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Forum: Recumbent
07-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By BlazingPedals

As a rule of thumb, tadpole trikes (2 wheels in...

As a rule of thumb, tadpole trikes (2 wheels in front) are generally lower to the ground than delta trikes (2 wheels in back.) Tadpole trikes are the most popular style, at least in the US, because...
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By BlazingPedals

I find I have to stop taking my Lisinipril in hot...

I find I have to stop taking my Lisinipril in hot weather or I'll pass out every time I stand up.
07-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,334
Posted By BlazingPedals

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee...

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee can be flattish, hilly, or mountainous. But sometimes shop-organized rides can be real hammer-fests that are just beyond a newbie, regardless of how...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes a 2-arm bike carrier will work. Do something...

Yes a 2-arm bike carrier will work. Do something to keep it from swaying. Also, make sure you at least remove the pad or you will lose it.
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it's just a cassette and not a freewheel, then...

If it's just a cassette and not a freewheel, then you just have to get a similar range. The next-to-largest cog is unusable since it would cause the two chains to collide; so it can be replaced with...
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By BlazingPedals

All I can offer is to keep the cadence up and the...

All I can offer is to keep the cadence up and the pressure on the pedals down..
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was kinda surprised to see that you got a...

I was kinda surprised to see that you got a trike. I guess that's what shops stock these days, so you were just getting what was available. Sure the trike is low. I don't get why lowracers are too...
07-08-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By BlazingPedals

Probably nothing at all since that's the way it...

Probably nothing at all since that's the way it came from Wally World.
07-07-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By BlazingPedals

I originally got into recumbents because of hand...

I originally got into recumbents because of hand pain. With a 'bent, there's no pressure on the hands. Although I still grip the bars, it's a slight pulling force not a resting-some-of-your-weight...
07-06-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By BlazingPedals

+2. And anyway, if she needs suspension for a bad...

+2. And anyway, if she needs suspension for a bad back, she wants rear suspension. That'll set you back even more because that must be built into the frame. A recumbent might not even need suspension...
07-06-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,323
Posted By BlazingPedals

Famous last words!

Famous last words!
07-04-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,323
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes I did the work myself. Cracks in the fork...

Yes I did the work myself. Cracks in the fork crown and the headrest area were fixed, I stiffened the power idler area, and cut the adjustable boom so far back for my shorter legs that I had to...
07-02-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not in my experience. At least not unless the...

Not in my experience. At least not unless the heavy person is on REALLY crappy wheels. Downhills are all about weight and aero.
07-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By BlazingPedals

So now that you've had a chance to investigate,...

So now that you've had a chance to investigate, what caused the flat?
07-02-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By BlazingPedals

Many years ago, I upgraded one of my bikes from 7...

Many years ago, I upgraded one of my bikes from 7 speed to 9-speed. The derailleur was the only component that I didn't change.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, the upright in the foreground is an...

Well, the upright in the foreground is an upright, definitely not a recumbent at all, and not a RANS Rocket. The VIVO was the suspended version of the Rocket. The cue is the main tube that extends so...
07-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,248
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gaining 5 lbs means your next frame has to be 5...

Gaining 5 lbs means your next frame has to be 5 lbs lighter to come out even. Do whatever is necessary to avoid needing a negative-weight frame!
07-02-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,700
Posted By BlazingPedals

Clipless is only more efficient if you modify...

Clipless is only more efficient if you modify your pedal stroke to take advantage of being attached to the pedal.

Once when I was still riding uprights and had flat pedals, I was on tour and it...
07-02-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,873
Posted By BlazingPedals

Attaching a 3MB pic, just to test. ...

Attaching a 3MB pic, just to test.
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That seems to have worked, but I've probably...
07-02-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By BlazingPedals

One of my KOMs was made last spring when I wasn't...

One of my KOMs was made last spring when I wasn't even in shape. Someone created the segment and by virtue of my normal riding I was instantly the KOM. Someone has since beat me by 1 second (ONE...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By BlazingPedals

Unfortunately I can't help you with the kit other...

Unfortunately I can't help you with the kit other than point you to the same two sources that VegasTriker did. Possibly, just possibly, BentUpCycles could fabricate something.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By BlazingPedals

You mis-linked the Rocket but I found it HERE...

You mis-linked the Rocket but I found it HERE (https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/bik/d/saint-paul-rans-rocket/7144746327.html).

For a groin injury, I'd steer clear of anything with a carbon...
07-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was always a 16-17 mph rider on my uprights. It...

I was always a 16-17 mph rider on my uprights. It took me several years after getting my first recumbent before I finally broke the 2:30 mark for a 50-mile ride, and a few years more to break 5 hours...
07-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,248
Posted By BlazingPedals

Really? Did the riders on the $5000 bikes know...

Really? Did the riders on the $5000 bikes know they were racing?
07-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,323
Posted By BlazingPedals

My avatar bike has had several cracks, but no...

My avatar bike has had several cracks, but no asplosions. The frame originally came to me as a warranty-replaced cast-off, so I was prepared to fix it up. It's been trouble-free for about 7-8 years...
07-02-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,274
Posted By BlazingPedals

I used road tubeless for most of a year once. I...

