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06-01-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By rydabent

At last June is here

June is my favorite month. Everything is new and green and fresh. It is warm enough to ride every day, and the blazing hot days of July and Aug are not here yet.

So get out on your favorite bike...
05-27-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,201
Posted By rydabent

Using a bathroom scale and weighting your self...

Using a bathroom scale and weighting your self and then holding the bike is the easiest way. BTW ---DO-- take the bathroom scale out in the garage and put it on concrete. Further I would suggest...
05-14-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By rydabent

In actuality this would seem to be an outstanding...

In actuality this would seem to be an outstanding way to make a bike frame that is not that expensive. Once you have the mold, one fast high pressure injection, and you have a strong light frame. ...
05-14-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 781
Posted By rydabent

I will probably catch hell as usual. But except...

I will probably catch hell as usual. But except in the case of racer boyz and mountain bikers, a recumbent bike or trike gets rid of all the seat pain. Even the first ride on a bent in the spring...
05-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,394
Posted By rydabent

I dont think I have ever seen a CO2 cartridge. ...

I dont think I have ever seen a CO2 cartridge. What I see is the idiotic plastic water bottles, and the little one shot booze bottles. Calif has banned plastic straws, but allows bottled water. ...
05-11-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,392
Posted By rydabent

These days hopefully you have a quick link for...

These days hopefully you have a quick link for the chain, and an allen wrench to take off the destroyed RD. Their mark up seems a little much. I am willing to pay a little over mfg suggested price...
05-11-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By rydabent

Here in the snow belt when I cant ride, along...

Here in the snow belt when I cant ride, along about Feb I start going completely thru my bike and trike. All bearing that are not sealed get taken apart, cleaned out and regreased. All nuts and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By rydabent

This is not a big deal. There are many chain...

This is not a big deal. There are many chain ring sprocket available and the same with rear cluster gears. You can pretty much pick the gear inch range you want.
05-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,471
Posted By rydabent

It depends on what kind of a tech you are. I...

It depends on what kind of a tech you are. I worked on office machines for 47 years. Everything from typewriters to mainframes. My company saw to it that I was exceptionally well trained. I...
05-05-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,883
Posted By rydabent

I have been actually run off the MUP at least 3...

I have been actually run off the MUP at least 3 times by head down racer boy types that are not watching where they are riding. They were staring at their front wheels, which DF riders say then...
05-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By rydabent

I cant find one that fits my trike.

I cant find one that fits my trike.
05-02-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By rydabent

I guess my feeling is if you are in the drops,...

I guess my feeling is if you are in the drops, head down, cranking as hard as you can, you dont see much, and you get home really fast. Then what********************
05-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By rydabent

In my old age (81) for many years I have been a...

In my old age (81) for many years I have been a proponent of the "enjoy the ride" crowd. I have taken a few slings and arrows about that by the head down crank as fast as you can types. I have been...
04-27-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,152
Posted By rydabent

Where do you get your information that todays...

Where do you get your information that todays steels are 4 times stronger than Reynolds 531?
04-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,561
Posted By rydabent

I will be 82 this year and still have a fantastic...

I will be 82 this year and still have a fantastic sense of taste and smell. Plastic water bottles almost make me gag. Stainless steel for me.

BTW I think buying water in plastic bottles are...
04-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,321
Posted By rydabent

This is my approach too. I notice you said you...

This is my approach too. I notice you said you rode mainly in the center ring, and that is what I do. Since it is fairly level here in Lincoln, I pretty much stay in the center ring and just shift...
04-19-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,251
Posted By rydabent

I carry a mini bike shop in my trunk pack. I...

I carry a mini bike shop in my trunk pack. I dont like to walk home. Besides since it is a trunk pack it has very little wind resistance. Even tho I have all the things I carry, in the last 10...
04-17-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,964
Posted By rydabent

For approx 20 years and more my bikes and trikes...

For approx 20 years and more my bikes and trikes have had presta valves. I have had zero problems with them. I have had a Bontager pump for all those years, and it too has been flawless.
Of course...
04-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,980
Posted By rydabent

If you are a young stud with bulging muscles,...

If you are a young stud with bulging muscles, maybe a triple isnt necessary. But when you get a little older and facing a really steep hill that granny that weighs very little will really be welcome.
04-14-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,791
Posted By rydabent

Probably thot you were cops in an unmarked car!!!

Probably thot you were cops in an unmarked car!!!
04-13-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,883
Posted By rydabent

Maybe the reason I am less frustrated by riding...

Maybe the reason I am less frustrated by riding on a MUP is the fact I ride a trike, I am 81, and I am in no hurry. If I have to stop for someone with a dog on a leash, big deal. Being on a trike...
04-10-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,251
Posted By rydabent

All of the well know bicycle books by trusted...

All of the well know bicycle books by trusted authors produced before about 1990 absolutely laughed at fillet welded bikes.

BTW for a builder of a lugged frame bike would have to be pretty inept...
04-10-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,152
Posted By rydabent

As in my other comment, since the Airbus was...

As in my other comment, since the Airbus was flown THRU the computer, it should have been programmed NOT to over stress the rudder. The crash was purely due to Airbus not programming the computer...
04-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,152
Posted By rydabent

I have re-read all the comments on this thread,...

