Commuter world, post your ride here.

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Postby fat and old » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:08 am

Very cool Tomee. Is that the second in 12 months? 8)

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Postby Marco1710 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:52 pm

Here's my recently-acquired 2015 Trek 7.2 FX which I've commuted on a couple of times now and have otherwise used for general fitness/pleasure:

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(Yes, I know I should weed my pavers...no it's not a priority!)

I can't get comfortable on drop bars so it's flat bars for me thanks! It's been close to 20 years since I've ridden in any meaningful way so I'm loving being back on a bike; far more than I expected to be.

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Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby tez001 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:51 am

Nice one Marco, congrats on getting back into it. Just easy yourself into it and you'll enjoy it. If you try and pull the hard stuff straight up, it could turn you off. Its been over 12 months since I got back into cycling and I love it.

I first started on a mountain bike, however after a month or so I converted to a road bike. Dont discount the road bike too soon, give it another go, and believe it or not, you can get comfortable on a road bike provided its the right size etc.

In November, I started commuting seriously and only catch the bus now when its raining or I am hung over / drunk.

Here is my commuter, which I just added a rack to.

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Postby wgc138 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:07 pm

This is one of the main go to as far as commuting, not a light weight by any means but light enough to have fun with the wide tires and disc brakes.

Originally I had one of those fixie pedals with wide clearance and nipples, but just found it too weird :lol: .

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Postby ItsDank » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:51 pm

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My modest commuter. A keen eye will see the Fly6 on the rear and the AS100V Actioncam up front.

If (touch wood) I get hit on Sydney roads, you'll have multiple points of footage!

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Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:58 pm

itsdank - that'st he altimira isn't it?
i've heard that the handling can be a bit questionable. any comments? (I used to have an SST)
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Postby ItsDank » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:05 pm

jasonc wrote:itsdank - that'st he altimira isn't it?
i've heard that the handling can be a bit questionable. any comments? (I used to have an SST)


I've been riding on it for only the last 3 weeks and haven't taken it down a serious hill yet so honestly, I'm not 100% sure how it would handle. From what I have been riding, it's been great when putting the power down on the road and it's felt stable as a rock around corners. I've taken it up to 58km/hr on the flats of Anzac Parade and it hasn't caused any concern just yet. The only thing I would change is the rims as an out of nowhere crosswind can really give you a bit of a jump.

The reviews looked fine for it when I was doing research on purchasing it and if these seller reviews are to be believed then it's a good handler?
http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/lates ... 68crx.aspx

I'm coming from a $300 Reid Osprey to a $3000 Fuji so anything feels better than that :)

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Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:56 pm

ItsDank wrote:I'm coming from a $300 Reid Osprey to a $3000 Fuji so anything feels better than that :)


that's a whack of an upgrade
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Postby rodneycc » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:25 pm

rheicel wrote:Another shot taken today. Looks more of a commuter this time.
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Hey Rheicel, I know you are prob up to bike 21 or 22 by now but a year on from this xacd build how is it going?

I'm particularly interested in the fork you went with as it matches the bike beautifully. Is a xacd fork or something else ( is it carbon or Ti)?

Cheers. Rod
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Postby rheicel » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:16 pm

rodneycc wrote:Hey Rheicel, I know you are prob up to bike 21 or 22 by now but a year on from this xacd build how is it going?

I'm particularly interested in the fork you went with as it matches the bike beautifully. Is a xacd fork or something else ( is it carbon or Ti)?

Cheers. Rod

Hey Rod,
Bike is now 8000 km old (about 18 months)
Fork is also XACD Ti.
Bike still looks new aside from some cable rubs. The mileage is mainly from commuting and occasional Audax Rides.

Bike will be stripped soon for a full service! I think she deserves it. Chain and pads have been replaced ones.

Bike #21 and #22 are on their way. They are both carbon though :)

Cheers,
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Postby warthog1 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:44 pm

wgc138 wrote:This is one of the main go to as far as commuting, not a light weight by any means but light enough to have fun with the wide tires and disc brakes.

