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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCapsule View Post
    Perhaps this is a more appropriate place to post a picture of my bike. Although the term hybridized would imply that the bike started out as something else and was changed by the user, which isn't the case with my ride. Bah, whatever, here it is anyway:

    Gary Fisher Cronus


    I purchased it new (as in unused) in 2008, but it might be as old as a 2006 model since that is the last model year it is listed as having the 2.2" wide tires available.
    I've commented on this bike. It fits well in the category of hybridized MTB. It's the best looking one so far IOO, among some nice looking rides. Thanks everyone for proving the drunk girlfriend analogy false.

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    Here's my Miyata Ridge Runner: It runs on Bontrager slick tires.
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    Here's my 2008 Specialized Hardrock Sport.


    Topeak Rack with Topeak bag, that slides on the rack on rails, a very nice system.


    View showing the pop out panniers.


    Swapped out the woeful stock shock with the rock solid Surly 1x1 fork and
    swapped out the stock knobby tires with street friendly Michelin XC Hard Terrain 26x2.0
    and a Topeak front fender

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    bjbike.jpgHere's my 2009 Jamis Trail-X 3.0, hardtail "Frankenhybrid" CST 1.75 muti-use tires, Explorer rear rack and tailpack, suspension seat post, chrome splash guards (coudn't find carbon fiber, rats), long handlebar extensions, handlebar water bottle rack, blackburn mirror, full clips with straps, custom made trailer coupler for homemade utility trailer, it's now a very useful machine and even more fun to ride roads and paths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    I've commented on this bike. It fits well in the category of hybridized MTB. It's the best looking one so far IOO, among some nice looking rides. Thanks everyone for proving the drunk girlfriend analogy false.


    Haven't checked this thread in quite some time. Thanks for the compliment.

    Interestingly, the Fisher bike that currently carries the Cronus name is a full carbon road bike.

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    '97 Gary Fisher Nirvana

    My bike also came from the factory as a hybridized mtb. According to the '97 Fisher catalog:

    s.u.b. A.K.A. Sport Utility Bike. The heart of these bikes are mountain bike frames. Because of light, fast-accelerating 26" wheels with slick tread tires and bigger gearing, these bikes go like hell on pavement. And they're no slouches when you stray off the beaten path. An S.U. B. is stronger, faster, and lighter than some generic mutation hybrid bike: they're brand new and they really work.

    Interestingly enough, the frame of the '97 Nirvana isn't identical to any of the '97 Fisher mountain bikes. It has slightly steeper head tube and seat tube angles, and a lower bottom bracket, besides other differences. I like the fact that it has more road bike-ish gearing. It's been a great do-anything type of bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowyang View Post
    My bike also came from the factory as a hybridized mtb. According to the '97 Fisher catalog:

    s.u.b. A.K.A. Sport Utility Bike. The heart of these bikes are mountain bike frames. Because of light, fast-accelerating 26" wheels with slick tread tires and bigger gearing, these bikes go like hell on pavement. And they're no slouches when you stray off the beaten path. An S.U. B. is stronger, faster, and lighter than some generic mutation hybrid bike: they're brand new and they really work.

    Interestingly enough, the frame of the '97 Nirvana isn't identical to any of the '97 Fisher mountain bikes. It has slightly steeper head tube and seat tube angles, and a lower bottom bracket, besides other differences. I like the fact that it more road bike-ish gearing. It's been a great do-anything type of bike.


    Damn! That's the bike to have right there!
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    my low budget grocery getter. i have put a rear rack on, but i want to get a front basket for it. it will probably be geared again in spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    Hybridized mtbs are like alcoholic girlfriends.
    Wicked fun, but painful to look at.
    Now that's funny right there!


    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    I've commented on this bike. It fits well in the category of hybridized MTB. It's the best looking one so far IOO, among some nice looking rides. Thanks everyone for proving the drunk girlfriend analogy false.
    Maybe false, but still funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post


    my low budget grocery getter. i have put a rear rack on, but i want to get a front basket for it. it will probably be geared again in spring.
    Am I right in assuming those are before and after shots? If so great transformation! I hope to do the same thing with my early-90's Raleigh:



    It's very comfortable with the steel frame, riser bars, and 1.5" slicks. Components are showing their age so I've begun the dismantling process and I hope to have it looking something like manicmike's Nishiki in the not-too-distant future.
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    Been doing a little work on the old girl...


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    heres my 1990 trek 800 with the snow tires. alivio shifters, vbrakes and alloy bar and stems and fenders.
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    Hi everyone!

    I'm new to the Hybrid forum. I thought I'd share photos of my hybridized MTB..






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    ^^^ I like your trekking bars. What brand/model are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    ^^^ I like your trekking bars. What brand/model are they?
    Those are Humpert Contest Trekking bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoYak View Post
    I followed your link to the Humpert website, but when I searched for a list of dealers they only listed European countries. Where did you get yours, if I may ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    I followed your link to the Humpert website, but when I searched for a list of dealers they only listed European countries. Where did you get yours, if I may ask?
    Sorry..should have mentioned where I got em...and yes I purchased them in Europe. I purchased them from https://www.bunneysbikes.com/. However I just checked their website and it looks website is down. It was one of those exchange email and pay with paypal transaction. It was an easy transaction and the handlebars got here in about 5 days (maybe 3?)

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    My recently defunct friend of 20 years, a 1989 Specialized Hard Rock Comp
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    My '88 Alpine Monitor Pass.
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    This is my suburban street crawler, I'm just taking home from the LBS, I had them put the chain on, I did the rest. Was bone stock sitting in my basement for about 10-yrs or so ridden so little that to call it 'broken in' is overly generous. Decided to single-speed it for simplicity, added on-one mary bars just as something different so yet to see if they are a wise choice. Stock parts are frame, fork, wheels, headset, brakes and stem cap. Put balloon Big Apples on em to ease the ride. Total money pit, more as a personal project as I re-enter cycling. I know I sunk way more money into this pristine relic than I paid for the whole thing brand new but thats not what this was about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth_Firebolt View Post
    i guess this goes here?
    2007 Specialized Hardrock Sport with Michelin Transworld City 26 X 1.95 tires on it. it now has probably 1000 more miles on it, reflectors all over the seat stays and seatpost, and is a lot dirtier than it was in this pic.
    Nice bike. A friend of mine has the 2009 Specialized Hardrock, put some slicks on it and it's turned out to be a perfect commuter.

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    I am not sure if you call this hybridized or roaderized. my mountain bike is biult around 700c wheels. sort of the original 29er but with gears. here it is with the errand rack and road tires on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
    Here's my 1986 Stumpjumper.
    Are you sure it's an '86? From what I remember Up to '87 the paint schemes of Specialized's whole line up was conservative. (Solid colors, or two tone [a little like a Rivendell]) At '88 both the road and Mountain line went "loud and proud" consistent with the paint scheme of your bike and my '88 Sirrus.
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