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Old 04-06-14, 03:28 PM   #5451
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Today's ride along the River

Very nice looking setup.

Those fenders look awesome, what brand/model are they?
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This is my Specialized Crossroads Elite. It's all stock except for the stem, seat post, and Topeak rack/bag. Well, and the tires.



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Old 04-06-14, 09:23 PM   #5453
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Very nice looking setup.

Those fenders look awesome, what brand/model are they?
Thanks, they are the Planet Bike Full Hybrid. They come with no mud flaps so I added the mud flaps from the Cascadias to add a little bit more coverage.(Dirt cheap from PlanetBike.com) They are much sleeker looking compared to the Cascadias due to the single curved over stay.


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This is my Specialized Crossroads Elite. It's all stock except for the stem, seat post, and Topeak rack/bag. Well, and the tires.



Looks good. What bag do you have on your rack?
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Looks good. What bag do you have on your rack?
Thanks. The bag is an RX TrunkBag EX. Here is a link:

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Giant Cypress-R Rebuild

A very basic Giant Cypress-R frame built up with a Kona Karbon Kross CX fork, a Truvativ Touro compact crank, 105 8-speed STI, and Tektro CX cantis. I switch between Specialized Nimbus EX (700 x 28) touring tires and old IRC Cross Country (700 x 35) knobbies. The only changes made since the pic were to replace the rear brake with a Tektro Mini-V for better heel clearance and to replace the Wellgo clipless pedals with Time ATACs. A great cheap and dirty pocket rocket.

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Old 04-08-14, 12:45 AM   #5457
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"Colonel Mustard"

"Colonel Mustard" - a short distance commuter rebuild using a Kona Muni-Mula frame, a rigid Ishiwata fork, single 42T chainring, 8-Speed Grip Shift adapted to a road bar, Specialized Fat Boy (26" x 1.25") slicks, cantis & older Shimano 105 SLR standard (non-aero) brake levers with cables set up Scott-Mathauser style (but better ha ha). For more, see: Roly Q's Bike Project Blog: Project Bike: "COLONEL MUSTARD" (2014-04-05)

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I am the only one who has Shimano 105 chainset on a hybrid bike.
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Old 04-08-14, 04:40 AM   #5459
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I am the only one who has Shimano 105 chainset on a hybrid bike.
No, both my wife's and my Giant Escape RX Composites have been upgraded to complete 105 drivetrains. You can read about it here:Yet another new Giant Escape RX Composite owner(s)
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I am the only one who has Shimano 105 chainset on a hybrid bike.
You are joking aren't you?
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You are joking aren't you?
I wasn't actually but I think there are many people who upgraded their chainset to an originally road component like me.
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I wasn't actually but I think there are many people who upgraded their chainset to an originally road component like me.
A lot of performance hybrids use mostly road components. But you're right, people like to upgrade and if DIY, the parts aren't much more expensive.
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Thanks. The bag is an RX TrunkBag EX. Here is a link:

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Cool, thanks. That's what I thought. I was under the impression that the RX track bags weren't compatible with the MTX track racks, but it looks like that's what you have...? The size of your bag looks like it would work well for my needs.
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Cool, thanks. That's what I thought. I was under the impression that the RX track bags weren't compatible with the MTX track racks, but it looks like that's what you have...? The size of your bag looks like it would work well for my needs.

I think all the track racks have the same width track and the same latch bar. The difference is the length and how they attach to the bike. My bag is not as long as my rack but it works fine.

This is the rack I have, I got rid of the flat steel attachment hardware and made my own from aluminum tubing:

TopeakŪ Cycling Accessories ? Products - Explorer Tubular Rack (w/o Spring)
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This is the rack I have, I got rid of the flat steel attachment hardware and made my own from aluminum tubing:

TopeakŪ Cycling Accessories ? Products - Explorer Tubular Rack (w/o Spring)
Or you can just use Bontrager large strut kit #427332 (black) for around $5.00 bucks from a local Trek dealer. That has two black alum posts that will attach to the rack mounts and the topeak rack via a couple of c clips. You can follow the discussion here: The rear rack question.
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Or you can just use Bontrager large strut kit #427332 (black) for around $5.00 bucks from a local Trek dealer. That has two black alum posts that will attach to the rack mounts and the topeak rack via a couple of c clips. You can follow the discussion here: The rear rack question.
Making your own is more fun, easy, and if you're a scrounger, almost free!

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Looks great. Here's mine:
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I wasn't actually but I think there are many people who upgraded their chainset to an originally road component like me.
Yes that's right,many people have. I myself had a 105 and ultegra mix on mine before it was destroyed after I was hit by a motorbike. Many hybrids have road parts these days, so in my view, it's the norm now, rather than the exception.
I read your original post as if it was something you thought was unique.
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Thanks, they are the Planet Bike Full Hybrid. They come with no mud flaps so I added the mud flaps from the Cascadias to add a little bit more coverage.(Dirt cheap from PlanetBike.com) They are much sleeker looking compared to the Cascadias due to the single curved over stay.



Looks impressive alright.


If I am reading Planet Bike's Fender information correctly, it would appear that I have no choice but to use their Cascadia 29er Fenders as it is the only fender they sell that is designed for tyres larger than 38mm.


What size tyres are you running?
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Looks impressive alright.


If I am reading Planet Bike's Fender information correctly, it would appear that I have no choice but to use their Cascadia 29er Fenders as it is the only fender they sell that is designed for tyres larger than 38mm.


What size tyres are you running?


I'm running Bontrager H2's in 38mm width which are fairly true to size.
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I'm running Bontrager H2's in 38mm width which are fairly true to size.
I think 38mm is the largest size they recommend for your fenders.

Do you have a view on how well your fenders would likely work on say a 40mm wide tyre?
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My 2010 Trek Valencia
Recently upgraded the disc brakes to Avid BB7, changed the 3x8 drivetrain to 1x9, and today, got new grips and bar ends.

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I love it. Makes me happy to see members' bikes evolving.
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I think 38mm is the largest size they recommend for your fenders.

Do you have a view on how well your fenders would likely work on say a 40mm wide tyre?
So I measured the fender with a caliper. The overall outside width is 45.72mm. The edge lip is 1.9mm thick meaning the the inner width of the fender is about 41.91mm. If you tire truly measures 40mm wide at its widest you should be fine. What tire are you running?
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Bought a little "Bling" today...Anodized KCNC chain-ring bolts.
So this is my "Hybrid" as of now...
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