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Forum: Recumbent
03-23-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By osco53

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This Is my Gravel grinder, I do lots of long 12 to 13% grades
Forum: Recumbent
03-23-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By osco53

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This Is all day comfort. And super Easy to ride :P
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By osco53

I am done riding in traffic, Got tired of...

I am done riding in traffic,
Got tired of watching all the idiots texting,
Got tired of breathing the poison gases while I was gulping air,
Am so very lucky to live in the mountains with clean...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,244
Posted By osco53

I just recently got my first Tadpole trike, ...

I just recently got my first Tadpole trike,
Terratrike Rambler All Terrain.
Love the ride, It's a keeper :P
02-26-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By osco53

If your not seeking sensual single track or white...

If your not seeking sensual single track or white line fever look at recumbent trikes and bikes.

I did,

absolute comfort with no damage to your man parts,
or neck,
or wrists,
and falls are...
02-26-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,035
Posted By osco53

Frog Mountain Is kinda cool looking. My...

Frog Mountain Is kinda cool looking.

My 'epic' is simple,
Out of the house before dawn,
At the trail head by first light, Full pack of food and water,
Not a single human sighting at all, all...
02-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By osco53

Get busy Living or get busy Dying, It's that...

Get busy Living or get busy Dying, It's that simple.
61 now and I still drive the women crazy,,,, I think I know what they mean when I'm told this,,:P
02-14-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 565,366
Posted By osco53

I decided to follow a different drummer and so...

I decided to follow a different drummer and so far it is an excellent choice:
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My...
02-14-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,098
Posted By osco53

And those like me who made it are now In better...

And those like me who made it are now In better shape to head on to 70 :P
I'm still a rider who loves the work.
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By osco53

Terratrike RAT 24x2.10 Schwalbe Smart Sam's at...

Terratrike RAT
24x2.10 Schwalbe Smart Sam's at 20 psi is my gravel formula :P
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,244
Posted By osco53

Yes trying Is better but I'm quickly learning...

Yes trying Is better but I'm quickly learning triking is best :P
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By osco53

I am fortunate, I have wide gravel roads in the...

I am fortunate, I have wide gravel roads in the mountains and lots of two track trails, I no longer ride with automobiles.
Got tired of watching texting drivers on the edge of control.
I am but a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By osco53

Let me put It this way, I'm gonna go ahead and...

Let me put It this way, I'm gonna go ahead and order an extra set of brake pads just to have on hand.
And I may look at larger 180-200+mm brake disks, If I can find the mount kit for the larger...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,244
Posted By osco53

I worked up to 25 miles on a mountain bike in...

I worked up to 25 miles on a mountain bike in singletrack, took some time.
From that 25 mile rides on a road bike were attained faster and 50 mile rides came but with pain in places I did not like....
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,268
Posted By osco53

My RAT 24" wheels and proper gearing works for...

My RAT
24" wheels and proper gearing works for me, My low Is 13 gear Inches, I think My Top gear is 79 inches.
I ride off road mostly.
22/36 chain rings and an 11-40 tooth cassette...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By osco53

RAT Review

I thought someone would like to read a first ride review of the Terratrike Rambler AT from a rider who has never been on a tadpole, any tadpole, ever!

Doctor said to stop mountain biking...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By osco53

I second that, Tire are Everything In the bent...

I second that, Tire are Everything In the bent world.

I ride Chromoly steel and love it. All three of my bents are Chromo btw
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By osco53

FWIW I have a 'Delta' AND a 'Tadpole' trike and...

FWIW I have a 'Delta' AND a 'Tadpole' trike and an Easy Racer Tour easy LE model, and that one Is a Long Wheel Base recumbent.
Keep In mind LWB means a Long Bike, like 96 Inches long, It handles...
11-29-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

Uh Oh,, Post #23, I did It, I am not perfect,...

Uh Oh,, Post #23, I did It, I am not perfect, Human I am,, I've enjoyed this forum, It has always been fun....

Later
11-29-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

I've puked on my bike more than once. I bleed...

I've puked on my bike more than once.
I bleed on my bikes, many times, I crash really well.
Several decades ago I rode mountain bikes, rim brakes, no suspension, rode motor cross also.

Only been...
11-29-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.

This one Is priceless, Love It

In this thread you have presented your opinions, based on your own self-admitted lack of...
11-29-16, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

Some of you people need to re think all of this....

Some of you people need to re think all of this. I mean really ?

I make comments on articles I have read,
I post observations from my riding experiences, based on the bikes I have been on and...
11-26-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,397
Posted By osco53

Don't forget to wrap that chain stay, I use a...

Don't forget to wrap that chain stay, I use a Lizard skin, a bike tube works just as well.

Your chain will beat on the stay, and make Its mark In short order,
Plus the Lizard skin or the tube...
11-26-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,397
Posted By osco53

Looks like you got the Raidon air fork, a good...

Looks like you got the Raidon air fork, a good one. I had a Raidon on my 29er, was very happy with it once it was broken In, Break in/smoothing it out took about 100 miles, then small adjustments...
11-26-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

Better ask FrozenK about this but from what...

Better ask FrozenK about this but from what little I know a plus bike would be no where near as capable in the snow as a full on fat bike.

I've looked at the Walmart plus bike, no thanks.
Most...
11-26-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

Yeah I should have said as far as I have seen,...

Yeah I should have said as far as I have seen, based on what I have actually been on,, Not :
"IMO The Bucksaw Is the best full suspension full on fat bike out there."

(IMO) means, In my opinion,...
11-26-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,985
Posted By osco53

That's what I do, the other reason I hate crowded...

