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08-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,294
Posted By rydabent

For a few grams of weight a granny gear will let...

For a few grams of weight a granny gear will let the average cyclist climb and unexpected hill without blowing up his knees. And or having to dismount and walk up the hill.
08-02-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,155
Posted By rydabent

I dont know, I am planning on another 20 years. ...

I dont know, I am planning on another 20 years. I have planned my end, it will be at the age of 102. They will find me on the side of the bike path on my trike, cooling out with a smile on my face.
07-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,294
Posted By rydabent

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why...

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why not have one. I submit it is far less than the weigh of a 12 speed 1x cluster.
07-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,573
Posted By rydabent

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are...

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are here and they have won. The get more people out of the house and off the sofa.
07-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By rydabent

In the past I have taken heat when I stated 99%+...

In the past I have taken heat when I stated 99%+ of bike riders should just ride any way it pleases them. I still recommend it.
07-22-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,439
Posted By rydabent

But you must admit that todays welded frames look...

But you must admit that todays welded frames look like the cheap welded frames of the pre 80s when good bikes had lugs.
07-18-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By rydabent

When it comes to speed, if you are slowly making...

When it comes to speed, if you are slowly making your way up a steep hill, and an old guy with a walker yells------------on your left------------you are getting old and slow. :)
07-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,439
Posted By rydabent

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg...

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg that make the lions share of all frames dont love welding robots? Even in China, mfg have to pay workers to braze lug frames. Welding robots and work...
07-17-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By rydabent

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen...

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen off of them. The oil in sun screens attack the rubber and make it soft and sticky.
07-17-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By rydabent

Tubes losing air tip

Sometimes presta tubes lose air pressure and you simply cannot find a puncture. Be aware that some presta tubes have a screw in valve like schrader tubes do. Check the stem closely, and if you find...
07-09-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,400
Posted By rydabent

If you have two vehicles, why have two cars that...

If you have two vehicles, why have two cars that do the same thing, when a pickup with its bed can easily haul bikes and trikes.
07-09-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,024
Posted By rydabent

You know you are slowing down when...

You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy in a walker yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!! :)
07-04-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By rydabent

Actually dress codes come from egotistical people...

Actually dress codes come from egotistical people that think they should be able to dictate what everyone wears. Pay to attention to them.
07-01-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By rydabent

BTW in the not too distance future, you will be...

BTW in the not too distance future, you will be able to ride from SW Iowa to Omaha, to Lincoln, to Beatrice , to Marysville Ks.
06-30-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,959
Posted By rydabent

As I have posted elsewhere, the argument about...

As I have posted elsewhere, the argument about e-bikes is over. People have voted with their money, and e-bikes are everywhere. Already on a 25 mile ride around town, I will see several on the bike...
06-30-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By rydabent

A couple of years ago, Lincoln Ne put a protected...

A couple of years ago, Lincoln Ne put a protected bike lane across the down town. It has its own lights and works great.
06-27-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,816
Posted By rydabent

After a nice leasurely ride over to the pie and...

After a nice leasurely ride over to the pie and ice cream shop, I take my time setting in the shade eat a nice piece of apple pie heaped with ice cream, on my comfortable trike seat. I was in no...
06-26-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By rydabent

"Dress code" can be attributed to those that...

"Dress code" can be attributed to those that think they have the right to dictate to others what they should wear while cycling. Wear what you like!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,871
Posted By rydabent

I offer myself as motivation to ride. Back...

I offer myself as motivation to ride. Back about 1980, i started to ride with my two oldest sons. I have been cycling ever since. I will be 83 this year and ride approx 25 miles every other day....
06-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,105
Posted By rydabent

Not a problem on a trike at all.

Not a problem on a trike at all.
06-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,594
Posted By rydabent

Yes I have, but this is a zombie thread, and few...

Yes I have, but this is a zombie thread, and few go clear back a read the entire 85 posts. My memory is just fine.
06-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By rydabent

Note however that trike riders, even if they...

Note however that trike riders, even if they belly pouches out wearing a spandex cycling jersey, are forgiven. Trike riders are expected to have a beard and an AERO BELLY. The aero belly makes...
06-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By rydabent

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts...

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts and rugby shorts. Tons cheaper too.
06-22-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,686
Posted By rydabent

Another thread bad mouthing electric assist...

Another thread bad mouthing electric assist bikes. Too late, you lose. People have voted with their money, and a good percentage of bikes I meet on the bike path this year, are electric assist.
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06-21-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,629
Posted By rydabent

Not so at all!!!!! If you have a good quality RD,...

