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Forum: Recumbent
01-19-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are several things you need to think about...

There are several things you need to think about before you test drive a trike. What sort of riding do you intend to do? Go really fast? Low slung high speed trikes have seats that are reclined way...
01-09-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I agree with you, now understanding better just...

I agree with you, now understanding better just how you ride. Based on what little I know of how the cadence based system, it might fit your needs. I should stress that I have tried to explain how...
01-09-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It seems that you and I pedal very differently. I...

It seems that you and I pedal very differently. I live in Coastal Carolina, where the terrain is incredibly flat, yet I routinely start off in my lowest gear to get the trike moving, and then move...
01-08-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My trike has a mid drive Shimano torque based...

My trike has a mid drive Shimano torque based pedal assist, 250W and 36v. It has three assist levels, a 44T front chain ring and a 11-36 ten speed cassette. To my perception, it feels like a regular...
Forum: Recumbent
11-26-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Yes, and he was also a Dead Head; he rode wearing...

Yes, and he was also a Dead Head; he rode wearing a GD jersey and his trike sported a GD flag.
11-22-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You don't mention how hilly the terrain is where...

You don't mention how hilly the terrain is where you ride, but assuming you aren't talking about mountain grades, you should be fine. My e-assist trike came with a 44T front chain ring and an 11-36...
10-31-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My two wheeled biking days are over also, but...

My two wheeled biking days are over also, but life and pedaling can continue on a recumbent trike. It's remarkably like riding a two wheeler, only it's not as prone to falling over. If you need it,...
05-22-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,534
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Thirty years ago I asked my LBS owner for any...

Thirty years ago I asked my LBS owner for any advice on how to get in better riding condition. He asked if I'd heard of Eddy Merckx, and I nodded yes. "Eddy Merckx said to 'Ride Lots'."

That was...
Forum: Introductions
05-16-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I ride the Oriental area. It's very bicycle...

I ride the Oriental area. It's very bicycle friendly. Come try it.
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have been pleased with bags from Swift...

I have been pleased with bags from Swift Industries, at Builtbyswift.com, and I found the Zeitgeist bag attached fairly easily to my trekking bars. You can check out the Path Less Pedaled channel on...
04-10-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I didn't know that the context was that of a...

I didn't know that the context was that of a group ride, but my default position (at the rear of the peloton) is to defend myself from aggressive dogs. I'm not the slightest bit concerned about the...
04-09-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,710
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I always recommend bear spray. A 24 inch diameter...

I always recommend bear spray. A 24 inch diameter fog at 20 feet is easy to put on target with short bursts and is very effective. The dog is unlikely to challenge a cyclist again, based on my...
02-26-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,133
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My advice is that you should think about why you...

My advice is that you should think about why you want an e-bike. If it's mainly to augment your physical conditioning while you pedal however hard you are able, you probably won't need such a...
06-27-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized...

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized pepper spray. Go to REI or Amazon and get a canister of Bear Spray. It fires a fog two feet in diameter up to twenty feet. I've used it while pedaling,...
06-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I think I have a memory of tight shoulders and...

I think I have a memory of tight shoulders and neck stiffness when I first started riding gravel. I was riding 700x40c tires, carbon frame, carbon seat post. And too much air in the tires.

I...
06-17-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My vote is for keeping what you have. It's...

My vote is for keeping what you have. It's adequate for the job, if not the lightest and shiniest. Save your money for stepping up in overall quality for a whole new bike.

You might want to get a...
05-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,156
Posted By DeadGrandpa

A gravel bike is the MOST versatile, for me, at...

A gravel bike is the MOST versatile, for me, at least. The roads available determine the tire selection, but it's not really complicated. My Janis Renegade came with 700x35 tires, but I've mixed in...
05-02-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By DeadGrandpa

^^^^ This is very true. Not only that, but...

^^^^ This is very true. Not only that, but sometimes there is no perfect route, but only the best available route, which may be terrible. And even if the artificial intelligence device says that you...
05-01-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,703
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you want to be aware of cars coming from...

If you want to be aware of cars coming from behind, don't rely on hearing. Get a Garmin Varia rear blinkie/radar, and a compatible gps. Wahoo has a few compatible models, and of course, most Garmins...
04-18-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,259
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There you go; you proved my point....

There you go; you proved my point. Congratulations.
04-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I used to have a hitch mounted rack, and had no...

I used to have a hitch mounted rack, and had no problem with bike theft while the bike was on the rack. That didn't prevent the bike from being crushed when I was rear ended on my way home from a...
04-10-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The extension gives the loaded rack too much...

The extension gives the loaded rack too much leverage, too much potential for "bouncy-bouncy" going down the road. It shouldn't be difficult to line up the bolt holes. I recommend the non-extension...
03-28-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I respect your recommendation, and I believe you...

I respect your recommendation, and I believe you about not going back to cheaper tires after you experience good ones. That's one of the reasons I'm trying to wear the old ones out first. I'm too...
03-20-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,946
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have determined by experience that you prefer...

You have determined by experience that you prefer one of your bikes over the other. You have not determined that the dozens (+) of other similar bikes are inferior. Expand your horizons, look outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.

