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11-28-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 101
Views: 1,808
Posted By Rolla

That's certainly how it seems.

That's certainly how it seems.
11-27-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,093
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: 101
Views: 1,808
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: 3,329
Posted By Rolla

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11-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
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: 290
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: 134
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: 19
Views: 435
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: 3,329
Posted By Rolla

:foo: The mystery...

:foo:







The mystery continues. :thumb:
11-21-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,329
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: 3,329
Posted By Rolla

So which is it?

So which is it?
11-19-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
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: 3,329
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: 3,329
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: 3,329
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: 349
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: 863
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: 3,329
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: 76
Views: 1,799
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: 76
Views: 1,799
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: 1,514
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: 1,514
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: 1,514
Posted By Rolla

Your "pissy gatekeeper" schtick is already...

Your "pissy gatekeeper" schtick is already getting old.
11-15-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By Rolla

I thought cxwrench was on vacation.

I thought cxwrench was on vacation.
11-13-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Rolla

Search "smooth center knobby edge bike tire" and...

Search "smooth center knobby edge bike tire" and see what pops up. WTB makes a few tires with this pattern.
11-13-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,277
Posted By Rolla

Having more than one road bike seems redundant,...

Having more than one road bike seems redundant, but as long as you ride them, who cares? Plus, the wear and tear on each bike is greatly reduced the more bikes you own.
11-12-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By Rolla

Nice! Thanks for sharing that.

Nice! Thanks for sharing that.
11-10-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Rolla

Maybe it's my lack of skill, but I always...

Maybe it's my lack of skill, but I always struggle more getting and keeping single-wall rims in true than double-walls. Maybe 36 spokes will help.
11-10-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,163
Posted By Rolla

I personally think the frame material "debate" is...

I personally think the frame material "debate" is much ado about nothing. The "best" frame material is whatever your favorite bike is made of.
11-10-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By Rolla

Original Hutch and Cook Brothers BMX bikes...

Original Hutch and Cook Brothers BMX bikes routinely fetch thousands, but in general I think buying bicycles as an investment is foolish.
11-08-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,012
Posted By Rolla

In all honesty, I would tell you to go to a bike...

In all honesty, I would tell you to go to a bike shop. You may spend more, or you might decide that you need to increase your budget, or you might just walk away and go back to CL. But at the very...
11-07-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Rolla

Found this one...

Found this one...
11-06-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,184
Posted By Rolla

Imagine how people named Dick must feel.

Imagine how people named Dick must feel.
11-05-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,184
Posted By Rolla

Driver Karen: "Get off the road!" Hiker Karen:...

Driver Karen: "Get off the road!"
Hiker Karen: "Get off the trail!"
MUP Karen: "Get off the path!"
Bike Forum Karen: "Ride when, where, and how I tell you to!"

:lol:
11-04-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,184
Posted By Rolla

I generally ride in the center of the lane, but...

I generally ride in the center of the lane, but if a rider or a group announces themselves I'll give 'em some room to pass. It's just a courtesy to them and to any oncoming riders. Ain't no biggie to...
11-03-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Rolla

Without being able to inspect it, it's hard to...

Without being able to inspect it, it's hard to take a guess at what's up, but I would start by making sure the stem, spacers, and top cap are all installed correctly. You need enough space between...
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