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08-21-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By tallbikeman

Bicycle frame has to have the American one piece...

Bicycle frame has to have the American one piece crank shell on the bottom bracket. One piece crank bottom bracket shells are much bigger than most bottom bracket shells now being sold. As Beng1...
07-10-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,770
Posted By tallbikeman

Real big fan of aero wheels. I believe the...

Real big fan of aero wheels. I believe the biggest bang for the buck in aero drag reduction is from a good aero wheelset. All the other drag reduction is minimal although it does add up, but...
06-27-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

Porkchop BMX online has all sorts of oddball size...

Porkchop BMX online has all sorts of oddball size headsets. They specialize in every type of headset for BMX bikes but they also have parts for lots of other bikes. I get my Chicago Schwinn Varsity...
06-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

Some very nice upgrades on your Murray Monterey. ...

Some very nice upgrades on your Murray Monterey. Nice cranks, Did you install the ahead set fork? Cool bike.
05-02-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,770
Posted By tallbikeman

You are serious about a real world Clyde bike. ...

You are serious about a real world Clyde bike. Good to see the thought given wheel components. I believe the frame and fork are marketed as basically mountain bike grade so they are plenty strong. ...
05-02-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,770
Posted By tallbikeman

As soon as I get a bicycle or build a bicycle the...

As soon as I get a bicycle or build a bicycle the paint starts failing in so many little ways. I repaint every ten years or so. I'm going to try powder coating the next time I have to repaint. ...
05-02-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

Schwinn went to granddaughter and the Columbia...

Schwinn went to granddaughter and the Columbia went to her mom. Around town bikes for Davis California.
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By tallbikeman

My present used Ryan Vanguard seat started out...

My present used Ryan Vanguard seat started out not being comfortable. There is a seat thread on this recumbent site from which I got the following seat maker. https://recumbentseatfix.weebly.com ...
05-01-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By tallbikeman

This bike is equipped with an ABUS type rear...

This bike is equipped with an ABUS type rear wheel lock located on the rear seat stays where the rack bolts in. Looks to be a coaster brake bike with a front rim brake also. A nice commuter bike. ...
05-01-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,693
Posted By tallbikeman

I've owned a Worksman LGB model since new in the...

I've owned a Worksman LGB model since new in the 1990's. As you note the seatpost is not up to the load capacity of most of the rest of the bicycle. There are a lot of Wald steel components of low...
04-25-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

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I rebuilt this 60's Columbia and much newer Schwinn last year. The Schwinn had...
04-24-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

I really love one speed bikes for their...

I really love one speed bikes for their durability. Usually the chainrings are long lasting steel. They use one speed chain which is also longer lasting than all the skinnier 7=8=9=10=11=12=13...
04-24-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By tallbikeman

Your Douze is a very competent cargo hauling...

Your Douze is a very competent cargo hauling bike. I own a cycle truck bicycle with 26" rear wheel and 20" front wheel. A lot can be hauled on a cycle truck but your Dutch style cargo bike is even...
04-17-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By tallbikeman

Your converted tandem recumbent into a very nice...

Your converted tandem recumbent into a very nice cargo bike is a really good idea. I had to read you post to understand what it was. That bike looks like it can haul all the groceries for a couple...
04-17-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By tallbikeman

I really like your setup because it uses a...

I really like your setup because it uses a bicycle and used trailer that are not hot theft items. Those older Chicago Schwinns are really durable and no one really wants them so good U locks will...
04-17-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By tallbikeman

You have a really cool setup. I like the...

You have a really cool setup. I like the reflective tape on all the wheels. Your trailer solves hauling just about anything except a piano. I like your overhead light bar. At least you should be...
04-10-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By tallbikeman

I use Schwalbe Marathon Pro tires on my 27"...

I use Schwalbe Marathon Pro tires on my 27" wheeled older steel bike. I use this bike all the time on dirt/gravel roads and the Schwalbe tires are wonderfully durable. These are tires more oriented...
04-10-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,433
Posted By tallbikeman

I have a RAD City that uses the external battery....

I have a RAD City that uses the external battery. Their new models are semi internal in their frame and the keylock is now in the frame. I had to pull the cover on the battery to tighten the charge...
04-10-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By tallbikeman

I grew up in Nevada and started driving in 1973. ...

I grew up in Nevada and started driving in 1973. We did a lot of off roading in rear wheel drive tired old/cheap pick up trucks from the 40's and 50's. We always carried guns because you would meet...
04-03-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,460
Posted By tallbikeman

I use 1" pedal extenders on all my bikes. It...

I use 1" pedal extenders on all my bikes. It keeps my size 14 feet from hitting the crank and rear chainstays. I also have the duck feet issue and the extenders allow my feet to have a very natural...
04-03-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By tallbikeman

Quote on picture should say 68cm size frame.

Quote on picture should say 68cm size frame.
04-03-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm 6'5" and finding bikes to fit is very...

I'm 6'5" and finding bikes to fit is very difficult. You almost have to have them built for you. I ride older steel 10/12 speed drop bar roadbikes from the 80's because they actually made them big...
04-03-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,217
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm so glad to hear of your progress. Healing...

I'm so glad to hear of your progress. Healing completely is so important. Back to riding soon.
03-28-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By tallbikeman

Mud riding and dog walking

This morning we have a little bit of rain in the Sacramento area which brings on the mud. My dogs don't care about either of these events, they still want to walk. Several years ago I switched over...
03-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,787
Posted By tallbikeman

Kinekt seatpost on my RAD City model. What a...

