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10-12-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
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).
10-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,891
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, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
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...
10-09-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
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...
10-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
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.
10-02-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

We took a little jaunt through the countryside...

We took a little jaunt through the countryside this evening, my MultiTrack and I. This is my favorite type of ride, when the shadows get long and the pavement runs out.
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09-30-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By hokiefyd

The seat is too low on the blue bike. That guy's...

The seat is too low on the blue bike. That guy's gonna have knee problems when he gets older.
09-29-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,589
Posted By hokiefyd

It's been a while since I've taken my Roam for a...

It's been a while since I've taken my Roam for a spin, so we got out to see a little wild life today.
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09-29-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By hokiefyd

Your question leaves out a lot of detail, such as...

Your question leaves out a lot of detail, such as what you intend to do with the bike, where you intend to store it (inside or outside?), etc. Presuming you'll use it for commuting between your...
09-29-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, you can almost certainly run 40mm tires on...

Yes, you can almost certainly run 40mm tires on those rims. The inner width of the rims is probably something like 15-17mm, and these will support 40mm tires. They'd be on the narrow end of the...
09-27-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By hokiefyd

The liner of linear pull ("V") brake noodles work...

The liner of linear pull ("V") brake noodles work well for that, especially because they have a "flare" on one end that helps to retain the liner. My 1997 Trek 750 has a similar arrangement to the...
09-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 956
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a really nice looking bike for 20 bucks! ...

That's a really nice looking bike for 20 bucks! Great score.
09-26-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By hokiefyd

This may vary regionally but, at least in North...

This may vary regionally but, at least in North America, the e-bike market is almost exclusively using hydraulic disc brakes. Some of the less expensive varieties will use mechanical disc brakes. I...
09-26-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By hokiefyd

Extra points if it's French! (As is your Moto...)...

Extra points if it's French! (As is your Moto...)

(Full disclosure: my 1970 Peugeot is one of my favorite bikes, and offers one of the best rides I've ever had on a bike. 1970s French bikes offer...
09-25-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52,412
Views: 7,070,452
Posted By hokiefyd

Folding bikes in general seem to be popular in...

Folding bikes in general seem to be popular in the DC market (and maybe all big-city markets). I suppose there's appeal in being able to fold your bike up in your apartment or your office cubicle,...
09-25-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,882
Posted By hokiefyd

I was just telling my wife the other day that...

I was just telling my wife the other day that this C&V subforum casts a sustaining bright light on humanity. Here lies a group of thousands of people who have generally not met in person (though I...
09-23-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By hokiefyd

Mountain bikes are pretty versatile. I have a...

Mountain bikes are pretty versatile. I have a 27.5" mountain bike (a Redline-branded version of a Diamondback Overdrive) and it's really quite nice to use on a lot of different terrain. I have 2.1"...
09-22-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By hokiefyd

Bikes are my hobby -- I like building them as...

Bikes are my hobby -- I like building them as much as I do riding them -- nothing's ever "done". :-)

This is why I like C&V (classic and vintage) bikes. There's always something to do, and there...
09-22-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By hokiefyd

This is good advice. I have Tektro CR510s on my...

This is good advice. I have Tektro CR510s on my Trek 750, and use Avid 20R pads in them. This is working very well for me -- these liner pull pads are strong and quiet, and very easy to setup and...
09-20-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,117
Posted By hokiefyd

Ride a bike, see a...horse...doing what? ...

Ride a bike, see a...horse...doing what?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48766559873_36633789c7_h.jpg

You obviously can't see follow-through in a still image, but that horse was just...
09-20-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

The color is not a fade, but it does look...

The color is not a fade, but it does look different in different light. The full Trek color name is Gloss Ice Inkwell Glue.

The roller clutch hub was not very popular on most bikes, though they...
09-20-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

I've been riding my steel bikes more often...

I've been riding my steel bikes more often lately, including my 750. I put the butterfly handlebar back on it and I'm friction shifting with Microshift thumb shifters. I have one layer of inner tube...
09-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 59,853
Posted By hokiefyd

Crapmaster on high, I appear to your inscrutable...

Crapmaster on high, I appear to your inscrutable countenance to bestow upon me the pleasure of receiving the most esteemed Box o' Crap. I agree to abide by the rules and have indeed played this game...
09-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By hokiefyd

Really...when a new chain skips, that's when you...

Really...when a new chain skips, that's when you know the cassette is worn. There's no real way to eyeball it or even measure it (this thread is demonstrative of that). There was another recent...
09-16-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,261
Posted By hokiefyd

I second that -- that Canyon Express is a real...

I second that -- that Canyon Express is a real stunner. I love blue bikes; they always look so classy to me. This one is no exception. Very nice!!
09-12-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the comment was that the recumbent bike...

I think the comment was that the recumbent bike had a cassette wear out before the chain, which is usually not the case with typical bikes. It appears that everyone's in agreement that the much...
08-28-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,016
Posted By hokiefyd

I would suggest there may be something unique...

