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08-06-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 262,873
Posted By hokiefyd

That's an interesting rack. I like the bag, too....

That's an interesting rack. I like the bag, too. What bungee straps are you using? Are they integral to the bag or are they separate?
08-05-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

I'll send you a PM. I have many of the parts you...

I'll send you a PM. I have many of the parts you need in my parts bin.
07-29-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 358,032
Posted By hokiefyd

It's a good looking bike! You can't go wrong...

It's a good looking bike! You can't go wrong with blue.
07-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By hokiefyd

The Liv Alight...

The Liv Alight (https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/alight-3) may meet your needs. Liv is a brand of Giant, and the Alight series is analagous to the Giant Escape. Trek also have a few FX Stagger...
07-28-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,175
Posted By hokiefyd

What is the axle-to-crown distance of the...

What is the axle-to-crown distance of the suspension fork, fully extended? That's the most salient metric -- you generally want a fork near or even slightly below that measurement to keep the same...
07-25-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By hokiefyd

If looking at Cannondale, check out the...

If looking at Cannondale, check out the Treadwell. It's a comfort-oriented hybrid (similar to a Verve in some ways), but with more comfortable 584mm wheels (vs. the Verve's 622s)...or 650b vs. 700c...
07-23-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,663
Posted By hokiefyd

I just Googled "2012 giant roam xr" and found...

I just Googled "2012 giant roam xr" and found this page (http://www.bikeroar.com/products/giant/roam-xr-hybrid-2012/specs), which says it's an electric bike. If that's your bike, then it's...
07-16-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 523,171
Posted By hokiefyd

I'll bet it was fun. Riding a bike with a super...

I'll bet it was fun. Riding a bike with a super short reach and a bolt-upright riding position is strangely enjoyable sometimes. It just feels so natural. It's not all that efficient from a...
07-14-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,663
Posted By hokiefyd

I think $350 is a reasonable cost for a bike shop...

I think $350 is a reasonable cost for a bike shop to do the work they likely quoted (though it was probably an overestimation of what was actually needed). Assuming a new derailleur front and rear...
07-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 109,663
Posted By hokiefyd

Suspension forks generally have a bad...

Suspension forks generally have a bad "reputation" on this board, and I wish the discussion about them wasn't as one-sided as it usually is. It typically goes something like this:

"They've heavy,...
07-11-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By hokiefyd

For numbness with the groceries, I really like my...

For numbness with the groceries, I really like my SQlab saddle. I have the "604 Active", but they make a ton of different styles.
...
07-11-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By hokiefyd

The tires look ace on that bike. And it's a real...

The tires look ace on that bike. And it's a real purdy blue. I think Trek got off their game a little bit just a couple of years ago and seemed to paint all their bikes black. They're getting back...
07-10-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By hokiefyd

I think you're finding that tire rolling...

I think you're finding that tire rolling resistance or "speed" is a whole lot more complicated than just looking at the nominal width. I very much believe your RH tires are at least as good as...
07-10-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By hokiefyd

Here's my current setup on my Roam. I change...

Here's my current setup on my Roam. I change parts all the time...not because anything is "uncomfortable"...I just like playing with different setups. A local bike shop recently went out of business...
07-09-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By hokiefyd

The Continental Speed Rides would do well for...

The Continental Speed Rides would do well for you. They're advertised as a 42mm tire, but they're about 38mm mounted on typical hybrid rims. They're super light for their size (about 420 grams),...
07-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By hokiefyd

I traditionally position mine in the "forward"...

I traditionally position mine in the "forward" position. Not up or down, but the the arm extending forward.

I just recently got a set of bar ends that are fairly straight, and I'm trying the...
07-08-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By hokiefyd

If you search the internet, there are TONS of...

If you search the internet, there are TONS of articles on bicycle tire rolling resistance. Conventional/historical thought was always "narrower is faster", but modern science (and modern tire...
07-07-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By hokiefyd

I would probably trim the bottom of the mudguard....

