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Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Nyah

Having owned both a Trek 520 with Shimano 105...

Having owned both a Trek 520 with Shimano 105 triple (road crankset - 52/42/30) and a Kona Sutra with Shimano Deore triple (MTB crankset - 48/36/26 now customized to 48/36/22), I would go with the...
03-29-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Nyah

I like the 21, because of its range of gearing,...

I like the 21, because of its range of gearing, over the Nexus 8. As was said previously, the Nexus 8 will be fine for riding just around the neighborhood. But the 21 will allow more than that. If...
03-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Nyah

CliffordK, it took awhile but, thanks to your...

CliffordK, it took awhile but, thanks to your help, I can now upload photos! It never required jumping through this hoop in the past.
03-29-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Nyah

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/80-2020_03_26_15_24_28_e5c4ece4a4f43fe6ed5f83e498a04d56e31aa76d.jpg

I now also have a pair of the Wald #582...
03-28-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Nyah

The albums are a new concept to me. I can't see...

The albums are a new concept to me. I can't see how to upload to them.

The screen-shot of your post was to show an example of how posts look to me when people include large images in them. I...
03-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,386
Posted By Nyah

I do 99-percent of my riding on streets/roads,...

I do 99-percent of my riding on streets/roads, and obviously none of that is effected. Grocery shopping by bicycle has increased the amount of riding I do.

I can't imagine anyone being afraid to...
03-27-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Nyah

I am not familiar with that. I did try...

I am not familiar with that.


I did try posting the adjusted .jpg to a different thread topic but I still got the mystery alert and no success.
03-27-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Nyah

That make sense. Although after adjusting the...

That make sense. Although after adjusting the size, it's still not working and the window popping up is still not telling me what the problem is. The image was at something like 1500 wide. I've...
03-26-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 675
Posted By Nyah

I'm doing the family grocery shopping now, by...

I'm doing the family grocery shopping now, by bicycle (saves me from having to touch the store's shopping carts). There's no public transportation where I am so, that's not part of the picture. One...
03-26-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Nyah

Something prevents me from uploading a photo.

When I try to upload an image (756K in size) to the post that I'm composing, it says something like "50% complete", but then a window pops up which says "Alert" and then nothing else but a button to...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 917
Posted By Nyah

I've seen a Jamis Diablo, which has what you're...

I've seen a Jamis Diablo, which has what you're looking for, but the fork doesn't have mounts for low-rider pannier rack. It also has un-housed cable along the top of the toptube, so you'd have to...
03-24-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Nyah

When I get to the store, my bicycle becomes my...

When I get to the store, my bicycle becomes my shopping cart.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Nyah

I would think the BigApple would work the same...

I would think the BigApple would work the same with your rim that the BigBenPlus does. If you only have 3mm of mudguard-clearance with your 55mm BBP though, I would choose the 5mm narrower version of...
03-22-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Nyah

I use a wire basket - probably smaller than your...

I use a wire basket - probably smaller than your milk crate, but the same concept - in conjunction with an insulated tote bag that fastens closed on the top. The basket is fastened to my rear rack. ...
03-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,441
Posted By Nyah

Amazon paid zero in taxes last year. They get...

Amazon paid zero in taxes last year. They get cities to give them huge tax breaks as incentive to locate their business infrastructure their, which effectively exempts them from paying for roads and...
03-21-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,942
Posted By Nyah

Can you provide the Costco webpage for this...

Can you provide the Costco webpage for this bicycle? I followed the OP's link and the bicycle was no longer there. I assumed that the bicycle was no longer for sale.
03-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,873
Posted By Nyah

I can now add grocery shopping inside the...

I can now add grocery shopping inside the supermarket, to my list of stores that my '2-wheeled cart' was not refused. Here are some additional reasons why nobody was worried about it:
It's...
03-18-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Nyah

Bicycles that allow for at least a rear rack,...

Bicycles that allow for at least a rear rack, would be a place to start. I use my Trek 520 with a wire basket lashed to the top of the cheap rear rack that came with it (same as any cheap rear rack...
03-16-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Nyah

I only buy touring bicycles. My first bicycle as...

I only buy touring bicycles. My first bicycle as an adult was my Trek 520 and I never did buy a "road bike" or "mountain bike. I've never owned an aluminum frame/fork. Chromoly every time. Cro-mo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Nyah

It's definitely not going to work if the stem...

It's definitely not going to work if the stem post folds to the inside. It's very helpful to know that stem posts are available which fold to the outside!

So I think that's great! One hurtle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Nyah

Once upon a time, it existed. Example 1...

Once upon a time, it existed. Example 1 (https://dahon.com/bikes/speed-d30/), Example 2 (https://eu.dahon.com/bikes/speed-d30-2/).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Nyah

Can a Dahon Speed still fold if I convert it to drop-bars?

I like drop-handlebars, to the point of not wanting to spend money/time on bicycle ownership that doesn't involve them. Does this preclude me from enjoying the Dahon Speed frame of folding bicycle?
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Nyah

I have a Kona Sutra in size 46. Kona has really...

I have a Kona Sutra in size 46. Kona has really understated the size of this bicycle. It's probably equal to the next size up of another brand. I wouldn't be surprised if your 5'1" friend can't stand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,725
Posted By Nyah

Maybe so, but your recommendation of a bicycle...

Maybe so, but your recommendation of a bicycle with disc brakes was irrelevant to the discussion, which was about the concept of a bicycle being made to accommodate both disc and cantilever brake...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,725
Posted By Nyah

You're asking me? Well, I hadn't before. I...

