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07-15-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By rydabent

Notice in the pictures the pick up parked clear...

Notice in the pictures the pick up parked clear off the road!!! He could have taken to the ditch, and with a pickup it would have handled it. He needs to have the book thrown at him.
07-13-19, 10:40 AM
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By rydabent

Granted there may be some down sides to 26"...

Granted there may be some down sides to 26" wheels on the back of trikes, but the fact remains a 26" wheel gets the chain and RD much further up out of the dirt and trash.

Also there is no logical...
07-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,872
Posted By rydabent

Simply do what you can, and feels comfortable for...

Simply do what you can, and feels comfortable for you Dont let anyone dictate to you what you "should be doing"!!!
07-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By rydabent

Dont knock it if you havent tried it.

Dont knock it if you havent tried it.
07-09-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By rydabent

Hmmmm but a lot of 7 year old boys can ride...

Hmmmm but a lot of 7 year old boys can ride faster than 15 mph especially down hills.

And what if he doesnt have a well heeled daddy Warbucks. Will the greedy tax and spend B'crats throw him in...
07-09-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By rydabent

Doesnt happen if you ride a trike.

Doesnt happen if you ride a trike.
07-07-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By rydabent

Anytime that is anytime a driver is involved in...

Anytime that is anytime a driver is involved in an accident, his/her phone should be taken and records checked if they were on the phone at the time. I so the fine or judgement should be...
07-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,735
Posted By rydabent

73 years here. I am 80 and ride about 25 miles...

73 years here. I am 80 and ride about 25 miles every other day in warm weather.
07-06-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By rydabent

$500******************** Where is a 7 year old...

$500******************** Where is a 7 year old boy going to get $500?
06-30-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By rydabent

Titanium hand down over a plastic bike.

Titanium hand down over a plastic bike.
06-29-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By rydabent

The logical point here is if speed is your holy...

The logical point here is if speed is your holy grail, a MUP is no place for you.
06-28-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,223
Posted By rydabent

For almost forever I have limited my speed on...

For almost forever I have limited my speed on MUPS for my safety, and the safety of others, it is just logical.

That said a $500 fine for a cyclist speeding is outrageous and abusive. It is...
06-27-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,495
Posted By rydabent

I cant find one that fits my trike.

I cant find one that fits my trike.
06-27-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,210
Posted By rydabent

Another advantage of disc brakes

Another advantage of disc brakes. With most discs they are open enough you can put a padlock thru the disc. That way at least a snatch and runner cant ride of with your bike. A padlock will fit in...
06-23-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,783
Posted By rydabent

This is a great example of mob rule.

This is a great example of mob rule.
06-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,418
Posted By rydabent

A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be...

A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be destroyed is short order. You should also realize that only a small percent of criminals the police chase are on bikes.
06-22-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,966
Posted By rydabent

I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted...

I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted for life when I lived on the farm, and had to ride gravel roads to school.
06-20-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By rydabent

And we now actually have indoor plumbing !!!!!!

And we now actually have indoor plumbing !!!!!!
06-20-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By rydabent

Yes they just use the name.

Yes they just use the name.
06-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By rydabent

IMO rail lines should never be broken up. For...

IMO rail lines should never be broken up. For the time being they can be used for trails, but who knows what they can be used for in the future.
06-19-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,724
Posted By rydabent

Some how a lot of cyclist must have a old...

Some how a lot of cyclist must have a old foggyism gene in their make up. They rail against anything that is more modern than an 1890 safety bike. That would include bents, trikes, click shifting,...
06-18-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,207
Posted By rydabent

Dont blame the e-bikes, blame the fool riding...

Dont blame the e-bikes, blame the fool riding them. They are the same fools that speed and weave in and out thru traffic on the hiways.
06-18-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,548
Posted By rydabent

I had two. The first was a Schwinn Le Tour, and...

I had two. The first was a Schwinn Le Tour, and the second was a touring Univega. Both fairly light weight lugged frame steel bikes. This was back in the early and mid 80s.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By rydabent

The simple fact is anyone can tour on pretty much...

The simple fact is anyone can tour on pretty much any good condition bike or trike.

One great and useful fact about touring on a trike is they stay upright when stopped. Fully loaded bikes needs...
06-09-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 20,348
Posted By rydabent

It still remains let everyone ride what and how...

It still remains let everyone ride what and how they want to ride. At least those riding e-bikes are not setting on the couch.

In fact the "do as I say and do" crowd are rather annoying. I get...
06-09-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,300
Posted By rydabent

No problem, I like Sram components. They are...

No problem, I like Sram components. They are just losing sales!!!!!
06-08-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By rydabent

Oil it.

