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08-29-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,248
Posted By Manster

Your riding issues sound similar to what I was...

Your riding issues sound similar to what I was experiencing before I found and purchased my Rans Dynamik crank forward. The saddle soreness and wrist pain / numbness were gone overnight. That was...
07-31-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Manster

A quick look at all-battery.com shows they have...

A quick look at all-battery.com shows they have 14.8V (4 in series Li-ion) 18650 packs weighing (a hefty?) 7 oz. with 2600mAh capacity. They also have a smaller 14.8v LiPo pack at 2.7oz with 800mAh...
11-20-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By Manster

Climbs on my route range from 2% for a mile to 6%...

Climbs on my route range from 2% for a mile to 6% for a quarter mile to 12% for 100'. I never stand for any of them. I either gear down or pull back on the handlebars which allows a lot of power to...
11-19-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By Manster

I ride a Rans Dynamik on my 17mi round trip...

I ride a Rans Dynamik on my 17mi round trip commute, with 700' of climbing. The upright position is, well, more comfortable for this 50+ clydesdale. Wouldn't have done it for 7 years and counting...
08-28-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By Manster

In my experience studded tires are no worse than...

In my experience studded tires are no worse than non-studded tires on dry pavement, other than adding a frying egg sound. The studs are immeasurably better on ice. I would not commute without studs...
08-11-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,211
Posted By Manster

I used to use a home-built roof rack method to...

I used to use a home-built roof rack method to transport my mountain bike. It consisted of two 2x2s each about 3' long, hinged together at one end. An eye bolt at the other end tie-wrapped to...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,844
Posted By Manster

A wet bandana around the neck. If it's really...

A wet bandana around the neck. If it's really hot ice rolled in the bandana.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,287
Posted By Manster

I use and like the large Vedante super reflective...

I use and like the large Vedante super reflective pop bands. Easy on and off, hold up well.
06-08-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By Manster

Paddle wheel pedal boats can be fun for the right...

Paddle wheel pedal boats can be fun for the right user, i.e. someone who is happy to poke around flat water. There are other boats that are pedal driven that offer much more. A Hobie kayak with the...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,012
Posted By Manster

Maybe once a year in 4 years of commuting. ...

Maybe once a year in 4 years of commuting.

Once I was approaching a red light, preparing for a left turn with a line of 3 cars approaching on the left. As the first car passed me then slowed to...
02-07-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By Manster

Sure, When I started bike commuting 4 years ago I...

Sure, When I started bike commuting 4 years ago I didn't want to stop for winter, so I bought a set of Marathon Winters and just kept going. With those tires moderate snow or ice is no problem for...
10-30-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,541
Posted By Manster

Ankle straps (and pedal reflectors) are also low...

Ankle straps (and pedal reflectors) are also low to the ground so they pick up reflections from low beams earlier. I put a reflector on my rear mud flap for that reason.



I use Vedante super...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,068
Posted By Manster

Hi, I've commuted 17 miles round trip...

Hi,

I've commuted 17 miles round trip daily on my Rans Dynamik for the past 2.5 years, year round. The Dynamik is a great bike - I wouldn't trade it for any other bike.

-Manster
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By Manster

Although I don't have back problems, I really...

Although I don't have back problems, I really enjoy the upright riding position for my 17mi/day commute on a Rans Dynamik.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-11, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Manster

The Banjo Brothers market panniers work well for...

The Banjo Brothers market panniers work well for my commute. My small messenger bag and/or computer backpack fit nicely inside, and stay clean. Heel strike isn't a problem on my bike.
03-30-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,326
Posted By Manster

Rans Bikes has a model for taller riders, the...

Rans Bikes has a model for taller riders, the Rans Sequoia. It could be an option if you're open to the upright riding style of a crank forward bike. I'm very happy with my Rans Dynamik which I use...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Manster

I use Banjo Brothers market panniers. They fit...

I use Banjo Brothers market panniers. They fit my well padded laptop backpack nicely. If it's very wet I put the backpack in a garbage bag first. The panniers stay on the bike when parked, and my...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By Manster

Yep, I'll be riding in the rain too, but this is...

Yep, I'll be riding in the rain too, but this is New England, so I always carry rain gear for the commute. That reminds me — I need to buy some rain shoes to leave at work.
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