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07-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By hokiefyd

I traditionally position mine in the "forward"...

I traditionally position mine in the "forward" position. Not up or down, but the the arm extending forward.

I just recently got a set of bar ends that are fairly straight, and I'm trying the...
07-08-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome! The good news is pretty much every...

Welcome!

The good news is pretty much every bike brand has a bike in that market niche ("fitness hybrid"). Look also at the Specialized Sirrus, Raleigh Cadent/Alysa, and Giant Escape (and whatever...
07-08-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a Mirrycle mirror...

I have a Mirrycle mirror (https://www.mirrycle.com/product-category/mirrors/) and it's fantastic. Yes, it makes the bike wider...but I can see!

It fits inside the handlebar and fastens with a...
07-08-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By hokiefyd

If you search the internet, there are TONS of...

If you search the internet, there are TONS of articles on bicycle tire rolling resistance. Conventional/historical thought was always "narrower is faster", but modern science (and modern tire...
07-07-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By hokiefyd

The IsoZone handlebar is a proprietary part to...

The IsoZone handlebar is a proprietary part to Trek, and only their IsoZone grips work (at least not without a Trek-sourced adapter). The quickest way around this is replacing the handlebar with a...
07-07-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By hokiefyd

I would probably trim the bottom of the mudguard....

I would probably trim the bottom of the mudguard. You're right that it's there to "support" the mudguard, which is really a non-issue once it's mounted. I imagine that tab fits...oh, I don't...
07-07-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By hokiefyd

You shouldn't have any problem inflating a...

You shouldn't have any problem inflating a Schrader valve tube to 100 psi. It may be more difficult to do (you have to push the air passed the spring-loaded valve in a Schrader, which is not the...
07-07-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By hokiefyd

Man, that's a real shame. He didn't even care...

Man, that's a real shame. He didn't even care enough to flip the front wheel so the tire rotates in the intended direction. What a fleece job ($600 for a $250 bike). I know bikes are in demand now...
07-07-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a good point. If going down to 28mm, then...

That's a good point. If going down to 28mm, then you may consider different inner tubes. Just have a look at your current ones -- they'll have a size printed on them in white(ish) paint, probably...
07-07-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By hokiefyd

The lower bound to tire width is really inflation...

The lower bound to tire width is really inflation pressure tolerance and rim width...you couldn't go so narrow that the tires wouldn't fit well on the rims. That isn't the case here, so the only...
07-07-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks for the heads-up on this. ...

Thanks for the heads-up on this.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deore-m4100.html

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/alivio-m3100.html
07-07-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By hokiefyd

If this is what your 1998 7500 looks like, then I...

If this is what your 1998 7500 looks like, then I think it's more in line with an FX than a Verve -- especially a 2021 Verve. The top tube on your 7500 is pretty flat (and it's relatively long), and...
07-07-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By hokiefyd

I was at Target the other night, and they have a...

I was at Target the other night, and they have a similar bike there, called the Collegiate 7:

https://www.target.com/p/schwinn-collegiate-700c-28-34-hybrid-bicycle-red/-/A-79357175

The...
07-06-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
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: 122,493
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: 24
Views: 1,967
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: 122,493
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: 168
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: 122,493
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: 798
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: 2,165
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: 248
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: 257,918
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: 1,435
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: 616
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: 1,435
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: 3,735
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: 1,431
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: 1,157
Views: 345,974
Posted By hokiefyd

I love the color!

I love the color!
06-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,849
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: 1,157
Views: 345,974
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: 1,157
Views: 345,974
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: 430
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: 1,409
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: 392
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: 447
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: 439
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: 1,409
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: 122,493
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: 431
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: 402
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: 709
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: 419
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: 419
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: 728
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: 419
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: 728
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: 431
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: 232
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: 1,494
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...
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