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Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Jeff Wills

It would help to know where you live & ride. ...

It would help to know where you live & ride.

As others said: try one. Try several. Many times your concept of what is "right" will change after you right a couple different styles. Also, there...
10-13-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,964
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Views: 391,037
Posted By Prowler

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. ...

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. Sunday's are a different routine here: wind the grandfather's clock, fill my vitamin cups for the week and brew coffee with our old stove top...
10-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,964
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Posted By Wildwood

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. ...

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. Sometimes the French press exceeds the Keurig.
Or maybe it's just that the day should be great - another day with a bike ride in its' future.

Ride...
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Trsnrtr

Absolutely true, in fact, it can be annoying at...

Absolutely true, in fact, it can be annoying at times. I was on a ride a couple days ago in the middle of nowhere on a flat, wide road and a car followed a 100' behind for probably a half mile.
...
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By rydabent

Actually they may be safer. As many have pointed...

Actually they may be safer. As many have pointed out drivers dont know what to make of trikes. Many it seems think they are some handicap machine or a strange wheel chair. As a result when cars...
10-08-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,072
Posted By cyccommute

All substances are "chemicals". Some "chemicals"...

All substances are "chemicals". Some "chemicals" do a better job than others because of their properties. The chemical mixture of grease doesn't have much in common any chemical that can be called...
10-08-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,072
Posted By andrewclaus

A note to the OP: Working with flammable solvents...

A note to the OP: Working with flammable solvents is inherently risky. Use proper PPE, ventilation, storage, fire protection, and proper disposal of used rags.

All this is second nature to...
10-07-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,072
Posted By dedhed

There is really no good substitute for petroleum...

There is really no good substitute for petroleum distillates.
10-07-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,072
Posted By HillRider

Alcohol is a very poor solvent for grease. Use...

Alcohol is a very poor solvent for grease. Use kerosene or Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS). WD-40 is also a decent grease solvent since it is mostly OMS containing a bit of oil. Let the parts soak...
10-06-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Jeff Wills

Got it. Aside from suspension bits (the Lightning...

Got it. Aside from suspension bits (the Lightning fork or the Catrike front knuckles- I'm not saying you have those) recumbents use "standard" bike parts so repairing or replacing should be...
10-06-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,938
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

This thread has outlived it's purpose. Too many...

This thread has outlived it's purpose. Too many complaints about it.

Thank you for participating.
10-04-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Jeff Wills

For a sort-of historical reference, the Bike Pro...

For a sort-of historical reference, the Bike Pro catalog: BikePro.com / the Buyer's Guide / Bicycle Parts at their finest!, 2015 (http://www.bikepro.com/) is good for '90's era components.

The...
10-04-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day the Sutherland's Manual was our...

Back in the day the Sutherland's Manual was our bible. Andy
10-04-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By gearbasher

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs...

Campagnolo has user manuals and parts catalogs going back to '94

https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Support/support#documentation
10-03-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By cannonride15

Manuals & Technical Documents...

Manuals & Technical Documents (http://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Keyword?name=MF6207)

This will give you everything on Shimano parts and tech docs. Good luck on other manufacturers!
10-03-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By squirtdad

more vintage focused but velobase is the closest...

more vintage focused but velobase is the closest I know about VeloBase.com (http://www.velobase.com/)
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Steamer

Agree with all of that.

Agree with all of that.
10-02-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,901
Posted By ctak

Great idea. Dilute to 50% though - anything more...

Great idea. Dilute to 50% though - anything more is overkill/wasteful.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By cat0020

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and...

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and motorcycles are just toys, don't belong on public roads, roads are for cars.
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By downtube42

Funny. I've been fighting off n+1 for a while,...

Funny. I've been fighting off n+1 for a while, and finally caved and bought a 27.5 Plus MTB. Because I don't already have a MTB in the stable. So it's fun and all, messing around on trails with...
10-01-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By 63rickert

I have in my collection a wheel built fully 60...

I have in my collection a wheel built fully 60 years ago with very even tension, plus or minus 5% all the way around. Quite certain that wheel was never examined with a tension meter before I did it....
10-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,901
Posted By Lemond1985

https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Grade-Phosphoric-Rem...

https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Grade-Phosphoric-Remover-Clean/dp/B06XZSW3QX/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=phosphoric+acid&qid=1569936741&sr=8-6...
10-01-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,901
Posted By 63rickert

Worked a lifetime in coatings. Simply do not...

Worked a lifetime in coatings. Simply do not believe you can find a retail paint store owner anywhere who will sell you lead paint. Those guys live under a microscope and know the law. Light-fingered...
10-01-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By sumgy

The one that doesn't dehumanize anyone.

The one that doesn't dehumanize anyone.
09-30-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By Metieval

"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the...

"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the point also.
09-26-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,245
Posted By BlazingPedals

Under my definitions, a certain amount of...

Under my definitions, a certain amount of discomfort is normal and good. Breathing hard, burning legs, sweating, etc. That's not pain. If you're really in pain, that's a sign of injury, and you...
09-26-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By Sy Reene

Though, it is an interesting observation to note...

