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Forum: Recumbent
11-25-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By easyupbug

We are up N for the holiday and I just had a new...

We are up N for the holiday and I just had a new exciting and fun thing for a desert rat like me, hitting an ice patch on my Expedition!
11-23-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,789
Posted By easyupbug

To me and perhaps others, the only Tern I have...

To me and perhaps others, the only Tern I have seen in the flesh was as nicely built as my customs, with welding and paint/decals done by craftsmen who clearly cares, lovely polished fenders and rims...
11-21-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,133
Posted By easyupbug

Sixty-Six years ago my Mom won a full size...

Sixty-Six years ago my Mom won a full size Hawthorne at Montgomery Wards when I was six and my Dad let go of me at the top of our driveway and I made it to the bottom before crashing into our...
11-19-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 523
Posted By easyupbug

↑↑↑ Agree with jianshi, cleaned up w/o polish is...

↑↑↑ Agree with jianshi, cleaned up w/o polish is not a nice finish.
11-17-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,789
Posted By easyupbug

Don't waste even more money: ...

Don't waste even more money:
https://content.instructables.com/FG4/2GSV/FA190FT7/FG42GSVFA190FT7.jpg?auto=webp&frame=1&width=1024&height=1024&fit=bounds&md=e7198f9d8e3ecf18fcd222124cabb48e
11-17-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,789
Posted By easyupbug

If one put a Wald basket on that bike it would be...

If one put a Wald basket on that bike it would be sacrilege. We gifted a daughter a Specialized Fjallraven rack which is smaller, I think about the same price, has ugly welds, and only holds her...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,007
Posted By easyupbug

After enjoying some 28s on a couple road bikes...

After enjoying some 28s on a couple road bikes where they would fit I put Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0 on a Habanero Ti frame and am very happy, My arthritis lets me know where if an improvement came...
11-16-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,855
Posted By easyupbug

I live in an Airpark in Arizona and we get along...

I live in an Airpark in Arizona and we get along just fine except when a group ride comes through on a road from someone's house who is taxiing their plane to or from the runway and the group does...
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By easyupbug

That bike has some oddities, far as I know the...

That bike has some oddities, far as I know the 753 tube set came with fork blades, which may indicate that it was rebuilt due to fork damage. I would take great care on a test ride as 753 is famous...
11-14-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By easyupbug

Jim, your memory is the correct spelling. I am...

Jim, your memory is the correct spelling. I am sure as I re-built my 1972 UO-8 for my granddaughter who now rides it and I got the correct decals from Cyclomondo with the two INOXYDABLE bands, black...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By easyupbug

Your points are valid. I did some work as a...

Your points are valid. I did some work as a young engineer at Thiokol labs and while I fully support validating carbon fiber integrity with simple pinging tests for carbon matrix composites finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By easyupbug

We all do some degree of risk assessments in our...

We all do some degree of risk assessments in our daily lives which are made up of likelihood and consequence. I think it completely reasonable that having 3 failures and one with a horrific outcome...
11-13-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By easyupbug

Looks like a wise selection to me, especially...

Looks like a wise selection to me, especially considering you are in the UK and in my limited soggy experience there Ti is a good choice for lifetime. Boken cold work and stress relieve the top...
11-11-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By easyupbug

Thank you, very helpful in securing the forum's...

Thank you, very helpful in securing the forum's future which depends on newbies who all to often have their imperfectly formulated inquiry needlessly critiqued in such a way they do not return.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By easyupbug

It is not. As a young engineer I worked at...

It is not. As a young engineer I worked at Thiokol (rocket motors) and can tell you carbon fiber does not have a fatigue limit (the number of cycles that a material survives with a given stress...
Forum: Recumbent
11-09-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By easyupbug

Please post if you find something that works. I...

Please post if you find something that works. I have thought about this as well as I get sprayed when turning. My granddaughter's Woom bike has clip on fenders that work well but nothing looks...
11-08-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,635
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 582,920
Posted By easyupbug

Ausfix, maybe my experience would add to your...

Ausfix, maybe my experience would add to your thinking. I have dealt with RA for many years with only minor impacts on my cycling, anti-vibration gloves, Selle Anatomical saddles, larger tires with...
11-08-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By easyupbug

Vernier calipers are your friend. Being a beer...

Vernier calipers are your friend. Being a beer aficionado I can say be careful, cans were once pretty much all +0.1mm and of late getting as low as 0.08mm so you might want to use a little carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,073
Posted By easyupbug

Not quite, see above.

Not quite, see above.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,073
Posted By easyupbug

My 1994 Trek 5500 carbon fiber is 28 this year. ...

My 1994 Trek 5500 carbon fiber is 28 this year. It has lots of dings in the paint due to locking it up in the over crowded employee bike enclosure and the lovely Campy Chorus groupset is now pretty...
11-04-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By easyupbug

Above advise is very good, a Chorus 10 speed...

Above advise is very good, a Chorus 10 speed groupset in good shape is easy worth $300 and if the wheels are good you are getting a great deal on a Litespeed built frame.
11-04-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By easyupbug

Unless you have unusual damage all you need is...

Unless you have unusual damage all you need is pressurized air to blow out dust from the keyway and around the shackle and it's hole. PTFE is the best lube, it does not take much if you move things...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By easyupbug

I hope it never finds you but if Arthritis does...

I hope it never finds you but if Arthritis does the Comfort question will become serious. For a few years Rheumatoid was an slight discomfort but Osteo is serious and on the occasional bad days I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By easyupbug

I can not help with Santic, have never heard of...

I can not help with Santic, have never heard of them, but can say a 15 wide would be a 50 at least unless maybe they make a 49.5 in a wide. After at least a dozen cycling shoes over the years I find...
11-01-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,215
Posted By easyupbug

Getting arthritis in hands and wrists has lead to...

