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Views: 400
Posted By Steamer

Starting at, say, 8pm in waning daylight sounds...

Starting at, say, 8pm in waning daylight sounds better than starting in the middle of the night.
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By Steamer

Brevet start times are scheduled by the...

Brevet start times are scheduled by the organizers. Or is this an informal 400k ride, not a brevet?

I wouldn't want to start such a ride severely sleep deprived, because a 400k is going to take...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Steamer

Not usually the case. I think it's safe to assume...

Not usually the case. I think it's safe to assume that people will adjust the reach to the pedals when they switch to short cranks so that they have the same bend in the knee at the "bottom" (max...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Steamer

I am genuinely surprised anyone would give him...

I am genuinely surprised anyone would give him money. His malfeasance is well known.
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Steamer

All it requires is a hacksaw.

All it requires is a hacksaw.
Replies: 65
Views: 2,136
Posted By Steamer

Following the cue sheet (even when you have a...

Following the cue sheet (even when you have a reliable GPS on hand) can alleviate boredom, which is a problem for me when randonneuring.
Replies: 60
Views: 5,387
Posted By Steamer

Agreed. Personally, I found the SA very mediocre...

Agreed. Personally, I found the SA very mediocre until I laced it which helps keep it from sagging. There is only so much you can do with the tensioning bolt. If I added enough tension to make it...
Forum: Recumbent
03-01-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Steamer

One source of foot cramps when using regular...

One source of foot cramps when using regular shoes is the deflection of the shoe under load, with only partial support from the pedal. Cycling shoes with a rigid sole help prevent that problem.
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Forum: Recumbent
02-28-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Steamer

Not on a bent with the BB even with or above the...

Not on a bent with the BB even with or above the bottom of the seat. (Unless you use old fashioned slotted cleats).

OP - Yes. The threads are standard 9/16" on any bike/trike other than a BSO...
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Steamer

The Ti version was also made by Performer. ...

The Ti version was also made by Performer. Performer has offered Ti bikes in the past as well.
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Steamer

Performer makes the Freestyle and the last couple...

Performer makes the Freestyle and the last couple versions of Metabikes. Not sure who builds the CBs.
02-18-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,356
Posted By Steamer

I had a dog tag made for myself at Petco. Wear...

I had a dog tag made for myself at Petco. Wear it on a beaded chain around my neck.
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

In a way, your post illustrates one of the...

In a way, your post illustrates one of the problems - that non-bent riders chime in from time to time. In your case, the interaction was totally fine, but in probably about 50% of the cases, the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By Steamer

Thank you for your contribution. (not sure...

Thank you for your contribution.

(not sure if you prefer passive-aggressive or just plain aggressive) :)
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

I believe BROL did make money. Bryan charged for...

I believe BROL did make money. Bryan charged for links and ads at the top of the page. I don't know the current status of things but a long time advertiser there told me it was upwards of 1000 USD...
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

Recumbent riders.org is a better option, IMO.

Recumbent riders.org is a better option, IMO.
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

Pretty sure I am done with forums indefinitely. ...

Pretty sure I am done with forums indefinitely.

I canceled my FB account last week too. That felt good.
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a...

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

I have no email address for him. The page that...

I have no email address for him. The page that comes up when I try to connect provides no exit strategy. Just a notification that you are banned. I can't even view the forum, much less compete the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

Well, you won't see me on that forum apparently. ...

Well, you won't see me on that forum apparently. My IP address was blocked after I attempted to set up an account there. I can take a hint. :)
02-02-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Steamer

To each his own. I actually think the Boogaali...

To each his own. I actually think the Boogaali are more attractive.
02-02-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Steamer

They aren't necessarily that expensive. 500 USD...

They aren't necessarily that expensive. 500 USD plus shipping: https://boogaalibikes.com/
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

I just tried and its the correct site but when I...

I just tried and its the correct site but when I post the link it fails to work - just says that site doesn't exist. I have no idea what you are talking about WRT a church. I thought I had you on...
01-31-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Steamer

They will work great.

They will work great.
01-31-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Steamer

V-brakes for long pull / mountain levers have...

V-brakes for long pull / mountain levers have arms that are usually about 105-110mm long (or something like that). For short pull road levers, shorter V's are a must - like the TRP CX 8.4 (with 84mm...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,007
Posted By Steamer

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a...

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a measurement of light "density" (intensity) instead of total light, like lumens. A lot of lumens spread out over a large area wont have a very high...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By Steamer

Agreed. My sense of things is that bent legs...

Agreed. My sense of things is that bent legs aren't so much a muscle thing, but neural. There are definitely some muscle adaptations that occur, but I suspect those come back pretty quickly. The...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

There is this also recumbent riders. org. too. ...

