Commute Hacks

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Commute Hacks

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:42 pm

I commute in normal shoes (Dunlop Volleys) and jeans, which I roll up or tuck into my socks. I wear a hi-vis shirt as well. The right clothing improves my visibility during the day.

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As you can see, the laces and the socks make a great and visible combination. The laces were the envy of the builders working at the uni.

Post your hacks. Share your ideas.

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Re: Commute Hacks

Postby hartleymartin » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:18 am

Hope to see you there today. I'm riding old rustbucket. (Malvern Star c.1972 Skidstar Standard)
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Re: Commute Hacks

Postby Biffidus » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:23 pm

Picked up some orange and white, long sleeve, cotton shirts on sale from colorado last year - comfy and bright ;)

I also use a swing bag that folds up and fits in a pocket for my helmet, lights, etc when I'm off the bike. Very handy since they banned cheap plastic shopping bags in SA.
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Re: Commute Hacks

Postby brauluver » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:32 pm

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Currently commuting on a sweet Reynolds 531db frame with late 80's 105.
running as a 7 speed.a smidge under 10 kg as pictured.
I love this bike.
SPD shoes and a hi vis vest, with the work pants tucked into the sock.
take all my food for the week in on the day i use the car for kid pickup or o/time, so i can ride sans bag for the rest.
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Re: Commute Hacks

Postby timbo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:10 am

brauluver wrote:Image

Currently commuting on a sweet Reynolds 531db frame with late 80's 105.
running as a 7 speed.a smidge under 10 kg as pictured.
I love this bike.
SPD shoes and a hi vis vest, with the work pants tucked into the sock.
take all my food for the week in on the day i use the car for kid pickup or o/time, so i can ride sans bag for the rest.


Like brauluver, my old road bike has become my commuting/general duties bike.
It is a bike that fits like a glove, and is too good to get rid of, so calling it a commuting bike is a great excusee to hang on to it.
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Re: Commute Hacks

Postby Ozchuck » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:00 pm

How could anyone ever need an excuse to own an extra bicycle?!?
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