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07-20-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By cat0020

Usually I prepare for long hours in The saddle by...

Usually I prepare for long hours in The saddle by drinking lots of water 48 hours prior. 16-20 oz. per hour.
During the ride I drink about 24 oz. per hour. Today's heat index was triple digit with...
07-20-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By cat0020

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled.. Started...

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled..
Started around 5:20 AM to beat the heat, neighbor's two feline friends came over to send me off:
https://i.imgur.com/B9jR4LQ.jpg

Sunrise just above the trees:...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By cat0020

Depending on the type of hills and how you climb...

Depending on the type of hills and how you climb on your current road bike, likely that your speed average will take a hit regardless which recumbent you try, until you get used and build up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,967
Posted By cat0020

My Tres Amigos: https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg

My Tres Amigos:
https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,967
Posted By cat0020

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the...

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the pedal placement, using B/B spacers to move the spindle towards direction that you have chainstay rub can remedy that effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,967
Posted By cat0020

Very nice looking Airborne. Majority of braking...

Very nice looking Airborne.
Majority of braking force is applicable from the front wheel anyway, to attempt disc brake caliper for the rear of that frame would not be ideal, unless there is enough...
06-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,512
Posted By cat0020

Last year, I bought my 80 year old father in-law...

Last year, I bought my 80 year old father in-law a step-thru Chinese ebike from eBay.
$1299 USD delivered to my door, I assembled it myself.
750w, 48v 14AH battery. ...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7,769
Views: 1,306,333
Posted By cat0020

Talk about...

Talk about https://silodrome.com/citroen-2cv-4x4-sahara/ ([url)]Citroen.. two engines, 4x4.
https://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Citro%C3%ABn-2CV-4%C3%974-Sahara-740x484.jpg
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,769
Views: 1,306,333
Posted By cat0020

No one else caught on to this one? ...

No one else caught on to this one?

https://silodrome.com/field-of-abandoned-ferraris ([url)

THE FIELD OF ABANDONED FERRARIS (AND HOW THEY GOT THERE)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,248,291
Posted By cat0020

Looks like he can use shorter crankarms.

Looks like he can use shorter crankarms.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,967
Posted By cat0020

I'm about 165-170 lb. also, 5' 10", 38" inseam, I...

I'm about 165-170 lb. also, 5' 10", 38" inseam, I ride with 170 mm crankarms, I sit more in saddle spinning than mashing the pedals out-of-saddle.
I can ride 175 mm crankarms on a MTB, cause more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,967
Posted By cat0020

IME, titanium frame is not going to be as stiff,...

IME, titanium frame is not going to be as stiff, as EL-OS, likely a titanium frame will be a softer ride in comparison.

Have you tried shorter crankarms to solve the toe-overlap issue? EL-OS...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,967
Posted By cat0020

Toe overlap can be addressed few different ways,...

Toe overlap can be addressed few different ways, frame specific ways are longer toptube/downtube, more fork rake or steeper seat angle.
Depending on your preference of how you want the bike to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,600
Posted By cat0020

I learned to pedal a adult bicycle when I was...

I learned to pedal a adult bicycle when I was about 6 y-o, couldn't pedal full circle with my torso within the main triangle, used to method of pedaling partial circle to keep the bike moving...
Forum: Recumbent
04-23-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,600
Posted By cat0020

Riders forget that pedaling full circle is...

Riders forget that pedaling full circle is unnecessary when you have to make tight turns at low speed. Simply pedal in short rotation of the cranks can avoid heel strike and make the right turn...
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,048
Posted By cat0020

Right tool for the right job, there is no best...

Right tool for the right job, there is no best tool for everything.
A bike that is meant to go fast may not be best for everything else, best to know your priorities and parameters, then look for...
03-22-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,989
Posted By cat0020

I have a few of them available in my basement. ...

I have a few of them available in my basement.
How long of a steertube do you need? diameter?
I'll take some pictures.
Forum: Foo
02-26-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,769
Views: 1,306,333
Posted By cat0020

https://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

https://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/1964-Porsche-356-C4S-AWD-By-Emory-Motorsports-0-Hero.jpg

1964 Porsche 356 AWD...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

I could care less if you mod your bike the way...

I could care less if you mod your bike the way you want, just pointing out that gearing change to a cheap folding bike is not the most efficient mod.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

Just because you're tired of something or you...

Just because you're tired of something or you started this thread, doesn't make what I said any less true.
Like I said before, mod your bike anyway you want, doesn't mean that all mods are worth the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

As if these gif contribute anything to the...

As if these gif contribute anything to the discussion to support your viewpoint to the discussion?
This thread title is about 1st impression of a cheap folder, nothing about mods to your cheap...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7,769
Views: 1,306,333
Posted By cat0020

I had a 88 Pulsar with Sportbak in 2008... that...

I had a 88 Pulsar with Sportbak in 2008... that liftgate was heavy without the support struts in good condition.. I had cut a 2x4 to length to prop that hatch up just to put my bike in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

I've modded most if not all of my bikes, too.. ...

I've modded most if not all of my bikes, too.. for a cheap bike, stuff like seat, grips, stems that allow the bike to be better suited for my riding position and comfort.
Gearing and other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

As if anyone is looking for a folding bike to...

As if anyone is looking for a folding bike to start riding in local training rides to go fast?

