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Old 02-19-12, 05:21 PM
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Commuter bike modification

From this:

To this:

Side view before:

Side view after:

  • Replaced the flat bar with a Origin8 Gary
  • Replaced the Tioga T-Bone stem with a Profile Stiffy and a quill adapter
  • Replaced the Shimano brake lever/trigger shifters with Tektro brake levers & Shimano bar end shifters.
  • Replaced the Origin8 Classic Lite saddle (not the most comfy I've ever sat on) with a Velo Orange Model 6 leather (not too comfy right now either, during the break-in period)
  • Added Planet Bike fenders

Overall, I am very happy with the changes, especially the bar.
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I really like that. Well done.
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As long as it fits an you can easily reach the brake levers then great job!
Ahh, I see the new stem is a bit shorter. I did a similar conversion to my Univega, it's ridable, but the ft is rather poor for me. I guess it will give me something to work on this spring.
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Good changes. I like it!
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