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09-15-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,063
Posted By BlazingPedals

Prior to Strava, I became a member of...

Prior to Strava, I became a member of BikeJournal, where I manually logged my rides. It was, and still is, a whole community. Yep, they still have competitions for stuff all the time. Before...
09-14-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,972
Posted By BlazingPedals

Occasionally. But chain length is more of an...

Occasionally. But chain length is more of an issue than cross-chaining, for a recumbent. (No matter what ring is used, the chain runs the same from the idler under the seat to the derailleur.)
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By BlazingPedals

While many trike owners love their machines, I'm...

While many trike owners love their machines, I'm not a big fan. Trikes are significantly slower than 2-wheelers, which translates to more work per mile to ride them. That's not exactly an attribute...
09-14-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you can't bring them into the house or garage,...

If you can't bring them into the house or garage, the next best option would be a bike shed. A locker would be an option for one or two, but not for "a lot" of bikes.
09-10-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sounds like my story over a decade ago. Doc was...

Sounds like my story over a decade ago. Doc was trying to convince me I'd die if I didn't go on statins (overall cholesterol 235,) which I refused; so he sent me to a cardiologist. He hooked me up...
09-10-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,777
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes. Red is the fastest. Except when black is...

Yes. Red is the fastest. Except when black is around.
09-10-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,063
Posted By BlazingPedals

Strava is OK for keeping track of my rides, and...

Strava is OK for keeping track of my rides, and those of my friends. I even own a few KOMs. But it's certainly not motivation. And "Local Legends" is sort of pathetic. It just means you've traversed...
09-10-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By BlazingPedals

What model of CCM was yours? My second road bike...

What model of CCM was yours? My second road bike was a CCM Silver Ghost, which was fairly upscale with a Reynolds 531 frame and tubbies. Most of the CCM line-up had gaspipe frames and much...
09-06-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By BlazingPedals

The only soreness I worry about is my poor quads...

The only soreness I worry about is my poor quads from pushing too hard. For that, I find immediate application of recovery drink helps a lot. And no, beer is not a recovery drink!
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think 695 was more likely the production number...

I think 695 was more likely the production number for that year.
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,842
Posted By BlazingPedals

There are several different seatback heights that...

There are several different seatback heights that were used over the years. The high back is shoulder height, while the 'standard' is mid-shoulder-blade and I think there is one even shorter. Some of...
09-06-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,279
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...
08-30-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think BD bikes are OK, it's just that you...

I think BD bikes are OK, it's just that you shouldn't believe their 'list' or 'compare to' prices. You should also remember that one reason they have lower prices is because there's no dealer setup....
08-29-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,906
Posted By BlazingPedals

The two-wheeled recumbent with the side wheels...

The two-wheeled recumbent with the side wheels was a Lightning.
https://lightningbikes.com/
I don't see those stabilizers on the current bikes list, but if you contacted them they could probably...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,343
Posted By BlazingPedals

I sometimes complain that there are so few bent...

I sometimes complain that there are so few bent riders in my club, but that's only because I wish there were more guys who could give me a little challenge. On the other side of the coin, loafing...
08-27-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,510
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've taken the odd class or two at the local CC....

I've taken the odd class or two at the local CC. That's actually most of their business, offering continuing ed classes to adults. When you're taking a class on something you're truly interested in...
08-27-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I'm impressed too. Way to go Ferguron.

Yeah, I'm impressed too. Way to go Ferguron.
08-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wait, there's regular Spock, and there's the one...

Wait, there's regular Spock, and there's the one with the goatee, from the other universe, but where's the third Spock?

Edit: Just realized that the third Spock must be from the Kelvin timeline.
08-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,346
Posted By BlazingPedals

With seat set to proper extension, you can expect...

With seat set to proper extension, you can expect to have to get off the saddle to put your foot down. This is because the bottom of the pedal stroke is several inches above the ground.
08-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,202
Posted By BlazingPedals

Jersey pocket. If the stuff may get wet,...

Jersey pocket. If the stuff may get wet, especially my phone, I'll put it in a plastic bag, or maybe try to stuff it in my tool bag.
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By BlazingPedals

1997 V-Rex with a rear disc brake. The welding...

1997 V-Rex with a rear disc brake. The welding part was a minor expense, only $15-20. New wheel and powdercoat was a bit more.

...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've seen supposed recumbent dealers spell it...

I've seen supposed recumbent dealers spell it wrong, so this isn't a surprise. Disappointing, yes, but surprise, no.
08-23-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,998
Posted By BlazingPedals

Did somebody mention velomobiles??? ...

Did somebody mention velomobiles???


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08-23-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,145
Posted By BlazingPedals

I call BS. Frame flex matters a great deal for my...

I call BS. Frame flex matters a great deal for my recumbents. My stiffest bent is also the best climber of the bunch, likewise my flexiest one is the worst climber. (Climbing relies less on...
08-23-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,865
Posted By BlazingPedals

If OP is averaging 5 minutes per ride, he's...

