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07-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,898
Posted By rydabent

If they are fogging up your glasses, they are...

If they are fogging up your glasses, they are leaking air and that makes that mask totally useless!!!!
07-10-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By rydabent

Probably very true!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Probably very true!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-10-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,468
Posted By rydabent

And with what??? Was he wearing a helmet when...

And with what??? Was he wearing a helmet when he lubed that chain?
07-10-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,468
Posted By rydabent

That is a big plus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is a big plus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-10-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,468
Posted By rydabent

But notice how absolutely clean the bike is with...

But notice how absolutely clean the bike is with down tube shifters. And it is a lugged frame bike brazed up by a real person, rather than a robot making weaker butt welds.
07-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 898
Posted By rydabent

It just not Amazon trucks. It is any kind of...

It just not Amazon trucks. It is any kind of delivery trucks. They all have the attitude that they can stop anywhere. They will stop in the driving lane blocking in cars that are parked at the...
07-10-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

But is your lycra shorts padded? If so it is to...

But is your lycra shorts padded? If so it is to protect you from your bike seat. Not needed on recumbents.
07-09-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 444
Posted By rydabent

Hobby shops have almost any color you want in...

Hobby shops have almost any color you want in small bottles.
07-09-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By rydabent

Loaded cross country cyclist should always go for...

Loaded cross country cyclist should always go for the 36 count wheels.
07-09-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,270
Posted By rydabent

Just use oil, your chain will last longer.

Just use oil, your chain will last longer.
07-09-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 871
Posted By rydabent

That isnt the half of it. As an IBM service rep...

That isnt the half of it. As an IBM service rep that started in '61 and worked until 2008 look what I had to work with.

Early IBM machines has standard allen wrenches. Then in the series the Co...
07-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By rydabent

Watch where you ride. Last year in around 2000...

Watch where you ride. Last year in around 2000 miles of riding, and this year with 1000 miles I have had no flats.

On a bent forum some of us agree that being closer to the road allows us to see...
07-09-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,020
Posted By rydabent

There is a great analogy here about money and...

There is a great analogy here about money and brand names.

Years ago Popular Mechanics used to have their one million mile car owner report. When many owners of the brand reported in a total of a...
07-09-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,020
Posted By rydabent

But according to J D Power the Kia is more...

But according to J D Power the Kia is more reliable than the Benz!!!! Just another example of buying a name.
07-09-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By rydabent

Inflate a tire to max in the cool of the morning,...

Inflate a tire to max in the cool of the morning, and then riding on pavement too hot to touch can raise the pressure a great deal. Then add in riding rim brakes down a long pass, there can and has...
07-08-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By rydabent

I think most cyclist would have at least a...

I think most cyclist would have at least a passing interest in that fact. May he rest in peace.
07-08-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By rydabent

In actual test a couple of surprising results...

In actual test a couple of surprising results came out . A wider supple tire out coasted a narrow hard tire. A 20" tire out coasted and 26" tire.
07-08-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,445
Posted By rydabent

Its MONEY people. The absolutely beautiful...

Its MONEY people. The absolutely beautiful brazed lug frame went out of style because of money!!! It is cheaper to throw tubing into a fixture and have a robot weld them. This goes for both steel...
07-08-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

The point here is that ONLY some want to divide...

The point here is that ONLY some want to divide cyclist into categories.

Why not leave it that everyone that rides a bike or trike or quad is a cyclist, and one form of riding is not superior to...
07-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

If you ride a bent or a trike you do not have to...

If you ride a bent or a trike you do not have to buy high priced lycra to protect you from your bike.

Please dont reply and tell me bent riders and trike riders are not real cyclist. Due to the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-07-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By rydabent

To begin with bents feel really squirrley . It...

To begin with bents feel really squirrley . It is because your back is usually locked to the seat back, and you can do the usual tiny leans that help steer the bike. Normally after a hundred or so...
07-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

Good question, since I ride both a bike and a...

Good question, since I ride both a bike and a trike.
07-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By rydabent

Make sure the caliper is holding the brake pads...

Make sure the caliper is holding the brake pads absolutely square and flat. Is there the same amount of spacers on both caliper mounts. What I am saying is this is akin to the fact that rim brake...
07-06-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By rydabent

And on my trike with 20" front wheels, and its...

And on my trike with 20" front wheels, and its 26" rear tire, I too am always going down hill. :)
07-06-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By rydabent

They dont always. My son and I went for a ride a...

They dont always. My son and I went for a ride a couple days ago. He rode his skinny wheeled racing bike. I was riding my RANS Stratus LE. Every time we coasted down hill I would easily out...
07-06-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

Now---------------does a cyclist wear a helmet,...

