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Forum: Great Lakes
11-15-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By BlazingPedals

There's always Hilly Hundred...

There's always Hilly Hundred (http://hillyhundred.org/), which is based in Ellettsville, IN every October, which covers that area. Ellettsvillis is about 10 miles west of Bloomington. I've done many...
11-15-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yup. Not answering a "help me" question from a...

Yup. Not answering a "help me" question from a one-time poster who hasn't even introduced himself and is just going to disappear afterward.
11-14-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,079
Posted By BlazingPedals

Right. And as a result, air-free tires are much...

Right. And as a result, air-free tires are much harder on rims. I remember a few reports of converts breaking their rims and then treating it as a coincidence. Nope, it was caused by the tire.
11-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By BlazingPedals

... or maybe in the bmx forum since ashtabula...

... or maybe in the bmx forum since ashtabula cranks are common over there.
11-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,354
Posted By BlazingPedals

That IS curious... I am the exception since both...

That IS curious... I am the exception since both of my lowracers use a disc in front but a rim brake in the rear. My resistance to hydraulics has always been that I wanted my brake levers to match.
Forum: Recumbent
11-13-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By BlazingPedals

I know that Sucuri is the security package that...

I know that Sucuri is the security package that Bryan uses because it's blocked me before. There must have been an update or something that messed with the configuration.
11-13-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,079
Posted By BlazingPedals

There are probably weight savings possible by...

There are probably weight savings possible by making the wheel itself a wear item; but I still don't see a combined wheel/tire as a good idea.
11-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,354
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is it February already?

Is it February already?
11-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By BlazingPedals

With cars in ditches like this morning, my bike...

With cars in ditches like this morning, my bike stays off the road. Not gonna put myself in front of them if they can't even maintain a straight line!
11-11-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 793
Posted By BlazingPedals

Unless you're on ice a lot, plain old knobbies...

Unless you're on ice a lot, plain old knobbies work just as well. I had to get studs one year when commuting and icy roads seemed particularly bad, causing me to fall several times. One thing I...
11-06-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,538
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't have a dog in the show, and no insider...

I don't have a dog in the show, and no insider info either. I'm just going to follow the story. Even if I were thinking of doing one, I would not want to do either ride if they shared so much as a...
11-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 983
Posted By BlazingPedals

A few years ago, fall was so late that trees...

A few years ago, fall was so late that trees didn't turn until the end of November. This year I brought the bikes inside a month early.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks Blart. Wow, $750. I guess in fairness they...

Thanks Blart. Wow, $750. I guess in fairness they say that riders will stay in hotels; so that makes the price less outrageous. But still, I expect that appeals to a vanishingly-small audience.
11-05-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,900
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks for doing this experiment so I don't have...

Thanks for doing this experiment so I don't have to!
Forum: Great Lakes
11-04-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By BlazingPedals

Including the part that describes some sort of an...

Including the part that describes some sort of an organized bike ride?
11-04-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,444
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not only zombie thread, but Snoturtle has been...

Not only zombie thread, but Snoturtle has been buried for 19 years.
Forum: Recumbent
11-02-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just my non-expert opinion, but I think you...

Just my non-expert opinion, but I think you should be able to get $700-800 for any trike with a good frame, good rubber, and 'new enough' drive train. Seven and eight speed cassettes are probably a...
11-02-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread has potential.

This thread has potential.
10-30-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By BlazingPedals

If dressing up like zombies gets people to ride...

If dressing up like zombies gets people to ride their bikes, then it's not wrong. Not my idea of fun, though.
10-30-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's possible that the left crank arm flexes a...

It's possible that the left crank arm flexes a tiny bit more than the right by virtue of the spyder reinforcing some part of the arm; but I highly doubt that you could tell the difference by...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not familiar with it, so obviously I didn't do...

Not familiar with it, so obviously I didn't do it. Not only that, but I can't find any reference to it on the Web. You got a URL?
10-30-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By BlazingPedals

I haven't seen the post on whatever site you're...

I haven't seen the post on whatever site you're referring to. If R******T is "recumbent," I don't know why that would be blocked because there's a recumbent forum on this site. And, it seems to me...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By BlazingPedals

Shore to shore, as in the horse trail?

Shore to shore, as in the horse trail?
10-28-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,458
Posted By BlazingPedals

We need to know more. Define "hills" by percent...

We need to know more. Define "hills" by percent grade and length. And what gear combination are you using? And how much do you weigh?

I'm not a great hill-climber and never will be. I don't seek...
10-28-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,003
Posted By BlazingPedals

How do you know you're dialing it up to 400W if...

How do you know you're dialing it up to 400W if you don't have a power meter?
10-26-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By BlazingPedals

My "last bike" refers to my most recent purchase....

My "last bike" refers to my most recent purchase. It in no way implies an end of the sequence.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-25-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By BlazingPedals

I didn't ride this year, but last year I think I...

I didn't ride this year, but last year I think I did the 100 mile route until lunch, then finished on the 75-mile route. Whatever I did, the combination worked out to 90 miles. I never liked the...
10-25-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By BlazingPedals

Cops are loath to stop cyclists who are speeding...

