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Old 01-22-15, 09:41 PM
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@AlTheKiller, is that an apple orchard? Where are you?
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Old 01-22-15, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by AlTheKiller View Post
Finally commuterized my commuter. Took it out on my day off today.





The payoff
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@AlTheKiller, is that an apple orchard? Where are you?
Those are Vineyards here in scenic (and year round comfortable weather) Napa, California.
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Old 01-22-15, 11:01 PM
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1902 Napoleon...



sweeeet
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Old 01-23-15, 09:13 AM
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Things got a bit messy.

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Old 01-23-15, 09:34 AM
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Devinci Caribou 1 with 10sp 105 drivetrain/DA barends on index. I have very long legs for my height, hence the jacked up seatpost and 175mm cranks. Had my eye on a fork that actually matches the frame paint, but I scored the brand new Redline fork for nearly nothing. Didn't know anything about Devinci prior to owning this frame, but it has quickly become my favorite bike. 85mm mini-Vs work well with Kore Palmster cx levers. Need to get some KoolStop pads though...
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Old 01-23-15, 11:17 AM
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@AlTheKiller what size are those tires? is that a Cyclocross bike? what kind of lights are you running. they seem small but bright? are they to see by or be seen?
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Old 01-23-15, 12:17 PM
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That would be an amazing place to commute to work. If only...

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Those are Vineyards here in scenic (and year round comfortable weather) Napa, California.
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Old 01-24-15, 03:04 PM
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Upgraded from my 1902 Napoleon...


That's what Mad Max would ride...
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Old 01-24-15, 03:22 PM
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First proper snow ride on the uptown!!

Setting out...


Before wiping down...


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Old 01-25-15, 09:15 AM
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This is my dropbar conversion on a early 90's Cannondale H400 (hybrid). Picked up the frame for $20 from a local shop and built it from the frame up. The paint was pretty chipped up. I'm normally a vintage road bike guy and love Italian race bikes with chromed chain and seat stays and matching chrome fork. So I decided to strip the rear part of the frame and picked up a Kinesis aluminum fork to match the thicker tubing on frame from the normal lugged steel fork that came on Cannondales of this vintage. Laced up the wheels to Sun CR18 rims and converted the 126 spacing Campagnolo Record rear hub to 135 to work with the frame. This allow for almost no dish in wheel and for a stronger rear wheel. I'm not too keen on racks so it's equipped with a Jandd handlebar bag and Banjo Brothers saddle pack.

It's being converted to triple setup and just waiting on the parts to arrive. In the photo which is a just a few weeks old I'm running a 1st gen Campagnolo Chorus crankset(53/42) and 13-24 6spd freewheel. So it'll be going to a 50/39/30 Truvativ Elita crankset and a 14-32 6spd freewheel to make thing more enjoyable and versatile.
Well geez, I thought I had the only one of these! Mine's a 94 (figured out from the color) and I bought the frame and fork for $25 about 3 years ago (no idea what the fork is from). I'd originally intended it to be just a winter bike but I like it so much it's become my default commuter. This pic is from a week long tour in California last summer.

Mine's a triple and parts are still evolving. It's not a fast bike but then neither am I - but very stable platform especially loaded up. Enjoy!
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Old 01-25-15, 09:25 AM
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Very cool and I like that you swapped some drops onto it. My triple crankset arrived Friday and I'm dying to put on but still waiting for my front derailleur which should be here tomorrow. She's pretty rough around the edges but that just allows me to take her out when the weather isn't the best. Not to mention she's my only fendered bike.
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Old 01-25-15, 12:42 PM
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@AlTheKiller what size are those tires? is that a Cyclocross bike? what kind of lights are you running. they seem small but bright? are they to see by or be seen?
They're Jack Brown 'Green' tires. Labeled at 700x33.333(repeating) they measure out to 35mm on my rims, which aren't too wide. They're basically a fat racing tire, insanely light and plush. You can comfortably drop the pressure and hit some single track if you wish. I don't think I can ever ride a sub 28mm tire after these, there are virtually no drawbacks besides a tiny bit of weight compared to the top dog road tires. In comparison, I used to commute on 700x23 skinnies that weighed much more than these, and were like riding on wooden wagon wheels in comparison.

