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05-13-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome. Time will be important for you (as low...

Welcome. Time will be important for you (as low prices create demand!). That said, I don't think $200 is surprisingly low for such a bike. The most important thing for a bike with any age on it...
05-05-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By hokiefyd

Rim brake pads should last for many hundreds of...

Rim brake pads should last for many hundreds of miles. If you bought new pads for the front and the rear, and your rears are already worn, that suggests either a material defect in the rear pair you...
04-28-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By hokiefyd

It won't be ideal, but you can. Just don't use...

It won't be ideal, but you can. Just don't use the Ergon end-cap and your mirror should slide far enough into the bar to secure properly. You may have to play with the angle of both the bar end and...
04-26-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, they'll work with tubes. I've had one...

Yes, they'll work with tubes. I've had one occasion work with Panaracer's customer service department on a warranty issue and they were fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair of tires...
04-22-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By hokiefyd

If you like the Marathons, then you might...

If you like the Marathons, then you might consider the Continental Ride Tour. They have a solid center rib which makes for a very smooth and quiet ride, but there is some tread on the sides for...
04-13-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By hokiefyd

What matters is the derailleur is designed to...

What matters is the derailleur is designed to support the largest sprocket. A Megarange typically has a 34-tooth large sprocket. In general, any derailleur designed to support that should work. ...
04-12-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,938
Posted By hokiefyd

I have the Topeak Explorer MTX rack and bag and...

I have the Topeak Explorer MTX rack and bag and I've found it all to be very high quality stuff. The bag slides easily in and out of the rack channel and the DXP version (bag) has fold-out panniers...
04-10-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By hokiefyd

One YouTube channel you may be interested in,...

One YouTube channel you may be interested in, ccollins3890 is KevCentral (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_mxl2kDiu-Ls_m7dR5qjtw). He reviews a lot of big-box bikes and these genre has really...
04-10-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,030
Posted By hokiefyd

Nice color! You seem to like SQlab stuff -- try...

Nice color! You seem to like SQlab stuff -- try one of their saddles. I have an SQlab 604 Active and really like it.
04-08-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By hokiefyd

If your use is as mixed as it sounds, then I'd...

If your use is as mixed as it sounds, then I'd buy a basic hard tail mountain bike, something like a Trek Marlin, Giant Talon, something like that. Here's my MTB that I mostly use as a hybrid.
...
03-31-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By hokiefyd

I think we probably need a better description of...

I think we probably need a better description of "slipping". Bikesarecool21 later clarified that it's "slipping" when shifting from a higher gear to a lower one. I presume this means when shifting...
03-28-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes -- just wiggle that black cap side to side to...

Yes -- just wiggle that black cap side to side to pull it off (it may take a pair of pliers to get enough purchase on it). I bet there's a hex pattern inside that's designed to engage with and fit...
03-21-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By hokiefyd

If they appear symmetrical, then you should be...

If they appear symmetrical, then you should be able to flip them and they'll run just fine. If you do happen to install one or both "backwards" with respect to how they were turning, then you may...
03-16-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By hokiefyd

Because you don't have the quill stem installed...

Because you don't have the quill stem installed in that photo, you should be able to visually look down inside the top nut and see how close the upper "cap" or shoulder of the nut is to bottoming out...
03-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,253
Posted By hokiefyd

Bikes are never done, right? They're always...

Bikes are never done, right? They're always fluid...existing in one form or another just temporarily...at least for those of us who like to tinker. I have had my '97 750 in a steady state for a...
03-07-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By hokiefyd

I like the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. They...

I like the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. They have very good coverage and look pretty nice as well. Planet Bike has a great policy with replacement parts -- they're very reasonably priced and...
03-04-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,314
Posted By hokiefyd

I didn't read the original post as using "the...

I didn't read the original post as using "the man" in any offensive or derogatory way. I read it in a way of, "Did this guy do professional work for you? Then pay the man!" His time is worth...
03-04-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By hokiefyd

U-brakes have the mounting bosses "above" the...