Going fast is not a priority when someone buy a folding bike, especially at below $100.

If you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

If you are constantly running our of gears, then...

If you are constantly running our of gears, then you're riding the wrong bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

OEM gearing is plenty capable if you have the...

OEM gearing is plenty capable if you have the legs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

Rides being more dangerous at higher speed is...

Rides being more dangerous at higher speed is universal, not just to individual.
If a bike is designed & geared at the factory to be ridden at slower pace, changing the gearing for faster riding is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

Factory gearing are use from factory for good...

Factory gearing are use from factory for good reasons and there are plenty other bikes that are more efficient at going faster.

It's hard for me to sustain the tallest factory gearing during my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By cat0020

Wheels are Chinese copy of the Mavic iO, going to...

Wheels are Chinese copy of the Mavic iO, going to be used on a tandem front and 10-spd cassette in the rear.
Not going to be a track bike, but non-competition, casual road use.
I've had a set of...
02-05-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By cat0020

You have to ask yourself, are you riding a tandem...

You have to ask yourself, are you riding a tandem to go fast or just to build a relationship with someone?

Enjoying a ride on a tandem has everything to do with compromise.
If your tandem partner...
02-05-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By cat0020

Tandem riding is what I call a relationship...

Tandem riding is what I call a relationship accelerator; whether it be good or bad relationship, a tandem ride would accelerate it.. especially when pedal strokes are linked.
I have owned regular...
02-04-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By cat0020

Have you ever seen one in person or ridden one? ...

Have you ever seen one in person or ridden one?
Semi-recumbent tandems like the Hase Pino ($4k and above) or Performer Family Tandem ($1600) are better than traditional tandems because both the...
02-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By cat0020

What's your budget for a tandem?

What's your budget for a tandem?
02-03-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By cat0020

Ever considered a semi-recumbent tandem? ...

Ever considered a semi-recumbent tandem?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/cat0002/Hase%20Pino/SUC50229.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By cat0020

Bingo, the same tires (that didn't fit the carbon...

Bingo, the same tires (that didn't fit the carbon wheels) mounted easily onto my old Ksyrium wheels.. pumped up to 140 psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By cat0020

These are not 27" wheels, they are 700c...

These are not 27" wheels, they are 700c wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By cat0020

I have tried bead jack, usually works best when...

I have tried bead jack, usually works best when you already have one tire bead on the wheel...
but I can't even get a single bead onto the wheel.
As pictured, the first bead can only go onto wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By cat0020

Both wheels and tires are all brand new.. ...

Both wheels and tires are all brand new..
Maybe the Polar Vortex cold weather doesn't help things, but I've put the new tires next to the wall radiator that warms up the house for a few hours, ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By cat0020

Looking for loose fitting road tires.

I've picked up a pair of 5-spoke carbon clincher wheels, they seem to be just a tad larger in diameter than 700c.

https://i.imgur.com/oRkkRrM.jpg

I have tried 700x25c Hutchinson, Panaracer and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 551,740
Posted By cat0020

If you alternate hanging the bikes' front & rear...

If you alternate hanging the bikes' front & rear wheel, you can easily hang more bikes within the same space.
01-31-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By cat0020

I've carry far heavier loads on the back of my...

I've carry far heavier loads on the back of my different motorcycles, maybe more compact in size than a bicycle & rack, but definatly heavier.
I strategically placed my bicycle rack as much forward...
01-30-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By cat0020

I grew up in country where 2-wheel vehicles...

I grew up in country where 2-wheel vehicles outnumber cars, my 17 y-o older sister would carry me (at 7 y-o) standing on floorboard & my other older sister (at 12 y-o) on passenger seat of a 50cc...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 76,336
Posted By cat0020

I'm on my 3rd Citizen bike now, ...

I'm on my 3rd Citizen bike now,
https://i.imgur.com/SWoBmpo.jpg
Previous two bikes were both stolen.
One while stored in lock basement, the other stolen from a school yard and I could not chase...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,849
Posted By cat0020

I think mine came with a kickstand, adjustable in...

I think mine came with a kickstand, adjustable in leg length.
Regular kickstand fits right on the bike, just need to trim the length of leg to properly hold the bike upright.
If you need one I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,047
Posted By cat0020

I've tried a Cruzbike, I logged about 4 miles on...

I've tried a Cruzbike, I logged about 4 miles on it.. I got to a point where I can pedal smoothly and keep my travel direction steady.
I don't like the combination of control forces and pedaling...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,818
Posted By cat0020

I take my recumbent off-road just about every...

I take my recumbent off-road just about every single ride; on the grass, fire trails, hardpack trails; recumbent does well on most of them.
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,769
Views: 1,306,333
Posted By cat0020

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/GrandioseMindlessIndianp...

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/GrandioseMindlessIndianpalmsquirrel-max-1mb.gif

https://i.imgur.com/QXdulfz.gif
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,818
Posted By cat0020

Maybe not "no pain" completely, but likely less...

Maybe not "no pain" completely, but likely less pain.
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,818
Posted By cat0020

Whether you are cycling for sport or...

Whether you are cycling for sport or transportation, a rider's physical limitation determines how far/fast you can go on a bike.
Personally, after riding on upright bicycles for over 25 years (and...
01-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,862
Posted By cat0020

Do you really want drunken mechanics working on...

Do you really want drunken mechanics working on your bike?
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