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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Nyah

Is the handlepost actually bent, or, is it just...

Is the handlepost actually bent, or, is it just installed askew?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 30,329
Posted By Nyah

Inside-folding, one-piece handlepost: ...

Inside-folding, one-piece handlepost:
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01-18-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,511
Posted By Nyah

I'll agree that it was "user error". It does...

I'll agree that it was "user error". It does show that rim brakes are effective, though. Even though I flipped, I did manage to avoid slamming into the stopped-car in front of me.
01-18-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,884
Posted By Nyah

Definitely. When black spokes became ubiquitous,...

Definitely. When black spokes became ubiquitous, that's where I drew the line. On my recent bicycle piece-up, I choose silver for any part that's available in it.

A couple years ago I had a wheel...
01-14-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Nyah

Walking your bicycle throughout the 5Boro doesn't...

Walking your bicycle throughout the 5Boro doesn't sound like fun at all.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By Nyah

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By Nyah

Let me re-phrase and build upon my previous post:...

Let me re-phrase and build upon my previous post: See if the bottom end of your Dahon's handlepost will fit on a 1&1/8" threadless quill adaptor (use an adaptor that doesn't require a top cap, like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Nyah

You have it all correct. Your options are to...

You have it all correct. Your options are to either get a handlepost that fits you better, or, find an extension piece that's long enough for your existing handlepost to fit you better.

Some...
12-23-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Nyah

All set w/a new pair o bomb-proof FoxRiver Norsk,...

All set w/a new pair o bomb-proof FoxRiver Norsk, thick, heavy, 80% wool:...
12-19-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,119
Posted By Nyah

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By Nyah

That is what I mean, yes. Folding bicycles with...

That is what I mean, yes. Folding bicycles with 20" (or smaller) wheels usually have short chainstays, which effectively puts the pannier close to your foot when the pedal is at the 9 o'clock...
11-26-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By Nyah

Here's the story and the components that people...

Here's the story and the components that people are asking about:
I got the frameset new and added all the parts (everything new, except for crankset and some unrelated parts). Everything went well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,793
Posted By Nyah

Velo Orange unfortunately doesn't offer a...

Velo Orange unfortunately doesn't offer a mini-velo frameset that I'd consider. I'd rather pay Indonesia-used plus shipping to the US, for a Raleigh MV8. It's a much better thought out bicycle than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Nyah

Thank you for the answers. The Gust thus needs a...

Thank you for the answers. The Gust thus needs a 2"/50mm extender to match the controls of the Storm. I'm all ready for that, now! To get one of the newer colors, as well as a model that has a...
11-13-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Nyah

Any wool fingerless gloves that convert into...

Any wool fingerless gloves that convert into mittens serve this purpose well. How is that not obvious?
11-04-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,420
Posted By Nyah

Maybe it's the saddle. I'm seeing people...

Maybe it's the saddle. I'm seeing people reporting that the Brooks Cambium saddles are abrasive to trousers. It's on all of my bicycles - the Brooks C15 saddle. Now I have to find an alternative...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,204
Posted By Nyah

I used to ride with a loaded rear basket on a...

I used to ride with a loaded rear basket on a 700c wheel, drop-bar bicycle. Riding this combo wasn't dangerous at all. There were two issues that the rear load introduced, though.
1. It requires...
10-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Nyah

I use traditional rubber-block pedals...

I use traditional rubber-block pedals w/serviceable cup-n-cone bearings. They obviously have no pins at all. The rubber offers plenty of traction for me and my minimalist footwear.

One of those...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,379
Posted By Nyah

Not me. ...

Not me.
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If it's a store that won't let me bring in a bicycle,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,379
Posted By Nyah

That's nonsense. Side-folding 20" bicycles can...

That's nonsense. Side-folding 20" bicycles can usually roll on their tire while in folded-mode. I do that anytime that I can't take it with me unfolded....
10-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Nyah

If you can't find Windstopper fabric by the yard,...

If you can't find Windstopper fabric by the yard, another option to consider is Polartec WindPro fleece. I use to buy that by the yard at a store called G-street Fabrics. It appears to be available...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Nyah

Alright, don't wear out yourself, then. Leather...

Alright, don't wear out yourself, then. Leather gloves might be your friend, here. Or put on rubber gloves first, then the leather over them. I know what manual manipulation with caustic liquids...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Nyah

BTW, I'm recommending the version with V-brakes...

