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08-18-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By hokiefyd

The added benefit of having the crown drilled...

The added benefit of having the crown drilled through is access to that hanger mounting hardware without having to remove the wheel or fiddle with a very small wrench up through the steer tube to get...
08-18-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 337
Posted By hokiefyd

Given what you posted, I agree. I've had this...

Given what you posted, I agree. I've had this with a bike or two in the past, and I found it practically impossible to restore the overall rim width to anything even close to consistent when I had...
08-18-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By hokiefyd

There are a lot of great tire brands. I've had...

There are a lot of great tire brands. I've had excellent service from Continental, Michelin, Panaracer, Schwalbe, and Vittoria. In general, tires with more puncture protection are at the opposite...
08-16-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By hokiefyd

Sheldon's page says that both 1" Raleigh and 1"...

Sheldon's page says that both 1" Raleigh and 1" JIS cups should be 30.0mm. You said you weren't sure if the cups you have are original or if they even came out of that frame? Is it possible they're...
08-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By hokiefyd

There's a maximum there, depending on the...

There's a maximum there, depending on the thickness of your dropouts. This is not a minimum measurement. If your dropouts are, say, only 3mm thick (maybe old pressed steel ones), then your axles...
08-16-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By hokiefyd

If you want to use that crankset on the bike, it...

If you want to use that crankset on the bike, it sounds like you just need to space it out some with a longer (wider) BB spindle. Figure out your current BB spindle length. Figure out how much...
08-16-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By hokiefyd

There is terminology that combines "mullet" with...

There is terminology that combines "mullet" with "drivetrain". These websites describe it as mixing road/gravel/MTB groups together:
...
08-15-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,058
Posted By hokiefyd

LIke that color blue, Brocephus. Great looking...

LIke that color blue, Brocephus. Great looking bike. I'm 240 pounds and have never had a wheel problem on any bike I've owned. I've had several Giants in particular, with house brand hubs and...
08-12-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

For the shudder, it might be good to dismount the...

For the shudder, it might be good to dismount the tires completely (it sounds like you want to replace them anyway) and cup a sheet of relatively fine (220 or 320 grit) abrasive paper over the rim...
08-12-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

It's definitely aluminum. In addition to the...

It's definitely aluminum. In addition to the magnet test, a visual look at the welds is also a good clue. Notice how the welds have a very large bead, especially compared with the welds on the...
08-11-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

I do question whether that fork is original,...

I do question whether that fork is original, given the different finish than the rest of the bike. The brand graphic on the fork blade looks the same as the one on the head tube, but it's possible...
08-11-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

The Coda is Jamis' "fitness hybrid" bike, like a...

The Coda is Jamis' "fitness hybrid" bike, like a Trek FX or Giant Escape. The Coda is unique in that it uses Reynolds 520 chrome-molybdenum steel rather than an aluminum alloy as the frame material....
08-11-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By hokiefyd

I actually remove the thread locking compound on...

I actually remove the thread locking compound on my caliper bolts...or at least dilute it with grease or oil when I install them. And I don't use the plastic retainers, either. Not because I'm a...
08-10-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 287,414
Posted By hokiefyd

Those two MultiTracks look really nice! Did you...

Those two MultiTracks look really nice! Did you make or buy those frame bags? It looks like they fit like custom bags!
08-10-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By hokiefyd

If the Verve fits her well, then it should be a...

If the Verve fits her well, then it should be a fine choice for Canadian weather. It has an aluminum alloy frame, so rust shouldn't be a concern (at least frame rust). It will fit relatively large...
08-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By hokiefyd

I think all sknhgy is saying is that he or she...

I think all sknhgy is saying is that he or she would replace this chain with one that's 1 or 2 links longer when it comes time to replacement, because he or she doesn't like how much tension the...
08-08-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 287,414
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes -- if you're interested in using short pull...

Yes -- if you're interested in using short pull brake levers, you can use Tektro Mini-V brakes or similar. Short pull brake levers are generally not compatible with full length V-brake arms (100mm...
08-03-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a bike with a 20" wheel and I've had, at...

I have a bike with a 20" wheel and I've had, at largest, a 12-36 9-speed cassette on it. This bike has a short cage derailer (an RD-M340) to improve ground clearance, and it was definitely needed...
08-03-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By hokiefyd

With most traditional style derailers, where the...

With most traditional style derailers, where the upper pulley is on a different axis than the top of the cage (and swings up vertically as the cage rotates rearward), shortening the chain can...
08-01-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By hokiefyd

Steel frame hybrids from the '90s universally...

