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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-29-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By BlazingPedals
A shop can re-space the dropouts and set them to...

A shop can re-space the dropouts and set them to parallel at the new spacing. But that won't cause your originally-described problem. If your hollow axles stick out beyond the dropouts, you're...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-28-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By BlazingPedals
Around here, cemeteries are popular places for...

Around here, cemeteries are popular places for walking, jogging, or cycling. Slow cycling, that is; not training or racing.

I should add, don't ride over the graves. Stay on the roads and paths.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-28-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,667
Posted By BlazingPedals
Why do some people take it personally when they...

Why do some people take it personally when they get passed?

He may have been doing intervals, he may have been trying for a PR on a certain stretch, or maybe he was going 23 before he came up...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-28-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,395
Posted By BlazingPedals
Minimum recommended inseam for my bike is 35...

Minimum recommended inseam for my bike is 35 inches. I'm 32 and I can ride it just fine, but it's really made for taller folks.
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-28-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,009
Posted By BlazingPedals
LOL I guess everyone is different. For me, if my...

LOL I guess everyone is different. For me, if my doc told me I was deathly allergic to beer and could never have another one, it wouldn't bother me a bit. I've never understood why so many people...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,269
Posted By BlazingPedals
Bah! I've got 24-spoke wheels that I've ridden...

Bah! I've got 24-spoke wheels that I've ridden 10,000+ miles without being out of true, and I'm 220. I suspect the spokes aren't being relieved properly after truing. Try having someone else true it...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-26-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,133
Posted By BlazingPedals
When I speak of average speed, I mean average...

When I speak of average speed, I mean average moving speed, what an auto start/stop speedometer would read. And my recent effort was about 75% solo, on a relatively flat course (1800 ft.) I have...
Forum: Recumbent 08-26-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By BlazingPedals
A friend's Strat broke, and it went with a BANG!...

A friend's Strat broke, and it went with a BANG! on a smooth section of road. Remember, anything that's cyclically loaded when you pedal is suspect. That means rear wheel, seat, steering, idlers......
Forum: Recumbent 08-25-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By BlazingPedals
Creaks are hard to find. My first step would be...

Creaks are hard to find. My first step would be to disassemble the BB area - remove the pedals, remove the crank and bottom bracket. After inspection, reassemble using grease on all threads and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-25-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By BlazingPedals
I generally advise against suspension on bikes in...

I generally advise against suspension on bikes in that price range.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-24-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 848
Posted By BlazingPedals
My rule of thumb is about 4th or 5th grade, when...

My rule of thumb is about 4th or 5th grade, when they are tall enough to be seen over car hoods. By then they should also be able to understand the rules of the road, and stop at stop signs and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-24-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 740
Posted By BlazingPedals
Very little energy is returned during rebound,...

Very little energy is returned during rebound, because rebound occurs at the point where your legs cannot counteract the force and none of the returned energy makes it to the chain.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-24-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By BlazingPedals
Oh, I agree it's funny. After the first round,...

Oh, I agree it's funny. After the first round, it's pretty obvious the brake is totally inadequate for that application. So what's he do? Why, POUR ON THE POWER of course! Rotor was red-hot in less...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-23-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By BlazingPedals
Wow. And it didn't even slow down that 50-hp...

Wow. And it didn't even slow down that 50-hp lathe.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-23-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,778
Posted By BlazingPedals
Of course it does. In fact, that's why aluminum...

Of course it does. In fact, that's why aluminum bikes are designed to not deflect under load -- why they have a reputation for harsh riding. If they're allowed to bend, they work harden and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-23-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,133
Posted By BlazingPedals
Everyone knows, the roses smell better when...

Everyone knows, the roses smell better when you're going faster... AND you get to smell more of them on your fixed-time rides. :lol:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-23-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,133
Posted By BlazingPedals
On Sunday I did 95 miles at 20.2 mph. It was...

On Sunday I did 95 miles at 20.2 mph. It was pretty flat, but I had to contend with winds gusting to 30 mph.

But then I'm only 61.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-23-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,486
Posted By BlazingPedals
If I rode the same route all the time, it'd be so...

If I rode the same route all the time, it'd be so I could track my improvement. It'd be like when I rode the Wolverine 200 -- 5 miles per lap around the park, 40 laps. After the first couple of laps,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,556
Posted By BlazingPedals
You're not on statins, are you? If you are,...

You're not on statins, are you? If you are, exercise can cause side-effects to show up, that you didn't notice before. Otherwise, at a guess you're just going too hard, and not allowing enough...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By BlazingPedals
Did you have the chainrings changed out? It looks...

Did you have the chainrings changed out? It looks like if you lower the derailleur to the proper clearance from the big ring, it'll either hit the chainstay or the inside of the cage will hit the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,656
Posted By BlazingPedals
You can train a pig to run like a racehorse; but...

You can train a pig to run like a racehorse; but it'll never be a racehorse. The most it'll be is a fast pig.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,778
Posted By BlazingPedals
Yes we know it, and that's the point. It's not...

Yes we know it, and that's the point. It's not the carbon, it's the construction. You can't have a frame that's as light as a wisp of smoke and expect it to be indestructible -- in any material.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,778
Posted By BlazingPedals
Carbon resistance to impacts: ...

Carbon resistance to impacts:

https://youtu.be/xreZdUBqpJs
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By BlazingPedals
I've seen bars with flattened middle sections. My...

I've seen bars with flattened middle sections. My hamster bars work great, but your bikes can't take 'em.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-21-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By BlazingPedals
I'm enjoying the updates. Keep 'em coming!

I'm enjoying the updates. Keep 'em coming!
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