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Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,373
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks for your notes about the tires you've ran....

Thanks for your notes about the tires you've ran. Your frozen lake riding definitely screams for studded tires!
10-09-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,541
Posted By hokiefyd

I like that way of thinking. Big-big doesn't...

I like that way of thinking. Big-big doesn't need any chain storage, and could be setup to be truly straight through the derailleur. Wrap is to store excess chain given up by the drivetrain so the...
10-08-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By hokiefyd

For the 1997 model year, 750 has nicer tubing and...

For the 1997 model year, 750 has nicer tubing and there is a slight geometry change between 750 and 720. The frames themselves had the same angles and sizes, but the 730 and 750 have 50mm offset...
10-08-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,541
Posted By hokiefyd

I think this is a good techincal discussion over...

I think this is a good techincal discussion over what's really happening in a bike drivetrain. Nobody's been insulting or condescending. I really do think that changing pulley sizes and cage length...
10-08-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,541
Posted By hokiefyd

To follow up, the 10/10 model physically consumes...

To follow up, the 10/10 model physically consumes about 7 inches of chain (that's 7 outer links and 7 inner links...almost starting on the 8th outer link). The 13/15 model physically consumes about 9...
10-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,541
Posted By hokiefyd

I made a little model using a derailleur cage and...

I made a little model using a derailleur cage and some pulleys I have laying around. I traced an outline of the cage and entering and exiting chain line, and marked a "start" and "end" point from...
10-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By hokiefyd

When I'm evaluating a drivetrain, I look at the...

When I'm evaluating a drivetrain, I look at the range of gear inches, and compare that with a known quantity (like an existing bike). For example, I like and use a gear inch range of about 20 (low)...
10-06-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By hokiefyd

It's more common for a maximum pressure to be...

It's more common for a maximum pressure to be provided than a minimum pressure, but 100 psi is in the ball park for a 25 mm tire. Continental's GP5000 recommends 95-123 psi for the 25 mm size (link...
10-05-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 862
Posted By hokiefyd

I think this is just a matter of semantics. ...

I think this is just a matter of semantics. Different stems won't change the fundamental, or inherent, stability of the bike. This is observed and demonstrated with no-hands riding. The length of...
10-05-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By hokiefyd

I always use nylon or rubber washers between...

I always use nylon or rubber washers between accessories and the frame. Mostly to protect the paint, but also as a load distributor where the surfaces are not machined perfectly, or where the angles...
10-01-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 92,003
Posted By hokiefyd

I found this guy on one of my local rides the...

I found this guy on one of my local rides the other day. I tried to get him to talk but he wouldn't come out of his shell.

Out of his shell.

Ugh...! :lol:
...
09-25-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 35,694
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow -- that's a real smooth-looking blue color! ...

Wow -- that's a real smooth-looking blue color! Those Michelin Country Rock tires are excellent for general riding.
09-24-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 272,296
Posted By hokiefyd

Ooh, that looks pretty. Yeah, in dry conditions,...

Ooh, that looks pretty. Yeah, in dry conditions, all that stone dust can really kick up and coat your stuff.

Thanks for the trail report. I need to get back out there.
09-23-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By hokiefyd

I just wanted to follow up here and say that I...

I just wanted to follow up here and say that I received a shipping notice from one of Panaracer's distributors on Monday and two fresh tires arrived by USPS at lunch time today. I mounted them and...
09-22-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By hokiefyd

The two bolt systems are very nice for getting...

The two bolt systems are very nice for getting seat angle just right. My Giant Roam had this style of seat post from the factory, and I appreciated how easy it was to dial it in just so. I'll not buy...
09-21-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome. It sounds like you're on the right...

Welcome. It sounds like you're on the right track. You've found the Giant Escape and Trek FX. Others in this segment include the Specialized Sirrus and Cannondale Quick. There are others by...
09-21-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By hokiefyd

I shared my experience because you said you...

I shared my experience because you said you couldn't get your tubeless tires to set with tubes in them. My Vittoria tires are also tubeless, and I mentioned them because I was able to run them with...
09-18-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, I'm pleased that they're supporting their...

Yes, I'm pleased that they're supporting their customer, even though I didn't buy directly from them. This is a great story for Panaracer in my opinion.
09-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By hokiefyd

I sent Panaracer the video and they said they'd...

