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02-02-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 908
Posted By rydabent

If you think you are insulting me, you need to...

If you think you are insulting me, you need to understand one thing. To be insulted first I have to respect your opinion, but I dont. That is because you make snide remarks about, or to anyone...
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By rydabent

With so much site seeing to do in the Bay Area, I...

With so much site seeing to do in the Bay Area, I would love to ride my trike there. Trikes are the most ideal cyclist machine to do site seeing with. You can ride as slow as you want to, or...
02-02-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By rydabent

Good news

Three of the four really rotten cold months of winter are over, and there is only 44 days till spring.

That means about the middle of the month I will get my trike down from the hooks on the...
02-02-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 908
Posted By rydabent

I have 21 hard cover cycling books. My favorite...

I have 21 hard cover cycling books. My favorite is Free on Three.
01-26-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By rydabent

People need to watch the video in post #5. The...

People need to watch the video in post #5. The truth here is that the carbon fiber probably is not affected by UV light. It is the epoxy which is a plastic that is affected. Add to the UV the...
01-26-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,924
Posted By rydabent

How about just riding with the cadence that feels...

How about just riding with the cadence that feels right at the time and place?
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,119
Posted By rydabent

Now after a full summer of riding with my Bfang...

Now after a full summer of riding with my Bfang electric motor I have these additional comments. I fully recommend the torque sensing type of assist, with the addition of a throttle lever like I...
01-25-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,224
Posted By rydabent

People that have hydraulic brakes tell us they...

People that have hydraulic brakes tell us they they have better feel. However if a brake line should be pulled lose 30 miles from home, that front or rear brake is useless till you get back home. ...
01-25-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

Since when are you the dictator of what should be...

Since when are you the dictator of what should be posted?
This is a legitimate question that a lot of people kind of want to know.
01-25-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By rydabent

Carbon fiber bikes are just a part of the throw...

Carbon fiber bikes are just a part of the throw away society we have now. They are like most things these days, nothing is built to last.
01-23-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,361
Posted By rydabent

I venturing into forbidden area here but if you...

I venturing into forbidden area here but if you ride a 3 wheel device, you are more likely to obey traffic signals. Stopping is a nuisance, but on them, you just stop and stay clipped in, and ride...
01-21-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,562
Posted By rydabent

A manager I had was a well known golfer in our...

A manager I had was a well known golfer in our city. He died out on the golf course, probably the way Ed would have wanted it.

My goal is to be out on the bike path and at the age of 102, they...
01-21-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By rydabent

If you want to continue to cycle there is...

If you want to continue to cycle there is probably a solution to your back problem that many people have found that works. But Im not allowed to use the word ********* on this forum. Maybe some...
01-21-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By rydabent

With all the sites and monuments to see in DC,...

With all the sites and monuments to see in DC, yes there should absolutely be more bike lanes and trails.
01-21-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

So much discussion for the simple question, what...

So much discussion for the simple question, what does a $14,000 bike cost the MFG to build.
01-21-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By rydabent

It would seem to me that the really expensive...

It would seem to me that the really expensive components would have stainless steel bolts in the first place.
Forum: Recumbent
01-20-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By rydabent

Actually with the two front wheels on both sides...

Actually with the two front wheels on both sides of you, any water they kick up goes past you. It is DF bikes and recumbent bikes that has a wheel right in front of you to throw water on you.
01-19-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,205
Posted By rydabent

Up till approx 1960 all we had except for racing...

Up till approx 1960 all we had except for racing bikes was the rear coaster brake. Many of us survived!!!!
01-19-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,769
Posted By rydabent

But he did indeed ask a question. Why is it that...

But he did indeed ask a question. Why is it that everyone that posts a thread, have to pass your approval.
01-17-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

But did you notice we have clean air and clean...

But did you notice we have clean air and clean water???

And I bet since it was cold, you were not aware that we have 130 miles of hard surface trails in Lincoln.
01-17-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

What is dumb about wondering just how much profit...

What is dumb about wondering just how much profit is made and by who on a $14,000 bike.
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By rydabent

Most trike riders have sense enough to come in...

Most trike riders have sense enough to come in out of the rain. :)
01-17-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

Probably not, but a $14,000 bike must have its...

Probably not, but a $14,000 bike must have its chain lubed with unicorn ear wax!!!!!
01-17-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

Great to know I have such a fan base.

Great to know I have such a fan base.
01-17-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

You just did.

You just did.
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,121
Posted By rydabent

Actually old people are not cranky. We just tell...

Actually old people are not cranky. We just tell the truth as we see it, and no longer care if someone is offended.
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,776
Posted By rydabent

I only ride in shorts. That is why in the snow...

