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Forum: Recumbent
01-18-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Steamer

The fix for me has been to access through https...

The fix for me has been to access through https instead of http. Makes a huge difference. Try it.
01-06-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Steamer

Yeah, there's an inconsistency there. I can say...

Yeah, there's an inconsistency there. I can say for sure that over the last year and a half, at the very least, that Carver has used XACD (aka Yongwei Metalwork) for frame builds. They are...
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Steamer

Some may scoff, but I am looking at heated...

Some may scoff, but I am looking at heated insoles. It's a confusing landscape of products. I am leaning towards the non-integrated heaters with external batteries. Some of them seem to be rated for...
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Steamer

If you end up using a light with AAA or AA cells,...

If you end up using a light with AAA or AA cells, keep in mind that lithium type will last much longer than alkaline. Perhaps approaching twice as long.
12-25-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,577
Posted By Steamer

Well, I'd like to think each topic worth...

Well, I'd like to think each topic worth discussing is actually based in objective reality, but this particular topic mostly isn't.
12-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,577
Posted By Steamer

This is pure navel gazing.

This is pure navel gazing.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Steamer

I (and samkl too, most likely) was reacting to...

I (and samkl too, most likely) was reacting to the part I bolded below.


It seems to me that it's important that the doctor in question has some experience with endurance athletes and really...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Steamer

I was thinking the same thing. I can't see how a...

I was thinking the same thing. I can't see how a person with a heart condition should be riding more than 200k, but I'mno doctor. More exercise is not healthier past a certain point. Some rando is...
11-29-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By Steamer

Thanks. It took several years to reach that...

Thanks. It took several years to reach that form. It grew a little bit at a time. I still occasionally miss the mark on dressing properly, but it's now rare, and I don't miss by much. So the...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By Steamer

A source I trust ...

A source I trust (https://www.google.com/amp/s/ultraracenews.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/training-for-ultracycling-events/amp/)says it's true that training longer than 6 hours is a bad idea from a...
11-26-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By Steamer

I too struggle with dressing and remembering what...

I too struggle with dressing and remembering what combos worked well in what weather. Sometimes it would take me 20 minutes or more to decwhat to wear. I mostly fixed that by developing a table.
...
Forum: Recumbent
11-23-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,356
Posted By Steamer

Oddly enough, my Zefal Husky pump (purchased...

Oddly enough, my Zefal Husky pump (purchased around 1990) has a leaking head and I am pondering a fix. I've tried to find a new seal for it, but no dice so far. I thought I was being dumb, and maybe...
11-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,312
Posted By Steamer

Do you know the name of the business that did the...

Do you know the name of the business that did the coating?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By Steamer

Waste of time.

Waste of time.
10-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,658
Posted By Steamer

https://altoona.craigslist.org/bik/d/meyersdale-20...

https://altoona.craigslist.org/bik/d/meyersdale-2021-poseidon/7388999638.html

Not too far away from the OP. Seems a little overpriced. And not sure if it fits the OP - fairly large bike.
10-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,658
Posted By Steamer

Altoid resident here. There aren't a lot of...

Altoid resident here.

There aren't a lot of nearby riding options for relatively flat and smooth trails (i.e. rails to trails). The Lower trail that goes from near Canoe Creek to Alexandria is the...
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Steamer

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval...

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval training, back problem or not.
09-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By Steamer

Arm and leg armers. Vests. Mesh base layers....

Arm and leg armers. Vests. Mesh base layers. Full zips on jerseys.

Get a bag.
Replies: 82
Views: 6,061
Posted By Steamer

You to realize the context of the discussion? ...

You to realize the context of the discussion? This isn't about touring.
08-30-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,753
Posted By Steamer

IME, the effect you are asking about is real and...

IME, the effect you are asking about is real and perceptable, but still fairly subtle. I tend to doubt it will make an important difference for someone with CTS.
08-27-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Steamer

Talk to a health professional. I, as well as...

Talk to a health professional. I, as well as everyone whom I've talked to about the subject, was totally clear of side effects other than sore arm in less than 36 hours after injection. A few...
08-22-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Steamer

It's as predictable as sunrise. However... ...

It's as predictable as sunrise.

However...

Don't overtension
Don't retension when damp.
The saddle will never feel stiff, like a B17. If you attempt to achive that feeling, you will be...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,429
Posted By Steamer

Hills are the main problem when riding with...

Hills are the main problem when riding with uprights.

The other incompatibility goes the other way. The bent rider has to lollygag on the flats. Although this is a nice problem to have.

