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11-24-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
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: 444
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By hokiefyd

Friction somewhere is preventing B from...

Friction somewhere is preventing B from retracting. You can put small dabs of grease where the return spring hooks slide against the brake arms (near where you have A and B labeled in the...
11-23-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
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, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 635
Posted By hokiefyd

I'd say it's a definite maybe. The cassette...

I'd say it's a definite maybe.

The cassette itself will be fine. As others have noted, shifting may be degraded some due to shift ramp discrepancies, but this is not a big deal.

I think what...
11-23-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
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: 164
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...
11-17-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By hokiefyd

As samat22 has fewer than 10 posts, he or she...

As samat22 has fewer than 10 posts, he or she won't be able to post pictures. If you PM me a link to a photo album, I can help you with pictures. Short of that, the terminology used is confusing...
11-16-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By hokiefyd

Those stand-off pieces are not available...

Those stand-off pieces are not available separately to my knowledge -- they're welded to the rack legs.

The advantage they have over just adding spacers and a long bolt is those stand-offs are...
11-14-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 835
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the visual give-away for several...

I think the visual give-away for several sprockets on a "carrier" (more on this below) is the brass-colored rivets around the circumference of one or more of the sprockets, per the image that Hondo6...
11-14-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By hokiefyd

I've owned and serviced for family several sets...

I've owned and serviced for family several sets of both Shimano and Tektro. I think three Tektro systems and probably six or seven Shimano systems. In short, the Shimano systems seem to be of higher...
11-10-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
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...
11-07-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By hokiefyd

It's on a fat bike right now with a 22-32-42 3x...

It's on a fat bike right now with a 22-32-42 3x and a 12-36 cassette. It runs all combinations of that drivetrain well. I was using it in a 1x configuation (36t) with the 11-40 cassette.

It should...
11-03-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
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,...
11-03-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,455
Posted By hokiefyd

Interesting! Wikipedia says...

Interesting! Wikipedia says (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherohala_Skyway) it's a portmanteau of Cherokee and Nantahala, which makes sense for cheh-ruh-hay-luh.
11-03-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By hokiefyd

I ride almost exclusively in Keen Newport sandals...

I ride almost exclusively in Keen Newport sandals (on flat pedals). The Keens have relatively rigid soles for walking shoes (especially good to support the wide footbed), their treadpattern has...
11-03-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,455
Posted By hokiefyd

Only slightly related: how does LiteSpeed...

Only slightly related: how does LiteSpeed pronounce this model name?

chee-row-HAY-la?

cheh-row-HA-la?

Hard "ch" sound to start, or soft "sh" sound to start?

Inquiring minds want to know.
11-03-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By hokiefyd

Link assist...

Link assist (https://99spokes.com/compare?bikes=norco-xfr-1-2021%2Cpolygon-heist-x5-2022)

There really isn't much in the specifications that lend to a positive recommendation of one vs. the other....
10-27-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 501
Posted By hokiefyd

Did you mean to say Shimano IG (Interactive...

Did you mean to say Shimano IG (Interactive Glide)? I think the sprocket thickness on those is pretty thick (with thin spacers). I think it's Shimano HG (Hyper Glide) that's compatible with SRAM,...
10-27-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 501
Posted By hokiefyd

I have experience with both situations described...

I have experience with both situations described above and both have worked acceptably well to me. This is with Shimano "mountain" stuff, though I think mountain and road are pretty interchangeable...
10-27-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By hokiefyd

I learn something new every day! Indeed, there it...

I learn something new every day! Indeed, there it is...

https://www.askdifference.com/cog-vs-sprocket/

I, too, have traditionally used "cog" or "cogwheel" to describe a geared or toothed wheel...
10-27-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
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: 442
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,899
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm glad you posted that video, because I was...

I'm glad you posted that video, because I was going to as well. Not in correction to anything posted here about bicycle brakes, but just as an interesting journey into the physics of tire slip and...
10-18-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,455
Posted By hokiefyd

DowneasTTer I'm interested to hear more about...

DowneasTTer I'm interested to hear more about your experience on the VA capital trail in and around Jamestown. It looks like my oldest daughter may be going to Christopher Newport University next...
10-18-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
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...
10-12-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By hokiefyd

Those "ripped" teeth are intentional shift aids,...

