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Post pix of your commuter bike.

Feb. 16, 2012, 11:19 a.m.
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My favorite so far! I love that bike.

Thanks BB! Where's yours? :) Have to admit, it's awesome seeing all the old bikes in this thread as I've spent plenty of time commuting on old steel MTB's myself. Hope to post a shot of the new "commuter" early next week!

Feb. 20, 2012, 2:11 p.m.
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Did my first commute of the year today, first time since mid November.
Circa 89 Kuwahara Sage

Feb. 21, 2012, 5:16 p.m.
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mine

and one of my wife's

both of them normally have full wrap fenders…

Feb. 21, 2012, 6:04 p.m.
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here's mine

http://www.epiccyclist.com/

Feb. 22, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
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Thanks BB! Where's yours? :) Have to admit, it's awesome seeing all the old bikes in this thread as I've spent plenty of time commuting on old steel MTB's myself. Hope to post a shot of the new "commuter" early next week!

Ain't got one. I'm a one bike gal and my commute is epic. I have however mapped out a combo transit/bike route that I'm going to do in the summer. Might use my xc hardtail with skinny slicks maybe. I recall you can get Mavic 700c wheelset that will fit on a 26er mtb too but I'd probably be fine with some really 1.5 semislicks or something.

Wrong. Always.

Feb. 23, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
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Ain't got one. I'm a one bike gal and my commute is epic. I have however mapped out a combo transit/bike route that I'm going to do in the summer. Might use my xc hardtail with skinny slicks maybe. I recall you can get Mavic 700c wheelset that will fit on a 26er mtb too but I'd probably be fine with some really 1.5 semislicks or something.

Ooh, that sounds good! My current commute is 11k each way and the dangerous/good thing about it is that my office is only about 1.5 blocks from the Canada Line in Vancouver so it's easy to hop on if the rain gets torrential.

Otherwise, I commuted with 26"x1.125" slicks on an old Rocky Mountain Blizzard for about 3 years and it worked great, durability [HTML_REMOVED] speed at the same time! It's definitely possible to fit 700c wheels/tires on 26" frames but obviously you need to check frame and front derailleur clearance, as well as toe-overlap and you would need disc-brake mounts on your frame (if you want brakes :) )

PS - I like your taste in TV shows! "Heyyy brother"

Feb. 23, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
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Ooh, that sounds good! My current commute is 11k each way and the dangerous/good thing about it is that my office is only about 1.5 blocks from the Canada Line in Vancouver so it's easy to hop on if the rain gets torrential.

Otherwise, I commuted with 26"x1.125" slicks on an old Rocky Mountain Blizzard for about 3 years and it worked great, durability [HTML_REMOVED] speed at the same time! It's definitely possible to fit 700c wheels/tires on 26" frames but obviously you need to check frame and front derailleur clearance, as well as toe-overlap and you would need disc-brake mounts on your frame (if you want brakes :) )

PS - I like your taste in TV shows! "Heyyy brother"

Talk me off!

Wrong. Always.

Feb. 24, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
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Talk me off!

Bahahaha!!!

Feb. 24, 2012, 11:26 p.m.
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more of a "road bike" for me now as i work from home. but still 2x a week in the summer out to ubc from the shore

Is it counter productive to ride on my exercise bike with a cocktail in hand?

Feb. 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
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2009 Giant Seek 2, got it new in Sept 2010. Have been doing 60+k, 5 days a week on this bike and it is solid. Solid enough to bunny hop over a curb or catch a little air here and there. Best 800 dollars I ever spent!

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.

A. Einstein

Feb. 25, 2012, 9:26 a.m.
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2009 Giant Seek 2, got it new in Sept 2010. Have been doing 60+k, 5 days a week on this bike and it is solid. Solid enough to bunny hop over a curb or catch a little air here and there. Best 800 dollars I ever spent!

That is a lot of K's! Well done.

WTF, Over?

Feb. 25, 2012, 9:29 a.m.
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I rarely actually commute on it anymore (Vancouver to Langley) but it brings me lots of places and sometimes with lots of things.

Feb. 25, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
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I rarely actually commute on it anymore (Vancouver to Langley) but it brings me lots of places and sometimes with lots of things.

i want one of those! where did you get yours?

looks like an exceptional bike for pulling our chariot, and occasional commuting duties…

Feb. 27, 2012, 9:07 a.m.
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i want one of those! where did you get yours?

looks like an exceptional bike for pulling our chariot, and occasional commuting duties…

I know Mighty Riders has sold these frames/bikes in the past. They're dialed for fitting people to a bike like this as well, which I'm sure you can guess is pretty important.

Not to be biased or anything (well, maybe just a little) but the company I work for makes a pretty sweet version as well and we're based here in Vancouver! :) We have a bunch of dealers in the Lower Mainland, including Mighty Riders for convenience of comparing the two models/brands.

*Sorry about the image size!

Feb. 27, 2012, 9:08 a.m.
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more of a "road bike" for me now as i work from home. but still 2x a week in the summer out to ubc from the shore

Awesome bike! Is that an Experience?

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