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Posted By Elderberry

No special rack, just the ol' reflector tab,...

No special rack, just the ol' reflector tab, which just happened to work perfectly as a bar bag support.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

That Motobecane's a beaut, Veloria. I've...

That Motobecane's a beaut, Veloria.

I've acquired yet another 20+ yr old clunker, and I think it's my new favorite all around ride. '87 Schwinn Traveler a buddy of mine found at Goodwill for...
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Posted By Elderberry

My first real distance rig. Started as an '87...

My first real distance rig. Started as an '87 Schwinn Traveler my buddy found at Goodwill for $12.50. A few changes and now she's ready for my big ride up north this weekend. It shall be sweet....
Forum: Commuting
06-23-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15,294
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Posted By Elderberry

I s'pose you're right. It was on my way home...

I s'pose you're right. It was on my way home from work, though.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,941
Posted By Elderberry

Up until a week or so ago, the creaking,...

Up until a week or so ago, the creaking, screeching, and otherwise awful noises of the obliterated bottom bracket on my utility bike. New cartridge unit took care of that and now it's eerily quiet. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

I believe that's the stock tape, but it really...

I believe that's the stock tape, but it really does match the saddle nicely. Thank you for replacing those worthless stock fenders, too.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,580
Posted By Elderberry

No longer had car, had bike. Made best of...

No longer had car, had bike. Made best of situation, now it's an obsession.

A good obsession, though.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,573
Posted By Elderberry

I've got a small thermos that I fill up at the...

I've got a small thermos that I fill up at the office/shop if I need coffee. It goes in the bag, though. Water tastes much better while riding to me, I guess.
05-26-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Elderberry

Seems like everyone around me has a nice old...

Seems like everyone around me has a nice old Miyata. Even their entry level stuff is pretty nice. If I needed another bike, I'd probably start looking for one. I don't, though. Save that bike!
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

We gotta have standards around here, folks. ...

We gotta have standards around here, folks.

That's just how it is. Next year, Sam. Next year.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

Not old enuf!!! Outta this thread!

Not old enuf!!! Outta this thread!
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

Truth. It always frustrates me when someone comes...

Truth. It always frustrates me when someone comes into the shop with a nice bike from the 80s and says "I need a new bike. This is old and slow", when that bike would be spectacular with the proper...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,184
Posted By Elderberry

Eh. I suppose. Just tellin' how it's been for me...

Eh. I suppose. Just tellin' how it's been for me at the shop.
05-20-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,200
Posted By Elderberry

Terrible pic of the roommate's '78 Le Tour III...

Terrible pic of the roommate's '78 Le Tour III singlespeed beater.http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Photo35.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,184
Posted By Elderberry

I was really hesitant to make the investment in...

I was really hesitant to make the investment in clipless, but did so probably two months ago and now all the bikes are SPD'd. It really does make a huge difference, and I try to inform everyone who...
05-19-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,193
Posted By Elderberry

My '89 Schwinn World has had its hanger and shift...

My '89 Schwinn World has had its hanger and shift cable guides hacked, been repainted, and has been drilled out for dual pivots. I don't really regret any of it, though, considering the shape in...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Elderberry

Tempting, friend. Tempting.

Tempting, friend. Tempting.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Elderberry

Ron, your residence there almost makes me wanna...

Ron, your residence there almost makes me wanna ride my Trek to Detroit... Almost.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,368
Posted By Elderberry

^True. I guess dressing in stuff that's...

^True. I guess dressing in stuff that's uncomfortable and having to worry about little nitpicky appearance things is what frustrates me. I'm usually presentable to some degree, and this works for...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,368
Posted By Elderberry

I work at a high school, but I'm the super-cool...

I work at a high school, but I'm the super-cool afterschool activity leader guy, so I needn't worry about this "presentability" of which you speak. The front basket on my commuter allows me to keep...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberr...

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Misfit035.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Misfit031.jpg
Some aesthetic updates to the 30 yr old clunker...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,876
Posted By Elderberry

Well put. I went clipless about a month ago and...

Well put. I went clipless about a month ago and the one time I rode in regular shoes felt weird and inefficient. I now have a pair of sneakers to change into at each of my workplaces, and it works...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,844
Posted By Elderberry

Somehow I've gotten along sans discs for a few...

Somehow I've gotten along sans discs for a few years now...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Elderberry

Take it away, Jobst!...

Take it away, Jobst! (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/index.html)



EDIT: Link now fixed. Thanks, Ian.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Elderberry

Yeah, our shop has a plethora of Jagwire...

