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01-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By rydabent

Ragbrai

Ragbrai
01-12-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
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: 14,478
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: 838
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: 6,552
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: 883
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: 302
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: 6,552
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: 617
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: 617
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: 6,552
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: 6,552
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: 6,552
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: 6,552
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....
01-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,484
Posted By rydabent

E-bikes are the reason that some people that are...

E-bikes are the reason that some people that are old or handicapped can get out on the trails. IMO that is a good thing. It shows gov officials that they need to give attention to bikes as the...
01-05-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,044
Posted By rydabent

My attitude is why not a triple, because there...

My attitude is why not a triple, because there are those days and wind conditions that a granny gear comes in handy. The only negative is the minor weight of the granny gear its self. The triple is...
01-05-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,552
Posted By rydabent

Some ask, "Why a trike?"

Some ask why a trike? Unless you have ridden one you really dont understand. Of course if you value your self as some kind of a racer boy you dont care. However for those of us that ride for fun...
01-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,266
Posted By rydabent

Simple as just quit entering races, and just ride.

Simple as just quit entering races, and just ride.
12-31-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,400
Posted By rydabent

The fact remains a 200 pound bike and man should...

The fact remains a 200 pound bike and man should NOT assume the right of way, even tho he does have it. 200 pounds will always lose against a 3500 pound car or a 15000 pound truck or bus.

ALWAYS...
12-31-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,374
Posted By rydabent

From the pictures it still looks like there was...

From the pictures it still looks like there was no weld penetration. Even for good welders it is hard to tell.

OTOH when a frame with lugs is brazed, even a beginning frame builder can see if the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,008
Posted By rydabent

Unless you change the rear wheel size as I did,...

Unless you change the rear wheel size as I did, the mfg will equip the bike or trike with appropriate gearing.

Not only does the 26 inch rear wheel get the RD further up out of the dirt, IMO it...
12-29-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By rydabent

Living in the snow belt, every Feb I do a...

Living in the snow belt, every Feb I do a complete check overhaul and lube of my bike and trike. That means that I check every single bolt and screw on the machine. The reward is virtually trouble...
12-26-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,273
Posted By rydabent

I carry a bike multi tool and a leatherman multi...

I carry a bike multi tool and a leatherman multi too. And-----------a 6 inch crescent wrench. Funny thing is the crescent wrench is what I have used most, when I have stopped to help other riders...
12-26-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By rydabent

Great to see a proper sentence for a driver that...

Great to see a proper sentence for a driver that kills cyclist. It rarely happens.
12-26-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,374
Posted By rydabent

You say that when here on this bike forum and...

You say that when here on this bike forum and others, you read all the time about the instant failure of CF frames and forks? They are after all just plastic bikes. The true description is CF...
12-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,374
Posted By rydabent

In the picture on the lower right, it looks like...

In the picture on the lower right, it looks like the weld was just laying on top of the tube, and it just pulled out.
12-25-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,019
Posted By rydabent

As I have posted many times, lubing with Mobil 1...

As I have posted many times, lubing with Mobil 1 oil I get 8000 miles on my chains.
12-24-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,043
Posted By rydabent

IMO you are over thinking gearing. For...

IMO you are over thinking gearing. For commuting, even tho I am a bent and trike rider, a mountain bike would probable be best. They will have a triple in front and a standard cluster in back. Use...
12-24-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,784
Posted By rydabent

Despite what some claim wax is not a lubricant. ...

Despite what some claim wax is not a lubricant. The only thing a waxed chain has going for it is the fact it is somewhat clean.

Using Mobil 1 oil and wiping my chain down before every ride has...
12-20-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,040
Posted By rydabent

The thing about bells on a MUP is the fact 98%...

The thing about bells on a MUP is the fact 98% of walkers immediately react to them.
12-20-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,374
Posted By rydabent

Then why do you read here and other forums how...

Then why do you read here and other forums how your plastic CF frames or fork failed in an instant?
12-12-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By rydabent

Two asprin and three fingers of 12 year old...

Two asprin and three fingers of 12 year old medicine works really well. :)
12-12-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,626
Posted By rydabent

Do have a really close friend inform your wife...

Do have a really close friend inform your wife what you actually paid for your bike or bikes so she doesnt sell them off cheap, in case of your early demise.
12-12-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By rydabent

For an older man that is not a speed demon,...

For an older man that is not a speed demon, absolutely a recumbent bike or trike is best for comfort.

What I have seen so many times is an older person wants to ride for exercise. A bike shop...
12-05-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,019
Posted By rydabent

On my recumbent bike and my trike using Mobil 1...

On my recumbent bike and my trike using Mobil 1 oil I get over 8000 miles. That is checking chain wear with both a Park chain wear tool and a foot long steel rule. I ride only hard surface streets...
12-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,213
Posted By rydabent

Oh----------and dont forget cow farts that some...

Oh----------and dont forget cow farts that some are so worried about these days.
12-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,213
Posted By rydabent

Actually not true. Some racer types put extra...

Actually not true. Some racer types put extra air pressure in their tires to begin with. This is usually done at home in the cool of the morning. Then---------with some moisture in the tire, and...
12-05-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By rydabent

Rolling a bike backwards, or back pedaling a...

Rolling a bike backwards, or back pedaling a chain, and having it come off is a good that something is wrong. It could be your dropout alignment.
12-05-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,339
Posted By rydabent

Using Mobil 1 oil I have regularly been getting...

Using Mobil 1 oil I have regularly been getting over 8000 miles on both my recumbent and trike chains. I only ride on hard surface streets and bike paths. I take extraordinary care of the chain by...
12-05-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,276
Posted By rydabent

Why black. Personally I only buy white to...

Why black. Personally I only buy white to reflect the heat.
12-05-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,374
Posted By rydabent

It is just an example of the cheap way bikes are...

It is just an example of the cheap way bikes are built these days. Butt welded frames can quickly be welded up by robots. It is a cheap and weak way to make frames. Back in the 80s and before we had...
12-05-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By rydabent

Tip-----------dont get sun screen on the grips,...

Tip-----------dont get sun screen on the grips, it attacks the rubber and make it sticky.
12-04-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,019
Posted By rydabent

You need to understand that wax is not a...

You need to understand that wax is not a lubricant, you have been mislead.
12-03-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,366
Posted By rydabent

It would seem some people cant wait to wake up in...

It would seem some people cant wait to wake up in the morning so they can be offended.
11-28-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,723
Posted By rydabent

With the sometime extreme pressures put on a head...

With the sometime extreme pressures put on a head set, the best grease to use is the heaviest stickiest grease you can find.
11-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,535
Posted By rydabent

With all due respect, the old fuds of the cycling...

With all due respect, the old fuds of the cycling community said the same thing about clipless pedals, and click shifting. You are fighting progress.
11-27-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By rydabent

US Navy '57 to '61 here. At 80 years old I...

US Navy '57 to '61 here. At 80 years old I realize it is a special thing to have a DD-214. Thanks to all that do!!
11-27-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,478
Posted By rydabent

My aim is to be found pulled off the bike path at...

My aim is to be found pulled off the bike path at the age of 102, cooling out with a smile on my face.
11-27-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By rydabent

I will be 81 in less than a month. I have a LWB...

I will be 81 in less than a month. I have a LWB bent and a trike. I ride one or the other about 25 miles every other day. A couple of doctors have told me I an in the 98th percentile for my age. ...
11-27-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,535
Posted By rydabent

The anti disc faction forgets a few things. ...

The anti disc faction forgets a few things. Talking aero, the disc calipers are behind the fork in front so there is no additional drag. Then rims for discs can be made more aero, stronger and...
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