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Old 10-30-17, 11:37 AM   #14926
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It's the Nitto Bosco, designed (I think) by Rivendell. It comes WAY up high, and WAY back. And like you said, it has a lot of room for accessories. Even with two headlights, I use that flat part as a hand position in strong wind or to ride fast. You can sometimes find them cheaper on eBay, but they're always for sale at Rivendell.
Awesome, thanks bud that looks perfect! Only now I would have to also get a 25.4 1-1/8" threadless stem. The only ones I have are a piece of crap asjustable Nashbar stem, and a super long 130mm 7 old style threadless stem that clamps to the steer tube with a wedge instead of with clamp bolts.
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Old 10-30-17, 11:39 AM   #14927
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No problem! Also, either Soma or Velo Orange sell a lot of handlebar shims if you have 26.0 or 31.? stems.

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Awesome, thanks bud that looks perfect! Only now I would have to also get a 25.4 1-1/8" threadless stem. The only ones I have are a piece of crap asjustable Nashbar stem, and a super long 130mm 7 old style threadless stem that clamps to the steer tube with a wedge instead of with clamp bolts.
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Old 10-30-17, 12:36 PM   #14928
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Ruberad, your comments are always good!
lol thx!

Here's back when I had circus-tent striping (spacers all carbon tho -- gotta shed those grams!)



(and 3 different shades of 'neon green' -- which became 4 when I replaced the housing)

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Old 10-30-17, 12:45 PM   #14929
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Oh yeah, you totally understand! Is that your cross check? Are you still the world's biggest fan of retroshifters?

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lol thx!

Here's back when I had circus-tent striping (spacers all carbon tho -- gotta shed those grams!)



(and 3 different shades of 'neon green' -- which became 4 when I replaced the housing)
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Old 10-30-17, 02:06 PM   #14930
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Yes and Probably. I like the name Retroshifter better than their new name Gevenalle. Since I got mine before the rebranding, I guess you'd call them retro-retroshifters.
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Old 11-14-17, 09:21 PM   #14931
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The cursed bike now with fenders. Has 38's think I'm going to go down to 32's.
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Old 11-15-17, 09:57 AM   #14932
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Why is it "Cursed"? I think it looks fine with those 38s. No reason to go skinny on a bike like that, it could start to look top-heavy.
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Why is it "Cursed"? I think it looks fine with those 38s. No reason to go skinny on a bike like that, it could start to look top-heavy.
Seems like always making repairs to it, similar to our Focus! Anything that touches it seems to break. So far had to replace the seat three times, the seat bolt broke once, had to replace the rear wheel since the freehub wouldn't come off, on the new wheel took months to get the spokes right and then one broke, cargo rack broke.. probably forgot a few things. On the other Specialized only had replace the seat outside maintenance items and I've had it twice as long and more miles Would like to have a little more leeway between the tires and fenders although I have a stash of 38's. I'll look at it more in the spring.
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Old 12-08-17, 08:15 PM   #14934
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Old 12-08-17, 10:43 PM   #14935
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Why is your basket attached to the fork and brake mount? Could you not run Yuba's bread basket? The one that attaches to the bosses on the top tube and down tube?
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Why is your basket attached to the fork and brake mount? Could you not run Yuba's bread basket? The one that attaches to the bosses on the top tube and down tube?
I bought it used this way and I am torn between getting another bag for the other side or the bread basket. My wife expects me to get them both.
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Old 12-11-17, 09:44 AM   #14937
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I bought it used this way and I am torn between getting another bag for the other side or the bread basket. My wife expects me to get them both.
I see you've trained her well...
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Old 12-19-17, 04:53 PM   #14938
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My winter bike: a 1990 Schwinn Impact I got for $75! I changed a few things, and set it up 1x7. It has Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded tires, and a Rivendell Sackville small saddle bag.
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Old 12-19-17, 04:59 PM   #14939
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nice! 90% of the cost in that picture is saddle and bag
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Old 12-19-17, 05:49 PM   #14940
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I never see that many folders here...



