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Old 12-05-14, 07:41 PM
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Here's mine, a mid-1980s KHS Winner 10-speed. I've added a rear rack for panniers since taking this photo:



That's our elBoda Boda in the background, for the times we want to go somewhere on bikes with kiddo in the "back seat."
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Old 12-07-14, 04:17 PM
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Velo-Orange Polyvalent with S&S couplers

My wife got a new car this summer, so I decided that surely, I deserved a new bike! It took a while to get it all together, but i finally finished and installed the last (rear) fender today.

In addition to the frame, I used a number of V-O parts as well. The rims, bar-tape, saddle and stem are all V-O. The dynohub is a Shutter Precision sp-8 hooked up to B&M front and rear lights. The wheels are 650b with Grand Bois Hetre tires and a 2X8 drivetrain recycled from a previous build. The fenders are home-made (if that wasn't obvious) from layers of cherry veneer bent around a frame. Best of all, the S&S couplers allow me to disassemble the whole thing and pack it into an airline certified case for travel! It isn't the simplest thing to pack, but the fact that it *can* be packed is really great.


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Old 12-07-14, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Beth W View Post
Here's mine, a mid-1980s KHS Winner 10-speed. I've added a rear rack for panniers since taking this photo:



That's our elBoda Boda in the background, for the times we want to go somewhere on bikes with kiddo in the "back seat."
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Old 12-07-14, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dcbrewer View Post
The fenders are home-made (if that wasn't obvious) from layers of cherry veneer bent around a frame.
dc, you whole bike looks great, and your "home-made" fenders look fantastic! You should write a whole post about how you did it! (Or if you already posted, drop me a link)
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Old 12-07-14, 07:22 PM
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Finished my new steed this morning, and took it out for a beautiful 31 mile test ride with a couple of friends. I was crushed a few weeks ago when I spotted a crack on my other bikes top tube; I needed to find a frame that I could transfer all my parts over to, and the Surly fit the bill perfectly. So far, so good. I just need to re-install my front light, and run the wire to the rear and it'll be complete. Here's to lots of great miles!

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Old 12-08-14, 01:31 AM
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Love the non-aero brakes. Very classic.
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Old 12-09-14, 04:37 AM
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Hi,
bconneraz could you explain me what is in the bottle down the tube ? and what is it connected to ?
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Old 12-09-14, 05:24 AM
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It's an Air Zound (a rechargeable air horn)
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Old 12-09-14, 10:52 AM
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New to me old Peugeot. Rides real nice and zippy. My first bike with indexed shifting. Swanky. Needs to be cleaned and regreased (and that dinky cable lock has got to be cut off) but it's in great shape.

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Old 12-09-14, 11:00 AM
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My Specialized AWOL Comp in commuter mode (still needs fenders, though):


AWOL Comp commuter by GRAVELBIKEcom, on Flickr
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Old 12-09-14, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
My Specialized AWOL Comp in commuter mode (still needs fenders, though):


AWOL Comp commuter by GRAVELBIKEcom, on Flickr
Awesome bike, I enjoy your blog.

What kind of front rack is that? never seen anything like it.

edit: nevermind, found your blog post about it... Tara Lowrider
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Old 12-09-14, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Elegant.
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Originally Posted by Pukeskywalker View Post
Awesome bike, I enjoy your blog.

What kind of front rack is that? never seen anything like it.

edit: nevermind, found your blog post about it... Tara Lowrider
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Correct. It's extremely stable. Even when packed "lopsided" (i.e. heavy laptop in one side, lightweight stuff in the other), it handles predictably. Tubus definitely knows a thing or two about racks and low-riders.
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Old 12-09-14, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bconneraz View Post
Finished my new steed this morning, and took it out for a beautiful 31 mile test ride with a couple of friends. I was crushed a few weeks ago when I spotted a crack on my other bikes top tube; I needed to find a frame that I could transfer all my parts over to, and the Surly fit the bill perfectly. So far, so good. I just need to re-install my front light, and run the wire to the rear and it'll be complete. Here's to lots of great miles!
That bike is ready for anything! And it has a horn and bell!
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Old 12-09-14, 05:05 PM
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Early Xmas

Long awaited wheel upgrade for my Cross Check came today (replacing a 7-year-old stock wheelset). I'm even excited about my new chain and lube. How big of a geek can I be?
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Old 12-09-14, 05:19 PM
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Long awaited wheel upgrade for my Cross Check came today (replacing a 7-year-old stock wheelset). I'm even excited about my new chain and lube. How big of a geek can I be?
I got me a set of those for my lht this summer. What hubs?

As for the geek bit, I go with not on this forum.

Edit: picture zooming shows me they are xt.
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Old 12-09-14, 06:02 PM
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I got me a set of those for my lht this summer. What hubs?

Edit: picture zooming shows me they are xt.
Yes, XT hubs. I also went with 36 spokes, up from the 32 spoke stock wheels. How's your wheelset working for you?
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Yes, XT hubs. I also went with 36 spokes, up from the 32 spoke stock wheels. How's your wheelset working for you?
They have been great so far,I got them with the lx hubs. I solely commute and haul my son so I went with the 36 spokes as well. I think they are a bit heavier than my old wheels but it doesn't really bother me, I just stopped getting trophies on Strava for my commute.

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Gets me to work in the right frame of mind.
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Gets me to work in the right frame of mind.

That is a nice color.
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Old 12-10-14, 05:05 AM
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Hi, pretty new here.
First, lot of awesome bikes in this thread ! Congratz to all. Here my Marin Larkspur 1996 freshly bought. Did a bit of change like handbar and tyres. Most parts are genuine.
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Looks really nice. At first I thought it might be Titanium, but looking it up online, apparently Aluminum. I'm surprised they've got such thin tubes, usually Aluminum needs to be larger.
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Looks really nice. At first I thought it might be Titanium, but looking it up online, apparently Aluminum. I'm surprised they've got such thin tubes, usually Aluminum needs to be larger.
I'll bet 3 beers to one that it's painted steel.
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I'll bet 3 beers to one that it's painted steel.
You sir (as always), are correct. I didn't search thoroughly enough. In my defense, Bikepedia lists the 1996 Marin Larkspur as having "Titanium Color"
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