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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,452
Posted By cat0020

Whether you're ok with it doesn't make your claim...

Whether you're ok with it doesn't make your claim of riding 100k miles in 8 years a reality.
It would still be a lie if you are ok with it; that just make you a liar, that's not an opinion.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,452
Posted By cat0020

How I prefer to wrap my bars or do maintenance on...

How I prefer to wrap my bars or do maintenance on my bikes has nothing to do with your failure to provide any evidence to support your claims of:




You asked me to "do the math", I did, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,452
Posted By cat0020

Whatever you claim to have ridden.. seems to me,...

Whatever you claim to have ridden.. seems to me, your posting is cutting into your riding time for big miles. :lol:

At least I wrap my own bars, instead of lying about my mileage on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,452
Posted By cat0020

That's not what you said initially. 14k...

That's not what you said initially.

14k miles in a year, that's over 38 miles per day every single day.
Just about 2 hours of saddle time every single day, 365 days at 20 mph average.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,452
Posted By cat0020

8 years, 100k miles.. that's average 34+ miles a...

8 years, 100k miles.. that's average 34+ miles a day, every single day...
at least 1.5 hours on the bike every single day if you average 20 mph..
2+ hours if you average 17 mph.
300k miles at 20...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By cat0020

I bought two of my Vision R40s from local...

I bought two of my Vision R40s from local Craigslist ads,
they are solid bikes, not can go wrong with them unless abused or left outdoors for extended amount of time.
Both of my purchases were...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By cat0020

I have been riding recumbents since 2006, I have...

I have been riding recumbents since 2006, I have been commuting with bicycles in NYC metro since 2014.
IMO, recumbents are not well suited for commuting that involve bumper-to-bumper traffic...
02-15-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,353
Posted By cat0020

I bought a cheap eBay ebike for my father-in-law...

I bought a cheap eBay ebike for my father-in-law last year for under $1200 shipped.
It’s nothing fancy, 7-speed, step-thru, folding frame, fat tire, front suspension, 500w motor, 48v battery.
Good...
02-15-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By cat0020

There are options available on eBay. Replacement...

There are options available on eBay. Replacement suspension fork with 1”steertube & disc brake mount should be under $80.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/233217017018
02-13-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By cat0020

Not a classic, but I bought this for less than...

Not a classic, but I bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.

Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel.
...
02-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By cat0020

No basket, just an aluminum platform, I didn't...

No basket, just an aluminum platform, I didn't mount it to the bike minimize the weight, likely ditch the fenders, too.

https://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/12012911/images/14-2100001_1.jpg
02-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 415,230
Posted By cat0020

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my...

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.
Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel....
02-09-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By cat0020

Cool Cheap eBay cargo bike purchase

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.
Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel. ...
02-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 881,776
Posted By cat0020

New commuter for my 2020 season.. purchased with...

New commuter for my 2020 season.. purchased with eBay rebate for under $800 shipped to my house.

https://i.imgur.com/DTqwolT.jpg

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Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 1,380,590
Posted By cat0020

Seems this thread is turning into a general car...

Seems this thread is turning into a general car thread...

https://youtu.be/D57GWhSBQYY
Forum: Foo
01-16-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 1,380,590
Posted By cat0020

No love for Tesla Cybertruck?

No love for Tesla Cybertruck?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,985
Posted By cat0020

Honestly, if those steep hills are part of my...

Honestly, if those steep hills are part of my cycling every single day/week.. I'd use disc brakes, too.
But in reality, does anyone like to ride up or down steep hills every single day?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,985
Posted By cat0020

Nobody said to brake is to admit defeat. I'm...

Nobody said to brake is to admit defeat.
I'm just stating the fact that the only thing brakes do is to slow you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By cat0020

I change crankarm length according to my...

I change crankarm length according to my flexibility.

In the winter/early spring, I tend to use shorter crankarms, more spin, less mashing the pedals.

During the competitive season, I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,985
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down. ...

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.

Honestly, rim brakes disc brakes... as long as you have enough to slow you down and not crash into things... either one is fine.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 1,380,590
Posted By cat0020

https://advrider.com/f/attachments/e5f44b32-a917-4...

https://advrider.com/f/attachments/e5f44b32-a917-4a5f-a106-9cd4b589a0ad-jpeg.1979132/
Forum: Recumbent
11-25-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,715
Posted By cat0020

I have a Reynolds T-bone.. hope one day soon I...

I have a Reynolds T-bone.. hope one day soon I get to finish putting it together.
https://i.imgur.com/1hSvU74.jpg
Forum: Foo
11-25-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,865
Views: 1,380,590
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/nxVxSZX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nxVxSZX.jpg
11-07-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 881,776
Posted By cat0020

Currently, that's what I have in my garage: ...

Currently, that's what I have in my garage:
https://i.imgur.com/jptWfu4.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,657
Posted By cat0020

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal...

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal F2, 8-speed, folding bike with disc brakes for the last 7 months.
My commute on it 4 times a week is approx. 6 miles one-way, which include going...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,790
Posted By cat0020

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal...