Those "ripped" teeth are intentional shift aids, to help lift the chain up and onto that ring from the smaller ring. There seem to be two primary methods for doing this -- the twisted or ripped...
10-08-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,779
Posted By hokiefyd

Ooh -- tell me about that Peugeot! Blue bikes...

Ooh -- tell me about that Peugeot! Blue bikes are my favorite -- and blue Peugeots are the cats meow! Is that a steel-framed Peugeot hybrid?
10-08-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By hokiefyd

I think you'll like the Continental Ride Tour...

I think you'll like the Continental Ride Tour tires. I have them in size 54-584 (27.5 x 2) and they're very smooth and quiet rolling. The center tread rib (and each of the tread blocks also) is a...
10-05-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By hokiefyd

Presuming this...

Presuming this (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sirrus-4-0/p/174696?color=279693-174696) is the bike, it looks like it came/comes with a Shimano Sora RD, a Microshift FD, Microshift trigger...
10-03-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By hokiefyd

Sounds good. Just a quite note about...

Sounds good. Just a quite note about nomenclature -- a freehub supports the use of a cassette -- the freehub is the splined "spindle" onto which a cassette slides and contains the ratcheting...
10-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By hokiefyd

A bike of this vintage likely has a 7-speed...

A bike of this vintage likely has a 7-speed freehub. You would need the longer 8/9/10-speed freehub to use an 8-speed cassette. There's one caveat to that, involving modifying a 9-speed cassette that...
09-30-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By hokiefyd

It likely has a Novatec hub. It sounds like it's...

It likely has a Novatec hub. It sounds like it's a cartridge bearing, and you can usually read the number on the rubber seal. It's probably a 6011-RS or 6011-2RS. But check your bearing to be sure.
09-30-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By hokiefyd

Hello, and welcome! For the brakes, I...

Hello, and welcome!

For the brakes, I presume they're linear pull brakes (V-brakes). Shimano brakes would work fine, and are available fairly inexpensively. Look for model BR-T4000. Brake...
09-24-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,133
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...
09-22-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 167,660
Posted By hokiefyd

Cornchips to some of your comments... ...

Cornchips to some of your comments...

Gearing: yes, I think this is a drawback for the recent move back to 2x drivetrains on many of the current hybrid bikes, like Escapes, FXes, Roams, etc. In...
09-20-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 858
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...
09-20-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By hokiefyd

$10 for a Jamis Coda is a steal, even if you have...

$10 for a Jamis Coda is a steal, even if you have to replace all the bolt-ons. The bones of that bike are truly some of the best out there (Reynolds butted steel frame).
09-20-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,133
Posted By hokiefyd

I think you must have misinterpreted something...

I think you must have misinterpreted something you read above. Folks are saying that you WANT the pads close to the rotor, but that you need to do it with caliper positioning, and NOT by simply...
09-19-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
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...
09-18-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 858
Posted By hokiefyd

I like the way you wrote this, and I think it...

I like the way you wrote this, and I think it makes good intuitive sense. Minimum length describes the shortest possible chain that physically permits big/big. Maximum length describes the longest...
09-16-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By hokiefyd

I think the idea is front and rear brake posts...

I think the idea is front and rear brake posts (the posts to which the brake arms are mounted) often have wider spacing on the fork than they do on the seat stays. Using Shimano's idea of an ideal...
09-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 739,783
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: 906
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: 721
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: 721
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...
09-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By hokiefyd

There is definitely some interesting research...

There is definitely some interesting research lately (scientific, non-scientific, etc.) about the relationship between tire size and rolling resistance. Contrary to convention wisdom, which...
09-07-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't consider this a kludge at all, and I've...

I don't consider this a kludge at all, and I've done this to every bike I've ever owned with Presta valves. I don't have anything against Presta or anyone who prefers them; I just prefer Schraders...
09-07-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with freeranger to start with tires,...

I agree with freeranger to start with tires, tubes, and brake pads. You'll see the biggest differences from these and they'll get you going and then you can figure out what else you might want to do....
09-07-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By hokiefyd

Short answer: yes, it does. By how much? Using...

Short answer: yes, it does. By how much? Using nominal numbers a 38mm tire is about 698mm tall and a 32mm tire is about 686mm tall, a 1.7% decrease. Those are just nominal numbers, and assume both...
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