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12-06-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 709
Posted By JanMM

We’ve had good service from our Yakima TwoTimer...

We’ve had good service from our Yakima TwoTimer tray mount rack. We use it to haul spouse’s e-assist Trek (with battery removed) and one of my short wheelbase recumbents (with seat removed).
11-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By JanMM

Good job! I rode 5,000+ miles for the first...

Good job!
I rode 5,000+ miles for the first time in 2019, my first year in retirement.
I blame Covid for a drop to 4,300 in 2020 - mostly due to almost no club rides. But I did ride on 50 more days...
11-16-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By JanMM

My story is that I was lucky not to suffer a...

My story is that I was lucky not to suffer a shingles outbreak prior to getting the sorta-effective zostavax vaccine and then later the highly-effective shingrix vaccine.
My hope for the future is...
11-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,041
Posted By JanMM

Spouse and I and our bikes spent 5 days in...

Spouse and I and our bikes spent 5 days in Missouri a couple of weeks ago exploring parts of the Katy Trail. Not sure what is the norm for Fall color thereabouts but there wasn't much color altho...
11-04-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By JanMM

Presta valve?

Presta valve?
Forum: Recumbent
11-04-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By JanMM

I don't see any recumbent bikes, just velos and a...

I don't see any recumbent bikes, just velos and a WTF IS THIS?
10-29-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,888
Posted By JanMM

I'll be eligible for the 72+ forum in January. ...

I'll be eligible for the 72+ forum in January.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51640134406_b500b1d6df.jpg
10-08-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,012
Posted By JanMM

While riding in a nearby neighborhood, noticed a...

While riding in a nearby neighborhood, noticed a bike sitting near the street with some other items - appeared to be giveaways. Stopped for a moment and found it was a old Miyata. Drove back in a...
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By JanMM

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat...

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat backs. My year old Bacchetta B3 seat back creaks with energetic pedaling, while RANS mesh seat backs creak less. Replaced both Screamer tandem mesh...
10-04-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,675
Posted By JanMM

All else being equal, lighter is always better. ...

All else being equal, lighter is always better.
I've had no trouble mounting folding bead tires - first put them on a bike after riding with wire bead tires for at least 3 decades.
10-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,189
Posted By JanMM

Surprised that a 1980 LeTour would have a crank...

Surprised that a 1980 LeTour would have a crank requiring 1/2" pedals. Must have been replaced a time or two since new.
09-27-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By JanMM

World record rusty rims! I have a similar...

World record rusty rims!
I have a similar Instep trailer that I use to haul 2 grandkids around the 'hood. (Got it cheap from friends) Sorry but haven't really examined the wheels - tires are in good...
09-27-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By JanMM

Mystery slow leak from a car tire a couple of...

Mystery slow leak from a car tire a couple of years ago. Realized I had a tire valve tool which I had never used, so I gave it a try. Was able to tighten the core enough to fix the leak. Have not had...
09-26-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,861
Posted By JanMM

Long ago, about 1984 (?), stopped at the Ponce...

Long ago, about 1984 (?), stopped at the Ponce deLeon Sears in Atlanta to pick up a mail order purchase on the way home from work. Left my Schwinn LeTour commuter leaning against the front window and...
09-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By JanMM

Looks to be in great shape if you like rust.

Looks to be in great shape if you like rust.
09-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By JanMM

Yes, looks like it.

Yes, looks like it.
09-12-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By JanMM

Step 1: Take it apart to see the condition of...

Step 1: Take it apart to see the condition of cups, cones, ball bearings and grease.
09-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,787
Posted By JanMM

Velocity used to be Australian but, yes, now make...

Velocity used to be Australian but, yes, now make their rims in the US. Any other companies of any sort move from elsewhere in the world to here? Not aware of any other bike companies doing that.
Forum: Recumbent
09-04-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,555
Posted By JanMM

Those look like zip ties or similar plastic...

Those look like zip ties or similar plastic pieces - can they not be cut with side cutting pliers?
08-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 992
Posted By JanMM

Scan them. 😀

Scan them. 😀
08-22-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,287
Posted By JanMM

Two short wheelbase recumbent bikes plus one...

Two short wheelbase recumbent bikes plus one recumbent tandem that I share with spouse/stoker.
08-22-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,328
Posted By JanMM

Ten years before I retired, started an RN-to-BSN...

Ten years before I retired, started an RN-to-BSN program which I finished when I was 60. Three years, one class at a time, one day a week, most of the classes at hospital I worked at but did attend a...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,886
Posted By JanMM

I biked to work on recumbent bikes frequently...

I biked to work on recumbent bikes frequently Spring - Fall for about 12 years. (Now retired.) Riding from the suburbs to a hospital in downtown Indy. Not NYC but lots of traffic. Correct that cannot...
08-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By JanMM

Pulley on the left showing fair amount of wear -...