Getting arthritis in hands and wrists has lead to experimentation and a width that keeps the wrist in line , not canted in or out helps.
11-01-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By easyupbug

Hoods

Hoods
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By easyupbug

I recently moved to a trike for bad arthritis...

I recently moved to a trike for bad arthritis days and found on longer rides adjustments to the seat angle effective. I also carry a lumbar support pad in the rack bag and slip it in. Need a lot more...
10-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By easyupbug

If caught early in the crack formation I have...

If caught early in the crack formation I have heard skill aluminum technicians can make a repair. Vitus used heat activated epoxy for the tube bonding from the aerospace industry in the late '80s...
10-26-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By easyupbug

Rear wheel maybe but not a vintage front wheel...

Rear wheel maybe but not a vintage front wheel like that, nothing I would mess with. I preach to the kids the not obvious seriousness of problems with front wheels, tires, skewers, fork should a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,498
Posted By easyupbug

We will see more as asphalt prices have...

We will see more as asphalt prices have significantly increased and budgets have not, along with minor road rash becoming more serious (cheese grater surface). One benefit is more folks will see...
10-23-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By easyupbug

How to handle a possible outcome, about 55...

How to handle a possible outcome, about 55 seconds in:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp0AtxFWHWM
Still he finished third in this the 1989 Worlds with only the stem.
Forum: Recumbent
10-17-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By easyupbug

I liked your last post as in my experience the...

I liked your last post as in my experience the used market offers you the chance to economically settle on the recumbent right for you. There is a world of difference between brands/models. Just...
10-17-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By easyupbug

I have two pair (summer and heavy sock winter) of...

I have two pair (summer and heavy sock winter) of ancient Dominators that will be missed some day with the exception of their ratchet strap which I found inferior to Shimano's on my road shoes.
10-14-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 523
Posted By easyupbug

First stop I think is a frame builder near you...

First stop I think is a frame builder near you (with something like a Marchetti frame table) to see how bad it is, if he can even get it straight (and stable) without complete seat stays. There is a...
10-13-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By easyupbug

Welcome and please follow SJX426's coaching and...

Welcome and please follow SJX426's coaching and if not clear mention the materials. Worst case, my guess you are dealing with corrosion, especially if around saltwater, with aluminum and a...
10-13-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By easyupbug

That sounds like a potential damaged rod story in...

That sounds like a potential damaged rod story in the making, have used my rack that clamps solidly to the stays for years w/o issue. I only have to worry about vertical clearance which I would...
10-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,678
Posted By easyupbug

We have hills in our summer place in the Bighorn...

We have hills in our summer place in the Bighorn foothills that I avoid do to the excessive effort only to gain a big time braking decline, I love my lovely rides through the more gentle hills..
10-10-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By easyupbug

FBinNY, you sir have nailed it. I will look into...

FBinNY, you sir have nailed it. I will look into my carbon posts more carefully (I have too many bikes) as I for the reasons you espoused have found carbon bars helpful as I strive to remain up...
10-10-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By easyupbug

Is carbon post considered more comfortable? I am...

Is carbon post considered more comfortable? I am sensitive to carbon being better in handle bars as I have arthritis in my hands and wrists but developing in my back so seat posts are of interest. ...
10-10-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By easyupbug

$150, blast and coat and it did not need a clear...

$150, blast and coat and it did not need a clear ,still bright shiny yellow, very pleased. My guy does work for a local framebuilder so may be very good.
10-10-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By easyupbug

This is difficult as they do exist. Having done...

This is difficult as they do exist. Having done industrial vendor evaluations in the PRC in the early 2000s I saw production lines of identical parts final stage packaging/palleting with Chinese...
10-09-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,635
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 582,920
Posted By easyupbug

Only you know what brings your numbness on. For...

Only you know what brings your numbness on. For me with arthritis the more hand positions with drop bars the better I handle it and I use anti-vibration gloves ( made
for jack hammers) which are...
10-09-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By easyupbug

I ride in the summer in the Bighorn foothills...

I ride in the summer in the Bighorn foothills where I shift a lot and am starting to think Di2 and/or eTap might be getting closer to worth the +++$ and fussing, charging and all.
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By easyupbug

Looking forward to any favorable relies as it...

Looking forward to any favorable relies as it might help but be difficult t do.
10-06-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,534
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly, please do as Chuck M asks. Coming from...

Exactly, please do as Chuck M asks. Coming from heavy industry I know that people are willing to take risks primarily for two reasons: it is human nature to try and be efficient and they don't...
10-06-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By easyupbug

I have tried everything in the Park tool I only...

I have tried everything in the Park tool I only use on the recumbent trike chain I ride a time or two every week due to the trike's very long chain. What works best has been OMS which is not...
10-05-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By easyupbug

The lube itself does not expire, PTFE (teflon) is...

The lube itself does not expire, PTFE (teflon) is actually an environmental issue in that it does not break down. You can get the same result with a lot less mess and waste by switching to a drip...
10-02-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 969
Posted By easyupbug

It is not,...

It is not, see:https://www.youtube.com/JadeVamp1986.
Post trauma anxiety is a medical condition and a normal reaction to an abnormal event, in Jade's case very difficult to control.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By easyupbug

I am sensitive to bar vibration/bumps due to...

I am sensitive to bar vibration/bumps due to arthritis in hands and and wrists and what has helped the most is quality anti-vibration gloves made for using jackhammers which are much better than...
09-22-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By easyupbug

Look here for a basic help and if you have...

Look here for a basic help and if you have further issues expand on your issue. Shimano brake caliper mounting torque spec is usually 5 - 7 NM if that is what you mean by the forward nut. Park Tool...
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