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    Except on the 41, 25 miles is 50 minutes is not...

    Except on the 41, 25 miles is 50 minutes is not really believable. The fastest TT'er in our group can do 40k (25 mi) in 52 min or so with 1 turnaround. IIRC that's like 360W sustained for him.. I'm...
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    Best shifter for weak/small hands?

    I'm building up a bike for someone with low hand strength and rather small hands. The gearing will be a Sturmey Archer IGH which has either thumb or grip shifters. Which would be easier to actuate?...
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    Yep.:notamused:

    Yep.:notamused:
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    Just take the fenders off- it's about a 5-10...

    Just take the fenders off- it's about a 5-10 minute job ( and later wish you kept them on when riding in the rain or on a muddy path). ;)
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    Because there's enough will to make it so....

    Because there's enough will to make it so. Whether it'll be electricity, or hydrogen or methane powering them, most people like their cars and will go to great lengths to keep them. They're just too...
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    FLO wheels. :thumb:

    FLO wheels. :thumb:
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    Well, there's triking: ...

    Well, there's triking:

    http://www.surreycompany.com/images/DSC01029.JPG

    and there's triking:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_fxiem7TtA
  8. That's a whole 'nother ballgame. :D

    That's a whole 'nother ballgame. :D
  9. Yes. The "High" Baron pictured above is a nice...

    Yes. The "High" Baron pictured above is a nice 'bent, but it isn't a racebike. There are much more aerodynamically efficient 'bents out there. For that bike, with a rando rig (maybe a couple of small...
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    Has Peak Oil peaked?

    No. Google " Methane Clathrate".
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    Ok in all seriousness: How about, "If you are...

    Ok in all seriousness: How about, "If you are going to ride the bike, either you'll do it correctly or not at all." If he keeps screwing around, bike goes away for a week and he has some "corner...
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    Ya'll just need to get one of these: ...

    Ya'll just need to get one of these:

    http://i.imgur.com/Ohyy1MW.jpg

    ;)
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    Keep yelling at him to use his brakes, not his...

    Keep yelling at him to use his brakes, not his feet. I think all of mine did that for a while. They all eventually stopped. Getting them on speedplays might have had something to do with it too (not...
  14. If what you're looking to do is road riding, I'd...

    If what you're looking to do is road riding, I'd look into 650c road bikes- they are available from several manufacturers and can come as light as you're willing to pay for. Terry bikes are...
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    Those of us in the faired speedbike part of the...

    Those of us in the faired speedbike part of the sport have done a lot of thinking and experimentation on this. Except for the narrow limiting case of very steep climbs at very low speeds, aero trumps...
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    The vorticity of a flow field ...

    The vorticity of a flow field

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/math/2/d/f/2df7f607bcad99205f20738d4e9827a7.png

    Yes, I've done a lot of fluid dynamics.
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    Yes, get a neck rest and enjoy the recline. I'm...

    Yes, get a neck rest and enjoy the recline. I'm one of the 10 degree people and really like it. Snooze 'n Cruise.
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    Man. Blast from the Past. :thumb:

    Man. Blast from the Past. :thumb:
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    GP4000SII's

    Not to my knowledge. We have them on two bikes- great tires, no issues
  20. Thread: Why a Trike

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    Well, after blowing my rotator cuff in a fall, I...

    Well, after blowing my rotator cuff in a fall, I picked up a Trice XL. I have to admit it's fun in a getting groceries/tooling around in the park kinda way. I don't see it as either a speed nor a...
  21. Thread: Speed!

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    83.13 mph and it's measured over 200m with a 5...

    83.13 mph and it's measured over 200m with a 5 mile run up. I was there for that particular run.

    To BP's comment, max slope is 0.6% to match the old California course records.

    Going out again...
  22. This and one of my kids works there. ;)

    This and one of my kids works there. ;)
  23. Chains? Kerosene.

    Chains? Kerosene.
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    Wait. A skinsuit with pockets?!?...

    Wait. A skinsuit with pockets?!? https://www.tacomaworld.com/styles/default/my/smilies/facepalm.gif
  25. +1. I can see this, especially without a good...

    +1. I can see this, especially without a good deal of time to acclimatize. I'm in the opposite boat- when I get on a road bike I'm rather creeped out being so high up.
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