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10-18-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
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: 19
Views: 1,422
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: 24
Views: 460
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: 16
Views: 247
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: 56
Views: 2,191
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: 353
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 26
Views: 794
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 45
Views: 1,275
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: 48
Views: 1,966
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:
10-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,966
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes. I wrap my multi-tool in a piece of an old...

Yes. I wrap my multi-tool in a piece of an old T-shirt to prevent rattles. That also gives me something to wipe my hands with after the fix-it job. That works, too. Anything except your finger!
10-15-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,966
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're looking for something sharp poking...

If you're looking for something sharp poking through the inside of the tire, use your glove to find it not your finger. It's hard to make a bandage stick to a sweaty fingertip.
10-15-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,533
Posted By BlazingPedals

Spec sheet says Encore (formerly Aerospoke) rear...

Spec sheet says Encore (formerly Aerospoke) rear wheel with Shimano hub is 1645g, not including skewer. That's one wheel, not the set. I can't speak for the Encores, but Aerospoke had a reputation...
10-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By BlazingPedals

Negative! The wind might shift, and then were...

Negative! The wind might shift, and then were would you be? :lol: I know, it's a personal preference issue; but I'd rather take it easy on the way out knowing I will probably have to work on the way...
10-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By BlazingPedals

Discussing which department store bike is better?...

Discussing which department store bike is better? Is "neither" a choice?
10-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,533
Posted By BlazingPedals

I notice that maallyn started but hasn't...

I notice that maallyn started but hasn't participated in this discussion. Makes me wonder if he/she has any real interest in it.

Next up: noseless saddles!
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow. 28 feet of climbing. That's over 3 feet per...

Wow. 28 feet of climbing. That's over 3 feet per mile!
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By BlazingPedals

I hope you had fun. I did it once, that was...

I hope you had fun. I did it once, that was enough. It was like spending a week at the state fair, and just happening to have your bike with you. After a few days I found myself wishing I could get...
10-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By BlazingPedals

The fork on my avatar bike developed several...

The fork on my avatar bike developed several cracks around the crown. It's completely custom spec and the manufacture no longer exists, so it was either repair it or have a custom one built. My...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you a member of, or have you contacted, the...

Are you a member of, or have you contacted, the local bike club - the Rapid Wheelmen?
10-14-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,844
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think a lot of us are willing to discuss new...

I think a lot of us are willing to discuss new technology, but OTOH a newbie is likely to want to discuss something they just saw advertised, which ends up being the latest iteration of a failed...
10-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,213
Posted By BlazingPedals

A month or two ago I was on a club ride with my...

A month or two ago I was on a club ride with my lowracer, and a dog came out at us. Being the lowest, he fixated on me and was not giving up. The others were worried that I was wandering out into the...
10-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,533
Posted By BlazingPedals

I disagree with this. ^^ Pneumatic tires have...

I disagree with this. ^^ Pneumatic tires have advantages that air-free tires will never have, including weight and quality of ride. When you hit a bump with a pneumatic tire, the shock compresses all...
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By BlazingPedals

The two idlers on the rear derailleur are called...

The two idlers on the rear derailleur are called "jockey wheels." Routing is as you see in VegasTriker's picture - around the left side of the lower one and around the right side of the upper one,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-09-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks like there are two chainrings in the...

It looks like there are two chainrings in the mid-drive. Just as a SWAG, I'd start by routing the rear chain to the outside chainring of the mid-drive, and the front chain to the inside one.
10-09-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By BlazingPedals

When did the season turn to winter? :lol:

When did the season turn to winter? :lol:
10-08-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,116
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never visibly damaged my bikes by using car...

I've never visibly damaged my bikes by using car wax/protectant on them.
10-08-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,039
Posted By BlazingPedals

The annual Human Powered Speed Challenge is held...

The annual Human Powered Speed Challenge is held every year in Battle Mountain Nevada, in part because of the altitude - 4619 ft - where the air is thinner and aero resistance is less. High temps and...
10-07-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've ridden in 20-30 mph winds, no problem. Often...

I've ridden in 20-30 mph winds, no problem. Often in high-wind situations, it's not the wind that stops me but the other weather that's riding along WITH the wind.
10-07-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think the only connection is that having a...

