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Old 01-30-23, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
what is that post base? on the rear rack?
its a seat post for our grandkids trailer. my wife has a suspension seat post and to use the trailer we would have to put a regular one on. otherwise the trailer and soon a tag along bike would hit the rack.

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Old 01-31-23, 05:15 PM
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It's a Minneapolis thing.

It's 'Coffee Outside', a casual Sunday morning ride organised by Recovery Bike Shop in NE Minneapolis. My faithful Bridgestone MB-5 helping me sail the salty frigid seas (Streets) to and from work everyday.

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Old 09-22-23, 12:41 PM
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Seeing all these photos of older MTB's with fenders is getting me excited. I just picked up my first non-walmart bike, a vintage grizzly, and I am hoping to make it my city commuter ride.
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1987 GT Karakoram rigid mtb, fitted with Nokian 47-559 W240 tires, 47mm tires in the 26" wheel size with 240 carbide studs per tire and an aggressive tread. I've been operating this as my Winter bike for many a year and still go back to it joyfully when a new snow & ice season comes.

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We haven't had snow in NYC yet, and we had none last year, part of the new trend. Riding a bike in snow in NYC is hazardous, and I generally avoid it.

I commuted by bike yesterday, 13 miles each way, along the Hudson River.

This is my commuter and all-purpose bike, a 1974 Raleigh International frameset that I built up, including the wheels.


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Old 01-16-24, 06:47 PM
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I thought I was set with two winter bikes. One is a generic hybrid running normal street tires, while the other is a mid-90's 3-speed Dutch bike with studded tires front and rear (plus full chaincase and drum brakes). I often need to tow a cargo trailer, and both bikes are equipped to do so.

But, trailer towing on slushy, snowy roads can be challenging, as while the bike fits nicely in car tire tracks the trailer wheels often end up dragging through the muck. Then of course there's digging out the trailer in the first place, and hooking it up and then later putting it away with cold hands etc. One of my weekly music gigs doesn't require a lot of gear, so I decided to see how much the bike could carry on its own. I put a used Wald basket on the rear rack of the hybrid bike, with a smaller basket up front. The issue there was the centre of gravity was rather high, plus once stuff was in the rear basket it was a bit of an effort to sling my snowboot covered feet over the big frame. I figured the ideal would be a smaller, lower frame, and step-through would be even better.

And then I came across this thing, which used to be a single-speed e-bike. Really cheap and dirty; the rear wheel was driven by a small motor clamped to the left chain stay, with a very short chain back to a cog on the hub's left side. But the bike had 24" (507) wheels and a step-through frame, so I yanked all the e-stuff off, put a 6-speed rear wheel on with a nice old friction shifter, and replaced all the cables and housings. I then mounted the two baskets as they had been on the hybrid. The main challenge of course was fitting my 6'3" self to this smaller bike. I added a stem extender, and the seatpost is up as high as safety permits. I'm not getting perfect leg extension, but the gig is only 12 mins. away. I also found out that Schwalbe makes a 24" studded tire, which I'll put on the front once it arrives. (Photo taken just before our first snowfall here.)

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The bike for this winter will be a recently acquired 2006 Gary Fisher Utopia hybrid. I have equipped it with a set of beavertail mudguards I had lying around and some Continental Top Contact Winter tires. Right now it's just too darn cold and windy to give it much of a run. Past winters were on a Felt fatbike I recently sold.



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Originally Posted by browngw
The bike for this winter will be a recently acquired 2006 Gary Fisher Utopia hybrid. I have equipped it with a set of beavertail mudguards I had lying around and some Continental Top Contact Winter tires. Right now it's just too darn cold and windy to give it much of a run. Past winters were on a Felt fatbike I recently sold.


wow clean! & cool mudguards!
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Originally Posted by noglider
We haven't had snow in NYC yet, and we had none last year, part of the new trend.
I commuted by bike yesterday, 13 miles each way, along the Hudson River.
This is my commuter and all-purpose bike, a 1974 Raleigh International frameset that I built up, including the wheels.
sweet! nothing to complain about dry routes, that's for sure!
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Icy conditions in Denmark can't stop my Hase Kettwiesel trike! And finding a parking spot in a crowded train station or shopping center is no problem!


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