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05-31-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
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: 504
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: 1,324
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: 1,593
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: 1,593
Posted By JanMM

What's a heart stroke?

What's a heart stroke?
05-10-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
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: 32
Views: 4,469
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: 316
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: 303
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: 1,964
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: 2,047
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: 57,920
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: 1,828
Posted By JanMM

32/1.25

32/1.25
04-23-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
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: 9
Views: 830
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: 9
Views: 830
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: 1,235
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: 474
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: 743
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: 249
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: 474
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?
04-13-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By JanMM

Most tandem bikes have two separate chains, one...

Most tandem bikes have two separate chains, one of which goes to the rear wheel from the second rider's crank and the other goes from the front rider's crank back to the second rider's crank - this...
04-12-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By JanMM

There have been a few online sources of chain by...

There have been a few online sources of chain by the foot or in 12 or 14 foot lengths, but supplies seem iffy the last couple of years. I recently replaced the chain on one of my ‘bents with two and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By JanMM

Just took a look at the SRAM front shifters on my...

Just took a look at the SRAM front shifters on my 3 bikes. They have an L at one end and an H at the other. They are not indexed in that there is not a single setting for small, middle and large...
04-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By JanMM

https://i.imgur.com/tjcfmzs.png Looks a...

https://i.imgur.com/tjcfmzs.png

Looks a little far forward but don't take my word for it as I've not ridden drop bar bikes for a long, long time.

All newbies are suspected of being spammers or...
04-07-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,647
Posted By JanMM

And here we are 6 years later. :lol:

And here we are 6 years later. :lol:
04-07-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By JanMM

I, too, have used BB7's on 3 bikes since 2003 and...

I, too, have used BB7's on 3 bikes since 2003 and have been riding a bike with Spykes for a year and a half. BB7's have worked well but the Sprykes have been very quiet and over 5,000 miles have...
Forum: Introductions
04-02-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By JanMM

My spouse/stoker and I enjoy riding our RANS...

My spouse/stoker and I enjoy riding our RANS Screamer tandem recumbent bike. The Midwest Tandem Rally will be in Illinois this Labor Day. We have gone to several MTRs in the last few years and had...
03-30-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,179
Posted By JanMM

2012 - biking to work hit a slick bit of road...

2012 - biking to work hit a slick bit of road from a leaking truck perhaps and found myself and the bike sliding to a stop on my and it's left side. Frame member smacked my left shin in the process...
03-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By JanMM

Started keeping spreadsheets for distance ridden...

Started keeping spreadsheets for distance ridden about a decade ago. Just the date, total miles for that day and which bike I rode. Still manually entered. One spreadsheet for each year. Still doing...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By JanMM

As Blazing reminded us, riding uprights versus...

As Blazing reminded us, riding uprights versus recumbent, whether bike or trike, the same muscles are used but in different ways.
One difference between riding a bike of any sort or a trike is that...
03-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 609
Posted By JanMM

I used a couple of campy cable housing clamps...

I used a couple of campy cable housing clamps several decades ago and they were perfectly ok.
03-24-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,116
Posted By JanMM

Yep - always okay for a cyclist to transform into...

Yep - always okay for a cyclist to transform into a pedestrian and do whatever the hell seems appropriate. By ‘always’ I mean almost always.
03-23-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By JanMM

No....not a chopper. I ride two different short...

No....not a chopper. I ride two different short wheelbase recumbents and also a recumbent tandem.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51589245762_aea0a9614a_z.jpg
03-23-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By JanMM

One of my bikes has 406-32 front and 559-40 rear...

One of my bikes has 406-32 front and 559-40 rear tires. I’m ok with different sizes on a bike - all the bikes I ride have 20” front and 26” rear wheels. Keep in mind there may be a touch of what...
03-22-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By JanMM

Front wheel must be firmly attached to the fork,...

Front wheel must be firmly attached to the fork, for safety’s sake.
Video about how quick release skewer works....
03-20-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By JanMM

Heading off to my first club ride of 2022 in a...

Heading off to my first club ride of 2022 in a little while. 17 mile route for me. First organized ride since last October's Hilly Hundred weekend in Southern Indiana. Lots of rides with spouse...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,770
Posted By JanMM

Before I retired 39 months ago, I generally biked...

Before I retired 39 months ago, I generally biked to work only when it was above freezing, which worked out to Spring through Fall in Central Indiana. Biked to work almost every day while living in...
03-19-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,893
Posted By JanMM

Okay, this Zombie Thread is closed! Oops, I...

Okay, this Zombie Thread is closed!
Oops, I don’t have superpowers to close a thread. 😃
Have never had a close encounter with a bat - I always ring my bell if I see one coming at me.
03-17-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By JanMM

Itís a Lightning Phantom recumbent bike, which...

Itís a Lightning Phantom recumbent bike, which explains Lighting on the crank arm.
03-17-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By JanMM

I would imagine the bolt circle diameter (BCD) of...

I would imagine the bolt circle diameter (BCD) of the two larger rings is 130 and that the inner ringís BCD is 74. Measure to be sure.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html
Youíll need to...
03-09-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,935
Posted By JanMM

Smells like a conspiracy theory.

Smells like a conspiracy theory.
03-07-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By JanMM

I've had good service from the 9-sp triple Elita...

I've had good service from the 9-sp triple Elita GXP that was stock on my 2008 recumbent bike. Have changed bearings once, I think.
03-05-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By JanMM

27 does not equal 27.5 The three bikes that...

27 does not equal 27.5

The three bikes that I ride (two singles and a tandem) all have 20”/406 front and 26”/559 rear wheels.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,609
Posted By JanMM

Indiana has a “two minute” law for bikes or...

Indiana has a “two minute” law for bikes or motorbikes that allows for going through a red light - if it’s safe to do so - that doesn’t change for two minutes. Two minutes is an eternity.
02-18-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By JanMM

We've been running Atlas rims on our RANS...

We've been running Atlas rims on our RANS recumbent tandem for several years. The original wheels were Bontrager rims on Velocity hubs - the front rim cracked after about 4 years of use. We had...
02-15-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By JanMM

Spouse has been riding a Trek e-assist for...

Spouse has been riding a Trek e-assist for two-plus years. We’ve ridden together many many times/miles since getting it - usually I’m riding my Bacchetta ‘bent but we still occasionally ride our...
Forum: Recumbent
02-07-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,697
Posted By JanMM

Recumbent Riders relaxed their standards and let...

Recumbent Riders relaxed their standards and let me join! 😀
01-27-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By JanMM

Coroplast would be a lot lighter than wood and...

Coroplast would be a lot lighter than wood and can be repurposed from signs littering street corners, utility poles, etc
01-27-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By JanMM

Sold all my LPís to Half Price Books a long time...

Sold all my LPís to Half Price Books a long time ago and hung on to last mid-80ís Technics direct drive turntable until donated to Goodwill a couple of years ago. I donít miss vinyl.
Much easier to...
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