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06-26-19, 12:32 PM
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Posted By JanMM

40 miles this morning on a repeating club ride...

40 miles this morning on a repeating club ride with 15 others. Mostly flat country roads with 4 climbs over I-65. Two each way.
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By JanMM

All else being equal, smaller wheels are stronger...

All else being equal, smaller wheels are stronger than larger wheels.
06-25-19, 07:52 AM
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Posted By JanMM

That wouldn't be good! :twitchy:

That wouldn't be good! :twitchy:
06-24-19, 09:39 PM
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Views: 314
Posted By JanMM

Yes they have gone too far. if you buy a set of...

Yes they have gone too far.
if you buy a set of wheels that size, gotta buy a frame and fork that fits them, too.
06-24-19, 09:03 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Ten mile ride from home this afternoon after the...

Ten mile ride from home this afternoon after the rain went away (and before it came back later.).
No flats today, unlike Sunday when front tire caught a tiny sharp piece of glass. Very boring story...
06-24-19, 08:28 PM
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Views: 677
Posted By JanMM

'bomber track' = Bombtrack ...

'bomber track' = Bombtrack Beyond 1 MATT METALLIC BLUE 2019 ? Bombtrack (http://bombtrack.com/beyond-1-blue-2/)
I was puzzling over your buying an acrobat, too, in a previous...
06-24-19, 07:21 AM
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Posted By JanMM

Strangely enough, it’s illegal in Indiana and...

Strangely enough, it’s illegal in Indiana and other locations to use a whistle when bicycling. Probably going back to olden times when police used whistles.
i have carried Halt for dogs in the past...
06-22-19, 11:06 AM
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Posted By JanMM

37 miles on a club ride this morning. One...

37 miles on a club ride this morning. One challenging hill on the route - not a problem, which was not always the case.
06-21-19, 08:46 PM
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Posted By JanMM

17 mile ride this morning with spouse/stoker but...

17 mile ride this morning with spouse/stoker but today on single bikes - she on her Trek Verge+ and me on my short wheelbase RANS V-Rex. Warm and sunny, kind of like Summer. Wait..........it is...
06-19-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By JanMM

33 miles this morning on M-W-F repeating club...

33 miles this morning on M-W-F repeating club ride mostly on country roads south of Indy. Riders mostly unemployed senior citizens like me except some/many of them are faster than me. I was able to...
06-19-19, 02:03 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By JanMM

Note to others who were scratching their heads ->...

Note to others who were scratching their heads -> the 'bike' in question is a trainer.
06-19-19, 01:51 PM
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Views: 479
Posted By JanMM

Haven't used aero bars - still using round yakima...

Haven't used aero bars - still using round yakima crossbars but using them with yakima landing pads on two Mazda's. Both cars came with threaded holes in the roof for mounting roof racks. Landing...
06-19-19, 01:36 PM
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Views: 716
Posted By JanMM

Types of clipless systems covered in detail by...

Types of clipless systems covered in detail by others.
No such thing as 'clipped pedals' but we know what you mean. Which is pedals with toe clips. Traditional toe clips used straps but there...
06-17-19, 08:41 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Not exactly normal shoes but most SPD-style shoes...

Not exactly normal shoes but most SPD-style shoes have recessed cleats, making them walkable.
06-17-19, 08:37 PM
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Views: 622
Posted By JanMM

Plus the sticker brags: "All Steel Tubes"...

Plus the sticker brags: "All Steel Tubes" !
06-17-19, 08:30 PM
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Posted By JanMM

13 mile ride this morning riding my ti 'bent...

13 mile ride this morning riding my ti 'bent chasing and being chased by spouse on her new e-assist Trek.
06-17-19, 07:57 AM
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Views: 614
Posted By JanMM

'clipless' is a confusing piece of cycling...

'clipless' is a confusing piece of cycling language because it was first used to describe pedals without toe clips but with a foot retention mechanism that made use of a cleat on the shoe. But it did...
06-16-19, 08:00 PM
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Views: 499
Posted By JanMM

Correct. OP mentioned loud vs quiet and some...

Correct. OP mentioned loud vs quiet and some folks assume there must be something wrong with a freehub that's louder than what they are used to.
06-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By JanMM

Have never heard of the brand, either. Did you...

Have never heard of the brand, either. Did you look at the bike in person or online?
A bike shop can fix problems that might be difficult to deal with for online purchases. I've never heard of...
06-16-19, 07:33 PM
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Views: 614
Posted By JanMM

Self-fulfilling prophecy: Believing that you will...

Self-fulfilling prophecy: Believing that you will fall over because you are using clipless pedals can increase the chances of your falling over. I've never fallen over related to toe clips or...
06-16-19, 02:19 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Saturday - rained cats and rats off and on much...

Saturday - rained cats and rats off and on much of the day. No cycling, just a walk around neighborhood with spouse.
Today - 14 mile tandem ride with spouse/stoker.
06-16-19, 02:09 PM
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Views: 499
Posted By JanMM

Unless a freehub is louder because it is...

