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11-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,057
Posted By FLYBYU

They are quality pads (Shimano) but they are very...

They are quality pads (Shimano) but they are very old. I hadn't planned to ride it outside til spring (it has been on the trainer for two months already) but we had a few days of spring like weather...
Replies: 258
Views: 54,246
Posted By FLYBYU

My first century was from Saskatoon to Batoche...

My first century was from Saskatoon to Batoche and back. It ended up being about 118 miles.

My friend had ridden his mountain bike there two weeks prior and told me it was around 60 miles (he...
11-24-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,057
Posted By FLYBYU

As a bigger guy (250lbs) I appreciate disc brakes...

As a bigger guy (250lbs) I appreciate disc brakes for their stopping power. I recently bought an old road bike with rim brakes and it is astounding how horrible the rim brakes are. My V-brakes on my...
11-05-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,068
Posted By FLYBYU

I am 6' and 255lbs, I ride an old aluminum...

I am 6' and 255lbs, I ride an old aluminum Specialized road bike and a really cheap mid 90's steel Norco. I am guessing the Norco is Cromoly as it is decently light, so not HiTen.
11-05-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,360
Posted By FLYBYU

I have a set on my bike, I don't have a specific...

I have a set on my bike, I don't have a specific issue, but find that they help with knee pain in the long run. I got mine from a friend, not sure where you would buy them, but I am sure Google can...
11-04-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,097
Posted By FLYBYU

This was going to be my suggestion, don't be...

This was going to be my suggestion, don't be afraid to have the stem angled up as well, I have done that on both my bikes, doesn't look as sleek on a road bike, but who cares? I am very comfortable...
11-03-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,134
Posted By FLYBYU

Neuanlage, sounds like it is in Germany, but it...

Neuanlage, sounds like it is in Germany, but it is a tiny Hamlet in Saskatchewan, Canada.
10-22-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,757
Posted By FLYBYU

1. Your faster when you are more comfortable ...

1. Your faster when you are more comfortable

2. Mine is perfectly level, I don't feel the front at all, but this is all personal preference.

3. Mine felt amazing from the 1st km to now. 1300kms...
10-22-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,757
Posted By FLYBYU

I got my Brooks B17 on sale from Chain Reaction...

I got my Brooks B17 on sale from Chain Reaction for $75. I thought that if it didn't work out I could sell it for at least that. Well 1300kms later I love it. It really has renewed my love of cycling...
10-09-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By FLYBYU

I use Shimano SPD pedals, clipless on both sides....

I use Shimano SPD pedals, clipless on both sides. I have injured myself far more with flat pedals unfortunately. Flat pedals don't offer the support I need and they stick out more that the tiny SPD...
10-08-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,073
Posted By FLYBYU

I like bikes, I like to look at them, tinker with...

I like bikes, I like to look at them, tinker with them, and occasionally ride them. I love how tiny adjustments can make such a difference in how a bike rides. I could spend thousands of dollars on a...
10-07-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,723
Posted By FLYBYU

My wife bought me a pair of Specialized padded...

My wife bought me a pair of Specialized padded gloves for Father's Day this year. I love them, they really help, are light weight, durable and fit good. Only con is they were kind of expensive from...
08-22-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,067
Posted By FLYBYU

Your bike reminds me of my Norco MTB that I ride....

Your bike reminds me of my Norco MTB that I ride. It will probably be what I use until I can afford something with disc brakes and threadless headset, which are two items I really want, that and and...
08-04-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,208
Posted By FLYBYU

I have a pair of Diadora Jalapeno MTB shoes that...

I have a pair of Diadora Jalapeno MTB shoes that I bought in 2001. They have thousands of miles of riding on them. Road riding, 24 hour MTB races, provincial MTB races, messing around with the kids....
08-03-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,656
Posted By FLYBYU

Just by a nice simple thumb friction shifter and...

Just by a nice simple thumb friction shifter and toss that grip shift in a lake :) Seriously, I'm not a fan of any kind of indexed shifting for younger kids, too easy for things to get knocked out of...
08-03-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,845
Posted By FLYBYU

One of the Mom's of my kid's friends has me do...

