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10-18-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By StephenH

I think the problem is that "triplet" or "triplet...

I think the problem is that "triplet" or "triplet bicycle" just doesn't convey much meaning to most people, so the "tandem" gets on there to mean "multi-person" and the "triple" is there to say how...
10-08-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By StephenH

Presumably under sustained braking (long...

Presumably under sustained braking (long downhill, for example), you'd have the rotor heating up, but, regardless of how big the rotor is, you'd also have the brake pads and housing heating up. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By StephenH

I got a Lynskey gravel bike 3 or 4 years ago, and...

I got a Lynskey gravel bike 3 or 4 years ago, and they've updated two or three times since then- they can change models fairly fast.
A friend mentioned that the Sportive series had been...
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,614
Posted By StephenH

Several years ago, I was cranking up a hill out...

Several years ago, I was cranking up a hill out at the Texas Time Trials at about 10 mph when a lady on a recumbent and a guy on a time trial bike both came flying up the hill at about 20 mph. I...
09-26-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,149
Posted By StephenH

I think Worksman now has a "large" frame...

I think Worksman now has a "large" frame available. But, it is made with larger tubing necked down to fit the regular fittings, so not much for aesthetics.
09-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,430
Posted By StephenH

Assorted tools, mainly, ratchet, sockets, hammer...

Assorted tools, mainly, ratchet, sockets, hammer (left it there!).
One time I found a wallet, no ID or anything at all, except two 20's and a 100-dollar bill.
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,433
Posted By StephenH

Just a general comment on the idea- If there's...

Just a general comment on the idea-
If there's a 20% chance of rain, my wife will say "Oh, there's rain in the forecast!" Well, no, there's 80% chance of NO rain. So the comment about the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By StephenH

One irritating thing I discovered riding my...

One irritating thing I discovered riding my upright trike is that you lose a lot of the ability to dodge potholes and bumps with a trike, and it seems gravel would make that worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,320
Posted By StephenH

My first "Road" bike was a Raleigh Sojourn and...

My first "Road" bike was a Raleigh Sojourn and the rear factory wheels did exactly that at about 4,000 miles. Not just one place, but multiple places were starting to crack like that.
Raleigh...
09-09-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By StephenH

I don't see the term in here, but commonly called...

I don't see the term in here, but commonly called a pinch flat. One solution, don't go up and down curbs.
That can happen with any tire/tube/rider if you hit a sharp edge wrong, it's not just you....
Replies: 37
Views: 2,249
Posted By StephenH

I've got one set of 700 wheels with 43mm tubeless...

I've got one set of 700 wheels with 43mm tubeless Panaracers on them for gravel use, and use 28mm tube-tires otherwise. I'd say maybe 1-2 mph difference between the two. We have some rough spots...
09-07-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,495
Posted By StephenH

The people that I know who have used ICS all love...

The people that I know who have used ICS all love it- have never seen the need myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,527
Posted By StephenH

Lone Star Randonneurs and Randonneurs USA- the...

Lone Star Randonneurs and Randonneurs USA- the local and the national randonneuring clubs.
Greater Dallas Bicyclists- the normal bike club where I live
Fort Worth Bicycling Association- the club on...
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By StephenH

I had raised the possibility of setting up a...

I had raised the possibility of setting up a Brevet Week, and it was pointed out to me that none of the local riders would ride it- they don't want to spend vacation days doing rides that they can do...
Replies: 36
Views: 5,792
Posted By StephenH

Yes, hopefully, this person didn't pose the...

Yes, hopefully, this person didn't pose the question, then wait 11 years to get answers!
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By StephenH

I'm actually kind of surprised that anyone would...

I'm actually kind of surprised that anyone would know how many women have done PBP on fixed gear, as I assume there are no official records of who rode what bike and when.
08-21-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,299
Posted By StephenH

Once upon a time, I was walking up to Horsetooth...

Once upon a time, I was walking up to Horsetooth Rock and it was all icy and snowy. I came to a frozen puddle on the trail, and just as I did, met another hiker coming back down. He stepped on that...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
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: 834
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: 113
Views: 6,412
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...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
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: 33
Views: 8,749
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: 1,674
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: 20,280
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: 3,728
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: 572
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: 11,894
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: 4,701
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: 30
Views: 3,108
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: 4,701
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: 5,031
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: 2,601
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,...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,408
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: 3,368
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: 15,963
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: 5,660
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: 5,579
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: 5,579
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: 3,003
Posted By StephenH

Tandems explained

I ran across this while searching for some other comic strip:
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Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
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...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
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: 1,570
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: 834
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: 4,706
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: 834
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 ...
Replies: 23
Views: 4,481
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: 4,481
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: 6,783
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: 6,859
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: 3,536
Posted By StephenH

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