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Old 07-15-16, 12:36 PM
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My 3-speed Commuter



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My State Bicycle fixie that I converted into a 3-speed. Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub and Wald 137 with clip-on lights. I ride 12 miles one way mostly flat.

Have a good weekend fellas!

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Old 07-15-16, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by loosejoint
Your U-lock mounting is identical to mine. I couldn't find a better location. Problem is, it interferes just a little with the water bottle. Also, my lock rattles while riding, even if I keep the rubber washers snug.

How's it for you?
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Old 07-15-16, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GOv
An older Specialized Hardrock (2000) MTB changed to a "do-it-all" bike. Been a lot of fun/satisfaction building this up and takes me wherever i want to go
Nice! Mine is about a 2000, and it does everything I need it too.
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Originally Posted by loosejoint


Long time follower of this thread but 1st time posting.

My State Bicycle fixie that I converted into a 3-speed. Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub and Wald 137 with clip-on lights. I ride 12 miles one way mostly flat.

Have a good weekend fellas!
Great looking bike-but the rack tilting backwards is killing me.
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Old 07-17-16, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by no motor?
Nice! Mine is about a 2000, and it does everything I need it too.

Any pics? Would love to see it.
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Old 07-17-16, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GOv
Any pics? Would love to see it.
Here you go.
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Swap shop find. Rear wheel and derailer trashed, bits from several bikes. Only the fenders bought new.
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Old 07-17-16, 07:46 PM
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my commute looking backwards

To work: https://vimeo.com/137438275


To home: https://vimeo.com/138102240


Greetings

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Old 07-17-16, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by the sci guy
Great looking bike-but the rack tilting backwards is killing me.
It is only made worse by the saddle tilted nose down.
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Old 07-18-16, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankJ
Your U-lock mounting is identical to mine. I couldn't find a better location. Problem is, it interferes just a little with the water bottle. Also, my lock rattles while riding, even if I keep the rubber washers snug.

How's it for you?
Maybe try securing it this way:

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Old 07-18-16, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by no motor?
Here you go.

Nice looking bike that Is that a replacement crankset?
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Originally Posted by GOv
Nice looking bike that Is that a replacement crankset?
Yes, it's crappy Sugino
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Old 07-18-16, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by no motor?
Yes, it's crappy Sugino
lol yeah i replaced mine with a crap low-end Shimano but way better than the worn & abused Specialized Crank that was on it. I've spent too much on bike according to the missus lol

What size of chainrings do you use? I'm thinking about going up to 48/38/26 as the 44T just quite isn't enough now.
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The chainrings are the same ratios that it had on it when I got it, I think they're 28, 38, 48. I want to increase the big ring if I ever do this again.
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A few of the mistresses..
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Old 07-20-16, 07:21 PM
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Here is a quick video of me riding my Haanjo.


Pics are on page 575.

I have since switched my seat to a Fabric Scoop Radius.
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Old 07-21-16, 01:20 PM
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My ride:

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Old 07-21-16, 01:46 PM
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Cool bag. What is it? If you load it up too much, does it rub on your tire?
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Cool bag. What is it? If you load it up too much, does it rub on your tire?
Thanks.

It's actually a DIY, formerly a camera bag, bag.

It doesn't rub on tire (anymore).

I had to experiment and modify the bag as I tried it out to get it just right.

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Old 07-21-16, 02:40 PM
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Nice work. I see you are a new user, if you have photos showing how you converted the camera bag for bike use, and your gradual modifications, you should write up a little photo essay in a separate post.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
Nice work. I see you are a new user, if you have photos showing how you converted the camera bag for bike use, and your gradual modifications, you should write up a little photo essay in a separate post.
Thanks. I'll make a post when I get a chance to.

It's basically a boat cleat attached to a dowel inside the bag...and a lot of stitching.

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Old 07-22-16, 07:26 AM
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My ride. Its 16 miles one way to work, so i need to get there as fast as possible when i do ride.
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Took Big Bird to work today since my usual commuter has a wobbly wheel that needs fixin.
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Surly Crosscheck single speed. Works well for a "grocery" getter with the milk crate removed.

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Old 07-25-16, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by GOv
An older Specialized Hardrock (2000) MTB changed to a "do-it-all" bike. Been a lot of fun/satisfaction building this up and takes me wherever i want to go
I have similar bike. Is it steel?
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