I sent Panaracer the video and they said they'd be happy to replace the tires. I'm pretty happy that they're working with me on this. I don't know what they'll do with the eBay seller.
09-18-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By hokiefyd

I recieved an unexpectedly fast reply from...

I recieved an unexpectedly fast reply from Panaracer, given their out of office message. They said, and I quote, "that shop is full of crap". They asked that I send me a copy of my eBay receipt and...
09-16-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By hokiefyd

My Peugeot-branded DC 610s have the single wound...

My Peugeot-branded DC 610s have the single wound springs and my Schwinn-branded DC 610s have the double wound springs. Fortunately, the springs are 100% interchangeable.
09-16-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 144,274
Posted By hokiefyd

Those Smart Sams usually roll pretty good on...

Those Smart Sams usually roll pretty good on pavement. A nice choice for a true all-rounder type bike.
09-13-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By hokiefyd

You can replace a V-brake with a cantilever...

You can replace a V-brake with a cantilever brake, but you'll need some parts to do so, other than the obvious (like the brakes themselves). You'll need new brake levers on the handlebar (cantilever...
09-09-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 144,274
Posted By hokiefyd

General rules for Trek MultiTracks (if you're...

General rules for Trek MultiTracks (if you're into them):

Buy it.
Decide what you'll do with it.

:thumb:
09-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By hokiefyd

That's in beautiful shape! The graphics suggest...

That's in beautiful shape! The graphics suggest early 1970s to me. The hubs may have a date stamped in them. The handlebar may as well, under the wrapping.

This is my 1970 model...
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By hokiefyd

Redline was into road bikes and cyclocross a...

Redline was into road bikes and cyclocross a number of years ago. They're part of the group that own Diamondback and Raleigh today. More recently, some or all of their frames have been made by...
09-03-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,531
Posted By hokiefyd

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/bike_mug_390c787471a9ae286262981d85924a254fd01d1f.jpg
I think I gave $1 for it at the local Goodwill store.

It sort of matches my...
09-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 144,274
Posted By hokiefyd

I think some frames are a little wider than...

I think some frames are a little wider than others. 50mm tires will not fit in my '97 750's frame. I think a 45-47mm tire is about as large as I could physically fit in it, and that wouldn't allow...
09-01-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By hokiefyd

Just a bit of encouragement. I had an '84 World...

Just a bit of encouragement. I had an '84 World Sport step-through just like that about a year ago for a short period. I bought it with a bent fork. I replaced the fork with one from a yellow Fuji...
08-27-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By hokiefyd

I test-rode a Roll before buying my Giant Roam...

I test-rode a Roll before buying my Giant Roam (which is like a Specialized Crosstrail). The Roll was neat, but not comfortable to me. The crank-forward design was not for me. I did like the high...
08-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By hokiefyd

That's absolutely not normal. It appears like...

That's absolutely not normal. It appears like they didn't get the bearings or preload adjusted correctly on that crank spindle. It should be fairly easy for them to do. It probably was like this...
08-21-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By hokiefyd

The description of the bike says it's an air...

The description of the bike says it's an air fork, under the "Highlights" section: "SR Suntour air suspension fork with lockout". If that's accurate, it's probably this NCX-E fork...
08-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By hokiefyd

I like and use Topeak's MTX series stuff -- I...

I like and use Topeak's MTX series stuff -- I have an MTX rack (non-disc version works great, even though we have disc brakes) and an MTX bag with fold-out panniers. If you're looking for more heavy...
08-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 144,274
Posted By hokiefyd

That 750 looks great! It's hard to beat the...

That 750 looks great! It's hard to beat the Conti Speed Ride tires.
08-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like the "new" Quick CX1 (2021 model,...

It looks like the "new" Quick CX1 (2021 model, presumably) uses a more basic NEX coil fork. The 2020 model, linked here...
08-18-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 231,623
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with travbikeman that the XL is probably...

I agree with travbikeman that the XL is probably a bit on the long side in terms of reach, but you also have some adjustment available to you that may get it into a comfortable range. For example,...
08-06-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 272,296
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: 1,032
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: 1,339
Views: 386,352
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: 1,006
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: 8,618
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: 638
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: 335
Views: 119,609
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: 529,461
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: 335
Views: 119,609
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: 335
Views: 119,609
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: 25
Views: 2,682
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: 1,882
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: 1,882
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: 25
Views: 2,682
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...
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