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05-15-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By BlazingPedals

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride...

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride as hard as you're going to ride. If you ride harder on the heavier bike, then you'll get a better workout. If you're already riding as hard as you can,...
05-14-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By BlazingPedals

A $25 Zebco rod/reel set will catch the same fish...

A $25 Zebco rod/reel set will catch the same fish that a $500 set will. So why buy the expensive stuff? Maybe because the aficionado appreciates the higher build quality, the balance, the more...
05-14-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 458
Posted By BlazingPedals

I stay away from euro-cut. If I lost all the...

I stay away from euro-cut. If I lost all the weight I could, I'd still be something like a 5x in their sizing. Stick to US sizing or Club Cut.
05-14-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,231
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm 65, and if I haven't at least approached my...

I'm 65, and if I haven't at least approached my MHR on a ride, it hasn't been hard enough. MHR being the same number it was when I was 50.
05-13-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By BlazingPedals

We will need a pic when you get it!

We will need a pic when you get it!
05-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By BlazingPedals

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone....

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone. Not just for the people who think 15 mph is "racing," and not for those who actually race. There are types both here, as well as quite a few in...
05-13-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,356
Posted By BlazingPedals

A $25 Zebco rod/reel set can catch the same fish...

A $25 Zebco rod/reel set can catch the same fish as an expensive set. So why spend more??? Maybe because the nicer stuff is more enjoyable to use.
05-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 643
Posted By BlazingPedals

When I first started riding, I lived on a gravel...

When I first started riding, I lived on a gravel road out in the country. My bike was my transportation. School was 3-room building, a short 3/4 mile away and most of my friends were within a 2.5...
05-11-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By BlazingPedals

My grandaughters learned on an actual balance...

My grandaughters learned on an actual balance bike, when they were 3. It wasn't wasted money, because by the time they were ready for pedals they were ready for a bigger bike anyway. The oldest is...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By BlazingPedals

I know the tracks. Busy 4-lane road that makes it...

I know the tracks. Busy 4-lane road that makes it dangerous to take the lane for the tracks. The county (?) 'fixed' the problem by putting up a sign to walk bikes across the tracks. :/ I just avoid...
05-10-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't do anything formal. I tend to push hard...

I don't do anything formal. I tend to push hard on the small climbs, which is sort of like intervals. I try to be the first one of my group to get to the top. That's a bit of work considering I'm on...
05-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,063
Posted By BlazingPedals

In my personal experience, no catastrophic...

In my personal experience, no catastrophic failures. My avatar bike became mine after it developed a crack near the front of the seat. It was patched by the owner and ridden the rest of the summer...
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By BlazingPedals

I the 70s I had a CCM that had a 531 frame and...

I the 70s I had a CCM that had a 531 frame and tubulars. It was 23 pounds, which was pretty light for back then. At the time they also sold a lot of hi-ten stuff. These days their line-up is pretty...
05-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,223
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think OP is displaying his insecurities. Those...

I think OP is displaying his insecurities. Those guys you are judging don't care about you and are riding those bikes and that way to make themselves happy. You would do well to do the same: ride...
05-08-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,561
Posted By BlazingPedals

Once upon a time, disc brakes were expensive....

Once upon a time, disc brakes were expensive. That's not so true anymore. disc-capable hubs are about the same cost as non-disc, calipers are calipers, cabling costs are similar... I suspect as disc...
05-08-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,486
Posted By BlazingPedals

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the...

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the equation, there's no longer a competition, so "crushing everyone else on the road" doesn't apply. They're different classes of vehicles. You can...
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By BlazingPedals

RANS is a shadow of the company they used to be....

RANS is a shadow of the company they used to be. Most of the RANS bikes had adjustable stems, so you could move the bars up and back (or down and forward.) It was pretty common for people to cut the...
04-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By BlazingPedals

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't...

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't have to type with both hands? I suppose you could have a dual-cable lever for brakes and an IGH for all of your gears. Not that big a deal for most of...
04-21-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,273
Posted By BlazingPedals

Depends. If you're riding with a group, you need...

Depends. If you're riding with a group, you need to keep up with them or risk being dropped.
04-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlazingPedals

Today was my first group ride this year. As I...

Today was my first group ride this year. As I stated above, the group's speed was my speed, in this case 33 miles at 19.2 mph. I could not have done this on my own, and rather than slowing for them,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By BlazingPedals

Obviously a customized Linear.

Obviously a customized Linear.
04-12-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,650
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rental electric scooters, at least, tend to be...

Rental electric scooters, at least, tend to be governed to 12 mph. Not very hard to pass one.
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sorry I posted that to the wrong thread. It...

Sorry I posted that to the wrong thread. It should have gone in the "time to diversify" thread. That thread was originally posted to the General forum and got moved here; but Ryda and various upright...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By BlazingPedals

Chain tubes shouldn't cause any noise. If the...

Chain tubes shouldn't cause any noise. If the chain enters/exits at an angle, and the tube isn't flared, it can make some noise. I have tubes on the power side of several bikes and they're quiet....
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know what a "Ram V" is. Do you mean a...

