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Old 08-05-14, 10:33 PM   #5676
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Trying out some different shoes for some trail riding at the month.

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Old 08-06-14, 06:18 PM   #5677
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ebay 1982 or 83 univega alpina uno, triple butted frame. the black chrome finish is not so good but the structural condition is very good, just some stone pits on the front tube. sun cr-18 rims and sapim racer spokes, nashbar city tires, sram 8 speed, when all is said and done 26lbs. normal vbakes operated backwards, they spring into the rim instead of out. the hole for the spring was on the outside not on the wheel side of the frame. i had a set of vbrakes that had 2 holes for the coil spring 180 degrees apart that solved the problem.
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Old 08-06-14, 06:58 PM   #5678
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First pick is day of purchase. Second pick is after a months ownership and about one hundred miles.
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Old 08-06-14, 11:59 PM   #5679
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Trying out some different shoes for some trail riding at the month.

Love the look of your bike.
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Old 08-08-14, 11:31 AM   #5680
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Here is my brand new Giant Escape 0 . I picked it up today.

I've been reading here for a while in the search for a new hybrid so thanks for helping me make my decision.

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Old 08-08-14, 02:39 PM   #5681
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I recently retired (well nearly retired, still doing some assignments) and treated myself to a new bike late last year.

Found a deal on a 2012 model a Cannondale Quick SL-1, picture below:


Loving the bike - heck I think I will try starting an 'official Cannondale Quick' thread to see if there are many other owners enjoying their 'Quicks'
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Old 08-08-14, 05:46 PM   #5682
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My new bike being tested and approved on the Virginia Creeper Trail.
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Old 08-09-14, 09:39 AM   #5683
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ebay 1982 or 83 univega alpina uno, triple butted frame. the black chrome finish is not so good but the structural condition is very good, just some stone pits on the front tube. sun cr-18 rims and sapim racer spokes, nashbar city tires, sram 8 speed, when all is said and done 26lbs. normal vbakes operated backwards, they spring into the rim instead of out. the hole for the spring was on the outside not on the wheel side of the frame. i had a set of vbrakes that had 2 holes for the coil spring 180 degrees apart that solved the problem.
That is a great looking bike, especially love that fork.
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Old 08-09-14, 01:51 PM   #5684
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the fork came with the frame, original oem, still has the stickers on it.
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Old 08-09-14, 11:04 PM   #5685
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First Hybrid owned. Picked it up for $150 with less than 100 miles on it. Love it.
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Old 08-10-14, 06:25 PM   #5686
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Handlebar streamers thanks to my coworkers - who felt that my bike was missing something.
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Old 08-10-14, 07:41 PM   #5687
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^^^Winner. I LOL'd.
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Old 08-12-14, 12:43 AM   #5688
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Relatively new here, first bike I bought for myself, a GT Timberline 1.0 2014, however I slowly replaced each component this past 4 months, all that is left from stock are the frame and saddle. Used the old parts to build a new bike for my in-law. Just rode 1000+ km with it yesterday.



Regarding the amount of mudguards, here in the Philippines it rains all year round, and for those sunnny days/nights, you still have road puddles, dog/cat/rat pee and some other stuff on the road that you don't want flying towards your face or water bottle.

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Old 08-12-14, 09:27 AM   #5689
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Relatively new here, first bike I bought for myself, a GT Timberline 1.0 2014, however I slowly replaced each component this past 4 months, all that is left from stock are the frame and saddle. Used the old parts to build a new bike for my in-law. Just rode 1000+ km with it yesterday.

Regarding the amount of mudguards, here in the Philippines it rains all year round, and for those sunnny days/nights, you still have road puddles, dog/cat/rat pee and some other stuff on the road that you don't want flying towards your face or water bottle.
Great looking GT "grand tourer" well it could be if you wanted to with racks.
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Old 08-13-14, 12:42 AM   #5690
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Great looking GT "grand tourer" well it could be if you wanted to with racks.
Thanls for the compliment. Thought about adding racks, but I'm in no hurry in doing very long distances atm. Also, I wanted to be still able to do light trails, mostly hard pack around here.

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Old 08-19-14, 11:44 AM   #5691
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Picked up this one yesterday, Schwinn Searcher from an ad on CL. It's been completely refurbished; ready to ride. All it took was a 1 mile test ride and I bought it. I think it's circa 1995. My 1st hybrid. :-)

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Old 08-19-14, 01:18 PM   #5692
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Handlebar streamers thanks to my coworkers - who felt that my bike was missing something.
You have some hilarious coworkers! LOL!
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Old 08-19-14, 01:21 PM   #5693
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First Hybrid owned. Picked it up for $150 with less than 100 miles on it. Love it.
You got one heck of a deal. Fine looking ride.
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Old 08-19-14, 07:40 PM   #5694
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You got one heck of a deal. Fine looking ride.

Thanks! Been a nice bike so far!
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Old 08-20-14, 05:40 PM   #5695
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My SCOTT SUB50 singlespeed:

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Old 08-21-14, 12:04 AM   #5696
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Old 08-21-14, 05:26 AM   #5697
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Wow!! that looks nice. Should be fast too!!
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Old 08-21-14, 05:53 AM   #5698
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Nice one. Looks huge on the back of that Miata! :-)
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Old 08-21-14, 10:17 AM   #5699
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Wow!! that looks nice. Should be fast too!!
Thanks! It's basically a Roubaix with a flat bar, so it goes pretty nicely. On the flats I avg 16-17mph and it cruises nicely around 18-19mph.
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Old 08-22-14, 06:31 AM   #5700
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My 82 Schwinn World Sport modernized. I decided to cannibalized my wife's Schwinn Sporterra since she no longer rides it. Replaced the 27" steel wheels, 2 x 5 speed with the 8 speed Nexus IGH and 700 x 42c wheels & Continental City Contact tires. (only 38.5mm on these rims) Also installed a sealed bottom bracket and Truvativ Cranks. I will soon replace the twist shifter with a Alfine 8 speed trigger and may put the orginal cranks back on when I can cut that 52t ring off. No weight gain and still at 29lbs and rides nicely!

It's hard to take good pics of a silver bike outside!




About a year ago I had changed out the stem and drop bars with a Velo Postino Handlebar and riser stem. I have the original Bontrager Saddle from my Sawyer and original peddels from my Kona.
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