I used road tubeless for most of a year once. I used no sealant whatsoever. One tire held pressure about as well as a tube, that is I'd have to top off the pressure every other day. The other tire...
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By BlazingPedals

Presumably the 'kit' would need to provide a way...

Presumably the 'kit' would need to provide a way to mount handlebars under the seat. I agree, a conversion could get expensive.
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, the CA2 also came as a Basso model, for...

Yes, the CA2 also came as a Basso model, for smaller riders, and was equipped with a 20" front wheel. I think the frame was different so the small front wheel wouldn't compromise steering.
06-28-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,347
Posted By BlazingPedals

I like carbon cages. They're light, hold well,...

I like carbon cages. They're light, hold well, don't bend, and don't put black marks on my bottles. But I usually spend about $15 apiece, not $50-80.
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think it's been changed. I'm not aware of...

I think it's been changed. I'm not aware of Bacchetta selling a 700c/650c highracer. It's probably a dual-700c and someone changed to a 650c front fork. Having a smaller front wheel would tend to...
06-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By BlazingPedals

For the occasional cold ride, I just use some...

For the occasional cold ride, I just use some chemical toe warmers, which go in the shoes, under the toes. They actually work better if you don't seal your feet with booties and plastic bags. BTW if...
06-23-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,966
Posted By BlazingPedals

Who wants to run around in top or next-to-top...

Who wants to run around in top or next-to-top gear? There's nothing left for a sprint.
06-20-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,966
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back when I was younger and stronger and rode an...

Back when I was younger and stronger and rode an upright, most of my riding was done in groups, at 16-17 mph, and I was fine with that. I got my first recumbent due to comfort issues. I transitioned...
06-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,024
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm suspicious that instead of using Craigslits,...

I'm suspicious that instead of using Craigslits, Ebay, or whatever else is availble in Great Britain, he asks us how to sell it - giving all the details of course (which would be irrelevant if he was...
06-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By BlazingPedals

Neither is the type of 'enthusiast level' machine...

Neither is the type of 'enthusiast level' machine that's likely to be familiar to us around here.The Mackinaw appears to only come in a single-speed, while the Meridian comes in single, 3-speed,...
06-18-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By BlazingPedals

You could probably put weaker return springs in...

You could probably put weaker return springs in the pawls of a noisy drive unit, but why???
06-17-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,024
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, best solution would be buy-back from the...

Yeah, best solution would be buy-back from the shop that sold it. Unfortunately, if you sell it yourself, the next owner will not be the original owner and will have NO WARRANTY. Expect that to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By BlazingPedals

Depends on rider weight. I run 23s and at 100psi...

Depends on rider weight. I run 23s and at 100psi I'll get constant pinch flats, sometimes several on a single ride.
06-17-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,135
Posted By BlazingPedals

When I try to get my riding partners to do this...

When I try to get my riding partners to do this for me, they always miss my mouth, and hit me between the eyes!
06-17-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's weird. I usually get asked what chain lube...

That's weird. I usually get asked what chain lube I'm using.
06-17-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By BlazingPedals

I love reading how delightful MUPs are. I don't...

I love reading how delightful MUPs are. I don't subscribe to the theory, but obviously if nobody liked them they wouldn't exist.
06-17-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,135
Posted By BlazingPedals

The recommended solution is to practice the...

The recommended solution is to practice the maneuver a step at a time. But if you want a fast fix, there are myriad ways to mount a water bottle to your handlebars. Just search Amazon.
06-16-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,161
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm still scratching my head over Strava not...

I'm still scratching my head over Strava not doing heart rate. I have a free account, and I can record heart rate on Strava. Apparently OP has an equipment problem and is blaming Strava instead of...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think TourEasys have about a 18" high seat....

I think TourEasys have about a 18" high seat. Confirmation from Jeff? You'd probably need a small-medium size? Test-sits would be mandatory as TourEasys come in many sizes but each size only fits a...
06-15-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's what it looks like to me, too. I've had...

That's what it looks like to me, too. I've had tires go that way, even relatively new ones. How old were the tires?
06-15-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By BlazingPedals

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,632
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, if he climbs the hill without pedaling,...

Yeah, if he climbs the hill without pedaling, he's demonstrating that it's not a contest between individuals; whoever can buy the *biggest motor* wins. Not playing that game. Makes me wonder why he's...
Forum: Recumbent
06-15-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By BlazingPedals

Blisters usually imply moisture and chafing. Is...

Blisters usually imply moisture and chafing. Is there a moisture management problem, Fullcount? If so, you may want to replace your seat cover. A lot of recumbent riders just use plain street...
06-14-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By BlazingPedals

Report on longevity in 3-5000 miles.

Report on longevity in 3-5000 miles.
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By BlazingPedals

Performer makes two lowracers, the Vigorous and...

Performer makes two lowracers, the Vigorous and the Conquor. The Conquor is a dual-20" wheeled folder, while the Vigorous is a 20/16 lowracer. Since Performer is very accommodating to customization,...
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