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    Poll time ! !

    What do you use your Hybrid for ?

    exercise

    commuting

    Trail Riding

    Road Riding

    Just Plain Fun

    There are no wrong answers ! For me: all The above ..most likely in that order to...

    And if you had to trade it in on a .....

    Beach Cruiser

    Road bike

    Mountain Bike

    or any other, What would it be ?


    ME: Have to go with Mountain Bike , All though I am starting to enjoy Road Riding more and More.... Must be the age , less bumps...

    Forgive Me if this has already been done... Richard just thought it would be fun...

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    I used mine for:

    exercise
    road riding
    just plain fun
    errands

    If I were to trade it in, it would be for another hybrid!

    Well, that's because I already have a roadie and an mtb....
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    It's a great "Do It All Bike."

    I use it on the road, on the MUPs, as a grocery getter, as a grandchildren retriever (pick 'em up at school), running errands, exercise, etc, etc, etc........

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    Exercise, and just plain fun. Wouldn't trade it in cos' it's the most fun I've had on a bike in a loooong time :-).

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    exercise

    commuting

    Trail Riding

    Road Riding

    Just Plain Fun

    ^^
    YES!

    Wouldn't be with out a couple, however I do have a MTB and a couple of road bikes for those other days.
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    Exercise, road riding (didnt like drop bars/brifters at all), and just plain fun!

    My sirrus is a decently quick bike (the Allez I had smoked it, but it was not so comfy), that is comfortable and a joy to ride. I will likely never go back to drop bars, but I do want to add bar ends because I miss that "riding on the hoods" feeling, its more comfortable on long rides. Probably because its a more natural hand position. I also like v-brakes for stopping power, road calipers were scary at best if I needed to come to a quick stop. Of course, my Sirrus is nothing more than a endurance road bike with a flat bar, v-brakes and more of mountain bike gearing...
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    All of the above, except commuting. I'd commute on it too save for the fact that me commute is longer that I would care to do every day and there is this lovely train line that runs near my home and my work. I don't go into the city but since I ride inbound trains in the morning and outbound trains in the evening I have to use a folder on the train.

    Mountain bike, perhaps a 29er. I want a bike that can handle all kinds of roads and "improved" bike trails and light duty off road as well. A hybrid is perfect for my purposes, but I assume you aren't "allowing" that answer. A mountain bike would do nearly as well, maybe I will get one of those too....

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    Exercise
    Trail Riding
    Road Riding
    Semi-mountainbiking
    Adventuring
    Touring with the family
    Just Plain Fun
    Pissing off the roadies by passing them at 30 mph on something that looks like a mountainbike, wearing casual shoes, surfshorts and a T-shirt

    Commuting not so much ... I work as a freelance-computer-repair-install-man and so I really need my car and tools to work.

    Trade in? No freakin' way!
    If Cancellara himself would offer me his timetrail-bike for it ... I would still refuse and keep mine.

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    I park outside of a club, lean on the bike with a powerbar and my coolest pose, but girls doesn’t seem interested, maybe I need a flasher color
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    I love your post..

    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Exercise
    Trail Riding
    Road Riding
    Semi-mountainbiking
    Adventuring
    Touring with the family
    Just Plain Fun
    Pissing off the roadies by passing them at 30 mph on something that looks like a mountainbike, wearing casual shoes, surfshorts and a T-shirt

    Commuting not so much ... I work as a freelance-computer-repair-install-man and so I really need my car and tools to work.

    Trade in? No freakin' way!
    If Cancellara himself would offer me his timetrail-bike for it ... I would still refuse and keep mine.
    You sound very intelligent, and with a sense of humor !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norboo View Post
    I park outside of a club, lean on the bike with a powerbar and my coolest pose, but girls doesn’t seem interested, maybe I need a flasher color
    Could just be the wrong power bar brand to.... : ) Richard ( Oh for color, go hot Pink, girls love that....)

