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Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Nyah

That's a narrow rack you have there. If you're...

That's a narrow rack you have there. If you're going to try something different, you might as well go for more than just lower. On my 700c utility bicycle I have a Salsa Wanderlust HD...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Nyah

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/680x510/80-fd_low_limit_screw_max_91247678f49d3549bfe12e3ef0c2dfa19748095c.jpg
After adjusting the low limit screw all the way
to its extreme,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Nyah

Hopefully these depict the scenario. ...

Hopefully these depict the scenario.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/80-fd_overview_ea3909b79d83301b0a15a8355297f58ab9b8dcb1.jpg
Side view.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Nyah

Using a double crankset with Dahon-style braze-on frames?

Has anyone managed to get decent results using a front derailleur on a Dahon/Fnhon/Crius that has a built-in front-derailleur hanger? I tried a Shimano 105 FD but the braze-on won't allow it to...
02-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Nyah

Trouble setting up Microshift BS-M10 bar-end-shifter.

I'm trying to setup a Microshift BS-M10 bar-end-shift lever on a folding bicycle conversion to drop-bars. The problem is that it's upshifting unintentionally (I can see the lever springing downward,...
01-14-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By Nyah

For Autumn, Spring, even Winter riding, I prefer...

For Autumn, Spring, even Winter riding, I prefer a wool, non-caped shirt-jac and just add layers underneath as needed. I never bother washing it, as sweat evaporates from it before it can start to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Nyah

Chromoly will be dependable and, in the context...

Chromoly will be dependable and, in the context of folding bicycles, at least, will be no heavier than aluminum. For those reasons among others, I chose the Dahon Speed.


Also, beware of the...
Forum: Touring
01-14-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Nyah

The shift cables on my Microshift/drop-bar-setup...

The shift cables on my Microshift/drop-bar-setup are only under the tape for about two inches from end of the handlebar - no kinks at all - where-as yours are conforming to the bars.
01-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Nyah

Park PCS-10.2 is what I chose. It took me at...

Park PCS-10.2 is what I chose. It took me at least a year to decide between Park and Feedback Sports. Not knowing the details about what I'd need out of a maintainance stand, I'd read reviews and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,338
Posted By Nyah

I would love to know haw far you were able to ...

I would love to know haw far you were able to
successfully spread the fork of your CrMo Dahon
Boardwalk S1. Maybe I can do it with my Dahon Speed,
to accept 100mm front hubs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,338
Posted By Nyah

I would love to be able to get an Fnhon Storm,...

I would love to be able to get an Fnhon Storm, V-brake frame/fork, here in the USA. Then I could have the bicycle that I want without having to buy a Dahon Speed and all of the parts on it that I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nyah

You conveniently cut out the part of my post that...

You conveniently cut out the part of my post that mentioned I will not be considering disc brake with QR. Thru-axle is here, I have a bicycle with them, I know how good disc brakes are with them and...
12-27-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,722
Posted By Nyah

The problem with disc brakes is not the brakes,...

The problem with disc brakes is not the brakes, it is the manufacturer trying to sell them with a frame/fork that were made for QR-skewers. Disc brakes don't belong on those frames/forks but people...
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,508
Posted By Nyah

Disc brakes without thru-axles are disappointment...

Disc brakes without thru-axles are disappointment that lasts for the life of the bicycle. It's better to keep using V-brakes until you find a disc brake bicycle that is thru-axle. That issue plus...
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,508
Posted By Nyah

I agree with what Djb said about the Fuji Touring...

I agree with what Djb said about the Fuji Touring Disc's components, and I use to recommend this bicycle. My recommendations stopped when I realized that there is a scam going with manufacturers...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Nyah

English language Ebay appears to only have...

English language Ebay appears to only have counterfeit Litepro seatposts, with metal pieces on top that don't adjust well with the saddle angle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Nyah

I can rotate the post around but the clamp won't...

I can rotate the post around but the clamp won't tilt enough in that direction for a reasonable seat angle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Nyah

Thank you for your input, Roger. Might you share...

Thank you for your input, Roger. Might you share some additional detail:

Do you have a better photo of the saddle-clamp? The photo that you posted, which shows this part, seems to have been...
Forum: Touring
12-22-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Nyah

Widest pedal that I have experience with is the...

Widest pedal that I have experience with is the MKS 3000R. The gripping portion is about 3.5" wide. I like this pedal because it relies on rubber for the grip, rather than pins that bite into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Nyah

Suggest a good zero-offset seatpost for Dahon/Tern/Fnhon/Crius (i.e. 33.9mm)

I need a 33.9mm seatpost that locates the seat farther forward. The seatpost that came stock on my Dahon has an offset clamp which puts the seat too far back from the bottom bracket than what I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nyah

That's great. Did you have to modify the BMX...

That's great. Did you have to modify the BMX fork at all to get it to work? Also, do you have a source for that fork you used? I've found almost no BMX forks that facilitate a V-brake.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nyah

I own a bicycle with disc and thru-axle and it...

I own a bicycle with disc and thru-axle and it never has the problems that I see people having. That tells me that disc brakes without thru-axles are not ready for public consumption. People should...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nyah

How to get Dahon bicycle to use 100mm front hub?

I feel stuck having to use 74mm hubs on my Dahon Speed. Being able to use the same 100mm hub standard that the vast majority of non-folding bicycles uses would widely open up the choices in wheels...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,764
Posted By Nyah

I think these are the same ones that are on the...

