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Old 07-09-15, 10:06 AM
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Is it one of your custom racks? Would be cool to see a pic
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Old 07-09-15, 10:53 PM
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Old 07-10-15, 07:25 PM
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Old 07-11-15, 05:17 PM
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Picked up my new Madone 6.2 today. My second road pick but first at this lvl. Plan on doing some big weekend rides with her.


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Old 07-11-15, 11:20 PM
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^ that's my kind of commuter. Nice!!
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Old 07-12-15, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Is it one of your custom racks? Would be cool to see a pic
This bike came with an off the peg rack but I plan to build another set of custom racks for this Pug as it might go and do some touring.

When I sold my last Pug the rack went with it...

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Old 07-12-15, 10:45 PM
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Forrest got the call today... the 16km round trip is nothing like the 100 km / day trips we used to do.

The 9 speed set up is making me really happy, the shifting is spotless and with these small wheels you don't need to hit that 39 tooth granny unless it gets really steep.



Installed a new stem and scored a Lezyne mini pump which is an ideal fit for my pocket tourer which is also a splendid all round bicycle for almost any conditions.

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Old 07-13-15, 08:24 AM
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This bike started life as a ī94 Focus Crater Lake steel hybrid (stock photo):



It was trashed and dumped in a hedge with a broken bottom bracket, at which point the process of bringing it back to life began.

Itīs currently in its second build in my hands. Pre-paint it was running a mixed 2x8 Sora/old 105 drivetrain and cantis.

Post-paint job (Hammerite brush on īcopperī) it has a 2x10 Tiagra groupset with an FSA Vero square taper crank, and Tektro mini-V brakes. The rear mech cable is a fancy Jagwire teflon/Kevlar combo, it shifts beautifully.

The frame is low-grade steel, so pretty thick gauge, and has compact geometry so itīs remarkably stiff. I run 622/30 tyres for a cushy ride. Hand-laced rear wheel, so pretty bombproof.

Iīve put about 12,000km on it, plenty more to come!

The current front wheel is off my Merckx as the old dynamo hub front delaminated at the brake track and disintegrated. Very scary.
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Old 07-13-15, 08:45 AM
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My road bike came with an FSA Vero crankset. I'm not really a fan.
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Old 07-13-15, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Forrest got the call today... the 16km round trip is nothing like the 100 km / day trips we used to do.

The 9 speed set up is making me really happy, the shifting is spotless and with these small wheels you don't need to hit that 39 tooth granny unless it gets really steep.



Installed a new stem and scored a Lezyne mini pump which is an ideal fit for my pocket tourer which is also a splendid all round bicycle for almost any conditions.

i would like to see a picture or video of you riding this bike. I think a folder small wheel would be useful but my wife thinks i would look silly. 11mile commute one way.
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Old 07-13-15, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
My road bike came with an FSA Vero crankset. I'm not really a fan.
It's been great, can't fault it really. Minimal wear over 6,000km and the Shimano BB is still smooth. Definitely fit for purpose.
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Old 07-13-15, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
It's been great, can't fault it really. Minimal wear over 6,000km and the Shimano BB is still smooth. Definitely fit for purpose.
Really, mine came with some cheap POS BB in a weird short 103mm spindle length (Shimano doesn't make one that length). It went to crap after less than 2K miles I think.
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Old 07-13-15, 02:35 PM
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Here's mine. Just built it and will be trying commuting for the first time. We'll see how it goes.



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Old 07-13-15, 02:46 PM
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never seen an adjustable stem angled down like that.
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Old 07-13-15, 02:54 PM
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In commuter mode.

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Old 07-13-15, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
Really, mine came with some cheap POS BB in a weird short 103mm spindle length (Shimano doesn't make one that length). It went to crap after less than 2K miles I think.
Don't throw it out - my experiences would perhaps suggest that the crankset wasn't to blame for your negative experience.
i have the equivalent FSA Tempo crankset on a 2x9 speed set up, that's been great too.
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Old 07-13-15, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
Don't throw it out - my experiences would perhaps suggest that the crankset wasn't to blame for your negative experience.
i have the equivalent FSA Tempo crankset on a 2x9 speed set up, that's been great too.
I'm not throwing out the crankset, because I don't want to spend the money on a new 105 or Ultegra Hollowtech crank and BB with outboard bearings. But I wish I could. I trashed that old BB quick, though.
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Old 07-13-15, 04:03 PM
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Biketruck. In need of a good cleaning, it's been a few months.
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Old 07-13-15, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
i would like to see a picture or video of you riding this bike. I think a folder small wheel would be useful but my wife thinks i would look silly. 11mile commute one way.
I don't think anyone has caught me riding but it really looks like riding a bike... unless you are 7 feet tall and then you might look like a circus clown.

My bike is very close to a Bike Friday in geometry... it fits like a 55cm bike.

From the web..

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Custom commuter:



Lock up bike on the work end of a bike-bus-bike commute:

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Old 07-13-15, 07:52 PM
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Old 07-14-15, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by hopwheels View Post
Here's mine. Just built it and will be trying commuting for the first time. We'll see how it goes.



Looks great.

What brand of fender is on that bike?
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Old 07-14-15, 04:22 AM
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Looks great.

What brand of fender is on that bike?
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Got a crappy bike from a friend, replaced most of the parts with stuff from my parts bin & rebuilt the rest, total investment about 300 Kč ($12) All-steel except Al rims, 14.6 kg (32 lbs) pictured (incl. a lock and a battery for the headlight, both hidden in the frame bag).
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Old 07-17-15, 06:29 PM
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Got a crappy bike from a friend, replaced most of the parts with stuff from my parts bin & rebuilt the rest, total investment about 300 Kč ($12) All-steel except Al rims, 14.6 kg (32 lbs) pictured (incl. a lock and a battery for the headlight, both hidden in the frame bag).
I wouldn't call it "crappy", it looks the part and for $12, who's to complain?
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