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09-23-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it's so simple to create that it's not worth...

If it's so simple to create that it's not worth paying for, then maybe OP should create it himself.
09-23-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 644
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't expect that the cortisone shot will do...

I don't expect that the cortisone shot will do much overall, but it may let you do the PT, and that MAY help.
09-22-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 946
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sorry, I didn't read ALL of the replies, but did...

Sorry, I didn't read ALL of the replies, but did anyone suggest just moving the housing stop DOWN on the seat tube a bit? It would mean shortening the housing, but moving the stop further away from...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By BlazingPedals

It should go without saying. When lengthening the...

It should go without saying. When lengthening the boom by an inch, the chain needs to be lengthened 2 inches.
09-20-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,078
Posted By BlazingPedals

Personally, I dislike climbing and strive to get...

Personally, I dislike climbing and strive to get it over with as quickly as possible.
09-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 697
Posted By BlazingPedals

Terry, this thread didn't start as a way to...

Terry, this thread didn't start as a way to convert you to trike-dom or even recumbency. If speed is your primary concern, then stay away from trikes. Problem solved!
09-15-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 674
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never been a Pie Ride adherent. I've always...

I've never been a Pie Ride adherent. I've always viewed pir rides with a bit of amusement. Pie is nice, but it's not THAT special for me; I'd rather have a cup of cider and a couple of donuts on a...
09-15-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,124
Posted By BlazingPedals

Never mind that! I'm more worried about what...

Never mind that! I'm more worried about what bodily functions are allowed in Gas City, IN.
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By BlazingPedals

I will add that the effort of perching atop an...

I will add that the effort of perching atop an upright bike, supporting part of your weight on your arms, represents a significant amount of work over time. An upright may be relatively comfortable...
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think what would help would be a fork with zero...

I think what would help would be a fork with zero offset. That way, a crosswind would apply equally to the front half and the back half of the wheel. Winds would still push a bike set up that way,...
09-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 726
Posted By BlazingPedals

What's the conversion rate to make your age in...

What's the conversion rate to make your age in metric? :)
09-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,124
Posted By BlazingPedals

For Larry: Feel free to use the round-up rule....

For Larry:
Feel free to use the round-up rule. If you're over halfway, you can round up.
A 25 mile ride is halfway to a 50-mile ride, so round up.
Once there, a 50 mile ride is halfway to 100...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-14-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,014
Posted By BlazingPedals

Another thing that's changed since the beginning...

Another thing that's changed since the beginning of this thread, Kwaame Kilpatrick is serving a 28-year sentence in federal prison, for racketeering.
09-13-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 726
Posted By BlazingPedals

I try to do a birthday ride, but not necessarily...

I try to do a birthday ride, but not necessarily on my birthday. I try to do it within a week or so, though, depending on the weather cooperating.
09-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 697
Posted By BlazingPedals

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x534/racing_trike_jpeg_9859c199735c8d9d759e30518acd7e9c44712e5b.jpg
I've seen videos of trikes like this in a race. over in GB somewhere. So...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By BlazingPedals

Up to about 20 mph the big difference between...

Up to about 20 mph the big difference between bent and upright is the way they drive. Yes, drive. A bent doesn't FEEL like a regular bike under you; instead, you sit in the cockpit and pilot the...
08-26-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By BlazingPedals

I did it twice, both when it was held in the...

I did it twice, both when it was held in the spring. The ride had a rep for bad weather: rain, wind, frost... almost anything except warm and sunny. I think they selected the weekend specifically...
08-25-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By BlazingPedals

Scooter was the neutral support?

Scooter was the neutral support?
08-25-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,453
Posted By BlazingPedals

Meh. If you're riding at, say, 200 watts, a...

Meh. If you're riding at, say, 200 watts, a headwind will slow you down and a tailwind will speed you up. But it's still 200 watts.
Forum: Recumbent
08-22-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By BlazingPedals

Somebody here may be able to answer your...

Somebody here may be able to answer your question, but I think you'll have more luck in the Electric Bike forum. Or ask the manufacturer.
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By BlazingPedals

Internal gearing has its own issues. While it's...

Internal gearing has its own issues. While it's generally reliable, there are small parts inside them, and things will break occasionally. If an internal system breaks, your ride is over. No bike...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By BlazingPedals

My best strategy for hills is to hit them at...

My best strategy for hills is to hit them at speed, push a bit extra - as much as you're capable of maintaining - and downshift to keep your cadence comfortable. The lower your cadence, the more...
08-17-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,502
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've been on 23s for so long that anything bigger...

I've been on 23s for so long that anything bigger is 'fat' to me. With the advent of disc brakes on road bikes, it's now more common to find 25s and even 28s on them, but at least for road...
08-17-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By BlazingPedals

Congrats! I haven't done a century in a few years...

Congrats! I haven't done a century in a few years now (I'm 67) but I remember that after 80 miles or so, it was ALWAYS a bit of a death march. Expect the next one to be better, though!
Forum: Great Lakes
08-17-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,014
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks for dredging up this zombie thread. I...

