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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,878
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: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Nyah

I believe the Chromoplastic fenders have been...

I believe the Chromoplastic fenders have been discontinued. The only SKS fender I can find for 20" wheels, now, is the B53 for 20", which only comes in black. I think that's a huge shame. All...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,355
Posted By Nyah

Until BikesDirect comes to its senses and adds...

Until BikesDirect comes to its senses and adds V-brake mounts, you might be able to make do with a bracket that adds V-brake mounts. I last had one of these like 20yrs ago. Don't know what is...
06-05-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Nyah

I use a Tern Loader2 rack on my Dahon Speed in...

I use a Tern Loader2 rack on my Dahon Speed in conjunction with a basket. ...
Forum: Touring
05-15-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Nyah

http://img04.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i4/118407149/T...

http://img04.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i4/118407149/T2iJJtXl0MXXXXXXXX_!!118407149.jpg
These handleposts don't adjust in height. They are each a single piece (other than the clamp at top and hinge at...
Forum: Touring
05-15-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Nyah

Will do regarding the mini-velo. This is my...

Will do regarding the mini-velo. This is my first complete build from the ground up (even the paint) and it's being spread out. Some of it is quite frustrating, such as needing an extra-long chain...
Forum: Touring
05-14-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Nyah

It's a Simon-Bikes.de promo photo. They have one...

It's a Simon-Bikes.de promo photo. They have one frameset, which they use to offer a variety of different bicycles. I do have the frameset and am equipping it to be my touring/utility bicycle. ...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Nyah

It was easy to do on my Nook. First I had to...

It was easy to do on my Nook. First I had to make sure the image fit the aspect ratio of the nook, which is 800 x 600 portrait. After plugging Nook into my computer, I navigate to the Screensavers...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Nyah

You definitely need something that allows you to...

You definitely need something that allows you to use your map image as the screensaver. The 2012 Nook that I just unearthed from a moving crate doesn't appear to allow this, either. Some kind of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By Nyah

They may not be overkill for folding bicycles,...

They may not be overkill for folding bicycles, but they are stupid. The problem with disc brakes on folding bicycles is that folding bicycles are usually OEMed as cheaply as possible, which...
05-11-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By Nyah

Best solution, there. Even a cheap caliper used...

Best solution, there. Even a cheap caliper used with thru-axle is more dependable than a high-end caliper is with QR-disc.


We all need to agree to not buy any QR-disc bicycles/frames/forks. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By Nyah

In your thread that has photos of the bicycle, I...

In your thread that has photos of the bicycle, I can see that you probably have room for 50mm tires. If that observation is correct, I wouldn't even bother with the 37-45 width range. Schwalbe Big...
04-25-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,067
Posted By Nyah

Bicycle shoes are only necessary if your pedals...

Bicycle shoes are only necessary if your pedals require them. I have rubber-block pedals on all of my bicycles because I prefer minimalist footwear that have mostly smooth tread pattern.

I do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,355
Posted By Nyah

That looks a little iffy, to me. A larger tire...

That looks a little iffy, to me. A larger tire probably needs twice as much extra vertical space as needed for each side. If the frameset accommodated V-brakes, there'd probably already be enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
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: Folding Bikes
04-11-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 844,334
Posted By Nyah

So yeah, nothing beats chromoly for folding...

So yeah, nothing beats chromoly for folding bicycle frames/forks, short of going titanium. The Dahon Speed lives on in the Fnhon Storm. Which is a better deal anyway, since you can buy just the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 844,334
Posted By Nyah

Only the aluminum ones, not the chromoly ones,...

Only the aluminum ones, not the chromoly ones, such as the Speed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 844,334
Posted By Nyah

I like the Dahon Speed and frames inspired by it...

I like the Dahon Speed and frames inspired by it (Fnhon Storm, etc). These are folding bicycle frames made of chromoly, with V-brakes arranged for the 406 rim and enough clearance for 50mm tires. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
Posted By Nyah

It's not just the shape of the C15 that I like...

It's not just the shape of the C15 that I like better than the B17, I'm also happier with the cambium than with the leather. It doesn't require any breaking-in, conditioning or safeguarding, and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 344,355
Posted By Nyah

I want the Nano updated to have enough space to...

I want the Nano updated to have enough space to fit 50mm tires. That is my basic criteria when considering bicycles with wheels smaller than 24".

Every time I visit stores for provisions, I...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
Posted By Nyah

I'm 5'7" and ride drop-bar bicycles exclusively,...

I'm 5'7" and ride drop-bar bicycles exclusively, with the bars a couple inches below the saddle. Neither the B17 nor C17 w/cutout worked for me. I'm happy with the C15 w/cutout and have one waiting...
04-03-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Nyah

BTW, I experience no problematic flex in this...

BTW, I experience no problematic flex in this Minoura stand (https://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/Images/Original/142471_1.jpg). Maybe it improves upon older iterations of the stand, in this context,...
04-03-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Nyah

Fishboat's post gave me the courage to finish up...

