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09-25-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 425
Posted By JanMM

Spouse and I both scheduled for Covid booster and...

Spouse and I both scheduled for Covid booster and flu tomorrow. Woo-hoo! No significant reaction to previous Covid jabs - can’t recall problems with any flu shots which have had annually for many...
09-16-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,689
Posted By JanMM

87 miles every 7 days of riding so far this year....

87 miles every 7 days of riding so far this year. I have ridden 2358 miles on 190 days this year.
As today is the 259th day of the year, I have ridden 64 miles per week.
09-16-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 7,458
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...
09-16-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By JanMM

No pressure on my hands, wrists, forearms on the...

No pressure on my hands, wrists, forearms on the 'bents that I ride.
09-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By JanMM

My two bikes hang in a corner from hooks in the...

My two bikes hang in a corner from hooks in the ceiling. (Hooks screwed into 2x4 secured to ceiling joists. Tandem leans against a wall in another corner. Spouse's e-assist rests on it's kickstand...
09-08-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By JanMM

This the bike? youtube.com/watch?v=qNg98Xkm5yY ...

This the bike? youtube.com/watch?v=qNg98Xkm5yY

fat tire e bike with throttle.
09-05-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
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: 3,762
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert!

Zombie Thread Alert!
08-26-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
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...
08-26-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By JanMM

Had not heard of that site South Korean company...

Had not heard of that site
South Korean company with a US warehouse, it would appear
Forum: Commuting
08-26-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By JanMM

Does she ride in traffic?

Does she ride in traffic?
Forum: Introductions
08-15-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
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....
08-05-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By JanMM

Late to the party but..................I rode 21...

Late to the party but..................I rode 21 miles in May 2021 on the day before and 15 miles the day of my second and last screening colonoscopy at age 71. Exam found nothing significant and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By JanMM

Still funky at this time.

Still funky at this time.
07-28-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By JanMM

What could possibly go wrong? Uses a Synchro...

What could possibly go wrong?
Uses a Synchro chain like used on tandem bikes.
07-28-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By JanMM

Time spent thinking about reflectors for daytime...

Time spent thinking about reflectors for daytime cycling is time wasted.

Requirement for bells on bikes was dropped from Indiana law within the last few years.
07-19-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,525
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....
07-16-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By JanMM

I have two short wheelbase (SWB) recumbent bikes,...

I have two short wheelbase (SWB) recumbent bikes, a 2008 RANS V-Rex and a 2020 Bacchetta Giro A20. And share a 2010 RANS Screamer tandem with spouse/stoker.
Last year I rode the V-Rex 46 miles, the...
07-12-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By JanMM

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

Or, just keep the quick release skewer and not need a tool!
07-12-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By JanMM

Just carry a couple of small ones in jersey...

Just carry a couple of small ones in jersey pocket. 😀
And maybe a ball peen hammer to smack the end of one of the vice grips to really get the wing nut tight!
07-10-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By JanMM

Not hearing a lot of love for wing nuts - I've...

Not hearing a lot of love for wing nuts - I've never had to to deal with them.
07-10-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By JanMM

A vice grip could be clamped onto each end for...

A vice grip could be clamped onto each end for more leverage.
07-10-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
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.
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By JanMM

I don't see any new Stratus models on the Phoenix...

I don't see any new Stratus models on the Phoenix Bike WRX site. But, probably lots of used ones available various places.
07-05-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,269
Posted By JanMM

My wife’s Trek e-assist weighs 40 pounds PLUS a 5...

My wife’s Trek e-assist weighs 40 pounds PLUS a 5 pound battery. But, she greatly enjoys riding it. (It has no throttle) Prior to getting it mid-2019, most of our together riding was on tandem - lots...
07-04-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
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: 1,762
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.
07-03-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By JanMM

Couldn’t resist looking at the site. Not a clue...

Couldn’t resist looking at the site. Not a clue about where in the world they are. The first customer’s feedbacks (sic) is about how much he loves taking his bike to the shop. Wherever it may be.
07-03-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By JanMM

Late to the party.................Wife and I took...

