Commuter world, post your ride here.

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ItsDank
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Postby ItsDank » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:39 pm

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Commuting is just continual mid week crit training :) 4K Sony Actioncams front and back to keep safe in traffic.

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Postby AlexHuggs » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:18 pm

Where'd you get those reflectors on the spokes? Great idea.

Mugglechops wrote: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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Postby Bunged Knee » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:41 pm

AlexHuggs wrote:Where'd you get those reflectors on the spokes? Great idea.


You`ve missed it. It was sold in Aldi last month.

But you can buy it from ebay. Just input "spoke reflector tubes" in search bar. From ebay it sell 12 tubes per pack.
ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Postby Mugglechops » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:12 am

My local Aldi still has a few sets.

Might be worth a visit to see.
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Postby StevOz » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:06 pm

After 6 years service, 3 sets of tyres, 2 front chain rings and 4 rear clusters I decided it was time to upgrade my old Giant Sedona CX 26 inch ride to new 28 inch ride, rather then spend the coin on another set of sprockets and tyres.

So after a bit of googling and seeing what was available here at the local bike shop I purchased a 2015 Fuji Traverse 1.3 disc, discounted to $800 end of financial year deal, great bang for buck.

I've been riding it everyday and liking it, a faster smoother ride then the old Sedona and a well worthwhile upgrade.

The seat had to go and I replaced it with a Acentia Pax Aura Comfort Saddle, much better. I also fitted a topeak 29er disc rack and MTX trunk bag DX, which is a much better option then a backpack and easily fits my daily needs and shopping.

So here it is...

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Postby Mugglechops » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:32 pm

Back to dirt tyres.

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Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby ianganderton » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:50 pm

We've just moved to Sydney from Dubai and are looking forward to using bikes as a form of transport again. Natalie starts commuting to the airport from Randwick on Monday as we will be sans car for the next couple of weeks at least.

Here are our new bikes

First mine:

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Brought for 500 bucks off Gumtree. 2013 Focus Planet TR 2.0
Chain driven Alfine 8

Seems standard spec, I've just added A530 spd's.

Need to trip the steerer and learn how to set up and adjust the Alfine

Natalie's:

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Cell Ultimo 1.0 brought new for 599 bucks from the store on Paramata Rd
Removed the big chain ring and shifter to convert it to 1x8 which seems ideal for the city based on today's ride. Needs a narrow wide chain ring so I can remove the front mech too
Changed the saddle for a women specific one of Nat's road bike
Added A530 spd's
Need to shorten the chain, trim the steerer and replace the crappy tyres

We went for a good test ride today. Randwick to the Opera House, lunch then round to Watsons Bay before heading back to Randwick

Apart from me popping a spoke in the rear wheel for some unknown reason (need to find a lbs near Randwick) we are both really happy with our new urban rippers. Ride positions seem spot on, gearing is good. Fast enough, confident in traffic, etc etc

In the process of researching dynamo lighting and phone charging
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Postby RyanA » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:01 pm

Finally got my commuter to a setup that I won't change for a while (well, maybe a week...)
Frame: On One Inbred 29er
Fork: On One Carbon
Drivetrain: 105
Brakes: Hope V-Twin
Wheels: Prolite Revo
Cranks: XT
Chainring: E*Thirteen guide ring (narrow wide)
Bottom Bracket: Hope Ceramic
Guards: Lekker

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Mounting of the guards was a bit of a job, and the front still needs a little work to look the goods (functionally their fine, but cable ties are a bit ghetto)
I also want to get a part 3D printed to mount the Fly6 to the rack directly, the piece of irrigation pipe induces a bit too much wobble for a stable picture.
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Postby jaseyjase » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:30 pm

My SS Commuter

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Postby Keefe » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:51 pm

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Postby Bourney » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:30 am

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Postby jaseyjase » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:13 am

A converted Sunn Urge mtb on 2.4 Holy Rollers - my wet weather banger

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Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:57 pm

New rig.

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:lol:

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Postby eldavo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:59 pm

need a winter bike?

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Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:02 pm

I live in Queensland. The temperature is the same all year round. Nice :P

I could do with a longer seat tube length though.
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(Fractured my collarbone at states not long back so the bus is my new commuter ride :P).

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Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:07 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:New rig.

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:lol:


i'll be making sure to flag your rides :D
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Postby fat and old » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:37 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:New rig.

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:lol:


I call BS. "Cultural" anything in Brisbane :P :lol:

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby find_bruce » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:57 am

jasonc wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:New rig.

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:lol:


i'll be making sure to flag your rides :D

Hey Ted, it seems some people are quick on the keyboard but slow on the uptake :D

https://www.strava.com/activities/558042919

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Postby jasonc » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:10 am

luke was saying he already had the KOMs on those segments anyway.
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Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:24 am

Like that time I rode home from work on the race bike :P
https://www.strava.com/activities/488662518

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Postby 21moby21 » Thu May 05, 2016 3:42 pm

Gary Fisher from the 90's. Still going strong


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Postby ironhanglider » Sun May 15, 2016 11:16 pm

This one ticks a few boxes for me.

It was cheap - so I won't be too sad if it gets bent/pinched.
Full length guards - a bit of a fiddle to install, and only just clear the tyres, but they've already proved their worth.
Pannier rack - More importantly the frame is long enough at the back to let me pedal without knocking the pannier with my heel.
Dynohub - SP-PD8, complete with 6 bolt disc mounting, in case it has to do duty on a disc braked bike
B&M Fly IQ light - Surprisingly effective, I was looking at a Herrmans light that has more grunt, but I'm not in a hurry to buy it now.

It has a bit of retro charm with the Adamas AX groupset too, although the front wheel was swapped for the dynohub wheel, so now it has a 700C front and 27" rear.

There are a couple of changes on the cards. Changing the brakes would give me some more clearance to play with so that I could put a 700C on the rear as well, which would allow a better choice of tyres and spares options. The cranks are 165mm, which are good for spinning, but I'd prefer my usual 175's, and if I was going to change them I might as well flog the whole groupset off complete.


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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Mugglechops » Mon May 23, 2016 9:51 pm

New commuter

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Postby rheicel » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:31 pm

New commuter, bike #33 if I remember it right :) , built using parts around my bike place.

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The bottle cage, wheels, fork, crankset, and pedals came from dismantled bike #3.
Brakes and shifter was donated by a mate, as a payment for service on his steel bike.
Seatpost from a mate too, as tip for replacing the cranks of his carbon bike.
Handlebar grips, a donation from a mate.
Saddle, Stem, and bottom bracket are new second hand parts.
Handlebars, Chain, Cassette, chainring and RD from my bike #32 that is now running 11 speed.

I have now spent my lunch time wisely :D
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Postby eldavo » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:49 pm

Upgraded my car to no rego and low insurance cost, and can afford a new one every year for the saved operating cost. Plus I now get to enjoy those vacant roads of self entitlement with euphoria they portray in the ads, never seemed to eventuate before commuting in previous car.


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