Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Steamer
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.42 seconds.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Steamer

There is no doubt you need to do some sit tests. ...

There is no doubt you need to do some sit tests. But you should actually be riding if at all possible. Sitting and riding aren't quite the same activity in terms of where you weight concentrates. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Steamer

Only a very upright seat will put any pressure at...

Only a very upright seat will put any pressure at all directly on your crotch.

You want a laid back seat. Laid back seats are more aero too.

Keep in mind that seat angle is adjustable on most...
06-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,351
Posted By Steamer

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Steamer

Replying to my own post here.... Reading the...

Replying to my own post here....

Reading the OP's last post again, is it the power side chain that is hitting the top, outside of the keeper? Can the holes in the keeper be elongated so it can be...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Steamer

Interpreting again, I think you are saying the...

Interpreting again, I think you are saying the return side chain is hitting the chain keeper. If it is hitting the top of the keeper, then the keeper is too short and probably needs to be replaced....
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Steamer

What is contacting what? What #1...

What is contacting what?

What #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Power side chain (top) or return side chain (bottom)?

What #2...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Steamer

Sometimes a piece of just the loop portion of...

Sometimes a piece of just the loop portion of some stick-on hook-and-loop (velcro) tape can be applied at the rubbing spot, if all else fails. The fuzzy loops can dampen noise pretty well.
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Steamer

Ok price on the Sun. Very good price on the...

Ok price on the Sun. Very good price on the Bacchetta. Those are two pretty different bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Steamer

Gearing is personal. And most people who are...

Gearing is personal. And most people who are fussy about gearing and performance have usually taken the time to educate themselves about what their needs are. To a large extent, nobody else can...
05-29-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,441
Posted By Steamer

The OP's last activity was 03-17-19 09:52 AM. ...

The OP's last activity was 03-17-19 09:52 AM. You might want to PM or email him.
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By Steamer

Not a valid comparison due to the wildly...

Not a valid comparison due to the wildly different chain tensions between the two scenarios.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Steamer

Probably a lot of added weight and not designed...

Probably a lot of added weight and not designed for sitting on it while pedaling. You need to be at least a little sensitive to the weight issue as you go. Even a 100 lb. machine won't be any damn...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Steamer

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will...

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will make you a mesh seat to order, pretty affordably too.
05-11-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Steamer

FIFY. I don't think that N-S route is as...

FIFY.

I don't think that N-S route is as consistently non-paved as this E-W route is.
05-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Steamer

It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. ...

It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. Warm, dry weather only, of course.
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Steamer

This isn't an appropriate application for a...

This isn't an appropriate application for a Ventisit.
05-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,826
Posted By Steamer

Hold on, if your paths put you in that close of a...

Hold on, if your paths put you in that close of a proximity to others, you shouldn't be riding there at all.
05-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,826
Posted By Steamer

I cannot remember the last time I passed or...

I cannot remember the last time I passed or followed another cyclist. Not all of us live in the city. If I need one, so does everyone driving in their cars. Do you wear one when in a car?
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,400
Posted By Steamer

Please don't necropost.

Please don't necropost.
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Steamer

I have heard that before. I think the Rans mesh...

I have heard that before. I think the Rans mesh seat doesn't really have this problem. I gather it's a bit wider, plus the top of the seat frame doesn't curve forward like the ReCurve does. Try to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,576
Posted By Steamer

The complaint is hollow. I see tons of very...

The complaint is hollow. I see tons of very good, nearly new bents on FB and CL for very reasonable prices.
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Steamer

The wheel well is structural. You can't just...

The wheel well is structural. You can't just casually blow holes in it.

There are streamliner designs that have used retractile landing gear, but those are hardly touring machines, which what I...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Steamer

I find I disagree with Leisesturm a lot, but I...

I find I disagree with Leisesturm a lot, but I agree with most of what he wrote here. I could quibble about a few things, but it's mostly correct, and the quibbling would dilute the point being made....
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Steamer

Drums require almost no maintenance, and if you...

Drums require almost no maintenance, and if you needed to work on them, it can be done outboard of the wheel. Access inside a velo shell isn't the greatest. In many (all?) velos I have seen, the...
04-03-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,001
Posted By Steamer

New rubber compounds are superior to old. ...

New rubber compounds are superior to old.

And the older rubber gets, the worse it performs in terms of wear, grip, and rolling resistance.

Old tires should be chucked.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steamer

Can't really discuss luggage much unless we know...

Can't really discuss luggage much unless we know what specific machine we are talking about. What is feasible and good varies with the type of bent.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steamer

Might have been an external urinary catheter...

Might have been an external urinary catheter piped down to a foot hole or another opening in bottom of the fairing.

