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    Quote Originally Posted by corwin1968 View Post
    Thanks! I rode a 95 Trek Multitrack for close to 20 years and loved it but this bike blows the Trek away as far as ride quality. It's just amazing. Smooth but nimble. Making 90 degree turns on a sidewalk with my Trek was a little dicey and I had to slow way down to feel comfortable but on this bike I can maintain a much faster speed and just cruise thru that turn without feeling like I'm going to end up with a wheel in the grass. All this with fat, heavy 40mm tires! I'm going to ride it like this for the forseeable future but I can imagine how it's going to ride once I put my 32mm Vittoria Hypers on it!

    My only complaint is that I wasn't able to completely color-code it so that all the components are silver. Someday.
    You know your really Happy with your bike, when color coding it becomes your only issue. (Smile) I have really been looking for just the right Hybrid, thought I had it with my Allez custom bike. But wanted a Bike that could handle wider tires. I'm settled in on the Trek, or would not have invested so much. For as light as it is, & no suspension, it rides incredible smooth. I guess do the Carbon Fork, IsoZone monostay rear damper, Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone handle bars, Bontrager Satellite IsoZone Elite, lock-on, ergonomic grips, and the Bontrager 700 x 32c tires running 80 PSI rear, 70 PSI front. The only real draw back to it is, I'm afraid to leave it locked up for any length of time somewhere.. I admire your patience on building your bike, something I fall short of. Now we need on the road pictures of your new steed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    You know your really Happy with your bike, when color coding it becomes your only issue. (Smile) I have really been looking for just the right Hybrid, thought I had it with my Allez custom bike. But wanted a Bike that could handle wider tires. I'm settled in on the Trek, or would not have invested so much. For as light as it is, & no suspension, it rides incredible smooth. I guess do the Carbon Fork, IsoZone monostay rear damper, Bontrager Satellite Plus IsoZone handle bars, Bontrager Satellite IsoZone Elite, lock-on, ergonomic grips, and the Bontrager 700 x 32c tires running 80 PSI rear, 70 PSI front. The only real draw back to it is, I'm afraid to leave it locked up for any length of time somewhere.. I admire your patience on building your bike, something I fall short of. Now we need on the road pictures of your new steed..
    Believe me, patience isn't one of my virtues either but financial constraints do a good job of forcing it on you. The only thing I would change about the frame at this point would be changing to vertical or semi-vertical dropouts (I'm a bit intimidated by getting the rear wheel back in straight on the semi-horizontal dropouts). I also would like a different color. This one is good and will suffice for a year or three but I'll eventually have it powdercoated a different color and I could probably easily spend another 2 years trying to decide what that color will be! Black and some shade of orange are always in the running but something in light blue, dark red or some shade of yellow also intrigue me.
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    I probably shouldn't be posting in this topic because this is flat bar road bike territory, but I'm more replying to giantcfr1's post:

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Time to bring this thread up a notch....


    My Colnago Ace flat bar conversion:





    I've had this for a few weeks now and the drop bars are probably going to go back on soon so I thought I'd better get some pictures before they did.

    As for the flat bar set up I swapped out the Deda El drop bars for a Deda Big Bar to match the Deda El stem. The Big Bar was 660mm wide so I took 55mm of each end. I added Shimano SL-R780 shifters which are the best flat bar shifters I could get with in the Shimano family to complement the 105 group set. Add a couple of all black Shimano R550 brake levers and some Velo grips and I was done.

    The Ace comes with a Colnago branded Selle Italia saddle but I chose to ugrade it to a better Selle Italia saddle with a cut-out.

    It will probably see some better wheels in the future but I'm happy with the R500's for now, they're maybe just 500g too heavy
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    Nice ^^^^bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by see you auntie View Post

    My Colnago Ace flat bar conversion:...
    Funtastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Lovely bike! How long do you plan on keeping this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Lovely bike! How long do you plan on keeping this one?
    Seriously, during the time he's been on BF, he'd have to have had at least 12 hybrids. Come on xo...Live, what number is this one.
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    Good Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Lovely bike! How long do you plan on keeping this one?
    It's really plain for what I have invested, but functions great. I'm still looking for a new saddle, and pedals.

