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Old 08-05-12, 06:52 PM   #4226
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Specialized sirrus limited with a few upgrades..
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Old 08-05-12, 06:56 PM   #4227
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Wicked looking machine!! Now tell me, the cassette you have on the bike, that is not the STOCK unit is it?? Something slick looking like your bike usually comes with a tiny 12-25 or 26 cassette!! ENJOY!
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Old 08-05-12, 07:29 PM   #4228
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Wicked looking machine!! Now tell me, the cassette you have on the bike, that is not the STOCK unit is it?? Something slick looking like your bike usually comes with a tiny 12-25 or 26 cassette!! ENJOY!
Cassette is actually stock: SRAM PG1050 11-32T but I didn't like the SL-700 shifter. What's there are SRAM doubletaps.
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Old 08-06-12, 08:02 AM   #4229
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Ready for this past Saturday night's group ride, now with dual black bottle cages instead of the single shiny blue one.

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Here is my new 2013 Trek 8.4 DS! I've added a few things already - trying to make it as heavy as possible I guess.

Water bottle cage, bike computer, and rack. I also have some clipless petals to add, but the red petals are so pretty.

There's also a comparison of my other bike - my first adult bike. A 1996 or 97 Specialized Hardrock Sport FS.




That's my older MT Bike.

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Old 08-08-12, 04:10 AM   #4231
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Here is my new 2013 Trek 8.4 DS! I've added a few things already - trying to make it as heavy as possible I guess.

Water bottle cage, bike computer, and rack. I also have some clipless petals to add, but the red petals are so pretty.

There's also a comparison of my other bike - my first adult bike. A 1996 or 97 Specialized Hardrock Sport FS.




That's my older MT Bike.

Nice bike. I do wish that Trek didn't kill off the Gary Fisher name like they did though...
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Old 08-08-12, 08:06 PM   #4232
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There's a big old GF in the second picture. The 2012 had a bigger Gary Fisher note - but it's still (sorta) there on the frame. Actually - I thought I saw the GF someplace else as well... I'll have to look it over later.
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Old 08-08-12, 10:17 PM   #4233
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Yeah for Hybrids. My wonderful all-rounder....














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Old 08-08-12, 11:09 PM   #4234
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And so it begins!!! I have a 1999 GT Outpost that I used in college and have recently started riding again. After realizing that I won't be riding offroad, I decided to start modifying the bike for city/paved trail use. Here's a couple shots of the start. I am trying to figure out what else to add and adjust to make it more rider friendly.



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New to the forum. But here's a Crappy picture of my 2012 giant rapid composite. My white aerospokes will be on by the weekend, to go with a giant carbon flat bar and maybe Giant slr carbon stem.

Upgraded seat to a selle italia max gel
Two Blackburn white gloss carbon cages.

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And so it begins!!! I have a 1999 GT Outpost that I used in college and have recently started riding again. After realizing that I won't be riding offroad, I decided to start modifying the bike for city/paved trail use. Here's a couple shots of the start. I am trying to figure out what else to add and adjust to make it more rider friendly.
Change out that fork, hopefully it's 1 1/8" threadless, and put on a different stem. Tires already look somewhat smooth.

How much does the bike weigh? If you have a bathroom scale, weigh yourself first, then weigh yourself while holding the bike, and subtract the two to find the bike's weight.

Although I'm starting to wish now I would have just left my KHS alone and put the money towards an actual road bike or flat-bar road bike.
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Old 08-09-12, 12:42 PM   #4237
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Change out that fork, hopefully it's 1 1/8" threadless, and put on a different stem. Tires already look somewhat smooth.

How much does the bike weigh? If you have a bathroom scale, weigh yourself first, then weigh yourself while holding the bike, and subtract the two to find the bike's weight.

Although I'm starting to wish now I would have just left my KHS alone and put the money towards an actual road bike or flat-bar road bike.
The tires were the first to change. So far, they have really improved the ride and handling. The fork is next on the list of changes. Even set to it's stiffest point, it's still too squishy. I took it apart lastnight and it appears to be a 1 1/8" threaded with a 120mm steerer and 25mm of thread on top of that.

I'm not sure what the bike weighs. I will have to measure that at some point. Right now I am just enjoying being back on a bike and riding again.
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Old 08-09-12, 07:30 PM   #4238
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Just when I thought I was about done with my Kona I saw a something a few weeks ago and figured I had to try it. I been having to put my seat back as far as possible before but thanks to this forum I found the Velo Orange Grand Cru Seat Post. Now I can set it in the middle of the rails. I just got back from a little ride south of town from my parents place. Grapes are just starting to get ripe.



What is that rack? I love it.
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Old 08-10-12, 12:49 AM   #4239
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Finally I manage to convert the Seek to 1x9 setup (I use Superstar Components XCR chainguard and FSA SS 36T chainring)...

11.7kg

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What is that rack? I love it.
It's a Sunlite Gold Tec Disc Rack....got from Niagara Cycle Works http://www.niagaracycle.com/advanced...c+Rack&x=7&y=2
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Finally I manage to convert the Seek to 1x9 setup (I use Superstar Components XCR chainguard and FSA SS 36T chainring)...

11.7kg

Looks great. I weighed mine last week. 11.36kg. You could reduce yours a little more by changing your seat post clamp to a non-quick release unless you need it. My tyres are Kenda 32mm smallblock 8's which are also pretty light.
BTW, your levers are facing straight down. Is that comfortable for you? I set mine to about 45 deg and it feels good (for me).

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Looks great. I weighed mine last week. 11.36kg. You could reduce yours a little more by changing your seat post clamp to a non-quick release unless you need it. My tyres are Kenda 32mm smallblock 8's which are also pretty light.
BTW, your levers are facing straight down. Is that comfortable for you? I set mine to about 45 deg and it feels good (for me).
Thnx

It's XL frame...the M is 11.2 stated by Giant... nevermind, it easier to put of 2kg of body mass then to make bike lighter

I do not have QR's...not for wheels and not for seat post... Levers are looking a little bit strange on this picture
But they fit my hands perfectly....
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I do not have QR's...not for wheels and not for seat post... ....
My mistake. I mistook your blinky light for a lever.
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Giantcfr1, your bike is beautiful, man!
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Thank you very much. It`s a great bike to ride too.
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She is a thing of beauty. Who makes the pedals?
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She is a thing of beauty. Who makes the pedals?
Thanks for your kind words.
The pedals are very cheap and a little heavy, but the grip is perfect for court / tennis / skateboard shoes. They are an old style BMX Beartrap pedal made by VP Pedals. I use this bike for commuting and around the streets (occationally I take it into the mounatins) These pedals allow me the freedom to wear whatever shoes I'm using on the day. Surprisingly, I've never slipped off them and skinned my shins. Kinda happy about that.
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Thank you for the link. I had beartraps on a MTB as a kid, haven't really seen them since then...
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First grocery store trip. Carried about 20lbs or so. Luckily it's all downhill about 3 miles back to my house.
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Cannondale Bad Boy Disc 2008

Man, can't believe the Treks on this thread. Here's my everyday ride. I've had this bike for about two years, and it almost always turns some heads. Looks cool and rides sweet. I ride town, beach, and short, 8-12 mile workouts as many days a week as I can. Age 68.

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