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07-20-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By JanMM

First time I've seen mention of letting a clutch...

First time I've seen mention of letting a clutch out on Bike Forums.
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By JanMM

Velocity’s optimal suggested tire size chart...

Velocity’s optimal suggested tire size chart shows 28 - 38mm for aeroheat. I’m using them with 32 and 40mm tires on two bikes. No problems. In the past, they have warned against larger tires.
07-19-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

Yep, kinda hot in America's Heartland today. And...

Yep, kinda hot in America's Heartland today. And Humid! 33 miles this morning with a dozen other riders on a repeating M-W-F club ride. Finished both 20 oz. Polar Bottles of water plus a small hot...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By JanMM

Yes, recumbents use the same leg muscles as...

Yes, recumbents use the same leg muscles as uprights but in different combinations. Takes a while to re-train your legs. How long does that take? Varies by person.
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By JanMM

Quite the deal you got, yes. If your brakes will...

Quite the deal you got, yes. If your brakes will adjust down to the 559 rims, that would give you greater selection for tires.
I wear mostly wicking poly shirts and undershorts. Variety of shorts,...
07-18-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,053
Posted By JanMM

Winter wheat seen on a ride south of Indy in...

Winter wheat seen on a ride south of Indy in June, not long before it was harvested - just the top part.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48318911161_8526cb8164_b.jpg

Large numbers of bales...
07-18-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24,443
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Posted By JanMM

11 miles late this morning. Hot 'n' humid. 2 mild...

11 miles late this morning. Hot 'n' humid. 2 mild hills.
07-17-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By JanMM

You could go to the Introductions sub-forum and...

You could go to the Introductions sub-forum and introduce yourself - that would be another post or two...https://www.bikeforums.net/introductions/

Are there any words or numbers on the bike other...
07-17-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By JanMM

I've used BB7s since 2003 and haven't experienced...

I've used BB7s since 2003 and haven't experienced what you describe. Wheel securely in dropouts? Brake caliper securely in place after you adjusted it? Brake lever cable adjustment - if any - secure?...
07-17-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24,443
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Posted By JanMM

13 lucky miles this afternoon in almost-90F heat....

13 lucky miles this afternoon in almost-90F heat. Yikes! But better than 20F. Supposed to be well into the 90's next 2-3 days.
07-17-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By JanMM

Very good. And if you can learn exactly what kind...

Very good. And if you can learn exactly what kind of hub the new wheel has, then you can adjust maintenance intervals and processes as appropriate.
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By JanMM

Dang! Not a sad ending to the story if you're...

Dang! Not a sad ending to the story if you're gonna get a Phoenix!
07-16-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

Out this morning for a modest ten mile ride with...

Out this morning for a modest ten mile ride with spouse/stoker on single bikes. Rode though several neighborhoods we don’t normally frequent. No hills.
07-15-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24,443
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Posted By JanMM

34 miles this morning on a club M-W-F ride with...

34 miles this morning on a club M-W-F ride with about a dozen other riders, men and women, most of whom have age-related non-working syndrome.
07-14-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24,443
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Posted By JanMM

Friday: 37 flat miles on M-W-F club repeating...

Friday: 37 flat miles on M-W-F club repeating ride. Tailwind on the ride out and, of course semi-headwinds on the way back but still averaged faster than my norm.
Saturday: Helped with our club's...
07-14-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,560
Posted By JanMM

Good that the ER helped you to recover. Ludicrous...

Good that the ER helped you to recover. Ludicrous Temperatures are even more dangerous than Crazy Hot!

Getting back to the topic of charlie horses - my leg muscle cramping generally occurs early...
07-13-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

This past Wed-Thurs, we took our tandem to a...

This past Wed-Thurs, we took our tandem to a Cardinal Greenway trailhead about 25 miles south of Muncie, IN. Rode to Muncie, explored Ball State University campus and surrounding area, where stoker...
07-09-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

25 mile ride this morning - spouse rode her...

25 mile ride this morning - spouse rode her e-assist hybrid bike and I rode my long wheelbase ti ‘bent. Quite a few mild hills and rollers. Averaged 14 mph, which is 1-2 mph faster than our typical...
07-09-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By JanMM

I wore compression socks and then compression...

I wore compression socks and then compression calf sleeves while recovering from a shin contusion. Helped control swelling but can’t say I felt any faster.
07-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By JanMM

Yes - arm coolers do the job for my arms.

Yes - arm coolers do the job for my arms.
07-08-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,703
Posted By JanMM

And now it's a thirteen year old Zombie Thread!

And now it's a thirteen year old Zombie Thread!
07-06-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

51 miles this morning on the club's annual...

51 miles this morning on the club's annual Cemetery Ride which passed by 18 different cemeteries in Morgan County. There were some hills, but some of them went down.
07-04-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

29 miles this morning on our tandem club's annual...

29 miles this morning on our tandem club's annual 4th of July ride. Midway stop at Dairy Queen in Sheridan IN and then lunch at an Italian diner in Westfield IN at the end. A large chunk of the...
07-02-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,985
Posted By JanMM

This thread had been asleep since 2009 until this...

This thread had been asleep since 2009 until this evening. Zombie Thread Alert!

Have you tried one of those automotive valve extenders?
07-01-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

24 mile tandem ride this morning. One of our...

