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Old 10-25-11, 03:28 AM   #3101
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[QUOTE=justfitme;13409193]My wife's MTB went from MTB into my wife's second Hybrid, then in 10 minutes it went into my 7.5 y.o. daughter's..first real bike.


Love the gumwalls, ordered some myself.
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Old 10-25-11, 03:38 AM   #3102
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My trusty steed of 3 weeks

2011 Specialized Crosstrail XXL

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Old 10-25-11, 07:19 AM   #3103
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Fantastic. How's the stem length?
I got a very short stem with riser bar for my wife because she prefers a more upright pos.
If your daughter needs this combo, I can recommend this stem. It's perfect. (Tioga)

Yeah! This stem would complement that bike - the current is 80mm and I would make it shorter for my little one. Thank you.
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Old 10-25-11, 01:24 PM   #3104
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2009 Specialized Sirrus =D
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Old 10-25-11, 05:48 PM   #3105
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My trusty steed of 3 weeks

2011 Specialized Crosstrail XXL
Nice, I have a 2010 Crosstrail. Love the bike. It's so versatile. One wish though, would be that it was lighter.
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Old 10-25-11, 07:55 PM   #3106
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My trusty steed of 3 weeks

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Fantastic bike!
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Old 10-25-11, 08:37 PM   #3107
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I need new cables. What color do you guys think would look best on my bike? I was thinking maybe some white. I'll see what colors the bike shops around me have.

This is my bike:
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Old 10-25-11, 11:14 PM   #3108
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I need new cables. What color do you guys think would look best on my bike? I was thinking maybe some white. I'll see what colors the bike shops around me have...
Blue would look ok too.
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Old 10-26-11, 02:35 AM   #3109
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Yeah it's pretty weighty! I have an XXL which is just like a small horse!
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Old 10-26-11, 07:05 AM   #3110
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Blue would look ok too.
I was thinking about blue or green, but I don't think any lbs's aroundd would have it. I'll go with white. I'll try to get it tonight (though it's snowing and I can't ride to the shop and I'll need a parent to drive me there.)
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Old 10-26-11, 12:22 PM   #3111
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Night riding with my buddy...

Specialized Crosstrail 2010 and 2011
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Old 10-26-11, 12:33 PM   #3112
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Specialized Crosstrail 2010 and 2011
Your sig is good motivation for me, I have a 2011 crosstrail as well. Nice to know those distances are possible
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Old 10-26-11, 12:39 PM   #3113
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My version of a hybrid:





Motobecane Gran Turismo with Brooks B.17 saddle, Nitto B352aa bars, Ergon GP1 Bio Cork Grips, Topeak rack and bag, Shimano Deore controls.

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Old 10-26-11, 01:54 PM   #3114
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^^ That's hawt.
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Nicely put together.
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Old 10-26-11, 06:21 PM   #3116
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All the LBS had in white cable housing was brake cable housing. So I bought that, two new inner cables, and a new brake noodle for the front V-brake (the old one was destroyed). There is a lot of friction in the rear brake. I am 99% sure it is at the noodle, so I am going to buy a new noodle for the rear brake and be done with it. I just ordered some white Jagwire shift cable housing on ebay and should have it within 2 days of halloween. Once I receive it, I will take it to the LBS to be cut down so I can install it on my bike.

Here is the cable setup as it is right now:




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Old 10-26-11, 06:39 PM   #3117
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I've always used a Dremel to cut through the housing. I'd imagine some real nice wire cutters should work too.
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Old 10-26-11, 06:51 PM   #3118
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I've always used a Dremel to cut through the housing. I'd imagine some real nice wire cutters should work too.
I don't have a dremel, and my only wire cutters are 30+ years old. They struggled to cut off the excess (inner) brake cable.
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Old 10-26-11, 09:35 PM   #3119
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I don't have a dremel, and my only wire cutters are 30+ years old. They struggled to cut off the excess (inner) brake cable.
That's a pity because it's such an easy swap.
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Old 10-27-11, 04:31 AM   #3120
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Fantastic bike!
another crosstrail xxl owner here. love mine.
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Old 10-27-11, 08:46 AM   #3121
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Motobecane Gran Turismo with Nitto B352aa bars, Ergon GP1 Bio Cork Grips, Shimano Deore controls.
Not my every day style but I like it very much. It looks better with mustache than with drop bars.

Did you ever try to find out the weight? - I'm always curiois with Cro-mo about weight.

P.S Brown Brooks saddle would complement those grips.

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Old 10-27-11, 09:09 AM   #3122
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Did you ever try to find out the weight? - I'm always curiois with Cro-mo about weight.
Haven't bothered to weigh it... not much different than stock. As a 60+ Clyde, I'm more interested in comfort and strength.

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P.S Brown Brooks saddle would complement those grips.
With Brooks B-17 saddle, Topeak rack and bag.


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Old 10-27-11, 08:19 PM   #3123
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I felt like taking a pic so here's my 2010 Utopia between my bed and wall, where I keep it.

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Old 10-27-11, 10:16 PM   #3124
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If you're going to be working on bikes just get a cable cutter. They aren't all that expensive and work well. I used to hacksaw them and then grind the end square with a grinder. Know I just grab my trusty Park tool cable cutter and in one snip I am done.
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Old 10-28-11, 12:23 AM   #3125
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Your sig is good motivation for me, I have a 2011 crosstrail as well. Nice to know those distances are possible
In 6 months only :-) I also replaced pedals, grips, seatpost, tires, rims, partially brakes and cassette. Original chain lasted over 2000 miles - T9 chain lube used on it, and I'm ready to replace rusting handlebars... I also got 6 flats and I was flying down the MI hill at 80 mph, plus I lost 40 pounds... According to my Garmin, I burned over 300.000 calories and elevation gain was almost 40.000 ft.
Bad thing is that winter is here already - first frost and around 30 F right now. It's time to lube the chain in my mountain bike to get it ready for winter rides.
I would ride more often and longer distances if not my terrible sciatic nerve pain since I broke my back 3 years ago.
Take care of your backs guys! ;-)

BTW...should we create Crosstrail topic ?

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