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Old 01-25-13, 02:16 PM   #1
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The un-hybrid part 2

Able to get to LBS

Road Hybrid
28mm Thickslick Tires









Off-Road Hybrid
Front
IRD Fire X Pro 29 X 2.1 Tire
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Panaracer Fire Cross 700 X 45 Tire







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Old 01-25-13, 09:45 PM   #2
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Nice! Looks like you stuffed as much tire in that off-road setup as possible! How do you find the gearing off-road with the larger tires?
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Old 01-26-13, 07:02 AM   #3
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Don't know yet. Just got them install. temps under 20 degrees have to wait awhile.
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Old 01-26-13, 10:56 AM   #4
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back to the knobbys on that 29er till spring, eh? 2nd set of wheels will make that easier..
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Looks good, is that light running off of a dyno or batteries?

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Old 01-27-13, 07:40 AM   #6
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Battery but it comes both styles

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Old 01-28-13, 08:35 AM   #7
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Damn fine looking rig. It looks fantastic in both forms.
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Njsteve, I am a fan. I almost bought a Misceo on CL before I got my Bad Boy, but the seller was too flaky. Wouldn't commit to a time to meet.

Anyway... I must say, Raleigh has some talented designers. Many of their new bikes catch my eye. (e.g. the new Tripper). I almost like the look of the Misceo better than my Bad Boy... almost...
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Njsteve, I am a fan. I almost bought a Misceo on CL before I got my Bad Boy, but the seller was too flaky. Wouldn't commit to a time to meet.

Anyway... I must say, Raleigh has some talented designers. Many of their new bikes catch my eye. (e.g. the new Tripper). I almost like the look of the Misceo better than my Bad Boy... almost...
Yeah....almost. The Bad Boy is still major eye candy!
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Yeah....almost. The Bad Boy is still major eye candy!
The Misceo and the Bad Boy are my 2 favorites now. Strange thing is my LBS, a monstrous dealer, said sales of the Bad Boy were down. They didn't even order any this year. Considering they have 18,000 SF shop and 3,000 bikes in the wharehouse that says something.
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Thanks all. Funny thing is the Bad Boy was my first choice. Came down to the difference of the price. Of course no one had a BB in stock. LBS had the Misceo coming in the next day I went out looking. Like the LBS the best out of the ten I visited. (did not know then that was a plus) I am happy with my choice. If I got the BB I don't think I would have upgraded as much I did. Also I don't think I could have fit the off road tires on the BB frame.
Next working on upgrading my fork. Would like to get a thinner fork for my road tires but having trouble finding one that has the same length.
Did purchase a new fork for the off road tires but have not install it yet.
Bought HYLIX Rigid MTB Carbon Fork-for MTB,Mountain bike/XC/Cx/29er-510g-Straight off Ebay.

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Thanks all. Funny thing is the Bad Boy was my first choice. Came down to the difference of the price. Of course no one had a BB in stock. LBS had the Misceo coming in the next day I went out looking. Like the LBS the best out of the ten I visited. (did not know then that was a plus) I am happy with my choice. If I got the BB I don't think I would have upgraded as much I did. Also I don't think I could have fit the off road tires on the BB frame.
Next working on upgrading my fork. Would like to get a thinner fork for my road tires but having trouble finding one that has the same length.
Did purchase a new fork for the off road tires but have not install it yet.
Bought HYLIX Rigid MTB Carbon Fork-for MTB,Mountain bike/XC/Cx/29er-510g-Straight off Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HYLIX-Rigid-...item3f1f895bad
Is that a 2 or 3? The Misceo 3 has the updated SRAM VIA group which is a 2 X 10.
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Bike looks cool! also like me you seem to have a rubber fetish
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Thanks all. Funny thing is the Bad Boy was my first choice. Came down to the difference of the price. Of course no one had a BB in stock. LBS had the Misceo coming in the next day I went out looking. Like the LBS the best out of the ten I visited. (did not know then that was a plus) I am happy with my choice. If I got the BB I don't think I would have upgraded as much I did. Also I don't think I could have fit the off road tires on the BB frame.
You're right on that one. The original BB before the buyout by Dorel was a different animal than whats on the market today. I looked at the BB nyself before deciding to buy the Giant. The original BB was functionally a mtb bike - the BB on the market today is largely an exercise in urban image marketing.
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You're right on that one. The original BB before the buyout by Dorel was a different animal than whats on the market today. I looked at the BB nyself before deciding to buy the Giant. The original BB was functionally a mtb bike - the BB on the market today is largely an exercise in urban image marketing.
I always thought the BB was a 26" cross coutry bike they squeezed 700C wheels in. The price has gone sky high for 2013.Still, it looks great especially with a Lefty & Headshock.
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I always thought the BB was a 26" cross coutry bike they squeezed 700C wheels in. The price has gone sky high for 2013.Still, it looks great especially with a Lefty & Headshock.
I think that's the way things started out. But then someone must have decided 'racy' was more important than functionality and at this point there's no way you could stuff 26x2.3 tires back in the chainstays on that current frame. The combination of the 'fatty' fork and lack of space to put a large tire in back is just a functional contradiction IMO. Agreed, the 'lefty' is a nice styling touch, but not only is the bike just a city bike - in five years it'll be a city bike thats hard to get parts for. At which point, since the front fork and hub are interdependent - I expect there'll be some expensive conversions done to regular forks.

So if all you're looking for is a hybrid to put road slicks on anyway - the BB has lots of style. I wanted more than that so went with a Giant Seek 1, which has similar styling, more chainstay clearance, was better speced, and has an anodized frame. Since we carry both in several versions in the store, I had the chance to size them up against each other and ..... the current BB isn't what it used to be.

Which isn't to say the Giant was everything I was looking for - it was just the closest to what I was looking for that I could find. And its since been discontinued.

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Is that a 2 or 3? The Misceo 3 has the updated SRAM VIA group which is a 2 X 10.

Misceo 2
Bike looks cool! also like me you seem to have a rubber fetish

Yeah more like a tire fetish
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Yeah more like a tire fetish
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Njsteve, is that the biggest rear tire you could fit back there? I'd like to use mine as a rigid mntn bike for the spring
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Njsteve, is that the biggest rear tire you could fit back there? I'd like to use mine as a rigid mntn bike for the spring
When I was researching tires some one suggested I call Raleigh tech line. They stated that 45 was the max. So that is what I went with. Not sure if there is any more clearence. I'll post a picture when I get a chance.
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looks like that the 45mm is the largest we can fit

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also was able to install the new Kinesis fork. plus white steering spacers, white seat clamp and white disc rotors.



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looks like that the 45mm is the largest we can fit

And you forgot to mention those yummy DH pedals?
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