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08-05-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 723
Posted By JanMM

Late to the party but..................I rode 21...

Late to the party but..................I rode 21 miles in May 2021 on the day before and 15 miles the day of my second and last screening colonoscopy at age 71. Exam found nothing significant and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By JanMM

Still funky at this time.

Still funky at this time.
07-28-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By JanMM

What could possibly go wrong? Uses a Synchro...

What could possibly go wrong?
Uses a Synchro chain like used on tandem bikes.
07-28-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By JanMM

Time spent thinking about reflectors for daytime...

Time spent thinking about reflectors for daytime cycling is time wasted.

Requirement for bells on bikes was dropped from Indiana law within the last few years.
07-19-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,173
Posted By JanMM

If itís a MTB, then the wheel size is most likely...

If itís a MTB, then the wheel size is most likely 559 and will not work with those tires. Read the Sheldon brown tire sizing info previously mentioned.
This post should have been in a new thread....
07-16-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 814
Posted By JanMM

I have two short wheelbase (SWB) recumbent bikes,...

I have two short wheelbase (SWB) recumbent bikes, a 2008 RANS V-Rex and a 2020 Bacchetta Giro A20. And share a 2010 RANS Screamer tandem with spouse/stoker.
Last year I rode the V-Rex 46 miles, the...
07-12-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By JanMM

Or, just keep the quick release skewer and not...

Or, just keep the quick release skewer and not need a tool!
07-12-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By JanMM

Just carry a couple of small ones in jersey...

Just carry a couple of small ones in jersey pocket. 😀
And maybe a ball peen hammer to smack the end of one of the vice grips to really get the wing nut tight!
07-10-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By JanMM

Not hearing a lot of love for wing nuts - I've...

Not hearing a lot of love for wing nuts - I've never had to to deal with them.
07-10-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By JanMM

A vice grip could be clamped onto each end for...

A vice grip could be clamped onto each end for more leverage.
07-10-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,087
Posted By JanMM

I understand Keen disappointed the fans of their...

I understand Keen disappointed the fans of their previous cycling sandals for clipless pedals by stopping production of them.
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By JanMM

I don't see any new Stratus models on the Phoenix...

I don't see any new Stratus models on the Phoenix Bike WRX site. But, probably lots of used ones available various places.
07-05-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,037
Posted By JanMM

My wife’s Trek e-assist weighs 40 pounds PLUS a 5...

My wife’s Trek e-assist weighs 40 pounds PLUS a 5 pound battery. But, she greatly enjoys riding it. (It has no throttle) Prior to getting it mid-2019, most of our together riding was on tandem - lots...
07-04-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By JanMM

I try to never use the 3 smallest cogs when on...

I try to never use the 3 smallest cogs when on the smallest chainring.
Is the RD cable taut when on the smallest cog? Does the chain jump from smallest cog to next smallest cog or does it jump the...
07-04-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By JanMM

My maturity age is somewhere in the ballpark of...

My maturity age is somewhere in the ballpark of 20. Saw that flash on my Garmin 520 Plus once.
07-03-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By JanMM

Couldn’t resist looking at the site. Not a clue...

Couldn’t resist looking at the site. Not a clue about where in the world they are. The first customer’s feedbacks (sic) is about how much he loves taking his bike to the shop. Wherever it may be.
07-03-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By JanMM

Late to the party.................Wife and I took...

Late to the party.................Wife and I took single bikes to St. Charles Mo. last fall. Rode about 150 miles on the Katy. Her e-assist Trek has Schwalbe Marathon e-plus 700 x 1.75 tires while I...
05-31-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,858
Posted By JanMM

Congrats! Tomorrow is the start of Retirement...

Congrats! Tomorrow is the start of Retirement Month 42 for me.
05-24-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By JanMM

Hope your last birthday wasn’t your last...

Hope your last birthday wasn’t your last birthday! 😀
Imagine your excitement when you become old enough to post in the 65-85+ subforum!
05-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By JanMM

Our RANS tandem came new from Hostel Shoppe with...

Our RANS tandem came new from Hostel Shoppe with Bontrager Mack and Clyde rims on Velocity hubs in 2010. Front rim cracked a few years later. Ended up having both wheels rebuilt by Velocity with...
05-17-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,734
Posted By JanMM

Hmmmm......no such thing as a heart stroke - it's...

Hmmmm......no such thing as a heart stroke - it's a brain problem
Fresh air? Does not exist in many areas, including places where lots of folks are riding bikes.
Weight bearing exercise? Cycling is...
05-16-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,734
Posted By JanMM

What's a heart stroke?

What's a heart stroke?
05-10-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By JanMM

Pump It Up with a Ten Years Ago Model!

Pump It Up with a Ten Years Ago Model!
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,942
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert! Feel free to start a...

Zombie Thread Alert!

Feel free to start a new thread asking about riding bents on RAGBRAI. this year. You might get more responses that way.
I've never ridden RAGBRAI. Other than mine, very few...
04-28-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By JanMM

I replaced the original Bontrager tires on my...

I replaced the original Bontrager tires on my wife's Trek e-assist bike last fall with the same size (622-47/700-45) Schwalbe Marathon E Plus. Online purchase and was surprised at how much more...
04-28-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By JanMM

One noisy brake or two? Mechanical brakes?

