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Old 08-15-2007, 04:59 PM
mcubed mcubed is offline
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I have a Motiv "Backcountry" (or so it says on the frame) obtained through the wonderful Community Cycling Center Create-a-Commuter program. I don't know much about Motiv cycles. It proudly (er ... prominantly, anyway) proclaims "Made in Taiwan" across the front. Anyway, it works, it seems pretty sturdy to me, if kinda on the heavy side. One of the gear positions is a little funky, but otherwise no issues except a bit of wobble when I go downhill fast, which I don't do very often anyway. I might take it into Bike Gallery (just up the street from me) for a tune-up. I figure this will get me through the winter and into next spring, when I'll see about buying a better bike. I want to see how I do through the winter months. I've only had this since April and it wasn't until June that I really started using it a lot. I need to see how intrepid I am or want to be in the rain and cold before I can figure out what I should invest in a new bike.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:01 AM
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I ride a blue Schwinn Traveler III. Its a single speed free wheel. The funny thing about it is the crank is a reversed one from an old Motobecane touring bike. I also have the most wonderful removable basket on the front. I call my bike Bonnie, because I'm weird and name all my bikes.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:17 PM
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Talking My Rides

My daily commuter from Montavilla out to east Gresham is my 07 Lemond Poprad. Usually has fenders but I took them off for summer and upcoming cyclocross season.


For cruising around town and fun tours, I usually ride my 86 Nishiki Riviera touring bike - very comfy ride.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:44 AM
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i ride bikes.



My current street ride... preaccident.
The rear drive side triangle is dented in now, woo.

Custom Davidson Track Frame
Velocitys laced to Surly hubs(never again)w/ scene cards.
MKS pedals/straps/cages.
Fiziks saddle, generic seat post, cinelli stem(pictured, has a nitto 100 now), generic bars. Generic cranks since I broke my suginos. If someone has $200 so I can buy a new set.. thanks.

This is my all weather all the time bike.
Since I've sold off my others to pay for rent... not working full time for a year can have it's effects.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:34 AM
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Default Surly LHT

This is my Surly LHT, built for touring but good for commutes and joy rides as well.. the fat front hub is 6v schmidt dynamo that powers both the front and rear lights. The funky rear bracket on the seatpost is the hitch for my cycletote trailer.


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Old 08-24-2007, 07:53 AM
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This is my Surly LHT, built for touring but good for commutes and joy rides as well..
Nice! Looks ready for the "long haul." I've been trying to get some Honjos for months but everybody's back-ordered - where did you get yours?
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:07 AM
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Nice! Looks ready for the "long haul." I've been trying to get some Honjos for months but everybody's back-ordered - where did you get yours?
I'm not him, but I bought mine from Jitensha in Berkeley.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:25 AM
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Default Source for Honjos

AFAIK, unfortunately, they can't be had locally, but Chis at Velo-Orange keeps a wide variety of them in stock, for a good price. He's also running a great small business which I think is worth supporting.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:18 PM
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My bike, with trailer and groceries.

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Old 08-27-2007, 01:45 PM
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Biria Eazy Boarding


Purchased at Cascade Cycling.
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