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Old 02-24-13, 04:35 PM   #1
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Which one of your Hybrids, do you ride most ? Or if you have only one, what is it ? I probably prefer my Trek SU 2.0, over my Sirrus Limited Edition. Both are just as comfortable, handle great, and fun to ride. But with the Sirrus, I really need to watch the tire pressure closer, and try not to ride it in the rain, or after. (and I live in Florida) worry more about leaving it locked up. It's also more difficult to find a place where locking it, does not scratch the Carbon Fiber Frame. It is much lighter, so less effort to carry down the stairs. (live on the second floor), but even with that, it seems I'm on the Trek more. Now if the question was, if I could only keep one, (Laughing) that would be another story...
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As stated in my signature my "Everday Bike" is my 2011 Jamis Allegro 1, set up for utility, no matter the surface!
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1995 Trek 730 with 700 x 40 Schwalbe Marathon Duremes.

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As stated in my signature my "Everday Bike" is my 2011 Jamis Allegro 1, set up for utility, no matter the surface!
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1995 Trek 730 with 700 x 40 Schwalbe Marathon Duremes.

What kind of handle bar stem and riser is that ? Did you also change the rims and fork ? I had the 750 before..
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I changed out the riser to a 125 degree one, for a more upright riding position.



Couple of pictures of the Trek, all stock.. Believe it or not, I posted they both ride just as comfortable. But the Sirrus with700 x 23's really rides a little smoother. Might be the suspension seat post, not really sure.. But I don't think it would make a good do it all Hybrid.
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What kind of handle bar stem and riser is that ? Did you also change the rims and fork ? I had the 750 before..
The handlebar was temporary and has been replaced by a black one with about 1/2 the rise of these silver ones. The fork is 1" threadless with a threadless stem although I'm getting ready to put the original fork back on and I will use a threaded-to-threadless adapter so I can keep using a threadless stem. The wheels are Velocity Dyads. I've also upgraded to Deore V-brakes. About the only stock components on it right now are the crankset, derailleurs and a few small things like the seatpost clamp. The drivetrain will be replaced with an external bearing crankset and new rear derailleur this spring.

I've been riding this model since 1995 (this is my second...gave the first to my dad) and my original plan was to gradually replace all the components and then upgrade to a new frame. After over a year of research I've come to the conclusion that there really is no point. The most likely upgrade would have been a Surly Cross Check but when I checked the geometry, the two bikes are within 1/2 degree and 1/2cm of each other in all dimensions except seat-tube height (730 sloped TT, CC straight TT).
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The handlebar was temporary and has been replaced by a black one with about 1/2 the rise of these silver ones. The fork is 1" threadless with a threadless stem although I'm getting ready to put the original fork back on and I will use a threaded-to-threadless adapter so I can keep using a threadless stem. The wheels are Velocity Dyads. I've also upgraded to Deore V-brakes. About the only stock components on it right now are the crankset, derailleurs and a few small things like the seatpost clamp. The drivetrain will be replaced with an external bearing crankset and new rear derailleur this spring.

I've been riding this model since 1995 (this is my second...gave the first to my dad) and my original plan was to gradually replace all the components and then upgrade to a new frame. After over a year of research I've come to the conclusion that there really is no point. The most likely upgrade would have been a Surly Cross Check but when I checked the geometry, the two bikes are within 1/2 degree and 1/2cm of each other in all dimensions except seat-tube height (730 sloped TT, CC straight TT).
That's a great idea on the fork and handle bar riser, I have always liked those older models. Trek and Cannondale's, I would like to see some pictures after you put the stock fork back on. Nice upgrades.
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Well my Scott Sportster is only a frame set now. I prefer mtb tires instead of slicks on my Peugeot so that's a mtb now. So the only go to hybrid is my JBC and that's a different beast to what I've posted here before.
The rear derailiure, wheels, seat and post and bars went to my 29er build and the JBC now wear's the Scott wheels a Sram Force derailiure and cassette brakes from the Scott and Kore bars and seat post with another SDG seat, so it's still a beast.
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Well my Scott Sportster is only a frame set now. I prefer mtb tires instead of slicks on my Peugeot so that's a mtb now. So the only go to hybrid is my JBC and that's a different beast to what I've posted here before.
The rear derailiure, wheels, seat and post and bars went to my 29er build and the JBC now wear's the Scott wheels a Sram Force derailiure and cassette brakes from the Scott and Kore bars and seat post with another SDG seat, so it's still a beast.
I think a current picture is standard protocol here on BF. I had to read your post like 3 times, then had me going through older post to find some pictures.. You and some others have played a big role in what I ride now, 700 x 23 seem normal, my 1.5" seem large. Before that nothing smaller than 38's for me, but my riding style has changed. Now it's all commuting on paved roads, fitness riding etc.. and that Sirrus rides like a rocket compared to my other bikes.
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Soon! I haven't reconnected and bled the brakes and need shifter cables, same with the 29er
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