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07-15-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,791
Posted By BlazingPedals

At the opposite end of the spectrum from the...

At the opposite end of the spectrum from the charity rides that require you to fund-raise, are the club-sponsored big events. My club runs several each year. They're advertised, they donate $1/rider...
Forum: Recumbent
07-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By BlazingPedals

Recumbents use standard drive train gear, albeit...

Recumbents use standard drive train gear, albeit sometimes with some special parts such as idlers or chain tubes.
07-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By BlazingPedals

Most velomobiles I've seen run about 30" high at...

Most velomobiles I've seen run about 30" high at the hood, maybe 3' at the 'turtle deck' behind the rider's head.

I believe that is a Rotovelo.
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07-15-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,791
Posted By BlazingPedals

For me the biggest turn-off is when the price is...

For me the biggest turn-off is when the price is inflated out of sight for fund-raising purposes. I just want to ride my bike, and am willing to pay some for SAG and a few cookie stops. I don't want...
07-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By BlazingPedals

The N+1 principle guarantees that as soon as you...

The N+1 principle guarantees that as soon as you acquire a bike, you will need another. (The number of bikes you need is N+1, where N is the number of bikes you currently have.) Therefore your quest...
07-15-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yep, it's normal. Generally speaking, Shimano...

Yep, it's normal. Generally speaking, Shimano goes out of its way to make the ratcheting sound as quiet as they can. For other manufacturers, they consider the sound an indication of how robust their...
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By BlazingPedals

A 3-wheeler is going to take a speed hit; the...

A 3-wheeler is going to take a speed hit; the only question being how much. Only a small hit for some trikes, large for others. If you're looking for speed capability, look at the same factors that...
07-12-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By BlazingPedals

Face/head matters too. Think El Pirate.

Face/head matters too. Think El Pirate.
07-11-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,929
Posted By BlazingPedals

Heed(tm) which is mostly maltodextrin...

Heed(tm) which is mostly maltodextrin (carbohydrate) with gel shots to supplement it.
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By BlazingPedals

The Mach (I?) is a TourEasy clone built by Andrew...

The Mach (I?) is a TourEasy clone built by Andrew Carson in Wisconsin. He'll probably like hearing from you as an owner, especially if you like it. :thumb:
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,020
Posted By BlazingPedals

Old Giros were steel. New ones are aluminum and...

Old Giros were steel. New ones are aluminum and are lighter. If you're after light weight, stay away from the recurve seat. "Lighter than a Giro" would be a Corsa or something in carbon.
07-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,959
Posted By BlazingPedals

Oh great! Now WADA will have to develop a test...

Oh great! Now WADA will have to develop a test for this:

https://www.riteaid.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/290x290/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/8/8/885967081206.jpg
07-04-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By BlazingPedals

No, but BBB was merely pointing out that maybe OP...

No, but BBB was merely pointing out that maybe OP is getting goggles based on an invalid assumption ( that they are needed to keep dust/wind out of eyes.) Wraparound sunglasses would do the same job...
07-04-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,109
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's my excuse anyway. If I let it get too long...

That's my excuse anyway. If I let it get too long it pokes through the lycra and looks really strange. I don't always shave, often I just clip it back really short.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By BlazingPedals

Left pedals have a left-hand thread, which means...

Left pedals have a left-hand thread, which means you turn clockwise to loosen.
07-01-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,556
Posted By BlazingPedals

These things go in... dare I say it... cycles. ...

These things go in... dare I say it... cycles.

All of us who were there saw it in the 70s and 80s - especially mustaches and sideburns. One day the current gen will look around and notice that...
06-29-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,631
Posted By BlazingPedals

Remember that, no matter what it looks like,...

Remember that, no matter what it looks like, bikes are constantly falling over when they're being ridden. The secret is to steer *into* the fall just enough to recover and start falling in the other...
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have to replace everything, just stick to...

If you have to replace everything, just stick to the correct # of gears, based on how many gears in your rear wheel. Probably 7-speed. It's all standard, although OLD, bike components.
06-27-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,860
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't own one, but based on some friends'...

I don't own one, but based on some friends' videos, it's a whole new magnitude of slow. So I'm curious too.
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,020
Posted By BlazingPedals

Blue-book for bikes is so far off it's not even...

Blue-book for bikes is so far off it's not even good as a starting point. I usually figure about a third to half of new price for a bent that's well-maintained, regardless of age. Working components...
06-27-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,988
Posted By BlazingPedals

...But I AM having fun! Finishing is never a...

...But I AM having fun! Finishing is never a question, but finishing in style is. There's no style to using auxiliary power.
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,464
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think this describes the situation... ...

I think this describes the situation...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d0/ab/71/d0ab71aa586c12adde3262f8a3d917b7.jpg
06-27-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nobody noticed the lace, did they?

Nobody noticed the lace, did they?
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By BlazingPedals

The toothpick comes out clean; this thread is...

The toothpick comes out clean; this thread is done.
06-26-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,988
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes. my preferred method of finishing is to have...

Yes. my preferred method of finishing is to have everyone chasing me. :lol:
06-26-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,343
Posted By BlazingPedals

Southern Michigan averages 15-20 feet per mile. A...

