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11-30-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome to the forum. Are you looking for the BMX...

Welcome to the forum. Are you looking for the BMX section?

https://www.bikeforums.net/bmx/
Forum: Fatbikes
11-23-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks. I think they made the Knards in this...

Thanks. I think they made the Knards in this size for just a short while, but then discontinued them.
Forum: Fatbikes
11-22-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By hokiefyd

Did you buy them or just find them online in an...

Did you buy them or just find them online in an obscure vendor? I'd love to find a set of these...they look like great XC/hardpack tires.
11-14-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 561,154
Posted By hokiefyd

Tell us what color your Sirrus is. And the kind...

Tell us what color your Sirrus is. And the kind of tires it has. And where you like riding it. And your favorite town in Switzerland. And what bike brands are popular there...all in separate...
11-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By hokiefyd

Not necessarily, no. Organic pads are best...

Not necessarily, no. Organic pads are best suited for certain riding environments and semi-metallic pads are best suited for other riding environments. Both have their individual pros and cons. ...
11-12-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't know for sure, but it's almost certainly...

I don't know for sure, but it's almost certainly a 68mm with English threads. Do you not have the bike with you to measure? You'll be measuring the width of the bottom bracket shell -- just the...
11-11-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By hokiefyd

Supply chain issues will certainly alter the...

Supply chain issues will certainly alter the supply vs. demand balance. If supply goes down, but demand stays the same, then that balance has been changed and prices necessarily change becuase of...
11-08-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By hokiefyd

Those should work great. I have a similar flap I...

Those should work great. I have a similar flap I made to extend my SKS MTB guard on my MTB-turned-hybrid. I used cork gasket-making material.

Redline Zander MTB Hybrid Conversion - Bike Forums...
11-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 665,200
Posted By hokiefyd

That looks right.

That looks right.
11-02-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, Trek's and Giant's "trim" numbering goes in...

Yes, Trek's and Giant's "trim" numbering goes in reverse order. Trek numbers its trims in descending order, from most expensive to least expensive. So DS 4 > DS 3 > DS 2 > DS 1. Giant numbers its...
10-30-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By hokiefyd

If you can get the seat height correct so that...

If you can get the seat height correct so that your legs are almost straight at full pedal extension, then the frame is probably a good fit for you. You also jeopardize standover clearance with...
10-30-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By hokiefyd

Most typical "full length" V-brake arms are about...

Most typical "full length" V-brake arms are about 100-105mm (distance from the pivot at the bottom to the cable attachment at the top). Most Mini-Vs are in the 80-90mm range (though some differ!). ...
10-30-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By hokiefyd

One advantage to mechanical disc brakes, one...

One advantage to mechanical disc brakes, one which I've come to appreciate more and more, is the ability to fine-tune the brake pad clearance. Hydraulics don't really allow for that. The pad...
10-29-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By hokiefyd

Oh -- and the disc brake caliper. The actuation...

Oh -- and the disc brake caliper. The actuation arm length actually isn't probative here, at least to my knowledge. They also make calipers compatible with short pull levers ("road calipers"), and...
10-29-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By hokiefyd

I've pondered the same thing recently. All of my...

I've pondered the same thing recently. All of my short pull levers have a radius of 27-28mm. My Shimano long pull levers, at least the ST-EF500s that are switchable between short and long pull,...
10-28-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By hokiefyd

From a technical perspective, alloy refers to a...

From a technical perspective, alloy refers to a mixture of metals or other elements. Steel itself is an alloy, of iron and other metals to modify various attributes of it, like ductileness,...
10-27-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, Mark. You generally buy fenders ~10mm wider...

Hi, Mark. You generally buy fenders ~10mm wider than the tires you want to cover. So I'd buy the 45mm fenders to cover 35mm tires.

Those fenders should fit -- most fenders will need a little bit...
10-27-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By hokiefyd

Pic assist. Nice looking bike!! ...

Pic assist. Nice looking bike!!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/5aabt9_493028354561e6629a425baad17417e1b0872a70.jpg
10-25-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm about 240# and use about the same air...

I'm about 240# and use about the same air pressure in narrower tires (38-40mm) and I've never had a problem. I do ride carefully (raising up for bumps, etc.), but I've never had problems with...
10-25-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 300,899
Posted By hokiefyd

40mm is about as small as I'll go for tires...

40mm is about as small as I'll go for tires anymore. I have one older Peugeot frame that will fit an actual 32-33mm tire (the stays are pretty tight at about 35mm), but I've upped every other bike I...
10-24-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 320,334
Posted By hokiefyd

Your pit crew looks like a professional lot. ...

Your pit crew looks like a professional lot. They're dressed in all black, completing the look. My crew didn't get their livery squared away -- one wears black and one wears orange!

I bought my...
10-23-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By hokiefyd

Can you post a picture of the current...

Can you post a picture of the current configuration on the bike and the desired cable path? Perhaps that will spark some other suggestions.
10-23-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By hokiefyd

Is that the Sunlite rack you can get on Amazon...

Is that the Sunlite rack you can get on Amazon for about $19? I have it in my bike parts wish list...and can never seem to pull the trigger on it. It looks like it'd do well for someone like you or...
10-23-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 320,334
Posted By hokiefyd

Nice working making the parts you had suit your...

Nice working making the parts you had suit your needs! Is that the original rear derailleur? It looks a little more "vintage" than the bike.

I bet that bike rides nicely. It's got a long...
10-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By hokiefyd

Considering the reputation and relationship you...

Considering the reputation and relationship you may have with your local shop is smart, yes. And considering the Marlin may also be a good move. The bike I ride the most often on varied terrain is...
10-20-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By hokiefyd

I second that, and liked the first mention of it....

