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Old 12-14-09, 09:18 PM
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My Cannondale. New drive train. Replaced the asshachet Bontrager for a comfy SDG Comp saddle. The guy on the Moots looks jealous!

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From the archives (have been going through files)... my old commuter.

It's a Raleigh Criterium road bike that I built up with 26 inch wheels and an SA hub... I replaced with it with a Kuwahara Cascade that had a 3 speed conversion and passed both these bikes on to to other 3 speed loving commuters. Both are still working well and I see them from time to time in my travels.

This Raleigh and I covered some incredible miles together... I miss having a three speed bike but have one in the works.

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Old 12-15-09, 12:49 AM
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One of my favourite hybridized bikes... was great in the snow.

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This is my Raleigh SC-30. Its a 2003 bought it new and its been a good ride.
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Old 12-19-09, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
New drive train.
I'm wondering...You pull a trailer for a living so there could be no better person to ask. Since you have to htfu a little on the peddles when starting/stopping all the time, are there some particular drive trains you'd not recommend? My old trek was fine for a while, but has started changing gears without permission since I started pulling my groceries home this year. Maybe it's a coincidence...I'm no mechanic. I load that kiddie trailer down pretty good, but only for a mile and a half at a time. I'm going to be in the market for a replacement this spring is why I'm asking. Thanx...
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Old 12-20-09, 03:31 PM
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Actually I think you would get better advice posting a thread in the mechanics forum, that's what I do when I have a question. But I'm happy to share my ideas here, since you asked.

I feel like the chrome plated freewheels and chains are more durable and will perform better, for longer, than the plain ones. I tend to stick with what works, so I haven't explored all the various options, but my preference at this time is Sram cogs and chains (not the least expensive models, the chromed ones, as previously mentioned). I will not use a Shimano chain. It sounds like you may have a problem with your shifter or derailluer, typically a drivetrain replacement includes only chain and cogs, sometimes chainring(s).

There may be adjustments that will correct your phantom shifting, I'm not sure you need to replace anything. Chain on the other hand should be replaced before you notice a problem. You should get a chain wear measurement device and check it regularly.

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Old 12-20-09, 03:46 PM
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I have posted this bike before but I took a new picture and I'll be changing tires soon so I hope no one minds me posting it again today.
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Old 12-24-09, 02:16 PM
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I've finally figured how to post a pic. I consider this bike to be a hybrid,although Giant calls it a commuter.Its a Transend,just the plain model,most come with very heavy rack and fenders and some models have disc brakes,i added a very light rack for just one light pannier.. I have what i need on it,it has tourer bike length wheelbase,chainstays etc.rides like a dream. I really like that they are not a common sight,in fact only ever saw one on BF,none around this town that ive seen. Also like the unusual frame design.Only thing i wished is that it was steel,just my preference. Yes those are old school 25 yr old Suntour friction shifters on the bars,just my preference.Cat eye comp,MEC flat style pedals with pins, small bell,Kool Stop Salmons, Brooks Flyer.The Ergons are stock with bike. Similar components to cheaper Trek 7 FX bikes,but more stretched out which i like.Attachment 130062

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Old 12-24-09, 03:41 PM
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In my previous post #861 the pic. wouldnt enlarge when clicked on so will try again.
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Looks like a nice machine! Congratulations! And Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-25-09, 05:56 PM
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Looks like a nice machine! Congratulations! And Happy Holidays!
Thanks.A great Christmas to you and yours as well.
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Christmas Day N+1 is a hybrid style single speed. Behold, the Schwinn Cutter:

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Old 12-25-09, 08:31 PM
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I like the stealth color scheme and rear stand. macho ;-)
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Old 12-26-09, 12:07 PM
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I like the stealth color scheme and rear stand. macho ;-)
Same reason i was attracted to my Transend posted above yours.
Is that a steel bike and is it fairly light,like it?
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Old 12-26-09, 03:22 PM
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It's a steel bike, but not too light. Not bad, but not light. It'll be able to handle some abuse for sure.
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1991 Schwinn CrossCut ("CrossBike"/"Fitness Bike")

Great bike. Pedals easily up hills, and moves swiftly across level terrain. Fenders were from a white "cheapo" (never before had I seen a thing put together like this) German 28" 3-speed roadster that was brought back by an army officer who was stationed there. No repainting necessary, and modifying them to fit the CrossCut was a pretty simple task. Chrome moly frame and handlebars. Bike has 700c alloy rims. Bike originally sold for somewhere in the $400 range, which was a decent "chunk of change" in 1991. Works nicely as a flat bar touring bike/commuter.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Several of my mtb's have road tyres, touring geometry, and drop bars and by definition are also hybrids since they utilize multiple technologies.

From a marketing standpoint the term "hybrid" has a far narrower definition and most people associate hybrid with the types of bikes that have already been posted here.

Let me skew the demographic here...

My vintage Kuwahara mtb with road bars, road levers, road tyres, and a fixed drive.

