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10-13-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,067
Posted By rydabent

Many replies show why the US is 28 TRILLION...

Many replies show why the US is 28 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt. Buy American when you can.
10-12-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By rydabent

My Sram X5 twist grip shifter has right at 15000...

My Sram X5 twist grip shifter has right at 15000 miles on it and is working fine. However the rubber is getting sticky and I am going to replace in during my Feb overhaul.

BTW shift cables used...
10-11-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By rydabent

IMO wanna be racer boyz should be on the street...

IMO wanna be racer boyz should be on the street not a MUP. A MUP is not for racing.
10-11-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,387
Posted By rydabent

Checking the chain with both the Park tool and a...

Checking the chain with both the Park tool and a steel rule, I get about 8000 miles on the chains of my bents. The bike has about 15,000 miles one it, and the trike has about 10,000 miles on it and I...
10-11-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By rydabent

During football games is a great time to ride. ...

During football games is a great time to ride. People are at the game or inside watching it on TV.
10-11-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,348
Posted By rydabent

Maybe instead of standing around blocking MUPs...

Maybe instead of standing around blocking MUPs they should get a job. It seems every business is hiring these days.
10-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By rydabent

Sorry about your mental health problems.

Sorry about your mental health problems.
10-06-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,411
Posted By rydabent

These days with swaged pins in chains, I...

These days with swaged pins in chains, I recommend that chain tools only be used to take new chains apart to shorten them to length, and then use a quick link. I dont trust a chain with swaged pins...
10-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By rydabent

I approve this message. Wear a helmet.

I approve this message. Wear a helmet.
10-06-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By rydabent

Might as well throw in the towel. People are...

Might as well throw in the towel. People are buying e-bikes right and left. They are here to stay. BTW a year or more ago I predicted this was going to happen, and everyone laughed at me. Share the...
09-29-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,318
Posted By rydabent

The over ridding point here is the difference...

The over ridding point here is the difference between running and ridding. Riding a bike does not cause shock loads on the feet, knees, and hips. High speed videos of a runners legs show shock...
09-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By rydabent

Bike mileage

I got my first recumbent a RANS Tailwind in 2005, retired in 2008 at 70. According to my records I have now ridden the distance around the world at the equator on my bents, both the bike and the...
09-20-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By rydabent

As a computer technician and office machine tech,...

As a computer technician and office machine tech, my 47 years with the company was one long schooling job. In a way I never got out of school. I flew off to school at least once a year, and one...
09-20-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

The thing about CF is the fact that while as far...

The thing about CF is the fact that while as far as any one knows, the CF itself doesnt lose strength with age, the resin that holds the CF into shape DOES. The resin is a form of plastic, and...
09-20-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By rydabent

The biggest thing those tickets do is to give...

The biggest thing those tickets do is to give b'crats more money to spend.
09-18-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

Probably money was handed out under the table to...

Probably money was handed out under the table to blame the pilot. And remember as I said, some senior pilots that can chose which planes they want to fly, wont fly Airbus planes or let their...
09-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

The crashes of several Airbus airplanes made of...

The crashes of several Airbus airplanes made of CF, and the crash of an F-117 at an airshow says the CF IS NOT the wonder material that many think it is. Then in cycling how about the many crashes...
09-17-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

Of course that is BS. A pilot will move the...

Of course that is BS. A pilot will move the controls to get the response he or she wants. Do you really think that a pilot will say to himself ----gee that is all the rudder I dare to put...
09-16-21, 12:33 PM
09-16-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

From the side bar I see you are from New England,...

From the side bar I see you are from New England, so you post doesnt surprise me at all.

BTW since I am a life long technician, other than having a bike shop mechanic put together my new bike,...
09-16-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

Yup Im 83 and ride anywhere from 15 to 35 miles...

Yup Im 83 and ride anywhere from 15 to 35 miles every other day. Both my bike and trike have have a mirror image trunk packs of each other when it comes to tools and supplies.

BTW, since I have...
09-16-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

I have a LWB bent that I ride out of town with...

I have a LWB bent that I ride out of town with the bike club. I have a tadpole trike I ride in town, since it is so much easier to do so.
09-16-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

You would be wrong again. I rode DF bikes for 58...

You would be wrong again. I rode DF bikes for 58 years. And 2 of my 3 sons raced.
09-16-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

People that know bike mechanics do not wax their...

People that know bike mechanics do not wax their chains they oil them. Chain are a machine not a floor.
09-15-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

Or maybe baggy panties. Real men bike riders...

