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06-28-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 166
Posted By rydabent

I love my Sram twist grip shifters. They work...

I love my Sram twist grip shifters. They work great!!!!
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,537
Posted By rydabent

This thread was started in 2005. I bet this...

This thread was started in 2005. I bet this years ride had a lot more bents and trikes.
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By rydabent

Yes trikes are a great destination machine. If...

Yes trikes are a great destination machine. If you go to a bike race or what ever, when you get there you have a lawn chair.
06-27-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,189
Posted By rydabent

I am totally against helmet laws, but I always...

I am totally against helmet laws, but I always wear mine. Its called freedom. I despise other people telling me what to do!!!

And yes cyclist make good organ donors, they are almost always fit...
06-27-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By rydabent

Ian Simms that started Greenspeed did a lot of...

Ian Simms that started Greenspeed did a lot of research and found that a 20 inch wheel had the least rolling resistance.
06-27-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,163
Posted By rydabent

Anyone, anywhere, any time, any age, any bike,...

Anyone, anywhere, any time, any age, any bike, any garb, -------------are cyclist if they are on 2, 3, 4 wheels.
06-27-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 509
Posted By rydabent

If you are offended and old enough, being...

If you are offended and old enough, being offended and 79 cents will get you a senior coffee at McDonalds!!!!!
06-27-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 509
Posted By rydabent

But OTOH bents and trikes are NOT a pain in the...

But OTOH bents and trikes are NOT a pain in the ass.
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By rydabent

The most under rated thing about bents and trikes

Even the most hard core DF rider has to admit the # 1 thing about bents and trikes are comfort. But there is a second thing that I feel is underrated. And that is the view. We set some what...
06-21-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By rydabent

Time for a trike!!!

Time for a trike!!!
06-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,234
Posted By rydabent

Dry lube??? A chain is a machine, use a good...

Dry lube??? A chain is a machine, use a good oil.
06-18-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,871
Posted By rydabent

How about those new fangled metal rims, I just...

How about those new fangled metal rims, I just dont think they have the flex of a well made wooden rim.
06-17-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,871
Posted By rydabent

Didnt most of you convert to engineers or...

Didnt most of you convert to engineers or brakeman?
06-17-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,871
Posted By rydabent

Really? Do to old farts that probably took...

Really? Do to old farts that probably took money under the table so recumbent bikes couldnt race, a 1920 DF bike is virtually the same as a 2022 DF bike. Same geometry!!!
06-17-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,123
Posted By rydabent

"Real cyclist" trying to ride 25mph on a crowded...

"Real cyclist" trying to ride 25mph on a crowded bike path on a Sat morning dont make too many friends.
06-16-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 998
Posted By rydabent

That would be 65 degrees and up.

That would be 65 degrees and up.
06-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By rydabent

At the age of 84, I have found that riding every...

At the age of 84, I have found that riding every other day works best. A recovery day is a good thing.
06-13-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,783
Posted By rydabent

As many have said, it cant hurt. But just...

As many have said, it cant hurt. But just because a bike shop displays the fact some of their mechanics have a certificate, it isnt a guarantee of good work. One shop in town returned my bike with...
06-11-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,929
Posted By rydabent

Black top can get a lot hotter than you say. If...

Black top can get a lot hotter than you say. If you google it they say at 85 degrees black top can get to 140 degrees. What would it be on a 105 degree day???
06-11-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,871
Posted By rydabent

For an old guy (84) I find there are so many OLD...

For an old guy (84) I find there are so many OLD FUDDS in the cycling community, They are kind of like firemen on a diesel engine on a train. Up until about 1970 bikes were old fashion 10 speeds....
06-11-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,871
Posted By rydabent

On the Crazy guy on a bike forum, there has been...

On the Crazy guy on a bike forum, there has been many instances of of worn out rims breaking. They ride rain or shine, and sand and water quickly destroy rims.
06-11-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,585
Posted By rydabent

Say or think anything you want. I have replaces...

Say or think anything you want. I have replaces shifters and derailers, chain rings, and other components with no problem. Your snide remark says you know very little about recumbents.
06-10-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,871
Posted By rydabent

The simple answer is-----------------if you like...

The simple answer is-----------------if you like them, and they work fine, why get rid of them.

That said, I am on the side of disc brakes, since they dont scab up and wear out rims.
06-10-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By rydabent

In any case buy a bike that you can afford. More...

In any case buy a bike that you can afford. More money ONLY gets you a better bike up to a point. Mid grade of most everything give you the most bang for the buck. Above that you are pretty much...
06-10-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,929
Posted By rydabent

The big thing to remember is that if you are the...

The big thing to remember is that if you are the person that has to have your tires at the absolute max on the sidewall, temperature will change it a lot. Your say 120 pounds in your garage, will go...
06-10-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,585
Posted By rydabent

I would not worry that much. A bicycle begins as...

