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Posted By StephenH

I meant, what kind of event is el forestero's...

I meant, what kind of event is el forestero's ride in Japan?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By StephenH

I had just about forgotten about this thread (and...

I had just about forgotten about this thread (and haven't bought the bike, either). Thanks for update on the Castro.

I was also checking back on the Velo Orange model, available as frame or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,423
Posted By StephenH

What I do: Wear 100 oz Camelbak with ice and...

What I do:
Wear 100 oz Camelbak with ice and water (two or three or four of us get a bag of ice at stops and split it up, is how that works).
Take two 24 oz bottles, one with ice and water, one...
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Views: 515
Posted By StephenH

What kind of event is this? For me- 100 miles...

What kind of event is this?
For me- 100 miles under "normal" conditions, including stopping at stores for food, etc., I'll seldom do any better than 7 hours, and don't usually go over 8 hours unless...
08-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By StephenH

I've mostly used 32mm Gatorskins on the tandem...

I've mostly used 32mm Gatorskins on the tandem with fairly heavy wheels, but do have a set of lighter wheels with 28mm Gatorskins.
I would want something wider for gravel, but there's not much room...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By StephenH

My Bike Friday Pocket Rocket (20" high-pressure...

My Bike Friday Pocket Rocket (20" high-pressure tires) is considerably more "buzzy" on chipseal than other bikes I've ridden, I assume that's largely wheel size responsible.
A friend of mine had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,294
Posted By StephenH

I think it's largely a fad that'll come and go. ...

I think it's largely a fad that'll come and go.
How were motorcycles invented? By motorizing bicycles. It's been done.
I've got nothing against motorcycles, but can't see much point in trying to...
07-22-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By StephenH

I found the best exercise ever- hiking up...

I found the best exercise ever- hiking up mountains in Colorado. So I did that and lost a bunch of weight. Then moved to the flatlands due to job situations. And gained it all back. And a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By StephenH

Is the deflection in JUST the tire? Or the rim...

Is the deflection in JUST the tire? Or the rim also? Or the brake disk?
If it's JUST the tire and the rim is true, let the air out of the tire, see if it can be shifted around to seat better, or...
07-09-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,107
Posted By StephenH

It's all relative. I'm not sure I'd be any...

It's all relative.
I'm not sure I'd be any different when I was younger, to be honest.
How fast I go depends on how smooth the road is, how far ahead I can see, how gusty the wind is, how stable...
07-08-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,060
Posted By StephenH

I think they'll start getting returns of $6,000...

I think they'll start getting returns of $6,000 bikes because people put kick stands on with hose clamps and damaged the frames. Just does not seem like a good business model.
07-08-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By StephenH

In years past, this type of thing came up...

In years past, this type of thing came up periodically.
In the case of businesses offering complete bikes at too-good-to-be-true prices, one way to check is to go to the bike manufacturer's website...
07-08-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,060
Posted By StephenH

If it's online-only, with no possibility of local...

If it's online-only, with no possibility of local sales or service, I don't think it'll make that much impact. It may cut into Bikes Direct business a bit or something.
Replies: 26
Views: 3,356
Posted By StephenH

One of the problems in all this is that elevation...

One of the problems in all this is that elevation gain is not clearly defined in the first place. If you're riding along, the road rises six inches and drops back down, should that add 0.5' to your...
06-28-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,311
Posted By StephenH

I've heard the story of one local rider who went...

I've heard the story of one local rider who went on a club ride and everyone kept snickering and he couldn't figure out why. Finally, he figured out that he had his bike shorts on inside out,...
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Views: 3,255
Posted By StephenH

Here you go, 60 seconds and you're done: ...

Here you go, 60 seconds and you're done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtYV35jFmks

I've never known quite what to think of your idea. I've known plenty of people that were faster than me, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,339
Posted By StephenH

I'd vote for the knobby. But I doubt it'll...

