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05-26-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm sure it'll be a good rider. It won't be as...

I'm sure it'll be a good rider. It won't be as nice as bikes from mainline brands from several perspectives. The frame will generally be heavier and probably not as compliant. The wheels are...
05-21-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By hokiefyd

What do you mean when you describe the Frontier's...

What do you mean when you describe the Frontier's frame as proprietary? Most bikes use pretty interchangeable parts. Sometimes you see an odd seatpost size or stem size, but things from that era...
05-20-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like it's in very nice condition, and...

It looks like it's in very nice condition, and I'd say two hundred dollars is a good price for it. I'd make sure the wheels spin true (straight) and the tires hold air and all of that good stuff. ...
05-20-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By hokiefyd

At this point (bike is several years old),...

At this point (bike is several years old), condition matters more than brand and model. First off, do you know if the owner fixed the broken spoke, or is he selling it as-is? You may be able to get...
05-20-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By hokiefyd

This is not a universal truth and was, in fact,...

This is not a universal truth and was, in fact, usually not true until somewhat recently (the past decade or two). Many "traditional" derailleurs had the cage pivot somewhere between the two pullies...
05-07-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,497
Posted By hokiefyd

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My hybrid and I made eight trips this weekend picking up Chick-fil-A hotboxes...
05-07-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By hokiefyd

The upright position with the bar riser...

The upright position with the bar riser definitely won't help your average speed. No judgement here -- I like higher bars myself and find it comfortable, but I couldn't tell you what my average...
04-07-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By hokiefyd

You just have to adjust quickly. It's not unlike...

You just have to adjust quickly. It's not unlike riding drop bars on the tops or in the drops, where you can't immediately reach the brakes. If you're riding in an area where you think you'll need...
04-05-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By hokiefyd

The bar shown will work with your brake and shift...

The bar shown will work with your brake and shift levers. However, you need to be aware of at least two things:

It looks like that bar uses a 25.4mm stem clamp diameter, and your FX likely has a...
03-28-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By hokiefyd

This seems to me to be a contradiction of terms,...

This seems to me to be a contradiction of terms, since V-brakes are linear pull brakes; they're simply the Shimano trademarked branding for linear pull brakes. If they create enough cable pull for...
03-13-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 770,569
Posted By hokiefyd

I think all sized FX 2 forks are the same, save...

I think all sized FX 2 forks are the same, save for the practice of cutting the steer tube to correlate with the head tube length. If you're looking to source an FX 2 fork, it'd be great if you...
03-07-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 770,569
Posted By hokiefyd

10 speed road, with the exception of Tiagra 4700...

10 speed road, with the exception of Tiagra 4700 and GRX, is compatible with 6/7/8/9 speed mountain groups. But 10 speed mountain is not compatible.

Reference link...
02-28-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,285
Posted By hokiefyd

Subject to what Giant might have to say about it,...

Subject to what Giant might have to say about it, I think I would use some plastic spacers/standoffs and try to "sculpt" out one end to sort of match the contour of the mounting surface of that fork...
02-22-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,497
Posted By hokiefyd

My two daughters and I took a ride on the C&O...

My two daughters and I took a ride on the C&O canal towpath on Monday -- a fitting tribute to George Washington (https://www.nps.gov/choh/learn/historyculture/washington.htm) on his birthday.

On...
02-21-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By hokiefyd

The hubs are listed as house brand alloy hubs. ...

The hubs are listed as house brand alloy hubs. I'd bet a moderately expensive coffee that they're cup-and-cone hubs.
02-14-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By hokiefyd

I really like step-through frames. I'm almost 45...

I really like step-through frames. I'm almost 45 and moderately limber. I don't need a step-through frame, but I also don't need the additional stability a top tube brings, and the step-through...
02-12-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,152
Posted By hokiefyd

Iowa10Speed et al, the cotter press is in the...