I would not worry that much. A bicycle begins as a frame, which is proprietary, but seldom fails. Then it is dressed with components that are pretty much standard. I have a recumbent bike and...
06-10-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By rydabent

In my case speed is not all that it is cracked up...

In my case speed is not all that it is cracked up to be. When I got my first recumbent, I went out and rode one of my usual routes. I got home a lot faster, and was disappointed that the ride was so...
06-09-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,247
Posted By rydabent

I drink a large glass of cold water from the...

I drink a large glass of cold water from the fridge, and take a shower.
06-04-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 318
Posted By rydabent

Looks about right to me.

Looks about right to me.
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rydabent

In the summer time, when you sweat and ride a...

In the summer time, when you sweat and ride a bent trike on limestone trails, you will look like a mud ball when you get home. Your wife would probably want to hose you down outside before she...
05-30-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,494
Posted By rydabent

This is why some cyclist that run extreme air...

This is why some cyclist that run extreme air pressure have tires fail. They start with extreme pressure, and then hot road ways take the pressure way up.

On a car they say for every 10 degrees...
05-28-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,058
Posted By rydabent

What I posted, is pretty much an on going thing....

What I posted, is pretty much an on going thing. Middle aged or older people decide to exercise. They see people just rolling by on a bike, and make a snap decision that is for them. They go to a...
05-27-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,058
Posted By rydabent

I also predict that a higher percentage of DF...

I also predict that a higher percentage of DF bikes bought now will be the ones sold. The reason, DF bikes cause pain to new riders. OTOH those that bought recumbent will be less likely to sell off...
05-26-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By rydabent

IMO anyone that has carbon wheels should have...

IMO anyone that has carbon wheels should have disc brakes. They dont scab up the high priced rims. OTOH when you get a new bike, you should always get one with disc brakes, they are that much...
05-24-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,947
Posted By rydabent

Helmet laws are just like any other law invented...

Helmet laws are just like any other law invented by people that for some reason want to control what other people do. That said, I always wear my helmet even tho I mostly ride my trike and have only...
05-24-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,075
Posted By rydabent

Titanium is almost as strong as steel, and the...

Titanium is almost as strong as steel, and the hanger would be just as good as a steel bike that doesnt have a replaceable hanger.
05-24-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,198
Posted By rydabent

I have gone electric on my trike. It now has...

I have gone electric on my trike. It now has only one chain ring in front, and the spokes to the sprocket have large open spaces between them.. I have found a padlock that the U is quite wide, and...
05-21-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,523
Posted By rydabent

But what you lube you chain with is more...

But what you lube you chain with is more importantner!!!!!
05-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By rydabent

I voted solo as far right as possible. But...

I voted solo as far right as possible.

But the fact was I was solo on a bike path when a car coming out of a business drive hit me when he didnt look both way. It was a low speed hit.
05-16-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,058
Posted By rydabent

Most of the local bike shops that were in short...

Most of the local bike shops that were in short supply of bikes now seem to be full.

I predict that in 4 or 5 years there will be great deals on a lot the the bikes that were bought, at garage...
05-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By rydabent

Of course I will catch hell for this...

Of course I will catch hell for this but----------------------------It doesnt happen on recumbent bikes and trikes.

But then if you are a mountain biker, you will pretty much have to live with it.
05-15-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,523
Posted By rydabent

Really with all the things going on the the...

Really with all the things going on the the world, me worrying about if my clothes match my bike is about 849 on my list of worries.
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By rydabent

I would suggest one with indirect steering. it is...

I would suggest one with indirect steering. it is like having power steering and less twitchy at speed.
05-08-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,928
Posted By rydabent

The simple trick is a good scuff that you say you...

The simple trick is a good scuff that you say you do, and then before putting the glueless patch on put the tire up to the size it will be when inflated. Then put the patch on, and hold it for...
05-08-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,928
Posted By rydabent

The simple trick is a good scuff that you say you...

The simple trick is a good scuff that you say you do, and then before putting the glueless patch on put the tire up to the size it will be when inflated. Then put the patch on, and hold it for...
05-07-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,523
Posted By rydabent

That is something that doesnt even cross my mind...

That is something that doesnt even cross my mind with I ride. My "kit" consists of $15 rugby shorts, and the $15 T-shirt that is on top of the pile in my dresser drawer. Setting here I know my...
05-06-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,070
Posted By rydabent

You know you are old when you are slowly slogging...

You know you are old when you are slowly slogging up a long hill in granny low, huffing and puffing. Then you hear "on your left" and an old guy in a walker passes you!!!
05-06-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,928
Posted By rydabent

I have one tube that has been patched with a Park...

I have one tube that has been patched with a Park glue less patch working fine for over 3 years. The deal is using it right.
05-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,716
Posted By rydabent

You should learn the basics, because if you dont...

You should learn the basics, because if you dont you are going to get over charged at car repair stores.
05-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,260
Posted By rydabent

You can have both cheap disc brakes and cheap rim...

You can have both cheap disc brakes and cheap rim brakes. Neither are very good.
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