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Bicycle Commuting


This is what I'm riding to work now.



Posted by Duggle a ancient year old riding a Thorn Raven Tour from San Diego on 02/05/07

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  • Re: Bicycle Commuting
    Sweet!!

    Mine has a little flower basket on the front and a playing card on the spokes. (for that moto action sound) ;-)


    Posted by Dirtshark99 a Cross-Country Rider on 02/05/07

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  • Re: Bicycle Commuting
    nice wheels,hubs, crank
    Posted by Diamondback a Cross-Country Rider riding a Hp Quad 8400 from Sunland on 02/05/07

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  • Re: Bicycle Commuting
    What, no kick stand ? I'm gonna tell the Mayor on you.

    all kidding aside, looking good D and those metal fenders bring back lots of memories., sweet.
    Posted by Freaky franky riding a pair of peaches on 02/05/07

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  • Re: Bicycle Commuting
    Thanks, the rear hub is a Rohloff 14 speed, the frame was made for it with OEM dropouts and an eccentric bottom bracket. I was worried about creaking at the bottom bracket but after about 1500 miles it's absolutely silent even if standing while climbing. The front hub is a Schmidt dyno that powers the rear fender light and the lower front light, both are LED so no problems with ever burning out. With the low resistance of the dynohub I leave those lights on most of the time and turn the HID on just when I need it. The SKS/ESGE fenders are aluminum sandwiched between two layers of plastic, keeps me from getting a back stripe on the rare occasion that it rains and they really help keep dirt off of everything. I really like the low maintenance of the drivetrain considering the amount of weekly mileage that it gets and the Tubus lowrider front racks are real nice. I prefer to ride to work without a camelback and the one pannier has plenty of room. This bike is about perfect for what I'm using it for, getting to work and back.

    A few larger pictures if you want ...
    Thorn 2
    Thorn 3
    Thorn 4
    Posted by Duggle a ancient year old riding a Motiv XCE and a Thorn from San Diego on 02/06/07

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    • Re: Bicycle Commuting
      Ahhh, No Surf Beach. I remember rock crawling there on a big bike. Pretty fun. Are there still jumps down at the sand wall?
      Posted by Intenserider2 a 31 year old riding a A pair of KHS from Colorado on 02/06/07

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      • Re: Bicycle Commuting
        The only jumps that I knew about were at Garbage and they weren't that great, mainly just for 20 inchers.
        Posted by Duggle a ancient year old riding a Motiv XCE from San Diego on 02/06/07

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  • Re: Bicycle Commuting
    Sweet! It's got all the goodies on it.

    I've been communting on an old Bianchi Cross bike I bought at the Velodrome swapmeet - it's been really great.

    Where did you get this? I don't know of anyone around town selling Thorns.
    Posted by Howeler on 02/06/07

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    • Re: Bicycle Commuting
      The frame, forks and seat post came from SJS cycles in England. Everything else was from various other internet merchants. BikeUSA.com for the Rohloff hub, PeterWhitecycles for the Schmidt SON 28 hub and lights, Nashbar for the bags, etc...

      Posted by Duggle a ancient year old riding a Motiv XCE from San Diego on 02/06/07

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