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Just finished building this hybrid...

Captain VimesCaptain Vimes Posts: 263
edited November 2013 in Commuting general
Needing an all-rounder for trips to the shops and the occasional commute to the train station, I decided I could use some new or nearly parts I had accumulated from other builds, plus a few sale purchases, to build this little beauty. Really pleased with the way it rides, and it is unique!

The frame is double butted steel, mostly Shimano group-set, tektro brakes, Maddux wheels and a bit of Cannondale and Charge thrown in. Currently runs as a nine speed, but have the option of using the triple front rings if I need to.

Cost me about £250 in total and I intend to ride it into the ground!

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  • Very clean looking build but the bend on the front guard irk's me.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • WHich guards are they? I'm currently thinking about "commuterising" an old Marin Pine Mountain for general duties - adding guards, racks, etc.
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  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Now that's special - chapeau that man. Fantastic build.
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Bump as its so cool. Especially the paint can cum side stand ...............
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Bump.
  • WHich guards are they? I'm currently thinking about "commuterising" an old Marin Pine Mountain for general duties - adding guards, racks, etc.


    The guards are unbranded, I think I got them on eBay for about £15 and have had them in the garage for a while. However I have just picked up a much nicer set so will fit them and post a new pic. You can then have these if you want for a nominal sum! :)
  • Stealthtastic!
  • Finished now!

    Better fitting mud-guards, Suntour single chain-ring and front rack fitted.

    Perfect for the six mile round trip to the shops. :D

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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    Wow, glad you took my feed back on board, looks much better now with the single ring and bash guard.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,963
    M'eh! It was better with the smaller tin of paint! :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Didn't spot this first time round, looks nice and very similar to mine...
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    Similar to yours, mine is home built and tailored very much for me on my commute, it's 1x9, now running a Mosso fork in place of the Marin one fitted in the photo, weight before mudguards/pannier/rack is 9.5Kg.
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Finished now!

    Better fitting mud-guards, Suntour single chain-ring and front rack fitted.

    Perfect for the six mile round trip to the shops. :D

    Look Ok but you're not going to fit much meat on your butchers tray up front. T'wil be rather slim pickings at your BBQs. :D
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