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Forum: Recumbent
06-12-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Skankingbiker

this. its like the people who complain about...

this. its like the people who complain about bikesdirect. online deals are deals for a reason. you have to have some competency. yeah, my performer has had some quirks and things that needed...
Forum: Recumbent
06-11-19, 08:58 AM
Forum: Recumbent
06-11-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Skankingbiker

Your "metal shavings" appear to be from the idler...

Your "metal shavings" appear to be from the idler wheel making contact with the aluminum chain guard plate. Bend the chain guard plate into an arc
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By Skankingbiker

Depends on the number of carb-replacement...

Depends on the number of carb-replacement beverages at the end of the previous days ride.
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

After Consulting some tire/ Rim charts, Looks...

After Consulting some tire/ Rim charts, Looks like a 1.1 Tire will work with a 19 mm rim... that opens things up a bit
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

I appreciate your honest insights. 700cc is a no...

I appreciate your honest insights. 700cc is a no go for me because my legs are short and I wont be able to touch the ground. The group I ride with doesn't do pacelines or draft. Its very informal,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

My ride (performer FWD) is currently a 20/20 set...

My ride (performer FWD) is currently a 20/20 set up. I am going to try 26/26. I already have a front 26 wheel that I got a few years back.

I am a little on the heavy side (215), and am getting a...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

Huh..my conti gatorskin says “28-558 (26 x 1 1/8)”

Huh..my conti gatorskin says “28-558 (26 x 1 1/8)”
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

I do. You would wind up denting the edge of the...

I do. You would wind up denting the edge of the rim and increase potential for blowout because the tire is not wide enough to cover the rim edge. Sheldon Brown has/had a page on acceptable rim/tire...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

3 figures is fine. Problem is most of the stuff...

3 figures is fine. Problem is most of the stuff I am seeing is 23 or 25 mm internal rim width, which is: a) heavy; and b) too wide for a narrow tire.
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Skankingbiker

Recommend 26 rear wheel disc for road tire

Looking for a lightweight 26 rear wheel that takes a disc brake and will work with 1 1/8 tire. Can't seem to find anything other than questionable fare at Aliexpress.
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By Skankingbiker

Going add my 2 cents here at join the chorus of...

Going add my 2 cents here at join the chorus of "it depends" on a lot of factors including set up. I have had my recumbent for about a year now. I just realized that have a tad more upright seat...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Skankingbiker

I just like to ride my bike and try not to pay...

I just like to ride my bike and try not to pay attention to what others think. I passed a paceline on a downhill last weekend, but they caught me on the next roller. Thought nothing of it. I have...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By Skankingbiker

I have had nothing but good experience dealing...

I have had nothing but good experience dealing with Performer. Christine answered all of my e-mails, allowed me to customize my highracer into a lowracer, responded to questions I had about the frame...
04-17-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Skankingbiker

But does your back look this this ) or like...

But does your back look this this ) or like this (
04-17-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Skankingbiker

Posture w/ low back injury..Lordosis?

i have bulging disks at l5/s1 and l4/l5 that hit my nerves.. the discs bulge from back. as such normal cycling position aggravates the disc bulges causing much pain. i have been riding a recumbent...
03-27-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Skankingbiker

Thanks for responses. Took to LBS. Turns out only...

Thanks for responses. Took to LBS. Turns out only lockring threads were stripped.
03-25-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Skankingbiker

Stripped lockring threads on Deore XT hub

I was swapping out cassettes to transform my Pugsley back to a Krampug. Rear wheel has Shimano Doere XT hub. Cassette is one of the new sunrace extended-range 9 speed. I have replaced/swapped...
03-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Skankingbiker

Thanks. I just have 1 rack up there now. The...

Thanks. I just have 1 rack up there now. The amazon return period ends in a couple weeks and I was considering returning them; but if flexing is normal, then I will just give it a go and cross my...
03-18-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,237
Posted By Skankingbiker

Not the same. Suspenders snap Braces...

Not the same.

Suspenders snap

Braces Button
03-18-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Skankingbiker

Mine are the low profile "aero" style

Mine are the low profile "aero" style
03-18-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Skankingbiker

Roof Rails flex under load-Cause for concern?

Added some aftermarket crossbars to my 19 crosstrek (Brightlines from amazon ), and then mounted a Rocky Mounts Tomahawk rack to it.

I am concerned that after mounting a bike into the rack i can...
03-05-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,891
Posted By Skankingbiker

we we have the opposite going on here to...

we we have the opposite going on here to Wisconsin. A lot of the rural roads are so bad and local communities do not have the funds to pave them so they are reverting back to gravel
03-04-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,891
Posted By Skankingbiker

So .... like steel? also there are a few small...

So .... like steel? also there are a few small companiez selling 'vibration dampening' stems and seatposts
03-04-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Skankingbiker

Tsunami Steel Cx frames

I am looking for a budget steel gravel frame and came across the Tsunami brand of cro-mo frames. Clearance for up to 45mm tires. Anyone have any experience with these?
Forum: Recumbent
02-21-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,488
Posted By Skankingbiker

I can recommend performer and its FWD model. ...

I can recommend performer and its FWD model. Agree about the height thing and 700c wheels. I am 5'8" and thats one of the reasons I went with dual 451 wheels. IMHO, unless you are racing, feeling...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By Skankingbiker

Actually planning to do it on a recumbent due to...

