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07-30-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,933
Posted By rydabent

Bottom line------------some of us like this...

Bottom line------------some of us like this forum, if you dont, dont come here. Simple as that.
07-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,074
Posted By rydabent

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why...

For the tiny weigh penalty of a granny gear why not have one. I submit it is far less than the weigh of a 12 speed 1x cluster.
07-25-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,539
Posted By rydabent

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are...

Time to give up on banning e-bikes. They are here and they have won. The get more people out of the house and off the sofa.
07-22-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,544
Posted By rydabent

If you count the trike I got when I was 3, I have...

If you count the trike I got when I was 3, I have been cycling almost 80 years. BTW for the most part I am back on a trike, a tadpole trike.
07-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,288
Posted By rydabent

In the past I have taken heat when I stated 99%+...

In the past I have taken heat when I stated 99%+ of bike riders should just ride any way it pleases them. I still recommend it.
07-22-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,436
Posted By rydabent

But you must admit that todays welded frames look...

But you must admit that todays welded frames look like the cheap welded frames of the pre 80s when good bikes had lugs.
07-18-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 5,735
Posted By rydabent

Actually the argument over e-bikes is just about...

Actually the argument over e-bikes is just about over. People on e-bikes have won. Out on the trails I see an ever increasing number of e-bikes.
07-18-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,288
Posted By rydabent

When it comes to speed, if you are slowly making...

When it comes to speed, if you are slowly making your way up a steep hill, and an old guy with a walker yells------------on your left------------you are getting old and slow. :)
07-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,436
Posted By rydabent

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg...

Are you trying to convince us that the Asian mfg that make the lions share of all frames dont love welding robots? Even in China, mfg have to pay workers to braze lug frames. Welding robots and work...
07-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By rydabent

I put a like on this because a friend owns a bike...

I put a like on this because a friend owns a bike shop, and love to sell chains that wear out fast when waxed. Chains are a form of machine, and need oil.
07-18-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,555
Posted By rydabent

Actually we can understand what what people are...

Actually we can understand what what people are saying, even if ultra proper spelling and english is not used. We had enough of the old maid english teacher in HS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-17-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By rydabent

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen...

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen off of them. The oil in sun screens attack the rubber and make it soft and sticky.
07-17-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By rydabent

Tubes losing air tip

Sometimes presta tubes lose air pressure and you simply cannot find a puncture. Be aware that some presta tubes have a screw in valve like schrader tubes do. Check the stem closely, and if you find...
07-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,436
Posted By rydabent

From the middle '80s and before welded frames...

From the middle '80s and before welded frames were laughed at. Any quality bike was a lugged frame bike. Then came computers and robot welders. Bike mfg quickly found out that they could cheaply...
07-09-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,391
Posted By rydabent

If you have two vehicles, why have two cars that...

If you have two vehicles, why have two cars that do the same thing, when a pickup with its bed can easily haul bikes and trikes.
07-09-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,019
Posted By rydabent

You know you are slowing down when...

You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy in a walker yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!! :)
07-04-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,283
Posted By rydabent

Actually dress codes come from egotistical people...

Actually dress codes come from egotistical people that think they should be able to dictate what everyone wears. Pay to attention to them.
07-02-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By rydabent

I would hope it is a deterrent to others, but at...

I would hope it is a deterrent to others, but at least this killer is off the roads for life.
07-02-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,213
Posted By rydabent

Wrong!!!!!!!!!!! I despise loud music on the...

Wrong!!!!!!!!!!! I despise loud music on the trail.
07-01-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By rydabent

BTW in the not too distance future, you will be...

BTW in the not too distance future, you will be able to ride from SW Iowa to Omaha, to Lincoln, to Beatrice , to Marysville Ks.
07-01-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,911
Posted By rydabent

That covers 2 bents and one trike. If you chose...

That covers 2 bents and one trike. If you chose wisely you dont need that many bents or trikes. As I have stated the trike is used around town on the bike paths. The bent goes out the the road...
07-01-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,118
Posted By rydabent

I watch the weather reports, and if it is going...

I watch the weather reports, and if it is going to be above 95, I do my riding in the morning. Attho I really dont mind the heat too much. OTOH I hate riding when it is cold. and by cold I mean...
06-30-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 5,735
Posted By rydabent

As I have posted elsewhere, the argument about...

As I have posted elsewhere, the argument about e-bikes is over. People have voted with their money, and e-bikes are everywhere. Already on a 25 mile ride around town, I will see several on the bike...
06-30-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By rydabent

A couple of years ago, Lincoln Ne put a protected...

A couple of years ago, Lincoln Ne put a protected bike lane across the down town. It has its own lights and works great.
06-30-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,980
Posted By rydabent

Most cyclist are not too worried about weight....

Most cyclist are not too worried about weight. Bikes have gotten so light and fragile that the UCI has set a low limit.

