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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By mikehuangsd

mmm - I think all interally routed flat-top...

mmm - I think all interally routed flat-top carbon road bars are meant to have bare 'tops' - the potential loss of grip there is definitely a compromise , but that's been a trend for a while and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By mikehuangsd

Carbon drop bars + Track Grips - SEE PICS

Im going to finish all my carbon drop bars like this from now on, bc I LOVE it:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/629x650/img_4857_949e88e4eb7c21b6973fd52689e35924a633443f.jpg...
06-23-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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:
...
05-21-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,822
Posted By mikehuangsd

yup. There's enough slack that the chain can be...

yup. There's enough slack that the chain can be set on the 14, 16, 18, or 20 cogs at any time just by nudging the tensioner:
...
05-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,822
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: 98
Views: 8,822
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
02-08-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
Posted By mikehuangsd

I've gone up to 42mm on the trek hybrids, no...

I've gone up to 42mm on the trek hybrids, no problem - could probably push it even higher if that's your thing!
02-06-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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.
...
12-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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:
...
11-08-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
Posted By mikehuangsd

"L-TWOO' brand shifters. You can find them on...

"L-TWOO' brand shifters. You can find them on Aliexpress for about $50, shipped.

The 9 speed L-TWOO shifters are a great - get them. The 8 speed are not great - skip.
11-02-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 718,242
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: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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: 7,738
Views: 2,681,088
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: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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: 1,709
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: 813
Views: 276,046
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:
...
06-18-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7,738
Views: 2,681,088
Posted By mikehuangsd

just at 25 lbs on my bathroom scale, which is not...

just at 25 lbs on my bathroom scale, which is not very accurate

it came with no handlebars at all, so i put drops on it
06-18-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,738
Views: 2,681,088
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.
...
06-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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
...
04-22-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

Let's continue beating this dead horse, and just...

Let's continue beating this dead horse, and just agree to disagree. I am right, the BOHE is a fine bike, y'all are wrong, case closed, everyone's happy.

joking aside, cheapo bikes ordered through...
04-21-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

The Kent GMC Denali missed on a few key points,...

The Kent GMC Denali missed on a few key points, but they still probably sold a million of them. I read somewhere that it's likely the best selling bicycle of all time.

Mark my words, Kent hit it...
04-21-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

not a great analogy really, cuz I'll bet that...

not a great analogy really, cuz I'll bet that your 1995 Hyundai cost 1/4th what a Mercedes or Porsche would, and it's probably still on the road. And it got you to the grocery store just as fast as...
04-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
Posted By mikehuangsd

ZOMG a Schwinn S-series!! I have the same bike in...

ZOMG a Schwinn S-series!! I have the same bike in the same size - These are seriously under-appreciated bikes! I tried to modernize mine a bit with 27.5" wheels, a 1x drivetrain, and a slightly...
04-20-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

I do not know. I will not be buying one...

I do not know.

I will not be buying one (or two) of these bikes after all. I already have 8 bikes. It's a sickness.

Also, the wife said 'no.'
04-20-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

BUT you can buy the 3-year Walmart warranty for...

BUT you can buy the 3-year Walmart warranty for $34!!!!

Y'all want to argue economics of a bike that is 80% as 'good' as bikes that currently cost 3x-5x as much (such as new gravel bikes coming...
04-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

FINE. THAT IS A GOOD POINT. I WAS NOT AWARE OF...

FINE. THAT IS A GOOD POINT. I WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS TREND.



I noticed this as well, and also that the product description does not specify what shifters it comes with. I suspect they have a...
04-20-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
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.
04-20-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

I would argue that the Denali was still just a...

I would argue that the Denali was still just a road-bike-shaped-object, being that it had twist shifters, and came with slow beefy hybrid-like tires, and was pretty heavy. As such, it still wasn't...
04-20-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

just an update, it's apparently called the 'BOHE'...

just an update, it's apparently called the 'BOHE' not 'GOHE'

it DOES have STI-style shifters (of some kind, the ones shown differ between the two pics)

it's got a cheapo 3x crank

it's $249,...
Forum: Triathlon
03-25-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 412,718
Posted By mikehuangsd

haha yeah that's me - I'm proud of this build, so...

haha yeah that's me - I'm proud of this build, so i'm plastering it all over the internet.

I'm probably going to leave the disc all black for now - the look has grown on me.
Forum: Triathlon
03-25-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 412,718
Posted By mikehuangsd

Another day, another round of upgrades to the ol'...

Another day, another round of upgrades to the ol' Schwinn, cuz this is what I do.

Nobody knows why:
...
03-25-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

seen on OfferUp There's a guy here in San...

seen on OfferUp

There's a guy here in San Diego who regularly posts brand new Walmart-level bikes with tags, even when they are out-of-stock everywhere online. I guess he knows somebody at Walmart...
03-25-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

nope - not Shimano - when I said 'STI' I just...

nope - not Shimano - when I said 'STI' I just meant an integrated brake/shift lever. It's a 3 x 7 drivetrain, with definitely all cables properly running under the tape, so it's a brand I've not seen...
03-24-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

also, I called Kent/Genesis - the customer...

also, I called Kent/Genesis - the customer service guy was unable to confirm that this is one of theirs. and of course Google is coming up blank.
03-24-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,468
Posted By mikehuangsd

Genesis 'GOHE' mystery bike. Is it possible? - a $300 Aluminum Gravel Bike with STIs

tldr;

Today I spotted a $300 gravel bike that checks all the boxes (cheap, aluminum, 700c, STI shifters, nice color).

I want one, but can't find any info about it online - doesn't seem to...
03-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By mikehuangsd

here's a $200 black rim brake 27.5" wheelset,...

here's a $200 black rim brake 27.5" wheelset, plus you get a free mountain bike with them:
...
03-08-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By mikehuangsd

I went down this same road of research - You can...

I went down this same road of research - You can get a custom set built, or here are there are 3 cheaper options (none of which are super great):

1) $50 Sta-tru wheel, takes an 8-speed freewheel...
03-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
Posted By mikehuangsd

meh not really -- I just use trial and error. ...

meh not really -- I just use trial and error.

I set the pads wherever looks good, then try the lever. If the pull feel isn't right, mark the cable/pinch bolt location with a Sharpie, move it a mm...
03-03-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
Posted By mikehuangsd

I gone and done this conversion twice - I'm...

I gone and done this conversion twice - I'm pretty pleased with how mini v-brakes match up with road levers.

On one bike I have Sensah shifters/brakes pulling 80mm mini v-brakes, and on the other...
02-23-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
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: 2,700
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:
...
02-05-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,667,485
Posted By mikehuangsd

yes

yes
02-05-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,738
Views: 2,681,088
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: 2,700
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,700
Posted By mikehuangsd

This bike already came with mini-v-brakes on it...

This bike already came with mini-v-brakes on it (85mm brake arms), so no travel-agent needed. And I'm on the hoods almost 100% of the time, so I'm thinking of just leaving the handlebar tape off...
02-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,700
Posted By mikehuangsd

I got some rubber slide-on sleeve things on order...

I got some rubber slide-on sleeve things on order that I will try out, but for now the bars are tape-free, and I like the look!
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