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Viv Savage 10-03-10 05:49 PM

Hi all. I am new to this forum but have found it very useful while researching my new bike. I needed a bike for fitness and for zipping around the urban landscape of Tampa, Fl.

Here is my new "ugly duckling". It is not the prettiest bike in the world, nor is it very flashy, and at first I wanted a white bike. After seeing this one in the store and test riding it just grew on me. It is an all stock Cannondale Quick 3. I added lights. It is a very smooth ride thanks to the carbon shocks and seat stem which is nice because we have a lot of brick streets in South Tampa.

I have a Garmin 301 that I will use as a bike computer.

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/8499/img0257zk.jpg

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3774/img0255fqj.jpg

TamaraEden 10-03-10 05:53 PM

Attachments don't open for me.
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Originally Posted by Viv Savage (Post 11563913)
Hi all. I am new to this forum but have found it very useful while researching my new bike. I needed a bike for fitness and for zipping around the urban landscape of Tampa, Fl.

Here is my new "ugly duckling". It is not the prettiest bike in the world, nor is it very flashy, and at first I wanted a white bike. After seeing this one in the store and test riding it just grew on me. It is an all stock Cannondale Quick 3. I added lights. It is a very smooth ride thanks to the carbon shocks and seat stem which is nice because we have a lot of brick streets in South Tampa.

I have a Garmin 301 that I will use as a bike computer.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=172260http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=172261


lordg 10-05-10 12:46 AM

Here's an updated pic of my Trek 7.3 FX

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._8281919_n.jpg

irclean 10-05-10 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Viv Savage (Post 11563913)
It is a very smooth ride thanks to the carbon shocks and seat stem which is nice because we have a lot of brick streets in South Tampa.

Carbon shocks?

Viv Savage 10-05-10 06:28 PM

sorry, meant forks, obviously.

irclean 10-05-10 06:40 PM

;) Nice bike, BTW.

qmsdc15 10-06-10 02:36 PM

New picture of my Marin Bobcat Trail hybridized MTB.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/DSC06618.jpg

Replaced:
The substandard grips with lock-on Ourys
The quick release skewers with old school Control Tech titanium non-quick release skewers.
Continental Mountain King 2.2 tires with Specialized 1.5 Nimbus Armadillos.

Added:
front fender
Schwinn bell
Titec carbon barends
Vintage Blackburn MTB bottle cage
BikesAtWork trailer hitch

Sixty Fiver 10-06-10 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 (Post 11581363)
New picture of my Marin Bobcat Trail hybridized MTB.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/DSC06618.jpg

Replaced:
The substandard grips with lock-on Ourys
The quick release skewers with old school Control Tech titanium non-quick release skewers.
Continental Mountain King 2.2 tires with Specialized 1.5 Nimbus Armadillos.

Added:
Schwinn bell
Titec carbon barends
Vintage Blackburn MTB bottle cage
BikesAtWork trailer hitch

Add some drop bars and we can start thinking about calling it a hybrid... :)

Looks like a damn nice ride.

qmsdc15 10-06-10 04:42 PM

It's a cheesy bike. That's why I faced the drivetrain away from the camera. :)

I put drops on my first MTB. I'm going to cut these bars down. They are 27"!

Sixty Fiver 10-06-10 04:55 PM

I put drop bars on my new mtb and have been using it for urban assaults and riding the trails... it feels more like a road bike as the tyres roll out fast, the bike is insanely light, and it corners like its on rails.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...encommute1.JPG

AdelaaR 10-07-10 08:12 AM

I can not for the life of me fathom how that bike could be "insanely light".
(just trying out some english expressions there to keep my languages in shape ;) )

qmsdc15 10-08-10 06:20 PM

Mine wouldn't weigh any less if it was made of solid gold!

Sixty Fiver 10-08-10 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by AdelaaR (Post 11585028)
I can not for the life of me fathom how that bike could be "insanely light".
(just trying out some english expressions there to keep my languages in shape ;) )

Lets see... it is a hand built racing bike built on Prestige and Reynold's 853 tubes, the crank is carbon, and when I was playing with it as an SS it was 21 pounds without any crazy light parts except the crank... this made it as light as my 531 framed fg road bike and my vintage road bike.

With the added gears and new lighter wheels it probably gained 1.5 pounds but I have yet to hang it off the scale.

It is lighter than my hand built hard tail which is just a spec over 25 pounds.

xoxoxoxoLive 10-08-10 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11582068)
I put drop bars on my new mtb and have been using it for urban assaults and riding the trails... it feels more like a road bike as the tyres roll out fast, the bike is insanely light, and it corners like its on rails.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...encommute1.JPG

That is the best looking drop bar bike I have seen so far. Richard

pierce 10-08-10 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11582068)
I put drop bars on my new mtb and have been using it for urban assaults and riding the trails... it feels more like a road bike as the tyres roll out fast, the bike is insanely light, and it corners like its on rails.