Now---------------does a cyclist wear a helmet, and what does he lube his chain with? :)
07-06-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

Anyone, any time, any where, any age, on any...

Anyone, any time, any where, any age, on any bike!!!!
07-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,912
Posted By rydabent

Anyone, any time, any where, any age, on any...

Anyone, any time, any where, any age, on any bike!!!!
07-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,920
Posted By rydabent

I see so far he gravel bike is the winner. When...

I see so far he gravel bike is the winner. When I was young I had to ride gravel roads to school. That gave me all the gravel riding I wanted for a life time!!!!
07-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By rydabent

Easy answer. Blue block polarized glasses.

Easy answer. Blue block polarized glasses.
07-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,054
Posted By rydabent

People that are "triggered" by most anything...

People that are "triggered" by most anything should be ignored. Wear anything that you want to, and dont worry.
07-03-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,375
Posted By rydabent

Of course this is totally wrong if you ride a...

Of course this is totally wrong if you ride a trike. If you use clip in pedals, he will prevent leg suck. It can happen with flat pedals.
07-01-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By rydabent

If you are touring, it would seem that the point...

If you are touring, it would seem that the point is to see things. Bent clear over with the hands on the drops limit the view.

That is why so many cross country riders are going to some form of...
06-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,527
Posted By rydabent

As I told another member cycling is fun, and it...

As I told another member cycling is fun, and it will keep you young. If you set you rust.
06-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By rydabent

I firmly believe bikes keep you young. I am 82...

I firmly believe bikes keep you young. I am 82 and ride approx 25 miles every other day.
06-29-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By rydabent

With the right tools, I for instance have them,...

With the right tools, I for instance have them, it would be an easy repair. Some of the old bolt should be sticking out, so use pliars and remove it. Then retap to a larger size an put in a new...
06-29-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By rydabent

Need a little help

Several years ago I bought a stainless steel water bottle at Walmart that had the necked down area where the water bottle cage held it. It is the size of a large water bottle and the same shape with...
06-29-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,194
Posted By rydabent

Fifty dollars? What was it made out of ten carat...

Fifty dollars? What was it made out of ten carat gold???
06-29-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By rydabent

As suggested before, recumbents negate many pains...

As suggested before, recumbents negate many pains due to DF bikes.
06-29-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,445
Posted By rydabent

IMO steel is real and 100% better than the high...

IMO steel is real and 100% better than the high priced plastic bikes bike stores are selling today. At the Air and Space Museum there are steel bikes make by the Wright brothers that are 120 years...
06-25-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,520
Posted By rydabent

Some of the egotistical racer boyz just dont like...

Some of the egotistical racer boyz just dont like being passed. It is also the reason they hate e-bikes. Pay them no attention. Do your own thing.
06-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,814
Posted By rydabent

Some of my most favorite music is the folk music...

Some of my most favorite music is the folk music of the late 50s and the early 60s.
06-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,020
Posted By rydabent

In the real world, which would you rather lose...

In the real world, which would you rather lose when you teenage daughter backs out of the garage and runs over your bike?
06-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,020
Posted By rydabent

Actually the $500 bike might last a lot longer. ...

Actually the $500 bike might last a lot longer. If the plastic $5000 bike falls over on something sharp, it will get a hole in the frame and be worthless.
06-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,020
Posted By rydabent

And the Kia probably will be more reliable. And...

And the Kia probably will be more reliable. And sure will cost less to maintain.
06-22-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,173
Posted By rydabent

I guess I would ask the...

I guess I would ask the question--------------with all the bikes with drop bars, what percentage of the time do all the cyclist riding them spend in the drops?
06-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By rydabent

Does your city or state protect bikes in cross...

Does your city or state protect bikes in cross walks like the law protects pedestrians? Our state laws didnt and we got them changed about 5 years ago.
06-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,173
Posted By rydabent

IMO Drop bars are for elite racing cyclist. For...

IMO Drop bars are for elite racing cyclist. For the other 99% of us they are a hunched over rather uncomfortable position that pretty much causes you to stare at your front wheel.

Racers are...
06-19-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,814
Posted By rydabent

A friend of mine pretty much nailed todays music...

A friend of mine pretty much nailed todays music he said--------------------It sounds like a semi load of hogs got T-boned by a semi load of empty milk cans!!!!!!!!!!
06-19-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By rydabent

I will be 82 this year. I have always just rode...

I will be 82 this year. I have always just rode for fun and exercise, and still do. Depending on what usual route I ride, I ride from 20 to 35 miles every other day. I find that a recovery day off...
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