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02-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,566
Posted By rydabent

The main reason for ever increasing number of...

The main reason for ever increasing number of cogs in the rear is------------------------marketing!!!!!!!!!!
At this time you can get a triple in front and 12 in the rear. The simple fact is, no one...
02-21-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,566
Posted By rydabent

My trike has 24 speeds, and my bike has 27. When...

My trike has 24 speeds, and my bike has 27. When riding them I really dont notice any difference. Again with a triple in front granny is for going up hills, center ring is for most riding, big ring...
02-21-20, 06:53 AM
02-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,069
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Posted By rydabent

New 80+ facebook group

For those on facebook there is a new group. The Royal Academy of Octogenerian Cyclist. You might want to check them out.
02-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 564
Posted By rydabent

I cant seem to find one for my trike. :)

I cant seem to find one for my trike. :)
02-18-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,307
Posted By rydabent

What I would like to see is the same test done...

What I would like to see is the same test done with a chain "lubed" with wax, and one lubed with a high quality oil such as Mobil 1.
02-16-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,054
Posted By rydabent

A warning ticket should have been in order, since...

A warning ticket should have been in order, since there was no traffic.
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By rydabent

I almost never ride my bent or trike on arterial...

I almost never ride my bent or trike on arterial streets. The traffic is too heavy, and a slower bike just annoys drivers, and gives cyclist a bad name. I normally ride the 130 miles of hard...
02-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By rydabent

As with any type helmet I recommend going with a...

As with any type helmet I recommend going with a white or very light colored one. Less heat absorbtion.
02-09-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,551
Posted By rydabent

In March out here on the plains, we can have...

In March out here on the plains, we can have winds of 45mph or more and gust to 55 or 60. If you want to ride you just have to do the best you can. I for instance try to pick rides that are 90...
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By rydabent

FWIW a long wheel base bent is the most easy to...

FWIW a long wheel base bent is the most easy to transition to from a DF bike. A good example would be a RANS Stratus.
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,682
Posted By rydabent

In a way recumbent trikes are a safety device. ...

In a way recumbent trikes are a safety device. In really windy conditions if a cross wind is blowing from the right, trying to blow you in front of traffic trikes are a great deal less affected.
02-08-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By rydabent

That is why big government is so stupid.

That is why big government is so stupid.
02-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,587
Posted By rydabent

That is what is so great about retirement. ...

That is what is so great about retirement.

How ever when I was working, I always made time on the weekends to ride with my 3 sons. It was a good thing, since I was alone with the boys and could...
02-08-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,879
Posted By rydabent

I have never had any such problem. Maybe you got...

I have never had any such problem. Maybe you got some bad ones.
Forum: Recumbent
02-07-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,537
Posted By rydabent

Actually the simple answer is to set you gear...

Actually the simple answer is to set you gear inches to what you want by changing chain ring and the rear cluster.
Forum: Recumbent
02-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,682
Posted By rydabent

One of the greatest applications for a recumbent...

One of the greatest applications for a recumbent is touring. The reason to tour is to see the scenery. Since you sit upright on a bent you have a panoramic view of where you are riding.
02-07-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By rydabent

This is a classic example where having an e-bike...

This is a classic example where having an e-bike is a good thing. The husband and wife get to ride together.
02-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,800
Posted By rydabent

As with most things unelected back water b'crats...

As with most things unelected back water b'crats that probably know very little about the subject should never be allowed to dictate to people what they should do. For every regulation put in place...
02-07-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By rydabent

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02-06-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,800
Posted By rydabent

One of your points about the helmet is well taken...

One of your points about the helmet is well taken in that if in an accident with a car, the drivers lawyer will insist it is partly your fault for not wearing a helment even is you get a broken leg....
02-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By rydabent

Dont fret too much. Remember most bikes are...

Dont fret too much. Remember most bikes are built by about 5 companies in Asia. They build the same bike, and then slap on the name and logo of the company the ordered a batch.
02-05-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By rydabent

Even if you are very serious about biking, dont...

Even if you are very serious about biking, dont go nuts on spending. Only up to a certain level do you get your monies worth. After that you are only buying a name and snobbery.
02-04-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,764
Posted By rydabent

Again wax is not a lube. People that use it only...

Again wax is not a lube. People that use it only want the chain clean to the touch. A chain is a machine, and they need to be oiled!!!! Putting wax on a chain is like putting lipstick on a pig. ...
02-02-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 923
Posted By rydabent

It makes a difference what kind of bike or trike...

It makes a difference what kind of bike or trike you will ride. If you ride a recumbent bike and trike like I do, almost any inexpensive shorts will do. I for instance wear Champion rugby shorts...
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,682
Posted By rydabent

This idea that bents and trikes are too low to be...