BTW, I'm recommending the version with V-brakes mounts only (as opposed to the QR-disc version).
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Nyah

It looks similar to an older Dahon Speed, from...

It looks similar to an older Dahon Speed, from back when it needed an aftermarket rear derailleur hanger in order to use anything other than the stock "Neos" RD. It might still have something with...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,848
Posted By Nyah

Regarding the noise of disc brakes, if you choose...

Regarding the noise of disc brakes, if you choose a bicycle that features thru-axles, the noise will never happen. The noise happens because QR-skewers were not designed for disc brakes and are not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By Nyah

I don't have a problem w/Litepro or any PRC...

I don't have a problem w/Litepro or any PRC company. If they offer something good, I'm interested. The reason I wasn't interested in this bicycle you were selling is that I prefer tires in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Nyah

Use a Wald #198 basket securely strapped to a...

Use a Wald #198 basket securely strapped to a rear rack.

I been using a similar basket setup this way for years. Works great for exactly your son's scenario.

If the backpack needs a wider...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Nyah

Before I learned to build wheels myself, I had...

Before I learned to build wheels myself, I had one made by a professional. Where I live, the top wheelbuilder charges $75 labor per wheel and approx $40 for 36 spokes. Add the cost of rim and hub,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,241
Posted By Nyah

Chromoly is all you need. Best durability and...

Chromoly is all you need. Best durability and comfort (and weight, when it comes to folding bicycles) to cost ratios. I ride my Dahon Speed on gravel roads without issue (also at road bicycle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Nyah

Well done. Fnhon chromoly with V-brakes is the...

Well done. Fnhon chromoly with V-brakes is the best thing going for folding bicycles.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Nyah

Try a pair of Vans of the classic design such as...

Try a pair of Vans of the classic design such as Authentics, Eras, Slip-Ons, Old Skools, Chukkas, Sk8-Hi, Half-Cab, etc. All of these are built with the same sole/sidewall construction. Avoid...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Nyah

'Worst-case scenario' is how I decided on...

'Worst-case scenario' is how I decided on 118-links.

I actually just found a $15 9-spd chain with exactly 118-links (and one is a quick-connector). The S-Ride M300. Glad I don't have to make...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,360
Posted By Nyah

Fnhon CrMo 20" w/V-brakes is the best thing going...

Fnhon CrMo 20" w/V-brakes is the best thing going for folding bicycles. The Gust and Storm (excellent clone of Dahon Speed) models. Buy just the frameset and appoint it w/exactly the components you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Nyah

Continental Gran Prix Urban...

Continental Gran Prix Urban (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/continental-grand-prix-urban) (35mm). I've no experience with them though, since all of the bicycles I currently...
Forum: BMX
03-26-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,575
Posted By Nyah

I love mini-velos. I'm building one up from a...

I love mini-velos. I'm building one up from a frame/fork that I ordered from Germany. I won't post a photo here, since its drop-handlebars would surely get me banned. If mini-velos are interesting...
Forum: BMX
12-24-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,575
Posted By Nyah

My sentiment exactly.

My sentiment exactly.
Forum: BMX
12-23-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,575
Posted By Nyah

Blessed are the adults who want to ride BMX...

Blessed are the adults who want to ride BMX bicycles on public roadways. You're allright with me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,412
Posted By Nyah

Does anyone with 20"-folding-bicycle...

Does anyone with 20"-folding-bicycle pannier-experience have anything to say about it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,412
Posted By Nyah

I don't know anything about the bicycles you're...

I don't know anything about the bicycles you're interested in, but, I'll try to give you some general help.


Trunk bags probably won't hold a lot. I have one by Banjo Brothers that has fold-out...
11-12-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By Nyah

Planned obsolescence right under your nose/butt.

Planned obsolescence right under your nose/butt.
11-10-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Nyah

I think that I'll be OK with 36 spokes, as that...

I think that I'll be OK with 36 spokes, as that is actually very common on 20" wheels. For another bicycle, I have a 36 spoke, 20" rear wheel built by Bill Mould. He and I decided that 2x was the...
10-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,620
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...
10-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,109
Posted By Nyah

The black spoke has single-handedly turned...

The black spoke has single-handedly turned bicycles from things of beauty to visually ugly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nyah

I bought my Dahon Speed with an intent of...

I bought my Dahon Speed with an intent of converting it to drop-bars.
Drop-bars are the only kind of handlebars that I like....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
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: 1,641
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: 1,326
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: 2,069
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: 835
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: 36
Views: 4,864
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. ...
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