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01-22-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By rollagain

The cycle-mad city in Finland

Mods, feel free to move this; it's mostly about infrastructure.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-64354089
01-19-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,376
Posted By rollagain

Is it? I pulled this directly off of the link you...

Is it? I pulled this directly off of the link you gave to the CYC website:

"It’s made to fit 95% of all existing frames."
01-19-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,376
Posted By rollagain

I never mentioned the chainline, because I...

I never mentioned the chainline, because I actually looked at the photos and realized it was perfectly all right. However, that secondary chain drive has done the equivalent of adding a pedal spacer...
01-19-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,376
Posted By rollagain

Delightful. It'll eat your pantleg at the speed...

Delightful. It'll eat your pantleg at the speed of sound and skew your Q-factor off-center at the same time.
01-16-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By rollagain

Don't worry, the next Covid lockdown is on its...

Don't worry, the next Covid lockdown is on its way and everybody will be stocked up.
01-13-23, 01:05 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,835
Posted By rollagain

Not to get back on the original topic or...

Not to get back on the original topic or anything, but, rydabent ... if you really want to advance the cause for recumbent cycling, you might want to think about actually going out and riding the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,038
Posted By rollagain

Could the price disparity have something to do...

Could the price disparity have something to do with it?
01-02-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 808
Posted By rollagain

ErikHaamer Doesn't your garage have a floor drain?

ErikHaamer Doesn't your garage have a floor drain?
12-29-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,933
Posted By rollagain

I've named a couple of mine after other inanimate...

I've named a couple of mine after other inanimate objects. The Simcoe city-bike is the Xebec, named after a kind of sailing ship, a light freighter; it's equipped with a Wald 520 basket set which has...
12-15-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,442
Posted By rollagain

Sorcerer said, No, you'd just develop...

Sorcerer said,
No, you'd just develop calluses. We've been around as a species for about a half-million years, most of it without shoes. A great many people still live without them just fine.
12-15-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,876
Posted By rollagain

Ah, the Wonder Years, when the only bike tools...

Ah, the Wonder Years, when the only bike tools you needed were a large flat-bladed screwdriver and a crescent wrench. Loved it.

Don't worry so much; just ride and enjoy yourself. If you can't stop...
11-18-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By rollagain

At least they were honest about the shortcomings.

At least they were honest about the shortcomings.
11-06-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,540
Posted By rollagain

Then use something legal for self-defense, like...

Then use something legal for self-defense, like pepper spray, or buy a little water pistol and fill it with grapefruit juice.
11-06-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,540
Posted By rollagain

I did that once; was grinding up a steep little...

I did that once; was grinding up a steep little hill and this dog came charging out of a yard barking like mad. No way I could outrun or outmaneuver it, so I just stopped, patted my leg and called to...
11-06-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,540
Posted By rollagain

And if you get caught using that on anything but...

And if you get caught using that on anything but insects, you're legally liable. Just read the label on it.
10-31-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,542
Posted By rollagain

I was doing night rides a couple years ago in the...

I was doing night rides a couple years ago in the summer when it was too hot and humid to be riding comfortably in the day time. I'm in a semi-rural area and everything shuts down after about 9:00...
10-31-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,226
Posted By rollagain

Yes. There are a few hills in my neighborhood...

Yes. There are a few hills in my neighborhood that are so steep they should have stairs cut into them. They're not really hills, actually; the geniuses who laid out the roads around here just went...
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,580
Posted By rollagain

One of the best differences I discovered with a...

One of the best differences I discovered with a trike is how so much of your body can relax because it's no longer working to keep you upright. Also the view; you can look at most anything without...
09-30-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,459
Posted By rollagain

It took 49 replies for anyone to mention that?!

It took 49 replies for anyone to mention that?!
09-20-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By rollagain

Bet ya haven't seen one of these in a while

Saw this next to one of the bins when I went to dump my recyclables today.

Yeah, like it says, it's a classic....
11-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By rollagain

Image is everything

Shamelessly stolen from the internet ...
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/635x856/cyclists_9a94a1ddfe52efeac6c84e8c696195ce4cd8af39.png
11-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,957
Posted By rollagain

T 18: Every good downhill has a stop sign at...

T 18:
Every good downhill has a stop sign at the bottom.

Or a blind T-intersection, with or without a guardrail (whichever is worse) between you and a sheer cliff/river/pile of broken rock/swamp.
11-04-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,049
Posted By rollagain

When I'm driving, I'm always consciously trying...

When I'm driving, I'm always consciously trying to keep a little close to the centerline, watching for cyclists and/or pedestrians.
11-01-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,700
Posted By rollagain

My not-a-bike is ugly ... but then, it's not a...

My not-a-bike is ugly ... but then, it's not a bike, so maybe it doesn't qualify.

Anyway, it's ugly in part because I wanted it to be. When I ordered it, there were two colors available, an...
10-28-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,985
Posted By rollagain

That's probably true, and as well, the plastic...

That's probably true, and as well, the plastic used in those fenders may have been different from what's used today. I don't recall the make of the fenders, but they were metallic silver and they...
10-24-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,799
Posted By rollagain

There's another factor about being prepared that...

