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Photo of the bike you use to pick up your groceries

Old 03-13-17, 08:35 PM
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Photo of the bike you use to pick up your groceries

Saw this on Steel is Real. Had to share.
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Old 03-13-17, 08:59 PM
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Just to offer up the other end of the spectrum....

Well, I don't have a pic of it from after I put on the rack and baskets. But it was this, right up to the point the pedal fell off. I need to source a new cranks as both arms are messed up and the previous owner welded on the pedals.



No, I'm not jealous. LOL!

And mine is not photoshopped.
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1978 Motobecane Super Mirage, Super Schlepper


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Originally Posted by jamesdak

And mine is not photoshopped.
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Additionally, I have a Trek 930 and a Schwinn High Plains for errand duty.
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My heavy-duty grocery getter is classic-styled and uses some C&V parts, so I guess it can go in this thread. Old pictures, but it still looks the same. I have racks and panniers for the front but haven't ever used them on this bike, I have found that I can carry up to 80 pounds of provisions with just the rear rack and no trailer, though anything more than 60 pounds of cargo on the back makes the bike wheelie-prone:

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Mainly:


But sometimes



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Extra points for @jimmuller for showing his bike with actual groceries!

I shop by bike pretty much every weekend, often taking my commuter, which lately has been a V-O Camargue:



Lately, I've been transitioning to my Ebisu as my do-everything commuter and grocery getter:



The front basket that's on the V-O will soon be transferred to the front rack of the Ebisu. Probably the rear rack/bag system, too, at some point.

But when I need to carry big items, my St. Etienne porteur is the bike for the job:



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Originally Posted by nlerner
But when I need to carry big items, my St. Etienne porteur is the bike for the job:

Joke? You have the world's longest neck? or X-ray vision?
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Joke? You have the world's longest neck? or X-ray vision?
Really just a deceptive low angle. Sitting upright I was able to see above that wheel box no problem.
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Most often it's nice-day commuter (most days in Denver are nice.)


If it's a lazy run to the farmers market and I don't need multiple panniers of stuff I usually take this

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My Manhattan commuter, shopper and casual fun ride is this 1966 Raleigh Sports with Linus canvas rollups.

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It's a '73 Raleigh Competition with a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub.

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It's a '73 Raleigh Competition with a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub.


Can a fella get a close up of the cockpit? Looks nice.
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist
1978 Motobecane Super Mirage, Super Schlepper

How do you like the foldy baskets? I have thoughts of turning a Motobecane Grand Touring I have, that's wayyyy too big for me, into a grocery store bike. Cruiser or mustache bars, baskets, porteur rack.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Really just a deceptive low angle. Sitting upright I was able to see above that wheel box no problem.
I want to see some pics...or it did not happen!
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The S5/2 hub uses two shifters.

The rear brake cable wasn't installed yet. I ran out of housing.

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For a long time it was my Expedition Touring, but this year it has been either my Electric pedal assist Schwinn (not vintage, but does have a B17 saddle now) or my Raleigh Superbe. Sorry for the non-driveside pics but they are the most current I have. Don
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Usually this one. I use an Axiom Hunter grocery bag pannier to which I had to attach a velcro strap at the top to cinch the top of the bag closed. Sadly, the Civia Cafe racks are out of production. The U-curve in the horizontal strut is great for J-hooks on a pannier and is far enough back to avoid heel strike unlike my Blackburn Mountain racks.

Novara X-R, drop bar conversion with 8-speed Ultegra bar end shifters. by galoot_loves_tools, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois
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The S5/2 hub uses two shifters.

The rear brake cable wasn't installed yet. I ran out of housing.
That would be the ideal front rack setup for me. It looks great to boot. If I may ask how does one set up the front rack with caliper brakes and are there specific racks that work best? I initially looked at the Soma mini front rack but was told that it would not work with caliper breaks since it could not be attached via the brake bolt and P-clamps would not provide enough stability.
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'90 ATX 760 with Crust cargo fork. My city and hauling bike. Handles a lot better with a load than a traditional porteur rack!



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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman
How do you like the foldy baskets? I have thoughts of turning a Motobecane Grand Touring I have, that's wayyyy too big for me, into a grocery store bike. Cruiser or mustache bars, baskets, porteur rack.
They're the Wald 582 folding racks. I just use them for local errands and minor shopping expeditions. They work well for me.

Each basket can hold 2-3 of those floppy, plastic grocery bags, depending on how much is in them. I think they're sized for the brown paper bags grocery stores used to use. I throw a bungie across the top to keep anything from bouncing out. When both baskets are in the open position, it forms a wide platform, like a porteur rack. I supplemented the weenie mounting brackets the racks come with, by using some small, metal hose clamps and zip ties.

The front basket is just an old desktop letter tray. I wanted something, not that big, with enough of a lip to keep things from rolling off the side of the front rack.
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