Originally I had one of those fixie pedals with wide clearance and nipples, but just found it too weird :lol: .

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rodneycc wrote:
rheicel wrote:Another shot taken today. Looks more of a commuter this time.
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Hey Rheicel, I know you are prob up to bike 21 or 22 by now but a year on from this xacd build how is it going?

I'm particularly interested in the fork you went with as it matches the bike beautifully. Is a xacd fork or something else ( is it carbon or Ti)?

Cheers. Rod



2 Nice bikes 8)

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Postby eldavo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:15 pm

eldavo wrote:Last week's commuter:
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Trialling some new unused panniers I had that seem to match nicely. Some reservations so it's on trial and jury is out.
I liked the previous handlebar bag fitted as saddle bag, one click removable, compartment organisation, can fit everything I needed, and mostly I can see the Tubus Ti rack that makes me Ti(ngle) in special places :D

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Postby Overspeed » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:48 pm

My commuter Image

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Postby Pottsy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:57 pm

Overspeed wrote:My commuter Image


Is yours still limited?

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Postby Overspeed » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:23 pm

Pottsy wrote:
Overspeed wrote:My commuter Image


Is yours still limited?


Nope [emoji56]

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Postby ItsDank » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:18 pm

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After a long week of commuting in the rain in Sydney, The Fuji Altamira finally gets it's silver chain clean.

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Postby tomee » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:33 pm

eldavo wrote:Very nice tomee!, are the drops skinnier bars or tape than normal, or just relative to the fork/tyre/backlight they are lean?
What's the motivation for cable actuated hydraulic brakes, standard UCI CX requirement or benefits?


hey, They are the stock giant bars. might be the angle that makes them look thinner.
They came with stock BB7 brakes which i didnt like the feel of so switch the the hydraulic for better modulation.

fat and old wrote:Very cool Tomee. Is that the second in 12 months? 8)


:D the bike now sits gathering dust in my room as i have another commuter

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Postby stretts » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:30 pm

I just bought a new bike to become my dedicated commuter. I have a single speed for fun rides, but needed a machine to get around without need for backpack. Gooing to get some combination flat/clipless pedals for this one.

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Postby Lizzy » Thu May 28, 2015 9:50 pm

Arright, my turn. Everybody, this is Lexa, Lexa, this is everybody ...

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Postby piston9 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:03 pm

The Merida coming along nicely.... Shimano dynamo hub, B&M front and rear lights, custom seat, rack, Garmin (just because), bags, reflective tape so I can actually be seen on a black bike at night, custom grips, Selle SMP saddle. nice wide tyres. 35k's each way and it rides comfy and still reasonably fast despite being around 14KG in current form.....


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Another one of those high-vis commuter types. Ultegra equipped flat bar is my weapon of choice - with panniers :D

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:04 am

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Postby rheicel » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:22 am

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Postby RyanA » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:30 am

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image hostHere's my commuter. Got around 10,000 km on the clock.
I bought the frame forks and wheels and built up the rest of it from a mix of spare parts from my mountain bikes.
It's heavy, but it's great/sturdy on the roads. The only thing I'm considering is moving to drop bars as I always find myself wanting different hand positions after about 15km's in the saddle.
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Postby hugh stone » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:48 pm

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Wayward, Cape York (Reynolds 520)

Gruppo: Ultegra 6800 11sp
Brakes: Avid BB7s road (160mm front, 140mm rear)
Wheels: 32 spoke, Pacenti SL25, SP Dynamo Hub front, DR Swiss 350 rear, Sapim Laser spokes, 25mm Continental 4Seasons, Grand Prix GT
Cockpit: Ritchey Comp
Saddle: Specialized Toupe
Headlight: SON Edelux II
Rack: Tubus Fly (not pictured)

Details of the build/chronology is here:

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Postby Mugglechops » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:28 pm

I gave my commuter a make over today.

From this

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To this. Will soon be fitted with a set of Surly Krampus rigid forks.

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With the help of this

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I also fitted some 29x2.5 Maxxis Highrollers. I used to commute on the 26in versin years ago and loved them.

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