Oil it.
06-08-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By rydabent

He should have stuck his cane in the front wheel...

He should have stuck his cane in the front wheel of one of those thugs. A good face plant and maybe a broken collar bone would teach them to suck eggs.
06-07-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,419
Posted By rydabent

I dont consider this a troll thread or out of...

I dont consider this a troll thread or out of order at all!!! In fact I think some time back I started one on the same subject.

The fact is-------yes some have become obscenely high priced...
06-06-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,921
Posted By rydabent

Nothing at all wrong with gearing down and...

Nothing at all wrong with gearing down and spinning more. Especially as we get older. I have changed the gearing on my trike to 28 38 48, with a 11--34 cassette.
06-05-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,898
Posted By rydabent

We need a law that says cell phones will shut...

We need a law that says cell phones will shut down if moving faster than 10 mph.
06-05-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,036
Posted By rydabent

We should never have self driving cars in cities....

We should never have self driving cars in cities. Too many variables.
06-05-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,886
Posted By rydabent

You can feel it in your wallet when you have to...

You can feel it in your wallet when you have to replace your scabbed up CF rims if you dont have disc brakes.
06-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,552
Posted By rydabent

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth...

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth granny gear weigh. And---------------maybe at the end of a long day a detour forces your very tired body to climb a very steep hill to get home. ...
05-30-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By rydabent

Since Italians are big into cycling and have been...

Since Italians are big into cycling and have been for a long time, and are known for leather products and shoes, cycling shoes run narrow since apparently Italian feet run narrow.

If the cycling...
05-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,057
Posted By rydabent

Not a fan of CF (plastic) bikes at all. But I...

Not a fan of CF (plastic) bikes at all. But I guess if people think they want one, make sure it is new. That way you will know if any crashes or undue stress was placed on the bike. Buying used...
05-30-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By rydabent

I like most American have a wide foot, and I got...

I like most American have a wide foot, and I got the Shimano wide shoe. I even got a 1/2 size larger to make sure they would be wide enough.

One way to tell if your cycling shoe is too narrow is...
05-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By rydabent

Just check with your local bike shop. Their used...

Just check with your local bike shop. Their used junk bin probably has one they will give you for free.
05-27-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,933
Posted By rydabent

I have found all sorts of small stuff, tools etc....

I have found all sorts of small stuff, tools etc. But my big find was a back pack on the trail in town that must have bounced off his carrier. It had a $1000 lap top and in it. I returned it and...
05-27-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By rydabent

BTW I wear short cotton socks like Gold Toe year...

BTW I wear short cotton socks like Gold Toe year around. I would have to try real hard to get grease on them.
05-27-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By rydabent

Strangely enough if you rub in the stain a good...

Strangely enough if you rub in the stain a good high detergent synthetic motor oil like Mobil 1, and then a good detergent soap the stain will come out. The motor oil will remove oil based paint...
05-27-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By rydabent

As a trike rider butt pain is something I no...

As a trike rider butt pain is something I no longer have. I have been on recumbents since 2005. But before that I put tens of thousands of miles on DF saddles. Being in the snow belt I was off...
05-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By rydabent

Some tires wave when they see other tires. :)

Some tires wave when they see other tires. :)
05-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,146
Posted By rydabent

I never put people on ignore. Everyone is...

I never put people on ignore. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if I dont agree with them.
05-25-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,769
Posted By rydabent

Part of the "steel is real" goes back to the 80s...

Part of the "steel is real" goes back to the 80s when there was a high point in cycling. We had the 84 Olympics, the Coors Classic, the start of click shifting and the start of clipless pedals. But...
05-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,523
Posted By rydabent

A bike is a bike, no matter if it cost $100 or...

A bike is a bike, no matter if it cost $100 or $10,000. Just adjust and tighten everything up and it will be fine. Being realistic about the only thing you can say against a Walmart bike is the...
05-23-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,285
Posted By rydabent

Again the 80s still seem to be the zenith of...

Again the 80s still seem to be the zenith of cycling so far. The bikes with their beautiful lugged frame and down tube shifters were a work of art. Now we have plastic frames or machine welded butt...
05-23-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,738
Posted By rydabent

Everyone experiences some level of discomfort on...

Everyone experiences some level of discomfort on a bike seat. Some just wont admit it. This is especially true on day long rides. If course I will catch hell for mentioning the solution. ...
05-22-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,285
Posted By rydabent

The 80s were great. They gave us click shifting,...

The 80s were great. They gave us click shifting, and clipless pedals. They also gave cycling a huge boost because of the 84 Olympics. Further the bikes of the day were fantastic with their lugged...
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