I would probably trim the bottom of the mudguard. You're right that it's there to "support" the mudguard, which is really a non-issue once it's mounted. I imagine that tab fits...oh, I don't...
07-07-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By hokiefyd

Man, that's a real shame. He didn't even care...

Man, that's a real shame. He didn't even care enough to flip the front wheel so the tire rotates in the intended direction. What a fleece job ($600 for a $250 bike). I know bikes are in demand now...
07-07-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By hokiefyd

I was at Target the other night, and they have a...

I was at Target the other night, and they have a similar bike there, called the Collegiate 7:

https://www.target.com/p/schwinn-collegiate-700c-28-34-hybrid-bicycle-red/-/A-79357175

The...
07-03-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 128,886
Posted By hokiefyd

I've wanted to put a north road style handlebar...

I've wanted to put a north road style handlebar on something lately, but haven't wanted to invest the money. A late '90s GT Windstream cruiser frame came up on the local Facebook Marketplace for free...
06-29-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By hokiefyd

Steel is, in many ways, a better fit for how many...

Steel is, in many ways, a better fit for how many people use a hybrid bike. Good steel hybrids weigh about the same as good aluminum hybrids, so there really is no weight penalty. Steel bikes tend...
06-29-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,571
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're talking about steel-framed hybrids from...

If you're talking about steel-framed hybrids from the 1990s era, they're very similar to an aluminum-framed hybrid you'd find today, like a Trek FX, Giant Escape, Specialized Sirrus, etc. The older...
06-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 358,032
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the Continental Speed Rides would be...

I think the Continental Speed Rides would be right up your alley. They're labeled 42mm tires, but will inflate up to about 38mm on 17mm internal width rims. Here's a look at them on my Trek...
06-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a Trek 750 with the same rear cable pipe....

I have a Trek 750 with the same rear cable pipe. I use an inner liner from a linear pull brake noodle, and that works great. There's almost zero friction through this pipe with a good liner. A...
06-18-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By hokiefyd

I think it's mostly user preference. I still have...

I think it's mostly user preference. I still have and enjoy 3x drivetrains. I don't have anything against 1x drivetrains, but I don't plan to spend money to convert my bikes. The range on my 3x...
06-18-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By hokiefyd

That makes sense. A 1997 model should also have...

That makes sense. A 1997 model should also have a Shimano Silent Clutch roller ball freehub, presuming the wheels are original.
06-16-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By hokiefyd

That's probably the most common brake pad size...

That's probably the most common brake pad size (used by many Shimano and Tektro brakes), and good to know that it's also used by Promax on some of theirs. It's too bad this information is so...
06-08-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,368,637
Posted By hokiefyd

I bet that's a very comfortable ride! Does the...

I bet that's a very comfortable ride! Does the rack have front mounting struts (keep it from rotating forward and rearward)?

I used to live in Herndon, right behind the high school off...
06-08-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 358,032
Posted By hokiefyd

The idea of trimming the front derailleur is to...

The idea of trimming the front derailleur is to prevent the chain from rubbing against the slide plate if you have the chain "cross-chained". That is...running in the small ring on the front and one...
05-27-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,790
Posted By hokiefyd

https://www.bryanus.com/2008-specialized-globe-cen...

https://www.bryanus.com/2008-specialized-globe-centrum-singlespeed/

Nice bike! I like the handlebar!
05-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By hokiefyd

In my experience, the primary factor when it...

In my experience, the primary factor when it comes to stability on loose surfaces is tire width. A wide tire, even a smooth one, will offer more stability and control than a narrower tire. I have a...
05-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 128,886
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, I have typical Allen bolts in it, with...

Yes, I have typical Allen bolts in it, with rounded heads and internal hex. You could get some hex-headed bolts at the hardware store (M5x0.8mm). That could make it a little easier to get to. I agree...
05-18-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By hokiefyd

Great looking ride, there! It's hard to beat a...

