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Old 06-11-14, 07:14 AM   #5576
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Thanks for the info I often think about going single at the front, but worry about loosing the chain.
Take a look at the new wide/narrow chainrings that allow you to run a single ring without rollers or pie plates up front.
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Old 06-12-14, 04:25 AM   #5577
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I'm almost 2 years now on 1x setup...and so far I had these combos of which all work without any problem (loosing the chain):

1x9, rear der. Deore M592 long cage, SS chainring FSA, Superstar Components chain guide...
1x9 rear der. Sram X7 mid cage, SS chainring FSA, Superstar Components chain guide...
1x10 rear der. Deore LX long cage, RaceFace NW chainring...
1x10 rear der. ZEE short cage, RaceFace NW chainring...

Absolutly loving simplicity od 1x drivetrain...
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Take a look at the new wide/narrow chainrings that allow you to run a single ring without rollers or pie plates up front.
Thanks guys for your valuable info. I'll look further into this. (^-^)
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Old 06-12-14, 05:53 AM   #5578
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God damn, I just love looking at all these bikes.

I think that bikes and cats have a lot in common, in that I have never seen a bike or cat that I didn't like the look of.
Well let me test you on that...lots of folks here don't like the mass merchant bikes, but I was glad to see the 90% support of the guy from MI who bought his 1st bike from Wally World. I'm still pleased with my Schwinn Trailway from Target. I've added a rack since the last update and it's still holding up well except this past w/e on the way to bike on a MUP my daughters car rack dropped down, dragging the pavement and the front tire & some of the aluminum rim got chewed up. I've been riding it a lot and I'm still happy with it though. I'm fully prepared to say you guys were right when I have major component failure, but so far so good. I enjoy my restored Fuji road bike too and ride it some, but the more upright hybrid set-up is just more comfortable. I'll probably want a Absolute when I wear out the Trailway.

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Well let me test you on that...lots of folks here don't like the mass merchant bikes, but I was glad to see the 90% support of the guy from MI who bought his 1st bike from Wally World. I'm still pleased with my Schwinn Trailway from Target. I've added a rack since the last update and it's still holding up well except this past w/e on the way to bike on a MUP my daughters car rack dropped down, dragging the pavement and the front tire & some of the aluminum rim got chewed up. I've been riding it a lot and I'm still happy with it though. I'm fully prepared to say you guys were right when I have major component failure, but so far so good. I enjoy my restored Fuji road bike too and ride it some, but the more upright hybrid set-up is just more comfortable. I'll probably want a Absolute when I wear out the Trailway.

Heh, I love racks on bikes and your shade of blue is gorgeous.

Also there is something nifty about getting heaps of usage out of a bike that doesn't cost the world, that anyone could have.
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My trek 7.2 with origin8's drops.
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Old 06-14-14, 07:23 AM   #5581
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Not sure if she belongs here or in the C&V forum, it's a GT Arette Hybrid, I bought the bike new around 1990, rode it for a while then garaged it until last year. I've put about 900 miles on it since last June, added the bar ends, aero bars (more for a different riding position then aerodynamics) and pedals and ride 50 to 100 miles a week along the canal routes.










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After finding out that Shimano makes 7-speed brifters, I converted my flatbar Trek Multitrack 750 to a dropbar setup. Here's a photo of it out on the local rail trail today, it rode great!

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Not sure if she belongs here or in the C&V forum, it's a GT Arette Hybrid, I bought the bike new around 1990, rode it for a while then garaged it until last year. I've put about 900 miles on it since last June, added the bar ends, aero bars (more for a different riding position then aerodynamics) and pedals and ride 50 to 100 miles a week along the canal routes.

That is such a unique looking bike. Amazing.
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Old 06-14-14, 09:31 PM   #5584
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2015(GIANT ESCAPE 3)Matte Charcoal/Gloss Black
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2015(GIANT ESCAPE 3)Matte Charcoal/Gloss Black
Nice ! I like the black on black
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That is such a unique looking bike. Amazing.
+1 Nice bike.
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2015(GIANT ESCAPE 3)Matte Charcoal/Gloss Black
Looks like Giant changed the frame up quite a bit from 2014 to 2015.
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Old 06-19-14, 10:59 AM   #5588
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This weekend I picked up a new Specialized Sirrus and a Burley Solo trailer for my son. I have a few upgrades that I'm planning but as it sits the bike and trailer ride great!


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Old 06-20-14, 06:17 PM   #5589
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After finding out that Shimano makes 7-speed brifters, I converted my flatbar Trek Multitrack 750 to a dropbar setup. Here's a photo of it out on the local rail trail today,
Great looking drop bar conversion
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Old 06-28-14, 11:03 AM   #5590
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Here's a couple of the 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 today. Only changes since the last time are the Sigma wired computer and micro LED front and rear lights.



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Old 06-29-14, 10:53 AM   #5592
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Old 06-29-14, 05:48 PM   #5593
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whoa talk about multiple hand positions!
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whoa talk about multiple hand positions!
Used all positions on today's ride. I love the setup.
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All those handlebar add-ons are appealing to my inner nerd. Very appealing.
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Old 06-29-14, 10:56 PM   #5596
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A mixte for the girlfirend
Fantastic shade of red and quite an interesting looking frame too.
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Fantastic shade of red and quite an interesting looking frame too.
Thank you for your kind words. I really like this bike. The ride is super smooth - by far the most comfy bike I own, and fairly lightweight also
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Just curious - does the steering feel heavy with all the bar attachments? The comfort factor is intriguing, but do you see a tradeoff?
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Just curious - does the steering feel heavy with all the bar attachments? The comfort factor is intriguing, but do you see a tradeoff?
honestly I dont know really. Im just a rookie so Im not sure about how things should feel much. I can say that I started with plain fx 7.2, added bar ends and drop bars ends to the 7.2, moved on to fx 7.4 (plain, no add ons), then added aerobars to the 7.4, and finally added the bar ends and drop bar ends to go with the aerobars on the 7.4. with all of the configurations, Ive rode mostly 10 miles at a time with each, but I did do 24 miles with the 7.4 with just the aerobars on it. Ive not noticed any difference in steering. again, Im a rookie so I may not notice the subtle differences.
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