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10-27-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 756
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...
10-11-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
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: 1,854
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: 970
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: 892
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: 456
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: 970
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: 300
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...
08-29-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Nyah

Chromoly touring bicycles are what I prefer and...

Chromoly touring bicycles are what I prefer and recommend for commuting on roads of all types. Chromoly is smooth enough to not need suspension on gravel and it lasts practically forever as long as...
08-18-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,830
Posted By Nyah

48/36/22x36 w/chainwheel guard FTW. Fewer is not...

48/36/22x36 w/chainwheel guard FTW. Fewer is not more. I've absolutely zero interest in a compact double or 1x.
08-15-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,099
Posted By Nyah

- I like chromoly for both frame and fork. I...

- I like chromoly for both frame and fork. I don't like aluminum for either of these foundation parts.
- I like triple chainwheel cranks. I do not like compact doubles. Chainwheel guards need to...
08-15-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Nyah

I learned to ride them a couple years ago. ...

I learned to ride them a couple years ago. Started on a 20" and moved onto a 29er. After relocating to a new town and environment, early this year, I haven't gotten back on it. I'm pretty busy...
08-12-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Nyah

Isn't that mostly just the sub-$1000 bicycles...

Isn't that mostly just the sub-$1000 bicycles that are out of stock? I'd think good quality gravel bicycles would be in a higher price tier.

Last time I was in my LBS was probably three weeks ago....
Forum: Commuting
08-06-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,978
Posted By Nyah

I use a bicycle very similar to your Trek. Mine...

I use a bicycle very similar to your Trek. Mine is a '99 Trek 520 w/35mm Marathon Greenguards. I have only about 6mm space between the tire and the fork-crown. To have a front fender, I will have...
07-31-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By Nyah

Not worth it, to me. Try some wider tires on...

Not worth it, to me. Try some wider tires on your existing bicycle. That's much less expensive than buying a new bicycle for a limited intent. Like you, I hated my 32mm tires. I switched them to...
07-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,431
Posted By Nyah

I only have two. One is currently dedicated to...

I only have two. One is currently dedicated to being a shopping/utility bicycle (but I could easily enough convert it back to touring). And the only one more I'm planning to add is a foldie (which...
07-12-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Nyah

That's what I did, actually, when I recently...

That's what I did, actually, when I recently needed two racks and some other stuff - called the LBS on the phone and had them put in the order. Didn't take the LBS any longer to receive it, and I...
07-05-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,726
Posted By Nyah

Loaded Touring. None of your named candidates...

Loaded Touring. None of your named candidates are as versatile so, I guess I will vote for "other".

This poll reminds me of shopping for a loaded touring bicycle at LBSes. They stock everything...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,654
Posted By Nyah

I agree. And if Surly wants to live up to their...

I agree. And if Surly wants to live up to their reputation of being versatile, they should sell just one type of Trucker frame and make it accept both disc and V-brakes.
06-17-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By Nyah

The only normalcy that will return is another...

The only normalcy that will return is another total shutdown. That will be the new normal. Here in Virginia, bars are apparently allowed to open outdoors. I stop to examine the patrons from a safe...
06-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By Nyah

Wow, I'm surprised to hear that pumps made now by...

Wow, I'm surprised to hear that pumps made now by supposed quality brands have such short lifespans. The Nashbar-branded pump that I got 20+ years ago still works great. I better take extra care of...
06-04-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By Nyah

+1 for the yellow-lens shop-glasses. Those are...

+1 for the yellow-lens shop-glasses. Those are what I switch to for riding at night.
06-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By Nyah

Oh, and that 18-percent of "the economy" is the...

Oh, and that 18-percent of "the economy" is the health insurance companies. A business model of making profit by refusing to pay for procedures and other care. Just saying.
06-03-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By Nyah

Profiteering off of people's lives. Just saying.

Profiteering off of people's lives. Just saying.
05-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,986
Posted By Nyah

It's insane to think that it's safer now. ...

It's insane to think that it's safer now. Covid19 cases are still going up. Resuming group activities as before is only going to accelerate this. People we see now shopping without a mask, are...
05-22-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,544
Posted By Nyah

Nice bicycle, after reassembly, apparently.

Nice bicycle, after reassembly, apparently.
05-22-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By Nyah

Actually, 93.2 miles per day is correct. It was...

Actually, 93.2 miles per day is correct. It was 150 Kilometers per day. 1200 Km divided by 8 days.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By Nyah

No experience, but you can get some specifics...

No experience, but you can get some specifics here (https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/tubus-grand-expedition-front-rack.html#specs).

I chose the Surly Front Rack 2.0 over the Tubus G.E....
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,695
Posted By Nyah

If you already have a rear rack on each of your...

If you already have a rear rack on each of your bicycles, you can move one basket around to any of them. The way I fasten the basket to the rack is to lash it down with velcro wrap-straps, available...
05-05-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nyah

I use the Wald 582s with a rack that's very...

I use the Wald 582s with a rack that's very similar to the rack in question. I don't share the opinion of Ben's Journal article author. I been using the 582 baskets for about a month and I'm...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,443
Posted By Nyah

I so wish that chainwheel guards were available...

I so wish that chainwheel guards were available as aftermarket items. I'd prefer to not have to make any adjustments to my trouser leg before getting on my vintage Trek 520. The 2020 Kona Sutra came...
04-02-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,422
Posted By Nyah

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

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Hassle-free shopping in the age of global pandemic.
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,900
Posted By Nyah

I probably wouldn't get one just for that...

I probably wouldn't get one just for that purpose. If I needed to power lights, though, I'd get one and then also have it set up for USB charging while I was at it.
03-31-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,900
Posted By Nyah

I'm wondering why this thread got moved to the...

I'm wondering why this thread got moved to the "Lounge". There wasn't even a mention of it being moved, it just all of a sudden disappeared. Many people will not see it anymore - maybe that was the...
03-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
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.
03-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,900
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...
03-24-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
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.
03-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,620
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,422
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...
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,501
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...
03-04-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,422
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....
Forum: Touring
02-07-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,501
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...
01-29-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,533
Posted By Nyah

Does that say $3000 discounted from $5000?

Does that say $3000 discounted from $5000?
12-22-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Nyah

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

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ThirdEye brand. Although mine are fastened with the clips...
12-10-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,127
Posted By Nyah

https://i1.wp.com/theverybesttop10.com/wp-content/...

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12-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,455
Posted By Nyah

I love classic crocheted gloves. The Nashbar...

I love classic crocheted gloves. The Nashbar ones that I use do not have the gel palms but they're good enough for me. Hopefully someone knows of some with gel that they can recommend, because all...
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