Green strap to commute on a purple bike

 By: sebks : May 15th, 2019-02:10
Anybody enjoy to commute by bicycle and or like bikes?

I’m lucky to have 18km ( each way) of Swiss countryside to get to my office: no better way to start the day!

The bike is a custom Surly in stainless steel which I built from the frame up with a simple theme: using modern components to build the most premium bike you could have bought in the 90’=> full rigid, full Thompson components kit, skin walls tires, etc...

Karate Monkey 🤣

 By: Alberti : May 15th, 2019-02:24
I wish i cuould... i m way to far from my office

Awesome bicycle, great watch...

 By: ronhan : May 15th, 2019-03:02 we want to see some pics of the countryside!


Vorbildliches Pendeln! / An exemplary way of commuting! [nt]

 By: LX : May 15th, 2019-03:29
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You’re not alone; not every day but I often do the same.

 By: Jay (Eire) : May 15th, 2019-04:09
My commuter is a Cinelli Vigorelli fixed gear or track frame (but I did add a front break).  It’s not the most comfortable but the round trip is roughly 10 miles total and so it’s OK for that.  I’ve been meaning to fit wider tires for a long time (to soften the ride a little) but haven’t yet gotten around to it. 

I’ve taken the odd wrist shot when riding too; a little silly perhaps but nobody was looking!!

Extra credit for speed blur! [nt]

 By: thegrailwatch : May 15th, 2019-09:59
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Haha, thanks! [nt]

 By: Jay (Eire) : May 15th, 2019-13:14
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With penny loafers on a bike: that is style.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 15th, 2019-10:06
Nice looking loafers.

The Bike and the attire don’t exactly match.

 By: Jay (Eire) : May 15th, 2019-13:13
I either need sneakers or a more gentlemanly bike!!!

Me too!

 By: mrds : May 15th, 2019-04:57
I signed up for two months in the „bike to work“ program. Cheating as I‘m on a two weeks business trip though 😄 I have 14 km of cross country and forest trails to my office - indeed no better way to start the day!

Nice green strap! Mine says hi.


What are the what appear to be hex nuts on the fork for?? [nt]

 By: Thomas_3 : May 15th, 2019-06:11
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 By: sebks : May 15th, 2019-06:16
Surly’s frame are usually designed to allow luggage / load carrying.

I used to ride to work for a few years

 By: cazalea : May 15th, 2019-08:31
My commute ranged from 3-15 miles depending on the job. But I am retired now so have nowhere to go, and honestly where I live the roads aren't very good and the drivers are worse. 

A couple years ago I rode almost every day for a year, and got fed up with the nonsense on our local roads. Now past 67 I am finding my stability a bit less than before. 

Maybe I'll break into the bike shed, take a ride today, and see how I feel.


My Fleet:

Platano custom touring

Schwinn Paramount Criterium

California Cycles custom tandem

Raleigh Professional (wife's bike)

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Very nice!

 By: sebks : May 15th, 2019-09:27
Love the Schwinn!
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Very nice looking bikes! [nt]

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 15th, 2019-09:33
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My commute is not even two miles

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 15th, 2019-09:47
but I use this gravel bike/city racer whever I can: a collection piece from German traditional manufacturer Diamant.

It is a useful fitness bike for little money that looks also quite good. Longest distance was 70 miles in one day, so far...
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Wow, a nice Diamant, build in Saxony.

 By: Saxon : May 15th, 2019-11:25
My first racing bike was also a Diamant with nearly the same plate on the front . Memories...
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The plate is a real nice touch. Good bikes from Diamant. [nt]

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 15th, 2019-11:28
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I like it, building a Hutch BMX bike I always wanted as a kid. Can't wait [nt]

 By: doubleup : May 16th, 2019-08:39
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Very nice Surly!

 By: eklektik : May 16th, 2019-14:20
My old commute bike, now save at my parents' for holiday rides.

Now I use either a Condor Heritage or a Specialized Roubaix depending on the weather.
I guess bikes and watches are sharing our love for mechanical things!
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