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Forum: Commuting
01-15-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 778
Posted By JanMM

Bike commuted most of the 8 years we lived in...

Bike commuted most of the 8 years we lived in Atlanta. Can only remember a couple of times having to call spouse for a car ride home due to threatening weather. One of those times she called me at...
01-15-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
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.
01-15-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By JanMM

I think it was Cycle Goods that I ordered a Nexus...

I think it was Cycle Goods that I ordered a Nexus IGH from about 2000. They were out of stock and canceled the order. Probably a good thing- not sure that hub would have worked out on a 1994...
01-15-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,622
Posted By JanMM

Looked as if you were responding to the OP, who...

Looked as if you were responding to the OP, who hasn't posted on BF since he started this thread. Not uncommon with Zombie Threads. Yes, old threads can be full of good information. :)
01-14-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,622
Posted By JanMM

He hasn't posted on BF since 2015. One post and...

He hasn't posted on BF since 2015. One post and done!
01-12-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By JanMM

ERTRO and ISO fix the Bad Math problem of 26 x...

ERTRO and ISO fix the Bad Math problem of 26 x 1.75 not being equal to 26 x 1 3/4 if you are talking about bike tire labeling.
I've been riding bikes with 406 front wheels for a long time and am...
01-12-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By JanMM

Your problem/issue has nothing to do with the...

Your problem/issue has nothing to do with the topic of this sleeping resolved thread. I would suggest starting a new thread in this sub forum or in the Indoor and Stationary Cycling sub forum. (I...
01-12-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By JanMM

Yep- bike tire/wheel sizing nomenclature is not...

Yep- bike tire/wheel sizing nomenclature is not always in agreement with basic math.
01-11-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By JanMM

My current short wheelbase recumbent bike is...

My current short wheelbase recumbent bike is about due for a new chain. Tried to order a 12 foot chain from two normally-reliable online sources but both out of stock (supply chain issues, etc.) Got...
01-05-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,591
Posted By JanMM

I have a Park CN-10 but you can't beat the sparks...

I have a Park CN-10 but you can't beat the sparks shower from using a Dremel cutoff wheel. Not for use by folks who use gasoline for cleaning parts.
01-02-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
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: 422
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 escorts us on her e-assist Trek.
01-01-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By JanMM

The 4 bikes in our family stable range from 2008...

The 4 bikes in our family stable range from 2008 to 2020 and all use M5.
12-31-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
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: 1,353
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: 2,687
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...
12-20-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By JanMM

My stoker and I have never broken a chain in 20+...

My stoker and I have never broken a chain in 20+ years. But, it is possible under load, as you have demonstrated. (We are not overly powerful)
The only tandem spec chains I have seen were longer...
12-18-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
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: 589
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.
12-15-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By JanMM

Like this?...

Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MatOzQdcsbg
12-13-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By JanMM

It’s a motorcycle. Sold for $35,000!

It’s a motorcycle. Sold for $35,000!
12-06-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,384
Posted By JanMM

We’ve had good service from our Yakima TwoTimer...

We’ve had good service from our Yakima TwoTimer tray mount rack. We use it to haul spouse’s e-assist Trek (with battery removed) and one of my short wheelbase recumbents (with seat removed).
11-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
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...
11-16-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,103
Posted By JanMM

My story is that I was lucky not to suffer a...

My story is that I was lucky not to suffer a shingles outbreak prior to getting the sorta-effective zostavax vaccine and then later the highly-effective shingrix vaccine.
My hope for the future is...
11-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,352
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...
11-04-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By JanMM

Presta valve?

Presta valve?
Forum: Recumbent
11-04-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By JanMM

I don't see any recumbent bikes, just velos and a...

I don't see any recumbent bikes, just velos and a WTF IS THIS?
10-29-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,378
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
10-08-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,164
Posted By JanMM

While riding in a nearby neighborhood, noticed a...

While riding in a nearby neighborhood, noticed a bike sitting near the street with some other items - appeared to be giveaways. Stopped for a moment and found it was a old Miyata. Drove back in a...
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
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...
10-04-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,768
Posted By JanMM

All else being equal, lighter is always better. ...

All else being equal, lighter is always better.
I've had no trouble mounting folding bead tires - first put them on a bike after riding with wire bead tires for at least 3 decades.
10-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,225
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.
09-27-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By JanMM

World record rusty rims! I have a similar...

World record rusty rims!
I have a similar Instep trailer that I use to haul 2 grandkids around the 'hood. (Got it cheap from friends) Sorry but haven't really examined the wheels - tires are in good...
09-27-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By JanMM

Mystery slow leak from a car tire a couple of...

Mystery slow leak from a car tire a couple of years ago. Realized I had a tire valve tool which I had never used, so I gave it a try. Was able to tighten the core enough to fix the leak. Have not had...
09-26-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,958
Posted By JanMM

Long ago, about 1984 (?), stopped at the Ponce...

Long ago, about 1984 (?), stopped at the Ponce deLeon Sears in Atlanta to pick up a mail order purchase on the way home from work. Left my Schwinn LeTour commuter leaning against the front window and...
09-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
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: 772
Posted By JanMM

Yes, looks like it.

Yes, looks like it.
09-12-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
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: 2,862
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: 4,884
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: 1,010
Posted By JanMM

Scan them. 😀

Scan them. 😀
08-22-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,378
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: 38
Views: 2,425
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: 126
Views: 17,399
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: 331
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: 2,570
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: 2,188
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: 399
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: 399
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: 2,766
Posted By JanMM

Thanks for your response.

Thanks for your response.
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