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Forum: Recumbent
04-23-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By rhetoric

Holes in my "new" recumbent. Aaaaargh!

So... I sold my 1991 Linear a couple weeks ago (too slow) and replaced it with a Burley Django. A bike that has seen some use, but is in generally good shape. It could use a new seat, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,912
Posted By rhetoric

Bully Hill in Western NY has sections that are...

Bully Hill in Western NY has sections that are 22%. I did it w/ my wife on our tandem (w/o stopping). We could have walked faster. I was desperately afraid that we would actually stop and start...
05-31-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,300
Posted By rhetoric

For what it's worth, we got our T200 (in pristine...

For what it's worth, we got our T200 (in pristine condition) about 5 years ago for $700 (they delivered).

Generally considered an undervalued tandem -- a bit heavy, but rock solid.

We never...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,739
Posted By rhetoric

crotch-less seat at *$#@-mart?

So I'm riding my road tandem w/ a terry liberator saddle (for men) and it's like I'm sitting on a... on a... well, let's just say it isn't the least bit comfortable. I tend to fall asleep quickly ...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By rhetoric

Get a Linear

I'm a newbie to recumbents, but I have the Linear LWB USS and I love it. I can't see why you wouldn't want your hands naturally at your sides. USS is logical -- the "ape hangers" are for people who...
Forum: Foo
03-23-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By rhetoric

Dang, I didn't do it, did I? Here goes again: ...

Dang, I didn't do it, did I? Here goes again:

The velvet painting of the Duke was really nice.

Blast!
Forum: Foo
03-23-07, 10:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By rhetoric

The dog walked by the chickens in the red wagon.

The dog walked by the chickens in the red wagon.
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-07, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By rhetoric

I've joined your nerdy world! A Linear!

My used Linear arrived today on the big brown truck. Yeehaaaaw, (except it's 18 degrees and snowing). I have long wanted a bent mostly because it seems ideal to be able to exercise with a big bowl...
09-16-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By rhetoric

Women! All that hooting and whistling is...

Women! All that hooting and whistling is horrible. It just makes me feel so cheap. Like a piece of meat or something.
Forum: Touring
07-23-06, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By rhetoric

Door County doesn't REALLY begin till you get to...

Door County doesn't REALLY begin till you get to Sister Bay. :-) You've to to make it to Gills' Rock, though. Not counting Washington Island, it's the "real" Door County (not, as of yet, infected...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-05, 04:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By rhetoric

Y seat? sling seat? What are/were they?

Remember those seats for bicycles that consisted of a "slingshot" style seat post that had a strap from post to post? You sat on the strap which crossed your butt horizontally (that is,...
Forum: Foo
06-22-05, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By rhetoric

The bike shop of choice in Rochester NY is...

The bike shop of choice in Rochester NY is Peddlers. It's a relatively small shop, but they stock the "real" bikes. Bob DeRoo is the owner. He coaches road racers for NYS Olympics, too. I think...
06-05-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By rhetoric

Drum Brake/Burley Hitch Compatability

I think I want to put a drum brake on my Trek T200 and I'm wondering if it interfere with the hitch on our Burley? They go on the same side. Anybody have a clue?

Thanks,
Paul
05-27-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By rhetoric

I hate forum responses that don't answer the...

I hate forum responses that don't answer the question, but here I go anyway.

There isn't a whole lot of room for handlbar bags on a tandem given the "saddle bags" of the captain (and his [or her]...
05-27-04, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,190
Posted By rhetoric

In many ways you've got apples and apples. I...

In many ways you've got apples and apples. I think Burley is more like a Chevy, Santana is more like a, hmmmmmm, a Volvo, but the upgrades may offset the age difference.). So I agree -- it's all...
05-22-04, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,397
Posted By rhetoric

A Panasonic Mountain Cat 6500 for $5.00. Bought...

A Panasonic Mountain Cat 6500 for $5.00. Bought another bike for $1 for the rear mount kickstand (mountain cat brakes are below the BB). That's my commuter. Bought a nice Raliegh hybrid for $25. ...
05-22-04, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By rhetoric

That's why I came to you guys first. I was...

That's why I came to you guys first. I was afraid that it wasn't as simple as a new rim. The bike has friction, not click shifters, but from your posts it doesn't sound like a resurrection is...
05-21-04, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By rhetoric

Reviving a Trek/To HELiomatic and Back

Bikees --

I have a 1985 Road Trek (400 series, I think -- had orthroscopic surgery on my knee today and I'm too sore to make it all the way to the basement to confirm) 12 speed that I'm trying to...
Forum: Foo
05-09-04, 08:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,292
Posted By rhetoric

I have a Russian friend who said, "You American's...

I have a Russian friend who said, "You American's all have lawns but feel kinda guilty because they are bourgoise (sp?). But let me tell you something. Nobody in Russia has lawns and, consequently,...
04-06-04, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,231
Posted By rhetoric

Kindof a flame, neon blue (all over). Ours was...

Kindof a flame, neon blue (all over). Ours was already put together, so we didn't get info about size, but from the photo earlier in the thread ours looks just like that. Again, as a kick around...
04-06-04, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,231
Posted By rhetoric

How is it that YOU LIVE IN MONTANA and you're...

How is it that YOU LIVE IN MONTANA and you're riding bikes while I'm wearing thermal underwear and shoveling my driveway?! Oh, wait a minute -- I figured it out! I live in Rochester NY! Everytime...
03-23-04, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,553
Posted By rhetoric

Don't listen to the tandem snobs, Vincent (I mean...

Don't listen to the tandem snobs, Vincent (I mean that "tandem snobs" in a loving way)! As the proud owner of a Walmart tandem and a more expensive road tandem, I can honestly tell you that the...
03-23-04, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,231
Posted By rhetoric

Nope -- that's the same bike we have except ours...

Nope -- that's the same bike we have except ours is flaming neon blue. I guess I wasn't remembering the higher front bar -- the step through is for the stoker. One reminder -- the kickstand will...
03-15-04, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,231
Posted By rhetoric

Hey, chuck, do you suppose it's centimeters?

Hey, chuck, do you suppose it's centimeters?
03-15-04, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,231
Posted By rhetoric

Heavens, I hope not! We're both pretty tall (6'2...

Heavens, I hope not! We're both pretty tall (6'2 and 5'10) with inseams of 33 and 34 (yes, her legs are longer. why do you think I married her?). But we crank the seats all the way up and it's...
03-08-04, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,231
Posted By rhetoric

From a member of T.W.I.T.S. (The Walmart...

From a member of T.W.I.T.S. (The Walmart International Tandeming Society), we welcome you. We bought one of the Kents (ours is blue -- I'm guessing they all are) last summer because we were...
01-20-04, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By rhetoric

Thanks for the advice -- especially the "through...

Thanks for the advice -- especially the "through Milwaukee" tip about the bicycle trail. I will keep my eyes open for routes closer to the lake.
01-16-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By rhetoric

Chicago to Door County

My wife and I are looking forward to a summer ride from Zion, Illinois (WI border, right on the lake) to the tip of the thumb in Door County, Wisconsin. We're hoping to hug lake Michigan as much as...
09-02-03, 08:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,778
Posted By rhetoric

My wife and I were riding fast, clipped into our...

My wife and I were riding fast, clipped into our tandem when I saw a quarter... then another...then another... It killed me to let that 75 cents go.
09-02-03, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By rhetoric

I don't mean to steal someone elses' thunder, but...

I don't mean to steal someone elses' thunder, but someone said (maybe it was on this forum) that a kid came up to some guy working on his tandem and said, "Is that a real bike?"
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