Great looking ride, there! It's hard to beat a really nice steel bike.
05-17-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 128,886
Posted By hokiefyd

You can run the struts to the inside of those...

You can run the struts to the inside of those mounting points on the frame. My 750 is pictured below, from when I had linear pull brakes on it (it's back to cantilevers now). I have small rubber...
05-14-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By hokiefyd

Front suspension can certainly help. I have a...

Front suspension can certainly help. I have a Giant Roam...similar to the Cannondale Quick CX and Specialized Crosstrail that you're considering. There is a notable difference in having the fork...
05-12-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By hokiefyd

If you have a quick release seat post clamp, it...

If you have a quick release seat post clamp, it could be that it's not tight enough. If your seat post is slipping down when riding, it's almost certainly loose enough for you to be able to twist...
05-01-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree -- that Coda should be one slick, smooth...

I agree -- that Coda should be one slick, smooth bike. All Codas use chrome-moly steel, with the better models using the Reynolds brand (probably more marketing than anything). A Coda with...
04-28-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By hokiefyd

I have mostly hybrids for the same reasons you...

I have mostly hybrids for the same reasons you like yours. They're easy and pleasant to ride. I'm not a hard-core cyclist, whatever that even means. :-) I just enjoy being outdoors and on two...
04-21-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By hokiefyd

How basic are you looking? Bell sells ones that...

How basic are you looking? Bell sells ones that are fully functional for $10-15, seen on Amazon here (https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Dashboard-Cycling-Computer/dp/B083JXS3DT). I have a few of the...
04-13-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 520,859
Posted By hokiefyd

Bottom Bracket...

Bottom Bracket (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_bracket)
04-10-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By hokiefyd

In Shimano's groupsets, 105 > Tiagra > Sora. ...

In Shimano's groupsets, 105 > Tiagra > Sora. Depending on your use, you may not find a ton of difference in how they function, though higher level groupsets also typically have a higher sprocket...
04-09-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 219,842
Posted By hokiefyd

I think there are at least three lines/brands....

I think there are at least three lines/brands. Maxxis is definitely a main line brand. They also sell tires under a CST brand. They also make tires for various "house" brands (or non-branded). You...
04-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 219,842
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm pretty sure CST = Cheng Shin Tire. ...

I'm pretty sure CST = Cheng Shin Tire.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_Shin_Rubber
04-08-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By hokiefyd

I think many of us probably do have first-hand...

I think many of us probably do have first-hand knowledge with some or many of those bikes. I've had a Verve before, and I've ridden a Roll. I also own a Giant Roam and have extensive experience...
04-07-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By hokiefyd

Consider also a Specialized Roll. It'll offer a...

Consider also a Specialized Roll. It'll offer a much more upright ride than something like a Sirrus (staying in the Specialized brand).

With rides the length that you're talking (under 10 miles),...
04-07-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By hokiefyd

The images don't come through but, based on some...

The images don't come through but, based on some quick internet searching, the Cannondale Black Lighting was a full-on road bike. You could turn this into a so-called "flat bar road bike" with a...
04-05-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 219,842
Posted By hokiefyd

E-bikes have been completely transformational to...

E-bikes have been completely transformational to my parents. They have four total; two purchased as e-bikes and two converts. My dad rides 3-4k miles a year in hilly St. George, UT.

What surprised...
04-04-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,730
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow -- at five pounds, that fork is half of the...

Wow -- at five pounds, that fork is half of the frame's weight! I think you have two avenues regarding replacement:

Find a suspension-corrected fork to keep the same frame geometry. You can...
04-02-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By hokiefyd

The Acera rear derailleur will not be compatible...

The Acera rear derailleur will not be compatible with 10 or 11 speed. The cable pull ratio is the same for 7/8/9 speed, but went to a different ratio for 10 speed, and it's a different ratio still...
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