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Old 05-25-10, 04:59 PM   #1101
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Cool Hybrid Bike

I recently added an aero bar to my bike to get more comfortable positions.
It's a profile design jammer GT and I absolutely love it.



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With this I can now do the rough tracks and the long asfalt roads
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Old 05-26-10, 12:41 AM   #1102
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I am also a big fan of aero bars. this is my 2nd full season with them

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Old 05-26-10, 11:10 AM   #1103
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Here's a pic of my new ride. It's a '07 women's Specialized Sirrus that I bought off Craigslist for $100.
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Old 05-26-10, 11:49 AM   #1104
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Old 05-26-10, 06:16 PM   #1105
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This is my hybrid which got stolen a few weeks ago, but I can still say that my baby is out there somewhere, this is kudos to her:

Fuji Cross town 2.0, aint she sweet? :3

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Old 05-26-10, 06:24 PM   #1106
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Daaymn! That's a great bike!! I really like all of the different handle bars you have! And all of the storage space! Those shimano 105s are on point! My Fuji had those equipped and I have to say that was the smoothest ride Ive ever experienced in my few years of life Not too big of a fan of the huge frame, but Im assuming its made from some kind of special metal, or else you arent worried about weight?
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Old 05-26-10, 08:14 PM   #1107
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Took a crappy quality picture with my cell phone after a ride. Will post some better pics later on.

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Old 05-27-10, 08:37 AM   #1108
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Daaymn! That's a great bike!! I really like all of the different handle bars you have! And all of the storage space! Those shimano 105s are on point! My Fuji had those equipped and I have to say that was the smoothest ride Ive ever experienced in my few years of life Not too big of a fan of the huge frame, but Im assuming its made from some kind of special metal, or else you arent worried about weight?
Since you talk about 105 i'm assuming you are referring to me.
The handlebars i have now are just fantastic for my needs:
flatbars for control on the rough tracks and the mountains...
bullhorns for steep climbing at speed...
and recently ... short aero bars for the flat or descending roads or even slight hills.
I can definately advise this combination to everyone
Storage space? I'm assuming you are being ironic or you are commenting on timber08's picture below mine (great cockpit you got there btw timber).
I do have a detachable bikerack for family trips, but in general I use my bike for sports.
To speak of the 105 crank ... it is indeed very smooth ... combined with an SLX cassette, a XT rear derailleur, a R443 front derailleur and a LX chain... it shifts incredibly well (at least compared to what i was used to which was a crappy citybike)
I have SRAM attack gripshifts to operate my gears and with the aforementioned drivetrain I can simply gear down 4 or 5 gears in one pull and it just does it's job without hickups
About the frame: It is very light for it's strenght.
It does look large, especially on the side-view, because the tubing is oval-shaped.
I was on a quest for the perfect frame for months until i found this-one which is made in belgium a few miles from where I live ... it's a 7005 aluminium triple butted ultralight frame.
I don't recal the exact weight but it was about 1500 grams.
The whole bike, including aerobars, weighs a bit more than 12 kilos.
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Old 05-27-10, 08:48 AM   #1109
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I'm thinking of putting slick tires for pavement since it's what I'm riding lately.
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Old 05-28-10, 12:00 AM   #1110
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I'm thinking of putting slick tires for pavement since it's what I'm riding lately.
That's A LOT of seatpost sticking out! Has it passed the 'minimum limit' on the seatpost yet?
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Old 05-28-10, 12:56 PM   #1111
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I'm thinking of putting slick tires for pavement since it's what I'm riding lately.
Wow that looks dangerous! I don't so much get the geometry of the bike and maybe that is what is throwing me off. But it looks like the frame is super short and that is why you need such a ridiculously long seat post. That thing has got to be at it's limits or past.
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Old 05-28-10, 01:05 PM   #1112
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Old 05-28-10, 02:42 PM   #1113
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Wow that looks dangerous! I don't so much get the geometry of the bike and maybe that is what is throwing me off. But it looks like the frame is super short and that is why you need such a ridiculously long seat post. That thing has got to be at it's limits or past.
This bike is an experiment. True enough this frame is short by choice. I wanted a bike I could manipulate, bunny hop,jump and race. I

had in mind to ride dirt paths, taking a shot at cyclocross without sinking into an expensive bike and then not liking the sport later. As far

as the seat post: It's not at it's limit. I bought the longest seat post I could find to make up on the short frame. I still have 1 1/2 to

2 inches or so from max limit line. The post in width is tight in there and strudy by length no worries.

