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06-26-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,761
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes. my preferred method of finishing is to have...

Yes. my preferred method of finishing is to have everyone chasing me. :lol:
06-26-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 507
Posted By BlazingPedals

Southern Michigan averages 15-20 feet per mile. A...

Southern Michigan averages 15-20 feet per mile. A 1500-foot century isn't unheard-of. The last time I did the Wolverine 200, it consisted of 40 laps of Bell Isle, with at most 5 ft/lap of climbing....
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By BlazingPedals

As Darth Lefty says, larger wheels will intrude...

As Darth Lefty says, larger wheels will intrude into the cockpit more in turns. So you compensate by making the stance wider, which increases frontal area. If you keep the rider low for stability in...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's OK to like a bike that's not a...

It's OK to like a bike that's not a low/mid/highracer. Because the Speedmachine is none of those. It's not a lowracer because you can't put a hand down from its ~20" seat height. And there's still...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By BlazingPedals

Cool. That implies that you might be able to...

Cool. That implies that you might be able to purchase one if you know the right hoops to jump through.
Forum: Introductions
06-24-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By BlazingPedals

So where in Oregon is "sunny?" My oldest son used...

So where in Oregon is "sunny?" My oldest son used to live in the Willamette Valley. East of the Cascades is pretty sunny, too?
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are Raptobikes still in production? 'M'...

Are Raptobikes still in production?

'M' racers aren't lowracers. The distinction is that you can put your hand down at a stop with a lowracer. Seat recline seems to be the biggest factor for...
06-23-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds like you figgered it out. I was going...

It sounds like you figgered it out. I was going to add that even Strava is garbage in/garbage out. Straight lines sure sounded like you weren't recording properly. I've had places where I lost GPS...
06-23-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,068
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd argue that swimming is a better exercise,...

I'd argue that swimming is a better exercise, since it's full-body. But anyone can buy a bike and ride, while not everyone has access to a lap-swim pool. Also, swimming is hard on shoulders. Before I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nice! Next ya gotta cover those spokes!

Nice! Next ya gotta cover those spokes!
06-22-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,567
Posted By BlazingPedals

The pad IS the underwear.

The pad IS the underwear.
06-22-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,151
Posted By BlazingPedals

Careful! Some of the Shimano cranksets use a...

Careful! Some of the Shimano cranksets use a proprietary bolt pattern instead of the usual 5-arm. If the Origin8 doesn't work because it's not that proprietary pattern, then you're stuck using...
06-21-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,151
Posted By BlazingPedals

Uh... no. If the crank arms are 10mm shorter, the...

Uh... no. If the crank arms are 10mm shorter, the pedal at the bottom of the stroke will be 10 mm closer to the bottom bracket and the saddle will need to be raised 10 mm. The Origin8 are reasonable...
06-21-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By BlazingPedals

It seems like it would need a pump system to keep...

It seems like it would need a pump system to keep from filling up when waves wash over the top. or when cyclists/pedestrians splash water in. What about changing water levels: is the lake level THAT...
06-20-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are there still salmon in Willow Creek? I...

Are there still salmon in Willow Creek? I remember the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) rule at the Russian: if a bear wanted your spot, you gave it to him!
06-20-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,151
Posted By BlazingPedals

I find it hard to believe that a short crankset...

I find it hard to believe that a short crankset wouldn't 'fit' your bike. More likely, what you're finding is for a different bottom bracket style. To that I say, change the bottom bracket too....
06-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,281
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your question is flawed, as it assumes only one...

Your question is flawed, as it assumes only one bike.
Forum: Recumbent
06-20-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're after 'standard' sized wheels as a...

If you're after 'standard' sized wheels as a checkpoint, then you're going to be limited to highracers, which have either dual 26, dual 650c, or dual 700 wheels. Most highracers are reclined for...
06-20-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By BlazingPedals

^^^This. I've used fancy stuff and I've used...

^^^This.
I've used fancy stuff and I've used no-brand automotive grease. It all works the same. A small tube of Phil's will cost more than a big tub of automotive grease, but it's all basically the...
06-19-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,395
Posted By BlazingPedals

The jury is still out on vaping, because it...

The jury is still out on vaping, because it hasn't been around long enough. Certainly the vaping suppliers will tell everyone it's safe; but that's what tobacco companies did for decades.

Vaping...
06-18-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By BlazingPedals

Use a shift lever as a trigger for a bike-zooka? ...

Use a shift lever as a trigger for a bike-zooka?

https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~mjh/spike.html
06-18-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,525
Posted By BlazingPedals

I guess I must be a Terrible Person(tm) because I...

I guess I must be a Terrible Person(tm) because I ride $5000 bikes instead of riding a $300 bike and using the rest to save puppies. Call me unrepentant.
06-18-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By BlazingPedals

The problem is, with age the grease hardens up...

The problem is, with age the grease hardens up and eventually prevents the pawls from moving freely. Even with a freehub, sometimes you can squirt light oil into the works without disassembling it...
06-18-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By BlazingPedals

Adding one more voice to the "trash it" opinion....

Adding one more voice to the "trash it" opinion. If you want to use it on a trainer only, then do the ugly fix using a couple full wraps of carbon and epoxy, covering at least a couple inches on...
06-18-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,549
Posted By BlazingPedals

I used to post under my real name, but I picked...

