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Old 01-25-15, 06:05 PM
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Commuter Bicycle Brochure

The purpose of this thread is to provide a brochure listing of bikes ridden by BF members on their daily commute, affectionately called "commuter bike" or simply just "commuter". There will be some similarities between this thread and the Commuter Bicycle pics thread, but the distinguishing feature of this thread is the use of a template to systematize information on the different bikes and provide an easy to read format for someone who is considering getting a new commuter but isn't quite sure where to start. Please stay on-topic. Discussions about the bikes themselves are welcomed and encouraged (and can be posted in this thread), but any discussions about the merits of the thread itself or any ideas on how to improve this thread please post them here.

For everyone posting a picture of their commuting bike, please follow the template below. If you commute on multiple bikes and want to include all of them in this thread, please do a separate template for each of the bikes.

Name/Model of Bike: Self-explanatory, I hope.

Pictures:
Include as many as you wish. At least one must be outdoors (or a well-lit environment) with the drive side showing. Ideally you should take this pic immediately before/after your commute. If you regularly commute with panniers, saddle bags or top tube bags please have them attached to the bike when taking the picture.

Price: Price of the bike + any other modifications you made to it (racks, fenders, lights, non-stock tires and/or saddle, bar-ends, DT upgrades, etc.). Itemized prices are optional but helpful.

Weight: Give your best approximation. Its helpful because some of us have a cyclocross commute or have to carry our bikes up/down stairs at home or work.

Distance & Terrain: How many miles round-trip and the terrain you ride on (lots of hills, off-road trails, MUPs, etc.)

Purchase Info:
Say what city/town the bike was purchased in. Optional for those concerned about their privacy. If the bike was purchased from an online dealer (e.g. Bikesdirect) please say which one and comment on the ease of assembly. If you had it professionally assembled state the city/town and cost of assembly.

Other:
Share anything else that you think may be relevant to someone reading the thread and contemplating purchasing your bike.
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Without further ado I'll kick things off.


Name/Model of Bike: 2014 Dawes Lightning Cross


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Price: Bike $300; Rear Rack $27; Clip on front fender $10; Pedals (Shimano PD M424 - love the large platform compared to other SPDs) $45; I normally run Conti Sports contact slicks ($70 a pair) but the bad weather forced me to revert back to the stock cyclocross tires it came with.

Weight: Firmly in the bombproof tank category weighing close to 28lbs as pictured (sans the pannier).

Distance & Terrain: 24 miles round-trip, exclusively on those death traps the NYC city council refers to as bike lanes. Can't ride in the middle of the lane because its in the door zone, but if you try riding outside the door zone you're likely to get clipped by passing cars.

Purchase Info:
Picked it up off Bikesdirect. Assembly is doable if you have a set of allen keys, pedal wrench, torque wrench and truing stand. I didn't trust the factory assembly so I stripped mine down to all the bearings and repackaged them. Wasn't necessary but it gave me peace of mind. I did however take it to a shop to have it fine tuned since I was having problems truing the wheel (it was my first attempt - lateral trueness is easy, radial trueness is a real PITA). Ended up paying $55 (really cheap by NYC standards) and the shop cut my brake and gear cables as they were really long.

Other: If you're really broke and in the market for a budget commuter this is as cheap as you can get for a brand new bike with a modern drive train (brifters and the likes), but if you can afford to spend a bit more I'd recommend looking for something better. You really don't want a 24 speed drive train in 2015. You're going to constantly have to shift your FD to prevent cross chain/chain rubs, which is a real nuisance.
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Name/Model of Bike: 2009 Jamis Sonik

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Price: They go anywhere from about $700 to $1100

Weight: 16 lbs 8 ounces

Distance & Terrain: 8.5 miles round trip on mostly MUP's, neighborhood streets, and city streets with and without bike lanes

Purchase Info: Purchased from eBay used.

