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gambrinus 06-26-2008 02:22 PM

Shopping at Nashbar makes the baby Jesus cry:cry

Askel 06-26-2008 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a1fa
Nice bike, but not for me. I like Mountain bikes, but they are so uncomfortable. Detour 3.0 looks like a compromise.


Looking at what people in this thread usually go for, you probably won't find much love for that style bike.

Still, if you're comfy on it and it gets you out riding, it can't be beat.

Keep in mind though that my definition of what is "comfortable" on a bicycle has radically changed since I got back into cycling last spring. Yours might too.

Askel 06-26-2008 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gambrinus
Shopping at Nashbar makes the baby Jesus cry:cry

It's the JC Whitney of the bicycle world. I keep expecting to see VW rebuild kits in their catalog. :lol3

CA_Strom 06-26-2008 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gambrinus
Shopping at Nashbar makes the baby Jesus cry:cry

Hell, now that Nashbar, Performance, and Supergo are all under the same ownership, they've become the Wal-Mart of bike stores. Nashbar/Performance gets my biz for cheap consumables, but when it's time for nice chit, I go to Excel Sports Boulder, or Colorado Cyclist....

Zodiac 06-26-2008 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap


-your hybrid is like night and day compared to that Raleigh. His has cheap front shocks (and pogo stick seatpost) which he definitely won't need on a typical leisure ride, they'll only weigh it down and freeze up on him one day.

That's a grandmother's hybrid (the raleigh), no bones about it. I'm not against all hybrids, but for me,we have alot of headwinds here, and being bolt uprigtht in the Mary Poppins position would drive me crazy in a good headwind.

Oznerol 06-26-2008 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
It's your call, but I can tell you this. I've had about half a dozen friends start out by saying they wanted to buy a new bike, and they all went to the bike store and were talked into buying the hybrid style by the salesperson.

Within 1 to 3 months every one of them were selling them for either a traditional road bike or a traditional MTN bike. Hybrids are like the swiss army knife bike, they can do everything but none of it well. A cyclocross will do it all too, but do it well.

This was exactly my experience, except that no salesman talked me into anything. The first bike I bought (as an adult) was a hybrid a lot like the Detour. It was fine when I rode only rarely. But once I started to ride frequently (I started commuting on it a few times a week), I outgrew it really fast -- in less than a month I'd started to feel like the hybrid was holding me back, and bought a cyclocrossish all-rounder.

I still have the hybrid, and I'm commuting on it again these days, but only because my commute has gotten a lot shorter, and because the hybrid holds so little value for me that I'm okay with leaving it unlocked on the back porch where it's quick to drag out and ride to work or on an errand. When I'm riding for fun or exercise or going more than a few miles, I never, ever, ride the hybrid.

a1fa, if you feel like you have to go for a hybrid, at least avoid the ones with a suspension fork and super-high riser bars. Go for something like Dranrab Luap's, or the one Yater suggested in your previous thread.

scorpion 06-26-2008 04:20 PM

OK, so I'm screwed.
I have this bug up my ass to get a new bike and I reckon its got to be a SS because that's what the cool kids are riding.

My buddy who owns my LBS can get me a smokin deal on one of these:

http://www.masibikes.com/images/bike...e_commuter.jpg

the sucky part of this, is that I was going to buy a set of FMF cans for the 990 and send the front forks to superplush.

It's hard having two expensive hobbys going on at once.
I'm glad I have an understanding wife.

gambrinus 06-26-2008 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap

On a serious note, that's a pretty sweet commuter set up. I see a nice light, is there a gen hub hiding behind that bag? Schmidt perhaps?

RW

Kamala 06-26-2008 05:41 PM

My new Bike
 
I survived 12 years of road racing at the club level, 2 at AMA/CCS unscathed. Scathed but healed from 20+ years doing Enduros and Hare Scrambles but I think this thing will probably kill me! :D

Specialized Pitch!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...dog4/bike2.jpg

Zodiac 06-26-2008 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kamala
I survived 12 years of road racing at the club level, 2 at AMA/CCS unscathed. Scathed but healed from 20+ years doing Enduros and Hare Scrambles but I think this thing will probably kill me! :D

Specialized Pitch!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...dog4/bike2.jpg



sweet, best of luck w it Paul.




Now get those reflectahs off before you blind a deer!:lol3

DirtGrlll 06-26-2008 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Now get those reflectahs off before you blind a deer!:lol3

No worries - that subject has already been covered!! :D
The bike is SweeT !!! :clap

Now it's time to get it all muddy and stuff. :wink:

Gummee! 06-26-2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a1fa
Hybrids are KLRs ?:P

KLRs are much better than hybrids. :nod

Jeebus! did I just say that?!

Yer better off with a flat bar road bike or a Fisher/Trek 'Dual Sport.'

M

Mercury264 06-26-2008 07:27 PM

Student unveils world's first cardboard bicycle - which works


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph...-4_682457c.jpg

What happens when it rains :dunno

Gummee! 06-26-2008 07:40 PM

Just inherited a Fetish road frame/fork.

Any of y'all have a D/A 9sp RIGHT (rear) shifter layin around? Its the last piece I need to make it work.

:ear

M

DirtGrlll 06-26-2008 07:47 PM

Two (of four) bikes in my cycling stable - I'll gladly participate in bike porn by snapping some photos of the Specialized Epic (modified with 5" Marzocchi Fork, Riser bars, and 2.5 tires :D ) and the Serotta Concours later...

The 2002 Turner RFX with Avy Rear Shock - my go to get 'er done in most conditions rig :tb :

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1.../RFXBland2.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...DemiseRoll.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...iabloTwist.jpg

*ok, still had the Super T mounted for this photo

And the 2007 Big Hit that if Specialized cooperated would have a front derrailleur and allow for more trail use or if I hit the lottery and can afford a Rohloff rear hub:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ameTwister.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ropIntoTNT.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...torksTrail.jpg


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