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Forum: Recumbent
09-08-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think you're crunching numbers without the...

I think you're crunching numbers without the knowledge of how gears work. People don't use those kinds of combinations because they won't shift well.
09-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,238
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even on my 'bents, my first choice is regular...

Even on my 'bents, my first choice is regular bike shorts with a pad. The pad is the underwear and it provides chafing protection and sweat control. My second choice is unpadded lycra shorts with...
09-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 928
Posted By BlazingPedals

Every driveway is an intersection, and is a...

Every driveway is an intersection, and is a possible place for a car to turn into/out of.
09-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 373
Posted By BlazingPedals

Things were simpler when the wheel sensor and the...

Things were simpler when the wheel sensor and the cadence sensor were separate. The currently-popular all-in-one sensor works great, if it works. If it doesn't, you're stuck.
09-02-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it's in good operating condition, then yeah;...

If it's in good operating condition, then yeah; it's worth that just for the parts.
09-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By BlazingPedals

Convert bike to trike: ...

Convert bike to trike:
https://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11619762.html
09-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,843
Posted By BlazingPedals

I know I'm not quite as daring as I once was....

I know I'm not quite as daring as I once was. With age comes the ability to imagine more bad stuff that could happen. That doesn't stop me from going for 50 mph downhills, but it might make me...
09-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not much in the way of replies, but I bet it was...

Not much in the way of replies, but I bet it was watched by almost everyone. Watch out for that puddle!
09-02-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 373
Posted By BlazingPedals

You already tried my go-to: zip ties. Does adding...

You already tried my go-to: zip ties. Does adding 2-sided tape help? (Be sure to keep the knuckle part of the zip tie toward the frame.)
09-02-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By BlazingPedals

My recumbents have some proprietary parts. For...

My recumbents have some proprietary parts. For instance the fork on my lowracer: 406 wheel, disc brake, low-height crown, no rake, 80mm dropouts with the missing 20mm all on the drive side...
09-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By BlazingPedals

Tell us more about your friend. What style of...

Tell us more about your friend. What style of rider is she, and exactly what do you mean by "hilly?" What about her surgery will prevent her from riding a regular bike?
09-02-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By BlazingPedals

From what I can Google, the Raleigh Mojave 2...

From what I can Google, the Raleigh Mojave 2 seems to be a 3x7 mountain bike; that is, it has 3 gears in front and 7 gears on the rear wheel. At that price point, it's better to get a bike without...
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By BlazingPedals

Recycled Recumbents: ...

Recycled Recumbents:
https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/home/the-showroom
08-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,300
Posted By BlazingPedals

There's no need to get an expensive expensive...

There's no need to get an expensive expensive bike unless you can appreciate the difference. Which is to say, if you have to ask why, then you won't understand the answer.
08-29-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,152
Posted By BlazingPedals

Basically it needs an overhaul and general...

Basically it needs an overhaul and general clean-up. The frame looks solid still, at least from the pictures. Repack bearings, replace cables/housing/brake pads/tires/tubes. Those spokes look bad,...
08-28-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sheldon Brown's gear calculator: ...

Sheldon Brown's gear calculator:
https://sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
08-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes I miss my club rides. I'm a social rider and...

Yes I miss my club rides. I'm a social rider and have a hard time motivating myself to ride by myself. Re struggling to keep up with the fast riders: Huh??? If there is more than one route from a...
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By BlazingPedals

If he wants a trike, he wants a trike. But...

If he wants a trike, he wants a trike. But apparently he didn't even know that 2-wheeled recumbents existed; and you can't make an informed decision without becoming informed. Trikes are fine for...
08-24-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By BlazingPedals

To me, the answer to balance issues is a trike....

To me, the answer to balance issues is a trike. Unfortunately trikes aren't cheap. You'd have to go used to stay anywhere near $1000. And there's the image problem, since a lot of owners are older &...
08-24-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By BlazingPedals

When it comes to falling, it's best to do so from...

When it comes to falling, it's best to do so from a trike or a lowracer.
08-24-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,681
Posted By BlazingPedals

I guess we haven't had a waving thread for a...

I guess we haven't had a waving thread for a couple of weeks; so this was overdue.

I'm not particularly unfriendly, but I don't feel any need to wave to strangers as if I know them, just because...
08-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,280
Posted By BlazingPedals

"Flat" is what you're used to. Michigan is pretty...

"Flat" is what you're used to. Michigan is pretty flat, but not as flat as N. Indiana/Illinois, or Florida. To me, I don't think twice about 20-30 ft/mile but sure notice 40. If I lived somewhere...
08-24-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,280
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not going to read all the posts in the thread...

I'm not going to read all the posts in the thread either; but hey 10 pages! Did anybody bring up 650B wheels?
08-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,053
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes and no. They may be produced on the same...

