1/2 of a 26 & 29er. Just for a day or 2. A couple weeks ago I found a great deal on the 11 speed Alfine Hub & I'm having it put on the wheel now. I took the rear wheel off my Electra for the time being...1X7 now and only front brakes. Actually rides pretty good like this!
2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
Have you seen the sawyer another guy from Japan posted in the commuter forum? He put 28mm tires with 11spd alfine hub....had a belt on it but took it off. It looked pretty sweet!
We have a "Project One" shop here in Kyoto and they don't have them in stock so sadly I've not seen one around town. It's a pity because there are plenty of frame builders here that build similar, so I know Trek would be on a winner if they pushed them. I haven't been on the commer forum for a long time. I better check it out.
My new 20" 2013 Trek 7.3 FX in Black with Green accents!
Finally found a true hybrid frame for my wheels - the one I posted earlier was an old race frame. This allows me to use 38c tires, fenders and racks:
Been told by a couple folks who know, those Handspun wheels are VERY good for the price, you can't buy the parts that cheaply, and they are quite well made. Being an old school kinda rider, I like 36H. And I like how those Velocity rims are relatively unadorned with branding graphics (ditto, my Globe frame has no big ugly decals on the main tubes).
The cheap noname hub 32H alex rim wheelset on my Globe has already got some side-to-side funkies on the front wheel and I've only put about 50 miles on the bike. :-/
Anyone try the Ergon pedals on their hybrid?
they are a bit pricy, but they look like a great alternative to the BMX pin pedals I've been using.
Is this a roadie or hybrid? Cannondale R1000 road frame, 700x23c tires, road gearing with Shimano 105x9 rear and Shimano Dura-Ace x2 front, but flat bars and a swing shock. Perhaps that makes it a true hybrid.
yeah, anything-other-than-dropbars pretty much defines a hybrid nowdays.
I saw a Cervelo today, complete with fancy deep V racing wheels and super-skinny tires, converted to a single speed, using a gutted derailleur as the chain slack takeup, with flatbars. I guess that a fixie', which isn't really a 'hybrid'.