It's a 2006 Dahon Mariner, bought used from Craigslist for just $200 in 2010, with various obvious upgrades. I rode her for 7 years and more than 14,000 miles, taking a train through South Central LA with nary a problem.

One new job and a different commute later, she was stolen off the train in Irvine, CA after less than 2 months. Irvine one of the most crime-free parts of the state. Grrr.

The replacement is better in every way and I'll post a photo when she's ready, but I'll always have a fond memory of the Mariner.
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Old 12-19-17, 05:58 PM   #14941
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Thanks! Yes, you are correct. Although... the saddle is Velo Orange instead of Brooks. I've had it for five years or so and I've found it to be a good substitute. Back then I got it new on eBay for $80; I'm not sure what you would have to pay now. With the new v-brakes and levers, chainring guard, new derailleur, rack, fully updated cockpit.... I'm probably into it for $400 by now. But I really like it!

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Old 12-24-17, 04:32 PM   #14942
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Right, I got the second set after I had broken my third spoke on the first set. Decided to rebuild both wheels rather than just replace a spoke, but the LBS didn't have the right size spokes in stock, and I started looking at all the wheels hanging from the ceiling and those Weinmanns were perfect. The 37s don't fit under my fenders either though, so in the winter, both sets of wheels have 28s on them. Anyway, always a backup set so I never have an excuse to miss a bike commute.
I have updates now ... built a fixed gear for winter commuting, which had been in the plans for a while. I used the same wheels, as well as a 20t rear sprocket just like the Hercules so I can swap rear wheels back and forth. That meant I had to get a 56t chainring ... I have 700x32c Continental Tour Rides on the fixed gear which are some of my favorite tires. The rims did feel pretty narrow when I was installing the tires but thankfully, they ride just fine. No squirminess.

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Why is your basket attached to the fork and brake mount? Could you not run Yuba's bread basket? The one that attaches to the bosses on the top tube and down tube?
Got the breadbasket on.
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my daily ride

Hi all this is my daily ride. Its a 2009 cube sl road comp. Its equipped with a (love it or hate it) suntour swing shock which i love very much. It has 8 speed claris groupset. I use it every day to work. My favorite bags are the one pictured. A rose handlebar bag and an apidura saddle bag. I also fitted a bottle dynamo plus b&m lights. Very powerful but sometimes i feel the drag. I m really considering a hub dynamo.
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Hi all this is my daily ride. Its a 2009 cube sl road comp. Its equipped with a (love it or hate it) suntour swing shock which i love very much. It has 8 speed claris groupset. I use it every day to work. My favorite bags are the one pictured. A rose handlebar bag and an apidura saddle bag. I also fitted a bottle dynamo plus b&m lights. Very powerful but sometimes i feel the drag. I m really considering a hub dynamo.
Two things--

1) You will not regret the investment in a hub dynamo. I highly recommend you investigate.

2) (Unsolicited advise) You might wanna give yourself a bit of room on the rear of that front fender. Bad things can happen when the fender is too close to one's front tire.


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Geez, even I throw out bread before it gets that furry.

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Hi all this is my daily ride. Its a 2009 cube sl road comp. Its equipped with a (love it or hate it) suntour swing shock which i love very much. It has 8 speed claris groupset. I use it every day to work. My favorite bags are the one pictured. A rose handlebar bag and an apidura saddle bag. I also fitted a bottle dynamo plus b&m lights. Very powerful but sometimes i feel the drag. I m really considering a hub dynamo.
Thx for posting -- never heard of a Suntour Swing Shock before. That apidura bag looks pretty cool too
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Thx for posting -- never heard of a Suntour Swing Shock before. That apidura bag looks pretty cool too
Actually, it is the same one the Thunder Child was equipped with when I bought her.
I may post several pics of the T C sometime in the future, after the next modification

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