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    Converted my MTB to Hybrid..

    Hello folks since its gonna be winter soon I decided to convert my hard tail MTB to a Hybrid so I can ride even though its snowing outside..Replaced my tires to Bontrager H2 1.5, just upgraded my wheel set to WTB XC laser wheel set, replaced my cassette to a newer shimano , new Easton 50 handle bars and new stem too..anyway rode 20 miles today and man I am loving the new tires i have..here it is..








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    Way to go, looks clean like that!
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    Bet the new set up "scoots"!

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    here's my trek 3700 budget build.

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    Yea road riding is better without the Knobbies.

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    I like it!
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    is that a suspension corrected fork? it looks lower in front than the original configuration.


    you may be able to unscrew the 'posts' for the V-brakes, some do, some don't.... if you can, this will clean up the bikes lines a bit.

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    sweet ride
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    Yes it is a corrected fork, perhaps the 700c wheels make it look different due to the small clearance at the fork crown? I had it a little over 30 mph on a short step downhill, it seems to handle fine. I used the rims, spokes and nipples from an older hybrid and laced them to the disc hubs. I used the elliptical crankset from the same 1992 hybrid and while I was at it made it an 8 speed since I switched the hub from a 7 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr1445 View Post
    here's my trek 3700 budget build.
    I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr1445 View Post
    here's my trek 3700 budget build.
    Nice looking bike. I have a 3700 that's in the stripped down stage at the moment. I'm interested as to what fork you used? I'm going to do something similar with mine, but I'll probably keep the 26's on and fit it with either cross, on road/off road, or city tyres ... Not sure yet.
    Its going to be a winter project, such as winter is in Florida. I'm also thinking of keeping the suspension fork, and just locking it out with some pvc pipe.
    Whatever it ends up as, it's going to be a budget build, like yours. I am thinking of switching the cassette out to something that ill give me a slightly higher gearing for when its on tarmac, and its never going to be a dirt shredder, just occasional hard packed dirt trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikz View Post
    Hello folks since its gonna be winter soon I decided to convert my hard tail MTB to a Hybrid so I can ride even though its snowing outside..Replaced my tires to Bontrager H2 1.5, just upgraded my wheel set to WTB XC laser wheel set, replaced my cassette to a newer shimano , new Easton 50 handle bars and new stem too..anyway rode 20 miles today and man I am loving the new tires i have..here it is..
    Nice job, it looks good dressed up as a hybrid.

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    It started off as a 26 several years ago, but i moved most of the components to my jamis komodo recently. the frame is 22.5 and the rear 700c x 35 tire just clears, maybe a smaller frame would not work. i added an 8 speed hub, cassette and grip shifters. it was several years back when i purchased the fork, not sure where i got it now, but i measured the original sun tour and repalced it with a corrected fork. here's 26 configuration.
    edit note; i got the rear disc adapter from trek, they do have one for the 3700, around $15.
    Last edited by dr1445; 10-13-13 at 04:14 AM.

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