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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Nyah

If the Nova fork steerer is 1 & 1/8" threadless,...

If the Nova fork steerer is 1 & 1/8" threadless, it should work with frames by Fnhon, Dahon, Crius and many others that aren't using a threaded steering system.

If your front wheel has a 100mm hub...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Nyah

Fnhon makes a good chromoly frame called the...

Fnhon makes a good chromoly frame called the Storm aka "kc2018". Unfortunately most of the places selling it don't do Paypal or English. A purchasing agent working with Taobao, that does offer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Nyah

I recommend against aluminum frames/forks,...

I recommend against aluminum frames/forks, especially from the used market, because of aluminum's limited fatigue life. After a certain amount of use, it can unexpectedly fail, catastrophically. In...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Nyah

It appears that you have missed my point. When...

It appears that you have missed my point. When you illuminate things with a blue light at night, your circadian rhythm is thrown off, possibly causing difficulty trying to sleep because your...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Nyah

I just found and watched this vid of the phone...

I just found and watched this vid of the phone that the OP is considering (or, maybe this is of the Pro version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ineyNk1wQzU

Doesn't look awful to me.

What does...
09-15-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Nyah

The right 20" bicycle can be ridden any distance....

The right 20" bicycle can be ridden any distance. I've converted my Dahon Speed to drop-bars and do 50-mile rides with it. The 50mm tires are key to smoothing out the ride on 20" diameter wheels.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Nyah

I've got one that I'd like to sell. ...

I've got one that I'd like to sell.

One-piece Litepro, T-shape, black, measures 246mm in the front from where the fold happens to the middle of the cross-tube (where you clamp a double-stem). ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Nyah

The guy you spoke with is correct in warning you...

The guy you spoke with is correct in warning you about the cost. However, I think that he probably felt that he lacked enough knowledge to speak about it in detail. Instead of admitting that,...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By Nyah

I don't use flat-bars on any of my bicycles.. I...

I don't use flat-bars on any of my bicycles.. I prefer drop-bars that are the width of my shoulders.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Nyah

Litepro and Fnhon are well-respected brands...

Litepro and Fnhon are well-respected brands making Dahon-compatible parts. Because most of the Asian sites don't offer Paypal payment, I get my stuff through Ebay instead. The ads there often will...
09-01-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,684
Posted By Nyah

J&G rain cape...

J&G rain cape (https://www.bicycleclothing.com/Rain-Capes.html) + a helmet cover + a bicycle with proper fenders is all I need to thwart the rain. No other rain gear necessary.
09-01-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,219
Posted By Nyah

To the OP: Don't listen to that BS about needing...

To the OP: Don't listen to that BS about needing a mirror in addition the glasses-mount. I've been relying on just a glasses-mount mirror for a long time. Never did I think that they were causing a...
08-31-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,066
Posted By Nyah

I use minimalist footwear for everything other...

I use minimalist footwear for everything other than skateboarding (an activity that I've put on hold until I can find a shoe with a durable sole that has a decent last-shape - even Vans are too...
08-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,219
Posted By Nyah

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. ...

I never ride without an eye-shield of some sort. Polarized sunglasses during the day, amber shop-glasses at night. They are protection from flying objects, just as much as a place to clip my mirror.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Nyah

If you have a front rack with a flat platform,...

If you have a front rack with a flat platform, any of the Wald baskets can be strapped/zip-tied to it. I use that method on my 700c bicycles. I'm still looking for a front rack that would be...
08-27-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,375
Posted By Nyah

Never a need to "give up" on drop-bars, they are...

Never a need to "give up" on drop-bars, they are the best. I tried flat-bars - once, about two years ago (after 23 years on drop-bars exclusively) - when I borrowed a bicycle with them for a quick...
08-26-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,219
Posted By Nyah

I been relying on the ThirdEye glasses-mount...

I been relying on the ThirdEye glasses-mount mirrors for a long time. I have one on each of my eye-shields. Their small size means that I can carry a spare, just-in-case. Also makes it pretty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Nyah

Try folding it with the handlepost across the...

Try folding it with the handlepost across the frame instead of in-between it (pull the seatpost entirely out of the seat-tube before folding the handlepost). Here's what mine looks like fully folded...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By Nyah

I get perineum pain from the B17 even when the...

I get perineum pain from the B17 even when the top of the drop-bars is level with the top of the seat. As an alternative, I got a C17 w/cutout, which was better but not perfect. After that, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Nyah

Many of those dual-stem things come with a short...

Many of those dual-stem things come with a short bar/tube for which to clamp,
which effectively transforms the handlepost into the T-shape.
Some brands that make them are Litepro and ParasolTree....
08-23-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Nyah

QR-skewers confirmed. Example 1...

QR-skewers confirmed. Example 1 (https://www.damianharriscycles.co.uk/_images/product-photos/cz/zoom/cube-sl-road-sl-2018-flat-bar-road-bike-greyorange-a.jpg), example 2...
08-23-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Nyah

Fmcco, would I be incorrect in guessing that your...

Fmcco, would I be incorrect in guessing that your frame/fork uses QR-skewers?
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By Nyah

Supermarkets are actually easier than many people...

Supermarkets are actually easier than many people think. These stores accommodate people pushing shopping carts around. I easily bring my bicycle inside and push it around as if it were a cart. ...
08-14-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,951
Posted By Nyah

[Forum mods, please delete the previous message...

[Forum mods, please delete the previous message that I posted with the same info and huge photos. The photos on that post are so big that the Edit button is obscured from me. Thanks!]


I haven't...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By Nyah

I'm currently building up a touring-based...

