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05-26-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, you could do this. The 30-46 transition...

Yes, you could do this. The 30-46 transition will be a fairly abrupt change to your cadence, and you may find that you need another gear or two on the cassette to make the change smooth (or just...
05-26-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7,542
Views: 2,323,592
Posted By hokiefyd

So Canyon installed the shifters upside down? I...

So Canyon installed the shifters upside down? I wonder if that was for some sort of packaging constraint.
05-26-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By hokiefyd

The biggest difference is the crank -- not the...

The biggest difference is the crank -- not the brand, but the style. The 2020 is a 2x and the 2019 is a 3x. I prefer 3x all day long (2x has no real-world advantage for me, and it reduces range and...
05-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By hokiefyd

3/16" sounds right for front hub bearings. I...

3/16" sounds right for front hub bearings. I think the rear hub bearings are typically 1/4".

https://bike.bikegremlin.com/2255/standard-bicycle-bearing-ball-sizes/
05-25-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By hokiefyd

There are at least three references to "seat" on...

There are at least three references to "seat" on a bike: seat stay, seat tube, and seat post. So I think the thing on which you perch your pedal-pusher is probably also a seat, but we're too elite a...
05-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By hokiefyd

Triples can work very well. Most of my bikes...

Triples can work very well. Most of my bikes have a triple crank, and I've never had issues with being able to get them adjusted. I prefer the wider range they offer. If I was going to move away...
05-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By hokiefyd

I have, but it usually requires brake caliper...

I have, but it usually requires brake caliper adjustment. As DorkDisk suggested, I could probably buy shims for the disc rotors to try to get them perfect, so that I didn't have to re-adjust, but I...
05-22-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By hokiefyd

Another option is buying 584mm wheels (often...

Another option is buying 584mm wheels (often called 27.5") -- this will likely allow you to run larger tires for rougher road riding. I have a set of these wheels with 54mm tires (2.1") and I've had...
05-21-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree that you'll need to upsize your tires for...

I agree that you'll need to upsize your tires for off-road use like that. If you can fit 2" tires on your frame, that'd make a huge difference. You'll be able to run them at a lower pressure and...
05-21-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By hokiefyd

Both the Sirrus and the Jamis Coda are more or...

Both the Sirrus and the Jamis Coda are more or less "fitness" hybrids which have riding positions that are a little more forward than what you may be used to. You can change this a little bit with...
05-21-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By hokiefyd

The wheels are standard 622mm wheels that you'll...

The wheels are standard 622mm wheels that you'll find called by a number of names (700c, 29 inch, etc.). You'll need a basic set of 622mm wheels with Quick Release (not through axle) disc brake...
05-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 112,394
Posted By hokiefyd

That looks like a '97 model (Inkwell Blue paint)....

That looks like a '97 model (Inkwell Blue paint). That's a "buy" all day long at that price (assuming the frame is good, not cracked or bent, etc.).
05-19-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By hokiefyd

Fit and rider comfort are your highest...

Fit and rider comfort are your highest priorities, at least in my humble opinion. A bike's spec level, or components included, or financial value don't matter much if you don't like to ride it. So...
05-18-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By hokiefyd

Those stem extenders are generally pretty strong....

Those stem extenders are generally pretty strong. My folks have them on all of their bikes, and my brother even flipped over the bar on one of them doing something silly at a bike skills park. The...
05-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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: 428
Views: 112,394
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: 435
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: 428
Views: 112,394
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By hokiefyd

My '97 750 is about as lively a bike as I've ever...

My '97 750 is about as lively a bike as I've ever ridden (some would call it "flexy"). You can visually see the flex in the fork blades when compressing the front of the bike. The rest of the bike...
05-14-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By hokiefyd

Direct-mounted brakes really aren't compatible...

Direct-mounted brakes really aren't compatible with fat tires like that. Direct-mount brakes are typically designed with very little tire clearance and for aerodynamics. Best I can tell, they're a...
05-14-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,048
Posted By hokiefyd

This is true. Using the ISO nomenclature (650b =...

This is true. Using the ISO nomenclature (650b = 584mm and 700c = 622mm) makes finding nominal diameter pretty easy:

33-584 = 650mm (the "pattern" 650b size)
45-584 = 674mm
47-584 = 678mm...
05-14-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By hokiefyd

Other bikes in this same general category that...

Other bikes in this same general category that may appeal to you include the Trek Verve (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/verve/), Giant Cypress (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/cypress), and...
05-14-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
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...
05-13-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By hokiefyd

Recall that recent Treks use their proprietary...

Recall that recent Treks use their proprietary ThruSkew system on the front hub, which may or may not be compatible with standard QR stuff. I don't know either way; it may be best to check with Trek...
05-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By hokiefyd

Is this...

Is this (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sirrus-elite/p/115201) the Elite? And this (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sirrus-3-0/p/174692) the 3.0? I think the Elite is a better value -- you get...
05-12-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By hokiefyd

You should be able to push the QR clamp over by...

You should be able to push the QR clamp over by hand. It should be firm for sure, but you should be able to do it by hand. If it's too tight, thread the bolt back out slightly and try again. It...
05-12-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with this, and I suspect the reason is...

