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Old 07-01-12, 04:23 PM
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Great looking bike, Igo. If I hadn't found such a good deal on my Rapid 3, I would have gone with the same bike. I like your GPS mount. I have always considered getting one for my Garmin, but I just strapped mine to the stem of my MTB with a zip tie. My Rapid has a computer, so I never bothered with the GPS. It would be nice for elevation stats, though...
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Old 07-01-12, 05:06 PM
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I don't do heart monitor or cadence thing so the GPS fits the bill better. This one even peddles the bike for me...6 inches off the ground.

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I bought that silvery kick stand at Wally mart a few weeks ago, and then yesterday saw Target had a black one. I might have to swap it out for the black one I think.

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I think the color of the kick stand matches the rims just fine.
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Specialized Crosstrail Sport.



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Old 07-02-12, 10:28 PM
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Old 07-03-12, 06:15 AM
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Been admiring the bikes in this thread for a while and finally decided to post mine.

Its a Cube SL Cross. This brand may be interesting to add to the thread since it is quite common over here in mainland Europe (german brand) but much less common in the US or even the UK. For now I'll add an indoor shot (just cleaned it). Will add an outdoor one when I go for a ride this week.



Just changed the bar stem and added bar ends which I taped for comfort.
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Old 07-03-12, 06:47 AM
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Old 07-03-12, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Grim Ace
Been admiring the bikes in this thread for a while and finally decided to post mine.

Its a Cube SL Cross. This brand may be interesting to add to the thread since it is quite common over here in mainland Europe (german brand) but much less common in the US or even the UK. For now I'll add an indoor shot (just cleaned it). Will add an outdoor one when I go for a ride this week.



Just changed the bar stem and added bar ends which I taped for comfort.
Nice quality looking bike. Cube MTB's have just become available in Australia in the last year or so, I've seen them in the flesh and like them too.
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Old 07-04-12, 01:33 AM
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Put a couple of things on my Darth Vader

Ergon GP2 grips
eXotic flat handlebar 580mm
Topeak water bottle racks
Topeak White Lite 2
Topeak Aero Wedge XL

Weight: 11.9kg (26.2 lbs)







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Originally Posted by rise000
Put a couple of things on my Darth Vader

Ergon GP2 grips
eXotic flat handlebar 580mm
Topeak water bottle racks
Topeak White Lite 2
Topeak Aero Wedge XL

Weight: 11.9kg (26.2 lbs)....
11.9 kgs is a great weight with your extras. Very nice looking bike by the way.
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Old 07-05-12, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
11.9 kgs is a great weight with your extras. Very nice looking bike by the way.
Thanks! Regarding the weight I just ordered chainguide and few bits&pieces to go 1x9 so the weight should drop more...
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Thanks! Regarding the weight I just ordered chainguide and few bits&pieces to go 1x9 so the weight should drop more...
Be brave...go 2 x 1
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Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Be brave...go 2 x 1
would do if this is commuter bike only...
but for long distances rides over the weekend with lot of hills I prefer to have "choice"...
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More info about this chain guide? Does it help avoid problems with lateral chain line variances when using a single chain ring and multiple cassette sprockets?

Vader bike looks pretty sweet. I may have to reduce the colors on my bike to just black, polished, and yellow (get rid of blue bits).
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
More info about this chain guide? .
Still waiting to arrive...after instalation I will post comments.

Decided to go for cheap version so I ordered this >
https://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/produ...roducts_id=362
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Ah so it sort of takes the place of the front derailer but without actually moving.
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Old 07-06-12, 07:36 PM
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My New Bike.

Hi, I'm new to the forum.
Finished rebuilding a rusted Trek FX 7100.



Had most of the parts in my recycle bin, and some parts that were meant for another project.
Truvativ cranks, stem and bars, Raceface 36T single speed chain ring, (7 speed.) Pedals are Wellgo flats. New back tyre Vittoria Randanneur Cross 700C x 35.



The chain ring cover is a 48T ring with the teeth and sharp edge removed.



Might have to change the grips to lock-on. They were fine on my old MTB bike in winter but most likely from the heat, they slowly spun around on this test ride. Although it was cloudy and raining, the temperature was 35c /93F.

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I just pickep up this 2013 Specialized Crosstrail Disk.


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Originally Posted by crawfordvj
Hi, I'm new to the forum.
Finished rebuilding a rusted Trek FX 7100.



Had most of the parts in my recycle bin, and some parts that were meant for another project.
Truvativ cranks, stem and bars, Raceface 36T single speed chain ring, (7 speed.) Pedals are Wellgo flats. New back tyre Vittoria Randanneur Cross 700C x 35.



The chain ring cover is a 48T ring with the teeth and sharp edge removed.



