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09-22-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By Nyah

I don't wear spandex, padded shorts, or anything...

I don't wear spandex, padded shorts, or anything else that I wouldn't wear for non-bicycle activities. Instead of padded shorts, I have focused on making sure that my saddle is appropriate.
09-21-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Nyah

Thru-axle for multiple trailer types.

The only company I've found offering thru-axles for those interested in towing trailers is called "The Robert Axle Project". These axles are more expensive than I would've thought - $62 if I recall...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,142
Posted By Nyah

Can the Dahon Speed roll when folded? I guess it...

Can the Dahon Speed roll when folded? I guess it wouldn't fit the OP's criteria. However, it would probably fit mine.

I'd like to find a list of currently produced bicycles that can roll while...
09-12-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Nyah

Don't even try it. Knits shrink mostly in their...

Don't even try it. Knits shrink mostly in their length i.e. vertically. Also, if shrunk in a machine, the front and back panels of the garment can end up felted together, making it unwearable for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Nyah

It's my fear of the unknown. Is it easy enough...

It's my fear of the unknown. Is it easy enough to make the handlebars be at the height that I want them to be, such as level with my chosen height for the saddle? I'm 5'6" and have a 29.5" inseam,...
09-11-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Nyah

Oh, I just saw where you posted that you're...

Oh, I just saw where you posted that you're confident in the fit after installing drop-bars on the hybrid. In that case, I would still fix up the road bicycle but, also drop-i-fy the hybrid with...
09-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
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...
09-10-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By Nyah

Damm this discussion is really scaring me to...

Damm this discussion is really scaring me to read. A friend of mine died a few days ago at age 64, in his sleep, from what everyone suspects was a heart attack. All of his many friends are shocked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Nyah

Those are all reasons that I want one. As soon...

Those are all reasons that I want one. As soon as someone offers a convenient, secure fold (e.g. Dahon or Brompton) with proper drop-bars and chromoly frame/fork, I'll put my order in for one.
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By Nyah

Hey, it's the same 1999 Trek 520 that I have,...

Hey, it's the same 1999 Trek 520 that I have, except mine has bar-end shift levers, 8spd, upgraded tires and no fenders (no space for them after going to 35mm Marathons). I bought mine new and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Nyah

"Smaller wheels are more fun because at any...

"Smaller wheels are more fun because at any moment while on them, your next could be spent flat on your ass. In contrast, a 700c wheeled bicycle practically keeps itself upright."

-Unknown
09-03-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Nyah

Does your Klean Kanteen have a top that allows...

Does your Klean Kanteen have a top that allows drinking while riding or, do you only drink while taking a break?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,180
Posted By Nyah

Dahon has one: https://dahon.com/bikes/gb1/ ...

Dahon has one:
https://dahon.com/bikes/gb1/

My reason for not wanting a 700c folding bicycle is the size when folded. I'd like a drop-bar folding bicycle with wheels of 20" or 24".

I don't...
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,027
Posted By Nyah

I recommend getting the Trucker to enjoy...

I recommend getting the Trucker to enjoy immediately. Of my two bicycles, the default one for fun weighs 35 lbs. I could reduce that by 5 lbs if I removed the racks but, I like the way it handles...
08-30-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Nyah

I wear knit wool fingerless gloves that convert...

I wear knit wool fingerless gloves that convert into mittens and have leather on the palm/grip. I love being able to switch on-the-fly between warm mittens and ventilated gloves. They're the perfect...
08-29-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
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...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By Nyah

Of course, and good that they do! Fewer is not...

Of course, and good that they do! Fewer is not more, not even acceptable.
08-25-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Nyah

I mentioned concave pedal. But maybe you want...

I mentioned concave pedal. But maybe you want some elaboration on that. The pedaling surface of your foot fits into the concavity, especially when the shoe has some flex to it (which classic Vans...
08-25-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,053
Posted By Nyah

Kali makes good helmets. I paid $90 for a Kali...

Kali makes good helmets. I paid $90 for a Kali Lunati Sync and am pretty satisfied, except that they bait-n-switched on me the color of the strap. The integrity and capability of the fit are really...
08-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,890
Posted By Nyah

Science tells us that breath droplets quickly...

Science tells us that breath droplets quickly dissipate when outdoors. Thus, I do not wear a mask while riding. If I'm about to enter an enclosure where other people might be, I usually stop and put...
08-24-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Nyah

Back when I rode BMX bicycles, Shimano DX (the...

Back when I rode BMX bicycles, Shimano DX (the quintessential platform pedal) and classic/traditional Vans (Era, Off the Wall, Old Skool, etc) were my preferred combination. Shimano DX is a concave...
08-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Nyah

The only garment which I wouldn't already be...

The only garment which I wouldn't already be wearing off-bicycle, is a windproof vest. In the future I might switch that to something that's windproof only on the front but, the vest is what I wore...
08-22-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By Nyah

I like to run and even spent considerable time...

