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08-20-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 158,041
Posted By hokiefyd

Unfortunately, this is somewhat common. I have a...

Unfortunately, this is somewhat common. I have a 2015 Trek Verve with a two-tone black and metallic blue paint scheme, and they could tell me the black was "standard Pantone black" or similar, but...
08-17-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 575,910
Posted By hokiefyd

No, that's not what I'm saying. Your DS4 will...

No, that's not what I'm saying. Your DS4 will probably fit 700x50 tires. Just know that as you increase tire size, your bike frame will be higher up off the ground due to the increased width/height...
08-14-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,037
Posted By hokiefyd

You're enjoying the benefits of larger tires....

You're enjoying the benefits of larger tires. They're real! I've converted my Giant Roam to 27.5" wheels, and am running 2" wide tires on them (they're labeled 47mm, but actually inflate to 50mm)....
08-12-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 46,719
Posted By hokiefyd

The uniqueness of the Roll lies in how it brings...

The uniqueness of the Roll lies in how it brings a lot of different elements to market in the same package. It's a comfort bike with a rigid fork -- that's not very common. Most comfort bikes,...
08-02-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 56,479
Posted By hokiefyd

It will very likely be an 8mm internal hex for...

It will very likely be an 8mm internal hex for the crank arms. Be careful with the bottom bracket. There existed some in the 1990s that actually inserted from the non-drive side. I have one from a...
08-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,148
Posted By hokiefyd

Nice color choice, too!

Nice color choice, too!
07-24-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By hokiefyd

I test-rode a Crosstrail before buying my Roam,...

I test-rode a Crosstrail before buying my Roam, and I didn't like how the Brain fork worked. I wanted a manual lockout, and I have my suspension fork set with pretty low preload. So when the fork...
07-15-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like the Cross City bike line is sold in...

It looks like the Cross City bike line is sold in Australia (plus other locales perhaps). I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same frame as the Escape...or at least very close and serving the same...
07-11-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 458,314
Posted By hokiefyd

Another argument for helmets, right? Hail guard!...

Another argument for helmets, right? Hail guard! :lol:
07-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,017
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, the solution can have a number of forms. ...

Yeah, the solution can have a number of forms. He can slow down. If the point of riding together is to enjoy each other's company and/or encourage joint exercise, him leaving you in the dust isn't...
07-07-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 575,910
Posted By hokiefyd

Moose95, the easiest way to do that is either a...

Moose95, the easiest way to do that is either a stem extension (https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-stem-extension/s?k=bicycle+stem+extension) or an adjustable stem...
07-07-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By hokiefyd

Handlebars are generally measured against a...

Handlebars are generally measured against a person's shoulder width. Conventional bike fitting practice suggests having the handlebars, or at least the primary gripping surface, at about the same...
07-04-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 56,479
Posted By hokiefyd

Yeah, if the condition is as good in person as it...

Yeah, if the condition is as good in person as it appears in the photograph, then I think 65 bucks is a great deal for that.
07-03-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By hokiefyd

Nicely done! Congratulations on the new bike.

Nicely done! Congratulations on the new bike.
07-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 56,479
Posted By hokiefyd

:-) Trek called the color Inkwell Blue, and it is...

:-) Trek called the color Inkwell Blue, and it is pretty. Your heart is safe -- mine's a 21".

I did pay only 35 bucks for it (seriously). Here's your cash, sir...no questions, thank you!
...
06-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 2,183,272
Posted By hokiefyd

I've been riding my late-'60s "hybrid" lately,...

I've been riding my late-'60s "hybrid" lately, Peugeot UO-18 mixte. I've converted it to 622mm wheels (700c) with 35mm tires and have more modern drivetrain components on it that still match the...
06-27-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 56,479
Posted By hokiefyd

That's a beaut!

That's a beaut!
06-27-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't wear bicycle shorts either. Most of my...

I don't wear bicycle shorts either. Most of my rides are limited by time to about an hour or maybe hour and a half. So I'm not during endurance-type rides where it may be more of a factor. That...
06-22-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 211,180
Posted By hokiefyd

I have swapped the plywood sheet for 7 planks of...

I have swapped the plywood sheet for 7 planks of 1x4 I had in the basement. I cut these to 48" in length in order to utilize some of the old frame of the stroller as a side bar assembly. I'm not sure...
06-22-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By hokiefyd

Ballpark is fine. I err on the smaller side,...

Ballpark is fine. I err on the smaller side, just to avoid any bunching up of tube material if it's too wide/large for the tire volume.
06-19-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,042
Posted By hokiefyd

If it's in nice condition, that's a good price. ...

If it's in nice condition, that's a good price. You can usually tell if a bike has been ridden a lot, or at least taken care of (no paint chips, scratches, etc.). Bikes will, of course, wear with...
06-19-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 211,180
Posted By hokiefyd

I made a trailer for my hybrid. It started...

I made a trailer for my hybrid.

It started with a used Thule Chariot Cougar 2 that I scored for 25 bucks on the local Craigslist. The original canvas sides were all moldy and weathered, which was...
06-15-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By hokiefyd

Walmart sells a few items from a company called...

Walmart sells a few items from a company called 50 Strong, and I highly recommend them.

https://be50strong.com/collections/bike-accessories

Their basic water bottle holder is a fantastic value...
06-09-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,739
Posted By hokiefyd

The Roam is probably a good bike for your stated...

The Roam is probably a good bike for your stated use. I have a 2018 model Roam 2, and I quite like it. It will take larger tires, which I've really come to prefer. The Escape series may also be a...
06-07-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm glad that it's more of a fine aggregate than...