I used to post under my real name, but I picked up a stalker. The 'new' nom-de-forum fits my personality, or at least my mentality, even though I'm getting a bit slower as I mature.
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By BlazingPedals

"Pedal steer" in this case doesn't imply no-hands...

"Pedal steer" in this case doesn't imply no-hands steering. You have to brace the steering against the pedals, as pushing on the right pedal turns the wheel left, for instance. Have you considered...
06-14-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,183
Posted By BlazingPedals

Hi, and welcome aboard. I used to be 54. That was...

Hi, and welcome aboard. I used to be 54. That was almost 10 years ago, though.
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,144
Posted By BlazingPedals

IIRC, weren't you doing something with leaning...

IIRC, weren't you doing something with leaning trikes a long time ago? I remember they looked pretty interesting, whoever was working with them.
Forum: Recumbent
06-13-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,144
Posted By BlazingPedals

I wasn't suspicious so much as I was unable to...

I wasn't suspicious so much as I was unable to add anything useful.
06-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,525
Posted By BlazingPedals

If riding a $10,000 bike pleases you and you can...

If riding a $10,000 bike pleases you and you can afford it, what's the problem? Just because the OP doesn't have the sensibilities to discern the difference between a cheap bike and an expensive one...
06-12-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By BlazingPedals

My first new road bike was a Raleigh Record for...

My first new road bike was a Raleigh Record for $120. It sucked. My next road bike cost $199 and was light years better - but over your arbitrary price limit.
06-12-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,995
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm reading the words, but they're not fully...

I'm reading the words, but they're not fully registering. Something about different bikes being different?
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By BlazingPedals

Don't even get me started on why my Baron Low was...

Don't even get me started on why my Baron Low was designed to use a BMX front wheel and a mountain bike rear wheel. In its current incarnation, it is using a Velocity Thracian front wheel and a Rev-X...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By BlazingPedals

Any delta with a single driven axle would have...

Any delta with a single driven axle would have the same problem. That's probably one reason why tadpole trikes are so popular. Delta designs present you with a choice of either a heavy differential...
06-09-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,402
Posted By BlazingPedals

Apparently I take too long to type, too; and...

Apparently I take too long to type, too; and often get kicked out before I can hit the 'submit' button. There are two strategies to avoid losing all your work:
1. Before submitting, always copy and...
06-08-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,869
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wal-Mart is NOT your friend. A Wal-Mart bike will...

Wal-Mart is NOT your friend. A Wal-Mart bike will self-destruct under a 300-pound guy, even if the correct size can be found (which is doubtful.) Dick's might have something more likely to hold up. I...
06-04-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By BlazingPedals

I always lose them before I break them or scratch...

I always lose them before I break them or scratch them beyond usefulness, so I don't like to pay a lot. Here is a moderately-priced line of sunglasses. Take your pick of styles....
06-03-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,649
Posted By BlazingPedals

Isn't there a BMX forum here? Did he post there?

Isn't there a BMX forum here? Did he post there?
06-03-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,360
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, yeah, but not ALL the time. The big...

Well, yeah, but not ALL the time. The big question is, how much time does he spend with her? Cycling as an activity takes some time. I think there's more going on that what OP is writing.
06-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ask a shop. When my son was in that situation,...

Ask a shop. When my son was in that situation, the LBS found a Raleigh with 24" wheels that fit him. It was only little more expensive than a BSO.
06-03-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,622
Posted By BlazingPedals

GNC used to market some stuff. It's no longer...

GNC used to market some stuff. It's no longer made/sold so I won't bother posting the name. It tasted terrible, and almost refused to dissolve in water; but if you mixed a scoop in your water bottle...
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,659
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never gotten my brain tired from riding....

I've never gotten my brain tired from riding. Tell me, is it sore the next day?
06-02-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,880
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ready for the club ride today. ...

Ready for the club ride today.

https://i.postimg.cc/Xq8pY7Bj/Nocom-6-2-19.jpg
06-02-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 447,139
Posted By BlazingPedals

I picked up a trike this spring. Haven't taken it...

I picked up a trike this spring. Haven't taken it on any club rides yet, gotta bling it up first! Actually, I just want to do a few more adjustments and finish making a headrest for it. This is...
06-01-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By BlazingPedals

Foster-Grant has their SunReaders(tm) line of...

Foster-Grant has their SunReaders(tm) line of sunglasses...
https://fostergrant.com/store/reading-glasses/sun-readers/shake-black

I found a pair at my local multi-store and have been using them...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By BlazingPedals

Once upon a time, Strava had the words, "best...

Once upon a time, Strava had the words, "best personal effort" in their rules for segments. It was universally ignored, so it's no longer there. Shame. On a lighter note, someone here in my regular...
05-31-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, as well as a solution.

Yeah, as well as a solution.
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've passed and/or dropped pacelines so many...

I've passed and/or dropped pacelines so many times I don't pay attention anymore. Occasionally one rider will bust out of the group and chase me solo. That never lasts because once he loses his...
05-31-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,228
Posted By BlazingPedals

Front tire of the HD is mounted backwards... ...

Front tire of the HD is mounted backwards... Just sayin'.
05-31-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By BlazingPedals

You probably rode it for a few rides that way...

You probably rode it for a few rides that way before noticing it. A few more won't hurt. Just keep an eye on it and keep a cell phone handy - in case you need to make the Call of Shame. If it goes...
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