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Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,866
Posted By unterhausen

Where do you think the forces go? They...

Where do you think the forces go? They definitely apply a bending moment to the steerer. That's why there is an upper headset bearing. The lower headset bearing will not support a moment, it takes...
05-08-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By RChung

Almost every argument in cycling fora: 1. Only...

Almost every argument in cycling fora:
1. Only the pros need to worry about that. Are you a pro?
2. The best riders are the best because of what they do so just imitate them.
3. Things I can't...
05-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By burnthesheep

Reduce the variables and create a repeatable...

Reduce the variables and create a repeatable protocol. ABAB, or ABBA style. Same power meter, surface, bike, wheels, etc….Then try again.

Love all the BF Freds rolling into a topic like this to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,634
Posted By GhostRider62

The topic of this thread.

The topic of this thread.
Replies: 60
Views: 5,920
Posted By Road Fan

Have you tried a tighter or looser screw on your...

Have you tried a tighter or looser screw on your Selle Anatomica? You haven't mentioned it. I find anything from ½ turn to a full turn at a time can be significant. In your pics, a tighter screw...
02-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,065
Posted By WhyFi

Sure, but how else is he going to MAMILsplain?

Sure, but how else is he going to MAMILsplain?
Forum: Recumbent
02-17-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,716
Posted By RChung

Sorry. I'll try to do better.

Sorry. I'll try to do better.
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,716
Posted By GhostRider62

The loss of BROL historical content is the big...

The loss of BROL historical content is the big loss for me.

If I had a bent related question, that is the first place I would search. The answer was not always there for sure but on many topics,...
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,928
Posted By GhostRider62

I have been trying to remember how I solved this...

I have been trying to remember how I solved this last time. I had over a year of PMs with a well known and very bright Russian fellow. IIRC, after 2 years and 26,000 miles, I still could not make...
02-08-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By Koyote

This ...

This (https://kingcage.com/products/iris-king-cage)is what you need. I've got them on three bikes, with the oldest pair (over 40,000 miles) on a gravel bike that gets ridden on some very fast and...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,856
Posted By unterhausen

This time of year I occasionally have a fleeting...

This time of year I occasionally have a fleeting thought that we should kidnap all the socal people that post on threads like this, take them somewhere cold, and force them to ride 100 miles using...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By GhostRider62

Probably encounter 2 with dogs when they took me...

Probably encounter 2 with dogs when they took me down in a hollow. I took some time to recompose myself and clean up the road rash

The funniest part if I can remember.... A cement truck was...
01-20-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By 2_i

Don't expect too much. When you navigate with a...

Don't expect too much. When you navigate with a phone, the dynamo stalls the drain of the phone's battery, but does not eliminate it. When the screen is off, yes, you charge it, but slowly. The...
01-18-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,206
Posted By PeteHski

To pace yourself 5-10% faster requires precise...

To pace yourself 5-10% faster requires precise knowledge of your previous pace. Otherwise you are just guessing. An HRM would help, but there is a fairly big lag between effort and stabilised HR...
12-30-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,743
Posted By PeteHski

People always say that. But in reality you would...

People always say that. But in reality you would just pedal with a a more normal cadence, rather than grinding up a steep climb at sub 60 rpm. Not quite the same thing, but my mtb trail bike has a...
11-28-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, wow. It's interesting to see that others...

Yeah, wow. It's interesting to see that others also make written records to remind themselves of what to wear. But my notes are nowhere near as complete or as organized as yours. I'm impressed.
11-28-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By scottfsmith

Thanks for posting that. I have a similar table...

Thanks for posting that. I have a similar table but have the “corrections” you give at the bottom only in my head currently (but have been meaning to write down). I have been going out in the evening...
11-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,421
Posted By indyfabz

www.paintbytodd.com

www.paintbytodd.com
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Except that it's not like doing weights. ...

​​​​​​Except that it's not like doing weights. The resistance is so low, it's like the pink dumbbells in aerobics classes.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,724
Posted By unterhausen

I wonder how hard it is to get liability...

I wonder how hard it is to get liability insurance, considering how hard it was for RUSA. There was a fatality on a long distance race across Florida (I think) this year. The bike law guy was...
11-01-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,308
Posted By GhostRider62

Not true for many riders. How do you get a...

Not true for many riders.

How do you get a sub 20 inch low and a 120+ inch high with a 2x or 1x. There are riders in some locales who need those ranges and are also not willing to have big steps...
10-27-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,308
Posted By masi61

I like triples quite a bit. It is kind of...

I like triples quite a bit. It is kind of frustrating that there are no current higher end triples offered.
10-26-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure if I can explain it any differently...

I'm not sure if I can explain it any differently than I previously have. The bike's wheel rides on a part of the trainer that is also a wheel. That trainer part has a circumference. They just...
09-25-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,712
Posted By unterhausen

I think the only choice for carbon 1" disc forks...

I think the only choice for carbon 1" disc forks is Woundup. There may be some no-name generic forks out there, but I don't think that's a great idea.
1" disc is probably not the best idea, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,655
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Specialized should have delivered on the existing...

