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Old 05-31-24, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Smaug1
I’m making this into a proper commuter. Here’s the skinny:
  • Gravel bike
  • internal geared hub (Shimano Alfine 11)
  • Crank Bros flat pedals
  • Selle Anatomica X saddle
  • Planet Bike Beamer 700 headlight
  • Bontrager Flare R City tail light
  • Garmin GPS mount
  • Giant snap-on fenders
  • Plastic bottle cages
  • Kryptonite Evolution U-Lock
  • Greenfield kick stand
  • (future) Topeak MTX rack and bag

2018 drop conversion
Ridden approx 3,000 miles total before stolen
Commute was 12 miles each way on road in traffic, 4-5 days a week, including a month or so on studded tires
3 x 7 Shimano w/ Suntour bar end shifters

35mm tires (studded tires were 38)
2 bottle cages
Whichever rack was lying around the garage
SKS Bluemels Matte 45mm full length fenders w/ mudflaps (a necessity for my particular commute)

“Saved” approx 8 minutes each way after the drop conversion versus stock upright bars.

It would have been a lot more fun to ride at 29 lbs than 39 (as pictured).


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Old 06-02-24, 07:03 PM
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Former around-town-cruiser, now in commuter service
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Old 06-05-24, 08:43 PM
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Very nice '95, sorry it was stolen. How did it reach 39 pounds, gravel in the tires? Never mind; hi ten with cro moly seat tube.

Originally Posted by Phamilton
2018 drop conversion
Ridden approx 3,000 miles total before stolen

It would have been a lot more fun to ride at 29 lbs than 39 (as pictured).
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Old 06-05-24, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina
Very nice '95, sorry it was stolen. How did it reach 39 pounds, gravel in the tires? Never mind; hi ten with cro moly seat tube.
AND a steel seat post. It was like 30 lbs with the kickstand

Add fenders, rack, lights, water, and coffee

The drop swap was a negligible net weight change because those Tektro brake levers are sort of heavy

Yeah it was a pretty bike and sturdy bike but it was on that bike I learned that hi ten not suitable for daily use for this rider. I only paid $25 for it but I dumped a bunch of money into it.

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Old 06-06-24, 05:37 AM
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Old 06-06-24, 05:40 AM
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A wonderful bike. Is there a similar one available for sale?
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Old 06-06-24, 09:14 PM
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All dolled up my RockHopper is 28 lbs., not exactly a lightweight race bike.



Getting ready to start the Critical Mass ride.


Originally Posted by Phamilton
AND a steel seat post. It was like 30 lbs with the kickstand

Add fenders, rack, lights, water, and coffee

The drop swap was a negligible net weight change because those Tektro brake levers are sort of heavy

Yeah it was a pretty bike and sturdy bike but it was on that bike I learned that hi ten not suitable for daily use for this rider. I only paid $25 for it but I dumped a bunch of money into it.
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Old 06-08-24, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Korina
All dolled up my RockHopper is 28 lbs., not exactly a lightweight race bike.



Getting ready to start the Critical Mass ride.
This was the lightest bike I commuted on, 24 lbs as pictured. I didn’t ride it for very long, the ride was too harsh for me for commuting. It was a really fast bike though. The weird quill seatpost cracked, ending the bike’s rideability. I ended up using it for parts to build my (then) wife a nice little road bike from a frame we found that fit her.


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Old 06-08-24, 05:09 AM
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This one more or less replaces that one as fair weather commuter. It might get skinwall tires and a front basket if it doesn’t get stolen.


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Old 06-08-24, 11:46 AM
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This one more or less replaces that one as fair weather commuter. It might get skinwall tires and a front basket if it doesn’t get stolen.

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Nice. My lightest bike I haven't weighed, but I'd guess not much more than 20 lbs. It helps that it's 16.5" and stripped down for offroading (which I don't really do).


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Nice bike, but it looks to be at least 3 sizes too small.
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Old 06-20-24, 07:43 PM
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Nice bike, but it looks to be at least 3 sizes too small.
You are correct. I am 6'3" and I love the small bike in traffic, stairs, halls, doors, car racks, etc. I never ride hard so the strength isn't much of an issue. Getting the crate to fit in under the seat is also nice. 26" wheels. My previous bike was big and did ride a bit better, but it was a beast to even get through a door. The top tube was also obnoxiously high for stop and go.
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