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Forum: Recumbent
05-10-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

JanMM, Bikes are made to be ridden. I still ride...

JanMM, Bikes are made to be ridden. I still ride this bicycle to work in the non-salty months. The seat bracket should be able to take the backward pedaling pressure of a human being, but...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

Thats from the seat bracket ripping out and...

Thats from the seat bracket ripping out and sliding to the back. Again, not my problem. Perhaps if RANS made a decent seat bracket that wouldn't happen.
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

Well here's an update. New frame is still...

Well here's an update. New frame is still intact, but I broke another seat bracket. This marks the third seat bracket that has broke on me through RANS. Because I figured it would be pointless to...
01-03-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By totoroben

Okay, you guys have convinced me. Now all I need...

Okay, you guys have convinced me. Now all I need is to get my LCI.
01-03-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By totoroben

@ B. carfree Thanks for your thoughts. The...

@ B. carfree Thanks for your thoughts. The mileage requirement was just an example. How many miles would you propose people cycle a year to be competent in cycling? The cycling instructors would...
01-02-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By totoroben

Cycling Education Website

I am currently working on material for a bicycling education website that follows a similar to the LAB Traffic 101 course. I wanted the website to be modeled as a distance learning class in which...
01-02-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By totoroben

Most likely the driver would not have rear ended...

Most likely the driver would not have rear ended you. Sometimes motorists get frustrated and begin honking, but you can't let that get to you or intimidate you. It's better to get start controlling...
11-16-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By totoroben

Heavy tweaking would be needed to have the...

Heavy tweaking would be needed to have the detector predict the cars intention to slow down to pass. First of all the sensor would have to detect the vehicle as far away as possible. As the car...
11-16-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By totoroben

I know it makes more sense for car drivers to...

I know it makes more sense for car drivers to install it, but the vast majority wont, unless it's required by law. Then you have the question of how will they regulate it. Even though people are...
11-15-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By totoroben

New technology may save us from idiot drivers - Mobileye.

Hello BikeForums, I wanted to create a thread about vehicle detection systems. Mobileye has just come out this year http://www.mobileye.com. A system like this could be mounted to the back of a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 133,441
Posted By totoroben

When I started riding, I scoffed at older...

When I started riding, I scoffed at older bicycles. I wanted the latest and greatest. From my parents experience with cars, I assumed if I purchased an older bicycle I would end up with a lemon. ...
10-19-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By totoroben

My take on brakeless fixies: You could really...

My take on brakeless fixies: You could really increase the useful life of your back tire by adding a front brake and skidding less.
My take on brakeless freewheels: You really could increase your...
10-19-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By totoroben

A big reason why people don't ride here in...

A big reason why people don't ride here in Cleveland is because of the social safety aspect. That mixed in with a little old fashioned racism.
10-14-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By totoroben

I'm going to Queens.... you better bring it!!

I'm going to Queens.... you better bring it!!
10-13-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By totoroben

By intersections I am referring to me having the...

By intersections I am referring to me having the right of way. I am also referring to people pulling out of driveways and making right turns on red into your path. This happens quite frequently to...
10-12-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By totoroben

Your probably right about holding it right up to...

Your probably right about holding it right up to the buzzer. The sound is much higher in an enclosed room. It's probably on par with airzound in terms of sound output, but I don't have one to...
10-12-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By totoroben

I don't have a meter, but when I pressed the...

I don't have a meter, but when I pressed the button in my room I could actually feel my eardrums moving. It may sound more electronic than a car horn, but it is loud enough to get noticed.
10-12-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By totoroben

I use the first one, and yes I believe people are...

I use the first one, and yes I believe people are responsive. I used to get cut off a lot because drivers "didn't see me". I reply in the same dumbfounded way "you didn't exactly come to a complete...
10-12-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By totoroben

Bicycle Horn

Hi BikeForums. I just mounted a bike horn on my handlebars that I bought from ebay for $5. It claims to have 115db and it also features a blinkie. I bought it because I got hit at an intersection...
10-12-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,987
Posted By totoroben

go on ebay and look up 7w luxeon flashlight. ...

go on ebay and look up 7w luxeon flashlight. Organize by price and buy it now. You should be able to buy this LED flashlight with two CR123 batteries and charger for under $30. I have had mine for...
04-27-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By totoroben

I went to earthfest at the Cleveland metroparks...

I went to earthfest at the Cleveland metroparks zoo on the 18th. I didn't do too much on Apr 22. But I did celibrate Apr 23 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDhoaXZGJHM).
04-24-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By totoroben

Found a better summary of the grants: ...

Found a better summary of the grants: http://www.americabikes.org/Documents/AB_B-P_TIGER_Grants.pdf
04-24-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By totoroben

What do you think about the new TIGER grants?

Hello everyone. There will be some government stimulus money that will be spent on bicycling projects soon and I was wondering what you all thought about this. Here is a website highlighting a few...
04-24-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,709
Posted By totoroben

The lowest tier generic bicycle helmets are not...

The lowest tier generic bicycle helmets are not quite as adjustable and come in fewer sizes (S,M,L) than slightly more expensive helmets. I use a cheaper helmet in the winter because there is extra...
Forum: Foo
04-20-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By totoroben

I have been considering moving to a more bicycle...

