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06-28-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By hokiefyd

Were the no-name brakes also hydraulic? ...

Were the no-name brakes also hydraulic? Low-grade Shimano hydraulics are very strong. I have several sets on several bikes and they rival the best rim brakes for sheer stopping power, and should be...
06-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By hokiefyd

If that's a metal handlebar, as it appears it is...

If that's a metal handlebar, as it appears it is (either aluminum or steel), then you should have no worries at all.
06-17-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By hokiefyd

In general, very few bike brands actually...

In general, very few bike brands actually manufacture their own bikes and Reid bikes, like many others, are probably made under contract by Giant, Merida, or one of the other Taiwanese frame...
06-16-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By hokiefyd

Microshift and SunRace both make friction...

Microshift and SunRace both make friction shifters for the left side (front derailer). SunRace make several "lines" of shifters. You can get the super inexpensive SLM10 shifters (which come as a set,...
06-16-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By hokiefyd

You can also get SRAM Centerline rotors (note:...

You can also get SRAM Centerline rotors (note: Centerline, not Centerlock). https://www.jensonusa.com/SRAM-Centerline-Rotor They're not solid, but their cutouts are shaped to rotate "in line"...
06-15-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By hokiefyd

I think we may not be clear on exactly what...

I think we may not be clear on exactly what you're looking to do. The picture you posted is of a 46T chain ring, so I think it "read" like you wanted to convert your 48T/32T 2x into a 46T 1x. I see...
06-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm surprised at the enthusiasm for Lemon Pledge...

I'm surprised at the enthusiasm for Lemon Pledge for the paintwork. I don't know it not to work, but it never occured to me to try it, either.

To the Pledge users, it works better than something...
06-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By hokiefyd

You averaged 36 ft/mile in 2020, 49 ft/mile in...

You averaged 36 ft/mile in 2020, 49 ft/mile in 2021, and 76 ft/mile so far in 2022. That seems fairly hilly to me, though I suppose everyone's definition of "hilly" will vary, right?
06-15-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow -- great customer service from Shimano! ...

Wow -- great customer service from Shimano! "Over torqued due to a bad plate." Interesting. I'd certainly be interested to know if you can tell any difference, visually, between the new derailer...
06-15-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By hokiefyd

I know what you mean. The modern "gravel bike"...

I know what you mean. The modern "gravel bike" probably fits your needs -- it's a "road bike" but with clearance for tires much wider than traditional "road bikes" have.

I don't know how large of...
06-15-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,558
Posted By hokiefyd

That should work in your MultiTrack (given you...

That should work in your MultiTrack (given you also change to a 9-speed chain and shifter). Mountain 9-speed spacing is 135mm, but road 9-speed spacing is only 130mm. Either one should fit fine in...
06-14-22, 07:27 AM
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Views: 276,558
Posted By hokiefyd

I really like 3x7 and 3x8. I've tried several...

I really like 3x7 and 3x8. I've tried several other combinations, including converting older bikes to newer stuff, but I've gone back to the 3x7/8 consistently. It just works. There's plenty of...
06-14-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By hokiefyd

TL;DR a strap will work fine for most types of...

TL;DR a strap will work fine for most types of work.

I have a semi-recumbent to which I added a hub motor and other e-bike conversion parts. Because it doesn't have a diamond frame and does not...
06-13-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,558
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome! Yes, you won't be able to get any more...

Welcome! Yes, you won't be able to get any more sprockets on that 7-speed freehub body*, but you could swap to an 8/9/10-speed freehub body in the future if you wanted to. I'm pretty sure the bike...
06-13-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome to BikeForums. Is that Bianchi...

Hi, and welcome to BikeForums. Is that Bianchi SX like this one?

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1061912-bianchi-sport-sx-year-value.html

If so, it's...
06-13-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By hokiefyd

What is your gear inches range target? This...

What is your gear inches range target?

This is only a guess, but I'd think you'd use a narrower range cassette if going with a 3x crank. For instance, Microshift sells 11-28, 11-32, and 11-36...
06-13-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By hokiefyd

I really like triples for how I ride (with an...

I really like triples for how I ride (with an upright commuter/touring riding position). I use the chain rings for gross changes in speed range and then think of the cassette as a way to trim or...
06-13-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, this is what is commonly done. You could...

Yes, this is what is commonly done. You could also use thinner chain ring bolts/nuts on your large ring and mount it in the second position without the chainguard in the third position.

The link...
06-10-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By hokiefyd

If only to get the front derailer good and...

If only to get the front derailer good and properly mounted to the bike, I agree. It looks like the current one doesn't have the correct shimming arrangement going on. The FD-M310 you purchased...
06-10-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By hokiefyd

At 50-51mm, the chainline is probably on the...

At 50-51mm, the chainline is probably on the outside of what will work well, as you're finding out. It's possible that the FD-M310 will work better, even if you do have to set the limit screws on it...
06-10-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with a chainline problem. The Low limit...

I agree with a chainline problem. The Low limit screw being all the way in, and the High limit screw being all the way out, suggests the crankset is spaced further outward on the bike than this...
06-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 27,286
Posted By hokiefyd

I know this is a super old thread, but for those...

I know this is a super old thread, but for those who are tracking stuff like this, Rivendell is selling cassettes made by S-ride that meet the description. 11-36, 13-34, and 13-42...all 7-speed. I...
06-09-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By hokiefyd

From the tech manual for this derailer...

From the tech manual for this derailer (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RARD001/DM-RARD001-04-ENG.pdf), it looks like the cable is installed correctly. bchains has curled the...
06-09-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By hokiefyd

This seems like an unfortunate side effect of the...

