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Forum: Recumbent
01-30-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By bentrox!

Polo. Swinging a mallet might upset steering...

Polo. Swinging a mallet might upset steering control, though.
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-07, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By bentrox!

Almost all the upgrades he bought off ebay...

Almost all the upgrades he bought off ebay including the carbon tubing for the tiller, the split handebars and the adjustable ITC stem. He's just a resourceful guy and habitual tinkerer.
Forum: Recumbent
08-22-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By bentrox!

Baron-to-NoCom or Baron-to-trike?

Some of you former Baron riders have moved up to a NoCom. How many moved on to trikes instead? My friend did, so now his beautiful and fast Baron is on ebay (item no. 250156786237). It begs to be...
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-07, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,543
Posted By bentrox!

Some wives can't have enough purses or shoes, so...

Some wives can't have enough purses or shoes, so if Louis Vuitton and Manolo Blanik are for her why can't the hubby collect Bacchetta and Velokraft? Of course one would need a bigger closet.
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By bentrox!

Yes, it appears to have enough room to...

Yes, it appears to have enough room to accommodate you. The sliding seat means there is no sliding boom, so chain length adjustment is not an issue.
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By bentrox!

Mark, I assume you may be referring to Hector at...

Mark, I assume you may be referring to Hector at Winning Wheels in PG. He cut and threaded a couple of very short spokes (radial-laced 406 wheel) for me just before the holidays. He did it while I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-07, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By bentrox!

It's called gravity.

It's called gravity.
Forum: Recumbent
12-02-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By bentrox!

Yes, novelty is likely to garner attention and...

Yes, novelty is likely to garner attention and maybe help prevent accidents resulting from the lack thereof. Accidents happen regardless, though - particularly where obstructed lines of vision are...
Forum: Recumbent
11-01-06, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By bentrox!

Well, dual of any tire (26, 650, etc.) would cut...

Well, dual of any tire (26, 650, etc.) would cut down on your required inventory of replacement tube and tire sizes. As the "blank page" newbie you say you are, you're on the right path in test...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-06, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By bentrox!

You might search the Bicycle Mechanics forum...

You might search the Bicycle Mechanics forum here. There's also sheldonbrown.com He always has so much useful information.
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-06, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By bentrox!

The only draft I ever get is the post-ride pint...

The only draft I ever get is the post-ride pint at my local pub.
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By bentrox!

As several here have observed, you need not limit...

As several here have observed, you need not limit your bike choices to recumbent or DF. Myself I have my Stumpie FSR for the trails, my Bianchi Pista for my shorter training rides and my Baron for...
Forum: Recumbent
08-31-06, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,253
Posted By bentrox!

I recommend adopting whatever measures the LaDOTD...

I recommend adopting whatever measures the LaDOTD use to make their highway workers visible.
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,024
Posted By bentrox!

Come on, guys! Dick is trying to reach out to us,...

Come on, guys! Dick is trying to reach out to us, albeit with his back hand. Aren't there any lowracers in the entire Florida panhandle? If not, you'll just have to bite the bullet and become the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-06, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,768
Posted By bentrox!

I second gaerlan.com They have a lot of recumbent...

I second gaerlan.com They have a lot of recumbent parts available.
BTW they moved from SF to Squaw Valley, a town near Fresno - not the Tahoe ski resort.
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,227
Posted By bentrox!

My riding buddy rides a Baron lowracer. He will...

My riding buddy rides a Baron lowracer. He will be soon covering his padded, carbon-fiber seat with perforated leather. The tan-colored leather is as soft as butter, the stuff they use in...
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By bentrox!

No. and... That's right.

No.
and...
That's right.
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-06, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By bentrox!

You answered your own question with three more,...

You answered your own question with three more, the answers to which are: yes, yes and yes.
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-06, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By bentrox!

Where'd you hear all this news? I saw them at Sea...

Where'd you hear all this news? I saw them at Sea Otter Classic just three months ago and everything seemed fine. They were even introducing new bike models (their cross bike caught my attention.) It...
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By bentrox!

Well no, I don't ride recumbent because of a back...

Well no, I don't ride recumbent because of a back injury. I ride recumbent because I like the comfort and the speed, but I am sorry you suffer, though. By virtue of the fact that my entire backside...
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By bentrox!

It seems that you have viable commercially...

It seems that you have viable commercially available options. I don't recommend building your own shoes.
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By bentrox!

...and sweaty, too!

...and sweaty, too!
Forum: Recumbent
06-11-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By bentrox!

deleted.. duplicate posts.. not sure why this is...

deleted.. duplicate posts.. not sure why this is happening.. sorry!
Forum: Recumbent
06-11-06, 11:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By bentrox!

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Forum: Recumbent
06-11-06, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By bentrox!

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Forum: Recumbent
06-11-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By bentrox!

I perused the article briefly at the local...

I perused the article briefly at the local Borders Books and had to check the cover to make sure I hadn't accidently picked up an issue of Rolling Stone.
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,477
Posted By bentrox!

Well, there you have it. I retired when Dick...

Well, there you have it. I retired when Dick informed me I can't win a Tour.

Best Regards,
Lance Armstrong
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By bentrox!

