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07-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,490
Posted By BlazingPedals

"Decimate" is when you have ten partners,...

"Decimate" is when you have ten partners, right?
07-12-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you break another spoke, you should probably...

If you break another spoke, you should probably have the wheel re-spoked. But the rim? Unless there are cracks somewhere it's not the rim's fault.
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the tailbone area isn't structural, you could...

If the tailbone area isn't structural, you could cut relief in the shell. Performer does this to their FRP seats, I believe.
06-29-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,756
Posted By BlazingPedals

OP is apparently an anti-snob snob. Something...

OP is apparently an anti-snob snob. Something that makes the activity more enjoyable isn't allowed?
06-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By BlazingPedals

This. Also, the welds in your pic look too big...

This. Also, the welds in your pic look too big for steel. I suspect it's an aluminum frame, in which case NO you shouldn't get it repaired.
06-20-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,234
Posted By BlazingPedals

At least Swami phrased it a little differently....

At least Swami phrased it a little differently. The usual question is, "what's the best bike for me to buy?"
06-09-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
Posted By BlazingPedals

Obviously, it's a fund-raiser first and foremost....

Obviously, it's a fund-raiser first and foremost. I tend to agree with your basic sentiment, though. If they want you to ride, make it reasonably-priced because they're in competition with other...
06-04-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By BlazingPedals

It must be the plastic thingy and not the carbon...

It must be the plastic thingy and not the carbon thingy, otherwise the bike would spontaneously asplode.
06-04-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,038
Posted By BlazingPedals

Looks like an upgrade to me. All materials can...

Looks like an upgrade to me. All materials can fail; I've seen chromo forks fail, too, without warning. I replaced an aluminum fork with a carbon one 5 years ago and it's been a great choice. I agree...
06-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks! Right now it's about the same speed as my...

Thanks! Right now it's about the same speed as my Trek 7500 hybrid. Since the pic it's gotten carbon handlebars to lighten it up a teeny bit. Next up will be to upgrade the front wheels from the...
06-03-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm 65, and although I own a Catrike Speed...

I'm 65, and although I own a Catrike Speed (tadpole recumbent trike,) I really don't use it very often. My tastes run more into the fast machines, and trikes ain't. There are a TON of recumbent trike...
06-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,636
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!
05-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By BlazingPedals

Quite a few recumbent riders use short cranks....

Quite a few recumbent riders use short cranks. And by "short" I mean 155mm or less. Buying a set of 165mm cranks hardly seems worth the cost for the 0.2" reduction in radius. Reduced knee flex seems...
05-17-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,875
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks like your standard department-store...

It looks like your standard department-store hybrid. I seriously doubt most of us here would classify it as 'lightweight,' but at least it doesn't have suspension to weigh it down even more. It's...
05-15-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,999
Posted By BlazingPedals

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride...

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride as hard as you're going to ride. If you ride harder on the heavier bike, then you'll get a better workout. If you're already riding as hard as you can,...
05-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
Posted By BlazingPedals

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone....

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone. Not just for the people who think 15 mph is "racing," and not for those who actually race. There are types both here, as well as quite a few in...
05-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,682
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think OP is displaying his insecurities. Those...

I think OP is displaying his insecurities. Those guys you are judging don't care about you and are riding those bikes and that way to make themselves happy. You would do well to do the same: ride...
05-08-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,979
Posted By BlazingPedals

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the...

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the equation, there's no longer a competition, so "crushing everyone else on the road" doesn't apply. They're different classes of vehicles. You can...
04-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By BlazingPedals

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't...

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't have to type with both hands? I suppose you could have a dual-cable lever for brakes and an IGH for all of your gears. Not that big a deal for most of...
04-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,739
Posted By BlazingPedals

Today was my first group ride this year. As I...

Today was my first group ride this year. As I stated above, the group's speed was my speed, in this case 33 miles at 19.2 mph. I could not have done this on my own, and rather than slowing for them,...
04-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,885
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough...

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough draft back there to help you. I've had people try to latch on, and complain there's nothing there, as if I owe it to them. To me, having a draft is a...
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's...

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's up near the base of your bladder. What runs through the area in question is nerves and blood vessels. Nobody wants pressure there whether their...
04-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,074
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken...

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken collarbone is a pretty common injury for cyclists - well, upright cyclists anyway! So you're not alone. Lots of people here have been in your shoes and...
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,739
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back to the original question. I went out today...

Back to the original question. I went out today and did 16.6 miles in just over 1 hour. Something like 16.3 average. That's probably about what I expect first thing in the spring, except that it'd be...
04-03-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,221
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that...

