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Old 09-07-09, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
i wear a messenger bag and travel light on my commute[30kms] so no panniers here...

91 cdale sr600 1x7

The TT bars look real good, been thinking about putting a pair on my '88 Cannondale. Nice bike!
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Old 09-07-09, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by awormiscoming View Post
The TT bars look real good, been thinking about putting a pair on my '88 Cannondale. Nice bike!
thanks. they are nitto rb-021 pursuit bars.
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Old 09-07-09, 06:06 PM
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My latest snag :-) I will attempt first commute on it tomorrow, I have rode it about 50 miles already so I hope it holds up ok. Schwinn Varsity 1976 I believe at least according to the license I uncovered.



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Old 09-07-09, 06:25 PM
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After months of layoff I'm finally a commuter again! And I finally got off my lazy arse and opened a photobucket account, so here's some bikes.

Old bike:

2003 San Rafael w/ lots of extras: changed the cranks, cassette, chain, seatpost, tires; all the o.e. stuff
was crap. Commuted all last year (Feb. to Oct.) on this one, but all miles this year had been recreational.
Sold it on Craigslist a week ago.

New bike as of a month ago:

2009 Speciale Randonneur. Added the bag, rack (modified Axiom Streamliner Road), my spd's and changed
the Ritchey 120mm Comp stem for a 90mm Pro to tighten up the cockpit a bit. The wife calls it my "Italian girlfriend"
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Old 09-07-09, 06:34 PM
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Hey Hal 8000, I just drooled on your Masi. It's beautiful and functional and I want it!!
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Old 09-07-09, 06:46 PM
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Thanks! Don't worry, I've wiped lots of drool off of it already. I considered several similar "functional" bikes (including the LHT etc.) all in the same price range, but nothing stood up to the dead sexiness of the Masi. Photos will never do the paint justice.
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Old 09-07-09, 08:03 PM
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Just finished a commuter build for my trips to and from the university. I'm still new to drop bars (and wiggle around like nothing else when trying to stand and mash.....) but it shouldn't be long until I get used to it, and the higher gearing/thinner tires/lower weight than my XC MTB I used to be using should be handy. Plus it uses cheaper parts

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Old 09-07-09, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DaJMasta View Post
Just finished a commuter build for my trips to and from the university. I'm still new to drop bars (and wiggle around like nothing else when trying to stand and mash.....) but it shouldn't be long until I get used to it, and the higher gearing/thinner tires/lower weight than my XC MTB I used to be using should be handy. Plus it uses cheaper parts

Is that a Nashbar touring frame? Just curious as to why you would butcher the cantilever bosses on it.
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Old 09-08-09, 01:08 AM
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It is, I didn't butcher them I just took the posts off, so I can screw them in and add cantis if I ever want to in the future. It actually pissed me off a bit that they didn't include the cable hangars to use cantis, so I went with calipers.... only to find out that the holes for calipers were too small (rear hole in the fork was too small, rear holes in the frame had a threaded insert), but ended up drilling them out to make it work.


Not ideal i'd say, but I ended up with a working bike and I'm not concerned at all with the stability and power of my brakes. I'll see if it's worth moving for fenders, but this place is a lot drier than where I used to commute and involves no trail riding.... so I may not even bother.
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Old 09-08-09, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by HAL 8000 View Post
After months of layoff I'm finally a commuter again! And I finally got off my lazy arse and opened a photobucket account, so here's some bikes.


New bike as of a month ago:

2009 Speciale Randonneur. Added the bag, rack (modified Axiom Streamliner Road), my spd's and changed
the Ritchey 120mm Comp stem for a 90mm Pro to tighten up the cockpit a bit. The wife calls it my "Italian girlfriend"
That is sharp!

Liking the CX as well. Parts wise except for the rims and shifters the are nearly the same parts and price. Like my STI's I wonder if they would slap them on instead of the bar ends?
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Old 09-08-09, 09:04 AM
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The wife calls it my "Italian girlfriend"
Nice Masi!!!!!
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Old 09-08-09, 11:55 AM
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My wife bought it for me about 2 weeks ago as my commuter bike, dont know anything about it but it rides great.
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Old 09-08-09, 01:03 PM
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Mine's pretty spartan... I just carry what little stuff I need (lunch, change of clothes) in a backpack.

Disclaimer: Pic was taken before I adjusted the saddle height. I'm short but not THAT short!

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Old 09-08-09, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by antiuser View Post
Mine's pretty spartan... I just carry what little stuff I need (lunch, change of clothes) in a backpack.

Disclaimer: Pic was taken before I adjusted the saddle height. I'm short but not THAT short!

Very nice! Lemond is it? What year?
I love my Sarthe!
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Old 09-08-09, 03:22 PM
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It's a 2006 Etape with a few upgrades.
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Old 09-08-09, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HAL 8000 View Post
New bike as of a month ago:

2009 Speciale Randonneur. Added the bag, rack (modified Axiom Streamliner Road), my spd's and changed
the Ritchey 120mm Comp stem for a 90mm Pro to tighten up the cockpit a bit. The wife calls it my "Italian girlfriend"
Hope you have a cheap little tramp on the side to ride when it's cold and nasty outside.
That Masi is one of the nicest bikes I've seen in a while. Darn you for posting a pic of her. Thou shall not covet they neighbors bike...
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Old 09-09-09, 08:26 AM
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A perfect summers day, too bad it is almost over. This shot was taken on my commute home from work yesterday. I do not stop to smell the roses near enough.


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Old 09-09-09, 12:01 PM
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A perfect summers day, too bad it is almost over. This shot was taken on my commute home from work yesterday. I do not stop to smell the roses near enough.


Thank the Gods! Someone who actually rides Campy!!!!
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Old 09-09-09, 05:40 PM
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here's mine, got to adjust that rack and get proper brake levers which run the housing normally



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Old 09-11-09, 07:56 AM
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This is my good weather commuter; 2006 Bianchi Castro Valley. I love this bike!
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Old 09-11-09, 09:59 AM
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Just go a Trek Soho 2009 last week, and have put on about 100 miles. I love the bike so far, and it just keeps getting better as I get used to the new riding position. It may not be the ultra light dropbar commuter, but its comfy and a big upgrade from my old Fisher hard tail with road tires.

All loaded down - Topeak MTX rack, trunk bag, computer, lights, etc.




Cool quick release system...no bungee cords!




Belt drive sprocket and Nexus 8-speed Internal Gear Hub:


Roller/Drum brakes - thing that looks like a disc is actually a heat sink/diffuser:
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Old 09-11-09, 10:05 AM
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Just go a Trek Soho 2009 last week,
Nice color.
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Old 09-11-09, 12:02 PM
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Just bought this from Play it Again and got some accessories put on...
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Old 09-11-09, 08:24 PM
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Currently stock, need to change to Shimano m540 pedals.
I saw this at my LBS this past week. Almost bought one on the spot. Wife would have killed me. And bikes don't provide adequate shelter But I may still have one in my near future.
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