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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #41
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Adding a front rack, and a frame bag? How much shit do you carry to work?
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Old December 31st, 2009, 07:55 AM   #42
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Adding a front rack, and a frame bag? How much shit do you carry to work?
x2! Having alot of weight on a bike get's very squirrelly. Hope you don't have man hills near you.

I went this route when I started commuting on a bike, it lasted for 2 weeks then I ditched the slow bike for a more suitable road bike. Being able to haul ass, makes for a much more fun commute.

Now only if the snow would GTFO.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 07:59 AM   #43
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x2, that rear bag is huge, are you trying to rival a UPS truck for utility?
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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:24 AM   #44
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Guys, it's a Yukon, it should be able to haul like a Yukon. :)

I want to be able to use it haul stuff like groceries and whatnot around town. My commute to work is only like a half mile, but I'd also like to be able to do some light touring with it as well. I have a cabin about 17 miles away from where I live, and it would be kind of neat to bike there, with a set of clothes and some food and spend the night with my wife. Also, the front rack is a small one :



It says it's the size of a six pack. :)
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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:30 AM   #45
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I saw this at the bike shop a couple years ago and thought it was awesome:

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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:47 AM   #46
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Oh the big dummy :D the length of that bike makes for hauling loads alot easier.

We often bike to and from the grocery store, I have 2 folding racks on the back of my bike that fit paper grocery bags perfectly. With two loaded bags and maybe a gallon of milk strapped on the top of the rear rack, I have to be VERY careful riding home. It's a ton of weight and makes the bike very unstable. I can manage it for about 5-6 miles, but any further and I think I would cry.

You'll learn soon enough, then you can decide what suits your needs.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:04 AM   #47
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i did a bike trip in the carribean a few years back and we had packs front and rear. bikes weighed close to 100lbs loaded and were a BITCH to ride up hills but if you pack it low you can make them pretty stable. just order a set of brake pads right away if you are riding heavy alot or if you have alot of hills
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:16 AM   #48
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Not gonna lie, I want a fixie. A nice Bianchi Pista frame would be sweet.
That's not a Big surprise, You live in EL. There are so man out there, I just wish they would learn how to ride on the road properly.

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Guys, it's a Yukon, it should be able to haul like a Yukon. :)

I want to be able to use it haul stuff like groceries and whatnot around town. My commute to work is only like a half mile, but I'd also like to be able to do some light touring with it as well. I have a cabin about 17 miles away from where I live, and it would be kind of neat to bike there, with a set of clothes and some food and spend the night with my wife. Also, the front rack is a small one :



It says it's the size of a six pack. :)
The Bike looks great! I've been getting the Itch to start commuting again. I did it last year and it was pretty fun and I got alot of good Excersize. I did about 15 miles a day. I stopped in the winter, I just couldn't handle all the warm clothes and riding.


Is your cabin, By chance, in Canadian Lakes?
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:30 AM   #49
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That's not a Big surprise, You live in EL. There are so man out there, I just wish they would learn how to ride on the road properly.



The Bike looks great! I've been getting the Itch to start commuting again. I did it last year and it was pretty fun and I got alot of good Excersize. I did about 15 miles a day. I stopped in the winter, I just couldn't handle all the warm clothes and riding.


Is your cabin, By chance, in Canadian Lakes?
Nope, it's in Harrison. Oh, it probably still says I live in Mt. Pleasant, under my name. I'm currently living in Gladwin.
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Nope, it's in Harrison. Oh, it probably still says I live in Mt. Pleasant, under my name. I'm currently living in Gladwin.
Ah, I see.

On the note of a Pack, I have This one And it's great for what I need it for. I use it Primarily for a Backpack, but the Panner side of it is cool too.
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LOL, WHEELIE MACHINE!!!
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