Nice. Like a Surly Long Haul Trucker, but probably at a fraction of the price...and possibly even a better bike!
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Cross-post from foo (my bad)

Here is B bike when she was new-to-me and $0:


First trip to MEC:

New (cheap) tires
Gearing fixed
Cables replaced (I think)
Tune up
inner tubes changed (I think)
Fenders
Rear rack
lights
Drink cage

Today:



Handlebar grips replaced
bar ends installed
taped bar ends (I chose pink to match the ghey lettering on the bike, plus I'm a girl )
Bell installed
2nd drink cage installed
Handlebar adjusted a little higher

I've decided to rename the bike to Fun Bike. Way too much fun to ride now! Pink = fun
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Yes it is a converted mountain bike. And yes, much of it's roots is still mountain bike oriented. But it does not seem to fit anywhere in the biking community. So does this make it hybrid fodder or just a misfit?

I picked the bike up for $20.00 originally and swapped out most parts with leftover/spare parts from previous builds. I just swapped the rigid fork, narrow rims and 1.75" commuter tires for the suspension fork (for comfort), wide rims (to fit the tires) and 2.5" hookworms (slicks).

Great urban bike, so-so mountain bike, not even close to a road bike. So what do you think, can I get the secret hybrid handshake?

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Here's my hybrid (commuter). Just got it for Christmas from my wife It's a 2009 Marin Kentfield, and I LOVE IT!
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Yes it is a converted mountain bike. And yes, much of it's roots is still mountain bike oriented. But it does not seem to fit anywhere in the biking community. So does this make it hybrid fodder or just a misfit?

I picked the bike up for $20.00 originally and swapped out most parts with leftover/spare parts from previous builds. I just swapped the rigid fork, narrow rims and 1.75" commuter tires for the suspension fork (for comfort), wide rims (to fit the tires) and 2.5" hookworms (slicks).

Great urban bike, so-so mountain bike, not even close to a road bike. So what do you think, can I get the secret hybrid handshake?
Well there are some that seem to believe that IF it ain't got 700c tires it ain't a hybrid, Ah what do they know, if my "Frankenbrid" can be a hybrid, then why not yours!! WOW 2.5 wide slicks, that's some meat's forsure. I went the other way, from 1.95 knobby to 1.75 semi-slick (arrowhead patteren) for less rolling resistance but did "look" at 2.0 wide city slicks also! Welcome, but I haven't found that darn handshake yet either??
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Some crazy wave action that top tube eh? wow. Nice to get a bike for Xmas. I wish Santa brought me a road bike for xmas, oh well. Anyway, I would ditch that suspension seat post (judging from what I've read people tell people with suspension seat posts in the past.)

The ...whatever it is...sticking out the back is intriguing, too!
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Originally Posted by bidaci View Post
Yes it is a converted mountain bike. And yes, much of it's roots is still mountain bike oriented. But it does not seem to fit anywhere in the biking community. So does this make it hybrid fodder or just a misfit?

I picked the bike up for $20.00 originally and swapped out most parts with leftover/spare parts from previous builds. I just swapped the rigid fork, narrow rims and 1.75" commuter tires for the suspension fork (for comfort), wide rims (to fit the tires) and 2.5" hookworms (slicks).

Great urban bike, so-so mountain bike, not even close to a road bike. So what do you think, can I get the secret hybrid handshake?
Only thing I object to is the suspension fork, steals energy from you when you ride, unnecessary as well (unless the bike is aluminum or something?) I ride on some pot-holey as hell roads in this town, on my steel steeds, without anything suspension and I'm comfy.
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I like the stealth color scheme and rear stand. macho ;-)
Not so stealth anymore.... it came with several decal options and I decided to go with the classic look.



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Only thing I object to is the suspension fork, steals energy from you when you ride, unnecessary as well (unless the bike is aluminum or something?) I ride on some pot-holey as hell roads in this town, on my steel steeds, without anything suspension and I'm comfy.
It is aluminum. 7075 to be exact with bonded tubes. The fork is a Pslyo race air fork with lockout and adjustable sag that keeps it pretty stiff. The tires have so much volume I only run about 20 psi and I get most of my cush from those. My build thought was to make this as capable as possible in as many conditions as possible. I can get decent speed on the road with the slicks and flip off the fork lockout when there is an interesting trail to explore.

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Well there are some that seem to believe that IF it ain't got 700c tires it ain't a hybrid, Ah what do they know, if my "Frankenbrid" can be a hybrid, then why not yours!! WOW 2.5 wide slicks, that's some meat's forsure. I went the other way, from 1.95 knobby to 1.75 semi-slick (arrowhead patteren) for less rolling resistance but did "look" at 2.0 wide city slicks also! Welcome, but I haven't found that darn handshake yet either??
The tires roll pretty good for their size. The rotating mass is the key. They weigh almost 3 lbs a piece so nothing slows them down once they get going.
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