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01-13-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL - in really cold stuff I've been known to put...

LOL - in really cold stuff I've been known to put clear packing tape over the front vents of my helmet. I use an old helmet, so I don't care if a little tape residue is left when I remove the tape.
01-13-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,045
Posted By BlazingPedals

Manufacturers charge what the market will bear,...

Manufacturers charge what the market will bear, not what you or I are willing to pay.
01-13-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
Posted By BlazingPedals

In the end, Sheldon rode a recumbent trike. My...

In the end, Sheldon rode a recumbent trike. My idea of a hippy bike would be an old beat-up department store single-speed bike with loosely-spoked wheels and ape-hanger bars added.
01-03-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By BlazingPedals

This sounds more likely than having a bubble in...

This sounds more likely than having a bubble in the sealant. I think the tire is toast because the carcass has been compromised and air is able to get past the threads.
01-03-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks guys! After 20+ years on 'bents, I'm not...

Thanks guys! After 20+ years on 'bents, I'm not about to think about giving them up; but I'm still looking for something for my remaining upright that isn't too uncomfortable or cause male issues.
12-21-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,909
Posted By BlazingPedals

You straddle a saddle, but you sit in a seat. ...

You straddle a saddle, but you sit in a seat.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/hfkbayz_a522f2ec11e7b29b20da679ea5c14eadb80da2ad.jpg
12-20-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By BlazingPedals

I would say that "steel has a certain...

I would say that "steel has a certain appeal."
12-20-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By BlazingPedals

'Tis but a scratch: https://youtu.be/ZmInkxbvlCs

'Tis but a scratch:
https://youtu.be/ZmInkxbvlCs
12-20-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's a lot of climbing in not very many miles....

That's a lot of climbing in not very many miles. Good job!
12-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,979
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had it in September of 2020. Eleven days with...

I had it in September of 2020. Eleven days with 103F temp, then after the fever broke I spent 8 days on supplemental oxygen. Doc was very pleased with my recovery considering how bad I'd had it. On...
12-02-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By BlazingPedals

They don't keep it at that angle all the time....

They don't keep it at that angle all the time. That's a measure of how far it can bend. They want it to go all the way straight, and bend at least 90-100 degrees. 107 sounds good, but more is...
12-02-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,103
Posted By BlazingPedals

The non-money-saving option is to buy a new...

The non-money-saving option is to buy a new folder that will fit in a sufficiently-small case.
11-10-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's true for jokes, at least. If you have to...

That's true for jokes, at least. If you have to explain a joke, well...
10-27-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,319
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeahbutt... He must have been crazy-strong; he...

Yeahbutt... He must have been crazy-strong; he beat a 150HP truck.
10-19-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,162
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll just add: If nobody sees you walk the hill,...

I'll just add: If nobody sees you walk the hill, it didn't happen!
10-19-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,211
Posted By BlazingPedals

Anyone remember this? ...

Anyone remember this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDj7KNu4yDc&ab_channel=MonsterxEnergy88
10-12-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,162
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have low enough gears to handle all of my...

I have low enough gears to handle all of my normal hills. But sometimes when I ride elsewhere, that's not low enough. Walking is just one more gear.
10-09-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,837
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's way too narrow to be a bike lane. That's...

That's way too narrow to be a bike lane. That's nothing but a fog line meant to keep motorist off the curb.
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not sure what pedals come OEM with a Catrike...

I'm not sure what pedals come OEM with a Catrike Villager. If pedals came with yours, they are most likely SPD, and if you currently use regular shoes, that might mean that you have double-sided...
10-05-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,508
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was going to ask what his source was, but then...

I was going to ask what his source was, but then I saw who posted it.
09-29-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can always verify the bend and where it is by...

You can always verify the bend and where it is by removing the fork from the frame and sighting down the steerer tube.
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By BlazingPedals

I use SPD pedals, and shoes for those are...

I use SPD pedals, and shoes for those are generally walkable. I regularly wear them while driving to a club ride. Although by the end of the ride it feels good to get out of the hot shoes and into...
09-29-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By BlazingPedals

Will a lawn sweeper work? You can get those with...

Will a lawn sweeper work? You can get those with or without vacuums. They pull behind a lawn tractor.

edit: made in America may make the search tougher.
09-29-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,432
Posted By BlazingPedals

ESH. Drafting unannounced is contrary to the...

ESH.
Drafting unannounced is contrary to the rules of etiquette, but snot rockets really are gross and uncalled for.
09-28-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,678
Posted By BlazingPedals

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only...

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only days in which you're awesome.
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By BlazingPedals

It should go without saying. When lengthening the...

It should go without saying. When lengthening the boom by an inch, the chain needs to be lengthened 2 inches.
09-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By BlazingPedals

What's the conversion rate to make your age in...

