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Bdinger was wrong..ish.. Introducing the Hardroad.v1.

Old 07-20-07, 06:51 AM
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Bdinger was wrong..ish.. Introducing the Hardroad.v1.

Hi All,

A while ago, Bdinger posted a thread about the Specialized Hardrock and how it was *THE* clyde bike. I said that I was putting 700c wheels on mine. He didn't think they'd fit. I said they would. In fact I said that I could fit 700x35s.

The news is in. 700C do fit, they're on the bike, and a crappy photo is attached. The bad news is I only have 700x28s on. 700x35s would fit if I also changed the front derailleur, and I'm still planning that.

Its my daily drive now - and it feels a lot faster than its previous incarnation.



The bike is a Specialized Hardrock Sport 2006.
Non Stock Bits:
Wheels:
Rims: Mavic A317 36H
Hubs: Shimano Deore M525
Tyres: Specialized Armadillo 700x28c
Brakes:
Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
Calipers: Avid BB7
Rotors: Avid 160mm
Stem:
Cannondale XC stem 100mm x 31.8
Bars:
FSA FR270 31.8mm clamp.

Planned upgrades:
Rigid front fork.
Drop Bars.
2x10 compact road running gear.
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That looks sexy in a disturbing sort of way! Kind of like a Rhino in Ballet shoes!, or a Clydesdale in a tutu!
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Originally Posted by mjolniir
Hi All,

A while ago, Bdinger posted a thread about the Specialized Hardrock and how it was *THE* clyde bike. I said that I was putting 700c wheels on mine. He didn't think they'd fit. I said they would. In fact I said that I could fit 700x35s.

The news is in. 700C do fit, they're on the bike, and a crappy photo is attached. The bad news is I only have 700x28s on. 700x35s would fit if I also changed the front derailleur, and I'm still planning that.

Its my daily drive now - and it feels a lot faster than its previous incarnation.

[.IMG]https://members.optusnet.com.au/~matt_tunstall/mypic4.JPG[/IMG]

The bike is a Specialized Hardrock Sport 2006.
Non Stock Bits:
Wheels:
Rims: Mavic A317 36H
Hubs: Shimano Deore M525
Tyres: Specialized Armadillo 700x28c
Brakes:
Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
Calipers: Avid BB7
Rotors: Avid 160mm
Stem:
Cannondale XC stem 100mm x 31.8
Bars:
FSA FR270 31.8mm clamp.

Planned upgrades:
Rigid front fork.
Drop Bars.
2x10 compact road running gear.
good job - nice to know when looking for cheap second hand stuff on the web.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
That looks sexy in a disturbing sort of way! Kind of like a Rhino in Ballet shoes!, or a Clydesdale in a tutu!
Thanks Tom - would you believe.. Tapdancing Elephant?
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Originally Posted by mjolniir
Thanks Tom - would you believe.. Tapdancing Elephant?
Close as I can find!
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Wow, I've been wrong before, but I've never been wrong and jealous at the same time! That thing is so ridiculously sweet, I can't even express it.

Simply amazing work. Keep us updated on how it rides over the long term!!
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Originally Posted by bdinger
Wow, I've been wrong before, but I've never been wrong and jealous at the same time! That thing is so ridiculously sweet, I can't even express it.
where's the :gloat: smilie?

Originally Posted by bdinger
Simply amazing work. Keep us updated on how it rides over the long term!!
Thanks bdinger - I'm riding it to work daily, the biggest thing that I've noticed so far is the increased height means that I can't put my foot down as easily. I almost dropped it (and since I was clipped in, dropped me as well) avoiding a pedestrian on Monday.

And I still want to swap out the forks for rigid ones. I have a set I can get put on, however it will alter the geometry to be more road-ish, so I'll think about it for a couple of months.

Oh... and just for reference.. here's how it used to look.


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Close as I can find!
Oh come on Tom. You've never seen Fantasia?

 
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Oh come on Tom. You've never seen Fantasia?

Yes, and that's the exact image I was looking for! I just ran out of patience sorting through google images!
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If it's just for commuting and not going offroad any, you could get a set of longer crank arms. That would allow you to lower the seat so that you can toe down easier. Though you maybe desire to lower the handlebars afterwards as well (if possible).
Just a thought.
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My son did something very similar to a Rockhopper, BB7's and all. He put a CF fork on his. The bike works real good for him. But he spins the MTB crankset out so he is looking around for a road crankset. Nice job on yours.
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