I have re-read all the comments on this thread, and I still say it all comes back to money. Think about it, except for a few insanely price CF frames, they are all laid up in China. They pay some...
04-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,152
Posted By rydabent

The fact is there has never been a more beautiful...

The fact is there has never been a more beautiful bike than a steel lugged frame bike with down tube shifters, built in the late 80s. They were beautiful, light and clean, many with triple butted...
04-09-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,152
Posted By rydabent

I first started reading Bicycling in the early...

I first started reading Bicycling in the early 80s. It was interesting and informative then. It now is a far cry from those 80s magazines with the pretty comic book and picture approach it has now.
04-09-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,152
Posted By rydabent

Exactly!!!!! BTW there are still steel bikes...

Exactly!!!!!

BTW there are still steel bikes built by the Wright Bros that are way over 100 years old. In 100 years, how many of todays plastic bikes will be around. If any, I bet if you would...
04-06-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,883
Posted By rydabent

I have no beef with the MUPs in our city at all. ...

I have no beef with the MUPs in our city at all. I ride them all the time. OTOH I understand the "M" in multiuse and expect to see any and all kinds of traffic, and I am very willing to share. ...
04-04-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,379
Posted By rydabent

And it probably will. And it will improve the...

And it probably will. And it will improve the gene pool.
04-01-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,307
Posted By rydabent

Most failures can be eliminated with good...

Most failures can be eliminated with good maintenance procedures before the summer riding season. I for one go completely thru my bike and trike cleaning oiling and replacing any worn parts. ...
03-29-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,379
Posted By rydabent

There is always that 2% of any group, and I sure...

There is always that 2% of any group, and I sure that cyclist are no different. They are pretty much what that guy called you.
03-29-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,850
Posted By rydabent

Correct, not every family can afford a $1500...

Correct, not every family can afford a $1500 mountain bike for their kids. Chances are that is what the family car costs.
03-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By rydabent

Using common sense and logic which is rather...

Using common sense and logic which is rather uncommon these days, there is to reason not to let people get out and ride. Solo riding tho would be the logical thing to do. People quickly get cabin...
03-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,850
Posted By rydabent

Big box store bikes usually have a rather heavy...

Big box store bikes usually have a rather heavy strong frame. Just up grade the components.
03-21-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,130
Posted By rydabent

When you ride solo, you are the master of...

When you ride solo, you are the master of everything. Time, distance, route, and speed, so the ride is all yours, and can make snap decisions to change any of those with out asking.
03-19-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By rydabent

Oldest and weirdest in my...

Oldest and weirdest in my area-----------------according to my "friends" its me. :)
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,829
Posted By rydabent

When all the arguing, and finger poking in the...

When all the arguing, and finger poking in the sky, it all comes back that riding a recumbent bike or trike causes no pain. Not even the first ride in the spring after being off the bike or trike...
03-09-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By rydabent

No doubt salt air will rust and corrode the...

No doubt salt air will rust and corrode the components.
03-08-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,767
Posted By rydabent

I even lube the pivot on the kick stand on my...

I even lube the pivot on the kick stand on my trike.
02-27-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,859
Posted By rydabent

Almost all non cyclist find it hard to belied...

Almost all non cyclist find it hard to belied anyone could ride 20 to 40 miles in an afternoon.
02-26-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,859
Posted By rydabent

I will be 82 this year. Almost everyone I tell...

I will be 82 this year. Almost everyone I tell that I ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles every other day are amazed.
02-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,297
Posted By rydabent

I cant seem to find one for my trike. :)

I cant seem to find one for my trike. :)
02-16-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,763
Posted By rydabent

A warning ticket should have been in order, since...

A warning ticket should have been in order, since there was no traffic.
02-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By rydabent

As with any type helmet I recommend going with a...

As with any type helmet I recommend going with a white or very light colored one. Less heat absorbtion.
Forum: Recumbent
02-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,829
Posted By rydabent

One of the greatest applications for a recumbent...

One of the greatest applications for a recumbent is touring. The reason to tour is to see the scenery. Since you sit upright on a bent you have a panoramic view of where you are riding.
02-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,791
Posted By rydabent

As with most things unelected back water b'crats...

As with most things unelected back water b'crats that probably know very little about the subject should never be allowed to dictate to people what they should do. For every regulation put in place...
02-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By rydabent

Dont fret too much. Remember most bikes are...

Dont fret too much. Remember most bikes are built by about 5 companies in Asia. They build the same bike, and then slap on the name and logo of the company the ordered a batch.
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,829
Posted By rydabent

This idea that bents and trikes are too low to be...

This idea that bents and trikes are too low to be seen is nonsense. Drivers avoid running over a dead skunk on the road. Bents and trikes are taller than a dead skunk. Case closed.
02-01-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rydabent

Having worked with cog belt for 40+ years, I...

Having worked with cog belt for 40+ years, I would suggest you have too much tension. Try less tension and see what happens.
01-26-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,788
Posted By rydabent

Again bikes are VERY simple machines. Anyone...

Again bikes are VERY simple machines. Anyone with a little OJT should be able to work on them.
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