Though, it is an interesting observation to note that a typical cyclist death news story (in NYC we've had quite a few) headlines will be along the lines of "Cyclist killed by truck" -- and not...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By well biked

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on...

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on evening spoke tensions, morning spoke tensions are equally important.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-23-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By Rollfast

I'm still waiting for the autonomous killer...

I'm still waiting for the autonomous killer robots.
09-23-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,049
Posted By sumgy

I must have gotten past it when I turned 51. ...

I must have gotten past it when I turned 51.

:)
09-23-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By Metieval

drivers are people cyclist are people ...

drivers are people
cyclist are people
pedestrians are people


people are DANGEROUS!
09-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,989
Posted By JoeKahno

Been there. In retrospect, the most wonderful...

Been there. In retrospect, the most wonderful day of my life was the one where I finally realized that doing *anything* was going to improve my situation. When you get beaten far enough down, there...
09-22-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,989
Posted By terrymorse

The latest findings from the American College of...

The latest findings from the American College of Cardiology:

• Exercise reduces the incidence and risk of death from cardiovascular disease:

"the event rate for active individuals is still...
09-21-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By CAT7RDR

The biggest cause of my accidents were caused by...

The biggest cause of my accidents were caused by no one other than myself.

Fatigue and poor focus at inopportune moments were direct causes of my last three accidents,

I cannot blame other...
09-21-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By livedarklions

I've rigged up a trainer in the front seat so I...

I've rigged up a trainer in the front seat so I can be a cyclist while I'm driving.
09-20-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,989
Posted By TiHabanero

Not really interested in longevity, more...

Not really interested in longevity, more interested in quality to the end. Middle age should be a straight line on the chart, with minimal ups and downs, and then at the "old age" mark the line goes...
09-20-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,989
Posted By rumrunn6

good genes & diet don't hurt. my Dad is 92 & I...

good genes & diet don't hurt. my Dad is 92 & I never saw him on a bike. he had a desk job his whole life but he brought us up hiking, mountaineering & light rock climbing on the weekends. in cold...
09-19-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,049
Posted By Koyote

I think that male teenagers generally do the...

I think that male teenagers generally do the opposite of what adults tell them to do.
09-19-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,989
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah. So my wife and I returned from our annual...

Yeah. So my wife and I returned from our annual 10-day unsupported backpack a week ago. I went in with 55 lbs., she with 45. We had a great time even though it rained a lot. My CTL went up 14 pts. in...
09-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,049
Posted By 400E

Say something to hands-off cyclist?

So my current pet peeve when on my MUP is the occasional rider, usually a male teenager, riding towards me whom I notice as he passes that he's riding hands-off. I reflexively yell something like...
Forum: Recumbent
09-19-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By Trsnrtr

I split my riding between a Giant Propel and an...

I split my riding between a Giant Propel and an ICE VTX. Both have their good and bad traits but both are fun. I have a little over 2,000 miles on each one so far this year so they compliment each...
Forum: Recumbent
09-19-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,126
Posted By kingston

I bought a used recumbent this season to try it...

I bought a used recumbent this season to try it out and while I like it quite a lot, I like riding uprights a lot more. The best thing about recumbents to me is that it allows some people to ride a...
09-18-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,374
Posted By MattTheHat

On the up side, it's hard to get doored by a...

On the up side, it's hard to get doored by a pedestrian.
09-17-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,516
Posted By Koyote

Ride long enough, and these things will happen....

Ride long enough, and these things will happen. Mechanical objects fail.

PS: grammar isn't just a set of rules...it's a damn good idea.
09-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,964
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Posted By FloridaDave

I volunteer at a joint replacement center at the...

I volunteer at a joint replacement center at the local hospital. I see people in their upper 80s getting new knees and hips, and it slays me. "Why bother at that age?" I wonder. Well, in talking...
09-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,018
Posted By njkayaker

"Blame" is not a useful word here. The lane...

"Blame" is not a useful word here.

The lane is in the "door zone". Riding in the "door zone" is risky.

These three things are true:

1- Drivers need to learn to look back whether or not...
09-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By hokiefyd

Really...when a new chain skips, that's when you...

Really...when a new chain skips, that's when you know the cassette is worn. There's no real way to eyeball it or even measure it (this thread is demonstrative of that). There was another recent...
09-15-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,245
Posted By KraneXL

Insufficient data. You would have to provide a...

Insufficient data. You would have to provide a whole lot more information about your health and fitness history than just your age. Which by no mean alone is enough to be considered significant or an...
09-15-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By cpach

I'm a professional bicycle mechanic, and while my...

I'm a professional bicycle mechanic, and while my pay is relatively poor considering my skill set, pay varies as does regional living costs. I won't try to talk you out of it because it can make...
09-14-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,880
Posted By MikeyMK

Common sense tells you a flashing light is gonna...

Common sense tells you a flashing light is gonna make you more visible.

Speculation tells you what effect that improved visibility will have.

I'll speculate that if you're already gonna...
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