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Old 06-22-10, 11:33 PM   #1151
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This is my first ever posting on this site. I have to say "Wow", 47 pages and lot of 'hybrids'.

I see lot of nice bikes posted here. Tip of my hat to the Bianchi riders. Bigger tip of my hat to the steel riders. I will also tip my hat to you hybrid wannabies running trails treadless, your courage exceeds my own.

This is my Boardwalk, the equipment is all original except for the new seat I purchased today. The bike is came stocked with Diacompe brakes and Sun Tour PoweRing drive train with XC_ components. Maybe someone can tell me what year this bike is, not that it matters much. The frame is Tange Cro Mo, it could use some touch up paint in several places, but where to find the real celeste paint? Well, not real, but the right tone for my ride...

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Old 06-23-10, 09:58 AM   #1152
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2010 7.3 FX with Accessories

2010 Trek 7.3 FX

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1) Computer - Trek Incite 6i
2) Mountain Mirrycle Mirror
3) Planet Bike Superflash Tail Light
4) Blaze Headlight
5) Incredibell Handlebar Bell
6) Transit Rack & Strap
7) Banjo Brothers Bar Top Bag (Cell, Wallet, Keys)
8) Bontrager Race Lite Bottle Cage
9) Seat Wedge with Spare Tube, Crank Brothers Multi-tool 17, Tire Levers, Presta Valve Adapter, Tire Pressure Dial Gauge, Quick Shot Pro CO2 Inflation System.
10) Swapped Tires: Race Lite Hardcase for the H2 Hardcase Plus ,700x35

Ordered Shimano PD-M324 pedals.
Shopping for Hand Pump, and Ulock & Cable (undecided, open to addl feedback).

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Old 06-23-10, 10:09 AM   #1153
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Nice set up, hope you enjoy those wider tires.
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Old 06-23-10, 10:09 AM   #1154
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2010 Trek 7.3 FX

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4) Blaze Headlight
Ah, which Blaze? I went cheap and got a Beamer 3... for 20 bucks it sure seems damn good. But I've been doing some sweeping on moonlight rides and am thinking of the 2W Blaze...
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Old 06-23-10, 10:55 AM   #1155
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Nice set up, hope you enjoy those wider tires.
Thanks. Wrestled with decision on tires, and decided to go with previous setup of 700X35 Invert Select for 3 yrs on 2007 Trek. OK for trail and local street riding. Like others, did think about the quicker roll on a thinner tire, but someday plan to get road bike for speed/distance riding.
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Old 06-23-10, 10:58 AM   #1156
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Ah, which Blaze? I went cheap and got a Beamer 3... for 20 bucks it sure seems damn good. But I've been doing some sweeping on moonlight rides and am thinking of the 2W Blaze...
Half-watt Blaze. Couldn't pass up deal at LBS with SuperFlash Tail Light included in combo set that retailed for $60, bought for $20. Head light is bright, but beam is narrow/focused.
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Old 06-23-10, 07:54 PM   #1157
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This is my machine, a 2010 Trek Valencia. It does fall more into the Commuter/Light Touring class, and is specifically designed for road use, but is still great on harder packed trails despite the slicks. I've since added some better pedals and a bar end mirror after this picture.
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Old 06-23-10, 09:09 PM   #1158
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Half-watt Blaze. Couldn't pass up deal at LBS with SuperFlash Tail Light included in combo set that retailed for $60, bought for $20. Head light is bright, but beam is narrow/focused.
I tried a couple of PB Blazes, yes, their beams were too narrow and focused for my taste with numerous motorists pulling out across intersections from my left. I've since upgraded my PB Blazes and Superflash to a Magic Shine headlight/taillight, and DiNotte combo, taking care of my left hand "drive out" issues.
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Old 06-23-10, 10:28 PM   #1159
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This is my machine, a 2010 Trek Valencia. It does fall more into the Commuter/Light Touring class, and is specifically designed for road use, but is still great on harder packed trails despite the slicks. I've since added some better pedals and a bar end mirror after this picture.
Mebbe I'll get to see that fine new bike at one of the remaining Bike Month activities.... mocktails are tomorrow, kidical mass and the dance party is on Friday, and the Bike in Movie is Saturday night.
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Old 06-24-10, 01:58 PM   #1160
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Mebbe I'll get to see that fine new bike at one of the remaining Bike Month activities.... mocktails are tomorrow, kidical mass and the dance party is on Friday, and the Bike in Movie is Saturday night.
Lest I be struck dead by lightning or other disasters, I hope to be at them all.
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Old 06-24-10, 02:14 PM   #1161
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I bought a 2007 Trek a few years back and loved it. i started commuting to work and when i lived close enough to campus i rode it there last year however since i moved a few miles away i haven't gotten back into the groove of things. but i still love that bike am just now getting back into it

