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02-27-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By BlazingPedals

That doesn't look like anything that would be...

That doesn't look like anything that would be caused by a plastic tire lever, or even a steel one. If the rim is damaged like that, it seems like you took a pretty good hit from a rock, pothole, or...
01-25-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd be suspicious of the spokes not being...

I'd be suspicious of the spokes not being relieved properly. That'll result in the wheel losing its trueness over time.
01-16-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By BlazingPedals

This is really true. Moral of the story: buy a...

This is really true. Moral of the story: buy a nice used bike that fits you, and use it to help decide what you really want. Get the new bike closer to your trip, so you can take advantage of...
01-09-24, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've probably thrown away a dozen of those over...

I've probably thrown away a dozen of those over the years. If I had one, I'd give it to you - but the shipping would probably be $9.95! :foo:
12-22-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,137
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, I'm not exactly typical. My lowracers both...

Well, I'm not exactly typical. My lowracers both have one disc in front and a caliper in back. Air resistance to help with braking is basically non-existent. Put me on a straight downhill and nothing...
12-21-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,365
Posted By BlazingPedals

One thing I've been guilty of in the past is...

One thing I've been guilty of in the past is taking a perfectdly good bike and altering it to be something else, and in the process spending more money that it would've cost to just get the bike I...
12-14-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,365
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL, this reminded me of an old checklist on how...

LOL, this reminded me of an old checklist on how to make your bike more comfortable. After adding foam and gel everywhere, including multiple layers of pipe insulation and padded tape, the respondent...
12-09-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,580
Posted By BlazingPedals

My remark was directed at cyccommute's post,...

My remark was directed at cyccommute's post, where he stated anything was good if it didn't look like a standard multi-tool. While I appreciate the wisdom he brings to the forum, I think that this...
12-09-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,462
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yep, hoop stresses. I spread a double-walled...

Yep, hoop stresses. I spread a double-walled aluminum rim that way once.
12-07-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,580
Posted By BlazingPedals

If I can't take care of it with a basic...

If I can't take care of it with a basic multi-tool, I'm in deep doo-doo because I didn't do proper maintenance at home. Anything with separate bits is a non-starter because the first time using it on...
12-06-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 19,413
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow, almost 14 year-old thread. I say, people...

Wow, almost 14 year-old thread. I say, people wear the football jerseys of their favorite players and nobody says a word. Wearing team kit should be the same. You can wear the kit as long as you...
12-02-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By BlazingPedals

Um... OK. Have fun.

Um... OK. Have fun.
11-30-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By BlazingPedals

Red is the fastest color?

Red is the fastest color?
11-14-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,714
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, you can't just set stuff on it and expect...

Yeah, you can't just set stuff on it and expect it to stay put. You have to secure it. I agree, that is the absolute worst place to add weight if handing is a concern. However, as a kid I delivered...
11-14-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,161
Posted By BlazingPedals

It may be a chocolate product; but it sure...

It may be a chocolate product; but it sure doesn't taste like chocolate to me. I'll still eat it, but not even close to 'real' chocolate.
10-11-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think $1200 is about the going price for them...

I think $1200 is about the going price for them anyway. It's not a bad price. But as it's been pointed out, there's no support, and the fact that it says "Schwinn" doesn't mean it's in any way...
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By BlazingPedals

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I don't see a way to quickly release from those, which would make them...
09-26-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,995
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't think that's what wheelreason meant. ;) ...

I don't think that's what wheelreason meant. ;)



Same here. Adding a granny ring just gives me some bail-out gears, it doesn't affect my normal shifting.
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's not just an issue with 'fast' riders....

It's not just an issue with 'fast' riders. Anyway, 'fast' is relative. Chances are, you're used to riding the same pace as the rest of the riders in your group. When you hop on a trike, you'll...
09-17-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By BlazingPedals

Make sure the width is the same. Many mtbs use...

Make sure the width is the same. Many mtbs use 135mm dropouts, and many road bikes use 130mm.
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the plan is to ride with your buddies who are...

If the plan is to ride with your buddies who are on uprights, or around town, then trikes are a Bad Choice. You'll be slower and significantly lower. Looking UP at car bumpers can be more...
08-11-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes. It's important to say, that per above, the...

Yes. It's important to say, that per above, the pedestrians have the indisputed right of way. After that, A has the right to use the lane it's in. B should only pass the pedestrians once the...
08-06-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By BlazingPedals

IMHO it's never a bad idea to buy used for your...

IMHO it's never a bad idea to buy used for your first bike. You're likely to get ideas of what you want to change after riding for a month or two, and by buying used you'll still have a budget to...
08-06-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,335
Posted By BlazingPedals

There are plenty of videos showing drivers...

There are plenty of videos showing drivers treating stop signs as, at best, a yield. It's infuriating because the same drivers point at bicyclists as being scofflaws for doing the same thing. Just a...
07-29-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, e-bikes are the modern incarnation of the...

