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Old 04-03-13, 09:46 AM   #4801
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^^^ Nice looking bike.
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Old 04-03-13, 09:49 AM   #4802
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Thanks. We're really enjoying them.
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Old 04-03-13, 10:14 AM   #4803
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New to the forum and just getting into cycling. On account of work I'm a bit of a road warrior so I traded some Hilton points for a bicycle and this is what I came up with:





For riding trails in the Philly metro area and seeing where it takes me. So far, so good. I have a few other accessories and a repair kit mounted on the bike now not pictured but it's doing the trick so far. Hopefully we'll see some of you on the trails.
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Old 04-03-13, 12:49 PM   #4804
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again few changes on my Giant Seek

tires: Specialized Borough Pro foldable 700x42 (440g, 120TPI)
stem: Giant Connect SL 100mm, 8 degrees (115g)

still waiting for Eggbeater pedals to arrive and need to cut off the steerer tube...bike as pictured is 11.4kg (25lbs)

Regarding the tires; after looking the internet for maximum clearance I found that a couple of Seek owners claimed that nothing beyond 700x38 will fit in rear triangle. Well - WRONG! It fits 700x42 tires just fine and clearance is still in saftey zone.

Regarding the tires 2; first impressions are that I should bought a narrower tires and gain a little bit more speed
These are light, well rolling but to wide for road riding...


One of my biggest wishes was return to V-brakes. From the first time I used disc brakes I didn't like them. Although Seek brakes weren't making any problems I still had desire for V's... So after Giant released 2013 Seek models and some of them have V's I came to idea New Seek frame and fork and all of my components...

This is what I got >

Specs:

Frame: Giant Seek Aluxx
Fork: Giant Seek Aluxx
Wheels: Giant CR18 rims, Formula hubs, Niro spokes
Tires: Giant S-R3, 700x32, all condition + flat protection
Brakes: Tektro V-brake + white Aligator pads + white housing
Handlebar: 3T Tida
Stem: Giant SL
Seatpost: Giant
Saddle: Tioga Spyder
Cassete: Shimano Deore 11-34 (9sp)
Chain: Shimano XT (9sp)
Crankset: Shimano Deore with FSA SS chainring 36T
Chainguide: Superstar components
Shifter: Shimano Deore (9sp) + white housing
Grips: Ergon GE1
Comp: Giant Axact 13w
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeater 1
Weight: 11.7kg


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Old 04-03-13, 03:40 PM   #4805
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Here is my completely custom Cannondale hybrid. The frame/forks were originally white, I stripped/repainted/decal. Completely custom built from the frame up.


full Sram Apex drivetrain with Sram 8speed trigger shifters. Velomax Circuit wheelset, Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires. Selle Italia saddle with a Bontrager carbon post.
20lbs even

Nice custom paint job!

I was shopping for cables the other day and discovered that these exist, thought it might be of interest for your top tube:



http://www.amazon.com/Rockwerks-Cabl...e+cable+guides
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Old 04-03-13, 07:52 PM   #4806
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Old 04-05-13, 11:14 PM   #4807
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Old 04-06-13, 03:04 PM   #4808
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Got a new hybrid today. Put fender/rack on as soon as I got home.

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Old 04-06-13, 08:54 PM   #4809
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One of my biggest wishes was return to V-brakes. From the first time I used disc brakes I didn't like them. Although Seek brakes weren't making any problems I still had desire for V's... So after Giant released 2013 Seek models and some of them have V's I came to idea New Seek frame and fork and all of my components...

This is what I got >

Specs:

Frame: Giant Seek Aluxx
Fork: Giant Seek Aluxx
Wheels: Giant CR18 rims, Formula hubs, Niro spokes
Tires: Giant S-R3, 700x32, all condition + flat protection
Brakes: Tektro V-brake + white Aligator pads + white housing
Handlebar: 3T Tida
Stem: Giant SL
Seatpost: Giant
Saddle: Tioga Spyder
Cassete: Shimano Deore 11-34 (9sp)
Chain: Shimano XT (9sp)
Crankset: Shimano Deore with FSA SS chainring 36T
Chainguide: Superstar components
Shifter: Shimano Deore (9sp) + white housing
Grips: Ergon GE1
Comp: Giant Axact 13w
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeater 1
Weight: 11.7kg


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Pic of you riding that, or it does not happen
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Old 04-06-13, 09:05 PM   #4810
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Old 04-07-13, 07:12 AM   #4811
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New to the forum and just getting into cycling. On account of work I'm a bit of a road warrior so I traded some Hilton points for a bicycle and this is what I came up with:





For riding trails in the Philly metro area and seeing where it takes me. So far, so good. I have a few other accessories and a repair kit mounted on the bike now not pictured but it's doing the trick so far. Hopefully we'll see some of you on the trails.
Even though you have a Trek..
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Old 04-07-13, 07:16 AM   #4812
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Old 04-07-13, 01:12 PM   #4813
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One of my biggest wishes was return to V-brakes. From the first time I used disc brakes I didn't like them. Although Seek brakes weren't making any problems I still had desire for V's... So after Giant released 2013 Seek models and some of them have V's I came to idea New Seek frame and fork and all of my components...

