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Old 07-26-15, 11:43 PM
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my nashbar TR1
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Old 07-27-15, 08:52 AM
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Just built up my new Surly Straggler for commuting. Used the old wheelset, which has Nexus 8 IGH at rear and Shimano Dynohub at front, from my old Norco CityGlide. The wheels also use Shimano rollerbrakes, which I upgraded from the original set. Between the IGH and the rollerbrakes, the drivetrain is totally all-weather - including winter riding in snow - and virtually maintenance free. Since pic's I've also swapped handlebar for a Trekking bar which I'm going to try out.
Nice ride! What type of rear rack is that, and has it been modified?
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Old 07-27-15, 09:54 AM
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Nice ride! What type of rear rack is that, and has it been modified?
Thanks! The rear rack is an Axiom Streamliner Disc DLX. I removed the feet extensions since I don't currently have disc brakes so didn't need the clearance. Only other mod I made was to drill a couple extra holes in the reflector plate to attach my B&M Toplight View. Front rack, for anyone interested, is Velo-Orange's porteur rack. Very useful for carrying a case of beer!
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Old 07-27-15, 12:54 PM
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@909tr1 How do you like those nashbar bags? are they waterproof? Almost time to upgrade my panniers.
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Old 07-27-15, 05:42 PM
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@909tr1 How do you like those nashbar bags? are they waterproof? Almost time to upgrade my panniers.
The bag is made of good waterpoof material. I have no issue with my items getting wet while riding in the rain. However, I do not like the hook and attachment system. The bag will come off the rack with a hard bump on the road. I like the material but hate the attachment system. I just got a set of ortliebs to replace these nashbar bags.
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Old 07-27-15, 07:08 PM
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@909tr1 thanks I had heard that about them but wanted to get firsthand experience. It is really tempting with the price of them, but I guess I will save for some Ortliebs.
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Old 07-28-15, 09:17 PM
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Hey, what version of the SKS fenders do you run on your misceo? I have a 2014 with 700x40c tires and I was wondering if you think them fenders would fit on mine
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Old 07-31-15, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mijome07 View Post
This is my do-it-all bike. Finished the build yesterday. Running SS for now. I'm not new to SS. I rode a 29 lb. 29er for 5 years.
Nice conversion!
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Old 08-01-15, 02:23 AM
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First post. Here's mine:



2013 Trek DS 8.5
Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack
Topeak MTX Trunk Bag EXP
Portland Design Works Danger Zone rear tail light
Regular Generic LED headlight
Arduro U-Grip smartphone mount


This baby is a commuting machine. I feel bad that my commute is only 3.5 miles each way. It feels so good to ride that Im going to find a longer route to work. I'm in the military in Hawaii (Oahu) and the Topeka MTX trunk bag holds my full uniform (combat boots-size 13, working uniform, cover, undershirt, socks) adding an additional 13 pounds......yet this rig just keeps on trucking. Perfect bike for crappy Oahu roads. Love this bike.

Such a great forum, BTW. So glad I found it. Cheers.
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Old 08-01-15, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nanaimo4093 View Post
Hey, what version of the SKS fenders do you run on your misceo? I have a 2014 with 700x40c tires and I was wondering if you think them fenders would fit on mine
I have the Blumels / Commuter II's in 700 x 38-47 and yes, 40mm tires would fit on mine easily. I will probably go to 40's at some point. Can you post a pic of your Raleigh?
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Old 08-01-15, 06:55 AM
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36 spoke AlexRims, 700x40c Schwalbe Marathon Plus Touring Tires, 1x8 drivetrain with 34T front ring and a 11-34 cassette
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Old 08-01-15, 06:56 AM
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For the love of everything right with the world, the mobile version of this website is complete garbage. Can't even quote people properly!

Its4theme, your fork is installed backwards.
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Old 08-01-15, 09:00 AM
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For the love of everything right with the world, the mobile version of this website is complete garbage. Can't even quote people properly!
It is! I have my best luck using the mobile version of chrome.
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Old 08-01-15, 10:09 AM
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Bike and Brew tour

There's about 7 folks that commute semi-regularly in my office. 4 of us decided to do a Bike and Brew tour after work yesterday. We visited 4 breweries and 1 beer bar, with about 25 miles of riding total. Good times...anyhow, here's a pic of my commuter at the Barrio Brewery:

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Old 08-01-15, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Its4theme View Post
First post. Here's mine:



2013 Trek DS 8.5
Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack
Topeak MTX Trunk Bag EXP
Portland Design Works Danger Zone rear tail light
Regular Generic LED headlight
Arduro U-Grip smartphone mount


This baby is a commuting machine. I feel bad that my commute is only 3.5 miles each way. It feels so good to ride that Im going to find a longer route to work. I'm in the military in Hawaii (Oahu) and the Topeka MTX trunk bag holds my full uniform (combat boots-size 13, working uniform, cover, undershirt, socks) adding an additional 13 pounds......yet this rig just keeps on trucking. Perfect bike for crappy Oahu roads. Love this bike.

Such a great forum, BTW. So glad I found it. Cheers.
What's the story with your fork?
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Old 08-01-15, 11:59 AM
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What's the story with your fork?
Someone forked up?
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Old 08-01-15, 12:58 PM
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Maybe scroll to the bottom and click "full site"? That made it alot better for me.
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Old 08-01-15, 03:39 PM
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Nice conversion!
Thanks. It was on a tight-budget. I shopped wisely (and was patient). Mostly new parts, some used (but good).
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Old 08-01-15, 08:26 PM
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First post. Here's mine:


Welcome to the forum. Nice bike. It'll be way nicer once you spin your fork around.
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Old 08-01-15, 08:35 PM
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Ha!

Didn't even notice about the fork. Unfortunately, I have to loosen the handle bars and turn them sideways due to tight storage quarters. I brought it out to wash it when I took the picture and the front wheel swung around on me and I didn't notice when I straightened the handle bars. Fortunately, I didn't make that mistake when I rode it this week.

I really need to find a better storage solution.
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Old 08-01-15, 11:20 PM
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^ that is going to get really old having to redo that every time you store it. No other option?
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Old 08-02-15, 09:59 AM
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Ha!

Didn't even notice about the fork. Unfortunately, I have to loosen the handle bars and turn them sideways due to tight storage quarters. I brought it out to wash it when I took the picture and the front wheel swung around on me and I didn't notice when I straightened the handle bars. Fortunately, I didn't make that mistake when I rode it this week.

I really need to find a better storage solution.
you'd be better dropping the wheel out rather than loosening the handle bars.
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Old 08-02-15, 06:24 PM
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^ that is going to get really old having to redo that every time you store it. No other option?
I went to a Niner demo at my LBS, the guy from Niner was loosening the stem and rotating the bars every time he got a bike back from demo and put it on the rack. I thought that was weird, he had to pretension&straighten each bike when it went back out, in addition to customizing the suspension and installing pedals.
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Old 08-04-15, 06:19 PM
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Sm2000

Here's mine: 1989 C-dale SM2000 I have no idea but I'm pretty sure the cranks, derailleurs, stem, shifters, brakes, and levers are the original parts. Maybe wheels too. Bars are for sure new. Rack is crusty


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Old 08-04-15, 10:33 PM
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Here's mine: 1989 C-dale SM2000 I have no idea but I'm pretty sure the cranks, derailleurs, stem, shifters, brakes, and levers are the original parts. Maybe wheels too. Bars are for sure new. Rack is crusty


Excellent! That Cannondale was my first real MTB! I put a Manitou 2 shock on it and rode it like crazy. I think my sister may still have it in her garage.
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