Late to the party.................Wife and I took single bikes to St. Charles Mo. last fall. Rode about 150 miles on the Katy. Her e-assist Trek has Schwalbe Marathon e-plus 700 x 1.75 tires while I...
05-31-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,908
Posted By JanMM

Congrats! Tomorrow is the start of Retirement...

Congrats! Tomorrow is the start of Retirement Month 42 for me.
05-24-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
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!
05-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By JanMM

Our RANS tandem came new from Hostel Shoppe with...

Our RANS tandem came new from Hostel Shoppe with Bontrager Mack and Clyde rims on Velocity hubs in 2010. Front rim cracked a few years later. Ended up having both wheels rebuilt by Velocity with...
05-17-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,788
Posted By JanMM

Hmmmm......no such thing as a heart stroke - it's...

Hmmmm......no such thing as a heart stroke - it's a brain problem
Fresh air? Does not exist in many areas, including places where lots of folks are riding bikes.
Weight bearing exercise? Cycling is...
05-16-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,788
Posted By JanMM

What's a heart stroke?

What's a heart stroke?
05-10-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By JanMM

Pump It Up with a Ten Years Ago Model!

Pump It Up with a Ten Years Ago Model!
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,318
Posted By JanMM

Zombie Thread Alert! Feel free to start a...

Zombie Thread Alert!

Feel free to start a new thread asking about riding bents on RAGBRAI. this year. You might get more responses that way.
I've never ridden RAGBRAI. Other than mine, very few...
04-28-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By JanMM

I replaced the original Bontrager tires on my...

I replaced the original Bontrager tires on my wife's Trek e-assist bike last fall with the same size (622-47/700-45) Schwalbe Marathon E Plus. Online purchase and was surprised at how much more...
04-28-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By JanMM

One noisy brake or two? Mechanical brakes?

One noisy brake or two? Mechanical brakes?
04-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,108
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!
04-26-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,299
Posted By JanMM

A bit of a challenge for my $99 Venzo VPT with...

A bit of a challenge for my $99 Venzo VPT with our tandem but the 2" Reynolds cromo main tube is pretty robust.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51290731310_0ef843cdaf_z.jpg
04-24-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,976
Posted By JanMM

Wow! This discussion has been asleep since 2004....

Wow! This discussion has been asleep since 2004. ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT!
Carry on.
Shoes that restrict toe poke-through are a good thing.
04-24-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,148
Posted By JanMM

32/1.25

32/1.25
04-23-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By JanMM

The guys that cut limestone in Monroe county and...

The guys that cut limestone in Monroe county and thereabouts were stonecutters, so calling them cutters made sense if stonies or stoners had been ruled out by the film makers. I spent a couple of...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By JanMM

The chain stays and seat stays are the frame...

The chain stays and seat stays are the frame members that the rear wheel/tire runs between. The fork is the piece the the front wheel is attached to and pivots when you turn the bars. Is there much...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By JanMM

Is there much clearance between current tires and...

Is there much clearance between current tires and stays at the rear and fork up front?
What pressures do you run?
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
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.
04-17-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By JanMM

The bike in question is not a single speed - it’s...

The bike in question is not a single speed - it’s a recumbent with a mid-drive. 8 speed cassette at the back. I doubt if the front chain is an actual single speed chain. Could possibly use single...
04-16-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By JanMM

Ouch! Good that you had an Uber Spouse to help...

Ouch! Good that you had an Uber Spouse to help out.
I carry self-adhesive patches in case the spare tubes I carry aren't enough for the ride.
04-16-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By JanMM

Yes, as you saw, multiple reviews pointed that...

Yes, as you saw, multiple reviews pointed that out! Pliers or vice grips.

I use an old hex key based skewer on the front wheel of one of my bikes.
Of course, we all know no such thing as a 5...
04-13-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By JanMM

If you have 8 cogs on your rear cassette then you...

If you have 8 cogs on your rear cassette then you should use an 8 speed chain. Did you install the 9 spd chain and does it work ok?
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