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07-06-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By hokiefyd

I initially thought that must have been a...

I initially thought that must have been a typographical error...the 3xxx series is Acera and the 4xxx series is Alivio. But sure enough...The RD-M3100 is "new" on Shimano's website...
07-06-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 121,987
Posted By hokiefyd

I will say the pads that came with my 520s...

I will say the pads that came with my 520s (probably the same ones) were not great. I swapped those for a set of the Avid 20R pads that used to come with their Single Digit series brakes. I find...
07-06-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, the 2021 Verve has been redesigned -- it...

Yes, the 2021 Verve has been redesigned -- it looks like the head tube is taller, with more of a slope to the top tube. The 7500 is probably more like an FX than a Verve -- although even these two...
07-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 121,987
Posted By hokiefyd

Interesting -- so the 720 cantilevers had enough...

Interesting -- so the 720 cantilevers had enough adjustment to reach the 584mm wheels? I presume the 930 originally came with 559s. That's a 12.5mm difference in the rim brake track radius...but...
07-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By hokiefyd

Yep -- look for a Shimano RD-M3000 or RD-T3000. ...

Yep -- look for a Shimano RD-M3000 or RD-T3000. They're basically interchangeable. Your bike likely has the 34.9mm (or whatever the larger size is) clamp diameter.
07-03-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 121,987
Posted By hokiefyd

I've wanted to put a north road style handlebar...

I've wanted to put a north road style handlebar on something lately, but haven't wanted to invest the money. A late '90s GT Windstream cruiser frame came up on the local Facebook Marketplace for free...
07-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By hokiefyd

For those interested in this story, I posted an...

For those interested in this story, I posted an update in the Touring subforum:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1190558-train-derailment-affects-c-o-2.html#post21564963
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By hokiefyd

An update on this train derailment, and...

An update on this train derailment, and reconditioning of the foot bridge:
...
07-01-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By hokiefyd

You can upgrade, but it's very involved, as noted...

You can upgrade, but it's very involved, as noted above. You'll be replacing half the cost of the bike (the fork, and the wheels), and the rear brake will still potentially be janky because the disc...
06-30-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 257,442
Posted By hokiefyd

That old STX groupset is nice. It looks like it...

That old STX groupset is nice. It looks like it may be STX-RC, which was 8 speed. I have regular STX on my Trek 750 (7 speed) and, with modern shifters, it indexes as well as any other derailleur...
06-29-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By hokiefyd

Jamis quotes their $799 Coda Comp (steel...

Jamis quotes their $799 Coda Comp (steel frame/carbon fork) as weighing 26.50 pounds. Trek quotes their $799 FX 3 Disc (aluminum frame/carbon fork) as weighing 25.88 pounds in medium size. So the...
06-29-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By hokiefyd

I would normally recommend asking yourself what...

I would normally recommend asking yourself what your goals are. For some, it's speed. For others, it's distance. For still others, it's comfort around town.

But it sounds like you already have...
06-29-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By hokiefyd

Steel is, in many ways, a better fit for how many...

Steel is, in many ways, a better fit for how many people use a hybrid bike. Good steel hybrids weigh about the same as good aluminum hybrids, so there really is no weight penalty. Steel bikes tend...
06-29-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,626
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're talking about steel-framed hybrids from...

If you're talking about steel-framed hybrids from the 1990s era, they're very similar to an aluminum-framed hybrid you'd find today, like a Trek FX, Giant Escape, Specialized Sirrus, etc. The older...
06-28-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By hokiefyd

The Jamis will probably stand out as feeling...

The Jamis will probably stand out as feeling different from the rest due to its steel construction vs. aluminum. It'll probably feel a little softer and a little springier. It's not better or worse...
06-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 344,497
Posted By hokiefyd

I love the color!

I love the color!
06-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By hokiefyd

You can also buy a fork-mounted cable stop. I...