I'd vote for the knobby. But I doubt it'll actually make much difference.
Replies: 136
Views: 13,094
Posted By StephenH

I just saw a notice that more spots were opened...

I just saw a notice that more spots were opened up. I checked with a friend, and she was able to get in.
Replies: 23
Views: 4,136
Posted By StephenH

Check if the trail is open 24 hours. And if...

Check if the trail is open 24 hours.
And if there's much traffic on it, at may slow you down.
Forum: Texas
06-12-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,483
Posted By StephenH

I didn't stop to see, just drove down the...

I didn't stop to see, just drove down the freeway. The percent grade sign is on the eastbound side.
Forum: Texas
06-05-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,483
Posted By StephenH

Sorry for the zombie thread, but I had an update....

Sorry for the zombie thread, but I had an update. I happened to drive over Ranger Hill a while back (about 10 miles east of Ranger on I-20) and it does in fact have a 6% sign at the very top. No...
05-23-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,892
Posted By StephenH

Tandems explained

I ran across this while searching for some other comic strip:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/740x520/bc2_2e15592e6967b07e7494b9c89c08716f33ced6d3.jpg
Replies: 25
Views: 2,827
Posted By StephenH

My experience with that is kind of the opposite. ...

My experience with that is kind of the opposite. I'm using hub-generators with Edelux lights. If adjusted properly, they work great out on the open road in the middle of nowhere, either on a skewer...
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Views: 2,827
Posted By StephenH

I've used skewer mounts, that works fine, light...

I've used skewer mounts, that works fine, light over the front wheel works okay, but to be honest, I can't see a whole lot of advantage one way or the other. Supposedly, over the wheel is what the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By StephenH

Seems like I remember reading on their website...

Seems like I remember reading on their website that they make the coupled version with 26" so the wheels will fit the suitcase better (more specifically, I think inflated tires will fit).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By StephenH

Actually, I already have a Pocket Rocket, one...

Actually, I already have a Pocket Rocket, one reason I wasn't looking at folding bikes as well- kind of a different product.
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,722
Posted By StephenH

If you can locate some recumbent dealers in the...

If you can locate some recumbent dealers in the general Denver/ Colorado Springs area, you may find some good information and advice. I find this link, for example, and looks like there may be two...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By StephenH

Current Mini Velo bikes?

Hey folks,
I was looking at the current options in the US for mini-velo bikes, and it seems to be these:
Bikes Direct Mercier Nano- drop bar, multispeed, rim brakes, currently listed as 2018 model ...
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Views: 3,805
Posted By StephenH

I was counting up the other day, I think it was...

I was counting up the other day, I think it was 10 or 11 rides I've DNFed. Heat, cramps, lack of fitness, mechanical issues, wrecks, weather, not having fun, or some combination of those factors....
Replies: 23
Views: 3,805
Posted By StephenH

I did get in 1,000 miles for April, first time in...

I did get in 1,000 miles for April, first time in several months, I think.
Replies: 48
Views: 6,239
Posted By StephenH

I did my first 200k on a Worksman cruiser. Not...

I did my first 200k on a Worksman cruiser. Not necessarily the recommended starter bike, but you can do a 200k on a LOT of different bikes, right or wrong. Some of the locals use various...
Replies: 55
Views: 6,670
Posted By StephenH

If you have a lot of really steep or long hills...

If you have a lot of really steep or long hills on the route, and one has considerably lower gearing that the other, use it.
If it's going to be cold at the start and hot at mid-day, and you need to...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,386
Posted By StephenH

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/plate_055cade84df32fb638a3c81ee73515ef01d6f40b.jpg
Replies: 28
Views: 3,386
Posted By StephenH

I'm at 3,200 and some-odd at the moment, so...

I'm at 3,200 and some-odd at the moment, so assuming I don't get hit by a truck or something, the year is shaping up okay. Just finished a cold wet 600k last weekend.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,713
Posted By StephenH

FYI- "maintain sight of each other at all times....

