So what bike are you commuting on + link a picture

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Sore Thumb, 8 Jul 2007.

  1. Sore Thumb

    Sore Thumb Veteran

    So what bike are you commuting on + post a picture

    Well what do you commute to work on? .................

    I use a pimped up Specialized Langster 06 fixed road bike. Gearing of 48t front with 16t rear. Goldtec hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims with DT DB spokes (all black)

    I use a smart 1/2 watt rear light and the Hope LED 2 light up front. Work full time nights so I need some good lights.

  2. glen

    glen Active Member

    West Midlands
    Wow. nice bike!! I'd love to have one of those. Got the 1/2 watt rear LED though. Just gotta get the rest of it. :blush:
  3. starseven

    starseven Guest

    Hi ST

    I'm using the Allez when its nice weather just because its new and Im enjoying it. The usual workhorse is the Kona, its pretty indestructable and the brakes are great on wet December mornings.
    I have just sold a singlespeed but may buy a langster if the 2008 model comes in a good colour!!
    What is the standard gearing 44x16?
  4. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Don`t commute anymore (I`m retired :rolleyes: ), but when I did I used a much modified Trek700 (also does good service as my tourer).


    Seen here `tarting it` in the garden :blush: .
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    How do I put a picture on here? I can get so far as finding my camera and getting picture into Olympus master on my computer.

    Please use simple language.
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    BTW lovely looking bike SoreThumb.
  7. I don't commute at the moment (it's 75 miles to work :blush: ) but when I did I either used a cheap old Diamondback MTB with mudguards and slicks and a single chainring or a cheap and nasty Raleigh road frame with all my cast off gear from my other bikes fitted to it. This was on the principle that I should save my "good" bikes for best, until I eventually realised that the only riding I ever did was to work and back. So now if I get a shorter commute I'll use my Cannondale, my Dawes or my fixie.
  8. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I commute on a steel framed MTB, locally made and called a DeVinci. It's a bit heavy and has Shimano 7/SIS gearing but I find it's not too bad even on the steep climb I have to get home each night. It makes taking the roadie out at the weekends an extra pleasure.

  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I cycle on an upgraded ridgeback cyclone which does the job quite nicely for me at the moment. It isn't the lightest, but for me thats a good thing as it provides me with a workout.


    Magnatom junior isn't a permanent feature of the bike! :blush:
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I assume (haven't tried it yet here, but have elsewhere) you:

    Choose your picture.
    Find an image hosting site, like Photobucket, and register.
    Upload the picture from there (you just browse your computer to find the file)
    It will give you various 'tags' you can use - one will be a web address, and that will simply post a link to that pic, and anothe will have [img ] at the beginning and [/img ] at the end, and I think that's the link you put in a message here to embed the image..

    Just going try it myself...
  12. OP
    Sore Thumb

    Sore Thumb Veteran

    Have you got your boys feet strapped down there? If so is this so he can't kick you to make dad go faster. :blush:
  13. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    :rolleyes: He is more likely to kick me because I am going to fast.....honest :blush:
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    let's see if this works...

    My summer commuter (seen here in autumnal Northumberland, NOT on my commute!). A Giant FCR, with modifications (different bars, rack added):


    My winter hack. A bit overloaded in this shot. Built up out of a no-name frame, and a lot of odds and ends:

  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Arch did someone have the runs in your house that day...... :blush: :rolleyes:
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