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07-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 105,627
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: 19
Views: 746
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: 19
Views: 746
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: 1,199
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: 1,199
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: 464
Views: 123,711
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: 19
Views: 746
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: 122
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: 3
Views: 215
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: 1,163
Views: 348,233
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...
07-09-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
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: 8
Views: 427
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: 19
Views: 746
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: 402
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: 252
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: 145
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: 402
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: 10
Views: 424
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: 402
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: 402
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: 2,142
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: 2,142
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: 10
Views: 424
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: 2,142
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: 464
Views: 123,711
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: 2,142
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: 464
Views: 123,711
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: 221
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: 464
Views: 123,711
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: 868
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: 2,301
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: 292
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: 1,353
Views: 258,791
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: 1,566
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: 753
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: 1,566
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: 3,983
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: 1,564
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: 1,163
Views: 348,233
Posted By hokiefyd

I love the color!

I love the color!
06-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
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: 1,163
Views: 348,233
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: 1,163
Views: 348,233
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: 459
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: 1,631
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: 426
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: 471
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: 445
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: 1,631
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: 464
Views: 123,711
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: 436
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...
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