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Old 06-23-12, 09:02 PM
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Latest pic of mine with new front fork.



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So you fit that 61cm frame? I am 6'4" and that looks pretty cramped for me.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Latest pic of mine with new front fork.



Nice! How much have you spent on it since you started?
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On making it more of a "hybrid", less than $100-$150. The rest I have spent recently would have been spent no matter what bike I had - lights, computer, lock, bar ends, etc.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
On making it more of a "hybrid", less than $100-$150. The rest I have spent recently would have been spent no matter what bike I had - lights, computer, lock, bar ends, etc.
That's not bad at all...I would have done the same. It's looking mighty sporty now!
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I recently filled the gap between my roadie and touring/mountain bike with a Rivendell Sam Hillborne. Besides being just plain pretty, it is one incredibly comfortable hybrid bike. I am running 32mm tires now but it has room for up to 45mm on that frame. I can barely stay off it.


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Old 06-24-12, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sixate
Here's my Kona Dew plus. It's actually a really versatile bike. I have a set of 700cx28 Rubino Pro's that I use when I want to ride it a little faster, but most times I have a set of 700cx35 Sammy Slick's so I can easy handle some light trail riding when I don't feel like riding my MTB.

I got rid of the stock components, replaced them with SRAM X7, ditched the small chainring and went with 48/36 gearing up front with an 11-28 cassette. I'll eventually have a nice set of wheels built, but I'm not in a big hurry for that. Before someone says anything.... I am tall... I'm 6'8".




Great scoot. Great pics.
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Here's a picture of my fiancee's 2012 Giant Escape 1W. She hasn't put too many miles on it yet, but she really likes the bike. The only upgrade so far was the addition of the bar ends (removed from my Rapid).



Also, here's an updated picture of my Rapid:

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This is my Hybrid from Istanbul, Turkey. It was a Mountainbike first. Bu I chanced the tires from Specialized Fast Trak LK 29 2.0 to Specialized XC Borough 700x45c. It's more smooth now and fast. When I go to the off road, I'm chancing the tires. It's 2012 Specialized HardRock Sport 29 INT
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^cool bike!
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Latest pic of mine with new front fork.

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I'm liking a lot.
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Originally Posted by TomCat_Ford
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Also, here's an updated picture of my Rapid:

Great looking rig you have there.
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Originally Posted by TomCat_Ford
Here's a picture of my fiancee's 2012 Giant Escape 1W. She hasn't put too many miles on it yet, but she really likes the bike. The only upgrade so far was the addition of the bar ends (removed from my Rapid).

More Escapes showing up all the time. Cool beans.
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Originally Posted by SHOFINE
Very Nice! I remember searching for Asphalts last Fall and thinking you had the nicest one I came across.
thanks for the complement as there are a lot of nice hybrids posted here. Your Dr. Fine is looking fine.
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Originally Posted by sixate
Here's my Kona Dew plus. It's actually a really versatile bike. I have a set of 700cx28 Rubino Pro's that I use when I want to ride it a little faster, but most times I have a set of 700cx35 Sammy Slick's so I can easy handle some light trail riding when I don't feel like riding my MTB.

I got rid of the stock components, replaced them with SRAM X7, ditched the small chainring and went with 48/36 gearing up front with an 11-28 cassette. I'll eventually have a nice set of wheels built, but I'm not in a big hurry for that. Before someone says anything.... I am tall... I'm 6'8".




Nice Dew!!! Lots of nice Kona's lately.
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I have two that would fit the category of hybrid. First is a Rocky Mountain that I hybridized a while back. Got a great deal on the bike and it had just been powdercoated. The fork needed to be rebuilt and the shifters were kinda wonky. I also lightened up the front end with some a modern bar and stem. I replaced the fork as the rebuild kit was only available at some shop in Colorado.

