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Old 06-30-12, 09:42 AM   #4126
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Wow on the 1992 Trek 700! Looking mighty fine.
I have a 1997 Trek 730 that I love. Those Multitracks were/are nice bikes.
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Old 07-01-12, 07:55 AM   #4127
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I have a garage sale special 1992 Trek 700, for which I paid the full asking price of $25 two years ago. This month all bearing sets have just been overhauled and the bike has been upgraded with Deore RD, Deore crankset, Shimano micro adjust levers, silver stem and handlebar, and the following new parts; UN54 BB, all cables and housing, reflective Michelin World Tours, Shimano cantilevers and pads, Tourney thumb shifters, and white handgrips. Seat and seatpost were changed and fenders added when I first purchased bike.

Even my 88 year old dad, who notices nothing, thought the 20 year old hybrid looks brand new!

Excellent work. Better than brand new, for sure!
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Old 07-01-12, 03:03 PM   #4128
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It's finished. My daily commuter/pickup truck/hybrid.
The bike is "loaded" right now for the photo op but there is only about 30% of this equipment on the bike at any given time depending on what the plan-of-the-day is.
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Old 07-01-12, 04:23 PM   #4129
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Great looking bike, Igo. If I hadn't found such a good deal on my Rapid 3, I would have gone with the same bike. I like your GPS mount. I have always considered getting one for my Garmin, but I just strapped mine to the stem of my MTB with a zip tie. My Rapid has a computer, so I never bothered with the GPS. It would be nice for elevation stats, though...
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Old 07-01-12, 05:06 PM   #4130
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I don't do heart monitor or cadence thing so the GPS fits the bill better. This one even peddles the bike for me...6 inches off the ground.

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Old 07-02-12, 07:42 AM   #4131
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I bought that silvery kick stand at Wally mart a few weeks ago, and then yesterday saw Target had a black one. I might have to swap it out for the black one I think.

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Old 07-02-12, 02:36 PM   #4132
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I think the color of the kick stand matches the rims just fine.
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Old 07-02-12, 06:58 PM   #4133
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Old 07-02-12, 10:28 PM   #4134
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Where is this?
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Been admiring the bikes in this thread for a while and finally decided to post mine.

Its a Cube SL Cross. This brand may be interesting to add to the thread since it is quite common over here in mainland Europe (german brand) but much less common in the US or even the UK. For now I'll add an indoor shot (just cleaned it). Will add an outdoor one when I go for a ride this week.



Just changed the bar stem and added bar ends which I taped for comfort.
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Old 07-03-12, 06:47 AM   #4136
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Been admiring the bikes in this thread for a while and finally decided to post mine.

Its a Cube SL Cross. This brand may be interesting to add to the thread since it is quite common over here in mainland Europe (german brand) but much less common in the US or even the UK. For now I'll add an indoor shot (just cleaned it). Will add an outdoor one when I go for a ride this week.



Just changed the bar stem and added bar ends which I taped for comfort.
Nice quality looking bike. Cube MTB's have just become available in Australia in the last year or so, I've seen them in the flesh and like them too.
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Put a couple of things on my Darth Vader

Ergon GP2 grips
eXotic flat handlebar 580mm
Topeak water bottle racks
Topeak White Lite 2
Topeak Aero Wedge XL

Weight: 11.9kg (26.2 lbs)







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Old 07-04-12, 04:26 AM   #4139
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Put a couple of things on my Darth Vader

Ergon GP2 grips
eXotic flat handlebar 580mm
Topeak water bottle racks
Topeak White Lite 2
Topeak Aero Wedge XL

Weight: 11.9kg (26.2 lbs)....
11.9 kgs is a great weight with your extras. Very nice looking bike by the way.
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11.9 kgs is a great weight with your extras. Very nice looking bike by the way.
Thanks! Regarding the weight I just ordered chainguide and few bits&pieces to go 1x9 so the weight should drop more...
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Old 07-05-12, 02:39 AM   #4141
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Thanks! Regarding the weight I just ordered chainguide and few bits&pieces to go 1x9 so the weight should drop more...
Be brave...go 2 x 1
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Be brave...go 2 x 1
would do if this is commuter bike only...
but for long distances rides over the weekend with lot of hills I prefer to have "choice"...
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More info about this chain guide? Does it help avoid problems with lateral chain line variances when using a single chain ring and multiple cassette sprockets?