This is what I got >





















Are

Nice bikes. Looks like you've gone from a trail bike to a flat bar road bike. Are you planning on road style handle bars? Or are you sticking w/ the flat bars?

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Frame: Giant Seek Aluxx
Fork: Giant Seek Aluxx
Wheels: Giant CR18 rims, Formula hubs, Niro spokes
Tires: Giant S-R3, 700x32, all condition + flat protection
Brakes: Tektro V-brake + white Aligator pads + white housing
Handlebar: 3T Tida
Stem: Giant SL
Seatpost: Giant
Saddle: Tioga Spyder
Cassete: Shimano Deore 11-34 (9sp)
Chain: Shimano XT (9sp)
Crankset: Shimano Deore with FSA SS chainring 36T
Chainguide: Superstar components
Shifter: Shimano Deore (9sp) + white housing
Grips: Ergon GE1
Comp: Giant Axact 13w
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeater 1
Weight: 11.7kg


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Nice progession. Looks like you've gone from a trail bike to a flat bar road bike.
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I have been reading stuff from this site for years, because it always comes up in bike related searches, but this is my first post. I got a Crosstrail Sport with disc brakes last year, and have put many miles on it since then. I haven't done anything to it except put the rack, bag, bottle cage, and lights. I need to get some new tires, and I have some fenders on the way. Otherwise I have thoroughly enjoyed the bike. Here is a pic:



I have been thinking about getting a bike that is a little more road oriented, but still with a more upright riding position, so last week I ordered a Trek FX 7.7. It should be here later this week. I am pretty excited because of how much I enjoyed the test ride. They didn't have my size in stock, so they had to order it in. I will post a pic of it once I get it.

Thanks for all the great information and pictures!
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Old 04-07-13, 01:35 PM   #4815
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Nice progession. Looks like you've gone from a trail bike to a flat bar road bike.
thanks after experimenting with different setups I concluded that this one fits my riding the best...


here are two more...

(if my wife saw this one she would kill me )





and one from todays ride...

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Old 04-07-13, 02:20 PM   #4816
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I have been reading stuff from this site for years, because it always comes up in bike related searches, but this is my first post. I got a Crosstrail Sport with disc brakes last year, and have put many miles on it since then. I haven't done anything to it except put the rack, bag, bottle cage, and lights. I need to get some new tires, and I have some fenders on the way. Otherwise I have thoroughly enjoyed the bike. Here is a pic:



I have been thinking about getting a bike that is a little more road oriented, but still with a more upright riding position, so last week I ordered a Trek FX 7.7. It should be here later this week. I am pretty excited because of how much I enjoyed the test ride. They didn't have my size in stock, so they had to order it in. I will post a pic of it once I get it.

Thanks for all the great information and pictures!
You had me when I seen that Specialized, with the Topeak rack & truck bag ! Then you had to mention that you ordered an FX 7.7 Just what we needed, another TREK rider. Welcome to the Forum !

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Old 04-08-13, 06:05 PM   #4817
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I thought I would post a pic of my Dr. Fine since I swiped the tires off my wife's Sporterra...37-622 Continental Double Fighter 2s..only measure 35mm on my rims. They seem just right for the roads I ride on here in South GA.

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I thought I would post a pic of my Dr. Fine since I swiped the tires off my wife's Sporterra...37-622 Continental Double Fighter 2s..only measure 35mm on my rims. They seem just right for the roads I ride on here in South GA.

Sweet
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More Sweet!
That's debatable . There both nice.
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I haven't put my fenders on yet because I hate the drag. I'm considering drops and smaller chainrings for a possible tour this fall.

Soma Double Cross with Apex stuff, Velocity hubs and rims. My last "hybrid" was really just a cheap Fuji MTB with slicks, four inches too small for me. I rode it anyway... but this bike feels like heaven!
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I haven't put my fenders on yet because I hate the drag. I'm considering drops and smaller chainrings for a possible tour this fall.

Soma Double Cross with Apex stuff, Velocity hubs and rims. My last "hybrid" was really just a cheap Fuji MTB with slicks, four inches too small for me. I rode it anyway... but this bike feels like heaven!
That's a nice bike, what's the frame size ?
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I have been reading stuff from this site for years, because it always comes up in bike related searches, but this is my first post. I got a Crosstrail Sport with disc brakes last year, and have put many miles on it since then. I haven't done anything to it except put the rack, bag, bottle cage, and lights. I need to get some new tires, and I have some fenders on the way. Otherwise I have thoroughly enjoyed the bike. Here is a pic:



I have been thinking about getting a bike that is a little more road oriented, but still with a more upright riding position, so last week I ordered a Trek FX 7.7. It should be here later this week. I am pretty excited because of how much I enjoyed the test ride. They didn't have my size in stock, so they had to order it in. I will post a pic of it once I get it.

Thanks for all the great information and pictures!
Can not wait to see that FX 7.7 , but probably not as bad as you.
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That's a sweet ride. Enjoy!
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