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Forum: Recumbent
08-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how...

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how far you've come as a bent rider in such a short period of time.
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

That has promise. This is definitely a trial...

That has promise.

This is definitely a trial and error type of thing.
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

I am leaning on one of those braces as I type...

I am leaning on one of those braces as I type this. It helps when I am at my desk. But I am not sure it would work on a bent. I suspect the additional weight on it (from the recumbent posture)...
Forum: Recumbent
07-31-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Looks to me like the sponge would concentrate...

Looks to me like the sponge would concentrate pressure too much.

I have had luck using camping sleeping pad material (the closed cell resilient foam type*). It wants to run the full width of the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Consider laying back the seat just a little...

Consider laying back the seat just a little and/or adding something between the foam pad and the seat mesh to provide some lumbar support. Either of these will take pressure off your tailbone. You...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

I haven't experienced that, but I live in a rural...

I haven't experienced that, but I live in a rural enough of a place I don't get flats very often on any of my machines. But logically if you can't see what you are running over as well, I am sure...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

The Wild Run'Rs don't wear particularly well, but...

The Wild Run'Rs don't wear particularly well, but for the price it's tolerable.

FWIW, I took the tape off my bars and riser on my Bacchetta fairly early on. I replaced it with a couple zip ties. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Those bags are nice, but my OCD says they will...

Those bags are nice, but my OCD says they will catch too much wind.

What did you think of the tires?

That flex noodle doesn't seem necessary, although sometimes those are useful on front brakes...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

The Tektro R539 has a max reach of 57mm. I...

The Tektro R539 has a max reach of 57mm.

I *thought* the standard Bacchetta road brakes (https://www.bacchettabikes.com/product/brake-bacchetta-rear-brake/) had a 57mm reach as well. IF that's...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

I don't find that bent riding ruins my DF legs,...

I don't find that bent riding ruins my DF legs, or vice versa. I actually think recumbent legs is more of a neurological / technique issue, and not so much a muscle thing. It IS a muscle thing for...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Most people experience the same phenomenon WRT...

Most people experience the same phenomenon WRT turns / cornering. You steer moreso than on a DF. As you noted trying to lean or use body english is essentially unproductive and distracting. Not...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Um, that figure of climbing per mile is averaged...

Um, that figure of climbing per mile is averaged over the whole distance, including downhills and flat-ish sections.
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Yes, its the same as the Dyad. Velocity used to...

Yes, its the same as the Dyad. Velocity used to call the Dyad rolled into sizes smaller than 622 the Aeroheat, but looks now like they have dropped the Aeroheat name.

The inner width is small...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Velocity Aeroheat?

Velocity Aeroheat?
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

This is a big part of many people's...

This is a big part of many people's disappointment with recumbents. It's not a quick transition. Most people don't have the patience if they don't have an urgent need or requirement to ride a bent....
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

I think the Strada is 130mm but I wouldn't worry...

I think the Strada is 130mm but I wouldn't worry about putting a 135mm OLD wheel in it for the reason you mention.

Michelin Wild Run'R tires are a good value, and are reported to roll very fast.
...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

I don't find side loaders to be all that much...

I don't find side loaders to be all that much more convenient than top entry cages, but I guess they are a little. This is assuming you use the two mounting points on the seat frame that are behind...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

You probably could use 559 wheels/tires to get...

You probably could use 559 wheels/tires to get something a little fatter if desired. Brake pads would need to drop 6mm. High performing tire selection in 559 isn't great, but there are a few tires...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Oh, there is another good reason to avoid loose...

Oh, there is another good reason to avoid loose shorts for anything other than short rides: chafing. On a bent you don't have a saddle keeping your scrotum away from the sides of your legs.

At...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

First: Nice score. Great price on a pretty good...

First: Nice score. Great price on a pretty good performing* bent .

(* not the most aero, lightest, or stiffest bent out there, but decent in all of those categories).

Second: Wow, you're...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,527
Posted By Steamer

Blousy shorts will catch a lot of wind and can...

Blousy shorts will catch a lot of wind and can direct bees up to places no bee should ever go. So some kind of short that is tight fitting, at least at the bottom, is best.

When the pads in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Steamer

Tange #1...

Tange #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) was top notch stuff for it's day. Still pretty nice even for the modern day.
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,954
Posted By Steamer

So, so. Are you looking for something faster...

So, so.

Are you looking for something faster than your Roubaix? If so, this is probably not that.
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,954
Posted By Steamer

Keep in mind that a Giro 20 is a touring bike,...

Keep in mind that a Giro 20 is a touring bike, not a speed machine.
Replies: 9
Views: 3,175
Posted By Steamer

Sorry, but your assumptions are wrong.