This seems like an unfortunate side effect of the geometry of that cable mounting approach, doesn't it? When pulled taught (in the largest sprocket), the cable angle between where it exits the cable...
06-09-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By hokiefyd

This probably isn't the problem...however...the...

This probably isn't the problem...however...the cable routing at the cinch bolt (nut, really) on the derailer is not how Shimano intended it. The cable should run straight...from where it exits the...
06-06-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By hokiefyd

Generally, no, there won't be enough brake pad...

Generally, no, there won't be enough brake pad adjustment to go from a 26" wheel (559mm in diameter) to a 700c wheel (622mm in diameter). There's a 63mm total diameter difference, which is 31.5mm on...
06-03-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,238
Posted By hokiefyd

Link assist: https://imgur.com/a/uhTLulF

Link assist: https://imgur.com/a/uhTLulF
06-02-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By hokiefyd

It's probably worth mentioning also that Park...

It's probably worth mentioning also that Park Tool has an excellent video series on wheel service, including spoke tensioning and fixing both radial and lateral runout:
...
06-01-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By hokiefyd

Links to everything I've used here... Front...

Links to everything I've used here...

Front rack: Sunlite Gold Tec Front Rack (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B002MKHR6G?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1)...$19
Rear rack: Blackburn Grid 1...
06-01-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By hokiefyd

It's clear that I was off with my thickness...

It's clear that I was off with my thickness recollection above. I appreciate the resources listed giving the correct info!
06-01-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 576
Posted By hokiefyd

You can certainly measure spoke tension, but...

You can certainly measure spoke tension, but common sense is handy as well.

If you know "about" what a good wheel's spokes feel like (in terms of tension), then you can work to approximate that on...
06-01-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By hokiefyd

Tubeless ready tires seem to be more difficult to...

Tubeless ready tires seem to be more difficult to mount, in general. The size of your tube shouldn't be what's causing the difficulty...however...I do think most would recommend going smaller than...
06-01-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By hokiefyd

DT Swiss makes nice hubs and has a pretty nice...

DT Swiss makes nice hubs and has a pretty nice product selection wizard that asks you the critical questions about what you have or want and filters their portfolio to only what'll fit.
...
05-31-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 613
Posted By hokiefyd

I have found the same, and it sure is...

I have found the same, and it sure is counter-intuitive. I think it's simply a case of a forward saddle not being forward enough to really do what you think it should do. Moving the saddle rearward...
05-31-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By hokiefyd

The direct answer to your question is, "yes,...

The direct answer to your question is, "yes, there is a difference between Shimano brake cables and shift cables." There's a difference between brake and shift cables regardless of brand -- brake...
05-31-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By hokiefyd

I think a sacrificial seat-and-seat-tube for...

I think a sacrificial seat-and-seat-tube for transport may be your best solution, since it sounds like your rack relies on that downward force to keep the bike's tires in the two stirrups or loops. ...
05-29-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By hokiefyd

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05-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By hokiefyd

1997 GT Vantara

I bought this off the local Facebook Marketplace from an older couple looking to get it out of their garage. Very typical for our area -- bought at a bike shop in the DC area, probably hung in the...
05-29-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,744
Posted By hokiefyd

How would a 5-speed cassette body work? Just...

How would a 5-speed cassette body work? Just install 5 of your favorite sprockets of whatever cog count you like and make your own cluster? I guess one might could even do 6 or 7 on it if one...
05-28-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By hokiefyd

These should be standard quick release skewers,...

These should be standard quick release skewers, designed for 100mm hubs in the front and 135mm hubs in the rear. You're looking for just standard skewers, not through axle or any other special...
05-28-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,744
Posted By hokiefyd

Pic assist. I'll defer to others who've built...

Pic assist. I'll defer to others who've built way more wheels than I have to offer their experience on something like this.
05-28-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,744
Posted By hokiefyd

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05-28-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,744
Posted By hokiefyd

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05-28-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,744
Posted By hokiefyd

I think that'll be the primary potential...

I think that'll be the primary potential downside. What is the narrowest 8-speed hub traditionally available? I think 7-speed is as narrow as 126mm OLD and 8-speed is as narrow as 130mm OLD? I'm...
05-26-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By hokiefyd

Would you be able to post a close-up picture of...

Would you be able to post a close-up picture of the chainstay where the cable stop used to be? I presume it's a separate part that "fell out" for lack of a better word, and it sounds like there may...
05-25-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By hokiefyd

You may also consider an indexed thumb shifter....

You may also consider an indexed thumb shifter. Like a friction shifter, it will let you dump (or climb) a bunch of sprockets at once. I don't know how many options (if any) you have compatible with...
05-24-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks for that chart! 42mm does seem pretty...

Thanks for that chart! 42mm does seem pretty narrow for a tire marked as 1.75". I have a set of Michelin Country Rocks that are marked 26x1.75" and also 44-559...and their actual width is about...
05-23-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By hokiefyd

Wow -- those be some long chain stays! I thought...

Wow -- those be some long chain stays! I thought for sure they looked like 26s, with the clearance between the tire and the seat tube. I have a couple of sets of the Paselas in 700x38...one a...
05-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks fun! Are those 26" wheels with...

It looks fun! Are those 26" wheels with Panaracer Paselas? I think they're labeled 1.75" ... what do they actually inflate to on your wheels? Are they pretty true to size?
05-22-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,558
Posted By hokiefyd

That Surly bar looks pretty ace on that bike!

That Surly bar looks pretty ace on that bike!
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