Ultimate commuter bike





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Published on Dec 25, 2011

This is the bicycle I equipped for commuting last year. I love this bike, and ride it to work year round in Chicago in all weather. I bought the frameset used on Craigslist and built this commuter bicycle from ground up. I am a pretty demanding bike commuter who has owned 7 bicycles in the past 4 years, but this is my all time favorite bike.

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The frame on this bike is a Fuji Touring, and was pretty scratched up when I got it since the last owner had used it for cyclocross racing. My build has more of a touring / commuting / utility bike character. Despite the surface scratches, it is a solid, heavy-duty frame made of cromoly 4130 steel. This Fuji is a true touring bike and it excels at hauling weight. I wouldn't hesitate to ride it across the U.S (or anywhere else for that matter). Since the original finish of the bike had been damaged before I bought it, I didn't mind adding some red spray paint to 'uglify' it to make theft less likely (I lock this bicycle to bike racks all over Chicago...).

These are some of the components:
Fuji Touring, Elios 2 Cromoly frame
Dura Ace bar end shifters
Velocity Dyad rims
DT Swiss Competition spokes 2.0/1.8
Shimano Deore XT hubs
Schwalbe Marathon tires
Brooks Champion Flyer saddle
Tubus Logo rear rack
Aluminum front racks

Update: I recently bought and installed Velo Orange safety skewers to add some extra security to the wheels. It makes it a little more comforting to bike to work knowing that my wheels won't get stolen if I forget to bring my cable lock. I'll make another video about the Velo Orange skewers.

See this Fuji Touring bike on the road:
Commuter bicycle takes to the street

Please check out my other commuter bike:
It's a Jamis Aurora.

Please watch my take on folding bikes (a category of bikes I just recently became interested in):
Adaptable commuter bike

If I lived somewhere else, I would call this bike differently: bicicleta para ir al trabajo, vélo pour les déplacements, Fahrrad für Pendler, bicicleta para ir trabalhar, bicicletta per gli spostamenti, велосипед для поездок на работу, cykel til pendling, ποδήλατο για τις μετακινήσεις, rower na dojazdy, cykel för pendling, bicikl za putovanje na posao, fiets voor woon-werkverkeer, 自行車上下班, xe đạp cho đi lại, bisikleta para sa commuting, biciclete pentru naveta, baiskeli kwa commuting, gidip gelmek için bisiklet, आने के लिए साइकिल


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