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Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll just add that trying to build a velomobile...

I'll just add that trying to build a velomobile with no prior hands-on isn't necessarily a recipe for failure; but you can expect to build 3 or 4 of them before you have a practical machine that fits...
04-06-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL Some recumbents have heel strike, and some...

LOL Some recumbents have heel strike, and some uprights have toe strike. You usually just learn to live with it.
04-06-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've had many Contis with cracked rubber where...

I've had many Contis with cracked rubber where the cracking was inconsequential. OTOH, I had 6 out of 7 Conti Sport Contacts crack around the shoulder area and subsequently blow out through holes in...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,506
Posted By BlazingPedals

$275 doesn't seem outrageous to me. Sure it's old...

$275 doesn't seem outrageous to me. Sure it's old but at some point the bike stops depreciating if it runs at all.
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By BlazingPedals

Drum brakes. Not Discs and especially not rim...

Drum brakes. Not Discs and especially not rim brakes.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By BlazingPedals

I got an email today, One Helluva Ride has been...

I got an email today, One Helluva Ride has been canceled for 2020. Refunds pending for those who have already registered.
Forum: Recumbent
04-05-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

In the upright world, suspension seems to be a...

In the upright world, suspension seems to be a fix for comfort. But in the recumbent world, 3 inches of upholstery foam under your butt and having no weight on your hands tends to make suspension...
04-05-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By BlazingPedals

If i were to hazard a guess as to why it went...

If i were to hazard a guess as to why it went flat, I'd say it was due to all the air escaping. :) You could probably resolve the enigma by investigating what may have caused it.
Forum: Recumbent
04-04-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds like he went to Florida earlier this...

It sounds like he went to Florida earlier this year, before the lock-down, and did some miles there, but nothing since.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

Putting a front fairing and a body sock on a...

Putting a front fairing and a body sock on a Tour-Easy type recumbent is a popular way to have a 'poor man's' streamliner.
...
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

One major problem for 3-wheelers is the...

One major problem for 3-wheelers is the instability if they lose traction in the rear. For instance, a blowout or hitting severe rumble strips at speed, can cause the rear to pass the front. Someone...
04-02-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,293
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds to me like the OP is reaching his...

It sounds to me like the OP is reaching his aerobic limit, not necessarily experiencing muscle failure. If that's the case, he should be able to pull over, recover his heart rate, then continue....
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqv8Gpe_kdw&t=83s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqv8Gpe_kdw&t=83s

Lowracer1's Quest velomobile passes me on a downhill, at 1:23. I was doing 45 mph at the time.
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

You're describing a velomobile. Typically...

You're describing a velomobile. Typically velomobiles are trikes, so there's no stability issues. I have a friend with one. It is very fast on flat ground and downhills, and for the small hills here...
03-31-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By BlazingPedals

The post above yours was the last time Truth Wins...

The post above yours was the last time Truth Wins posted to these forums. Typical one-thread-and-gone newbie. Hopefully, you'll stick around longer. I'll just add to what JanMM said. Sun, now...
03-31-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,194
Posted By BlazingPedals

It must be spring.

It must be spring.
03-30-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By BlazingPedals

Generally, for a give price range all brands will...

Generally, for a give price range all brands will have relatively same features and components levels. You've determined your budget, now get whichever one looks nicest to you.
03-30-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By BlazingPedals

The difference in price might be due to old model...

The difference in price might be due to old model vs new model years. When the shop gets more in, is there a guarantee that the price won't change?
03-30-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By BlazingPedals

What is best tire? What is best color? What...

What is best tire?
What is best color?
What is best saddle?
What is best pedal?
All of these questions, as well as yours, are unanswerable. There is no "best." Otherwise, everyone else would have...
03-30-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sometimes there's no substitute for testing the...

Sometimes there's no substitute for testing the fit in person. If you get the large frame, you may not be able to straddle it while standing. But if you get the medium, the cockpit may feel cramped.
03-30-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are the new, 'leaky' tubes latex?

Are the new, 'leaky' tubes latex?
03-30-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By BlazingPedals

It all gets treated as regular laundry, with one...

It all gets treated as regular laundry, with one exception: shorts go on low heat in the dryer.
03-29-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By BlazingPedals

OP is asking as if we're all metallurgists and...

OP is asking as if we're all metallurgists and have direct access to his handlebars to test them. It's an entry-level bike; I'd be amazed if anyone splurged for anything more expensive than aluminum....
03-28-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By BlazingPedals

Here's the proper pose: (Not me, BTW.) ...

Here's the proper pose: (Not me, BTW.)


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03-27-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nice, but I think I'm still lower.

Nice, but I think I'm still lower.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-25-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't live there, but I can verify that...

I don't live there, but I can verify that Telegraph Rd would be extremely unpleasant to ride.
03-25-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm "working from home," but plan on working out...

I'm "working from home," but plan on working out in my yard a bit, too. The advantage of a rural property!
03-25-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By BlazingPedals

I knew it was going to be painful watching it...

