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Vintage hybrids? Maybe not so bad after all...

Old 11-24-15, 02:39 PM
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Okay who was it that told me none of the XO's had 700's a couple months ago?,,,,BD
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Old 11-25-15, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
Okay who was it that told me none of the XO's had 700's a couple months ago?,,,,BD
Well, it definitely wasn't me!

The 1992 XO-3, and then the 1993 and 1994 XO-4 and XO-5 were 700C machines.

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Old 11-25-15, 02:25 PM
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Nope wasn't you. maybe they meant none of the XO-1's had 700's?,,,BD
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Here's my '92 Crosscut:

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Old 11-25-15, 09:35 PM
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Any excuse to repost my wife's 7900. Vintage CF!!
It's her favorite bike by far.



Oh, and that sticker on the fork? "My headtube angle is slacker than yours!"
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Old 11-25-15, 10:21 PM
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Here's a repost of one of my 1995 Trek 730's in it's final form. When I posted it three years ago, I was heading in a road'ish direction but ended up preferring a more stretched out, MTB'ish build. I've retired the Trek and transferred all the components over to a 2008 Surly Karate Monkey frameset which literally has almost the exact same geometry with the exception of a longer top-tube, which is an improvement for me.

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Old 11-26-15, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
Nope wasn't you. maybe they meant none of the XO-1's had 700's?,,,BD
Possibly! All the XO-1s and XO-2s of all years had 26, and the XO-3 in 1993 and 1994 also had 26.
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Old 11-26-15, 02:22 PM
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vintage hybrids mabe not so bad after all

My toys, Old but still outshining and performing some more costly bikes on the market.

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Old 02-08-16, 05:14 PM
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I learned about Specialized Crossroads on these forums and turned to CL to find them. Within 6 months, I had three of them, of different vintage, from the early to late 90's. Too bad the largest size is limited to 22", but I make-do with riser handlebars. Each is different animal depending on the tires I install. The Kenda Hybrid Nimbus and Hybrid Knobby are excellent and inexpensive. These bikes have a light, buttery ride, handle a variety of terrain, and are cheap to boot. Later, I found a Miyata TripleCross with a slightly taller frame and Bontrager H2 tires. I added tall seat and quill stems, sprung seat, riser handlebars, and bam!
What vintage is #3 I love the curved TT.
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Old 02-09-16, 06:36 AM
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#3 is a 1999 Specialized Crossroads Sport with curved tubes and v-brakes as stock. This one has slightly different steering – it holds a straight line a little better than the rest. It has a 1-1/8 threaded headset and came with a narrow, 23" riser bar and some nice Vittoria Randonneur Cross tires. I replaced the suspension seat stem with a rigid model, and replaced the defunct Ride Rite adjustable handlebar stem with an adjustable model that perfectly matches the Specialized Strong Arm cranks. I recently switched the seat to a Selle Royale Moody Spring. I dress up my seat stems with electric tape to add graphic interest and to disguise any tall extension that seems awkward to me. This was the last model made in Cro-Mo steel. In 2003 they re-introduced the Crossroads as an aluminum comfort bike with shocks.

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Old 03-12-16, 02:50 PM
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nice bikes. I have a SCOTT SANTA FE XC series bike frame that is going to get that treatment as well.
And looking for a trek multitrack frame or complete bike.
there is on the local CL a schwinn crisscross for 150.. is this a reasonably price?
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Old 03-12-16, 03:06 PM
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just bought a Kona dew (the standard one without disk brakes) .... fair price I paid (not a bargain, but not too expensive) .... it's still at the LBS, as I asked for a full service plus new tyres and a pannier rack and mudguards added, new pedals, new chain, new cassette etc etc

will use this as my 'shopping bike' .... I have very good pannier bags to match

took it for a short ride before buying and i'm well impressed .... it's pretty quick
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Old 03-12-16, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by chawixtle View Post
nice bikes. I have a SCOTT SANTA FE XC series bike frame that is going to get that treatment as well.
And looking for a trek multitrack frame or complete bike.
there is on the local CL a schwinn crisscross for 150.. is this a reasonably price?
Depends on the condition. If its been fully refurbished, paint is good, and has new tires- that could be a solid deal. Its tough to find a bike in good cosmetic and mechanical condition for less than $150.

If the bike hasnt been touched in 2 decades, and paint is bubbled, it may/will need a lot of time and some money invested to get it into riding condition.
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1990 Schwinn Crosscut. Quickly becoming my go to ride.
Call me crazy, but I am seriously considering a set of red T-Serv tires for it.
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Old 04-09-17, 09:07 PM
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Here's an old one, 1950s Bianchi Sport.

NOT a hybrid. A city bike like the Raleigh Sports. The city bike was the ancestor of the modern hybrid. A modern hybrid also is a cross of road bike and MTB influences. Its like a sports touring bike with flat bars.
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Old 04-10-17, 03:54 AM
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Here's a quick shot of mine!
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love hybrids. Thats all i wanted when i joined bikeforums a few years ago. I owned a trek 700 growing up and i loved it. I sold it to my brother who then had it stolen. I converted my Trek 930 into a pseudo hybrid to recapture the joy of riding hybrids. It is currently configured with drops/brifters.
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My daughter is picking this up for me today,
want to set it up with Shimano XT760 9 speed and some schwalbe marathon 700c x 42mm.


https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/6062555956.html

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Here's a quick shot of mine!
Fantastic paint!
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I stared at a white H.S.in mint condition for a month on craigslist until it sold for $80 and then of course was mad ever since. Haven't seen a single one for sale since.
Not sure if it fits the hybrid title but the geometry is pretty cool. This model also came in black chrome, one of the coolest colors ever but good luck finding them in good condition

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Thrift store Scott cost me a double sawbuck. Replaced the stripped Grip Shifts with Suntour thumbies, gave it a rack, new cables and a chain and it's now my son's full time commuter. Made in China, heavier than I'd like but balanced and roadworthy with good rubber. Cole says fenders are for geeks and wouldn't let me put them on. I say wait until he commutes through this winter. B4 pic, no after
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Old 09-14-18, 05:55 AM
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Schwinn Crosscut...had it since new.
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My 1992 trek 750 around the town cruiser. I love these frames. Beach check while running errands.
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Old 09-14-18, 06:34 PM
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