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that riding high would be a similar experience. If you have an abuse problem, you'd probably think it was great; normal people would not feel comfortable with...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By BlazingPedals

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch...

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch bike is no longer around.

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03-18-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,410
Posted By BlazingPedals

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the...

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the road, and which side she's on doesn't matter. Almost by definition, sidewalks aren't directional.
03-18-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,794
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what...

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what I've heard, you definitely want 5. That's the 'beginner' class. If you do well there, you can always move up next time.
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By BlazingPedals

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a...

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a trike.

The Sunseeker EZ-3 USX HD is rated for 400 lbs. Sunseeker has the advantage that it is in the catalog that almost all bikes shops use, and can be...
03-12-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By BlazingPedals

Who's more pretentious - someone who wears...

Who's more pretentious - someone who wears clothes specifically designed to function well for their sport, or someone who doesn't but looks down on those who do?
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,313
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's all what's important to you. I am only good...

It's all what's important to you. I am only good down to 3.5-4 mph, but OTOH if I have to stop, I don't have to get off my seat to put a foot (or hand) down.
03-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your question seems to be based on the premise...

Your question seems to be based on the premise that we all ride alone.
03-06-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,037
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, I was on my Baron lowracer, which is not as...

Yes, I was on my Baron lowracer, which is not as low or as aero as my avatar bike.
03-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,037
Posted By BlazingPedals

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had...

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had installed a 58T chainring especially for the ride. On the last day, I was coasting down a moderately large but not particularly steep hill and noted...
03-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,004
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I...

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I hope you use the extra time you have to wave at everyone.
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially...

Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially considering you're using a 22-24 inch fixed gear.
03-05-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By BlazingPedals

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big...

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big for you, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to cervical syndrome. If you want to go more-upright, you should get a cruiser or a hybrid. A...
03-01-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is there a way that the forum can disallow...

Is there a way that the forum can disallow postings until the new person has first made a post in Introductions? This place is meant as a watering hole, not an encyclopedia. This is gettin'...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By BlazingPedals

It never gets easier, you just go faster. This is...

It never gets easier, you just go faster. This is just as true with velomobiles as it is with road bikes. My test ride in a velo was immediately following a metric century in which I took the final 4...
02-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can...

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can make it the 800 feet to my mailbox in light snow and ice; but it ain't exactly confidence-inspiring. I have to pick my way carefully. Better to have...
02-14-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,495
Posted By BlazingPedals

As one of my fellow club members once stated:...

As one of my fellow club members once stated: "Your big ring is for the first half of your ride. The next ring is for the second half. If you have a triple, you can do three halves of a ride."
02-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,881
Posted By BlazingPedals

Personally, I think that sometimes it's a no-win...

Personally, I think that sometimes it's a no-win situation. If they post a question that's been asked before, they're told to do a search. If they first do a search and then post to a 10-year-old...
01-31-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,312
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys...

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys in my bike club that are 80 - this year I guess they'd be 81. They call themselves the "40 club" since they were all born in 1940. The slowest rides...
01-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By BlazingPedals

Left lever/rear brake is supposedly more common...

Left lever/rear brake is supposedly more common in England. That makes the right lever work the front brake, which matches what motorcycles use.
01-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,557
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate...

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate trip, but I think it's terrible that they're charging you an administration fee when they're the ones canceling. And $150 seems excessive. They should...
01-06-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,186
Posted By BlazingPedals

Lower gears make you go slower. No thanks.

Lower gears make you go slower. No thanks.
12-28-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,037
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I love going fast if the downhill allows it...

Yeah, I love going fast if the downhill allows it (smooth clean pavement, gentle curves, and good sight lines.) Unfortunately there aren't any hills that are big enough near my home range to reach...
12-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,925
Posted By BlazingPedals

Many years ago, I bike-commuted a whole 1.5...

Many years ago, I bike-commuted a whole 1.5 miles, year around. That included lots of single-digits and even a few sub-zero (F) rides. In the winter, I usually taped off the front-facing vents on my...
12-21-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,250
Posted By BlazingPedals

Huffy probably puts out 100+ models every year,...

Huffy probably puts out 100+ models every year, and specs change at random base on what they can get cheapest. Plus, people who buy department store bikes care most about price and color. Huffy...
12-10-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By BlazingPedals

Tubeless tires ARE clinchers. Is this a "tubeless...

Tubeless tires ARE clinchers. Is this a "tubeless vs tubes" question or a "tubeless vs tubular" question?
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