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09-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By JanMM

Looks to be in great shape if you like rust.

Looks to be in great shape if you like rust.
09-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By JanMM

Yes, looks like it.

Yes, looks like it.
09-12-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By JanMM

Step 1: Take it apart to see the condition of...

Step 1: Take it apart to see the condition of cups, cones, ball bearings and grease.
09-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,322
Posted By JanMM

Velocity used to be Australian but, yes, now make...

Velocity used to be Australian but, yes, now make their rims in the US. Any other companies of any sort move from elsewhere in the world to here? Not aware of any other bike companies doing that.
Forum: Recumbent
09-04-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,916
Posted By JanMM

Those look like zip ties or similar plastic...

Those look like zip ties or similar plastic pieces - can they not be cut with side cutting pliers?
08-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 818
Posted By JanMM

Scan them. 😀

Scan them. 😀
08-22-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,882
Posted By JanMM

Two short wheelbase recumbent bikes plus one...

Two short wheelbase recumbent bikes plus one recumbent tandem that I share with spouse/stoker.
08-22-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,675
Posted By JanMM

Ten years before I retired, started an RN-to-BSN...

Ten years before I retired, started an RN-to-BSN program which I finished when I was 60. Three years, one class at a time, one day a week, most of the classes at hospital I worked at but did attend a...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,873
Posted By JanMM

I biked to work on recumbent bikes frequently...

I biked to work on recumbent bikes frequently Spring - Fall for about 12 years. (Now retired.) Riding from the suburbs to a hospital in downtown Indy. Not NYC but lots of traffic. Correct that cannot...
08-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By JanMM

Pulley on the left showing fair amount of wear -...

Pulley on the left showing fair amount of wear - any idea how many miles or years its been in use? Won't last forever but could last as long as you need it to.
08-16-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By JanMM

Month 32 of Retirement. Had worked in hospitals...

Month 32 of Retirement. Had worked in hospitals from age 20 until just shy of 69. Final 32 years as RN with large healthcare system. Wasn't semi-retired but did work only Saturdays/Sundays for 7...
08-12-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By JanMM

Our RANS Screamer is probably more of a challenge...

Our RANS Screamer is probably more of a challenge than most tandems - a VENZO VPT ($99 from Amazon a few years back) is able to hold the rear up with the front wheel on the floor.
...
07-30-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By JanMM

It’s been at least a couple of decades since I...

It’s been at least a couple of decades since I used downtube friction shifters but I do remember they required less hand/digits movement/effort than the twist shifters and trigger shifters I’ve used...
07-29-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By JanMM

This is your first experience with indexed...

This is your first experience with indexed shifting? Assuming the NR shifters are circa 1970.
07-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,620
Posted By JanMM

Thanks for your response.

Thanks for your response.
07-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By JanMM

Everything they sell costs about $75!

Everything they sell costs about $75!
07-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,677
Posted By JanMM

Not possible to trip while riding a bike! Gotta...

Not possible to trip while riding a bike!
Gotta have feet on the ground - walking, running, dancing, etc. - to Trip, Stumble and Fall. (Thanx to John Phillips)
06-19-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,666
Posted By JanMM

https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.action If you...

https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.action
If you have not already created a SSI account, now is the time.
I started getting SS payments while still working at Full Retirement Age, which was 66. If I...
06-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,368
Posted By JanMM

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon...

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon PowerShot ELPH 100HS. The newer Canon is a bit larger and heavier but does a much better job.
...
Forum: Recumbent
06-13-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,969
Posted By JanMM

The Bacchetta bars suggested above or similar...

The Bacchetta bars suggested above or similar RANS bars will probably help a lot. That style is often referred to as tweener bars, because your knees are between the ends of the bars.I use tweener...
05-27-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By JanMM

We use a Yakima Two Timer wheel tray style hitch...

We use a Yakima Two Timer wheel tray style hitch mount for carrying a Trek e-assist step-thru - Verve+ - and a short wheelbase recumbent
05-14-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,261
Posted By JanMM

Not a problem in Central Indiana. Filled up our...

Not a problem in Central Indiana. Filled up our Mazda3 yesterday at local Kroger. Don't drive it much but was down to about 50 miles range. Station normally busy.
05-08-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By JanMM

Hang in there. Don't over-exert early on in your...

Hang in there. Don't over-exert early on in your journey. But do gradually increase your efforts.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,472
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread had been asleep for 13 years before...

Zombie Thread had been asleep for 13 years before it was resurrected a few days ago.

Answer to question: A long time.
05-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,263
Posted By JanMM

Born to be Wild, eh? Vroom.........vroom

Born to be Wild, eh?
Vroom.........vroom
05-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By JanMM

Vegetable oil would be cheaper than olive oil.

