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08-21-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By pm124

Spindle length on BB

Hi all--I need a very long spindle bottom bracket. I'm presently running FSA Gossamer cranks with a Mega Expo. Sorry for being ignorant here, but do I just get a triple? It is difficult to find the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By pm124

RChung--So, just to be clear--are you saying that...

RChung--So, just to be clear--are you saying that the recumbent calculations are over-estimates or under-estimates of the actual CdA? And what about modern day Z bikes with carbon frames? What about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By pm124

Can you provide data on your power and whether...

Can you provide data on your power and whether you were on the drops of a road bike? What tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By pm124

Yes, indeed. That's why I'm hoping to get people...

Yes, indeed. That's why I'm hoping to get people to post their data. With these data, it might be possible to improve the calculator!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By pm124

Fastest bikes in the world today? Power-to-speed estimates

How fast you can go at any given power output is determined by your wind resistance, your rolling resistance, and the stiffness of the frame.

This speed calculator...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,849
Posted By pm124

Custom M5 is the best option. I had a folding...

Custom M5 is the best option. I had a folding Performer FWD, and it was a good value.

High racers are a touch faster and higher in traffic, but don't give you that "I'm one with the earth"...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By pm124

The perfect starting bike in my opinion is an...

The perfect starting bike in my opinion is an Encore. You can customize it to fit you easily and it dials in better than most other bikes. It is much faster than a road bike (though not as fast as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 11,613
Posted By pm124

Yup! If you can put out 200W, it will make a...

Yup! If you can put out 200W, it will make a difference. At 200W, a racing recumbent is about 20% faster than a road bike with the rider in an aero position on a flat. At 300W, this advantage...
09-01-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,588
Posted By pm124

Doc Wui, what is the name of that thing you...

Doc Wui, what is the name of that thing you bought on Amazon?
09-01-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By pm124

That was the problem!! Thank you. I solved it...

That was the problem!! Thank you. I solved it with a spacer.
08-31-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By pm124

BB7 makes clanging noise

This is a new install of an old brake on an old frame. I swapped it from one bike to another. The brake worked before it was installed.. Any ideas?

I believe my install is OK. It is set to 2/3...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By pm124

Interesting. What is the difference between sew...

Interesting. What is the difference between sew ups and clinchers now? E.g., same brand model, Crr? I've never looked into that.

Yes, the Baron is a heavy and not super aero bike relative to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By pm124

Yes. 2 bikes. They are great!

Yes. 2 bikes. They are great!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By pm124

Recumbents are not much faster than road bikes!

At least not on 400K rides. This is a very fun analysis of two riders who rode side-by-side for most of the race without drafting: Randonneuring: recumbent efficiency ? Dave McCraw...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

It is all Dura Ace and Chris King, so the...

It is all Dura Ace and Chris King, so the components are worth 15% of the price of the bike to begin with, so that doesn't make any sense!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

They are offering the original owner 15% back. He...

They are offering the original owner 15% back. He was kind enough to reach out to them. I returned the bike to him. He is now asking for 25% of the cost of the frame, with just the frame returned.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

The under seat steer was the MK I.

The under seat steer was the MK I.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

Bike Friday got back to me. We are trying to...

Bike Friday got back to me. We are trying to figure out what to do. They offered to make another repair on the frame, but I would be too scared to ride it at this point to be honest.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

Hello--Actually, I haven't heard back with them...

Hello--Actually, I haven't heard back with them since I emailed them pictures on Friday. They are hopefully just pondering. Will give a call follow up if I don't hear back. This was the sport. All...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,616
Posted By pm124

I agree with everything that is said here. The...

I agree with everything that is said here. The advantage of small stowage outweighs the disadvantages associated with small wheels. I used to believe that small wheels were superior because they are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

Hello all, yes I did reach out to them and will...

Hello all, yes I did reach out to them and will let you all know what they say. I agree that besides this bike and the Ticket, they have a good track record. They have also been great about managing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

416737 This is the seat support that broke...

416737

This is the seat support that broke on me a month ago. The replaced it with high quality steel supports very quickly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

Thanks everyone. Bike Friday is a great company....

Thanks everyone. Bike Friday is a great company. I will let you know what they decide to do once they return my email during the work week. I have heard a number of other owners with various...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

None of the accidents resulted in serious injury....

None of the accidents resulted in serious injury. Not even a scratch yesterday, though I was about to undertake a rapid descent. The first accident resulted in a valve stem going into my calf, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,169
Posted By pm124

Unsafe at Any Speed? The Bike Friday SatRday Mach II

This was the second frame failure on this bike and third accident due to mechanical problems. The company has been wonderfully helpful at addressing any problems. I am not the original owner, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By pm124

I'm pretty sure I couldn't keep up with you even...