You're asking me? Well, I hadn't before. I don't see what's so great about it though. It's frame/fork are aluminum, not chromoly. That right there makes it inherently wrong. It doesn't have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,725
Posted By Nyah

Alright, I thought I saw a bracket for a disc...

Alright, I thought I saw a bracket for a disc brake-caliper on the fork. Thanks for the explanation of what those parts really are. I guess it's too good to be true that a company would make the...
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,620
Posted By Nyah

This post is not an update on the Sutra, but on...

This post is not an update on the Sutra, but on another bicycle that someone posting in this thread was considering.

While visiting the REI store in northern Virginia recently, I checked out the...
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Nyah

How do I change my cassette and chainrings?

Hola touristas,
On my Trek 520, I have an 8-speed Shimano "Megarange" 11-34 cassette, which is far from ideal, due to an 8-tooth gap near the low end. I would like to change to an 11-32 cassette, as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,725
Posted By Nyah

I originally thought that bicycles couldn't be...

I originally thought that bicycles couldn't be upgraded later to disk brakes. However, I don't see why that has to be a rule. Any frame/fork could be made to facilitate both braking systems.
...
03-04-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,873
Posted By Nyah

I also would not recommend leaving the bicycle...

I also would not recommend leaving the bicycle anywhere unattended. It's the least likely to cause anyone a problem, and least likely a problem should occur to it, if you keep it under your control....
03-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Nyah

Any reasonably stocked bicycle shop should have...

Any reasonably stocked bicycle shop should have numerous racks that are compatible with fenders. The bicycle itself is where the incompatibility would exist, as some do not have eyelets for racks.
03-02-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Nyah

The Korean one looks to be a folding bicycle.

The Korean one looks to be a folding bicycle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Nyah

I just checked out Bike Friday's extensive...

I just checked out Bike Friday's extensive offerings online. That route is certainly more expensive than a Dahon Speed 9, but BF's large list of choices get me so much closer to what I want, that I...
02-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,873
Posted By Nyah

Having recently moved to a town with stores, I do...

Having recently moved to a town with stores, I do this every time. The hardware store and the Petco so-far. I keep a wire basket lashed to the rear rack, so the bicycle itself serves as my shopping...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Nyah

Low-rider rack-mounts on Surly (and some other bicycles).

While looking at photos of Surly bicycles such as the Trucker, it appears that their mounts for low-rider racks are the same as mounts for water-bottle cages. Is that what they are and if so, how is...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,775
Posted By Nyah

Are there any drop-bars in cro-mo?

Are there any drop-bars in cro-mo?
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Nyah

I'm glad to learn that the GP5000 comes in 32mm. ...

I'm glad to learn that the GP5000 comes in 32mm. I should be able to use fenders with that.
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Nyah

Which 32mm tires would you recommend?

Which 32mm tires would you recommend?
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Nyah

The 37-622 is actually 35mm, the 42-622 is...

The 37-622 is actually 35mm, the 42-622 is actually 40mm and 32-622 is the crazy one at 32mm.
From page 68 of the Schwalbe 2020 catalog...
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Nyah

I don't have experience with the Marathon...

I don't have experience with the Marathon Supreme. People over on the General forum replied that they like them...
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Nyah

Marathon classics in 35mm are a great ride on the...

Marathon classics in 35mm are a great ride on the Trek 520*.

*Just make sure you'd also have enough room for a fender under the fork. After going from 32mm Conti TopTouring to the 35mm Marathon,...
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,620
Posted By Nyah

Can you explain why you think small persons might...

Can you explain why you think small persons might be better off with a 26er? I have already disagreed with other people who suggested that, because I've been fine with 700c bicycles so far. Please...
02-17-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By Nyah

You know neither what a diamond shape is nor,...

You know neither what a diamond shape is nor, what a gusset is???



Does the OP, JeffOYB, have any questions about my suggestion?
02-17-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By Nyah

Adding a diamond-shaped gusset in the crotch...

Adding a diamond-shaped gusset in the crotch might go a long way in preventing those holes from happening in the first place.

Patching or reinforcing (w/patch) :
Best scenario would be to patch...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,620
Posted By Nyah

Now, that Masi Giramondo IS very close to the...

Now, that Masi Giramondo IS very close to the Sutra. Several of the parts are even identical, too. I like the Giramondo rear rack more than the one on the Sutra, because I'd be able to put a wire...
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,562
Posted By Nyah

I wear the same footwear whether I'm cycling or...

I wear the same footwear whether I'm cycling or not. Toe-clips accommodate any footwear (or even lack thereof).
02-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By Nyah

At the thrifty end of the spectrum (and it looks...

At the thrifty end of the spectrum (and it looks like that would be more do-able for you than a new Kona Sutra), I too recommend a used hybrid bike. Make sure that you've got tires that are...
02-09-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By Nyah

I just bought a new touring bicycle and must say...

I just bought a new touring bicycle and must say that it's perfect for commuting to/from a location that has safe storage. The Sutra by Kona comes setup with a rack, mudguards, 40mm tires, cro-mo...
Forum: Touring
02-07-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,620
Posted By Nyah

I've been using a Trek 520 (700c) for the past 20...

I've been using a Trek 520 (700c) for the past 20 years. The only reason I'm looking for a new bicycle is that this Trek 520 (1999 model) doesn't accept both 35mm tires and fenders.

I'm already...
02-04-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,153
Posted By Nyah

Mystery surrounding 52t chainring? I have no...

Mystery surrounding 52t chainring? I have no idea where you're getting that from. I've been talking about how the limitation of bicycle gearing systems prevents me from having a bicycle that does...
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