This idea that bents and trikes are too low to be seen is nonsense. Drivers avoid running over a dead skunk on the road. Bents and trikes are taller than a dead skunk. Case closed.
02-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,800
Posted By rydabent

The fewer regulations the better. Every...

The fewer regulations the better. Every regulation means less freedom for some one.​​​​​​
02-02-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,879
Posted By rydabent

Ordinary low cost ankle length Gold Toe white sox...

Ordinary low cost ankle length Gold Toe white sox from Penneys work just fine.
02-01-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By rydabent

Having worked with cog belt for 40+ years, I...

Having worked with cog belt for 40+ years, I would suggest you have too much tension. Try less tension and see what happens.
01-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,800
Posted By rydabent

I never ride without my helmet, but I hate laws...

I never ride without my helmet, but I hate laws telling people what to do. Just more b'cratic nonsense of gov trying to run peoples lives.
01-28-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,800
Posted By rydabent

Another unelected group of people trying to be...

Another unelected group of people trying to be dictators.
01-26-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,219
Posted By rydabent

Again bikes are VERY simple machines. Anyone...

Again bikes are VERY simple machines. Anyone with a little OJT should be able to work on them.
01-26-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,927
Posted By rydabent

Once again the families will have to resort to...

Once again the families will have to resort to civil action to get justice. In cases like these criminal courts are just plain stupid. People were killed. If she had used a gun or a knife she...
01-24-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,391
Posted By rydabent

The best reason of course is that it allows some...

The best reason of course is that it allows some people to get out on a bike or trike, that couldnt if they didnt have E-assist. Encourage cycling for everyone.
01-23-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,738
Posted By rydabent

The situation of a cross wind is where a trike...

The situation of a cross wind is where a trike shines. They are not affected much by cross winds.
01-23-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,391
Posted By rydabent

It absolutely depends on your circumstance. If...

It absolutely depends on your circumstance. If because of age or physical needs, why not.

Or------------ if you think you would like one, get it. Ignore the nay sayers.
01-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,391
Posted By rydabent

Ragbrai

Ragbrai
01-12-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,738
Posted By rydabent

I am off the bike and trike for now because of...

I am off the bike and trike for now because of the temp. But come Mar there will be some days warm enough I can ride. However it will be windy, it always is out here on the plains. I try to plan...
01-10-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,866
Posted By rydabent

Again if you can, ride. If you set you rust.

Again if you can, ride. If you set you rust.
01-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By rydabent

OTOH I hate winter!!!! My type of riding is in...

OTOH I hate winter!!!! My type of riding is in just a T-shirt and shorts. I hate riding with anything on my legs. I will ride off on a cool morning with a sweat shirt on tho.
01-10-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

This is especially true if there is a high cross...

This is especially true if there is a high cross wind blowing you into traffic.
01-09-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By rydabent

We flew into Orlando and picked up a rental car. ...

We flew into Orlando and picked up a rental car. It appeared to be a zoo to me. Unless there are some good bike paths, from what we saw, it didnt look too bike friendly to me.
01-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By rydabent

Then too just up the road in Boulder are several...

Then too just up the road in Boulder are several really good bike shops. Some nationally known.
01-08-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

Thats strange the 2000 miles or so each year for...

Thats strange the 2000 miles or so each year for the last 7 years that I have been riding my trike was all recreational riding. Apparently you are wrong..
01-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By rydabent

I am a rider that likes to ride is shorts and a...

I am a rider that likes to ride is shorts and a T-shirt. I hate bundling up to ride. I especially dont like anything on my legs. I am already getting cabin fever, even tho I go to the gym and ride...
01-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By rydabent

A little good news.

There is a little good news. As of today we are gaining more sun light both morning and night. Actually we have already gained 16 minutes of more sunlight in the evening. Better yet 2 of the worst...
01-06-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

I never really thot about the wobbling and...

I never really thot about the wobbling and scratching around untill a few years ago when I rode our ride of silence. Sitting lower, and watching and listening to DF riders take off from a stop light...
01-06-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

I bet you have never ridden one.

I bet you have never ridden one.
01-05-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

But do you use clipless pedals? Do you wobble...

But do you use clipless pedals? Do you wobble around some getting started. With a trike you have none of that nuisance. When riding do you sometimes just stare at your front wheel?
01-05-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

Note however on the side bar I still have and...

Note however on the side bar I still have and ride a recumbent bike. I am one of the very fortunate persons that have had very little decline in either physical or mental abilities, even tho I am 81....
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