"Humbled by the Cross -Bible College Student."
**2011Kestrel Red Carbon/105**
**2012 Motobecane Elite Sport Hybrid**
**2011 Motobecane Vent Noir**
Nice job on the Trek 700 multi, however one wonders if that bike is the correct size with all that seatpost and stem showing?
Here is a 700 that I fixed up for my friend (in photo), the cheapo brifter broke and I have since rerouted gear cables, added barcons and blue tape. Get out and ride brother.
"change is the only constant"
Really nice looking job droobie. Here is a older pic of my 750 just after I finished the build on a rainy day. I am currently converting it back to it's hybrid roots with a Bontrager Trekking bar and XTR shifters. I rebuilt my Specialized Crossroads for my daughter and want something more upright to do shopping runs and tooling around town. It is a great ride with the drops though.
Last summer I kept thinking new bike, but as I reads more, those old steel framed Treks may be more than worth it to hold onto. I HAVE to ditch those twist shifters, I hate them with a passion, so I'm thinking new drivetrain (chainrings [which need replacing due to wear], cassette, front and rear derailleurs, chain, shifters might make for a BIG upgrade).
1991 Trek 750 Multitrack Hybrid
Defiantly worth rebuilding. Personally IMO the 90-93 Trek 750s were the best hybrids ever made. A bit on the heavy side, but what steel lugged bike isn't. A beauty that is versatile and the ride is as smooth as butter! If you are looking for a good crankset, I believe Jenson still has the Shimano LX FC-M582 on sale for $85. Comes with BB.
My Cannondale H300. I'm thinking about upgrading the right handlebar grip.
New member here. I just purchased a TREK 7300 last weekend and I am having a blast!
I started biking again about two weeks ago after many years away. I need to shed about 65-70 lbs and just hate boring workouts, etc. I though cycling would be the way to go so I pumped up the tires of my 22 year old GT Karakoram MTB and quickly realized that I was not as young as I used to be! Needed something that would provide some comfortable rides and after some research here and advice from the guys at the LBS I decided to go the hybrid route. I didn't want to spend a ton of money and thought that the 7300 represented the best value for my budget. Of course I had to add a few "upgrades"
Shimano PD-M324 Pedal Updgrade (also purchased a pair of Bontrager RL shoes. I used to use clips and straps. I am still getting used to these but I like them a lot. If I go on a casual ride with the family I can just use the platform side and normal shoes.
216 mm wide Serfas Cruiser E-Gel Saddle and Bontrager Sadle Bag for Xtra Tube, Tools, CO2 etc.
Man is this a comfortable bike!
Hello I just joined. This is my stock Gary Fisher Kaitai which I am enjoying. I only ride for fun right now, but may commute depending where I end up. I am putting some slick (Gator Hardshell) tires on it to replace the hybrid stock tires that came with it. I hope to do more in the future but I'm still learning.
My Marin PointReyes '09. I use it for commuting when the weather is good (not so often lately here in Seattle) and I really like the bike. However I've already made a few modifications:
- brakes upgraded to BB7
- pedals to shimano A530
- tires to continental TravelContact
I'm still thinking about updating the crankset, as it seems to flex when using the bigger chain ring (and also cuz I like doing some mechanic stuff)
I just weighted it today for the first time, and seems to be around 30 lb.
THe frame came apart there, but the bike still rides OK.
Haha, just kidding. I often lock by the head tube and the paint has worn away there.
Did some modifications last week:
Added a second bottlecage for long trips drinking pleasure
Changed the stem from a creaky unstable adjustable stem to a nice and rigid Ritchey 30° stem
This also lowered the handlebar a bit, making the bike a bit more sportive, but still upright enough for me and my bad back.
Got a second wheelset consisting of Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels with ultegra 11-23 cassette and these wheels gave me an imedeate speed increase of more than 10%
My wife and I got these things yesterday. Are they hybrids? If not just what in the Hell are they, besides quite useful I mean.
