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08-11-20, 01:54 PM
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Posted By hokiefyd

That is correct; 2016 was the last year for the...

That is correct; 2016 was the last year for the 7.x FX and 8.x DS.

2017 went to FX 1, FX 2, and DS 1, DS 2, etc.

Trek's archives website is pretty helpful here:...
08-11-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By hokiefyd

The Surly Bridge Club...

The Surly Bridge Club (https://surlybikes.com/bikes/bridge_club) is another good example. Surly say it fits 27.5x2.6" tires with fenders, or 2.8" tires without fenders.
08-10-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By hokiefyd

Frames have traditionally been measured from the...

Frames have traditionally been measured from the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube, and that's what I was referencing with my "58 cm may be too much standover for 5'7". I see now you...
08-10-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By hokiefyd

Check stand over clearance on a 58cm frame. That...

Check stand over clearance on a 58cm frame. That may be a bit too large for 5'7". I generally recommend erring on the small side vs. the large side, because it's much easier to "make a bike larger"...
08-10-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, those hybrids will probably feel somewhat...

Yes, those hybrids will probably feel somewhat similar to your Trek. Others to consider are the Giant Escape (another aluminum-framed "fitness hybrid" like the rest in your list) and the Jamis Coda,...
08-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By hokiefyd

The tires will fit your rims, yes. Rims labled as...

The tires will fit your rims, yes. Rims labled as "26 x decimal" (such as 1.5) have a 559mm bead seat diameter, which is the "559" part of the tire's size. "61" is the nominal width in millimeters....
08-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a 1997 750. It's one of my favorite...

I have a 1997 750. It's one of my favorite bikes. I took this picture a few days ago, on a bike ride along the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, VA.
...
08-07-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 101,666
Posted By hokiefyd

So, Roll owners...how big are the Roll's tires,...

So, Roll owners...how big are the Roll's tires, as installed on the rims? Are they really wider and/or taller than 2.3"? That's 58mm -- pretty big.
08-06-20, 06:18 PM
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Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks -- those look great!

Thanks -- those look great!
08-06-20, 10:34 AM
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Posted By hokiefyd

Oh, I see, so the zippered end opens and then...

Oh, I see, so the zippered end opens and then it's like a large cylinder? Fork bag makes sense for that.

I'd really appreciate if you could show more detail of your bungee straps. It looks like...
08-06-20, 06:54 AM
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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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By hokiefyd

The FH-HG20 hub is definitely a Shimano hub, yes....

The FH-HG20 hub is definitely a Shimano hub, yes. I like their part number syntax...the first two letters before the dash signify the parts family. FH = Free Hub. RD = Rear Derailleur. Etc. The...
08-05-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
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.
08-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By hokiefyd

The ST-EF51s are very common (I have some...

The ST-EF51s are very common (I have some myself). Some of them had dual-use levers -- you could move a small switch to convert the pull ratio from short (cantilever) to long (V-brake). Yours do not....
08-04-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By hokiefyd

An easy way to loosely date this bike frame would...

An easy way to loosely date this bike frame would be to look at the rear brake area. Is there a rear brake cable "noodle" or pipe welded to the non-drive side of the seat tube, through which the...
08-04-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By hokiefyd

Having mismatched brake levers will definitely...

Having mismatched brake levers will definitely sour things. A lever intended for V-brakes pulls more cable length, and has less mechanical advantage, than a lever designed for cantilever brakes. If...
08-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,684
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, the 2016-2020 Verves aren't all that...

Yeah, the 2016-2020 Verves aren't all that different from traditional bikes with relatively flat top tubes. The seat tube angle is more relaxed (not as vertical), and the head tube angle is also a...
08-04-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 110,357
Posted By hokiefyd

I would recommend an aftermarket kit only if...

I would recommend an aftermarket kit only if you're comfortable doing bike maintenance yourself and have a desire to tweak the electronics, etc. There are pros and cons to both systems, but I think a...
08-03-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 110,357
Posted By hokiefyd

The main benefit of a conversion is you can...

The main benefit of a conversion is you can control what you use (components, motor watts, etc.). OEMs like Giant are limited to regulations of the country in which the bike is sold, etc. An...
08-01-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By hokiefyd

I am nearly 100% certain Trek will cover this...

I am nearly 100% certain Trek will cover this with no questions asked. Take it to your local bike shop -- they'll look at it, say it's obviously not right, and theyll warranty it through Trek. Trek...
08-01-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By hokiefyd

George, that sounds like a great buy! The tire's...

George, that sounds like a great buy! The tire's are probably one of Bontarger's older "Invert" style of tires (they may even have a model name of "Invert" on the sides). I have a set of these...
07-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By hokiefyd

I didn't say an upright riding position isn't...