There's another factor about being prepared that the OP doesn't apprehend, and that's the possibility of being able to help someone else, which is more than enough reward for having lugged all those...
10-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By rollagain

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/100_1725_51d801f0b056a05e8834dd368c3c3a2b98c3b7f3.jpg
This beauty's for sale, btw.
10-20-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 15,210
Posted By rollagain

Here's your ride, preventec47 . Don't stop with...

Here's your ride, preventec47 . Don't stop with the bone-stock version, though; load it up with the thicker tubes, tire sealant, tire liners, chromed-steel fenders, rear baskets, large front basket,...
10-18-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By rollagain

My first thought was 'Montgomery Ward'.

My first thought was 'Montgomery Ward'.
10-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,096
Posted By rollagain

They apply because bicycles are vehicles.

They apply because bicycles are vehicles.
10-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,830
Posted By rollagain

You beat me to it.

You beat me to it.
10-10-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,795
Posted By rollagain

Columbus, Ohio, sometime in the late 1990s; I was...

Columbus, Ohio, sometime in the late 1990s; I was living in the Short North ...

I'd gone out for an after-dark ride, headed west on W. Main St. I'd gotten the idea to run out to some big-box...
08-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,181
Posted By rollagain

Somebody's bound to jump on me for this, but if...

Somebody's bound to jump on me for this, but if you want to see and photograph the most interesting stuff, get off the bike and walk. Maybe take along some kind of small pack or bag that you don't...
08-22-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,356
Posted By rollagain

I've long been accustomed to drinking the water...

I've long been accustomed to drinking the water at whatever temperature it's at. A couple hours in the sun will get it warm, but it's never gotten what I'd consider hot.

Even at home I don't care...
07-04-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,296
Posted By rollagain

Wait for Covid to kill off a couple million...

Wait for Covid to kill off a couple million people, then start shopping the estate sales.
06-24-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,625
Posted By rollagain

You could get one of these ... ...

You could get one of these ...

https://cyclingspares.com/bicycle-pump/eyezoff-airbone-zt702-supernova-ultra-compact-bicycle-pump-for-schraderpresta-9-9cm-silver/

It only delivers about a...
06-18-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,911
Posted By rollagain

There's a variety without ratchet pawls, probably...

There's a variety without ratchet pawls, probably moist commonly found in single-speed coaster-brake bikes, but not always. I once had a Raleigh Technium touring bike with that. One day I was out...
06-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By rollagain

Attach saddlebags, frame bags, or whatever,...

Attach saddlebags, frame bags, or whatever, enough to contain your pump, tools, tube, etc., and just leave 'em on the bike. Then your only prep time is checking the tires and airing them up if needed.
06-08-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By rollagain

I think most bike shops get most or all of their...

I think most bike shops get most or all of their merchandise through QBP, so when you order some small item, your order gets added to a bunch of others and the shipping charges get distributed among...
06-01-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By rollagain

If you're looking, here are a couple: ...

If you're looking, here are a couple:

Twofish Unlimited - Bicycle Accessory Fasteners (http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html)
05-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,437
Posted By rollagain

Nice! I like the clean looks.

Nice! I like the clean looks.
05-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,757
Posted By rollagain

But it IS the manufacturer's fault that you can't...

But it IS the manufacturer's fault that you can't get a replacement of a part that's designed to be sacrificed to save your derailleur (and maybe your wheel). They should be better about keeping a...
05-23-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,821
Posted By rollagain

Pheonix, it is! Such an appropriate name. Had to...

Pheonix, it is! Such an appropriate name. Had to laugh at the "18 Speed" decal, though.

Good for another 100,000 miles, lol!
05-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,190
Posted By rollagain

Colorful! I like that!

Colorful! I like that!
05-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,246
Posted By rollagain

Baboon-butt, LOL!

Baboon-butt, LOL!
05-12-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,203
Posted By rollagain

See also, "harsh ride". Those wheels are almost...

See also, "harsh ride". Those wheels are almost identical to a great many wheelchair wheels (I worked in a wheelchair shop for 12 yrs). Nearly impossible to break, but give the ride comfort of cast...
05-04-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,340
Posted By rollagain

Twofish Unlimited - Bicycle Accessory Fasteners...

Twofish Unlimited - Bicycle Accessory Fasteners (http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html)
04-19-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By rollagain

Just a question, but was the driver able to see...

Just a question, but was the driver able to see you in his rearview mirror(s)? If you were too close to the tailgate you were likely invisible unless the truck was equipped with a (working) backup...
03-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,549
Posted By rollagain

Scroll down to "Product Details" on the Amazon...

Scroll down to "Product Details" on the Amazon page and you'll find a little button that asks "Would you like to tell us about a lower price?" Click that and follow the instructions.
03-29-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,250
Posted By rollagain

Plus one for the Wald basket set. They're really...

Plus one for the Wald basket set. They're really solid. I got the smaller one and it fit on my bike perfectly, which is rare as I understand it. They include a package of small hardware to jury-rig...
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