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Old 06-29-08, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Cal_Jordan View Post
my baby...

They've changed the DB Outlook a LOT since 1998 (which is what I use as a commuter right now). That looks similar, actually, to my 1999 DB Sorrento, what with the suspension fork and all.

Looks good!
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Old 06-29-08, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonoma76 View Post
I picked up my Swobo Dixon three weeks ago and absolutely love it. Reliable, fairly fast, and built very well.

SpokePOV For the mf'ing win!
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Old 06-29-08, 04:42 PM
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Actually, that's MonkeyLectric, but thanks!
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Old 06-29-08, 05:29 PM
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I knew it was something nerdy that I'd seen on Make or Hack-A-Day. I actually knew it wasn't the "official/original" SpokePOV kit but couldn't pull it up in my memory banks. Still recovering from a brutal weekend.

Oh... I can has action pics plz? Is it bright enough for a POV effect below 20 MPH?
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Old 06-29-08, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 44.5mph View Post
Early 60's Hercules
Paperboy bike
came with chrome plated steel front rack w/ spring loaded clamp
40 spoke rear wheel!
3-speed Sturmey Archer hub
Approx. 4,000 miles since 1994







I like! Truely a classic!
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Old 06-29-08, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
They've changed the DB Outlook a LOT since 1998 (which is what I use as a commuter right now). That looks similar, actually, to my 1999 DB Sorrento, what with the suspension fork and all.

Looks good!
Thanks...its an '03.

It may not be much, but she's my commuter...and my only bike, for now.

I just put some Continental Travel Contact tires and some Deore CR-18 wheels on it...hopefully a speedier smoother ride...and they DO make it look so much prettier if you ask me.
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Old 06-29-08, 08:46 PM
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Just cruise with my Giant Rincon, That was a nice bike there with a generator light?
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Old 06-30-08, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonoma76 View Post
I picked up my Swobo Dixon three weeks ago and absolutely love it. Reliable, fairly fast, and built very well.





SRAM iMotion 9


Niiiice! How are you diggin' that 9-speed SRAM hub??
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Old 06-30-08, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 44.5mph View Post
Early 60's Hercules
Paperboy bike
came with chrome plated steel front rack w/ spring loaded clamp
40 spoke rear wheel!
3-speed Sturmey Archer hub
Approx. 4,000 miles since 1994


Very cool. I just ran across a 64 Royal at a thrift/antique shop that is very similar. Same profile on the fenders but this bike has painted fenders. Both of came out of the Raleigh factory's is what I have read. The royal I found is not nearly as nice as yours......not even close but its complete and looks like it could be made to be fully functional.
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Old 06-30-08, 05:39 PM
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So my single commuter bike has now morphed into two.


A 1986 Univega Arrow Pace equiped with a bell, fenders, brooks b-17 and all the usual commuter stuff. Original Biopace crank, 7 speed shimano drivetrain and araya 27 inch wheels. The thing must weigh an easy 35 pounds before I put a rack on it but this bike is my workhorse.


Just finished building this one. Cannondale System Six! Zoom Zoom fast and impractical.
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Old 06-30-08, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 44.5mph View Post
Early 60's Hercules
Paperboy bike
came with chrome plated steel front rack w/ spring loaded clamp
40 spoke rear wheel!
3-speed Sturmey Archer hub
Approx. 4,000 miles since 1994


Sweet Hercules.
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Old 07-01-08, 01:19 AM
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Needs new bar tape. other than that it's held up well. i may put a new shifting group on it one day soon(8 sp. to 10 sp.), should i find the money.
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Old 07-02-08, 05:59 PM
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Just added rack and fenders to my bike, and added rack, basket and grocery bags to my wife's bike. I've been commuting by bike as much as weather allows and my wife has been using her bike to run errands. These additions will make those tasks much easier!

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Old 07-03-08, 05:56 AM
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updated pics of my Cannondale R100o commuter bike, better pic of my Flickr
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Old 07-03-08, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jacksoncooper View Post
Just added rack and fenders to my bike, and added rack, basket and grocery bags to my wife's bike. I've been commuting by bike as much as weather allows and my wife has been using her bike to run errands. These additions will make those tasks much easier!

Nice fenders. SKS Commuters?
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Old 07-03-08, 04:06 PM
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Nice fenders. SKS Commuters?
They are indeed. Ordered them from Nashbar and they went on easily. Looking forward to trying them out.
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Old 07-03-08, 04:16 PM
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Old 07-03-08, 04:21 PM
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My daily driver:

That is the simplest bike setup I have ever seen. What does it weigh - 10 lbs?
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Old 07-04-08, 03:54 PM
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About 21 lbs, being an old Schwinn and 63cm.
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Old 07-05-08, 01:59 AM
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just started commuting a few days ago. have had my scott s10 road bike for quite a while and seriously thought about getting a mtb for commuting, but there isn't enough room in my apartment for another bike.

so for now this is how i roll to work and school....

scott speedster s10, ultegra 10 speed, shimano compact crank, speedplay petals, mavic open pro wheels (also have neuvation wheels but its just too damn hard to get tire seated onto rim for flat repair so im probably gonna get rid of them), garmin 305, 2x superflash on rear, and dinotte 200l li on the front. probably not the most practical bike to commute on, but sure is fun. need to take a better pic though
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Nice ride there Gaber X. It looks like a good commuting setup, and I'd advise against getting an mtb for commuting. Unless you regularly need to go down stairs and jump curbs, that is. Otherwise you'll miss the Scott's gearing.

However, if you did want a designated commuter bike, something of lesser value than the road bike, I'd say something like a flat-bar road bike... a Trek 7.5/ Scott P4 type bike would be nice. You'd get the speed of a road bike but have room for larger tires, fenders, and it would be less expensive.

PS: about having room for another bike... get one of those vertical bike stands and you'd have room for two. They stack 2 bikes in the footprint of one.

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Old 07-05-08, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
I like! Truely a classic!
I HAVE THAT SAME BIKE! except its called a columbian tourist.(and its only got 2 gears, haha 1 and 2 are the same)
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Old 07-05-08, 11:21 AM
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nice shots, I ride an MTB because that is the only bike I have as well. It works for most terrain but I am in agreement, that it would be better to get a variation of a road bike or a comfort bike for that matter.
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Old 07-05-08, 12:55 PM
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2007 Redline MonoCog 29er - Vassago ODIS fork, Nuvinci CVT hub mated to Mavic A719 36H, 36H Velocity Blunt front rim with Velocity disc hub, 29x2.3 Schwalbe Big Apples, FMF BMX cranks, SKF ISIS roller bearing bottom bracket, 180mm Avid BB7 disc on the front, Origin-8 Space bar and stem, Axiom Odyssey disc rack, Topeak Pannier Dry Bags, Planet Bike fenders, WTB Speed V Pro Gel saddle...
went from this...

to this...



and then to this...


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Old 07-05-08, 01:31 PM
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thanks, i will have to look into that bike stand.

i was thinking a mtb because it would be a lot cheaper and would be far less noticeable at school that my scott, seems most people ride mtb's to school. i like riding my bike to work as the bike area is right next to the security station, but at school there arent too many road nice bikes, and i get a little nervous locking it up.
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