Yeah, our shop has a plethora of Jagwire brake/shift housing and cable sets in all the colors the kids like these days.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Elderberry

I've taken the cat to the vet via pet carrier on...

I've taken the cat to the vet via pet carrier on my Burley flatbed a number of times. It's pretty humorous when peds hear her meow at stoplights and are all like "Aaaaaawwwww... a kitty!", then I...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,882
Posted By Elderberry

I demo'd the electronic DA on a trainer when the...

I demo'd the electronic DA on a trainer when the Shimano rep came to the shop. The "fwip-fwip" was mesmerizing.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,882
Posted By Elderberry

Barcons 4 life. Oh, and downtubes. How could I...

Barcons 4 life. Oh, and downtubes. How could I forget downtubes? Cheap reliable, simple, can run in friction mode if indexing gets hosed up. Boo-yah.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Elderberry

I know gyeswho and MIN were two of the folks...

I know gyeswho and MIN were two of the folks selected to test that saddle out before it came out for real. Perhaps they'll enlighten you.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Elderberry

Banjo Brothers.

Banjo Brothers.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

Diggin' this setup, miket. ...

Diggin' this setup, miket.
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=103412&d=1241313953
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Elderberry

Paperboy's the only game that matters. I'm...

Paperboy's the only game that matters.

I'm kinda surprised that nobody's made a messenger style video game, what with the glamorization of that lifestyle.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Elderberry

Randochap, it is an honor to be +1'd by you.

Randochap, it is an honor to be +1'd by you.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,413
Posted By Elderberry

4-5 miles, depending on the workplace. Usually...

4-5 miles, depending on the workplace. Usually takes me between 15 and 20 minutes. I really like this distance, 'cause I can extend it if I wanna on nice days, and it's pretty short when I've got a...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Elderberry

This guy's talkin' Carradice, not wedge bags. I...

This guy's talkin' Carradice, not wedge bags. I don't see why you'd have to cut off that part of your rack. Wouldn't it just act as extra support for said bag? Like this:...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

You were made to ride a long haul trucker... and...

You were made to ride a long haul trucker... and vice versa.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By Elderberry

Selle Royal Lookin or Ergogel. Their gel isn't...

Selle Royal Lookin or Ergogel. Their gel isn't of the supersquishy variety, and actually provides support on longer rides rather than settling and pushing up on yer sensitive spots. I've had many...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,677
Posted By Elderberry

I can't really think of anything. I've used what...

I can't really think of anything. I've used what I've had through the years and it's worked quite well. Maybe I wouldn't have run my dad's old Trek through the winter last year. That corroded...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By Elderberry

Congrats on the fixed commute. Haven't ridden...

Congrats on the fixed commute. Haven't ridden fixed at all in the last few months, but I did it exclusively for the better part of the year preceding, with gearing ranging from 53/16 (ridiculously...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

San, the rear squish on that cannondale is the...

San, the rear squish on that cannondale is the coolest ever, in color and design.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Misfit019.jpg

I thought the Misfit needed a big...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

Rad as usual, 65er.

Rad as usual, 65er.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,255
Posted By Elderberry

This is about how I feel. It's good fun showing...

This is about how I feel. It's good fun showing up to the office and having coworkers exclaim "You rode your bike in this!?", but I greatly enjoy cornering hard without having to worry about black...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Elderberry

Glad to hear you're back on the bike! I...

Glad to hear you're back on the bike!

I recently built up my old mtb with slicker tires and townie bars for commuting and I found the same to be true. The time difference between my roadie and...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

Add matching front fender. Having dry feet/face...

Add matching front fender. Having dry feet/face is the cooooooooolest.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

Would be purdier with gears, but still purdy.

Would be purdier with gears, but still purdy.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,459
Posted By Elderberry

The high school at which I work ran a "Bike to...

The high school at which I work ran a "Bike to Work" promotion on Earth Day last week. I took an extended ride in, 'cause I'd just built my Trek up, then brought it inside 'cause the racks were...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

Those fenders are dreamy.

Those fenders are dreamy.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

It's good to be that guy. Your LHT is probably...

It's good to be that guy. Your LHT is probably one of the most tasteful I've seen. Did you paint the "lugs" yourself?
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15,294
Views: 11,043,986
Posted By Elderberry

The blue bits is nice.

The blue bits is nice.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 125,417
Posted By Elderberry

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberr...

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii243/Elderberrypictures/Misfit012.jpg
Just got the '79 Trek 930 that used to be my dad's up and running in geared mode. It's not my primary commuter by any...
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