Vegetable oil would be cheaper than olive oil.
05-01-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By JanMM

If 26 x 2.125 tires are mounted on the wheel,...

If 26 x 2.125 tires are mounted on the wheel, then the rim is 26”.

Are the axle and bearing parts missing from the hub?
05-01-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By JanMM

Spring has sprung and fallen on the floor. ...

Spring has sprung and fallen on the floor.

Not from a hub skewer.
04-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,380
Posted By JanMM

I rode with toe clips for about 25 years, mostly...

I rode with toe clips for about 25 years, mostly on quill pedals but also on flat/platform and ratrap pedals. Started riding with SPD-style pedals in 1998. Two-hole MTB style. Have used them ever...
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,969
Posted By JanMM

A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful -...

A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful - both here and on bentrideronline, if you post there. So that we can have an idea of what kind of steering parts you are dealing with.
04-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By JanMM

Yikes! Good last-second reflexes!

Yikes! Good last-second reflexes!
Forum: Commuting
04-23-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 38,236
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert! Had been asleep for 11 years.

Zombie Thread Alert! Had been asleep for 11 years.
04-22-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By JanMM

Yes, the elastic loop does a good job of helping...

Yes, the elastic loop does a good job of helping the laces stay put. Have not tied in double knot since figured out how that worked.
The shoes are the most comfortable for walking around in of any...
04-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By JanMM

New shoes and laces

Got a new pair of Giro Rumble VR shoes to replace my three-year old pair. Lots of wear on the soles - is that the result of about 13,000 miles? Or, have I walked too many hills? More wear on the left...
03-30-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By JanMM

You won’t believe this weird fruit hack!

You won’t believe this weird fruit hack!
03-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By JanMM

I was invited to join that forum several years...

I was invited to join that forum several years ago but declined - because in my case, Jan is a man.
03-14-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By JanMM

https://www.bikeforums.net/bmx/ Probably get...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bmx/
Probably get better feedback on the BMX forum.
Bought my son a used Schwinn Predator back in the early '90s. That's all I know about BMX.
03-08-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,283
Posted By JanMM

I have about 18,000 miles on a 2008 RANS V-Rex....

I have about 18,000 miles on a 2008 RANS V-Rex. It was my commuter bike from 2008-2016 and 2018. Retirement began 1/1/2019. No miles on it so far in 2021 - it's now my backup recumbent.
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By JanMM

Alas, recumbentbikes was officially deemed a...

Alas, recumbentbikes was officially deemed a spammer and has been banned. I think he joined the Bacchetta forum under another name. Very little traffic there.
03-02-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By JanMM

Telling yourself that you will eventually fall...

Telling yourself that you will eventually fall over because of clipless pedals increases the likelihood that it will happen. Self-fulfilling prophecy.
Doesn't happen to everyone. I've been lucky...
Forum: Recumbent
03-02-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By JanMM

Problems with renewal of security certificate...

Problems with renewal of security certificate recently. Must still not be fixed/renewed yet if folks are having trouble logging in. Hasn't been a problem for me. But Firefox does show that Connection...
03-01-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By JanMM

Hey! I resemble that remark! No, I don't swing...

Hey! I resemble that remark!
No, I don't swing my leg over the seat. Easy to step over the main tube.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50916334523_7883d880b2_c.jpg
03-01-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,193
Posted By JanMM

Early '80s.

Early '80s.
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By JanMM

"sun seeker ez recumbent trike" <<< First post...

"sun seeker ez recumbent trike" <<< First post of the thread.
02-28-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,169
Posted By JanMM

https://www.roadid.com/ I have never used it -...

https://www.roadid.com/
I have never used it - always have wallet and cheap dog tags in case wallet not available.
02-28-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,193
Posted By JanMM

I didn't have good luck using magnetic stud...

I didn't have good luck using magnetic stud sensors years ago. Have used electronic ones for a long time, which detect density changes, regardless of whether or not ferrous fasteners are nearby.
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,381
Posted By JanMM

Chipseal. Lots of it in Central Indiana - some...

Chipseal. Lots of it in Central Indiana - some not so bad. Some bad. My experience riding 'bent bikes on it is that larger tires with lower pressure make it more tolerable. 1.5" is as large as I've...
02-27-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,193
Posted By JanMM

An electronic one helped me locate a plastic...

An electronic one helped me locate a plastic drain pipe behind a wall several years ago. I drilled a hole in it because I thought it was a stud. Oops.
02-26-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By JanMM

Guessing that incorporating steel washers and...

Guessing that incorporating steel washers and threadlocker into the assembly might maybe help hold things together without breaking.

I used a jigsaw and file a couple of decades ago to turn a worn...
02-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,169
Posted By JanMM

No need to list Blood Type on ID. No harm but...

No need to list Blood Type on ID. No harm but would not be used to guide what type blood to give if a transfusion were needed.
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