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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby fraz » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:10 am

rheicel wrote:
fraz wrote:Bought the bike from the tip. Found the wheels in a bin at my old apartment building. Most of the other bits were extras I had lying around or were bought from the tip for a couple of bucks. Only brand new items were the chain tensioner....

How is the chain tensioner? can you please give me more details of it. Thanks


Sure.

It's a Blackspire Stinger, which is available with a bottom bracket mount or an ISCG mount. Obviously the Dew doesn't have an ISCG mount, but I used an adaptor (like this), rather than getting the BB mount tensioner, so that I could adjust it once the crankset and rear wheel were mounted.

It was a bit troublesome at first, as the adaptor mounted to the BB would slip with rough riding. Putting a super thin, sticky rubber washer between the adaptor and the BB shell got rid of all issues. It's tight, smooth, and I think it looks much better than the spring loaded type. A bit more work but nothing too taxing.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby rheicel » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:22 am

fraz wrote:
rheicel wrote:
fraz wrote:Bought the bike from the tip. Found the wheels in a bin at my old apartment building. Most of the other bits were extras I had lying around or were bought from the tip for a couple of bucks. Only brand new items were the chain tensioner....

How is the chain tensioner? can you please give me more details of it. Thanks


Sure.

It's a Blackspire Stinger, which is available with a bottom bracket mount or an ISCG mount. Obviously the Dew doesn't have an ISCG mount, but I used an adaptor (like this), rather than getting the BB mount tensioner, so that I could adjust it once the crankset and rear wheel were mounted.

It was a bit troublesome at first, as the adaptor mounted to the BB would slip with rough riding. Putting a super thin, sticky rubber washer between the adaptor and the BB shell got rid of all issues. It's tight, smooth, and I think it looks much better than the spring loaded type. A bit more work but nothing too taxing.

Cool, thanks!
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby minhyy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:05 pm

Here's my commuter - 90s Shogun Samurai with 105 STI levers, 400ex cranks and RD, Suntour Cyclone FD and RX100 hubs laced to Araya rims. Had to improvise a bit to even fit the front fender on, and to have barely any clearance at the front. Approx 13kg plus my weight, one bidon, saddle bag and backpack

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby rheicel » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Nice one Minh.

Here is mine. I'll grab some good shots when I can afford to buy a camera :lol:
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby rheicel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:03 pm

Another shot taken today. Looks more of a commuter this time.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby kyap » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:25 am

my commute bike...1999 GT converted to flat bar.
9.5kg
wish to put pannier rack but no eyelet :( :(

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby michael_w » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:30 am

kyap wrote:my commute bike...1999 GT converted to flat bar.
9.5kg
wish to put pannier rack but no eyelet :( :(

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You could always use some cable clamps to attach the rack to your frame. They are rubber coated/sleeved and protect your frame well from personal experience. They also come in various sizes and are available from auto parts dealers and probably electrical wholesalers as well.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby kyap » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:16 pm

Thanks michael_w. Will check it out.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby MattyK » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Latest incarnation of mine:
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Avanti Blade 8 (2007)
Nexus 8 hub
Versa VRS8 shifters and Deda drop bar
carbon fork and Avid BB7 front brake
Tubus rack
Philips lights
Charge Spoon
Zefal Paragon guards
44/16T gearing
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700c x 28 tyres
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Blackrock » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:49 pm

Picked up my new 2014 Merida Cyclocross 5 today. Can't wait to ride it!
I'll be posting a few [close up] pics and review videos shortly.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby eldavo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:38 pm

michael_w wrote:
kyap wrote:my commute bike...1999 GT converted to flat bar.
9.5kg
wish to put pannier rack but no eyelet :( :(

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You could always use some cable clamps to attach the rack to your frame. They are rubber coated/sleeved and protect your frame well from personal experience. They also come in various sizes and are available from auto parts dealers and probably electrical wholesalers as well.


I had two mounts on the dropout but no rack mounts on the seat stays.
I have a seat post clamp with rack mounts but the frame was too compact to make use of the forward brackets.
Because it was perfectly level butted up to the frame, I used Crescent 85Mpa tensile rated UV protected 4.8mm cable ties. to keep it hard up against the seat stays, one around each stay, and a central one from the rack grab handle to the merge of the stays as a looser fail-safe should anything let go with the main two cables. Photo of yesterday's luggage first day actually with this setup, I better go check it's hanging together now that I've posted to the internet about it =D

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby rangersac » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:02 pm

New (old!) commuter. Gone for the vintage steelie rebuild this time as I'm a bit over breaking alloy frames. Also setup as a bit of a credit card tourer so kinda overgeared, although you can often never have too low a granny in Tassie! A big thanks to all the forum members who contributed surplus parts for this one.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby kyap » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:55 am

Pannier rack is up with bag! :)

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The attachment using Tubus spares
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With bag...no more sweaty back :p
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby rheicel » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:55 am

^Nice rear rack...purely simple!
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Aushiker » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:10 pm

This is my current commuter bike ... when I can commute that is :(

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