Just finished this for my wife. I wanted to make her something speedy and nice. Yes I did get it powder coated by Groody Bros in KC...
Here is my Giant Cypress hybrid.
My 2014 7.7fx is fast and fun. I can't believe I bought it but glad I did.
Wow! that looks real nice. May. I ask what size it is and how tall are you? Did you try sitting on a Madone 3.1 and seeing how that felt vs. the 7.7? I keep going back and forth between flat bar or drop. Did you have any discussions at your lbs around max tire width? I might like some extra cushioning with a 28 tire. Would it fit?
When I had my 7.3fx I was always looking at the 7.9 with dreamy eyes. 7.7fx is a great bike and I might upgrade the crank and the rest to really rock it out.
Already have over 300mi on it riding 25 every other day unless it rains or blowing 25mi an hour. Summer in Florida rules it's hot and usually always calm in the am.
On tire size I'll ask my Lbs Thursday when they put on my new handlebar and tweak my cables. I had 32's on my 7.3fx and now the 25's are pretty sweet. Did I ride a drop bar madone nah just not my style. I'm practical and know the hybrid gives me more options to have fun and stay fit when there is no surf.
Nothing fancy about my 2009 Tred WSD 7000 but I am riding regularly again and thought I'd post. I'm terribly slow but can do a decent distance for a city bike that is far from light. I think my longest ride so far is 26 slow miles :) Really need to cover that brown seat! Why TREK throws brown seats on black bikes is beyond me :) Now about the pics, I need to practice my bike shooting better. Oh, and the Beverly Hills thing is ironic. We live a block from Beverly Hills and I can't stand being that close. I'm so not a BH person. So, while on a meandering ride I thought it would be "fun" to do the total tourist thing with my bike in front of the infamous sign. The honey bear came home with me on a Trader Joe's trip. I think it's cute, so I'm sharing :)
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Nice looking step-through. The lines are pleasing to the eye.
Keep cycling and keep caring about what we leave for future generations. Recycle, reuse and respect all life.
Regarding the distance on my bike, since I've never really seriously rode anything else, I have no idea what a different bike feels like in regards to ease and speed. I had a bike as a kid but not for long and in my twenties which I hardly rode. Someday I'll upgrade to something lighter but I need to ride this one enough to warrant the money spent.
Thanks for all the thoughts :)
On the local bike trail.
Adding my flat bar road bike to this list
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Its an 86 Shogun Kaze funny bike with 24" and 700c tubulars. Ive been riding this bike less and less as time went on because Im not as flexible as I was before.
The stem is a 72 degree Nitto Dynamic, with a generic carbon fiber flatbar and generic brake levers. I might swap the stem to a Nitto Dirtdrop when I get even older. Maybe riser bars too.
Gruppo is Shimano 600 with the Biopace rings swapped out for round 48/39. The shifters are new Sunrace 6sp to replace the dead 600 shifters. I debated putting on my Arabesque shifters but these click and aside from overall ugliness and lack of refinement - work better than the old 600s. Also considering adding XT thumbshifters, but digging the clean look ATM
The carbon bars turned this from my most uncomfortable bike into a very smooth riding bike. It also handles better due to the more rearward position.
This is a before pic. I could only ride it for 1 hour before my body started complaining. Now I can do three hours without issues. Note the negative rise stem, which is parallel to the top tube
This is next a modern hybrid.