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06-23-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

hey here's another 1x9 drop-bar conversion I just...

hey here's another 1x9 drop-bar conversion I just finished, this one is based on an old Giant FCR4 hybrid frame, and the geometry was just perfect for it:
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05-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,626
Posted By mikehuangsd

well, I got the frame for free, and the paint is...

well, I got the frame for free, and the paint is pretty dinged up, so building it back up as an expensive geared bike didn't make much sense. So I built it as a discount single-speed and used up...
05-17-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,626
Posted By mikehuangsd

oops - moved just built from a discarded...

oops - moved
just built from a discarded Specialized Allez Dolce frame!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ayfegmc_4056ce90ac76bcb26cf9bc97e26984d289c374d9.jpg
02-06-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

2016 bianchi c-sport

Here's a 2016 Bianchi C-sport hybrid, in drop bar 1x9 mode, 700x40c tires. This one got a full repaint.
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12-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

Schwalbe Land Cruiser w K-guard, 700x40c ...

Schwalbe Land Cruiser w K-guard, 700x40c

Beefy, grippy, really cheap
12-02-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

here's a budget "Forge Breva" hybrid -> 1x9...

here's a budget "Forge Breva" hybrid -> 1x9 gravel conversion that I am especially proud of:
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11-02-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 727,802
Posted By mikehuangsd

here's a Trek 7.3 FX as a 1x drop-bar gravel...

here's a Trek 7.3 FX as a 1x drop-bar gravel racer that I just finished TODAY:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x1500/01_805a68d4ec1971d5282fbeefaebd03912b3d1c3a.jpg...
11-01-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

a 1x drop-bar gravel conversion on a 2007 Trek...

a 1x drop-bar gravel conversion on a 2007 Trek 7.3FX hybrid that I finished TODAY!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x1500/01_f84d3c88f93c426c24bb6fb9e444eb3a1b342795.jpg...
11-01-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

a 1x drop-bar gravel conversion on a 2007 Trek...

a 1x drop-bar gravel conversion on a 2007 Trek 7.3FX hybrid that I finished TODAY!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x1500/01_ff9977f213b60b7c388b84ea9e9c9acd96f87de9.jpg...
09-16-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

I declare this shall be my final budget Schwinn...

I declare this shall be my final budget Schwinn hybrid -> gravel conversion

Apparently you are only allowed a 'reasonable number' of Schwinns before the wife calls it 'hoarding' and...
08-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By mikehuangsd

do it! this seems like another chance for me...

do it!

this seems like another chance for me to post pictures of my budget triathlon bike - a flat-bar trigger-shifting Schwinn hybrid:
...
06-24-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 287,000
Posted By mikehuangsd

neat, another thread I can post this bike to. A...

neat, another thread I can post this bike to. A 2007 Trek Multitrack 7000 with beefy tires and drops:
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06-18-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

Here's another old hybrid -> new gravel bike...

Here's another old hybrid -> new gravel bike conversion.

based on a 2007 Trek Multritrack hybrid frame

Please give me likes.
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06-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

just finished this gravel build based on a...

just finished this gravel build

based on a 2007 Trek 7000 hybrid frame

700x42c tires
34t front, 11-40 back
L-TWOO levers
...
04-20-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,884
Posted By mikehuangsd

OH COME ON NOW I'm not yet defending this...

OH COME ON NOW

I'm not yet defending this bike, but this is nitpicking to a level that i find to be unreasonable.
02-23-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

I can feel it working, so it rides fine I guess? ...

I can feel it working, so it rides fine I guess? It only has like an inch or something of travel and it's pretty heavy, but otherwise ok
02-22-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

itís an unbranded ebay find - yeah sorta like a...

itís an unbranded ebay find - yeah sorta like a small headshok
02-22-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

how 'bout another hybrid-to-gravel conversion,...

how 'bout another hybrid-to-gravel conversion, based on a 2006 Schwinn Super Sport:
...
02-07-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,774
Posted By mikehuangsd

just an update I went with the original plan...

just an update

I went with the original plan of installing some slide-on textured rubber grips:
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02-05-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

thanks! the fork is just some random...

thanks!

the fork is just some random unbranded ebay dealio. I'm getting some flak for it too, as if it's going to explode during the next ride around the park.
02-05-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,774
Posted By mikehuangsd

I LOVE that bike! Seeing in person the original...

I LOVE that bike! Seeing in person the original $99 GMC Denali (the blue with the semi-deep section wheels) was literally what got me back into bikes after not owning or riding a bike for over 15...
02-04-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,774
Posted By mikehuangsd

LOL clearly this build took me longer than I...

LOL clearly this build took me longer than I realized
02-03-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

. my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006...

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my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006 Schwinn hybrid

hybrids are the ultimate shape-shifters!
...
02-03-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006 Schwinn...

my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006 Schwinn hybrid:
...
10-25-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

my Craigslist 2008 Schwinn Tourist, fully...

my Craigslist 2008 Schwinn Tourist, fully restored and reborn as a race bike:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/img_1706sm_02e264726b36e799ba0e17f4b57036d224b792d8.jpg...
06-21-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 262,177
Posted By mikehuangsd

What did you just buy for your gravel bike? ...

What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

I'm so glad to have found this forum of like-minded individuals - I thought I was the only one that bought gifts for my gravel bike!

Just last night,...
06-21-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/a_schwinny2_quarter_612e5a08dc2c25c2b1d66b08ab51772b6f5dfe99.jpg


yeah those were the vital changes - of course you also need road...
06-19-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,305
Posted By mikehuangsd

This is awesome. Did you strip a steel frame...

This is awesome. Did you strip a steel frame down to the bare metal? Do you have to wax it or something to keep it from corroding?
06-17-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By mikehuangsd

beautiful bike - what a find!

beautiful bike - what a find!
06-15-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,557
Posted By mikehuangsd

What is your motivation to change the groupset? I...

What is your motivation to change the groupset? I don't think there will be any discernible performance improvements between Claris and Tiagra. As you progress up the Shimano hierarchy of groupsets,...
06-15-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,014
Posted By mikehuangsd

my hybrid Schwinn Tourist, in 1x drop-bar gravel...

my hybrid Schwinn Tourist, in 1x drop-bar gravel mode:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/a_schwinny2_side_4139dec81e80d3b7fbd508fe3a7230b476e499dd.jpg...
05-14-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

Thanks! I think its best feature is the...

Thanks!

I think its best feature is the kickstand - for easy bike photography of course:
...
05-02-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

No gravel around me, but here's my just-finished...

No gravel around me, but here's my just-finished gravel racer in a parking lot, converted from an old Schwinn Tourist hybrid:


...
05-01-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,983
Posted By mikehuangsd

I got to 10 posts!!! Here's my just-finished...

I got to 10 posts!!!

Here's my just-finished gravel conversion, based on a 12 year-old Schwinn Tourist (Target/Walmart-level hybrid bike). It's my new favoritest bike!
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