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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post


    But once I stepped inside I was sweating like a pig for a while.
    I hate that! Always happens to me on my commute into work. as soon as i get there, I lock my bike, then head into the walk-in cooler. Feels great!
    Un hombre, y un destino.

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    I've cleaned it up but haven't attempted yet to adjust the bottom bracket that got a little loose on the long ride I did a couple of weeks ago. The longhorn barends are on the other (silver) Marin.

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    I thought I'd post pictures of my hybrid from the day I bought it until today. You can see how it has transformed into my bike, rather than a bike that you can get off the shelf.

    At Sports Authority the day I bought it:





    How I stored it in my room until I realized how impractical that was.





    Addition of reflective sidewall tires and discarded Specialized MTB saddle:





    Addition of Forte oversized barends:





    Added WTB Rocket V saddle:






    Returned the WTB Rocker V saddle, got the barends at a good angle, and taped them with Bontrager gel cork tape:





    Added Serfas Seca 28mm tires and old toe clipped pedals, and flipped the stem:






    And finally, how it stands now, with reflective tape on the frame and rims, and a rack+panniers:

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    That's pretty cool to see it evolving.

    I have a Rocket V saddle. It's comfy but damn narrow. It works good for MTB use but I wouldn't want to put a lot of miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    ...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... I am thinking about replacing with these black and white ones.
    I think once you get those pedals (good choice by the way) we need the three (??) of your bikes featured together. Complete with beer front logos etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    .... You can see how it has transformed into my bike, rather than a bike that you can get off the shelf.
    You've come along way since the initial tyre mismatch banter, to having a great bike.

    Changing the set up to make it individual is fun and this is the same reason why I love my two main bikes so much.

    I whinged often about the bits and pieces breaking on the Cannondale over time, but after replacing the "junk" with "nice bits", now it's my bike, exactly how I want it. My Orbea though is different, because fortunately I was able to build it from scratch so it too is exactly how I want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    You've come along way since the initial tyre mismatch banter, to having a great bike.

    Changing the set up to make it individual is fun and this is the same reason why I love my two main bikes so much.

    I whinged often about the bits and pieces breaking on the Cannondale over time, but after replacing the "junk" with "nice bits", now it's my bike, exactly how I want it. My Orbea though is different, because fortunately I was able to build it from scratch so it too is exactly how I want it.
    Amen to that, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    I think once you get those pedals (good choice by the way) we need the three (??) of your bikes featured together. Complete with beer front logos etc.
    Me with my three bikes (circa 1986),

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    A more recent picture. In front of the House of Sweden, for our Swedish friend. "...A physical representation of Swedish values such as openness, transparency and democracy..."
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    It was decided to "hybridize" the rarely used MTB standing in my garage... To be a second hybrid for my wife, but it turned out to be the first hybrid and the first real bike for my 7 year old daughter.
    BTW - it is lighter by 5.5 lbs than her Trek MT220 with 24" wheels (I'm wondering what kind of iron they use to build the bikes for kids)



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    New saddle...Prologo Scratchsaddle2.jpgnew saddle.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by justfitme View Post
    It was decided to "hybridize" the rarely used MTB standing in my garage... To be a second hybrid for my wife, but it turned out to be the first hybrid and the first real bike for my 7 year old daughter.
    BTW - it is lighter by 5.5 lbs than her Trek MT220 with 24" wheels (I'm wondering what kind of iron they use to build the bikes for kids)



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    I like the geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justfitme View Post
    Best I don't show my daughter this bike. She is very unhappy she hasn't got an MTB / Hybrid.

    I know, mean father but I tried to persuade her last year to go that way (actually BMX) BUT she chose the 24" city bike option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahLZ View Post
    I like the geometry.
    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Best I don't show my daughter this bike. She is very unhappy she hasn't got an MTB / Hybrid.

    I know, mean father but I tried to persuade her last year to go that way (actually BMX) BUT she chose the 24" city bike option.
    Thank you,

    I just going to change couple of things - first the bar ends will go and may be I will try a low-riser (may be).. But bar ends she will not use for a year or so - the reach will be a little too long.
    The other thing - the saddle. Obviously it is not a kids saddle - Selle Royal came from my Bad Boy.
    But which one? - it is not like she complains but I'm sure because she does not know any better.

    Since many of us are fathers I would use some advice on the saddle for 7-10 y.o.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankWhite View Post
    New saddle...Prologo Scratchsaddle2.jpgnew saddle.jpg
    Looks beautiful on that bike. Good choice!
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    Red face Specialized 2011 Women's Roulux 1 Road Bike

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    I got it today and rode 6 miles from the bike shop to home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamongle View Post
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    I got it today and rode 6 miles from the bike shop to home.
    I am having a hard time understanding how the rear suspension works.

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    Pivotless suspension. See Moots YBB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Pivotless suspension. See Moots YBB.
    thanks, but it doesnt explain how.

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    The rear triangle is not rigid, allowing the chainstays to flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    The rear triangle is not rigid, allowing the chainstays to flex.
    you saying it is using the metal's flexibility for suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahLZ View Post
    you saying it is using the metal's flexibility for suspension?
    Many years ago I saw the same concept on KHS mountain bike - it called Softtail - the frame was steel and at the same point there was a "suspended" link...

    I'm not sure how much sense does it make but looks cool...
    I'm curious how this mustache handlebars feel?

    Looks like Specialized decided to overwhelm the user with unusual decisions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahLZ View Post
    you saying it is using the metal's flexibility for suspension?
    The suspension is controlled at the bumper. Perhaps better described in this case as dampening, although I don't know the technical definitions. I wouldn't say the metal's flexibility is used for suspension, more that it allows the dampening (suspension) to be effective. Maybe splitting hairs.

    It's a road bike, it doesn't move much, just an elastomer bumper to smooth the ride a little. Maybe closer to Zerts than YBB. The Moots actually has over an inch of travel. I may have wrong to suggest this bike had the same sort of "pivotless suspension" as the YBB, although both Moots and Specialized use that phrase to describe their designs.

    Hamongle, your Roulux is a great looking bike and it looks like a great riding bike too. Congrats! Do you have any idea about the amount of travel the bumpers actually provide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Me with my three bikes (circa 1986),

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    Not quite the shot nor bikes I was thinking about, but priceless never-the-less.

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    yeah, it doesnt make sense to me because metal gets fatique over time... anyway, your Roulux 1 is one nice looking bike.

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    Metal gets fatigue ... if it is strained over it's limit.
    As long as you keep it within it's limits ... depending on the exact alloy ... it's going to be fine and will make for an excellent suspension.
    The rubber bit makes sure the metal can't move further than it's supposed to go.
    Personally I can see a huge future for this sort of suspension.
    When done right it can really help and it doesn't add any weight to the bike.

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