I second that, and liked the first mention of it. You already have this feeling that you're going down the wrong road. You already know it's the wrong approach and, for some reason, you can't turn...
10-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By hokiefyd

Unless the surface is very loose (or icy, etc.),...

Unless the surface is very loose (or icy, etc.), it's generally pretty difficult to truly lock the front wheel. Riding position and weight distribution will have some influence on this for sure. ...
10-18-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome. The hybrid category is...

Hi, and welcome.

The hybrid category is (very loosely) divided into some sub-categories. The ones you appear to be considering, rightly so, are what I call "fitness" hybrids (ones like the Giant...
10-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By hokiefyd

Testors may have some chrome-like model paint you...

Testors may have some chrome-like model paint you could try. I haven't used it before, but may be another option to rattle-can.
10-18-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By hokiefyd

The typical conversion kits will come in 20",...

The typical conversion kits will come in 20", 26", 27.5", and 29" rim sizes. Because of the tire naming systems currently in place discussed in other posts above, those inch sizes don't tell you...
10-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm pretty sure the cable goes over (to the left...

I'm pretty sure the cable goes over (to the left of) the tab you have circled in red. It should exit the pinch bolt facing the ~2:00 position.
10-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 25,309
Posted By hokiefyd

Thank you for posting your experience with that. ...

Thank you for posting your experience with that. I ordered a set of 10 for myself, and will give it a go with a set of late '69 MAFAC Dural Forge brakes. Mine came from the transition period when...
10-15-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,756
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, I think you'll find this to be the case. ...

Yes, I think you'll find this to be the case. Despite RJ's video title, that's not really a sealed cartridge bottom bracket. It's a low-end Tourney group bottom bracket that's sort of a hybrid of...
10-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,756
Posted By hokiefyd

I think you have more to lose here than you have...

I think you have more to lose here than you have to gain, unless you're talking about replacing the crank with a 2-piece crank as suggested earlier. The more you remove and reinstall a square taper...
10-15-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, looking from the back, the cable should go...

Yes, looking from the back, the cable should go to the left and over that tab, with the cable exiting the cinch bolt pointing directly outwards to the drive side, as the picture by thook shows. ...
10-14-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By hokiefyd

If you follow the Park Tool video that Rolla...

If you follow the Park Tool video that Rolla posted above, you can't go wrong. Or...if you still are, tell us what part of the process is tripping you up.
10-12-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By hokiefyd

Those bikinGreen cranks and chainrings look nice....

Those bikinGreen cranks and chainrings look nice. I found an eBay store, but not much other information about this outfit. Are they a re-brander of other parts, or importer/distributor of knock-off...
10-12-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 561,154
Posted By hokiefyd

Another thing you can do to decrease the chances...

Another thing you can do to decrease the chances of pedal strike, and this is likely more applicable to those looking for increased standover clearance anyway, is consider shorter crank arms. Most...
10-12-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By hokiefyd

What is the advantage to mounting the brakes on...

What is the advantage to mounting the brakes on the underside of the seat stay? I imagine braking performance is going to be the same as if they were topside...is it just to get them out of the way...
10-12-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By hokiefyd

A lot of folks use kapton tape...

A lot of folks use kapton tape (https://www.amazon.com/kapton-tape/s?k=kapton+tape) in place of rim strips. It's very tough and very thin, making it ideal for this application.

I like the trick of...
10-12-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're asking about using electrical wire...

If you're asking about using electrical wire cutters to cut the shift cable itself (not the housing), then they should work fine, yes. They even work fine with shift cable housing, but you'll get...
10-11-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By hokiefyd

I understand that the IsoZone bars have a...

I understand that the IsoZone bars have a scalloped-out profile which works only with Trek's proprietary IsoZone grips. Trek sells an IsoZone bar end adapter (link here...
10-08-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By hokiefyd

The Cannondale Quick 6...

The Cannondale Quick 6 (https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/active/fitness/quick/quick-6) is a basic 3x7 hybrid with rim brakes for $650 (but the rear wheel has a cassette instead of a freewheel,...
10-06-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By hokiefyd

You can also do indexed thumb shifters if you...

You can also do indexed thumb shifters if you like thumbies. Sunrace and Microshift currently make some that will work. You can use 8-speed thumb shifters with a 7-speed cassette...just use the L...
10-06-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By hokiefyd

The pad toe is applicable to most types of rim...

The pad toe is applicable to most types of rim brakes. You want the front of the pad to touch first...the forward motion of the rim will want to pull the pad forward and rotate it towards straight,...
10-06-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By hokiefyd

One of the best mitigations against linear pull...

One of the best mitigations against linear pull brake squeak or squeal is properly toeing the pads, so the front of the pad contacts the rim before the rear of the pad does. Park Tool has some great...
10-05-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,598,541
Posted By hokiefyd

eatontkd more pictures of that 7.5 please! Trek...

eatontkd more pictures of that 7.5 please! Trek used to paint their frames in some really stunning colors and finishes. Yours is one of those. The blue frame with white accents and white cable...
10-03-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,572
Posted By hokiefyd

I contributed a front hub with some retainer...

I contributed a front hub with some retainer tabs, though I don't remember if it was a Maillard. If it was, it was probably from either 1981 or 1979 or thereabouts. And I'm pretty sure the one I...
10-03-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By hokiefyd

I would not buy one already equipped with that...

I would not buy one already equipped with that stuff, no. My reason is OEM stuff will likely be either lower quality or heavier or not as flexible (in terms of configurability or capability) as...
10-03-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome! I think condition and size are the most...

Welcome! I think condition and size are the most important factors to consider with used bikes. You said it's in excellent condition, so that's a plus. You should still expect to need to replace...
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