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Posted: Mar 31, 2014 at 7:43 Quote
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My faithful daily about to be subjected into 20k commutes which will involve a bridge climb.

Haven't decided weather or not to install extensions since majority of route will be along country roads/bike paths

Mainly packed items are my lunch, work footwear along with the rest of cycling tools

Posted: Mar 31, 2014 at 19:35 Quote
Poor bike looks like an abused dog.

Posted: Mar 31, 2014 at 19:40 Quote
never-stop wrote:
Poor bike looks like an abused dog.
Called a beater for a reason Wink

Posted: Mar 31, 2014 at 19:46 Quote
^^worry about your own bike not mine

she gets hers.
i had thoughts that the bike didn't handle as well as my Felt 4130 but since reconsidered after putting DD drops earlier today

Fun factor suddenly brought me back to my happy place

... haven't yet thrown on risers w/rack but i can imagine it to be fun with the back end more weighted

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toned down with radial/white tread tire

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Put in some dry runs loaded up on paths this morning...

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had some concerns about how the rack would affect handling in the rain... wide bars combined with minimal saddle to bar drop has put me at ease.. also changed to a seat with more cushion for the pushin

tested in the trails before taking it to the Road

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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 at 9:19 Quote
thought i would post my commuter bike nothing epic just a charge plug.


Upgrading to a Pearson Once in the summer anyone got/ridden one?

Posted: Apr 6, 2014 at 18:10 Quote
Pretty sick actually Smile

Posted: Jul 16, 2014 at 12:01 Quote
switched up to a more aggressive yet enjoyable frame...

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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 at 14:36 Quote
cvcdx wrote:
^^worry about your own bike not mine

she gets hers.
i had thoughts that the bike didn't handle as well as my Felt 4130 but since reconsidered after putting DD drops earlier today

Fun factor suddenly brought me back to my happy place

... haven't yet thrown on risers w/rack but i can imagine it to be fun with the back end more weighted

Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb131/cvcdx/random115.jpg
toned down with radial/white tread tire

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Put in some dry runs loaded up on paths this morning...

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had some concerns about how the rack would affect handling in the rain... wide bars combined with minimal saddle to bar drop has put me at ease.. also changed to a seat with more cushion for the pushin

tested in the trails before taking it to the Road

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100% functionality, no BS. I really admire these kinds of builds. I think the wide risers with the 5 spoke looks rad as hell!

Posted: Jan 27, 2016 at 3:46 Quote

Just finished up this commuter project. Its an old Motobecan (70's era boom bike). I upgraded to 7 speed freewheel, changed the cockpit around with a Thompson stem and trekking bar ... I had to tap out the french thread on the cranks to accept a modern MTB pedal and add some DIY coroplast fenders.

Posted: Mar 20, 2016 at 21:30 Quote
Complex traffic conditions often confused me.Do cyclist abide by traffic regulations like other vehicle?

Posted: Mar 20, 2016 at 21:51 Quote
depends on your local road rules. here cyclists are supposed to abide by all road rules and are allowed to "take the lane" (ie forcing drivers to lane change to pass like they would any other slow moving vehicle. ) how ever that is not always the case. best to call your local police station/ licensing bureau for clarification.

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