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06-19-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By hybridbkrdr

Did anyone noticed Alivio hasn't been updated in...

Did anyone noticed Alivio hasn't been updated in several years? Who's excited about seeing the new Alivio?
06-19-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Do any of you think T47 bottom bracket will be...

Do any of you think T47 bottom bracket will be the way to go?
06-18-19, 07:42 PM
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Views: 541
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Maybe I should have been a bit more specific. ...

Maybe I should have been a bit more specific. One of the things I saw in the youtube videos was someone saying if you have the cranks too tight, it will ruin the bearings. If you have it too loose,...
06-17-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By hybridbkrdr

FD adjust switched cranksets

So I changed the bottom bracket, crankset and pedals on a bike. I had measured the chainline around 48mm before installing the new crankset. Even though the SR Suntour crankset I installed stated...
06-17-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

What about the Devinci dealer in Austin Texas? ...

What about the Devinci dealer in Austin Texas? The Devinci Cartier has 27.5x1.75 Kenda Kwick Seven.5 tires with fenders and clearance for 2" tires.
06-15-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Are Hollowtech II cranks tricky to adjust?

I've watched a few videos on installing Hollowtech II, Octalink and square taper cranks. Do you find Hollowtech II tricky to work with? I mean, you can't put too much torque on the crank bolts but...
06-14-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Shimano naming schemes

Can anyone understand this? Looking at the Shimano Wiki, if you look at Alivio for example, they went from MC12 to MC20 then changed to M410 to M430 then changed to M4000. Does this make any sense...
06-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Kenda now makes the Kwick Seven.5 in 27.5x2.6"...

Kenda now makes the Kwick Seven.5 in 27.5x2.6" which is only 2mm larger than the Schwalbe Super Moto-X in 2.4". Since Kenda tires are usually easy to mount, I might be tempted to use the Kenda...
06-10-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,969
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Thank you all for the ones who posted useful...

Thank you all for the ones who posted useful comments. However, this post about whining was not useful.
06-10-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Update: Even though I know a lot of pumps are...

Update: Even though I know a lot of pumps are good, I got a Topeak Joe Blow Sport III and wow what differernce it makes to put adequate pressure in your tires. I didn't know I was under-pumping my...
06-09-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,969
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Does anyone know if they're targeting online...

Does anyone know if they're targeting online sites even in your own country? Are they funneling more business directly through local bike shops?
06-08-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,969
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Shimano blocking shipping

Dear Shimano,

Thank you for blocking shipments to Canada from Bike24 in Germany for all Shimano products. My last order for bike parts and tools did not contain any Shimano products.

For...
06-08-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Well, for that it's worth, I find it easier to...

Well, for that it's worth, I find it easier to roll on grass with 35c than anything under that.
06-02-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Spoke 1.3mm too long?

Just wondering what you think. If the spokes on the non-drive side are 1.3mm too long, can you still use a spoke wrench to tighten them if they start to poke through the nipple?
05-14-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By hybridbkrdr

OK, it's cool to have clear explanations of...

OK, it's cool to have clear explanations of what's going on.
05-14-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Spokes too short to build?

This is useless question but I'll ask it for the fun of it. I have an old hub and old rusted spokes from a wheel that had a damaged rim. In any case, I bought a rim thinking I was going to rebuild...
05-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
05-05-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By hybridbkrdr

FH-T670 is spacer need for 8 speed

Does anyone know if a spacer is needed for an 8 speed cassette on a Shimano FH-T670 hub? (If so, is it 1mm?)
05-02-19, 02:09 PM
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Views: 2,371
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Some interesting 650b bikes, the Devinci Cartier...

Some interesting 650b bikes, the Devinci Cartier although that has a single crankset. The 650b Kona Dew has a triple crankset.
If you insist on 700c wheels, bikes like the Norco Indie 3 might do...
04-30-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I just found some interesting bikes. The Brodie...

I just found some interesting bikes. The Brodie Robson has 27.5x2" semi-slick tires, fenders and a backrack (but no chainguard). The Brodie Torque is somewhat unusual but really cool in that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By hybridbkrdr

List of 650b drop bar bikes (larger tires)

I once read an article about a prototype (may have been Cannondale or Specialized) with 650b wheels and they commented that it was very pleasant to ride. And I also read a comment from someone...
04-28-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

There's also the KHS Urban X which has 27.5x47mm...

There's also the KHS Urban X which has 27.5x47mm tires.

What I can't really understand though is the difference between the marketing and what they'll say in articles etc. Like, I saw one article...
04-26-19, 08:55 AM
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Views: 1,391
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Wow, that was pretty helpful.

Wow, that was pretty helpful.
04-25-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By hybridbkrdr

To the Plus tire riders

I'm wondering if you're using tires that are either 2.6", 2.8" or 3.0", do you ever feel rocks hitting the rims or if you're hitting potholes? In other words, what is the minimum tire size at which...
04-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

First, to answer the post above yours, it does...

First, to answer the post above yours, it does have a megarange freewheel. I believe it looks like 34T. I understand the difference between a Canadian Tire bike and my mountain bike which has...
04-15-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Today, I went to Walmart and Canadian Tire and...

Today, I went to Walmart and Canadian Tire and found a couple of interesting bikes. Now, department store bikes may not be the best but here's what I saw. The Colombia Rambler at Walmart is...
04-13-19, 02:23 PM
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Views: 679
Posted By hybridbkrdr

The Devinci Cartier Altus and Raleigh Redux have...