It looks a bit awkward and a little too rake-ish, but it feels very nimble. I first built it with a suspension fork and with slick 26" 1.5" tires on the mountain wheels, but then put on a rigid fork and 700c wheels with a more narrow range cassette. The front brake is still the V but on the rear, I had to go with a road caliper but hey... that just makes it even MORE of a hybrid, right?

I don't ride it much these days as I rarely make it downtown, but this is my go to bike for that as it doesn't attract any attention. When I rode it more, I used a nicer saddle but this Viscount is decent enough for ~2 hour rides.





And my most recent purchase is this Giant Roam 2. I bought it while on vacation in Clearwater. Perfect for my needs down there though it doesn't feel much different than a mountain bike to me though it's obviously a bit faster.

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Sweet bikes ^
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Good job with the Rocky Mountain Cratz.
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Good job with the Rocky Mountain Cratz.
Hear, hear! Love it with the rigid fork. Very stealth-y.
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Got it ~3 weeks/500 miles ago. Cannondale quick4. Just leisure for now, when the weather cools down (100+ until fall) I might start commuting.


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Not the best pic, but here's my 2012 Trek 7.6 FX that I picked up on Sunday. I added a Cateye Strada Wireless computer and swapped the original Bontrager 700 x 25c all-weather tires for a set of 700 x 35c Bontrager LT2 tires for a slightly softer ride and better capability for when I come across looser surfaces. The underseat bag is a little small and will most likely be swapped out with a larger Topeak model to carry my wallet, keys, and smartphone when riding.

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excellent looking bike
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Latest pic of mine with new front fork.

It's nice to see some KHS love. The bike I've owned the longest in my life is a KHS Montana Team from 1997, I think. I put about 7,000 miles on it over 10 years or so and finally painted it matte green a couple years ago and built it up with period XT 8 speed components, Race Face cranks, XT/Rhyno Lite wheels and I went with the Gotham tires from Performance Bike which, while certainly heavy, have proven bullet-proof on another bike.

As much as I like my 'higher end' bikes, this would absolutely be the last bike I'd part with.

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oh snap, your frame looks VERY similar to mine, even down to some of the clips and things on the seat stay bars. Headset/steerer tube looks different, can yours take 1 1/8" threadless? Is that the original fork? Your brake levers and shifters almost look the same as mine, also. I have close-up pics of that stuff at the beginning of the thread link in my sig.

I've tried to contact KHS to determine some info about my bike, like say, year of manufacture and original equipment, but have had ZERO response from KHS despite two separate emails. I didn't think mine was as old as 1997, though.
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I'm not 100% sure it's a 1997, but a guy that seemed to know a lot about KHS said with some authority that he thought it was a 1997 or very close to that.

I haven't checked for sure, but the stem is threaded/old school so I assume it's 1".

Mine originally came with all Exage components, 7 speed, and Parallax hubs... everything else has been replaced except for the frame, fork, stem, handlebars and seat QR. EVERYTHING else has been replaced. It's just one of those things. From the very moment I threw my left foot over the top tube, I knew this was a long-term keeper.

Here's a pic from a few years before I refinished it. This is as stock except the seat post (I know... I know...), the saddle, the cranks and bottom bracket and the grips and the fact that it's missing the front derailleur. I broke the front shifter after about 4,000 miles and never replaced it so finally just pulled the front derailleur. I stayed 100% in the small chainring on trails and in the middle chainring 100% on the way to and from. The Exage components were VERY decent though the bottom bracket was rough when I got it. The first things I did were replace the BB and the headset then eventually installed an extra White Industries crankset. Even the little plastic brake centering screw receiver things were not broken.

FWIW, it has True Temper Ox tubing. I also had another KHS mountain bike that was probably a bit newer (it had a front suspension fork and XT/XTR mix components. Nice bike, but it was 2" too big for me. I tried a super short stem but for anything other than paved roads at relatively leisurely paces, I wasn't comfortable on it. I stole the components for another project and gave the frame away. It also had True Temper Ox.

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