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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By Nyah

I don't have any first-hand experience w/panniers...

I don't have any first-hand experience w/panniers yet, but, for my mini-velo that has much longer chainstays than any folding bicycle, I'm going to use a Racktime Foldit Fix rear rack for 20". ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Nyah

Any tire will handle the load that you've been...

Any tire will handle the load that you've been talking about.

The puncture protection is a layer of additional material meant for reducing the likelihood that glass will get through to the inner...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Nyah

Get new tires. I recommend tire widths in the...

Get new tires. I recommend tire widths in the 35-40mm range for the 26er and 50mm for the 20". Don't worry about the pressure range of the tire. You'll be fine as long as you keep it inflated...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Nyah

I've got only one folding bicycle - a Dahon Speed...

I've got only one folding bicycle - a Dahon Speed converted to drop-bars and geared like a 'road bike'. It serves me well, but, I may consider getting something similar w/16" wheels - just for fun,...
11-26-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Nyah

Nope, it's anchored between the washer-thingy and...

Nope, it's anchored between the washer-thingy and the part that the pinch-bolt is threaded into. It can approach this from only one direction. The cable housing is at the correct end of the barrel...
11-26-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Nyah

Here's the story and the components that people...

Here's the story and the components that people are asking about:
I got the frameset new and added all the parts (everything new, except for crankset and some unrelated parts). Everything went well...
11-25-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Nyah

I had the LBS tune this setup before and it was...

I had the LBS tune this setup before and it was fine.
Chain has correct number of links according to Zinn Road Bicycle Maintenance book.
Crank is Shimano FC-6603 and frame is standard 68mm width....
11-25-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Nyah

Can't get my rear derailleur tuned.

I'm trying my hand at setting up the most complicated part of the bicycle that I'm putting together - the rear derailleur. Using the Park Tool video on this, I think that I've set the high limit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By Nyah

If people are having a hard time finding a...

If people are having a hard time finding a Syntace VRO, there are other extender/adaptor products that also have knurled clamps, such as this one by TranzX - I'm not sure that the clamps separate...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,462
Posted By Nyah

Velo Orange unfortunately doesn't offer a...

Velo Orange unfortunately doesn't offer a mini-velo frameset that I'd consider. I'd rather pay Indonesia-used plus shipping to the US, for a Raleigh MV8. It's a much better thought out bicycle than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,877
Posted By Nyah

Thank you for the answers. The Gust thus needs a...

Thank you for the answers. The Gust thus needs a 2"/50mm extender to match the controls of the Storm. I'm all ready for that, now! To get one of the newer colors, as well as a model that has a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By Nyah

I see the knurling, now. You have to look pretty...

I see the knurling, now. You have to look pretty close because it's aparently very tiny....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 922
Posted By Nyah

Fentuz, can you find an example of the Syntace...

Fentuz, can you find an example of the Syntace VRO adaptor which shows the knurling that you cited? Every one that I see is smooth within the clamp, just like the Litepro component that's in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-17-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,877
Posted By Nyah

I forgot about this thread. Such a sweet color,...

I forgot about this thread. Such a sweet color, this frame (and the fork as well!). I've never seen it on this frame anywhere else. Are there other new colors as well? I've seen the Rose Gold, shiny...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Nyah

Yes. The ones that fold to the side can usually...

Yes. The ones that fold to the side can usually be rolled while folded, thus easy to bring with you.

I recommend getting one with a chromoly steel frame, not aluminum. Aluminum folding frames...
11-13-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Nyah

Any wool fingerless gloves that convert into...

Any wool fingerless gloves that convert into mittens serve this purpose well. How is that not obvious?
11-10-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Nyah

Will single-wall rim be good enough for my road-use?

I'm thinking of building up a rim-brake rear wheel with a 16"/305 rim and 36 spokes. For the rim I seem to have two choices (after canceling out some excessively-wide BMX rims) :
1. Weinmann 519,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Nyah

There's no such thing as even a satisfactory disc...

There's no such thing as even a satisfactory disc brake conversion. Continue w/rim-brake until you can get a frame/fork with thru-axle. Stay away from QR-disc systems. Even well-regarded retailers...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Nyah

Custom fenders made-to-order- mmmmmm! ...

Custom fenders made-to-order- mmmmmm!
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Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By Nyah

I really like hood-less rain-capes, such as this...

I really like hood-less rain-capes, such as this one (https://www.bicycleclothing.com/Rain-Capes.html). They offer lots of ventilation without compromising protection.

With the right kind of...
11-07-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nyah

You are missing the point of that post and my new...

You are missing the point of that post and my new focus. The cause of the problem is not the garment, it is the saddle. The Cambium saddles have an abrasive surface that will tear up any material...
11-05-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Nyah

I prefer clothing, instead, thanks.

I prefer clothing, instead, thanks.
11-05-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nyah

If I could find some way to keep leather tape...

If I could find some way to keep leather tape from peeling up, the application of it to my C15 saddles would be a great solution and better than a leather saddle.

The Brooks B17 is not suitable...
11-04-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nyah

Maybe it's the saddle. I'm seeing people...

Maybe it's the saddle. I'm seeing people reporting that the Brooks Cambium saddles are abrasive to trousers. It's on all of my bicycles - the Brooks C15 saddle. Now I have to find an alternative...
11-02-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nyah

I should say that I'm not really talking about...