I like to run and even spent considerable time learning to run barefoot. However I'm more of a regular bicyclist than runner, since I can cover more ground in a shorter period of time that way, plus...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,466
Posted By Nyah

Wow, no wonder my B17 is killing my perineum...

Wow, no wonder my B17 is killing my perineum after 15 miles. Do you happen to know what Brooks suggests for people who want to keep their saddle level with their handlebars?
08-19-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,635
Posted By Nyah

Gravel Bike seems to me like a marketing scheme. ...

Gravel Bike seems to me like a marketing scheme. They needed something new to excite people. It's a marketing scheme that worked on me, though, because I've come upon gravel roads that I had to...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Nyah

I been looking for the exact same thing for...

I been looking for the exact same thing for exactly the same reason.

The brim design on MTB helmets works for not catching the wind, but it's way too skimpy. Hardly a brim at all. What there...
08-18-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,662
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.
08-18-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By Nyah

It's usually what people are referring to when...

It's usually what people are referring to when they talk about "pulling up on the pedal" being a clipless/toeclip advantage over flat pedals. What else could that mean?
08-18-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,381
Posted By Nyah

I always wear it. Sunglasses during the day,...

I always wear it. Sunglasses during the day, yellow safety glasses during the night. Not only do they protect my eyes, they are what keep my rear-view mirror in place.
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Nyah

Fuji Touring Disc is back.

Fuji Touring Disc is back.
After a one year hiatus, the disc brake version of Fuji's Touring model is back in production. If I hadn't already bought a new 700c bicycle relatively recently, this one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,343
Posted By Nyah

Thank you for the folded-mode photos. Looks just...

Thank you for the folded-mode photos. Looks just fine. I don't see why drop-bars are so hard to offer on production folding bicycles.
08-16-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,950
Posted By Nyah

Might be worth rethinking your criteria for a...

Might be worth rethinking your criteria for a "cyclist", seems elitist. Not including an easily removable chainwheel guard saves you hardly any money but alienates many people who find putting on...
08-15-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,950
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: 629
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...
08-13-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,235
Posted By Nyah

Other than my BMX years as a teen, I've only had...

Other than my BMX years as a teen, I've only had bicycles w/drop-bars. A few months ago I borrowed a neighbor's flat-bar bicycle (26" wheel MTB), once. It felt haphazard and alien to me, especially...
08-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By Nyah

[/b] That symbol is what happens after someone...

[/b]
That symbol is what happens after someone pukes up mercury and it resembles a "J". Trek sees it more as a "T" and decides that other people will see it that way too. My '99 Trek 520 has it. ...
08-12-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
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: Folding Bikes
08-06-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,160
Posted By Nyah

https://www.zivtech.com/sites/default/files/tern-l...

https://www.zivtech.com/sites/default/files/tern-logo_0.png + https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51JiC0wrKrL._AC_UL160_SR160,160_.jpg
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Forum: Commuting
08-06-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,343
Posted By Nyah

I just noticed this thread. The drop-bar Helios...

I just noticed this thread. The drop-bar Helios looks nice. Interested in seeing how the drop-bars interact with it in folded mode.
08-01-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Nyah

I like the Marathon Greenguard/classic but use it...

I like the Marathon Greenguard/classic but use it in 35mm and 38mm. My bicycle with the 35mm originally had 32mm Continental TopTouring tires, which I hated on gravel roads, which is why I went...
07-31-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Nyah

Except for having flat handlebars, that LKLM...

Except for having flat handlebars, that LKLM World Traveler looks really sweet. Even has a chainwheel guard, for protecting one's trouser leg (a glaring omission from most USA brands).
07-31-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
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...
07-31-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Nyah

If the store offers shopping carts and has no...

If the store offers shopping carts and has no Wallmart-style greeter, my solution is this:...
07-30-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Nyah

I keep it locked in my grip, as I walk it around...

I keep it locked in my grip, as I walk it around inside with me.
07-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By Nyah

Bikes in yer grocery aisles. ...

Bikes in yer grocery aisles.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/80-2020_03_26_15_24_28_e5c4ece4a4f43fe6ed5f83e498a04d56e31aa76d.jpg...
07-26-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,166
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...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,562
Posted By Nyah

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ea/fc/e9/eafce9583ff7f35...

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ea/fc/e9/eafce9583ff7f35f8053dbe42c611af2--hulk-helmet.jpg
07-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By Nyah

I don't know much about Gravel Bikes as a genre...

I don't know much about Gravel Bikes as a genre (if that is what it is), but the newest bicycle I have, 2020 Kona Sutra, has been working well on the gravel roads that I encounter, as I explore the...
07-21-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 866
Posted By Nyah

I am unfamiliar with the large frames you're...

I am unfamiliar with the large frames you're asking about. I primarily choose sunglasses based on whether they have brown hued, polarized lenses or not (they must have both of those features). ...
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