I don't know what a "Ram V" is. Do you mean a RANS V-Rex? From what I can find, the internal dimensions of a DA-16 rim are 16.3mm. Using Sheldon Brown's chart (linked by VegasTriker) you could safely...
04-09-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,584
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can accomplish the same thing by just buying...

You can accomplish the same thing by just buying a new fork with a longer steerer. I once saw a guy who had about 6 inches of spacer on his steerer.
04-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,638
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough...

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough draft back there to help you. I've had people try to latch on, and complain there's nothing there, as if I owe it to them. To me, having a draft is a...
04-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,189
Posted By BlazingPedals

My average for one hour tends to depend on what...

My average for one hour tends to depend on what the group is doing, not what I'm capable of. I may hang at the back or I may zoom off the front for a few miles and do circles in a parking lot until...
04-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not sure what you're referring to here. Advice on...

Not sure what you're referring to here. Advice on dealing with Covid has changed somewhat over time as we learned more about it, but nothing has been contradicted.
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's...

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's up near the base of your bladder. What runs through the area in question is nerves and blood vessels. Nobody wants pressure there whether their...
04-05-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By BlazingPedals

It won't do anything bad WRT handling. Personally...

It won't do anything bad WRT handling. Personally a 3mm difference at that size isn't worth the cost of buying a new tire. I suppose if your rear tire was worn out you could try replacing it with the...
04-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,384
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken...

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken collarbone is a pretty common injury for cyclists - well, upright cyclists anyway! So you're not alone. Lots of people here have been in your shoes and...
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back to the original question. I went out today...

Back to the original question. I went out today and did 16.6 miles in just over 1 hour. Something like 16.3 average. That's probably about what I expect first thing in the spring, except that it'd be...
04-04-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,189
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have found that you can go faster if you don't...

I have found that you can go faster if you don't rely on the brakes to get you there.
04-03-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,214
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that...

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that riding high would be a similar experience. If you have an abuse problem, you'd probably think it was great; normal people would not feel comfortable with...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By BlazingPedals

Until OP can provide a link to a pic, there's not...

Until OP can provide a link to a pic, there's not much we can do other than make guesses. Anyway, OP still only has one post from 2 days ago, so was probably treating this forum as a wiki and is...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By BlazingPedals

Upright riders continue to go at it with Ryda,...

Upright riders continue to go at it with Ryda, even after the thread has been moved to recumbents. In effect, he started a war there and then brought it here.
04-03-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlazingPedals

In February of 2020, I came down with Influenza...

In February of 2020, I came down with Influenza 'A', which was bad enough that I went in and got tested. It was not covid. I had gotten the flu vaccine in the fall, but apparently it didn't cover...
04-01-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had it in September of 2020. Pretty much all...

I had it in September of 2020. Pretty much all month. It took my strength and conditioning basically down to nothing. The first few days after being released from the hospital, I needed a nap after...
03-28-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By BlazingPedals

On a bike, your best protection is going to be...

On a bike, your best protection is going to be protective clothing (rainsuits.) And they're not perfect either. I agree with 10 wheels - for best protection, get a velomobile. Be prepared for sticker...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By BlazingPedals

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch...

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch bike is no longer around.

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03-18-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,137
Posted By BlazingPedals

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the...

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the road, and which side she's on doesn't matter. Almost by definition, sidewalks aren't directional.
03-18-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,547
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what...

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what I've heard, you definitely want 5. That's the 'beginner' class. If you do well there, you can always move up next time.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-18-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By BlazingPedals

Charters can move you from the end point/parking...

Charters can move you from the end point/parking area to the start, they provide a smaller campsite each night as opposed to the 'group site' that you'd use otherwise. They usually provide a...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By BlazingPedals

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a...

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a trike.

The Sunseeker EZ-3 USX HD is rated for 400 lbs. Sunseeker has the advantage that it is in the catalog that almost all bikes shops use, and can be...
03-14-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By BlazingPedals

Answer away. But he's gone already.

Answer away. But he's gone already.
03-14-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By BlazingPedals

Typical one-post wonder. Treats us as if the site...

Typical one-post wonder. Treats us as if the site was a bike-wiki, with panels of experts just waiting to answer difficult called-in questions from listeners. Short answer: if there are decals/names,...
03-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,146
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm still trying to decide if this OP is real. On...

I'm still trying to decide if this OP is real. On the off-chance that he is, the complaint is that if he uses a larger chainring it will hit the chain stay. In that case, just use a longer bottom...
03-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 886
Posted By BlazingPedals

Work your way up to 25-30 mile rides on week...

Work your way up to 25-30 mile rides on week evenings, and once you get there gradually increase the intensity. 500 miles/week not required. In fact, for aerobic conditioning, about an hour of...
03-12-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,273
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ex-'R' brancher here. When I was in, I asked for...

Ex-'R' brancher here. When I was in, I asked for Europe, so of course I got... Anchorage. It was nice but just not the same!

Anyway, back to bikes, I had a nice bike with me then, (late 70s) but...
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