I think the only connection is that having a saddle stuck up there may exacerbate the symptoms. But biking doesn't cause. it. Follow Doc Campbell's (Hee Haw) advice: If it hurts, don't do it.
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,153
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's surprising to hear. SRAM 3x7 was pretty...

That's surprising to hear. SRAM 3x7 was pretty bulletproof - if you didn't shift under load or run it in-between gears. I got one of about that era for my V-Rex, and it's still hanging in the garage....
10-05-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,593
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you did 50.7, that rounds up to 100. You did...

If you did 50.7, that rounds up to 100. You did too many miles!
10-03-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's an easy charge to slap on someone even if...

It's an easy charge to slap on someone even if they are following the officer's every instruction.
10-03-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By BlazingPedals

Doesn't rule out a civil suit.

Doesn't rule out a civil suit.
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,606
Posted By BlazingPedals

I rode some with a guy on a CB while I was on...

I rode some with a guy on a CB while I was on DALMAC. I don't know how strong he was, so comparisons can only be very rough; but he was at least comparable in hills to me. I think he had a Silvio.
10-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,808
Posted By BlazingPedals

Was alcohol involved? Because alcohol seems to be...

Was alcohol involved? Because alcohol seems to be involved in a lot of these types of accidents. :lol:
10-01-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are any of the lakes natural, or are they all...

Are any of the lakes natural, or are they all impoundments?
09-30-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By BlazingPedals

Strava is just a logging site that accepts .fit...

Strava is just a logging site that accepts .fit files from a gps device such as Wahoo or Garmin. You can get a free Strava account. I've seen folks mount their smartphone to their handlebars, but...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,153
Posted By BlazingPedals

Argh... drive-by newbies! There's a pattern: they...

Argh... drive-by newbies! There's a pattern: they come here asking what to buy and then disappear. I guess they figure we just hang out here, waiting to dispense advice to thankless strangers....
09-29-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By BlazingPedals

The rear is 24 spokes. That's only a little...

The rear is 24 spokes. That's only a little better.
09-29-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By BlazingPedals

My son, who lives in the Charlotte area, called...

My son, who lives in the Charlotte area, called this evening and told us it was 95F there. Ugh! October in the mountains should be MUCH cooler. Hope you can hold up!
09-28-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd like a ride report. I did CNC way back in...

I'd like a ride report. I did CNC way back in 2001, when the food vendors ran out of food the first 5 days and the organizers didn't consider it their problem. Presumably they fixed that little...
09-26-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,232
Posted By BlazingPedals

Under my definitions, a certain amount of...

Under my definitions, a certain amount of discomfort is normal and good. Breathing hard, burning legs, sweating, etc. That's not pain. If you're really in pain, that's a sign of injury, and you...
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By BlazingPedals

I always liked the styling on the Borealis. The...

I always liked the styling on the Borealis. The body was made to mount on an ICE trike, IIRC? While monocoque frames have their advantages, having a real trike underneath makes it more versataile.
09-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,297
Posted By BlazingPedals

Reminds me of one of my friends' neighbors in my...

Reminds me of one of my friends' neighbors in my young days. He told my friend he could beat a motorcycle in a sprint, which he designated and was probably 100-50 feet. Sure enough, he was halfway to...
09-26-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm coming to this thread late, but the helmet I...

I'm coming to this thread late, but the helmet I see at the linked page has FREE shipping.
09-26-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,090
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you kiddin'? I can't get anything from my...

Are you kiddin'? I can't get anything from my bike shop without it being ordered for me. It's the same wait as if I ordered it myself, except that I have to go back to the shop to pick it up instead...
09-24-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,232
Posted By BlazingPedals

First concern it to verify that you're healthy....

First concern it to verify that you're healthy. Otherwise you could set yourself up for a massive heart attack. I have a friend that thought he was healthy but went in for a stress test. He literally...
09-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,222
Posted By BlazingPedals

The burning question I have is, if someone wants...

The burning question I have is, if someone wants to become a dentist or a lawyer, do they get a Cervelo to speed up the process?
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