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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-30-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,181
Posted By pierce
9 speed systems use a narrower chain, derailleurs...

9 speed systems use a narrower chain, derailleurs designed for the narrower gear spacing, and shifters with 9 notches. you can't just put a 9 speed cassette on a 7 speed bike without a lot of work....
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 01-01-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,575
Posted By pierce
I find I need the granny range on my 3x8 geared...

I find I need the granny range on my 3x8 geared Globe Vienna, if not the lowest gear on that range, after about a half mile of 8% or steeper grade, especially after I've already ridden 10-15 miles at...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-16-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,031
Posted By pierce
those Vittoria Randoneur and Voyagers are the...

those Vittoria Randoneur and Voyagers are the tire of choice of /many/ long distance touring riders, they will handle all kinda weight just fine.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-16-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,031
Posted By pierce
I used to tour 100 miles/day on a old 10 speed...

I used to tour 100 miles/day on a old 10 speed touring bike (a 1975 Motobecane Grand Record) with skinny rims and Clement Campinato Del Mundo silk sewups (tubulars) that were roughly equivalent to...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-16-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,031
Posted By pierce
well, I'm 210 lbs, my hybrid weighs about 35 lbs...

well, I'm 210 lbs, my hybrid weighs about 35 lbs with fenders, rack, etc, so thats about the same total, and the 32c tires work great on it for me, but I have no suspension. I think the Voyager...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-16-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,031
Posted By pierce
quality high thread count 32mm tires, like...

quality high thread count 32mm tires, like vittoria rando hypers, will ride much faster than cheap hybrid 37's.

you can go as narrow a tire as your rims are wide (outer width), using supple...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-15-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By pierce
heck, velocity has a 23mm (outer) road rim, the...

heck, velocity has a 23mm (outer) road rim, the A23, that they recommend for 23mm tires.... the idea is, the tire has less side to side way with the wide stance at the beads, so it gives more of...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-28-14, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By pierce
suggestion: Vittoria Voyager Hyper in 700x32 or...

suggestion: Vittoria Voyager Hyper in 700x32 or 700x35. these are excellent all around hybrid tires.. I'm using the Randonneur Hyper x32 from a few years ago, whcih si the same tire (they...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 09-27-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By pierce
you could probably fit 700x32 or maybe x35...

you could probably fit 700x32 or maybe x35 cyclocross tires on there, depending on how much frame clearance there is with the x28's that bike came with.... good cross tires are expensive and wear...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-11-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6,463
Views: 1,625,836
Posted By pierce
they look like centerpull cantilevers to me.

they look like centerpull cantilevers to me.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-11-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,463
Views: 1,625,836
Posted By pierce
a dropbar hybrid? odd, looks like a road bike to...

a dropbar hybrid? odd, looks like a road bike to me.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 07-07-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By pierce
I put a rack on most all my bikes, they are just...

I put a rack on most all my bikes, they are just way too useful. I generally put a banjo brothers racktop bag on them, like this one...
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Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,561
Posted By pierce
bike shops around here will order a bike in a...

bike shops around here will order a bike in a size they don't have if they think they can sell it, if you don't buy it, they'll use it to replace a floor bike someone else buys. it they are...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-06-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,561
Posted By pierce
jumping in this late, bingo. I'm 6' tall...

jumping in this late, bingo.

I'm 6' tall and wear 30" inseam pants, so thats me to a Tee... long torso, short legs. having started riding in the days where road bike frames were sized so...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-30-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,386
Posted By pierce
you mean, like a 29er mtn bike? or a Surley...

you mean, like a 29er mtn bike? or a Surley Pugsley?
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-21-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,786
Posted By pierce
again, armadillo is not a tire model, its a...

again, armadillo is not a tire model, its a brandname for Specialized's flat resistance. they make everything from fat tire mountain bike knobbies with armadillo to hybrid tires like Nimbus with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-31-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,106
Posted By pierce
you realize that post you replied to is a year...

you realize that post you replied to is a year old?

another thing I didn't think of last year, that 'gel' foam they use on these, it gets hard when its cold and is softer when its warm.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-11-14, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By pierce
rubbing the rims down with a rag (not paper)...

rubbing the rims down with a rag (not paper) soaked in a bit of isopropyl is always a good thing, removing rubber deposits from the rims. I don't like using things that are too abrasive on the...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-26-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,518
Posted By pierce
I second the emotion to avoid suspension entirely...

I second the emotion to avoid suspension entirely on anything below about a $1200 mountain bike.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-21-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By pierce
I second the emotion on the Ergons. I have the...

I second the emotion on the Ergons. I have the GP3 'medium' length ones, in the larger hand grip size as I have XL hands.
...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-21-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,463
Views: 1,625,836
Posted By pierce
I'll be curious to hear how well those fenders...

I'll be curious to hear how well those fenders work in heavy rains. when I've tried 'shorties' like that, my back and butt have gotten soaked (draw a tangent line off the rear tire that just...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-05-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By pierce
living in/around any big city, I'd want the...

living in/around any big city, I'd want the funkiest, ugliest, rat bike possible with absolutely no bling or expensive looking parts on it. if you put new tires on it, use the cheapest generic Chen...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-30-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,111
Posted By pierce
also note that folding tires are a LOT easier to...

also note that folding tires are a LOT easier to ship than wire-bead ones, and generally arrive in much better condition.

that said, I buy all my tires at a LBS, if they don't have what I want,...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-30-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,111
Posted By pierce
and I've put about 1000 miles on my vitorria...

and I've put about 1000 miles on my vitorria hyper randonneurs (now called rando. pro) in the past year, 700x32, zero flats, done bunches of hard pack trails with them too. they still ride really...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-28-13, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By pierce
700c is a wheel size, the standard diameter wheel...

700c is a wheel size, the standard diameter wheel used on most road bikes and many road oriented hybrids. mountain bikes traditionally used 26" wheels, as do cruisers and many fatter tire hybrids. ...
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