I should say that I'm not really talking about size, shape or durability (per se) of the patch material. The BDU trousers already give me a good example of patch size/shape that doesn't chafe.
...
11-02-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,430
Posted By Nyah

I'm not familiar with that verb in the context of...

I'm not familiar with that verb in the context of happening to one's neck. Would my suggested design be different, in that context, from existing helmets that have a stiff aero protrusion in the rear...
11-02-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nyah

Reinforcing the crotch on your trousers?

For most of my life I've worn BDU trousers/shorts. They come with crotch reinforcement panels built-in. It wasn't until I got a pair of more stylish trousers, last year, when it dawned on me that...
11-02-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,430
Posted By Nyah

No, it's time to switch to full-brim helmets as...

No, it's time to switch to full-brim helmets as the standard.

Even the safest bicyclists are susceptible to skin cancer in the current scenario of bicycle helmet offerings. I would start with...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nyah

I prefer velcro wrap-straps instead of zip-ties. ...

I prefer velcro wrap-straps instead of zip-ties. They allow unlimited adjustment, as well as removal of the basket without cutting the strap. They come is lots of colors. Use black ones for your...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nyah

I know the OP has already made up his/her mind,...

I know the OP has already made up his/her mind, but,
this is for anyone else pondering the idea for thier
own kids:

Orient the basket lengthwise with the rack.
It keeps the weight of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nyah

I used to ride with a loaded rear basket on a...

I used to ride with a loaded rear basket on a 700c wheel, drop-bar bicycle. Riding this combo wasn't dangerous at all. There were two issues that the rear load introduced, though.
1. It requires...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,462
Posted By Nyah

I want one of these framesets so badly! How can I...

I want one of these framesets so badly! How can I find someone willing to ship one to the me? I'm in the USA.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Nyah

I'm not anti-disc. I'm anti-QR-disc. QR-disc...

I'm not anti-disc. I'm anti-QR-disc.

QR-disc is crap compared to the trustworthiness of V-brakes. Disc brakes work very well, but, in order to enjoy having them, the axle needs to be locked into...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,242
Posted By Nyah

A folded side-foldie with non-parallel tires...

A folded side-foldie with non-parallel tires isn't a problem to those determined to roll it in this mode. I shift the weight completely over to the wheel under the fork, allowing it to roll like a...
10-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Nyah

I use traditional rubber-block pedals...

I use traditional rubber-block pedals w/serviceable cup-n-cone bearings. They obviously have no pins at all. The rubber offers plenty of traction for me and my minimalist footwear.

One of those...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,242
Posted By Nyah

Not me. ...

Not me.
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If it's a store that won't let me bring in a bicycle,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,242
Posted By Nyah

That's nonsense. Side-folding 20" bicycles can...

That's nonsense. Side-folding 20" bicycles can usually roll on their tire while in folded-mode. I do that anytime that I can't take it with me unfolded....
Forum: Touring
10-25-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Nyah

Thank you all for your input. I'm going to...

Thank you all for your input. I'm going to conclude that since this bolt broke off while trying to remove it, there must be damage to the threads somewhere that I haven't been able to see yet. I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Nyah

Looking great!!!

Looking great!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,953
Posted By Nyah

When I was researching folding bicycles, one...

When I was researching folding bicycles, one video I watched was a demonstration of how to fold a particular bicycle. After the person folded it up, they picked it up and carried it off the video...
Forum: Touring
10-25-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Nyah

Was the screw broken off below the surface of the...

Was the screw broken off below the surface of the dropout, though? On mine, the bolt is broken off 0.25" below the surface of the braze-on, If the drill-bit slips, it can touch the threads of the...
Forum: Touring
10-24-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Nyah

How do you ensure that the threads of the...

How do you ensure that the threads of the braze-on won't get damaged by the drill-bit?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,953
Posted By Nyah

Is Fnhon based in the Peoples Republic of China? ...

Is Fnhon based in the Peoples Republic of China? Their V-brake-based chromoly frames are the best thing going in folding bicycles, IMO. I can buy one of those and piece it up into a complete...
Forum: Touring
10-24-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Nyah

Anyone here broken off a rack-mount bolt? Have remedy?

Right after having finished getting my newly-pieced bicycle road-ready, I broke off a #4 bolt while trying to remove it from the seatstay rack-mount. The remaining piece is .25" below the surface of...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Nyah

That doesn't cause me any issue.

That doesn't cause me any issue.
10-23-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Nyah

If you can't find Windstopper fabric by the yard,...

If you can't find Windstopper fabric by the yard, another option to consider is Polartec WindPro fleece. I use to buy that by the yard at a store called G-street Fabrics. It appears to be available...
10-23-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Nyah

If you really need total wind protection,...

If you really need total wind protection, Polartec WindPro fleece is effective. Myself, though, I don't mind wind getting through the knit of my glittens. I can feel it, but, in 35f degree weather,...
Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Nyah

If you feel the need for disc brakes, make sure...

If you feel the need for disc brakes, make sure the frame/fork have thru-axles. If you can't afford/find such a bicycle, then you're best off limiting your attention to bicycles that facilitate...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Nyah

Bicycle make and model would be helpful to know. ...

Bicycle make and model would be helpful to know. You are talking about the mechanism which locks the bicycle open, to be ridden?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Nyah

Alright, don't wear out yourself, then. Leather...

Alright, don't wear out yourself, then. Leather gloves might be your friend, here. Or put on rubber gloves first, then the leather over them. I know what manual manipulation with caustic liquids...
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