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07-01-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By rydabent

If you are touring, it would seem that the point...

If you are touring, it would seem that the point is to see things. Bent clear over with the hands on the drops limit the view.

That is why so many cross country riders are going to some form of...
06-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,707
Posted By rydabent

As I told another member cycling is fun, and it...

As I told another member cycling is fun, and it will keep you young. If you set you rust.
06-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By rydabent

I firmly believe bikes keep you young. I am 82...

I firmly believe bikes keep you young. I am 82 and ride approx 25 miles every other day.
06-29-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By rydabent

With the right tools, I for instance have them,...

With the right tools, I for instance have them, it would be an easy repair. Some of the old bolt should be sticking out, so use pliars and remove it. Then retap to a larger size an put in a new...
06-29-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By rydabent

Need a little help

Several years ago I bought a stainless steel water bottle at Walmart that had the necked down area where the water bottle cage held it. It is the size of a large water bottle and the same shape with...
06-29-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,903
Posted By rydabent

Fifty dollars? What was it made out of ten carat...

Fifty dollars? What was it made out of ten carat gold???
06-29-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By rydabent

As suggested before, recumbents negate many pains...

As suggested before, recumbents negate many pains due to DF bikes.
06-29-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,076
Posted By rydabent

IMO steel is real and 100% better than the high...

IMO steel is real and 100% better than the high priced plastic bikes bike stores are selling today. At the Air and Space Museum there are steel bikes make by the Wright brothers that are 120 years...
06-25-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,188
Posted By rydabent

Some of the egotistical racer boyz just dont like...

Some of the egotistical racer boyz just dont like being passed. It is also the reason they hate e-bikes. Pay them no attention. Do your own thing.
06-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,197
Posted By rydabent

Some of my most favorite music is the folk music...

Some of my most favorite music is the folk music of the late 50s and the early 60s.
06-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,965
Posted By rydabent

In the real world, which would you rather lose...

In the real world, which would you rather lose when you teenage daughter backs out of the garage and runs over your bike?
06-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,965
Posted By rydabent

Actually the $500 bike might last a lot longer. ...

Actually the $500 bike might last a lot longer. If the plastic $5000 bike falls over on something sharp, it will get a hole in the frame and be worthless.
06-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,965
Posted By rydabent

And the Kia probably will be more reliable. And...

And the Kia probably will be more reliable. And sure will cost less to maintain.
06-22-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,423
Posted By rydabent

I guess I would ask the...

I guess I would ask the question--------------with all the bikes with drop bars, what percentage of the time do all the cyclist riding them spend in the drops?
06-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By rydabent

Does your city or state protect bikes in cross...

Does your city or state protect bikes in cross walks like the law protects pedestrians? Our state laws didnt and we got them changed about 5 years ago.
06-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,423
Posted By rydabent

IMO Drop bars are for elite racing cyclist. For...

IMO Drop bars are for elite racing cyclist. For the other 99% of us they are a hunched over rather uncomfortable position that pretty much causes you to stare at your front wheel.

Racers are...
06-19-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,197
Posted By rydabent

A friend of mine pretty much nailed todays music...

A friend of mine pretty much nailed todays music he said--------------------It sounds like a semi load of hogs got T-boned by a semi load of empty milk cans!!!!!!!!!!
06-19-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By rydabent

I will be 82 this year. I have always just rode...

I will be 82 this year. I have always just rode for fun and exercise, and still do. Depending on what usual route I ride, I ride from 20 to 35 miles every other day. I find that a recovery day off...
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,751
Posted By rydabent

At nearly 82, most everyone passes me. So I...

At nearly 82, most everyone passes me. So I would not have thot anything about being passed by an e-bike. As someone else posted, if you get all up tight about someone on an e-bike passing...
06-18-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,527
Posted By rydabent

Yes. Because if you set you rust.

Yes. Because if you set you rust.
06-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,197
Posted By rydabent

If it doesnt have a melody, it is NOT music.

If it doesnt have a melody, it is NOT music.
06-18-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By rydabent

It doesnt show some rather long bike routes in...

It doesnt show some rather long bike routes in Nebr and Iowa.
06-14-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,429
Posted By rydabent

The fact is MUPs are fantastic, as long as you...

The fact is MUPs are fantastic, as long as you dont look at them as your PERSONAL race track.
06-14-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,218
Posted By rydabent

As a bent rider, I have both a LWB bent and a...

As a bent rider, I have both a LWB bent and a trike. So I have the right tool for the job at hand.
06-14-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,218
Posted By rydabent

As a bent rider, I have both a LWB bent and a...

