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Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,207
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Maybe switchover to pressure-assist system like...

Maybe switchover to pressure-assist system like flushmate ones ? https://www.flushmate.com/ If you like the Ba-whoosh of the old-style, you'll probably like the BA-WHOOSH of pressure-assist.
09-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I know, right? Not only an early adopter of a...

I know, right? Not only an early adopter of a better design, but capable of selecting a single footwear that works comfortable across a 100 degree range, but able to memorialize the learning that...
09-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 877
Posted By Wilbur Bud

One such reg that affects me locally is that once...

One such reg that affects me locally is that once a tractor-truck is in a multi-lane roundabout, they are granted access to all lanes. How this affected me in the past is I'm ahead of the truck in...
09-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Nope. Sandals forever (with socks of course),...

Nope. Sandals forever (with socks of course), and then I switch from eggbeaters to pinned platforms and winter boots when the studded tires go on. I like the sandals as things get colder due to...
09-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By Wilbur Bud

After each ride, think about temperature and wind...

After each ride, think about temperature and wind and what you were wearing and consider something like this:
...
09-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Showers Pass brand of rain booties work well,...

Showers Pass brand of rain booties work well, although, like already written, you'll still feel damp/wet from perspiration.
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11,036
Views: 2,282,586
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Only a tourist would say this

Only a tourist would say this
Forum: Commuting
09-07-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Wilbur Bud

neither. Nokian Hakepeliitta or one of the other...

neither. Nokian Hakepeliitta or one of the other Nokian combo (knobby/studded). Of course, size matters.
09-03-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Commuting year round for a long time, so yes, and...

Commuting year round for a long time, so yes, and on ice, but it's road ice and central Indiana generally gets an ice storm or two each year, and now so much deep snow. If snow plows are out I will...
09-02-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Go to a Goodwill or other thrift shop, but a...

Go to a Goodwill or other thrift shop, but a couple large sweaters (wool or synthetic), cut the sleeves off and use as knee warmers.
08-17-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Sure, I used to ride mine to school when I was a...

Sure, I used to ride mine to school when I was a kid.

I wouldn't say it's difficult, just different,the trick is keeping your weight quiet in the seat, exactly the opposite of riding an upright...
08-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,228
Posted By Wilbur Bud

My wife works in an elementary school. Every year...

My wife works in an elementary school. Every year we are mildly sick in September and in January, and we view the infectious mob of elementary students as a boost to our immune system. We do not...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Well, I think it isn't so much corrosion as...

Well, I think it isn't so much corrosion as abrasion, when you ride in winter the chain picks up all sort of crap, and so the answer is more frequent cleaning an oiling, but since chain is so cheap,I...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 36,253
Posted By Wilbur Bud

The prohibition is on linen (which is often...

The prohibition is on linen (which is often white), not on the color itself.
08-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I've found that this is often in the law, that...

I've found that this is often in the law, that is, commercial vehicles of a certain size are ceded the two lanes upon entry. I was really angry the first time about ten years ago when I was already...
08-01-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,121
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I like the heat. But keep in mind my rides are...

I like the heat. But keep in mind my rides are generally an hour, commuting in each direction, and then a few years ago when the office building was closed and working from home, I take my ride...
07-30-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I recharge after every ride out of habit, due to...

I recharge after every ride out of habit, due to commuting in cold and parking bike outside every day while at work, plus higher consumption also drains battery faster. But, my battery (10 amp-hour...
07-28-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Here is a view of time vs temp on a fixed...

Here is a view of time vs temp on a fixed commuting route I rode in both directions every day for years and years. The dataset represents 5 years of M-F commuting by recumbent, about 1500 data...
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 04:53 PM
07-12-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Glad to see cat ears, I was making my own for...

Glad to see cat ears, I was making my own for years, so if these now available cat ears actually touch your cheek as my home-made ones did, they will definitely cut the wind noise. Take care to...
07-12-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I ride roundabouts every day. Agree you have to...

I ride roundabouts every day. Agree you have to take the lane moderately early and I mean really be centered in the lane so there is no doubt a motor vehicle can fit in the same space.. I also have...
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,902
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Well, you did not state funds were a problem, so...

Well, you did not state funds were a problem, so if you have funds, wherever you go, consider employing a tour guide, but no more than one per day and a more than a couple days like that in a week...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-09-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I'm in Fishers and ride a 14 mile loop almost...

I'm in Fishers and ride a 14 mile loop almost every day, boxing in by 126th and 146th, Cumberland Road and Brooks School/Olio road. You are always welcome to join me all or part, just to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-28-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,798
Posted By Wilbur Bud

If you ride it, the price of the base bike is...

If you ride it, the price of the base bike is almost inconsequential I paid $1000 for my used recumbent, and now I've ridden 50,000 miles, so the base bike cost is $0.02 per mile. You'll spend more...
04-24-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I think not. Schwalbe winter marathon is a good...

I think not. Schwalbe winter marathon is a good compromise if your intent is to be always on road and the roads are generally plowed. Low stud profile, just off center so the drag is not horrible,...
04-24-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I'd take distance vision because you'll almost...

I'd take distance vision because you'll almost always be wearing readers. If you can tolerate mono vision then do it, but be sure to try it first with glasses to see if it makes you crazy or not, I...
Forum: Introductions
04-24-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Not me, but there are. Look up a few lines here...