Not so at all!!!!! If you have a good quality RD, and ALL the adjustments that affect the shifting are correct, and your shifting technique is correct, the RD just walks the chain up and down with...
06-19-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,631
Posted By rydabent

This 1x is a passing fad. Personally if you live...

This 1x is a passing fad. Personally if you live in a hilly area, you really should have a triple in front.
06-17-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,573
Posted By rydabent

I guess some people need something to whine...

I guess some people need something to whine about. People that try to control what other people do are tiresome.
06-16-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,573
Posted By rydabent

The people that whine and complain about e-bikes...

The people that whine and complain about e-bikes might as well give up. You have lost. I ride our local bike trails most every other day, and already at least 10% of bikes I meet are e-bikes. ...
06-13-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By rydabent

No, if the ride is listed at a no drop ride at a...

No, if the ride is listed at a no drop ride at a certain speed, I expect everyone to adhere to that. I only drop back with a slow rider to make it a no drop ride. If I or someone else dont, it...
06-11-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,218
Posted By rydabent

52 gee you are just a young whipper snapper. Im...

52 gee you are just a young whipper snapper. Im 30 years older than you, and ride 25 miles or more every other day.
06-09-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By rydabent

I use Park glueless patches. I have had some...

I use Park glueless patches. I have had some last 3 years or more. The trick is HOW to use them.
06-09-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,688
Posted By rydabent

Who noticed on the way to the club he crossed the...

Who noticed on the way to the club he crossed the rail road tracks at a bad angle.
06-04-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,758
Posted By rydabent

There are very few "accidents"!!!!! 99% of the...

There are very few "accidents"!!!!! 99% of the time someone did something wrong, and probably against the law.
06-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By rydabent

82 here. We bought a trike for my wife to ride...

82 here. We bought a trike for my wife to ride with me. She has since given it up and I mainly ride it around town on the trails. It is the easiest way to ride in town with all the stops and starts....
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By rydabent

I too spent a year with a not profit that reconed...

I too spent a year with a not profit that reconed bike for kids. I dont believe I ever saw one that wouldnt work.
05-24-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By rydabent

Just another reason to wear cycling glasses while...

Just another reason to wear cycling glasses while riding.
05-24-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,629
Posted By rydabent

Nope, in probably 98 out of 100 shifts on both my...

Nope, in probably 98 out of 100 shifts on both my bike and trike all you hear is the click of my twist shifter.

I you hear a lot of ratchet and clatter coming from the rear on a shift, your...
05-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,215
Posted By rydabent

To me it seems logical that anyone that sprung...

To me it seems logical that anyone that sprung for CF rims would want disc brakes. Why scab up super expensive CF rims.

The other logical reason is that bikes with disc brakes can have rims that...
05-22-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,215
Posted By rydabent

Disc brakes are as big of an improvement in...

Disc brakes are as big of an improvement in cycling as was click shifting, and clipless pedals. At first the "real cyclist" didnt like those either.
05-22-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,215
Posted By rydabent

Or are they just old fuds that hate change?

Or are they just old fuds that hate change?
05-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By rydabent

Complaining about something without a viable...

Complaining about something without a viable solution is just whining.
05-11-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By rydabent

The whole thing is stupid. Running a critical...

The whole thing is stupid. Running a critical business on the internet where it can be hacked is just plain ignorant. It should be on a private fiber optics network.
05-11-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By rydabent

It should be quickly fixed. Wipe all computer...

It should be quickly fixed. Wipe all computer memory, and reload with old backups before the ransom ware.
05-10-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,485
Posted By rydabent

Why have the rim pads scab up your expensive...

Why have the rim pads scab up your expensive carbon rims.
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,123
Posted By rydabent

Notice the location of the passing truck. On my...

Notice the location of the passing truck. On my trike, this is what I almost always see.
05-09-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By rydabent

That is their problem.

That is their problem.
Forum: Recumbent
05-06-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,123
Posted By rydabent

Taint so McGee.

Taint so McGee.
05-05-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,423
Posted By rydabent

Oh I wouldnt say that. How about a rider coming...

Oh I wouldnt say that. How about a rider coming down a mountain in the rain with clay mud that turns his rim brakes into little more than added weight?

Time to give up that wrong headed thinking....
05-03-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,423
Posted By rydabent

BTW what is wrong with a cyclist that dont have a...

BTW what is wrong with a cyclist that dont have a ton of money having a bike with discs that are safer in the rain? Should only rich people be safe???
05-03-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,423
Posted By rydabent

The simple fact is that disc brakes are a better...

The simple fact is that disc brakes are a better brake, and the industry is moving to make discs standard. Read up on the subject economies of scale.
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