I'm glad that it's more of a fine aggregate than asphalt pavement. And cheers to the NPS for keeping up with the maintenance on it. I know they've been busy over the past year or two with floods...
06-03-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By hokiefyd

Chain Reaction Cycles is probably one of the...

Chain Reaction Cycles is probably one of the larger of the online bike parts distributors. They're based in the UK. Members of my family and I have ordered parts through them in the past and have...
06-03-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 575,910
Posted By hokiefyd

Congratulations on your retirement!

Congratulations on your retirement!
05-30-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 2,183,272
Posted By hokiefyd

Great-lookin' bike, and scenery!

Great-lookin' bike, and scenery!
05-30-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By hokiefyd

I have an older Specialized Body Geometry saddle....

I have an older Specialized Body Geometry saddle. I'm unsure of the specific model, but it has suited me well so far. Specialized seem to engineer pretty good saddles as a whole. I ought to try a...
05-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By hokiefyd

So-called "cross posting" is generally frowned...

So-called "cross posting" is generally frowned upon, especially as a means of increasing one's post count (which you're clearly not doing). With a site as vast as Bike Forums, the forums are so...
05-24-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,203
Posted By hokiefyd

I said in my last post that I'd put the...

I said in my last post that I'd put the Continental X-King tires on my MTB's wheels, and I did. Not long thereafter, I nearly wiped out on a section of trail that I can blast through on the Mezcals,...
05-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks nice, Frank!!

It looks nice, Frank!!
05-16-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By hokiefyd

Frank, there is a lot of good info in this recent...

Frank, there is a lot of good info in this recent thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1172473-platform-pedals.html). Happy hunting!
05-16-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By hokiefyd

The panniers are integrated on this model; they...

The panniers are integrated on this model; they fold out from the side pockets. This is the Topeak DXP (https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/rear-rack-bags/122-mtx-trunkbag-dxp) bag.
05-15-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,087
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a 2018 Giant Roam 2 -- basically the same...

I have a 2018 Giant Roam 2 -- basically the same bike. I have run Planet Bike Cascadia 45mm fenders on this (which are supposed to be good for tires up to 35mm wide). I didn't buy these fenders for...
05-14-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 401,502
Posted By hokiefyd

You very likely will love the disc brakes. They...

You very likely will love the disc brakes. They don't necessarily have that much more power than rim brakes, but I think they're a lot nicer to use. I've owned a lot of rim brake bikes, and still...
05-11-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By hokiefyd

You could run a 40-42mm tire with that clearance....

You could run a 40-42mm tire with that clearance. At about 185 pounds, I'd probably try lower pressures. I'm 240 pounds and I used to run about 40 psi in the front and 50-60 psi in the rear on my...
05-10-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By hokiefyd

You can measure to be sure. I assume no fenders,...

You can measure to be sure. I assume no fenders, right?

Your fork should be no problem. Most are plenty large. You'll be tightest at either the seat stays or the chain stays. Typically,...
05-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By hokiefyd

Think of it in terms of what you could sell your...

Think of it in terms of what you could sell your older bike for. What, $150? Maybe $200. Is it worth that or more to you to have it? I think it probably is. :ride:
05-01-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a Giant Roam (which is analogous to the...

I have a Giant Roam (which is analogous to the Trek DS), and I quite enjoy it. I've recently converted it from 622mm ("700c") wheels to 584mm ("650b") wheels, and I like it better with the smaller...
04-30-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 224,978
Posted By hokiefyd

That raw aluminum is a cool look.

That raw aluminum is a cool look.
04-26-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,668
Posted By hokiefyd

No, but I'd consider it if it met my gear range...

No, but I'd consider it if it met my gear range requirement. I use a range of about 0.80 to 3.50. Of your list, the Cannondale comes close to it, and all of the gears would be usable.

I think a...
04-24-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,813
Posted By hokiefyd

There is, in fact, a picture of a female rider...

There is, in fact, a picture of a female rider hoisting a Giant Escape in the air, presumably after finishing the event...on the Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAGBRAI).
04-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 458,314
Posted By hokiefyd

My hybrid took me on a whole lotta this this...

My hybrid took me on a whole lotta this this evening...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20190422_190857755_3b6f0b0d2e435793359feacefacd2b2b46c1be8c.jpg
04-22-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By hokiefyd

I tried the Google machine, and came up with this...

I tried the Google machine, and came up with this website (https://road.cc/content/news/34738-updated-fsa-introduce-new-bottom-bracket-standard%E2%80%A6-bb386evo). It says the BB386EVO standard is...
04-12-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By hokiefyd

I think a better way for the article to state...

I think a better way for the article to state that would be that, above 10 mph (or whatever speed they claim), rolling resistance is not longer the predominant factor. I wouldn't say that it's no...
04-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,203
Posted By hokiefyd

Looking back at this thread makes it seem like I...

Looking back at this thread makes it seem like I change stuff on my bikes around a lot, and I guess I do! I recently ordered a set of 27.5" wheels for my Roam. I found some WTB SX19 rims laced to...
04-05-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,813
Posted By hokiefyd

Drop bars have been the Thing To Have in North...

Drop bars have been the Thing To Have in North America for quite some time, but it's easy to overlook the fact that many people around the world ride VERY long distances (like, actual bike touring)...
03-10-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,739
Posted By hokiefyd

I haven't read most of this thread, but I'll...

I haven't read most of this thread, but I'll share my experience with them. Before riding one, I had neither love nor hate for them, but I was curious. After riding one, I'm convinced that they're...
12-21-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,203
Posted By hokiefyd

I put my Schwalbe Little Big Ben tires back on...

I put my Schwalbe Little Big Ben tires back on the Roam this week (40-622 size) and moved the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders from the Trek Verve that I never ride anymore over to the Roam. The fenders...
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