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08-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,951
Posted By Schwinnhund

I like to restore old Schwinn bikes. I had to...

I like to restore old Schwinn bikes. I had to come up with a screen name, and that just seemed logical.....

Right now I only have 3 Schwinns, because every time I restore one, someone talks me...
08-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,924
Posted By Schwinnhund

I have 7 bikes and they re all "Keepers" because...

I have 7 bikes and they re all "Keepers" because they all work, and I ride them, even though some of them are older than most of the people reading this post right now. I actually have a fondness for...
08-12-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,423
Posted By Schwinnhund

I don't think there is anything wrong with...

I don't think there is anything wrong with Ashtabula cranks. If someone doesn't like them, that's their preference, and it's OK. I have a few bikes with Ashtabula cranks, and they are still...
08-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,951
Posted By Schwinnhund

Wow. I guess I need to pay more attention when I...

Wow. I guess I need to pay more attention when I am out. I've been riding bicycles for over 45 years, mostly as transportation, and still do at age 60. I'm not fast, and never tried to be. Success is...
05-06-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,652
Posted By Schwinnhund

It doesn't specify what kind of brake. On a...

It doesn't specify what kind of brake. On a fixie, the brakes are that you just stop pedaling and lock your knees. That will certainly make the wheels skid on dry pavement. I know a few people who...
05-06-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,451
Posted By Schwinnhund

They're not all gone. I still have my original...

They're not all gone. I still have my original Schwinn Sidewinder that I bought from a Schwinn dealer in 1982 (I think). All I have done is change the handlebars to Nashbar Trekkers for long-distance...
04-23-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 34,425
Posted By Schwinnhund

Who knows? They might actually make the rear...

Who knows? They might actually make the rear wheel a bit more aerodynamic, sort of like a half-disc rear wheel. Replacing broken spokes is a royal pain, so if it offers any protection at all, it...
05-15-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,752
Posted By Schwinnhund

I am a writer and a journalist. CrippledKonaBoy-...

I am a writer and a journalist. CrippledKonaBoy- Show us where your statistics are to prove your claim. The first US drivers licenses were issued in New York City in 1903, to professional drivers...
02-01-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,752
Posted By Schwinnhund

The problem with letting the government issue a...

The problem with letting the government issue a Drivers License (which is unconstitutional, by the way....) is that they use it as an instrument of oppression, especially for those of limited...
02-01-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,752
Posted By Schwinnhund

That is not exactly correct. Here in Georgia,...

That is not exactly correct. Here in Georgia, your license is automatically suspended for a DUI, even the first one, for at least 3 months, and you have to go to court to get a hardship waiver,...
11-10-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,752
Posted By Schwinnhund

Operating a Motor Vehicle is considered...

Operating a Motor Vehicle is considered inherently unsafe, hence the licensing requirements. They claim the authority to license drivers because of Public Safety.
11-10-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,752
Posted By Schwinnhund

Being Gay is not mentioned specifically, either,...

Being Gay is not mentioned specifically, either, yet the courts have ruled that you have a 'right' to be that way. The Constitution does not spell out each and every right there is. However, "Freedom...
11-03-15, 03:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,465
Posted By Schwinnhund

I imagine the ticket will be dismissed. I don 't...

I imagine the ticket will be dismissed. I don 't know where this video was taken, but here in Georgia, bicycles are vehicles, and have the same rights and responsibilities as cars. Here, the driver...
11-03-15, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
Posted By Schwinnhund

Bike taxes and licensing schemes come up on a...

Bike taxes and licensing schemes come up on a regular basis, and are usually soundly defeated. Gas taxes fund less than 10% of US Highway funds. It's about the same for most states.

If they...
11-03-15, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,766
Posted By Schwinnhund

I live in Chatsworth, Ga. There are no bike lanes...

I live in Chatsworth, Ga. There are no bike lanes anywhere around here. Anything with a motor, whether it is electric, or gas, that goes faster than 25 mph requires a license to operate, and has to...
11-03-15, 02:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,070
Posted By Schwinnhund

In my state (Georgia), a bicycle is legally a...

