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06-30-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I haven't made a video yet on fitting different...

I haven't made a video yet on fitting different tires on various rims but the old Alex x202 was actually a loose-fitting rim. Now it seems as though Alex is trying to look more "upmarket" by selling...
06-28-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I posted a video on some rims. You can look at...

I posted a video on some rims. You can look at the comments below the video for details I forgot to add to the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QIU2oceZF8
06-23-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By hybridbkrdr

The Alex Adventurer 2 and Sun Rhyno Lite in my...

The Alex Adventurer 2 and Sun Rhyno Lite in my opinion are both tight-fitting rims. The Mavic A319 and Ryde Zac 2000 in my opinion are "medium-fitting" rims. However, given your weight, you may...
06-20-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I bought some Shimano Deore hubs on ebay from...

I bought some Shimano Deore hubs on ebay from HobbyJapan. Anyway, I wouldn't tighten the wheels too much if you want them to roll well. Some nice rims include the Mavic A319 and DT Swiss R460. You...
06-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

How do you find the position on the Indie? Did...

How do you find the position on the Indie? Did you have to adjust the bars upward? (I can't tell in the pictures but it looks like the bars sweep back.)

Anyway, this thread is a bit weird in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I saw that the Specialized Roll has V-brakes,...

I saw that the Specialized Roll has V-brakes, 2.3" tires and a rigid fork. So, it looks like the better candidate to modify. However, the laid back kind of seat tube angle might be a small issue...
06-09-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

As far as the wheels are concerned, yes it's true...

As far as the wheels are concerned, yes it's true they may not have brake tracks. But for the mechanical disc brakes, I've read some people ride with tools in their pockets so they can adjust on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-09-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Ok thanks for the replies. I guess I'd have work...

Ok thanks for the replies. I guess I'd have work to do to figure it out. Good to know in advance.

EDIT: Could you at least be able to modify the frame on a Breezer Midtown 1.5 or Brodie Tesla to...
06-09-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By hybridbkrdr

It might sound like an odd statement to you but...

It might sound like an odd statement to you but in the circus that is my brain, it takes me a while to make a decision. I just can't find the bike I'd want.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Is this possible?

I haven't learned much yet about frame building but I saw some parts that look like all you have to do is have the connecting tubes. I want to know if I could build the following:
hybrid with rigid...
06-08-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Can V-brakes clear 2.4" tires?

I want to know in case I get into frame building.
06-07-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

lol, I know the answer is not obvious. People...

lol, I know the answer is not obvious. People recommend hydraulic disc brakes, however I read they can freeze at -15C (5F). And mechanical disc brakes apparently aren't as good as V-brakes anyway....
06-06-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I just realized I could buy one of those bike and...

I just realized I could buy one of those bike and simply have the frame converted to accept V-brakes or even use large caliper brakes. :D I don't know which of the Tektro models it would take but...
05-31-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Soma Fabrications Lucas Mini & Racktime Topit front racks

I made a video for people who want to know how these front racks hook up on a bike.

https://youtu.be/JkYz7u2CHYA
05-31-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I went ahead and made a video on Sunlite,...

I went ahead and made a video on Sunlite, Origin8, Dimension and Avenir bicycle parts.
https://youtu.be/akLN2uUFjP0
05-30-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Shimano going weird with 8 & 9 speeds

I've seen many bikes lately with a combination of Tourney, Altus or even Acera. But the lineup lately seems inconsistent to the point of being weird. I mean if they sell Tourney rear derailleurs in...
05-30-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I think the same company also owns Origin8. I...

I think the same company also owns Origin8. I have a Origin8 sealed-bearing threadless heaset and seatpost clamp on my mountain bike I built piece by piece (even my touring bike). I also have a...
05-28-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Even though I'm almost desperate to try one of...

Even though I'm almost desperate to try one of those 650b bikes, I think I might buy a Specialized Sirrus 1.0 and install a 46/30 crankset (with chainrguard) and SL-M315 shifters on it. That's...
05-26-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I just calculated something on a gear calculator....

I just calculated something on a gear calculator. If I choose either the Norco Indie 2 or Brodie Tesla and I want to save my energy for my workouts, I could use only the 4 easiest gears (on the...
05-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I'll probably try that trick of just adjusting...

I'll probably try that trick of just adjusting the FD to use only the first two chainrings (or maybe the last two, who knows).

The hybrid I was considering has a 46/30 crankset which I find is a...
05-25-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Double to triple crankset conversion

I have a Shimano Sora 8 speed triple crankset on a flat-bar road bike and want to change to a Sora double crankset. The one on the bike is square taper but the double is an Octalink. So, does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Double crankset question

I was told on a triple crankset you should avoid "big-big" & "small-small". If I'm on the lower chainring on the crankset, can I use any gear in the back? (Like on a 11-32T cassette.)
05-24-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Do you want to know the peculiar reason some...

Do you want to know the peculiar reason some bikes were taken off my list? Look at the way the fork is made on the Giant Escape. If I can't install an Atran Granny front rack on it, I may forget...
05-23-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Question Completely conflicted

This may be a useless post but wondering if anyone has any input. I already have several bicycles but not completely satisfied because of the stupid pot holes in this city (no joke).

I'm trying to...
05-14-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,306
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I've seen some recently that are pretty nice, the...

I've seen some recently that are pretty nice, the Norco Indie 2 (2" tires), Brodie Tesla (2.2" tires). The Norco seems real sweet because it has the same 46/30 gearing for the crankset as the...
05-14-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Question Hybrid with 3" tires, direct-mount brakes?

Would you buy a bike like this? I know I talked about bikes with 2.5" tires and I've seen some like the Breezer Midtown and Surly Bridge Club with 2.4" tires. But, I went to a store where I saw...
11-25-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Do you mind telling me which hub and rim you...

