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    Do you get the impression that most of the hybrid riders have never used their vehicles for transportation? It does seem that way sometimes, but you can commute and still post in Hybrids. I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Do you get the impression that most of the hybrid riders have never used their vehicles for transportation? It does seem that way sometimes, but you can commute and still post in Hybrids. I do.
    I commute on all of my bikes. Two of them were marketed as hybrids, and another is a "hybridized" mountain bike.

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    I think if I began commuting on my bike, I wouldn't find it as relaxing. My cycling is definitely recreational. Sure, I treat it as a lifestyle in regards to how much I ride(about 150 miles a week), but I ride simply as a means of escaping reality for the few hours I'm on it every night. I did think about using it as a means of transportation to get to work this summer because of gas prices, but my boss wouldn't let me keep it inside. There's no where outside to safely lock it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
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    I am an amature advanced photographer but sadly i haven't took much pics of my own bike.Keep up the good work giantcfr1.
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    My crosstrail

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    Just fininshed it. Got the fork off ebay, changed the tires and handle bar to a straight and bought drop bar ends. Rides great!

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    My 2011 Specialized Sirrus Elite, with upgraded chainset, pedals, front mech, cassette, shifters/levers, handlebar and a nice black and white bell!






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    Single-speed hybrid


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    That doesn't look very single speed to me there with the triple crank and the weirdly shaped derailleur in the back.
    What's the story here?

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    Chain shorten to fit the correct sprockets he wants,any more guesses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejschultz View Post
    I think if I began commuting on my bike, I wouldn't find it as relaxing. My cycling is definitely recreational. Sure, I treat it as a lifestyle in regards to how much I ride(about 150 miles a week), but I ride simply as a means of escaping reality for the few hours I'm on it every night. I did think about using it as a means of transportation to get to work this summer because of gas prices, but my boss wouldn't let me keep it inside. There's no where outside to safely lock it up.
    Where there's a will there's a way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    I liked the orange bridge. Yes, AlphaDogg,orange.....bridge to a shrine.

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    Back a little ahhhh, that's better.
    Love the bike! How/where do you get those red dots on your rims? I'm sure they are reflective. I would love to get some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangechair27 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    That doesn't look very single speed to me there with the triple crank and the weirdly shaped derailleur in the back.
    What's the story here?
    Quote Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn View Post
    Chain shorten to fit the correct sprockets he wants,any more guesses?
    My guess is that the FD has been disabled, a chain tensioner installed in place of the RD, and the chain shortened to run from the middle front sprocket to the rear cog. Cheap and effective... well done!
    Gettin' my Fred on.

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    Wouldn't it be easier just to avoid shifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Dave View Post
    Love the bike! How/where do you get those red dots on your rims? I'm sure they are reflective. I would love to get some.
    Thankyou. The dots are easy to source but time consuming I just got a roll of reflective tape and a paper hole-puncher and away I went. Do it over a few rainy days and one wheel at a time or in sections. Then it's not so boring. I also found doing the hole punching watching TV etc is good and then when you have about 64, do one line / circumference on one wheel lined up with the spokes (if you have 32 spokes). Stand back, have a look and work out your next move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    That doesn't look very single speed to me there with the triple crank and the weirdly shaped derailleur in the back.
    What's the story here?
    It's not a deraileur. It's to tension the chain on a frame designed for a deraileur. That way you have no slack on the chain. My guess is that the front chain rings are left on maybe until he gets a s/s specific front chain ring. (???)

    edit...whooops, irclean already answered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier just to avoid shifting?

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    Did that huge tree branch bugger your last one, or was it from wearing. I'd go with the branch story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Thankyou. The dots are easy to source but time consuming I just got a roll of reflective tape and a paper hole-puncher and away I went. Do it over a few rainy days and one wheel at a time or in sections. Then it's not so boring. I also found doing the hole punching watching TV etc is good and then when you have about 64, do one line / circumference on one wheel lined up with the spokes (if you have 32 spokes). Stand back, have a look and work out your next move.
    Thank you very much! i just found my next project.
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    Rode hard and (I was) put away wet. Was late to a Habitat for Humanity meeting so I grabbed the hybrid and rode like mad. Got to the meeting just a couple minutes after the start time (but before they actually started), averaging almost 18 mph, even counting time stopped at traffic lights and stuff. A good spirited ride home. It's not as hot as it's been; in fact it almost felt "cool" at 95*F. But once I stepped inside I was sweating like a pig for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    My guess is that the FD has been disabled, a chain tensioner installed in place of the RD, and the chain shortened to run from the middle front sprocket to the rear cog. Cheap and effective... well done!
    I see ... thanks for clearing that up.
    I've never understood the concept of wanting no gears so I didn't know these things existed even.

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    there's a chain tensioner in the back due to the vertical drop on this Gary Fisher. The front derailleur is on just to line the chain...I would have removed two of the front rings, but there are sprockets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp00ny View Post
    My 2011 Specialized Sirrus Elite, with upgraded chainset, pedals, front mech, cassette, shifters/levers, handlebar and a nice black and white bell!





    I love the black and white. It reminds me of Two Tone. I used to listen to Specials, Selecter, Madness and I still do on occasion.

    I'm guessing you're English because you say mech and chainset.
    I'm working with a black, white and blue palette. Latest additions, black and white saddle with white and silver rails, white non-quick release seatpost collar, black tires with white and blue logos.


    Apologies for the red pedal springs. These pedals cost $19.95 and they didn't last very long. I can move them side to side at least 5mm. I am thinking about replacing with these black and white ones.
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    ^ Why are you using your Marin so much? What about your black hybrid with those xyz barends? I'd kill for those barends.. Well maybe not kill, but you get the point .
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    I'm afraid to clamp the trailer hitch to carbon stays. That bike is my "club ride" bike and I don't belong to a club.

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    No I mean the black bike with a threaded headset, riser stem... I think it's a C&V?
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    ^ Oops I meant your green Cannondale.
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    Weird spell/word check. "***" is "***". I'll never understand this computer. Andy.

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