Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Senior Member Flying Merkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Costa Mesa CA
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Is this an Alt Bike?

    Picked up a Schwinn Jaguar frame & fork 2 weeks ago. Bought a crap mountain bike for wheels & components. The low bars & skinny tires make this the fastest cruiser I've ridden. The seven speeds are a nice touch. This is a bike that works. Is this considered an Alt Bike or a project? Here's the results:
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member echotraveler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,789
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i would think this fits more on the hybrid forum. either way nice bike

  3. #3
    Administrator Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atomic batteries to power; turbines to speed
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Raza, Panasonic Electric, Bria, Bamboo touring, Bamboo cargo
    Posts
    4,708
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by echotraveler View Post
    i would think this fits more on the hybrid forum. either way nice bike
    I agree.
    Going to move it there.

  4. #4
    I Love My Dream
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,007
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Really!, the hybrid forum? What is an Alt bike then? A beach cruiser with mountain bike components does not make a hybrid
    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

  5. #5
    cs1
    cs1 is online now
    Senior Member cs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Clev Oh
    My Bikes
    Specialized, Schwinn
    Posts
    6,233
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Really!, the hybrid forum? What is an Alt bike then? A beach cruiser with mountain bike components does not make a hybrid
    No, it makes it a Klunker, and darn nice one at that.
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

  6. #6
    Senior Member sh00k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Times Square
    Posts
    495
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that bike looks cool!

    what width tires are on there?
    2009 Trek FX 7.2 (Blue) -- SOLD!
    2010 Trek FX 7.7 (White) -- SOLD!
    2011 Trek FX 7.3 (White) -- Haven't sold it yet! haha

  7. #7
    I Love My Dream
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,007
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I get it. A late 1970's definition of a hybrid...

    http://clunkers.net/
    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

  8. #8
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,029
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Really!, the hybrid forum? What is an Alt bike then? A beach cruiser with mountain bike components does not make a hybrid
    What definition of "Hybrid Bike" does make a hybrid, and meet the Official BF Label Masters' Seal of Approval?

    To the OP, consider it any kind of bike you want and ignore the fussbudgets hung up on labels.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Flying Merkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Costa Mesa CA
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sh00k View Post
    that bike looks cool!

    what width tires are on there?
    Thanks. This was a quick fun project that worked out better than I hoped. The tires are Forte City ST 26 x 1.5. Onsale last weekend at Peformance Bikes.

    I refuse to believe I built a hybrid. Hybrids are for old men. I'm very immature for my age. (48) The Yaguar (it's name, hybrids don't have names, yuhknow.) is on craigslist. If it sells, fine, if not I'll ride it around town 'till it does.

    I have nothing against hybrids. I do have a problem with middle-agedness on my part.

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley
    Posts
    5,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry they moved your post. It's a hybrid if you want it to be, but it seems you don't. I wouldn't have seen your bike if it was still in Alt Bikes though. Maybe more people will see it here, but old men like me, not your intended audience. Looks like you didn't have to put a lot of time or money into it, but it came out nice!

  11. #11
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,345
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    I refuse to believe I built a hybrid. Hybrids are for old men. I'm very immature for my age. (48) The Yaguar (it's name, hybrids don't have names, yuhknow.) is on craigslist. If it sells, fine, if not I'll ride it around town 'till it does.
    Maybe we should work on changing the impression of Hybrids...

    I don't do alt-bikes, but I think their idea of what makes something "alt" is a little more extreme, and often involves actual welding/fabrication.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. #12
    Pro Paper Plane Pilot wunderkind's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always thought Hybrids bikes are bicycles that are neither road nor mtb. it's a mash up of bike design.
    Vancouver Modern Portrait Photography

    Zenfolio.com membership discount code: UBV-HJY-SCY

  13. #13
    I Love My Dream
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,007
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    Maybe we should work on changing the impression of Hybrids... ;
    Couldn't agree more. Hybrid bikes are right at the top of the food chain right next to cyclocross bikes.
    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

  14. #14
    cs1
    cs1 is online now
    Senior Member cs1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Clev Oh
    My Bikes
    Specialized, Schwinn
    Posts
    6,233
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    I get it. A late 1970's definition of a hybrid...

    http://clunkers.net/
    I've been wanting to make one myself. That site is great BTW.
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,854
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My Gary Fisher Klunker has the same appearance. Its light and fast. A beach cruiser is a slow heavyweight. They may look the same but ride very differently. I'd recommend Schwalbe Fat Franks. They will make a difference in how the bike rolls!

  16. #16
    Senior Member Flying Merkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Costa Mesa CA
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Funny thing about hybrids: I buy & sell bikes to support my habit. Hybrids are always bought by college age kids who aren't avid riders, but need to ride for transport. My Schwinn Mirada project is more of a hybrid, ending up 700 X 38 rims & tires (up from the stock 650B) and 24 speeds.

    If the world was a logical place, 95% of us would drive Corollas & ride hybrids. It isn't, and we don't.

  17. #17
    Senior Member Timber_8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South East Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    Picked up a Schwinn Jaguar frame & fork 2 weeks ago. Bought a crap mountain bike for wheels & components. The low bars & skinny tires make this the fastest cruiser I've ridden. The seven speeds are a nice touch. This is a bike that works. Is this considered an Alt Bike or a project? Here's the results:

    Quick definitions (hybrid)

    ▸ noun: an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
    ▸ noun: a composite of mixed origin ("The vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices")
    ▸ noun: a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
    ▸ adjective: produced by crossbreeding
    Hybrid) Trek FX 7.2
    Road bike) Specialized Secteur Elite
    Mountain bike) Marin Bobcat trail
    Founding member of the Hybrid Forum
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I have thoughts
    Charlie

  18. #18
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    Maybe we should work on changing the impression of Hybrids...

    I don't do alt-bikes, but I think their idea of what makes something "alt" is a little more extreme, and often involves actual welding/fabrication.
    Oh, boy...where will I find my thread next week?

  19. #19
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,029
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
    Oh, boy...where will I find my thread next week?
    Depends; what do you look like?

  20. #20
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    My Gary Fisher Klunker has the same appearance. Its light and fast. A beach cruiser is a slow heavyweight. They may look the same but ride very differently. I'd recommend Schwalbe Fat Franks. They will make a difference in how the bike rolls!
    I will ignore this and continue to terrorize all multispeed owners I encounter.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,854
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do you like a cafe racer?

  22. #22
    Senior Member Flying Merkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Costa Mesa CA
    Posts
    2,539
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So this guy drives up in his Lexus SUV thing tonight. Took one look at the Yaguar & had to have it. Forgot to to test-ride it until I reminded him. Got my asking price too.

    I miss it. Best barcycling bike ever.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •