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Old 01-16-21, 02:24 PM
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Thread and OP are back in his happy place. Over and out until this comes up on the calendar again.
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Old 01-16-21, 02:33 PM
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Have you tried cannibalism? How about swimming in lava?
"Try everything once except incest and folk dancing."
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Old 01-16-21, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
it is certainly true that some disgraced politicians have been telling many lies about my town recently.
https://www.smartertravel.com/wanna-...safest-cities/
Wonder what the crime rate is where the OP claims to live. IIRC, it was Lincoln, NE. But who knows what he’ll claim next?
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Old 01-16-21, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I long for the day when I don't care if I look and act like a nerd.
Really?? You're looking forward to having to ride a recumbent trike???

Personally I'm trying to put that day off as long as I can!
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Old 01-16-21, 05:05 PM
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DF? Double Friangle?
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Old 01-16-21, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
Moved to 'bents from General cycling. We don't allow 'bent evangelism outside of this forum. Sorry I didn't read through it to see if there is any anti-bent bigotry.
And 'bent evangelism inside this forum is rather pointless.
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Old 01-16-21, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
They have, and recumbents aren't the answer. End of story. Bottom line. The fat lady has sung. In the books. Time expired. Finito.
Have you ever ridden one over 100 miles, and not liked it.
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Old 01-16-21, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Have you ever ridden one over 100 miles, and not liked it.
No, I've never ridden a recumbent for more than 100 miles. But, I've ridden a road bike over 100 miles many, many times without any problems.

Despite your baseless arguments, the reason that traditional road bikes are much more popular has nothing to do with people being closed-minded. Recumbents have been around for more than a century. A century of cycling has shown that traditional road bikes are, for most people, the better option.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
No, I've never ridden a recumbent for more than 100 miles.
I seriously doubt he has either.
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Old 01-17-21, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
No, I've never ridden a recumbent for more than 100 miles. But, I've ridden a road bike over 100 miles many, many times without any problems.

Despite your baseless arguments, the reason that traditional road bikes are much more popular has nothing to do with people being closed-minded. Recumbents have been around for more than a century. A century of cycling has shown that traditional road bikes are, for most people, the better option.
Remember in the early 30s when a level two professional rider was winning all the races he entered, at the behest of the bike mfg, recumbent bikes were outlawed by the stiff necked old fools at the UCI that probably took money under the table, and they were out of style for 50 years or so. Then if DF bikes are a "better option" as you say, why are there so many of us that think otherwise and ride bents?

I will leave you with this--------------------------as they say we get too soon old and too late smart. After some 60 years I for one got smart.
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Old 01-17-21, 04:48 PM
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After some 60 years I for one got smart.
No. You've just convinced yourself that something that works best for you (and a small fraction of cyclists) is the best choice for everyone. It's an old song, and everybody is tired of hearing it. Give it a rest.
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
DF? Double Friangle?
Diamond Frame. I prefer to use, "Upright" since it makes a nice counterpart to, "Recumbent." Besides, some sensitive individual might think DF stands for something objectionable.
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Old 01-18-21, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Diamond Frame. I prefer to use, "Upright" since it makes a nice counterpart to, "Recumbent." Besides, some sensitive individual might think DF stands for something objectionable.
Double fenetration?
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Old 01-18-21, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
No. You've just convinced yourself that something that works best for you (and a small fraction of cyclists) is the best choice for everyone. It's an old song, and everybody is tired of hearing it. Give it a rest.
All well and good, but some day you too will get old and smart too, and realize that cycling means more than the right bike, the right kit, the right speed, the right cadence, the proper length of ride, and a proper goal when you ride. You will learn that no one is watching you or cares how you ride, or if you appear to be a proper cyclist. You will learn it is just fun and go out and ride your ride the way it feels good to you, and just enjoy the ride. Cycling can be fun.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Diamond Frame. I prefer to use, "Upright" since it makes a nice counterpart to, "Recumbent." Besides, some sensitive individual might think DF stands for something objectionable.
But in some cases it just might be.
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Old 01-18-21, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
No. You've just convinced yourself that something that works best for you (and a small fraction of cyclists) is the best choice for everyone. It's an old song, and everybody is tired of hearing it. Give it a rest.
And the push back against bents is just as objectionable.
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Old 01-18-21, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
And the push back against bents is just as objectionable.
There's very little pushback against recumbents – there are just a lot of people who are tired of your constant proselytizing.

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All well and good, but some day you too will get old and insufferable too ...
Fixed that typo for you ... you're welcome.
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Old 01-18-21, 11:41 AM
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I took Prof. David Wilson's recumbent for a spin 1976. Knew right away that bike was the real deal; that had it been equipped with race gear and wheels, it would be fine ride. (Also caught up to him and rode with him several times. He as not slow. I was faster because I was a mid 20s in form racer and he was middle aged.) But that recumbent lacked on feature that I live for. The dance. (Out of the saddle climbing. My happy place.) Gotta solve that or I have to become unable to ride DFs for me to switch.

Oh, and ever since that ride I have known that a small front wheeled, short wheelbase under the knees steerer was it. I don't see a lot of those.
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Old 01-18-21, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
There's very little pushback against recumbents – there are just a lot of people who are tired of your constant proselytizing.


Fixed that typo for you ... you're welcome.
This thread was moved over here to the recumbent thread. I see that you followed it over here to continue your incessant snotty attacks.

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It doesn't have to be an either/or thing. I bought a used recumbent two seasons ago and rode it exclusively for about 6 weeks @ 200-300 miles a week including a late season 400k. I like riding my recumbent a lot, but I still prefer my uprights for brevets because it's more fun to ride with other people who are on the same kind of bike. So last season I rode uprights pretty much exclusively until the Fall. I would ride my recumbent a lot more, but the muscles it uses are a lot different and I'm afraid it will make me slower on my uprights if I spend too much time on the recumbent early in the season.
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Or something about the people that "live" in Chicago.
That depends on the neighborhood--Canaryville or Wrigleyville, big difference. And whether one is from Chicago or moved there.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
All well and good, but some day you too will get old and smart too, and realize that cycling means more than the right bike, the right kit, the right speed, the right cadence, the proper length of ride, and a proper goal when you ride. You will learn that no one is watching you or cares how you ride, or if you appear to be a proper cyclist. You will learn it is just fun and go out and ride your ride the way it feels good to you, and just enjoy the ride. Cycling can be fun.
While it contains many straw men, this post oozes even more insecurity and feelings of inadequacy than your typical post.
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the thread giving food for thought actually
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
This thread was moved over here to the recumbent thread. I see that you followed it over here to continue your incessant snotty attacks.
You should have posted it here in the first place. But you know that....
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