so i figured i'd offer some pictures to show it off.



Sweet Ergon Grips


Wrapped my bontrager bar ends in bar tape.


Sweet Novara saddle bag


i just put these wellgo large toe clips and straps on but haven't tried them out yet. they seem hard to get used to beucase the gravity pulls the straps to the underside.



Rear rack with reflector tape and light


and just for kicks here's a card board cut out of the Most Interesting Man in the World wearing my helmet and Capitals jersey

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Old 06-25-10, 06:21 PM   #1162
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Here is my bike. It's a GT Nomad 7005. I got it for pretty much free, and spent about $100 overhauling it. It's aluminum, so it's heavy, but that's ok. I use it primarily for fun short rides (30~ miles or so a day). I must say, the new Vida FPS tires feel much nicer then the nearly bald things I used to have on it.



Any idea how much this bike cost new? I'm just curious.
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Old 06-26-10, 02:54 AM   #1163
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It's aluminum, so it's heavy, but that's ok.
Did I miss a meeting?
Since when was aluminum heavy?
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Old 06-26-10, 07:17 AM   #1164
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Any idea how much this bike cost new? I'm just curious.
$349-$429
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Old 06-26-10, 07:32 PM   #1165
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Thanks. I got another 12.8 miles in today on it (bad head wind, no riding partner. . Thanks!
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Old 06-26-10, 07:39 PM   #1166
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It's been a while but I have a new pic of my bike
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Old 06-27-10, 01:57 AM   #1167
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Looking through this thread is like a wish list. Santa HELP !



It is not what you ride, but how you ride it. ( Quote, by Richard Frank ) 2010
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Old 06-27-10, 02:16 AM   #1168
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Yes Adelaar...

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Did I miss a meeting?
Since when was aluminum heavy?
WE have determined, that all Hybrids must be at least Carbon Fiber...Where have you been.
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Old 06-27-10, 02:30 AM   #1169
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WE have determined, that all Hybrids must be at least Carbon Fiber...Where have you been.
Oh I see
/me runs to the shop and buys an overpriced carbon bike that will break at the first pothole
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Old 06-27-10, 03:42 AM   #1170
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/me runs to the shop and buys an overpriced carbon bike that will break at the first pothole
( Laugh ) ! You got it... Richard
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Old 06-27-10, 03:43 AM   #1171
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/me runs to the shop and buys an overpriced carbon bike that will break at the first pothole
( Laugh ) ! You got it... Richard
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Old 06-27-10, 07:47 PM   #1172
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It is not what you ride, but how you ride it. ( Quote, by Richard Frank ) 2010[/QUOTE]

or in a lot of cases wether or not you ride it.
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Old 06-28-10, 08:10 AM   #1173
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Trek 7.5 FX and 7.1 FX WSD








Changed the stock saddle to a Fizik Gobi XM.



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Old 06-28-10, 10:53 AM   #1174
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Dawes Discovery 601 Hybrid (2001)

My commuting mule. It has seen the wars over the last decade, but I've just given it a bit of an overhaul, including new wheels with 15mm rims.

I love it - it makes my life possible.
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new hybrid build-in-progress. using 700x40 slicks, 50-34T compact double crankset w/ a 13-32 rear, it started life as a 90s diamondback taiwan-built steel hybrid.

will be getting 45c black fenders for winter. I'm a 50-something 225 lb who wants to get back into riding trim, so this will be my bike-trail special for cruising around town.


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