I admit it looks freaky geometrically but fits so nice, like a glove. Today I bought continental tires and ordered bar end shifters. Should be

in by Wednesday or Thursday next week.

I have commuted on pavement and I get good leg extension. On the dirt I have lowered it
an inch and half to just drill it and save my jews on the ups and downs. It's been tough bike I've bit it a couple of times. The bike not a scratch, me not so much. I've paid.



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Old 05-28-10, 04:09 PM   #1114
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Something just ain't right..........
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Old 05-29-10, 07:38 AM   #1115
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Here's mine - just got it a few weeks ago. 2009 Specialized Sirrus with some minor changes. I had the LBS add a rigid seat post and invert the stem when I got it, and I've added Giant platform pedals and Trippy Grips. Loving this bike so far.

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Old 05-29-10, 08:30 AM   #1116
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Something just ain't right..........
For me I think it's the rotation of the bars. But if it's comfy for him, who am I to judge?

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Old 05-29-10, 02:44 PM   #1117
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I'd level the saddle, straighten up the handlebars and cut down the steerer tube. You can pivot the stem upwards to compensate for the shortened steerer. I have no problem with the seatpost, but there's too much stem sticking out in my opinion.

When you get your saddle level, you may find you need to lower the seatpost a bit.
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Old 05-29-10, 05:01 PM   #1118
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updated shot of my gary fisher 2009 kaitai. only change left is maybe changing the white cables to black, but that is a $70 vanity project i may or may not do. some people love the white cables as a nice contrast, i also like bikes that are all dark colors, black/titanium/chrome so we shall see.

changes from stock are schwalbe marathon cross tires, serfas seat, profile bar ends, bontrager black pedals with mks steel toe clips and christophe straps, new handlebar grips.


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Old 05-30-10, 05:16 AM   #1119
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For me I think it's the rotation of the bars. But if it's comfy for him, who am I to judge?

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I think the bike looks sharp to be honest, I surprised nobody suggested the OP to chop his legs a little shorter so he could use a shorter seat post. Hybrid bikes are outside the box & this is a perfect example. It's a nice clean bike, nice job
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Some things are just wrong. Extra long seatposts are not one of them. Saddles angled like sliding boards are. This puts too much weight on the hands, just to keep oneself from sliding off the saddle. It will be difficult to put weight on the sit bones and it will be difficult to keep the sit bones on the wide part of the saddle. The rider of this bike will slide onto the nose of the saddle, putting extra pressure on the parts that this saddle tilt is usually an attempt to prevent putting extra pressure on.
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Old 05-31-10, 06:56 AM   #1121
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A proper hybrid, with 26" wheels and some attitude. :-)
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Old 05-31-10, 11:45 PM   #1122
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Timber_8,
I was curious do your aerobars happen to be the model Airstryke by Profile Design? Also who makes that Butterfly bar? I saw your cockpit arrangement and knew I must replicate it, this setup would solve so many problems and add a serious amount of comfort to my 7.3fx. Thanks in advance.
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Have been spending a lot of time with a pretty French girl of late and the Trekker hasn't been getting nearly enough love but got up this am and upgraded the crank which goes nicely with the new 11-30 cassette.

Lost a little top end but gained a ton of bottom end which will be good when I toss on the cross tyres and hit the trails... and stiffer and lighter is always a good thing... the improvement at the crank was immediately noticeable.

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I think the bike looks sharp to be honest, I surprised nobody suggested the OP to chop his legs a little shorter so he could use a shorter seat post. Hybrid bikes are outside the box & this is a perfect example. It's a nice clean bike, nice job
I appreciated the comment. It was my first conversion and I learn alot this past year about bike mechanics. I did make this to be different and my own type bike.

My 10yrs old has come from the rockies to live with me. I bought him a new mountain bike from Wally world just to introduce him to biking and for the purpose to use on the bike path to his summer day camp. He found it strange but cool to use a bike helmet instead of skate helmet.

We rode Saturday to show him the route. I made all the adjustment on his bike to his height and riding style.Thanks to what I learned. As we were doing down hill he yelled," Dad let's ride on the grass!" I lead off the path cut through the grass fast and he followed. It was awesome! Awesome because it was fun and it was the first time we rode bike together. My fiancee' had to stay on the cement and meet us around. She was a road bike. It was a nice ride.

Oh this is what my bike look like before.
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