Thanks for dredging up this zombie thread. I think I did it back around 2008. EDIT: It must have been 2007, because I was one of the 4 who Lowracer1 mentioned that finished. It was the last year the...
08-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with...

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with 700C. The 38 is the tire's width in mm.
08-12-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26,393
Views: 2,850,008
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm posting this the next morning. Last night was...

I'm posting this the next morning. Last night was a regular Tue/Thu club ride. Beyond that it stopped being typical. Coming out of the parking lot, someone yelled "car right" and all but three of us...
08-10-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks interesting. I'd like to eliminate the...

It looks interesting. I'd like to eliminate the front derailleur on my carbon lowracer, but unfortunately between the thru-axle and the proprietary cassette, this still doesn't fill the bill.
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's not quite as easy as it sounds. The large...

It's not quite as easy as it sounds. The large chainrings have one bolt circle diameter (BCD) - the circle defined by the 5 attachment bolts. Most road cranks use 130mm. You can probably swap around...
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can do that anyway, even with a 2-wheeler. It...

You can do that anyway, even with a 2-wheeler. It doesn't get you to the top any faster, though. The last time I had to stop and get off, the grade was something like 24%. That was hard even to walk...
08-06-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By BlazingPedals

Mounting the bead at the valve stem last, is a...

Mounting the bead at the valve stem last, is a good way to get the tube pinched under the bead, and make your tube explode. Then you can come back here and ask "why did my tire blow up?"
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By BlazingPedals

Anything low can offer that benefit, although...

Anything low can offer that benefit, although that includes most trikes anyway, even without the 3-wheel stability at a stop.
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By BlazingPedals

The RANS Rocket, which had a 20" drive wheel,...

The RANS Rocket, which had a 20" drive wheel, came standard with a 39/52/62 chainring set. That allowed almost normal gearing. Traditionally, trike riders have always wanted lower gears, even using...
08-04-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,320
Posted By BlazingPedals

To me at least, "training" is just exercising to...

To me at least, "training" is just exercising to a plan. If calling it "exercise" sounds less intimidating, then go for it!
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,304
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd like to hear a post-ride recumbent report...

I'd like to hear a post-ride recumbent report from this year. The two Nocoms were a year or two before I did it. When I went, my buddy was on a Nocom and I took my Baron. At that point I had a Nocom...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By BlazingPedals

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every...

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every time you get to a hill, you hit it hard. By mid-summer the hills will see you coming, recognize you, and lie down in submission. I think the logic is...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By BlazingPedals

Must have been a temporary confloozle. I tried...

Must have been a temporary confloozle. I tried 10-15 minutes after my post and it worked.
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By BlazingPedals

Brol

Is anybody else having problems accessing BROL? I'm not getting errors, I just get nothing at all.
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By BlazingPedals

I will say that trikes in general tend to be...

I will say that trikes in general tend to be worse at climbing than 'bents in general. My M5CHR loses very little to uprights until the grades get crazy. I can't stand.
08-03-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,938
Posted By BlazingPedals

OP can try wearing whatever he wants - as long as...

OP can try wearing whatever he wants - as long as he's not scaring the kids with the parts he's exposing. If what he's trying doesn't work, he can try something else.
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By BlazingPedals

You don't give a location, so I have no idea what...

You don't give a location, so I have no idea what kind of hills you have, or what kind of recumbent you have. Sometimes powering up and over short hills works well;and when it doesn't, maintain a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By BlazingPedals

Winds were lower than predicted, maybe 15-20 mph....

Winds were lower than predicted, maybe 15-20 mph. But I barely noticed while the uprights made remarks about how "windy" it was. Sometimes lower is better. :)
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By BlazingPedals

I guess this has morphed into a "Bike-E Lounge"...

I guess this has morphed into a "Bike-E Lounge" thread.
07-28-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,121
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even without racing, aluminum handlebars have a...

Even without racing, aluminum handlebars have a finite life. Sooner or later, the metal will fatigue and break. it's what aluminum does. I had it happen once. Luckily, it's rare for both sides to...
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By BlazingPedals

Winds

Winds of 20-30 mph are predicted for this afternoon/evening. Sounds like a good day to dig out the lowracer! After all, having a draft is a sign of inefficiency.
07-28-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,751
Posted By BlazingPedals

My HR was elevated for a while after Covid - a...

My HR was elevated for a while after Covid - a month or two? But it eventually returned to normal.
07-28-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By BlazingPedals

It varies from state to state, but Michigan...

It varies from state to state, but Michigan states that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of vehicles. The law stops short of actually defining a bicycle as a vehicle,...
07-28-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yep, reflectors are required on new bicycles...

Yep, reflectors are required on new bicycles being sold. Once the owner takes possession, he/she can legally remove them. Note too that headlights/taillights are only required starting a half-hour...
07-27-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,256
Posted By BlazingPedals

The way I see it, e-bikes are what mopeds always...

The way I see it, e-bikes are what mopeds always wished they could be - some at least you can run around under your own power and turn on the assist when your legs run out. Others can merely...
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, if it's a moveable boom, then you should...

Well, if it's a moveable boom, then you should add or remove twice as much chain as the change in boom length. So if you move it out an inch, you will need to add an inch on the power side of the...
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