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Old 08-29-13, 08:51 PM   #5126
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Nice conversion. I'd swap the seat, but that's me, the rest looks great. How do the brakes work out? Do you get enough power with those brakes and levers?
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Old 08-29-13, 09:56 PM   #5127
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thanks Badger6, the stopping power is great, the saddle isn't that good .
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Old 08-30-13, 04:08 AM   #5128
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girlfriend ? no wait, Gary Fisher, which was an independent bike company that Trek bought a few years ago and folded into their lineup. I think the 'Gary Fisher' brand has been dropped, and now they are just models of trek mtn bikes.
Trek has actually owned Gary Fisher for quite a while (since 93 or 94). Recently, for the 2011 model year, Trek decided to eliminate Gary Fisher as a brand and introduced the Gary Fisher Collection by Trek. For the 2012 model year, they eliminated the Gary Fisher model names for the bike and followed suit with their other model nomenclatures. The bikes are now 8.x DS where "DS" stands for "dual sport." The bikes still have the "Gary Fisher Collection" label on them.
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Old 08-30-13, 05:17 AM   #5129
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thanks Badger6, the stopping power is great, the saddle isn't that good .
I commute on a Specialized BG Toupe....which I also ride on my road bike. Comfortable seat (to me). It looks like you kept the standard brakes, what levers are you using?
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Old 08-30-13, 06:37 AM   #5130
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I commute on a Specialized BG Toupe....which I also ride on my road bike. Comfortable seat (to me). It looks like you kept the standard brakes, what levers are you using?
Badger when I converted to flat bar I used 105 calipers and shimano deore v brake levers as my bike shop recommended. I was ripped apart by the mechanic forum on here being told it's impossible BUT this combo worked perefectly for me. My brother though purchased shimano road specific flar bar levers which these days are very reasonably priced
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Old 08-30-13, 06:43 AM   #5131
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Good to know...I'll start researching again. I hate my brakes on the 7.9 FX, no power, and spongy, no matter how I adjust them. Thanks!
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Old 08-30-13, 06:26 PM   #5132
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I commute on a Specialized BG Toupe....which I also ride on my road bike. Comfortable seat (to me). It looks like you kept the standard brakes, what levers are you using?
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I reverted the conversion back to road bike, and i swapped out the bartape. i will use the flat-bar conversion on another bike project of mine.
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Old 09-04-13, 02:00 AM   #5133
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Haven't been here for a while and as always there are some news...

After riding Seek 1 (model 2011) and custom made Seek ....I bought (you wouldn't believe) yet another Seek

Hope you like it

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Old 09-04-13, 05:47 AM   #5134
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I was wondering where you'd got to rise000
Perfect choice of bike. Looks hot
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Old 09-04-13, 06:12 AM   #5135
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Perfect choice of bike. Looks hot
Thanks m8

Your Bad Boy lookin good as ever
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Old 09-04-13, 06:26 AM   #5136
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Your Bad Boy lookin good as ever
Mate, I've got some new ideas for it (crazy ones) but I'm keeping it under my hat for the moment. Funds are the restrictions at the moment. The ideas may not come to fruition.
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Old 09-04-13, 06:49 AM   #5137
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Mate, I've got some new ideas for it (crazy ones) but I'm keeping it under my hat for the moment. Funds are the restrictions at the moment. The ideas may not come to fruition.
I understand...yesterday the guys at my LBS asked me: "so, what are the plans for this one...?"
I told them that I'm planning leave it as it is...they just laughed
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Old 09-04-13, 07:07 AM   #5138
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2013 cannondale bad boy 5


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Old 09-04-13, 10:52 AM   #5139
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Dunno why I can't make it large like you guys. Any tips?

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Old 09-04-13, 11:03 AM   #5140
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Dunno why I can't make it large like you guys. Any tips?
Yours is an attachment in the forum. Theirs is linked from an outside photo hosting site like Photobucket, Flickr, or in the most recent case of post #5142 , Tinypic.com
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Old 09-04-13, 11:10 AM   #5141
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Old 09-05-13, 04:08 AM   #5142
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My First Post...
Cannondale Quick SL2 with a few Mods
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Old 09-05-13, 07:10 AM   #5143
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nice quick!
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Old 09-05-13, 07:53 AM   #5144
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Nice set up. Any modifications?
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Great looking bike. Is it sold as a hybrid or 29er MTB?
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Old 09-07-13, 08:48 PM   #5147
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Great looking bike. Is it sold as a hybrid or 29er MTB?
Thanks. It's sold as a dual sport hybrid. I love just about everything about the bike sans the paint job. I don't know why, but I feel like that shade of blue kind of cheapens the look. Maybe just me though...
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Old 09-11-13, 07:28 AM   #5148
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I've recently upgraded wheels to Shimano R500, from Cerchi Nisi T Due. Before;



After;





They provided me a total weight loss off nearly 500 grams. Also they have obvious smoothness advantage over the old ones. Got the rims for 60$ as used. Compared to used wheels market, they can be count as free. I will never use any wheel, that is under the entry class (entry such as Shimano R500). They are useless, really.
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2014 Cannondale Woman's Quick 5. Just picked it up for my daughter, going on our first ride this weekend.
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My 2013 Diamondback Insight 1 is on its way... plan to have pics shortly!!! super excited!!!!
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