    Can pick this up for 75.00 dollars new today : saddle.jpg
    http://www.amazon.com/Selle-Italia-B.../dp/B000XRUH0I

    And was think about ordering these pedals:pedals.jpg
    (in Black)

    I do miss the thrill of Bike shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corwin1968 View Post
    My only complaint is that I wasn't able to completely color-code it so that all the components are silver. Someday.
    One can of aircraft/auto paint stripper+one weekend=all silver parts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    Nice ^^^^bike
    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Funtastic
    Thanks for the positive responses guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Seriously, during the time he's been on BF, he'd have to have had at least 12 hybrids. Come on xo...Live, what number is this one.
    DSCN1095.jpg I thought this bike out guys, and am very grateful it's turning out better than expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by see you auntie View Post
    I probably shouldn't be posting in this topic because this is flat bar road bike territory, but I'm more replying to giantcfr1's post:



    My Colnago Ace flat bar conversion:





    I've had this for a few weeks now and the drop bars are probably going to go back on soon so I thought I'd better get some pictures before they did.

    As for the flat bar set up I swapped out the Deda El drop bars for a Deda Big Bar to match the Deda El stem. The Big Bar was 660mm wide so I took 55mm of each end. I added Shimano SL-R780 shifters which are the best flat bar shifters I could get with in the Shimano family to complement the 105 group set. Add a couple of all black Shimano R550 brake levers and some Velo grips and I was done.

    The Ace comes with a Colnago branded Selle Italia saddle but I chose to ugrade it to a better Selle Italia saddle with a cut-out.

    It will probably see some better wheels in the future but I'm happy with the R500's for now, they're maybe just 500g too heavy
    I never knew Deda made a 35mm flat bar! Nice!
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    How about this one.... Ridley Noah RS Flatbar conversion







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    So wait ... you took a $2000 frame and made a hybrid from it?

    Great looking bike

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    Been looking at some belt-drive bikes online...








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    Quote Originally Posted by clbw View Post
    My Bike!
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    Do you work for apple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    DiamondBack Interval Elite. Interesting how Tri Bars are standard.

    Yes!!! Its the bike everyone is looking for...

    One that is "fast" enough, so that it can do a short loops on the bike "trail" ( they mean, path. )
    ... and "comfy" enough to go to the farmers market to pick up some organic vegies, ( with a rack )
    ... AND "light" enough, so it can do that triathalon, evryone seems to be training for. *sniker*

    Just about the only problem is, the price is about twice what everyone has in their "budget" ...
    Last edited by martinus; 06-16-13 at 06:54 PM.

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Yes!!! Its the bike everyone is looking for...

    One that is "fast" enough, so that it can do a short loops on the bike "trail" ( they mean, path. )
    ... and "comfy" enough to go to the farmers market to pick up some organic vegies, ( with a rack )
    ... AND "light" enough, so it can do that triathalon, evryone seems to be training for. *sniker*

    Just about the only problem is, the price is about twice what everyone has in their "budget" ...
    Well you get what you pay for. (Shimano Tiagra Flat Bar 10spd Rapid fire shifters) at least they have the correct shifters.
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    Components, frame and colors match well, she'll like that.
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    I like mine, put together for not much money at all, the bike as it sits now, I am into it for about $464. and some of the stuff on it is better than entry level stuff.



    Bike $200, Selle saddle $60, Blackburn computer $15, 2 bottle holders $14, short bar ends $15, Race face bars $10, FSA 6degree stem $15, Threadless stem adapter $15, Seatpost $20, 2 Armadillo 700x28 tires $100
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    His & Hers

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    2011 GT Traffic 4.0 - Wife's
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    They were the best bang for the buck, lightest & we think best looking locally available last summer.

    Will post actual photos when our weather clears up

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    I like mine, put together for not much money at all, the bike as it sits now, I am into it for about $464. and some of the stuff on it is better than entry level stuff.



    Bike $200, Selle saddle $60, Blackburn computer $15, 2 bottle holders $14, short bar ends $15, Race face bars $10, FSA 6degree stem $15, Threadless stem adapter $15, Seatpost $20, 2 Armadillo 700x28 tires $100
    Very sharp -great job!
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    certainly unique
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