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10-15-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're looking for something sharp poking...

If you're looking for something sharp poking through the inside of the tire, use your glove to find it not your finger. It's hard to make a bandage stick to a sweaty fingertip.
10-15-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,211
Posted By BlazingPedals

Spec sheet says Encore (formerly Aerospoke) rear...

Spec sheet says Encore (formerly Aerospoke) rear wheel with Shimano hub is 1645g, not including skewer. That's one wheel, not the set. I can't speak for the Encores, but Aerospoke had a reputation...
10-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By BlazingPedals

Negative! The wind might shift, and then were...

Negative! The wind might shift, and then were would you be? :lol: I know, it's a personal preference issue; but I'd rather take it easy on the way out knowing I will probably have to work on the way...
10-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By BlazingPedals

Discussing which department store bike is better?...

Discussing which department store bike is better? Is "neither" a choice?
10-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,211
Posted By BlazingPedals

I notice that maallyn started but hasn't...

I notice that maallyn started but hasn't participated in this discussion. Makes me wonder if he/she has any real interest in it.

Next up: noseless saddles!
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow. 28 feet of climbing. That's over 3 feet per...

Wow. 28 feet of climbing. That's over 3 feet per mile!
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By BlazingPedals

I hope you had fun. I did it once, that was...

I hope you had fun. I did it once, that was enough. It was like spending a week at the state fair, and just happening to have your bike with you. After a few days I found myself wishing I could get...
10-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By BlazingPedals

The fork on my avatar bike developed several...

The fork on my avatar bike developed several cracks around the crown. It's completely custom spec and the manufacture no longer exists, so it was either repair it or have a custom one built. My...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you a member of, or have you contacted, the...

Are you a member of, or have you contacted, the local bike club - the Rapid Wheelmen?
10-14-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,561
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think a lot of us are willing to discuss new...

I think a lot of us are willing to discuss new technology, but OTOH a newbie is likely to want to discuss something they just saw advertised, which ends up being the latest iteration of a failed...
10-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,301
Posted By BlazingPedals

A month or two ago I was on a club ride with my...

A month or two ago I was on a club ride with my lowracer, and a dog came out at us. Being the lowest, he fixated on me and was not giving up. The others were worried that I was wandering out into the...
10-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,211
Posted By BlazingPedals

I disagree with this. ^^ Pneumatic tires have...

I disagree with this. ^^ Pneumatic tires have advantages that air-free tires will never have, including weight and quality of ride. When you hit a bump with a pneumatic tire, the shock compresses all...
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By BlazingPedals

The two idlers on the rear derailleur are called...

The two idlers on the rear derailleur are called "jockey wheels." Routing is as you see in VegasTriker's picture - around the left side of the lower one and around the right side of the upper one,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-09-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks like there are two chainrings in the...

It looks like there are two chainrings in the mid-drive. Just as a SWAG, I'd start by routing the rear chain to the outside chainring of the mid-drive, and the front chain to the inside one.
10-09-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By BlazingPedals

When did the season turn to winter? :lol:

When did the season turn to winter? :lol:
10-08-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never visibly damaged my bikes by using car...

I've never visibly damaged my bikes by using car wax/protectant on them.
10-08-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,753
Posted By BlazingPedals

The annual Human Powered Speed Challenge is held...

The annual Human Powered Speed Challenge is held every year in Battle Mountain Nevada, in part because of the altitude - 4619 ft - where the air is thinner and aero resistance is less. High temps and...
10-07-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've ridden in 20-30 mph winds, no problem. Often...

I've ridden in 20-30 mph winds, no problem. Often in high-wind situations, it's not the wind that stops me but the other weather that's riding along WITH the wind.
10-07-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think the only connection is that having a...

I think the only connection is that having a saddle stuck up there may exacerbate the symptoms. But biking doesn't cause. it. Follow Doc Campbell's (Hee Haw) advice: If it hurts, don't do it.
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,143
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's surprising to hear. SRAM 3x7 was pretty...

That's surprising to hear. SRAM 3x7 was pretty bulletproof - if you didn't shift under load or run it in-between gears. I got one of about that era for my V-Rex, and it's still hanging in the garage....
10-05-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,466
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you did 50.7, that rounds up to 100. You did...

If you did 50.7, that rounds up to 100. You did too many miles!
10-03-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's an easy charge to slap on someone even if...

It's an easy charge to slap on someone even if they are following the officer's every instruction.
10-03-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By BlazingPedals

Doesn't rule out a civil suit.

Doesn't rule out a civil suit.
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,585
Posted By BlazingPedals

I rode some with a guy on a CB while I was on...

I rode some with a guy on a CB while I was on DALMAC. I don't know how strong he was, so comparisons can only be very rough; but he was at least comparable in hills to me. I think he had a Silvio.
10-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,570
Posted By BlazingPedals

Was alcohol involved? Because alcohol seems to be...

Was alcohol involved? Because alcohol seems to be involved in a lot of these types of accidents. :lol:
10-01-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are any of the lakes natural, or are they all...

Are any of the lakes natural, or are they all impoundments?
09-30-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Posted By BlazingPedals

Strava is just a logging site that accepts .fit...

