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Old 04-21-22, 02:52 AM
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Not just my commuter, but my do-it-all bike. Only stock parts remaining on my 2015 Disc Trucker are the levers, front/rear derailleurs, and bar-end shifters.
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Old 04-21-22, 05:05 PM
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And I assume frame/fork

You might consider moving those shifters from the bar-end to Retroshift/Gevenalle levers, that's how I did my CrossCheck
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Old 04-23-22, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
And I assume frame/fork

You might consider moving those shifters from the bar-end to Retroshift/Gevenalle levers, that's how I did my CrossCheck
I have considered those - I will likely replace levers (and maybe FD & RD) after this summer riding season.
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nice 3-point perspective!
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Old 05-09-22, 08:34 AM
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This is "The Mule", my commuter/"not afraid to lock it up and leave it"/truck bike. Was a 1997 GT Arette that I picked up for $60 on Craigslist. I learned a lesson about "cheap" bikes though, since it took a complete rebuild and another $400 to get it to this point. New bottom bracket, headset, seatpost, and saddle, not to mention every single one of the usual wear items. I changed from flat bars to north roads, and upgraded brakes from canti to linear pull since the canti's just did NOT work with the silly "triple triangle" geometry in the back.

Still, I'm happier with her than I expected to be. The only tweaks I'd like to make would be either moustache bars or some kind of super long stem (it's a little cramped with the swept back bars), and 175mm cranks (the 170's feel pretty short).

Next project: I have an old aluminum child's trailer that I'm going to tear down and use for dump runs with this bike.

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Old 05-20-22, 06:15 PM
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I have three dedicated commuter bikes, listed in order from oldest to newest:

1989 Panasonic mountain bike converted:




Rapid Rise rear derailleur, baby!

Kalloy UNO AL-030 bars are so comfy



2008 Trek 7300 hybrid:



Rapid Rise rear derailleur, baby!



Dynamo lighting is the best!

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Old 05-20-22, 06:25 PM
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2014 Trek Allant 7:



Rapid Rise rear derailleur, baby!



Dynamo lights are the best!


All 3 were bought cheap, then heavily modified to what they are now. The Trek 7300 and Allant 7 were bought locally for $30 and $20, respectively. The Panasonic came from my local bike collective for $70. Clearly, much more has been invested in them since.

I really like Shimano’s Rapid Rise derailleurs, and all 3 of these a use the same LX rear D.

I’ve been really liking the Panasonic lately; it rides much more smoothly than the other 2 (maybe because of the steel frame). The Allant 7 (which is now 27 speeds) is my least favorite but the most commute friendly as it came with the rear rack and dedicated steel fenders OEM.

Dynamo lighting is awesome; I only wish I could find another Sanyo/Panasonic hub to lace into the Panasonic’s front wheel to equip that bike as well.
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Old 05-20-22, 06:49 PM
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