FYI- "maintain sight of each other at all times. If one person punctures, the whole team stops" is how I would interpret that. It may help that we have no long climbs to deal with.
Part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By StephenH

I rode it three times about 8-10 years ago. So...

I rode it three times about 8-10 years ago. So things may have changed.
I started in the "Hell's Gates Hopefuls", the last of the 100-mile rider groups.
It took about 30 minutes each time to get...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By StephenH

I don't normally take my shoes off on anything...

I don't normally take my shoes off on anything 400k or shorter.
I'd say the triathlon-specific features are pretty meaningless for long-distance, but that doesn't mean they can't be used. If...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,417
Posted By StephenH

People ask all the time "Can I ride a century?"...

People ask all the time "Can I ride a century?" And the normal response is something along the lines of "Well, if you can ride a metric century, then you can ride a century!" So with that kind of...
Replies: 25
Views: 5,141
Posted By StephenH

This might do the trick if you don't already have...

This might do the trick if you don't already have that space occupied:
https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FTBII
Note that not all tires are the same size folded, so it depends on what tire...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By StephenH

I'd say you've pretty much covered all the...

I'd say you've pretty much covered all the options already.
The McLean seems to be a one-off item built by a non-cyclist, so not too surprising if it's not optimized. (I read that as "M-Clean"...
Forum: Recumbent
02-19-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,665
Posted By StephenH

Another resource, that I more often see mentioned...

Another resource, that I more often see mentioned in the "Alt Bikes" forum: https://www.atomiczombie.com/
(Note: I've not used them, so I point out the resource, but can't recommend/ disrecommend...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,606
Posted By StephenH

On the Carradice site, I see this SQR system, and...

On the Carradice site, I see this SQR system, and that appears to hold a bag a couple of inches higher than attaching to the saddle would. But, there's no support betlow the bag, either, so you may...
Replies: 18
Views: 10,423
Posted By StephenH

A valid concern. For reference, I've seen...

A valid concern.
For reference, I've seen several shift cables fail, but haven't seen any brake cables fail.
And for another reference point, for years and years people rode all over creation with...
Replies: 21
Views: 9,586
Posted By StephenH

My experience with a Worksman reversed cargo...

My experience with a Worksman reversed cargo trike- it is more stable than a bicycle at slow/stopped speeds, but less stable at anything over maybe 8 mph. IE, unless you keep speeds really down, you...
01-30-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By StephenH

I've got a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket with the...

I've got a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket with the narrow 20" 451 tires. It rides fine, but one drawback is that it's as buzzy as heck on chip seal. I don't know if that's related to wheel size or what....
01-30-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By StephenH

Just about anything is possible on the bike. ...

Just about anything is possible on the bike. Actually finding it at the price you care to pay may not be so possible, though. You can build a bike for that geometry, but finding a used one would be...
Forum: Recumbent
01-15-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,099
Posted By StephenH

A couple of years ago, I remember seeing a video,...

A couple of years ago, I remember seeing a video, I think an old newsreel, that had a bunch of recumbents, and I seem to remember from 1938 or so. Very interesting, but I can't find it now for the...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,386
Posted By StephenH

One bright idea I had was to ride one-direction...

One bright idea I had was to ride one-direction with a tailwind, then just rent a small U-Haul truck and drive back. (Past experience: regular car rental places won't rent one-way, or charge way...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,227
Posted By StephenH

One thing that helps is don't put a tight time...

One thing that helps is don't put a tight time limit on it. The 16.5 hours is doable if you're in good shape, the course isn't super hilly or windy, you don't fool around long at stops, etc. But a...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,852
Posted By StephenH

If you run out of things to do, go to YouTube and...

If you run out of things to do, go to YouTube and look up "The Lock Picking Lawyer". He's got a gazillion videos of picking different locks, but also using brute force, bolt cutters, etc. If I...
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