Author Topic: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions  (Read 38207 times)

Torslanda

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2013, 11:26:22 pm »
My favourite bike



Gary Fisher 229 with Surly fork, supplied by Interzen OTVP. Schwalbe Hurricanes make excellent on/off roaders. Butterfly bars are pure Marmite but I find them extremely comfortable.

I build them for customers too.



DiamondBack Topanga

And convert them for customers



Possibly the first Raleigh Mustang on these pages?

My first attempt was around 5 years ago.



DynaTech in blue.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2013, 12:04:03 am »



from this





to this
 ::-)

jogler

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2013, 06:18:36 pm »

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2013, 08:35:09 pm »
Not on the road as such, but...

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2013, 10:37:15 am »
Not sure if this bike really belongs in here, coz it wasn't bought as an mtb and then converted.  But here is my troll with its road wheels on:



It was bought partly to do this job.  It's built as a heavy tourer with 26" wheels, but has these 700c wheels for commuting and road rides.  Matching Deore hubs (in 32 and 36 sp) make the disc swap virtually perfect, and the front rack comes on and off fairly easily.  Does road, bits of off road, trailer hauling, kidbike followme stuff, etc.  Whatever I feel like at the time.  ;D

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2013, 11:20:31 am »
Here's the TrailMonster in full-on road mode, bereft of mudguards and with bars that don't put nasty kinks in the brake  lines ..... now that n+1 is almost ready (fixed-gear 29er) I suspect that the 1x1 will stay like this.



26 inches of fun ... (arf)

It's almost a pity I don't ride Audaxes any more, since I reckon this'd make an ideal long-distance road machine - the 2.0" Big Apples improve comfort levels immensely once you've got the pressure dialled in and they roll surprisingly well (even with a 58" gear I can still maintain my 'usual' cruising speed without excessive amounts of effort)

LEE

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2013, 12:57:13 pm »
Almost finished..

Bomber's Bumper's old Brooks saddle fitted (from YACF's "For Sale" section..always worth keeping your eyes open).

An old Tubus Ultralight rack fitted to the front (just needs a bracket fitting instead of cable-tie).

Rear Mudguard needs a fettle to align it better..then it's done...my plan of creating a butch looking, road-going MTB are realised.




Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2013, 01:04:50 pm »
Almost finished..

Bomber's old Brooks saddle fitted (from YACF's "For Sale" section..always worth keeping your eyes open).


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LEE

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2013, 01:06:11 pm »
Apologies...Bumper

tiermat

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2013, 03:04:14 pm »


In Ripoll, earlier this year, on the Catalonia tour.

On-One Inbred 29er, Hope rear hub on TN319 rim, Shimano T665 front hub again with TN319 rim.  Brooks saddle, Easton EA70 bars, Ultegra drivetrain.  Shown with Schwalbe Hurricane tyres, but has run Schwalbe Big Apples (both new and old tread pattern), Conti Race Kings and current sports some Conti Speed Rides. 
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Torslanda

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2013, 07:34:25 am »


In Ripoll, earlier this year, on the Catalonia tour.

On-One Inbred 29er, Hope rear hub on TN319 rim, Shimano T665 front hub again with TN319 rim.  Brooks saddle, Easton EA70 bars, Ultegra drivetrain.  Shown with Schwalbe Hurricane tyres, but has run Schwalbe Big Apples (both new and old tread pattern), Conti Race Kings and current sports some Conti Speed Rides.

Can't find the "like" button...
VELOMANCER

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interzen

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2013, 10:55:54 am »
Can't find the "like" button...
FacePlant is over there --->

Torslanda

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2013, 08:37:48 pm »
Can't find the "like" button...
FacePlant is over there --->

Well! Excuse me . . .
VELOMANCER

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Torslanda

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2013, 12:16:06 am »
Actually it's three tabs to the left.

At least - until the laptop freezes again . . .
VELOMANCER

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2013, 04:25:12 pm »

GT Karakoram by obswerve, on Flickr

Now with more orange :o

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2013, 04:48:10 pm »
Now with more orange :o
You can never have enough orange ...

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2013, 06:29:02 pm »
Now with more orange :o
You can never have enough orange ...

 8) Just ordered some matching Jagwire brake outer cables 8)

I wonder if I can find any orange cotton duck to make panniers?

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2013, 06:44:46 pm »
You need to co-ordinate the Brooks too. :D

TimC

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2013, 06:59:04 pm »
Not a full conversion - yet - but working on it:



slope

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2013, 07:05:36 pm »
You need to co-ordinate the Brooks too. :D

Bring me an orange fatted cow, a bath, a chainsaw/knife and some chemicals :demon:

tiermat

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2013, 07:29:40 pm »

GT Karakoram by obswerve, on Flickr

Now with more orange :o

That's not a stem, that's a tiller!
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

interzen

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2013, 08:11:33 pm »
You need to co-ordinate the Brooks too. :D

Bring me an orange fatted cow, a bath, a chainsaw/knife and some chemicals :demon:
Or you could just buy one of these:


slope

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2013, 08:13:00 pm »

That's not a stem, that's a tiller!

Indeed - it's rather long and cries out "notice me" rather like Harley Davidson riders?

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2013, 08:14:58 pm »
You need to co-ordinate the Brooks too. :D

Bring me an orange fatted cow, a bath, a chainsaw/knife and some chemicals :demon:
Or you could just buy one of these:



Sorry - that looks too much like the after effects of a Glasgow tan salon sesh - notice the rough edges :hand:

Plus the seatpost is a bit limp/bent and rather black - who is Tom?