One of the Mom's of my kid's friends has me do work on her bikes from time to time. She brought over a nice Specialized Roll comfort bike the other day, it was very upright, had decent gearing and...
07-24-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,704
Posted By FLYBYU

Wow, amazing transformation, you even look...

Wow, amazing transformation, you even look younger now. I am working my way down as well. Was 280lbs, now down to 255 and dropping. My goal is 180-200 area.
07-23-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,658
Posted By FLYBYU

I have had constant issues with saddles, to the...

I have had constant issues with saddles, to the point where I gave a recumbent bike a go. The recumbent bike bothered my lower back and knees, so I bought a mountain bike. I suffered through various...
04-01-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,916
Posted By FLYBYU

Helmet for 1 year old

I bought a trailer for my little guy last winter and he will be about 12 months old when I actually get around to using it. My problem is that I can't find a helmet for him. All the ones in Walmart...
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By FLYBYU

My LWB makes a suicide run for the ditch the...

My LWB makes a suicide run for the ditch the second I think of lifting both hands off, but I don't think it's unstable by any means, I can ride it pretty easy.
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By FLYBYU

It depends on the weather in your side of the...

It depends on the weather in your side of the world. Where I live it snows all winter pretty much. I kick myself every fall for not getting a trike, a trike would extend my riding season to nearly 12...
11-28-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By FLYBYU

What age to start them in a trailer

My son was born in March, so he is getting close to 9 months old now. I was told that a kid under the age of 12 months should not ride in a trailer, obviously because of issues with neck strength and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-08, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
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Views: 2,461
Posted By FLYBYU

That's a truely awesome video, thanks for posting...

That's a truely awesome video, thanks for posting that!
08-08-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By FLYBYU

Hi Ken, One of the problems with buying a...

Hi Ken,

One of the problems with buying a department store bike is that too keep prices down they usually spec them with components that are nothing like what a modern bike will have on it. For...
08-08-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By FLYBYU

I've had a few steel bikes in my time including a...

I've had a few steel bikes in my time including a very nice steel Redline Monocog. On all my steel bikes I've found a point on the frame like the BB housing, where I could spray WD-40 inside the...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By FLYBYU

I disagree with you. I've had the same Shimano...

I disagree with you. I've had the same Shimano pedals and cleats for over 5 years now and they are getting easier and easier to unclip, not the other way around. As for the original poster I think...
08-03-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,700
Posted By FLYBYU

I often wonder what it would be like if we...

I often wonder what it would be like if we couldn't afford to drive. Would it send us straight back to the days of horses and wagons or what? I read a statistic a while back that said if we stopped...
Forum: Foo
02-19-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By FLYBYU

Ahh... I reread it about three times and I think...

Ahh... I reread it about three times and I think I get what he is talking about now. Some sort of device that would limit the travel of the clutch pedal after it disengages. I think most cars with...
Forum: Foo
02-19-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By FLYBYU

I have a CDL and did some trucking a few years...

I have a CDL and did some trucking a few years back. All large trucks have a clutch brake on them. If they didn't you wouldn't be able to engage first gear. So when your driving you just tap the...
Forum: Foo
12-25-07, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By FLYBYU

I have and love my sirius radio, I listen online...

I have and love my sirius radio, I listen online and in the car.
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-07, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By FLYBYU

Ah, I see, I thought it was part of the frame,...

Ah, I see, I thought it was part of the frame, but now it makes sense.
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,221
Posted By FLYBYU

I think almost anyone will enjoy a recumbent. As...

I think almost anyone will enjoy a recumbent. As for being an old person, I'm 26 and I've had one for 3 years already. They are very comfortable. I got mine after suffering from Carpel Tunnel...
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By FLYBYU

Nice! I like the pait job. One question, what is...

Nice! I like the pait job. One question, what is that fitting on the frame in front of the handlebars for?
Forum: Foo
12-22-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,025
Posted By FLYBYU

Like I said a medical journal, but who says...