U-brakes have the mounting bosses "above" the braking surface while cantilever or linear pull brakes (called V-brakes by Shimano) have the mounting bosses "below" the braking surface. Be watchful for...
02-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm here with you on this (and on love for steel...

I'm here with you on this (and on love for steel bikes).
Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By hokiefyd

The snow season's mostly over for us in Virginia...

The snow season's mostly over for us in Virginia (probably...), so I put the Vee Speedsters back on my Pugs this weekend for some hard pack and MUP riding. Since they were mentioned earlier in this...
02-25-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,919
Posted By hokiefyd

The payback for the weight and "dead" feel to the...

The payback for the weight and "dead" feel to the ride is (likely) very good puncture protection. Those H5 tires have a pretty thick puncture protection layer under the tread. So they SHOULD be...
02-25-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By hokiefyd

You do have several 3x9 choices in Shimano. ...

You do have several 3x9 choices in Shimano.

Alivio M3100: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/alivio-m3100.html
Acera M3000:...
02-12-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By hokiefyd

Note those linked ones are listed as a 2x7...

Note those linked ones are listed as a 2x7 variety, meaning there'd be only two shifter positions for the front derailleur. You described your bike as a 21-speed, so you'd need a 3x7 shifter set to...
02-11-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By hokiefyd

The Shimano ST-EF51s are good. There are genuine...

The Shimano ST-EF51s are good. There are genuine ones and a zillion knock-offs. I haven't had any of the knock-offs to know if they're good or not. The standard ones are "three finger" levers and are...
02-11-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with what travbikeman said. Many go into...

I agree with what travbikeman said. Many go into a bike purchase like they do a vehicle purchase, and look for reviews, recommendations, etc. Cars are one thing were Ford makes their own engines,...
02-07-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 2,494,343
Posted By hokiefyd

And it looks like the brake levers have...

And it looks like the brake levers have adjustable position -- it looks like there's a little threaded screw where the lever connects to the plunger. I may mistaken, but I don't think the HD-M275s...
02-03-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By hokiefyd

You can! You can get riser handlebars so your...

You can! You can get riser handlebars so your grip area is 3" higher than what you have now. You can also just get a stem extender, which will raise the entire bar up. You can also get an...
01-28-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By hokiefyd

I bet you'll like the Escape. I'm sure they'll be...

I bet you'll like the Escape. I'm sure they'll be happy to put the medium size together for you to try -- they should have NO trouble selling it!! If the large size feels like it could even possibly...
01-28-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By hokiefyd

Great point -- I didn't even notice that it is a...

Great point -- I didn't even notice that it is a Deore derailler (10+ speed group at the moment). I get that there are likely supply chain issues going on where they may have had to create some odd...
01-28-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By hokiefyd

The Escape will likely feel longer to you than...

The Escape will likely feel longer to you than the Roam will -- if that's your concern. If by "cramped up on" you mean the effective top tube would be too short and you'll be forced more upright,...
01-28-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't understand what the heck Giant did with...

I don't understand what the heck Giant did with the 2021 Roam 2 -- they gave it a 40t crankset and only an 11-36 rear cassette. That's not a very large gear range, and it's also heavily favoring...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-22-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By hokiefyd

I think prj71 was being genuine. With their...

I think prj71 was being genuine. With their steel frames and forks, Surly bikes are usually comfortable to ride and can fill many roles. They have tons of mounting points for all sorts of racks or...
01-19-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're open to buying a new wheel, just get...

If you're open to buying a new wheel, just get one with a freehub design and be done with it. You don't need an axle with a non-standard diameter in that case.
01-17-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By hokiefyd

I wouldn't worry about what others think. You...

I wouldn't worry about what others think. You won't look odd anyway, as a lot of hybrid riders use clipless pedals and shoes. If you like them, then go ahead and use them!
01-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,030
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm almost certain that the steer tube will be a...

