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Old 08-11-09, 11:47 PM   #76
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Awesome! Thanks for looking into it Sixty Fiver.

btw: I sent you a PM.
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Moving to General Cycling...
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I think that worked... and I'll even work up a little spit and stick this thread so it doesn't get lost.
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I still don't see all this hostility towards hybrids aside that which comes from an already identified small segments of the BF community, many of which probably have a cruiser stashed away in their garage that they really like but would not be caught dead on.

What is not to like about bikes that can do it all ?
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I suspect it would look like all the other forums on the site, with the exception that people are talking about hybrid bikes, brands, models, components, concerns, etc.

Since this discussion is in a rather obscure section of the site, perhaps it should be moved to the General Cycling Discussion section where more hybrid riders could see it and comment/vote?
I think the fact that the thread had life in a bit of an obscure part of the board says volumes in itself. I am grateful to see it become more visible for the purpose of voting though.

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Nice move, 65. Thank you! (or whoever all was involved)

WCoastPeddler: The move was made. You and I both suggested this - welcome to the likely beginnings of a new Hybrid Forum.

RespectTheWheel: Welcome to the forums! You're here just in time to (hopefully) see one started.

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Old 08-12-09, 05:18 AM   #83
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I'm a lurker. This is my first post and I would welcome a hybrid sub-forum. One of the bikes I own is a hybrid. As has been said before: the opportunity to to ask questions, relay experiences and make suggestions in an environment where the bike one rides is not considered "less than" would simply be very good.
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Well, my current and favourite ever bike is a 26 inch wheel drop handle based on an MTB frame... so I have no idea what faction I'm supposed to adhere to. But I think that if the hybrid riders want a place where they can free of the opinions of the ruder and stupider (and probably slower) sort of road bike owner then they should have it. I love a good road bike myself, but there is something about them seems to attract idiots who need to validate themselves by explaining why the rest of the world needs a road bike too - often for a six mile commute over bad roads.
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hybrids = comfortable upright position of mountain bikes + the speed of roadbikes. these are perfect commuter bikes, and since the commuter movement is growing significantly in numbers,
This is another reason a hybrid forum is needed: there should be an appropriate place to have stickies and faqs to deal with misconceptions like the above. A hybrid that approaches road bike speeds ***won't*** have that "comfortable upright position" (nor will an aggressive xc mtb). The top tube and stem will stretch the rider out to make him while aero using flat bars.
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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Pretty please!
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I still don't see all this hostility towards hybrids aside that which comes from an already identified small segments of the BF community, many of which probably have a cruiser stashed away in their garage that they really like but would not be caught dead on.

What is not to like about bikes that can do it all ?
Remember sixty, they are not all like you. Sadly.

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Old 08-12-09, 08:01 AM   #88
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I think we have a solution without creating more forums on the page.
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Well that kind of derailed it, I guess it is a done deal
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Yay! They sort of caved.....
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Develop the interest further, Panther, and I'll do what we did with Clydesdale's. We'll split Hybrids out into their own forum. This is but a stepping stone on the path.
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Develop the interest further, Panther, and I'll do what we did with Clydesdale's. We'll split Hybrids out into their own forum. This is but a stepping stone on the path.
It makes perfect sense to me, I am a big believer in the process. I was kinda excited to see the results of the poll
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Develop the interest further, Panther, and I'll do what we did with Clydesdale's. We'll split Hybrids out into their own forum. This is but a stepping stone on the path.
You got a deal. Onwards, troops!
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I don't like Hybrids, but I'm very happy they exist for others who like them. I wish you would combine Hybrids with the Recreation forum. I'd bet there are a lot of roadies, mtn bikers, touring cyclists, ... who like the General forum, but don't want to have to 'filter' thru all the Hybrid threads, myself included. It seems to me like Recreation riding and Hybrids fit well together.
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I don't like Hybrids, but I'm very happy they exist for others who like them. I wish you would combine Hybrids with the Recreation forum. I'd bet there are a lot of roadies, mtn bikers, touring cyclists, ... who like the General forum, but don't want to have to 'filter' thru all the Hybrid threads, myself included. It seems to me like Recreation riding and Hybrids fit well together.
Sounds sensible to me. I suppose that what I call my MTB could be considered by some to be a hybrid. I don't hang out much in General Cycling, but I would have thought hybrid is a subset of either General, or Recreational cycling. I'll continue to call my Trek 830 a MTB though.
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I don't like Hybrids, but I'm very happy they exist for others who like them. I wish you would combine Hybrids with the Recreation forum. I'd bet there are a lot of roadies, mtn bikers, touring cyclists, ... who like the General forum, but don't want to have to 'filter' thru all the Hybrid threads, myself included. It seems to me like Recreation riding and Hybrids fit well together.
I'd prefer this solution as well.
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The idea is for this to be a temporary fix. As interest grows, the Hybrid portion will be split off and become it's own. Then you get your General forum back. So supporting the Hybrid forum will get your wish accomplished sooner. This is simply a maturation-process.

We want the same things you do. Please support us rather than cast hairy eyeballs at us. That only delays matters.
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I think that because a hybrid is a general purpose bicycle that a forum dedicated to such should be contained within the General Cycling forum.
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It is kinda like what civil-unions are to gay marriage, It is almost what we wanted but comes up kinda short. Don't get me wrong as I am great full. When I started the thread I expected nothing to happen. It had more support than I thought it would have.



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Interesting. generally bikes are ridden on roads so a lot of what should be in general cycling is in the road
biking forum which should be for race or training. Going fast on fast bikes, that's road cycling to me.

I agree with Bokes, that hybrids would fit more in recreation than general cycling, but I also agree with 65er, that hybrids are general purpose. You won't win a race on one, but mine can go fast (road wheels) and carry a big load, but not both at the same time.
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