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Forum: Recumbent
05-12-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By BlazingPedals

At that weight, you're looking at a Sun...

At that weight, you're looking at a Sun (Sunseeker), a Greenspeed Magnum, or something industrial like a Workman. At $2000 or less, you're looking at used and eliminating the Greenspeed. The...
05-11-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By BlazingPedals

The only thing training wheels do is train the...

The only thing training wheels do is train the kid to rely on the training wheels.
05-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By BlazingPedals

Note when you deflate the tire, you'll also have...

Note when you deflate the tire, you'll also have to unstick the bead from the rim so that the tire moves. When the valve is crooked like that, it can cause damage to the stem, even cause flats. It is...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By BlazingPedals

Seat angle - if anything, reclining more would...

Seat angle - if anything, reclining more would reduce your hip angle, but would require moving the boom in. If you can, that's the cheapest thing to try first.
Short cranks (both, not just one)...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,032
Posted By BlazingPedals

I did it in 2008, the year after this post...

I did it in 2008, the year after this post originally ran. As expected, there were way too many slow bikes on the roads for my liking. Sometimes they were running 6 across, completely covering the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you are going the clipless route, I've found...

If you are going the clipless route, I've found that SPD tends to work no matter who makes the pedals. Not like road cleats of which there seem to be an endless variety that all look alike but aren't...
05-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By BlazingPedals

One reason thru-axles were developed was because...

One reason thru-axles were developed was because of disc brakes, but it's almost a theoretical problem given the very low number of incidents. Under hard braking, a disc brake can pull the wheel out...
05-05-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 831
Posted By BlazingPedals

Now that you mention this, I have a few bungee...

Now that you mention this, I have a few bungee cords that are getting pretty ratty. Replacing the rubber cord with some inner tube wouldn't work for everyrone because of the difference in...
05-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By BlazingPedals

Good job! Now the next step is to start going for...

Good job! Now the next step is to start going for best time.

"It never gets easier, you just go faster."
05-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just remember, "There are no tailwinds, there are...

Just remember, "There are no tailwinds, there are only headwinds or good days."
05-05-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll be the English teacher who says "upright...

I'll be the English teacher who says "upright bicycles have saddles, recumbents have seats." With that out of the way, my recumbent seats are set at around 22 degrees from horizontal. My lone...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nocom has a pretty LOW bottom bracket. It's still...

Nocom has a pretty LOW bottom bracket. It's still above the seat, but my heels are pretty close to the ground with 170mm cranks. It could be a little more laid-back, but then it would need a longer...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By BlazingPedals

Unfortunately, EasyRacers isn't what it once was....

Unfortunately, EasyRacers isn't what it once was. I'm surprised they're even in business. Since Denton took over there have been constant similar complaints. I'm pretty sure that everyone over on...
05-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you sure you're not talking about 650C?

Are you sure you're not talking about 650C?
05-04-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By BlazingPedals

One thing that carbon wheels don't do well is...

One thing that carbon wheels don't do well is take abuse from bottoming out the tire. If you run 32+mm tires, they'll probably be OK. I'd trust Silverrock more than if they said, for instance, Zipp,...
05-04-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,456
Posted By BlazingPedals

I got a bit of Arthur Writas in my left hand that...

I got a bit of Arthur Writas in my left hand that I feel an extra amount after a ride. I broke the knob off my left elbow when I was a kid that required pins and screws to put back together, but that...
05-04-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,463
Posted By BlazingPedals

Glad to hear you were well enough to ride at all!...

Glad to hear you were well enough to ride at all! When I had it, I could barely get out of bed to pee for a week and a half. I never knew if my taste was affected because I was too weak to eat...
05-03-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By BlazingPedals

OK, I have to ask. What is the point of having a...

OK, I have to ask. What is the point of having a 650B x 25 tire? I thought the advantage of 650B was to fit fatter tires in a road frame, which then morphed into mountain bikes getting them.
05-03-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,056
Posted By BlazingPedals

In central Michigan, those kinds of rides are...

In central Michigan, those kinds of rides are thankfully few and far between, and I totally ignore their existence. If charities want to raise money, they should ask for donations. Once they host a...
05-03-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By BlazingPedals

70s ten-speed converted to single-speed? Nope,...

70s ten-speed converted to single-speed? Nope, it's a millennial.
04-29-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By BlazingPedals

Answers are good to keep for future searches....

Answers are good to keep for future searches. Yeah, it's lost on Larry.
04-28-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By BlazingPedals

Adjusting cheap mechanical disc brakes: 1. undo...

Adjusting cheap mechanical disc brakes:
1. undo the brake cable.
2. position the caliper so that the inside (non-moving) pad is as close as you can get to the rotor without rubbing.
3. Using the...
04-28-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,407
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your experience clashes with mine. Try riding...

Your experience clashes with mine. Try riding your bike for 50 miles wearing shower flip-flops, just for an extreme demonstration that stiffness matters. The longer you ride or the harder you push...
04-28-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the rotor rubs, it's either the rotor itself...

If the rotor rubs, it's either the rotor itself or the hub. The hub could have loose bearings or a bent/broken axle. Most commonly, especially with low-end mechanical disc brakes, the rotor becomes...
04-28-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,019
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the brakes have needed that much attention,...

If the brakes have needed that much attention, and apparently will continue to do so, why haven't you learned how to adjust them yourself yet? The other points are good, an upgrade would be a good...
04-25-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,941
Posted By BlazingPedals

Define "spring." Most of our club rides...

