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  1. #1
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    Bianchi Nyala / Trek 820 Hybrid - Need opinions and advice.

    I'm in the process of building a bike for commuting/fitness purposes. I've acquired both a Trek 820 and a Bianchi Nyala and I'm using the best of both to make a bike suitable for me.

    The 820 is a 13" frame, and way too small for me, the Nyala was neglected, but it's lighter than the 820, has a lugged frame, and properly fits me. 17.5" frame. From what I've swapped over from the 820, I've made the Nyala 3-4 lbs lighter.

    Eventually I'd want to upgrade some of the components to make it better. I would really love to paint/powdercoat the frame to make it pop, but a bike shop guy told me not to because it would lose value that way... Isn't there a serial number somewhere on it? What would you guys recommend I do?

    Parts from the Nyala:
    - Frame
    - Fork
    - Brakes
    - Front Deraileur
    - Bottom Bracket
    - Stem
    - Seat Post

    Parts from the 820:
    - Handlebar (Bontrager)
    - Crankset/Pedals (Suntour)
    - Wheels (Bontrager)
    - Cassette (Shimano)
    - Rear Deraileur (Shimano Acera)
    - Water bottle holder (Bontrager)
    - Chain

    Other:
    - Forte Metro K 26x1.25 slicks
    - Forte Presta tubes
    - Forte Men's Softail
    - Forte MTB Grips
    - GoPro handlebar mount
    - Ziptied led flashlight as headlight

    Things I want to do:
    - Swap over 820 front deraileur
    - Swap over 820 brakes
    - Swap over 820 Index Shifters
    - PC/Paint frame
    - Pedals with cages
    - Cell Phone mount
    - LED headlight
    - LED taillight
    - Convert to 7 or 10 speed

    Everything has been done over a 1 month period... with more to do.

    Pics:


    Trek 820 after I did some upgrades to make it more streetable (before I got the Nyala). Forte grips, Forte softail saddle, Forte Metro 1.5 slicks.


    Bike the Drive 2012 (Lake Shore Drive)


    My dad, sister, and I at Bike the Drive 2012.


    Trianchi Eigtala = Nyala/820 Hybrid.


    GoPro mount with Swann Freestyle HD camera, and Husky LED Flashlight ziptied on.


    LATE Ride 2012


    Bike at dawn after LATE Ride.
    Last edited by rcl1221; 07-02-12 at 01:08 PM.
    I ride a hybrid Bianchi Nyala/Trek 820 that I call "Treanchi Eigala"
    http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8266/trianchi.png

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    Today's ride... Headwinds SUCKKKK!





    I ride a hybrid Bianchi Nyala/Trek 820 that I call "Treanchi Eigala"
    http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8266/trianchi.png

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    Broke my left crank arm while riding last week...



    Got tired of the bullsh*t of little stuff breaking. Ordered some new parts, going to finish swapping all the parts, and getting the frame powdercoated.



    #RebuildMode
    I ride a hybrid Bianchi Nyala/Trek 820 that I call "Treanchi Eigala"
    http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8266/trianchi.png

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