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  • bigsi
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    I am just about to rebuild my Rockhopper so it will act as a commuter/training bike and am interested to see/hear how you boys and girls have got yours set up to give me inspiration.

    So please share 😀

    Cheers

    deadlyhifi
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    it’s a sprint all the way!

    will
    Member

    Rather poor photo, but not bad to say the whole thing cost me £125 It is very fast!

    bigsi
    Member

    Will – what tyres are you running on that ?

    Deadly – I bet thats fun but not quite what i am aiming at,, cheers all the same 8)

    nina
    Member

    the camo-uter

    Premier Icon Simon E
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    For 2 years I used a standard 1997 Kona with City Jet tyres, 3/4 muddies, Cateye lights. I’m running a Giant SCR now, though it’s getting caked in mud and salt so I may switch back to the iron horse. Here it is with tyre swap ready for an offroad run.

    slugwash
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    I use all my bikes for commuting but if I’ve got a shed load of stuff to carry then this one’s the kiddie…..

    Premier Icon perks
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    really enjoy my 8 mile east to west London commute on my beautiful 1993 dyna tech…about to have a new drivetrain…

    ski
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    Just bought this, first ride today, bit sketchy with slicks on the canal paths, but very smooth on the road.

    Now I got to decide if I am going to use this instead of the Pompino, the extra speed is addictive, but like the zero maintenance on the Pomp.

    swisstony
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    1999 DBR Axis, still going strong

    Keva
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    here’s mine… Former PeterPan here. Thought I’d change my username to something which resembles my real name.

    Keva
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    erm… where’s the preview button btw ?

    MrNick
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    Not my place of work, mind.

    Hairychested
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    MrNick, we belie[/u]ve you!

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Flickr set

    Does this count? 🙂

    2×9 transmission
    Pauls/Dura-ace friction shifters
    Avid juicy 3 front brake
    V rear brake
    Cheap wheels
    Schwalbe marathon tyres
    One-one Mary bars (some of the pics have Titec H-bas, which I’ve gone off)
    SJS Cycles light/bell T-bar
    SKS Chromoplastic full mudguards
    SKS Chainboard chain guard
    (usually) Rivendell Grip King flat pedals
    Brooks brompton saddle
    Soma coffee mug
    LED torch lamps on the front, holy hand grenade on the back

    vdubber67
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    That Dirty Jo is really nice….looked at those before but never seen one built up…

    julianwilson
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    errr, no pics but:
    2001 hardrock.
    surly 1×1 fork
    original sti 8sp and v brakes
    dead wheels replaced with merlin bargain deores on xm317’s.
    Spesh nimbus tyres
    sks full mudguards
    anonymous rack and rolltop panniers
    lots of reflectors
    bell
    smart 5 led polaris on the front and 0.5w red on the back.
    those £10 locking skewers/seatclamp with the pentagonal allen bolt thing. (keep the tool on my keyring)
    smallish ‘sold secure gold’ u-lock

    dead fast at 90psi in tyres, fairly puncture proof, as dry as you will get without getting in a car instead.

    Oh, and it looks soooooo geeky i can’t imagine it is a hugely nickable bike either.

    will
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    bigsi – Member
    Will – what tyres are you running on that ?

    Some Continental things, not sure tbh…I’ll check for you.

    crispy bacon
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    Here is my commuting rocket with 48T big ring for munching those miles

    will
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    By the looks of this thread, people spend a lot of money of their commuter bikes. How often do you clean them? Since september i havn’t cleaned mine, and haved used it ever day, come rain or shine. (only 5 miles round trip)

    If mine was expensive, i think i’d worry about it too much lol.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    MrNick – just where you stop to ‘destress’ after a long hard day’s toil?

    My original 1993 KHS Montana Comp, just cleaned & serviced for the semester ahead.

    PikeBN14
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    Oh Si, surely you mean “Urban Bike”, still you did manage to avoid the ‘Road’ word!

    It looked a bit worrying there for you for a moment, the first two being SS!

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    crispy bacon
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    I live out in the sticks & commuting in winter is far too dangerous – I should know I drive instead. I do tend to keep it clean at least once a week tho.

    Here is my HT in off road mode complete with some of Afan’s finest snot

    bigsi
    Member

    PikeBN14 – Member
    Oh Si, surely you mean “Urban Bike”, still you did manage to avoid the ‘Road’ word!

    It looked a bit worrying there for you for a moment, the first two being SS!

    Yeah i was starting to panic a bit there 😕

    Any sign of the Niner yet ?

    flounder
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    This was my commute for 4 months before it got stolen in Liverpool

    This is the replacement. Started riding on Monday. After a few tweaks, different saddle, adjusting handlebars it is riding very well. Not too sure about the Bontrager Select tyres at the moment.

    fisha
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    Mine used to be this:

    but now i’m swapping most the parts onto a Trek 8500 frame, and the Klein is going to be the off road MTB now.

    willej
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    I was reunited with my second “proper” mountain bike over Christmas, a ’95 Diamondback Apex. Have now built it up as a commuter:

    yen
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    Heres my mtb commuter

    Day 11 - 11.01.09

    Yen.

    Liking the Kona, Nisch !.

    I’ve a Giant XTCse from 06. Stuck some reba race team forks on it, roads tyres and away I go. XT and XTR running gear/brakes. Love it.

    Great stuff, HT MTBs for commuting, but with a quick tyre change, ready for the single track. Its ACE.

    😀

    CC

    MicArms
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    My Marin MTB, 36/38 up front, roadie cassette now on the back, 11-26 iirc. Loverly.

    PikeBN14
    Member

    Any sign of the Niner yet ?

    NO!!!

    Early Feb is the latest ETA! I’ve told Niner what I think of their shambolic capabilities to build and supply a frame! It was supposed to be 2 weeks when I ordered on Sep 8th! (oh, that’s 2008)

    RudeBoy
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    Old Dynatech with Ti top and down tubes, glued and riveted back together, after a respray oven melted the original bonding stuff.

    Tatty as fook, rusty at the back, but light, fast, and is ignored by thieves.

    winky
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    good to see 2 dyna techs in one thread

    cyclelife
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    Used for commuting, touring and MTBing.

    bigsi
    Member

    Fook me, you got a grand piano in that rear pannier,,, it huge 😯

    Looks like a fun commute though 😉

    Built up using old parts and ebay.

    justa
    Member

    that rockhopper frame is soooo much nicer than the newer hydroformed nonsense !

    nostoc
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    cheap steel merlin frame
    old 8sp stx kit
    half-decent wheels and fast tyres
    and a rack to make it look like a proper commuter

    My workmates probably think this is a state of the art hi-tech machine

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