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What's your commute?(30 posts)

What's your commute?Iwannapodiumgirl
May 5, 2003 12:48 AM
I need inspiration to commute to work...
Please please please post pictures of what bike you ride to work on - please...
Only because you said please...biknben
May 5, 2003 4:10 AM
I went outside and took a picture for you.
Lovely ride...nmrwbadley
May 5, 2003 5:59 AM
re: What's your commute?climbo
May 5, 2003 4:35 AM
what city are you in?

you can see my commuter here. FG's rule for that purpose.
re: What's your commute?mackgoo
May 5, 2003 5:04 AM
re: What's your commute?mackgoo
May 5, 2003 5:08 AM
From now till November. Both I uase a back pack. My wife also works where I work, so I give her the back pack at the end of the day and I go play.
My winter/wet weather commuterHereford Flyer
May 5, 2003 5:09 AM
1980's 531 frame with D.Ace 8 speed and full length mudguards squeezed on. Lumicycle 12volt halogen headlights 30W + 15W.
....and my dry weather commuterHereford Flyer
May 5, 2003 5:16 AM
TCR composite with D.Ace 9sp, blue open pro's and original 'Lance Pedals'.
My cube-mate...oldschool
May 5, 2003 5:34 AM
You guys have seen this one before. I suppose I owe the RBR crowd a bit of thanks for motivating me to put the miles on this thing. (-: I originally viewed my commute miles (about 30 mi/day) as a way to sneak in extra miles during the week, but sometimes it's all I can fit in (3 little kids + other activites eat up the week-ends). My commute is pretty peaceful as well (with respect to traffic, noise, etc.). (Oh, it's a Gunnar Roadie, 58)
Thats a tall ride nmPEDDLEFOOT
May 5, 2003 6:07 AM
Man, you guys ride nice rigs to work. Here's mine.KG 361
May 5, 2003 6:20 AM
Here's my 80's Nishiki commuter/rain bike. Soon to be festooned with fenders. Currently has Suntour 12 speed stuff on it but I will be switching my old Mavic Mektronics over to it as well as some Cane creek aerohead wheels (those Arroya rims s&*k!). Perverse, but it gets the job done. Nice Tange 2 steel lugged frame. Rides very nice, actually. (rear end is a bit noodly, but could be in part due to the wheels.) Try not to gag......
It takes a confident man to ride a pink bike to work, way to go ! nmScot_Gore
May 5, 2003 7:13 AM
It's PURPLE, OK?! Sheesh. Don't make it worse than it is! =)KG 361
May 5, 2003 9:35 AM
Wouldn't it be great to ride that rig with TDF Mercatone Uno pink kit? I might make friends that I thought I never had-or wanted to have, for that matter.....
my 70s picchio lugged steel fixedbigrider
May 5, 2003 7:20 AM
Cannondale CAAD 5 - cheap, durable, fastPdxMark
May 5, 2003 8:49 AM
What type of Fenders are these ?Maartin
May 5, 2003 8:59 AM
Looks like a good rig. What type of Fenders are these ? Thanks
What type of Fenders are these ?PdxMark
May 5, 2003 12:48 PM
SKS, I believe... the rig was nice, but it was too tight, or something, for the rear - the lower part of the rear fender broke off... now just using a back-scratcher rear fender mounted from the seat post
re: What's your commute?Sharkman
May 5, 2003 9:36 AM
Don't have a digital camera, so can't provide a picture, but I will be using a 1992 Klein Performance, which is a touring version of the Quantum. Ultegra 600 8 speed, new headset, rack on the rear to hold some clothes, Helium wheels and Specialized Armadillo tires.

This will do me from now until the monsoons come in October. Then I'll add fender and the best lighting system I can find (probably a Niterider). Set up will wind up being very similar to PdxMark's, except I'll have a rear rack.

no picture but...velocity
May 5, 2003 10:20 AM
an 80s no-name French frame (likely Motobecane) spraypainted black with 7-speed Shimano 600, downtube shifters, Trek Matrix wheels. I recently put on Specialized Armadillo tires, which have, ahem, thus far been bombproof -- I'd been suffering flats too often commuting in New York City. Pedals are an old set of 747 Shimano spds (have Looks on the better bike), which are great for commuting. I love riding this bike! This is my beater/commuter/rain/errand/don't wanna mess around just wanna fill up the tires and ride bike.
re: What's your commute?elsaltamontes
May 5, 2003 10:22 AM
here she is. my all-rounder rivendell. i splurged on the bike i intend to keep forever.

for other commuters, i highly recommend the moustache bar. very relaxing with lots of holds.

i've updated my bags since this photo. i now have arkel panniers and a topeak trunk.

aka elsaltamontes
nice very very very nice!!!!!!!!!!nmthe bull
May 5, 2003 4:39 PM
The rainy day bike...rwbadley
May 5, 2003 3:31 PM
1963 Raleigh Sports. Nice bike, rides well. Nothing fancy, just hop on and go...
The >I'm wearing shorts and its fairly warm< commuter...rwbadley
May 5, 2003 3:34 PM
Bianchi cross bike. Rather heavy, but it has lot's of gears...
love it! nmJS Haiku Shop
May 6, 2003 4:57 AM
re: What's your commute?LinuxDude
May 6, 2003 3:07 AM
How come no one seems to commute on an MTB?
IMO they seem like the best solution to the rough city roads. And the slightly upright sitting position, allows for better monitor of the traffic around.
I ride a Trek 930 w/ no suspension, slick tires, Brooks saddle, fenders, rear rack, a mix of 9-speed LX, Deor and others.

all in all it weighs a hefty 35 lbs. but who cares, my city terrain is pretty flat.

I'll see if I can get some pics.
Ack, forgot to take the picture last night.djg
May 6, 2003 6:09 AM
Maybe I'll remember tonight.

It's an old LeMond ti frame from the mid-90s (built by Clark Kent) with a mix of chorus and record 9 speed. Bought it used and added a new fork (Kestrel) and a new set of wheels (Campag. Scirocco, which I got on sale really cheap, and which have proved really strong and dependable).
re: What's your commute?ukiahb
May 6, 2003 8:42 PM
Austro-Damlier commute is only three blocks...but I ride it a lot before and after work too. FWIW have been riding the fixie during the week for the last few months, and feel waaay stronger on longer rides on my geared bike on the weekends than I did last year (before I caught the FG bug).
Classy fixie! Nice bike. nmKG 361
May 7, 2003 6:52 AM
re: What's your commute?tdok88
May 9, 2003 6:44 AM SX.jpg

This is a new Giant Cypress SX. I use REI Explorer panniers and I'm good for my 26 mile roundtrip commute in Thousand Oaks. I keep my beater Bianchi at work to get around at a large business campus.

I know my image isn't posting but I think I'm dorking out on some simple part on the above language .
re: What's your commute?Turtle Boy
May 10, 2003 9:57 PM
Boy I'll second the comment that a lot of you ride some nice metal to work.

No picture - but I ride a 2001 TREK 7100 Hybrid - bought on sale for $250. For awhile I rode my Lemond - but I felt queazy leaving it outside for 8 hrs a day since we can't bring our bikes inside. I saw that everyone else was riding "sh-t-box" bikes to work - so I joined the crowd. its about a 50/50 split on road-type bikes vs. MTBs where I work. Over time I'll do a few upgrades - but I don't want to feel bad if it gets ripped off.