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Posted By Steamer

I finished it 3 times officially for RUSA credit...

I finished it 3 times officially for RUSA credit and one time informally (the last time we scouted it and when we were still questioning the feasibility of you and I riding it within the time limit)....
04-02-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,643
Posted By Steamer

I think the rapidly rising standard of living in...

I think the rapidly rising standard of living in countries that produce bike stuff is making the cost of such things higher here. 65-70% of the price your shop charges for a bike is the price they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Steamer

27 spokes on 36 hole hubs and rims. That should...

27 spokes on 36 hole hubs and rims. That should work too, no?
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Steamer

Could be a home built bike. Home building is...

Could be a home built bike. Home building is much more common in the recumbent bike world than it is in the conventional bike world.
04-02-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,643
Posted By Steamer

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is...

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is particularly relevant to that of bikes. The inflation rate of places like China and Taiwan would be more relevant.
03-18-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,689
Posted By Steamer

Correct, but power required to overcome wind...

Correct, but power required to overcome wind resistance increases with the cube of speed. (P = FxV)
02-03-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By Steamer

Trail can be decreased by both methods, true, but...

Trail can be decreased by both methods, true, but the change in flop won't be the same, so they won't necessarily handle the same.
01-24-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steamer

PI offers several different cuts. I need an...

PI offers several different cuts.

I need an XL in their PRO line, large in the Elite line, and a medium in their mountain bike line.

The PRO line is pretty similar to a lot of the European...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,674
Posted By Steamer

Flop isn't an issue when turning. In fact, flop...

Flop isn't an issue when turning. In fact, flop actually makes the process of turning slightly easier as the bike is "wanting" to turn. Excessive flop is a problem because it promotes steering...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,674
Posted By Steamer

Responses below in bold italics. A full...

Responses below in bold italics.

A full explanation of the reverse rake is here: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/steering-geometry-of-short-wheelbase-recumbent-bikes/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,674
Posted By Steamer

yes, but on purpose.

yes, but on purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 836,674
Posted By Steamer

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike. ...

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/xvipzsv_0a4cf850a6119cc5c73316f141948adfbc92bf1d.jpg
10-30-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,571
Posted By Steamer

Holding what constant? Total energy? If so,...

Holding what constant? Total energy? If so, yeah, more than 500, but there is no universally valid conversion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Steamer

Not normal. See a doctor.

Not normal. See a doctor.
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Steamer

Priorities are up to the person buying the...

Priorities are up to the person buying the recumbent to set. It doesn't hurt to point it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Steamer

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork...

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork that length.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Steamer

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a...

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a particular fork length, +/- a few mm, because changing ATC affects head tube and seat tube angles, stack height, etc. A rule of thumb is that every 10mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Steamer

I try to wash my bikes on a sunny day when...

I try to wash my bikes on a sunny day when possible. After washing, I put the bike out in the full sun for an hour or two. That seems to dry up all of the nooks and crannies. If any water got in...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Steamer

No, not recently. I have a pair of the Compass...

No, not recently. I have a pair of the Compass 26" tires that had the same tread design as the Pasela, but JH repeatedly would point out that the casings on his tires were totally different than the...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Steamer

Not to pile on, but to support what I said: ...

Not to pile on, but to support what I said:

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/continental-grand-prix-5000-2018...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Steamer

Conti 5000. No reason to spend more for an...

Conti 5000. No reason to spend more for an inferior tire from RH.
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Steamer

So , is there any reason your friend isn't...

So , is there any reason your friend isn't considering a recumbent bike (2 wheels)? Recumbent trikes are fine, but there are lots of people that prefer the ride of a recumbent bike. He should...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Steamer

I was talking about a 2 wheel recumbent.

I was talking about a 2 wheel recumbent.
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Steamer

This is off base. Performer is in Taiwan, and has...

This is off base. Performer is in Taiwan, and has a lot of unique designs. They are constantly innovating (maybe too much, as their product line seems to always be in some sort of flux).

I have...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Steamer

Why is your friend not considering 2-wheels? ...

