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What kind of bike you use for commuting?


Old 01-17-19, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jay1117 View Post
What kind of bike do you use for commuting?
I have used a German 10-speed c.1974, a nice Italian road bike (Cinelli Supercorsa) dripping with Campy, a fat bike (Surly Pugsley) a folding bike (Breezer Itzy), a touring bike (LHT), City Bikes (Ride Share), and my favorite is a bike I picked up out of my LBS's rental fleet for $100. And I try not to sink money into it by upgrading, although it is now cassette rear wheel instead of freewheel because I was breaking axles and, of course, tougher tires for our glass-filled streets. I have annihilated dudes and dudettes on carbon road bikes with it in city traffic. It is an ancient (2001) Jamis Explorer with chopped-down bars (my shoulder width), a straight-block 7-speed cassette, and saddle/handlebar/pedal config is the same as my fancy road bike, slick 26x2.0 tires. It is set up to race traffic in a city grid and not be too expensive to lose to thieves. I've had it 10 years now. Every bike on this list is steel.

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Old 01-21-19, 08:49 PM
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I ride almost exclusively on this Kona Big Rove AL:

I used to also ride a Surly Straggler into work, but it's not as fun to commute on as the Kona.
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