Specialized should have delivered on the existing orders, and not taken new ones.
This shows no respect for its customers.
They have a history of aggressive business tactics,
remember their attack...
09-06-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,144
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even a recumbent is no guaranteed fix. But yes,...

Even a recumbent is no guaranteed fix. But yes, perineal problems with bents are extremely rare. Reason: You're sitting on a seat, not a saddle. There are several problems with bents:
1. They're an...
09-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,144
Posted By Chuckles1

Maybe a recumbent bike if you want to stick with...

Maybe a recumbent bike if you want to stick with cycling.
08-31-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,589
Posted By wolfchild

For me personally cadence is unimportant and...

For me personally cadence is unimportant and irrelevant. I never keep track of it.
08-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By unterhausen

Call your doctor, that isn't right. There can be...

Call your doctor, that isn't right. There can be side effects, but they are exceedingly rare beyond a little soreness and fever the next day. If they are still there after a week they need to be...
08-27-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Iride01

It's temporary. You'll get over it much better...

It's temporary. You'll get over it much better than some of the after effects of COVID that I had.

The fact you are getting a response to the shot I see as a positive thing. But if this is longer...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,812
Posted By ThermionicScott

Probably on the rear for most bikes. There's a...

Probably on the rear for most bikes. There's a RAGBRAI team whose shtick is to carry obnoxiously big and heavy loads wherever they go. ;)
...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,812
Posted By GhostRider62

Is it best to mount the pony keg to the decaler...

Is it best to mount the pony keg to the decaler or would it be best on the rear rack?

I would be afraid of refilling while riding with it on the back. Maybe a camelback hose jerryrigged would be...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,812
Posted By GhostRider62

McKeesport? A good time for some threshold work...

McKeesport? A good time for some threshold work on crust the commonwealth
Replies: 40
Views: 4,812
Posted By unterhausen

Yes, I suggest doing Crush the Commonwealth in...

Yes, I suggest doing Crush the Commonwealth in Pennsylvania. An idyllic, 350 mile, 2 day ride with many miles on bike paths
08-13-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,299
Posted By tricky

This was the part that rubbed me the wrong way. I...

This was the part that rubbed me the wrong way. I mean, I guess it's irrelevant because a $14k bike is the opposite of egalitarian by its very nature, but it just ratcheted up the pretentiousness and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,325
Posted By JGaerlan

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20210810_145227_6e12d37de0814da69a7655d28cb01e9740f84bb2.jpg
Just picked up a Lightning Phantom off Craigslist for $350. Small...
08-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,119
Posted By KJ43

Well. Sometimes you just have to spend some of...

Well. Sometimes you just have to spend some of your energy on learning a little bit about a problem you want to solve instead of relying on others to solve it for you. Good luck!
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,325
Posted By skier

My FAW+ is on the road. ...

My FAW+ is on the road.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/05df54b2_5f8b_49f8_8a78_19c7ff07b14b_7e5447dc4f921b3da00d47e653ff2e57dbb245e5.jpeg...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,325
Posted By bikesrbest

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x666/full_re_aeae5c3c522627c910dcbd707b65c6707856874d.jpg
My current 'bent: Lightning P-38. Though I've had several short wheelbase 'bents...
07-26-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,972
Posted By RChung

My apologies. I once got a student course...

My apologies. I once got a student course evaluation with: "You lied when you said we wouldn't need calculus for the class." So I didn't stop using calculus, but I did stop saying they didn't need it.
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,325
Posted By nunol

Here is my recumbent ride!! It's a vintage M5,...

Here is my recumbent ride!!
It's a vintage M5, from arround 2000.
it's a 20x20 (not the most comon)....
06-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By rumrunn6

an ocean?

an ocean?
06-19-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,845
Posted By Koyote

Been thinking more about this, and I think you...

Been thinking more about this, and I think you are wrong -- and your statement above demonstrates why. If the chain ring on a 1x is "positioned on the nominal chain line so it more closely lines up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,857
Posted By WhyFi

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of...

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of those, then?
05-27-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,052
Posted By jgwilliams

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful....

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful. None of my bikes have ever had a derailleur with a clutch and I've never had an issue like this, even on my mountain bike. Clutches are for bikes that...
05-06-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 32,372
Posted By Rolla

Seems like it's mostly about you making...

Seems like it's mostly about you making assumptions and judgments about people doing things they like to do.

No one owes you an explanation or cares about your approval.
04-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,181
Posted By RChung

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He...

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He appears to believe that RR is flat, or nearly so, and then increases. Because he doesn't think there's a "V," he doesn't believe that the slope of the...
04-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,181
Posted By RChung

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive...

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive things so I'm sure I'm going to get criticized for this.

I use wider tires at lower pressures than I used to but I don't currently have a bike that...
04-07-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,901
Posted By Kapusta

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained...

Um, no. Corporate taxes in the US remained unchanged from 2008-2017, and then dropped drastically in 2018.

There are many reasons for inflation, taxes are not one of them.
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