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Old 06-21-12, 04:40 PM   #4051
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Here is my rig. Nothing fancy or expensive, but it rides good and serves my purposes well. I have only been in this for less than 2 months so go easy on me
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Old 06-21-12, 06:45 PM   #4052
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my wannabe bike



What is it?
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Old 06-21-12, 06:55 PM   #4053
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Focus Hybrid

A dusk shot of my Focus Arriba, starting to get ready to tackle the Great Allegheny Passage / C&O Canal:

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Old 06-21-12, 09:34 PM   #4054
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I think it is a bike. And it is confused.
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Old 06-22-12, 12:12 AM   #4055
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my wannabe bike...
I'm so bamboozled with your bike. There seems to be cables everywhere, and they seem so long.
Also, why did you use zipties for your rear deraileur cable housing, when you have perfectly good eye-lets to run them through?
Last question, which parts are road? You have posted in the Hybrid area, but your bike looks a lot like it's an MTB.
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Old 06-22-12, 12:43 AM   #4056
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New mods to my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe

It's been a while since I've posted pics of my Dew. I just recently added a couple things.



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Old 06-22-12, 08:51 AM   #4057
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Fine looking bike.
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Old 06-22-12, 09:36 AM   #4058
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Fine looking bike.
Thanks... I'm impressed with this bike, especially at the price. I need to get some better shots, though... that's a terrible picture!
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Old 06-22-12, 10:53 AM   #4059
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I'm so bamboozled with your bike. There seems to be cables everywhere, and they seem so long.
Also, why did you use zipties for your rear deraileur cable housing, when you have perfectly good eye-lets to run them through?
Last question, which parts are road? You have posted in the Hybrid area, but your bike looks a lot like it's an MTB.
lol is true my cable to long i will shorten the cable .....
i'm a bit confuse to, i thought my bike can be hybrid/mtb cause i'm using slick tire???
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Old 06-22-12, 11:17 AM   #4060
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It's been a while since I've posted pics of my Dew. I just recently added a couple things.



Really nice looking!
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Old 06-22-12, 11:21 AM   #4061
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^ Great job on the Kona.
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Old 06-22-12, 01:32 PM   #4062
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lol is true my cable to long i will shorten the cable .....
i'm a bit confuse to, i thought my bike can be hybrid/mtb cause i'm using slick tire???
Yeah my bike started life as a MTB but I'm making it more of a hybrid by changing the tires, fork, eventually adding fenders. The only thing is that the frame isn't exactly the same geometry as the typical road bike.
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Old 06-22-12, 01:35 PM   #4063
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It's been a while since I've posted pics of my Dew. I just recently added a couple things.



Very Nice! I remember searching for Asphalts last Fall and thinking you had the nicest one I came across.
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Old 06-22-12, 03:07 PM   #4064
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Yeah my bike started life as a MTB but I'm making it more of a hybrid by changing the tires, fork, eventually adding fenders. The only thing is that the frame isn't exactly the same geometry as the typical road bike.
Hyrbids don't have road geometry, they have a mix of the two. A road frame with flat bars is just a flat bar road bike.
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New seat post. Cheap but hey, still better! Kalloy uno. 26$.


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Old 06-22-12, 07:41 PM   #4066
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My current hybrid bike (which is for sale on craigslist):

Cannondale c400

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My Giant Escape 1 came in yesterday, and I got to take it for a nice (rainy) ride around the neighborhood. Already threw on my lighting setup and water bottle, really enjoying it.

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My Giant Escape 1 came in yesterday, and I got to take it for a nice (rainy) ride around the neighborhood. Already threw on my lighting setup and water bottle, really enjoying it.
Sweet looking bike you have there. I really wish my bike would come in so I could get some riding in. I'm jealous.
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My Giant Escape 1 came in yesterday, and I got to take it for a nice (rainy) ride around the neighborhood. Already threw on my lighting setup and water bottle, really enjoying it.

Absolutely stunning.
Did you ever tell us this is what you were going to do? I don't remember seeing that and I would have remembered.
That is a nice photograph as well.
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Did you ever tell us this is what you were going to do? I don't remember seeing that and I would have remembered.
You mean about purchasing it? Yes, I created a thread asking for suggestions and one or two people recommended the Escape 1. It was in my price range, and it fit with what I had in mind. Plus, you mentioned how smooth the shifting was (which is butter-smooth I might add) and that helped my decision as well.

As a side note, can you see all the brake residue on the rims? That created a lot of squealing. I was thinking this might be normal wet weather break-in (?), but I may still upgrade the pads later on.

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lol is true my cable to long i will shorten the cable .....
i'm a bit confuse to, i thought my bike can be hybrid/mtb cause i'm using slick tire???
I guess we are pretty forgiving here anyway, because no-one really knows what a hybrid is. We'll call it a hybrid then.
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my wannabe bike



Aside from the messy cable configuration I think it's a slick looking bike. If you were to use black cables and ran them neatly the eyes wouldn't be drawn to them as much. If you don't care about any of that then don't worry about it. It's your bike after all. Who cares.
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You mean about purchasing it? Yes, I created a thread asking for suggestions and one or two people recommended the Escape 1. It was in my price range, and it fit with what I had in mind. Plus, you mentioned how smooth the shifting was (which is butter-smooth I might add) and that helped my decision as well.

As a side note, can you see all the brake residue on the rims? That created a lot of squealing. I was thinking this might be normal wet weather break-in (?), but I may still upgrade the pads later on.
No issue on the pads. You'll see that residue for the first 100 miles after they are adjusted. Sounds like toe-in. The leading edge of the pad has to hit the rim first when applied. It sounds like the back of the pad is hitting first. Get the Park Tools book then give the bike a once over. The breaks will work really fine on this bike too.
I ordered Kool Stop pads for this bike as well. Just for grins.
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