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What type of bike do you commute on?

Old 11-17-03, 07:01 PM
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What type of bike do you commute on?

I recently started commuting 4 days a week on my MTB. I'm just curious as to what type of bike others use to commute, and if the choice is influenced by racing.
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The only reason I use a Mtn bike is because I happen to have an old beater Mtn. bike, if $ were no object I would have a brand new cross bike w/disc brakes to commute on.
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Old 11-17-03, 07:55 PM
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European city bike. Not influenced by racing.



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MTB this time of year and all winter, then road bike on nice days in spring summer and fall. Also depending on amount of stuff I have to take to work, with the road bike I carry a sports bag on my back, gets uncomfortable if it's too lumpy or too heavy.
I'm going to try for 2 MTB's this winter, the old trusty Norco with fenders and slicks and another trusty older Norco with fenders and knobbys/studded tires for the snowy days.
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i use the MTB (cheap as hardtail) to commute to school. it's only 3km so the 20+kg beast doesnt wear me out. the bolt on wheels are good because when bikes get stolen (and it happens at least once a month at my school) they steal the quick release bikes first. sometimes take the front wheel, sometimes leave it. when i commute into the CBD (20km) I take the road bike, but I don't go that way often.
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Old 11-17-03, 08:29 PM
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Mountain bike when it snows, cyclocross bike all other times.
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'96 Specialized Hardrock GX Sport with rack and full fenders. Got it cheap and am not afraid to run it in the snow and much of the winter.
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MTB. I have to deal with Queensland "roads" and a council that seems to enjoy digging unnecessary holes in those "roads".
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MTB with mud guards for winter and a road bike the rest of the time. The MTB is too slow and heavy for the 40km ride. The road bike lets my legs recover quicker for the next day.

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MTB for the bike that sits in the sun all of the time (or in the rain)...

Here is link to a set of pics showing the lighting system (and the car horn)...
https://www.cyclemobility.org/CMFiles/nightriding.html

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Old 11-18-03, 07:04 AM
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MTB here because I commute mostly off-road trails and the go-anywhere nature of the MTB, which in NJ is very handy at times...

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Hybird here, since I found it at a bargain price a few years back. Gives me reasonabe pedalling efficiency but is burly enough to cope with the bad Brisbane roads I used to commute on, and some of the shocking Denver roads I commute on now.
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A hybrid Univega "Via Montega" '95, originally 700x35C but swapped to 700x25Cs, Terry Liberator seat, clipless pedals and a K2 shock seat tube; but waiting to order the Armadillos 'cause skinny tires gave too many flats.

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MTB for this week, but come Dec. I am going to sale the MTB for a cyclocross bike, I am interested in race some next season, so I figure this is a good way to get a cross bike
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Aluminum road touring frame built in 1984 with rear rack and pannier. Road tires.
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Old K2 hardtail with rear rack, panniers, and once in a while the trailer.
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A Mango velomobile (see my signature line for link).
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thanks

Thanks for all the responses guys! Gave em a read through while cooling down from my ride in this morning!
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Trek 6500 MTB with fenders.

Sometimes I use my Trek 520 tourer.
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'96 Marin Stinson with 700c wheels, rack,fenders, and panniers.
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Old, steel, light-tourer (possibly Orbea), fully dressed for winter riding.
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I use two bikes. A 16 inch wheel Dahon Piccolo for 6 blocks to the train. This bike is great for short commutes since there is nothing on the bike worth stealing unless you have another 16 inch Dahon.

When I get off the train, I ride a cheap toy store bike (Paicfic MTB) from Toys R US. I ride this heavy junk bike for 1.2 miles to work. The MTB has lived on the streets of Manhattan 24/7 now for six months and is practically theft proof in the stolen bike capital of the world
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Old 11-19-03, 05:10 AM
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Specialized Festina SL.

Full-out road bike - no compromises, no luggage. I commute 3 or 4 times a week and carry changes of clothes and laundry the other days.
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Old 11-19-03, 07:42 AM
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Mostly a converted fixed gear on a road frame. It's my all purpose bike. On nice weather days, when I want to ride long, I ride my Lemond poprad. Foul weather, I ride my MTB.

I like 'em all...
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