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03-04-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,009
Posted By tallbikeman

I remember when it became insistently fashionable...

I remember when it became insistently fashionable to run without shoes because it was so natural. Of course there is naturally a lot of broken glass everywhere, as my flat bicycle tires will attest,...
03-04-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,305
Posted By tallbikeman

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and...

I've had 3 recumbents over the years and presently own a Ryan Vanguard. None of my recumbent seats hurt me during rides. I'm using Spiderflex noseless saddles for my diamond frame bikes. This...
03-04-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,305
Posted By tallbikeman

I've owned a recumbent since the late 90's. When...

I've owned a recumbent since the late 90's. When saddle sores or hurting butt or lack of blood flow to the underlying unit from riding my beloved diamond framed bicycles crop up, the recumbent...
02-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By tallbikeman

I ride at and above your customers weight. I...

I ride at and above your customers weight. I like your Velocity rim idea. Deep V's are very stout and very fast. They have very little flex even at my weight. I use 36 hole Chukkar 700c rims on...
02-28-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By tallbikeman

Wonder Monkey if you haven't done much bicycle...

Wonder Monkey if you haven't done much bicycle maintenance before then the Sheldon Brown website is a good resource for information on maintenance practices and tools needed for just about everything...
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,803
Posted By tallbikeman

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat...

6'5" 260lbs and have used a Spongy Wonder seat for two years before trading it out. I found that the Spongy Wonder gave me saddle sores where my sitz bones sat on the seat. This became a recurring...
02-21-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,874
Posted By tallbikeman

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I'm 6'5" at 260 lbs and ride older steel 10 speed bicycles...
02-21-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,874
Posted By tallbikeman

Recently bought some parts from Bicycle Warehouse...

Recently bought some parts from Bicycle Warehouse and they had an interesting banner which went like this. This seems to explain better than anything I've read lately on the shortage subject.October...
02-15-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,874
Posted By tallbikeman

Having done an Internet cruise through India's...

Having done an Internet cruise through India's bicycle online marketplace they seem to sell tons of cheap steel one speed bikes. They still sell 27"x1 1/4" wheel equipped bicycles there. That...
02-14-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,874
Posted By tallbikeman

I agree with you Eric. There are no reliable...

I agree with you Eric. There are no reliable bicycle industry statistics on frame, fork, and component failures. Not only that the bicycle industry worldwide is set up to automatically defeat any...
02-14-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,874
Posted By tallbikeman

The bike industry is a fashion industry. You are...

The bike industry is a fashion industry. You are so right about the industry just wanting to sell what it wants to sell. Make new component standards so new bikes can't use backwards compatible...
02-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,874
Posted By tallbikeman

Learn something new every day. Nice looking...

Learn something new every day. Nice looking steel bicycle.
02-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,874
Posted By tallbikeman

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. ...

Just wanting to comment on older style parts. Concerning freewheels. I thought that freewheels died out in the 90's when the cassette came along. I had to purchase a freewheel for an older bike...
02-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,874
Posted By tallbikeman

Love this older Bianchi. Way Cool!!!

Love this older Bianchi. Way Cool!!!
02-08-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,772
Posted By tallbikeman

American bicycling was built on the one piece...

American bicycling was built on the one piece crank with press fit bearing cups in the frame. Frames were steel as were the bearing cups. Having serviced many of the older style (still being...
02-08-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,874
Posted By tallbikeman

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting...

longhitv I did not see any mention of you wanting to mechanic or build a bike yourself. By this I assume you want a solution with a minimum of mechanic or build work. If I'm right about this then...
02-07-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By tallbikeman

What we are capable of after turning off the self...

What we are capable of after turning off the self preservation protocols in our minds. I think you make a good point about body motions available for each person. There is probably a range of uses...
02-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

Tektro 559

I own a pair of Tektro 559's that are mounted on my Schwinn Chicago Varsity. A couple of pictures of the bicycle with the 559's mounted. This bike came with 27"x1 1/4" wheels but now sports Velocity...
01-25-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,767
Posted By tallbikeman

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You are so right about Schwinn Varsity's and their cousins. They...
01-25-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By tallbikeman

A couple more thoughts to add to the pile. Check...

A couple more thoughts to add to the pile. Check for microscopic cracks in the seatpost tube and the carbon seatpost. Carbon is a matrix of resin and carbon fiber. The resin is either epoxy resin...
01-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,803
Posted By tallbikeman

As I move more firmly into old man territory I...

As I move more firmly into old man territory I notice it is much easier to get saddle sores now than when I was younger. Glad you brought the saddle sore issue up with the ISM saddle. My recumbent...
01-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By tallbikeman

I set my bicycles up with right front brake. I...

I set my bicycles up with right front brake. I have a motorcycle license and don't want confusion about the front brake. There is really no downside to which side you assign your brakes as long as...
01-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By tallbikeman

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced...

Life and genetics can seem unfair. I road raced in the early 70's while based in a mountainous area. There was always the casual rider who would come out on a ride and keep up or kill us on the...
01-24-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By tallbikeman

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well...

Good to see your post. Hope you are doing well after your health travails.
Forum: Recumbent
01-24-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By tallbikeman

Thanks for the lead on this recumbent seat cover...

