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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfordvj View Post
    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.

    ...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....
    lol, yes for me black paint from the hardware store, green paint from the local model shop, brake calipers, levers, BB and grips were about all I had to buy new. Very very cheap as you know.
    Mine is on this page...just scroll down:
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    Jamis Coda Sport 1.jpgHandlebar.jpgSelle SMP Martin Touring Saddle.jpg

    ****HOW DO I CHANGE THESE TO FULL-SIZE PHOTOS? THANKS.***

    This started out as a Jamis Coda Sport but just about everything on the bike was modified for COMFORT and HILL CLIMBING:

    -- Upright, sweptback handlebar, similar to a Nitto Northroad. Amazingly comfortable all day. Two hand positions: end grips and over the twist-grip shifters for climbing. The position is moderately upright and so well balanced that those two hand positions are enough. The angle of the backsweep matches the natural angle of the wrist to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.

    -- Mountain gears: Front 22-32-44 Rear 11-34. Quite a bit lower than your typical hybrid gears to get up just about anything. Allows for 12 mph on the flat in the middle gears, with plenty of room to shift up and down from there, up to about 27 mph downhill. Above 27 mph downhill, who needs gears?

    -- Saddle: Selle SMP Martin Touring. Just got it but it feels like heaven so far. Best seat I've ever ridden on.

    -- SRAM twist-grip shifters. I like these a lot better than trigger shifters---they're simpler, just one twist up or down.

    -- Tires: Vittoria Randonneur Pro 700 x 32.

    -- Lights: Cat Eye EL-530 + Coleman LED flashlight 115 lumens + Coleman headlamp 75 lumens. Those 3 together make for safe night riding at about 12 mph.

    Great setup for both fitness and touring. I've ridden hybrids and road bikes. My best yearly mileage was 2000 miles on a hybrid, including a century. Goal this year on this bike is 1000 miles. Don't let anyone tell you you can't do long rides on a hybrid. If you're comfortable, you will keep going.

    You won't find a bike with these specs---hybrid with mountain gears, upright handlebar, and excellent seat---manufactured anywhere in the U.S. That's really too bad. This setup would suit millions of people, especially in hilly areas.
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    I have a new, better camera now, so now I have some less smeary-looking pictures of my 1992 Specialized Crossroads with it's new trekking bar. I've raised the stem by about 1/2 inch, or a little over one centimeter for you Metric folks.
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    Love the trek! Polished aluminum is bold but I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciao_bella View Post
    Wow on the 1992 Trek 700! Looking mighty fine.
    I have a 1997 Trek 730 that I love. Those Multitracks were/are nice bikes.
    Agreed.

    My 1995 730 upgrade is coming along nicely. I've replaced all the regular contact points (ie, pedals, saddle, grips, handlebars) and put on friction thumbshifters. The rear wheel is hand built by Rich Lesnik of Hands on Wheels and the tires are brand new Vittoria Randonneur Hyper 700 x 32's. I upgraded the drivetrain to a 9-speed, 11-28 cassette. I just ordered a new fork to make the bike handle a bit more sporty and to change it over to a threadless stem. I'll also replace the headset, buy a stem and put on flatter handlebars. After that, I plan to put on a Deore 48/36/26 crankset, new derailleurs and new V-brakes. When I'm done, only the frame will be original.

    Last edited by corwin1968; 07-09-12 at 02:08 PM.
    Currently riding a 2013 Handsome Devil custom build and an 80's Takara Highlander (MTB built in the style of an 82-84 Stumpjumper).

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    Sounds like an excellent project! The bike looks great for her age!

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    Last edited by dhunley1; 07-13-12 at 01:12 PM. Reason: swapped out pic for drive side pic
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    Cannondale Quick 4

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    Just purchased this 2012 Cannondale Quick SL1
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    Still waiting for chain guide and SS chainring to go 1x9...

    Hope you don't mind yet another pic of my Darth Vader



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    Just happen to showed up on my Radar! My new boat bike. Nexus 8 speed from Bike Islands scratch and dent. My size plus extra $50 off for more scratches than usual. My wife just got the 14" for Mothers Day and love it. I surly was not expecting to get so soon. $299 shipped and I couldn't resist. I was wanting the black but the silver sure hides the scratches well.



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    Nice, I almost bought a Trek trailer that was red, yellow, and blue like that. But I ended up getting an In Step one instead for various reasons.
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    My 2011 Giant Seek 1, changed out the handle bar to a Nashbar trekking bar, changed out the pedal to MKS Grip Kings, added a 26650 XML U2 flashlight.


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    How's that flashlight working out, and where did you get it?
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    My fixed gear hybrid, on last night's ride:

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by exeo View Post
    My 2011 Giant Seek 1, changed out the handle bar to a Nashbar trekking bar, changed out the pedal to MKS Grip Kings, added a 26650 XML U2 flashlight.


    You looking dam good!!

    I know that 26650 up front is killing, no need to even ask you that!! but, is that the little $2.50 /2.99 elcheapo rear light in the back??? If so, you are busting it big time...
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    Yes CEHowardGS, it's that cheapo light in the back. The front lights are Ultrafire UF2200 from manafont.com. All I know is that I am brighter than the street lights, and so far the brightest in the bike route I frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelpatrick View Post
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    Love that paint scheme. Very nice! That is one sweet looking ride.
    "If you can't smile while riding a bicycle then you're doing something wrong."

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    Thanks!

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    2010 Cannondale Quick 6. Just picked this up last week for $200. Super clean and am looking to upgrade a few items once I figure out what I've been doing more road riding now so I figure I'd give my mountain bike a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exeo View Post
    My 2011 Giant Seek 1, changed out the handle bar to a Nashbar trekking bar, changed out the pedal to MKS Grip Kings, added a 26650 XML U2 flashlight.

    What taping method did you use on your bars? I went with old inner-tubes wrapped "wrong way" followed by wrapping "right way" with cork tape. The result was a bar that was wide enough for my hand to grasp comfortably, and firm enough that I don't have to grip into the "squish" for control, yet nicely shock absorbant.

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    My Pace RC305 that is not a hybrid frame at all, it's a mountain bike frame, but I got it kitted out as a hybrid. Bontrager forks, Hope mini brakes 180/140, Shimano Alfine 11 gears, Chainset is kinda interim, being an XTR but minus two rings - not sure whether to cut it down or get something new. Hope wheels, Panaracer Ribmo tyres, Easton seat tube, Specialized Toupe saddle, Jones Ti bars, Most carbon stem.
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    ^ nice bike dude.
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