I didn't say an upright riding position isn't more comfortable. All of my bikes are set up more upright than I suspect many here ride. However, an upright position is patently not as efficient at...
07-29-20, 11:45 AM
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Views: 359,985
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By hokiefyd

I suspect the question was more about bike...

I suspect the question was more about bike geometry than weight. Many step-through frames are designed with shorter reaches and taller stacks, meaning the rider is often sitting fairly upright. ...
07-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
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: 8,241
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: 488
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By hokiefyd

Nice work! My personal highest for one ride is...

Nice work! My personal highest for one ride is about 30 miles as well. I haven't had a lot of time lately to go much longer than 10 at a time. A long ride is so relaxing.
07-23-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 129,743
Posted By hokiefyd

I think it's very likely to be the 27.0mm size. ...

I think it's very likely to be the 27.0mm size. The literature I have (from vintagetrek.com) from that era does not specify the headset. I think the only sure-fire way is to measure your existing...
07-23-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 110,357
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...
07-22-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By hokiefyd

There are adapters that will work for the rear,...

There are adapters that will work for the rear, but they're sort of a kludge. Here's a representative video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emW7M-ZD0Pw
07-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By hokiefyd

Bicycle valuations are difficult on a good...

Bicycle valuations are difficult on a good day...add a bike that's been home built/upgraded...and the current COVID environment...and it's probably very difficult to estimate whether that bike is a...
07-22-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 703,485
Posted By hokiefyd

A 100mm fork will generally be about 37mm taller...

A 100mm fork will generally be about 37mm taller than a 63mm fork at full extension (with no weight on the bike). There will be some variance probably, but it's definitely a taller fork -- by about...
07-21-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By hokiefyd

The Muirwoods is a good option, as is the Jamis...

The Muirwoods is a good option, as is the Jamis Coda (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codaseries.html) and Jamis Sequel (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/sequel.html) if considering steel bikes. Also...
07-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By hokiefyd

Another interesting tire is the Vittoria Terreno...

Another interesting tire is the Vittoria Terreno Zero (https://www.vittoria.com/eu/terreno-zero-gravel.html). I have these in the 47-584 size, but they're also available in 40-622. With their slick...
07-21-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By hokiefyd

In theory, the standard version of the Pasela...

In theory, the standard version of the Pasela (non-ProTite, with the red label on the sidewall) would ride even better as it doesn't have the puncture protection layer the ProTite does. I'm not sure...
07-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 129,743
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the 900 series frames are designed for...

I think the 900 series frames are designed for 559mm wheels, right (26"). The 700 series frames are designed for 622mm wheels (700c).
07-18-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By hokiefyd

It sounds like you have standard 100/135 QR hubs...

It sounds like you have standard 100/135 QR hubs and dropouts. This is good (traditionally) as it's been the most common. Nicer wheels are often coming in different specification now (like through...
07-17-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,386
Posted By hokiefyd

Their Full Bike Fenders...

Their Full Bike Fenders (https://www.planetbike.com/full-bike-fenders-700c-x-45mm/) lack the flap but seem to have a different style of stay (that loops around the top of the fender). Maybe these are...
07-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,386
Posted By hokiefyd

Those look like the Planet Bike fenders, but most...

Those look like the Planet Bike fenders, but most of the PB ones have the rubber flap at the bottom of each guard, which these lack (and it doesn't look like they were once installed there, either)....
07-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By hokiefyd

I would thoroughly clean the rotor surfaces with...

I would thoroughly clean the rotor surfaces with alcohol, and lightly sand them if rust is present. I'd also take the pads out and scuff them with sand paper as well. I don't think a Shimano bleed...
07-16-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By hokiefyd

The surface area itself doesn't change...

The surface area itself doesn't change significantly, but the shape of the contact patch does, and so does the tire's deformation profile as it rolls. A wider tire will have a wider patch...
07-16-20, 10:18 AM
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Views: 523,895
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...
07-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By hokiefyd

They'll work better after 30 or 50 miles of...

They'll work better after 30 or 50 miles of riding (or just a lot of hard stops to bed the pads). You need that pad material transferred to the brake discs for them to work best. If they're TRP...
07-15-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,276
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, Jeff, and welcome. Your links go to...

Hi, Jeff, and welcome.

Your links go to older model years of the bikes. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. Are you looking at current model year bikes (2020)? The links and prices for...
07-14-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By hokiefyd

It's Detroit, if I understand the creed of...

It's Detroit, if I understand the creed of "Detroit Bikes" correctly.
07-14-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 110,357
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: 110,357
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, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By hokiefyd

Oh -- regarding the stem, I'd probably wait on...

Oh -- regarding the stem, I'd probably wait on that and see if you can find a saddle you like (though an adjustable stem is certainly less expensive than a nice saddle!). If you can find a saddle...
07-11-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
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.
...
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