In my state (Georgia), a bicycle is legally a vehicle, and subject to all the same rights and responsibilities are an automobile driver. You have to follow the traffic laws, same as a car. So, around...
11-03-15, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By Schwinnhund

If drivers make the decision to pass me...

If drivers make the decision to pass me illegally, then that is their problem, not mine. If they have a wreck, or cause me any problems, they will be held responsible for their actions. One thing I...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,356
Posted By Schwinnhund

Why does everything have to be a stereotype? I...

Why does everything have to be a stereotype? I ride bents because I like them...not because I have to. You don't think anyone would ride a trike just because they are fun....and incredibly cool?
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 02:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,356
Posted By Schwinnhund

I do it all the time, albeit on a 2-wheeled EZ-1....

I do it all the time, albeit on a 2-wheeled EZ-1. I don't understand the reference. You simply stay to the right as much as you can, and the cars and trucks will get around you as best they can. The...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,005
Posted By Schwinnhund

I couldn't agree more. I've put around 200 miles...

I couldn't agree more. I've put around 200 miles on my EZ-1 so far, and there is no comparison to a conventional bike. The 'bent is a decisive winner. I am selling-off all my other bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,552
Posted By Schwinnhund

Over the same course, same speed, I would say the...

Over the same course, same speed, I would say the conventianal bike will get you more of a workout. It takes more energy/calories to move a conventional bike than it does a recumbent, even though it...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 01:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,330
Posted By Schwinnhund

That was hilarious. I laughed until I had tears...

That was hilarious. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes....:)
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 01:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,330
Posted By Schwinnhund

It took me about 20 minutes to get comfortable...

It took me about 20 minutes to get comfortable with my EZ-1. I actually thought it was easier than a conventional bike, since I could put my feet down on the ground while my butt remained in the seat...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 01:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,683
Posted By Schwinnhund

I would like to see them keeping records on...

I would like to see them keeping records on practical bikes, rather than specialty pedal-powered road eggs. The results would be far more significant. That being said...congrats to the rider and...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,085
Posted By Schwinnhund

I guess I don't understand what a...

I guess I don't understand what a "semi-recumbent" is. I've never seen one. I ride a Sun EZ-1, and it's the best $200.00 I ever spent. I hardly ever drive anymore, unless I absolutely have to. I...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-15, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,940
Posted By Schwinnhund

I ride an EZ 1. Best purchase I ever made. I got...

I ride an EZ 1. Best purchase I ever made. I got it used on EBay and never had a single regret. I've probably put 2000 miles on it since I bought it, and all I have done is wear out the seat cover....
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,005
Posted By Schwinnhund

I just got my first recumbent, after 40+ years of...

I just got my first recumbent, after 40+ years of riding. It's a used Sun Cycles EZ-1. I've put around 30 miles on it so far, and I have to say, this thing is awesome. I wish I had gotten one a long...
10-03-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,886
Posted By Schwinnhund

My favorite energy drink.....Moosehead.

My favorite energy drink.....Moosehead.
10-03-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,598
Posted By Schwinnhund

Black bikes do not show dirt as bad, and look...

Black bikes do not show dirt as bad, and look classy, IMHO. It's also easier to select the colors of accessories because anything goes with black.
10-03-15, 11:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,932
Posted By Schwinnhund

My first advice is do not ever directly confront...

My first advice is do not ever directly confront anybody. That is the height of stupidity. There are all kinds of people with CCWs, and many carry firearms and knives illegally. Confronting them...
08-18-15, 04:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,919
Posted By Schwinnhund

The Greenville plant closed in 1991 after several...

The Greenville plant closed in 1991 after several years of not turning out many bikes. They made Paramount frames, but the other frames were made in Asia and just assembled in Greenville. Any Schwinn...
08-17-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,050
Posted By Schwinnhund

You're missing the point. These statistics do not...

You're missing the point. These statistics do not address the likelihood of having an accident in the first place, only the extent of injuries when it does happen. There is no legislation possible...
08-17-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,050
Posted By Schwinnhund

I would've considered that a threat. The...

I would've considered that a threat. The Assistant Principal would be looking for a new job, and I would be suing the entire school system.
08-17-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,050
Posted By Schwinnhund

None of the things you mention will change the...