I'm currently building up a touring-based mini-velo with a CrMo frame/fork made by Simon-Bikes, a 105 road-triple crankset, 9spd 11-32 cassette, Racktime rack for 20", SunRingle Envy Lite rims,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Nyah

I would get one with 170mm crank arms. Longer...

I would get one with 170mm crank arms. Longer than that gives you more leverage but at the expense of having a bigger pedaling-circle. Shorter is the opposite (gives you a smaller pedaling-circle...
08-11-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,951
Posted By Nyah

I recently got a frame/fork powdercoated so, I...

I recently got a frame/fork powdercoated so, I might have some info to share. Please help me out with your criteria though. My question is, how would I know if the media blasting was too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Nyah

I haven't been shopping for cage pedals so, don't...

I haven't been shopping for cage pedals so, don't know what's out there for what price. The BM-7 is serviceable and thus made to last while cheaper pedals most likely are not. The pedals that I do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Nyah

Looks like some cage pedals. MKS makes great...

Looks like some cage pedals.

MKS makes great pedals of many different types. Check out their BM-7 model.
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By Nyah

That "cookless" thread was started back in 2008...

That "cookless" thread was started back in 2008 so, it's probably unlikely that the OP will see this but, yeah, a hyphen can help avoid a lot of confusion, thus improving your chances of getting...
08-09-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,761
Posted By Nyah

Silver rims will always be my preferred choice. ...

Silver rims will always be my preferred choice. Gum-wall tires make black rims acceptable though. Too bad. I shouldn't be making appearance into a deal-breaker but, that's how I get when industry...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,621
Posted By Nyah

Horizontal length from middle of seat-tube to the...

Horizontal length from middle of seat-tube to the middle of the head-tube is approximately 67.5cm.
Vertical length from middle of bottom bracket to the top of the Seat-tube is approximately 46cm.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,621
Posted By Nyah

Pay no attention to what I said about your bars,...

Pay no attention to what I said about your bars, then. I prefer bars with deep drop because they provide a distinct difference between the hoods and the drops. For that reason, I don't use new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,621
Posted By Nyah

I gotta agree that your handlebar setup looks...

I gotta agree that your handlebar setup looks ugly. However, it's the angle that you have the bars set at that's bothering me. Re-adjust so that those drops are level. Everything will then fall into...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 186,286
Posted By Nyah

Actually, even the fork is not all that...

Actually, even the fork is not all that respectable on this model-year. After I upped the tires to 35mm Marathons, the fork no longer has room for a fender. I've periodically tried to source a new...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 186,286
Posted By Nyah

I have a Trek 520, 1999 model but, have not been...

I have a Trek 520, 1999 model but, have not been happy with it, due to the "road triple" crank (52/42/30) that it came with. Thus I can't be a member of the Fan Club. I will be cannibalizing the...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nyah

It looks like the key is to get cages that have...

It looks like the key is to get cages that have no tab. The tab is the part of standard cages that hooks onto the back of standard bottles (in their indentation). Perusing all of VO's cages, they...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nyah

Need a system for stainless steel water bottles.

After my Punc bottle (https://www.gaynors.co.uk/images/punc-stainless-steel-bpa-free-water-bottle-750ml-p2193-1509_medium.jpg) suffered a career-ending injury, I now need a new stainless steel...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Nyah

I didn't know that this topic would be concerning...

I didn't know that this topic would be concerning trailers. My current max load has been a 40 lbs bag of cat litter, which I carried in a basket, strapped to the rear rack, high up on a 700c bicycle.
07-16-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,961
Posted By Nyah

Is this the forum that someone said is defunct? ...

Is this the forum that someone said is defunct? I actually check this one more often than I do the General forum.
07-16-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Nyah

I launch my bicycle/skateboard/anything straight...

I launch my bicycle/skateboard/anything straight over RR tracks. Unweight yourself while hitting them perpendicularly. Never ride parallel to them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Nyah

Did you ever get this sorted out? I would have...

Did you ever get this sorted out? I would have to take mine apart to be able to answer your question about it. I'll do that if you still need the confirmation.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,954
Posted By Nyah

Thanks! Those fenders are SKS brand. The...

Thanks! Those fenders are SKS brand. The Bluemel B53 model, I think, in 20". They measure 55mm across so, check for that and you should end up with the same ones.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Nyah

Good to know that it doesn't happen with better...

Good to know that it doesn't happen with better rims. I'd go that route before adopting the poor implementation of disc brakes that I've seen on mass-produced folding bicycles (QR-disc). On my...
07-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,249
Posted By Nyah

I don't know how many people are wearing eye...

I don't know how many people are wearing eye protection when I'm out on my ride, I'm just glad that I am.
07-05-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,335
Posted By Nyah

Death to Amazon .com. Also, sanction Bezos, and...

Death to Amazon .com. Also, sanction Bezos, and claw back all the taxes that he has avoided paying.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Nyah

I'm pretty happy with my J&G raincape...

I'm pretty happy with my J&G raincape (https://www.bicycleclothing.com/Rain-Capes.html) + helmet cover. That combo, plus full-fenders + mudflaps, keeps me completely dry. The rain cape is open...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Nyah

Getting a chromoly frame/fork powdercoated.

When getting a raw chromoly frame and fork powdercoated, what needs to be done beforehand? Mask off the bottom bracket and headset areas? Anything else? It's a threadless fork. Should I mask...
06-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By Nyah

No rear-view mirror?!? Ride without one if you...

No rear-view mirror?!? Ride without one if you have to. But if you don't have to, why would you? I always ride with eye-protection, which is also a handy place to clip a mirror to.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,621
Posted By Nyah

I been monitoring the BD Nano for the past 10...

I been monitoring the BD Nano for the past 10 months or such. Do they ever bring this bicycle back with updates or, is it always the same each time they bring it back? I would like to see this...
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