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10-26-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,499
Posted By BlazingPedals

Every cyclist should know how to fix a flat tire....

Every cyclist should know how to fix a flat tire. Tools are a personal choice, generally you only want to carry the tools you'd use. (I know that should be a no-brainer.) I generally carry:
1. a...
10-20-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,510
Posted By BlazingPedals

Any time there are two bikes going the same...

Any time there are two bikes going the same direction on a road, it's a race. So heavy bikes are only good if you ride on deserted roads.
10-12-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By BlazingPedals

Put in 1000 miles and report back.

Put in 1000 miles and report back.
10-10-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By BlazingPedals

Normally I'd say a 58cm frame was too small for a...

Normally I'd say a 58cm frame was too small for a 6'4" individual. But your complaint seems to be that it's too big, which implies a mis-adjustment. Before selling that frame/bike and buying another,...
10-03-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,272
Posted By BlazingPedals

When I pass people, they always look down at...

When I pass people, they always look down at their speedometer.
10-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, why a poll? It's just a discussion point.

Yeah, why a poll? It's just a discussion point.
09-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,305
Posted By BlazingPedals

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here...

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here about it; but I am still recovering my strength after Covid. I don't know for sure where I got it, but the assumption is that is was a visitor to my...
09-30-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By BlazingPedals

The best-working solution for me has always been...

The best-working solution for me has always been a rain suit. For touring, I'll get a cheap plastic suit and chop off the arms and legs, making them short-sleeved. That gives me temperature control...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By BlazingPedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqv8Gpe_kdw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqv8Gpe_kdw

I'm, doing 45 mph when he passes me at 1:23 in the video. Velomobiles are fast, yeah! Edit: he caught me in the hills, so even if you call them 'slow'...
09-29-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By BlazingPedals

Where is this happening? If it's on a MUP, then...

Where is this happening? If it's on a MUP, then MUP rules apply and warnings should be given before passing - just as if it were on a sidewalk. MUPs cater to to those with the least skills. If, OTOH,...
09-28-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,250
Posted By BlazingPedals

OBVIOUSLY improper technique, since most cyclists...

OBVIOUSLY improper technique, since most cyclists don't pole-vault themselves over their handlebars every time they hit the brakes. You just need to learn how to modulate your grip. I was always...
09-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By BlazingPedals

Lessee, people can't go partying like normal so...

Lessee, people can't go partying like normal so get bikes and ride. More demand for bikes, both new and used, and manufacturing capacity is used up. Now people are riding and parts are wearing out....
09-25-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,070
Posted By BlazingPedals

You just joined this month and you're already...

You just joined this month and you're already trashing cycling? I think you should worry about yourself more and others less. Cycling can be a very good form of aerobic exercise; but to control...
09-25-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By BlazingPedals

One common problem with cycling is knee cap...

One common problem with cycling is knee cap tracking. I occasionally get a sore knee. When I do, there is one exercise I like. I sit on the edge of my bed and hang my feet over the side. Then I...
09-25-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By BlazingPedals

This sounds completely do-able. If I decide I...

This sounds completely do-able. If I decide I want to do a metric, I just go out and do it. There are usually club rides of that distance every weekend in the summer. Using a shorter ride as a...
09-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By BlazingPedals

This is a good question. The answer is, whatever...

This is a good question. The answer is, whatever you are willing to do. With practice you can change tires without using any tools other than your fingers (find youtube videos to show you how.) Not...
09-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,309
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...
09-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
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, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
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...
08-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,882
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: 1,266
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,...
08-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
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....
08-20-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
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...
08-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,384
Posted By BlazingPedals

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

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.
08-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
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: 779
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...
07-31-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
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.
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
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.
07-27-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,088
Posted By BlazingPedals

Aero gains are cumulative. You don't have to be a...

Aero gains are cumulative. You don't have to be a racer to appreciate them. Guess which cyclist is working the least - the guys drafting or me up front on the recumbent?
...
07-26-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,423
Posted By BlazingPedals

You don't even have one of each kind yet. Quit...

