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Forum: Recumbent
01-19-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://tadpolerider.com/tag/tadpole-trike-toe-in-adjustment/
If nothing else, you can swap the tires from one side to the other. Remember to keep the direction of rotation the same as it...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
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...
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Since you specify comfort, and Full Suspension...

Since you specify comfort, and Full Suspension seems to be a part of the answer to that, I want to point out one detail that might be of interest (I only became aware of this recently): the amount of...
01-09-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 341
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: 341
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: 341
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
12-20-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm at just about the same decision point...

I'm at just about the same decision point regarding a second trike for off pavement.

I mounted knobby tires on my ICE Sprint X Tour and took it to the logging and forest service roads in Bent...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sorry, I didn't realize a Lefty had a different...

Sorry, I didn't realize a Lefty had a different steering tube than standard forks. Good luck with finding what you need.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-16-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You might try an adjustable stem. Make sure you...

You might try an adjustable stem. Make sure you get the one that fits your new handlebar, 25.4 mm or 31.8 mm. A quick search turns up several varieties and lengths, so the longer the reach, the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-12-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By DeadGrandpa

With respect to Leisesturm, I have a different...

With respect to Leisesturm, I have a different opinion on Fat Tires. While it is possible to ride gravel on tires less than 2" wide, it's not necessarily comfortable on a rigid bike or trike. All...
Forum: Recumbent
11-26-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
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.
Forum: Recumbent
11-25-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Goodbye David Goldman

I saw on the YouTube channel Travels By Trike today that David, of the channel David Rides A Trike, passed away a couple days ago. David had many health challenges and the purpose of his channel was...
11-22-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
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: 1,092
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,...
10-15-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I use a Knog Blinder 2, which I bought in 2015....

I use a Knog Blinder 2, which I bought in 2015. It has a flashing mode and 200 lumens. It's plenty bright to be seen.
Forum: Recumbent
10-09-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I cut two scraps of gray PVC pipe about 6"-7"...

I cut two scraps of gray PVC pipe about 6"-7" long and zip tied or used 'O' rings to attach them to the two neck rest supports on my trike: one for a small bag attachment and the other for my Garmin...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It does deploy as a fog, not a stream. Wind...

It does deploy as a fog, not a stream. Wind definitely will blow it and even a tiny bit is extremely unpleasant and probably incapacitating. If other people are nearby, they will likely be affected....
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Bear spray. The fog is easy to aim and effective...

Bear spray. The fog is easy to aim and effective at 15 feet or more. A half second blast is more than enough to stop a dog in his tracks. None that I've sprayed have ever chased me again. I recommend...
09-07-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By DeadGrandpa

One issue you may want to consider is whether or...

One issue you may want to consider is whether or not you might want to mount some kind of rack to carry stuff on your bike. Rack attachment points are somewhat rare on many carbon frames, but more...
09-07-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,491
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I hope you reconsider the recumbent trike. ICE...

I hope you reconsider the recumbent trike. ICE trikes are a UK product and I like mine very much. Like you, I was advised to go to three wheels because of the crash danger of two wheels.

I'm sad...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My method has been to step over the top tube. ...

My method has been to step over the top tube.

If it helps, you can tilt the bike either toward you or away from you until you get the leg on the other side. I haven't swung my leg over the saddle...
07-18-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,858
Posted By DeadGrandpa

How dare you question whether you should buy a...

How dare you question whether you should buy a new bike? At the magnificent age of 77, you should definitely buy a new one, if for no other reason than to renew your passion for riding (and the...
05-22-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,552
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: 2,722
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: 2,722
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,102
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm thinking outside the envelope here, but if...

I'm thinking outside the envelope here, but if leaning on the handlebars causes pain, stop doing that and get yourself a recumbent bike or trike. I recently made the conversion to a recumbent trike...
03-15-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Mrs Gulch's Bike

It might be a well known bit of bicycling culture, but I had occasion recently to seek out an image of a particular old woman riding a bike, from the classic film, and I wondered, "What kind of bike...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have experience with the ExtraWheel trailer,...

