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06-27-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By Steamer

maybe you take the act of posting stupid stuff a...

maybe you take the act of posting stupid stuff a little too seriously?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 18,242
Posted By Steamer

BF is a cesspool. Various groups on FB are more...

BF is a cesspool. Various groups on FB are more civil, unbelievably.
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Steamer

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest...

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest ride was about 33 hrs., or thereabouts. Yes, he was on a bent for his rides.

The CTC route blows the big one, in general. I doubt I will ever do it...
04-02-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,708
Posted By Steamer

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is...

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is particularly relevant to that of bikes. The inflation rate of places like China and Taiwan would be more relevant.
01-24-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By Steamer

PI offers several different cuts. I need an...

PI offers several different cuts.

I need an XL in their PRO line, large in the Elite line, and a medium in their mountain bike line.

The PRO line is pretty similar to a lot of the European...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,606
Posted By Steamer

Responses below in bold italics. A full...

Responses below in bold italics.

A full explanation of the reverse rake is here: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/steering-geometry-of-short-wheelbase-recumbent-bikes/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,606
Posted By Steamer

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike. ...

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Steamer

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork...

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork that length.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Steamer

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a...

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a particular fork length, +/- a few mm, because changing ATC affects head tube and seat tube angles, stack height, etc. A rule of thumb is that every 10mm...
07-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,098
Posted By Steamer

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My...

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My initial impressions are that the quality is very good in absolute terms, but is pretty much amazing when considering the price.
Replies: 19
Views: 3,164
Posted By Steamer

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to...

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to Pukesville.
06-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,689
Posted By Steamer

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Steamer

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will...

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will make you a mesh seat to order, pretty affordably too.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By Steamer

I think you already know the answer.

I think you already know the answer.
02-28-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By Steamer

I did this once...

I did this once https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5347980 on my recumbent bike.

ride report: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/cruel-and-unusual-punishment-200k/
01-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

Trikes are at a disadvantage is almost every way:...

Trikes are at a disadvantage is almost every way:

higher rolling resistance
higher aero drag (compared to fast recumbent bikes; not so bad compared to a rider with a non-aggressive position on...
01-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

I use my trike to stop and smell the cow patties....

I use my trike to stop and smell the cow patties.

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01-10-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

I also find cross winds that are potentially...

I also find cross winds that are potentially dangerous on 2 wheels are quite tolerable on the trike.
01-10-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

Interesting. If the route is reasonably flat-like...

Interesting. If the route is reasonably flat-like (climbing not over 50 feet per mile), I find my trike and upright bike speeds to be pretty close. Trike slower by perhaps 1 mph at most. If it's a...
01-09-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

Not to pile on, but it's not. It's a descriptive...

Not to pile on, but it's not. It's a descriptive term. "Ass hatchet", now there's a pejorative.*

The other term I use more often outside of recumbent forums is "upright bike" because most people...
01-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

It's true that I ride it as fast as I can, not...

It's true that I ride it as fast as I can, not caring a bit about enjoying myself. And I refuse to wave, too.
01-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,690
Posted By Steamer

I really don't like this us vs. them crap. This...

I really don't like this us vs. them crap. This is silly. We are all cyclists.

For the record, I have a diverse fleet: My Current Velocipedes (https://photos.app.goo.gl/TyZcfWpSQj6EXPbi9)
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,872
Posted By Steamer

I think a LWB like a Tour Easy would be a good...

I think a LWB like a Tour Easy would be a good choice for such conditions.
12-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By Steamer

https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home I just got...

https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home

I just got a pair and I'll be using them tomorrow in the slop we have for weather this time of year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,326
Posted By Steamer

I started doing this last year, even though I...

I started doing this last year, even though I have almost three decades of cold weather riding experience. I found I was spending too much time trying to decide what to wear. The table saves me at...
10-12-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By Steamer

I used the print out fit template on their...

I used the print out fit template on their website and it didn't steer me wrong.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,276
Posted By Steamer

In extreme cases like that, I pull over and stop....

In extreme cases like that, I pull over and stop. People get the message and go on their way.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,276
Posted By Steamer

Agree with all of that.

Agree with all of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,244
Posted By Steamer

I found that a lot of discomfort that I thought...

I found that a lot of discomfort that I thought was chafing was actually due to hairs being pulled on. 2 minutes with a clipper to clean things up really helped.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,863
Posted By Steamer

A proven tire you took of your wheel because the...

A proven tire you took of your wheel because the tread was starting to get too thin.
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,427
Posted By Steamer

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how...

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how far you've come as a bent rider in such a short period of time.
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,611
Posted By Steamer

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok...

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok guy.

I guess. :)
05-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,290
Posted By Steamer

Diamond Frame.

Diamond Frame.
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,998
Posted By Steamer

Well, I currently have 2 tadpoles. A Windcheetah...

Well, I currently have 2 tadpoles. A Windcheetah and a Trice QNT 20 with suspension. I have also owned two different Kettwiesels, a Logo tadpole, and a Rans Trizard, and a Trice QNT 26. I have done...
02-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,080
Posted By Steamer

Dogs are noble creatures, and worthy of our...

Dogs are noble creatures, and worthy of our respect. Your post shows the respect (and love) you feel for Snowflake. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,606
Posted By Steamer

New to me titanium Kish. Was custom built for its...

New to me titanium Kish. Was custom built for its original owner, who relinquished it to me yesterday.

I've gone over it, cleaned and adjusted it a bit, and ridden it around the block a few times....
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,799
Posted By Steamer

I don't have any serious back problems, but like...

I don't have any serious back problems, but like a lot of folks, have occasional soreness in my lower back and/or sciatica pain. I find that going for a ride improves these conditions more quickly...
Replies: 22
Views: 5,995
Posted By Steamer

I think that's because most people don't actually...

I think that's because most people don't actually have a clue what drives performance / speed / efficiency, and what doesn't.
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