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  1. #4076
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    Quote Originally Posted by luxo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gilaasepeda View Post
    I like the bike. Although like others replied what's up with the cables dude?
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    Here's my Kona Dew plus. It's actually a really versatile bike. I have a set of 700cx28 Rubino Pro's that I use when I want to ride it a little faster, but most times I have a set of 700cx35 Sammy Slick's so I can easy handle some light trail riding when I don't feel like riding my MTB.

    I got rid of the stock components, replaced them with SRAM X7, ditched the small chainring and went with 48/36 gearing up front with an 11-28 cassette. I'll eventually have a nice set of wheels built, but I'm not in a big hurry for that. Before someone says anything.... I am tall... I'm 6'8".





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    Awesome bike.
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    Latest pic of mine with new front fork.



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    So you fit that 61cm frame? I am 6'4" and that looks pretty cramped for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Latest pic of mine with new front fork.



    Nice! How much have you spent on it since you started?

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    On making it more of a "hybrid", less than $100-$150. The rest I have spent recently would have been spent no matter what bike I had - lights, computer, lock, bar ends, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    On making it more of a "hybrid", less than $100-$150. The rest I have spent recently would have been spent no matter what bike I had - lights, computer, lock, bar ends, etc.
    That's not bad at all...I would have done the same. It's looking mighty sporty now!

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    I recently filled the gap between my roadie and touring/mountain bike with a Rivendell Sam Hillborne. Besides being just plain pretty, it is one incredibly comfortable hybrid bike. I am running 32mm tires now but it has room for up to 45mm on that frame. I can barely stay off it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixate View Post
    Here's my Kona Dew plus. It's actually a really versatile bike. I have a set of 700cx28 Rubino Pro's that I use when I want to ride it a little faster, but most times I have a set of 700cx35 Sammy Slick's so I can easy handle some light trail riding when I don't feel like riding my MTB.

    I got rid of the stock components, replaced them with SRAM X7, ditched the small chainring and went with 48/36 gearing up front with an 11-28 cassette. I'll eventually have a nice set of wheels built, but I'm not in a big hurry for that. Before someone says anything.... I am tall... I'm 6'8".




    Great scoot. Great pics.
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    Here's a picture of my fiancee's 2012 Giant Escape 1W. She hasn't put too many miles on it yet, but she really likes the bike. The only upgrade so far was the addition of the bar ends (removed from my Rapid).

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    Also, here's an updated picture of my Rapid:

    Giant Rapid 3 002.jpg

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    This is my Hybrid from Istanbul, Turkey. It was a Mountainbike first. Bu I chanced the tires from Specialized Fast Trak LK 29 2.0 to Specialized XC Borough 700x45c. It's more smooth now and fast. When I go to the off road, I'm chancing the tires. It's 2012 Specialized HardRock Sport 29 INT

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    ^cool bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Latest pic of mine with new front fork.

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    I'm liking a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCat_Ford View Post
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    Also, here's an updated picture of my Rapid:

    Giant Rapid 3 002.jpg
    Great looking rig you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCat_Ford View Post
    Here's a picture of my fiancee's 2012 Giant Escape 1W. She hasn't put too many miles on it yet, but she really likes the bike. The only upgrade so far was the addition of the bar ends (removed from my Rapid).

    2012 Giant Escape 1W.jpg
    More Escapes showing up all the time. Cool beans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOFINE View Post
    Very Nice! I remember searching for Asphalts last Fall and thinking you had the nicest one I came across.
    thanks for the complement as there are a lot of nice hybrids posted here. Your Dr. Fine is looking fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixate View Post
    Here's my Kona Dew plus. It's actually a really versatile bike. I have a set of 700cx28 Rubino Pro's that I use when I want to ride it a little faster, but most times I have a set of 700cx35 Sammy Slick's so I can easy handle some light trail riding when I don't feel like riding my MTB.

    I got rid of the stock components, replaced them with SRAM X7, ditched the small chainring and went with 48/36 gearing up front with an 11-28 cassette. I'll eventually have a nice set of wheels built, but I'm not in a big hurry for that. Before someone says anything.... I am tall... I'm 6'8".




    Nice Dew!!! Lots of nice Kona's lately.
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    I have two that would fit the category of hybrid. First is a Rocky Mountain that I hybridized a while back. Got a great deal on the bike and it had just been powdercoated. The fork needed to be rebuilt and the shifters were kinda wonky. I also lightened up the front end with some a modern bar and stem. I replaced the fork as the rebuild kit was only available at some shop in Colorado.

    It looks a bit awkward and a little too rake-ish, but it feels very nimble. I first built it with a suspension fork and with slick 26" 1.5" tires on the mountain wheels, but then put on a rigid fork and 700c wheels with a more narrow range cassette. The front brake is still the V but on the rear, I had to go with a road caliper but hey... that just makes it even MORE of a hybrid, right?

    I don't ride it much these days as I rarely make it downtown, but this is my go to bike for that as it doesn't attract any attention. When I rode it more, I used a nicer saddle but this Viscount is decent enough for ~2 hour rides.





    And my most recent purchase is this Giant Roam 2. I bought it while on vacation in Clearwater. Perfect for my needs down there though it doesn't feel much different than a mountain bike to me though it's obviously a bit faster.


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    Sweet bikes ^
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    Good job with the Rocky Mountain Cratz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Good job with the Rocky Mountain Cratz.
    Hear, hear! Love it with the rigid fork. Very stealth-y.

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    Got it ~3 weeks/500 miles ago. Cannondale quick4. Just leisure for now, when the weather cools down (100+ until fall) I might start commuting.


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    Not the best pic, but here's my 2012 Trek 7.6 FX that I picked up on Sunday. I added a Cateye Strada Wireless computer and swapped the original Bontrager 700 x 25c all-weather tires for a set of 700 x 35c Bontrager LT2 tires for a slightly softer ride and better capability for when I come across looser surfaces. The underseat bag is a little small and will most likely be swapped out with a larger Topeak model to carry my wallet, keys, and smartphone when riding.


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