I would never buy a bike whose color I dislike.
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,118
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating...

Setting up camp. Cooking something, eating something, washing pans, clothes, sweaty body, sleeping, cooking something, eating something, washing and packing up camp. After a full day of pedaling,...
02-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,375
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have only a little experience with the tubeless...

I have only a little experience with the tubeless stuff. It was fine at first, but then the bikes hung on hooks for six or eighteen months, so I added a little sealant via the valve stem (minus the...
02-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,680
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I...

I don't have any answers. I can tell you what I think, based on my experience. I have ridden a recumbent once, briefly. I'm 68 (though age is not a critical factor, in my opinion) and I ride pavement...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Dude, you and me should hang out. There is riding...

Dude, you and me should hang out. There is riding to discuss, and riding, with the occasional discussion of bicycle build particulars, and whatever other things we may find small points upon which to...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have made a fair and logical argument with...

You have made a fair and logical argument with which I can find no fault. Apparently I have become small minded in my old age. I guess that one ride I took on my little brother's "Stingray-like" (not...
02-03-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,098
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I've always thought that men are absolutely...

I've always thought that men are absolutely disgusting, and that it must be a part of God's punishment of Eve that women are attracted to us. It is completely unexplainable that some men, or actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,854
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk for my fiancee,...

I bought a Bearclaw Thunderhawk for my fiancee, because she asked for a bike capable of riding gravel roads, and a YouTube channel I enjoy (Path Less Pedaled) gave a favorable review. From her...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,541
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I only became aware of lower tire pressure a few...

I only became aware of lower tire pressure a few years ago, first on 700x40 touring tires and then on 29x3 plus tires. It has been a life changing experience and I don't know if I can ever go back to...
01-25-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,814
Posted By DeadGrandpa

"Never a borrower nor a lender be."

"Never a borrower nor a lender be."
Replies: 48
Views: 4,767
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It is entirely beyond my comprehension that...

It is entirely beyond my comprehension that anyone would trade that extremely high quality piece of audio equipment for an obsolete bicycle. I thought all day about this, and I tried to just let it...
01-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,075
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You and I might be from the same planet. During...

You and I might be from the same planet. During the summer, especially, I crave both of those beverages after every ride.
01-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,650
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know if we'll live longer than expected,...

I don't know if we'll live longer than expected, but I predict that it will seem that way.
01-14-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,202
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like my flashing front light. It's not...

I like my flashing front light. It's not blindingly bright, but it's purpose is to attract the attention of the driver in the second car approaching in the oncoming lane. Frequently, that guy is...
01-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,369
Posted By DeadGrandpa

That degradation of the material has not happened...

That degradation of the material has not happened to mine in the several years since I installed them. Are you sure those grips are the Grab On brand?
01-08-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,625
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'd like to tell you that you can work with your...

I'd like to tell you that you can work with your 46/30 and the 11-34 cassette, but my experience tells me that you need a minimum of 12 more teeth on the largest cassette cog than on your smallest...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If you are riding >15 miles per ride, I recommend...

If you are riding >15 miles per ride, I recommend that you get handlebars that give you more hand positions. Personally, I prefer butterfly (trekking) handlebars for pavement, and Jones H-bars for...
01-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I hope it comes in a color you like, and that...

I hope it comes in a color you like, and that it's the correct size for you.
01-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,460
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Hey now!!! The OP evidently wants a doohickey...

Hey now!!! The OP evidently wants a doohickey that keeps his ride vertical when stationary. The "lean it against something" and the "buy a heavy metal bolt-on" options were obvious, and I'm...
12-29-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,410
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I enjoy reading about others' perceptions. I try...

I enjoy reading about others' perceptions. I try to understand different cultures. I browse new posts to sample various interests, think about the implications of unfamiliar concepts, ask a question...
12-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,410
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Speed going downhill is some kind of achievement?

Speed going downhill is some kind of achievement?
12-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I can tell you that if all you do is lube and...

I can tell you that if all you do is lube and wipe your chain every 150 miles or so, you will need to replace everything in your drive train after 5k or 10k miles. Front chain ring or rings, chain...
12-19-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,448
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm 68, always been active, 6ft and 165 pounds....

I'm 68, always been active, 6ft and 165 pounds. Eight years ago I gave up soft drinks and lost 10 pounds. Gave up doughnuts and cookies, lost another 10 pounds. Started riding double the weekly...
12-07-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,637
Posted By DeadGrandpa

​​​​​ It's riding by the forests and the...

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It's riding by the forests and the fields, watching the planting and growing and harvesting. It's seeing the blue heron in the ditch by the road get up and fly just in front of my bike before...
12-03-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have converted to ISM noseless saddles with...

I have converted to ISM noseless saddles with zero regrets. PR 2.0 on my paved road bike, PR 3.0 on my rigid 29plus bike, which is for gravel roads and the occasional singletrack.

I don't use...
11-26-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,021
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with...

Garmin Varia radar blinky rear light, paired with a Garmin gps or the dedicated radar display unit that is sometimes bundled with the 510 Varia. You will learn to appreciate it.
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