One noisy brake or two? Mechanical brakes?
04-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,087
Posted By JanMM

Long’s Bakery shops - best donuts in the American...

Long’s Bakery shops - best donuts in the American Heartland - are CASH ONLY!
04-26-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,133
Posted By JanMM

A bit of a challenge for my $99 Venzo VPT with...

A bit of a challenge for my $99 Venzo VPT with our tandem but the 2" Reynolds cromo main tube is pretty robust.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51290731310_0ef843cdaf_z.jpg
04-24-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,617
Posted By JanMM

Wow! This discussion has been asleep since 2004....

Wow! This discussion has been asleep since 2004. ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT!
Carry on.
Shoes that restrict toe poke-through are a good thing.
04-24-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,044
Posted By JanMM

32/1.25

32/1.25
04-23-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By JanMM

The guys that cut limestone in Monroe county and...

The guys that cut limestone in Monroe county and thereabouts were stonecutters, so calling them cutters made sense if stonies or stoners had been ruled out by the film makers. I spent a couple of...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By JanMM

The chain stays and seat stays are the frame...

The chain stays and seat stays are the frame members that the rear wheel/tire runs between. The fork is the piece the the front wheel is attached to and pivots when you turn the bars. Is there much...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By JanMM

Is there much clearance between current tires and...

Is there much clearance between current tires and stays at the rear and fork up front?
What pressures do you run?
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JanMM

I’ve never had a cushion on the backrest of the...

I’ve never had a cushion on the backrest of the seat on any of the ‘bent bikes I’ve ridden, just mesh fabric under tension.
04-17-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By JanMM

The bike in question is not a single speed - it’s...

The bike in question is not a single speed - it’s a recumbent with a mid-drive. 8 speed cassette at the back. I doubt if the front chain is an actual single speed chain. Could possibly use single...
04-16-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By JanMM

Ouch! Good that you had an Uber Spouse to help...

Ouch! Good that you had an Uber Spouse to help out.
I carry self-adhesive patches in case the spare tubes I carry aren't enough for the ride.
04-16-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By JanMM

Yes, as you saw, multiple reviews pointed that...

Yes, as you saw, multiple reviews pointed that out! Pliers or vice grips.

I use an old hex key based skewer on the front wheel of one of my bikes.
Of course, we all know no such thing as a 5...
04-13-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By JanMM

If you have 8 cogs on your rear cassette then you...

If you have 8 cogs on your rear cassette then you should use an 8 speed chain. Did you install the 9 spd chain and does it work ok?
04-13-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By JanMM

Most tandem bikes have two separate chains, one...

Most tandem bikes have two separate chains, one of which goes to the rear wheel from the second rider's crank and the other goes from the front rider's crank back to the second rider's crank - this...
04-12-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By JanMM

There have been a few online sources of chain by...

There have been a few online sources of chain by the foot or in 12 or 14 foot lengths, but supplies seem iffy the last couple of years. I recently replaced the chain on one of my ‘bents with two and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By JanMM

Just took a look at the SRAM front shifters on my...

Just took a look at the SRAM front shifters on my 3 bikes. They have an L at one end and an H at the other. They are not indexed in that there is not a single setting for small, middle and large...
04-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By JanMM

https://i.imgur.com/tjcfmzs.png Looks a...

https://i.imgur.com/tjcfmzs.png

Looks a little far forward but don't take my word for it as I've not ridden drop bar bikes for a long, long time.

All newbies are suspected of being spammers or...
04-07-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,772
Posted By JanMM

And here we are 6 years later. :lol:

And here we are 6 years later. :lol:
04-07-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By JanMM

I, too, have used BB7's on 3 bikes since 2003 and...

I, too, have used BB7's on 3 bikes since 2003 and have been riding a bike with Spykes for a year and a half. BB7's have worked well but the Sprykes have been very quiet and over 5,000 miles have...
Forum: Introductions
04-02-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By JanMM

My spouse/stoker and I enjoy riding our RANS...

My spouse/stoker and I enjoy riding our RANS Screamer tandem recumbent bike. The Midwest Tandem Rally will be in Illinois this Labor Day. We have gone to several MTRs in the last few years and had...
03-30-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,254
Posted By JanMM

2012 - biking to work hit a slick bit of road...

2012 - biking to work hit a slick bit of road from a leaking truck perhaps and found myself and the bike sliding to a stop on my and it's left side. Frame member smacked my left shin in the process...
03-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By JanMM

Started keeping spreadsheets for distance ridden...

Started keeping spreadsheets for distance ridden about a decade ago. Just the date, total miles for that day and which bike I rode. Still manually entered. One spreadsheet for each year. Still doing...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,183
Posted By JanMM

As Blazing reminded us, riding uprights versus...

As Blazing reminded us, riding uprights versus recumbent, whether bike or trike, the same muscles are used but in different ways.
One difference between riding a bike of any sort or a trike is that...
03-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By JanMM

I used a couple of campy cable housing clamps...

I used a couple of campy cable housing clamps several decades ago and they were perfectly ok.
03-24-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,284
Posted By JanMM

Yep - always okay for a cyclist to transform into...

Yep - always okay for a cyclist to transform into a pedestrian and do whatever the hell seems appropriate. By ‘always’ I mean almost always.
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