I remember back in the 80s when the weight weenies were drilling out...
06-30-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,213
Posted By rydabent

Wrong on most counts. Nothing triggers a racer...

Wrong on most counts. Nothing triggers a racer boy than seeing a bent ahead of him. Locally I have caused them to bust a gut so to speak, riding up a hill into a 35 mph wind.
06-29-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By rydabent

How about an automatic 50 years in prison for...

How about an automatic 50 years in prison for anyone that kills a cyclist with his car**********
06-29-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,213
Posted By rydabent

You have to understand that probably less than 2%...

You have to understand that probably less than 2% of cyclist think that racing is a big deal.
06-27-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,633
Posted By rydabent

Actually not only do I have that chain tool on my...

Actually not only do I have that chain tool on my multi tool, I carry several other tools as well. I simply dont like to walk home.
06-27-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,778
Posted By rydabent

After a nice leasurely ride over to the pie and...

After a nice leasurely ride over to the pie and ice cream shop, I take my time setting in the shade eat a nice piece of apple pie heaped with ice cream, on my comfortable trike seat. I was in no...
06-27-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,066
Posted By rydabent

There is your proof that any kind of plastic is...

There is your proof that any kind of plastic is bad for you. As I posted use stainless steel.
06-27-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,066
Posted By rydabent

There is your proof that any kind of plastic is...

There is your proof that any kind of plastic is bad for you. As I posted use stainless steel.
06-26-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,283
Posted By rydabent

"Dress code" can be attributed to those that...

"Dress code" can be attributed to those that think they have the right to dictate to others what they should wear while cycling. Wear what you like!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,741
Posted By rydabent

I offer myself as motivation to ride. Back...

I offer myself as motivation to ride. Back about 1980, i started to ride with my two oldest sons. I have been cycling ever since. I will be 83 this year and ride approx 25 miles every other day....
06-25-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,571
Posted By rydabent

May I suggest you get a life rather than nit pick...

May I suggest you get a life rather than nit pick what other people post!!!!!! Or is it the fact your tiny little DF seat is pressing on your brain that causes you to post remarks like that? :)
06-25-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,574
Posted By rydabent

I carry a CO2 inflator, and 3 CO2 bottles. I...

I carry a CO2 inflator, and 3 CO2 bottles. I also have a small pump with a flexible hose on it. Get one like mine with a short hose so you dont put pressure on your presta valve stem.
06-25-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,574
Posted By rydabent

I carry a CO2 inflator, and 3 CO2 bottles. I...

I carry a CO2 inflator, and 3 CO2 bottles. I also have a small pump with a flexible hose on it. Get one like mine with a short hose so you dont put pressure on your presta valve stem.
06-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,099
Posted By rydabent

Not a problem on a trike at all.

Not a problem on a trike at all.
06-25-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By rydabent

Is your frame under a lifetime warranty like most...

Is your frame under a lifetime warranty like most frames are?
06-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,571
Posted By rydabent

Yes I have, but this is a zombie thread, and few...

Yes I have, but this is a zombie thread, and few go clear back a read the entire 85 posts. My memory is just fine.
06-23-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,571
Posted By rydabent

It is amazing how much better you can see things...

It is amazing how much better you can see things if you have blue block sun glasses.
06-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,283
Posted By rydabent

Note however that trike riders, even if they...

Note however that trike riders, even if they belly pouches out wearing a spandex cycling jersey, are forgiven. Trike riders are expected to have a beard and an AERO BELLY. The aero belly makes...
06-23-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By rydabent

On what could be a long down hill run on one of...

On what could be a long down hill run on one of the MUPS, there is a driveway out of a grocery store. Cars are always blocking the trail. They never look to the right in this instance where I am...
06-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,283
Posted By rydabent

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts...

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts and rugby shorts. Tons cheaper too.
06-22-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,674
Posted By rydabent

Another thread bad mouthing electric assist...

Another thread bad mouthing electric assist bikes. Too late, you lose. People have voted with their money, and a good percentage of bikes I meet on the bike path this year, are electric assist.
...
06-22-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,571
Posted By rydabent

The absolute best sun glasses I have found for...

The absolute best sun glasses I have found for cycling is blu-block polarized ones.
06-22-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,142
Posted By rydabent

Very true. Several years ago I bought a...

Very true. Several years ago I bought a treadmill for my wife. I bought an $800 machine at a garage sale for $50.
06-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By rydabent

So many times, to do the job right, you have to...

So many times, to do the job right, you have to use two or three times the number of tools you first got out, and maybe one or two trips to the hardware store.

I think it is covered under Ralph's...
06-21-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,627
Posted By rydabent

Not so at all!!!!! If you have a good quality RD,...

Not so at all!!!!! If you have a good quality RD, and ALL the adjustments that affect the shifting are correct, and your shifting technique is correct, the RD just walks the chain up and down with...
06-21-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By rydabent

You come to the right place, cyclist are very...

You come to the right place, cyclist are very opinionated.
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