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Old 10-12-2010, 03:26 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Hey, I wanna post mine too! Since this is my first post, I`m not sure if the forum will let me post pics, but I`ll try anyway.

This is my main bike- a 92 Schwinn Impact (mountain bike with a bunch of cyclocross and road bike parts) that I commute on year round and it does occasional grocery duty as well as weekend tours when the weather is nice. I`ve yet to get a perfect year of no driving to work, but it`s been pretty close for the past three years. So far I`ve driven in four times this year. Maybe next year will be the charm! My commute is only a little over 3 miles each way if I go straight from A to B, but I keep at it even when it`s down to zero F or snowing. Let`s see if my picture goes.

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #72 (permalink)
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File under, Too cool not to share:
Awesome, awesome, awesome.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:11 PM   #73 (permalink)
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It must hve been a handful in a cross wind.
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A headwind would suck on that bike too.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:16 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Whoohoo!

First snow since I got studded tires for my bike . I did ride them for a week or so on dry pavement to see how they felt- feel like I`m pulling a Winnebago and sound like frying bacon. They seemed to hold fairly well in the little bit of ice we had last week, but this morning really wasn`t much of a test. They definitely make less racket with a little snow under them, though.

Last year I made chains, which worked surprisingly well, but wore out WAY too fast. I was going to try again this year with heavier material, but I ran into a deal I couldn`t pass up on the stud muffins.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:45 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Varn - you have a Varna! Too cool for words.

I'm in a perpetual state of envy caused by photos of velomobiles and recumbent bikes & trikes.

As it is, I get around year round on this 37.5 lbs of awesomeness rescued from the garbage truck:



I put ~1000 km a year on this beater, in a town that's about 6 km wide. I've never locked it. (The fluorescent green spray job is apparently excellent theft deterrent.)

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-bike-300.html

I've also got a classic 1997 GT Karakoram hard tail that I use on the local cross-country trails. It's my "good" bike
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:49 AM   #78 (permalink)
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feel like I`m pulling a Winnebago and sound like frying bacon.
That's funny.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:13 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Nice, - I'd be worried about riding so low to the ground myself though.

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