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Forum: Recumbent
02-27-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By BlazingPedals

It never gets easier, you just go faster. This is...

It never gets easier, you just go faster. This is just as true with velomobiles as it is with road bikes. My test ride in a velo was immediately following a metric century in which I took the final 4...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,780
Posted By BlazingPedals

To put it another way, I've seen Cruzbikes in...

To put it another way, I've seen Cruzbikes in action, and don't believe they're as fast or faster than other lowracers or highracers. I wouldn't recommend a MBB bike to any first-time recumbent...
02-23-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,626
Posted By BlazingPedals

My tractor does most of the heavy work, but...

My tractor does most of the heavy work, but clean-up around the house is still by hand.
02-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By BlazingPedals

Any words on it? What alloy is it? What brakes,...

Any words on it? What alloy is it? What brakes, style, what size wheels? With no other info to go on, I'd say you have a ML06009170-ZGO80G. Which probably indicates a cheap Chinese frame.
02-23-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,547
Posted By BlazingPedals

Negative on that. In my upright-riding days I'd...

Negative on that. In my upright-riding days I'd ride 150+ miles every weekend and shorter 25-mile evening rides during the week. The sore butt got slightly more tolerable but never went away. I...
02-23-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's it? A number but not even a manufacturer?...

That's it? A number but not even a manufacturer? Good Luck.
02-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can...

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can make it the 800 feet to my mailbox in light snow and ice; but it ain't exactly confidence-inspiring. I have to pick my way carefully. Better to have...
02-15-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By BlazingPedals

Answering neophytes' questions like we're a sect...

Answering neophytes' questions like we're a sect of bicycling gurus camped on top of a mountain isn't why we're here. Although it occasionally happens. Minus the mountain.
02-15-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By BlazingPedals

Spuds - is that you??? :roflmao:

Spuds - is that you??? :roflmao:
02-15-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,192
Posted By BlazingPedals

Reminds me of 650B, except that there's actually...

Reminds me of 650B, except that there's actually a few reasons to like discs...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know which model you're referring to, but...

I don't know which model you're referring to, but trikes in general don't normally go on a 2-arm trunk carrier very well. I'd expect better results using a 3-tray bumper rack. Also Sunseeker in...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,780
Posted By BlazingPedals

I recently borrowed a Silvio. The intent was to...

I recently borrowed a Silvio. The intent was to ride it exclusively until I got used to it. The reality was, after only a few 10-15 mile rides, I found myself avoiding going for a ride because I...
02-14-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have broken skewers before through abuse; but...

I have broken skewers before through abuse; but never yet have I worn one out.
02-14-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,742
Posted By BlazingPedals

As one of my fellow club members once stated:...

As one of my fellow club members once stated: "Your big ring is for the first half of your ride. The next ring is for the second half. If you have a triple, you can do three halves of a ride."
02-14-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd say the top speed would be more like 16 mph...

I'd say the top speed would be more like 16 mph and you should gear it for an 8-10 mph cruising speed. Seventy-two? Only in free-fall. Interesting as a parade machine,a.k.a. Kinetic Sculpture; not...
02-07-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

The curve of the derailleur won't exactly match...

The curve of the derailleur won't exactly match the circumference of the chainring, but it'll be close enough to work. I've learned that you can mis-match them by quite a lot. The biggest concern is...
02-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By BlazingPedals

Link? CGOAB is a huge site. Never mind, I found...

Link? CGOAB is a huge site. Never mind, I found it.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1mr&page_id=563153&v=Yh
02-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,598
Posted By BlazingPedals

A recumbent bike or trike would absolutely cure...

A recumbent bike or trike would absolutely cure hand pain. That was the main reason for me going that route. However, it's usually implied that the person asking wants to keep their current bike; so...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-03-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,571
Posted By BlazingPedals

There was a lot more to it than just not agreeing...

There was a lot more to it than just not agreeing with the article. True, the article dug up dirt on the kid, basically he re-posted a racially-insensitive joke when he was younger. It was later...
02-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By BlazingPedals

Personally, I think that sometimes it's a no-win...

Personally, I think that sometimes it's a no-win situation. If they post a question that's been asked before, they're told to do a search. If they first do a search and then post to a 10-year-old...
02-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By BlazingPedals

Supposedly a one-legged 'fork' would be lighter,...

Supposedly a one-legged 'fork' would be lighter, but in practice you have to built it and the hub a lot stouter in order to resist the torsion of a one-sided wheel. I can't believe there's much...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By BlazingPedals

Same here. My HR was only in the 140s, breathing...

Same here. My HR was only in the 140s, breathing getting a bit heavier, and I was just starting to feel good, so I asked if we could see what my max was. Cardiologist told me with a sour expression...
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,967
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back when I lived in town, I used to...

Back when I lived in town, I used to cycle-commute year around. Mostly on an upright. Even my mountain bike had problems when the snow got more than a couple of inches deep. Bents were fair-weather...
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,967
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not necessarily a recumbent issue; but you don't...

Not necessarily a recumbent issue; but you don't need FAT (3-5 inch wide) tires to ride gravel. Most MTBs with 1.75-2.1" tires do gravel just fine. You don't need the fatties until you get into...
01-31-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By BlazingPedals

Red for taillights, white for headlights. Why...

Red for taillights, white for headlights. Why would any cyclist want to confuse motorists?
01-31-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,729
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys...

