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Old 12-27-17, 02:01 PM
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@Hoopdriver, that's superb. Can we see more pictures of it?
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Old 12-27-17, 04:26 PM
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I only ride the finest (cheapest) of vintage bikes for my commute! My '72 Schwinn Suburban


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Old 12-27-17, 05:25 PM
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hey it works and you have a fine seat on that.
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Old 12-27-17, 07:40 PM
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I do most of my commuting on my 1991 Trek 400 updated with 10 speed Ultegra 6600 drivetrain. It doesn't look this good usually but this was after it's annual winter disassembly, cleaning, and lubing. Spring commuting until salt/potholes are done is on my Raleigh hybrid.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@Hoopdriver, that's superb. Can we see more pictures of it?
That pic was taken about 5 years ago and is, by far, the prettiest. I'd have to do a considerable cleanup in order to to take new pics that won't embarrass me. Stay tuned.
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Old 12-28-17, 03:21 PM
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What crank is that? Beautiful.
It's a vintage Sugino Mighty Tour. That particular crank broke, dumping me on the pavement. I replaced it with Sugino Mighty Comp. The flutes are painted to match the bike.
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Not my regular, but sometimes...

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Not my regular, but sometimes...

very nice!

with all those locks, that bike would be stolen in my area in less than 5 minutes ... (there's guys walking around here with portable angle grinders and they know the value of bikes)
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Old 01-03-18, 11:01 AM
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My '78 Raleigh Competition, (powdercoated)

DSC01303_zps94780969 by Luan Pham, on Flickr

Also my 90something Specialized Rock Hopper

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I commute on my vintage rides all the time. My only contemporary ride is my Surly Big Dummy.
A AMF Hercules that I built drum brake wheels for (Sachs orbit front hub, Sturmey Archer AB rear hub).

A 30's-40's Raleigh loop frame of some kind. Originally had an oilcloth chaincase and nickle plated chainring.

An 80'S Mercier of Super Vitus 971 tubing.

A Raleigh Twenty. I do take this bike on buses sometimes.

A 60's Raleigh Tourist.

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Old 03-26-18, 05:42 PM
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Here's what I've been commuting on lately. I procured a North St. pannier to make it more suitable.
I had a black late '70s Skyway that I used to commute on. I rode it about 30 miles a day. I probably had 3,000 to 4,000 miles on it when I sold it, but it still road and looked like new.
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I'm riding a 1985 Mongoose atb and a 67 Schwinn racer
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That Raleigh is awesome
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Most frequently commute on my '83 Trek 620



On days I want to take things slow and enjoy the view, the '66 Carlton/Raleigh Catalina comes out

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Those are awfully nice bikes, @jmeb.
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70ish ItalVega SL converted to single speed.

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The bike I was using as a student is still with me including some modern parts.

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i commuted on this when my other bikes were not available.
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I posted this before but I recently modernized it with STI shifters and a few more gears:
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Soooo much more comfortable. Should've done it sooner, but I kept reading about how modern shifters don't work well with vintage handlebars.
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I bought a 1974 Dawes Galaxy as a commuter/runaround when working away from home weekly for six months and liked how it rode well enough to bring it home at the end rather than sell it on. I commute on it about 50% now. I ended up duplicating the rando bars, non-aero brakes, leather wrap onto my contemporary Galaxy because I found them comfortable/liked the look.
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This is one of the dry weather commuter/riders, probably my favorite.

1974 Jim Merz touring that was his and logged 10's of 1000's of miles with him on it, not so much with me yet maybe a couple 1000.

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I've been commuting in Manhattan since 2014. At first I rode my '71 PX-10, last season I switched to my '66 Sports.

How is the PX 10 with racks? Does it still maintain it's beautiful ride when fully loaded? I started a thread about adding racks to my PX-10:
Rack for PX-10
And I'm really thinking about it but still need some other opinion. Also, what racks are those? Beautiful bike btw.
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How is the PX 10 with racks? Does it still maintain it's beautiful ride when fully loaded? I started a thread about adding racks to my PX-10:
Rack for PX-10
And I'm really thinking about it but still need some other opinion. Also, what racks are those? Beautiful bike btw.
I rode a 1980 PX-10 through Europe for three months. I had a Blackburn rear rack with panniers and a handlebar bag. It took some work keeping it on course because of the short wheelbase, and I had to raise my heels in front of the panniers. But it didn't shimmy. In other words, it's not ideal, but it works.
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I commute on a Nishiki Century from the early 1980s. It was originally a 10-speed, then it had a long and useful life as a 15-speed, and now it is a fixed gear.
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