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I ride to my office on a Cannondale Prophet from time to time. It's not bad since I can take a few fun detours along the way.. If you want to have a good FS and don't want to wear out the tires and stuff on it, just go to a yard sale and grab an old road bike to commute with, which is what I normally use.
 

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tracerprix said:
I am thinking of upgrading from my Rockhopper to a full suspension. I commute to work with my HT but how would it be on a FS? Thanks!

Mike
I commute everyday on an FS bike.....winter summer....works just fine thanks...

This year I bought another wheelset, I swtich from knobbies to slicks in 5 minutes now.
 

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tracerprix said:
Thats not a bad idea, but I was hoping to not have 2 bikes, it would upset the wife! My commute is 4 miles each way.
I see a problem here and is not having 2 bikes nor commuting 4 miles each way!

J/K

As others said, you can do it...It would be nice to have a full time commuter though...I converted my Trek 4500 into a full rigid commuter and I love it, but the wife is into biking :p ....she even let me put our three bikes on the living room! ( as much as she likes riding, that wasn't an easy decision for her :lol:)
 

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I wonder if I should make my RockHopper my commuter. But I wanted to trade it in so I am not dumping as much money into a new bike. I hate having to keep switching my seat post over (I have a rack mounted to my seat post) and whatever else I have to switch over. But then I am spending twice as much on 2 bikes instead of one!!!!!!!!!
 

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:lol: well...give her two months then play "the geometry of this bike is not for road use, my back hurts" and see what happens...if that doesn't work buy the set of wheels!

Ohhh and you still have the Foldie card! :lol:
 

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martinsillo said:
:lol: well...give her two months then play "the geometry of this bike is not for road use, my back hurts" and see what happens...if that doesn't work buy the set of wheels!

Ohhh and you still have the Foldie card! :lol:
The "my back hurts" card won't do ****. MAYBE you could pull off the "it isn't safe on the road..."???
 

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Hm, I remember when my wife got all upset about me buying another bike without her consent.

I let her rant and get all upset and I apologized.

But in the end, I told her very firmly that I bought it with money I saved up. And it's not like I went gambling or went on a drinking binge or cheated with another woman.

I bought a bicycle!

A hobby to keep me sane and stay in shape.
 

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umarth said:
After reading this thread, I'm calling off my wedding.
Smart man! j/k. I went through all of this with the wife. The secret is figuring out how make her as big of a bike addict as you!
 

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tracerprix said:
The wife said NO to two bikes, WTF!!!!!

I guess a FS with another wheel set for road tires
You could probably get a half-decent used commuter for less than the price of a new (or even used) wheelset.
 

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tracerprix said:
Thats not a bad idea, but I was hoping to not have 2 bikes, it would upset the wife! My commute is 4 miles each way.
Oh Lordy, Lord! Cannot upset the wife with you having 2 bikes! :D

Seriously, the deeper I get into biking the more I want a different bike for different applications...yes one can do much on just one bike, but it is just as easy to have a commuter, a road bike, a mtb etc..

One guy I ride with has a Trek Madone and one of Treks FS mountain bikes. On the FS he has 2 wheel sets. One that was meant for the bike with knobbies and one with 100 psi slicks for road riding. He rides that one most often on our local bike shops Thursday night 15k. And since the roads in the county suck buckets, he has the most comfy ride and matches anyone's speeds.

Maybe you should look into the option of a second wheel set on the FS. Hellova lot cheaper than a 2nd bike....and I am not the first to mention it.
 

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traffic002 said:
Hm, I remember when my wife got all upset about me buying another bike without her consent.

I let her rant and get all upset and I apologized.

But in the end, I told her very firmly that I bought it with money I saved up. And it's not like I went gambling or went on a drinking binge or cheated with another woman.

I bought a bicycle!

A hobby to keep me sane and stay in shape.
I like that, that's a good one
 
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