Other:

49:15 gear ratio
FSA carbon cranks
American Classic 420 wheels
Vittoria Rubino Slick 700x23
Carbon seatpost/fork
Selle San Marco Ponza saddle
Bontrager Race Aero bullhorn bar
Ritchey WCS Axis 4 stem 90mm
Lizard Skin DSP bar tape
Shimano SPD M520 pedals
Minoura water bottle cage mount
Specialized RH Zee cage II
Front light - Cygolite Dash 320 on bar
Rear light - Cygolite Hotshot Micro


Name/Model of Bike: 2013 Felt TK3

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Price: $799

Weight: 17 lbs 8 ounces (without pedals)

Distance & Terrain: See above

Purchase Info: Purchased at LBS on special order. No shops around here carry bikes like this. They were awesome with their customer service, even calling Felt directly to ask some questions for me.

Other:

49:15 gear ratio
Carbon fork
Stock rear wheel, SRAM S80 carbon front wheel (also have stock front wheel)
Continental Gatorskin 700x23
Bontrager Race Aero bullhorn bar
Deda Elementi Zero1 stem 90mm
Lizard Skin DSP bar tape
Shimano SPD M520 pedals (on order)
XLAB Delta 1000 water bottle cage mount
Specialized RH Zee cage
Front light - Cygolite Dash 320
Rear light - Cygolite Hotshot Micro

Name/Model of Bike: Framed Minnesota 2.0

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Price: $700 - included 2 extra sets of tires and the Thomson seatpost

Weight: 35 lbs +

Distance & Terrain: See above

Purchase Info: Purchased from a friend who stopped riding. Bike was maintained as new

Other:

2x9 w/ SRAM X5/X7
Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes
Thomson setback seat post
Exustar SPD pedals (not pictured)
Specialized Avatar saddle (not pictured)
OURY ODI lock on grips
Specialized 31.8 bar from a 2010 Stumpjumper FSR
Orange Bontrager bottle cage
Origin8 orange stem cap
Origin8 Ergo Lite minimal bar ends (not pictured)
Front lights - NiteRider Lumina 350/700 mounted to bars
Rear lights - Planet Bike Superflash Micro
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Name/Model of Bike: 2006 Salsa Las Cruces

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Price: I'd rather not say. Enough north of $1000 to make it a silly commuter.
Phil Wood hubs
King headset
Tubus Vega rack
Paul Touring cantilevers
Brooks Pro saddle

Weight: 28lb

Distance & Terrain: Between 9 and 12 miles one way with options for any distance I choose. Hilly with a kicker at the end (~300 ft in 1.5 miles)

Purchase Info:
Frame purchased from Excel Sports in Boulder. Other bits in various places


Other:
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Name/Model of Bike: Specialized Rock Hopper

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Price: Again, not going to say. And, again, north of $1000
Phil Wood disc hubs
King headset
Sram X0 shifter and derailers
Race Face Turbine crank
Fox fork


Weight: 29

Distance & Terrain: Between 9 and 12 miles one way with options for any distance I choose. Hilly with a kicker at the end (~300 ft in 1.5 miles)

Purchase Info:
Frame purchased from local co-op. Other parts here and there.


Other:
The bike started life as an orange Stumpjumper Pro in 1999, then got changed to a white Stumpjumper Pro in 2003 then changed to the red Rock Hopper above. As of this incarnation, the bike has no original parts left. It is also a completely Shimano free bike.

This is my winter but not icy bike and summer off-road commuting bike.
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Name/Model of Bike: Moots Y Be Beat

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Price: You know the drill
Paul front disc hub
XTR nondisc rear
King headset
Sram X0 shifter and derailers
Shimano XTR crank
Fox fork
Moots Cinch post
Moots Ti titanium riser handlebar (very rare)
Moots Sefras saddle embroidered with Mr. Moots
Mr. Moots stem cap
King Cages Ti water bottle cages...because, well...because
Titanium bar ends

Weight: 29

Distance & Terrain: Between 9 and 12 miles one way with options for any distance I choose. Hilly with a kicker at the end (~300 ft in 1.5 miles)

Purchase Info:
Frame purchased off Fleabay. Handlebar and post also Fleabay purchase.


