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Kona Jake commuter/tourer/hauler/everything bike

Bike tags: Commuter | 60cm | commuter | half-step | ICE | more tags >>
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Kona Jake 2006

Easton ea30 bars, cork tape, shellac and twine

Surly LHT fork, Cane Creek S3 headset

Shimano DH-3n72 dynohub, Araya '80s rim

Deore XT/Mavic A719

Truvativ Rouleur GXP

WTB Rocket V, Easton EA30

Rockwerks SPD clones

Half step plus granny - 11-30 8sp, 24-39-42 rings

I bought this bike to be a fast commuter and it has slowly changed into a slow, cargo-hauling tourer. Still never gets outrun on the commute. The only original parts left are frame, saddle, post, bars, and brifters. I bent the original fork at the cantilever studs during hard braking, the original rear wheel self-destructed at a railroad crossing, front wheel wore through the sidewalls and OEM crankset wouldn't stay attached. When the snowpocalypse of '08 hit Seattle, I popped some rivets into my cross tires and rode on the ice. Half step gearing is awesome for loaded touring.

People who friended this bike stinky pete, popparocks, toddwaddell, OZYMANDIAzzz, van, fastfixie, Nardone, Foxtrot, Sigback

road trip

what kind of journeys/distances have you taken this on?

road trip

what kind of journeys/distances have you taken this on?

But the question is:

What racks are you using? It looks like you've hybrid-ized two together on the front.

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