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07-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,872
Posted By Nyah

It happens to peoples' rack bosses. Aluminum is...

It happens to peoples' rack bosses. Aluminum is soft. I'll continue leaving it to the experimenters.
07-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,872
Posted By Nyah

Some parts can be (if made that way). Not parts...

Some parts can be (if made that way). Not parts that get threading though.
07-05-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Nyah

I'll take free-spinning over lightweight every...

I'll take free-spinning over lightweight every time. That's independent of retention systems, (which I mostly forgo).
07-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,872
Posted By Nyah

"How can we make bicycles that have a limited...

"How can we make bicycles that have a limited durability factor?" "Aluminum." "Take the squishy material used for beverage-packaging and turn it into bicycle frames/forks." "Brilliant!" Relegate...
07-05-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,704
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
06-26-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Nyah

Replace gearing of road triple on Trek 520.

The 1999 Trek 520 came with an 8-speed Shimano 105 chainring configuration of 52/42/30. This gearing is way too high for loaded trekking, even too high for enjoyable joyrides on some of the roads in...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,470
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.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By Nyah

That's a beautiful folding bicycle and I know...

That's a beautiful folding bicycle and I know exactly what you mean. Once Coronavirus came onto the scene, my inspiration for a folding bicycle took a siesta. You're right, might as well have a...
06-21-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,910
Posted By Nyah

I'm happy with the Aerius traditional mesh gloves...

I'm happy with the Aerius traditional mesh gloves that I just got. Cost is $17. I doubt anything at that price from a hardware store would even be as good. Why spend the same or more, for gloves...
06-19-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By Nyah

Speaking for myself, the reason I haven't been...

Speaking for myself, the reason I haven't been using MUPs is because they are packed with walkers. I'd rather ride fast on streets with cars than slow and "On your left!"ing (OYLing) all the time.
06-17-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
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...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By Nyah

I'd be spec-ing my custom touring bicycle with...

I'd be spec-ing my custom touring bicycle with drop-bars and either bar-end shift levers or Gevenalles, rather than anything else, but that's me.

I agree about the tire width change. Gravel roads...
06-17-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,271
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...
06-17-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Nyah

A non-issue, even for people who use all three...

A non-issue, even for people who use all three chainrings. It's never happened to me in the 21 years that I've been riding triple-chainring cranks.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By Nyah

I know but, if you read the details of my post,...

I know but, if you read the details of my post, the DaBrim products don't fit the bill.
It's way too big for what I want. The minimum necessary for shading one's face is 2.5". That's what I...
06-14-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,000
Posted By Nyah

Well then, why are you arguing with me about what...

Well then, why are you arguing with me about what I said? As a drop-bar bicycles rider, I can say with authority that the drops are the handgrip position for maximum speed. Other handgrip positions...
06-14-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,000
Posted By Nyah

You ride your drop-bar bicycle in some other...

You ride your drop-bar bicycle in some other manner when you want to go fast? If so, do you succeed in going fast, riding that way?
06-14-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By Nyah

I enjoy unicycling. I enjoy mowing the lawn...

I enjoy unicycling.
I enjoy mowing the lawn with a reel mower.
I run barefoot (minimalist shoes in Winter).
I use to be a skateboard racer, before I got into barefoot running. I still enjoy it,...
06-14-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,000
Posted By Nyah

I started off as a BMX afficienado but never...

I started off as a BMX afficienado but never owned a MTB or a real "road bike". I did take neighborhood rides on a junker 10-speed, which I probably rode as a single gear (I don't even remember the...
06-13-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,467
Posted By Nyah

Usually I only use the local MUP if it's helpful...

Usually I only use the local MUP if it's helpful to get somewhere. Today though, I planned a route that included the MUP but then took a detour after I got there, when I saw a couple people on it. ...
06-13-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Nyah

I hope it doesn't start happening to me. One of...

I hope it doesn't start happening to me. One of the reasons that I chose this discussion forum site over another in the first place is that this one didn't require cookies or captcha.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By Nyah

I wish I could get a helmet with a full brim. ...

