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12-05-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By rydabent

I prefer 3x8 or 3x9.

I prefer 3x8 or 3x9.
11-28-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,925
Posted By rydabent

The huge problem is that all over the country the...

The huge problem is that all over the country the DAs seem to look at anyone on a bike as fair game, and refuse to prosecute the killers in the cars.
11-20-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,664
Posted By rydabent

The one that really annoyed me was the old guy in...

The one that really annoyed me was the old guy in the walker behind me that yelled "on your left" :)
11-17-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,417
Posted By rydabent

As I posted before, I think everyone should get a...

As I posted before, I think everyone should get a shingles shot. And too get your pneumonia shot too. This is especially true the older you get. If you read up, a large percentage of deaths in...
11-15-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,417
Posted By rydabent

I too would encourage everyone to get a shingles...

I too would encourage everyone to get a shingles shot, why take the chance on getting them.
11-13-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,100
Posted By rydabent

My plan is that at the age of 102 they will find...

My plan is that at the age of 102 they will find me pulled off to the side of the bike trail on my trike, with a smile on my face assuming room temp. A great way to go.
11-13-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,627
Posted By rydabent

Now the mfg have dropped clear back to the 1x 11...

Now the mfg have dropped clear back to the 1x 11 or 12. Gotta keep stirring up the pot so people will buy the "latest" thing.

As someone else stated the 3x 8 or 9 is about ideal.
11-12-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,100
Posted By rydabent

Back in about 1987 I bought what I thot was going...

Back in about 1987 I bought what I thot was going to be my last bike. Now, 3 bikes and 1 trike later, Im not sure I wont buy something new, even tho I am 83.
11-09-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,489
Posted By rydabent

Back in the 80s I remember when the weight...

Back in the 80s I remember when the weight weenies started drilling out very component on their bikes. Things broke and they never finished the race.
11-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,422
Posted By rydabent

I use stainless steel bottles. I hate the...

I use stainless steel bottles. I hate the plastic tasting water, and it cant be good for you.
11-05-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By rydabent

We have a store in town that has the name "Used...

We have a store in town that has the name "Used Bike Shop". They do sell used bikes, but they sell brand new bikes and trikes. BTW it is the best bike shop in town.
11-01-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,389
Posted By rydabent

Nice personal attack. Maybe the moderator should...

Nice personal attack. Maybe the moderator should take notice. As a mechanical tech among other things, I assure you I know a lot about gearing.

As others have stated, it is just something new...
10-31-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,861
Posted By rydabent

Younger people dont want people to know how old...

Younger people dont want people to know how old they are already, and old people like me (83) like to brag about our age.
10-31-21, 08:20 AM
10-27-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,389
Posted By rydabent

It just doesnt make any sense

After pondering other threads on gearing, it just doesnt make any sense to get rid of the front triple. A bike report I read had a bike with a 34 front and 12 gears in the cluster. The reason it...
10-22-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,050
Posted By rydabent

My go to ride is my trike. It is the most easy...

My go to ride is my trike. It is the most easy relaxing way to ride the trails in town that there is.
10-20-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,393
Posted By rydabent

"upside down chain" **********???

"upside down chain" **********???
10-19-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,674
Posted By rydabent

If you fall that much maybe you should consider a...

If you fall that much maybe you should consider a trike.
10-19-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,764
Posted By rydabent

I have 24 speeds on my trike and 27 on my...

I have 24 speeds on my trike and 27 on my recumbent. They work fine.
10-06-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,580
Posted By rydabent

These days with swaged pins in chains, I...

These days with swaged pins in chains, I recommend that chain tools only be used to take new chains apart to shorten them to length, and then use a quick link. I dont trust a chain with swaged pins...
10-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By rydabent

I approve this message. Wear a helmet.

I approve this message. Wear a helmet.
09-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By rydabent

Bike mileage

I got my first recumbent a RANS Tailwind in 2005, retired in 2008 at 70. According to my records I have now ridden the distance around the world at the equator on my bents, both the bike and the...
09-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,865
Posted By rydabent

Great points. And maybe too that since I used...

Great points. And maybe too that since I used to be a pilot, we ALWAYS did a pre-flight.
09-15-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,865
Posted By rydabent

I observe the people riding, and I can assure you...

I observe the people riding, and I can assure you they dont need extra food. Care to talk about recumbent cyclist with beards and aero bellies.
09-15-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,865
Posted By rydabent

Uh---------------------------I know this from...

