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Old 01-08-12, 08:18 AM   #3301
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This is very spooky. Until 20 minutes ago I had never heard of a Fidusa, but a guy linked one to my facebook page just then. I went to the web site and they have some hot bikes.
Yours looks great.

Now I've seen two in under half an hour.
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Old 01-08-12, 10:41 AM   #3302
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Thank you.This bike used to be a road bike.
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Old 01-08-12, 01:13 PM   #3303
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I decided this year I would do some winter riding. But I didn't especially want to take my nice bike out in the snow. And I didn't have money for a Mukluk. What to do?

Ah I have an idea!!! If we start with this...


plus

and a few other odds and ends I had laying around...

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I'm also building up some snowcats that I'll put my studded snows on. Don't beat me up too bad, that's all I could afford.

It's a little heavy, but for slushing around in the snow and the salt, I think it'll be fine!

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Old 01-08-12, 07:52 PM   #3304
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29'ers are cool, how much was the Mongoose? Did you already have the Specialized frame?
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Old 01-08-12, 09:45 PM   #3305
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Here's a picture showing the newest upgrades. I got some $5 ergonomic-style Forté grips to replace my old ones that were shedding dirty rubber on my gloves and some new white tape. The rubber that came from the grips got transferred to my gloves and then to the bar tape, consequently making it dirty. I also got some new gloves .

Thanks. I love what you did with your bar ends. i may have to get something similar for mine, the stock bar ends aren't very comfortable to hold.
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Old 01-09-12, 12:21 PM   #3306
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I just put the original Specialized grips over my bar ends for a much better feel instead of taping
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I just put the original Specialized grips over my bar ends for a much better feel instead of taping..
nice work
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Old 01-10-12, 05:00 PM   #3308
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Thanks. I love what you did with your bar ends. i may have to get something similar for mine, the stock bar ends aren't very comfortable to hold.
They are just standard L-bend barends. I got mine for $13 at the local Performance bike shop.
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Old 01-10-12, 06:50 PM   #3309
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I use these on my bar-ends. http://lizardskins.com/store/bar-end-grip-long
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Old 01-10-12, 07:50 PM   #3310
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Got new wheels for the touring/commuter bike which started out as a flatbar hybrid, but is now definitely more of a touring/commuter/cyclocross type of bike.
New Wheels which arrived today. (Williams Fuzion M1s)

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Wow, nice choices.
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Beautiful bike there
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Thanks. I agree, they really made the bike look complete. It's funny to think of all of the changes it went through..

I bought it on 07 looking stock of course.. It's an 06 (leftover)
In 07 it looked like this

08/09 It looked like this
(My first real tour)

And now it looks like this.
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Old 01-11-12, 01:22 PM   #3314
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You win. I use Lizardskins polymer bar tape on drop bars and it is awesome. Fantastic grip.
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Thanks guys! I can't stop looking at it, both in person and in picture. Feel like I'll be touring on my race bike.. (Almost)
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Congratulations on a fine looking converted and upgraded FCR-3. What are you running for a rear cassette and derailleur. I've got a 2009 FCR-3 that after a couple of years of riding stock am just beginning to convert for light trail riding.
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Congratulations on a fine looking converted and upgraded FCR-3. What are you running for a rear cassette and derailleur. I've got a 2009 FCR-3 that after a couple of years of riding stock am just beginning to convert for light trail riding.
I use a 12-28 8 spd Sora Cassette. Or you can use the SRAM PG850 (Basically the same thing) Setup with Sora Front AND Rear derailleurs. The gears in the back mixed with with 30/42/52 Crank really give it a Huge range of gears.
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Link to Specs :http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/m...ws#Description

It is a 2008 Model, but in MINT CONDITION. ( Really nice bike for the price )
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Got new wheels for the touring/commuter bike which started out as a flatbar hybrid, but is now definitely more of a touring/commuter/cyclocross type of bike.
New Wheels which arrived today. (Williams Fuzion M1s)

Really nice setup ! Richard : )
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Link to Specs :http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/m...ws#Description

It is a 2008 Model, but in MINT CONDITION. ( Really nice bike for the price )
G'day mate I really enjoy peoples great photos on this site but you've taken it to a new level. Great review and nice bike.
Also you've ether got a virus or its heaps cold there poor fella, over here it summer and the whole next week is the Tour Down Under. AWESOME.
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It is a 2008 Model, but in MINT CONDITION. ( Really nice bike for the price )
You`ve been inactive on the hybrid forum for a long time. Welcome back on, and I look forward to more of your reviews.
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.., over here it summer and the whole next week is the Tour Down Under. AWESOME.
I`ll have to check the SBS website.
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I`ll have to check the SBS website.
Hey Steve I'm not sure what SBS is doing this year, in adelaide the telecast is on channel 9 and starts tonight with a prolog around the city and the official start is tuesday.
I was planning to do the Ride Like Crazy race for the public today as well as the Bupa challenge tour but my back has had a bad time in the last couple months so my fitness is not up to it.
Its quite amazing this time of year everywhere I go the roads are packed with pro riders and racer wanabe's.
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Hey Steve I'm not sure what SBS is doing this year, in adelaide the telecast is on channel 9 and starts tonight with a prolog around the city and the official start is tuesday.
I was planning to do the Ride Like Crazy race for the public today as well as the Bupa challenge tour but my back has had a bad time in the last couple months so my fitness is not up to it.
Its quite amazing this time of year everywhere I go the roads are packed with pro riders and racer wanabe's.
Channel 9????? Oh god help cycling. I can only imagine channel 9`s effort. When the pros are around it`s great. Jan 1 the Gold Coast has a race each year and Robbie McEwan is a member of our club, so he is able to convince many pros already in Oz from Europe to join in. Great stuff.
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I want to buy a high end hybrid, but confused. I don't want to spend more then $1600.00. I will be riding on sidewalks some trails but not rough ones and roads. My riding will consist on 3-4 times a wk. I can use any advice thank you.
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