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Forum: Recumbent
08-16-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,214
Posted By bobkat

Easy Racers Fold Rush! I love mine and it,ll...

Easy Racers Fold Rush! I love mine and it,ll even fit in me wife,s Prius!
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By bobkat

BTW, those Draftsmaster racks are really good...

BTW, those Draftsmaster racks are really good racks, heavy duty and made well.
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-11, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By bobkat

That's what I thought you were looking for...

That's what I thought you were looking for Trestlehead. I have a buddy who does custom tarps and upholstery and had him make a slip on cover for my bent seats and my wife's wedgie seat to use on...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By bobkat

You are right, Alex, though I think what...

You are right, Alex, though I think what trestlehead is thinking is something to cover a bike on a carrier tucked up well behind the RV or camper where it would be out of the wind and its sail...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,312
Posted By bobkat

67 and have a 99 year old back with more titanium...

67 and have a 99 year old back with more titanium in it than in my V3Ti!
My next bike will be a trike, parltly because they look interesting, and partly because they are so darned comfortable!
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By bobkat

Good question trestlehead. I've been looking for...

Good question trestlehead. I've been looking for exactly the same thing!
Especially for in the fall/winter/spring when there is a lot of salt on the roads kicked up by cars.
I wonder if a person...
04-10-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,909
Posted By bobkat

Well worth the cost if the alternative is...

Well worth the cost if the alternative is increased possibility of getting shingles. Not very uncommon and like Denvr F says, it can be a horrible debilitating (and expensive) disease. Yes, you...
04-10-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,750
Posted By bobkat

Try Depends!

Try Depends!
04-04-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,905
Posted By bobkat

Yeah, those trikes with headrests are REALLY...

Yeah, those trikes with headrests are REALLY comfortable! What's great about them too, is that as with most benst that are ridden in a comfortable position, your line of sight is around you enabling...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By bobkat

I've been to the bent shop that Bjjoondo is...

I've been to the bent shop that Bjjoondo is probably referring to. I can understand what he is saying, though in their defience they are VERY enthusiastic and outgoing which could possibly put off...
Forum: Recumbent
12-12-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,981
Posted By bobkat

Last summer I did a Cruzbike conversion using a...

Last summer I did a Cruzbike conversion using a Downtube Folder Bike.
It was easy to do. Though donorbikes vary widely and some require moire fiddling around than others, on the whole it was easy...
10-15-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,572
Posted By bobkat

OW! Glad you weren't hurt! Before I had my...

OW! Glad you weren't hurt! Before I had my fusion in 01 I put those grab bars around everywhere in the house that I thought I'd need em! Almost wore em out the first week or so, and though...
Forum: Recumbent
09-07-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,106
Posted By bobkat

Lots of fast bents out there, a lot have been...

Lots of fast bents out there, a lot have been mentioned and recommended.
I have a Rans V3Ti with some custom gearing and mods, and its plenty fast! Light, nimble and acdcelerates quickly and...
08-30-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By bobkat

Ouch! I always wondered why they couldn't just...

Ouch! I always wondered why they couldn't just inject some epoxy or J-B Weld or something between those vertebrae to stop them from sliding around. Kind of a vertebrae slipping 'top kill!"
Hang...
08-29-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,984
Posted By bobkat

And I'm so old I was born when the Dead Sea was...

And I'm so old I was born when the Dead Sea was still sick!
08-29-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,984
Posted By bobkat

I'm so slow I designed a special computer for me ...

I'm so slow I designed a special computer for me that only reads speed in single digits!
08-29-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,840
Posted By bobkat

"I can't believe that old fart passed us on that...

"I can't believe that old fart passed us on that POS crap bike". "I wouldn't feel so bad about it if it was a real bike".

Sounds to me that the crux of the matter was that someone older than him...
08-29-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By bobkat

Seems a kind of rough rule of thumb is that you...

