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Forum: Recumbent
01-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By BlazingPedals

Heh! Personally I don't get why lowracers are too...

Heh! Personally I don't get why lowracers are too low but trikes of the same height represent 90% of the current market. Lowracers are awesome and the feet-higher-than-the-seat has never been a...
01-24-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,201
Posted By BlazingPedals

To maximize chain life, Cheez should scrupulously...

To maximize chain life, Cheez should scrupulously follow Sheldon Brown's routine for cleaning his chain.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
01-24-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 368
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have a wireless computer, it needs a...

If you have a wireless computer, it needs a powered send unit to work. The send unit senses the (unpowered) magnet on the spoke and transmits data to the head unit - the computer. In the case of a...
01-22-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By BlazingPedals

Dumb thought, but if you're spinning too much in...

Dumb thought, but if you're spinning too much in the 34T, shift to the 50T. Anyway, if you're going to use shorter crank arms, it's normal to gear lower, not higher. Shorter arms will make your pedal...
01-22-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By BlazingPedals

Having a scuffed pair sounds painful.

Having a scuffed pair sounds painful.
01-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By BlazingPedals

Machine wash, tumble dry, zippers open. No...

Machine wash, tumble dry, zippers open. No worn-out jerseys after 35 years. Maybe you line-dryers should dry jerseys inside-out, so only the insides fade.
01-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By BlazingPedals

They don't have any Dutch Bike Beer?

They don't have any Dutch Bike Beer?
01-21-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlazingPedals

There were witnesses and eventually the truth...

There were witnesses and eventually the truth came out. The point being, unless there ARE witnesses, the driver will ALWAYS claim the cyclist swerved into his/her path, and unless the right questions...
01-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By BlazingPedals

<bobber goes under, set the hook, nothing...

<bobber goes under, set the hook, nothing there...>
01-20-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,104
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gauges on pumps are notoriously inaccurate. Get a...

Gauges on pumps are notoriously inaccurate. Get a good pressure gauge. I found out the hard way that lower pressures make me slower. I started a club ride with about 85 psi in my tires instead of the...
01-19-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,201
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sorry, it was too painful to watch the whole...

Sorry, it was too painful to watch the whole thing. Does he think that only the top half of the chain gets worn out?
01-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,973
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow, look at all those poor people who are going...

Wow, look at all those poor people who are going to be come vegetables due to not wearing a helmet! <ducks>
01-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 651
Posted By BlazingPedals

I fill a half-liter pop bottle with water and...

I fill a half-liter pop bottle with water and freeze it, then roll my socked foot on it a time or two each day. Stretching at night helps too -- in some ways plantar faciitis is similar to a sore...
01-16-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,373
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not calling "troll" or "click bait;" but...

I'm not calling "troll" or "click bait;" but OTOH, I'm not holding my breath expecting friendlyguy1234 to ever respond back to this or any other thread. It will take a lot more than a single...
01-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By BlazingPedals

There is no "but." Winter is not to be liked,...

There is no "but." Winter is not to be liked, even a non-winter winter such as Michigan has had so far. I don' t know which is worse about winter, the cold or the lack of light. Or all of the above.
01-16-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlazingPedals

I hate reading these reports. This past fall, we...

I hate reading these reports. This past fall, we had a club member killed in a similar fashion. In typical victim-blaming, the 80+y.o. driver claimed the cyclist swerved in front of him. The reality...
01-16-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By BlazingPedals

"BJ" is BikeJournal.com It was one of the first...

"BJ" is BikeJournal.com It was one of the first sites that allowed you to log miles. It's still there, but not as well-attended as it used to be. It also includes a forum.
01-14-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By BlazingPedals

In Strava they call it "following" others. If you...

In Strava they call it "following" others. If you follow someone, their rides will show up on your activity feed. Typically you follow all your friends and they follow you, and you can give attaboys...
01-14-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By BlazingPedals

As it's been said, there are two types of...

As it's been said, there are two types of cyclists:
1. Those who will fall
2. Those who have fallen
Congratulations! You're now in both groups!
01-13-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd have to agree that RAGBRAI is the event...

I'd have to agree that RAGBRAI is the event that's closest to the flavor of the Sturgis rally. Some are bigger than others but I don't know of any that are bigger than RAGBRAI. That said, I hope the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bacchetta offers three seats: the Recurve, which...

Bacchetta offers three seats: the Recurve, which is a hard seatpan with a cushion, combined with a mesh back; a carbon shell; and the Euromesh which is an aluminum outer frame in the shape of a...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-12-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By BlazingPedals

Interesting. It looks like the optional miles...

Interesting. It looks like the optional miles brings the daily totals up to something I'd consider. How many recumbents are typically on the tour?
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't. I tested an aluminum Giro once. I could...

I don't. I tested an aluminum Giro once. I could feel all the bumps but it wasn't particularly bothersome. Possibly due to the thick foam on the Euromesh seat. I've never been on a Carbon Aero.
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By BlazingPedals

For now, it looks like I can mount a bottle to...

For now, it looks like I can mount a bottle to the crossbar at the top of the seat. That'll place it about shoulder height, a bit further back than the headrest. Adam, are you able to put the bladder...
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By BlazingPedals

I just buy something. Glideflex stems are...