You can also buy a fork-mounted cable stop. I have one of these on a Trek MultiTrack to stop fork judder, but it's absolutely appropriate for your situation as well. Here's what it looks like:
...
06-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 344,497
Posted By hokiefyd

Going to 584mm wheels (often called "650b" or...

Going to 584mm wheels (often called "650b" or "27.5 inch") is another good idea. In order to keep the same overall diameter as your current tires (30-622), you'd need a 49mm tire. That's not a...
06-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 344,497
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the Continental Speed Rides would be...

I think the Continental Speed Rides would be right up your alley. They're labeled 42mm tires, but will inflate up to about 38mm on 17mm internal width rims. Here's a look at them on my Trek...
06-21-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By hokiefyd

Without looking at old Giant brochures, I'd say...

Without looking at old Giant brochures, I'd say it's a mid-2000s lower-end Cypress. The SRAM 3.0 derailleur is their bottom tier offering (similar to Shimano Tourney or maybe Altus).

The parts...
06-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By hokiefyd

I remove reflectors for three reasons: I...

I remove reflectors for three reasons:

I often run my bikes on a bike stand (pedaling to tune drivetrains, etc.). Reflectors add weight to one part of the tire/wheel assembly, and high spinning...
06-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a Trek 750 with the same rear cable pipe....

I have a Trek 750 with the same rear cable pipe. I use an inner liner from a linear pull brake noodle, and that works great. There's almost zero friction through this pipe with a good liner. A...
06-18-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By hokiefyd

I think it's mostly user preference. I still have...

I think it's mostly user preference. I still have and enjoy 3x drivetrains. I don't have anything against 1x drivetrains, but I don't plan to spend money to convert my bikes. The range on my 3x...
06-18-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By hokiefyd

That makes sense. A 1997 model should also have...

That makes sense. A 1997 model should also have a Shimano Silent Clutch roller ball freehub, presuming the wheels are original.
06-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By hokiefyd

I like the contrast between the frame and fork. ...

I like the contrast between the frame and fork. It seems like every bike is black these days -- you done good in white!
06-17-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 121,987
Posted By hokiefyd

The bike looks great -- I also have a '97 750 in...

The bike looks great -- I also have a '97 750 in the Inkwell Blue, and it's a wonderful bike to ride. If your bike doesn't have the Silent Clutch rear hub, the hub may have been replaced at some...
06-16-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By hokiefyd

That's probably the most common brake pad size...

That's probably the most common brake pad size (used by many Shimano and Tektro brakes), and good to know that it's also used by Promax on some of theirs. It's too bad this information is so...
06-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a good-looking bike. If you buy it and...

That's a good-looking bike. If you buy it and like it, and it fits you well, I'd see no reason to sell it for something else down the road -- just upgrade it as you go.
06-15-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By hokiefyd

How old is your bike? The current model comes...

How old is your bike? The current model comes with hydraulic brakes. Are your brakes hydraulic as well, or mechanical? I guess you'll be using Tiagra 4700 stuff...
06-15-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By hokiefyd

Here is my 2018 Roam with the Planet Bike...

Here is my 2018 Roam with the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49052110427_d10a2db42d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJyTtR)IMG_20191111_153126574_HDR...
06-14-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By hokiefyd

Right -- just clarifying for the original poster,...

Right -- just clarifying for the original poster, who did ask for clip-on fenders.

I did have SKS Velo Mountain mudguards on my mountain bike. They are designed to be easily removed. I have them...
06-14-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By hokiefyd

Presuming the Escape has the original equipment...

Presuming the Escape has the original equipment tires, they're very likely going to be harsh-riding tires. I think Kenda makes Giant's contract tires (and they're a very low TPI tire -- meaning not...
06-14-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By hokiefyd

I have the Planet Bike Cascadia muguards on my...

I have the Planet Bike Cascadia muguards on my 2018 Roam. They are definitely not "clip on", though. They do need to be installed with fasteners.
06-14-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By hokiefyd

You would notice a big difference with larger...

