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06-23-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,311
Posted By rydabent

This is a great example of mob rule.

This is a great example of mob rule.
06-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,944
Posted By rydabent

A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be...

A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be destroyed is short order. You should also realize that only a small percent of criminals the police chase are on bikes.
06-22-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,191
Posted By rydabent

I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted...

I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted for life when I lived on the farm, and had to ride gravel roads to school.
06-20-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By rydabent

And we now actually have indoor plumbing !!!!!!

And we now actually have indoor plumbing !!!!!!
06-20-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By rydabent

Yes they just use the name.

Yes they just use the name.
06-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,285
Posted By rydabent

IMO rail lines should never be broken up. For...

IMO rail lines should never be broken up. For the time being they can be used for trails, but who knows what they can be used for in the future.
06-19-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By rydabent

Some how a lot of cyclist must have a old...

Some how a lot of cyclist must have a old foggyism gene in their make up. They rail against anything that is more modern than an 1890 safety bike. That would include bents, trikes, click shifting,...
06-18-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,491
Posted By rydabent

Dont blame the e-bikes, blame the fool riding...

Dont blame the e-bikes, blame the fool riding them. They are the same fools that speed and weave in and out thru traffic on the hiways.
06-18-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,984
Posted By rydabent

I had two. The first was a Schwinn Le Tour, and...

I had two. The first was a Schwinn Le Tour, and the second was a touring Univega. Both fairly light weight lugged frame steel bikes. This was back in the early and mid 80s.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By rydabent

The simple fact is anyone can tour on pretty much...

The simple fact is anyone can tour on pretty much any good condition bike or trike.

One great and useful fact about touring on a trike is they stay upright when stopped. Fully loaded bikes needs...
06-09-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,596
Posted By rydabent

It still remains let everyone ride what and how...

It still remains let everyone ride what and how they want to ride. At least those riding e-bikes are not setting on the couch.

In fact the "do as I say and do" crowd are rather annoying. I get...
06-09-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,102
Posted By rydabent

No problem, I like Sram components. They are...

No problem, I like Sram components. They are just losing sales!!!!!
06-08-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By rydabent

Oil it.

Oil it.
06-08-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By rydabent

He should have stuck his cane in the front wheel...

He should have stuck his cane in the front wheel of one of those thugs. A good face plant and maybe a broken collar bone would teach them to suck eggs.
06-07-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,964
Posted By rydabent

I dont consider this a troll thread or out of...

I dont consider this a troll thread or out of order at all!!! In fact I think some time back I started one on the same subject.

The fact is-------yes some have become obscenely high priced...
06-06-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,157
Posted By rydabent

Nothing at all wrong with gearing down and...

Nothing at all wrong with gearing down and spinning more. Especially as we get older. I have changed the gearing on my trike to 28 38 48, with a 11--34 cassette.
06-05-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,094
Posted By rydabent

We need a law that says cell phones will shut...

We need a law that says cell phones will shut down if moving faster than 10 mph.
06-05-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,552
Posted By rydabent

We should never have self driving cars in cities....

We should never have self driving cars in cities. Too many variables.
06-05-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By rydabent

You can feel it in your wallet when you have to...

You can feel it in your wallet when you have to replace your scabbed up CF rims if you dont have disc brakes.
06-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,166
Posted By rydabent

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth...

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth granny gear weigh. And---------------maybe at the end of a long day a detour forces your very tired body to climb a very steep hill to get home. ...
05-30-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By rydabent

Since Italians are big into cycling and have been...

Since Italians are big into cycling and have been for a long time, and are known for leather products and shoes, cycling shoes run narrow since apparently Italian feet run narrow.

If the cycling...
05-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,291
Posted By rydabent

Not a fan of CF (plastic) bikes at all. But I...

Not a fan of CF (plastic) bikes at all. But I guess if people think they want one, make sure it is new. That way you will know if any crashes or undue stress was placed on the bike. Buying used...
05-30-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By rydabent

I like most American have a wide foot, and I got...

I like most American have a wide foot, and I got the Shimano wide shoe. I even got a 1/2 size larger to make sure they would be wide enough.

One way to tell if your cycling shoe is too narrow is...
05-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By rydabent

Just check with your local bike shop. Their used...

Just check with your local bike shop. Their used junk bin probably has one they will give you for free.
05-27-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,782
Posted By rydabent

I have found all sorts of small stuff, tools etc....

I have found all sorts of small stuff, tools etc. But my big find was a back pack on the trail in town that must have bounced off his carrier. It had a $1000 lap top and in it. I returned it and...
05-27-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,620
Posted By rydabent

BTW I wear short cotton socks like Gold Toe year...

BTW I wear short cotton socks like Gold Toe year around. I would have to try real hard to get grease on them.
05-27-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,620
Posted By rydabent

Strangely enough if you rub in the stain a good...