Thanks for the lead on this recumbent seat cover maker. I own a Ryan Vanguard with the original nylon webbing seat cover. It is showing its age and won't support me properly anymore. I talked with...
01-24-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,349
Posted By tallbikeman

Looking forward to your road test review of your...

Looking forward to your road test review of your ultra range setup.
01-24-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By tallbikeman

I use 25mm pedal extenders with my platform...

I use 25mm pedal extenders with my platform pedals. As mentioned above pronation can be a real issue. Being a Clyde with size 14 feet this leads to frame strikes with my heels. For a person...
01-24-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By tallbikeman

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big...

Big guys like me rule the drafting club. Big guys like me have serious issues getting up the hills. Big guys like me absolutely rule downhills as long as you keep your hands off the brakes. Kudos...
01-24-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,803
Posted By tallbikeman

As we male bicyclists age the perineum pressure...

As we male bicyclists age the perineum pressure problem can get far worse. My perineum pressure problem culminated in a severe case of prostatitis. After consulting with a Urologist and being given...
01-23-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,349
Posted By tallbikeman

I run triples on several bicycles. I'm can't...

I run triples on several bicycles. I'm can't pull the bigger gears anymore. I like to set up my triples with a 24 tooth granny, a 32 tooth middle and a 34 tooth high gear. I like 11-34 rear 10...
01-23-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By tallbikeman

This guy has the whole road racer persona...

This guy has the whole road racer persona lifestyle down. I'm still riding steel bikes so I don't have to worry about being shunned. In fact as the pack zips by me I don't think they can see me. ...
01-23-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By tallbikeman

I started rebuilding 3 speed hubs as a teenager. ...

I started rebuilding 3 speed hubs as a teenager. We would take them apart, clean them up, reassemble and ride. Luckily they are pretty bulletproof. Some of the newer Sturmey Archer 3 speed hubs...
01-20-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

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This old Suntour MTB friction shifter is now shifting a...
01-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

Moisture do a range check of both your rear...

Moisture do a range check of both your rear derailleur and your rear shifter. These old systems were designed for up to 6 speeds for friction shifters. I'll bet the rear derailleur can be adjusted...
01-10-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

I got to looking at this bike. This must be an...

I got to looking at this bike. This must be an early aluminum frame because the headtube looks to be the 1 1/8" size top and bottom. It also looks like it might have been a solid fork on the...
01-10-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

With very little effort this bicycle could be...

With very little effort this bicycle could be turned into an off road Klunker but with really good brakes. It has a 7 speed derailleur setup and all the proper cable runs installed. I have not...
01-10-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By tallbikeman

If you get a chance post a picture of your rear...

If you get a chance post a picture of your rear hub and we'll be able to narrow down what the problem might be.
01-10-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 396,328
Posted By tallbikeman

I like what you have done with this bike. It...

I like what you have done with this bike. It looks like you ride for some distance with all the comfort items you have installed. I like the totally aero rear wheel and the three spoke front wheel...
01-10-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

If you have a new chain, new cassette then the...

If you have a new chain, new cassette then the problem may well be the derailleur. Check to make sure when you are in 8th gear that the derailleur is not to one side or another on that gear. The...
01-03-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,674
Posted By tallbikeman

I have a Ryan Vanguard Recumbent that came with a...

I have a Ryan Vanguard Recumbent that came with a Mavic rear 26" rim. The rim had a permanent tweak in it that wouldn't come out with retensioning and retruing the rim. I recently replaced it with...
12-16-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By tallbikeman

Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot...

Congratulations on your mileage. That is a lot of work and dedication. Good to hear of your healthy weight loss too.
12-16-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By tallbikeman

Weird problem. Hope you find an answer and tell...

Weird problem. Hope you find an answer and tell us.
12-15-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By tallbikeman

I have always used grease on crank arms. I put...

I have always used grease on crank arms. I put grease on the pedal threads and on the axle ends before attaching the cranks. I use grease on the bolts that hold the cranks on the axle. I put...
12-15-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By tallbikeman

Its good to hear of your successful operation and...

Its good to hear of your successful operation and fast recovery.
12-15-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

Sometimes things are planned and sometimes the...

Sometimes things are planned and sometimes the world provides. In the case of my ultra wide gearing I bought the Race Face crankset and it came with its original sprockets. I would have used a...
12-14-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,408
Posted By tallbikeman

Fooferdoggie have you ever been checked for...

Fooferdoggie have you ever been checked for celiac disease. My son suffers from this disease. In his case it appears to be genetic from his grandfather on his mother's side. Generally celiac...
12-14-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By tallbikeman

I found this Colorado manufacturer of Klunker...

I found this Colorado manufacturer of Klunker bikes which are cantilever cruisers set up for MTB duty. He appears able to make whatever you have a desire to own. Here is his website...
12-14-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By tallbikeman

My image of a cruiser starts with the cantilever...

My image of a cruiser starts with the cantilever style frame. Whether the pedals are forward or not doesn't matter in my dream. Big wide expansive handlebars enhance my vision of a cruiser. Flat...
12-14-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

Thank you for the kind words about the Nishiki. ...

Thank you for the kind words about the Nishiki. I have not measured the actual headtube and seat tube angles on the Nishiki Sebring. It has a fairly steep angle. The fork on this bicycle is a...
12-14-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,067
Posted By tallbikeman

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Side view of Nishiki Sebring showing how close the 180mm...
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