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10-13-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Urine contains ammonia, which is death on...

Urine contains ammonia, which is death on aluminum, steel, brass—most common metals—if left and not rinsed off promptly (~24-48 hours).

Feces is another matter. Slower but still corrosive.

I do...
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Lightning Pilot

I recommend finding the nearest dealer. Shipping...

I recommend finding the nearest dealer. Shipping gets pricey, as previously mentioned. You can do a lot of research online, but definitely try before you buy. I also recommend starting with a lower...
10-12-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Something I forgot to mention that is very...

Something I forgot to mention that is very important if diluting an acid, in this case phosphoric acid:

"Do what you orter*, add acid to water!" Always add acid to water to dilute it, NEVER ADD...
10-05-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Lightning Pilot

The process is essentially the same: The...

The process is essentially the same: The phosphoric acid is reacting with the iron corrosion products to form a dense, insoluble iron phosphate.

In a zinc phosphate containing coating, the zinc...
10-05-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Not a badly designed experiment, especially for...

Not a badly designed experiment, especially for "home grown."

However, one thing should be clear: Very few surface treatments, of any kind, will permanently prevent corrosion. Once it starts,...
10-03-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Lightning Pilot

If you go that route, make sure you use boiled...

If you go that route, make sure you use boiled linseed oil. The unboiled version takes forever to polymerize.
10-02-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,549
Posted By Lightning Pilot

For the interior rust, don't worry about it....

For the interior rust, don't worry about it. Phosphoric acid will convert the iron corrosion into an insoluble, and essentially impermeable, barrier to future rust. I will guess that a quart of...
09-23-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,271
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Those machines are just so much potential scrap...

Those machines are just so much potential scrap metal without the people operating them. The people are the dangerous element. No weapon ever kills without human interaction, no tool causes death or...
09-16-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,710
Posted By Lightning Pilot

And many Sagans of pascals.

And many Sagans of pascals.
09-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,710
Posted By Lightning Pilot

I was afraid something like this might happen.:o ...

I was afraid something like this might happen.:o

Guys, sorry to disappoint. In my wildest dreams—for either one. So I guess I'll have to explain:

I ride a Lightning Cycle Dynamics P-38, not a...
09-08-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,951
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Views: 389,513
Posted By Lightning Pilot

"Starting to get arthritis?":roflmao2: I don't...

"Starting to get arthritis?":roflmao2: I don't have a skeletal system. I have a mass of more or less articulated arthritis. While I don't disagree with your estimation of cycling, I caution against...
09-06-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,082
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Look at Youngstown Gloves. They make cold weather...

Look at Youngstown Gloves. They make cold weather Mil-spec gloves that might suit, keep your hands warm while preserving dexterity.

Underarmor makes (or made) a nice double layer, wicking...
09-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,799
Posted By Lightning Pilot

There is a lot of good advice here, but you...

There is a lot of good advice here, but you should get the idea that "your mileage may vary." One of the things that no one (forgive me if I missed it) has mentioned is that there are differences not...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

I think I know how he did it. He timed his...

I think I know how he did it. He timed his pedaling so his knee was in the low position on the side to which he was turning. On recumbents with a small front wheel and the chainrings out in front or...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Sun Bikes has a number of outlets in the Phoenix...

Sun Bikes has a number of outlets in the Phoenix area. I'd suggest an EZ-Sport CX or SX, based on what you ride now. The CX has a longer wheel base, which means it's easier to mount panniers on for...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

The handle bars on the bike you were riding are,...

The handle bars on the bike you were riding are, frankly, not properly set up. Look at the photos here: https://www.lightningbikes.com/gallery/index.html
and you'll see what I mean. Even the bars...
08-29-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,059
Posted By Lightning Pilot

My, how things change. Florida is a very big...

My, how things change. Florida is a very big state.

Whether or not Florida is considered "Southern" depends on where in the state. Parts of extreme South Florida are very Southern, as are portions...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Or ride at all, if you use cleated pedals. Even...

Or ride at all, if you use cleated pedals. Even Frog pedals are hard to use with regular shoes.
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Recumbents have to be fitted to the rider or they...

Recumbents have to be fitted to the rider or they are a quick recipe for a trip to the ER. Bents of that design type are steered like motorcycles, by leaning with very little wheel turn. However, the...
08-26-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Lightning Pilot

No, that's probably it. I have a habit of logging...

No, that's probably it. I have a habit of logging in every time a visit a site. Yes, I'm paranoid.
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Lightning Cycle link

Now that I have ten posts, here's the link: https://www.lightningbikes.com/voyager/index.html. Good luck!
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lightning Pilot

I strongly recommend contacting Lightning Cycle...

I strongly recommend contacting Lightning Cycle Dynamics about their Voyager. I ride the "unfoldable" version, the P-38. You'll have to do a web search—I'm not allowed to post links yet. :( They...
08-24-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,951
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 389,513
Posted By Lightning Pilot

"Aging gracefully" = knowing how far you can push...

"Aging gracefully" = knowing how far you can push your limits without killing yourself. Something occurred years ago, in my late 50s, on a canoe trip in the BWCAW: my older son was healthier and in...
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,025
Posted By Lightning Pilot

As others have said, get a second, or even third...

As others have said, get a second, or even third opinion. Then get some proper, good physical therapy. I had two disks, L4 and L5, explode (not herniate, they blew up) when I was thirty, before there...
08-21-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,951
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 389,513
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Thank you! The recovery was due to luck, three...

Thank you! The recovery was due to luck, three very good orthopedic surgeons, and stubbornness. In the case of a massive spinal injury, pressure on the nerve has to be relieved within a short time,...
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