That's what I do, the other reason I hate crowded streets Is I feel breathing In all that exhaust poison Is quietly killing us. I feel no benefit to my health riding in the carbon monoxide river that...
11-26-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

You got me, I have never seen or herd of the Foes...

You got me, I have never seen or herd of the Foes Other than one magazine review that I promptly dismissed and forgot about due to the cost. Never thought of the Salsa against a fat bike in that...
11-26-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By osco53

Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM. ...

Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM.
Longer top tubes put us naturally lower, Lower Is faster,
Longer top tubes let us run shorter stems, Shorter stem bikes steer with less, 'Tiller'...
11-26-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

Observations:

Getting my Scale plus dialed in now.

The most noticeable thing so far Is how less worn out I am at rides end and how much less work I have to do with my upper body. I am completing longer single...
11-26-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,330
Posted By osco53

I know another rider who rides the Salsa...

I know another rider who rides the Salsa Bucksaw,, google that one, IMO, From my point of view the Bucksaw Is the best full suspension full on fat bike I've seen to date.
Anyway he said he can feel...
11-26-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,397
Posted By osco53

Knowledge Is power... A few secrets for your...

Knowledge Is power...

A few secrets for your lower back Issues.

Work up to 1000 crunches a week slowly, a strong core helps support you taking the load off your back.

Set your fork up a bit...
11-26-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,397
Posted By osco53

Extremely good well written review and take on...

Extremely good well written review and take on these new plus bikes from a newer riders point of view.

I started on a 29er HT when companies were rushing out these bikes to catch up on lost sales....
11-24-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By osco53

I miss flat pedals, had a good pair, but for my...

I miss flat pedals, had a good pair, but for my kind of riding I had to also wear shin guards because the spikes on the pedals would poke some really nasty holes In my shins. I ride and I crash at...
11-23-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,963
Posted By osco53

Ok Older Mtb riders,, I have moved from a full...

Ok Older Mtb riders,, I have moved from a full suspension Scott Spark to a HT Scott Scale 720 Plus bike

And am so glad I did. The bike is NOT slow at all.

There Is a two mile two track Into my...
11-23-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By osco53

I ride a 2x10 with a mid cage,, Hate long...

I ride a 2x10 with a mid cage,,
Hate long cages, too much chain to manage, more noise..

A clutched derailleur is far better for chain management,, just sayin.

Most 10 speed hubs can take an...
11-23-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By osco53

From your question's op,, your showing me your...

From your question's op,, your showing me your skill/knowledge level on this,,,

You should find a local bike shop you like and trust if possible, and let them advise you. For this free advise you...
11-23-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By osco53

Remove the pump and mount, bottle cage and light,...

Remove the pump and mount, bottle cage and light, Get a Camelbak, all your stuff goes In there. Why you ask ?

Because If you go cartwheeling down the mountain and come away from the bike and have...
11-23-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By osco53

Motobecane Titanium,, ok cool beans ...

Motobecane Titanium,, ok cool beans

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_teamti_29_xo_20_xiv.htm

XTR tranny,
Some nice Ritchey bits, bar, stem, seat post,,,nice.
The fork, I'm a...
11-22-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By osco53

Very wise, Things I was told and found to be...

Very wise,
Things I was told and found to be true for me,

Hard Tails teach, A hard tail should always be your first bike.
Hard tails require more from the rider, more skills and better...
11-22-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,664
Posted By osco53

Upgrading the fork made the bike steer better,...

Upgrading the fork made the bike steer better, made the bike stick better.
It Instantly took far less energy from my upper body to ride the single tracks and even the fire roads.

You do that and...
11-21-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,664
Posted By osco53

https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade I...

https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade

I did this, moved to the Raidon fork, as good as any $350 fork, when I did this it was $189....was a wonderful fork..
11-20-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,470
Posted By osco53

Hai :D

Hai :D
11-20-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,470
Posted By osco53

If It makes you feel better talking down my stuff...

If It makes you feel better talking down my stuff have fun. I answer some of these posts with a coffee buzz In a hurry on my way out the door.
I use the quote function my way,

You come off as a...
11-20-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By osco53

"Jamis is NOT a bikesdirect brand." That's what I...

"Jamis is NOT a bikesdirect brand." That's what I thought,,,, I was surprised he got It from BD

"Jamis is a legit sold in bike shops brand." Again, That's what I thought but that one single Jamis...
11-19-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By osco53

Yeah after a better look your right, but still i...

Yeah after a better look your right, but still i bet Its a heavy tank. Got some good things on it,, the m8000,,yeah man but I see some not so good stuff,,,Ok for $1600 ok ok I'd bite but the INSULT...
11-19-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By osco53

OP your 5 feet 7 Inches tall.. Get a 27.5"...

OP your 5 feet 7 Inches tall..

Get a 27.5" wheeled hard tail, most ADULT small frame sizes should fit you.

But sounds like you need the help of a LOCAL BIKE SHOP,,, they should be able to fit...
11-19-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,470
Posted By osco53

My seat goes down then I drop down and the bike...

My seat goes down then I drop down and the bike goes down, really fast, with me all low over the frame.
I just cannot get as low with the seat up,
My seat goes up when I go up really steep stuff...
11-19-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By osco53

Fuel EX Jr | Trek Bikes...

Fuel EX Jr | Trek Bikes (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/fuel-ex-jr/fuel-ex-jr/p/1530000-2017/)
will be very good for tight places ~
11-19-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By osco53

I rode a BikesDirect full squish, the proud new...

I rode a BikesDirect full squish, the proud new owner was In love with that bike, was happy with it...

We swapped, he on my Scott Spark Full Squish, me on his,,,tank...

Was the heaviest feeling...
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