Or maybe baggy panties.
Real men bike riders know how to repair their bike on the road if need be.
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By rydabent

Trikes with two wheels in back are great if you...

Trikes with two wheels in back are great if you want to hook two together for a tandem. Tadpole trike are generally the way to go. For touring if you go to a 2 wheel, a long wheel base is better...
09-15-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By rydabent

For older cyclist (im 83) this is how cycling...

For older cyclist (im 83) this is how cycling should be done. Cycling should be for your enjoyment, and not following the "rules" put down by so called real cyclist.
09-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

Always blame the pilot.

Always blame the pilot.
09-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

Many claim that if planes are made with CF, it...

Many claim that if planes are made with CF, it must be good for bicycles.
09-15-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

BTW I even carry a small bottle of alcohol to...

BTW I even carry a small bottle of alcohol to wash my hands if I get grease on them. The complete cyclist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

Great points. And maybe too that since I used...

Great points. And maybe too that since I used to be a pilot, we ALWAYS did a pre-flight.
09-15-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

I observe the people riding, and I can assure you...

I observe the people riding, and I can assure you they dont need extra food. Care to talk about recumbent cyclist with beards and aero bellies.
09-15-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

Uh---------------------------I know this from...

Uh---------------------------I know this from what I see on videos, and the countless times I have stopped and helped people that carry nothing.
09-15-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

Uh---------------------apparently you think the...

Uh---------------------apparently you think the person you call should drop everything and come to your rescue, because you are not responsible enough to carry at least a minimum of tubes and tools.
09-14-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By rydabent

But as I have posted before the French Airbus...

But as I have posted before the French Airbus airplanes have had the vertical tail section and rudder break off at least 3 planes, killing several hundred people. Some senior pilots wont fly an...
09-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,099
Posted By rydabent

A couple of things I dont understand

I get the impression that many ride their bikes several times before they check their tire pressure. I check and top off my tires before every ride. That way the tires are at the proper pressure,...
09-14-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By rydabent

Probably anything but pink.

Probably anything but pink.
09-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,834
Posted By rydabent

I got to ride with my Son and Grandson from Okla...

I got to ride with my Son and Grandson from Okla today.
09-09-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,378
Posted By rydabent

By all means dual purpose. As I have posted...

By all means dual purpose. As I have posted before I wear wicking T-shirts, and rugby shorts both on and off the bike. I wore suits, white shirts and a tie at work for 47 years. Now very very...
09-07-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,834
Posted By rydabent

Wiped down the chain, topped off the air pressure...

Wiped down the chain, topped off the air pressure in the tires, and went for a ride.
09-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By rydabent

But a recumbent bike or trike would eliminate...

But a recumbent bike or trike would eliminate that problem. If you mountain bike you need a DF frame, and you will have to live with it.
09-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,378
Posted By rydabent

Not being a cycling Peacock I wear T-shirts, and...

Not being a cycling Peacock I wear T-shirts, and rugby shorts.
09-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,404
Posted By rydabent

I have not. I live in the snow belt and dont ride...

I have not. I live in the snow belt and dont ride when it is cold. Starting in Feb I completely disassemble clean and lube the whole bike or trike. Before each ride I wipe down the chain, and top off...
09-02-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,759
Posted By rydabent

This is where a triple that some want to get rid...

This is where a triple that some want to get rid of comes into play.
08-31-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By rydabent

Im actually just 30 plus shipping and handling.

Im actually just 30 plus shipping and handling.
08-31-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,909
Posted By rydabent

That old steel lugged frame bike will still be on...

That old steel lugged frame bike will still be on the road after that fantastic plastic new bike they are building these days has shattered.
08-30-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,956
Posted By rydabent

Bikes pretty much reached their zenith in the...

Bikes pretty much reached their zenith in the late 80s with their beautiful lugged frames. The new welded frames look common, and a dime a dozen. You can have your plastic bikes too.
08-30-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,674
Posted By rydabent

I gave up drops and DF bikes in 2008 when I got...

I gave up drops and DF bikes in 2008 when I got my first recumbent. Now I ride in comfort.
08-30-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,716
Posted By rydabent

I never take my wallet on rides. I have a dog...

I never take my wallet on rides. I have a dog tag with my phone number, and bike tools.
08-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,773
Posted By rydabent

If I do an exceptionally long ride, afterwards, I...

If I do an exceptionally long ride, afterwards, I do a nice shower, drink a large glass of cold water, and take an aspirin.
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