Strava is just a logging site that accepts .fit files from a gps device such as Wahoo or Garmin. You can get a free Strava account. I've seen folks mount their smartphone to their handlebars, but...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,143
Posted By BlazingPedals

Argh... drive-by newbies! There's a pattern: they...

Argh... drive-by newbies! There's a pattern: they come here asking what to buy and then disappear. I guess they figure we just hang out here, waiting to dispense advice to thankless strangers....
09-29-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By BlazingPedals

The rear is 24 spokes. That's only a little...

The rear is 24 spokes. That's only a little better.
09-29-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By BlazingPedals

My son, who lives in the Charlotte area, called...

My son, who lives in the Charlotte area, called this evening and told us it was 95F there. Ugh! October in the mountains should be MUCH cooler. Hope you can hold up!
09-28-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd like a ride report. I did CNC way back in...

I'd like a ride report. I did CNC way back in 2001, when the food vendors ran out of food the first 5 days and the organizers didn't consider it their problem. Presumably they fixed that little...
09-26-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,029
Posted By BlazingPedals

Under my definitions, a certain amount of...

Under my definitions, a certain amount of discomfort is normal and good. Breathing hard, burning legs, sweating, etc. That's not pain. If you're really in pain, that's a sign of injury, and you...
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,626
Posted By BlazingPedals

I always liked the styling on the Borealis. The...

I always liked the styling on the Borealis. The body was made to mount on an ICE trike, IIRC? While monocoque frames have their advantages, having a real trike underneath makes it more versataile.
09-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By BlazingPedals

Reminds me of one of my friends' neighbors in my...

Reminds me of one of my friends' neighbors in my young days. He told my friend he could beat a motorcycle in a sprint, which he designated and was probably 100-50 feet. Sure enough, he was halfway to...
09-26-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm coming to this thread late, but the helmet I...

I'm coming to this thread late, but the helmet I see at the linked page has FREE shipping.
09-26-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,048
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you kiddin'? I can't get anything from my...

Are you kiddin'? I can't get anything from my bike shop without it being ordered for me. It's the same wait as if I ordered it myself, except that I have to go back to the shop to pick it up instead...
09-24-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,029
Posted By BlazingPedals

First concern it to verify that you're healthy....

First concern it to verify that you're healthy. Otherwise you could set yourself up for a massive heart attack. I have a friend that thought he was healthy but went in for a stress test. He literally...
09-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,156
Posted By BlazingPedals

The burning question I have is, if someone wants...

The burning question I have is, if someone wants to become a dentist or a lawyer, do they get a Cervelo to speed up the process?
09-24-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks cyccommute, that gives me a better idea of...

Thanks cyccommute, that gives me a better idea of what I was looking at. No way the tubing should be that thin in that spot regardless of how good/bad the weld is.
09-24-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,777
Posted By BlazingPedals

Daytime running lights probably won't hurt; but...

Daytime running lights probably won't hurt; but I'm not convinced they help - at least not in urban conditions where visual overload is already an issue. That said, I have started using a rear...
09-24-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not sure what I'm looking at. Looks like a...

Not sure what I'm looking at. Looks like a suspension pivot? Which tube broke out? You know the famous WallyWorld guarantee:
"if it breaks, bring it back and we'll replace it with another just like...
09-23-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By BlazingPedals

There are also crank-forwards. Electra is...

There are also crank-forwards. Electra is low-end, RANS is high-end.

https://cdn3.volusion.com/cfuhv.sxync/v/vspfiles/photos/MABK0032-2T.jpg
09-23-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By BlazingPedals

You might consider wiping down the rims, too. Wet...

You might consider wiping down the rims, too. Wet can coat the rim with aluminum slurry that accelerates brake wear, both rims and pads.
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,577
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sure, the head tube could be cut off and a new...

Sure, the head tube could be cut off and a new one welded in. But as you said, the rest of the bike would still be 20 years old. I like your solution best. Your GRR lived a long and useful life, and...
09-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,343
Posted By BlazingPedals

RoadFan is jealous of that Mondonico.

RoadFan is jealous of that Mondonico.
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By BlazingPedals

The main attraction for recumbent bikes is...

The main attraction for recumbent bikes is comfort. There's no hard skinny saddle between the rider's legs, no requirement to put weight on hands, and no craning the neck to see down the road. Most...
09-18-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,029
Posted By BlazingPedals

Breathing in some strange pattern doesn't do...

Breathing in some strange pattern doesn't do anything except if it forces you to breathe correctly once in a while. Most adults don't use the full capacity of their lungs by breathing from their...
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,577
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is that a Zephyr seat on your Phoenix? ...

Is that a Zephyr seat on your Phoenix?

Combover, the company may still technically be around, but apparently Denton has better things to do than run it.
09-18-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By BlazingPedals

BHP is not cancer. My doc has been following my...

BHP is not cancer. My doc has been following my BHP for about 15 years. It's getting to the point where I may have to do something about it, but the only bike-related problem I have is that having to...
09-17-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've always liked the styling on this: ...

I've always liked the styling on this:

http://www.katanga.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/DSCN1070-1024x768.jpg
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