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys in my bike club that are 80 - this year I guess they'd be 81. They call themselves the "40 club" since they were all born in 1940. The slowest rides...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By BlazingPedals

I get my second shot on 2/5. Pfizer. Like KenCT...

I get my second shot on 2/5. Pfizer. Like KenCT the injection site was sore for a few days after the first one. I may be naturally immune now, but I'm not taking any chances!
01-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,697
Posted By BlazingPedals

If distances are the same but average speeds are...

If distances are the same but average speeds are way different, it's likely due to how the 'time stopped' is computed. Sometimes it counts anything below a certain speed as 'stopped' for instance if...
01-27-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,328
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think your landing strategy has to be...

I think your landing strategy has to be pre-programmed. Practice falling a lot! Otherwise, just do your best to NOT stick a hand out.

The incident that first got me to wear a helmet was this: For...
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,613
Posted By BlazingPedals

I am off the top of the European scale for chest...

I am off the top of the European scale for chest size, and have been since I was 5% BF in high school. Unless you're 5'6" and 135-pounds, you're generally better served by 'Club' sizing.
01-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By BlazingPedals

Left lever/rear brake is supposedly more common...

Left lever/rear brake is supposedly more common in England. That makes the right lever work the front brake, which matches what motorcycles use.
01-24-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By BlazingPedals

I never heard 20 million by the end of December....

I never heard 20 million by the end of December. I always heard no significant immunizations until maybe March. By that timetable we're doing fine. I've already had my first dose. It'll get better as...
01-24-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,742
Posted By BlazingPedals

I normally ride in my big ring. Mid-Michigan is...

I normally ride in my big ring. Mid-Michigan is relatively flat at about 11-15 ft/mile and while grades can occasionally be 10%, it's never for long. I normally just power up in the middle of the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,967
Posted By BlazingPedals

Diamond Frame. I prefer to use, "Upright" since...

Diamond Frame. I prefer to use, "Upright" since it makes a nice counterpart to, "Recumbent." Besides, some sensitive individual might think DF stands for something objectionable.
01-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate...

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate trip, but I think it's terrible that they're charging you an administration fee when they're the ones canceling. And $150 seems excessive. They should...
01-10-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's good to hear you were only affected a little...

It's good to hear you were only affected a little bit. It's been 3 months since I got out of the hospital and only now can I take a full breath without it hurting.
01-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By BlazingPedals

Going to a smaller front wheel will make the bike...

Going to a smaller front wheel will make the bike twitchier by increasing the head tube angle, if that's your goal. You can also accomplish it by getting a fork with more rake. Do you have a disc...
01-06-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,120
Posted By BlazingPedals

The title of this thread is a little bit...

The title of this thread is a little bit misleading. Bombing down a hill isn't how fast you ride. It's how fast you're willing to go under conditions where speed isn't dependent on power supplied by...
01-06-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By BlazingPedals

Lower gears make you go slower. No thanks.

Lower gears make you go slower. No thanks.
01-06-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,799
Posted By BlazingPedals

Valve caps on my avatar bike: ...

Valve caps on my avatar bike:


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01-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By BlazingPedals

It takes a heckuva lot of force to break a bead....

It takes a heckuva lot of force to break a bead. Are you sure that's what happened?
01-04-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By BlazingPedals

My preference is always to stop and get a meal...

My preference is always to stop and get a meal mid-ride somewhere. If you're going through a bunch of small towns, that's the perfect opportunity to hit some small mom-and-pop place. On the occasions...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By BlazingPedals

Dear Wife wanted a bike/trike. I wanted her to...

Dear Wife wanted a bike/trike. I wanted her to get something like that, but she chose a cruiser (upright.) Oh well...
01-02-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,258
Posted By BlazingPedals

I broke a chain once. It was winter, and the...

I broke a chain once. It was winter, and the chain was rusty. Of course it was rusty, what with salty slush being everwhere! Anyway, I was taking off from a stop and it broke right in the max power...
01-02-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By BlazingPedals

I put up with saddle issues for years, but what...

I put up with saddle issues for years, but what really drove me crazy was unrelenting hand issues. At the time I was a HS diving coach and my core strength was off the scale. It wasn't a personal...
01-02-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By BlazingPedals

In function, crank-forwards are most like...

In function, crank-forwards are most like flat-foot cruisers such as Electra. They are neither recumbent nor hybrid. Since RANS is a recumbent manufacturer, 'BentRider Online...
12-28-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,120
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I love going fast if the downhill allows it...

Yeah, I love going fast if the downhill allows it (smooth clean pavement, gentle curves, and good sight lines.) Unfortunately there aren't any hills that are big enough near my home range to reach...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 406,067
Posted By BlazingPedals

One thing I never liked about older Stratii was...

One thing I never liked about older Stratii was the seat base, which was either level or slightly nose-down. It made riding it an exercise in pushing yourself back into the seat constantly. This one...
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,242
Posted By BlazingPedals

I only ever saw one Rotator, but I don't remember...

I only ever saw one Rotator, but I don't remember it being square tubing. In fact, I even found the pic.
...
12-25-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By BlazingPedals

I suspect he will be charged and convicted....

I suspect he will be charged and convicted. Driving impaired makes it a slam-dunk for the prosecutor, with absolutely no backlash from the apologists. He can expect the same treatment as the guy a...
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