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Old 08-27-09, 12:07 PM
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It has a made in taiwan sticker on it! seriously, right below the trek logo on the front of the bike. i think i removed it last nite - i dont remember.

ROFLMAO Luditte!!! tonite im going to wrap the bike in caution tape and have two alternating/blinking yellow lights on it. how's that for dangerous/badass?

and im putting a 'keep back - 500 feet' sign on the rear of the bike.

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shOOK, you don't need to get a different kickstand, just cut off a little at a time from your kickstand, till it is the right length. make sure to make the cut parallel to the original though, so it actually makes good contact with the ground!

Nice bike, btw. Although, in my mind, that is a flat handled road bike, but maybe you just haven't had time to hybridize it yet
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Old 08-27-09, 12:19 PM
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LOL - i dont even have the tools to cut it... i may take my bike to a friends house to see what he can do......

as for the flat handled road bike - bingo - that's exactly what i wanted. i dont commute with it, nor do i shop with it, etc, so the way you see it is the way i'm keeping it - with the exception of a bike computer and a small pouch for my cellphone/keys. it's such a blast to go really fast and maintain a great view of whats in front of and around you.

as you see it, it's as hybridized as it's gonna get :-D
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Old 08-27-09, 12:20 PM
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ps - my bike is like a honda -

the more stickers that are on it, the faster it'll go!
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Old 08-27-09, 04:50 PM
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Not to upstage sh00K on his momentous day for bringing home the 7.7FX. Finally got motivated to show my new '09 TREK 7.6FX with new grips (Ergon GC3's), new saddle (Terry Liberator Y GEL) and a new CATEYE V2C. I wanted a rear mount wireless computer with cadence for eventually running on a trainer when the snow gets here. Sorry for some blurry pics. I am a lousy photographer.






This was my reading from last ride. I cue off maintaining a good cadence. Here the avg was 84 RPM. Total dist 23 miles avg speed 13.9. Nothing to brag about but with 3 weeks of riding under my belt, it felt pretty comfortable.


These have made a big difference for hand comfort.




This has helped as well along with some decent bike shorts.


This damper and the blue paint was the main reason I decided to move up to a 7.6. I wanted skinnier tires, higher pressure rating and I think this equalizes those out to give a smooth ride. I will say after riding my wife's 7.5 FX with the wider, lower pressure tires, the rides are about equal.




Not bike related, but this is my other hobby a.k.a "Addiction"
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Old 08-27-09, 06:31 PM
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I'm intrigued by those new Ergon grips. Too bad they cost a fortune - but probably worth it. I have the ones with the shorter 'horns' and they are great as well. Very nice machine you got there!
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Old 08-27-09, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MorganRaider View Post
... with new grips (Ergon GC3's)....
These have made a big difference for hand comfort.
I have a pair of these on order from my LBS - I was wondering if a bar-end mirror can be mounted through them, or if I have to find something else?
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You will likely need to find something else. I have a mirror attached to my helmet, which works quite well. You might consider that as an option. Mine is made by Cycle Aware:

http://www.cycleaware.com/index.php?...adhq1epvg0cbe3

These have been re-designed from the old one's that were rather flimsy according to some. They stay put and can easily be moved out of the way when you don't need it.
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Old 08-27-09, 08:56 PM
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morgan - LOL @ 'not to upstage sh00k' -- dude your ride is really slick. i dig the bar ends... i may pickup a set of those. really clean looking 7.6!
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Old 08-27-09, 09:30 PM
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Morgan, what sort of a camera do you shoot with? In some of the shots your cam is focusing on the background etc. If it's a DSLR you can monkey with the focus, dynamic, closest subject etc. I still think I'm a crappy photographer, too, but you can get better with practice.

ETA: Beautiful steed, btw
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Old 08-27-09, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by droobieinop View Post
I mentioned the scotts as a similarly no longer made product.

