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04-06-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,285
Posted By Schwinnhund

I'm probably the wrong person to ask about this....

I'm probably the wrong person to ask about this. My newest bike is probably older than most of the people reading this, and I bought it new. I never saw anything wrong with friction shifters. I...
Forum: Recumbent
02-24-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Schwinnhund

I ride my bent most of the time as well, but I...

I ride my bent most of the time as well, but I just couldn't bring myself to parting with my old friends. I now have 1 bent and 12 standard bikes. I ride them all every so often.

My next bike...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,896
Posted By Schwinnhund

I have a CycleOps. Not sure what model. I use it...

I have a CycleOps. Not sure what model. I use it with my Easy Racer EZ-1, and it works just fine. I am not sure what a Direct Drive trainer is. All of mine are pretty similar, with the flywheel at...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,160
Posted By Schwinnhund

Where do you have it posted? My EZ-1 may need...

Where do you have it posted? My EZ-1 may need some company. I like the LWB bents.

I saw the pics posted above. Is it still for sale? Drop me a PM and let me know what shipping may be, and we can...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,787
Posted By Schwinnhund

I can't say for sure. Moine (EZ-1) has a 26" rear...

I can't say for sure. Moine (EZ-1) has a 26" rear wheel, and a 20" in front. It is very maneuverable, I am sure because of the 20" front wheel. I would think a 26" real wheel would be better because...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By Schwinnhund

Shouldn't be a problem. My 'bent (EZ-1) is...

Shouldn't be a problem. My 'bent (EZ-1) is actually a little taller than my standard bikes due to the high seatback. You can always just put a flag or two on the back. There are also flashing red...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By Schwinnhund

It's not very complicated. I am not sure it is...

It's not very complicated. I am not sure it is worth a book. But if you really want one, try https://www.amazon.com/Recumbent-Bicycle-Gunnar-Fehlau/dp/189259059X. It's the only book on recumbents...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Schwinnhund

Just an observation.... there is no law that says...

Just an observation.... there is no law that says you have to settle for one or the other. You can have a 'bent' and standard bikes as well. Just ride the one you feel like riding at the time. I have...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Schwinnhund

I have to agree. It's like an Easy Chair that...

I have to agree. It's like an Easy Chair that takes you places. No sore butt, no numbness in the ...er you know where... or the hands. And you don't have to straddle the top bar at stops. I wouldn't...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,323
Posted By Schwinnhund

I don't use clips or clipless pedals. On a 'bent'...

I don't use clips or clipless pedals. On a 'bent' I don't think you really need them. My feet never slip off the pedals on my 'bent'. Of course, at my age and state of health, I do not race or ride...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,323
Posted By Schwinnhund

It's Not A Problem

I am over 60 with diabetes and MS. I ride my Easy Racer EZ-1 SC Lite in fairly heavy traffic all the time. I don't see the controversy. Why would anyone think a 'bent' would be any more difficult to...
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Schwinnhund

Cycling with MS

I just turned 60 a few months ago. I've been a utility and vehicular cyclist for most of my life. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with MS, and last week, I was told I had a seizure ( I woke up in the...
10-21-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,350
Posted By Schwinnhund

I feel your pain. Hang in there. I'm sort of in...

I feel your pain. Hang in there. I'm sort of in the same boat. I am 60 years old and have just been diagnosed with MS. I've been unable to walk for the last few months, much less ride. Next week, I...
08-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,960
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: 134
Views: 10,260
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: 4,006
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: 15,960
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: 8,499
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: 6,630
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: 120
Views: 45,798
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: 6,899
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: 6,899
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: 6,899
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: 6,899
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: 6,899
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: 4,483
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: 1,699
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: 1,886
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: 7,185
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: 1,516
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: 13,855
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: 13,855
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: 4,115
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: 1,602
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: 13,952
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: 13,952
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: 3,834
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: 8,062
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: 7,055
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: 4,115
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: 14,145
Posted By Schwinnhund

My favorite energy drink.....Moosehead.

My favorite energy drink.....Moosehead.
10-03-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,964
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: 3,137
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: 13,118
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: 2,149
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: 2,149
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: 2,149
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: 2,149
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: 13,118
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: 15,904
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...
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