Seems a kind of rough rule of thumb is that you can easily do 3 times what you usually train at, whether it be swimming, biking, running or whatever. So your 8 - 10 miles shoulc make it a cakewalk....
08-29-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By bobkat

DenverFox

Hey Denver, I've been thinking about you. Haven't heard anything but I'm assuming you had your surgery and all went well. Hope you are up and at 'em soon, oogling that bike, and driving your...
08-23-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,233
Posted By bobkat

Trial and error Denver. I had exactly the same...

Trial and error Denver. I had exactly the same thing as you have. I had surgery, sounds like the same as proposed to you, and had questionable results. Great results for a year or two, then...
08-05-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,630
Posted By bobkat

With knee pain developing on my LWB recumbent, I...

With knee pain developing on my LWB recumbent, I went from the stock 175's down to 152's with appropriate gearing down of the front chain rings.
The knee pain went right away, and I'm as fast (or...
07-22-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,130
Posted By bobkat

Quit monkeying around and get a nice comfortable...

Quit monkeying around and get a nice comfortable LWB recumbent. Throw away those silly expensive diapers, the boxing gloves, let your buns heal (they'll heal automatically on a bent anyway no matter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By bobkat

Sesame, just curious, what did your Downtube with...

Sesame, just curious, what did your Downtube with the conversion ultimately weigh? I've ordered a conversion and am thinking of putting it on the DT.
Forum: Recumbent
06-12-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By bobkat

Way to go! You all looked really good!

Way to go! You all looked really good!
Forum: Recumbent
04-23-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,172
Posted By bobkat

After a couple of back surgeries I was talked...

After a couple of back surgeries I was talked into a bent, having not ridden a bike for about 50 years.
Much to my surprise I found I grew to love it, - no back pain, no butt pain, no carpal tunnel...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By bobkat

I have an older Burley Koosah LWB geared down...

I have an older Burley Koosah LWB geared down with shortened cranks that I ride on gravel a lot. However, because there is less weight on the front wheel than a regular mountain bike, you have to...
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By bobkat

Too bad you weren't nearer to some bent owners. ...

Too bad you weren't nearer to some bent owners.
For a starter bent, I'd recommend some reasonable quality Long Wheelbase low bottom bracket bent. I started with a Burley koosay myself, which...
02-15-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By bobkat

I have one, but haven't used it long enough to...

I have one, but haven't used it long enough to say if it helps or not. Still getting used to progressively increase the down angle.
I bought one from Sprawl Mart, the Golds Gym model. Seems...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By bobkat

I had a similar problem with achiles tendon pain....

I had a similar problem with achiles tendon pain. I couldn't move the cleat far enough back to suit me, so I customized a pair of cycling shoes by machining and drilling and tapping bolt holes in a...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,617
Posted By bobkat

Sorry Big P M and Leo, too. I read all the posts...

Sorry Big P M and Leo, too. I read all the posts again and saw that the EZ-1 was mentioned and recommended as a starter bike. A friend got one last spring and rides the heck out of it! He kids...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By bobkat

I thought of doing something like that, only with...

I thought of doing something like that, only with two blades, one on each fork for stability. Wouldn't enned more than one gear as ice is always flat anyway! And a studded tire, of course. I saw...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By bobkat

We have a Toyota Pruis that we use to haul my...

We have a Toyota Pruis that we use to haul my wife's upright bike and my long wheelbase recumbent. When we bought it there were no racks available for it and no trailer hitch is available for it...
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,617
Posted By bobkat

I don't think anyone mentioned the Sun entry...

I don't think anyone mentioned the Sun entry level offering. I'm like a bent evangalist up here in ND, and I've seen several of my benter deciples start with a new or used little Sun. Not a bad...
12-18-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,082
Posted By bobkat

Thought of riding my age on my birthday 2 days...