[ pic deleted, see above pic of blue mtn bike ]

that looks like it only has one chainwheel in front? if so, why is there a front derailer?

Sixty Fiver 10-08-10 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive (Post 11594378)
That is the best looking drop bar bike I have seen so far. Richard

Thanks.

I am really liking this bike... it was made by a local builder who's passion was mountain biking although he also built road, touring, and CX bikes with a focus on lightweight designs.

I can't say how much I love those Hurricane tyres... they really roll out very nicely and are ideal for road use as at 75 psi they act like a slick and will handle hard packed trails exceptionally well when you run them at 35-40 psi as then the side lugs will engage.

And the frame, fork, and crank were a gift.

Sixty Fiver 10-08-10 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce (Post 11594435)
that looks like it only has one chainwheel in front? if so, why is there a front derailer?

Econo chain guide... :)

pierce 10-08-10 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 11594529)
Econo chain guide... :)

:roflmao2:

anthrpicdecadnc 10-08-10 10:45 PM

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4103871_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1889296_n.jpg
a little new to the board. here's two of my rides, a 2005 trek 7300fx disc (like my huffy handlebars lmao. i do.) and a 2005 subaru legacy 2.5gt wagon (5 speed). i dunno too much about the history of the trek, as i got it used for $40. all it needed was a new chain, cables and cassette! these were taken about a month ago, when i had put on new pedals, a sigma cyclocomputer and cat eye headlight. i've since added a novara saddlebag, topeak frame pump and a cat eye rear light.

anthrpicdecadnc 10-08-10 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by GriddleCakes (Post 11454517)
Would it ease your mind to know that chances are good you'll probably walk away with little more than a bit of road rash? Most bike crashes are harmless, but since people rarely tell stories about their tamer wrecks, it's easy to get hung up on the idea that all wrecks are traumatic (some are, but again, the minority). Just don't ride like an idiot and you can avoid some of the harder lessons that some of us have brought upon ourselves. If you've made it through your 20s without wrecking, then you're probably good, barring bad luck (which can get you anywhere, on or off the bike). Don't stress it and enjoy the ride.

Hey look, bike pics!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/...d488c0e5_b.jpg

i'm curious as to how you got those fenders on there.. because i would love some fenders of my own, and i dont like the clamp on ones...

pierce 10-08-10 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by anthrpicdecadnc (Post 11595596)
i'm curious as to how you got those fenders on there.. because i would love some fenders of my own, and i dont like the clamp on ones...

What are you putting fenders on? If your forks don't have a fender lug, you can use a rubber+stainless clamp around the end of the fork. Ditto, the rear, a clamp around the bottom of the seat stay.
http://www.jandd.com/ProdImages/Rack...Acc/Clamps.jpg
jandd has nice ones, cheap.


past that, fenders attach to the brake bolts, and the back fender usually is attached at the chain stay bridge.

modern fenders, like the SKS metal ones or Planet Bike plastic ones, have adjustable stays, so you can get them nicely set relative to your tires, then trim off the ends...

anthrpicdecadnc 10-09-10 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce (Post 11595688)
What are you putting fenders on? If your forks don't have a fender lug, you can use a rubber+stainless clamp around the end of the fork. Ditto, the rear, a clamp around the bottom of the seat stay.
http://www.jandd.com/ProdImages/Rack...Acc/Clamps.jpg
jandd has nice ones, cheap.


past that, fenders attach to the brake bolts, and the back fender usually is attached at the chain stay bridge.

modern fenders, like the SKS metal ones or Planet Bike plastic ones, have adjustable stays, so you can get them nicely set relative to your tires, then trim off the ends...

hmm.. would it be possible to get a close up shot of her set up?

pierce 10-10-10 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anthrpicdecadnc (Post 11598157)
hmm.. would it be possible to get a close up shot of her set up?

I don't have fenders on any of my bikes yet (won't start raining here for a couple more months).

metro2005 10-11-10 03:36 AM

My hybrid took me up Mont Ventoux (france) this year:

http://i.fok.nl/userpics/34775/100_2966.jpg

Took me a good 3 hours, starting from Bedoin. Not at all fast but i was glad i made it !

qmsdc15 10-11-10 06:02 AM

You climbed for three hours and we get another picture of a bike in a parking lot! With a car in the shot! Haha.

I'd love to ride up one of those famous climbs. I know it's not easy.


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