Cops are loath to stop cyclists who are speeding or running stop signs. Maybe that attitude extends to robbing banks. You know, as long as they're not doing something serious like holding up car...
Forum: Recumbent
10-24-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By BlazingPedals

IMHO, the Sun-Ringle rim is so narrow that tire...

IMHO, the Sun-Ringle rim is so narrow that tire choices will be limited, and also any tires will be hard to mount due to lack of room.
10-24-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bummer. Many years ago when I coached high school...

Bummer. Many years ago when I coached high school diving, one of my students got on a trampoline in the summer and bounced off, landing on his head. This disability sounds almost identical. Rehab was...
10-24-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sure (assuming the 349 part is correct.) See the...

Sure (assuming the 349 part is correct.) See the compatibility chart near the bottom of the page:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

If you call that a 19mm rim, you can go up to...
10-24-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,451
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sure wasn't "braking" news. :lol:

It sure wasn't "braking" news. :lol:
10-24-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,520
Posted By BlazingPedals

I can't tell if your saddle is too high, either.

I can't tell if your saddle is too high, either.
10-24-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By BlazingPedals

Greenspeed Scorcher is 26x1.5 Primo Comet comes...

Greenspeed Scorcher is 26x1.5
Primo Comet comes in 16x1 3/8 (37x349)
Schwalbe Kojak in 16x1 1/4 (32x349)
I think Schwalbe Marathon comes in 16x1 3/8 also.

Anyplace that caters to recumbents or...
10-24-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,451
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gotta love good reporting. Unfortunately, this...

Gotta love good reporting. Unfortunately, this wasn't it.

1. Fixie, single-speed, Wal-mart MTB? Not mentioned. Only "no brakes."
2. Did the rider's "serious injuries" include serious head...
10-24-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,143
Posted By BlazingPedals

Am I the only one to think that straightening a...

Am I the only one to think that straightening a derailleur hanger is a Bad Idea(tm)? Those things are sacrificial and they're made of aluminum. Once bent, you can consider them ruined because bending...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-20-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, it's all tents, unless you can find a...

Yeah, it's all tents, unless you can find a 'host' family in every town. I'd be a poor candidate for that. I was really grouchy by the end of each day. Which is why I'm not going back. Cycling is...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-20-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By BlazingPedals

I usually do OHR, but IIRC, the weather was a bit...

I usually do OHR, but IIRC, the weather was a bit iffy this year so I didn't bother. How was the new format, with the lunch stop at the end instead of the middle?
Forum: Recumbent
10-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By BlazingPedals

$100 is the perfect price for a classic mid-90s...

$100 is the perfect price for a classic mid-90s V-Rex with obsolete 7-speed components. That OEM paint sure was ugly!
10-18-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,538
Posted By BlazingPedals

Charter services are another point that will help...

Charter services are another point that will help one ride and hinder another. I doubt that many of them will be able to have a presence at both rides. Charters not only provide services that RAGBRAI...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-18-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By BlazingPedals

Indy, if you want amenities, the charter...

Indy, if you want amenities, the charter companies offer a wide range of services. Bubba's (which has announced it won't be at RAGBRAI next year in favor of doing Iowa's Ride,) offers put-up and...
10-18-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've used Strava for a few years. It's OK, I just...

I've used Strava for a few years. It's OK, I just wish it had some more powerful tools for viewing history and getting totals.
10-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By BlazingPedals

You'd want to grease the interface and...

You'd want to grease the interface and periodically remove and clean in any case of dissimilar materials. With a carbon seatpost, you'd use use carbon assembly paste instead of grease.
10-18-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,344
Posted By BlazingPedals

My father quit when I was seven years old, and I...

My father quit when I was seven years old, and I was never so happy because I didn't have to hold my breath in the car anymore. Given that, I've never had any desire to pick up the habit myself....
10-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By BlazingPedals

Auto body shops buy paint by the quart or gallon...

Auto body shops buy paint by the quart or gallon and use fancy spray guns. The good paint is not cheap and you have to track down a paint store to supply it. You can buy aerosol sprayers to use with...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By BlazingPedals

Speaking strictly for myself, I already have 5...

Speaking strictly for myself, I already have 5 recumbents. N+1 is alive and well, but I'm trying to avoid D-1 for now.
10-16-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,335
Posted By BlazingPedals

With air-free tires, because flats are the...

With air-free tires, because flats are the scourge of cyclists?
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By BlazingPedals

I can't even find your posting. Did you remove...

I can't even find your posting. Did you remove it? How long was it up? Or was it even posted on this site?
10-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,806
Posted By BlazingPedals

The only way you can find your traction limit in...

The only way you can find your traction limit in a curve is to exceed it once. Hope you heal OK!
10-16-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,773
Posted By BlazingPedals

Customer: My computer won't turn on! Help Desk:...

Customer: My computer won't turn on!
Help Desk: Did you plug it in?

:lol:
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