What's your commuter bike then?
My commuter bike depends on the weather. If it's dry, then I ride the road bike (mid '90s Ribble 731 with Campag Veloce)
If the weather's wet and nasty, I ride the frankenbike… '97 kona cindercone with drop bars, full mudguards, slicks, 1×8 gears with home-made chain device and down tube shifter.
Surprisingly, the road bike is only about 4 minutes faster over the 20km commute.Posted 8 years agoconvertSubscriber
Not mine, but my wife's new commuter steed.
She fell in love with Dutch biking culture when we were over there last month and had to have her own dutch bike.
Mind you, when we visited the shop I had a spin on this:-
Which was a really fun ride!
The Dutch really know a thing or two about how to commute on a bike!Posted 8 years agomarsdenmanMember
Woffle – amazing piece of kit – just been on their website – what a range – definately the next niche-core product!!Posted 8 years ago
'Road' version tops out with a Full Dura Ace Groupo, and the Offroad version tops out equally well specced – both with prices to match….. 8)
(Heck, if it got 'reviewed' in Playboy (see website…) It can't be bad :-))
That is an AWESOME freakbike woffle. Like it a lot.
The drops are bolt-on extensions, no?
Thanks! Yes – it is a bit 🙂
…dirty great Rohloff, Magura HS33's, red adonized headset and bottom bracket, mis-matching crank bros pedals (because they're always falling apart, one at a time), Easton stem, Brooks saddle complete with copper rivets, Carradice bag in green and brown and chopped-down alu bars with the bolt-on extensions because there isn't a decent method of mounting bl00dy Rohloff shifters onto drops
It's comfy and relatively fast. 3500 miles in the last year and still going strong…
(edit: the Chameleon looks grand but there have been a few reports of frame failures as the whole frame assembly is a bit more complicated. I like the look of the Rhino MTB models tho…)Posted 8 years agoguitarmanjonMember
Currently a SS pompino. Only recently built and I worry everytime I leave it somewhere because it looks nice. Gonna rebuild the pub bike – Schwinn Mesa resprayed matt black (by me), pair of Hope wheels (with stickers removed so they look sh!te), and it'll be SS, naturally.
Whatever happened to Sunn? They made some lovely bikes.Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
The original 1st generation Specialized Langster, all black, straight blade alu forks and a nice 48T chainring for a proper gear. 🙂
I've changed most of the bits on it since I bought it, new wheels, WI freewheel and BB.
In good weather I take the CX along the canal towpath but it's WAY too muddy down there now. 🙁Posted 8 years ago
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