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11-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By JanMM

I was a daily bike commuter when wife and I lived...

I was a daily bike commuter when wife and I lived in Atlanta but wasn’t much cold weather riding to brag about. And way too young to be a candidate for a screening colonoscopy.
For last 3 decades of...
10-19-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,063
Posted By JanMM

We have a U-Haul 1 1/4 hitch receiver on our...

We have a U-Haul 1 1/4 hitch receiver on our Mazda5 and regularly haul my wife's e-assist Trek (40 pounds without battery) and my Bacchetta recumbent (about 30 pounds with seat off). Forgot the...
09-16-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By JanMM

Why all the bad-mouthing of sweating? Normal...

Why all the bad-mouthing of sweating? Normal physiologic response to exercise. I rode to work almost everyday for 8 years while living in Atlanta and was never threatened with termination for being...
09-05-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By JanMM

I've used that tire in 26 x 1.25 and currently 26...

I've used that tire in 26 x 1.25 and currently 26 x 1.5 on the rear of two bikes - both recumbents with 20" front wheels and a rear weight bias. Apparently aimed at urban riders ("For Messenger")....
08-27-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,830
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert!

Zombie Thread Alert!
08-26-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By JanMM

Hope you all don't get beyond mildly ill. Thanks...

Hope you all don't get beyond mildly ill. Thanks mostly to vaccination, inconvenience would seem to be more common than serious illness at this point of covid times. Which isn't to say that there...
Forum: Introductions
08-15-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By JanMM

Also live in Indy - on the Southside (north of...

Also live in Indy - on the Southside (north of Greenwood). Enjoyed bike commuting to and from Methodist Hospital semi-regularly for 32 years. Urban cycling can be quite..............interesting....
07-19-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,841
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....
07-12-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By JanMM

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

Or, just keep the quick release skewer and not need a tool!
07-10-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,189
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.
07-04-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
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: 1,995
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.
05-24-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
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!
04-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,155
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!
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
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.
04-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
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...
03-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
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.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,647
Posted By JanMM

Before I retired 39 months ago, I generally biked...

Before I retired 39 months ago, I generally biked to work only when it was above freezing, which worked out to Spring through Fall in Central Indiana. Biked to work almost every day while living in...
03-17-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By JanMM

Itís a Lightning Phantom recumbent bike, which...

Itís a Lightning Phantom recumbent bike, which explains Lighting on the crank arm.
03-17-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By JanMM

I would imagine the bolt circle diameter (BCD) of...

I would imagine the bolt circle diameter (BCD) of the two larger rings is 130 and that the inner ringís BCD is 74. Measure to be sure.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html
Youíll need to...
03-09-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,524
Posted By JanMM

Smells like a conspiracy theory.

Smells like a conspiracy theory.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,623
Posted By JanMM

Indiana has a “two minute” law for bikes or...

Indiana has a “two minute” law for bikes or motorbikes that allows for going through a red light - if it’s safe to do so - that doesn’t change for two minutes. Two minutes is an eternity.
02-15-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By JanMM

Spouse has been riding a Trek e-assist for...

Spouse has been riding a Trek e-assist for two-plus years. We’ve ridden together many many times/miles since getting it - usually I’m riding my Bacchetta ‘bent but we still occasionally ride our...
01-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By JanMM

Coroplast would be a lot lighter than wood and...

Coroplast would be a lot lighter than wood and can be repurposed from signs littering street corners, utility poles, etc
01-15-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By JanMM

Wow! Amazing! Good that you were able to work...

Wow! Amazing! Good that you were able to work this out! Looks as if extra-long shift cables are no longer needed.
01-02-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By JanMM

Your post is not long, compared to many others...

Your post is not long, compared to many others I've seen on BF!
No personal experience with Bike Friday tandems, folding or otherwise, but know a team that rides and enjoys theirs. Don't think it's...
01-02-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JanMM

Lots of low-mileage rides, some of which were 2-3...

Lots of low-mileage rides, some of which were 2-3 miles towing 50 pounds of grandsons in a trailer around the neighborhood. Grandma ******* us on her e-assist Trek.
12-31-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By JanMM

No golf or other non-cycling numbers here. Or...

No golf or other non-cycling numbers here. Or virtual miles.
Basic 2021 Stats: I rode on 295 days for a total of 4028 non-virtual miles. Quite satisfied with my biking activity. Probably would have...
12-28-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,210
Posted By JanMM

Got in a 15 mile ride yesterday on a warmish...

Got in a 15 mile ride yesterday on a warmish December day to get to 4,006 miles for the year. Have ridden on 293 days, so far.
12-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,964
Posted By JanMM

I lived in Bloomington when Breaking Away was...

I lived in Bloomington when Breaking Away was shot in 1978 and saw a few scenes filmed.
A couple of images of the filming of the scene on IU campus where Dave Stohler sees Katherine drop a notebook...
12-18-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By JanMM

Looks like plenty of room for a fingertip and a...

Looks like plenty of room for a fingertip and a rag to wipe out the old grease. And room to add new grease. Doesn’t look particularly dirty. The seals can probably be pried out but with a risk of...
12-17-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By JanMM

I have bought a variety of parts from bikeman...

I have bought a variety of parts from bikeman over the years but never a bike or frame. Their site currently has a section of carver ti fat frames.
11-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,210
Posted By JanMM

Good job! I rode 5,000+ miles for the first...

Good job!
I rode 5,000+ miles for the first time in 2019, my first year in retirement.
I blame Covid for a drop to 4,300 in 2020 - mostly due to almost no club rides. But I did ride on 50 more days...
11-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,775
Posted By JanMM

Spouse and I and our bikes spent 5 days in...

Spouse and I and our bikes spent 5 days in Missouri a couple of weeks ago exploring parts of the Katy Trail. Not sure what is the norm for Fall color thereabouts but there wasn't much color altho...
10-29-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,426
Posted By JanMM

I'll be eligible for the 72+ forum in January. ...

I'll be eligible for the 72+ forum in January.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51640134406_b500b1d6df.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,192
Posted By JanMM

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat...

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat backs. My year old Bacchetta B3 seat back creaks with energetic pedaling, while RANS mesh seat backs creak less. Replaced both Screamer tandem mesh...
10-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,554
Posted By JanMM

Surprised that a 1980 LeTour would have a crank...

Surprised that a 1980 LeTour would have a crank requiring 1/2" pedals. Must have been replaced a time or two since new.
09-12-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
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.
08-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By JanMM

Scan them. 😀

Scan them. 😀
06-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,781
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
04-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,679
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.
03-30-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
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: 1,114
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.
03-02-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
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...
03-01-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,399
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
02-28-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,333
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.
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,945
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...
02-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,333
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.
02-26-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,057
Posted By JanMM

To find the studs, use a stud finder....

To find the studs, use a stud finder....
02-25-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,333
Posted By JanMM

Have worn a dog tag ID on a neck chain for years....

Have worn a dog tag ID on a neck chain for years. (Name, address, ICE/spouse name and cell phone number) My wallet is small and light and usually rides in a bag on my bike.
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