High...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,429
Posted By Steamer

Except his experience is not universal. My bent...

Except his experience is not universal. My bent climbing is only very slightly shy of my upright climbing. Some folks never get the knack of it.

Both platforms are fun.
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By Steamer

I keep threatening to crush this:...

I keep threatening to crush this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6762091

Or this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37181472

Most of both has been scouted and vetted. I am pretty damn selective.
...
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By Steamer

No, delirious from a lack of sleep. Pretty much...

No, delirious from a lack of sleep. Pretty much the same thing.
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By Steamer

https://youtu.be/FUGQdDVL-eE ...

https://youtu.be/FUGQdDVL-eE

https://youtu.be/f5s3A0K5Iv4
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By Steamer

Only if done correctly.

Only if done correctly.
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By Steamer

it's actually 400 miles.

it's actually 400 miles.
Replies: 40
Views: 3,252
Posted By Steamer

Thanks for the laughs, Ghost and Unter. :)

Thanks for the laughs, Ghost and Unter. :)
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 441,193
Posted By Steamer

I find it to be a significant improvement. It's...

I find it to be a significant improvement. It's easier to control than bikes with more flop, most particularly at non-high speeds (say, 20 mph and lower). It has lots of trail without the usual...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 441,193
Posted By Steamer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/suqlvnd_65c6e5ffd25b5709478d64738d87f9b3d7784a8e.jpg
07-09-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By Steamer

But everyone should note they are sold as a set...

But everyone should note they are sold as a set of THREE.
06-27-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By Steamer

maybe you take the act of posting stupid stuff a...

maybe you take the act of posting stupid stuff a little too seriously?
06-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,428
Posted By Steamer

Differences in tire Crr can easily explain the...

Differences in tire Crr can easily explain the observation.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,608
Posted By Steamer

BF is a cesspool. Various groups on FB are more...

BF is a cesspool. Various groups on FB are more civil, unbelievably.
05-04-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,408
Posted By Steamer

The rims are probably defective. It happens.

The rims are probably defective. It happens.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Steamer

First, a little over a quarter of it is on the...

First, a little over a quarter of it is on the GAP, which is only slightly more interesting than being a trainer in your basement.

Second, a large chunk of it (about 30% of it, I'd say) looks like...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Steamer

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest...

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest ride was about 33 hrs., or thereabouts. Yes, he was on a bent for his rides.

The CTC route blows the big one, in general. I doubt I will ever do it...
Replies: 43
Views: 7,120
Posted By Steamer

I finished it 3 times officially for RUSA credit...

I finished it 3 times officially for RUSA credit and one time informally (the last time we scouted it and when we were still questioning the feasibility of you and I riding it within the time limit)....
04-02-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,698
Posted By Steamer

I think the rapidly rising standard of living in...

I think the rapidly rising standard of living in countries that produce bike stuff is making the cost of such things higher here. 65-70% of the price your shop charges for a bike is the price they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By Steamer

27 spokes on 36 hole hubs and rims. That should...

27 spokes on 36 hole hubs and rims. That should work too, no?
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By Steamer

Could be a home built bike. Home building is...

Could be a home built bike. Home building is much more common in the recumbent bike world than it is in the conventional bike world.
04-02-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,698
Posted By Steamer

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is...

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is particularly relevant to that of bikes. The inflation rate of places like China and Taiwan would be more relevant.
03-18-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,371
Posted By Steamer

Correct, but power required to overcome wind...

Correct, but power required to overcome wind resistance increases with the cube of speed. (P = FxV)
02-03-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,837
Posted By Steamer

Trail can be decreased by both methods, true, but...

Trail can be decreased by both methods, true, but the change in flop won't be the same, so they won't necessarily handle the same.
01-24-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,598
Posted By Steamer

PI offers several different cuts. I need an...

PI offers several different cuts.

I need an XL in their PRO line, large in the Elite line, and a medium in their mountain bike line.

The PRO line is pretty similar to a lot of the European...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 900,484
Posted By Steamer

Flop isn't an issue when turning. In fact, flop...

Flop isn't an issue when turning. In fact, flop actually makes the process of turning slightly easier as the bike is "wanting" to turn. Excessive flop is a problem because it promotes steering...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 900,484
Posted By Steamer

Responses below in bold italics. A full...

Responses below in bold italics.

A full explanation of the reverse rake is here: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/steering-geometry-of-short-wheelbase-recumbent-bikes/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 900,484
Posted By Steamer

yes, but on purpose.

yes, but on purpose.
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