24 mile tandem ride this morning. One of our usual routes with nice rollers.
16 mile solo ride to downtown Indy and back to meet for discussion of club bike rides in support of the IndyCrit on July...
06-30-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By JanMM

Slingshot Bikes | Road Fold-Tech Bike...

Slingshot Bikes | Road Fold-Tech Bike (http://www.slingshotbikes.com/road-foldtech.php)

Never seen one.
06-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By JanMM

Mace's website talks mostly about using it for...

Mace's website talks mostly about using it for against humans for personal protection/safety but doesn't mention - that I could find - using it on dogs.
Halt! touts their products as being for...
06-29-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

48 mile ride this morning to Shelbyville and back...

48 mile ride this morning to Shelbyville and back with 3 other guys who live on Metro Indy's southside. Pretty flat and lots of truly rural roads, some of which are in excellent condition!
06-28-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,212
Posted By JanMM

I haven't plugged numbers into the calculator...

I haven't plugged numbers into the calculator recently, when I last did that I ended up using 85 front/75 rear for our recumbent tandem with Schwalbe Marathon Racers 1.5" tires (406/559). This...
06-28-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

25 mile ride this morning from home to our south...

25 mile ride this morning from home to our south and back. Mix of suburban and rural roads. Several sets of fun rollers. Rode my ti long wheelbase 'bent, and spouse rode her Trek e-assist bike....
06-26-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24,443
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Posted By JanMM

40 miles this morning on a repeating club ride...

40 miles this morning on a repeating club ride with 15 others. Mostly flat country roads with 4 climbs over I-65. Two each way.
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By JanMM

All else being equal, smaller wheels are stronger...

All else being equal, smaller wheels are stronger than larger wheels.
06-25-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By JanMM

That wouldn't be good! :twitchy:

That wouldn't be good! :twitchy:
06-24-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By JanMM

Yes they have gone too far. if you buy a set of...

Yes they have gone too far.
if you buy a set of wheels that size, gotta buy a frame and fork that fits them, too.
06-24-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

Ten mile ride from home this afternoon after the...

Ten mile ride from home this afternoon after the rain went away (and before it came back later.).
No flats today, unlike Sunday when front tire caught a tiny sharp piece of glass. Very boring story...
06-24-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By JanMM

'bomber track' = Bombtrack ...

'bomber track' = Bombtrack Beyond 1 MATT METALLIC BLUE 2019 ? Bombtrack (http://bombtrack.com/beyond-1-blue-2/)
I was puzzling over your buying an acrobat, too, in a previous...
06-24-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,896
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
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Posted By JanMM

Strangely enough, it’s illegal in Indiana and...

Strangely enough, it’s illegal in Indiana and other locations to use a whistle when bicycling. Probably going back to olden times when police used whistles.
i have carried Halt for dogs in the past...
06-22-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

37 miles on a club ride this morning. One...

37 miles on a club ride this morning. One challenging hill on the route - not a problem, which was not always the case.
06-21-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

17 mile ride this morning with spouse/stoker but...

17 mile ride this morning with spouse/stoker but today on single bikes - she on her Trek Verge+ and me on my short wheelbase RANS V-Rex. Warm and sunny, kind of like Summer. Wait..........it is...
06-19-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

33 miles this morning on M-W-F repeating club...

33 miles this morning on M-W-F repeating club ride mostly on country roads south of Indy. Riders mostly unemployed senior citizens like me except some/many of them are faster than me. I was able to...
06-19-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By JanMM

Note to others who were scratching their heads ->...

Note to others who were scratching their heads -> the 'bike' in question is a trainer.
06-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By JanMM

Haven't used aero bars - still using round yakima...

Haven't used aero bars - still using round yakima crossbars but using them with yakima landing pads on two Mazda's. Both cars came with threaded holes in the roof for mounting roof racks. Landing...
06-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By JanMM

Types of clipless systems covered in detail by...

Types of clipless systems covered in detail by others.
No such thing as 'clipped pedals' but we know what you mean. Which is pedals with toe clips. Traditional toe clips used straps but there...
06-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By JanMM

Not exactly normal shoes but most SPD-style shoes...

Not exactly normal shoes but most SPD-style shoes have recessed cleats, making them walkable.
06-17-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By JanMM

Plus the sticker brags: "All Steel Tubes"...

Plus the sticker brags: "All Steel Tubes" !
06-17-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24,443
Views: 2,282,048
Posted By JanMM

13 mile ride this morning riding my ti 'bent...

13 mile ride this morning riding my ti 'bent chasing and being chased by spouse on her new e-assist Trek.
06-17-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By JanMM

'clipless' is a confusing piece of cycling...

'clipless' is a confusing piece of cycling language because it was first used to describe pedals without toe clips but with a foot retention mechanism that made use of a cleat on the shoe. But it did...
06-16-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By JanMM

Correct. OP mentioned loud vs quiet and some...

Correct. OP mentioned loud vs quiet and some folks assume there must be something wrong with a freehub that's louder than what they are used to.
06-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By JanMM

Have never heard of the brand, either. Did you...

Have never heard of the brand, either. Did you look at the bike in person or online?
A bike shop can fix problems that might be difficult to deal with for online purchases. I've never heard of...
06-16-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By JanMM

Self-fulfilling prophecy: Believing that you will...

Self-fulfilling prophecy: Believing that you will fall over because you are using clipless pedals can increase the chances of your falling over. I've never fallen over related to toe clips or...
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