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12-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By hokiefyd

I bet it would. If it says it's SIS compatible,...

I bet it would. If it says it's SIS compatible, it's certainly worth a try. It looks like it is from internet pictures -- it appears to be similar to an older Deore or STX derailleur. I bet it has...
12-09-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome, to the forum and the lifestyle! I think...

Welcome, to the forum and the lifestyle! I think I can offer you some first-hand experience here, as I have both a Roam 2 and a 27.5" hard tail MTB very similar to a Talon. They both definitely...
12-09-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By hokiefyd

Nice bike -- and a really interesting stem! It...

Nice bike -- and a really interesting stem! It looks like the stem pivots at the base, and the angle is adjusted with that set bolt. I don't think I've seen one like that before.
12-05-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By hokiefyd

The used bike market is very inconsistent, and...

The used bike market is very inconsistent, and bike styles that may be popular in your area may not be popular in mine, etc.

It sounds like you're looking for, or think you're looking for, an...
12-02-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By hokiefyd

As I noted in a post in the ISO sticky thread,...

As I noted in a post in the ISO sticky thread, the Peugeot folder is worse than I had hoped (frame rust), so I will not be restoring that one. I've stripped the frame and it has some decent parts. ...
12-01-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 69,628
Posted By hokiefyd

I think Specialized recommends the saddle in the...

I think Specialized recommends the saddle in the "nose up" position because this puts the target sit area (the last third of the saddle) more or less level. If you tilt it down to where the nose is...
12-01-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm too big to ride 'em, but I have long thought...

I'm too big to ride 'em, but I have long thought that smaller frames look nice (at least with conventional diamond frames with horizontal top tubes). I think it's because the top tube is lower and...
11-30-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 167,723
Posted By hokiefyd

This is more of a "pay it forward" thing. I think...

This is more of a "pay it forward" thing. I think there was a thread for that somewhere, but I must be overlooking it. I have decided the Peugeot folding bike I bought as part of a lot of bikes a few...
11-30-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure which model...

Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure which model you're considering. The Rover3 (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/rover3.htm) is $400 and that seems to be a pretty good value. It has a...
11-29-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By hokiefyd

At $450, they're a better value. As far as the...

At $450, they're a better value. As far as the brand, GT seems to be fine. They certainly have a long and storied history -- the current brand name is owned by Dorel Industries which also owns...
11-29-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome! There are definitely some advantages to...

Welcome! There are definitely some advantages to buying from Dick's Sporting Goods, including convenience (if you don't have a good local bike shop) or perhaps even lack of attitude (some local bike...
11-27-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By hokiefyd

The primary modification you'd need to make,...

The primary modification you'd need to make, depending on what you want out of the bike, would be a different cockpit (stem, handlebar, brake levers, and shift levers). I imagine you'd want to...
11-26-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By hokiefyd

Which was, in turn, superseded by the FX 2. ...

Which was, in turn, superseded by the FX 2.

Yes, Trek has generally been pretty consistent with its model designators, and I rather prefer them over names. You may forget what a Verve vs. a Soho...
11-23-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By hokiefyd

I can say from personal experience that the...

I can say from personal experience that the Tektro fork-mounted cable stop is a good one. It does allow you to change stem and bar configuration without changing brake adjustment (as long as you...
11-23-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 71,101
Posted By hokiefyd

The box, and the 25 pounds of crap inside of it,...

The box, and the 25 pounds of crap inside of it, is headed to jeirvine. It should be there Monday. Tracking number incoming via PM.
11-22-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the fenders look good. Regarding your...

I think the fenders look good. Regarding your handlebar, it looks like it could probably be rotated rearward in the stem just a little bit.
11-22-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 71,101
Posted By hokiefyd

Here's all the good-looking crap: ...

Here's all the good-looking crap:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/boc_9b8f3fa00be8de83613f3f3619450d90e9ca4ad3.jpg

And this is my score for this round:
...
11-21-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,152
Posted By hokiefyd

Great post. I usually sell items as Buy It Now,...

Great post. I usually sell items as Buy It Now, Pay Now, but I always sell with Free Shipping. I used to buy things on eBay fairly regularly, and I'd get annoyed at all the auctions starting at...
11-21-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By hokiefyd

Dia Compe Centerpull Spring Tension

I have four examples of Dia Compe 610 series centerpull brakes. One is a set that I bought on eBay (unbranded, but they're DCs), and the other two actually came from the Box o' Crap that currently...
11-21-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By hokiefyd

I have those on my Trek 750 (the Microshift 9-sp...

I have those on my Trek 750 (the Microshift 9-sp thumbs). I run them in friction mode on a 7-speed cassette. They're quality units.
11-20-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 71,101
Posted By hokiefyd

The eagle has landed. I will post "reveal" and...

The eagle has landed. I will post "reveal" and "take" pics in a day or two.
11-19-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree -- that's a good-looking tire! I hope...

I agree -- that's a good-looking tire! I hope you enjoy it for many miles to come.
11-19-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By hokiefyd

With the name of the bottom bracket identified (a...

With the name of the bottom bracket identified (a Thompson-Simplex design), I found a YouTube video of my exact bike and bottom bracket, so I should be good to go from here. I appreciate clubman,...
11-19-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks to you both. The cotter is a 9.5mm...

Thanks to you both. The cotter is a 9.5mm cotter, so I should be able to get this back together, even if all I can do is remove the parts and grease the bearings. It does seem like this has to be...
11-18-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By hokiefyd

This is the DS: ...

This is the DS:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/rixe_ds_crank_582749f3c2f830594f3dbb37727d33daa720cebf.jpg

And the NDS:
...
11-18-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By hokiefyd

Rixe Single Cotter Crank?

