Re: [CR]Re: What's your commuter bike?

Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 13:33:36 -0500
From: "Steve Freides" <>
Organization: Friday's Computer
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: What's your commuter bike?
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I've resisted the impulse to join this for as long as possible <sigh>.

I have three regular commuter bikes - from oldest to newest:

1970's Araya. Next to no one seems to even know they even made frames but I love mine. Fixed gear at 44x20, fenders, Nitto B115 bar, sewups.

1993 Trek 750. This has been referred to as a classic of its kind - it's a hybrid. Apparently a lot of bike tour companies liked it. Mine was the first bike I bought when I got back into cycling after moving out of NYC and it's truly been flexible - it's had aero bars and skinny tires and done centuries; now it's got Newk double bar ends, fat knobby 700C's, and a suspension stem.

1996(?) Brompton. You gotta love the Brompton if you need to put the bike in your car's trunk or any other small space on a regular basis. Fenders, generator lighting system.

Steve Freides in flurrying Ridgewood, NJ.

> When I feel like spinning into work I jump onto my 1981 Fuji Allegra stripped down to a single speed with 700c wheels. When I feel superior to my fellow man, I cruise elegantly in on my silver Heron Touring built up with a preponderance of shiny silver French parts from the 70's and 80's which I stash carefully in my office so the Orcs can't mess with it. On snowy, slushy or icey days, I reluctantly ride my old beater Trek mountain bike to work. When I don't have any afternoon meetings and I want to get a good fast 20-mile noon training ride in, I ride in on my late 80's Dave Moulton Fuso, equipped with (gasp!) 9-speed Campy.
> Hal (on my Heron but thinking I may sneak home for my Fuso if the rain holds off) Simmons
> Boise, Idaho