Unless a freehub is louder because it is self-destructing, generally there is no correlation between sound level and quality of the mechanism.
06-15-19, 12:26 PM
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Posted By JanMM

"Electrolytes are minerals...

"Electrolytes are minerals (https://medlineplus.gov/minerals.html) in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids." Read all about it:...
06-14-19, 09:07 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Did the Friday version of the M-W-F ride today....

Did the Friday version of the M-W-F ride today. About 1 mph slower today. kept up with the fast kids for first part of ride but not the return trip.
06-14-19, 08:54 PM
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Posted By JanMM

You don't have to use caged balls for the headset...

You don't have to use caged balls for the headset or bottom bracket. Loose balls work fine, better in some respects. Put in enough to fill, then remove one ball.
06-14-19, 08:19 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Much much less than $150 for the Nashbar...

Much much less than $150 for the Nashbar magnesium spd-style pedals I've used for a few years. Don't know who actually made them.

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Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,140
Posted By JanMM

Still have not measured the CdA of my bikes. ...

Still have not measured the CdA of my bikes.
But do have a general idea of what CdA means.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 08:01 PM
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Posted By JanMM

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3474 (3659 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
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Posted By JanMM

Yeah, that's pretty...

Yeah, that's pretty unusual.................................
06-12-19, 08:32 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Tues: 15 mile ride accompanying wife on first...

Tues: 15 mile ride accompanying wife on first ride on her e-assist bike. Had trouble keeping up with her a few times. She will continue to be turbocharger/stoker on our tandem.
Today: 35 miles on a...
06-10-19, 03:30 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Saturday: 21 miles as the mentor for short route...

Saturday: 21 miles as the mentor for short route of our club's annual picnic ride. (L, M, S rides followed by picnic at a park.)
Today: 36 mile repeating club ride. Flat except for climbs over I-65....
06-05-19, 08:20 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Today - 11 tandem miles early afternoon. One...

Today - 11 tandem miles early afternoon. One short steep hill. Poured down rain late afternoon.
Yesterday - 19 long wheelbase ti miles with a few mild hills/rollers.
06-04-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,220
Posted By JanMM

Glad no one has shown their bikes and e-scooters....

Glad no one has shown their bikes and e-scooters. :)
06-03-19, 08:52 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Keep riding. And ride more hills.😀

Keep riding. And ride more hills.😀
06-03-19, 08:24 PM
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Posted By JanMM

A different kind of chain lube thread.

A different kind of chain lube thread.
06-03-19, 12:55 PM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By JanMM

I always imagine that Hollering Motorists are...

I always imagine that Hollering Motorists are wishing me a nice ride and commenting that I have a cool bike.
06-03-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By JanMM

Excellent!

Excellent!
06-03-19, 09:42 AM
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Posted By JanMM

Attended a tandem weekend at Fort Wayne with...

Attended a tandem weekend at Fort Wayne with about 23 other teams and rode 26, 29, and 31 mile rural routes on Fri, Sat and Sun. (Those were the short routes.) Very wet up that way - saw no farmland...
06-02-19, 09:08 PM
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Views: 6,569
Posted By JanMM

You were 42 when MrRabbit wrote that "YOUR WHEEL...

You were 42 when MrRabbit wrote that "YOUR WHEEL WILL FALL OFF AND YOU'LL DIE!!!"
Zombie Thread Alert!
06-02-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By JanMM

O negative would be the universal donor chain...

O negative would be the universal donor chain lube - good for all chains...........
05-29-19, 06:43 PM
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Posted By JanMM

21 tandem miles this afternoon in between off and...

21 tandem miles this afternoon in between off and on showers and after watching Robert Mueller on the tube.
05-28-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By JanMM

Very true. I'll bet shifting would be also be...

Very true.
I'll bet shifting would be also be ideal if the loop were a bit less lengthy. :)
05-28-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,183
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert!

Zombie Thread Alert!
05-27-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By JanMM

A Cyclocross bike isn’t a road bike. Has been...

A Cyclocross bike isn’t a road bike. Has been common for them to have canti’s. Which can work well.
05-27-19, 04:05 PM
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Posted By JanMM

26 miles on the tandem this morning on a club...

26 miles on the tandem this morning on a club ride. A couple of very mild hills.
05-26-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By JanMM

18 mile tandem club ride this morning (no hills)...

18 mile tandem club ride this morning (no hills) followed by a tandem club cookout/get-together to listen to the Indy 500. (This happened in Indy) Who won? A French guy.
05-26-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,621
Posted By JanMM

My socks seldom get dirty from cycling. Or, maybe...

My socks seldom get dirty from cycling. Or, maybe I just donít look at them very closely. Plus, I donít wear white socks when I ride.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,241
Posted By JanMM

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3141 (3275 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3141 (3275 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
05-25-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,265
Posted By JanMM

Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
05-25-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,655
Posted By JanMM

I trust the accuracy of my gauges more than the...

I trust the accuracy of my gauges more than the accuracy of the pumps' built-in gauges. The gauges are higher quality than the pumps but either are better than just feeling with fingers. But I only...
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