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Old 03-06-20, 02:34 PM
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My light tour/ commuter

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My my new/old Covid “Distancing” commuter for bedroom to home-office morning rides (since I don't need panniers to carry things to the temporarily shuttered office).



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This picture came out better than I had expected. This is my 1974 Raleigh International which I built up from a frame and fork. I also painted it. It is locked here outside a school that I visited on Tuesday, on my journey to become a school teacher when I grow up.

That's a beauty that looks like it doesn't want to be stolen.
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Old 03-27-20, 08:05 PM
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My Rivendell Sam Hillborne serves as my commuter to my school, as well as my all around St. Louis bike.
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Old 03-29-20, 10:10 AM
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Since I'll be "commuting" to my home-office more often on this cycle, I replaced the race-style Y2K drop-bars with a more comfortable short-reach bar (26mm x 44cm Soma Highway One) with fresh tape.




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My my new/old Covid “Distancing” commuter for bedroom to home-office morning rides (since I don't need panniers to carry things to the temporarily shuttered office).


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My Journeyman after cleaning it up after some gravel riding! i am not sure if posted this picture but I really like this bike.
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Old 03-31-20, 01:03 PM
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Have you ever thought that every bike represents its owner? Seeing yur bike, I'm like seeing you. Sorry for such weird thoughts, but I'm pretty bored on quarantine...
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Have you ever thought that every bike represents its owner? Seeing yur bike, I'm like seeing you. Sorry for such weird thoughts, but I'm pretty bored on quarantine...
Absolutely. And it is most evident at the bike coop where I volunteer. The volunteers there have fascinating bikes, and each one tells a story.
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Not a commute pick. Took it around 7PM on the way home after afternoon ride.
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Old 04-07-20, 08:41 AM
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I'm noticing a lot of drop bars. I'm entirely new to the biking world. After doing some research, I bought a Trek 'FX 3 Disc' and I can't wait for it to arrive to the bike shop!

Is the FX 3 Disc considered a "commuter" bike? Just so I know whether I should post pictures here when I get it.
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Old 04-07-20, 08:49 AM
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I'm noticing a lot of drop bars. I'm entirely new to the biking world. After doing some research, I bought a Trek 'FX 3 Disc' and I can't wait for it to arrive to the bike shop!

Is the FX 3 Disc considered a "commuter" bike? Just so I know whether I should post pictures here when I get it.
A commuter bike is a bike you commute on. There are some bikes which are designed primarily for commuting, but those designs vary enough that there really isn't a proper class of bikes called commuter bike, at least in my view. My spouse has an old 7.3 FX (the FX3's predecessor) and it's a fantastically competent bike.
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Old 04-07-20, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
A commuter bike is a bike you commute on. There are some bikes which are designed primarily for commuting, but those designs vary enough that there really isn't a proper class of bikes called commuter bike, at least in my view. My spouse has an old 7.3 FX (the FX3's predecessor) and it's a fantastically competent bike.
Gotcha! That makes sense, and I'm glad to hear someone else praise the FX series. I'm so excited for it to come in! It really fits my riding style. Also aesthetics are important to me; I love the sleek look.
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Gotcha! That makes sense, and I'm glad to hear someone else praise the FX series. I'm so excited for it to come in! It really fits my riding style. Also aesthetics are important to me; I love the sleek look.
I'm not as much of a Trek fan as I used to be. They are one of the evil Big Three™. But the FX is a winner.

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Another thing that works for my spouse is that she prefers to step through a bike rather than swing her leg around. I find it odd that women have that preference, because aren't they generally more flexible in the hips than men are? Anyway, she can step through this, and I can tell that it does not suffer from being a twisty frame. It is light and stiff in the right ways.
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I'm not as much of a Trek fan as I used to be. They are one of the evil Big Three™. But the FX is a winner.
I'm still extremely new to biking, and was unaware of there being a Big Three, haha. I'll be more aware of it from now on.

