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11-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By tomato coupe

Ummmm, no. The U.S. alone manufactured about...

Ummmm, no. The U.S. alone manufactured about 325,000 warplanes during WW2.
11-15-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By stevel610

Yes, contact your representative and make sure...

Yes, contact your representative and make sure re-routing of the bike path is included in the proposal. Cost is a drop in the bucket for an airport sized project.
11-12-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By Korina

A lovely photo essay on bicycles

So beautiful. Makes me want to ride my bike, if it wasn't raining. :)

https://stevemccurry.blog/2022/09/22/the-noblest-invention/
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,148
Posted By rollagain

One of the best differences I discovered with a...

One of the best differences I discovered with a trike is how so much of your body can relax because it's no longer working to keep you upright. Also the view; you can look at most anything without...
10-20-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By mstateglfr

I have never seen nor heard of a tire speed...

I have never seen nor heard of a tire speed rating. A bike tire is totally different from a car tire in width, composition, and load management.
I have never seen nor heard of a wheel speed...
10-15-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By jackb

The purpose of the forum is to talk about cycling...

The purpose of the forum is to talk about cycling whichever way you want. You can post what you like. It doesn't matter what others think. Bring up subjects that you like. People who do not like...
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By linberl

<br /><br />As someone who was new to trikes...

<br /><br />As someone who was new to trikes several months ago, I can relate to some of your comments. However, as I've gotten my bent legs, I find my speed is nearly the same as on a 2 wheeler and...
10-11-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,978
Posted By LarrySellerz

Making city pay for crash

This was posted on facebook recently

"TLDR: Make Woodside pay for your flats, broken wheels, and medical costs for unmarked road grinds.
Longer ver: Friday 5- Aug the road at the intersection of...
10-11-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,024
Posted By cxwrench

I don't like people that don't like electric...

I don't like people that don't like electric bikes. They're too opinionated and don't consider all the reasons someone may want an electric bike. They've probably never even tried one which makes it...
10-02-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By Miele Man

I've posted about my experiences using a bell on...

I've posted about my experiences using a bell on our local rail-trails. It doesn't work. I ring the bell and, I kid you not, most times people stop and look UP. What do they think? That ET is coming...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By BlazingPedals

It should go without saying. When lengthening the...

It should go without saying. When lengthening the boom by an inch, the chain needs to be lengthened 2 inches.
09-17-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,429
Posted By CliffordK

I'd start with a tadpole. Get back into the...

I'd start with a tadpole. Get back into the riding.

Then you may choose something else. Or you may like it.
09-17-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,429
Posted By tcs

:thumb: ...

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09-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pratt

Not an expert, but, at a guess, a recumbent.

Not an expert, but, at a guess, a recumbent.
09-16-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,903
Posted By ironwood

No one mentioned dragging one's foot.

No one mentioned dragging one's foot.
09-14-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By prj71

So something I recently learned. I have a couple...

So something I recently learned. I have a couple of carbon Bontrager water bottle cages I purchased at the Trek bike shop for $70 each. After purchasing them I decide I wanted a different color....
09-14-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,903
Posted By JohnDThompson

And coaster brakes. And rod-actuated rim and...

And coaster brakes. And rod-actuated rim and spoon brakes.
09-06-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,187
Posted By rsbob

Always wear a white helmet because I am not...

Always wear a white helmet because I am not bad-ass or trendy. Thought white should be better in the hot sun as well. Just bought two white jerseys for the same reason and after reading the...
09-04-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Rcrxjlb

Can't find any details on his injuries, possibly...

Can't find any details on his injuries, possibly internal bleeding...?


Oh yeah, baseball is quite boring to watch...
09-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 755
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is what you get, for not riding a...

.
...this is what you get, for not riding a recumbent.
09-01-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By SurferRosa

House cats don't do this.

House cats don't do this.
08-29-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,326
Posted By greatbasin

A lack of intent doesn't make it an accident. ...

A lack of intent doesn't make it an accident. It's called negligence. What's more, there is a difference between sole negligence and gross negligence. Sole negligence is just carelessness or...
08-29-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By genejockey

Back when I was riding with PenVelo, in the early...

Back when I was riding with PenVelo, in the early 00s, I rode with a group led by the Simonetti brothers, Carlo and Luca. I flatted on a ride, and as soon as I stopped and reached for my bag, they...
08-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By csport

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Could not resist.
Of course Moneygone does not mean that it is a waste of money.
08-27-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By CAT7RDR

I cannot fathom dropping $100+ for a gran fondo...

I cannot fathom dropping $100+ for a gran fondo when i can ride the same route without the crowds for free.
08-27-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By mdarnton

Seems a bit extreme, but I like the idea that...

Seems a bit extreme, but I like the idea that someone stepped up and did something.
08-27-22, 06:37 AM
08-26-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By genejockey

A man came up to me and said "I'd like to...