Sorry, but your assumptions are wrong.
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By Steamer

Different seats on different recumbents on...

Different seats on different recumbents on different backs. Lots of variables here. No recumbent seat or posture is uniformly comfortable for everyone. I sure hope all concerned have enough common...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,397
Posted By Steamer

The OP has been riding his bent for a while now. ...

The OP has been riding his bent for a while now. Perhaps he can report on how his back is doing.

My 25 years of experience on bents doesn't support your theory.
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,357
Posted By Steamer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1894x1165/7af9082a3a102a39617ebcda86a4d65e_4867fd399a955728122af9a0cb70ed942c6b02b5.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,357
Posted By Steamer

As I think I might have mentioned to you once, I...

As I think I might have mentioned to you once, I suspected your ulterior motive was to put down recumbents. Not may non-recumbent folk show up in the places where recumbent folk hang out, so your...
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,357
Posted By Steamer

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok...

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok guy.

I guess. :)
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,415
Posted By Steamer

https://www.bacchettabikes.com/product/wheel-set-v...

https://www.bacchettabikes.com/product/wheel-set-vuelta-corsa-lite-26-559-road-disc-clincher-set/

Don't know the width, but Bacchetta can tell you.
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,415
Posted By Steamer

Yeah, but it was the only ones they make that...

Yeah, but it was the only ones they make that published an internal rim width.

The OP should do some fishing. You know, an email or call to Vuelta to see what the rim widths of their disc wheels...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,415
Posted By Steamer

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/mo...

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/mountain-wheels-26/zerolite-mtb-comp-26-wheelset-1453.html
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,537
Posted By Steamer

Some customers are extremely high maintenance,...

Some customers are extremely high maintenance, and sometimes businesses fire such customers.
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,537
Posted By Steamer

It was a hijack because your post was not about a...

It was a hijack because your post was not about a Performer FWD lowracer. It was about your front derailleur. I thought it was inappropriate too. As was you joining multiple forums just so you could...
05-24-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,153
Posted By Steamer

LMGTFY (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bike+rollers)

LMGTFY (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bike+rollers)
05-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,828
Posted By Steamer

Diamond Frame.

Diamond Frame.
05-12-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,828
Posted By Steamer

Its not a pejorative. Just an adjective.

Its not a pejorative. Just an adjective.
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,715
Posted By Steamer

Oh, I think so. Have you ever ridden an ICE...

Oh, I think so. Have you ever ridden an ICE trike? They have very flexy booms. And because it's a 3 wheeled machine, you have a very steady frame of reference to observe it.

I can't observe it...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,715
Posted By Steamer

Best that the OP understands their nature now...

Best that the OP understands their nature now than to buy one with a false understanding and be disappointed.

Trikes can sort of hold their own on flat ground, but most are heavy and flexy, and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,715
Posted By Steamer

To be honest, I don't know what that means. In...

To be honest, I don't know what that means. In truth, I didn't really know what your first post meant when you said " truly a hill climber".

I assumed you meant that it climbed with speed and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,715
Posted By Steamer

Well, I currently have 2 tadpoles. A Windcheetah...

Well, I currently have 2 tadpoles. A Windcheetah and a Trice QNT 20 with suspension. I have also owned two different Kettwiesels, a Logo tadpole, and a Rans Trizard, and a Trice QNT 26. I have done...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,715
Posted By Steamer

Trikes are slow and inefficient. I question the...

Trikes are slow and inefficient. I question the choice in platform if uphill speed is a major issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,752
Posted By Steamer

Probably some truth there. But novelty...

Probably some truth there.

But novelty substitutes for progress very nicely in the bike world, while generating sales from all of those 'upgrades'.

If people actually worn out their stuff, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 695,244
Posted By Steamer

Wicked nice bike. Quite the flourish there at...

Wicked nice bike. Quite the flourish there at the rear drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 695,244
Posted By Steamer

I think it's powder coat. Too thick to be wet...

I think it's powder coat. Too thick to be wet paint. Cerakote is very thin, almost a little like anodizing, isn't it?
04-27-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Steamer

It's called "inflation", my friend. ...

It's called "inflation", my friend.






(just joking)
04-27-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Steamer

It would be a ridiculous price at 1/4th that...

It would be a ridiculous price at 1/4th that figure.
04-25-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,228
Posted By Steamer

Bora is a Campy wheel model. Pricey.

Bora is a Campy wheel model. Pricey.
04-23-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,559
Posted By Steamer

Fenders go a long way towards keeping the saddle...

Fenders go a long way towards keeping the saddle from being water damaged, but I strongly suspect from your post that you'll not have them.

I use an X1 on my sloppy weather road bike and it's held...
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