I have experience with the ExtraWheel trailer, which attaches similarly but differently. Yours seems to want an extension of each end of a threaded axle, to which you can insert the fitting you have...
02-26-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,145
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...
Forum: Recumbent
02-24-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,195
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I recently made the switch to recumbent with...

I recently made the switch to recumbent with e-assist. My new ride is the ICE Sprint X Tour with the Shimano Steps 8000 mid-drive (mounted up front on the crank). It's a 250 Watt motor. The control...
Forum: Southeast
12-28-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,347
Posted By DeadGrandpa

My lady and I rode last April/May from Ocracoke...

My lady and I rode last April/May from Ocracoke in the south to Corolla in the north, on highway 12 the whole way until we ran out of pavement. Then we turned around and rode back to Ocracoke. Self...
07-03-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm not sure what you mean by "restless legs",...

I'm not sure what you mean by "restless legs", but I find I don't get leg cramps as long as I maintain a semi regular regimen of magnesium and potassium supplements, and a banana for a snack during...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I like the Saris 4-bike platform rack,...

I like the Saris 4-bike platform rack, convertible to a 2-bike rack, because it has the ability to mount the accessory light bar which mounts to the underside of the rack, and displays turn signals,...
06-27-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,892
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: 1,804
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...
06-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,943
Posted By DeadGrandpa

For a complete titanium framed gravel bike, a...

For a complete titanium framed gravel bike, a good option would be a Bearclaw Thunderhawk. For the frame only, you can buy from Bearclaw or for much less money, from Waltly a frame that looks...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You have obviously never studied the linguistics...

You have obviously never studied the linguistics lessons in the 80's sitcom, "Mel's Diner". You must do your homework before you get to class.
Forum: Introductions
06-11-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Please note, for future reference, that "Y'all"...

Please note, for future reference, that "Y'all" in the thread title should be spelled with an apostrophe, i.e. "Y'all". It is not to be confused with the plural, "All Y'all". Grammar and spelling are...
05-23-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,653
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Views: 589,611
Posted By DeadGrandpa

68+ years so far, and my wife says that we've...

68+ years so far, and my wife says that we've pedaled 6000+ miles in less than 11 months since I bought her a new gps bike computer. Youse guys who are riding less than 40 miles per ride, you should...
05-20-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,553
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I agree with Rolla, you should try the Jones...

I agree with Rolla, you should try the Jones H-bar. I changed my flat bar for a Jones and my hand numbness went away. If you want to try a less expensive option, I changed the drops on my road bike...
05-20-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Sparks, if the width of the rim is 20, you can...

Sparks, if the width of the rim is 20, you can use as wide a tire as you like IF there is room on your bike so that the tire does not run on the fork or chainstays. You can't take it to the extreme,...
Forum: Touring
05-17-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,118
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I recommend you look at Swift bags,...

I recommend you look at Swift bags, Builtbyswift.com. Good quality, made in Seattle. They have some that mount with Voile straps, with some foam spacers to allow for the cables and give you room for...
05-13-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,661
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are two kinds of people in the world: 1)...

There are two kinds of people in the world: 1) People who like people, and have pleasant encounters with random people with whom they cross paths, without regard for the time they spend, and 2)...
05-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,460
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You are absolutely correct. In the end, you may...

You are absolutely correct. In the end, you may have the sensation you're going faster or working harder. Whether or not you are actually going faster or harder doesn't matter. Ride, eat and sleep....
05-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,168
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, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,208
Posted By DeadGrandpa

When I come back from a strenuous ride, I go for...

When I come back from a strenuous ride, I go for Stryve Beef Jerky from Walmart. It has little added ingredients other than salt. I don't think it has much in the way of added sugars.

I have...
05-02-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
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...
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