I just buy something. Glideflex stems are awesome. I suppose if you want to weld up your own, look at pics of others.
01-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By BlazingPedals

My brother had a Grand Prix. Bar end shifters...

My brother had a Grand Prix. Bar end shifters were not OEM, although they are period-correct. For that matter, tubbies are period-correct. Nice looking bike.
01-11-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,917
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think you're too old to ride when rigor mortis...

I think you're too old to ride when rigor mortis sets in. Our club recently had a member pass away. He was in his 90s was still riding regularly.
01-10-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,606
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think extra drag is the main reason why they're...

I think extra drag is the main reason why they're slower. View one from the top instead of the side and you'll understand.
01-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By BlazingPedals

With a $1500 budget, you can get a Wahoo trainer...

With a $1500 budget, you can get a Wahoo trainer and ride on Zwift. Zwift membership is $15/mo. A standard trainer won't work with Zwift because it requires bluetooth to transmit what you're doing....
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By BlazingPedals

I need to be able to get to the bottle without...

I need to be able to get to the bottle without breaking cadence, and I'm afraid that if it were mounted to the boom I'd have to stop pedaling and sit up to reach it. Bladders are an option, but not...
01-08-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By BlazingPedals

Other considerations: 1. Front derailleurs are...

Other considerations:
1. Front derailleurs are generally made for either road bikes with larger chainring diameters, or mountain bikes with smaller chainring diameters
2. FDs don't like to shift...
01-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,542
Posted By BlazingPedals

Microshift ranges from "chintzy" to "meh," but...

Microshift ranges from "chintzy" to "meh," but I'm hoping that it'll get better. All of my bikes are 9-speed, and by now the only Shimano I can get is Alivio - which is down there with the chintzy...
01-08-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,086
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds so easy - until it's 35F and raining,...

It sounds so easy - until it's 35F and raining, or worse 14F and snowing with a 25 mph wind from the north.
01-07-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 539,148
Posted By BlazingPedals

Love how clean the bike looks without those...

Love how clean the bike looks without those 'dirty' brake calipers on the fork crown and seat stays.
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By BlazingPedals

Water on a Catrike

My 2003 Catrike Speed only has bottle brazeons under the seat. That might be OK for a spare bottle or a pump/tool kit, but I sure can't reach that while I'm riding. Even mounting it on the boom in...
01-07-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,971
Posted By BlazingPedals

I looked at a few maps. OldsCool's 10-mile loop...

I looked at a few maps. OldsCool's 10-mile loop from Boyne City to Walloon Lake is 678 feet of climbing. Call it 68 ft/mi. In mid-Michigan I average more like 18-20 feet per mile. There are no big...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-07-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By BlazingPedals

Mousemeat, will you be in town a few days early...

Mousemeat, will you be in town a few days early for OHR? Should someone try to organize a 50+ get-together?

I did the last Wolverine 200 ever held. I think it was in 2004. After that, the park was...
01-07-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm probably the only person with this issue, but...

I'm probably the only person with this issue, but in the past I've had clicking caused by the FD being adjusted too far out and contacting the crank arm.
01-07-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know what you consider "high mileage." I...

I don't know what you consider "high mileage." I generally average about 3000 miles per year, although this year was down considerably due to bad weather in the first half of the riding season. This...
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By BlazingPedals

Do you do wheelies if you're not careful on...

Do you do wheelies if you're not careful on take-offs? That is a lot of weight behind the rear wheel, on a bike that is heavily rear-biased in the first place.
01-04-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By BlazingPedals

Pics of Schwinn Meridians I can find on the...

Pics of Schwinn Meridians I can find on the Internet do NOT indicate disc brake mounts on the fork, so you'll need a new fork. You'll probably need a bike shop to help find you the right parts....
01-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By BlazingPedals

Worn cleats?

Worn cleats?
01-03-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,797
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is is someone having fun, or is it someone who...

Is is someone having fun, or is it someone who wants to tap our collective wisdom (such that it is...) without becoming a contributing member of the community themselves? Are all of these one-post...
01-02-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,300
Posted By BlazingPedals

If I worried about what everyone else thought,...

If I worried about what everyone else thought, I'd never have gotten my first recumbent. Are you going to ride a bike or a decal?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-02-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By BlazingPedals

I posted a pic of the bike in the So I've decided...

I posted a pic of the bike in the So I've decided to give a darn about "aero" (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1190581-so-i-ve-decided-give-darn-about-aero.html) thread, in the...
01-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not going to pass judgment yet, but it's been...

I'm not going to pass judgment yet, but it's been several days and there's been no second post by the OP to clarify what she's looking for. Organized events or solo routes; one-way centuries or...
01-01-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,482
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're cutting hairs to gain aero, going to a...

If you're cutting hairs to gain aero, going to a single chainring and obtaining a narrower Q factor will help. Reduces frontal area.
12-30-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,482
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have a set. The installation instructions even...

I have a set. The installation instructions even say they're not meant to be permanently installed.
...
12-28-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I'm sure it doesn't happen very often. :)

Yeah, I'm sure it doesn't happen very often. :)
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By BlazingPedals

Used Bike-Es generally go for $300-400 if they're...

Used Bike-Es generally go for $300-400 if they're in good shape. So $100 doesn't sound bad even if the shock needs replacement. Yes, the shock is one reason why it's never going to be a speed demon....
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