I knew it was going to be painful watching it because he already had the bike propped upside-down. From that starting point, there's noplace to sink lower.
03-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's not how aluminum works. But regardless of...

That's not how aluminum works. But regardless of the frame material, if you load the panniers, then grab the saddle and move the bike side to side quickly, and if you feel 'wiggle,' it's probably the...
03-23-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By BlazingPedals

It burns me to hear reports of all those college...

It burns me to hear reports of all those college kids on spring break, partying on the Florida beaches like it's 1999, without a care in the world about who they'll infect when they come home.
03-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was told I had influenza 'A' in mid-February....

I was told I had influenza 'A' in mid-February. Nothing now, and I'm going on the assumption that it really was 'A' and I'm trying to avoid exposure to anything else. My wive did not get sick, but...
03-23-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By BlazingPedals

The remaining stent came out today (I did it...

The remaining stent came out today (I did it myself so I could avoid a trip to the office - yow!) I'll get a final x-ray in about 2 months. In the meantime, it's nice to feel almost human again. The...
03-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By BlazingPedals

Come communities frown on allowing Dan Henrys to...

Come communities frown on allowing Dan Henrys to be painted on the pavement. Also, if you mark all your routes with DHs, pretty soon all the intersections have them and you can't tell which ones are...
03-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By BlazingPedals

Dry rot is caused by ozone poisoning. If the...

Dry rot is caused by ozone poisoning. If the bike/tires were kept indoors and away from direct sun, they'll be fine after 3 years. Heck, one of my bikes has 12-year-old tires that look and ride like...
03-22-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BlazingPedals

I guess now you know why the other guy sold it...

I guess now you know why the other guy sold it after only one use. My course of action would be to ask the manufacturer. Maybe it's a simple adjustment. Or, may the quiet one is the one that's not...
03-21-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By BlazingPedals

There are plenty of youtube videos showing how to...

There are plenty of youtube videos showing how to adjust your derailleurs.
03-21-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By BlazingPedals

Update: I've had laser lithotripsy to get the big...

Update: I've had laser lithotripsy to get the big stone out, both stents removed but a new one where the stone was. That'll come out Monday. I'm starting to feel human again!. I got lucky. Apparently...
03-20-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,386
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't claim to be in the same league as John...

I don't claim to be in the same league as John Schlitter, but I've been known to pass a few bikes. For the most part I wear regular bike-specific stuff, including the padded shorts. I may not need...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-18-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By BlazingPedals

mrxggok hyuurtz.

mrxggok hyuurtz.
03-16-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it were me, I'd get a steel frame for loaded...

If it were me, I'd get a steel frame for loaded touring. Steel may flex too; but the stress cycle for steel is effectively infinite, while in the case of aluminum, flex WILL eventually lead to...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,245
Posted By BlazingPedals

Also Bacchetta Carbon Trike, Greenspeed Aero, and...

Also Bacchetta Carbon Trike, Greenspeed Aero, and Catrike 700. Trikes are always at a disadvantage in the speed department, due to multiple factors. If you want speed but are reluctant to chance a...
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By BlazingPedals

A RANS Rocket, especially one with a 2" boom as...

A RANS Rocket, especially one with a 2" boom as shown, is a nice little bike. It will take a bit of time to learn starting on it, but worth the effort. I used to offer test rides on my V-Rex (very...
03-12-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread has me scratching my head. I probably...

This thread has me scratching my head. I probably have 50 jerseys, from ride jerseys to club jerseys to plain colors and 'fun' jerseys. I've never had a zipper or zipper pull break. Some of them are...
03-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By BlazingPedals

fify.

fify.
03-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,584
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not going to check out the sites. I'll just say...

Not going to check out the sites. I'll just say that if you add a motor and it cannot exceed 35 mph, it would be considered a moped in Michigan. Your local laws may vary.
03-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By BlazingPedals

You want to get a good sweat while sitting on the...

You want to get a good sweat while sitting on the couch? Words fail me...
Forum: Recumbent
03-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By BlazingPedals

My Catrike Speed uses 349 in front, and I'm sort...

My Catrike Speed uses 349 in front, and I'm sort of faced with the same problem. But a decimal size might be different than that - 305mm?

305mm will be hard to find but here is one....
Forum: Recumbent
03-04-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By BlazingPedals

Possibly dangerous generalization follows: SWB is...

Possibly dangerous generalization follows: SWB is usually a better choice for tall people than LWB. Most entry-level bents are LWB. What's your X-Seam? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwVE_es9rtE
...
03-03-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, the only thing "typical" about air loss is...

Yeah, the only thing "typical" about air loss is that it'll happen. In my experience, high-pressure latex tubes can lose 20 psi over the course of a single ride. Lightweight butyl tubes will lose air...
Forum: Recumbent
03-02-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,248
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just to address this, which i didn't do before: ...

Just to address this, which i didn't do before:
The wheelbase is set by the frame. For a large rear wheel, the frame must use longer stays, which increases bike length and wheelbase. If the frame is...
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