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    ( hum )

    Quote Originally Posted by Norboo View Post
    I park outside of a club, lean on the bike with a powerbar and my coolest pose, but girls doesn’t seem interested, maybe I need a flasher color
    Could just be the wrong power bar brand to.... : ) Richard ( Oh for the color, go hot Pink, girls love that....) That comment might get me FLAMED.. I would not trade my Hybrid for
    any thing but another one, (LIKE with lock out front suspension..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Could just be the wrong power bar brand to.... : ) Richard ( Oh for the color, go hot Pink, girls love that....) That comment might get me FLAMED.. I would not trade my Hybrid for
    any thing but another one, (LIKE with lock out front suspension..)
    What powerbar brand/flavor do yo use? Maybe I need tighter bike shorts.

    I bought and sold many hybrids over the last two months. Flavor of this week is Jamis Coda, but can't seem to find my size.
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    I haul freight by bicycle for money during the week. I run errands on the weekend. Currently my hybrids are my only means of transportation, but I have a mountain bike I plan on repairing.

    I did a little off-road riding last week, and a long ride a couple of weeks ago on pavement, but for the most part my bikes are used for transportation.

    I'd trade my flat bar road bike for a drop bar road bike if I 'had to'. If I had to trade the workhorse hybrid for something other than another hybrid, I'd have to go for a hard tail MTB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    I haul freight by bicycle for money during the week.
    Cool. Around here "hauling freight by bicycle" doesn't even really exist ... yet you even get paid for it! ^^

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    I want that JOB...

    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Cool. Around here "hauling freight by bicycle" doesn't even really exist ... yet you even get paid for it! ^^
    Was that your trailer in another post, ( the picture ) had a dolly on it and some other items..

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    I have both for exercise!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Was that your trailer in another post, ( the picture ) had a dolly on it and some other items..
    Yeah that's my rig. Iit's a fun job, but hard work and not so good pay. I love it though. I carried 300 lbs up Capitol Hill on Constitution Ave. Friday. Man I thought I was going to die, but I just kept moving my weight from one pedal to the other and I kept reminding myself that I wasn't doing anything harder than what a soccer mom does in her step aerobics class, and before I knew it, I was at the top.

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    I use my bike for fitness mainly.... Also for recreational with my wife and kids...

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    All the above and ...touring.

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    Exercise, Riding on the bike trail and it's fun.

    I doubt I'd get rid of my Cypress. For what I would get for it, I'd rather just keep it. A higher end flat bar road bike would be a fun addition for when I go myself. My GF is no speed demon so it would be useless riding with her. I rode my buddies Marin Point Reyes the other day and the speed was nice although I missed the frt suspension and my Terry Saddle. I'd also like to try a recumbent if I could afford one.

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    I'm just getting my hybrid up to speed (Gary Fisher Marlin, '96 I think).

    I plan to use it as a commuter. I work from home, but it will be used for around town biking and some exercise. I'd like to take it out for a little bike camping, but we'll see if that happens.

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    I got my new bike for exercise and fun. I wanted something that would get me around the roads happily enough without sacrificing the ability to follow an interesting trail. :d
    It'll also come in handy for the .5 mile commute to work of an evening when I get the job, letting me wake up as late as possible before work. Then I plan to get my riding in in the morning after work, hitting tow paths amd country lanes and getting my fitness up and waist line down.

    If I had to trade, I'd probably go for a MTB, although I wouldn't mind being able to fit on a BMX again..

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    #1 is for excersise, first time in my life I have ever looked forward to or enjoyed any type of real excersise. I love my daily ride.
    I would also say for fun, vacationing in the white mounntains in new hampshire this weekend and besides the family riding fun I have been keeping with my routine of riding 10 miles aday, it;s amazing taking an early am ride though the mountains..

    First time I have ever comited to excersise and good health and have lost nearly 50lbs in 3months.


    I guess if I had to trade it be for an upgraded hybrid ( currently have a 7.5FX) or road bike.

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