I have been considering moving to a more bicycle friendly city for some time now, but I have decided to stay put because I have read that global peak is near. If we do end up in global peak oil, I...
04-20-10, 09:26 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,304
Posted By totoroben

Zardhex, I had that happen to me once. Stupid...

Zardhex, I had that happen to me once. Stupid kids.
04-17-10, 12:10 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,475
Posted By totoroben

I was looking at the CATA website. This is a...

I was looking at the CATA website. This is a good number of buses for a town like Lansing. I'm glad to see you guys have such a good system. Cleveland RTA is fairly decent as well. I wish more...
04-15-10, 10:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,475
Posted By totoroben

I used to take transit frequently in college, but...

I used to take transit frequently in college, but there is no convenient bus route to my current job. Luckily it isnt far away, so I just bike it. I still appreciate having the option and have...
04-15-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,475
Posted By totoroben

@ndbiker you have a good point about the bus...

@ndbiker you have a good point about the bus system following old pattens of movement. Initially people moved out to the suburbs so they could live quieter lives away from the city, but would still...
04-14-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,475
Posted By totoroben

jtgotsjets you sound like the evidence-based...

jtgotsjets you sound like the evidence-based transportation policy guy (http://tinyurl.com/ycpgrwa), and yet your in the car-free area of BikeForums. People appear to like their cars so much...
04-14-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,475
Posted By totoroben

@Metzinger @wahoonc I am also familiar with the...

@Metzinger @wahoonc I am also familiar with the honor system. Cleveland Ohio has recently went to the honor system on the Red Line, which was news to me. I got on the rapid and there was no fare...
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,788
Posted By totoroben

I ride a recumbent because its much more...

I ride a recumbent because its much more comfortable. I have a utility DF for the winter because it has better stability than my SWB Rans V-Rex. My DF is still useful to take on trains and buses,...
04-12-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,475
Posted By totoroben

Free Public Transportation

Hello Bikeforums,
I have been following the blog freepublictransit, and was wondering what you all thought of the idea of free public transit in your town. The system would have to be funded by a...
Forum: Touring
11-05-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,536
Posted By totoroben

I just went into an insurance sellers office and...

I just went into an insurance sellers office and picked up two bicycle water bottles! Horray for freebies
Forum: Touring
11-05-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By totoroben

LOL, I guess I was typing too quickly Friday...

LOL, I guess I was typing too quickly Friday 6-11-10 and returning Mon 6-14-10. Its fixed!
Forum: Touring
11-05-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By totoroben

CLE to Allegheny Natn'l Forest

Hello fellow BikeForums members. I am proposing a tour from Cleveland Ohio to the Alleghenies leaving on Friday 6-11-10 and returning Mon 6-14-10. When I mapped the route on google maps the total...
Forum: Recumbent
11-05-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

Tackdriver56: My weight is 200lbs.

Tackdriver56: My weight is 200lbs.
Forum: Recumbent
11-05-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

Update: Got my bike back with a new frame. The...

Update: Got my bike back with a new frame. The new one is yellow. I hope it holds up better than this one.
09-28-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By totoroben

So K6-III, what model hub has worked best for you...

So K6-III, what model hub has worked best for you in terms of durability? I may have to buy a new one if this thing is shot.
09-28-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By totoroben

oh well. I guess I will have to take it...

oh well. I guess I will have to take it somewhere to get looked at.
09-28-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By totoroben

Is my Shimano Nexus Inter-8 dead?

Hello Bikeforums,
I rode my bike home a couple nights ago and realized I couldn't access gears 5-8 on my bicycle. The shifter would work, and I could see that the cable was pulling. When I shifted...
09-27-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By totoroben

I prefer quiet residential streets to MUP's, but...

I prefer quiet residential streets to MUP's, but would like to see lanes striped on more arterial roads here in Cleveland. I think the Euclid Corridor is a great example of a more bicycle friendly...
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

I misread the warranty. I should be able to get...

I misread the warranty. I should be able to get a replacement by that reasoning. I will let you all know what happens!
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

I am the original owner of this bicycle and never...

I am the original owner of this bicycle and never have abused it or taken it offroad. Blazingpedals: The wires are for LED strips on the frame. As far as the scuffs go, they are from the seat...
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

Never really abused this bicycle. It is for fair...

Never really abused this bicycle. It is for fair weather because of the components and because of the stability. In the snow and rain I ride my DF bicycle. I just commute to work on this thing,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

The FINAL STRAW ...

The FINAL STRAW
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Well my bicycle frame finally gave in tonight 8-18-09...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

I just got a new seat clamp in. It is the newer...

I just got a new seat clamp in. It is the newer V-Clamp model. I opted not to use the Radlock because it slips and breaks. The V-Clamp took 30min to install. Thank you Rans for selling me some...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

everyone thank you for your suggestions. I may...

everyone thank you for your suggestions. I may try the inner tube, but I will still need to drill and tap for new screws.
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,948
Posted By totoroben

Failures of the Rans V-Rex

I have a 2006 year Rans V-Rex. It was right before the cheaper LE came out. I have been riding it for two years now and have come across the following structural failures. Below is a pic of the...
05-19-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,738
Posted By totoroben

I just wonder what percentage of our money is...

I just wonder what percentage of our money is propping up auto dependence. Some households spend 25% of their income just on their cars! How much more money goes to highways? Also think of your...
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