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10-16-19, 06:23 PM
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Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome to the forum! I suggest...

Welcome to the forum!



I suggest proceeding with caution on this. The Roll's frame is designed for a shorter (rigid) fork, and the head tube and seat tube angles are already pretty...
10-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

I've done some playing around with this bike, and...

I've done some playing around with this bike, and I think I'm in a happy place with it.

First off, I moved the PBN10's wheels and 28mm tires over to my UO-18, and I immediately noticed the ride...
10-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By hokiefyd

To pile on to what the others have said, it...

To pile on to what the others have said, it appears the calipers in your pictures are "BB7_mtn" calipers. Are these the original calipers (and brake levers) that came with the bike?
10-15-19, 06:33 PM
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Views: 2,213,530
Posted By hokiefyd

That bike should make a great commuter bike. Is...

That bike should make a great commuter bike. Is that a Michelin Man sticker on the seat tube?
10-14-19, 05:22 PM
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Views: 246,450
Posted By hokiefyd

It's not about GRX or Ultegra or another...

It's not about GRX or Ultegra or another groupset, but rather the standard to which the disc brakes were designed. If I'm not mistaken, you've got flat mount disc brake calipers, and the "native"...
10-14-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By hokiefyd

What is your location, Force? It might help...

What is your location, Force? It might help folks know if they're within driving distance from you, etc.
10-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By hokiefyd

Which, themselves, are more or less copies of the...

Which, themselves, are more or less copies of the "originals", right? MKS has a few pedals, both appearing to emulate classic pedals:

MKS Sylvan Touring...
10-14-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By hokiefyd

Another non-Brooks (I think it's a Henri...

Another non-Brooks (I think it's a Henri Gauthier), but one I'd like to get back on a bike.
...
10-14-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By hokiefyd

That's the same saddle??? :eek: Do you have...

That's the same saddle??? :eek:

Do you have a how-to or other resource you developed or followed to achieve that result? That's fantastic.

(Unless, by "de-crustified", you mean "re-covered"!...
10-14-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

I got this bike back on the road this weekend. I...

I got this bike back on the road this weekend. I cleaned up the wheels and scrubbed the Pasela tires (mostly removing rubber stains on the gum casing). I cleaned the ISO-threaded Atom freewheel and...
10-14-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By hokiefyd

That combination should be compatible. Caliper...

That combination should be compatible. Caliper brakes are also "short pull" to my knowledge, so you should be in the right ballpark. The two primary types of brakes (that I can think of) that...
10-13-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,481
Posted By hokiefyd

Phamilton, is that a rear reflector bracket just...

Phamilton, is that a rear reflector bracket just above your front derailleur? Do you have it there to keep at least some mud/rocks/sticks from fouling up that derailleur and/or cable? If so, neat...
10-12-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By hokiefyd

This was going to be my suggestion. Just as...

This was going to be my suggestion.

Just as a point of personal curiosity and experimentation, I like trying to maximize the "free spin time" when I set bearings up. I try to set the preload as...
10-12-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 58,785
Posted By hokiefyd

By this description, I agree it sounds like the...

By this description, I agree it sounds like the seat pivot is tilted all the way forward. It would be strange for Specialized to spec a seatpost that doesn't allow much adjustment. Because the seat...
10-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,481
Posted By hokiefyd

Some additional info on that Shimano crankset...

Some additional info on that Shimano crankset recall: rideyourbike.com (http://www.rideyourbike.com/recalls.shtml).
10-12-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're already looking at the Cannondale...

If you're already looking at the Cannondale store, check out the Treadwell. By your description of not being a hardcore rider (now or in the future), and your riding generally being poking around...
10-12-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 58,785
Posted By hokiefyd

The adjustment bolts work in tandem. As you...

The adjustment bolts work in tandem. As you tighten the front bolt (to lower the saddle), loosen the rear bolt. This type of seat post is basically like having the saddle on top of a fulcrum, and...
10-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, you can absolutely convert these. You'll...

Yes, you can absolutely convert these. You'll need downtube cable stops. If you search for that, you'll see a lot of hits. Here's one example on Amazon...
10-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,163
Posted By hokiefyd

And I'll throw in yet another idea for a...

And I'll throw in yet another idea for a different handlebar style. I have a butterfly bar on my '97 Trek. It's often called a "trekking bar". I have it double-wrapped and it's pretty comfortable....
10-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,163
Posted By hokiefyd

These "Turbo" style saddles are really crowned in...

These "Turbo" style saddles are really crowned in the center, and drop off on the sides, where you need sit bone support. I find these types of saddles really uncomfortable because my personal items...
10-11-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By hokiefyd

Do you find friction shifting to get more...

Do you find friction shifting to get more difficult (or at least more sensitive) with closer gear spacing? I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a professional friction shifter...but I do find it...
10-11-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By hokiefyd

I just watched GCN's video featuring it this...

I just watched GCN's video featuring it this year. I didn't know it was pronounced "le-ROY-kuh". I thought it was more like "le-RO-eh-kuh".

Thank you for posting, as always. I enjoy seeing your...
10-11-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By hokiefyd

I have some Michelin Proteks in my basement in...

I have some Michelin Proteks in my basement in the 26 x 1.4" size (35-622). I used them on an older MTB for about a minute. They were rock-hard and didn't really serve to make biking easier (like I...
10-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By hokiefyd

Assembling the bike shouldn't be too difficult to...

Assembling the bike shouldn't be too difficult to do. You can have a quick read through the instructions to see what it entails. With some bikes, it's more or less just installing the front wheel...
10-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By hokiefyd

The existing parts should work fine. I have used...

The existing parts should work fine. I have used 9-speed chains on full 8-speed drivetrains before without issue. You should need to change only the cassette, chain, and shifters initially, and...
10-10-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm glad you found an online bike that fits you,...

