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12-04-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By Rolla

I can't stand hybrid pedals, so for me the choice...

I can't stand hybrid pedals, so for me the choice would be between dual-sided platforms or dual-sided clipless.

Since I have both kinds of pedal and it only takes five minutes to swap them out,...
12-03-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 210
Posted By Rolla

Can't really make a reliable recommendation...

Can't really make a reliable recommendation without knowing what kind of brakes (disc? caliper?) and the brand/model of the derailleurs.
12-02-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,066
Posted By Rolla

Assertive isn't synonymous with aggressive.

Assertive isn't synonymous with aggressive.
11-30-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

The acerbic sarcasm of your earlier post suggests...

The acerbic sarcasm of your earlier post suggests otherwise, but sorry if I misinterpreted.



Maybe it comes with my age, but I don't much concern myself with stuff that's out of my control. I'm...
11-30-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

When you're done putting words in my mouth, try...

When you're done putting words in my mouth, try to understand that the overwhelming majority of people who purchase hybrids are more casual riders. There's nothing wrong with that, and it's nothing...
11-30-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

What constitutes a "serious" rider is entirely...

What constitutes a "serious" rider is entirely subjective, and has almost nothing to do with the bike they ride.
11-30-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 861
Posted By Rolla

I'd be worried that those anecdotes only apply to...

I'd be worried that those anecdotes only apply to a specific instance with a specific airport's personnel; what happens in Orlando might not work in Seattle.

See if JB can give you the number of...
11-30-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 861
Posted By Rolla

I would imagine that discussing it with the...

I would imagine that discussing it with the airline itself would give you more peace of mind than any anecdotal reassurance you might receive here.

Call them on the phone.
11-29-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Rolla

They're a little over your budget, but Velo...

They're a little over your budget, but Velo Orange Sabot pedals are toeclip compatible. https://velo-orange.com/collections/pedals/products/grand-cru-sabot-pedals
...
11-29-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Rolla

I currently have 9-speed chains on two of my...

I currently have 9-speed chains on two of my singlespeeds, and an 8-speed on the other. Can't tell any difference in fit or performance.
11-29-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,066
Posted By Rolla

Yes. No. Both.

Yes.



No.



Both.
11-29-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Like that's ever stopped anyone...

Like that's ever stopped anyone...
11-29-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

I acknowledge that exceptions exist, especially...

I acknowledge that exceptions exist, especially at the higher end of the category, but I maintain that most garden-variety hybrid bikes wouldn't be particularly well-suited for an actual gravel...
11-28-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

I’d be more generous than that, given their share...

I’d be more generous than that, given their share of the market. I see the hybrid as a less purposeful bike for those for whom the bicycle isn’t a big part of their life or identity. Y’know, like...
11-28-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Yeah, the "comfort," "fitness," and "hybrid"...

Yeah, the "comfort," "fitness," and "hybrid" categories seem to have a lot of overlap.
11-28-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Agreed on all counts. The shop where I...

Agreed on all counts. The shop where I occasionally work sells a ton of hybrids, mostly to moms and dads who want to ride with their kids or put a child seat on them, and also a fair number to those...
11-28-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Agreed, and my intention wasn't to bash the bike....

Agreed, and my intention wasn't to bash the bike. They clearly fill a demand, even though the category has morphed into something that only tangentially corresponds to the name.
11-28-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

I remember them being advertised in the late 80s...

I remember them being advertised in the late 80s as "City Bikes." Another term that bit the dust, evidently.

This was Bridgestone's take:
...
11-27-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Seems to be the case. Nice bike, btw.

Seems to be the case. Nice bike, btw.
11-27-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

I think “hybrid” initially held promise as...

I think “hybrid” initially held promise as describing a happy medium between road and mountain. I just wonder if it has skewed so far away from the mountain bike side that the name really applies...
11-27-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

You seem to be under the impression that we're...

You seem to be under the impression that we're having an argument. I had just noticed that, unlike their gravel lines, the hybrids don't come with tubeless-ready wheels, and was wondering if that's...
11-27-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Of course. But “road” and “mountain” and “gravel”...

Of course. But “road” and “mountain” and “gravel” and “BMX” at least make sense as categories. A “hybrid” bike doesn’t really reflect what the word means.
11-27-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

According to Marin, the DSX is a flat bar gravel...

According to Marin, the DSX is a flat bar gravel bike, so yeah, I guess it’s like one.

They call the Muirwoods a “transit / urban” bike, which I guess is the new “commuter.”

Marin’s actual...
11-27-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Yes, I’m well aware of what hybrids are and who...

Yes, I’m well aware of what hybrids are and who tends to buy them. The question was whether the term has any meaning anymore.
11-27-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Interesting. They call the FX Sport 4 a "fitness...

Interesting. They call the FX Sport 4 a "fitness bike for riders who want the speed of a lightweight road bike with the comfort and control of a flat handlebar," so I guess it's a "hybrid" of a...
11-27-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Thanks for clarifying that when you said earlier...

