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post #31 of 126

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During the winter I started to ride my fixed gear bike to work. With the shorter days my fixed gear gives me a better work out.
I have a Trek 7300 that I ride all over and 2 miles to work. I'm a spring, summer and fall commuter as riding in the cold really sucks.
post #32 of 126

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I have been commuting on my nice circa 1980 Raleigh road bike around UWA, it has a 5 speed Sturmy Archer rear end, guards, racks etc. The hub is in for a service, and TBE (the only ones in perth who will touch it) have warned it might not go back together eek! So on the lookout for a new bike - thinking I might go the flat bar road style, but still want an internal gear hub, just cos they are different and you can run full length chain guards, therefore no greasey bits.

My bike lives at UWA, and I commute from home (Craige) by train/bus. 30km each way was a bit much, tho maybe with the new one... use the bike to get to work in Nedlands, and to Perth train when I leave late.

As for wet weather, got stuck at uwa at 8pm on a Sunday in the middle of the first big rain for winter. Not Happy (though I am a paddler, so in a way is good). Put the books in a plastic bag and got wet.
post #33 of 126

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Great to see another UWA commuter. I saw a girl on a Raleigh at UWA today, quite old too, the bike...

On internal hubs, have a look at: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/hubs-internal.html he has many options.

I know of a company in Os Pk making bikes with Rohloff hubs, flat bar too. E-mail me on that one.

Also, try the Quokka, on line, search "Nexus".

On the weather, I left the bike at home this week, did it by train/bus... home and dry...
post #34 of 126

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I have been commuting on my nice circa 1980 Raleigh road bike around UWA, it has a 5 speed Sturmy Archer rear end, guards, racks etc. The hub is in for a service, and TBE (the only ones in perth who will touch it) have warned it might not go back together eek! So on the lookout for a new bike - thinking I might go the flat bar road style, but still want an internal gear hub, just cos they are different and you can run full length chain guards, therefore no greasey bits.

My bike lives at UWA, and I commute from home (Craige) by train/bus. 30km each way was a bit much, tho maybe with the new one... use the bike to get to work in Nedlands, and to Perth train when I leave late.

As for wet weather, got stuck at uwa at 8pm on a Sunday in the middle of the first big rain for winter. Not Happy (though I am a paddler, so in a way is good). Put the books in a plastic bag and got wet.
I'm seriously considering saving up a bundle for a vacation to London. While there I would go check out SJScycles and pick up a Thorn Raven Tour that has a 14 speed internal hub. Of course I could just have them send it to me and go to Mexico instead, but everyone I know goes someplace in Mexico for vacations, London would definitly be differint and I'd get to test ride what I'm buying.Either way it'll be a couple of years. Anyone know what a plane ticket from Denver to London costs?
post #35 of 126

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Good news - the hub has ben saved! so no need for a new bike just yet...
Hats off to Andrew @ TBE for the service - just a little rough in 1st gear, but 5 gears good!

Personally, I would order my bike from england (I have friends there, maybe get them to pass it on) and not go on the holiday. but thats just me, I'm cheap.
post #36 of 126

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Anyone know what a plane ticket from Denver to London costs?
United Airlines can get you there (and back) from just $1689.52 return...
post #37 of 126

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Well done TBE!!

They (Ben) did a good job on my Merida last year, a major upgrade of group, sadly sold now, replaced by the Felt Trevisa.

Give me a yell if you see me around UWA, Tues/Thurs AM, the pool, the old fart on the black felt...
post #38 of 126

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United Airlines can get you there (and back) from just $1689.52 return...
That's about how much the bike costs. But hey, it'll be fun. If things do get tight I understand about 350 dollars will have it ups'd over here. I really want to do some travelling though, so I hope to make the trip accross the pond in about a year and a half or two years.
post #39 of 126

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An old Ross 10 speed is my weapon of choice, however, I am looking for a mountain bike for winter- I live in Buffalo, NY, so I will need something to get through the snow.
post #40 of 126

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Airborne Ti Carpe Diem 'cross frame, Kinesis Al fork, Dura Ace parts, 9spd, 39-48 front rings with a 12-25 cassette, pulling a BOB Yak trailer. I am a school teacher and have 6 1/2 to 7 mile commute each way. I have it decked out with fenders and a rear brake lever on the top of the bars.
post #41 of 126

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During the winter I started to ride my fixed gear bike to work. With the shorter days my fixed gear gives me a better work out.

Depends on the weather, I'm an all season rider since 1978. If it's a great day out (DRY) or I'm running late, it's the road bike, my FeltF10, full Campy record carbon. If I want to play or if it's muddy my mountain bike (KHS Alite 4000 frame w/full XTR). If I'm torn between the two I go with the Redline Conquest. My routes run 34 to 38.4 miles round trip and are also dependant upon my playing in the mud or how nice the day is.
post #42 of 126

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post #43 of 126

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I didn't know which option to choose, because I ride 3-speed bikes exclusively (I chose "single speed" but that's not really accurate.)

If I have a lot of stuff to carry, I use my 3 speed with panniers attached to the sides and back. For simple rides or commutes where I don't need to carry much, I use my Raleigh 3 speed.
post #44 of 126

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I commute on a Avanti Team Corsa, setup as a single speed using 45/15 ratio.

It's extremely light and is easy to clean especially during these wet winter nights. Also when (not if) I'm involved in an accident, I'm not trashing my custom build bike.
post #45 of 126

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During the winter I started to ride my fixed gear bike to work. With the shorter days my fixed gear gives me a better work out.
I ride my 1999 Rocky Mountain Thin Air mtb. Got bald 1.5" tires on it, a quick release rack, and it's great. Of course, it's only 4.5 miles one way, so it's easy. The roads are really rough, that's why I ride the MTB.
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