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08-09-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By JanMM

For $200 looks to be a great experimental starter...

For $200 looks to be a great experimental starter tandem. Assuming it fits the both of you.
08-06-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By JanMM

Very recently upgraded from Garmin Edge 200 to an...

Very recently upgraded from Garmin Edge 200 to an Edge 520 Plus, primarily to take advantage of mapping/navigation/course features. 520 Plus is overkill for your stated purposes. The...
08-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,380
Posted By JanMM

Have been riding 1 bike with rim brakes F/R, 1...

Have been riding 1 bike with rim brakes F/R, 1 bike with rim front/disc rear, and 1 bike with disc front/rim rear. The last bike is out of commission. New bike with disc brakes F/R is on order.
...
07-31-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By JanMM

I'll be in Month 20 of Retirement in August. Was...

I'll be in Month 20 of Retirement in August. Was a full-time bike commuter while living in Atlanta for eight years but when moved back to Indiana became a frequent commuter during Spring - Fall for...
07-31-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By JanMM

I got ten years on you, youngster!

I got ten years on you, youngster!
07-30-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By JanMM

1. No 2. Yes

1. No
2. Yes
07-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By JanMM

If it were $10, I'd offer to pay it. :)

If it were $10, I'd offer to pay it. :)
07-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By JanMM

There is an Electric Bikes subforum on BF....

There is an Electric Bikes subforum on BF. https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/

My wife's 13 month old Trek e-assist bike has shown no sign of needing a new battery.
07-23-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By JanMM

Good to hear. Carry on!

Good to hear. Carry on!
07-23-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,297
Posted By JanMM

Thread 17 years asleep and OP inactive on BF for...

Thread 17 years asleep and OP inactive on BF for 12 years.

I was a year-round everyday bike commuter in Atlanta in the Ď80ís and was appalled when I first saw a bike messenger blow through a red...
07-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,972
Posted By JanMM

Smells like political.

Smells like political.
07-23-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By JanMM

Hey! I represent that remark. 🤪

Hey! I represent that remark. 🤪
07-22-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By JanMM

Ah....the timing chain or sync chain. Should have...

Ah....the timing chain or sync chain. Should have just a little bit of sag.
Our recumbent tandem has an idler setup for the timing chain - instead of an eccentric - that is very quick and easy to...
07-22-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By JanMM

Yes, tandem stuff can be more complicated....

Yes, tandem stuff can be more complicated. Removing a quick link is usually much easier with a tool. For me, anyway. A free tool that can help the removal and reattachment process be easier is a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,612
Posted By JanMM

sriley4290 has not posted or been active on BF...

sriley4290 has not posted or been active on BF since starting this thread about a year ago. Wonder what he decided to do?
07-19-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By JanMM

In 2003 I was looking for a new hybrid bike with...

In 2003 I was looking for a new hybrid bike with disc brakes. There were few disc-equipped hybrids on the market at that time - I ended up getting a new Novara Big Buzz. Disc brakes were common only...
07-18-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By JanMM

No personal experience with your issue, but do...

No personal experience with your issue, but do know that some dermatologists do highly specialized procedures. Or, '..fancy cutting..' as carbonfiberboy said.
07-18-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,405
Posted By JanMM

Portable pumps are real pumps. I use no more than...

Portable pumps are real pumps. I use no more than 85psi on any of my tires and can get close enough to that with the Topeak Morphs (Mini, Mountain and Road) that I have alternated using the last...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By JanMM

That should work. Removing the seat would reduce...

That should work. Removing the seat would reduce effect of wind on bike and might make it a bit easier to secure to rack. Good idea to have extra straps/bungees/velcro on hand in case what's on your...
07-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By JanMM

Probably correct disc only. Too bad the product...

Probably correct disc only. Too bad the product info somewhat lacking and photo mediocre.

But, back to OP’s first post, disc compatible doesn’t mean disc only.
07-12-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By JanMM

There is no indication that those wheels are...

There is no indication that those wheels are disc-only. The wheels are disc-compatible - they can be used with disc brakes because rotors can be added to the hubs. But, unless the rims are described...
07-11-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By JanMM

Good to hear there is at least one available on...

Good to hear there is at least one available on your side of the pond!
07-10-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By JanMM

We were having a problem with our rear wheel...

We were having a problem with our rear wheel moving in the dropouts on starts from a stop. (Because of our immense power - not!) Found some opinions online that B.O.B. trailer skewers close very...
07-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,858
Posted By JanMM

I generally stop for red lights and more often...

I generally stop for red lights and more often than not stop for stop signs. As appropriate.
07-09-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By JanMM

Not familiar with California law, but fairly...

Not familiar with California law, but fairly recent Indiana bike-related laws allow for vehicles to pass bikes even in a no-passing zone as long as it is safe to do so.

Related question: Why do we...
07-09-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By JanMM

One of our car tires was having a similar issue...

One of our car tires was having a similar issue until I had a 'd'oh!' moment and tried tightening the valve stem core, which fixed the issue.
07-09-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By JanMM

Agree that rat traps and quills are two different...

Agree that rat traps and quills are two different pedal styles.
My spouse uses MKS rat traps and generic plastic half clips on her Trek e-assist bike.
07-09-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,076
Posted By JanMM

Did a cow die for that saddle? On the plus...

Did a cow die for that saddle?
On the plus side, the pedals and bottle are close to being color-coordinated.
07-07-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 855
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Posted By JanMM

No problem maintaining social distancing in the...

No problem maintaining social distancing in the Bar today.
New public library being built not far from home. Probably won't change my preference for e-books from the library, but I will check it out...
07-06-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By JanMM

I've used red Veloplugs on Velocity rims for more...

I've used red Veloplugs on Velocity rims for more than a few years. Great product.
More info: https://www.velocityusa.com/product/accessories/veloplugs
07-06-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By JanMM

It's been about a year since my last on-road...

It's been about a year since my last on-road flat, caused by a sharp bit of rock embedded in the tire > punctured tube. No trouble replacing the tube and getting back to the ride. A picnic table...
07-06-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By JanMM

I read on the internet that there are too many...

I read on the internet that there are too many Treks.
07-05-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By JanMM

Yep, drinking hand sanitizer can be good for a...

Yep, drinking hand sanitizer can be good for a buzz. Margaritas probably tastier than straight.
Drinking or using hand sanitizer with methanol can be good for toxic side effects or even The Final...
07-02-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By JanMM

Hearing test a good idea. Or, maybe it was an...

Hearing test a good idea. Or, maybe it was an electric Harley? https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/livewire.html
07-02-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By JanMM

On a couple of segments I use for high intensity...

On a couple of segments I use for high intensity intervals, I purposely aimed for personal records on days with tailwinds guaranteed - and succeeded, of course. Those PRs are more of a challenge now....
06-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By JanMM

If you go to the registration link on the event...

If you go to the registration link on the event site, you’ll find that it is cancelled for this year.
06-28-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By JanMM

Its legal and ok by me on a bike to be passed by...

Its legal and ok by me on a bike to be passed by a motor vehicle as long as it is safe to pass and that they keep at least 3 feet of clearance.
Have been passed many times by motorcycles in the same...
06-25-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By JanMM

Rat traps are a style of pedals that are...

Rat traps are a style of pedals that are commonly, but not always, used with toe clips. My wife uses a set of MKS rat traps with min-clips/half-clips on her hybrid e-assist bike. They seem to work...
06-24-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By JanMM

Can’t tell from your posts if your only pump is...

Can’t tell from your posts if your only pump is the frame pump. If you don’t have another pump with a gauge or a separate gauge, then you are just guessing at tire pressure.
06-23-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By JanMM

Just don't let the tires go completely flat if...

Just don't let the tires go completely flat if the bike is sitting on the floor. That looks bad but don't know about actual damage.
06-22-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By JanMM

Aptly named thread, indeed!

Aptly named thread, indeed!
06-21-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,977
Posted By JanMM

Our 2010 RANS Screamer in 2019 near the Cardinal...

Our 2010 RANS Screamer in 2019 near the Cardinal Greenway in Muncie, IN.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48277043486_662fc3d270_b.jpg

Our first tandem ride was on a rental in Cades Cove,...
06-21-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,022
Posted By JanMM

I passed an e-scooter on the way home from work a...

I passed an e-scooter on the way home from work a couple of years ago, when I still worked. I was much more aero than he was.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50030438481_cb838a16cb_b.jpg
06-13-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By JanMM

Sorry to hear of the fall and resulting injury...

Sorry to hear of the fall and resulting injury but good to hear stoker is on the road back to riding. Fitness can be very helpful in recovering from injury/surgery. We've only had one fall in our 20...
06-13-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By JanMM

I used them from about 95 to 98 as a transition...

I used them from about 95 to 98 as a transition from toe clips to two bolt SPD, which I've used since then. Used them on a road bike and a hybrid.
06-13-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By JanMM

Images needed for visualizing what you are...

Images needed for visualizing what you are describing.
06-10-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,831
Posted By JanMM

Yes.

Yes.
06-10-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By JanMM

Yes, I'd imagine that strap could be helpful for...

Yes, I'd imagine that strap could be helpful for a powerful upstroke with a fixed gear.
06-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By JanMM

You could regale them with tales of how you got...

You could regale them with tales of how you got banned and then took on the challenge of becoming a successful sock puppet. (Kids! Don't try this at home!)
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