Thanks for clarifying that when you said earlier that "modern hybrids are just flat bar gravel bikes (https://www.bikeforums.net/22722781-post7.html)," you really meant that "some higher performance...
11-27-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

Hybrids lack the tire clearance and gearing for...

Hybrids lack the tire clearance and gearing for gravel, but nice try at being incendiary, gangsta. :rolleyes:
11-27-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

That's certainly how it seems.

That's certainly how it seems.
11-27-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,143
Posted By Rolla

Shorten the chain and wrap it around a ridable...

Shorten the chain and wrap it around a ridable gear combo, bypassing the derailleur. The chain tension will probably be less than great, but for the rest of your life you can insufferably flex...
11-27-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rolla

What is a hybrid a hybrid of?

At their inception they were ostensibly a hybrid of a road and a mountain bike. Given what mountain bikes have become, that doesn't seem to be an apt definition any more. Are they currently hybrids...
11-25-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

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11-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Rolla

Swapping and cutting a carbon fork isn't a big...

Swapping and cutting a carbon fork isn't a big deal, but it will require a a race remover and setter, a carbon-specific blade, and a cutting guide. Hydro brakes are similarly straightforward, but...
11-22-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Rolla

I'd use a crown race setter with the appropriate...

I'd use a crown race setter with the appropriate diameter and interface. Not worth buying one, IMO, but your LBS can do it in about a minute. Finger-tight isn't how you want it.
11-22-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Rolla

According to one source, the BB1000 is for a 73mm...

According to one source, the BB1000 is for a 73mm (mountain bike) bottom bracket shell width. Quite probably, it will also fit a 68mm shell with spacers, but check first. While the 19mm spindle...
11-22-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By Rolla

Every spring my bike club goes on a camping trip...

Every spring my bike club goes on a camping trip with our bikes; we load 15-20 bikes into a trailer and drive out to the desert. Our protocol is to remove the pedals and turn the handlebars sideways...
11-21-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

:foo: The mystery...

:foo:







The mystery continues. :thumb:
11-21-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

Regardless of context, I'm skeptical that both...

Regardless of context, I'm skeptical that both are correct. I'm not sure that either are.
11-21-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

So which is it?

So which is it?
11-19-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Rolla

I have a Smartwool one that's my #1 piece of...

I have a Smartwool one that's my #1 piece of cold-weather gear. If you've never used a neck warmer, you'll be amazed at how effective they are; I usually have to take mine off within an hour.
11-17-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

None of these brake pads are positioned...

None of these brake pads are positioned correctly. The two front pads should both hit the rim at the same spot directly across from one another. On the rear, the pad is not aligned with the curvature...
11-17-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

I've never found that V-brakes or disc brakes...

I've never found that V-brakes or disc brakes require much of any adjustment, and when they do, it's pretty simple. If you buy quality parts you'll eliminate the "maintenance" complaint.
11-16-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

Except it isn't moot at all. The "advent" was...

Except it isn't moot at all. The "advent" was about 1992, when the first mass-produced mountain bike with disc brakes was introduced. Thirty years later, we still have coaster brakes, cantilever...
11-15-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Rolla

Yes, but it depends a bit on the pressures you...

Yes, but it depends a bit on the pressures you run. My floor pump gauge gets pretty vague below 25 psi. What shows as 19 might be anywhere from 16 to 22. At those pressures, a pound or two makes a...
11-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 875
Posted By Rolla

I agree with veganbikes: get a taillight that's...

I agree with veganbikes: get a taillight that's rated for daytime use. The Bontrager Flare comes to mind.

As for the attachment, I'd probably just strap it to the frame; I've never had a clip-on...
11-15-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,440
Posted By Rolla

Yep. Any $200 big-box bike (even one made by...

Yep. Any $200 big-box bike (even one made by Giant) is going to have crappy brakes. Almost anything would be an upgrade, so splurge the $30 and get a set of basic Tektros. Good stopping power is...
11-15-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rolla

I had a Kona Sutra Ltd with such an insert, and...

I had a Kona Sutra Ltd with such an insert, and it was an aftermarket unit that came in various seatpost diameters. Something like these....
11-15-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rolla

How is the insert held in place? If it’s...

How is the insert held in place? If it’s removable it can be replaced with a tighter fitting one. But more importantly, how loose is the seatpost in the insert? As long as the seat tube clamp holds...
11-15-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rolla

Oh, like your "contribution" that he ask the bike...

Oh, like your "contribution" that he ask the bike shop after he already said "I know I should ask the bike shop"?

You're a real "asset" to the forum lol.
11-15-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rolla

No, but I'm not surprised in the least that you...

No, but I'm not surprised in the least that you can't see the difference.
11-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rolla

Your "pissy gatekeeper" schtick is already...

Your "pissy gatekeeper" schtick is already getting old.
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