The bike is Giant's TCX cyclocross bike with clearance for at least 40mm wide tires. (I've had a fun idea in my head to put 650b rims with fat, MTB tires on because there's a ton of width clearance that way... And the BB is already high enough, that would drop it to more road bike like BB.

I forget the exact model on the lights, but both are by Serfas and are exceptionally bright for their size. I think the headlight is 250 lumens, and it's on a lower setting in the picture. On high/medium it definitely illuminated the road. Part of my commute is an unlit bike path, fenced in on both sides, which would be treacherous without the light.
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Old 01-26-15, 01:13 PM
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Hey guys, so I feel my commuter I posted earlier is a bit bland. I've normally had old bikes with "loud" colors, like to contrast purple/green, or bright oranges, etc... This is my first "new" bike, and though it rides great and I love it, the paint job of black with red/white accents is leaving me at a loss. I don't think purple bar tape would work too well. Maybe I'll sticker bomb the rack or something. Camouflage bar tape maybe? I'm not big on camo...
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Old 01-26-15, 04:16 PM
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How about some sparkly silver metallic bar tape?
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Old 01-26-15, 09:04 PM
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I normally have a good view of down town on my way home.
Still had a good view of down town in my opinion.



These were in the middle of nowhere. I'm OK with it. Probably a nature stop.

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My bike, i have a 14 mile commute i normally use a back pack to carry everything, but i want to get a front rack for my lunch box.

I ride from my home to my school, Lots of hilly conditions and sweet country side.
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Hot!

Great pic too. The green background pops, and I actually really like that the back of the rear wheel was cropped off, it makes for a unique composition. And the common line of the stem/bars, seat, cranks all say GO!
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Right after arriving at work. My commute is 8-10 miles, and I like going as fast as possible both ways, so I ride a fast bike.
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Before our "blizzard".





I say "blizzard" because the forecast called for 26 inches and we got 3-4.

The blue bit on the seat post is a reflective wrist band, and since i have the bones of an elephant, it won't fit me, so i decided it'd be best used where it gets 180+ degrees of visibility. Braking was fine.

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Old 01-27-15, 11:22 AM
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Just started commuting in Seattle this week. Last time I bike commuted regularly was in Philadelphia back in 2011, and my legs (and lungs) are definitely protesting.

This was my first complete bike build (including wheels). Quite a journey! Given the many gray days in Seattle, I was going for high visibility.

* Soma Double Cross Disc (stripped and powder coated)
* Ultegra 6800 drivetrain
* Shimano ST-RS685 mechanical/hydro brifters and calipers
* White Industries CLD rear hub, SP PL-8 front dynamo hub
* B&M Luxos U headlight and matching tail light


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Old 01-27-15, 11:31 AM
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@dwango, I love that rack. What is it?
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Old 01-27-15, 11:40 AM
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Here's one from Saturday morning's ride to work...it seems that my particular fender/tire combination isn't particularly effective at preventing spray from light, powdery snow:

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@dwango, I love that rack. What is it?
The rack is a tubus Logo evo. tubus - Logo evo
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Old 01-27-15, 08:26 PM
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@dwango that's a pretty bad@$$ bike build! Can you share how much it set you back when it was finished?
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@dwango that's a pretty bad@$$ bike build! Can you share how much it set you back when it was finished?
Fortunately I didn't keep track...

Definitely not cost effective compared to buying a bike off-the-shelf, but I enjoyed the experience and will do it again.

I will say that I saved about $440 by ordering the drive train, lights, and brakes/shifters from bike24.de. That was also the only place I was able to find the RS685 kit in stock at the time.
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