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Forum: Recumbent
03-07-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,225
Posted By delcrossv

leggy 6 footer- 155's for me.

leggy 6 footer- 155's for me.
10-26-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,092
Posted By delcrossv

"Nice knowing 'ya- foo." Really nothing to do-...

"Nice knowing 'ya- foo." Really nothing to do- it's their life. :shrug:
10-26-15, 12:19 PM
10-23-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By delcrossv

Like this? ...

Like this?

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t398/Jesus-Fighter/AlanAbbottprone.jpg
10-22-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By delcrossv

BTDT. :bang:

BTDT. :bang:
10-22-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,440
Posted By delcrossv

So do mine. As usual you intentionally miss the...

So do mine. As usual you intentionally miss the point. :rolleyes:

Edited by Moderators
10-22-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By delcrossv

No "Snooze 'n cruise" ?

No "Snooze 'n cruise" ?
10-21-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,440
Posted By delcrossv

I just like my kids to get results for their...

I just like my kids to get results for their work. An no, none of them ride anything new.
10-21-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By delcrossv

This year a 10 y.o. went 40 on a home built...

This year a 10 y.o. went 40 on a home built 'liner and an 18 y.o. girl went 65 on a liner that was finished in a hotel parking lot. Point being that prone is not the way to win at Battle Mountain.
...
Forum: Recumbent
10-21-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,073
Posted By delcrossv

Why would I buy a bike that doesn't have speed or...

Why would I buy a bike that doesn't have speed or barcalounger- like comfort?
10-21-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By delcrossv

After a 1 hour moderate bike ride? Nothing....

After a 1 hour moderate bike ride? Nothing. Remember when you were a kid riding your bike? Did you snarf gels then?
10-21-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By delcrossv

About as fast as a 14 year old on a "regular"...

About as fast as a 14 year old on a "regular" streamlined recumbent. :roflmao2:

But at least with the shell, there was no butt slapping involved. ;)
10-21-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,588
Posted By delcrossv

No, they'll just slap your butt. ;)

No, they'll just slap your butt. ;)
Forum: Recumbent
10-19-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,970
Posted By delcrossv

A very good year- for a lot of folks: WHPSC...

A very good year- for a lot of folks:

WHPSC Results (http://recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2015/results.htm)
10-19-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,440
Posted By delcrossv

+1.

+1.
08-28-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,833
Posted By delcrossv

Except on the 41, 25 miles is 50 minutes is not...

Except on the 41, 25 miles is 50 minutes is not really believable. The fastest TT'er in our group can do 40k (25 mi) in 52 min or so with 1 turnaround. IIRC that's like 360W sustained for him.. I'm...
Replies: 1
Views: 2,136
Posted By delcrossv

Best shifter for weak/small hands?

I'm building up a bike for someone with low hand strength and rather small hands. The gearing will be a Sturmey Archer IGH which has either thumb or grip shifters. Which would be easier to actuate?...
08-26-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,026
Posted By delcrossv

Yep.:notamused:

Yep.:notamused:
08-26-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,172
Posted By delcrossv

Just take the fenders off- it's about a 5-10...

Just take the fenders off- it's about a 5-10 minute job ( and later wish you kept them on when riding in the rain or on a muddy path). ;)
08-26-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,026
Posted By delcrossv

Because there's enough will to make it so....

Because there's enough will to make it so. Whether it'll be electricity, or hydrogen or methane powering them, most people like their cars and will go to great lengths to keep them. They're just too...
08-25-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,598
Posted By delcrossv

FLO wheels. :thumb:

FLO wheels. :thumb:
08-25-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,577
Posted By delcrossv

Well, there's triking: ...

Well, there's triking:

http://www.surreycompany.com/images/DSC01029.JPG

and there's triking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_fxiem7TtA
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By delcrossv

That's a whole 'nother ballgame. :D

That's a whole 'nother ballgame. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By delcrossv

Yes. The "High" Baron pictured above is a nice...

Yes. The "High" Baron pictured above is a nice 'bent, but it isn't a racebike. There are much more aerodynamically efficient 'bents out there. For that bike, with a rando rig (maybe a couple of small...
08-25-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,026
Posted By delcrossv

Has Peak Oil peaked?

No. Google " Methane Clathrate".
08-25-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By delcrossv

Ok in all seriousness: How about, "If you are...

Ok in all seriousness: How about, "If you are going to ride the bike, either you'll do it correctly or not at all." If he keeps screwing around, bike goes away for a week and he has some "corner...
08-24-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,513
Posted By delcrossv

Ya'll just need to get one of these: ...

Ya'll just need to get one of these:

http://i.imgur.com/Ohyy1MW.jpg

;)
08-24-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By delcrossv

Keep yelling at him to use his brakes, not his...