Thought of riding my age on my birthday 2 days ago. Trouble is, the temp was -18 with a wind chill temp of -35 and there was a bit of fresh snow and lots of ice on the roads. So that's my excuse! ...
12-18-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,806
Posted By bobkat

I've been reading all your posts, Denver. Your...

I've been reading all your posts, Denver. Your troubles are about like mine. Try to avoid having surgery as long as possible and be open minded and tryabsolutely EVERYTHING you can. There's a...
10-23-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,205
Posted By bobkat

Are we going to kill or injure someone with the...

Are we going to kill or injure someone with the Flu vaccine, or Shingles or Hepatitis or measles or pneumococcal, diphtheria, typhoid, rubella or any other vaccine? Of course we are! Or any...
10-23-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,205
Posted By bobkat

Are we going to kill or injure someone with the...

Are we going to kill or injure someone with the Flu vaccine, or Shingles or Hepatitis or measles or pneumococcal or any other vaccine? Of course we are! Or any other treatment or medication or...
10-12-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By bobkat

Way to go BD! You might think your ride is no...

Way to go BD! You might think your ride is no huge thing, but its danged insprational to a fellow old codger like me! Way to go!
10-12-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,429
Posted By bobkat

I've had sciatica and have tried pretty well...

I've had sciatica and have tried pretty well everything known to man or beast, and then some...
Partly its trial and error - if it feels good do it - what works for one persona might not work on the...
09-05-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By bobkat

For what you are looking for, I'd look seriously...

For what you are looking for, I'd look seriously at one of the Rans crank forward bikes. Extremely comfortable, hardly longer than a regular upright bike, fits a standard rack, lightweight, not a...
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,417
Posted By bobkat

Doesn't matter to me what I wear on up to 50...

Doesn't matter to me what I wear on up to 50 milers. For klonger distances, especially day after day, I've actually gone back to thin padded upright shorts because there are never any seams that...
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By bobkat

I agree with City Smasher. Sounds like this...

I agree with City Smasher. Sounds like this officer ended up in the "Well I'll be darned" mode. Hopefully any citations you were written will be dropped.
I have no idea if my state has such a law,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,882
Posted By bobkat

Hah! I know how you feel. It probably happens...

Hah! I know how you feel. It probably happens to us all. On a one day century at mile 75 or so I rode up and joined a roadie, then backed off and started talking to him about what a fantastic day...
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,545
Posted By bobkat

I don't have the Stratus but have the V3, so I...

I don't have the Stratus but have the V3, so I don't know if I'm comparing apples to oranges.
When I first went to the V3 I thought the front end was a bit too responsive, but once used to it I love...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By bobkat

Proper gearing and fitness is the key to...

Proper gearing and fitness is the key to climbing.
My previous bent had 24 inch wheel on back and 20 on the front, like LWB guy! I would kid all my buddies on their uprights that it was...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,861
Posted By bobkat

Nope, I've never gone back even if I could ride...

Nope, I've never gone back even if I could ride an upright bike without pain. The exception would be for off road mountain biking. I'm thinking of trying a crank forward bike sor unserious off...
04-26-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By bobkat

Like JanMM I use a VDO wireless as it seems to be...

Like JanMM I use a VDO wireless as it seems to be one of few that work between the longer distance on a LWB recumbent. Never had any problem with it. I also use an amateur rdio 146 mhz radio mouted...
04-26-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By bobkat

Gary - sand could be very miserable if you get...

Gary - sand could be very miserable if you get any caught beween your buns and the saddle during a century! OOOOO Hurts just thinking about it!
04-26-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By bobkat

Same crappy weather here in ND too! Getting...

Same crappy weather here in ND too! Getting tired of it! Snowing out my window as I type this right now! My cabin fever levels are climbing like Lance Armstrong in the Mountainous part of...
04-26-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,439
Posted By bobkat

As a retired gynecologist with an interest in...

As a retired gynecologist with an interest in sports medicine, especially cycling, you can try all the above. It can be a tough problem, though. I assume your wife is post menopausal, and if so,...
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