None of the things you mention will change the statistics, because they are not a function of safety, infrastructure, etc....but are simply functions of the nature of the activities, and the...
08-16-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,050
Posted By Schwinnhund

The statistics are meaningless. Think about it....

The statistics are meaningless. Think about it. Of course someone encased in a steel box, with padding, airbags, seat belts, and child seats is going to fare much better than someone riding on a...
08-16-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,919
Posted By Schwinnhund

Schwinn began having their bicycles made in Asia...

Schwinn began having their bicycles made in Asia back during the Bike Boom of the late 70s, early 80s, because they were unable to compete with them . First Giant, then Panasonic made the bikes for...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-15, 05:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,449
Posted By Schwinnhund

I use a 6000 lumen Cree rechargeable LED...

I use a 6000 lumen Cree rechargeable LED headlamp. On the bike, I run it on low with a semi-wide beam, probably around 500-700 lumens, most of the time when riding. The nice thing is that I also use...
07-27-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,081
Posted By Schwinnhund

Give it some more time....No more oil is being...

Give it some more time....No more oil is being made, so the sources were finite to start with. Just simple math. When you use something faster than it is being made, it will run out, sooner, or...
07-23-14, 05:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,380
Posted By Schwinnhund

I hate them. I tried using them for a year, then...

I hate them. I tried using them for a year, then went back to Power Grips.

I guess they are OK if you are just going to sit in the saddle and pedal for extended times, without having to dismount,...
07-23-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,609
Posted By Schwinnhund

I have a bad hip, so I really love Mixte frames....

I have a bad hip, so I really love Mixte frames. A Mixte frame is not a 'girls' bike. Girls frames have just one downtube going to the bottom bracket and are very weak. They were originally made for...
07-23-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By Schwinnhund

I'd recommend a nice, comfortable, full-fledged...

I'd recommend a nice, comfortable, full-fledged touring bike. Then get a set of panniers, and explore the countryside...have a few adventures. We've earned it......

I absolutely love touring on ...
07-23-14, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Schwinnhund

... I rode a 34 mile hilly (for me) ride early in...

... I rode a 34 mile hilly (for me) ride early in the season, and now I can't move......

... I lost enough weight, and gained enough confidence to get up off the saddle and sprint for a while....
07-23-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,947
Posted By Schwinnhund

I am guessing your question involves over-all...

I am guessing your question involves over-all health, rather than simply losing weight. To build your wind up (improve your cardiovascular performance), intense exertion over short periods of time,...
07-23-14, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By Schwinnhund

Apparently the video has been pulled. From what I...

Apparently the video has been pulled. From what I have heard, I don't blame them......
07-23-14, 04:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,605
Posted By Schwinnhund

The results of most studies seem to indicate to...

The results of most studies seem to indicate to me that Pepper Spray is not really a good defensive tool. It does not incapacitate, or paralyze. It has no stopping power whatsoever. Attackers can,...
07-23-14, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,739
Posted By Schwinnhund

From the posts I am seeing, it appears this...

From the posts I am seeing, it appears this thread has, like the others, devolved considerably, to the point where I feel like I've stepped into a Looney Bin. In the future, I will refrain from...
07-23-14, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,739
Posted By Schwinnhund

You really think someone would die just because...

You really think someone would die just because they stitched a rip in their helmet cover with braided thread? Do you also worry about whether or not a hangnail is going to be fatal**********? Both are...
07-22-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 469,739
Posted By Schwinnhund

Are you alright? Maybe you should take a deep...

Are you alright? Maybe you should take a deep breath or something. The question was not about making a helmet cover, but simply repairing a rip in one. The very fact that braided does not stretch...
07-22-14, 03:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,187
Posted By Schwinnhund

Interesting points. I think you are on to...

Interesting points. I think you are on to something there. A motor vehicle can be cited for a multitude of violations that do not effect bicyclists. One traffic stop could result in 5 or more...
07-22-14, 02:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,187
Posted By Schwinnhund

It's still open, isn't it? What have you got...

It's still open, isn't it? What have you got against others continuing a discussion? If it bugs you, then just ignore it.

And I mildly take exception to the characterization that I might be a...
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