Pulley on the left showing fair amount of wear - any idea how many miles or years its been in use? Won't last forever but could last as long as you need it to.
08-16-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By JanMM

Month 32 of Retirement. Had worked in hospitals...

Month 32 of Retirement. Had worked in hospitals from age 20 until just shy of 69. Final 32 years as RN with large healthcare system. Wasn't semi-retired but did work only Saturdays/Sundays for 7...
08-12-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By JanMM

Our RANS Screamer is probably more of a challenge...

Our RANS Screamer is probably more of a challenge than most tandems - a VENZO VPT ($99 from Amazon a few years back) is able to hold the rear up with the front wheel on the floor.
...
07-30-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By JanMM

It’s been at least a couple of decades since I...

It’s been at least a couple of decades since I used downtube friction shifters but I do remember they required less hand/digits movement/effort than the twist shifters and trigger shifters I’ve used...
07-29-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By JanMM

This is your first experience with indexed...

This is your first experience with indexed shifting? Assuming the NR shifters are circa 1970.
07-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By JanMM

Thanks for your response.

Thanks for your response.
07-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By JanMM

Everything they sell costs about $75!

Everything they sell costs about $75!
07-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,013
Posted By JanMM

Not possible to trip while riding a bike! Gotta...

Not possible to trip while riding a bike!
Gotta have feet on the ground - walking, running, dancing, etc. - to Trip, Stumble and Fall. (Thanx to John Phillips)
06-19-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,056
Posted By JanMM

https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.action If you...

https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.action
If you have not already created a SSI account, now is the time.
I started getting SS payments while still working at Full Retirement Age, which was 66. If I...
06-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,523
Posted By JanMM

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon...

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon PowerShot ELPH 100HS. The newer Canon is a bit larger and heavier but does a much better job.
...
Forum: Recumbent
06-13-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By JanMM

The Bacchetta bars suggested above or similar...

The Bacchetta bars suggested above or similar RANS bars will probably help a lot. That style is often referred to as tweener bars, because your knees are between the ends of the bars.I use tweener...
05-27-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By JanMM

We use a Yakima Two Timer wheel tray style hitch...

We use a Yakima Two Timer wheel tray style hitch mount for carrying a Trek e-assist step-thru - Verve+ - and a short wheelbase recumbent
05-14-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,481
Posted By JanMM

Not a problem in Central Indiana. Filled up our...

Not a problem in Central Indiana. Filled up our Mazda3 yesterday at local Kroger. Don't drive it much but was down to about 50 miles range. Station normally busy.
05-08-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By JanMM

Hang in there. Don't over-exert early on in your...

Hang in there. Don't over-exert early on in your journey. But do gradually increase your efforts.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,846
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread had been asleep for 13 years before...

Zombie Thread had been asleep for 13 years before it was resurrected a few days ago.

Answer to question: A long time.
05-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,590
Posted By JanMM

Born to be Wild, eh? Vroom.........vroom

Born to be Wild, eh?
Vroom.........vroom
05-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By JanMM

Vegetable oil would be cheaper than olive oil.

Vegetable oil would be cheaper than olive oil.
05-01-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By JanMM

If 26 x 2.125 tires are mounted on the wheel,...

If 26 x 2.125 tires are mounted on the wheel, then the rim is 26”.

Are the axle and bearing parts missing from the hub?
05-01-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By JanMM

Spring has sprung and fallen on the floor. ...

Spring has sprung and fallen on the floor.

Not from a hub skewer.
04-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,904
Posted By JanMM

I rode with toe clips for about 25 years, mostly...

I rode with toe clips for about 25 years, mostly on quill pedals but also on flat/platform and ratrap pedals. Started riding with SPD-style pedals in 1998. Two-hole MTB style. Have used them ever...
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By JanMM

A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful -...

A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful - both here and on bentrideronline, if you post there. So that we can have an idea of what kind of steering parts you are dealing with.
04-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By JanMM

Yikes! Good last-second reflexes!

Yikes! Good last-second reflexes!
Forum: Commuting
04-23-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,983
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert! Had been asleep for 11 years.

Zombie Thread Alert! Had been asleep for 11 years.
04-22-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By JanMM

Yes, the elastic loop does a good job of helping...

Yes, the elastic loop does a good job of helping the laces stay put. Have not tied in double knot since figured out how that worked.
The shoes are the most comfortable for walking around in of any...
04-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By JanMM

New shoes and laces

Got a new pair of Giro Rumble VR shoes to replace my three-year old pair. Lots of wear on the soles - is that the result of about 13,000 miles? Or, have I walked too many hills? More wear on the left...
03-30-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By JanMM

You won’t believe this weird fruit hack!

You won’t believe this weird fruit hack!
03-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By JanMM

I was invited to join that forum several years...

I was invited to join that forum several years ago but declined - because in my case, Jan is a man.
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