One bike I saw that was not a part of the big three - and is incredibly similar to the FX Disc series - is the Cannondale Quick, which is incredibly sleek looking and seems to be very well-liked. Either way, I think I made the right decision, like you said the FX is a winner, but the bike world sure is huge and a bit intimidating to get into. I'll be alright, though. In a couple years, I'll know my way around!


While I'm here, let me ask you, if you don't mind. I went for the FX 3 Disc over the 2 because of the carbon fork. How important is that? I read that that's a feature mainly seen in higher end bikes. Is that correct? I'm sure it doesn't hurt, obviously, but is it a game-changer type of feature?
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I had previously a 7.5 FX disc and it is a great bike. Later swapped for a newer 7.4 FX that my son rides few times now.
I got a 7.2FX for my wife that rarely rides and now I got her a cheap e-bike I got on CL - Now she is able to keep pace if I ride on leisure pace.

As for me, 3 years ago I got a cheap aluminum road bike and since them didn't look back.
Then, time goes on and learned about the comfort of steel bikes for a longish rides and along learned the fun of building/maintaining a bike.
One thing I like on drop bars is that you have various positions to hold the handlebar and in long rides you can change the position.
And lastly, I can go much faster with a road bike than hybrid ones
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I'm still extremely new to biking, and was unaware of there being a Big Three, haha. I'll be more aware of it from now on.

One bike I saw that was not a part of the big three - and is incredibly similar to the FX Disc series - is the Cannondale Quick, which is incredibly sleek looking and seems to be very well-liked. Either way, I think I made the right decision, like you said the FX is a winner, but the bike world sure is huge and a bit intimidating to get into. I'll be alright, though. In a couple years, I'll know my way around!


While I'm here, let me ask you, if you don't mind. I went for the FX 3 Disc over the 2 because of the carbon fork. How important is that? I read that that's a feature mainly seen in higher end bikes. Is that correct? I'm sure it doesn't hurt, obviously, but is it a game-changer type of feature?
The big three are Trek, Giant, and Specialized. These companies are all evil in some ways but also fantastic in other ways. You may need to choose a favorite based on who is least evil, like the cable companies.

The Cannondale looks great, too. Maybe I just like this class of bike, whatever it is called.

The nice thing about the Quick and the FX is that it can be a stepping stone bike but it might also be the last bike you buy. And they're not terribly expensive.

The carbon fork reduces weight, and reducing weight is almost always a good thing. I only know one person who replaced his fork with something heavier, but he has special needs, and he has a stout, heavy body. The carbon fork might also be better in absorbing shock than the aluminum it replaces, but I don't really know. So since you spent the money on it, it's a good thing.
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Old 04-09-20, 06:24 AM
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Finally got my new 'FX 3 Disc' (2020) today!

Picked up my new 'FX 3 Disc' (2020) today. It's my first real bike purchase and I'm loving it so far. Rode it around the neighborhood today. It's fast, comfortable, and just rides really nicely. Fits my riding style and my aesthetic preferences. It's super sleek looking.

I do think I might have to take it back to see if the disc brakes are functioning properly. I'm hearing a noise when I brake and it's definitely not an instant stop, even at slower speed.

Also, I have no clue how the DuoTrap works. My Wahoo will not find the sensor. I don't know what to pair it with on my iPhone.



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I'm pretty much done with this for now save for some proper front lighting even though I don't often ride at night - chicken, or egg? Anyway, I'm sure something will change as I tend to tinker with bikes like this. It's the 1971 International frame and fork that noglider nudged me into buying 4 or 5 years ago. Now it's my commuter, grocery getter and local casual quickie rider. Thanks to Covid I've only ridden it to work once.

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My Masi commuter set up for winter.



Absolutely love that shade of blue
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Absolutely love that shade of blue
And the yellow especially makes it pop. Lovely monsterX!
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