Southern Michigan averages 15-20 feet per mile. A 1500-foot century isn't unheard-of. The last time I did the Wolverine 200, it consisted of 40 laps of Bell Isle, with at most 5 ft/lap of climbing....
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By BlazingPedals

As Darth Lefty says, larger wheels will intrude...

As Darth Lefty says, larger wheels will intrude into the cockpit more in turns. So you compensate by making the stance wider, which increases frontal area. If you keep the rider low for stability in...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,894
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's OK to like a bike that's not a...

It's OK to like a bike that's not a low/mid/highracer. Because the Speedmachine is none of those. It's not a lowracer because you can't put a hand down from its ~20" seat height. And there's still...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,894
Posted By BlazingPedals

Cool. That implies that you might be able to...

Cool. That implies that you might be able to purchase one if you know the right hoops to jump through.
Forum: Introductions
06-24-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By BlazingPedals

So where in Oregon is "sunny?" My oldest son used...

So where in Oregon is "sunny?" My oldest son used to live in the Willamette Valley. East of the Cascades is pretty sunny, too?
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,894
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are Raptobikes still in production? 'M'...

Are Raptobikes still in production?

'M' racers aren't lowracers. The distinction is that you can put your hand down at a stop with a lowracer. Seat recline seems to be the biggest factor for...
06-23-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds like you figgered it out. I was going...

It sounds like you figgered it out. I was going to add that even Strava is garbage in/garbage out. Straight lines sure sounded like you weren't recording properly. I've had places where I lost GPS...
06-23-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,544
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd argue that swimming is a better exercise,...

I'd argue that swimming is a better exercise, since it's full-body. But anyone can buy a bike and ride, while not everyone has access to a lap-swim pool. Also, swimming is hard on shoulders. Before I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nice! Next ya gotta cover those spokes!

Nice! Next ya gotta cover those spokes!
06-22-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,999
Posted By BlazingPedals

The pad IS the underwear.

The pad IS the underwear.
06-22-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By BlazingPedals

Careful! Some of the Shimano cranksets use a...

Careful! Some of the Shimano cranksets use a proprietary bolt pattern instead of the usual 5-arm. If the Origin8 doesn't work because it's not that proprietary pattern, then you're stuck using...
06-21-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By BlazingPedals

Uh... no. If the crank arms are 10mm shorter, the...

Uh... no. If the crank arms are 10mm shorter, the pedal at the bottom of the stroke will be 10 mm closer to the bottom bracket and the saddle will need to be raised 10 mm. The Origin8 are reasonable...
06-21-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By BlazingPedals

It seems like it would need a pump system to keep...

It seems like it would need a pump system to keep from filling up when waves wash over the top. or when cyclists/pedestrians splash water in. What about changing water levels: is the lake level THAT...
06-20-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are there still salmon in Willow Creek? I...

Are there still salmon in Willow Creek? I remember the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) rule at the Russian: if a bear wanted your spot, you gave it to him!
06-20-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By BlazingPedals

I find it hard to believe that a short crankset...

I find it hard to believe that a short crankset wouldn't 'fit' your bike. More likely, what you're finding is for a different bottom bracket style. To that I say, change the bottom bracket too....
06-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,898
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your question is flawed, as it assumes only one...

Your question is flawed, as it assumes only one bike.
Forum: Recumbent
06-20-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're after 'standard' sized wheels as a...

If you're after 'standard' sized wheels as a checkpoint, then you're going to be limited to highracers, which have either dual 26, dual 650c, or dual 700 wheels. Most highracers are reclined for...
06-20-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By BlazingPedals

^^^This. I've used fancy stuff and I've used...

^^^This.
I've used fancy stuff and I've used no-brand automotive grease. It all works the same. A small tube of Phil's will cost more than a big tub of automotive grease, but it's all basically the...
06-19-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,921
Posted By BlazingPedals

The jury is still out on vaping, because it...

The jury is still out on vaping, because it hasn't been around long enough. Certainly the vaping suppliers will tell everyone it's safe; but that's what tobacco companies did for decades.

Vaping...
06-18-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By BlazingPedals

Use a shift lever as a trigger for a bike-zooka? ...

Use a shift lever as a trigger for a bike-zooka?

https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~mjh/spike.html
06-18-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,448
Posted By BlazingPedals

I guess I must be a Terrible Person(tm) because I...

I guess I must be a Terrible Person(tm) because I ride $5000 bikes instead of riding a $300 bike and using the rest to save puppies. Call me unrepentant.
06-18-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By BlazingPedals

The problem is, with age the grease hardens up...

The problem is, with age the grease hardens up and eventually prevents the pawls from moving freely. Even with a freehub, sometimes you can squirt light oil into the works without disassembling it...
06-18-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By BlazingPedals

Adding one more voice to the "trash it" opinion....

Adding one more voice to the "trash it" opinion. If you want to use it on a trainer only, then do the ugly fix using a couple full wraps of carbon and epoxy, covering at least a couple inches on...
06-18-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,363
Posted By BlazingPedals

I used to post under my real name, but I picked...

I used to post under my real name, but I picked up a stalker. The 'new' nom-de-forum fits my personality, or at least my mentality, even though I'm getting a bit slower as I mature.
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By BlazingPedals

"Pedal steer" in this case doesn't imply no-hands...

"Pedal steer" in this case doesn't imply no-hands steering. You have to brace the steering against the pedals, as pushing on the right pedal turns the wheel left, for instance. Have you considered...
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