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I have searched the old posts on the subject, and I am liking what I saw there. I am interested in seeing any other photos of any performance hybrid/700c Mt. Bikes from back in the day. Whether you currently own them, or have old pics, no matter.

Specialized Crossroads
Diamondback Overdrive/ Overdrive Comp
Bianchi Project 3/5/7
GT 700d
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I recently picked up a Schwinn crisscross (more hybrid than performance:) ), but it has the wheels in my mind (and my shop) turning :thumbsup:

I will post pics of mine as I got it (for $30) when I get home.

thanks

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Heres my Bianchi Project 5 that I've had for a few years. I love the bike :) Works great in the dirt, handles like any other MTB. I took it to Maui recently for a loaded bike tour. The dirt drop bars proved to be perfect for the slow climbs with lots of hand positions :thumbsup:

 

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"performance" being the operative word ;)

Here's my resto-mod '90 or '91 trek 750. $0.99 + $50 s/h on fleabay from somewhere in the SE...
I had to go to town w/ wire wheel & dremel to get all the rust out from under the powdercoat. Then rattle canned w/ brown primer & flat black.



Hrmm, looking at her, the only OE components left are the headset (I added a 'period correct' specialized locknut:rolleyes:) & front derailler. Most other parts were from the parts bin, ebay specials or friend castoff deals (vista wheelset & 10spd sti).

Here's commute mode w/ the vista's & 700x37. I need to get w/ my knobbier 45's.
I'm about to put on some fenders & a rack to add some utility. I'll also switch out the sti for some barend shifters whenever I get around to building up more of a road bike.

 

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In the questionable "performance" category, here's my 1991 Cannondale SH400. It's my rain bike, and my get-around-town commuter when I have errands to run or a decent distance to ride. Or if I want to get their fast. Love the big wheels. I swapped out a few parts, like the seat, cranks & pedals, and the bar/stem/shifter combo, but left the rest of the Suntour bits. It's fun bunny-hopping curbs on this.

Bicycle frame Bicycle tire Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel rim

And the project that I should finally start soon- just waiting on a few more things, is a 700D GT that you mentioned. I've got a 1991 GT Tachyon frame & fork, and figured out that 650B wheels would fit perfectly. The original thread I posted it in is below, and I'll definitely post photos when it's completed.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=267798&highlight=tachyon
 

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A friend that worked for WSI had this and I talked him out of it in '95 after meeting Wes and listening to him go on and on about 700c wheels for use offroad. Didn't ride it much with the original smokes on it but when the "tire" appeared in 99' I got it out of the overhead and lo and behold they fit, well not mud fit, but fit. Slapped on the Manitou 700c and rode that bike quite a bit while awaiting my Willits to be built. It is still in use today. I have sold it for $100 three times now and bought it back for $100 twice. The current owner likes it alot and I doubt I will be buying it back again. But the offer stands.

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Crisscross pics

Thanks for all the posts so far, keep 'em coming!

Here is the pic of mine when I bought it. It is a 22" which fits, but is a little lacking in standover, I would love to find one of the bikes I mentioned above that is an 18" or 20", but this will do to experiment with. This will take over as my commuter, and may see some trail duty depending on what tires I find for it.

I am planning on leaving it somewhat stock, except it will be a 1X7, have a different stem (ebay no name with cable stop and roller), bar (probably a Salsa moto ace 17 deg X660mm) and rear shifter (xt thumbie from the parts bin), Nashbar seatpost with shim, and some C-dale saddle I bought a while ago.

I need to see how big a tire I can stuff in there. I am hoping at least a 35-38 CX tire, and maybe even a 45 if I luck out.:thumbsup:

Anyone know if the xt shifter will work ok with the suntour rear der.?

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The Mountain Goat Route 66 was very cool back in the day. Many of them were a cool red/white/blue paint scheme and a couple of the magazine bikes sported Campy parts and I think another one had some Grafton bits on it as well.
The shop I used to work at would get two Route 66's in once a year for their annual tuneup. They were owned by an older couple. These bikes were never really ridden, so the tune up basically consisted of dusting them off and airing the tires. Very beautiful bikes, and in very good condition. If I remember correctly, they also had a pair of matching Seven's with S&S couplers that we would see on a more regular basis than the Goats.
 

