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03-29-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By hokiefyd

Not to second-guess your mechanic, who has seen...

Not to second-guess your mechanic, who has seen the failure in person, but over-inflation is probably not the first thing I'd think of to cause of a failure at a spoke hole like that. I suppose...
03-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By hokiefyd

No, most definitely not. I weigh 240# and,...

No, most definitely not. I weigh 240# and, although my wheels are holding up for me now (OE/factory wheels on low-to-mid range hybrids), I will upgrade to a stronger design if I do have any failures.
03-29-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome! The Marin bike looks to...

Hi, and welcome!

The Marin bike looks to sell for under $500, and the Trek FX3 is in the $800 range. The FX 1 Stagger Disc...
03-26-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By hokiefyd

Are you a heavier rider? It may help to upgrade...

Are you a heavier rider? It may help to upgrade to a 36-spoke (or more) wheel. If I'm not mistaken, your Escape probably came with a 32-spoke wheel, which is fine for most riders. Heavier riders can...
03-21-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the differences you'll notice or, rather,...

I think the differences you'll notice or, rather, the benefits you'll gain, depend on your goals. If you're looking to make pedaling more efficient, one thing to look at is your fit on the bike. The...
03-13-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By hokiefyd

Just standard 700x35 tubes. I like the...

Just standard 700x35 tubes. I like the Specialized brand tubes that have threaded Schrader valve stems and come with the little nut similar to those with Presta valves.
03-11-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By hokiefyd

I would know...and they are not 42mm. On 16-18mm...

I would know...and they are not 42mm. On 16-18mm rims (typical for a hybrid bike), and with typical inflation pressure (30-60 psi depending on your weight and riding environment), they'll inflate up...
03-10-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm glad you got it worked out either way. The...

I'm glad you got it worked out either way. The right brakes for you are the ones that stop! :thumb:
03-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By hokiefyd

They have very good reviews, both on the internet...

They have very good reviews, both on the internet at large and here on BikeForums. They're light, they're foldable, they're relatively supple and comfortable, and they're inexpensive. I will say...
03-09-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, that will work (a 28mm tire). You'll really...

Yes, that will work (a 28mm tire). You'll really have to inflate those puppies (depending on your weight) compared with the 38mm tires, so you'll be going in the opposite direction with regard to...
03-09-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By hokiefyd

You should be able to do that with traditional...

You should be able to do that with traditional cantilever brakes, too. My 750 has Tektro CR510 cantilevers and they're the lightest-feeling brakes I own, with the possible exception of the hydraulic...
03-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

There's a 20" red 790 in the DC area. I have no...

There's a 20" red 790 in the DC area. I have no affiliation with, or knowledge of, the seller and the seller's at least an hour from me. I'd be willing to help facilitate if you are interested.
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03-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 240,896
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a good looking bike, that Rocky Mountain!

That's a good looking bike, that Rocky Mountain!
02-29-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome! As for the tires, I'd ride with the...

Welcome! As for the tires, I'd ride with the Maxxis tires and see how you like them. You've already bought them and you may find they roll well on pavement. Or not -- only first-hand experience...
02-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 469,728
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a beautiful bike, that FX LTD!

That's a beautiful bike, that FX LTD!
02-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,352
Posted By hokiefyd

It's a shame to hear about the paint quality on...

It's a shame to hear about the paint quality on the Redux. I own a few bikes from the Accel family (Raleigh and Redline, currently), and I've found the paint quality to be quite good. Both of mine...
02-21-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,269
Posted By hokiefyd

The difference in feel between a basic aluminum...

The difference in feel between a basic aluminum frame and a quality steel frame almost can't be described in words, can it? Quality steel bikes are just on a different level in terms of how they...
02-21-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,386
Posted By hokiefyd

It was significantly more than I paid for it, but...

It was significantly more than I paid for it, but I also put some new parts on it, or parts from my stash (new chain, new tubes I think, etc.) and I basically disassembled the entire bike for...
02-20-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,386
Posted By hokiefyd

Thank you, though I confess that it was...

Thank you, though I confess that it was remarkably clean under all the dust. It didn't need a lot of mechanical restoration. It has a new owner now who was pleased to own it!
02-11-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By hokiefyd

Similar to the PDW Sodapops, I have the SKS Velo...

Similar to the PDW Sodapops, I have the SKS Velo 65 (https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Velo-Snap-Bicycle-Fenders/dp/B07BVWV12B) fenders on my bike. Like the PDW fenders, they can install only on the fork...
02-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,383
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi Steve. I think this is possible -- Suntour...

Hi Steve. I think this is possible -- Suntour probably offer a remote lockout kit that can be fitted to the fork, but your local shop would know best what's available. Cheers!
02-04-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By hokiefyd

The 750s are terrific bikes, as is any MultiTrack...

The 750s are terrific bikes, as is any MultiTrack from the 1990s. My '97 is one of my favorite bikes to ride.
02-04-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By hokiefyd

Condition and local market are everything to bike...

Condition and local market are everything to bike values. You don't list your location or any information about your local market, so it's pretty difficult to give an accurate assessment of what the...
01-30-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 88,383
Posted By hokiefyd

Bikepacking.com has a great article talking about...

Bikepacking.com has a great article talking about various types of comfort bars for mountain bikes. All of these would apply to your Roam. Be mindful of the total bar width you want (you may want a...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks. Being a Thule Chariot frame, the trailer...

Thanks. Being a Thule Chariot frame, the trailer is actually fully suspended from the axle with leaf springs (the two red pieces you see forward of the axle). There's a sliding collar you use to...
01-29-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By hokiefyd

Despite the existence of the Bicycle Blue Book...

