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06-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's always best to remember that pedestrians...

It's always best to remember that pedestrians always have the right-of-way on a MUP -- no matter what dumb thing they do.
Forum: Recumbent
06-20-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know what the max size tire is that your...

I don't know what the max size tire is that your bike will take, but you can get an idea by looking at where the tire comes closes to the frame. Not only at the sidewalls, but also the 'top' of the...
06-20-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 652
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you're going to use flexible-soled shoes then...

If you're going to use flexible-soled shoes then you will want pedals with the largest contact area you can find. Otherwise, what GhostRider62 said 100%.
06-17-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,734
Posted By BlazingPedals

As others have written, it's more about the...

As others have written, it's more about the engineering. If you engineer an aluminum bike to be compliant, it will quickly reach its fatigue limit and fail. So aluminum bikes are deliberately made to...
06-17-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By BlazingPedals

That would be the definition of tough luck - to...

That would be the definition of tough luck - to plug it wrong on the first try, then immediately try again and get it wrong again!
06-17-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you adjust disc brake pad clearance by...

If you adjust disc brake pad clearance by adjusting your brake cable, then you are effectively reducing the amount of travel available to activate the brakes. Adjust the cable so there is no slack...
06-17-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,071
Posted By BlazingPedals

I on e had a cop pull me over and tell me I...

I on e had a cop pull me over and tell me I needed to stay on the sidewalk.
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By BlazingPedals

The ventisit cushion, mentioned earlier, provides...

The ventisit cushion, mentioned earlier, provides good ventilation but is rock-hard, almost as unforgiving as a carbon shell. There are other filter foams that are softer, or maybe use something like...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By BlazingPedals

Have you asked at the various online 'bent shops...

Have you asked at the various online 'bent shops such as BicycleMan, Bentupcycles, Hostellshoppe, and Angletech?
06-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,083
Posted By BlazingPedals

That describes my last crash. Tire blew, I was...

That describes my last crash. Tire blew, I was butt-surfing before I knew what had happened. BTW, rolling is BAD; you want to flop. I've had two instances since: First I hit a pot hole at nearly 30...
06-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have 45s on my highracer, for everyday use. If...

I have 45s on my highracer, for everyday use. If I were racing I'd want taller rims but for my use they're fine the way they are.
06-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,086
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd say this is likely the OP's issue. In my...

I'd say this is likely the OP's issue. In my world, everyone is looking for speed, just to "keep up with the Joneses" on club rides. But for a 10 mph MUP rider, it doesn't matter.

Everyone's...
06-14-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By BlazingPedals

If I were to ride MUPs, I'd be stopping almost as...

If I were to ride MUPs, I'd be stopping almost as often as urban riding. Actually, I consider MUPs to be equal to urban riding. No matter how hard I push, I'm going to average 14-15 mph because of...
06-13-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,625
Posted By BlazingPedals

IOW, "Snake Oil."

IOW, "Snake Oil."
06-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,191
Posted By BlazingPedals

I vote for new pads. If you have old, hardened...

I vote for new pads. If you have old, hardened pads, they won't stop you well. Get some Kool Stop salmon pads, they will stop you much better. If you really want discs, it's more economical to get a...
06-03-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 811
Posted By BlazingPedals

As others have said, "recumbent" literally means...

As others have said, "recumbent" literally means "reclined." At minimum the rider has to be sitting in a seat with feet in front to qualify. That Street Strider was a trike, in the 'tadpole'...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By BlazingPedals

I overdid things on Sunday - not just biking -...

I overdid things on Sunday - not just biking - and my legs are still recovering. I was trying to take last night's club ride as a recovery ride, and I was doing OK for awhile. But there was this new...
06-02-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,240
Posted By BlazingPedals

Exactly. In low light, no colors show up well.

Exactly. In low light, no colors show up well.
06-02-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,972
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's well-known that cheap Chinese bikes are...

It's well-known that cheap Chinese bikes are designed for Chinese people, who tend to have small feet. Grow smaller feet and you won't have a problem.
06-01-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,240
Posted By BlazingPedals

This says it all. Reverse snobicity.

This says it all. Reverse snobicity.
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By BlazingPedals

In the late 90s when I got into recumbents, our...

In the late 90s when I got into recumbents, our club had over a hundred recumbent owners. Of those, at least 90 of them owned an EasyRacers product, either a TourEasy or a Gold Rush. Later when the...
05-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you planning on eating it?

Are you planning on eating it?
05-27-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rules of thumb for assembling a bicycle: 1. If...

Rules of thumb for assembling a bicycle:
1. If it has threads, grease them.
2. If two surfaces are clamped together, grease the surfaces* and the threads on the clamping bolt.
3. Always follow...
05-26-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,367
Posted By BlazingPedals

I probably could, if I'd saved the packaging....

I probably could, if I'd saved the packaging. This was a PG950 cassette. Back 15-20 years ago I had a string of problems with SRAM cassettes. I thought that was all behind me. Maybe the safe route to...
05-25-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,367
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread was resurrected at an opportune time....

