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    Curious Fisher

    So, if someone snags this (doubtful) due to my outing, I'm okay with it....

    Just curious, as it's just labeled "Hybrid", but has drop bars, a sorta LD is stem, and older graphics. Just looks like an oddball, and no idea if it saw post purchase mods, or if this was a stock set up.

    Anyone know anything about it? Can't say as I'm overly interested, and it's enough of a haul for me that I'm not inclined to chase it down, just figured someone might know something.

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    We sold a bunch of those BITD. Nothing weird about it. Legit.

    It competed with the Miyata Alumicross in our shop.

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    sweeet... looks very modern. wonder if it can take fat tires. It's my size and no.. i won't go for it.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Them young'ins call that there a gravel grinder

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    Cable hanger is nice.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    We sold a bunch of those BITD. Nothing weird about it. Legit.

    It competed with the Miyata Alumicross in our shop.
    So that was stock, with drops?

    Man, this industry is so goofy.

    Like SBS said (ignoring that CX bikes have been around forever) "Hey look guys, we created this totally new genre, the gravel grinder".....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    So that was stock, with drops?

    Man, this industry is so goofy.

    Like SBS said (ignoring that CX bikes have been around forever) "Hey look guys, we created this totally new genre, the gravel grinder".....
    At that time our Provincial CX champ was riding a Merlin MTB with 1.5 Conti XCs on it. The only true CX bikes we'd see were older Alans, Roger de Vlaemincks or the occasional Gios or Pinarello.

    Lots of folks were still looking for touring bikes though and that's where this kind of slotted in. It was a nod in the direction of mountain bikes, but not as dorky looking - or functional come to that - as a Miyata 600 or 1000.

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    Looking through old catalogues, this appears to have been a one year bike: 1989. Followed the next year by the Sphinx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    Looking through old catalogues, this appears to have been a one year bike: 1989. Followed the next year by the Sphinx.
    1989 seems to be the golden year of vintage retro classic mtb.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    So did the Sphinx become a more hybridy hybrid, or maintain the drops etc.

    Pretty neat, thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    So did the Sphinx become a more hybridy hybrid, or maintain the drops etc.

    Pretty neat, thanks for the info!
    Alloy dirt drops according to the catalog - don't think I ever saw one. That was the beginning of Evolution too, wasn't it?
    Imagine the vast selection of scalloped, single bolt 1 1/4 quill stems on the market... That must have been a dog to fit folks on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    That must have been a dog to fit folks on.
    I thought this one looked like it had a fat head tube. Was thinking the same thing....

    I guess it would have depended on tt length. If they meant hybrid in the modern fit sense, (shorter TT) then little issue, can't recall the last time I swapped out a stem on a hybrid to make the fit better.

    If it was a more traditional fit, just with a cross of component styles, then yeah, likely a PITA!
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