So cool, but those guys have limited the sail to...

So cool, but those guys have limited the sail to a small packable jib. Unless you're touring as well, I say you should go all-the-way. I'm talking about a flying spinnaker here. You won't have brakes...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,415
Posted By bentrox!

That's a good point but not necessarily a...

That's a good point but not necessarily a problem. My Baron's chain is in the lowered position along side the front wheel but I can still make 90-degree turns without derailment as long as the turn...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,415
Posted By bentrox!

I can't speak of the Jester but Iunderstand it is...

I can't speak of the Jester but Iunderstand it is a really fast recumbent. I consider my Baron to be very road-worthy as a bike. It is comfortable and fast but the speed is only appreciable on...
Forum: Recumbent
04-17-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By bentrox!

In general, you'll be faster, depending on the...

In general, you'll be faster, depending on the bent design, your physical condition and the type of riding you expect to do. Like bicycles, recumbent designs vary; some are designed for racing,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-06, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By bentrox!

I'm not sure what makes you think we bent riders...

I'm not sure what makes you think we bent riders can diagnose your back issues. Maybe its the bent, maybe its the weights, maybe its something else. I'd suggest seeking medical help instead. As for...
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By bentrox!

Yes. A lower recline will distribute body weight...

Yes. A lower recline will distribute body weight more evenly over the back instead concentrating it on your butt and tailbone. Recumbent is reclining more than sitting. There is also the benefit of...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-06, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By bentrox!

I've neither trike but have seen and spoken to...

I've neither trike but have seen and spoken to several Catrike owners who are very pleased. Both trikes are tadpole design but they are very different in their steering geometry. The rear-wheel...
Forum: Recumbent
03-31-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By bentrox!

Does "all-around" riding include riding on rough...

Does "all-around" riding include riding on rough surfaces (gravel, off-road, et. al.) and hopping curbs? Recumbents, in general, will not "measure up to conventional bikes" in those circumstances. A...
Forum: Recumbent
03-30-06, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By bentrox!

The learning curve is not that great, of course,...

The learning curve is not that great, of course, but balancing on some bents, say a lowracer model, is trickier than others, like a more-upright compact long-wheel base.

Parts availability is not...
Forum: Recumbent
03-30-06, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By bentrox!

deleted - double post!

deleted - double post!
03-27-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By bentrox!

Though coloring my hair looked good to me, my...

Though coloring my hair looked good to me, my wife convinced me to discontinue doing it because she thought my silver hair color gave me the distinguished look of a rugged mature man who possessed...
03-27-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By bentrox!

Though coloring my hair looked good to me, my...

Though coloring my hair looked good to me, my wife convinced me to discontinue doing it because she thought my silver hair color gave me the distinguished look of a rugged mature man who possessed...
03-24-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By bentrox!

I'm afraid to ask how your samples were compared...

I'm afraid to ask how your samples were compared but I assume a bathroom was the laboratory.




There's your confirmation, folks! Never let it be said that Enthalpic makes claims without...
03-24-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,585
Posted By bentrox!

I'm a fan of both these fine brews! To...

I'm a fan of both these fine brews!

To paraphase my recent contribution to the Haiku thread:

A long summer ride
Rejoice! The home stretch draws near!
Cold Fat Tire awaits!

(Sierra Nevada...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By bentrox!

I wonder... If a man likes to ride a woman's...

I wonder...
If a man likes to ride a woman's bike does that make him a cross-cyclist?
(Not an inference on cyclocross folks. No flames, please! ) :p
03-24-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,454
Posted By bentrox!

A long summer ride Rejoice! The home stretch...

A long summer ride
Rejoice! The home stretch draws near!
A cold beer awaits!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-06, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By bentrox!

Hey, I just picked this thread up searching for Q...

Hey, I just picked this thread up searching for Q ring reviews today. I never saw the thread before. That okay with you, Bubba? Thanks for not helping - again.

Yellowjeep - The variable gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By bentrox!

Who's "they"? How is a knee-jerk conclusion...

Who's "they"?
How is a knee-jerk conclusion helpful, especially when it's not based on anything more than a glance?

So Q rings are oval - big deal. They differ in their orientation, shape,...
Forum: Recumbent
03-23-06, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By bentrox!

Be nice, guys. MG is being civil here, not...

Be nice, guys. MG is being civil here, not condescending nor threatening. Encourage him.
03-08-06, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,300
Posted By bentrox!

I'll be 54 years old in a couple of months....

I'll be 54 years old in a couple of months. Here's the what-and-why of my stable:

2000 Specialized FSR-XC full suspension MTB for the re-vitalizing joy of single tracks on the back trails of the...
Forum: Recumbent
03-07-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,196
Posted By bentrox!

PuttPutt has spoken... It's all about the...

PuttPutt has spoken...
It's all about the chain.
Nothing else matters.
Forum: Recumbent
03-07-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,196
Posted By bentrox!

And to think I always thought dissecting is what...

And to think I always thought dissecting is what happens to frogs in biology lab class and that pogo simply meant an up-and-down movement, which a vertically-oriented shock will produce if the seat...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,196
Posted By bentrox!

Huh?

Huh?
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