Kinekt seatpost on my RAD City model. What a wonderful suspension seatpost. I have tried about four other brands over the years but this one is by far the best. As quaalodge mentioned in his post...
03-07-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,770
Posted By tallbikeman

Hopefully a better picture of above bike today. ...

Hopefully a better picture of above bike today.
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02-27-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By tallbikeman

I believe all your wheel build ideas are solid. ...

I believe all your wheel build ideas are solid. Good hubs, 36 spokes, and Velocity rims. I use Velo Orange high flange 36 hole 11 speed rear cassette hubsets. 2mm stainless steel straight guage...
02-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,770
Posted By tallbikeman

I built an older Nishiki Sebring in the 67cm...

I built an older Nishiki Sebring in the 67cm frame size using a 180mm RaceFace MTB crank. This bike has a lower bottom bracket, haven't measured it, and this crank will strike the ground when...
01-30-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By tallbikeman

Around 2010 or so I used to buy the cheapest...

Around 2010 or so I used to buy the cheapest tubes available for my bicycles and had been doing that for decades. No real problems. Then I started to have weird flatting issues where the tubes...
01-10-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

Cheap cable locks are fairly easy to cut. I keep...

Cheap cable locks are fairly easy to cut. I keep all my bikes inside wherever I go. I have a few places where I lock outside for a short time within my eyesight. If you have to lock up outside at...
01-10-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 30,345
Posted By tallbikeman

I love the spray on chain lubes available at the...

I love the spray on chain lubes available at the auto parts stores. Chain starts sounding dry and crunchy, spray on some lube. I wipe it down with a paper towel to get the slobber off. Chain now...
01-10-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,217
Posted By tallbikeman

Good luck with your recovery. I fell off my...

Good luck with your recovery. I fell off my recumbent at speed a couple of years back. Because of the lower height I did not break my hip or femur. I was 66 at the time. I fear falling off my...
01-10-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,558
Posted By tallbikeman

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This saddle is called Spiderflex. I bought my first one about 2 years ago. ...
11-21-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

Good clean bike with all its parts. I think you...

Good clean bike with all its parts. I think you have the basis for a fine bicycle with very little outlay. Looking forward to your progress.
11-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By tallbikeman

Firstly RiderofRohan I wish to commend you for...

Firstly RiderofRohan I wish to commend you for not buying a new bicycle without first thinking about it. So many of us succumb to the "gotta haves" for the latest and greatest. You can try the...
09-20-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 478,901
Posted By tallbikeman

I owned a red version of this Dyno model. I put...

I owned a red version of this Dyno model. I put a 7 speed Nexus hub in it which made it much more rideable on city streets. It had the noisiest chain guard ever on a bike. I eventually put sticky...
09-12-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By tallbikeman

Yes your are inspiring. I am at least 60lbs...

Yes your are inspiring. I am at least 60lbs overweight but because of my height I probably will always weigh more than 200lbs. At 210lbs my ribs start to show so I don't know how low I can go and...
09-12-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By tallbikeman

You did a wonderful job fitting out an older,...

You did a wonderful job fitting out an older, cheaper lugged steel frame with everything needed to gravel road. The only thing wrong with it is it didn't cost $3000 dollars. I know that you will be...
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,752
Posted By tallbikeman

The low gears are so important to recumbents. ...

The low gears are so important to recumbents. Balance issues would lead me to recumbent trikes.
09-03-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,139
Posted By tallbikeman

Bent seatposts never seem to go out of style.

Bent seatposts never seem to go out of style.
09-03-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By tallbikeman

Good to hear from this former Clyde on his...

Good to hear from this former Clyde on his successful loss of weight. I should try to do the same.
08-30-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By tallbikeman

deaninkl I agree with you on gearing for gravel...

deaninkl I agree with you on gearing for gravel bikes. Lower gearing is where I'm at anymore. I can't push a gravel bike as fast as my road bike. I like the idea of a high-low or triple front. ...
08-30-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By tallbikeman

How is this build going?

How is this build going?
08-28-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By tallbikeman

Ashtabula forged forks.

Schwinn's bladed forks were forged solid steel welded to a headtube. Back in the 70's and earlier you could take a bent Schwinn to a Schwinn dealer and they would bend frames and forks true for you....
08-15-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,770
Posted By tallbikeman

I love 180mm cranks. 175mm are usable. 170mm...

I love 180mm cranks. 175mm are usable. 170mm don't work my legs right. I tried 190mm years ago but immediately had right hip pain that was bad. 180's cause no pain and feel good for my leg...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,752
Posted By tallbikeman

In my case I'm just getting old.

In my case I'm just getting old.
08-15-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,114
Posted By tallbikeman

Since my last late night ruminations about...

Since my last late night ruminations about suspension seatposts I can do a second person review of the Kinekt 2.1 aluminum seatpost in 27.2mm. My wife bought a RAD City step thru e-bike. We are...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,752
Posted By tallbikeman

If your Rans Screamer is starting to show its age...

If your Rans Screamer is starting to show its age replacing parts for a specialized bicycle like yours makes economical sense. Hubs, bottom brackets, headset, seat cushions, pedals are all part of...
08-10-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,597
Posted By tallbikeman

Nick on a bike, Earlier I tried to sell the used...

Nick on a bike, Earlier I tried to sell the used bike approach but upon rereading your posts I realized you are open to modifications to your LHT. I have found that one of the easiest ways to speed...
08-08-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By tallbikeman

I have used 12 guage spokes in wheel builds but...

I have used 12 guage spokes in wheel builds but not too often. Generally the rim should to be stout and the wheel is being build for ultimate durability for heavier/stronger riders. I have had...
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