Other:
The bike was made in Steamboat Springs and is one of two Colorado made bikes I own. About the most expensive "slop" bike you'll find. Currently outfitted with studded tires for ice and snow pack. If you are going to be completely stupid, you might as well have a completely over the top ride to do it
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Name/Model of Bike: Workcycles Opa (the one in front)


Price:
$1600 complete with racks, dynamo front & rear lites, full chaincase, ring lock on rear wheel, fenders, spats, brooks saddle, center stand, Nuvinci N360 variable speed hub, roller brakes, etc. No mods necessary.

Weight:
37 lbs

Distance & Terrain:
Varies by day. Some days 2 miles each way for lunch, others 10 miles each way for a meeting in downtown.

Purchase Info: Localmile.org

Other:
Wish I'd bought one 25 years earlier. Commuting doesn't get any better.

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Name/Model of Bike: Workcycles Bakfiets (in back)

Price: $3200 complete with racks, dynamo front & rear lites, full chaincase, ring lock on rear wheel, fenders, spats, brooks saddle, center stand, 8 speed Shimano Nexus hub, roller brakes, etc. No mods necessary.

Weight:
Heavy.

Distance & Terrain:
Varies by day. Mostly 2 to 5 miles each way running various errands.

Purchase Info: Localmile.org

Other:
Wish I'd bought one 25 years earlier. Hauling doesn't get any better.

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Name/Model of Bike: Philll. Nashbar Flashbak

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Price: Do I really have to say?
White Industries Mi5 hubs
Velocity AeroHeat rims
Soma Deco rack
Paul Touring cantilevers in blue
Brooks B17N saddle
Sram X9 shifters and derailers


Weight: 28

Distance & Terrain: Between 9 and 12 miles one way with options for any distance I choose. Hilly with a kicker at the end (~300 ft in 1.5 miles)

Purchase Info:
Frame purchased off Fleabay.


Other:
This is the third Flashbak I've owned. The first one was the only bike I've had stolen. Philll is about style but he can move as well.
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Name/Model of Bike: 1982 Schwinn "World Tourist" made by Giant in Taiwan. Here it's shown after I got home with a quarter sheet of plywood for my son's school project. At this point the only original parts are the frame and same-color-painted steel fenders. DIY wheel set with 3 speed Sturmey Archer. Bell.



Price: Free, plus maybe about $150 added since I got the bike in 1997 (hub from eBay. Rims, brakes, spokes, and pedals were new). Chain guard is from an old Huffy, painted with a can of touch up paint left over from doing body work on my first car.

Weight: 32 pounds, thanks to "Schwinn Xtra-Lite" frame.

Distance & Terrain: 8.6 miles round trip, easy terrain, biggest hill is 100 feet, neighborhood streets with dedicated bike lanes and MUP.

Purchase Info:
Trash picked by my dad in Michigan. All work done by me.

Other:
Swept bars are a preference due to physical issues, but the result is an extremely comfortable ride.

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Name/Model of Bike: Gary Fisher "Wahoo" probably early to mid 90's. It now has swept bars and studded tires, but is otherwise pretty much un-molested. A boring bike but a good winter work horse. The frame is arguably too tall for mountain bike use, but just fine for streets.



Price: Around $250 IIRC, a close-out at the LBS, possibly a few years old when I got it, but new. Add the cost of two Nokian 160's. The rack and basket are recycled.

Weight: 39 pounds. I wonder why it's heavier than the Schwinn, when it's a more modern bike.

Distance & Terrain: See above.

