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08-07-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 101,204
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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Views: 262,929
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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Views: 262,929
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: 303
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: 483
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: 483
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: 483
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: 483
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: 3,493
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: 109,699
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: 109,699
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: 371
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: 483
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: 556
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
Replies: 1,182
Views: 358,137
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: 556
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: 556
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: 8,179
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: 436
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: 602
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: 128,906
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: 109,699
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: 798
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: 274
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: 2,032
Views: 701,700
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: 798
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: 550
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: 550
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: 128,906
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: 319
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: 5,243
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: 5,243
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: 551
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: 550
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: 523,223
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: 551
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: 4,246
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: 1,065
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: 109,699
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: 109,699
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: 24
Views: 1,646
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: 24
Views: 1,646
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: 1,680
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: 1,680
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 128,906
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks great! Those Paselas -- are they in the...

It looks great! Those Paselas -- are they in the 38mm size?
07-10-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,646
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...
07-09-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, bikes often differ from one global market to...

Yes, bikes often differ from one global market to the next. It could be based on local trends, marketing, supply chain logistics, etc.
07-09-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By hokiefyd

The Continental Speed Rides would do well for...

The Continental Speed Rides would do well for you. They're advertised as a 42mm tire, but they're about 38mm mounted on typical hybrid rims. They're super light for their size (about 420 grams),...
07-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 358,137
Posted By hokiefyd

There are so many directions you can go, it's...

There are so many directions you can go, it's hard to give specific advice without knowing your goals. In general, most bikes with disc brakes can accomodate larger or smaller wheels than what came...
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