I know of other bent riders who have done this. Pedaling in a recumbent...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steamer

Based on all of this, I don't think you want a 2...

Based on all of this, I don't think you want a 2 wheeled recumbent. 3 (or 4) is the way to go.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steamer

In certain types of topography*, a socked and...

In certain types of topography*, a socked and faired Easy Racer can potentially be faster than a velomobile, just due to the weight. A Lightning F-40 (or F-90) being another similar option.

I get...
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steamer

Yep, a velomobile. BTW, the term is...

Yep, a velomobile.

BTW, the term is "faired", not "shrouded".
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Steamer

It does. Thanks! The reasoning is sound, and...

It does. Thanks!

The reasoning is sound, and I think any should be able to appreciate the seriousness you all are taking with the organization and support as it relates to rider safety.
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Steamer

I saw that Iron Porcupine banned velomobiles. It...

I saw that Iron Porcupine banned velomobiles. It has been theorized that the velo rider on Mac 'n' Cheese that was totally unprepared to ride / had bad mechanicals was the impetus for that because...
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Steamer

We have no way of knowing how much slower (or...

We have no way of knowing how much slower (or faster) those two riders would have been on a different kind of machine.
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Steamer

Except for a velomobile (fully faired recumbent...

Except for a velomobile (fully faired recumbent trike), you will experience a big performance hit with an unfaired recumbent trike (3 wheels) that you may never recover from. With a fast type of...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Steamer

There seems to be an assumption here - that...

There seems to be an assumption here - that trikes are much more immune to falls. If you roll a trike, your neck is probably going to see some trauma. Is it safer than a bike? Yeah, probably. But to...
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,193
Posted By Steamer

Not a trike. Get a high-racer or mid-racer type...

Not a trike. Get a high-racer or mid-racer type bent instead.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,331
Posted By Steamer

As an example: 40 cal/mile * 14 miles/ hour means...

As an example: 40 cal/mile * 14 miles/ hour means about 560 calories per hour. That's how much you are burning, yes, but you don't need to and - most importantly - can't - eat to replace what you...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,575
Posted By Steamer

As I said, I'm pretty sure. Very few questions...

As I said, I'm pretty sure. Very few questions posed in this forum are in the context of off road unless said so explicitly.

Have you used a suspension seatpost on your road bike? If so, did it...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,575
Posted By Steamer

The OP painted narrowly when he asked his...

The OP painted narrowly when he asked his specific question.
Although he didn't explicitly say, I am pretty sure he's asking about suspension post use for long distance road riding.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,331
Posted By Steamer

I agree with the above, but as some points of...

I agree with the above, but as some points of elaboration and clarity...

Even the leanest person has tens of thousands of calories stored in their body.

Roughly half of your calories burned...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Steamer

I think you already know the answer.

I think you already know the answer.
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Steamer

Detail about weight lifting but not the riding? ...

Detail about weight lifting but not the riding?

I think you might want to stop the weights if you feel it takes anything away from bike training.

Training for a hard double century is not that...
02-28-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By Steamer

I did this once...

I did this once https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5347980 on my recumbent bike.

ride report: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/cruel-and-unusual-punishment-200k/
01-20-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By Steamer

Ok, after reading his older posts in other...

Ok, after reading his older posts in other threads, I realize he's not joking.
01-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,745
Posted By Steamer

This is the new Rickroll. It IS placed under...

This is the new Rickroll.

It IS placed under the comedy category, so I think the OP was attempting humor.
01-12-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By Steamer

I avoid their app and instead just go to the full...

I avoid their app and instead just go to the full WU site through Google Chrome on my android phone. I just have a link to the specific WU page I want on my homescreen. Easy.
01-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,346
Posted By Steamer

Trikes are at a disadvantage is almost every way:...

Trikes are at a disadvantage is almost every way:

higher rolling resistance
higher aero drag (compared to fast recumbent bikes; not so bad compared to a rider with a non-aggressive position on...
01-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,346
Posted By Steamer

I use my trike to stop and smell the cow patties....

I use my trike to stop and smell the cow patties.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/680x510/20190803_111411_fb4a3c0bfcd78ce344a60604cfc99af29d35df43.jpg
01-10-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,346
Posted By Steamer

I also find cross winds that are potentially...

I also find cross winds that are potentially dangerous on 2 wheels are quite tolerable on the trike.
01-10-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,346
Posted By Steamer

Interesting. If the route is reasonably flat-like...

Interesting. If the route is reasonably flat-like (climbing not over 50 feet per mile), I find my trike and upright bike speeds to be pretty close. Trike slower by perhaps 1 mph at most. If it's a...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.