I love your web site and the photos gave me lots of ideas for setting up my commuter bike.

My frame is a De Bernardi SL that had hung in a bike shop for many years and never built up before I bought it. My original intent was to build it as a fixed gear, but I decided instead to make it my commuter bike. It's done well despite the racing geometry with short chain stays, steep angles and lack of eyelets and braze-ons for racks and fenders. The Barley seatbag easily holds all the food and gear I need for commuting. My total investment in the bike is about $1,000 and it easily paid for itself commuting 3-4 days/week.

Group: Shimano Ultegra with Dura-Ace DT shifters.
Wheels: Mavic Open Pro w/ Ultegra hubs and Panaracer Pasela TG tires.
Saddle: Fizik Vitesse
Stem: Nitto Light: Fenix L2D Premium LED
Seatbag: Carradice Barley w/ Bagman rack



De Barnardi SL - side view

De Barnardi SL - rear quarter view

De Barnardi SL - saddle and bag detail





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