I'm pretty sure I couldn't keep up with you even if I had electric assist, Jur!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By pm124

Extremely subjective speed observations

None of this was done with a power tap. So, my best objective measure is how often I have been passed on the bike path over the years. I am the kind of silly person who uses other riders as a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 104,907
Posted By pm124

Jur--No question you will have the coolest folder...

Jur--No question you will have the coolest folder out there!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 104,907
Posted By pm124

Yes, some diamond frame aluminum bikes will take...

Yes, some diamond frame aluminum bikes will take a long time to fail. But on average, titanium can be passed down over the generations like a good watch and aluminum will die a painful death before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By pm124

Ah! Most excellent! Thanks so much for this. It's...

Ah! Most excellent! Thanks so much for this. It's super helpful.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By pm124

Or is there any reason why one can't just hang...

Or is there any reason why one can't just hang small panniers on this (http://www.nycewheels.com/brompton-a-bag-frame.html)?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,264
Posted By pm124

Ha ha ha. just saw this. What is a B rack? Is it...

Ha ha ha. just saw this. What is a B rack? Is it the R option? If not, how did that (http://www.foldabikes.com/CurrentEvents/Listing5/gallery53.html) guy get all of that stuff on the back of the bike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By pm124

I was actually thinking of this Amazon.com :...

I was actually thinking of this Amazon.com : Schwinn Alloy Rear Rack : Bike Racks : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By pm124

Awesome! Thanks much. Jur, I can't access the...

Awesome! Thanks much. Jur, I can't access the Yahoo forums.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,774
Posted By pm124

Did anyone figure out how to mount Ortlieb Front...

Did anyone figure out how to mount Ortlieb Front Roller Panniers onto a Brompton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,872
Posted By pm124

Hi--It doesn't fold apart from the stem and the...

Hi--It doesn't fold apart from the stem and the seat going down. There is no frame hinge. The remaining package is pretty small, but not as small as other folders in this category. The cool thing is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,872
Posted By pm124

Awesome! Thanks so much. this would solve both...

Awesome! Thanks so much. this would solve both the gearing and the rolling resistance problem at the same time.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,872
Posted By pm124

KHS iPED

This is an unusual folding bike. It is a crank forward bike, meaning the pedals are positioned a little bit in front of the rider than below the rider. This allows for a much lower profile, a quicker...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By pm124

I have a KHS iPed Manhattan I am letting go of....

I have a KHS iPed Manhattan I am letting go of. Man, is that bike fun to ride. It is no speed demon, but it is very stable and it folds much faster than anything but a tikit.
Forum: Northeast
06-17-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By pm124

Forum: Recumbent
11-05-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,230
Posted By pm124

Yeah, I would just go for a used Bacchetta Ti...

Yeah, I would just go for a used Bacchetta Ti Aero. It will set you back $2000, but with titanium, you can't go wrong. They are not as fast as low racers, but way faster than a much more expensive...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By pm124

When...when??!!

When...when??!!
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,760
Posted By pm124

How small will the conventional tandem get, once...

How small will the conventional tandem get, once stripped down to its skivvies?

At 1/4 the price of a Screamer TR, I would think SOMEONE else must have tried the conventional recumbent tandem....
Forum: Northeast
04-13-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By pm124

+1 for them. -1 for Habitat. They inflate...

+1 for them.
-1 for Habitat. They inflate prices and the head mechanic is rude.
I really like the kids down at Dah Shop on Division St. in Chinatown. They have little by way of selection, but they...
Forum: Northeast
04-13-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By pm124

+1 for them. -1 for Habitat. They inflate...

+1 for them.
-1 for Habitat. They inflate prices and the head mechanic is rude.
I really like the kids down at Dah Shop on Division St. in Chinatown. They have little by way of selection, but they...
Forum: Recumbent
11-11-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,746
Posted By pm124

I am 15% faster on my Ti Aero with the seat stays...

I am 15% faster on my Ti Aero with the seat stays at mid-point (about 19"). I would be faster if I were on a low racer with a 20 degree seat angle. Uprights put you in parachute position, and the...
Forum: Recumbent
11-11-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,746
Posted By pm124

The bike calculator is in line with my personal...

The bike calculator is in line with my personal experience. I would not ride a low racer b/c I'm in NYC traffic. But if I was in the right locale, that's what I would ride. This is a fast one:...
Forum: Touring
11-11-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By pm124

East Coast Greenway

Sorry if this is a re-do: http://greenway.org/
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By pm124

David Byrne and his 7 folding bikes on tour

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/on-two-wheels-with-david-byrne/?hp

Sounds like a good life.
09-25-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By pm124

Thanks so much everyone. It started to shift...

Thanks so much everyone. It started to shift poorly in other gears, so it must be a housing problem. This is a very long bike (a recumbent), so I think it has to do with the length of cable. I'll try...
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