Commuter tranformation

Just took the next step in converting my mountain bike into a commuter. Added a Topeak Explorer rack. I can use the quick release basket from my single speed mixte on it. It’s kind of a tight fit under the saddle, but no biggie. Just rode it to the grocery store and back to pick up a few things and it worked well.

However, I really appreciate the step-through frame of the mixte now. If I were putting together a new commuter, or buying one, I would absolutely get a step through frame, like those offered by Breezer. Much easier to get on and off a fully loaded bike if you don’t have to lift one leg over the basket.