The add on things that I'm thinking of clamped on like newer aero bars that curved into each other in an oval shape.
For anyone that cares, I may have been wrong in the Cinelli Spinaci no longer being made. I found a link to an online sales and to Cinelli history.
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Old 08-27-09, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy Bosma View Post
I have a pair of these on order from my LBS - I was wondering if a bar-end mirror can be mounted through them, or if I have to find something else?
That's my question as well. i love those barend
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Old 08-27-09, 10:05 PM
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Bikes fall over less often when they don't have a kickstand. Just saying.
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Old 08-28-09, 05:53 AM
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Old 08-28-09, 08:59 AM
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My Gary Fisher Cronus



It's pretty much stock, aside from the Ergon grips and the saddle and seatpost which replaced the stolen Bontrager pieces. I'd like to upgrade the front brake to an Avid BB7 as I'm not terribly impressed with the BB5 disc brakes that are currently on there. I should get some full fenders one of these days.
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Old 08-28-09, 03:12 PM
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The UAB (Urban Assault Bike)

This is my Cannondale H300 hybrid, dubbed "The UAB" for "Urban Assault Bike". My friends in D.C. gave it that name cuz everything but the rims were matte black. It's changed over it's 13 year life but it's still mostly black and a sweet ride. Fast and lightweight, gears change quietly and almost seemlessly. Who knew the Shimano Alivio groupo would last so long?? The bike is all original except for the handlebar stem (Girvin Flexsystem), the generic bar-ends and the tires, which were just replaced today! Unless the frame breaks I plan on keeping this as my daily ride for the rest of my life. Long may I live!

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Old 08-28-09, 03:13 PM
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Oh yeah, the original pedals where immediately replaced with SPD type clipless.
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Old 08-28-09, 03:29 PM
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Hey Madcapsule, nice bike, may i ask how did it classified as a hybrid? Are those 26'' tires?
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Old 08-28-09, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
Morgan, what sort of a camera do you shoot with? In some of the shots your cam is focusing on the background etc. If it's a DSLR you can monkey with the focus, dynamic, closest subject etc. I still think I'm a crappy photographer, too, but you can get better with practice.

ETA: Beautiful steed, btw
- Thanks !

I have a Fuji E510 Fine Pix camera. It's not a DSLR. I think I need practice and a tripod. I did lay the camera on a chair arm to take some of the overall bike shots. I see what you mean about the different objects being in and out of focus within the same picture.
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Old 08-28-09, 08:24 PM
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240GL: What kind of bike do you have?

240GL, you're bike looks pretty kewl. I'm interested in knowing what it is and, particularly, what kind
of handlebar grips those are. Any other particulars you'd care to share would be appreciated as well.

Pedal on!!

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My Hybrid

This is my Trek 7200. I ride mostly on the rail trail.
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Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn View Post
Hey Madcapsule, nice bike, may i ask how did it classified as a hybrid? Are those 26'' tires?
Thanks. Yes, the wheels are 26" with 2.2" wide Bontrager Hank slicks. It's listed on the Fisher site under their Urban bikes line.
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I want to see the rest of the bike.
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Originally Posted by MadCapsule View Post
Thanks. Yes, the wheels are 26" with 2.2" wide Bontrager Hank slicks. It's listed on the Fisher site under their Urban bikes line.
Looked like a mtb with balloon tires to me. Only after reading this reply, did I go back and notice the single chain ring and the rigid fork which looks like a suspension fork on first view.

Reminiscent of the Bontrager Switchblade, a highly regarded fork from the pre-Rock Shox days. OK, a little Googling reveals those are Bonty Switchblades! On the other hand, I can not seem to verify that they were called Switchblades when they came out (according to below link) in 1987 (or '88?), but the Tange Switchblades, which came out a few years later are pictured here. I believe Keith Bontager licensed Tange to use his design.

http://www.mombat.org/Timeline.htm

Anyway, very cool bike. Needless to say, the original Switchblades weren't carbon.
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My latest acquisition, purchased for the grand sum of $35 bucks, a Minelli Mt. Echo. It is in fact a mountain bike, circa 90's I'm guessing, but could be considered a "hybrid" from what I've learned here, as I replaced the flat bars with riser bars, fitted the wheels with city tires, fitted fenders on the bike, installed a comfort saddle, and fitted the bar ends in a way to simulate "North Road" cruiser-style bars, when that kind of ride is more desired (though the bars are much twitchier in this mode, and you lose fast access to the brakes). I find the bike exteremely comfortable to sit in and ride, somehow despite the hunched over position. It feels like I could do hundred kilometre tours with it without undue fatigue or pain (apart from the palms, due to the position of the bars, unless I wore cycling gloves).

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