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Old 09-05-15, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
Good looking commuter, what seat bag are you using. I like to look of that and need bag for my commuter?
It looks like a Brooks Glenbrook.
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Old 09-05-15, 08:16 PM
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Good looking commuter, what seat bag are you using. I like to look of that and need bag for my commuter?
Thank you- it's a Brooks Glenbrook.
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Old 09-06-15, 07:21 AM
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Quick stop on Fridays commute the longer long way home, along the Campion trail in Irving.
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Old 09-06-15, 07:55 PM
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Here is my new commuter/touring bike I just built up. I am so happy with how this bike turned out, This has been my dream build for the last few years and a customer came in with this bike in perfect condition asking to get rid of it. use to have a flatbar and be a hybrid 7speed. it is now a touring/commuter with a full sunrace 9 speed drivetrain a few bontrager parts here and there, and also some brand new Conti Tour ride tires . I LOVE IT!!!!!

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Old 09-08-15, 01:07 PM
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ah, the crotch view. very nice.
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Old 09-08-15, 01:45 PM
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Whoa that camera has some serious lens distortion in pic3, or your chain really needs to be lubed!

How's the sunrace shift for you? When you say 'full' how much did it cost and how many components were included? RD obviously, but FD? Shifters? Crank?
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Old 09-09-15, 04:59 AM
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I stopped on my way home from work yesterday to handle a phone call. Took these photos before I continued riding home.
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Old 09-09-15, 07:17 AM
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here is a pic of my fine trek 7.4.. love this bike awesome commuter has served me well with well over 4500 miles on it
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Old 09-09-15, 10:56 AM
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This is one of my wife’s two commuter bikes. I just finished getting this one back up and running. It’s a 1993 Trek Multitrack 730, and I know the year because it was the first new bike she ever bought herself; she got it while she was in medical school. It was pretty trashed, in a good way. I’ve never seen a cassette or chainrings so worn out!

I replaced a lot of the old parts with cheap but good ebay parts: an Alivio rear derailleur, a cheap Sugino crankset I found for $30, cheap v-brakes, etc. She sometimes gets wrist pain when she bikes for a while, so I got a huge stem to get the bars up, and used moustache bars (upside down) for multiple hand positions. It has a 7-speed cassette and an 8-speed shifter, which you can make work via some creative cable routing (thanks Sheldon Brown!). The shifting is right on. I really like the rack: it’s a steel Wald. Because of the 700C wheels and tiny frame I had to use a makeshift extender to get it level.

A brand new 22-year-old bike!
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Old 09-09-15, 11:53 AM
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Classy. The moustaches, gum tires, and rack all look cool. And I'm a big fan of fluted seatposts.
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Old 09-09-15, 04:41 PM
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After trying numerous different bikes (buying, tinkering and selling) I've finally found MY perfect commuter.
Fast enough, perfect gear ratio and bomb proof. 2009 Marin Hamilton.
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Old 09-09-15, 05:02 PM
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I'm lovin the trikes, where did you get the red one?
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Old 09-09-15, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ggpepper View Post
After trying numerous different bikes (buying, tinkering and selling) I've finally found MY perfect commuter.
Fast enough, perfect gear ratio and bomb proof. 2009 Marin Hamilton.
Do you ride with the saddle that low?
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Old 09-10-15, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Do you ride with the saddle that low?
Yes, it's a large 29er and at 5'8" my legs are pretty stretched. Why...does it look weird?
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Old 09-10-15, 08:38 AM
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I don't see any problems with that seat height, as long as you're comfy it's all good!
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Old 09-10-15, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ggpepper View Post
Yes, it's a large 29er and at 5'8" my legs are pretty stretched. Why...does it look weird?
If the saddle has to be that low, you are more than likely on the wrong size frame. At that height, you are probably better suited on a medium rather than a large.
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Old 09-10-15, 09:34 AM
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Unless he/she has a proportionally longer torso than legs. Then it could be just the right size. Especially if they like riding more upright.
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Old 09-10-15, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Unless he/she has a proportionally longer torso than legs. Then it could be just the right size. Especially if they like riding more upright.
My back likes riding more upright, at 65 yrs old I'm not as bendy as I used to be. My legs may be a little short (31 inseam) but I don't consider myself deformed. I'm very comfortable riding this Marin and my budget just won't allow me to buy another bike. I really appreciate the considerate suggestions and observations.
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Old 09-10-15, 11:14 AM
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Thanks, RubeRad! I kept everything is cheap as possible, because I know the nostalgia bit isn't that big a deal to her. I'm like, "look, it's your first bike!" And she's like, "yeah, but I have a new bike now." I don't know what I like so much about that rack, but I love it-- I'm going to get that one again.

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Classy. The moustaches, gum tires, and rack all look cool. And I'm a big fan of fluted seatposts.
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Old 09-10-15, 12:02 PM
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haha I've never seen a "fluted" seat post before. Sort of reminds me of a lightsaber or something. [/nerd]
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Old 09-10-15, 12:15 PM
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haha I've never seen a "fluted" seat post before. Sort of reminds me of a lightsaber or something. [/nerd]
Nashbar sold them for a while, I had one.
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Old 09-10-15, 12:56 PM
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My new Custom Civia Hyland on my commute today it was a rare drizzling day in Tucson, AZ.

I still need to install the dynamo lighting.

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Old 09-10-15, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
haha I've never seen a "fluted" seat post before. Sort of reminds me of a lightsaber or something. [/nerd]
More common in vintage, I think, when high-end seatposts were still metal. Apparently fluting, along with drillium, was just for weight, although pantographed fluting can be very pretty.
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Old 09-10-15, 01:07 PM
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My new Custom Civia Hyland on my commute today it was a rare drizzling day in Tucson, AZ.
Drizzling in Tucson?! So you guys 'stole' the chance of rain that was promised to SoCal yesterday in this blazing heat!
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Old 09-10-15, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Drizzling in Tucson?! So you guys 'stole' the chance of rain that was promised to SoCal yesterday in this blazing heat!
Hehe, yeah, the rain did cool it off here, but it was still over 80 deg. (while it was raining) and 100% humidity at 10am.
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