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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 347
Posted By rydabent
Park your boney butt on a recumbent, and you can...

Park your boney butt on a recumbent, and you can wear any kind of shorts you want to and be comfortable.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,017
Posted By rydabent
When you drill down to the bare facts, a so call...

When you drill down to the bare facts, a so call CF frame is a plastic frame reinforced with CF. Plastic ages rather fast, and is probably the reason for the failures. Add to that all the marketing...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,379
Posted By rydabent
Buy the bulk chain and a $5.00 quick link, and no...

Buy the bulk chain and a $5.00 quick link, and no tools.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By rydabent
Do you stock a 406 by 1.5/1.75 in a 45mm or...

Do you stock a 406 by 1.5/1.75 in a 45mm or longer?

BTW I have tried extensions, and they are a pain in the rear.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,480
Posted By rydabent
Wrong on both counts. Full rudder application is...

Wrong on both counts. Full rudder application is proportional on both planes.
Second the smoke screen BS to gloss over the failure of the CF vertical stab is just that BS!!! Blame the pilot was...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,480
Posted By rydabent
So far Boeing has not had structural failure like...

So far Boeing has not had structural failure like the French Air Bus planes have had. Hopefully they dont.

BTW on the Air Bus that crashed off Long Island, Air Bus blamed the pilot for using too...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By rydabent
I always use CO2, but carry a compact pump as...

I always use CO2, but carry a compact pump as backup. Of course it will cost the price of a couple CO2 cartridges, but find out what the pressure is with the size and number of cartridges bring your...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By rydabent
FRAP----------far right as possible is always up...

FRAP----------far right as possible is always up for interpretation. Take pictures when you appear in court and show the judge the trash and glass clear on the side of the road.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By rydabent
Hang with us, and ignore the naysayers. There is...

Hang with us, and ignore the naysayers. There is always a small percentage of humorless grumps in almost all groups.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,678
Posted By rydabent
I might add that riding longer distances between...

I might add that riding longer distances between stops is far easier to do on a recumbent.

That is why many cross country riders are switching to recumbents. The web site "crazy guy on a bike"...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By rydabent
With so many rims anymore having an aero shape,...

With so many rims anymore having an aero shape, getting tubes with stems long enough seems to be a bigger problem.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,276
Posted By rydabent
It occurs to me that many people here that say...

It occurs to me that many people here that say their bike make noise are victims of poor service from lazy bike shop techs. If someone complains about a noise when their bike is in for service, a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,480
Posted By rydabent
I might add that CF is not the do all end all...

I might add that CF is not the do all end all miracle substance that some think. If you read any aviation news, you will know that French Airbus airplanes that have CF tail assemblies have had the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,480
Posted By rydabent
I believe the letter from a manuf of CF bikes...

I believe the letter from a manuf of CF bikes confirms with I have posted from time to time. CF bikes, or far more accurately described is carbon fiber reinforced plastic. I know riders that have...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By rydabent
I use a triple on my trike. The bottom bracket...

I use a triple on my trike. The bottom bracket has a 30-40-50 set up. Against all "real cyclist" rules, I use them basically up hill, level, and down hill..
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By rydabent
Glad you are ok. But-------------the anti helmet...

Glad you are ok. But-------------the anti helmet types on the Helmet Thread wont believe you, me or anyone else that have had an accident.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,276
Posted By rydabent
All I can say is that if your bike is making...

All I can say is that if your bike is making noise when riding, there is something that is not maintained correctly. Yes you may hear some free wheel buzz when coasting, but other wise there should...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By rydabent
I took my prescription to Walmart optical and got...

I took my prescription to Walmart optical and got a pair of sunglasses with bifocals. The were also blue block and polarized. They cost a little over $100. Fashionable no, but functional yes!!!!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,678
Posted By rydabent
It is impossible not to stop when riding in town....

It is impossible not to stop when riding in town. Probably my long ride without stopping was riding from one sag stop to another during a club ride. That would be 15 to 20 miles.
Forum: Recumbent 07-20-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By rydabent
I sold my first bent a Rans Tailwind, when I...

I sold my first bent a Rans Tailwind, when I upgraded to a Rans Stratus. The first person to come by bought it at the asking price. It was 3 years old, and I sold it for just $200 less than I paid...
Forum: Recumbent 07-20-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By rydabent
I have been riding my trike for 4 years now. I...

I have been riding my trike for 4 years now. I ride it about 50-50 with my recumbent. I find I get more room from passing cars on the trike.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,276
Posted By rydabent
Then why are my bike and trike virtually...

Then why are my bike and trike virtually noiseless when riding on a smooth path.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-20-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 146,115
Posted By rydabent
What is kind of funny is the hairy chested types...

What is kind of funny is the hairy chested types that claim they dont need no steenking helmets, also drive around in cars that they have been forced to pay thousands of dollars for safety...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,288
Posted By rydabent
In a way all talk warnings and worry these days...

In a way all talk warnings and worry these days about being out in the heat is kind of a joke to me. I grew up on, and worked hard on the farm with my father in the 50s. We worked out in the heat...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,276
Posted By rydabent
A well maintained bike does not make noise.

A well maintained bike does not make noise.
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