You would notice a big difference with larger tires...and even different tires in a similar size. My Giant Roam came with 38mm Giant-branded tires that have a layer of puncture protection and a...
06-12-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By hokiefyd

Do you know the model number of the brakes? Do...

Do you know the model number of the brakes? Do any of these look like your brake pads?

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977...
06-12-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By hokiefyd

The 7.1 FX was the "base model" of FX (above it...

The 7.1 FX was the "base model" of FX (above it were 7.2, 7.3, etc.). Bicycle Blue Book.com (https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/3056244/) lists the selling price as $440, with a...
06-10-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By hokiefyd

The Roll is probably your best bet for a good Out...

The Roll is probably your best bet for a good Out Of The Box experience. The only potential issue is the laid-back seat post, which will put your feet further forward on the crank compared with many...
06-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By hokiefyd

If you want rim brakes instead of disc brakes,...

If you want rim brakes instead of disc brakes, that's totally okay, and I wouldn't try to dissuade you from that, but I think carrying tools to adjust mechanical disc brakes during a ride is a bit of...
06-08-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,346,944
Posted By hokiefyd

I bet that's a very comfortable ride! Does the...

I bet that's a very comfortable ride! Does the rack have front mounting struts (keep it from rotating forward and rearward)?

I used to live in Herndon, right behind the high school off...
06-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By hokiefyd

These are caliper brakes. You likely won't get...

These are caliper brakes. You likely won't get any of these to fit around a 2.3"+ tire. The larger the brake reach (and opening), the worse your mechanical advantage. I don't think you'll get very...
06-08-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 344,497
Posted By hokiefyd

The idea of trimming the front derailleur is to...

The idea of trimming the front derailleur is to prevent the chain from rubbing against the slide plate if you have the chain "cross-chained". That is...running in the small ring on the front and one...
06-08-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 688,047
Posted By hokiefyd

The bike looks great! You sometimes have to get...

The bike looks great! You sometimes have to get creative with mounting things like mudguards. Are those the 2.2" Race Kings? How do you like them? They look like they'd be fast-rollers on hard...
06-04-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By hokiefyd

The bike today closest to that very nice Trek 750...

The bike today closest to that very nice Trek 750 is likely the Jamis Coda, probably the $599 Coda S2 (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codas2.html). It has rim brakes, a 3x8 drivetrain, and full...
06-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By hokiefyd

Nearly all companies will note their right to...

Nearly all companies will note their right to change components with little or no notice. It does say this right on the bottom of the page on Specialized's website...
06-02-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By hokiefyd

LBS = Local Bike Shop

LBS = Local Bike Shop
06-01-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By hokiefyd

The CTY 3.1...

The CTY 3.1 (https://www.rei.com/product/121586/co-op-cycles-cty-31-bike) looks like a solid bike. Another bike that seems to be about the exact same bike (at least in concept) is the Jamis Sequel. ...
06-01-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By hokiefyd

What is sticking out past that derailleur hanger?...

What is sticking out past that derailleur hanger? It looks like a shaft, possibly with a coil spring on it, possibly with an internal hex key at the end of the shaft? It does not look like the end...
06-01-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By hokiefyd

You have a lot of options. Any of the "fitness...

You have a lot of options. Any of the "fitness hybrid" bikes meet that criteria (Jamis Coda, Trek FX, Specialized Sirrus, Giant Escape, etc.). Nearly all will have an aluminum frame with a steel,...
06-01-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 121,987
Posted By hokiefyd

The lower the pressure, the softer they felt. Of...

The lower the pressure, the softer they felt. Of course, that seems obvious, but it's particularly the case for wide tires on narrow rims. I'm about 240 pounds, I ran them at about 30 psi...
05-31-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 121,987
Posted By hokiefyd

No worries. I've had 2.1" tires on my Giant...

No worries. I've had 2.1" tires on my Giant Roam's rims before (54mm tires on 19mm rims). Keep proper inflation in them and a 43-45mm tire will be just fine.
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