I would suggest there may be something unique going on there. Either a mechanical issue with the FX or a unique body geometry you have that works better with the Verve. Generally speaking, more...
08-28-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By hokiefyd

I've been happy with Tektro's CR510...

I've been happy with Tektro's CR510 (https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=178) brake. You can get them in anodized silver, so they still look somewhat "classic" and period correct. But they use...
08-20-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,062
Posted By hokiefyd

Unfortunately, this is somewhat common. I have a...

Unfortunately, this is somewhat common. I have a 2015 Trek Verve with a two-tone black and metallic blue paint scheme, and they could tell me the black was "standard Pantone black" or similar, but...
08-17-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 599,299
Posted By hokiefyd

No, that's not what I'm saying. Your DS4 will...

No, that's not what I'm saying. Your DS4 will probably fit 700x50 tires. Just know that as you increase tire size, your bike frame will be higher up off the ground due to the increased width/height...
08-14-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,016
Posted By hokiefyd

You're enjoying the benefits of larger tires....

You're enjoying the benefits of larger tires. They're real! I've converted my Giant Roam to 27.5" wheels, and am running 2" wide tires on them (they're labeled 47mm, but actually inflate to 50mm)....
08-12-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 58,544
Posted By hokiefyd

The uniqueness of the Roll lies in how it brings...

The uniqueness of the Roll lies in how it brings a lot of different elements to market in the same package. It's a comfort bike with a rigid fork -- that's not very common. Most comfort bikes,...
08-02-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

It will very likely be an 8mm internal hex for...

It will very likely be an 8mm internal hex for the crank arms. Be careful with the bottom bracket. There existed some in the 1990s that actually inserted from the non-drive side. I have one from a...
08-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,675
Posted By hokiefyd

Nice color choice, too!

Nice color choice, too!
07-24-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By hokiefyd

I test-rode a Crosstrail before buying my Roam,...

I test-rode a Crosstrail before buying my Roam, and I didn't like how the Brain fork worked. I wanted a manual lockout, and I have my suspension fork set with pretty low preload. So when the fork...
07-15-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,998
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like the Cross City bike line is sold in...

It looks like the Cross City bike line is sold in Australia (plus other locales perhaps). I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same frame as the Escape...or at least very close and serving the same...
07-11-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,589
Posted By hokiefyd

Another argument for helmets, right? Hail guard!...

Another argument for helmets, right? Hail guard! :lol:
07-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,531
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, the solution can have a number of forms. ...

Yeah, the solution can have a number of forms. He can slow down. If the point of riding together is to enjoy each other's company and/or encourage joint exercise, him leaving you in the dust isn't...
07-07-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 599,299
Posted By hokiefyd

Moose95, the easiest way to do that is either a...

Moose95, the easiest way to do that is either a stem extension (https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-stem-extension/s?k=bicycle+stem+extension) or an adjustable stem...
07-07-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By hokiefyd

Handlebars are generally measured against a...

Handlebars are generally measured against a person's shoulder width. Conventional bike fitting practice suggests having the handlebars, or at least the primary gripping surface, at about the same...
07-04-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, if the condition is as good in person as it...

Yeah, if the condition is as good in person as it appears in the photograph, then I think 65 bucks is a great deal for that.
07-03-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By hokiefyd

Nicely done! Congratulations on the new bike.

Nicely done! Congratulations on the new bike.
07-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

:-) Trek called the color Inkwell Blue, and it is...

:-) Trek called the color Inkwell Blue, and it is pretty. Your heart is safe -- mine's a 21".

I did pay only 35 bucks for it (seriously). Here's your cash, sir...no questions, thank you!
...
06-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,324
Posted By hokiefyd

I've been riding my late-'60s "hybrid" lately,...

I've been riding my late-'60s "hybrid" lately, Peugeot UO-18 mixte. I've converted it to 622mm wheels (700c) with 35mm tires and have more modern drivetrain components on it that still match the...
06-27-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,248
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a beaut!

That's a beaut!
06-27-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,166
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't wear bicycle shorts either. Most of my...

I don't wear bicycle shorts either. Most of my rides are limited by time to about an hour or maybe hour and a half. So I'm not during endurance-type rides where it may be more of a factor. That...
06-22-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 220,560
Posted By hokiefyd

I have swapped the plywood sheet for 7 planks of...

I have swapped the plywood sheet for 7 planks of 1x4 I had in the basement. I cut these to 48" in length in order to utilize some of the old frame of the stroller as a side bar assembly. I'm not sure...
06-22-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By hokiefyd

Ballpark is fine. I err on the smaller side,...

Ballpark is fine. I err on the smaller side, just to avoid any bunching up of tube material if it's too wide/large for the tire volume.
06-19-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,311
Posted By hokiefyd

If it's in nice condition, that's a good price. ...

If it's in nice condition, that's a good price. You can usually tell if a bike has been ridden a lot, or at least taken care of (no paint chips, scratches, etc.). Bikes will, of course, wear with...
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