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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Unless you plan on going above an 8 speed rear cog, your not going to notice any REAL difference in shifting, cables probably make more difference. And yours seem to look new. Richard : )



    Note : some people say the DEORE will stay adjusted longer, I have had Tourney's that stayed adjusted for over a 1000 miles.
    (if someone tells you it will shift smoother, they ARE trying to sell you one, or just don't know what there talkig about)
    My Acera has stayed adjusted for nearly 1500 miles. The cables are almost brand new. I replaced brake and shifter cables+housing in November, when I started going with my white theme. I think my shifter cables are a bit long, so I will probably either go to the bike co-op and trim the current cable down or just use my spare housing and trim that down to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmagruder10 View Post
    I just picked up a 2010 Trek 7.5 FX today. I really wanted a 7.7 but This one showed up on my local craigslist with less than 100 miles on it for $400 and I could not pass it up. I have a high end road bike , but wanted something I could ride on the road or gravel trails and this will fit my needs after I do some changes , pedals,saddles maybe a 105 crank?
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    Great find! Craigslist is really hit and miss, but it seems much more the miss in my area. People asking like $100 off of the MSRP of bikes more than 5 years old, etc.

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    Deconverted... Almost ready for craigslist (still have to snatch the pedals)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post
    Deconverted... Almost ready for craigslist (still have to snatch the pedals)...


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    What is the MSRP going to be ?

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    Listed at $170obo with a set of Specialized Knobbies and extra Specialized gel-saddle going with it... Seem reasonable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I ditched my kickstand after realizing it was about a pound and a half of deadweight. I got rid of my front and rear reflectors when I got lights. I then took my lights off because I don't do any night riding (yet!). The reflectors on the wheels fell off after about 800 miles. I was just riding along, hit a bump and they cracked in half and fell off.
    I looked down one day and noticed my front wheel was missing the reflector. In lieu of symmetry, I took off the reflector from the back wheel. I have no clue where or when it came off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post
    Listed at $170obo with a set of Specialized Knobbies and extra Specialized gel-saddle going with it... Seem reasonable?
    If your not in a hurry to sell it, also would leave out the extra saddle, and the tires, unless you no longer have any 26" wheels. Just my opinion, Richard


    Note: (and keep the saddle you most likely would need again)
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    I will no longer have any 26" wheels and I don't like the saddles, so I'm throwing those in to seem like the buyer is getting more for their money. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post
    I will no longer have any 26" wheels and I don't like the saddles, so I'm throwing those in to seem like the buyer is getting more for their money. Haha
    That's what I thought. LOL

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    Going to pick up a threadless adapter from the LBS tomorrow so I can swap to my Kore stem with a lot less rise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post
    ...

    Going to pick up a threadless adapter from the LBS tomorrow so I can swap to my Kore stem with a lot less rise.
    I envy you. It`s looking great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post




    Going to pick up a threadless adapter from the LBS tomorrow so I can swap to my Kore stem with a lot less rise.
    Right now MSRP (priceless) looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Right now MSRP (priceless) looks great!
    Thanks... Spent about an hour cleaning the chain, chainrings and cogs this evening... Gonna check out some tires while I'm at the LBS tomorrow too. (I hate white/yellow walls)

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    Nice bike nrowensby
    2 wheel therapy is always the best!!
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    Thanks... Sold the Specialized tonight... might have to get a goodie or two for the new bike.

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    Long time no see, a few updates/upgrades in the last six or so months (sorry for the poor picture quality).

    From today, a lovely day and a lovely 27 mile ride:



    Notice there's still ice on the lake, and we've been above freezing for at least a week now. February was really cold this year.

    Last week was one of the first warm days after weeks of low temperatures and tons of snow; nice weather but there was a lot of water on the road. Went up the nearest mountain (barely can be called so), these are from the top:




    The ride was great fun, but the cleanup afterwards... not so much You can't really see it in the pic, but at this point the lower part of the bike was actually more brown than black.

    If anyone's interested, the new stuff since last picture:
    - Shimano 105 5700 medium cage rear dérailleur to replace the 4500 Tiagra one;
    - Tektro Mini-V brakes; I actually like the action of standard ones combined with STI levers, but they needed adjustment too often due to very little clearance, and the new ones look better
    - Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires, 700x28c to replace Marathon Plus 700x35c;
    - 3t Ergosum Pro handlebar to replace OEM Oxygen Driver one - much more comfortable;
    - Specialized Mini Wedgie saddle bag and a no-name multi-tool, spoke wrench, Park Tool mini chain tool, Schwalbe tubes to put in it;
    - Specialized Zee Cage for the downtube with a couple of Specialized Big Mouth bottles; another one for the seattube is on the way;
    - Giyo mini pump.

    Whew! Anyone who got this far gets three Internets and a gold star

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    New tires... LBS had to order my new stem... New RD should be in this week...

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    Great picture of the Schwinn nrowensby.

    I don't know if it is STILL considered a hybrid anymore, but here is the latest shots of the Giant FCR. I guess the TRP Euro X brakes keeps it in the hybrid category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
    Great picture of the Schwinn nrowensby.

    I don't know if it is STILL considered a hybrid anymore, but here is the latest shots of the Giant FCR.
    I guess the TRP Euro X brakes keeps it in the hybrid category.
    http://liveoncenjoy.com/SMF/MGalleryItem.php?id=541
    http://liveoncenjoy.com/SMF/MGalleryItem.php?id=542
    They are pushing it straight into cyclocross territory, together with the tires. In fact, the only thing that's somewhat keeping it from looking like a pure CX bike is the sloping frame which makes it more difficult to shoulder. Not that there's anything wrong with that, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    They are pushing it straight into cyclocross territory, together with the tires. In fact, the only thing that's somewhat keeping it from looking like a pure CX bike is the sloping frame which makes it more difficult to shoulder. Not that there's anything wrong with that, obviously.
    Exactly my thoughts. Cyclocross, sans the sloping top tube and and 'stay' geometry. I assure you this bike started as a a simple 500 dollar off the shelf 'performance Hybrid' bike. It has made one hell of a touring bike though.
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    Put my new saddle on today...
    Video clickity-click
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Put my new saddle on today...
    clickity-click
    Must be pretty quick through turns with that short wheelbase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Must be pretty quick through turns with that short wheelbase.
    yeah it's strange how the video image shrunk.

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    OK now I've realized it's a vid and looked at it I see red/white on black looks brilliant and have you ever mashed your shins on those pedals they look really "Mean"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    OK now I've realized it's a vid and looked at it I see red/white on black looks brilliant and have you ever mashed your shins on those pedals they look really "Mean"
    I love those pedals and am in fact going to buy the same for my crappy I'm building. I haven't slipped at all, although when I bought them initially I was concerned (I still have the scars from my BMX days on my shins)

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