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Postby hazarama » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:31 pm

Having some fun in the backyard on the weekend and then decided to ride it to work today for the hilarity. It was indeed a lot of fun but don't think I'll be doing it again, as with almost zero pedal clearance it gets a bit tedious having to be super careful with leaning and turning.

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Postby ironhanglider » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:49 pm

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Here is my new commuter.

Sorry for the quality, I should have cleaned the glass on my phone before I took a photo. :oops:

It is an Aldi bike that has been added to so that it suits the commuting role better. It has a mismatched front wheel for the moment as I want to retain the dynohub. I think that I will probably rebuild the front wheel around an SP hub so that I can have matching rims.

The elevated rack mounts and longish chain stays give me better heel clearance than its predecessor. Since this photo I have lowered the bars and fitted my preferred B17N.

Cheers,

Cameron
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Postby jasonc » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:52 pm

Ironhandglider - how is the bike treating you? How is the frame holding up?
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Postby ironhanglider » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:05 am

Hi jasonc,

The bike does everything that I ask of it as a commuter. The position I have at the moment is different to my race bike, but I don't have a problem with that. My reasoning is that my positioning priorities are different to suit the different purposes, so a shorter/higher front end makes a lot of sense for a commuter, (although it was a bit too much higher for my liking hence I replaced the stem with a longer one and lowered it.)

I am not expecting any drama with the frame. It is straight and solid. It handles predictably and whilst it takes a bit more rider input to effect a turn, I can always put the bike wherever I want on the road. It fits my requirements pretty well, and will do so even better once I get around to getting that dynohub, and I replace the cheap tyres.

Cheers,

Cameron
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Postby jaseyjase » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:15 pm

Maiden commute tomorrow

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Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:23 am

Those leftie equipped bikes are so unusual. :o

I'm using these two. The black/grey one is getting more commuting distance at the moment:

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The second one has a -10° Pro stem on it at the moment. They are both near identical in setup, just that the green one is much lighter. I swap the Specialized saddle over to whichever one I'm riding. Because they are both identical, I just take the saddle and clamp off and swap, very simple.

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Postby ironhanglider » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:42 pm

Wouldn't it be even simpler to get another saddle?

Cheers,

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Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:58 pm

ironhanglider wrote:Wouldn't it be even simpler to get another saddle?


and a green highlighter
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Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:35 pm

ironhanglider wrote:Wouldn't it be even simpler to get another saddle?

Cheers,

Cameron


I will eventually get another Specialized saddle - they are great. The Fizik is awful in comparison. It was by chance I got one of those Specialized Romin saddles, I should have got one years ago.

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Postby Jaydabear » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:52 pm

New to the current scene of the bike world this was my first bike I picked up since was a teen customised it a little plus repainted it been getting from a to b in this

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Postby CXCommuter » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:58 am

New commuter- Cannondale Synapse Adventure (Full Rival 22 Hyd and mudguards from the factory). Ride is pretty good but dull due to heavy wheelset and tyres which will be replaced in the medium term.

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Postby cancan64 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:58 am

CXCommuter wrote: Ride is pretty good but dull due to heavy wheelset and tyres which will be replaced in the medium term.



I see where your heavy wheelset problem is.... you have some big concrete lugs attached to the rear wheel
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Postby CXCommuter » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:03 am

I only use free range organic lugs- Sandstone. :wink:
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Postby Mugglechops » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:03 am

I have been running a rack on the main commuter for a few weeks.

I am liking it.

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Postby TipTopanga » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:48 am

Once rescued from the tip, this 24(ish) year old diamondback has been with me through years of the hard yards and still keeps on keeping on. Albeit i probably maintain my bikes to a higher standard than the average joe. These days i use it to lug my gear to and from work Monday and Friday, riding the Defy Tuesday - Thursday. Has some pretty good shimano kit bolted on, looks can be decieving.

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Postby jaseyjase » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:21 pm

#26aintdead

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Postby HuffyCruiser03 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:48 pm

I ride my coca cola cruiser every day to and from uni but I am still planning to rebuild it due to damage.
I haven't quite worked out pics yet but eventually.

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Postby lunar_c » Wed May 24, 2017 1:02 pm

jaseyjase wrote:My SS Commuter

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Ahh commuting on Dura Ace and a rare cannondale track. You're worse than me jase.

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Postby jaseyjase » Wed May 24, 2017 2:18 pm

lunar_c wrote:Ahh commuting on Dura Ace and a rare cannondale track. You're worse than me jase.


gone to a good home sadly :cry:

so if you see that on the road with a blonde on it, it aint me!

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Postby lunar_c » Wed May 24, 2017 3:05 pm

I'm about to "commute" on 90mm carbon tubs because the weathers come good and I can't contain myself to riding my actual commuter.

Whatchya riding now jase?

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Postby jaseyjase » Wed May 24, 2017 3:23 pm

lunar_c wrote:I'm about to "commute" on 90mm carbon tubs because the weathers come good and I can't contain myself to riding my actual commuter.


i wouldnt say good...lol

lunar_c wrote:Whatchya riding now jase?


disc and some extra squish

jaseyjase wrote:#26aintdead

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Postby lunar_c » Wed May 24, 2017 6:50 pm

That's mint.

I'm desperate to build a single speed MTB with discs and road bars, I looked everywhere to find something I could convert before I bought the OCR but didn't find anything.

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 24, 2017 8:55 pm

lunar_c wrote:That's mint.

I'm desperate to build a single speed MTB with discs and road bars, I looked everywhere to find something I could convert before I bought the OCR but didn't find anything.

THIS looks interesting if the fit works
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Postby jasonc » Thu May 25, 2017 7:11 pm

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