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Old 03-14-17, 11:14 AM
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Gets large rear panniers when on grocery duty. Otherwise, front basket for beer runs.

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Really just a deceptive low angle. Sitting upright I was able to see above that wheel box no problem.
That's a little disappointing - I was really hoping we'd get a photo of your helmet mounted periscope.
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Thanks for sharing @Grand Bois.
The copper sleeve on your handlebars, is that a shim for the stem?
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Old 03-14-17, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by echo victor View Post
That's a little disappointing - I was really hoping we'd get a photo of your helmet mounted periscope.
Well, maybe I should just raise my seat up a skootch:

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Old 03-14-17, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Well, maybe I should just raise my seat up a skootch...
Saddle to handlebar drop seems a bit aggressive. I prefer a slightly more "French fit" myself. No worries about saddle bag to tire clearance, though.
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since i havn't done a build for while (don't really need to as my bikes meet what I do......until i find something cool, italian and cheap)

my torpado with macgyvered rear rack (use bolts, washer and rubber cone from ACE to mount rack to the triangle in the rear drop out), use some performance transit grocery panniers



my nishki with wald baskets.... this will haul a ton

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Old 03-15-17, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by romperrr View Post
Thanks for sharing @Grand Bois.
The copper sleeve on your handlebars, is that a shim for the stem?

They came as a set from Belgium. The brand is Luxe. That's all I can tell you.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:17 AM
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...It's been somewhat modified since the pic, with Cyclone shift levers, more upscale seatpost, removal of the half clips, and a more conventional bar position. (Trying to get away from my amateurish "ramps level with the ground" setup.) Hauls groceries, a trailer containing a 5-year-old boy, or both.
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Old 03-15-17, 09:13 AM
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Not a good pic as its from a family overnight camping trip(hence the panniers).
I usually use an '80 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 which has been changed over to a Suntour 3x7 bar end shifting drivetrain. But sometimes Ill use my gravel bike or touring bike.

If its a genuine grocery run, the converted Burly comes with since groceries are for a family of 4. I ripped out the seating and cut a plywood floor to fit so it can hold 8-10 large bags of groceries if needed.
Interesting that this thread is 2 pages deep and this is the 1st trailer mentioned. Everything else is panniers or baskets.
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Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, which I use with or without the converted Burley kid's trailer:

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Boy, these are some fancy shopping bikes!

This beast has served dutifully many times. My locks are lashed to the rack. I can wear a backpack full of groceries at the same time and then roll carefully through the streets. It's a bit tricky, but I can do it.


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Meant to ask - it seems like a few of you (@Vintage_Cyclist, @jmeb, @Grand Bois) are possibly using rear racks flipped around as front racks - am I correct in that? Or are those front racks with to-the-axle-length stays?

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Old 03-15-17, 06:31 PM
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I'll add my Volpe to the one posted by noglider. Just picked this up last winter for $150 including everything you see here except the C-dale rear panniers and h-bar bag (had those before). Even came with a Flight Deck computer.
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Originally Posted by echo victor View Post
Meant to ask - it seems like a few of you (@Vintage_Cyclist, @jmeb, @Grand Bois) are possibly using rear racks flipped around as front racks - am I correct in that? Or are those front racks with to-the-axle-length stays?
Mine is a Blackburn front rack from the early '80s.
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Mine is a front rack: specifically this one: Lucas Mini Front Rack | SOMA Fabrications
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Originally Posted by echo victor View Post
Meant to ask - it seems like a few of you (@Vintage_Cyclist, @jmeb, @Grand Bois) are possibly using rear racks flipped around as front racks - am I correct in that? Or are those front racks with to-the-axle-length stays?
Mine is a Jim Blackburn front rack from the seventies.


He put his first name on the earlier ones.
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Can't recall if I have hauled groceries, don't think so. I have hauled a number of other items (commuter gear and items) including fairly heavy stuff (800+ rnds of ammo) and somewhat awkward packages (item to go with the former). I call it my truck. It just turned 20 years old so almost it is arguably C&V candidate. It also just turned 5200 miles that were tracked. Don't know how many prior to tracking. I did buy it new as a last year sale bike.

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Should I consider a front rack? Will one work well for this bike?
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Boy, these are some fancy shopping bikes!

This beast has served dutifully many times. My locks are lashed to the rack. I can wear a backpack full of groceries at the same time and then roll carefully through the streets. It's a bit tricky, but I can do it.
Those are fancy looking bags. Do they easily detach/re-attatch?
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Has anyone found bike bags that double as...well, grocery bags? Here in California we have a $0.10 charge per grocery bag to encourage reusable bags. It would be nice to have the reusable grocery bag incorporated into the system of the bike bags to go from bike to store to bike to house in one foul swoop.
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Built this up for my Seattle daughter-in-law...
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Built this up for my Seattle daughter-in-law...
Nice build with the white & black accents. Good work daddy-in-law.
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More current pic than I posted years ago.

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for groceries... but not of the main food group kind. vintage Walmart frankengoose.
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I just made my first run on this build tonight. It's my '71 Raleigh International, now with 8-speed Sturmey Archer hub gears, upright bars and racks. I intend for this to be my new commuter/townie/grocery bike. 3 bags of Trader Joe's finest later, I'm declaring it a success.

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