What's the conversion rate to make your age in metric? :)
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,713
Posted By BlazingPedals

Another thing that's changed since the beginning...

Another thing that's changed since the beginning of this thread, Kwaame Kilpatrick is serving a 28-year sentence in federal prison, for racketeering.
09-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,463
Posted By BlazingPedals

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x534/racing_trike_jpeg_9859c199735c8d9d759e30518acd7e9c44712e5b.jpg
I've seen videos of trikes like this in a race. over in GB somewhere. So...
08-25-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,711
Posted By BlazingPedals

Meh. If you're riding at, say, 200 watts, a...

Meh. If you're riding at, say, 200 watts, a headwind will slow you down and a tailwind will speed you up. But it's still 200 watts.
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By BlazingPedals

My best strategy for hills is to hit them at...

My best strategy for hills is to hit them at speed, push a bit extra - as much as you're capable of maintaining - and downshift to keep your cadence comfortable. The lower your cadence, the more...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-17-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,713
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks for dredging up this zombie thread. I...

Thanks for dredging up this zombie thread. I think I did it back around 2008. EDIT: It must have been 2007, because I was one of the 4 who Lowracer1 mentioned that finished. It was the last year the...
08-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with...

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with 700C. The 38 is the tire's width in mm.
08-04-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,652
Posted By BlazingPedals

To me at least, "training" is just exercising to...

To me at least, "training" is just exercising to a plan. If calling it "exercise" sounds less intimidating, then go for it!
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By BlazingPedals

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every...

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every time you get to a hill, you hit it hard. By mid-summer the hills will see you coming, recognize you, and lie down in submission. I think the logic is...
07-28-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,265
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even without racing, aluminum handlebars have a...

Even without racing, aluminum handlebars have a finite life. Sooner or later, the metal will fatigue and break. it's what aluminum does. I had it happen once. Luckily, it's rare for both sides to...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By BlazingPedals

Most recumbents will fit a range of x-seams....

Most recumbents will fit a range of x-seams. Essentially your X-seam is a measurement from the back of your hips to the ball of your foot. Hostelshoppe.com used to have an instructional video on how...
07-14-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,968
Posted By BlazingPedals

Tailwinds never get the credit, do they??? It's...

Tailwinds never get the credit, do they??? It's either a headwind day, or "good hydration". :)
07-13-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,968
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you change nothing but the bike's weight, then...

If you change nothing but the bike's weight, then you will only see a minor improvement in overall speed. Most of the resistance you see at 16+ mph will be from aerodynamics. Changing your frontal...
07-13-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,476
Posted By BlazingPedals

Any chainring tattoo that's less than a...

Any chainring tattoo that's less than a 53-toother is for wimps. ;)
07-13-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 951
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, I always wondered why they trained the deer...

Yes, I always wondered why they trained the deer to cross in such inconvenient spots. :)

I had two deer cross in front of my on last night's ride. 50 feet or less at 20 mph. Just as scary as the...
07-07-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By BlazingPedals

The TdF dumpsters are heavily-guarded, because...

The TdF dumpsters are heavily-guarded, because the needles are a bio hazard. :)
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,010
Posted By BlazingPedals

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them....

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them. Tank-style steering when standard USS would have been so simple. I can't see, but is it one-wheel driver or is there a second freewheel for a sort of...
07-06-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,281
Posted By BlazingPedals

A half bottle of vodka? And it didn't even have...

A half bottle of vodka? And it didn't even have any ciggie butts in it? Backwash?
07-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By BlazingPedals

This argument seems to be that technology is a...

This argument seems to be that technology is a binary choice: Either you want to win races and the technology is worth the price, or else you don't want to win races, in which case all technology is...
06-27-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By BlazingPedals

That will get you disciplined, too. I think...

That will get you disciplined, too. I think you're allowed 5 posts per day when you're on probation. It's all meant to put the brakes on real spammers.
06-27-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had a couple of cases of PF, separate cases on...

I had a couple of cases of PF, separate cases on each foot. The last one was caused by overly-flexible tennis shoes. Cycling did not cause or aggravate it. What I did was fill a pop bottle with water...
06-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's always best to remember that pedestrians...

It's always best to remember that pedestrians always have the right-of-way on a MUP -- no matter what dumb thing they do.
06-17-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,012
Posted By BlazingPedals

As others have written, it's more about the...

As others have written, it's more about the engineering. If you engineer an aluminum bike to be compliant, it will quickly reach its fatigue limit and fail. So aluminum bikes are deliberately made to...
06-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 47,410
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd say this is likely the OP's issue. In my...

I'd say this is likely the OP's issue. In my world, everyone is looking for speed, just to "keep up with the Joneses" on club rides. But for a 10 mph MUP rider, it doesn't matter.

Everyone's...
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