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Old 09-19-10, 12:07 PM   #1476
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actually, looking at your H-bars, using bar end shifters would be ideal. putting them on the top part of the H means you can't ride up there, which is the whole point of HAVING H-bars.

the other option would be putting the brakes and shifters on the crossbars
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Old 09-19-10, 12:17 PM   #1477
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These are some of the nicest shifters ever made... will be fitting a set to a bike I am building right now.
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Old 09-19-10, 12:28 PM   #1478
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These are some of the nicest shifters ever made... will be fitting a set to a bike I am building right now.
Yup, I found a set to put on the road oriented hybrid I built up from scratch. my old '83 stumpjumper has them too, as original equipment.
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Old 09-19-10, 02:30 PM   #1479
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I think I had a set similar to those on a Schwinn MTB I flipped. They were pretty nice.

The previous setup I had with the H-Bar had Shimano SL MT-32 shifters I took off an old Huffy mounted in the same place. They shifted fine, and the cable ran right along the bar, so I could still use the upper part of the bar. I don't get why these shifters are acting so weird.
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this is my first time posting a pic of my bike. it is a 2010 Raleigh Misceo 1.0 hybrid bike, i had it for a little over three months, and over 850 miles so far.
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Old 09-27-10, 08:13 AM   #1481
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2010 Gary Fisher Utopia

I got the bike last exactly one week ago. I've only got about 25 or so miles on it so far but it's by far the best bike I've had.

In the basement, where I keep it:


By my garage before my first ride with it:


By my Jeep after some wheeling with the Jeep, still before my first ride on the Utopia:
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Old 09-27-10, 03:13 PM   #1482
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Hybrid on Rough Gravel Road Trail Ride...

This was more for like 4 x 4 truck roads, but the bike had no problems..http://s936.photobucket.com/albums/a...2Fs936.photobu Richard
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Old 09-27-10, 03:15 PM   #1483
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This was more for like 4 x 4 truck roads, but the bike had no problems..http://s936.photobucket.com/albums/a...2Fs936.photobu Richard
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Old 09-28-10, 02:22 AM   #1485
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2010 Gary Fisher Utopia

I got the bike last exactly one week ago. I've only got about 25 or so miles on it so far but it's by far the best bike I've had...
Nice bike! It's like a two-wheeled stealth fighter; I'm digging the flat black paint job.
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Old 09-28-10, 06:10 AM   #1486
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Nice bike! It's like a two-wheeled stealth fighter; I'm digging the flat black paint job.
Thanks. That's why I got the 2010. The 2011 is black and white. It doesn't look nearly as nice.
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Old 09-29-10, 06:33 PM   #1487
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You city riders ! ( nice picture ), 65er it has rained here 3 days straight, and supposed to rain for like 3 more...
I'm going crazy ! LOL.. Richard
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It has been absolutely gorgeous and this is my favourite season... temps have in the high teens and low 20's with lots of sun, endless blue skies, and smell of fallen leaves is in the air.

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You city riders ! ( nice picture ), 65er it has rained here 3 days straight, and supposed to rain for like 3 more...
I'm going crazy ! LOL.. Richard
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[QUOTE=qmsdc15;11544838]City rider
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Now thats ( funny )....Maybe I will try that tomorrow..LMAO !!! and they said you do not have a sense of humor..
I almost had a heart attack laughing when you told the kid with the FX his pedals were fine...
( Save your money and buy some _____ ) still laughing ! Richard
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Looks like he was keeping the sun ray away instead the rain,,i need my eyes check.
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It's probably raining. There's another guy, possibly a woman, in the background with an umbrella as well.
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Now thats ( funny )....Maybe I will try that tomorrow..LMAO !!! and they said you do not have a sense of humor...
So did you ride today? No excuses!

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It's probably raining. There's another guy, possibly a woman, in the background with an umbrella as well.
The rain was pretty light yesterday. This picture was taken around the same time. She looks happy here but was grimacing from the rain in her face before she saw me taking pictures of her. I have another of her in better focus with an even bigger smile, but I posted this one because of the White House and umbrellas in the background. Riding one of DC's new bikeshare bikes. Recently launched, Capitol Bikeshare is the biggest bikeshare program in the country.


Today we had heavier rain.
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The rain was pretty light yesterday. This picture was taken around the same time. She looks happy here but was grimacing from the rain in her face before she saw me taking pictures of her. I have another of her in better focus with an even bigger smile, but I posted this one because of the White House and umbrellas in the background. Riding one of DC's new bikeshare bikes. Recently launched, Capitol Bikeshare is the biggest bikeshare program in the country.


Today we had heavier rain.
No, I did not get to ride today, rain had stopped though...I was going out the door helmet on, and one of my kids said, Dad can you
help me with this....Maybe tomorrow, cool picture of the guy riding in traffic with a umbrella, is it a real life photo? Richard
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They are all real life photos shot from the seat of my bike. More here, a thread I started over a year ago and can't quit. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...street-traffic

That guy is a messenger. I think his packages are getting wet.

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Old 10-01-10, 02:47 PM   #1497
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I redid my Trek 8000zx to make it more streetable.
Swapped the wheelset for a lighter narrower set.
Went from the 2.5" slicks to 1.75" semi tread.
Got rid of the disc and went back to v-brakes.
Swapped out the MTB cassette for a road one.
Swap suspension seatpost to a carbon one.

Lost almost 10lbs in the changeover, makes it a much better ride on the road and still has enough for light trail work.
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I'd a kept those discs, and I don't even have to deal with slush and snow.
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This is my wife, JoLynn's "new to her" Mongoose 700c hybrid, she uses as a "commuter" for work and to have a "back up" bike to the "converted" hardtail MTB, now road/touring hybrid, that's her Alpha bike:

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