Uh---------------------------I know this from what I see on videos, and the countless times I have stopped and helped people that carry nothing.
09-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,865
Posted By rydabent

A couple of things I dont understand

I get the impression that many ride their bikes several times before they check their tire pressure. I check and top off my tires before every ride. That way the tires are at the proper pressure,...
09-09-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,997
Posted By rydabent

By all means dual purpose. As I have posted...

By all means dual purpose. As I have posted before I wear wicking T-shirts, and rugby shorts both on and off the bike. I wore suits, white shirts and a tie at work for 47 years. Now very very...
09-07-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,243
Posted By rydabent

Wiped down the chain, topped off the air pressure...

Wiped down the chain, topped off the air pressure in the tires, and went for a ride.
08-27-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By rydabent

Both my wife and I got the virus shot as soon as...

Both my wife and I got the virus shot as soon as we could. Absolutely no side effects at all.
08-24-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By rydabent

A shower, a huge glass of cold water and a nap.

A shower, a huge glass of cold water and a nap.
08-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By rydabent

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day....

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day. I consider it a blessing that I can.
08-18-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By rydabent

With the price of housing in the greater SF area...

With the price of housing in the greater SF area it would have to be really high to be able to afford to live there. If you were only paid minimum wage, you would have to live in a tent in Golden...
08-18-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By rydabent

Actually if I could have any helmet, I would love...

Actually if I could have any helmet, I would love to have back a helmet like my late 80s Bell Tourlite. It had a fairly thick lexan shell. It would have taken a really hard pointed hit to...
08-18-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,271
Posted By rydabent

For all but cyclist in a race, speed is not the...

For all but cyclist in a race, speed is not the holy grail that some think it is. The far higher percentage just like to ride a bike or trike and enjoy the ride, and the scenery.

The faster you...
08-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,512
Posted By rydabent

Dont give up cycling. If you set you rust. I...

Dont give up cycling. If you set you rust. I am a very blessed person physically, since at 83 I can ride anything I want to. I prefer recumbents, and have a recumbent bike and trike. If you...
08-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,332
Posted By rydabent

Still no suggestions for the real answer for you....

Still no suggestions for the real answer for you. Move over to a recumbent bike or trike.

Standing by for all the hate mail.
08-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,074
Posted By rydabent

For a few grams of weight a granny gear will let...

For a few grams of weight a granny gear will let the average cyclist climb and unexpected hill without blowing up his knees. And or having to dismount and walk up the hill.
08-02-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,765
Posted By rydabent

I dont know, I am planning on another 20 years. ...

I dont know, I am planning on another 20 years. I have planned my end, it will be at the age of 102. They will find me on the side of the bike path on my trike, cooling out with a smile on my face.
07-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,074
Posted By rydabent

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why...

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why not have one. I submit it is far less than the weigh of a 12 speed 1x cluster.
07-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,650
Posted By rydabent

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are here...

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are here and they have won. They get more people out of the house and off the sofa.
07-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,332
Posted By rydabent

In the past I have taken heat when I stated 99%+...

In the past I have taken heat when I stated 99%+ of bike riders should just ride any way it pleases them. I still recommend it.
07-22-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,110
Posted By rydabent

But you must admit that todays welded frames look...

But you must admit that todays welded frames look like the cheap welded frames of the pre 80s when good bikes had lugs.
07-18-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,332
Posted By rydabent

When it comes to speed, if you are slowly making...

When it comes to speed, if you are slowly making your way up a steep hill, and an old guy with a walker yells------------on your left------------you are getting old and slow. :)
07-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,110
Posted By rydabent

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg...

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg that make the lions share of all frames dont love welding robots? Even in China, mfg have to pay workers to braze lug frames. Welding robots and work...
07-17-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By rydabent

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen...

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen off of them. The oil in sun screens attack the rubber and make it soft and sticky.
07-17-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By rydabent

Tubes losing air tip

Sometimes presta tubes lose air pressure and you simply cannot find a puncture. Be aware that some presta tubes have a screw in valve like schrader tubes do. Check the stem closely, and if you find...
07-09-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,243
Posted By rydabent

If you have two vehicles, why have two cars that...

If you have two vehicles, why have two cars that do the same thing, when a pickup with its bed can easily haul bikes and trikes.
07-09-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,889
Posted By rydabent

You know you are slowing down when...

You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy in a walker yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!! :)
07-04-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,424
Posted By rydabent

Actually dress codes come from egotistical people...

Actually dress codes come from egotistical people that think they should be able to dictate what everyone wears. Pay to attention to them.
07-01-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By rydabent

BTW in the not too distance future, you will be...

BTW in the not too distance future, you will be able to ride from SW Iowa to Omaha, to Lincoln, to Beatrice , to Marysville Ks.
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