This thread was resurrected at an opportune time. Recently, I discovered my chain was worn enough to replace, so I was conscientious and replaced the chain, cassette, and worn jockey pulleys all at...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By BlazingPedals

So, how did it go???

So, how did it go???
05-24-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,037
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bummer. Meanwhile, in other news, I had to turn...

Bummer. Meanwhile, in other news, I had to turn my furnace back on last night. Apparently it's still early April here.
05-22-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread gets my vote -- for what I'm not sure.

This thread gets my vote -- for what I'm not sure.
05-22-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even a derailleur is replaceable. What you really...

Even a derailleur is replaceable. What you really don't want is for the hanger to be stronger than the frame.
05-20-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,582
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wouldn't 75 cars on the same stretch of road ball...

Wouldn't 75 cars on the same stretch of road ball things up, too? This starts to sound like a C&V discussion on who has more rights on the road.
05-20-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By BlazingPedals

I went on an early RoS and determined it was...

I went on an early RoS and determined it was pretty useless. We listened to the ride leader listing off all the cyclists who have been killed by motorists in the last zillion years, then we rode...
05-19-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,582
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you crunch some numbers, it's unsafe to try...

If you crunch some numbers, it's unsafe to try sharing a lane that's less than about 12.5-13 feet wide. That is, 18 inches for the rider's shoulders, 18 inches on either side for wobble room, and 8.5...
05-17-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 895
Posted By BlazingPedals

I got a very nice-looking Garmin 520 after the...

I got a very nice-looking Garmin 520 after the mounting bracket on my 420 broke. It worked exactly once. After that it would not download or connect via bluetooth. Given the horror stories about...
05-17-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By BlazingPedals

Chances are good that the wheel was just knocked...

Chances are good that the wheel was just knocked a little out of true and an adjustment will fix it. Of course we can't tell without seeing the wheel. Note the tire is the rubber part and I presume...
05-16-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 27,387
Posted By BlazingPedals

I haven't read most of the posts here - too lazy!...

I haven't read most of the posts here - too lazy! But from what I read, I saw a lot of names that I have liked over the years. I recently watched a video where the speaker said that if he was trying...
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By BlazingPedals

At that weight, you're looking at a Sun...

At that weight, you're looking at a Sun (Sunseeker), a Greenspeed Magnum, or something industrial like a Workman. At $2000 or less, you're looking at used and eliminating the Greenspeed. The...
05-11-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By BlazingPedals

The only thing training wheels do is train the...

The only thing training wheels do is train the kid to rely on the training wheels.
05-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By BlazingPedals

Note when you deflate the tire, you'll also have...

Note when you deflate the tire, you'll also have to unstick the bead from the rim so that the tire moves. When the valve is crooked like that, it can cause damage to the stem, even cause flats. It is...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By BlazingPedals

Seat angle - if anything, reclining more would...

Seat angle - if anything, reclining more would reduce your hip angle, but would require moving the boom in. If you can, that's the cheapest thing to try first.
Short cranks (both, not just one)...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,416
Posted By BlazingPedals

I did it in 2008, the year after this post...

I did it in 2008, the year after this post originally ran. As expected, there were way too many slow bikes on the roads for my liking. Sometimes they were running 6 across, completely covering the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you are going the clipless route, I've found...

If you are going the clipless route, I've found that SPD tends to work no matter who makes the pedals. Not like road cleats of which there seem to be an endless variety that all look alike but aren't...
05-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,255
Posted By BlazingPedals

One reason thru-axles were developed was because...

One reason thru-axles were developed was because of disc brakes, but it's almost a theoretical problem given the very low number of incidents. Under hard braking, a disc brake can pull the wheel out...
05-05-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By BlazingPedals

Now that you mention this, I have a few bungee...

Now that you mention this, I have a few bungee cords that are getting pretty ratty. Replacing the rubber cord with some inner tube wouldn't work for everyrone because of the difference in...
05-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By BlazingPedals

Good job! Now the next step is to start going for...

Good job! Now the next step is to start going for best time.

"It never gets easier, you just go faster."
05-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just remember, "There are no tailwinds, there are...

Just remember, "There are no tailwinds, there are only headwinds or good days."
05-05-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll be the English teacher who says "upright...

I'll be the English teacher who says "upright bicycles have saddles, recumbents have seats." With that out of the way, my recumbent seats are set at around 22 degrees from horizontal. My lone...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nocom has a pretty LOW bottom bracket. It's still...

Nocom has a pretty LOW bottom bracket. It's still above the seat, but my heels are pretty close to the ground with 170mm cranks. It could be a little more laid-back, but then it would need a longer...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By BlazingPedals

Unfortunately, EasyRacers isn't what it once was....

Unfortunately, EasyRacers isn't what it once was. I'm surprised they're even in business. Since Denton took over there have been constant similar complaints. I'm pretty sure that everyone over on...
05-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you sure you're not talking about 650C?

Are you sure you're not talking about 650C?
05-04-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By BlazingPedals

One thing that carbon wheels don't do well is...

One thing that carbon wheels don't do well is take abuse from bottoming out the tire. If you run 32+mm tires, they'll probably be OK. I'd trust Silverrock more than if they said, for instance, Zipp,...
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