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Post your Utilitarian Bikes!

Old 12-30-12, 01:21 AM
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Post your Utilitarian Bikes!

how about a thread for utilitarian bikes. no garage queens, posed polished rides, but bikes that you love to ride no matter what the weather is. the down and dirty, or not so dirty bike you ride the most to get from point a to b or train on. ill start. i ride this bike ALOT. its a 2008 paddy wagon. deda steel, planet bike shorty fenders, gatorskins, specialized romin saddle. its geared just right for city riding and tops out at about 28 mph for decent training efforts. toe clips and straps for city endeavors and you can even ride skate banks on it when you are feeling randy. thats a tube under the seat in an ode to tubular riding road racers of yore......
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My commuter bike fits the utilitarian description: She is neither pretty nor light but she does exactly what is exptected of her.

Converted Marin Fairfax Hybrid
Nitto Randonneur bars
Dura-Ace bar-end shifters
Planetbike fenders
Rear rack
700x32 tires
SPD M520 pedals

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