Not me, but there are. Look up a few lines here in intros for one. Many cyclists do not periodically check intros and I've no idea if you can search on geography or not, but post or reply in a...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,678
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Easy to ride, but different to ride. As written...

Easy to ride, but different to ride. As written earlier, it may take 100-200 miles for your reactions to become natural. I would not learn while injured if putting down an emergency leg and...
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I'm confident of being seen if the seer is...

I'm confident of being seen if the seer is actually looking, more of a problem are those behind the wheel with their head up their phone and those following so closely the vehicle in front of them...
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,852
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Yeah, I do the same, all my toys park in the...

Yeah, I do the same, all my toys park in the garage, all regular vehicles outside except my wife's car, and it's a 3 car garage with a bit of extra depth !
Forum: Foo
12-15-19, 04:40 PM
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11,036
Views: 2,282,586
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Yep, hate to see that, a long time ago, riding...

Yep, hate to see that, a long time ago, riding with a fellow 10 year old, he lost a couple teeth because of a grating like that. Today, most of them are square so you can ask the city to turn them...
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,971
Posted By Wilbur Bud

No one can tell you, each time you have to do a...

No one can tell you, each time you have to do a little research like checking for similar prices on e-bay, bentrider, rtrmag.com, recumbents.com, and of course craigslist. Probably this always takes...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,560
Posted By Wilbur Bud

many years and ~50,000 commuting miles year round...

many years and ~50,000 commuting miles year round on LWB/USS. Locking up is no real problem or different, but when I was locking up a lot I found it more convenient to have one really long cable and...
Forum: Foo
03-08-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11,036
Views: 2,282,586
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Are we sure it's a landing ? Looks more like...

Are we sure it's a landing ? Looks more like failed takeoff to me since armament still in place, I'd have wanted to jettison some of those unless they were weight dummies.
02-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Maybe rain legs ? Not quite what you are...

Maybe rain legs ? Not quite what you are searching for, but may keep the bulk of the wet off. https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home
12-25-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Nothing to do with temperature for me. Best...

Nothing to do with temperature for me. Best cycling is when it doesn't rain. After that the absence of wind would be icing on the cake. 10C isn't really cold in my experience. -15C and I can tell...
12-13-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I think it depends on your type and duration of...

I think it depends on your type and duration of ride. If you go all-day touring you may need to make sure the pack really runs the full advertised duration compared to say commuting 30-60 minutes...
12-02-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Wilbur Bud

If you new effect is driven by additional noise...

If you new effect is driven by additional noise and not by cold, consider the below as a sort of wind-noise-canceler, the helmet strap sort of clamps the piece to your cheek or your balacava, and if...
Forum: Foo
11-22-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,543
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Plenty of bench space. I tend to tamp quite...

Plenty of bench space. I tend to tamp quite firmly. Already have a DeLonghi manual machine so thinking to work on grinder next in lieu of all-in-one.
Forum: Foo
11-21-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,543
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I can find $350. How much time and effort with a...

I can find $350. How much time and effort with a non-electric? I can be very lazy and unwilling before espresso so probably electric is for me.
Forum: Foo
11-21-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,543
Posted By Wilbur Bud

thread hijack ??? could the collective recommend...

thread hijack ??? could the collective recommend a good/best grinder or two? Espresso only for me. None of the store bought grinds seem fine enough. The Illy one seems to be the best, but I'm...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Sometimes it's a real effect with a reason. I...

Sometimes it's a real effect with a reason. I notice changing wind at sunup and sundown, but I also always felt like nature was working against me on the commute because I go almost due west in the...
10-26-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Yeah, none of the booties ever lasted long for me...

Yeah, none of the booties ever lasted long for me because the sandals are so much bigger/wider than road shoes and so the booties tear quite quickly due to the tug-of-war to get them on, over and...
10-25-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I've done that for years. Use Showers Pass...

I've done that for years. Use Showers Pass overboots, them come quite large in order to fit around the sandals and not be tight. Two pair of socks on a cold day, add a chemical warmer between over...
10-14-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I agree you can use all your time just in the...

I agree you can use all your time just in the Paris area, too many things to see if you've never been before. The palace at Versailles is worth the day, just to understand living during that time and...
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Read a bit on AVSForums ?...

Read a bit on AVSForums ? https://www.avsforum.com/forum/9-display-devices/ or follow the "great found deals" thread and be ready to go when something hits your price point ?...
Forum: Foo
09-24-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Why watch NFL at all ? It's a business not a...

Why watch NFL at all ? It's a business not a sport. Do you also watch other businesses live like GE or Coca-Cola or do you just look at the results ? If I was willing to spend time watching...
09-18-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Wilbur Bud

If it's an occasional thing then lots of methods,...

If it's an occasional thing then lots of methods, but if you are commuting or otherwise a daily rider, then a boot dryer and just put them on there every time,e ven if a few minutes to evaporate the...
Forum: Foo
08-25-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Mitsu made a 40 inch regular. Big Big Screen, Big...

Mitsu made a 40 inch regular. Big Big Screen, Big Big Price - latimes (http://articles.latimes.com/1992-11-13/entertainment/ca-355_1_big-big-screen)

RCA (thomson) made a 38 inch wide, right att...
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