Vader bike looks pretty sweet. I may have to reduce the colors on my bike to just black, polished, and yellow (get rid of blue bits).
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Old 07-06-12, 12:03 AM   #4144
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More info about this chain guide? .
Still waiting to arrive...after instalation I will post comments.

Decided to go for cheap version so I ordered this >
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Old 07-06-12, 06:29 AM   #4145
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Ah so it sort of takes the place of the front derailer but without actually moving.
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Old 07-06-12, 07:36 PM   #4146
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My New Bike.

Hi, I'm new to the forum.
Finished rebuilding a rusted Trek FX 7100.



Had most of the parts in my recycle bin, and some parts that were meant for another project.
Truvativ cranks, stem and bars, Raceface 36T single speed chain ring, (7 speed.) Pedals are Wellgo flats. New back tyre Vittoria Randanneur Cross 700C x 35.



The chain ring cover is a 48T ring with the teeth and sharp edge removed.



Might have to change the grips to lock-on. They were fine on my old MTB bike in winter but most likely from the heat, they slowly spun around on this test ride. Although it was cloudy and raining, the temperature was 35c /93F.

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I just pickep up this 2013 Specialized Crosstrail Disk.


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Finished rebuilding a rusted Trek FX 7100.



Had most of the parts in my recycle bin, and some parts that were meant for another project.
Truvativ cranks, stem and bars, Raceface 36T single speed chain ring, (7 speed.) Pedals are Wellgo flats. New back tyre Vittoria Randanneur Cross 700C x 35.



The chain ring cover is a 48T ring with the teeth and sharp edge removed.



Might have to change the grips to lock-on. They were fine on my old MTB bike in winter but most likely from the heat, they slowly spun around on this test ride. Although it was cloudy and raining, the temperature was 35c /93F.
Looks awesome!
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Finished rebuilding a rusted Trek FX 7100.


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Had most of the parts in my recycle bin, and some parts that were meant for another project.
Truvativ cranks, stem and bars, Raceface 36T single speed chain ring, (7 speed.) Pedals are Wellgo flats....

The chain ring cover is a 48T ring with the teeth and sharp edge removed. ...

Might have to change the grips to lock-on. They were fine on my old MTB bike in winter but most likely from the heat, they slowly spun around on this test ride. Although it was cloudy and raining, the temperature was 35c /93F.
I did much the same thing with an old Gary Fisher during April / May. (Mostly old parts) I too grinded the teeth off and went 1 x 9 I restricted the back derailleur to 7 to avoid the chain skipping off the front ring. I will soon be putting the smaller front on soon, as I have started using it for MTBing too. Won`t bother with the front shifter and front derailleur. I`ll just manually change the front when I go into the mountains.
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I did much the same thing with an old Gary Fisher during April / May. (Mostly old parts) I too grinded the teeth off and went 1 x 9 I restricted the back derailleur to 7 to avoid the chain skipping off the front ring. I will soon be putting the smaller front on soon, as I have started using it for MTBing too. Won`t bother with the front shifter and front derailleur. I`ll just manually change the front when I go into the mountains.
April / May must be bike building season in Japan. I couldn't ride the bike for a month because of the rainy season. This was the first afternoon that had light showers forecasted, but I also had to be careful of land slides.

I have to ride a fair way on the coast road before I get to the trails. It was OK getting there on my MTB but always hard work getting home. Wasn't economical having to replace tyres with only the middle of the tread worn down.
At first I wasn't going to bother getting the Trek as I have a Cannondale frame that I want to build up but realized that most of the parts that needed replacing were the cheap regular bits like brake pads and cables. Most of the other parts are old but came up well with a can of matt black spray or wire brush, steel wool and metal polish.

Rode the Trek on a few forrest trails in the hills after I took these photos and was surprised how well it handled, even with a 700c x 28 on the front. Once that wears out I will replace it with another Randanneur Cross.
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