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I've posted this bike before, but not since I cleaned it up and swapped tires. It's a 1993 Overdrive Comp. It's essentially stock (mostly XC Pro + Dia Comp 986 brakes) except for Tioga Revolvers and 3ttt flat bar. I got a cheap NOS Brahma to put on, so it'll go back to stock in that regard.

Tires went from the original Smokes to IRC Mythos CX 42mm. This is the Greenway/Path/Neighborhood bike and I'm very happy with it.

One project almost done leaning against one project that's just starting...
 

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GT Quatrefoil 700D tandem. Just put the 2.0 Knobby's back on this past weekend. Time to go mudding.
 

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1970?

What year is the Z?

cegrover said:
I've posted this bike before, but not since I cleaned it up and swapped tires. It's a 1993 Overdrive Comp. It's essentially stock (mostly XC Pro + Dia Comp 986 brakes) except for Tioga Revolvers and 3ttt flat bar. I got a cheap NOS Brahma to put on, so it'll go back to stock in that regard.

Tires went from the original Smokes to IRC Mythos CX 42mm. This is the Greenway/Path/Neighborhood bike and I'm very happy with it.

One project almost done leaning against one project that's just starting...
 

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The Specialized Crossroads I built for my gf, using Bontrager Jones XR 29 x 1.8 tires.


<img src="https://yoda.densan.ca/kmr/bikes/crossroads3.jpg"
 

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1995 Klein Adept XT

Here's my 1995 Klein Adept hybrid with full Deore XT M737 parts spec.
As you might know the Adept is an Adroit on 700c wheels: it has the same multiple butted tubing and 2" downtube but lacks Adroit's boron/carbon reinforcements.
This one has a special-order "Coral Reef" paintjob.

 

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What year is the Z?
The Z is a '75 (first year of the 280 and first for fuel injection). Despite the door panels and dash visible in the shot, the interior's been gutted out to hunt for rust and it'll hit the body shop soon for rust repair, 240Z bumper install and paint. I have a 3.1L stroker waiting to go in it after that - I'm hoping it's fairly ridiculous when done!

Bike topic: Are all the bikes in this thread 29ers?!?!?!?! ;)
 

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There was also a S-Works "Crossroads" hybrid on Spesh 1992 catalog. Never seen one but in that catalog pic. Might be quite rare.
 

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Raleigh?

I recently found a Raleigh Altimetric Tactic CX. It has 700c wheels, Suntour components, 38c knobbies and a flat bar. It's a steel frame, made in the USA. The only issue I see is that the derailer hanger is stripped and part of the front cantilever brake is missing.

Does anyone know anything about this bike? All I could find on the internet machine was a mention in the Museum of Mountain Bike Arts and Technology Raleigh timeline webpage that this line was introduced in 1991. It's described as "off-road oriented" and at a lower price. http://www.mombat.org/Raleigh.htm

The frame size fits me well, so I plan to make the needed repairs and use it on some local trails.
 

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Hi,

My 1st all terrain bike ......was a hybrid



Very luxurious 'of the shelf' hybrid bike. Carbon tubing in maintriangle, alu lugs, Hardtlite (steel) fork and tail. XT groupset, Syncros post and cockpit, Titanio seat, Conti cross tires... Actually it was way closer to a cyclecross bike than to nowadays 29" bike.

Btw it is called Koga Miyata TerraLiner Carbolite. It is the of the 92MY. The 93MY TLC looked like this and came with a then new groupset specifically develloped for hybrids. I believe it was called Shimano CX700.

Another way cool hybrid were the ones by Kuwahara, using carbon tubing with a titanium core. Very refined finishing. Also no savings on groupset: XTR!

A Klein Adept is of course a very sweet ride too. I actually think it my favourite Klein hands down.
 

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vintage Trek 7600 rider

I have been riding a mostly stock Trek 7600 with Shimano CX400 drivetrain since about 1993. This was back when the 7600 was a made-in-USA aluminum beauty with brushed welds. I have 3 sets of wheels for it. It's raced cyclocross with 1.5" knobbies, it's ridden distance road tours with narrow slicks. I've even taken it out for some light singletrack with beginner riders (no, i don't recommend it for any technical riding!!!) Currently it's my commuter bike with full fenders, rear rack, and Cane Creek Ergo ends. (I strongly prefer the flat bar/gripshift shifter combination, and the Ergo ends are heaven to behold).

The only complaint i have is that there isn't quite enough tire clearance for the new "29er" fat tires. And why did Shimano discontinue the CX400 / CX700 groups? These were superb drivetrains!
 
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