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08-15-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 42,997
Posted By hokiefyd

LIke that color blue, Brocephus. Great looking...

LIke that color blue, Brocephus. Great looking bike. I'm 240 pounds and have never had a wheel problem on any bike I've owned. I've had several Giants in particular, with house brand hubs and...
08-12-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By hokiefyd

For the shudder, it might be good to dismount the...

For the shudder, it might be good to dismount the tires completely (it sounds like you want to replace them anyway) and cup a sheet of relatively fine (220 or 320 grit) abrasive paper over the rim...
08-11-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By hokiefyd

The Coda is Jamis' "fitness hybrid" bike, like a...

The Coda is Jamis' "fitness hybrid" bike, like a Trek FX or Giant Escape. The Coda is unique in that it uses Reynolds 520 chrome-molybdenum steel rather than an aluminum alloy as the frame material....
08-10-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 287,109
Posted By hokiefyd

Those two MultiTracks look really nice! Did you...

Those two MultiTracks look really nice! Did you make or buy those frame bags? It looks like they fit like custom bags!
08-10-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By hokiefyd

If the Verve fits her well, then it should be a...

If the Verve fits her well, then it should be a fine choice for Canadian weather. It has an aluminum alloy frame, so rust shouldn't be a concern (at least frame rust). It will fit relatively large...
08-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By hokiefyd

I think all sknhgy is saying is that he or she...

I think all sknhgy is saying is that he or she would replace this chain with one that's 1 or 2 links longer when it comes time to replacement, because he or she doesn't like how much tension the...
07-31-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By hokiefyd

The subject bike looks like it has a 1" threaded...

The subject bike looks like it has a 1" threaded steerer. It will definitely be difficult to find a suspension fork with a 1" steerer. In addition to the other good advice from tFUnK above, also...
07-25-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By hokiefyd

One tire I'd recommend for you is the Continental...

One tire I'd recommend for you is the Continental Ride Tour, in 54-584 (it'll fit a "27.5 inch" wheel), and it's about 2" wide when fully inflated. It has a very thick rubber tread, completely smooth...
07-22-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 343,217
Posted By hokiefyd

The late, great Sheldon Brown has a great...

The late, great Sheldon Brown has a great resource on tire sizing systems.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

I agree with him and others -- the ISO/ETRTO nomenclature is easier to...
07-17-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By hokiefyd

Unless you're out there for beating personal...

Unless you're out there for beating personal bests on Stava or comparing average speeds with your buddies (and even if you are...), wider is generally better with respect to comfort and puncture...
07-15-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,125
Posted By hokiefyd

My daughter and I went on a nice evening ride to...

My daughter and I went on a nice evening ride to check out the cows.

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07-06-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 343,217
Posted By hokiefyd

Just imagine what else would have went wrong if...

Just imagine what else would have went wrong if Mars wasn't there to supervise your work... :thumb:
06-29-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're spacing a brake caliper, I'd use only a...

If you're spacing a brake caliper, I'd use only a monoblock spacer designed for this application. I think they're all aluminum alloy, but the material is less important than the structural rigidity...
06-29-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By hokiefyd

They may resemble these...

They may resemble these (https://shopee.ph/Hydraulic-brake-set-POWER-brand-i.410825088.5184444231) and are probably knock-offs of the Shimano brakes. They're almost certainly not fitted with genuine...
06-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By hokiefyd

If that's a metal handlebar, as it appears it is...

If that's a metal handlebar, as it appears it is (either aluminum or steel), then you should have no worries at all.
06-16-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By hokiefyd

Microshift and SunRace both make friction...

Microshift and SunRace both make friction shifters for the left side (front derailer). SunRace make several "lines" of shifters. You can get the super inexpensive SLM10 shifters (which come as a set,...
06-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By hokiefyd

You averaged 36 ft/mile in 2020, 49 ft/mile in...

You averaged 36 ft/mile in 2020, 49 ft/mile in 2021, and 76 ft/mile so far in 2022. That seems fairly hilly to me, though I suppose everyone's definition of "hilly" will vary, right?
06-15-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow -- great customer service from Shimano! ...

Wow -- great customer service from Shimano! "Over torqued due to a bad plate." Interesting. I'd certainly be interested to know if you can tell any difference, visually, between the new derailer...
06-13-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By hokiefyd

I really like triples for how I ride (with an...

I really like triples for how I ride (with an upright commuter/touring riding position). I use the chain rings for gross changes in speed range and then think of the cassette as a way to trim or...
06-10-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with a chainline problem. The Low limit...

I agree with a chainline problem. The Low limit screw being all the way in, and the High limit screw being all the way out, suggests the crankset is spaced further outward on the bike than this...
06-09-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By hokiefyd

This seems like an unfortunate side effect of the...

This seems like an unfortunate side effect of the geometry of that cable mounting approach, doesn't it? When pulled taught (in the largest sprocket), the cable angle between where it exits the cable...
06-01-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By hokiefyd

It's clear that I was off with my thickness...

It's clear that I was off with my thickness recollection above. I appreciate the resources listed giving the correct info!
06-01-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 614
Posted By hokiefyd

You can certainly measure spoke tension, but...

You can certainly measure spoke tension, but common sense is handy as well.

If you know "about" what a good wheel's spokes feel like (in terms of tension), then you can work to approximate that on...
05-29-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By hokiefyd

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05-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By hokiefyd

1997 GT Vantara

I bought this off the local Facebook Marketplace from an older couple looking to get it out of their garage. Very typical for our area -- bought at a bike shop in the DC area, probably hung in the...
05-25-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By hokiefyd

You may also consider an indexed thumb shifter....

