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YiPsan town bike
  • Stian Pollestad

    I am both. Commuting to and from work om my 12 y old hybrid, sometimes om my retro bike from 1971. Doing training and races om my Scott road bike. Enjoying them both.

  • Allez Rouleur

    Very nice bike! I ride to work daily and I’m also an avid roadie and cross rider. I truly wish more road racer folks would use bikes for more than just fitness/riding fast. I know many roadies who’ll ride for seven hours on the weekend, but wouldn’t dream of bike commuting. Why not?

    • James Huang

      That’s a question I ask myself almost every day.

      • Allez Rouleur

        James, I know there is no easy answer. But I honestly think it’s something we need to work towards as a cycling community in the U.S. Every bit helps, from traffic congestion to pollution. I’ll see old folks puttering along on a 30 year old bike, but I know guys in peak form who wouldn’t dare use a bike for transportation. Along with infrastructure, would really like to work on ways to get avid cyclists to also commute. I don’t have the answer, but I hope for some. At this point, for me, no matter what the weather conditions are, I’d rather not use a car. Thankfully, I’m able to get around on mostly safe roads and ride to work, the grocery, for fun, etc. I know many people lack decent roads and are too scared to get out there on a bike, which is a big shame. Cycling shouldn’t mean taking your life in your hands.

      • winkybiker

        I know, right? On a related note, I enjoy my cycle commuting so much, I experience cognitive dissonance when I observe that few people seem to agree with me. It is by far the best option for commutes between 3km and about 50km.

  • winkybiker

    Nice. I love utility cycling. My utility cycling is currently restricted to my commute, but I have dreams for our family to become less car-dependent. We live in a hilly ‘hood so electric assist might be in our future.

  • Allez Rouleur

    I haven’t driven a car at all since 2002. Lately had to drive to drop my newborn son with our sitter. In three weeks we’re getting a nanny who’ll come to our house. Oh boy, back to car free life! Cannot wait!

  • Avuncular

    Full of nice touches and eminently practical. What tubing was used?

    • James Huang

      I don’t know, but I may be able to find out from Renold. My suspicion is that it isn’t anything particularly special, though.

      • Avuncular

        Ok thanks. Renolds tubing perhaps. ;)

  • Cyco

    Gorgeous, Only things I’d do differently are a chain guard, and hydro discs – but the brakes are being really picky

  • Ashok Captain

    JH and CT, please keep featuring bikes like these (as well as the super-drool machines). Are those Wheelsmith spokes? Point to be noted – the bike does have Avid/ SRAM brake levers and discs!

    • Wily_Quixote

      The brakes levers look identical to those from my 1996 mongoose MTB, now pressed for service on my steel commuter. I suspect that there is a shed somewhere in SRAM’s factory full of them.
      Lucky she didn’t have avid elixir hydro brakes fitted. There’d be no need for that bell – let’s leave it at that.

      • Ashok Captain

        : D!!

  • Simply gorgeous! Please keep posting this kind of stuff. We need more people to be aware of the fact that most cycling in this world is done in your regular clothes. And rightly so!

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