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05-02-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 57,854
Posted By restlessswind

I was never interested in clipless shoes and...

I was never interested in clipless shoes and pedals until I started riding a recumbent. Attaching your feet to the pedals gives you the ability to "spin" the cranks instead of pumping them. This gave...
04-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By restlessswind

Honestly, you'll spend too much on new rims. Find...

Honestly, you'll spend too much on new rims. Find another 24" bike with aluminum rims and just swap or get another used, better bike is my $.02
11-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By restlessswind

On 2nd thought, I wouldn't add the plastic cable...

On 2nd thought, I wouldn't add the plastic cable guide, there are already welded on ones. Just grease the area or use a cable sheath (very thin housing) to assist with the guides already there.
11-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By restlessswind

This is just my suggestion. You do what you have...

This is just my suggestion. You do what you have to do.
10-29-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By restlessswind

A wire clothes hanger is easy to cut and bend too.

A wire clothes hanger is easy to cut and bend too.
10-29-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By restlessswind

I always put the widest tire I can find that...

I always put the widest tire I can find that fits and doesn't require deflation to remove the wheel. Why? comfort.
10-29-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By restlessswind

Sure thing....It is very close to crushing the...

Sure thing....It is very close to crushing the edge of the fender as well. If that set on amazon doesn't work, it is fully returnable.
10-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By restlessswind

I am certain they put on the wrong brake...

I am certain they put on the wrong brake calipers. Even if you were to space them, the Quick-release part is still too close to the rack tube. The calipers need to be shorter.

This set ...
10-25-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,543
Posted By restlessswind

Can I get in on this and split some hairs? Oh...

Can I get in on this and split some hairs? Oh wait, Hair doesn't split. Oh yes it does? Or does it? :bang:
10-25-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By restlessswind

Post 10 BS posts here.I won't tell. (ask 10...

Post 10 BS posts here.I won't tell. (ask 10 questions about your bike. They can all be related, just different postings.
10-25-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,117
Posted By restlessswind

I am one that believes that keeping the steerer...

I am one that believes that keeping the steerer uncut is always the best idea unless you are sure the excess will never be needed. Good luck with that
10-21-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,117
Posted By restlessswind

A few years back a friend highly recommended a...

A few years back a friend highly recommended a CC. I bought a 56cm. I fussed and fussed with fit, but finally found my sweet spot. I put a 70mm stem with 30 deg rise and a Jones H-bar with 2" rise. I...
10-14-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By restlessswind

I like all types of bikes. I have a stable of all...

I like all types of bikes. I have a stable of all different breeds.
Hybrid
Hardtail MTB
Beach cruiser
e-bike (commuter)
crank-forward hybrid
recumbent (LWB)

I sell some, I buy some and I do...
10-14-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By restlessswind

What's with the stereotyping and hate?

Why are people so ignorant and perceive what one does differently as a bad thing or is a bad person? Be it cyclist vs pedestrian or driver, or upright vs recumbent, or beach cruiser vs roadie,...
10-12-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,042
Posted By restlessswind

I just squirt a couple drops of Tri-Flow in the...

I just squirt a couple drops of Tri-Flow in the housing ends when deemed necessary.
Forum: Recumbent
10-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By restlessswind

I understand and hear the creaking, but when...

I understand and hear the creaking, but when powering up a very steep hill, I was hearing much more than that....it was a stretching and tearing sound. I've checked the mesh and it is oid and worn,...
10-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By restlessswind

My PSA is 15, my age is 54. 3 biopsies, all...

My PSA is 15, my age is 54.
3 biopsies, all negative.
10-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By restlessswind

I've had 3 biopsies in the past 4 years, all...

I've had 3 biopsies in the past 4 years, all negative. I have been riding a bike regularly the past 5 years. My PSA is 15. It should be closer to 2. The last biopsy was an MRI overlay. I am getting...
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By restlessswind

I bought both of them. The Burley is virtually...

I bought both of them. The Burley is virtually brand new. Zero wear and tear. The rans is well ridden but in excellent shape. I picked up each for $300. The rans came with fairings, and related...
09-29-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,812
Posted By restlessswind

In my opinion, Taiwan made bikes have always been...

In my opinion, Taiwan made bikes have always been of superb quality, even in the 80's. Taiwan took over where Japan left off. Nowadays, Taiwan made bikes are the highest end of popular, mass produced...
09-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,468
Posted By restlessswind

Better not put the chain on backwards!:banned:

Better not put the chain on backwards!:banned:
09-21-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By restlessswind

I never had any issue with a crank forward...

I never had any issue with a crank forward cruiser. I think they are quite comfy.
09-21-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,468
Posted By restlessswind

Fun Fact: 78.327% of statistics are made up.

Fun Fact: 78.327% of statistics are made up.
09-21-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,107
Posted By restlessswind

Somebody posts a question on a PUBLIC forum, and...

Somebody posts a question on a PUBLIC forum, and someone responds with some comedic relief, and WOW!!
I was going to post my thoughts, but I will refrain from enabling a (Ken) grouch.
09-16-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,449
Posted By restlessswind

Anyting with cottered cranks Penny Farthings ...

Anyting with cottered cranks
Penny Farthings
Built by Wright Bros.
Stock with friction stem or downtube shifters, and hooped brake cables
Anything made in Japan, England, France, US or Italy...
09-16-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By restlessswind

Schwinn hasn't made a "high-quality" cruiser...