The Devinci Cartier Altus and Raleigh Redux have one chainring at the front but no front suspension. The Norco Indie 3 doesn't have either but large tires to survive trails.
04-10-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By hybridbkrdr

To expand a bit on the post above, I once...

To expand a bit on the post above, I once replaced grip shifters with some hard to find Shimano Altus 3x7 rapidfire shifters. It made a world of difference to me. However, if you ever wanted to...
04-09-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Shimano Tourney < Altus < Acera... The...

Shimano Tourney < Altus < Acera...

The comfort level/position on the bike is probably one of the most important factors.
04-08-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I kind of wonder why V-brakes only got one vote...

I kind of wonder why V-brakes only got one vote so far. Anyway, here's a review of the Maxxis Hookworm in 2.5":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XdKF1tJZCA

EDIT: I understand mountain biking and...
04-06-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Nice. For those wondering, I found the Jamis...

Nice. For those wondering, I found the Jamis Sequel has 650b x 47c tires.
04-06-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

That sounds like a cool idea. I just saw that...

That sounds like a cool idea. I just saw that the Norco Indie 3 has 700x45c tires. So, that means it may be converted to 650b with 2.4" tires. The cir***ference might be about similar although the...
04-04-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Someone here saying a 27.5+ rear and 29+ front...

Someone here saying a 27.5+ rear and 29+ front wheel is a good combination: https://www.shimano-steps.com/e-bikes/north-america/en/news---events/intense-tazer-with-jeff-steber
04-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Interesting video here: someone took a Raleigh...

Interesting video here: someone took a Raleigh Redux 1 and installed Schwalbe Super Moto X 2.4" tires... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dWx5ReDmaY
03-30-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Now I read some comments about fat bikes and...

Now I read some comments about fat bikes and found out they can be vague and imprecise in their steering. So, I'm not tempted to get into fat biking anytime soon.

However, I just saw a video on...
03-29-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I just watched Youtube videos on the...

I just watched Youtube videos on the advantages/disadvantages of plus tire sized bikes. The two factors that were mentioned were COMFORT and TRACTION. And also the fact that breaking can be...
03-27-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

OK, now the Kona Dew has 650x47c tires.

OK, now the Kona Dew has 650x47c tires.
03-27-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Which bike is that? It looks like it has a...

Which bike is that? It looks like it has a suspension-corrected fork which means it would be a challenge to find full-length fenders.
03-26-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I don't want to bombard someone else's thread...

I don't want to bombard someone else's thread about random comments on bicycles. But, since I completed a mountain bike and flat-bar road bike piece by piece, I sometimes wonder whether I should...
03-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Yeah, I built a mountain bike with a Rockshox...

Yeah, I built a mountain bike with a Rockshox XC30 fork (to have a modest cost, or else I would have bought Manitou forks). Thinking about it later, I would have bought a rigid suspension-corrected...
03-25-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Wow, check out this frame for 66 Euro from...

Wow, check out this frame for 66 Euro from bike-discount.de https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/cube-attention-sl-27.5-frame-aqua-n-blue-837217
I shows 1-1/8" fork so you may be able to use say a...
03-25-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I just found a tire that fits your definition:WTB...

I just found a tire that fits your definition:WTB ByWay Road Plus TCS Folding Tire - 47-584


https://www.bike24.com/p2230174.html

Schwalbe rim strips
...
03-25-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

This is under 50 Euros: Suntour SP12-NCX...

This is under 50 Euros: Suntour SP12-NCX https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/suntour-sp12-ncx-suspension-seatpost-27.2mm-medium-211480

I was looking at tires for myself and here's what I found...
03-25-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

What bike is this? It looks modified. By...

What bike is this? It looks modified.

By the way, If you search for Bobtrax X5 in eBay, you'll find something equivalent to what I was thinking about. Although it has 3" tires. However, it...
03-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I found some Suntour suspension seatposts on...

I found some Suntour suspension seatposts on eBay. By the way, do you have an idea which wheel size you're going to go for? 26er, 27.5er or 29er? Would your back benefit from fat tires? Also, you can...
03-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Believe it or not, I wouldn't mind using a bike...

Believe it or not, I wouldn't mind using a bike like that like a full-blown commuter with mudguards and front and rear racks. The point is I could get groceries or whatever without any fear of...
03-23-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Cane Creek Thudbuster LT 2...

Cane Creek Thudbuster LT 2 Seatposthttps://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=8414;menu=1000,2,110;mid=0;pgc=0;page=36Cane Creek Thudbuster ST...
03-23-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By hybridbkrdr

To answer the post above, many 7 speeds bikes...

To answer the post above, many 7 speeds bikes come with a freewheel, not a cassette. You'd have to change the rear wheel (unless you want to change the hub and re-build the wheel, you may have to use...
03-23-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Well, I meant the same geometry as a hybrid. ...

Well, I meant the same geometry as a hybrid. But, possibly with a semi-aggressive posture so you can bend your elbows and go faster when you're in a rush.

I'm partly talking about this because in...
03-22-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,441
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I would re-think the front suspension. I have a...

I would re-think the front suspension. I have a mountain bike with Rockshox XC 30 forks and although it's a good fork and I like the fact it doesn't make me dive when I brake, I'm inclined to think...
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