Like I said a medical journal, but who says doctors know everything right? :)
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By FLYBYU

Yeah the alignment is screwed, all the tires...

Yeah the alignment is screwed, all the tires should be the same, you should really get them to fix all that. You should have them properly set the derailer up (if the shop is even capable of doing...
Forum: Foo
12-20-07, 11:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,383
Posted By FLYBYU

Happiness is......... 1. A wife to share...

Happiness is.........

1. A wife to share life with
2. A child to do the same as #1
3. A recumbent
4. Time to ride the above
5. A good job
6. Enough money to feed and shelter my family
7....
Forum: Foo
12-20-07, 11:45 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,025
Posted By FLYBYU

Woman think about sex once a day, 3 to 4 times a...

Woman think about sex once a day, 3 to 4 times a day if they are really feeling horny, guys think about sex at least once an hour. Woman have vastly different brains then men, they are more sensative...
12-19-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By FLYBYU

I would be interested, depending on who it is, I...

I would be interested, depending on who it is, I don't think many people read my blog though.
12-17-07, 10:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 822
Posted By FLYBYU

My Blog

I haven't been on here too much for the last couple of years, just logged in again the other day. I'm usually on www.bentrideronline.com. Anyway here is my blog:

www.bentupbike.blogspot.com
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,664
Posted By FLYBYU

I used to ride diamond frame bikes and I never...

I used to ride diamond frame bikes and I never really thought I would buy a bent. But at least I kept enough of an open mind to try one a fellow rider owned. What I'm trying to say is that you...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-06, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By FLYBYU

I've been riding my Burley all winter as well,...

I've been riding my Burley all winter as well, mostly I find it is the same as you describe, deep ruts and loose snow are a little dicy, but other then that it works well. I also find I stay warmer...
02-28-06, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,995
Posted By FLYBYU

I think a recumbent makes a good commuting bike....

I think a recumbent makes a good commuting bike. You can ride it in street cloths and it is comfortable with a lot of room for racks and such.
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-05, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By FLYBYU

For a minute I thought you were talking about...

For a minute I thought you were talking about Mookie's posts :) No offense, but I can't wait for BROL to be up and running again.
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-05, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,715
Posted By FLYBYU

I ride a 05 Burley Sandpoint, it is a good...

I ride a 05 Burley Sandpoint, it is a good starting point if you want to get into recumbents. I used to be a diehard diamond frame rider until I got curious and bought the Burley sight unseen. Now I...
Forum: Recumbent
11-14-05, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By FLYBYU

Just go to Blogger.com and blog away, it's really...

Just go to Blogger.com and blog away, it's really easy, if you can write an email, you can write a blog. It's also a lot of fun and keeps friends and family that live far away in touch with what your...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-05, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By FLYBYU

A fellow Saskatonian :) I actually was born and...

A fellow Saskatonian :) I actually was born and raised in BC, but I came here with my parents when I was 16. I'll see what I can do about the Black Duck and Earls Parrot. Saigon Rose is awesome, I...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By FLYBYU

I was going to highly suggest these guys...

I was going to highly suggest these guys www.triketrails.com, I bought my Burley Sandpoint from them and they were awesome to deal with, however they don't carry the brand you want. The owner did say...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By FLYBYU

Come all and see my Blog, it is about bents actually

Just started a new blog about bents and my recumbent, come see it at www.bentupbike.blogspot.com

I try to write in it every day or so, so drop by and take a look.
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-05, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,606
Posted By FLYBYU

Burley bikes, specifically Sandpoint

I posted this on BROL but obviously it's down for a little while now. Anyway, I wanted to know if anyone owned a Burley, specifically the Sandpoint, Jett Creek, Koosah, bikes. I want to know how...
Forum: BMX
08-24-05, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By FLYBYU

I work with a guy who is at least as old as you...

I work with a guy who is at least as old as you are. He has a family so he couldn't afford a mountain bike to ride, so he bought a BMX, he loves it. As stated, you are never to old.
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