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02-19-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By BlazingPedals

I sure have. I've heard that the higher the...

I sure have. I've heard that the higher the quality of the calipers, the less need there is for toe-in, on the theory that squeal is caused by the caliper arms twisting and causing a high-frequency...
02-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By BlazingPedals

Have you tried cleaning the rims with plain old...

Have you tried cleaning the rims with plain old dish soap? That Finish Line stuff looks like it has oils in it, which of course shouldn't be used on braking surfaces.
02-16-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By BlazingPedals

Years ago one of my brothers had a collision with...

Years ago one of my brothers had a collision with a cyclist. Cyclist didn't want to call the cops and rode off. A few days later my brother was served for hit-and-run. If you can identify the driver,...
02-16-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By BlazingPedals

I believe that some ICE recumbent trikes use...

I believe that some ICE recumbent trikes use mirror-image front brakes.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-16-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By BlazingPedals

In Michigan, when the groundhog says 6 more weeks...

In Michigan, when the groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter, that means an early spring. Otherwise it's 8 or 10 weeks.
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By BlazingPedals

There are basically three versions of 24" wheel: ...

There are basically three versions of 24" wheel:
ISO 507 - used on kids' bikes and mountain bikes. This has the wider tires available.
ISO 520 - 'road' version of 24" generally limited to 1 1/8"...
02-06-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By BlazingPedals

I hope things have gotten better for OP in the...

I hope things have gotten better for OP in the ensuing 8 or so years since this thread was started. Bike-launched RPGs? Read the adventures of Spike Bike....
02-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By BlazingPedals

Only once has that happened to me. On that ride,...

Only once has that happened to me. On that ride, very few people did the full 100-mile route, which I did in respectable time. But when I arrived back at the HQ, the lot was empy, vendor tents were...
02-05-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By BlazingPedals

You could almost turn that fork around and have...

You could almost turn that fork around and have the correct offset! I too am surprised the downtube didn't collapse. Definitely have a shop inspect the frame before ordering the fork.
02-04-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By BlazingPedals

If forced to pare things down, I could maybe get...

If forced to pare things down, I could maybe get away with 2-3 bikes. Down to one? I understand the individual words; but strung together in a single sentence they make no sense.
02-04-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,741
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can't expect to have it both ways. We want...

You can't expect to have it both ways. We want car drivers to follow the laws. But many cyclists want to make up their own rules as they go. The trouble is, drivers don't know and can't predict what...
02-03-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By BlazingPedals

??? It's usually just a zig-zag stitch. Use the...

??? It's usually just a zig-zag stitch. Use the seam-ripper on the pad side, then pull the flags once the pad is off. If you have to darn holes in the lycra, you may as well put the pad back in...
02-03-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,919
Posted By BlazingPedals

Maybe you can claim to the judge that while you...

Maybe you can claim to the judge that while you started moving prior to the green, you didn't enter the intersection until after it changed. Otherwise, yep that's a violation.
Forum: Recumbent
02-03-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By BlazingPedals

My third garage bay holds my tractor and 4 bikes....

My third garage bay holds my tractor and 4 bikes. Any excess bikes have to go in the pole barn.
02-03-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,919
Posted By BlazingPedals

I wouldn't want a speeding ticket unless it was...

I wouldn't want a speeding ticket unless it was for a flat ground sprint. Anybody can go 50-60 mph on a big enough, steep enough downhill.
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,639
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've taken to using a helmet-mounted rear...

I've taken to using a helmet-mounted rear flasher. That way, nobody can believably claim that they didn't see me in front of them. My flasher can bee seen from a half-mile away in bright sun, and...
02-01-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm always a slug at the beginning of the season....

I'm always a slug at the beginning of the season. OTOH, my season won't start until April.
02-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes you can. As a recumbent rider, I've removed...

Yes you can. As a recumbent rider, I've removed pads from shorts and tights before. Just be careful that you don't cut the lycra.
01-29-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,797
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've been looking around for something like this,...

I've been looking around for something like this, too. My problem is, my bikes don't have seat posts; and virtually all of them are designed to mount to one.
01-29-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,122
Posted By BlazingPedals

Glad to hear it wasn't worse, although it sounds...

Glad to hear it wasn't worse, although it sounds bad enough! The scratched brifters should have counted to give you a 'pass' on the personal injuries.



Yep, those recom-bunny things. A few...
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not enough info. Brand? Model? If you have that,...

Not enough info. Brand? Model? If you have that, sometimes a SN can get you down to a year. Unless he was a club-level enthusiast or higher, chances are the bike is a department store wall-hanger and...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By BlazingPedals

Good info from Jeff. Is it possible/economical to...

Good info from Jeff. Is it possible/economical to convert this trike to a standard derailleur system, whether or not you keep the mid-drive?
01-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,901
Posted By BlazingPedals

Meh. At this point I'm disillusioned with all pro...

Meh. At this point I'm disillusioned with all pro sports, and all of the athletes (former and current) are implicated by association. It's not that Lance is dead to me; but he's not worth listening...
01-29-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By BlazingPedals

My power drops off precipitously at over 100 rpm,...

My power drops off precipitously at over 100 rpm, while some people can't even hit that cadence; so I think your number there is highly individualized.
01-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By BlazingPedals

I wish I were headed toward my 60th birthday....

I wish I were headed toward my 60th birthday. Preferably with about 20 years to prepare.
01-28-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 549,307
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're referring to my collection on page 1,...

If you're referring to my collection on page 1, then you're right, the trike is a 2003 Speed. When Catrike first started up, the Speed was their fast model. It wants to be fast, but it's horribly...
01-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,917
Posted By BlazingPedals

I registered for DALMAC (https://dalmac.org/),...

I registered for DALMAC (https://dalmac.org/), for about the 30th time. This year is the 50th anniversary ride, and several routes are already filled. Beyond that, nuttin'.
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
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: 46
Views: 1,456
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: 469
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: 32
Views: 908
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: 847
Posted By BlazingPedals

Having a scuffed pair sounds painful.

Having a scuffed pair sounds painful.
01-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,445
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: 11
Views: 690
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: 2,456
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: 530
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: 71
Views: 5,317
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: 46
Views: 1,456
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: 47
Views: 2,401
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: 696
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: 4,738
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: 993
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: 2,456
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: 540
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: 540
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: 954
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: 1,388
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: 5
Views: 448
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: 4
Views: 258
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: 5
Views: 448
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.
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