I think these are the same ones that are on the Konacado, which have worked very well for me so far. The front is a "micro-index" friction. It feels like exactly that, which results in a light,...
12-10-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Nyah

Disc brakes work great when the frame/fork has...

Disc brakes work great when the frame/fork has thru-axles. The problem is all the manufacturers who are choosing cheap production and sources. People want disc brakes but a lot of them get scammed...
12-09-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Nyah

Earlier in this thread I endorsed the Fuji...

Earlier in this thread I endorsed the Fuji Touring Disc as a decent alternative to the Kona Sutra. Now though, after learning that this Fuji has QR-Skewers rather than thru-axles...
12-08-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Nyah

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12-08-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Nyah

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Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Nyah

MKS 3000R work well for me.

MKS 3000R work well for me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Nyah

I'm guessing that the problem might be caused by...

I'm guessing that the problem might be caused by disc-brakes being used with quick-release skewers. If you replaced the fork with one that has a thru-axle, that brake might work as intended. In the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Nyah

Decent folding pedals?

I just got my first folding bicycle a couple of weeks ago. It came with Wellgo folding pedals. The folding method of them is ingenious and seems quality enough. The part that I don't like about...
12-03-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,875
Posted By Nyah

The rack that came with my bicycle is fairly low...

The rack that came with my bicycle is fairly low quality. An aluminum thing that uses twisted-plate supports. Good enough for shopping, though. I keep my Wald pannier baskets, as well as a third...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Nyah

I have a US-market D9 (which I ordered from...

I have a US-market D9 (which I ordered from Dahon) but would've bought the D8 instead, had any been left (that's what I initially tried to do, since I was already planning to upgrade it beyond what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Nyah

That's what aluminum does after having received...

That's what aluminum does after having received enough fatigue. One more reason why I choose chromoly instead, at least when it comes to frames/forks.

Chromoly: always been good to me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,281
Posted By Nyah

By "pusher" do you mean pedal? The position of...

By "pusher" do you mean pedal? The position of the front wheel can be accommodated by adding-to/subtracting-from, the toptube, on each side of the hinge in equal amounts. For instance, if 3" were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Nyah

What I'm trying to do is add drop-bars to a...

What I'm trying to do is add drop-bars to a bicycle that employs a folding (or otherwise retractable) handlepost. The adjustable threadless stem that you describe would certainly allow folding the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Nyah

Low 31.8mm drop-bars: recommended handleposts/stems?

I been looking to convert a Dahon Speed to drop-bars. Seems that the ideal height for the bars would be 10"/25.4cm, for me at least. As far as I know, the only way to keep the drop-handlebars...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,281
Posted By Nyah

You're confused. In my post, I acknowledged that...

You're confused. In my post, I acknowledged that the bicycle owner is tall. My post was addressing where someone implied that a 20" bicycle with the folding system that Brompton uses, would need to...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,923
Posted By Nyah

I like to ride in the drop-position and my...

I like to ride in the drop-position and my opinion of the B17 is not favorable. After about 25 miles using it, my perineum was in so much pain that I decided to dismount so that I could push my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,281
Posted By Nyah

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/30552791bn_0f2a6bafa5f488c148cb200460e8a2c316a305fa.jpg
There's no reason that this bicycle couldn't be made
with a shorter toptube....
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,931
Posted By Nyah

I think Fuji offers a better bicycle in their...

I think Fuji offers a better bicycle in their Touring Disc. It's less expensive than the Trek 520 and has better core components (chromoly fork, etc). Use the savings to buy better racks than what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,559
Posted By Nyah

This bicycle looks beautiful. Two thumbs up for...

This bicycle looks beautiful. Two thumbs up for the 4130 (my preferred frame/fork metal over aluminum, always). Two more thumbs up for rolling-while-folded!

Since it comes with disc brakes,...
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,850
Posted By Nyah

This is my shopping at home: ...

This is my shopping at home:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/80-2020_05_09_18_46_17_2_copy_0ac6a5849ac9965b23083828bd0233501bb06b1d.jpg
Pushing the bicycle around the...
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,850
Posted By Nyah

Do what you do at home. If it's a store with a...

Do what you do at home. If it's a store with a hard floor and that invites people to use shopping carts, I wheel the bicycle right into and around with me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-24-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Nyah

I spent a lot of time looking into the BikeFriday...

I spent a lot of time looking into the BikeFriday New World Tourist. The only thing about it that was a deal-breaker, for me, was the fact that it's not roll-able while in folded mode. I eventually...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Nyah

I actually am not even sure what brand/model of...

I actually am not even sure what brand/model of rims these are. They're the ones that Dahon put on the bicycle. I tried to change the title of this thread to reflect this but that attempt apparently...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Nyah

I suspect that it's not just the rims on the...

I suspect that it's not just the rims on the bicycle sent to me. The rims have been produced to appear as if they have a machined brake track. I suspect that there's nothing I can do about it,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Nyah

Not impressed by Dahon OEM rims.

I got my first folding bicycle today. A Dahon Speed9. For the most part it is nice, but I have to say that I've never before seen rims that have such roughly-joined seams. Not even on a Huffy BMX...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,987
Posted By Nyah

Those are actually the kind of bars I'm...

Those are actually the kind of bars I'm interested in for my folding bicycle. What are their width (center to center of the drops)? I'm looking for narrow, 36cm to 38cm. At the most 40cm.
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,987
Posted By Nyah

If the kind of travel you're referring to would...

If the kind of travel you're referring to would be on planes/trains in which the bicycle is stowed in a cargo hold, then yes. If I ever choose to do that, I can merely disassemble the drop-handlebars...
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