Define "spring." Most of our club rides (Michigan) are "no ride if roads are wet or temp below 40F" and we are lucky to get 1 ride a week. By mid-May things will be looking up.
04-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By BlazingPedals

As I understand it, the problem with solid tires...

As I understand it, the problem with solid tires is that road shocks are transmitted directly to that portion of the rim, whereas with a pneumatic tire the shock is distributed around the wheel. Once...
04-22-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,294
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's been mentioned before that the currently...

It's been mentioned before that the currently popular style is to have 'battering ram' front ends on trucks because it makes them look 'tougher' and even bigger than they actually are. Admittedly...
04-22-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,759
Posted By BlazingPedals

Black goes with everything. So it's black...

Black goes with everything. So it's black shorts/bibs/tights unless you're wearing an entire kit of jersey, pants, and probably socks. The you're probably worrying abut maching your helmet, too. At...
04-21-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By BlazingPedals

I like the mirrored spoke covers, though...

I like the mirrored spoke covers, though...
Forum: Recumbent
04-21-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By BlazingPedals

Powergrips, either commercially-made or homemade,...

Powergrips, either commercially-made or homemade, seem to be a good solution which not only keeps your foot from slipping off the pedals in rough patches; but also allow a bit of pulling to help...
Forum: Recumbent
04-21-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By BlazingPedals

It may not help to observe, or maybe it will:...

It may not help to observe, or maybe it will: setting the seat to be more upright will effectively shorten the seat-to-pedal distance. Likewise, reclining back further will make the pedals further...
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By BlazingPedals

I want to see a picture of this trike that has an...

I want to see a picture of this trike that has an adjustable boom and can adjust the seat's recline but can't adjust it forward/backward.
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you that wide that the frame is digging into...

Are you that wide that the frame is digging into your shoulders? The mesh back on my V-Rex was always supremely comfortable to me. Adding a pad like that will negate the airflow aspect of a mesh...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By BlazingPedals

Check before you do anything, but quite often you...

Check before you do anything, but quite often you can cut the boom - the inner piece - so it'll slide in further. This only works if the end is bottoming out in the frame, for instance at the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By BlazingPedals

Where do you think the motor should go? ...

Where do you think the motor should go?

...
04-19-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,512
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ray9, I hope to be where you are in... (counting...

Ray9, I hope to be where you are in... (counting on toes) 9 years. Way ta go!
04-19-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By BlazingPedals

Actually, plastic spoke covers work pretty well...

Actually, plastic spoke covers work pretty well and don't weigh much more, if any, than carbon. Covering the spokes gives a lenticular wheel, which actually outperforms a flat disk in a lot of...
04-19-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By BlazingPedals

No, it's a standard NoCom fork, if saying that...

No, it's a standard NoCom fork, if saying that isn't an oxymoron.. All of the NoComs I know of have a disc brake in front. That said, it's uncommon in almost every aspect. It has 80mm between...
04-18-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've noted that the higher-quality freewheels and...

I've noted that the higher-quality freewheels and freehubs always make the most noise. Shimano, OTOH, are generally the quietest. There's a lesson there somewhere.
04-18-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By BlazingPedals

I quite often pay a penalty for same-day...

I quite often pay a penalty for same-day registration. The odds of rain is just too great; so I regard it as insurance. As far as wake-up calls, I always have the alarm on my watch and my phone; so...
04-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By BlazingPedals

This isn't a true disk wheel, it's spoke...

This isn't a true disk wheel, it's spoke covers.Works the same though. This bike was designed for it, although I can't say it makes a lot of difference. It does, however, accentuate the cool " hollow...
04-13-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,056
Posted By BlazingPedals

That actually happened on a ride my club hosted....

That actually happened on a ride my club hosted. Someone went down in the rain and got pretty messed up. They tried to sue. Club looked at the rider list and said, "sorry you weren't on our ride."...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By BlazingPedals

This is a shifter question, not a trike question....

This is a shifter question, not a trike question. Compatibility questions can be complicated - FD and Road chainrings have different diameters, *most* rear derailleurs can accommodate 8/9/10 speeds...
04-11-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,941
Posted By BlazingPedals

Do some upper body exercises. cycling really...

Do some upper body exercises. cycling really isn't good for building strength; it's mostly for cardio. Or you can get a recumbent for NO upper body involvement..
04-11-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,211
Posted By BlazingPedals

Never smoked, never wanted to. There's a guy who...

Never smoked, never wanted to. There's a guy who keeps showing up to our club rides with his son. Vapes like a mad man before the ride, like he's getting caught ahead for a day or two. Then he bonks...
04-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,056
Posted By BlazingPedals

Quite often, the week before the event is a 'dog...

Quite often, the week before the event is a 'dog sweep' that you can ask to join - for free. Also most places allow marking the roads, so the week following the ride you can do the route just by...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is the Claris meant to use with a triple? A road...

Is the Claris meant to use with a triple? A road derailleur might not have enough range for a triple since everything is doubles these days.
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By BlazingPedals

Trikes are much tougher. They could go in my...

Trikes are much tougher. They could go in my truck or I would have to take off all wheels.
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By BlazingPedals

I can fit any of my 3 bents inside my car with...

I can fit any of my 3 bents inside my car with the rear seats down.I have to take the rear wheel off, then feed it in through the trunk. I also have a Saris roof rack with a single tray, and it'll...
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