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10-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 518
Posted By Nyah

There really is no such thing as "breathable...

There really is no such thing as "breathable rainwear". However, if you look at it another way, there is at least one solution to the stated problems. If you ask what is the most ventilating...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Nyah

For certain types of brakes, there are solutions...

For certain types of brakes, there are solutions that extend your brakes to the 406 rim size. You would of course have to get the new rims, too. What brake types does your Bike Friday facilitate?
09-15-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Nyah

The right 20" bicycle can be ridden any distance....

The right 20" bicycle can be ridden any distance. I've converted my Dahon Speed to drop-bars and do 50-mile rides with it. The 50mm tires are key to smoothing out the ride on 20" diameter wheels.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Nyah

The guy you spoke with is correct in warning you...

The guy you spoke with is correct in warning you about the cost. However, I think that he probably felt that he lacked enough knowledge to speak about it in detail. Instead of admitting that,...
08-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Nyah

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. ...

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. Polarized sunglasses during the day, amber shop-glasses at night. They are protection from flying objects, just as much as a place to clip my mirror.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Nyah

Try folding it with the handlepost across the...

Try folding it with the handlepost across the frame instead of in-between it (pull the seatpost entirely out of the seat-tube before folding the handlepost). Here's what mine looks like fully folded...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By Nyah

Supermarkets are actually easier than many people...

Supermarkets are actually easier than many people think. These stores accommodate people pushing shopping carts around. I easily bring my bicycle inside and push it around as if it were a cart. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Nyah

I haven't been shopping for cage pedals so, don't...

I haven't been shopping for cage pedals so, don't know what's out there for what price. The BM-7 is serviceable and thus made to last while cheaper pedals most likely are not. The pedals that I do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Nyah

Looks like some cage pedals. MKS makes great...

Looks like some cage pedals.

MKS makes great pedals of many different types. Check out their BM-7 model.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 313,919
Posted By Nyah

Pay no attention to what I said about your bars,...

Pay no attention to what I said about your bars, then. I prefer bars with deep drop because they provide a distinct difference between the hoods and the drops. For that reason, I don't use new...
07-16-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,307
Posted By Nyah

Is this the forum that someone said is defunct? ...

Is this the forum that someone said is defunct? I actually check this one more often than I do the General forum.
07-05-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,691
Posted By Nyah

Death to Amazon .com. Also, sanction Bezos, and...

Death to Amazon .com. Also, sanction Bezos, and claw back all the taxes that he has avoided paying.
06-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By Nyah

No rear-view mirror?!? Ride without one if you...

No rear-view mirror?!? Ride without one if you have to. But if you don't have to, why would you? I always ride with eye-protection, which is also a handy place to clip a mirror to.
06-13-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,448
Posted By Nyah

My two favorite pairs of pedals came from Harris...

My two favorite pairs of pedals came from Harris Cyclery. Since they are fully serviceable, I will regularly be reminded of where I got them from. Thank you Harris Cyclery! and thanks to Sheldon...
06-13-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Nyah

I use rubber-block pedals on all my bicycles....

I use rubber-block pedals on all my bicycles. That's what I immediately thought of when I saw the title of this thread. Ones currently being produced are MKS 3000S and 3000R. Cup-n-cone loose-ball...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Nyah

Good job on the application. I just want to...

Good job on the application.

I just want to add that there is a way to fold drop-bars without them being on the outside. It involves either twisting the seatpost or, pulling the seatpost out...
06-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,380
Posted By Nyah

By the way, there is no "post-pandemic", yet. ...

By the way, there is no "post-pandemic", yet. Covid19 is still raging around the world, birthing new variants that might not be effected by current vaccinations.
06-12-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,380
Posted By Nyah

It's only happened to me a couple of times, and...

It's only happened to me a couple of times, and just within the past couple of weeks. One item was not being manufactured to meet demand and the other was due to a discontinuation of the color that I...
05-22-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,111
Posted By Nyah

QR-disc? I'll take rim brakes over those any day.

QR-disc? I'll take rim brakes over those any day.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,069
Posted By Nyah

I just got a Tern Loader G2 rack for my Dahon...

I just got a Tern Loader G2 rack for my Dahon Speed. Before I saw it
in person, I wasn't sure that it would allow me to use panniers without
my heels hitting them. Now I'm pretty sure that this...
05-13-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,302
Posted By Nyah

Bring the bicycle in with you and don't leave it...

Bring the bicycle in with you and don't leave it out of your control.
Works for me:...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,266
Posted By Nyah

The Novara Randonee had been around for awhile. ...

The Novara Randonee had been around for awhile. Was a contemporary to the Trek 520, Bianchi Volpe and Fuji Touring. Looks good to me, although you could make it better by replacing the cassette...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,563
Posted By Nyah

https://www.dutch-clogs.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

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05-03-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,052
Posted By Nyah

I did it - I got the signal to change! The next...