Steel frame hybrids from the '90s universally seem to be genuinely nice rides...and the brand doesn't seem to matter, either. I really like the iCnRnOoSvSa graphic along the top tube! Nice find.
07-31-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By hokiefyd

The subject bike looks like it has a 1" threaded...

The subject bike looks like it has a 1" threaded steerer. It will definitely be difficult to find a suspension fork with a 1" steerer. In addition to the other good advice from tFUnK above, also...
07-26-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, you can use those tubes. The Ride Tour...

Yes, you can use those tubes. The Ride Tour inflates up to about 50mm when mounted on my 19mm internal width rims, which is 1.97 inches. I'm 240 pounds, ride a mix of smooth and not-so-smooth...
07-26-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By hokiefyd

My dad lives in St. George, UT, just up I-15 from...

My dad lives in St. George, UT, just up I-15 from you in Vegas. He deals with the goatheads there all the time. The tread is very deep on the Ride Tours, which means the channels between the tread...
07-25-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By hokiefyd

One tire I'd recommend for you is the Continental...

One tire I'd recommend for you is the Continental Ride Tour, in 54-584 (it'll fit a "27.5 inch" wheel), and it's about 2" wide when fully inflated. It has a very thick rubber tread, completely smooth...
07-25-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,544
Posted By hokiefyd

Beautiful 7.2!!

Beautiful 7.2!!
07-22-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 343,343
Posted By hokiefyd

The late, great Sheldon Brown has a great...

The late, great Sheldon Brown has a great resource on tire sizing systems.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

I agree with him and others -- the ISO/ETRTO nomenclature is easier to...
07-17-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By hokiefyd

Unless you're out there for beating personal...

Unless you're out there for beating personal bests on Stava or comparing average speeds with your buddies (and even if you are...), wider is generally better with respect to comfort and puncture...
07-15-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By hokiefyd

I was thinking that "modern derailleur hanger...

I was thinking that "modern derailleur hanger conversion" meant that he had a steel hanger welded on and called that "modern", with the erroneous thought that everything older used a claw hanger. ...
07-15-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 2,699,544
Posted By hokiefyd

My daughter and I went on a nice evening ride to...

My daughter and I went on a nice evening ride to check out the cows.

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07-12-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like that Axiom rack's QR brackets...

It looks like that Axiom rack's QR brackets extend horizontally rearward from the skewer, but I'm very certain the dropout design in question, with the pronounced flares, won't allow that. An...
07-06-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 343,343
Posted By hokiefyd

Just imagine what else would have went wrong if...

Just imagine what else would have went wrong if Mars wasn't there to supervise your work... :thumb:
07-04-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By hokiefyd

Welcome to the forum! Is it this bike? ...

Welcome to the forum!

Is it this bike? https://www.cube.eu/en/2022/bikes/urban-mobility/fitness/sl-road/cube-sl-road-race-fe-bluenblue/

They call it the Road Race FE, but it looks like it has...
07-01-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By hokiefyd

Some systems may offer regen and some systems...

Some systems may offer regen and some systems will simply cut the motor power, but the brake lever function is the same in any case -- it's simply a switch to tell the e-bike control unit that the...
06-29-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By hokiefyd

In another what's-new-really-isn't vein, the...

In another what's-new-really-isn't vein, the "700C" standard is, strictly speaking, a 39mm tire that fits on a 622mm rim (39mm + 622mm + 39mm = 700mm). "C" indicated 622mm, and 700mm indicated the...
06-29-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 594
Posted By hokiefyd

I like twist shifters in general, and in...

I like twist shifters in general, and in particular, the old school SRAM SRTs and the higher end Shimano Revoshifters (SL-RS45 and above is a different beast than RS35 and below). However, there are...
06-29-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're spacing a brake caliper, I'd use only a...

If you're spacing a brake caliper, I'd use only a monoblock spacer designed for this application. I think they're all aluminum alloy, but the material is less important than the structural rigidity...
06-29-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By hokiefyd

They may resemble these...

They may resemble these (https://shopee.ph/Hydraulic-brake-set-POWER-brand-i.410825088.5184444231) and are probably knock-offs of the Shimano brakes. They're almost certainly not fitted with genuine...
06-28-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
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: 274
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: 4
Views: 517
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: 977
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: 359
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: 135
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: 24
Views: 559
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: 135
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: 33
Views: 896
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: 759
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: 871
Views: 287,414
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
Replies: 871
Views: 287,414
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: 290
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...
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