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04-09-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By hokiefyd

Even at the regular price, that LL Bean bike is...

Even at the regular price, that LL Bean bike is great deal. Modern 9-speed drivetrain (in terms of derailleurs) and hydraulic disc brakes for under 500 bucks?

If their return policy includes...
04-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like you have to go back to 2011 at the...

It looks like you have to go back to 2011 at the latest to find the VFR graphic at the front of the top tube vs. at the rear. Norco's bike archives appear to go back through 2007, with no apparent...
04-09-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 192,141
Posted By hokiefyd

I think there are at least three lines/brands....

I think there are at least three lines/brands. Maxxis is definitely a main line brand. They also sell tires under a CST brand. They also make tires for various "house" brands (or non-branded). You...
04-08-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By hokiefyd

Hello and welcome. There's a nearly identical...

Hello and welcome. There's a nearly identical thread here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1197540-hybrid-advice-under-500-a.html

From just a few days ago with some good commentary...
04-08-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, keep us updated with what you get. Many...

Yes, keep us updated with what you get. Many happy miles ahead I hope...!
04-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 192,141
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm pretty sure CST = Cheng Shin Tire. ...

I'm pretty sure CST = Cheng Shin Tire.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_Shin_Rubber
04-08-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

I think many of us probably do have first-hand...

I think many of us probably do have first-hand knowledge with some or many of those bikes. I've had a Verve before, and I've ridden a Roll. I also own a Giant Roam and have extensive experience...
04-07-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By hokiefyd

Consider also a Specialized Roll. It'll offer a...

Consider also a Specialized Roll. It'll offer a much more upright ride than something like a Sirrus (staying in the Specialized brand).

With rides the length that you're talking (under 10 miles),...
04-07-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By hokiefyd

My daughter has a 2015 Raleigh Alysa (the female...

My daughter has a 2015 Raleigh Alysa (the female version of the Cadent). I also have a Redline brand MTB. Both Redline and Raleigh are in the same family, and I think both brands' frames are made...
04-07-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By hokiefyd

The images don't come through but, based on some...

The images don't come through but, based on some quick internet searching, the Cannondale Black Lighting was a full-on road bike. You could turn this into a so-called "flat bar road bike" with a...
04-06-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome! It's often difficult to suggest...

Hi, and welcome! It's often difficult to suggest bikes directly to folks who are looking -- it's even tougher going through a third party. ;-)

One of the most important things for this purchase...
04-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By hokiefyd

For trips that short, I would take a hard look at...

For trips that short, I would take a hard look at more comfort-oriented bikes, like the Trek Verve, Specialized Roll, Giant Sedona, and others. Raleigh has the Detour as well.

Of the ones you...
04-06-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, bikes are basically commodity items. There...

Yeah, bikes are basically commodity items. There are definitely differences between brands, but that will have more to do with fit and style than it will quality. Frames are made by a few...
04-06-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By hokiefyd

https://bikeshopwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/BSW_STOR20.c...

https://bikeshopwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/BSW_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1283

That's a pretty interesting bike -- chromed Reynolds 520 steel with an Apex 1x11 drivetrain. Very cool!
04-05-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 192,141
Posted By hokiefyd

E-bikes have been completely transformational to...

E-bikes have been completely transformational to my parents. They have four total; two purchased as e-bikes and two converts. My dad rides 3-4k miles a year in hilly St. George, UT.

What surprised...
04-04-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By hokiefyd

I would take a calipers or tape measure to your...

I would take a calipers or tape measure to your tires -- are they actually 38mm wide? If so, you can probably judge fairly accurately how much more clearance you have. The tire will also get larger...
04-04-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By hokiefyd

It was probably something in the bottom bracket. ...

It was probably something in the bottom bracket. It's not uncommon for bikes to need adjustment here. My local bike shop had to re-torque the bottom bracket cartridge in my Giant Roam and he said...
04-04-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,144
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow -- at five pounds, that fork is half of the...

Wow -- at five pounds, that fork is half of the frame's weight! I think you have two avenues regarding replacement:

Find a suspension-corrected fork to keep the same frame geometry. You can...
04-04-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By hokiefyd

https://www.merida-bikes.com/en-au/bike/655/speede...

https://www.merida-bikes.com/en-au/bike/655/speeder-400

Yes, it looks like a nice bike -- very similar to the Specialized Sirrus line (or Trek FX, Giant Escape, etc.). The most important part (in...
04-02-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By hokiefyd

The Acera rear derailleur will not be compatible...

The Acera rear derailleur will not be compatible with 10 or 11 speed. The cable pull ratio is the same for 7/8/9 speed, but went to a different ratio for 10 speed, and it's a different ratio still...
04-02-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By hokiefyd

It's definitely more involved, and more...

It's definitely more involved, and more expensive, with drop bars, yes. Even basic drop bar brifters (brake levers with integrated shifters) are well into the hundreds of dollars new, and I think...
04-01-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By hokiefyd

Short version: it's truly as easy as unbolting...

Short version: it's truly as easy as unbolting the old brakes and bolting the new ones on.

Long version: this bike came with integrated shifters and brake levers with the factory cable disc...
04-01-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By hokiefyd

The Verve would probably be a great choice for...

The Verve would probably be a great choice for you because it allows a much larger tire than you could fit on an FX (it comes stock with 45mm, the Verve, and you could probably go up to 48-50mm). ...
03-31-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By hokiefyd

It was in a slightly different configuration in...

It was in a slightly different configuration in this picture, but this was biking in to DC to see cherry blossoms last year. I had about eight bottles of water plus the picnic lunch for 8 in the...
03-31-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By hokiefyd

Oh -- I forgot the saddle. It's an SQLabs 604...

Oh -- I forgot the saddle. It's an SQLabs 604 "Active" saddle, for which I paid $27 on Amazon as an open box item (they're normally about $80). There is supposedly a scratch on the underside...
03-31-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By hokiefyd

Redline Zander MTB Hybrid Conversion

I guess you can call this a "conversion", though I'll be happier with it if I ever replace the fork. This is a $155 bike I bought on clearance on Walmart.com last summer. The bike is known to be a...
03-31-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By hokiefyd

If the difference in temperature and humidity is...

If the difference in temperature and humidity is high enough, the bikes will "sweat" for a few minutes as humid air condenses on the relatively cool surface temperatures of the bikes. This is when...
03-31-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By hokiefyd

Don't overlook bikes with high quality steel...

Don't overlook bikes with high quality steel forks. Good steel forks (butted chrome moly steel) don't weigh a lot and generally offer a very forgiving ride quality.
03-31-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By hokiefyd

I haven't been satisfied with the sets of...

I haven't been satisfied with the sets of mechanical discs I've tried. :-( I have a pair of Avid BB7s (which are usually cited as the best of the bunch) and some cheap Tektro ones similar to what...
03-30-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome. Have you ridden both styles? ...

Hi, and welcome. Have you ridden both styles? If your bike shop sells all three brands, even better -- you may find the Sirrus and FX and Escape all ride slightly differently, and you may find the...
03-29-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
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: 602
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: 8
Views: 418
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: 602
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: 503
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: 665
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: 665
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: 1,648
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: 665
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: 665
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: 1,648
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: 436
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.
...
03-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 242,041
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: 665
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: 472,814
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: 23,678
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: 3,371
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: 6,488
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: 6,488
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: 718
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...
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