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Old 05-10-11, 04:59 AM   #2251
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Not really tri bars. Cannondale XYZ barends came stock on some of their mountain bikes in the 1990s.


I have to try to find interesting backgrounds. People would get fed up seeing the same bike over and over again in front of a white garage door...

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Old 05-10-11, 11:58 AM   #2252
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Picked up my new Hybrid last Thursday to replace an old Schwinn Cimarron i've been riding:

2011 Giant Cypress:
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Old 05-10-11, 12:03 PM   #2253
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Nice ride,how much it set you back for?
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Old 05-10-11, 12:06 PM   #2254
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Nice ride,how much it set you back for?
Bike was $379
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Old 05-10-11, 04:30 PM   #2255
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some how i missed posting here... so here we go again - my rides, GT AutoStream and a REDLINE CX daily commuter
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Old 05-10-11, 04:38 PM   #2256
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How do you like the automatic transmission?
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Old 05-10-11, 04:44 PM   #2257
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okay on flats, if you ever encounter any hills, i just do some circles for it to shift down - works great on a trainer - here we have an iron horse trail so it's works fine on that
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Old 05-10-11, 05:06 PM   #2258
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bikes with automatic transmissions?! holy moly
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Old 05-10-11, 05:10 PM   #2259
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It's pretty cool. I'd love to try one.
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Old 05-10-11, 08:45 PM   #2260
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I finally got a good picture of the bike. 06 Diamondback maravista that I saved from rotting at my last base, with a lot of swapped parts. It's been a fun project and isn't done yet.
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Old 05-10-11, 11:14 PM   #2261
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I love projects
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That automatic gearing thing looks completely unnecessary yet extremely cool!
I didn't even know that sort of thing exists.
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Old 05-11-11, 04:04 PM   #2263
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Nice bike chibi ... I hadn't seen any roadbikes with suspension forks and discs yet inhere.
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Old 05-11-11, 04:19 PM   #2265
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thank you very much! It's something i put together myself cause I didn't really like any of the bikes in the bike shops so I picked the frame I liked best and changed everything else on it til I liked it completely. I wish I could do that with people.
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Old 05-11-11, 04:27 PM   #2266
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So that's a Trek Utopia converted with drop bars and 23mm tyres?
I see you kept the brakelevers ... do the brakes on the drops work aswell? ... that would be even cooler.
The white computer makes for a nice touch.
The only thing I would advise you to change are the pedals.
It would be nice if you would take a picture from the drivetrain's side and a bit less angled
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Old 05-11-11, 05:19 PM   #2267
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Those aren't stock levers. Nice bike!
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Old 05-11-11, 06:19 PM   #2268
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...I see you kept the brakelevers ... do the brakes on the drops work aswell? ...
They look like auxiliary / in-line levers.

Nice bike chibibike

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nothing is stock except for the frame and rims and pedals. the brakes on the top are cane creek crosstop inline brake levers. I plan to get clipless but not in any rush. I just started riding a bike really and I don't like the idea of having to wear special shoes to ride all the time. I think I saw some that have a normal pedal on one side and the clip in thing on the other side i think i'd get those. The tires are 700x25. The shock helps a ton when i'm on bumpy terrain but when I'm on flat road I can lock it. I originally planned on getting a thinner carbon fork but i think i'd really miss the shock absorption I get here. I'm in the process of building a all carbon race bike anyway so I'll just use that if I know i'll just be on flat road the whole time.

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What are you doing???
I'm just having a game of DayTime, Night Time...want to play?

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Nice one
It's funny how the brand name isn't visible in the day but comes out at night.
Now I finally know you have a Cannondale.
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Old 05-12-11, 02:46 AM   #2272
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Chibi, nice one on the inline brake levers ... must be handy.
I strongly encourage you to get the Shimano A-530's or similar ... I got 'em and I love 'em
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Old 05-12-11, 07:54 AM   #2273
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Sweet ass glow in the dark cannondale!
Also, very nice custom built Trek there chibibike

+1 with the pedals. Hybrid flats if you are not sure on committing to shoes. I have Wellgo equvilents on my Giant FCR as my first pair of clipless pedals. After riding them just a few times, I completely made the switch to ALWAYS riding clipped in. Now I use the 520's and some dual sided MTB pedals for all of my other bikes, however I am switching the Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals sometime in the next couple of days on my road bike.

These pedals clip in on one side and are standard flat pedals on the other side.
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Old 05-12-11, 08:18 AM   #2274
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looks neat
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I've been doing a lot of night riding with girlfriends lately but I have a low end cateye light I got years ago and it's not making things very bright and I still can't see the road so I'm gonna go get a cygolit 400 tomorrow, I can't wait, I hope it works good.
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