Schwinn hasn't made a "high-quality" cruiser since 2001, even those 1995-2001 cruisers are subjective to the "high quality" standards. These current ones are complete trash. In fact, I think Huffy...
09-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 469,543
Posted By restlessswind

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/dyno_3f7efd0eb00ccbb3f3e071b0b56f1224770ad6a9.jpg
09-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By restlessswind

jsut to make sure, you don't have V-brake only...

jsut to make sure, you don't have V-brake only levers on? They don't have enough leverage. The cable sits differently than in canti or sidepull levers (unless you have drop bars, of course)
09-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By restlessswind

I wouldn't strip it, even if it were lead free....

I wouldn't strip it, even if it were lead free. Sand, fill, sand, prime, sand, paint.
08-02-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,002
Posted By restlessswind

Trying to piece together a bike is quite...

Trying to piece together a bike is quite frustrating and expensive. It is better to be patient and buy a couple or few bikes on craigslist that have some (or all)of what you are looking for.. Cruiser...
07-26-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,162
Posted By restlessswind

2 year update

2 year update. The townie is still holding up quite well. It gets ridden on a lot of rough paths (baby heads and gravel equestrian paths) At least 2000 miles in total.
Battery is still handling the...
06-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By restlessswind

Step-Over Electra Townies

Ok, From the beginning, I always would squeam and squawk about these hideous looking bikes. However, I feel it is an acquired taste. First, I bought my wife a new Step-thru Towie Go (e-bike) a...
05-27-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By restlessswind

My ( new to me) Dyno Roadster

All original and kept indoors. Even the tires and tubes are original!...
05-19-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By restlessswind

I will say this: Nothing beats a bike that is...

I will say this: Nothing beats a bike that is COMFORTABLE. If you love your bike and sell it, I guarantee you will regret it. It's a lot of work and expense to get a new bike .....jussstt...
05-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By restlessswind

I would maybe change the pivot angle a smidge....

I would maybe change the pivot angle a smidge. Personally padding loss may require a tweak. That or the saddle foam has broke down. It may not look fatigued, but the cellular structure might be. 2...
12-20-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,399
Posted By restlessswind

They would be better is they had springs and not...

They would be better is they had springs and not elastomers. I can't do the elastomers.
Electra's XL wide double sprung from the special edition bikes are pretty comfy. They are available ala carte
12-19-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,399
Posted By restlessswind

OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent,...

OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent, especially Felt. Ones with double coil springs and a concave cushion seem to work best for me (on cruisers)
Give your saddle a chance. Play with the...
12-16-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,827
Posted By restlessswind

Just updating the review of my 2020 Vado 3.0... ...

Just updating the review of my 2020 Vado 3.0...

I've hit the 2000 mile mark. I still have a quiet chain and haven't needed to lube it yet. After the initial break-in of the spoke true, I haven't...
10-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,600
Posted By restlessswind

I was at a REI garage sale last Saturday and I...

I was at a REI garage sale last Saturday and I was able to grab a returned (new) B17 for $40. Yay for me!
10-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,176
Posted By restlessswind

It's called personal space. No different than...

It's called personal space. No different than tailgating in a car. If he wanted to draft, then ask me. I don't understand rudeness!
10-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,176
Posted By restlessswind

Crazy Commute this morning

My normally uneventful commute along a 12 mile stretch of MUP was quite interesting...and scary. First, I approached a pair of riders taking up the whole path. I dinged my bell, and again, and...
10-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,963
Posted By restlessswind

Truing wheels is fairly easy for side-to side...

Truing wheels is fairly easy for side-to side wobble...

Watch...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1SHmFBihKM
09-24-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By restlessswind

Yes, I get grumpy when I can't ride. It's mostly...

Yes, I get grumpy when I can't ride. It's mostly due to rain, cold or fog. (I commute a good 17+ miles each way), and other times when family matters get in the way. I think of bicycling as my new...
09-23-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By restlessswind

after the exposure to 99% humidity with an...

after the exposure to 99% humidity with an average rainfall of 3cm at any temperature above 277 K, you must dissemble each chain link and soak in a mineral spirits bath for 3 hours, followed by a...
09-23-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,245
Posted By restlessswind

Saddles are mounted to seatposts.

Saddles are mounted to seatposts.
09-18-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,162
Posted By restlessswind

I updated my OP. My wife took possession! It's...

I updated my OP. My wife took possession! It's light enough to travel on a trunk carrier.
1 year same as cash, 30 day return policy. Trek support. Not apologetic for not getting something more...
09-03-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By restlessswind

I rode my Raleigh Special 3 20+ miles on Sunday....

I rode my Raleigh Special 3 20+ miles on Sunday. All MUP From Carmichael, along the American River to Folsom, along Willow Creek and back
08-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By restlessswind

Mine is listed for $150 this one... ...

Mine is listed for $150
this one...
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/carmichael-electra-cruiser/6956086581.html...
08-27-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By restlessswind

And my wife/family thinks I'M out of control!! ...

And my wife/family thinks I'M out of control!! :roflmao:
Congtrats on your (is it 3rd or 4th?) new cruiser this month!!
08-13-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,060
Posted By restlessswind

For higher speeds and longer distance (or road...

For higher speeds and longer distance (or road tripping), I prefer a D.S/hybrid bike, modified to my fit (slight lean forward with the ability to sit upright). For schlepping around, I love my...
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