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Old 11-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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To get you thinking about the next commuter

Seems the pool is getting a bit more crowded. . . .

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/2012/11/16/best-bikes-commuting/index.html



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Old 11-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Interesting article, great bikes! It's funny to me that someone would name a company 'Shinola'. Makes me think of an old-school personal insult. Nice looking bike, though!



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Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Interesting article, great bikes! It's funny to me that someone would name a company 'Shinola'. Makes me think of an old-school personal insult. Nice looking bike, though!
It's cool to see guys that I have met showcased on CNN. But I think Shinola is a great name. It's known as the opposite of, you know.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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I'd like to test some of them to see how they stack up against a "utilitarian" commuter, i.e. hybrid/mtb that's been morphed into a commuter rather than ot of the box "designed" for commuting.

There's a nice 33.9% downhill I would LOVE to try a bakfiets on, but I have to update my will first.

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Old 02-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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Nothing against single speeds but they'd be useless for commuting here in Co. Springs, too many HILLS!!! I also don't see any real advantages of these multi-thousand dollar machines over a nice 400 to 1000 dollar hybrid seems a bit too much Chic and not enough utility, jmho.

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I think a lot of those are too expensive also.

But, I thought they were all ugly too.

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400 to 1000 dollar hybrid???? r u nuts!!! i have less then $200 in my commuter...and can haul anything i need
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Cool article but why was the $5000 Delorian on the list? At the price of a used car it didn't seem to be anything terribly "commuter specific"? I wouldln't mind one of those dutch utility bikes that look like a wheelbarrow and a bicycle had an unholy love child though. Simply for the novelty of it.



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