I only ride in shorts. That is why in the snow belt unfortunately, I am off the bike in the 4 rotten months of the year, Nov Dec Jan and Feb.

BTW as of today there is just 60 day until spring.
01-16-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,318
Posted By rydabent

actual cost to build a $14,000 bike

So does any one know what the actual cost of a $14,000 bike is to the mfg? What is their profit.

Also what is the huge difference between a $5000 bike and a $14,000 bike? Im talking the actual...
01-14-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,282
Posted By rydabent

If I showed you a $5000 bike and a $14000 bike...

If I showed you a $5000 bike and a $14000 bike could you tell the difference between them???
01-13-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

Some resistance to change is logical. Example---...

Some resistance to change is logical. Example--- if you have a high end bike with rim brakes, it makes no sense to get rid of it and spend thousands more for another high end bike with disc brakes,...
01-13-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,282
Posted By rydabent

There is a sucker born every minute. ...

There is a sucker born every minute.

Further, you could slap new tires on a 120 year old Wright Brothers bike, and it would work just fine. But----I would bet that in 120 years from now, one of...
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,121
Posted By rydabent

Some of the DF riders sure get cranky with the...

Some of the DF riders sure get cranky with the pain in the ass that their bike seats give them. They sure dont like to be reminded about it either!!!!!!
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By rydabent

An Azub 26 TiFly. IMO it is the absolute top of...

An Azub 26 TiFly. IMO it is the absolute top of the heap. Like most everything, the more you pay the more you get. Up to a point on some things anyway.
01-12-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

Make that pre-boomer, I was born in the late 30s,...

Make that pre-boomer, I was born in the late 30s, when they were still using good stuff. That is why I can still put on 2 to 3000 miles a year.
01-12-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

My t**** has disc brakes, and has approx 12,000...

My t**** has disc brakes, and has approx 12,000 miles on it, and I have yet to change the pads. And----------------in all of those miles, I have not had to fuss with them much at all. They are just...
01-12-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

College papers are stupid. Copy one source and...

College papers are stupid. Copy one source and you are plagiarizing, copy several and they laughingly call it research. What is the difference if you copy one or many.
01-12-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

Where is the **** grin**********

Where is the **** grin**********
01-12-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

So called music these days is not music at all,...

So called music these days is not music at all, it mainly someone screaming with a LOUD background to cover him up. If there is no melody, there is NO music.
01-12-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,192
Posted By rydabent

So now we know why ** riders love padded...

So now we know why ** riders love padded shorts!!!!! :)
01-11-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By rydabent

I use an industrial paper shop towel on my chain,...

I use an industrial paper shop towel on my chain, and it doesnt leave any fibers. Unfortunately I dont know the brand.
01-11-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By rydabent

Maybe the street engineers from Chicago,...

Maybe the street engineers from Chicago, designing protected bike lanes should come to Lincoln Ne, and see how ours right thru the down town was done.
01-11-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By rydabent

With an e-bike you wont get to work all hot and...

With an e-bike you wont get to work all hot and sweaty. Your fellow workers will like that.
01-11-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By rydabent

Yup, I remember that saddle. Never had one, but...

Yup, I remember that saddle. Never had one, but in a way it looked like it might work. But I guess not.
01-11-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

Dont get me wrong, in that everything has to be...

Dont get me wrong, in that everything has to be the latest. Actually I think the bikes produced around 1990 with down tube shifters. and click shifting were probably the zenith of bikes. They so...
01-11-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

I didnt know that DF saddles gave you...

I didnt know that DF saddles gave you worms!!!!!!! :)
01-10-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,743
Posted By rydabent

So much resistance to change

What is it about the cycling community that is so resistance to change, and have such narrow minded attitudes. You can go back to 1934 when bents were banned from racing, because just one guy was...
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,121
Posted By rydabent

My memory is just fine. BTW I suspect that...

My memory is just fine.

BTW I suspect that many DF riders LIKE to get off their bikes with their pain in the ass tiny little saddles, and walk up the hill for some relief.

BTW you are on my...
01-10-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,588
Posted By rydabent

My doctor told me I need to get in shape. I...

My doctor told me I need to get in shape. I told him round is a shape. Further I told him I was trying, I no longer buy cookies with sprinkles on them.
01-08-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,277
Posted By rydabent

Your doctor is absolutely right. If you set you...

Your doctor is absolutely right. If you set you rust.
01-08-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 829
Posted By rydabent

What people have to realize a bike is a machine. ...

What people have to realize a bike is a machine. It doesnt love you, or it doesnt hate you, it is just a machine. Take several bikes out on a trial ride, and hopefully pick the one that feels the...
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