As a bent rider, I have both a LWB bent and a trike. So I have the right tool for the job at hand.
06-13-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,429
Posted By rydabent

Thumpers mother said if you cant say a something...

Thumpers mother said if you cant say a something nice dont say any thing at all.
06-13-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,429
Posted By rydabent

How about enjoying the MUP

We have seen several threads and comments about how bad MUPs are. How about one on the positive things.

First on MUPs you probably will not encounter high speed autos. Often they are quite...
06-12-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,571
Posted By rydabent

Young diesel truck drivers "rolling coal", and...

Young diesel truck drivers "rolling coal", and expensive foreign cars driven by young women. On my ride yesterday a young girl in her high priced japanese car went thru a red light at a cross walk. ...
06-11-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By rydabent

At nearly 82 I find that riding every other day,...

At nearly 82 I find that riding every other day, with a rest day in between is better. At my age riding every day is rather tiring.
06-10-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,537
Posted By rydabent

Oh I kinda doubt that.

Oh I kinda doubt that.
06-09-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,471
Posted By rydabent

But titanium doesnt rust and has a much longer...

But titanium doesnt rust and has a much longer fatigue life.
06-09-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,537
Posted By rydabent

Or-----------you could just get on a simple bike...

Or-----------you could just get on a simple bike and ride for the enjoyment and exercise.
06-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By rydabent

At 82 I find that riding every other day works...

At 82 I find that riding every other day works for me. I try to ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles depending on the usual routes I take. Riding every day seem to leave me a bit too tired.
06-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By rydabent

I have been the target of some snarkyness since I...

I have been the target of some snarkyness since I ride bent bikes and trikes, and advocate for easy rides to enjoy the scenery. But then since I ride my bent and my trike, I dont get all butt hurt...
06-08-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By rydabent

Fine with me. Bring money the city can use it.

Fine with me. Bring money the city can use it.
06-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By rydabent

Then I would reply you apparently do not know all...

Then I would reply you apparently do not know all the advantages of recumbent bikes and trike have over an antique DF bike.
06-07-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,701
Posted By rydabent

Carbon rims only if you have disc brakes. Rim...

Carbon rims only if you have disc brakes. Rim brakes will just scab up your expensive new rims. Carbons for disc brakes will be lighter and more aero.
06-07-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,471
Posted By rydabent

Dont be too quick to say it will be your last...

Dont be too quick to say it will be your last bike. I did when I bought a touring bike with a triple. I figured in my old age the granny would help me get up hills. That was 4 bikes ago. I went to...
06-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,861
Posted By rydabent

In this day and age some snowflake is always...

In this day and age some snowflake is always offended about something. Virtually anything someone may do offends someone.
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By rydabent

With 22 gears to play with, you would seem to be...

With 22 gears to play with, you would seem to be too picky being in a gear too long or to short. For many many years 10 speeds were enough.
06-01-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,710
Posted By rydabent

You might consider a LWB bent or a trike.

You might consider a LWB bent or a trike.
06-01-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,185
Posted By rydabent

You might consider a recumbent or a trike.

You might consider a recumbent or a trike.
06-01-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By rydabent

At last June is here

June is my favorite month. Everything is new and green and fresh. It is warm enough to ride every day, and the blazing hot days of July and Aug are not here yet.

So get out on your favorite bike...
06-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By rydabent

I use Park glueless patches. Applied right they...

I use Park glueless patches. Applied right they last 3 years or more. No messing with dried up glue.
05-30-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By rydabent

Not surprised. I love to read the travel report...

Not surprised. I love to read the travel report by cyclist on the web site 'CRAZYGUYONABIKE". But so far this year there have been only a hand full of rides posted there.
05-30-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,272
Posted By rydabent

At 82 years old, I try to ride every other day. ...

At 82 years old, I try to ride every other day. My routine before a ride is to wipe down the chain, and attach my floor pump with its guage and check the tire pressure.
The tires almost always...
05-27-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,406
Posted By rydabent

As I stated earlier I am one of the enjoy the...

As I stated earlier I am one of the enjoy the ride types. I do not do numbers, or look at a ride as a challenge. But------------------now and then on maybe a short hill I dont shift down and just...
05-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,126
Posted By rydabent

That vice must have been made in China.

That vice must have been made in China.
05-27-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,565
Posted By rydabent

Using a bathroom scale and weighting your self...

Using a bathroom scale and weighting your self and then holding the bike is the easiest way. BTW ---DO-- take the bathroom scale out in the garage and put it on concrete. Further I would suggest...
05-26-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By rydabent

Even if there was a "low profile" tire, it would...

Even if there was a "low profile" tire, it would not be wise to use one because of snake bite flats.
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