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Old 03-05-17, 09:28 PM
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Will do, but I have to admit: I ruined the surprise when they visited last month!

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Post pictures of the moment you give them their bikes.

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Old 03-05-17, 09:34 PM
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Thanks! It's been a lot of fun for me, trying to think of what each of them would like, and getting to put some of my own preferences and personality into a big gift. Each of them likes to ride, but they don't know much about bikes. My wife and I ride a lot, and so does my sister, so I'm really looking forward to family bike outings together.

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That's awesome! Both the gesture and the bike.
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Old 03-06-17, 02:29 PM
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My sister in law's new bike

This is the one for my sister in law: a Surly Pacer. I bought this one complete on Craigslist, so I inherited most of it from the previous owner. I added the Axiom Streamliner rack, interrupter levers, the seat, the chain, and all the funky green stuff.



Her previous bike was a comfort bike, which is why I kept the bars so high and added the interrupter levers. I took the front derailleur off and added a chainring guard, to make it regular-pants friendly. As shown it weighs 25.5 pounds.

If you see them riding around the Twin Cities, say hi-- their names are Olaf and Cathleen!

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Old 03-06-17, 05:11 PM
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I'll flip it around to the crankside next time
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Old 03-07-17, 05:17 PM
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Surly Ogre. I just put on a set of Velocity Cliffhangers.
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Old 03-07-17, 06:11 PM
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Beautiful! Do you carry that much stuff to work, or is that set up for touring?

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Surly Ogre. I just put on a set of Velocity Cliffhangers.
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Old 03-08-17, 08:57 AM
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What model is that?

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUEqfFhUN0/

I'll flip it around to the crankside next time
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Old 03-08-17, 08:47 PM
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My winter ride, still tweaking basket placement. The rack is off an exceptionally cheap folder I have yet to take down to the local bike collective to either be some other individuals dream bike... or well, parts
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Old 03-09-17, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
Beautiful! Do you carry that much stuff to work, or is that set up for touring?
That is what I am carrying everyday now. Last time I weighed the bike was with an IGH so it was 40lbs on the nose, I think it got lighter actually with the 3x10 setup.

I am planning a tour with some friends this summer, so I am slowly adding more and more things to the bike to get it up to tour weight. But most of those bags are actually empty except for my pannier which has a change of clothes and a few other misc items, but it is not uncommon for me to go to the grocery store after work. Very soon I will start adding the items I plan to tour with and get a feel for the weight.
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Old 03-09-17, 12:40 PM
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Old 03-12-17, 10:20 AM
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What model is that?
It's an SE Draft. It went on sale for 90 bucks around Xmas. Upgraded with BikeIsland blem parts.
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Old 03-14-17, 09:12 AM
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Specialized Diverge Sport A1.
Changed saddle to my Rido R2 and added the Topeak Super Tourist DX rack and pannier.

Owned for 10 months and been using it for my 9 mile daily commute plus 30 milers at weekends (without rack and pannier) and loving it so far
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Old 03-16-17, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mr geeker View Post
My winter ride, still tweaking basket placement. The rack is off an exceptionally cheap folder I have yet to take down to the local bike collective to either be some other individuals dream bike... or well, parts
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Old 03-17-17, 09:28 AM
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My wife's bike has some new bags and parts, so I thought I should take a pic and post it up! She commutes a very modest 3mile round trip to work, but also uses her bike for most other transportation, as we are currently car-free.
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Old 03-17-17, 10:42 AM
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what a sweetheart. nice bike too. stay safe
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Old 03-17-17, 03:12 PM
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$40 Peugeot. No rust, everything works perfectly. Had to modify the rack to get the panniers on, but it seems to be holding. I added the fenders and all the lights, replaced a couple cables. It's perfect for around town!
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Old 03-18-17, 04:06 PM
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My current rig:



(I just realized that photo makes the bike look really odd.)
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Old 03-18-17, 04:11 PM
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Is that the current Sora R3000? Looks really good.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Is that the current Sora R3000? Looks really good.
Yes, it's R3000. Marin spec'd it with an 11-32t cassette, and I'm thinking of replacing it with a 12-36t (and MTB rear mech).
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Yes, it's R3000. Marin spec'd it with an 11-32t cassette, and I'm thinking of replacing it with a 12-36t (and MTB rear mech).
You must have a hilly route. I'd think that the granny gear 30-32 combo would be enough for most climbs, or do you not like the small 11T cog?
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You must have a hilly route. I'd think that the granny gear 30-32 combo would be enough for most climbs, or do you not like the small 11T cog?
The 50/11 is complete overkill, IMO. My route also has a couple of decent-sized hills, hence the desire for a 30/36.
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Agreed. The 11t is pretty useless on a commuter bike, and on most other rec rider bikes too. I find for me 12-27 or even 13-28 is perfect for my compact double.
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Upgraded to this. Fenders and rack pending.
Did you ever get the fenders and rack mounted? I'd love to see some pictures if you did. I really like your bike. So pretty. I'm thinking about getting one for myself to use as a commuter.

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80s Specialized Street Stomper...one of two bikes that I use to commute, the other is an older CAAD9.

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Old 04-10-17, 06:36 AM
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Did you ever get the fenders and rack mounted? I'd love to see some pictures if you did. I really like your bike. So pretty. I'm thinking about getting one for myself to use as a commuter.

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I did. Not sure if this image will work so go here if not...
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These fenders are the 45mm Specialized Drytech. Not 100% satisfied with the fenders for 3 reasons.
1) The LBS had to cut a portion out of the rear fender for the rear derailleur to have enough room.
2) got about half way into a 30 mile ride when I broke the plastic clamps on the back of the front fender. Ended up taking a hack saw to the attachment bar ends and partially tacoeing two metal washers to use has replacement clamps.
3) I have also since removed the rubber ends of the fenders as they were hitting the tire on bumps and making noise. Much better now.

Would be nice is Specialized offered fenders for that specific bike as they do for the AWOL.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/awol-expert/115663
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