I did it - I got the signal to change! The next time I came to this intersection, again, there weren't any cars to trigger the sensor. This time though, I moved to the center of the lane and rolled...
Forum: Touring
04-30-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,116
Posted By Nyah

A recent example of why QR-disc is ready for the...

A recent example of why QR-disc is ready for the dustbin of history:
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1229408-noisy-disc-brakes-did-i-screw-proverbial-pooch.html


As for the rim...
04-26-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,052
Posted By Nyah

None. Did the other guy have the right to...

None.

Did the other guy have the right to pass me on my left in this situation?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By Nyah

One thing you should know about the 20" bicycles...

One thing you should know about the 20" bicycles is that there are two different sizes which fall under that classification. The 406, which uses BMX tires (capable for gravel) and the 451, which...
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,116
Posted By Nyah

Looks great. I'm glad to see that it no longer...

Looks great. I'm glad to see that it no longer has the bogus rack that it had previously been spec'ed with.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,907
Posted By Nyah

Without what is known as a thru-axle, a disc...

Without what is known as a thru-axle, a disc brake will not live up to its potential and, could be very disappointing. If the disc fork has a "C" shape in the part of the dropout where the axle...
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,186
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
12-11-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
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,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
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: 1,482
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: Touring
11-25-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,452
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: 3,452
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.
11-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,767
Posted By Nyah

A wool, non-caped shirt-jac or hunting shirt. ...

A wool, non-caped shirt-jac or hunting shirt. Add a wind-proof vest on the coldest days (or always, in climates that are colder than Northern VA - Use your own judgement). The best kind of vest...
10-30-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Nyah

There are charts for tire/rim width compatibility...

There are charts for tire/rim width compatibility this page (https://www.wtb.com/pages/tire-rim-fit-chart) and others. SheldonBrown .com has one, I just don't have the specific page address offhand....
10-30-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By Nyah

Wool fingerless gloves that convert into mittens.

Wool fingerless gloves that convert into mittens.
10-29-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Nyah

Big Apple w/Raceguard RLX is new to me. It seems...

Big Apple w/Raceguard RLX is new to me. It seems to be the regular Big Apple model now though, actually. The Marathon is a different tire but does also come in 50mm width.

I just found the...
10-29-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Nyah

Schwalbe Big Apple fits all those...

Schwalbe Big Apple fits all those characteristics. My bicycles all use narrower tires but my unicycle has the Big Apple and I like it.

Edit: The Big Apple doesn't have puncture protection. For...
10-29-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,893
Posted By Nyah

I always thought of my Trek 520 (1999 model) as...

I always thought of my Trek 520 (1999 model) as an ugly bicycle - navy-blue frame/fork and black everything else. But I have to agree with you: Folding bicycles are the ugliest. That said, I want...
10-27-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,894
Posted By Nyah

I Use A Rain Cape, Which, When Used With...

I Use A Rain Cape, Which, When Used With Sufficient Fenders, Does A Lot To Keep Rain Off The Bicycle (As Well As Off The Rider) In The First Place. I Use A Rain Cape Without A Hood, As Hoods Aren't...
10-24-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,171
Posted By Nyah

For me, cold-weather shoes are just...

For me, cold-weather shoes are just regular-weather shoes but sized, large enough, to accommodate cold-weather socks - thick socks with high wool content (at least 85-percent wool). Neoprene shoes,...
10-11-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nyah

So there was quite steady rain during the second...

So there was quite steady rain during the second half of today's daylight hours, which has been my first chance to test the J&G rain cape and helmet cover. I give them favorable marks! The bicycle...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,229
Posted By Nyah

Is that bag dangling from the seat, with nothing...

Is that bag dangling from the seat, with nothing to keep it from swaying side-to-side? If so, it should be obvious as to what's happening. If you can fasten the bottom of the bag with something...
10-07-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nyah

So I've had the J&G rain cape about a week or...

So I've had the J&G rain cape about a week or such. However, the weather has not been bad enough to test it in!

I did try riding around my back yard with it so that I could at least see how it...
09-27-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By Nyah

This issue is a natural part of the aging process...

This issue is a natural part of the aging process that everyone - not just bicyclists - experiences. As you age, you gradually have less control over how long you can hold your urine. That's why...
09-25-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Nyah

I thought the same as Charliekeet and Thomas:...

I thought the same as Charliekeet and Thomas: Ride this bicycle as-is, put your money towards a better bicycle when they become available again. After getting the new bicycle, you can still upgrade...
09-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nyah

For people who wear a mirror on their eyeshield,...

For people who wear a mirror on their eyeshield, like me, I wouldn't think that a hood would be compatible. Also, it appears that some rain capes were designed without drop-bars in mind. Stupid...
09-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Nyah

The road bicycle sounds better to have, to me. ...

The road bicycle sounds better to have, to me. As for putting drop-bars on the hybrid, you don't need brifters. Brake levers such as DiaCompe 287v, Tektro RL520 and Cane Creek Drop-V allow...
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