I'm working on a Rixe folding bike. The Sachs Torpedo Duomatic hub is a '69 model, and I presume it's original to the bike. It has a new-on-me crank -- this crankset has a cotter on the NDS...
11-18-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, that's the long and short of it. My main...

Yes, that's the long and short of it. My main hybrid uses a 28/38/48 crankset and a 12-36 9-speed cassette. I can usually ride in the 38t ring all day and never have to shift the front derailleur.
...
11-18-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm sorry if I missed it, but...what is your...

I'm sorry if I missed it, but...what is your location? Someone on the fence about shipping costs might be a buyer if local to you.
11-18-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By hokiefyd

After some initial triage, some updates: ...

After some initial triage, some updates:


Peugeot folder: generally in poorer shape than I had hoped. With all the cables routed internally, and the weird U-brake at the rear (with very close...
11-18-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 79,894
Posted By hokiefyd

This is correct for the "first generation" with...

This is correct for the "first generation" with lugged frames. The tubing changed in 1994, when they went to tig welded construction, and the 750 was back to a 27.2mm seat post. It stayed that way...
11-18-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By hokiefyd

But the 2x option isn't half-step gearing, right?...

But the 2x option isn't half-step gearing, right? It consists of two very different chain ring sizes (30 and 46), with no smooth way to cross over between the two. That's a huge step, and is the...
11-17-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,498
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm 40 and just enjoy making things work well...

I'm 40 and just enjoy making things work well again. Mechanical rehabilitation, I guess. I'm a history buff and, though the C&V I have aren't "historic", it is consistent with the way I envision...
11-17-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By hokiefyd

I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, but there is...

I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, but there is an "In Search Of" sticky at the top of this subforum that does not require elevated permissions to use.
...
11-17-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 79,894
Posted By hokiefyd

You're right -- there's not a ton of bottom...

You're right -- there's not a ton of bottom bracket drop. For this reason, I like a butterfly bar on my 750. I have a somewhat tall stem on it, and the butterfly bar ensures my reach (at the...
11-17-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm not a fan of the new 2x craze. Almost all of...

I'm not a fan of the new 2x craze. Almost all of my riding (when I'm at speed) is in the 14-18 mph range, and I'm almost always in the middle ring (36 or 38 teeth on most of my bikes) and I can use...
11-16-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By hokiefyd

This is the second time I've heard of this shop. ...

This is the second time I've heard of this shop. They're about 45 minutes east of me in Purcellville. I need to go check them out sometime.
11-16-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By hokiefyd

The front tire on it is a Swallow (Schwalbe)!! I...

The front tire on it is a Swallow (Schwalbe)!! I can't tell what the rear is -- the white sidewall is so bubbled/rotted, it's unreadable. I think it's different though -- the tread pattern is...
11-16-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By hokiefyd

They are welded, and I'm very sure the spatter is...

They are welded, and I'm very sure the spatter is actually rust bubbling. The condition of this bike is a little worse than I had hoped, and there is some rust bubbling here and there around the...
11-16-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By hokiefyd

More Peugeots (I can't help it!)

I scored a lot of four bikes today for a get-them-out-of-my-garage price. I just couldn't resist. Folding bikes have always intrigued me, and this is a pair, plus two "extra" bikes.

I'd have...
11-15-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

I'd start by shifting to about the middle of the...

I'd start by shifting to about the middle of the cassette and eye-balling the chain on its sprocket, from the rear of the bike. Is the derailleur's jockey wheel exactly centered on the sprocket? It...
11-14-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,191
Posted By hokiefyd

My '97 Trek 750 is my all-rounder. It does just...

My '97 Trek 750 is my all-rounder. It does just about everything pretty well.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4568/38141480066_03d6b474a7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/217r4ch)
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11-14-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

You may need to turn it more than just two clicks...

You may need to turn it more than just two clicks (which is half of a turn). I will cost you nothing...I'd try a few turns of the adjuster (not clicks) and see if that gets you closer. If not, you...
11-14-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 616,686
Posted By hokiefyd

Generally, avoiding bike-specific kit is a good...

Generally, avoiding bike-specific kit is a good start (that stuff gets expensive quickly). I use a $9 pair of gloves I got at Walmart. Not the big thick gloves for shoveling snow, but more like thick...
11-13-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks; that's good info. According to the...

Thanks; that's good info. According to the Disraeli Gears site, that's a 2006 era derailleur, so would be consistent with a bike built near that time frame.

Shimano Deore XT derailleur (M761 SGS)...
11-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the Globe was sort of subsumed by both...

I think the Globe was sort of subsumed by both the Crossroads (been out for a while) and the Roll (a relatively new model). I reckon Specialized thought they had too many lines of similar bikes (the...
11-13-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

The model number of the rear derailleur should be...

The model number of the rear derailleur should be on the inner linkage plate. It should start with "RD", and would read something like "RD-M737" or similar.

Edit: or, here...
11-12-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like there's a lot of corrosion on the...

It looks like there's a lot of corrosion on the brakes and on the bike in general. It's only a guess, but I'd say the internal return spring (one or both of them) may be broken, or the adjuster may...
11-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By hokiefyd

Many people advocate the "big, big, +1" method....

Many people advocate the "big, big, +1" method. That is, put a new straight length of chain (remove a pin or disconnect the quick connector) on the largest cassette sprocket, on the largest chain...
11-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By hokiefyd

I have done this, and it's worked great on a few...

I have done this, and it's worked great on a few occasions. This video should help you (or anyone) out, if all you truly have to do is clean paint or other garbage out of otherwise good threads:
...
11-11-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 228,248
Posted By hokiefyd

I put my "winter kit" back on my Roam. I don't...

I put my "winter kit" back on my Roam. I don't commute with it, but I do try to get out often, even if the roads are wet or slushy. This time of year, I can't be as selective about when I ride as I...
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