So, it all started off with getting my son a bike to commute to the nearby (2 miles one way) university (CSUN). Rather than paying over $100 for a parking permit and dealing with overcrowded parking lots, I was glad he chose to bike it instead. He's rather new to biking (Nintendo generation) and his first thought was a cruiser. I told him he should get something with some gears. This is what he found within the $ range he was looking for... A nice simple bike, not too flashy to get swiped (yes, he's getting a u-lock), good upright riding-position for him to get more acquainted with riding, and an overall very comfortable bike.
A 2009 Raleigh Venture.... It really is a joy to ride this... it's no speed-demon of course, just a really comfy ride.
As I mentioned... that's how it all got started. After riding it myself, it got me reminiscing on my old GT Timberline mountain bike I had in the early 90's and how much I enjoyed riding. So seeking the wife's approval, I asked her what she thought about getting ourselves some bikes. Her knowing I could use the exercise, gave an unenthusiastic okay. That is until we started going shopping. I liked the Transeo from GT, but had a hard time finding the 1.0 Disc model - she fell in love with this, a GT Transeo 2.0 (Medium), and was able to get it on the spot.
I wanted the same thing, however, I wanted the GT Transeo 1.0 Disc (Medium), so I ordered it... but supposedly I was told GT was out of stock (which seemed weird). But they asked if I wanted an GT Transeo Ultra instead... I said hell yeah, but had no confidence that it would come through. Lo and behold, I arrive at the store and they have this in the box (not yet put together):
I think it's a 2009 model, and it has a carbon fork unlike the US spec of a "SR NCX-E RL" suspension fork. But I noticed GT's Euro spec had the carbon fork and actually I prefer it since the bike is fairly light as is at 26lbs and provides a nice combo with the alum frame. In case any one is wondering, I've added the Ergons GX2's, and trying out the Selle Royal Lookin saddle (the stock WTB Pure-V saddle was hurting).
Anyway, so glad we did this... we all are riding short stints daily after work and looking forward to planning some longer rides in the future... and since my company will soon be relocating 6mi away from our house, I definitely foresee commuting my new little toy in the near future.
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Finally got some new tires. After two months on the stock tires, it's not just faster, the maneuverability is amazing. Very glad I put them on. It's still pretty plain, but I think I'll do something with the pedals/handlebars next.
Yet another Trek...not as geared up as that of the OP...same paint, though
2007 Trek 7.2FX
1988 Nishiki Century
I now have a race wheelset and a crosscountry wheelset and can easily swap them in a couple of minutes, according to my needs.
The cassette on the racewheelset also is 11-23 which is perfect for road riding with long climbs.
As for the drop handlebar: I live in "De Vlaamse Ardennen", which is a typical roadcycling-mekka so there are a lot of roadbikes around ... yet I hardly ever see anyone who actually uses the bottom grips on them, mainly because using the bottom grips on roadbars is very hard on your back, arms and wrists. If you have carpal tunnel, like you say, I doubt you will enjoy dropbars at all.
Another thing with dropbars is that riding ofroad with them and doing some mountainbiking is very difficult, since they aren't very wide and thus have less control.
The set-up I have now didn't come by chance ... I thought about it for a long time and to say I am pleased with it would be an absolute understatement.
I have a flatbar for rough roads and off-road.
I have long barends for climbing hills at speed, standing up.
I have an aerobar for doing long straight bits of road.
Especially you, having a wrist problem .... I think you should definately at least try out some nice ergonomic aerobars but not the straight ones since they will strain your wrists aswell.
Thanks for the info on the bars. My department store bike has drop bars on it, and they seem to be ok, no perfect, but ok. My new ride has flat bars, and they simply don't work with my carpal tunnel problem. I think I found a bar that will work. When I get it purchased and installed, I'll have to get a pic put up here.
Here's a couple of my 7.3FX up on the roof rack i just got