I agree with this, and I suspect the reason is mostly marketing. Most consumers probably think aluminum is an "upgrade" over steel (after all, the rest of the frame is made from it, right?). They...
05-12-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
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...
05-11-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 112,394
Posted By hokiefyd

I wouldn't getbet against it. My '97 750 is 28...

I wouldn't getbet against it. My '97 750 is 28 pounds, and that's fully stock, with the heavy silent clutch rear hub, the relatively heavy STX cranks and running gear, and the fairly sturdy Matrix...
05-10-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,687
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks. I've had this bike for a few years, now,...

Thanks. I've had this bike for a few years, now, and I still enjoy riding it as much today as I did when I first bought it. It's not my primary bike, but it's one I don't plan on ever trading away.
05-10-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By hokiefyd

Recall that I'd like to keep track of each of my...

Recall that I'd like to keep track of each of my bikes' mileage (odometer) individually, which wouldn't be possible if I used the same unit on multiple bikes. I also have a variety of bikes with...
05-10-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By hokiefyd

Another factor, when comparing speed, is true...

Another factor, when comparing speed, is true average speed over the course of a trip/ride, or moving average speed. Dividing the distance you rode with the total time it took to ride it is a true...
05-09-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 112,394
Posted By hokiefyd

Steel bike frames used to be assembled with...

Steel bike frames used to be assembled with "lugs" (and still are in some cases, though usually from more boutique brands). Welding became the standard method of construction with time. Trek was...
05-08-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By hokiefyd

I did download both the RideWithGPS and Strava...

I did download both the RideWithGPS and Strava apps to my phone, and it looks like I can choose the equipment in the app with both of them, but only after the ride is complete, when I'm saving the...
05-08-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By hokiefyd

Now that you say that, I do remember that with...

Now that you say that, I do remember that with Strava -- having to go on the website retroactively and editing the equipment used for a particular ride.

I'd like an odometer/GPS app that will...
05-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By hokiefyd

Android app that can track mileage on multiple bikes?

This may be an obscure question...I gather the use case is limited, because I haven't found much using the Googles.

I used to use Strava and have nothing against it, other than I just quit wanting...
05-07-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By hokiefyd

jep0726, what is your location? The price...

jep0726, what is your location? The price difference you quote between the two bikes is pretty large. In the US, the Roam 2 is $670 and the Escape 2 is $580. In addition to the suspension fork,...
05-06-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By hokiefyd

Since you are buying online, you can't really...

Since you are buying online, you can't really inspect fit/finish of both bikes (personal fit is what I recommend focusing on the most). Turning to the components side, and what you get for what you...
05-05-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 112,394
Posted By hokiefyd

It'll work great. I take mine on light single...

It'll work great. I take mine on light single track all the time (no jumps or super choppy stuff). The biggest tires I've had on mine are 42mm Speed Rides (which are actually 38mm on the 15mm...
05-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, you can generally swap wheel sizes as long...

Yes, you can generally swap wheel sizes as long as you have disc brakes. There are some things to watch, because tire diameter can impact geometry some.

I have a Giant Roam that came with 38-622...
05-04-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By hokiefyd

The biggest differences between most of the bike...

The biggest differences between most of the bike brands available today are, in my humble opinion, the retail and service experience you get (bike shop vs. big box store, for instance), and...
05-02-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By hokiefyd

The Sequel offers more tire clearance and thru...

The Sequel offers more tire clearance and thru axles, which are both nice to have. The Coda will limit your tire clearance to about 35-38mm (so says the Jamis help desk when I asked). I don't know...
05-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By hokiefyd

My dad uses a seat post like that on his 8.4 DS. ...

My dad uses a seat post like that on his 8.4 DS. He's used either the Body Float seat post or the Satori one designed the same way. He's been happy with both. Suntour also makes a parallelogram...
05-01-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
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...
05-01-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By hokiefyd

There are certainly a lot of variables that...

There are certainly a lot of variables that contribute to this sort of event. A rider not bracing himself or herself before braking could very well be a significant factor. I have two bikes with...
04-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By hokiefyd

Though they're not cheap, the Schwalbe Marathon...

Though they're not cheap, the Schwalbe Marathon Almotion may give you the best on-road characteristics in a tire size you're seeking:
...
04-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By hokiefyd

I must have an oddball, because I definitely get...

I must have an oddball, because I definitely get different lengths on my two.

Sheldon's page here: https://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html

Also references the longer freehub body for 8/9/10, and the...
04-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By hokiefyd

It's hard to "get it all" with one bike. There...

It's hard to "get it all" with one bike. There are some things that will help make a Verve better suited to your needs, and there are some basic things that can't be changed. Lowering the stem as far...
04-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By hokiefyd

I'd bet a coffee that a Continental marked 37-622...

I'd bet a coffee that a Continental marked 37-622 is also marked 700x35, and would actually measure closer to 31-33mm. I have this with a Kenda tire -- it's marked both 37-622 and 700x35 (nuance...
04-29-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By hokiefyd

You're right -- that's what I meant to say. ...

You're right -- that's what I meant to say.

Historically, it seemed there were shorter HG hubs (for 7 speed), but that spec was upgraded to a longer length to accommodate 8 speed, and just...
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