Yes and no. They may be produced on the same line. But that doesn't mean identical quality. They may be produced on a separate run, which can ignore some of the standards the Shimano parts require....
08-24-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,514
Posted By BlazingPedals

Everyone is different, so there's no number...

Everyone is different, so there's no number anyone can throw out at you. Cycling only burns about 35 Calories per mile (or ~100 Calories per 3 miles - this isn't an exact number!) That is on top of...
08-22-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes the triangle itself would be stronger, but at...

Yes the triangle itself would be stronger, but at the expense of the head tube. It would have less depth of structure where it connects to the triangle.
08-20-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By BlazingPedals

+1

+1
08-20-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm pretty sure, at least I hope, that was...

I'm pretty sure, at least I hope, that was tongue-in-cheek. To me, that's why we have backup bikes. disconnect all of the old cockpit stuff, install the new handlebar, and go ride the other bike!
08-20-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not built to be a climber; so take whatever I...

I'm not built to be a climber; so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. It's been my experience that if the hill is short and I am able to power up the hill without downshifting, that's usually...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow. In the meantime, my 1997 V-Rex is still...

Wow. In the meantime, my 1997 V-Rex is still using its original idlers.
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By BlazingPedals

Can't you get 4x8 sheet metal shed kits? Although...

Can't you get 4x8 sheet metal shed kits? Although wood might be more robust.
08-08-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By BlazingPedals

Most recumbent cyclists move their cleats back as...

Most recumbent cyclists move their cleats back as far as they'll go, or even enlarge the slots in their shoes to move the cleats back further. AFAIK you can do that with any shoe. Don't forget that...
08-06-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,455
Posted By BlazingPedals

Happens to me too. The only time I've hit the...

Happens to me too. The only time I've hit the floor was immediately following an easy 10 mile ride with a friend. I felt funny and put down my glass of lemonade - and the next thing I knew I was on...
08-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,222
Posted By BlazingPedals

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.
08-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ryda's point was that it doesn't happen with a...

Ryda's point was that it doesn't happen with a recumbent, only with a "Diamond-Frame" (road bike.) I suppose it would also be an issue with a Prone bike, but how many of those are there?
08-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,013
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL this is another first-world issue. How did I...

LOL this is another first-world issue. How did I ever survive my childhood without a cell phone???
08-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the group didn't want you to stick around,...

If the group didn't want you to stick around, they would ignore the regroup points and just go on their way.
08-02-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm going to be another voice telling you it's OK...

I'm going to be another voice telling you it's OK to be mis-matched. The braking capability is different between wheels anyway. I have three bikes that have one wheel with a disc brake and the other...
Forum: Recumbent
07-31-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had a SRAM 3x7 rear hub on my V-Rex for years,...

I had a SRAM 3x7 rear hub on my V-Rex for years, and it worked fine. Along with a triple in front, it gave me 63 gears, but more importantly it gave me a gear range of 17 to 144 inches. My only...
07-31-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By BlazingPedals

The large cage on the DMR pedal is for when...

The large cage on the DMR pedal is for when you're using 'regular' street shoes.
07-31-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,205
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, plus the minor effects on rubber of vacuum...

Well, plus the minor effects on rubber of vacuum and harsh UV radiation.
07-30-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By BlazingPedals

The foot only knows about the what the sole is...

The foot only knows about the what the sole is doing. Unless a less-than-stiff sole is deforming, the size of the pedal contact doesn't matter.
07-30-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By BlazingPedals

Measure your spindle and get a sealed unit....

Measure your spindle and get a sealed unit. They're inexpensive and they last a long time. Without yearly maintenance.
07-30-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even a recumbent won't fix a chafing issue....

Even a recumbent won't fix a chafing issue. Proper clothing becomes a 'must' as distances grow.
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By BlazingPedals

Congrats! I hear that sentiment a lot...

Congrats! I hear that sentiment a lot...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By BlazingPedals

What do you want out of the bike? Speed? Touring?...

What do you want out of the bike? Speed? Touring? Plodding on the MUP? Answering that might indicate the options you could consider.
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By BlazingPedals

I wouldn't recommend changing the seat rail so...

I wouldn't recommend changing the seat rail so that you can move the seat up further than normal. You'll end up with no room between the seat and steerer, and you'll be transferring more weight to...
07-27-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your "yeah but..." post shows you have a...

Your "yeah but..." post shows you have a pathological compulsion to point out shortcomings of a bike you don't ride by pointing out something that isn't even part of the discussion. I think the pot...
07-27-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By BlazingPedals

So, we're talking about aero. Why do you feel the...

So, we're talking about aero. Why do you feel the need to bad-mouth recumbents for hill-climbing - mountain climbing, really - when that's not the subject of the thread? As you can see in my pic,...
07-27-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,290
Posted By BlazingPedals

If your law is like Michigan's, that's not quite...

If your law is like Michigan's, that's not quite true. New bikes must have reflectors including on the pedals and in the wheels at the time of sale (unless there is no practical application or some...
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