I'm glad you found an online bike that fits you, and I'm sorry your local shops didn't take care of you. Ultimately, the OP is going to have to decide whether the reward of assembling and riding the...
10-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By hokiefyd

If you have a co-op nearby, or similar source of...

If you have a co-op nearby, or similar source of used bike parts, you could probably pick up a used 6/7/8/9 speed derailleur for $5-10 and try it on your bike. If your current one is a Shadow...
10-10-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Mine looks like the SX610 bolt pictured above --...

Mine looks like the SX610 bolt pictured above -- it's completely round and doesn't appear to have any flats (and it appears to not have been designed that way). The thing that looks interesting to me...
10-09-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

This info was helpful today. I got my FR-4...

This info was helpful today. I got my FR-4 freewheel tool and zipped the freewheel off. Indeed, the hub shell has a groove between the spoke flange and the threads. This was helpful for me to...
10-09-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By hokiefyd

Is the derailleur (9-speed Deore) a newer Shadow...

Is the derailleur (9-speed Deore) a newer Shadow type? Those typically have stronger springs and maybe more apt to pull a friction shifter back than a traditional derailleur, at least given the same...
10-09-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, everything was already off the bike. The...

Yeah, everything was already off the bike. The spring doesn't appear to be snapped, but it also doesn't seem to "catch" into place to reassemble it. I'll check the internets (thank you for that one...
10-09-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By hokiefyd

I think comfort is going to be different for...

I think comfort is going to be different for everyone. The risk in buying over the internet (Canyon, etc.) is you're sort of stuck with the bike if you don't like it after assembling and riding it,...
10-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By hokiefyd

Just like on trucks and busses! Drive tires...

Just like on trucks and busses! Drive tires (rear) are generally different (with a more aggressive and open tread) than steer tires. I've never seen it on a bike.
10-09-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, I can see the taper there. I'm pretty sure...

Yes, I can see the taper there. I'm pretty sure mine doesn't have it...that, or it does and the wall thickness really shrinks because I definitely have a 25.8mm seatpost in it! :D

In other news, I...
10-09-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By hokiefyd

Are the seat stays bolted to the seat tube? I...

Are the seat stays bolted to the seat tube? I mean, with the banana seat like that, I imagine that a lot of the rider's load is carried by those rear ... seat ... struts(?), but I don't think I've...
10-09-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By hokiefyd

Given the wheel size (584mm), I agree this really...

Given the wheel size (584mm), I agree this really limits your tire choices. Schwalbe's website for the G-One Speed shows only the 30-584 (your stock tire). The Schwalbe Kojak...
10-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks for the measurement on that. My seat tube...

Thanks for the measurement on that. My seat tube is a consistent 28.2/28.3mm (depending on where around the circumference I measure the diameter). Your observations are consistent with the comment...
10-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By hokiefyd

I picked one of my bikes up into the position...

I picked one of my bikes up into the position that yours is in and, while I could get the fork and wheel to balance in the "straight ahead" position, it took some doing, as a slight movement to...
10-08-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a wheel that I salvaged from a trash-pile...

I have a wheel that I salvaged from a trash-pile hybrid bike last year. It has a 7-speed cassette driver (unknown brand) and, though it did freewheel and engage correctly, it made ZERO noise while...
10-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

I appreciate your kind assistance. You were a big...

I appreciate your kind assistance. You were a big help for me in IDing the mixte I bought about a year ago. Eagle eyes on the chain ring bolts! The originals were very rusted and I barely got them...
10-08-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, the cranks are Stronglight 104s. 40/52,...

Yes, the cranks are Stronglight 104s. 40/52, consistent with the catalog listing for 1981. Save for possibly the wheels, all the hard parts are consistent with a February 1981 production. The...
10-08-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

This Montlery...

This Montlery (http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=3B6E1F2C-4A34-4B4E-B60B-DA050F9DE18A&Enum=107&AbsPos=36)? I measured again and it's nigh on 20.0mm. I sometimes get 19.8 or 19.9 and...
10-08-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't know anything about how you set this...

I don't know anything about how you set this photo up, but I think it'd be very difficult to get the fork to stay in this position. Did it take a while to get the fork positioned just right so it...
10-08-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Thank you, especially for that lead on the paint....

Thank you, especially for that lead on the paint. It's not common to find close modern matches to some of these older colors. I'll obtain a bottle of that post haste.

I've had a Motobecane before...
10-08-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks -- that's interesting, the size...

Thanks -- that's interesting, the size difference. Does yours have a shim or any other diameter reducer at the top? My 1970 Pug mixte has a 22mm seat post, but there's a shim and collar at the top. I...
10-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,481
Posted By hokiefyd

Even if Play It Again marks it up $100, that's...

Even if Play It Again marks it up $100, that's still a great deal for a very nice bike.
10-07-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,481
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome Cutsit. These are great bikes. You can...

Welcome Cutsit. These are great bikes. You can probably go up to a 42mm tire pretty safely; the 38s should fit without any problem. I'm a "big tire" kind of person -- I generally like to use as...
10-07-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 51,179
Posted By hokiefyd

I love that Fuji! Are those 35mm tires on it?

I love that Fuji! Are those 35mm tires on it?
10-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By hokiefyd

I apologize if I missed it in this thread, but...

I apologize if I missed it in this thread, but patmikel, have you contacted the manufacturer? Most manufacturers have lifetime warranties on the bike frames. This often applies to the original...
10-07-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow...that's quite a trailer! I imagine that's a...

Wow...that's quite a trailer! I imagine that's a pretty heavy pull. I'd probably be wanting something electrified before too long! :-)

It looks like very nice craftsmanship...great job so far.
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