Fishboat's post gave me the courage to finish up the rear wheel (front was already done). I got the rim into the correct place after tedious work and then finished up by tightening both sides...
03-31-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Nyah

I should mention that in addition to the Minoura...

I should mention that in addition to the Minoura stand, I'm also already using a dishing stick and the Park spoke tension tool.


I was frustrated with the process of the rear wheel. Now though, I...
03-31-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Nyah

Not sure if Park truing stand will even be helpful.

This is my first attempt at building wheels. The front wheel went well enough but, the rear one is a bugger. The hub of the rear one is an IGH with an OLD of 135. This is wide enough that the...
Forum: BMX
03-26-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,794
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: 3,794
Posted By Nyah

My sentiment exactly.

My sentiment exactly.
Forum: BMX
12-23-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,794
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
12-23-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By Nyah

Huh? You are omitting the first part of my...

Huh? You are omitting the first part of my sentence, the part which qualifies it as my own preference, and then trying to question me about a notion which I never made.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By Nyah

Of those bicycles that I can find info on (which...

Of those bicycles that I can find info on (which Riese & Müller bikes and Moulton bikes are you refering to?), they are cargo bicycles rather than loaded-touring bicycles. Also, I thought I was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Nyah

That looks to be an N-Gear Jump Stop. It's...

That looks to be an N-Gear Jump Stop. It's probably not original to the bicycle but should serve your purpose.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Nyah

You could try a ThirdEye Chain-Watcher. I don't...

You could try a ThirdEye Chain-Watcher. I don't know if it will accommodate the wider seat-tube of a folding bicycle or not. It has some adjustment in this regard though.

The one I use on my Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By Nyah

Even though I previously expressed interest,...

Even though I previously expressed interest, regarding tri-fold bicycles, in this thread, I really am not interested, for the same reasons that Pinholecam cited. For me, a properly-equipped (CrMo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By Nyah

If the luggage-truss (or whatever Brompton calls...

If the luggage-truss (or whatever Brompton calls their system) was better than a fork-supported rack, then specialty loaded-touring bicycles would be using them. I use a fork-supported rack on my 20"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By Nyah

Does anyone make a 20" version and, without...

Does anyone make a 20" version and, without QR-disc brakes?
12-02-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By Nyah

I rode from DC to Harpers Ferry MD on a saddle...

I rode from DC to Harpers Ferry MD on a saddle made of hard plastic. One made of carbon fibro surely woundna be any worse.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,391
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: 2,391
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...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Nyah

I usually just keep the bicycle with me whenever...

I usually just keep the bicycle with me whenever I go shopping. But anyplace with a garage such as this surely must respect bicyclists. <3dream<3 I wish other places would get on board.
11-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,879
Posted By Nyah

I ride in mittens every Winter, yet, don't...

I ride in mittens every Winter, yet, don't recognize any relative issues with braking, shifting or anything else.
11-20-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Nyah

Use a fingerless glove that converts into a...

Use a fingerless glove that converts into a mitten via a mitten-flap. Pull the mitten-flap off just for when you need to use the touchscreen, put it back on when you're done. That's what I use and...
11-19-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By Nyah

For Sweeks and anyone else who uses a dishing...

For Sweeks and anyone else who uses a dishing stick/tool to make up for the inaccuracies of this stand, I'm curious: Are you able to effectively use the dishing stick without removing the wheel from...
11-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By Nyah

The stand looks just like this: ...

The stand looks just like this:
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcontent.bikeroar.com%2Fsystem%2Fproduct%2F000%2F051%2F152%2Flarge%2F1.jpg%3F1472204125&f=1&nofb=1
11-18-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By Nyah

Frustration with Minoura wheel truing stand.

First time wheelbuilder, trying to do a front wheel. New hub, rim, nipples and custom-cut spokes.

So I've learned that a wheel which is very off, laterally, can 'magically' be brought into true...
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,218
Posted By Nyah

My preferred winter glove has a mitten-flap,...

My preferred winter glove has a mitten-flap, which allows it to be worn as either a mitten or a glove. These are the perfect Winter cold-protection for my hands. Mittens are warmer than gloves and, I...
11-12-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By Nyah

Who said anything about a manufacturer's limited...

Who said anything about a manufacturer's limited warranty? I pointed out that a warning against using beyond a specified use life is a form of planned obsolescence. Manufacturer's limited...
11-12-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By Nyah

Planned obsolescence right under your nose/butt.

Planned obsolescence right under your nose/butt.
11-12-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Nyah

No connection to bicycles is turning up for me. ...

No connection to bicycles is turning up for me. He might've had an endorsement deal for exercycles but that's probably it.
11-12-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By Nyah

What is being offered here, scan the rider's butt...

What is being offered here, scan the rider's butt and then use the data to 3D-print a saddle for them?
11-10-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
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...
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