Iowa10Speed et al, the cotter press is in the mail and the expected delivery date is 14 Feb...an appropriate date to show those old cotters some real tough love.
02-01-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 770,569
Posted By hokiefyd

Sure -- both types of brakes, rim and disc,...

Sure -- both types of brakes, rim and disc, should be able to lift the rear wheel during a full effort stop. There are, of course, a lot of nuances to brake performance, but both should give you...
02-01-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 770,569
Posted By hokiefyd

Your disc brakes may need some time to bed-in. ...

Your disc brakes may need some time to bed-in. Once the pads deposit some material on the rotor (you won't see it visually, but it'll be there), they should stop better for you.

Having said that,...
01-29-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm sorry -- I should have specified. Without the...

I'm sorry -- I should have specified. Without the additional puncture protection belt, the red label tires have a slightly smoother feel to me. Perhaps it's half (or all) placebo, but I do prefer the...
01-29-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, the red label tires don't have the ProTite...

Yes, the red label tires don't have the ProTite belt, and there's definitely a difference between the two. I have two pairs of Pasleas in 38-622...one blue label and one red label. There is a ride...
01-26-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,152
Posted By hokiefyd

I was finally able to use the cotter press...

I was finally able to use the cotter press today...and it worked like a champ. First, the unboxing:
...
01-25-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By hokiefyd

I haven't ridden the Treadwell, but I have tried...

I haven't ridden the Treadwell, but I have tried the Roll. I found the Roll to have a distinct crank-forward feel to it. You can see how raked back the seat tube is...this puts your seating...
01-19-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By hokiefyd

I think those two Shimano brakes are cantilever...

I think those two Shimano brakes are cantilever brakes vs. V-brakes/linear pulls. And I say that only to point out that cantilevers might be a good option on this bike, but might also require some...
01-09-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By hokiefyd

You wouldn't have a problem with the derailer...

You wouldn't have a problem with the derailer pulleys touching the freewheel sprockets. In fact, with an RD-M592, I think you'll have the opposite problem -- the gap will be pretty large and you...
01-09-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 770,569
Posted By hokiefyd

Most front hubs will have ten (10) 3/16" bearing...

Most front hubs will have ten (10) 3/16" bearing balls and most rear hubs will have nine (9) 1/4" bearing balls.
01-06-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By hokiefyd

The Vintage Trek site appears to be down at the...

The Vintage Trek site appears to be down at the moment...they usually have brochures and other things on there that can help you date the bike. Given that derailer (the RD-M591 has been out of...
01-04-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By hokiefyd

Those Tektro pads look mighty thick -- my other...

Those Tektro pads look mighty thick -- my other threaded post pads without pad holders (from the likes of Jagwire, Tektro, and non-Thinline Kool-Stops) measure in the 10-13mm thick range. I hope the...
01-03-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,152
Posted By hokiefyd

Friends, the cotter press cudak888 sent has...

Friends, the cotter press cudak888 sent has arrived and I'll schedule myself some time this week to put it to use. Please let me know if someone's waiting on it and I'll do my best to be prompt with...
12-31-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By hokiefyd

The M591 is of a traditional derailer design...

The M591 is of a traditional derailer design where the upper pulley rotates up as the cage rotates rearward...to keep the upper pulley tracking close to the sprockets as it shifts down the cassette....
12-29-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 332,577
Posted By hokiefyd

After thinking more about the frame clearance I...

After thinking more about the frame clearance I really have on my '97 750, and seeing just what actually would fit, I dismounted the 35s I had on it and tried something larger. Much larger. I have...
12-27-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,028
Posted By hokiefyd

Mind, body, and spirit. Mind: bicycles are...

Mind, body, and spirit.

Mind: bicycles are both fun and easy to wrench on. I'm a car guy at heart, but cars take up more room, and more money, than I care to devote to them at this point in my...
12-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 332,577
Posted By hokiefyd

Beautiful! A '95 model, if I'm not mistaken,...

Beautiful! A '95 model, if I'm not mistaken, brandenjs ?
11-24-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By hokiefyd

Thanks for the picture...it does look like you...