You may also consider an indexed thumb shifter. Like a friction shifter, it will let you dump (or climb) a bunch of sprockets at once. I don't know how many options (if any) you have compatible with...
05-20-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,244
Posted By hokiefyd

I see what you're saying. I have several bikes...

I see what you're saying. I have several bikes that use 700c wheels and have 135mm hub spacing, and I do swap wheels around every now and then. And I'll say that, in my experience, the frame...
05-19-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,244
Posted By hokiefyd

A tire that's slightly off-center with the seat...

A tire that's slightly off-center with the seat post doesn't necessarily mean the frame is tweaked or out of alignment. It may just mean that the dish of the wheel does not perfectly center the rim...
05-17-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By hokiefyd

I wonder if something was missed in the assembly...

I wonder if something was missed in the assembly process with that chain. I'd think that sprocket teeth engaged in the "v" of those rollerless links would be creating a tremendous amount of force...
05-09-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By hokiefyd

I've found that certain configurations just don't...

I've found that certain configurations just don't seem to work well. I have a Surly Pugsley that had 203mm rotors when I got it and I went back to the stock 160mm rotors. I tried several of the...
05-06-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm not very familiar with the Alfine hubs. I'd...

I'm not very familiar with the Alfine hubs. I'd like to try one, but I've never owned an internally geared bike. Unfortunately, I couldn't say whether an older hub like this is durable and worth...
05-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By hokiefyd

From the looks of the photo from the listing,...

From the looks of the photo from the listing, it's probably a Breezer Greenway. I recently bought a very similar bike, a '97 GT Vantara "ladies model" with basically a straight "top tube" from the...
05-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By hokiefyd

I very much agree re: threaded stem. I'm using...

I very much agree re: threaded stem. I'm using Schrader and wanted to noted that threaded Schrader valves exist as well for those who like that. I'm currently using Conti tubes with the threaded...
05-02-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By hokiefyd

If you truly need both a folding bead and...

If you truly need both a folding bead and (presumably strong) puncture resistance, your choices may be limited. Most of the tires known for good durability (like most of the Schwalbe Marathon line...
05-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By hokiefyd

Both valves have certain pros and cons, most of...

Both valves have certain pros and cons, most of which don't apply to most riders (myself included). The only reason I've converted to one of the two standards in my fleet is to simplify logistics...
04-25-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 727,887
Posted By hokiefyd

I like the Keens because they have a closed toe...

I like the Keens because they have a closed toe box for protection, they have a relatively firm base for stability, and they're pretty durable and don't get torn up by traction pegs in MTB style...
04-25-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 792
Posted By hokiefyd

I suspect there's a delicate balance with that...

I suspect there's a delicate balance with that spring-and-hump design of providing enough friction or retention to prevent the derailer from pulling the cable back through the clicks, but not so much...
04-25-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 727,887
Posted By hokiefyd

To that bit, I think the throw-away part is key...

To that bit, I think the throw-away part is key -- most owners truly will throw the pedals away when they replace them with their high speed clipless or power meter pedals. I think the pedals are...
04-21-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By hokiefyd

You might consider installing the NDS (non drive...

You might consider installing the NDS (non drive side) cup first, just temporarily. This helps "pilot" the cartridge body as you thread it in from the DS (drive side). As you thread the cartridge...
04-16-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By hokiefyd

An RD-M310 (Altus line) and RD-M360 (Acera line)...

An RD-M310 (Altus line) and RD-M360 (Acera line) would both be fine units to replace the Tourney you have, and would be 100% compatible with your current shifters.

You could "splurge" with an...
04-15-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 343,217
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks -- they look pretty sharp!

Thanks -- they look pretty sharp!
04-14-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,350
Posted By hokiefyd

I purchased that exact product several years ago...

I purchased that exact product several years ago and am about to need to re-order. They've worked fine and are cheap enough to generally not tempt me to reuse one after removing from the bike. I...
04-13-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By hokiefyd

I recently used a Sunrace bottom bracket (budget...

I recently used a Sunrace bottom bracket (budget price) and have to say -- the thing was really smooth. Both the housing and the NDS cup are steel. Geez -- they even have sealed cartridge BBs for...
04-12-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,730
Posted By hokiefyd

What a great resto-mod, with a stunning result! ...

What a great resto-mod, with a stunning result! Cheers!
04-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By hokiefyd

The threads may be crossed (perhaps by a previous...

The threads may be crossed (perhaps by a previous owner), because it sounds like the NDS spindle is not centered in that side of the BB shell (pointing "upwards" from the pictures I'd imagine).

If...
04-12-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By hokiefyd

Another pic assist. Despite the potentially bent...

Another pic assist. Despite the potentially bent derailleur hanger, your L limit screw doesn't appear very "backed out". It seems like there's still some room for that screw to back out more, no? ...
04-12-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By hokiefyd

Pic assist. It may just be the angle, but it...

Pic assist. It may just be the angle, but it appears that either your derailleur hanger or the derailleur itself is significantly tweaked. Notice how the derailleur cage hanging down points left...
04-07-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By hokiefyd

I never have sped through a bike build. The nuts...

I never have sped through a bike build. The nuts and bolts, the ball bearings, the grease in all the right spots...the sheer simplicity and efficiency of the machine is artful to me and I relish...
04-05-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By hokiefyd

I know what you mean. I have a couple of bikes...

I know what you mean. I have a couple of bikes with Mini-Vs also. I'd suggest using those. You'll get a firmer feel with less mechanical advantage with long-pull levers (like Avid FR-5s). These have...
04-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By hokiefyd

All other suggestions are good. It appears the...

All other suggestions are good. It appears the left arm's spring adjustment screw is threaded further in than the right arm's screw. Assuming the arms move freely on the posts, this is a pretty...
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