I wish I could get a helmet with a full brim. The brim itself would give an effective width of 2.5 inches (from my head, where a hat band would be) and it would be vented for forward transport (in...
06-13-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,526
Posted By Nyah

If you have no problem with 700c bicycles, the...

If you have no problem with 700c bicycles, the best deal going up until 2020 was the Fuji Touring with Disc. That was discontinued after 2019 but, may be coming back (you might even find that still...
06-13-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By Nyah

I'd rather have this gearing setup than a compact...

I'd rather have this gearing setup than a compact double-chainring crank.
06-09-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By Nyah

Go with the bar-end shifters.

Go with the bar-end shifters.
06-07-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By Nyah

I've been relying on glasses-mounted mirrors for...

I've been relying on glasses-mounted mirrors for the past twenty one years (the most useful items I've ever bought from bike shops, BTW). I never would've guessed that a discussion thread would be...
06-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Nyah

Yellow works better than un-hued, for me. They...

Yellow works better than un-hued, for me. They increase contrast and, as another poster said, they brighten things up. Often they even try to emulate the shapes of cycling sunglasses so there's...
06-04-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
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.
06-04-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,705
Posted By Nyah

Ah, of course. Thank you for the initial info as...

Ah, of course. Thank you for the initial info as well as the reply. My 1999 Trek 520 might be seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
06-03-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Nyah

Seems kind of silly to reduce its capacity. What...

Seems kind of silly to reduce its capacity. What advantage would that give?
06-03-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Nyah

Sure, they come in various amounts of tinting. ...

Sure, they come in various amounts of tinting. Get some polarized lenses with a brown hue, even for cheap, and your whole experience will improve. After 20+ years use of these, I still pass the DMV...
06-03-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
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: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Nyah

Profiteering off of people's lives. Just saying.

Profiteering off of people's lives. Just saying.
06-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Nyah

The one of mine that 'doesn't fit' is split at...

The one of mine that 'doesn't fit' is split at that end. I have no idea what could've split it. Bad quality rubber, I guess.
06-03-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Nyah

Shimano sandals are the only cycling footwear...

Shimano sandals are the only cycling footwear with a wide toebox…because there is no toebox to worry about in the first place. Wear them in wintertime with ragg wool socks. Or do what I do and just...
06-03-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,705
Posted By Nyah

These sounded like exactly what I'd been looking...

These sounded like exactly what I'd been looking for a bicycle of mine that no longer has clearance for a fender on the front.. So I looked into it and it appears that the River City Reach-around...
06-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Nyah

Notice how he considers hospitals and doctors as...

Notice how he considers hospitals and doctors as part of the economy.

F him and his GDP.
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By Nyah

Wow, those low riders are pretty darn low. How...

Wow, those low riders are pretty darn low. How does that loaded setup in the photo ride? Do your feet ever contact the panniers?
05-27-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,637
Posted By Nyah

That's how I do it. If there's already one of...

That's how I do it. If there's already one of these scales in your house, it's pretty obvious to try this, rather than to obtain a hanging scale that measures in the necessary range.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Nyah

What issue are people having with this?

What issue are people having with this?
05-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,554
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: 6,108
Posted By Nyah

Nice bicycle, after reassembly, apparently.

Nice bicycle, after reassembly, apparently.
05-22-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Nyah

It was a matter of survival. For some...

It was a matter of survival. For some background, which the article fails to offer: India's president Norendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown, closing all businesses, including the mass transit...
05-22-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
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.
05-22-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Nyah

On top of the distance, this must have been in...

On top of the distance, this must have been in 100+degrees-f heat too. How many of us would've been able to do it?
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,666
Posted By Nyah

I already have a babymaker, but thanks anyway.

I already have a babymaker, but thanks anyway.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
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...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Nyah

I have yet to add any Proofide to my Brooks but I...

I have yet to add any Proofide to my Brooks but I know that I should. Do they make a Proofide (or other product that works with it) that can darken a Brooks saddle? My bicycle came with a Honey...
05-20-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Nyah

It didn't ask me for a login but, I'm not...

It didn't ask me for a login but, I'm not surprized. Try turning off javascript in your browser.
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