Purchase Info:
Madison WI

Other:
I thought that this bike might serve as a modern replacement for the Schwinn, but though it seemed OK during the test ride, it proved to be uncomfortable as hell, and I hung it up in the garage for upwards of 12 years. This winter I decided to deal with the handlebar issue (see above) and use it as a winter bike.

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[I]39 pounds. I wonder why it's heavier than the Schwinn, when it's a more modern bike.
Because your Schwinn has an "Xtra Light" frame, of course!
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this thread made me realize i almost exclusively take non drivetrain side photos of my bikes lol
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this thread made me realize i almost exclusively take non drivetrain side photos of my bikes lol
Unacceptable. Please repost with drivetrain side out. Thanks.
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Name/Model of Bike: Felt F55x, Ultegra:



Price: $1400 new, Chicagoland

Weight: 21 lbs.

Distance & Terrain: 30+ mi RT, mostly prairie path , small percentage road

Other:
Great ride on the crushed limestone/gravel paths. Fulcrum racing 7 CX have held up well over 4500 mi - need little truing. bearings are all still good. Rides nice.
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Name/Model of Bike: Doesn't have a brand/name, I built this bike from parts.



Price: Don't know for sure, used some parts I already had, probably about $600.

Weight: About 15kg

Distance & Terrain: 500/600 km a month, flat terrain, 90% paved roads.

Other:
Frame: unknown brand, steel, Taiwan
Front wheel: Shimano hub dynamo, ACI spokes, 700c 36h Ambrosio rim
Rear wheel: Shimano Nexus 8 IGH, ACI spokes, 700c 36h Jalco rim (a car hit my rear wheel and couldn't find another vintage Ambrosio)
Tires: CST Traveller 700x37
Cranks: '90s Shimano 105
Stem: Kalloy
Handlebar: generic
Seatpost: generic
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Brakes: Tektro w/Shimano levers
Shifter: Alfine
Lights: B&M Cyo premium front, B&M Toplight rear
Chainguard: from an old GT BMX
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Since it is winter here in NE Iowa, this is my snowy commuter.


Name/Model of Bike: Schwinn Aluminum Comp (hey, I'm not shy!)
Aluminum (6061) frame, Shimano Atlus drivetrain (triple front, 7-speed freewheel), cheaper 36 spoke Alex wheelset, rigid steel fork (original was cheap RST springer), radius linear pull brakeset.




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Price: $250 usd (base)
$50 Nashbar steel rigid fork
Koolstop salmon pads
WTZ 26" Velociraptor tires
Planet bike hardcore rear 26" fender (front fender is custom built)
Cheap master U-lock
Nashbar compact euro rear panniers
Schwinn rear alloy rack
Cygolite 360 front head light (various other lights)




Weight: Heavy....about 42 pounds plus whatever is being carried in the panniers on an average daily commute. I do have knobby tires, u-lock, rack, fenders installed. I think it weighs about 32 pounds or so stock.


Distance & Terrain: 4-6 miles on average each way on a hilly commute, mostly on well travelled paved roads. I tend to go out of my way a bit in favor of an off road bike path in heavy snow (more fun and safe this way)


Purchase Info: I believe I purchased this at Target (circa 2001? in Dubuque) before I really had any real knowledge of bikes. It is a department store Schwinn, but component wise (by today's standards) about the same quality as most 'entry level' bikes purchased at a LBS. I learned to wrench on this bike, and upkeep it myself. It has been surprisingly durable and accommodating for an inexpensive bike. I do have to adjust the brakes and cables quite frequently in the winter months. The stock 'suspension' fork was replaced with a rigid steel fork.


Other: I post this because I want to share that some cheaper dept. store bikes can be useful. If you were to find one of these used for under say $100 or so, it might be a good deal if it is in good shape. It is much nicer than the current dept. store bikes I have seen. I ride this in the winter, so I don't ruin my other bikes with road salt and other winter goodness, and simply overhaul the components in the spring.
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Name/Model of Bike: 2014 Kona Dr. Good

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Price:$900 (Probably put in about 200 in upgrades) so $1100

Weight: Heavy, about 32 pounds plus whatever I'm carrying.