Despite the existence of the Bicycle Blue Book website, there really isn't a lot of reliable material regarding the value of used bikes. It's very dependent on your local market. Most bike shops...
01-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By hokiefyd

For mountain biking, you generally do want a...

For mountain biking, you generally do want a little more top tube stand-over clearance than you would if picking a road bike. Three to four inches is probably a bit more than I think is typically...
01-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By hokiefyd

The RD-M310 derailleur will index correctly with...

The RD-M310 derailleur will index correctly with Shimano 7/8/9-speed shifters. If you put an 8-speed shifter for Shimano systems with that RD-M310 derailleur, it should index on that 8-speed...
01-27-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By hokiefyd

As for a spoke wrench, I have the...

As for a spoke wrench, I have the triangular-shaped style with multiple notch sizes. This has come in handy as I do a lot of project/donation/flip bikes and I've used all three notches at least...
01-27-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By hokiefyd

In your last picture, it looks like the spring is...

In your last picture, it looks like the spring is in the uppermost hole on the frame tab (if there are multiple holes), which would provide the most spring pressure. If this is the side that doesn't...
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By hokiefyd

I was thinking theft like this is more or less an...

I was thinking theft like this is more or less an opportunistic event (a take-it-while-you-walk-along sort of thing) and wouldn't think they'd spend the time with tools to actually remove components....
01-27-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes it does. It has "750 21" and then the serial...

Yes it does. It has "750 21" and then the serial number.
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By hokiefyd

This is a slight tangent, but I find it...

This is a slight tangent, but I find it interesting that thieves stripped your bike of parts vs. just taking the whole thing. Was the frame itself locked to something, so they decided to take the...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By hokiefyd

Do you have the option of using an axle-mounted...

Do you have the option of using an axle-mounted hitch coupler (that goes inside a QR skewer clamp)? I have a trailer that I converted for cargo use from a Thule Chariot that works well.

...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By hokiefyd

That Diamondback already has a mix of linear pull...

That Diamondback already has a mix of linear pull and cantilever brakes. There's no way to know from the picture provided if the brake levers themselves are long- or short-pull levers, but the...
01-23-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By hokiefyd

With your shifter, any 7/8/9 speed derailleur...

With your shifter, any 7/8/9 speed derailleur will work. The RD-M360 is a fine choice. It came out 10 or so years ago, and was the mainline Acera derailleur at the time. Although the M360 is still...
01-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By hokiefyd

Direct mount is different from a derailleur...

Direct mount is different from a derailleur hanger though your verbal description to your bike shop could apply to either one.

This website...
01-23-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By hokiefyd

Besides the differences over the years in cable...

Besides the differences over the years in cable pull ratio, the distinction between "mountain" and "road" was mostly in marketing and cosmetic differences. Shimano has offered three general cage...
01-22-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By hokiefyd

Mountain components are generally not any more...

Mountain components are generally not any more durable than road components. Traditional mountain derailleurs (like the RD-M360 you just bought) don't have stronger springs to eliminate chain bounce...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,549
Posted By hokiefyd

I have 65mm SKS fenders with 52mm tires. It...

I have 65mm SKS fenders with 52mm tires. It sounds like there would be plenty of coverage, but they just barely work. The common advice is tire width +10mm for fenders, and that's best in my...
01-20-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By hokiefyd

This Dragonslayer...

This Dragonslayer (https://www.jensonusa.com/Jamis-Dragonslayer-Pro-26-Bike-2018)? Looks like a fun bike!
01-18-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By hokiefyd

Can you take a video of the non-drive side...

Can you take a video of the non-drive side witness line as the tire spins slowly? I suspect the bead is not correctly seated on that side of the rim. If it is, then I would say that tire is...
01-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, I was probably trying to make the math...

Yeah, I was probably trying to make the math simpler than it is. By pulling straight up on the center of the straddle cable, there would be a lateral movement at the cable ends, but I now understand...
01-17-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, one can certainly be purchased in that price...

Yes, one can certainly be purchased in that price range. If buying new, I think the $700-800 range is a very good place to be in terms of value. You can certainly spend less than that and you can...
01-17-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By hokiefyd

Which model Deore are you going with on the rear?...

Which model Deore are you going with on the rear? I know some of Shimano's road sets were designed for 9-speed triples (some 105 comes to mind I think), but it may or may not match your Deore. Is...
01-16-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By hokiefyd

Good point about the long arms. I guess in...

Good point about the long arms. I guess in theory, if your arms are long enough, you could basically have a straddle cable flat across. With every unit of cable pulled from the brake lever, the...
01-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the stock tires on that bike are 28mm, so...

I think the stock tires on that bike are 28mm, so installing 32mm tires would be a relatively minor change. You wouldn't need different brakes or any other parts. As long as your frame, fork, and...
01-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome. You couldn't really convert...

Hi, and welcome.

You couldn't really convert this bike to use 26" wheels, if that's what you're asking, no. You'd need SUPER long reach brake calipers to reach the smaller diameter rims, and...
01-15-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By hokiefyd

Do you have a source for this information? An...

Do you have a source for this information? An internet link perhaps?

I think you're finding that many of us don't have that experience at all (that short of a frame life). I understand it's a...
01-15-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,271
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm a car guy at heart, but I have no desire to...

I'm a car guy at heart, but I have no desire to have the money or space required to do that hobby right. Bikes are a good analog for me, and a healthier hobby as well.

9-speed stuff shifts pretty...
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