Do you mind telling me which hub and rim you chose? I ordered a vernier caliper a few days ago but I had a cheap method before. You can take cardboard like a box of cereal and cut it at an angle...
11-18-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By hybridbkrdr

How to Build a Wheel video

I made my own video where I attempted to explain the GCN video (where they explained way too fast). Do you think you could build a wheel following my video? It's part 1 and part 2 because my phone...
11-03-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,416
Posted By hybridbkrdr

OK, thanks for the latest feedback. I guess this...

OK, thanks for the latest feedback. I guess this thread is not over after all. Next month I think I'm going to buy a 70mm stem (to replace the 90mm one) and straight seatpost. So I guess I'm not done...
11-02-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,416
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I'm not the one who raised a potential issue here...

I'm not the one who raised a potential issue here (with the height of the stem). I ended up contacting Nashbar and they told me pretty much the height of the stem is of no consequence, do what's...
10-31-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,416
Posted By hybridbkrdr

OK, I don't want to be annoying with this. I...

OK, I don't want to be annoying with this. I just messaged the manufacturer about using 100mm in spacers. And now, with the saddle pushed forward, I feel more comfortable but find I might be able...
10-26-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,416
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Uh, excuse me for the last pic. That was...

Uh, excuse me for the last pic. That was actually with a double kickstand (Pletscher). Anyway, I used the top portion of a Listerine bottle to make a temporary 40mm spacer. At this angle, the...
10-24-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,416
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Are these bars too high?

EDIT: PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED PIC AT POST #38 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=38) . I've had that Nashbar touring frame & fork in a box since December 2009 before I...
10-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,712
Posted By hybridbkrdr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8by3v688Ze8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8by3v688Ze8

Here's a test comparing 2.3", 2.6" and 2.8" tires. The 2.6" and 2.8" were superior in many ways to the 2.3". However, in the smooth surface uphill and...
08-28-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By hybridbkrdr

My own experience with a saddle with a hole in...

My own experience with a saddle with a hole in the middle is oddly enough, my body could rub against the top end of the holes. It didn't produce a feeling I liked. I like the WTB Rocket Sport...
08-21-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By hybridbkrdr

The kinds of popular sizes you'll see are like...

The kinds of popular sizes you'll see are like this: 68mm BSA English bottom bracket, 135mm rear dropout, 27.2mm seatpost, 31.8mm seatpost clamp (for front derailleur), 1-1/8" threadless headset.
...
08-15-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I have two bike builds, one mountain bike and one...

I have two bike builds, one mountain bike and one flat-bar road bike that are fine. The mountain bike has Shimano Alivio square taper cranks (Niagaracycle) and Stronglight bottom bracket (got from...
08-14-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Tightening crank bolt

So I decided to do things on my own but do not have a torque wrench. In any case, when the bottom bracket was installed, I used as much force as I could (as per a youtube video I saw). On the...
08-01-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,909
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I built a flat-bar road bike with a Marin Lucas...

I built a flat-bar road bike with a Marin Lucas Valley Alp frame (Random Bike Parts) and Kinesis Crosslight 3 forks (Chainreactioncycles). It also has wheels with Tiagra hubs (Rosesbikes).
Other...
08-01-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Please let us know what you think of the...

Please let us know what you think of the difference.
07-27-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,649
Posted By hybridbkrdr

For what it's worth, I appreciate the comments...

For what it's worth, I appreciate the comments about the fact that it may be partly due to the brakes not being "broken-in" and adjusting them would make a difference as well.

The comments about...
07-26-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,649
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Disc brake feel

I only tried disc brakes in stores by pushing the bikes forward (road & mtn) while pressing on the brake levers. I find the first second seems a little "spongy" and "remote" before the brakes...
07-25-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,712
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I don't know where you get that. After buying...

I don't know where you get that. After buying bicycle parts for years I built up a flat-bar road bike and mountain bike. Sure, both have their merits but after thinking about it, I decided hybrid...
07-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,712
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Thank you for answering my post. But, I feel...

Thank you for answering my post. But, I feel compelled to argue against this. I think I've posted about this earlier, if not, I'll say it now. I once swerved around a pot hole (which put me in...
07-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,712
Posted By hybridbkrdr

If you look at the Shimano Sora mini-V brakes,...

If you look at the Shimano Sora mini-V brakes, there's metal on both sides of the brake pad bolts. I find that's a cool solution that would work for large tires (I mean on longer V-brakes like say...
07-23-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,360
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Sigma Roadster. Even at 16 Lux, it's enough for...

Sigma Roadster. Even at 16 Lux, it's enough for me. Bought it from xxcycle from France (to Canada). I would still buy one today if I wanted a bike light. The way it comes attaches to the bike and...
07-22-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,712
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Yeah, I kind of thought that idea might be odd...

Yeah, I kind of thought that idea might be odd once I posted it. I mean, the Surly Bridge Club can take 2.6" tires with fenders. This sounds absolutely great but the length required for the V-brakes...
07-21-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I don't know if this will work but I once had new...

I don't know if this will work but I once had new tires that would come off. So, I started to use them with the least amount of air I could roll with and gradually increased pressure over time. ...
07-20-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,712
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I just found the Breezer Midtown 1.3 & 1.5. ...

I just found the Breezer Midtown 1.3 & 1.5. They're in the hybrid style with rigid forks. Also the frame & forks are both aluminum which I find fantastic because they already have Kenda Kwick...
07-18-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By hybridbkrdr

If you're going the 650b route, you could have...

If you're going the 650b route, you could have larger tires. Like the Kona Dew (47mm) and Devinci Cartier 1.75" (44mm). I just read a gravel bike article where they say even 40mm would be too small...
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