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal F2, 8-speed, folding bike with disc brakes for the last 7 months.
My commute on it 4 times a week is approx. 6 miles one-way, which include going...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By cat0020

Without knowing what your expectation out of a...

Without knowing what your expectation out of a fork, it's difficult to determine whether one carbon fork would be suitable over any other.

Are you a heavyweight rider?

Do you ride mostly on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,070
Posted By cat0020

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992,...

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992, I have redden just about all the frame materials bicycles available, and I been riding titanium since 1996.
Currently, I have different steel bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By cat0020

My 2001 Ultimate has the same CC headset since I...

My 2001 Ultimate has the same CC headset since I built it in 2004.
Over 72k miles ridden and still works fine.
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,268
Posted By cat0020

I bought two Vision R40s from my local Craigslist...

I bought two Vision R40s from my local Craigslist ads, and another one from eBay listing, but seller is also within 45 miles.

There are more and more listings on eBay for recumbents, but shipping...
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,081
Posted By cat0020

Picked up this one today, nearly stock 2000...

Picked up this one today, nearly stock 2000 SV650S, minor body work scratches,
needs carb sync, oil/filter/coolant/brake fluid change, 17k miles.
$1250 cash.

https://i.imgur.com/WNlu2S6.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 16,590,305
Posted By cat0020

You need a different HELMET: ...

You need a different HELMET:

http://www.kalavinka-bikes.com/picture/wonderland/2006052201.jpg
10-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By cat0020

If you travel 5 miles in 15 min.. that's...

If you travel 5 miles in 15 min.. that's averaging about 23 mph
If you travel 10 miles in 30 min, that's averaging 30 mph.
Hitting a pothole or avoiding hazards at those speeds can be tricky.
...
10-08-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,667
Posted By cat0020

^^^ Additionally, cars/drivers have to be...

^^^
Additionally, cars/drivers have to be insured in order to be legally operating on public streets.
10-08-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By cat0020

How often are you pedaling at 25+ mph? Do...

How often are you pedaling at 25+ mph?

Do you sustain that speed over long distance?
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,268
Posted By cat0020

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and...

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and motorcycles are just toys, don't belong on public roads, roads are for cars.
09-25-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 881,776
Posted By cat0020

For $1400 including shipping,...

For $1400 including shipping, https://juicedscorpion.com/ (https://www.bikeforums.net/[url) Juiced Scorpion , I think it's a pretty good deal.. just have to wait until MAR/APR 2020 to receive it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,873
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

I didn't say custom geometry is "unachievable",...

I didn't say custom geometry is "unachievable", learn to read more carefully; I said: custom geometry & fit is still possible with titanium frame more so than carbon frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

If a pro cyclist is looking for particular...

If a pro cyclist is looking for particular fitment that no other carbon frame can offer, custom geometry & fit is still possible with titanium frame more so than carbon frames I would imagine.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

What the manufacturers want is more sales, more...

What the manufacturers want is more sales, more profit.
If making a lasting product cut into their own profit,.. hence, how many titanium frame manufacturers have lasted ages without changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

The advantage of titanium is that it lasts longer...

The advantage of titanium is that it lasts longer than most other frame materials, requires no paint, requires little to no care.
So if you want a bike that last as long as you can pedal in your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By cat0020

I never weighed my $140 Sundeal aluminum disc...

I never weighed my $140 Sundeal aluminum disc folding bike.. but it seems light enough after I cut down the handlebar & put a carbon seatpost.
It does have the longest reach of any other folding...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,268
Posted By cat0020

I have been riding motorcycles for two decades,...

I have been riding motorcycles for two decades, some with panniers /sidecases wider than a trike.
I'm comfortable riding between car mirrors in bumper-to-bumper traffic of NYC, as I have at least a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

Totally forgot, years ago, I bought a Titanium...

Totally forgot, years ago, I bought a Titanium recumbent.. fast, comfy.. good for long hours in the saddle:
https://i.imgur.com/EmprpY6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the identifiable pro Blade frames are in...

AFAIK, the identifiable pro Blade frames are in 700c wheels, front & rear.
Mass production Blade frames were 650 wheels front & rear.
In 1994, Steve Hegg had the one-off Blade that had 650 front &...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production...

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production were for the LA Sherriff domestic racing team back in 1992.
That was the only pro team that I know that rode titanium road race frame supplied by a...
09-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By cat0020

Same here. I didn't spend nearly as much as...

Same here.

I didn't spend nearly as much as a Hase Pino when I bought my Performer Family Tandem.

It's not as stiff or sturdy as a Hase Pino, but for my wife to ride with me or taking a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,266
Posted By cat0020

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992,...

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992, I have had opportunity to ride or own just about any other frame material for bicycle frames.
I currently have bikes that are carbon, steel,...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,268
Posted By cat0020

As any other bike, you decide what the purpose of...

As any other bike, you decide what the purpose of the bike is for you.
I started riding road bike over 30 years ago, pedaled across the continent and still enjoy riding my road bike 1-2k miles...
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