Yeah, e-bikes are the modern incarnation of the original-concept moped. It's a bike with a motor. I don't have a problem with anyone riding one, as long as they don't try to make it a competition. On...
07-11-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By BlazingPedals

OK, I'm ready. :popcorn

OK, I'm ready.
:popcorn
07-09-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,647
Posted By BlazingPedals

The good thing about having your tires slide out...

The good thing about having your tires slide out in the rain is that the water also lubricated your landing and subsequent use of your skin as a braking surface. Hopefully your 'road rash' isn't too...
06-13-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,112
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread is getting a bit long in the tooth....

This thread is getting a bit long in the tooth. But an obvious way to get 24" wheels on an adult bike is to buy a 26" wheeled MTB with dual disc brakes, and change the wheels to 24". This might be...
05-20-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,519
Posted By BlazingPedals

Pedestrians have the right-of-way on a MUP, no...

Pedestrians have the right-of-way on a MUP, no matter what dumb thing they do. So, what will you do differently next time?
05-14-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,466
Posted By BlazingPedals

Put simply, upgrade parts cost more than getting...

Put simply, upgrade parts cost more than getting a bike with the good stuff already on it.
04-27-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,069
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread is great entertainment.

This thread is great entertainment.
04-27-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,811
Posted By BlazingPedals

Did somebody say race-type bike? ...

Did somebody say race-type bike?

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04-12-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,665
Posted By BlazingPedals

To me it seems a bit disingenuous to claim that...

To me it seems a bit disingenuous to claim that tubeless tires are more resistant to flats - and then add the proviso that you need to keep the sealant topped off.
03-29-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By BlazingPedals

Exactly. Is OP trying to go from 12 to 13 mph, or...

Exactly. Is OP trying to go from 12 to 13 mph, or from 19 to 20 mph? IMHO wheels are probably not going to help, but tires *might* a little. It's usually the engine. Changing the other stuff just...
03-24-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By BlazingPedals

CZ75 is new, he probably doesn't know that the...

CZ75 is new, he probably doesn't know that the proper number of bikes to own is n+1 where n is how many you have now. I suppose you might have to get rid of one if n=d, but that's only theoretical.
03-23-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,285
Posted By BlazingPedals

IT looks like there's something sitting on top of...

IT looks like there's something sitting on top of OP's 4-season, blocking view of the tread. The sidewall looks like it took a hit, maybe from a rock. I used to have that problem with GPs in the past...
03-22-23, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By BlazingPedals

The 29er fad was no worse than the 650B fad.

The 29er fad was no worse than the 650B fad.
03-20-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By BlazingPedals

Fun Fact: Jef the Cyclist represents a bit of...

Fun Fact: Jef the Cyclist represents a bit of friendly ribbing at Jef Mallett of "Frazz" fame. Jef is an avid cyclist and triathlete.
03-13-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By BlazingPedals

Way ta go! that's better than I could ever expect...

Way ta go! that's better than I could ever expect to do! It looks like the climb starts halfway easy, encouraging you to overcook yourself before the real hard stuff starts.
03-08-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,480
Posted By BlazingPedals

40 Yard Dash? Is that a new musical group?

40 Yard Dash? Is that a new musical group?
03-08-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,733
Posted By BlazingPedals

Chain threads never fail to entertain.

Chain threads never fail to entertain.
02-12-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,900
Posted By BlazingPedals

That's a sub-20 lb bike. While it's possible to...

That's a sub-20 lb bike. While it's possible to get one that's much lighter these days, it's far from being 'heavy.' If you want a new bike, go for it; but you'll barely notice 4 pounds' difference...
02-08-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By BlazingPedals

To be fair, phones are not $0 either. I probably...

To be fair, phones are not $0 either. I probably wouldn't have one if it wasn't supplied by my office.
02-08-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 10,903
Posted By BlazingPedals

Uh, I'll go for "immortal brakes" for 1000,...

Uh, I'll go for "immortal brakes" for 1000, Alex...
02-05-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,679
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know if that codified anywhere, but the...

I don't know if that codified anywhere, but the thinking is that if it doesn't trip for you, it's broken and you can treat it like a stop sign. Other option: Turn right, immediately do a u-turn, then...
02-02-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By BlazingPedals

This sounds like a good excuse to get some nice,...

This sounds like a good excuse to get some nice, stiff carbon cages.
01-28-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,536
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you mount the rotor backwards, does it make it...

If you mount the rotor backwards, does it make it easier to ride the bike backwards?
01-13-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL - in really cold stuff I've been known to put...

LOL - in really cold stuff I've been known to put clear packing tape over the front vents of my helmet. I use an old helmet, so I don't care if a little tape residue is left when I remove the tape.
01-13-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 22,145
Posted By BlazingPedals

Manufacturers charge what the market will bear,...

Manufacturers charge what the market will bear, not what you or I are willing to pay.
01-13-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,198
Posted By BlazingPedals

In the end, Sheldon rode a recumbent trike. My...

In the end, Sheldon rode a recumbent trike. My idea of a hippy bike would be an old beat-up department store single-speed bike with loosely-spoked wheels and ape-hanger bars added.
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