Thanks for the picture...it does look like you indeed have full length cable housings, so you probably could cross them under the down tube for easier and less aggressive bends up front. It's not a...
11-23-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By hokiefyd

You generally have one or the other, unless the...

You generally have one or the other, unless the cables are routed internally through the frame tubes. Unfortunately, internal routing may limit your options here, especially if that internal routing...
11-23-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By hokiefyd

You might consider an alternate cable routing,...

You might consider an alternate cable routing, assuming you have cable stops at the top of the down tube or full length cable housing. The right/rear cable housing typically passes from the shifter...
11-23-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By hokiefyd

What do you reckon abraded the original outer...

What do you reckon abraded the original outer housing like that? That's some pretty serious and concentrated wear...you'll definitely want to try to migitate this for the future (any water intrusion...
11-21-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, most shifter and derailer combinations will...

Yes, most shifter and derailer combinations will work fine. The key, really, is to ensure the shifter you buy is compatible with the derailer. There are some SRAM derailers that require a SRAM...
11-10-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By hokiefyd

I bought a set of Panaracer Paselas from a...

I bought a set of Panaracer Paselas from a "verified" bike shop seller on eBay. One of the tires didn't spin very true and the eBay seller told me to pound sand claiming that, since I installed them...
11-03-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By hokiefyd

It will, but I've found the Shadow style...

It will, but I've found the Shadow style derailers like these, which don't pivot the upper pulley wheel up with cage rotation, to have sluggish shifting across the smaller sprockets of the cassette,...
10-27-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By hokiefyd

There do exist 9- and 10-speed freewheels....

There do exist 9- and 10-speed freewheels. They're relatively obscure (and not inexpensive), but they do exist.

One example, on Amazon: DNP 10-speed freewheel...
10-27-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By hokiefyd

There were two references in your other post that...

There were two references in your other post that steered folks off-track. And none of them is due to "incorrect" terminology -- it's just that bicycle nomenclature is full of ambiguity and vague...
10-18-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By hokiefyd

With an inseam like that, I'm thinking the frame...

With an inseam like that, I'm thinking the frame might fit you well. Is that your pants inseam or true pubic bone height (https://www.rivbike.com/pages/pubic-bone-height-how-to-measure-your-pbh)? I...
09-24-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By hokiefyd

I can also confirm from experience that it...

I can also confirm from experience that it actually does make that much difference. I screwed this up badly when I bought my first bike with cable disc brakes and couldn't figure out how to get them...
09-20-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By hokiefyd

I've experienced what tFUnK has as well....

I've experienced what tFUnK has as well. Sometimes, maximum small/small chain length will be too long for the specific derailer-and-cassette combination, especially if the large sprocket is at or...
09-19-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By hokiefyd

If you're talking metal all the way to the tube,...

If you're talking metal all the way to the tube, several companies make tubes with Schrader valves like this. Continental is one (who at least brands their own name on the tube), and is my go-to for...
09-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 770,569
Posted By hokiefyd

When Trek decides to do something other than...

When Trek decides to do something other than black or super dark grey, they usually come up with some really nice looking colors. Yes, that burgundy color on the FX is really stunning.
09-12-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,045
Posted By hokiefyd

In support of this: Why wider tires are NOT...

In support of this: Why wider tires are NOT slower Rene Herse Cycles (https://www.renehersecycles.com/why-wider-tires-are-not-slower/)

He also opines here about how drum tests are not as...
09-09-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By hokiefyd

I didn't know this before looking it up yesterday...

I didn't know this before looking it up yesterday but, unlike most bike manufacturers, Trek does indeed seem to offer limited warranty coverage for a second or third owner:
...
09-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By hokiefyd

I think this is the salient point here. The bike...

I think this is the salient point here. The bike isn't worth MSRP of a new bike, even if the guy quite literally took it home and put it in a closet without riding it a single mile. This is because...
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