A man came up to me and said
"I'd like to change your mind
By hitting it with a rock, " he said,
"Though I am not unkind."
08-25-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm sensing a conspiracy here. I'm hereby...

...I'm sensing a conspiracy here. I'm hereby initiating a naming contest for this DF design conspiracy. It should also use the phrase "big bicycle", and it would probably need to mention chamois...
08-23-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Full respect for getting out there and I hope to...

Full respect for getting out there and I hope to be as capable.
08-22-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Ogsarg

Mobil One synthetic grease is available in just...

Mobil One synthetic grease is available in just about any auto parts store. -40 to 302F.
08-21-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Kai Winters

I'll ask what the problem is. If it's mechanical...

I'll ask what the problem is. If it's mechanical I'll offer to help. If they have a flat and don't carry the necessities to fix a flat then I go on my way. I'm not AAA. I'm not going to give up my...
08-21-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By wolfchild

The cyclist in OPs post had a flat....The...

The cyclist in OPs post had a flat....The appropriate amount of preparedness for dealing with flats is to carry a spare tubes, pump, tire levers. and a multitool. If the cyclist in OPs post took...
08-21-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Barry2

And, seeing as you spoke with they to determine...

And, seeing as you spoke with they to determine milage walked/home, did you offer to fix they's flat?


Barry
08-08-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,557
Posted By Iride01

You might be surprised that a lot of disc brakes...

You might be surprised that a lot of disc brakes on cars only have one piston.

While your cable pulled single piston brakes might not stop as well as others, I bet they stop well enough. Or...
08-07-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Steve B.

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is...

Easiest method for R wheel removal and install is to shift chain down to smallest cog. Makes it easier to get the chain back on the cassette when putting wheel back.
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,148
Posted By linberl

After a pro set up on my DF bikes, I had no more...

After a pro set up on my DF bikes, I had no more neck or hand or arm pain. But honestly nothing eliminates the butt pain after 50 miles, doesn't matter what kind of saddle, I tried them all. My...
07-30-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,779
Posted By wolfchild

Why do you even care about how other cyclists...

Why do you even care about how other cyclists choose to dress ?.
07-28-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,569
Posted By Chuck M

I like the concept of "I'm not training, I'm...

I like the concept of "I'm not training, I'm exercising". One can pretend they are some racer wannabe or enjoy the ride. I want to enjoy the ride.
07-25-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,569
Posted By Random11

I'm Not Training; I'm Exercising

Every morning I ride 15-20 miles over rolling hills. I rarely miss a day. I enjoy riding, but one motivator is that I think it's good for my health. I get occasional advice (and see it here) on what...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By linberl

Throttle comes in handy when you're doing...

Throttle comes in handy when you're doing everything right and some nutter in a car decides to pretend you aren't there. Important safety device.
07-25-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree with all of the above. Too much is better...

Agree with all of the above. Too much is better than too little and as mentioned any excess will just push its way past the seals. The bearing drag will go away after the first ride as bearings...
07-24-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By 79pmooney

Is this a fair weather bike or will it see miles...

Is this a fair weather bike or will it see miles in the rain, etc? Yes, more grease does add a little drag on the bearings but enough grease so you get some squeezed out at the axle means you have a...
07-20-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,073
Posted By Flipper_

I think these peeps would burn me down with an...

I think these peeps would burn me down with an audible track on the order of : "Hi", "On your left", "ding ding, ding ding", "Keep trying", "Those last 3 Sam Adam's were too much","Boy, that sure was...
07-17-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 650
Posted By stevel610

1x is just the current "in thing". Just like 29"...

1x is just the current "in thing". Just like 29" wheels were, then 650B, and now I'm seeing people talking about 26" wheels again. It is all about change to sell us more stuff.
07-15-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,133
Posted By smd4

No need to use a calculator. The chain should not...

No need to use a calculator. The chain should not be too tight on big chain ring/big cog (i.e, the rear derailleur should not be stretched so far that there's no room for it to move any further), nor...
07-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,565
Posted By Germany_chris

Which is fine but thatís not what all of us...

Which is fine but thatís not what all of us desire which is why thereís 7 ways from Sunday to customize gearing
07-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,326
Posted By aley

Discussion with my wife regarding a local crash

A car hit two bicyclists in Albuquerque last weekend: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/1-arrested-2-critically-injured-031200492.html. According to the article, the driver struck the two cyclists...
07-13-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,565
Posted By Jeff Neese

Well, I rode thousands of miles of loaded touring...

Well, I rode thousands of miles of loaded touring on an '83 Trek 720, which only had 18. And before they invented 6 speed freewheels and triple cranksets, people toured on 10 speed bicycles.
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By newbert

When an e-Trike Throttle Comes in Handy!

Riding on a country road today that I've been on before, when an untethered dog came after me from his owner's front yard. Thank goodness I have a throttle on my e-trikeike. I was able to leave him...
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