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Old 08-21-08, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Wheel_Motion View Post
The bike is sweet..
That is definitely a unique bike, and sweet too
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Tires and a lock........Gotta set your priorities you know........
Securing your ride is quite important. Indeed if I recall correctly there is another thread specific to it. Anyone know the link?
It looks so much nicer in pictures. Chained to the bike rack you get the feeling it will give you tetanus.
The eyes of the beholder
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Old 08-22-08, 01:09 PM
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I finally have my pugsley up and running.

Specs: 22" Surly Pugsley, Shimano Alfine internal 8 speed hub, Kris Holm 29er rims, Schwalbe 29x2.4 Big Apples, Avid BB7s, OnOne Mary handlebars. Everything is in black. I call it Darth Pugsley.

Fenders and a few other accessories are on order.
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Old 08-22-08, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tswg View Post
I finally have my pugsley up and running.

Specs: 22" Surly Pugsley, Shimano Alfine internal 8 speed hub, Kris Holm 29er rims, Schwalbe 29x2.4 Big Apples, Avid BB7s, OnOne Mary handlebars. Everything is in black. I call it Darth Pugsley.

Fenders and a few other accessories are on order.
nice.
just needs a brooks...!
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Old 08-22-08, 06:23 PM
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very cool pugsley. They're normally with 26" wheels, right?
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Old 08-22-08, 07:18 PM
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I've changed a few things on my commuter/utility bike, so I figured I'd post it again. New rear rack, lights, wheels, fenders, seat, pedals, and tires.



Now I just need some bigger/better bags, and I'll be good.
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Old 08-22-08, 07:25 PM
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That bike is everything I want my Trek 4300 to be, minus the front rack.
Oh, and the bars and seat I have are fine, but you get the idea.
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Old 08-22-08, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
I've changed a few things on my commuter/utility bike, so I figured I'd post it again. New rear rack, lights, wheels, fenders, seat, pedals, and tires.



Now I just need some bigger/better bags, and I'll be good.
That is one handsome commuter there. What type of head light are you using?
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Old 08-22-08, 09:06 PM
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Old 08-23-08, 02:26 AM
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Is there a "RATBYKE" thread? Y'all commuters' bikes are too nicey-nicey looking to be seen next to da ol FIshByke. But She's my commuter so I'll snap a Pic reaallll soon, with alll the pertinent stats: you know, like total mileage, origin, habitats, storage and anecdotes and maintenance(haha, surely you jest?)
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Old 08-23-08, 06:08 AM
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There must be many RATBYKEs hiding out there. I wanna see pictures FishByke, and read about it 'nall!
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Old 08-23-08, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Silverexpress View Post
That is one handsome commuter there. What type of head light are you using?
Thank you! The generator is this and the light itself is this. The light on the handlebars is just an old Cateye blinky.
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Old 08-23-08, 12:24 PM
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Been riding and posting [1] for a while. There's a group at work that does occasional morning rides, so I'd drive into work and then ride my bike for a while. I have recently realized how silly that is, since I live in gorgeous Austin. Since I've got my older bike lying around, I decided to use it to go to work.

See the redness:


Gas prices have gone down a bit, but it's too late! Bwaahahaha! You'll never take me alive!

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Old 08-23-08, 01:31 PM
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Fixed Gear (61 gear inches), Caloi 10 frame, 650x45B Wheels. 20 km home to work + 20km back.




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Old 08-23-08, 07:10 PM
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Here's my new Kona Jake. I posted a mini review in the Lovefest thread



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Old 08-24-08, 01:46 AM
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jaos, what an odd (in a good, refreshing way) looking bike. Nice.
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Old 08-24-08, 08:00 AM
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Here's my new Kona Jake. I posted a mini review in the Lovefest thread




The more I see that bike the more I fall in love with it. I love the green. The 09 is red and doesn't look nearly as good. I wish I had the cash to go find a 08 right now.
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Old 08-24-08, 04:40 PM
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I posted my commuter earlier but have done some upgrades. The bike started as a standard Giant FCR 2. I added a light setup, and a rear rack with a trunk. I use the bike for rides to work, which is 12.5 miles from my home. One drawback, I found the bike to put me in a position that I became more of a wind trap then I did on the mountain bike I used before. Here she is as posted earlier.



I have added ergonomic down tubes with Tiagra brake/shifters. I also added an adjustable 120cm stem. All has worked out well except for the brakes, the bike came equipped with V-Brakes and the brake levers do not pull with the same geometry as the stock levers. I can still lock up the brakes on dry pavement but they feel a littlie spongy. I think I may add Travel agents to the brakes. The bike got a full set of cables and housings and clip less pedals also.
Here she is now.

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Old 08-24-08, 04:55 PM
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dngspot, the riding position looks much improved!

Mine's an old Novara Buzz:

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Old 08-24-08, 06:16 PM
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here's one of my commuters...

I had neglected this one for a bit and decided to whip walle into shape this weekend...
I adjusted the brakes, put a rear rack and basket on the back and put some lights on with a handlebar bag.
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Old 08-24-08, 07:25 PM
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Great pictures keep appearing thansk for sharing, I was curious though, of all the cycle commuters any of them have a chain guard? Or just go with shorts everytime you ride? I have posted before but to keep in topic here it is once more, my Giant Rincon 21"

A shot from a recent ride up over Old San Juan Grade here in town.


And A Link to A video from that ride: Cycle Commuting as A Choice

Enjoying the photos.
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Great pictures keep appearing thansk for sharing, I was curious though, of all the cycle commuters any of them have a chain guard? Or just go with shorts everytime you ride?
Use a velcro strap (most of them are reflective), or roll up the pant leg, or fold it down and pull the sock over it, etc.

Chain mess aside, it really sucks to get a cuff stuck in a chain & crank.
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Old 08-24-08, 07:37 PM
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Use a velcro strap (most of them are reflective), or roll up the pant leg, or fold it down and pull the sock over it, etc.

Chain mess aside, it really sucks to get a cuff stuck in a chain & crank.
Yeah I can see how that would be annoying. As it stands my bicycle as you can see in the pic, well perhaps came with a chain guard and yet when I ride I am usually in shorts or roll up the leg. Whichever way works.
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I usually bike to work in shorts and then change but there are times I don't want to be bothered...
I have found that even using a strap, I can get oil on my pant leg... I decided to make myself a gaiter
out of a pair of old sweat pants (the kind that have the elastic at the bottom of the leg. I cut the leg to
the size I wanted and I put that over my cuff and secure it with a leg strap...

its especially useful for when it gets colder...
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Old 08-24-08, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by e0richt View Post
I usually bike to work in shorts and then change but there are times I don't want to be bothered...
I have found that even using a strap, I can get oil on my pant leg... I decided to make myself a gaiter
out of a pair of old sweat pants (the kind that have the elastic at the bottom of the leg. I cut the leg to
the size I wanted and I put that over my cuff and secure it with a leg strap...

its especially useful for when it gets colder...
I will keep that in mind thanks for sharing. Now my objective was not to hijack the thread but it was a question that came to my mind, thanks for sharing your view on it.
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Old 08-24-08, 10:06 PM
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^ Nice trek!
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