The new Commuting Forum.

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

A place to discuss all things commuting. Bikes, components, clothing and accessories. Its a Sub Forum in the Cyclocross/ Touring forum.

Your ideas are welcomed!
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junchen
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by junchen

Well done prend for kick starting the commuting forum idea..
Ps: I'm da first to post!

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allencanna
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by allencanna

yes i am exciting to see a new forum.

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by allencanna

do we have an app to post easily on iphone?
maybe we can discuss this.

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YES!!! Thanks admins!
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ergott
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by ergott

Oh I'm in!

biki
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by biki

What the fυck? I'm new to this forum but I wouldn't have thought of weight-weenieism and commuting as going together. What is the point of this?

velomane
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by velomane

You might be surprised what people are using to ride to work. I've used my Calfee many times. Then again, my commute is 82 km round trip, so weight-weenieism is foremost in my mind for this ride.

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by citadelguard

biki wrote:What the fυck? I'm new to this forum but I wouldn't have thought of weight-weenieism and commuting as going together. What is the point of this?



So it is inconceivable that a person that has a race bike also commutes by bicycle? And impossible that someone who commutes by bicycle lusts after a lightweight race machine?
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by velomane

Or perhaps he wants to drive up his post count. :roll:

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by mdeth1313

I ride my 12 lb neil pryde bura sl for my commute. It actually gets treated as a training ride (technically 2 of them). 34-36 miles round trip with hills. Email and usb flash drives mean nothing extra to carry, especially when I can leave clothing at work and have a shower.
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Jaker
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by Jaker

Yup. My commuter bike is in fact a fully rigid MTB with skinny (1.1" Michelin Wild Run'R) 26" slicks. 1x10 gearing, V brakes and 13.75lbs.

sawyer
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by sawyer

Good idea ... ww-ism and commuting go together like porridge and honey

The time-poor taxpayers among us appreciate that the 1-1.5hours spent each day commuting is valuable and want to enjoy it a bit more on a decent rig ... other benefits:

- sweat less on a better bike
- can train before / after work / at lunch as per normal
- can monster all and sundry on the roads at a time of one's choosing
- saves time/room/money commuting on a bike and then riding on it at the weekend .. high utilisation and good VFM

I will not commute on anything over 7kg and likewise I'll almost always commute on tubs ... I can feel a Commuting Tub Club thread coming on ...
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by northy185

Not to brag or nuthin, but this is my commuter-

http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=1999&brand=Giant&model=Farrago+DS

My Grandpa bought this bike when he turned 75 as he didn't like the Bike E recumbent, and obviously comfort was the #1 goal. I'll have to throw it on the scale, but I would be surprised if this is under 18kg. My commute is only 10 miles each way, I don't worry about someone stealing it, and I give myself plenty of time to get to work. I used to ride a fixie with 48/16 gearing, but that always turned race mode on in my brain. Now I cruise down the parkway in "style" and have my mind blown when I hop on one of my "real" bikes.

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