I'm almost certain that the steer tube will be a standard 1-1/8"...at least where the stem mounts. Specialized and Trek both love their proprietary parts, but I really don't see them using a...
01-14-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By hokiefyd

Unless you have a specific need for a suspension...

Unless you have a specific need for a suspension fork, most will recommend a rigid fork -- especially if the bike was designed for a rigid fork. A suspension fork is physically taller (the fork...
01-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By hokiefyd

Fork offset is the distance between the steer...

Fork offset is the distance between the steer tube centerline (the steering axis) and the dropouts for the axle. If the fork were perfectly straight, then there'd be no offset. But the fork blades...
01-13-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By hokiefyd

That fork is almost certainly not original due to...

That fork is almost certainly not original due to the spacer used under the headset threaded cap. So if it rides "weird", it may not have the right offset. New forks are certainly not hard to come...
01-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By hokiefyd

Here's another plug for 8-of-9-on-7 approach. I...

Here's another plug for 8-of-9-on-7 approach. I recently upgraded my Trek 750 from an 11-28 7-speed to a 12-32 8-speed by dropping the 36t sprocket of a 12-36 9-speed cassette. I like the wheels...
01-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,801
Posted By hokiefyd

The Giant Fastroad is a particularly "sporty"...

The Giant Fastroad is a particularly "sporty" fitness hybrid -- however the Escape line is most analagous with the FX and Sirrus lines...or is at least the most direct competitor to the...
01-10-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,161
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, the "modern fat bike era" really started...

Yes, the "modern fat bike era" really started with the Pugsley in 2005 or so. I have a 2014 Pugsley and it's an interesting bike. Back in the day, they didn't have many hub options outside of the...
01-08-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By hokiefyd

I'd recommend riding your usual rides a few times...

I'd recommend riding your usual rides a few times and take note of the gear combinations you actually use. Do you or could you stay in your middle ring up front and do all of your riding on your...
01-05-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 298,111
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a neat paint scheme. Modern hard tail...

That's a neat paint scheme. Modern hard tail mountain bikes actually make great hybrid bikes. I have a 27.5" one with some 2.2" Continental X-King tires on it and it's terrific on mixed use/gravel...
12-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By hokiefyd

Kool-Stop are universally regarded as very nice...

Kool-Stop are universally regarded as very nice brake pads. I'd recommend either the salmon ones or the dual compound ones. You'll need the threaded post pads, for linear pull brakes.

These here...
12-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By hokiefyd

It costs you nothing to remove it and just how it...

It costs you nothing to remove it and just how it works. I have a fatbike with a non-clutched rear derailler and a "poor man's" 1x drivetrain -- I took the large ring off the crankset and I'm using...
12-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By hokiefyd

You have a number of options. You (or your bike...

You have a number of options. You (or your bike shop) can purchase a complete Microshift 10s drivetrain (Advent X) for about $150-170. That's the shifter, derailleur, and cassette. Add a 10s chain...
12-15-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 21,027
Posted By hokiefyd

Pardon the modern fat bike, but this is one of...

Pardon the modern fat bike, but this is one of the better gravel road pictures I've taken lately. This is from a few months ago in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
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12-14-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,030
Posted By hokiefyd

If they have the option to order one in...

If they have the option to order one in (availability, it's in the warehouse, etc.), then I would definitely recommend not buying until they can get that bike in and assembled. It shouldn't be any...
12-14-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 483,030
Posted By hokiefyd

It usually is easier to make a smaller frame fit...

It usually is easier to make a smaller frame fit a larger rider than make a larger frame fit a smaller rider. If you're on the large side for a medium, you can raise the seat post to the needed...
12-01-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,594
Posted By hokiefyd

Be careful -- the more people who discover rural...

Be careful -- the more people who discover rural America, the less rural America becomes!
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