If OP is averaging 5 minutes per ride, he's probably not even using a real bike = gym rat.
08-21-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yep, many possible causes, including but not...

Yep, many possible causes, including but not limited to sleep apnea, low testosterone, statins, nutrition & hydration, and even training techniques. Covid was mentioned above, and I'm sure it was a...
08-21-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By BlazingPedals

Cartridge bearings are usually removable. Do you...

Cartridge bearings are usually removable. Do you have a bearing shop in your town?
08-21-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,352
Posted By BlazingPedals

What's your cadence? Maybe your problem is simply...

What's your cadence? Maybe your problem is simply pushing a big gear at a low rpm. That's known to cause knee issues, unlike clipless pedals (30 years and counting.)

The big question is, will we...
08-16-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By BlazingPedals

How many watts do you think you should be...

How many watts do you think you should be producing vs what the trainer is showing?
08-16-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm waiting to see the responses since I know...

I'm waiting to see the responses since I know there's a difference in acceptance depending on generation. Most people I know would consider tattoos the same as graffiti: a good way to deface the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, apparently the security certificate on the...

Yes, apparently the security certificate on the site expired and the owner has done nothing about it for several months. Make sure your password for that site is different from all of your other...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By BlazingPedals

To wheelie reliably, the bike would have to be...

To wheelie reliably, the bike would have to be weight-biased over the rear tire, which wouldn't be safe for normal riding.
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By BlazingPedals

From what I've both heard and read, putting a...

From what I've both heard and read, putting a velo body on an existing trike is a sub-optimal solution for the most part. The reason is that most trikes are not suspended, at least the most popular...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By BlazingPedals

Cruzbikes seem to be hate-it or love-it, with...

Cruzbikes seem to be hate-it or love-it, with very little in-between. I borrowed a Stelvio for a few months with the intent of riding it until I got comfortable. Never got used to the pedal steer and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By BlazingPedals

This is not an argument for or against switching....

This is not an argument for or against switching. The Chromoly frame doesn't wear out; so you can replace worn parts and even have the frame re-painted and have a like-new bike. The other day I...
08-16-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,594
Posted By BlazingPedals

I always wondered if I was going to lose my hair...

I always wondered if I was going to lose my hair before I went gray. Now it looks like it'll be a tie. I'm graying from the sides up, and I'm losing it from the top down.
08-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,998
Posted By BlazingPedals

N2Deep and Rydabent both said it, and I'll...

N2Deep and Rydabent both said it, and I'll repeat. If you really want to keep pedaling, then a recumbent trike is the way to go. I'm still setting mine up to be suitably 'blazingpedals-esque."
...
08-15-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26,021
Views: 2,689,056
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rode my age today. Birthday was Friday. ...

Rode my age today. Birthday was Friday.

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08-15-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 211,725
Posted By BlazingPedals

My birthday was Friday, and today I rode my age. ...

My birthday was Friday, and today I rode my age.
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Forum: Recumbent
08-07-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By BlazingPedals

No, it was an actual TourEasy. A...

No, it was an actual TourEasy. A height-challenged woman in my club got one. I think the designation was "EX". It might be easier to find a RANS though. The EZ-Sport was made by Sun (which became Sun...
08-07-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,800
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds like you're sitting on the nose of your...

It sounds like you're sitting on the nose of your saddle. That or the saddle is too narrow. That's all I've got. Taint/sitz bone issues are foreign to me.
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By BlazingPedals

For a time before the death of Gardner Martin,...

For a time before the death of Gardner Martin, EasyRacers sold an "SS" (SuperSport) version with 622/451 wheels, and also a cross country version with 559/406 wheels. Sorry I can't remember the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,053
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rebikes were one of the early brands that gave...

Rebikes were one of the early brands that gave recumbents an eternally bad name for being slow and not climbing. They were department store quality at best. The only one I ever saw was in a Sears...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rotovelo is an example of a shell over a trike...

Rotovelo is an example of a shell over a trike chassis. Even with a shell-over-chassis, the shell still needs to be stiff enough to hold its shape rather than flattening out like a water balloon,...
07-23-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By BlazingPedals

Trade it for a Sun Delta? Some tadpoles are...

Trade it for a Sun Delta? Some tadpoles are higher than others, but they're all fairly low.
07-19-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By BlazingPedals

There, fixed it for ya. In June, farmers here...

There, fixed it for ya. In June, farmers here were complaining that lack of rain was going to cause their crops to fail. Now I see sections of their fields underwater.
07-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sun also makes a delta recumbent trike. Deltas...

Sun also makes a delta recumbent trike. Deltas have one wheel in front/two in back. With only a few exceptions, deltas are generally higher than tadpoles, so easier to get into/out of; but the...
07-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,613
Posted By BlazingPedals

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

"Decimate" is when you have ten partners, right?
07-15-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,758
Posted By BlazingPedals

I break out the clippers a couple times a season,...

I break out the clippers a couple times a season, otherwise I'd look like Sasquatch. But shave 'em? Haven't in years.
07-12-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
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.
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