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Old 04-17-17, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jase33
Yes, it has the direct mount on the chainstay for a kickstand. I am not used to having one on a mountain bike and think it looks funny sticking out the back and it's taking time for me to accept the look of it. That's why I am torn between the appearance of the Upstand (or the less expensive RockBros version) and the convenience of a direct mount stand.
I've always taken the view that hybrids have a very utilitarian ethos to them, so I whereas I would not put a kickstand on a 15lb road bike, they seem a natural fit to me on a hybrid.
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Old 04-18-17, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by FXjohn
10 mile bike ride around the lake. Name this bike
It looks to me like a Trek 7000. Probably 08-09 vintage or similar.

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Old 04-19-17, 01:22 PM
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Rode 5 miles around the local city park with my wife while waiting for my grandsons T-Ball game to start. I mounted my GoPro to the front wheel facing forward using a skewer mount. I recorded the entire ride. Kind of boring video but the angle was interesting. At moderate speeds the spokes disappeared and you could see right through the wheel.
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Old 04-20-17, 07:11 PM
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I haven't made it out to the canal yet to ride. Was just at the park down the street before sundown where i'm teaching my son to ride, he's almost got it.

Getting out of work early tomorrow hoping to at least do the 10 mile run, nice mix of elevation and get some daytime pics.
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Beautiful looking ride!
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Originally Posted by FXjohn
10 mile bike ride around the lake. Name this bike
Looks like a Singletrack, circa 93 or 94?
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Old 04-25-17, 05:43 AM
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It was so nice all day yesterday I couldn't wait for work to end and go spend some time on my bike. I packed my fishing rods up and took my bike on a short 10 mile 5 there 5 back ride down to edinboro lake to enjoy some peace and quiet down there. And catch a fish or two



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Looks great; love the bar ends!
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Old 04-28-17, 03:14 PM
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Took me on a quick early morning ride around the neighborhood. This was the first decent bike ride I've done since winter, even if it was just around the neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
I've always taken the view that hybrids have a very utilitarian ethos to them, so I whereas I would not put a kickstand on a 15lb road bike, they seem a natural fit to me on a hybrid.
With the advent of Carbon Hybrids this is not the case anymore...I can't put a kickstand on my bike that would A) fit anywhere on the bike and B) that would trust wouldn't compromise the integrity of the frame.
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Old 04-29-17, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by skids929
With the advent of Carbon Hybrids this is not the case anymore...I can't put a kickstand on my bike that would A) fit anywhere on the bike and B) that would trust wouldn't compromise the integrity of the frame.
Ahhhhh I guess I should have noted that I would make an exception for carbon framed hybrids.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
Ahhhhh I guess I should have noted that I would make an exception for carbon framed hybrids.
It's tough, because I agree they do scream kickstand, but can't do it with the high end ones. I just ordered a stand that should resolve most of my issues but when I am away from home I will have to lean it where ever I go.
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The Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club held a street safety class for members yesterday. I took my Trek 720 because we were going to do some practical exercises and I didn't want to struggle with clips and cleats. The bike performed flawlessly and I was able to perform the exercises much better that I would have on my road bike (I think) especially the Quick Stop. We also did a group ride. I didn't know about a group ride, my bike is fairly heavy and I had just done a 30 mile road bike ride so my legs were pretty tight. The bike was great and I had no problems keeping up with the road bikes. It was a great class on a really good bike.
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Old 05-01-17, 07:28 AM
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Yesterday, despite a 40+Km/H head wind, I enjoyed a slow 15 Km ride around part of our city's perimeter MUP. First serious ride of the season without studded tires or a carry over of some winter clothing.
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Old 05-01-17, 05:40 PM
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I explored the paved bike paths along the commuter railway. New asphalt and no cars. This was my second "serious" ride in my 2 week old cycling career. I made over 10 miles and was pretty pleased about that. I plan to do another ride tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Sonoma_Mike
I explored the paved bike paths along the commuter railway. New asphalt and no cars. This was my second "serious" ride in my 2 week old cycling career. I made over 10 miles and was pretty pleased about that. I plan to do another ride tomorrow.
Right on, keep it up, and before long you'll be out every day on longer and longer rides, with a wife or significant other pissed at you for never doing any of the yard work or other chores anymore :-)

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Old 05-02-17, 02:11 PM
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First Grade Spring Caravan with town parents and kids

Trying to promote healthy school community and teach them road safety and etiquette as they hone their riding skills.

Just some of the parents pursuing a Ride2School type program. Looking into seeing how our Borough responds to our efforts in lobbying for some speed bumps to slow down some of the rat race crazies cutting through our school zone.

My son and I on center, he just got off the training wheels a few weeks ago
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Old 05-02-17, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by skids929
It's tough, because I agree they do scream kickstand, but can't do it with the high end ones. I just ordered a stand that should resolve most of my issues but when I am away from home I will have to lean it where ever I go.
I swear I don't work for these guys but I have one of their stands on my high end carbon Sirrus no problem.

https://upstandingbicycle.com/

It's not strictly a "kick" stand but it's a stand nevertheless.
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Originally Posted by djmcnz
I swear I don't work for these guys but I have one of their stands on my high end carbon Sirrus no problem.

https://upstandingbicycle.com/

It's not strictly a "kick" stand but it's a stand nevertheless.
Yeah I saw this thing but was hesitant to buy it where I hadn't seen much feedback on it. Does the pressure go on the skewer or the frame? And how do you stow it away? Did you get the mount for it?
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Originally Posted by skids929
Yeah I saw this thing but was hesitant to buy it where I hadn't seen much feedback on it. Does the pressure go on the skewer or the frame? And how do you stow it away? Did you get the mount for it?
I have the non-folding one and a bottle cage mount, yes. When stowed you can hardly notice it.

There's no additional pressure on either the frame or the skewer because the tab is clamped between the frame and the hub with exactly the same clamping force as without the tab.

I've not seen many reviews but I never seen a poor review. And my personal experience is exceptional.
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Snuck a 10 mile ride in before the storm.





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to the singletrack!

Nice ride at the park and even a few miles on the singletrack.
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Originally Posted by sjfoote081
Nice ride at the park and even a few miles on the singletrack.
Nice bike.


What model Cannondale is it?
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
Nice bike.


What model Cannondale is it?
It is a Quick 4 from 2015. I added carbon bars and seatpost and larger 35c Clement USH tires - everything else stock.
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My trusty Cannondale took me to the park today and to some nice gravel trails.
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