Why is your friend not considering 2-wheels? Much faster.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Steamer

I could fit both of my trikes pretty easily in...

I could fit both of my trikes pretty easily in the back of my Subaru Imprezza 5 door. Non-folded too.
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By Steamer

At some point you may want to ditch the trike and...

At some point you may want to ditch the trike and a get a fast recumbent bike. You'd probably pick up a good 4 mph.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By Steamer

No, perhaps not, but it's a good start. One...

No, perhaps not, but it's a good start. One needs to manage the quantity and nature of what they consume to prevent it. As you say you might be able to salvage the situation, but maybe not.

My...
07-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,990
Posted By Steamer

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My...

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My initial impressions are that the quality is very good in absolute terms, but is pretty much amazing when considering the price.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By Steamer

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to...

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to Pukesville.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By Steamer

There is no doubt you need to do some sit tests. ...

There is no doubt you need to do some sit tests. But you should actually be riding if at all possible. Sitting and riding aren't quite the same activity in terms of where you weight concentrates. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By Steamer

Only a very upright seat will put any pressure at...

Only a very upright seat will put any pressure at all directly on your crotch.

You want a laid back seat. Laid back seats are more aero too.

Keep in mind that seat angle is adjustable on most...
06-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,223
Posted By Steamer

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By Steamer

Replying to my own post here.... Reading the...

Replying to my own post here....

Reading the OP's last post again, is it the power side chain that is hitting the top, outside of the keeper? Can the holes in the keeper be elongated so it can be...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By Steamer

Interpreting again, I think you are saying the...

Interpreting again, I think you are saying the return side chain is hitting the chain keeper. If it is hitting the top of the keeper, then the keeper is too short and probably needs to be replaced....
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By Steamer

What is contacting what? What #1...

What is contacting what?

What #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Power side chain (top) or return side chain (bottom)?

What #2...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By Steamer

Sometimes a piece of just the loop portion of...

Sometimes a piece of just the loop portion of some stick-on hook-and-loop (velcro) tape can be applied at the rubbing spot, if all else fails. The fuzzy loops can dampen noise pretty well.
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By Steamer

Ok price on the Sun. Very good price on the...

Ok price on the Sun. Very good price on the Bacchetta. Those are two pretty different bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Steamer

Gearing is personal. And most people who are...

Gearing is personal. And most people who are fussy about gearing and performance have usually taken the time to educate themselves about what their needs are. To a large extent, nobody else can...
05-29-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,395
Posted By Steamer

The OP's last activity was 03-17-19 09:52 AM. ...

The OP's last activity was 03-17-19 09:52 AM. You might want to PM or email him.
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,847
Posted By Steamer

Not a valid comparison due to the wildly...

Not a valid comparison due to the wildly different chain tensions between the two scenarios.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steamer

Probably a lot of added weight and not designed...

Probably a lot of added weight and not designed for sitting on it while pedaling. You need to be at least a little sensitive to the weight issue as you go. Even a 100 lb. machine won't be any damn...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steamer

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will...

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will make you a mesh seat to order, pretty affordably too.
05-11-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By Steamer

FIFY. I don't think that N-S route is as...

FIFY.

I don't think that N-S route is as consistently non-paved as this E-W route is.
05-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Steamer

It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. ...

It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. Warm, dry weather only, of course.
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Steamer

This isn't an appropriate application for a...

This isn't an appropriate application for a Ventisit.
05-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,935
Posted By Steamer

Hold on, if your paths put you in that close of a...

Hold on, if your paths put you in that close of a proximity to others, you shouldn't be riding there at all.
05-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,935
Posted By Steamer

I cannot remember the last time I passed or...

I cannot remember the last time I passed or followed another cyclist. Not all of us live in the city. If I need one, so does everyone driving in their cars. Do you wear one when in a car?
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,314
Posted By Steamer

Please don't necropost.

Please don't necropost.
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Steamer

I have heard that before. I think the Rans mesh...

I have heard that before. I think the Rans mesh seat doesn't really have this problem. I gather it's a bit wider, plus the top of the seat frame doesn't curve forward like the ReCurve does. Try to...
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