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Forum: Recumbent 07-21-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By friday1970
I have one of Primos already. I swap it out with...

I have one of Primos already. I swap it out with my Kojak 1.35 tire every now and then, depending on if my planned route is really bumpy or not. I will use it for OHR next year. I tried the 20x1.5...
Forum: Recumbent 07-21-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,829
Posted By friday1970
A bought an Optima Baron LowRacer used from a guy...

A bought an Optima Baron LowRacer used from a guy in Chicago.

I did some research into bents and speed. Everything pointed to lowracers (though since then, plenty of highracers seems faster and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-31-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,776
Posted By friday1970
I've got the Nishiki Maricopa from Dick's...

I've got the Nishiki Maricopa from Dick's Sporting Goods. It's a decent budget bike if you're into slow hill climbing. The 30-28 combo is great up hills. I've done Roan Mountain and Mt Mitchell on...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-31-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By friday1970
I will be there. I'm bringing my yellow Optima...

I will be there. I'm bringing my yellow Optima Baron recumbent lowracer. I might be riding with other recumbent riders, providing they show up too. I haven't decided which route to ride, but the 100...
Forum: Recumbent 04-26-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,736
Posted By friday1970
I bought mine for speed, with comfort as an...

I bought mine for speed, with comfort as an afterthought. I'm easily 2mph faster after my bent legs developed. And comfort? Well, it's a stiff lowracer frame, but it still beats the wedgie seat.
Forum: Recumbent 04-26-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,818
Posted By friday1970
Since my last reply, I've gone from 145mm to...

Since my last reply, I've gone from 145mm to 155mm cranks. No issues, and seem to be just a tad faster
Forum: Recumbent 12-15-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,818
Posted By friday1970
My legs a bit short. My x-seam is 38 inches. I...

My legs a bit short. My x-seam is 38 inches. I went to 145mm cranks, and I love them. Very quick to spool up speed. My knees love it too.
Forum: Great Lakes 12-15-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By friday1970
I second that. Tensions in the public school...

I second that. Tensions in the public school systems are still quite high, and even going to the wrong neighborhood as your son starts to explore on his own might be ruined by the actions of other...
Forum: Recumbent 10-05-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By friday1970
I'm finding more weight loss this year with my...

I'm finding more weight loss this year with my recumbent. Knowing that I can now challenge KOMs on strava, I'm pushing myself harder than I ever did on my road bike. Along with a more comfortable...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-28-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By friday1970
I saw this video earlier this year. South Korea...

I saw this video earlier this year. South Korea using their freeways as ways to generate power, and at the same time, providing bikes with paths along the freeway
...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-16-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By friday1970
Riding up there is incredible. Many of the road...

Riding up there is incredible. Many of the road are smooth, flat, and very little traveled by automobiles.
I did a ride up there last month, starting from and ending up in Port Austin via m25 and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-14-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By friday1970
My father picked one of for me at some thrift...

My father picked one of for me at some thrift store in the Atlanta area. I had a hard time identifying it as well. To the best of my knowledge, and based off the components, it seems to match...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-12-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By friday1970
No worries. If you ever see someone riding a very...

No worries. If you ever see someone riding a very low yellow recumbent around Brighton, stop and say hi. That would be me.
Forum: Great Lakes 09-11-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By friday1970
Where abouts?

Where abouts?
Forum: Great Lakes 09-11-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By friday1970
Can you get into the park from the South, from...

Can you get into the park from the South, from the downtown area of Dexter?. North Territorial is a death trap. No shoulders, and cars going 55mph.

I just pay the yearly fee for the sticker,...
Forum: Recumbent 08-08-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By friday1970
Reading the OP's post again, I failed to notice...

Reading the OP's post again, I failed to notice it being a BikeE. They should be a lot easier to ride at slower speeds than my baron. The hills will still be painful though. Also, reading up on the...
Forum: Recumbent 07-28-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By friday1970
I should add that a trike would be much more...

I should add that a trike would be much more preferred over any two wheeled bike. Sure, the DF would be far faster uphills. But, the trike would be much easier to maintain a slow and relaxing pace....
Forum: Recumbent 07-28-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By friday1970
I was just down there riding, which included...

I was just down there riding, which included climbing up Roan Mountain and Mt Mitchell.
I have an Optima Baron LR. But for this trip, I took my DF.
Imagine stopping on a 2 wheeled bent during a...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-22-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By friday1970
One of my favorite longer trails is the Pere...

One of my favorite longer trails is the Pere Marquette Trail. Basically, from Midland to Reed City. It breaks up a little bit in Clare. Take M115 west to the Moose Lodge and pick up the trail there...
Forum: Recumbent 02-11-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,452
Posted By friday1970
I don't know if 44 years of age is considered...

I don't know if 44 years of age is considered "older". But after being passed by a velomobile (ckaudio's), I became intrigued and read about the speed one attains during flats and downhills.
I...
Forum: Recumbent 02-11-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By friday1970
I'm still earning mine. After buying my Optima...

I'm still earning mine. After buying my Optima Baron LR in early Nov, I expected speeds nearly on par with my DF. Not hardly. I felt slower than molasses.
After about 300 miles and then some more...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-16-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 351,071
Posted By friday1970
According to the catalog specs, it was the "CTA...

According to the catalog specs, it was the "CTA Aero". I was riding from my house to Hell, Michigan, and noticed the bars dropping slightly. I borrowed an allen wrench from some random guy working on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-16-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 351,071
Posted By friday1970
399621 My 1985 Peugeot PGN10. 56CM. Not much...

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My 1985 Peugeot PGN10. 56CM.
Not much the original bike it used to be. I changed out the fork with a Nashbar carbon fiber one. The stem broke a few years back, and My LBS replaced it with...
Forum: Recumbent 08-12-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,929
Posted By friday1970
Get back to the original topic As someone...

Get back to the original topic
As someone looking to buy a bent, more specifically a velomobile, how long is the adjustment period after switching from a standard DF? I've read it takes a few months...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-05-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By friday1970
I've actually been working on that over the last...

I've actually been working on that over the last few years. I've replaced the fork with one of those Nashbar carbon forks, with a new stem and handlebars. And on the handlebars, I've (well, not me,...
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