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Old 05-07-16, 10:25 AM
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1997 Scwinn Searcher Express. SKS longboards, MKS Grip King Pedals, Jandd rear rack and trunk.
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Old 05-09-16, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by HauntedMyst View Post
Beautiful pic Allstott
i agree beautiful picture. @ALLSTOTT

Originally Posted by fixed4life@gmai View Post
My new bike on it's 1st day at work.

that is good looking commuter. you should write a post to review it.
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Old 05-09-16, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
that is good looking commuter. you should write a post to review it.
I suppose I should... I was pretty apprehensive about buying one because it was a relatively unknown entity, so it makes good sense. Let me get a few more weeks of commuting on it and I will do so.
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Old 05-10-16, 07:45 AM
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Here's my non-winter workhorse: Giant Rapid 2 flat bar converted to drop, Shimano 105 5700 10 speed, 12-25, 50/34 compact. Brakes are Tektro long reach; I could not use the 105 short reach calipers. I've got MK2 fenders on it.

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Old 05-10-16, 08:27 AM
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random but i have commuted the past two days on this!

always good to be back to N+1 on the road side of things.

Cervelo as a commuter. probably 2-2.5 mph faster with this versus my other commuter.
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Old 05-11-16, 08:19 AM
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Here's my '94 GT Pantera. It serve's it's purpose very well!

(I don't usually park next to butt towers.... )
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This is my winter work horse. It's wearing 32mm Hutchison urban tourers right now, and big clunky panniers. It's got 3x9 Tiagra drivetrain. Just replaced the bar tape last night. Chartreuse green a bit over the top?
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Old 05-11-16, 09:17 AM
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I'd call it lime green. I like the look, I used it as an accent color for my Dark Dirty Blue crosscheck for a few years, but I had trouble finding (cheap) bartape and housing that were remotely the same shade.

About a year ago I switched it over to red, it looks ok too, but is not as arresting.
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Old 05-11-16, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
This is my winter work horse. It's wearing 32mm Hutchison urban tourers right now, and big clunky panniers. It's got 3x9 Tiagra drivetrain. Just replaced the bar tape last night. Chartreuse green a bit over the top?
I think that bright green goes well on that bike.

The bike reminds me a lot of my 1995ish Volpe with its 3x7 drivetrain. It has very confident handling but it weighs a ton. I have 37mm Vittoria Voyager Hyper tires on it, which only measure 35mm. I'm thinking of moving the tires to my Raleigh International which can afford a little extra weight, and put some lighter tires on the Volpe.

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Old 05-11-16, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I'd call it lime green. I like the look, I used it as an accent color for my Dark Dirty Blue crosscheck for a few years, but I had trouble finding (cheap) bartape and housing that were remotely the same shade.

About a year ago I switched it over to red, it looks ok too, but is not as arresting.
Yeah, yours looks about the same shade of loud as mine:-D What I really wanted was a more subtle green, close to the hue on the bike, but it's hard to find.
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Old 05-11-16, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I think that bright green goes well on that bike.

The bike reminds me a lot of my 1995ish Volpe with its 3x7 drivetrain. It has very confident handling but it weighs a ton. I have 37mm Vittoria Voyager Hyper tires on it, which only measure 35mm. I'm thinking of moving the tires to my Raleigh International which can afford a little extra weight, and put some lighter tires on the Volpe.

I remember that bike of yours, Tom. They'd look like long-lost brothers side by side.

I had a short (70mm) quill stem on it with a more vintage handlebar, but found that I really dislike the shape of it and it was giving me some pain in the wrist. So I went more modern with a threadless, still with a 70mm stem and more ergo handblebar. Makes a world of difference in comfort.
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Old 05-16-16, 10:15 PM
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Finally got my commuter bike sorted! 85 CDale St400 with Ultegra 6500 and Open Pros. Rides like a rocket even with the panniers loaded.
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Old 05-17-16, 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
This is my winter work horse. It's wearing 32mm Hutchison urban tourers right now, and big clunky panniers. It's got 3x9 Tiagra drivetrain. Just replaced the bar tape last night. Chartreuse green a bit over the top?
I love old Bianchi's! I built a 1993 Nayala into a commuter a few years ago, but it ended up being kind of slow and too heavy duty for what I needed. Lesson learned: I should have started with a 700c base like you and @noglider and not a 26" mountain (at least for my needs)...

Great bike though!
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Old 05-17-16, 05:44 AM
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Finally got my commuter bike sorted! 85 CDale St400 with Ultegra 6500 and Open Pros. Rides like a rocket even with the panniers loaded.
Nice bike!

That crankset looks like a 6600 crankset, though, I which think is a better looking crank than either the 6700 or the new 6800. I've got one sitting on my shelf waiting, no, longing, for the right frame to come along.

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Originally Posted by fixed4life@gmai View Post
I love old Bianchi's! I built a 1993 Nayala into a commuter a few years ago, but it ended up being kind of slow and too heavy duty for what I needed. Lesson learned: I should have started with a 700c base like you and @noglider and not a 26" mountain (at least for my needs)...

Great bike though!
Thanks.

This bike and I have a love hate relationship. I love it for all the things that it can do for me--take on studded tires, have a rack and pannier, able to mount CX tires on it to go on trails and dirt roads. But whenever I am using for hauling stuff it is heavy, and so I always associate it as a heavy, slow rider, which I hate, even though when unladen it actually feels okay.
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Old 05-17-16, 06:54 AM
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my commuter bike under a rebuild ATM want to get it under 5 kg. 5,8 atm

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Old 05-17-16, 07:00 AM
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my commuter bike under a rebuild ATM want to get it under 5 kg. 5,8 atm

why under 5,0 kg? god, i hate british trains, such crap.
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Old 05-17-16, 07:14 AM
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why under 5,0 kg? god, i hate british trains, such crap.
He could ride that and carry a spare bike, and still be lighter than my SS/FG commuter bike

What's wrong with British drive train? Or did you mean the actual train?

I don't recall if I posted it here, so here's mine. Dawes SST from Bikes Direct, home-brew fenders and chain case:

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What's wrong with British drive train? Or did you mean the actual train?
I mean the actual trains ... devoid of any style, as if they were designed for colour blind people (which they may be given that it's Britain), worn to **** and super expensive.

I like British bikes.

I currently ride a Hi-Ten FGSS, so it must be at least 10 kg.

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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Nice bike!

That crankset looks like a 6600 crankset, though, I which think is a better looking crank than either the 6700 or the new 6800. I've got one sitting on my shelf waiting, no, longing, for the right frame to come along.
Thanks! Crankset is actually an R565, but I don't mind the extra few ounces. Plus the Shimano rings shift like butter. I've always had FSA rings and even the cheap Shimano stuff shifts better IMO.

I agree about the 6600 crankset though. I've got a full almost NOS gruppo of 6603 (ice grey) that I'm waiting to put on my vintage Trek. Waiting for a deal on an A23 wheel set for that bike as well As Jack Johnson says, always sitting, waiting, wishing.
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Old 05-17-16, 09:59 AM
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Not a new bike that hasn't been here before, but a new photo.


Commuter bike in the morning
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Wow -- luminous picture!
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I ride my Muirwoods to work on most days. When it`s rainy I ride an old minivelo with a basket and fenders.

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One more. This is the bike I purchased for $550 back in 1980-something from a store on Bloor St. From Joe Gardin himself, left to die in a couple of garages for 28 years, and recently resurrected. Original handlebar, and seat post. Everything else has been replaced.

Still rides like a rocket! It begs to be ridden hard.

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