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Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-28-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By StephenH
Stoker and I wore matching "Where's Waldo"...

Stoker and I wore matching "Where's Waldo" outfits for a Halloween ride. One of the few good recognizable costumes that doesn't interfere with riding.


They have Dr Seuss jerseys, and the ideal...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,170
Posted By StephenH
Having ridden a unicycle a fair bit, I can say...

Having ridden a unicycle a fair bit, I can say that doesn't guarantee track-standing abilities- obviously, any kind of practice helps, and maybe the person in question could do it easily- but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By StephenH
Do you have an REI in your area? They've had...

Do you have an REI in your area? They've had some classes.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-27-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By StephenH
Some minor wear and tear wherever it touches the...

Some minor wear and tear wherever it touches the pickup bed is all. I carry my single bike in the van that way. Put the derailleur side up.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-26-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 567
Posted By StephenH
Hard to say what goes on there. Does "course...

Hard to say what goes on there.
Does "course marshall" mean "random volunteer standing on that corner"? Or is something else implied?
One experience I had doing that was for Tour Dallas several...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-25-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,771
Posted By StephenH
I've got a little experiment in the works. The...

I've got a little experiment in the works. The local bike club ride has re-started their 3rd Thursday Time Trial. Pretty informal thing, and last month, there were 4 of us that did it. It's a 7...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By StephenH
Start slow, work your way up. Postings like...

Start slow, work your way up.
Postings like that are notorious for not representing actual speeds.
I would take the intent to be that their average as shown on their bike speedometers is that speed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 726
Posted By StephenH
Several years ago, I booted a tire on my Worksman...

Several years ago, I booted a tire on my Worksman cruiser with a Park boot. Several rides later, I had a flat because the boot had shifted around in the meantime. So yes, a temporary get-you=home...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,294
Posted By StephenH
It depends on your weight, your fitness, how...

It depends on your weight, your fitness, how steep/long the hill is, what gearing you have. In the "big ring", some people have a 23 tooth rear sprocket to work with, others have a 42 or so, big...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-22-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By StephenH
Ride more, ride for fun. If you live where it's...

Ride more, ride for fun. If you live where it's too hilly, throw the bike in the car and drive to somewhere flatter and ride there. Gotta get some fun in it!
Getting better and faster takes time...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By StephenH
On the trolley, some things like that look good,...

On the trolley, some things like that look good, but can be unstable or rock when towed. If you haven't tried it behind a bicycle, be aware that it may or may not tow nicely.


A suggestion: try...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-20-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By StephenH
My Primera doesn't have the lateral tube, either,...

My Primera doesn't have the lateral tube, either, works fine.
Removing that tube may affect vertical stiffness, but should have minimal effect on torsional stiffness, and making the main tubes a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,513
Posted By StephenH
The bikes that I liked, with the price and the...

The bikes that I liked, with the price and the features that I liked, just happened to be steel. That includes a Worksman cruiser, a Raleigh Sojourn, a CoMotion Primera tandem and a Bike Friday...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By StephenH
Actually, the front wheel on my bike is that way-...

Actually, the front wheel on my bike is that way- that's because it was a rush job to get a hub-generator set-up, so the wheel builder used an in-stock rim, which had the machined surface (which,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 632
Posted By StephenH
Just curious, but what does sticking your knee...

Just curious, but what does sticking your knee out do for you on a descent?


Note that these guys are having to use both sides of the road with all traffic cleared to make that descent; that's...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-17-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By StephenH
More spokes is good in that situation, but no...

More spokes is good in that situation, but no guarantee, either. My Raleigh Sojourn rear wheel fell apart, was replaced under warranty with a 36-spoke wheel. That wheel lasted about 500 miles. It...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-12-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By StephenH
To add to the confusion, I see that some of the...

To add to the confusion, I see that some of the SPD non-SL pedals are also "Road Pedals" per Shimano's terminology.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-11-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By StephenH
Tracking my miles on Bikejournal.com helps...

Tracking my miles on Bikejournal.com helps motivate. Setting a goal for the month helps. Riding different routes helps. Riding with other people helps.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-11-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By StephenH
I'd use the same cleats/pedal type unless you...

I'd use the same cleats/pedal type unless you have some reason to change. You'll be more use to them, can use the same shoes, etc.
My stoker uses SPD mountain pedals on a road bike, by the way....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-11-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By StephenH
On your ride- hard to say- but lesson learned,...

On your ride- hard to say- but lesson learned, take your water with you. But, FYI, I can do my 20 mile ride when it's hot without any water, I'm just thirsty when I get back, so not sure how...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-11-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By StephenH
I lost weight bicycling, and gained a lot of it...

I lost weight bicycling, and gained a lot of it back while still riding gobs of miles. So the key is eating versus exercise, eat enough twinkies and it'll outdo your exercise.
That being said,...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 07-10-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By StephenH
On a typical beach cruiser, you have horizontal...

On a typical beach cruiser, you have horizontal slots in the frame where the rear axle goes, and you loosen the nuts on either side, adjust tension as desired, and tighten the nuts while maintaining...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-09-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By StephenH
I did a 200k and three 100-mile rides on my...

I did a 200k and three 100-mile rides on my Worksman cruiser. Not a hybrid, but still not the bike you'd normally use for that.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,099
Posted By StephenH
I buy whatever brand the store I'm in sells, not...

I buy whatever brand the store I'm in sells, not a lot of difference that I'm aware of.
On Walmart tubes, check that the valve stems are long enough to work in your rims, otherwise, I'd expect them...
Forum: Touring 06-29-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By StephenH
I believe you can buy a LHT already coupled as...

I believe you can buy a LHT already coupled as another option. That, possibly with a frame swap, might be a better way to work it.
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