There is this also recumbent riders. org. too. Link I posted doesn't work for some reason. Google that and you'll find it.

Not very active now, but it could be if we made it so.
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

I haven't had any problems the last 5 days or so....

I haven't had any problems the last 5 days or so.

Forcing https seems to still be the essential trick to getting in.

https://bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php

As for other forums,...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

Damn FB to hell. I'll see you guys on the...

Damn FB to hell.

I'll see you guys on the next recumbent forum that gets some momentum. Doubt it's this one.
01-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Steamer

In a pinch I used a 559 tube in a 622 wheel and...

In a pinch I used a 559 tube in a 622 wheel and intended to swap it out later but forgot. I rode about 6 months with it like that and there were no problems. I only realized I had forgotten about...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By Steamer

I haven't been through that exact scenario, but...

I haven't been through that exact scenario, but somewhat close. So here's a thought... Do 45 second sprint intervals on the trainer with 5 minutes easy spinning in between. Perhaps do 5 to 7 of...
Forum: Recumbent
01-18-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,296
Posted By Steamer

The fix for me has been to access through https...

The fix for me has been to access through https instead of http. Makes a huge difference. Try it.
01-06-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Steamer

Yeah, there's an inconsistency there. I can say...

Yeah, there's an inconsistency there. I can say for sure that over the last year and a half, at the very least, that Carver has used XACD (aka Yongwei Metalwork) for frame builds. They are...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,539
Posted By Steamer

Some may scoff, but I am looking at heated...

Some may scoff, but I am looking at heated insoles. It's a confusing landscape of products. I am leaning towards the non-integrated heaters with external batteries. Some of them seem to be rated for...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,484
Posted By Steamer

If you end up using a light with AAA or AA cells,...

If you end up using a light with AAA or AA cells, keep in mind that lithium type will last much longer than alkaline. Perhaps approaching twice as long.
12-25-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,012
Posted By Steamer

Well, I'd like to think each topic worth...

Well, I'd like to think each topic worth discussing is actually based in objective reality, but this particular topic mostly isn't.
12-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,012
Posted By Steamer

This is pure navel gazing.

This is pure navel gazing.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,233
Posted By Steamer

I (and samkl too, most likely) was reacting to...

I (and samkl too, most likely) was reacting to the part I bolded below.


It seems to me that it's important that the doctor in question has some experience with endurance athletes and really...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,233
Posted By Steamer

I was thinking the same thing. I can't see how a...

I was thinking the same thing. I can't see how a person with a heart condition should be riding more than 200k, but I'mno doctor. More exercise is not healthier past a certain point. Some rando is...
11-29-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Steamer

Thanks. It took several years to reach that...

Thanks. It took several years to reach that form. It grew a little bit at a time. I still occasionally miss the mark on dressing properly, but it's now rare, and I don't miss by much. So the...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,045
Posted By Steamer

A source I trust ...

A source I trust (https://www.google.com/amp/s/ultraracenews.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/training-for-ultracycling-events/amp/)says it's true that training longer than 6 hours is a bad idea from a...
11-26-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Steamer

I too struggle with dressing and remembering what...

I too struggle with dressing and remembering what combos worked well in what weather. Sometimes it would take me 20 minutes or more to decwhat to wear. I mostly fixed that by developing a table.
...
Forum: Recumbent
11-23-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,501
Posted By Steamer

Oddly enough, my Zefal Husky pump (purchased...

Oddly enough, my Zefal Husky pump (purchased around 1990) has a leaking head and I am pondering a fix. I've tried to find a new seal for it, but no dice so far. I thought I was being dumb, and maybe...
11-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,092
Posted By Steamer

Do you know the name of the business that did the...

Do you know the name of the business that did the coating?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By Steamer

Waste of time.

Waste of time.
10-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By Steamer

https://altoona.craigslist.org/bik/d/meyersdale-20...

https://altoona.craigslist.org/bik/d/meyersdale-2021-poseidon/7388999638.html

Not too far away from the OP. Seems a little overpriced. And not sure if it fits the OP - fairly large bike.
10-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By Steamer

Altoid resident here. There aren't a lot of...

Altoid resident here.

There aren't a lot of nearby riding options for relatively flat and smooth trails (i.e. rails to trails). The Lower trail that goes from near Canoe Creek to Alexandria is the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Steamer

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval...

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval training, back problem or not.
09-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By Steamer

Arm and leg armers. Vests. Mesh base layers....

Arm and leg armers. Vests. Mesh base layers. Full zips on jerseys.

Get a bag.
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