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Bob Brown Commuter

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Bob Brown Cycles

40cm Nitto RB-019 on Thompson Elite X2

BBC with Cane Creek Solos, 1" threadless

36h Velocity Dyad 700C, Wheelsmith 14/15g, Schmidt SON

36h Velocity Dyad 700C, Wheelsmith 14/15g, Phil Wood fixed/fixed

165mm Sugino 75 on Phil Wood BB

Brooks Swift on a Nitto Crystal Fellow

Eggbeaters / MKS Sylvan Track w/ clips, 1/8" KMC

Sugino Zen 47t chainwheel x Phil Wood 18t cog = 70.5 gear inches; x22t = 58" winter

Horizontal dropouts; S&S couplers; BBC chainguard; Panaracer Pasela 700x32C Kevlar tires, Nokia Hakapelitta W106 700x35C winter; wheels by Jim Thill at Hiawatha Cyclery; hammered Honjo fenders, SKS winter; Paul Crosstop brake lever mounted on right hand and squeezing a Paul touring canti with Kool-Stop MTB, dual compound pads; Inoled 20+ headlight; Busch & Muller 4D taillight; Nitto Campee rear rack; Andrews King SS cage.

Thanks, Bob!

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i think

this might be my favorite bike on here...


Good choice... Unibroue makes excellent beers.

I've had:
Fin Du Mond
Trois Pistoles

and they were all delicious :)

-I may not plan for shit... but I'm prepared for anything!


love the corks in the bar ends!
im totally gonna copy you.

Wow, that is fantastic! Bob

Wow, that is fantastic! Bob Brown bikes never fail to appeal to me - he's a master of beautiful, useful bikes.

the details

i'm loving the couplings and the chainguard too!

I can personally do without bolted on lights & reflectors but that's just me - I like the clean look without em. Is the rack supposed to be level or not? Sorry bout nit picking. Only cuz it's such an exquisite ride. How much?

Looks like an East River Road bench...near St. Anthony Main?

Oh - cost

Well, it was more than a Rambouillet but less than I got for my '96 GS-R when I really committed to bicycle commuting two years ago and sold it. :)

form follows function

Reflectors? Why I oughta... I'd like to figure something more aesthetically pleasing for the headlight but it'll never be removed - I need me lights! It should also be lower but this was where it is for now.

Yes, smart-ass, the rack is supposed to be level! ;) And, in fact, it is - now. I'm also back to Eggbeaters as of about a week ago. I'll take a new pic after I make a few more tweaks - and tape the bars!

As for the bench - it's at the top of the hill on Ridgway Pky across from Hillside Cemetery in NE Minneapolis.


If I rode that to work I'd blow right by and keep on going.

are you using a shim for the

are you using a shim for the bars? i love the hammered fenders, and the s&s.


Yep. It's from Thompson and made of black plastic.


It's a real beauty! I read your blog, so just wanted to give a shout out to you on your lucky new aquisition. I adore the fenders too, I am seriously considering them for my next purchase in place of the boring black ones everyone seems to offer.

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