saw on your blog you are on the injured list right now so I figured
its a good time for a new submission to the gallery. Last year I
submitted my commuter bike a Planet X Kaffenback: http://www.cyclofiend.com/cx/2006/cx016-joemcmanus1206.html
was a bit too small, but I liked everything else about it.
the sucker that I am for cross' bikes and wanting to try out single
speed I picked up a Bianchi San Jose, put a pair of kenda klondike
studded tires on it and happily commuted on it all winter: http://www.cyclofiend.com/cx/2007/cx021-joemcmanus0107.html
spring came I took off the studs and the San Jose rode so much better
than the Kaffenback, fit better and had room for 32c tires and fenders.
So I sold both bikes and picked up a combo of both bikes.
Bianchi Castro Valley is a great commuter, from its 1x9 drivetrain
to its dyno hub. It has plenty of eyelets for racks and fenders,
in fact it comes stock with fenders that have more than enough room
for the 35c studded kenda klondike tires which are on it for the
rest of the Pittsburgh winter.
for a great site!