Actually planning to do it on a recumbent due to back issue. My question was more just general conditioning. Don't want to do too much too soon.
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By Skankingbiker

Slow and steady Clyde. A few 100+ mile gravel...

Slow and steady Clyde. A few 100+ mile gravel events. 40-50 mile weekend rides----before injury
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By Skankingbiker

Training plan for double century in August?

I am considering doing the Ride Across Wisconsin in August--2 day double century I missed most of last season due to a back injury. I am at a total loss as far as training regimens. I don't want to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,631
Posted By Skankingbiker

Well, i was intrigued by the mbb design, but was...

Well, i was intrigued by the mbb design, but was not going to shell out for a cruzbike sight unseen. i was willing to take a $1200 loss on the performer
......3gs....not so much.
12-10-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 9,873
Posted By Skankingbiker

How/why do you think he GOT cancer? Early on,...

How/why do you think he GOT cancer? Early on, everyone's favorite car doctor was just doping athletes up to high heaven...people had no clue the results of high dosages or long-term use.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Skankingbiker

Wound up getting a NOS bianchi carbon fork/alum...

Wound up getting a NOS bianchi carbon fork/alum steer from “the bay” that I am assuming was meant for a hybrid. Added about 2.5 inches to steer tube, which allows me to set my bars with the hoods...
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Skankingbiker

Thanks for the responses. Quick question. Will...

Thanks for the responses. Quick question. Will modern Shimano durace barend shifters work on the downtube mounts?
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Skankingbiker

NOS 80s Miyata Alum Frame

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/miyata_a893fa8d3c9604755fed2ea09b034873811c5854.jpg

Apparently a never built frame. $80. Treasure or trash?
Forum: Recumbent
11-15-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Skankingbiker

Glad I could buck the trend. Love my performer...

Glad I could buck the trend. Love my performer high-to-low racer conversion
11-13-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By Skankingbiker

Exp. w/ Gyes 151AH or GS17?

Looking for a new leather saddle. I have 2 brooks, but needed to punch and cut them to alleviate pressure on my taint. Tried a Cambium C17 and the hump in the middle was a big issue for me.
...
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Skankingbiker

Diamondback Parkway

Considering this for a potential gravel/winter bike. Not familiar with the model. Looking for opinions as to desireability and price. Thanks.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Skankingbiker

Injury = headtube extender/fork or new bike

I messed my back up pretty good earlier this year and have been riding a recumbent most of the season. 2 disc bulges\pinched nerves, torn ass tendon, and torn hip labrum. I have been able to return...
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,631
Posted By Skankingbiker

My Review of Performer FWD Custom Midracer

Originally posted on BROL:

After three months of riding my Performer FWD Zelus custom fitted with 451 wheels/fork, I think I have enough data to do an “initial review” so-to-speak.



Anyone...
09-05-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Skankingbiker

I did a DIY cut on a B17 to get an...

I did a DIY cut on a B17 to get an imperial..based on lots of posts here with people doing similar...looks and works great. just trying to see if anyone had done the same with a cambium.
09-04-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Skankingbiker

I have a noncarved c17. well aware that they...

I have a noncarved c17. well aware that they make a carved one. don't want to buy a new one
09-04-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Skankingbiker

Anyone DIY carve a cambium?

I have DIY carved a Brooks b17 to great success due to several threads here on the subject. Wondering if anyone has DIY carved a Cambium and if there would be issues with the cloth separating from...
Forum: Recumbent
08-27-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By Skankingbiker

I have owned my performer FWD custom lowracer now...

I have owned my performer FWD custom lowracer now for a little over a month. I live in a moderately hilly area. So far, no issues with front wheel slip or traction whatsoever. Also no issue with...
08-06-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Skankingbiker

the cable was clamped the cable was clamped...

the cable was clamped the cable was clamped properly. I did forget to shift the shifter all the way down before reconnecting. However, the problem occurred even with the cable unattached. Anson,...
08-05-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Skankingbiker

I guess there was a miscommunication then because...

I guess there was a miscommunication then because I just wanted to know how to fix it myself.
08-05-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Skankingbiker

Mea culpa. I was unaware trigger shifters were...

Mea culpa. I was unaware trigger shifters were made for road bikes. I did not initially provide the information about the shifters being mounted on a recumbent bicycle because any time "recumbent"...
08-05-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Skankingbiker

Funny, because most dope smokers I know are laid...

Funny, because most dope smokers I know are laid back chill dudes. .... As to any "over-reaction", I don't take kindly to having my purchasing habits insulted and well as my knowledge about bike...
08-05-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By Skankingbiker

On my MTBs I always mount my rear mech and rear...

On my MTBs I always mount my rear mech and rear brake on the right. (right = rear/ left = front). Part of my reasoning is the fabled "endo myth." My right hand is dominate, so I have that pulling...
08-05-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Skankingbiker

Well, I thank you for your assistance kind sir....

Well, I thank you for your assistance kind sir. The remainder of the posters did nothing but insult me and make irrelevant judgment and assumptions about my purchasing habits. I simply do not...
08-05-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 677
Posted By Skankingbiker

??? Why would you assume I am a dope smoking...

??? Why would you assume I am a dope smoking hippie?
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