You don't even have one of each kind yet. Quit slacking off!
07-22-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand the...

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand the answer.
07-20-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By BlazingPedals

Good thing it's not oriented the other way or the...

Good thing it's not oriented the other way or the air resistance would be horrendous!
07-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've heard of radial wires for almost as long as...

I've heard of radial wires for almost as long as I can remember, sometimes even referred to as "Michelin wires." But I think the most common source is truck tires. Trucks often use retreads, which...
07-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By BlazingPedals

It wasn't in the original question, but bike...

It wasn't in the original question, but bike durability seemed to be a side-current in the thread. Possibly due to other responses, not the OP?
07-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By BlazingPedals

Whether internal combustion, electric, jet, or...

Whether internal combustion, electric, jet, or something entirely new, once you add power the only contest is who has the biggest motor. So someone can go ahead and stick two wheels on an Atlas...
07-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By BlazingPedals

At your weight, a good set of wheels is...

At your weight, a good set of wheels is mandatory. Cheap factory-built wheels that aren't laced tightly enough or have enough spokes will self-destruct.
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BlazingPedals

As a rule of thumb, tadpole trikes (2 wheels in...

As a rule of thumb, tadpole trikes (2 wheels in front) are generally lower to the ground than delta trikes (2 wheels in back.) Tadpole trikes are the most popular style, at least in the US, because...
07-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,822
Posted By BlazingPedals

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee...

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee can be flattish, hilly, or mountainous. But sometimes shop-organized rides can be real hammer-fests that are just beyond a newbie, regardless of how...
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was kinda surprised to see that you got a...

I was kinda surprised to see that you got a trike. I guess that's what shops stock these days, so you were just getting what was available. Sure the trike is low. I don't get why lowracers are too...
07-02-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not in my experience. At least not unless the...

Not in my experience. At least not unless the heavy person is on REALLY crappy wheels. Downhills are all about weight and aero.
07-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,029
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gaining 5 lbs means your next frame has to be 5...

Gaining 5 lbs means your next frame has to be 5 lbs lighter to come out even. Do whatever is necessary to avoid needing a negative-weight frame!
07-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,374
Posted By BlazingPedals

My avatar bike has had several cracks, but no...

My avatar bike has had several cracks, but no asplosions. The frame originally came to me as a warranty-replaced cast-off, so I was prepared to fix it up. It's been trouble-free for about 7-8 years...
07-02-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,763
Posted By BlazingPedals

I used road tubeless for most of a year once. I...

I used road tubeless for most of a year once. I used no sealant whatsoever. One tire held pressure about as well as a tube, that is I'd have to top off the pressure every other day. The other tire...
06-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm suspicious that instead of using Craigslits,...

I'm suspicious that instead of using Craigslits, Ebay, or whatever else is availble in Great Britain, he asks us how to sell it - giving all the details of course (which would be irrelevant if he was...
06-17-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,967
Posted By BlazingPedals

When I try to get my riding partners to do this...

When I try to get my riding partners to do this for me, they always miss my mouth, and hit me between the eyes!
06-17-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,967
Posted By BlazingPedals

The recommended solution is to practice the...

The recommended solution is to practice the maneuver a step at a time. But if you want a fast fix, there are myriad ways to mount a water bottle to your handlebars. Just search Amazon.
06-15-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By BlazingPedals

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,848
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, if he climbs the hill without pedaling,...

Yeah, if he climbs the hill without pedaling, he's demonstrating that it's not a contest between individuals; whoever can buy the *biggest motor* wins. Not playing that game. Makes me wonder why he's...
06-14-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By BlazingPedals

Report on longevity in 3-5000 miles.

Report on longevity in 3-5000 miles.
06-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By BlazingPedals

They're all hyrids with 3x7 drivetrains and...

They're all hyrids with 3x7 drivetrains and low-end components. At that price point, don't get front suspension. Beyond that, I can't help.
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