy with the purchase. The first load on the bike was new fenders. I got it for the rear setup. I will have to do a little fabrication, but all in all it should work.

    I have to install my bar ends though, maybe an adjustable stem. I may even install the B17. I will give it a few rides before I decide on what to do with the saddle.
    YAY!!!!! Another Transport rider!!!!! You're going to have a lot of fun with it!!!!! You are more than welcome to join this group on Facebook if you like......

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    Any good secrets for eliminating the rack rattles?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    Any good secrets for eliminating the rack rattles?



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    Glad you joined the group!!!!!

    As for the rattle. A bungee cord works GREAT for putting that noise to rest. I use two of them just so I have extras with me all the time. Just in case........

    Hope that those aren't the ONLY photos that you will be sharing.

    Enjoy the ride!!!!!

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    Nope. I just have not had a chance to head out on another ride since I got it. I plan on possibly using the bike to carry some of my golf clubs to the driving range this week. Should be a good ride! Only a 3-mile trip.

    That should be worth a few pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    Nope. I just have not had a chance to head out on another ride since I got it. I plan on possibly using the bike to carry some of my golf clubs to the driving range this week. Should be a good ride! Only a 3-mile trip.

    That should be worth a few pictures.
    Yep...that's going to be picture worthy. They might even let you use the bike instead of a cart to tote your clubs around the course!!!!!

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