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Old 09-08-09, 09:59 PM   #1
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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:
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Old 09-09-09, 07:38 AM   #2
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i would think this fits more on the hybrid forum. either way nice bike
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Old 09-09-09, 07:49 AM   #3
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i would think this fits more on the hybrid forum. either way nice bike
I agree.
Going to move it there.
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Really!, the hybrid forum? What is an Alt bike then? A beach cruiser with mountain bike components does not make a hybrid
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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.
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that bike looks cool!

what width tires are on there?
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I get it. A late 1970's definition of a hybrid...

http://clunkers.net/
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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.
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Old 09-09-09, 06:23 PM   #9
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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.
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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!
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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.
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I always thought Hybrids bikes are bicycles that are neither road nor mtb. it's a mash up of bike design.
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Couldn't agree more. Hybrid bikes are right at the top of the food chain right next to cyclocross bikes.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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?
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Oh, boy...where will I find my thread next week?
Depends; what do you look like?
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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.
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Do you like a cafe racer?
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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.
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