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Forum: Recumbent 08-20-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By BlazingPedals
And also Trident and Terratrike. Sun...

And also Trident and Terratrike.

Sun (Sunseeker) sells a few entry models.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-20-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By BlazingPedals
Unless you're planning on riding on dead-flat...

Unless you're planning on riding on dead-flat trails, a 3-speed is going to disappoint you.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-18-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By BlazingPedals
You can use a rear derailleur as a chain...

You can use a rear derailleur as a chain tensioner, or you can buy a purpose-built chain tensioner. If you have a cassette or multi-gear freewheel in back, a derailleur is sort of mandatory.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-18-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By BlazingPedals
You're not wrong, it's just that the other forum...

You're not wrong, it's just that the other forum might be able to help you better. Good luck!
Forum: Great Lakes 08-16-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By BlazingPedals
It's now "later this summer," and I'm just seeing...

It's now "later this summer," and I'm just seeing the post. I don't visit the regional forums very often. Have you done the ride yet? If you PM me I might be able to offer suggestions for the middle...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-16-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,374
Posted By BlazingPedals
There's this mis-perception that since road bikes...

There's this mis-perception that since road bikes are light, they're fragile. True they're not designed to run into curbs or jump off picnic tables, but they'll easily stand up to most 'normal'...
Forum: Recumbent 08-15-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By BlazingPedals
Waiting to see if OP is another one-post wonder,...

Waiting to see if OP is another one-post wonder, asking a question that can't be answered and then disappearing.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-14-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,726
Posted By BlazingPedals
At around 20 ft/mile here in southern Michigan,...

At around 20 ft/mile here in southern Michigan, my riding is more 'pancake' than most folks'.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-14-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By BlazingPedals
It's ALWAYS about the money. Who is sending the...

It's ALWAYS about the money. Who is sending the cyclists to the Worlds -- the team or the SCF? It's a matter of conflicting contracts -- maybe they need to have a judge decide?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-14-17, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By BlazingPedals
At one of our club's meetings once, we had a...

At one of our club's meetings once, we had a speaker that did an organized cross-country ski trip from Russia to the north pole. I'm sure a bike trip would be *as* possible, but it's not going to be...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-13-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,467
Posted By BlazingPedals
About 2 months ago, a former HS classmate wrote...

About 2 months ago, a former HS classmate wrote to our Facebook group, "Today is the first day of my new life. My old life ended yesterday when I flat-lined while taking a stress test." I think it's...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-13-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By BlazingPedals
I got a double-snakebike a few weeks ago. I hit a...

I got a double-snakebike a few weeks ago. I hit a pot hole and didn't got the dreaded flat 10 seconds afterward, so I thought I was OK. But a few miles down the road the group went over a bridge and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-13-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,573
Posted By BlazingPedals
Is the troll convention in town? Beer...

Is the troll convention in town?


Beer helps. It doesn't prevent you from going OTB but having a few afterward will make you feel better.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-13-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By BlazingPedals
Off-hand, it sounds like a BSO from the local...

Off-hand, it sounds like a BSO from the local dept store. One thing that's universally true is that if the headbadge says "lightweight," it isn't.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-13-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By BlazingPedals
Yep, I don't understand the brakes problem...

Yep, I don't understand the brakes problem because my I put my wheel on straight and my brakes are always adjusted for a straight wheel. The fishtailing may be because you're using too much front...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-12-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By BlazingPedals
It sounds like you're allergic to what you're...

It sounds like you're allergic to what you're taking. My mother and I both get blisters on our feet from statins. To keep the bike subject, cycling had no effect whatsoever on my cholesterol numbers.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 20,494
Posted By BlazingPedals
Tomorrow (Sunday) is my 62nd birthday, but today...

Tomorrow (Sunday) is my 62nd birthday, but today is the big-mile day. So I did 62.9 miles today with the club. There were myriad small storm cells migrating from NW to SE, and we finally caught one...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,097
Posted By BlazingPedals
With the technique described by several of us,...

With the technique described by several of us, there doesn't need to be ANY falling. But if it's a concern, find a grassy gentle slope and let gravity help.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By BlazingPedals
Check to make sure the axle isn't sticking out...

Check to make sure the axle isn't sticking out too far so that you can't clamp it securely. Sometimes the axle will be flush with the outside of the dropout, but the skewer nut is inset some and will...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-12-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By BlazingPedals
Note that the bike in question is an 18-speed...

Note that the bike in question is an 18-speed mountain bike. Most likely a dept store special. There won't be anything as sophisticated as axle locating screws. On the off-chance that the rear wheel...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-11-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,538
Posted By BlazingPedals
It's probably accurate enough for the OP to say...

It's probably accurate enough for the OP to say the the heavier rider is usually, but not always, going to be faster on a big downhill. I leave it to the duelling pencils(tm) to figure out where the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-11-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By BlazingPedals
Ya beat me to it. :roflmao2: To answer the...

Ya beat me to it. :roflmao2:

To answer the subsequent questions, you can have the shop do it or you can invest in a few tools and do it yourself. Replacing the chain is one of the easiest...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-11-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,538
Posted By BlazingPedals
yeah, but what about power assist? That's gotta...

yeah, but what about power assist? That's gotta affect downhill speeds, too?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-11-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,859
Posted By BlazingPedals
I don't believe anything that I read in...

I don't believe anything that I read in Buycycling Magazine. Or rather, the whole publication is a thinly-disguised cover-to-cover ad for high-end cycling stuff, and I treat it as such.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-11-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,538
Posted By BlazingPedals
Maybe you need to get on hills that are big...

Maybe you need to get on hills that are big enough to accentuate the effect. Between aerodynamics and my superior downhill weight, I can coast past furiously-pedaling tandem teams on big hills. A...
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