Commuter world, post your ride here.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby AndrewBurns » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:07 pm

Cross-posted from the general pictures thread, my new uber-commuter:

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Boardman pro CX from wiggle.

- Aluminium frame with carbon fork
- Avid BB7 disc brakes
- Conti 4 seasons 28c tyres
- SRAM Force groupo
- SKS chromoplastic mudguards (too big but I already had them)
- Rack and rack bag for clothes

All-up weight out of the box was 9.8kg. After the rack, bag, mudguards, lights, spare tube, patch kit and pump the weight ready to go is 12.5kg. Hopefully I'm able to make it up the hill of death on the way to work tomorrow!
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby blossy84 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:22 pm

Wow that looks pretty nice Andrew. Can I ask how much that set up cost?
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby AndrewBurns » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:52 pm

blossy84 wrote:Wow that looks pretty nice Andrew. Can I ask how much that set up cost?


Base bike was $1600, don't remember what the mudguards and rack etc cost because I've had them for a while now but perhaps $1850 all up with the tyres? Had to pay for shipping and customs from the UK too. I was considering the 'team' version which is the same frame, fork and wheels but with an Apex groupo (which I'm sure would have been fine) and BB5 brakes (which I'd heard bad things about) but in the end the BB7's and force groupo plus a 20% off deal at wiggle were too tempting.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:22 pm

That’s a beauty that’s for sure
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Lizzy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:39 am

Phwoar, shiny!
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:48 pm

That bike looks great Andrew. Much better than my Merida.

I have been commuting on a new bike for the last 2 days.

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New Trek superfly al 29er.

Now I have a choice of 3 bikes to ride to work on :D
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Crawf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:02 am

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby familyguy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:39 am

Commute by stealth! I like it.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Crawf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:28 am

familyguy wrote:Commute by stealth! I like it.

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Hides the grime well :)
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Vivifyer » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:47 am

sweet ride you have there, any issues with the chain bouncing off the chain ring? also what rims are those? H+son?
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Crawf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:01 am

Vivifyer wrote:sweet ride you have there, any issues with the chain bouncing off the chain ring? also what rims are those? H+son?


Comes off on the outside occasionally, but only when I drop down to the smallest cog in a hurry. Not enough to make me look into to a fix.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:51 pm

Very nice Crawf. I love itImage
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:37 pm

:o The ultimate streetfighter. That is cool enough to chill beer.

What frame is it Crawf?

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby dillonp » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 pm

needs a longer rear der cable housing ! holy :shock: :lol:
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Crawf » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:40 am

Mulger, it's a China jobby, an ICAN SP-AC024.

Yeh that RD cable is a bit long but I wanted to keep it long during 'break in', shifting is still sweet though, will get to it one day.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby plasmapug » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:41 pm

My 2010 Giant Seek 2 ... with the requisite commuter additions! Good enough to be a fun ride, not good enough to worry about commutes in the rain.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Vivifyer » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:19 am

few upgrades to my ride :
H+son rims with all-city hubs, All City cranks, KMC single speed chain, and white industries freewheel
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Crawf » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:38 am

Can't beat black :)
I'd be wrapping some white reflective tape around those white areas.
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby lunar_c » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:26 pm

This is my commuter, hastily built over a weekend with what I had available but so far it's been great. It's built from a 27" spaced Ricardo Viva Tange 900 frame, SKS Chromoplastics, Campagnolo Khamsin wheel and Veloce groupset. I had to use some Tektro R538 57mm brakes for reach which are on the way, and I'm changing the rear cassette for a 13-29.

Plans once I finish uni in a few weeks is to re coat the frame in a deep red, gold pin stripe the lugs, and build some new wheels with some silver Ambrosio 32/36 hole hubs and silver Mavic Open Sport eyeleted rims, maybe randoneur bars too.

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby dillonp » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:29 pm

picky i know, but your rear brake has jumped the fence ! :P
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby lunar_c » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:52 am

I know! the Campagnolo brakes wouldn't fit because the cable adjuster fouls the rack and I'm waiting for my 57mm Tektro's to get here. That's a stop gap .. a front brake on the rear .. it works :P
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Kieran263 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:32 pm

Wow there are some amazing bikes here. Might as well post my new(secondhand) bike which will be used as a commuter. My cash flow
at the moment is pretty tight so it was bargain basement or bust. I picked it up a couple of weeks ago for $100. Now I've read all about
Reid bikes here on this forum but I figured beggars can't be choosers. After a day full of adjusting, aligning and tightening it was all running
smooth. I've only put about 100kmon it so far, and it hasn't missed a beat, it's been smooth, quiet, it brakes ok but it's not amazing. It's a
bit heavy but coming from my last bike, a 16kg mountain anchor, 11kg is fine. I will be changing a couple of things as I go, but for now,
I'm content :)
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Reman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:32 am

Cell SS-300 (Mostly Tiagra w/ 105 RD, carbon forks)
Ribmo 32c tyres (80/100 PSI)
Pro Bar Ends
AyUps, Radbot 1000, Smart front/rear
M-520 SPDs (replaced A-530's that were on for 5 weeks)
Deuter rack pack panniers (ortlieb connectors)
SKS P45 Chromoplastics (with nylon-coated u-clips on front forks)
Aerowedge (with spare tube, patches, tyre levers, CO2)

Accessories have cost more than the bike... :oops:

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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby neild » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:25 pm

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Crawf you're a very bad man! You build some great looking bikes. After not pulling the trigger on the custom Ti bike / frame you were selling I've been thinking long and hard about building up a disc drop bar commute - and I think I've found the template.

I did a quick search for that frame and got some prices, and more importantly approval from the finance department! Though it will require me to go N-1 but that's OK as it will replace 2 bikes, one of which hasn't been ridden in quite some time.

Did you get the frame from Alibaba? That's what came up when I searched for ICAN SP-AC024 and they were very quick with a reply regarding pricing and geometry. I'd like to ask you a few more questions regarding the build & components if you don't mind but I'll do it via PM is that's OK?
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Re: Commuter world, post your ride here.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:01 pm

I did a bit of colour coding on my commuter tonight.

I love reflective side walls too :D

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