Might have to change the grips to lock-on. They were fine on my old MTB bike in winter but most likely from the heat, they slowly spun around on this test ride. Although it was cloudy and raining, the temperature was 35c /93F.
Looks awesome!
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Originally Posted by crawfordvj
Hi, I'm new to the forum.
Finished rebuilding a rusted Trek FX 7100.


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Had most of the parts in my recycle bin, and some parts that were meant for another project.
Truvativ cranks, stem and bars, Raceface 36T single speed chain ring, (7 speed.) Pedals are Wellgo flats....

The chain ring cover is a 48T ring with the teeth and sharp edge removed. ...

Might have to change the grips to lock-on. They were fine on my old MTB bike in winter but most likely from the heat, they slowly spun around on this test ride. Although it was cloudy and raining, the temperature was 35c /93F.
I did much the same thing with an old Gary Fisher during April / May. (Mostly old parts) I too grinded the teeth off and went 1 x 9 I restricted the back derailleur to 7 to avoid the chain skipping off the front ring. I will soon be putting the smaller front on soon, as I have started using it for MTBing too. Won`t bother with the front shifter and front derailleur. I`ll just manually change the front when I go into the mountains.
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I did much the same thing with an old Gary Fisher during April / May. (Mostly old parts) I too grinded the teeth off and went 1 x 9 I restricted the back derailleur to 7 to avoid the chain skipping off the front ring. I will soon be putting the smaller front on soon, as I have started using it for MTBing too. Won`t bother with the front shifter and front derailleur. I`ll just manually change the front when I go into the mountains.
April / May must be bike building season in Japan. I couldn't ride the bike for a month because of the rainy season. This was the first afternoon that had light showers forecasted, but I also had to be careful of land slides.

I have to ride a fair way on the coast road before I get to the trails. It was OK getting there on my MTB but always hard work getting home. Wasn't economical having to replace tyres with only the middle of the tread worn down.
At first I wasn't going to bother getting the Trek as I have a Cannondale frame that I want to build up but realized that most of the parts that needed replacing were the cheap regular bits like brake pads and cables. Most of the other parts are old but came up well with a can of matt black spray or wire brush, steel wool and metal polish.

Rode the Trek on a few forrest trails in the hills after I took these photos and was surprised how well it handled, even with a 700c x 28 on the front. Once that wears out I will replace it with another Randanneur Cross.
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Originally Posted by crawfordvj
April / May must be bike building season in Japan. I couldn't ride the bike for a month because of the rainy season. This was the first afternoon that had light showers forecasted, but I also had to be careful of land slides.

...but realized that most of the parts that needed replacing were the cheap regular bits like brake pads and cables. Most of the other parts are old but came up well with a can of matt black spray or wire brush, steel wool and metal polish....
lol, yes for me black paint from the hardware store, green paint from the local model shop, brake calipers, levers, BB and grips were about all I had to buy new. Very very cheap as you know.
Mine is on this page...just scroll down:
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****HOW DO I CHANGE THESE TO FULL-SIZE PHOTOS? THANKS.***

This started out as a Jamis Coda Sport but just about everything on the bike was modified for COMFORT and HILL CLIMBING:

-- Upright, sweptback handlebar, similar to a Nitto Northroad. Amazingly comfortable all day. Two hand positions: end grips and over the twist-grip shifters for climbing. The position is moderately upright and so well balanced that those two hand positions are enough. The angle of the backsweep matches the natural angle of the wrist to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.

-- Mountain gears: Front 22-32-44 Rear 11-34. Quite a bit lower than your typical hybrid gears to get up just about anything. Allows for 12 mph on the flat in the middle gears, with plenty of room to shift up and down from there, up to about 27 mph downhill. Above 27 mph downhill, who needs gears?

-- Saddle: Selle SMP Martin Touring. Just got it but it feels like heaven so far. Best seat I've ever ridden on.

-- SRAM twist-grip shifters. I like these a lot better than trigger shifters---they're simpler, just one twist up or down.

-- Tires: Vittoria Randonneur Pro 700 x 32.

-- Lights: Cat Eye EL-530 + Coleman LED flashlight 115 lumens + Coleman headlamp 75 lumens. Those 3 together make for safe night riding at about 12 mph.

Great setup for both fitness and touring. I've ridden hybrids and road bikes. My best yearly mileage was 2000 miles on a hybrid, including a century. Goal this year on this bike is 1000 miles. Don't let anyone tell you you can't do long rides on a hybrid. If you're comfortable, you will keep going.

You won't find a bike with these specs---hybrid with mountain gears, upright handlebar, and excellent seat---manufactured anywhere in the U.S. That's really too bad. This setup would suit millions of people, especially in hilly areas.
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I have a new, better camera now, so now I have some less smeary-looking pictures of my 1992 Specialized Crossroads with it's new trekking bar. I've raised the stem by about 1/2 inch, or a little over one centimeter for you Metric folks.
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