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Old 02-17-11, 11:05 PM
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Just another cyclist

I'm a bicycle commuter in Missouri. I ride about 4000-5000 miles annually.

I ride during the day to get where I need to go, but I do the vast majority (90% +) of my recreational riding at night. I get in approximately 2500 miles or more per year between sunset and sunrise.

Currently, my only bike is a singlespeed (not fixed) 29er mountain bike with street tires and a 4.0 gain ratio. It serves me very well and has proven to be quite versatile.

I usually make an effort not to be easily identifiable as a cyclist, since I feel it's in the interest of promoting cycling as a practical means of transportation when bicycle commuters can blend in as ordinary, average people as soon as we dismount our bikes. So, no trendy messenger bag, no helmet (after all, cycling is safe!), and no Lycra for me!
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Old 02-17-11, 11:23 PM
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Welcome to bf. Pics of your bike are always appreciated.

You will encounter strong opinions here regarding everything you mentioned... messenger bags, helmets, cycling is safe, lycra, singlespeed, riding at night, 29er...

Enjoy.
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Old 02-17-11, 11:29 PM
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I'm just a guy.
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Old 02-18-11, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Pics of your bike are always appreciated.
Here's a recent pic:


It's a 2008 Redline Monocog 29er, stock except for:
Schwalbe Marathons
Ergon grips
Surly stainless 36t chainring
18t sprocket
KMC Z610HX chain
Right side front brake lever configuration

It has all of the wear and tear that one would expect to see on a bike with over 8000 miles that gets parked on a crowded bike rack frequently.
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