Strangely enough if you rub in the stain a good high detergent synthetic motor oil like Mobil 1, and then a good detergent soap the stain will come out. The motor oil will remove oil based paint...
05-27-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By rydabent

As a trike rider butt pain is something I no...

As a trike rider butt pain is something I no longer have. I have been on recumbents since 2005. But before that I put tens of thousands of miles on DF saddles. Being in the snow belt I was off...
05-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By rydabent

Some tires wave when they see other tires. :)

Some tires wave when they see other tires. :)
05-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,779
Posted By rydabent

I never put people on ignore. Everyone is...

I never put people on ignore. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if I dont agree with them.
05-25-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,774
Posted By rydabent

Part of the "steel is real" goes back to the 80s...

Part of the "steel is real" goes back to the 80s when there was a high point in cycling. We had the 84 Olympics, the Coors Classic, the start of click shifting and the start of clipless pedals. But...
05-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,335
Posted By rydabent

A bike is a bike, no matter if it cost $100 or...

A bike is a bike, no matter if it cost $100 or $10,000. Just adjust and tighten everything up and it will be fine. Being realistic about the only thing you can say against a Walmart bike is the...
05-23-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,864
Posted By rydabent

Again the 80s still seem to be the zenith of...

Again the 80s still seem to be the zenith of cycling so far. The bikes with their beautiful lugged frame and down tube shifters were a work of art. Now we have plastic frames or machine welded butt...
05-23-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By rydabent

Everyone experiences some level of discomfort on...

Everyone experiences some level of discomfort on a bike seat. Some just wont admit it. This is especially true on day long rides. If course I will catch hell for mentioning the solution. ...
05-22-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,864
Posted By rydabent

The 80s were great. They gave us click shifting,...

The 80s were great. They gave us click shifting, and clipless pedals. They also gave cycling a huge boost because of the 84 Olympics. Further the bikes of the day were fantastic with their lugged...
05-22-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By rydabent

Pretty much anywhere except San Francisco with...

Pretty much anywhere except San Francisco with the filth they have in the streets.
05-20-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By rydabent

Ian Sims has passed

I am sorry to report that Ian Sims owner of Green Speed recumbent has passed. I was able to talk to him at length at the Recumbent Cycle Con show in Nashville last fall.

RIP Ian.
05-19-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,381
Posted By rydabent

My hope is that she will not be granted a drivers...

My hope is that she will not be granted a drivers license for many years to come.
05-19-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,865
Posted By rydabent

The OP is exactly right. Look at the first word...

The OP is exactly right. Look at the first word in MUPs, it is multiple. That means you will meet almost any kind of user. It is NOT a race course. Even on some good down hill with the wind...
05-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,146
Posted By rydabent

The best way I manage wellness at my age 80, is...

The best way I manage wellness at my age 80, is to ride about 25 miles every other day. If you set you rust.
05-18-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,081
Posted By rydabent

In answer to your question-----------------why...

In answer to your question-----------------why not********************????
05-17-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,133
Posted By rydabent

In the cycling world as everywhere else more...

In the cycling world as everywhere else more money gets you a better product-------------up to a point. Once you get to mid range, the only thing more money gets you is a name and snobbery.
05-10-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rydabent

Both the headset and the BB put high loads on the...

Both the headset and the BB put high loads on the bearings and races. So the best thing to do is to use a heavy bearing grease. The heavy grease lets you stick the loose balls on the race for easy...
05-10-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By rydabent

Older bikes with down tube shifting have the most...

Older bikes with down tube shifting have the most friction free shifting there is. They stay in adjustment a very long time too.
05-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,495
Posted By rydabent

If it aint broke dont fix it.

If it aint broke dont fix it.
05-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,341
Posted By rydabent

Again------------wax is NOT a lube.

Again------------wax is NOT a lube.
05-07-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,284
Posted By rydabent

With the advent of E-bikes and the rise of trikes...

With the advent of E-bikes and the rise of trikes that can be E-trikes, I have noticed at least a mini boom.

E-trikes opens up a whole world of riding to older people. They cant fall over, and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By rydabent

And dont forget, with a 26" rear wheel and 20"...

And dont forget, with a 26" rear wheel and 20" front ones, you are always riding down hill!!!! :)
05-02-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By rydabent

With over 40 years of experience withe cog belts,...

With over 40 years of experience withe cog belts, I can tell you that I have seen too many bikes with cog belts way to tight.
05-02-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,306
Posted By rydabent

Since I ride recumbents and dont need to buy high...

Since I ride recumbents and dont need to buy high priced specialty shorts that protect me from my ride, no, my $15 rugby shorts to into the regular laundry. They then magically reappear in the...
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