Distance & Terrain: Used to be about 12 miles round trip, now I live super close to work so it's only about 3 miles round trip. I sometimes will ride on my lunch break. But the Kona doesn't get many miles anymore as my commute is so short.

Purchase Info: I bought it at one of the LBS (Manzanita Outfitters)

Other:
It's been a good bike. It's a tank and I love the 7 Speed IGH.
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Weight: About 15kg
Technically, yankeefan asked for weight, not mass
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I've never seen you post this one before. Super cool bike!

Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Name/Model of Bike: Philll. Nashbar Flashbak

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Price: Do I really have to say?
White Industries Mi5 hubs
Velocity AeroHeat rims
Soma Deco rack
Paul Touring cantilevers in blue
Brooks B17N saddle
Sram X9 shifters and derailers


Weight: 28

Distance & Terrain: Between 9 and 12 miles one way with options for any distance I choose. Hilly with a kicker at the end (~300 ft in 1.5 miles)

Purchase Info:
Frame purchased off Fleabay.


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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Originally Posted by Reynolds "Weight: About 15kg"
Technically, yankeefan asked for weight, not mass
Say what? How would you describe a bike's weight in metric units?
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Say what? How would you describe a bike's weight in metric units?
In Newtons. Weight is a force measurement. Mass isn't. On the moon, Reynolds bike would weigh 5.5 lbs but it would still have a mass of 15 kg. In free fall it would weigh 0 lbs but still have a mass of 15 kg.

In Imperial measure, the mass unit is the slug. Reynolds' bike is just over 1 "slug" in mass.
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Weight: Somewhere between 32 and 40 pounds? I have no idea, really. But it's sturdy.

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Purchase Info: I have a very good friend who worked at a bike shop...I ride with him often and told him I was on the lookout for a cheap bike I could start to commute on, as I had found a viable route. Maybe a week later he called me up and told me a guy was in the shop looking to sell a Bianchi that he picked up at a yard sale..and while it was a bit small it would be a great bike to set up as a commuter. To my surprise, my wife said I could get it. I left it with him, as it needed some work (this was before I learned how to do a lot of stuff) - he never charged me labor. We found out that the brifters were completely gummed up, no matter using the drop bars was going to make the ride awkward. He took some 7 sp shifters that were a take off of another bike, as well as a much less aggressive stem and some riser bars, put them on, new cables all around. Recently I swapped out the bars and stem for a much cooler stem (as I was thinking of putting bullmoose bars on it - same friend told me he had a stem that would give me a similar look and better reach/rise than I currently had, and some control tech bars to put on it). I

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Price: Built using a discarded (free) "Performance" brand frame (I removed all the decals/stickers) then built up with bits and pieces I had laying about. I think I bought the grips, so lets say $14.95, the rack was $35.00 and the rack trunk (bag) was $50.00. So let's say $100.00.

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Distance & Terrain: 18 miles round trip for cycling. My commute also includes 22 miles (round trip) on the Metro Green Line train. The cycling bit is mostly flat with some climbs but nothing too difficult. I usually get about 450 feet of climbing per round trip. All city streets, no bike lanes or paths just mixing it up with the traffic.

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Price: FREE! Well, I traded a bike that was way too big for me, so fifty bucks.


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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
In Newtons. Weight is a force measurement. Mass isn't. On the moon, Reynolds bike would weigh 5.5 lbs but it would still have a mass of 15 kg. In free fall it would weigh 0 lbs but still have a mass of 15 kg.

In Imperial measure, the mass unit is the slug. Reynolds' bike is just over 1 "slug" in mass.
So how many Newtons does Reynold's bike weigh on the planet in which he rides?
On everyone's version of Earth but yours, what does a bike weigh in metric units?
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