Keep yelling at him to use his brakes, not his feet. I think all of mine did that for a while. They all eventually stopped. Getting them on speedplays might have had something to do with it too (not...
08-23-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By delcrossv

If what you're looking to do is road riding, I'd...

If what you're looking to do is road riding, I'd look into 650c road bikes- they are available from several manufacturers and can come as light as you're willing to pay for. Terry bikes are...
08-23-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,718
Posted By delcrossv

Those of us in the faired speedbike part of the...

Those of us in the faired speedbike part of the sport have done a lot of thinking and experimentation on this. Except for the narrow limiting case of very steep climbs at very low speeds, aero trumps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,018
Posted By delcrossv

The vorticity of a flow field ...

The vorticity of a flow field

https://upload.wikimedia.org/math/2/d/f/2df7f607bcad99205f20738d4e9827a7.png

Yes, I've done a lot of fluid dynamics.
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By delcrossv

Yes, get a neck rest and enjoy the recline. I'm...

Yes, get a neck rest and enjoy the recline. I'm one of the 10 degree people and really like it. Snooze 'n Cruise.
Forum: Foo
08-18-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 1,148,236
Posted By delcrossv

Man. Blast from the Past. :thumb:

Man. Blast from the Past. :thumb:
08-18-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By delcrossv

GP4000SII's

Not to my knowledge. We have them on two bikes- great tires, no issues
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,307
Posted By delcrossv

Well, after blowing my rotator cuff in a fall, I...

Well, after blowing my rotator cuff in a fall, I picked up a Trice XL. I have to admit it's fun in a getting groceries/tooling around in the park kinda way. I don't see it as either a speed nor a...
08-14-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,900
Posted By delcrossv

83.13 mph and it's measured over 200m with a 5...

83.13 mph and it's measured over 200m with a 5 mile run up. I was there for that particular run.

To BP's comment, max slope is 0.6% to match the old California course records.

Going out again...
08-14-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,596
Posted By delcrossv

This and one of my kids works there. ;)

This and one of my kids works there. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-15, 12:44 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,655
Posted By delcrossv

Wait. A skinsuit with pockets?!?...

Wait. A skinsuit with pockets?!? https://www.tacomaworld.com/styles/default/my/smilies/facepalm.gif
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,397
Posted By delcrossv

+1. I can see this, especially without a good...

+1. I can see this, especially without a good deal of time to acclimatize. I'm in the opposite boat- when I get on a road bike I'm rather creeped out being so high up.
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,397
Posted By delcrossv

My youngest bent rider is 8. Took her about an...

My youngest bent rider is 8. Took her about an hour to get the hang of it. (Performer FWD- dual 451's , for her it's a highracer)
My wife's cousin who's in his 50's rode my M5 lowracer (NOT what...
07-20-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,154
Posted By delcrossv

Correct. The smaller the kid, the less endurance...

Correct. The smaller the kid, the less endurance they have. There'a also variability among kids in the same age group. I wouldn't make assumptions based on adult endurance profiles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,861
Posted By delcrossv

Last couple have been free: Nishiki Competition...

Last couple have been free: Nishiki Competition and a Motobecane Mirage. (Both C&V, but the Nishiki is very fast)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By delcrossv

My old Schwinn Suburban tops 40 lbs. It's been a...

My old Schwinn Suburban tops 40 lbs. It's been a garage queen since the 90's.
07-17-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,078
Posted By delcrossv

No "little willie" worries for me-body weight is...

No "little willie" worries for me-body weight is on my back, not my perineum. :D

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t144/yachtie/DSC03602.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,775
Posted By delcrossv

In no particular order, YMMV: M5 CHR, Lightning ...

In no particular order, YMMV: M5 CHR, Lightning R-84 (carbon), A Bacchetta CA2 or a Carbent (both stickbikes) a Cruzbike Silvio(MBB) or a Lightning P-38(steel), M5 M-Racer (steel) . All with bare...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,775
Posted By delcrossv

Some recumbents are great climbers- even more...

Some recumbents are great climbers- even more efficient than uprights- it's just that a BikeE isn't one of them.
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By delcrossv

A Bella sounds like a good pick for the casual...

A Bella sounds like a good pick for the casual rider. I'd stay away from highracers- they generally don't do "slow" very well and would be a handful for a casual "smell the roses" ride.
07-02-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,949
Posted By delcrossv

Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie...

Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie Fixie fixie fixie...
07-01-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,443
Posted By delcrossv

90 bucks at Performance on sale. looked decent....

90 bucks at Performance on sale. looked decent. As long as it rolls easy and doesn't weigh a ton, I don't see much difference in what you get /what you pay.
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