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08-19-19, 09:15 PM
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Posted By friday1970

Origin8? Site hasn't worked for a few weeks. Any news on them

I often like to look over origin8 components on their site. They usually have a product line of decent stuff, and not so decent stuff. But if I needed something in a pinch and didn't want to pay...
08-08-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,755
Posted By friday1970

Yes. The gears up front are commonly called...

Yes. The gears up front are commonly called chainrings. Like yours, I have one bike with a triple chainring set up front. On that bike, I rarely use the 3rd, the largest, unless I'm going downhill...
08-06-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,755
Posted By friday1970

Longer distances. Music to my ears. Learn to...

Longer distances. Music to my ears.
Learn to spin. Keep the chainrings in 1 and 2. I use 1 for climbing and when I climb, I spin around 100rpm. And when on the flats, I use chainring 2. I never the...
07-29-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By friday1970

At age 48, I don't feel anything like I think a...

At age 48, I don't feel anything like I think a 48 should feel. I feel like I'm still in my younger 30s. And most people tell me I look far younger than my true age. A I attributed all of this to my...
07-29-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,703
Posted By friday1970

Halo headband user here too. They work just...

Halo headband user here too. They work just great. I'd like to see this walmart one noted above. Also good to have a spare if needed.
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By friday1970

I do remember you on this forum, Kingston. Good...

I do remember you on this forum, Kingston. Good to see you finally picked one up, and wow, deal of the day. I wouldn't have hesitated either.

As far as speed of my DF vs my first day on the bent,...
06-27-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,542
Posted By friday1970

Probably the one I like to take from St Clair...

Probably the one I like to take from St Clair Shores after working at the MB dealership there, riding out the Belle Isle and back. Roughly 40 miles and about 200ft total climbing,
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Views: 3,967
Posted By friday1970

If you don't know what condition your heart is...

If you don't know what condition your heart is in, I advise all of us guys to get a CT scan of it. I did last year, caught plaque starting to form in the widow maker aorta. But caught it in time and...
06-06-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,661
Posted By friday1970

I am crossing to a crossroads with a bike I...

I am crossing to a crossroads with a bike I intend to ship to Okinawa. I need a bike there to allow to ride when I visit the in-laws.
Here in SE Michigan, I can easily get by with a 50/34 and a...
05-07-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,492
Posted By friday1970

Chain efficiency comes into play here. Larger...

Chain efficiency comes into play here. Larger sprockets means less friction with the chain links rotating less as they run through the system. And supposedly, more chain tension, meaning more torque...
04-30-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,018
Posted By friday1970

45

45 is my safety limit. I"ve been up to 53mph on my recumbent and 51 on my road bike, but didn't feel safe at those speeds. Heck, at 48mph, I nearly bit it on a decent down Whiteface.
04-09-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,606
Posted By friday1970

I ride with the Detroit Randonneurs for some of...

I ride with the Detroit Randonneurs for some of their "shorter" rides. It's amazing how these guys that are 20+ years older than me are able to put up such quick paces and keep it there for 120+...
03-31-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,540
Posted By friday1970

How about one that I never wanted to give away,...

How about one that I never wanted to give away, but had to. 87 Peugeot PGN10. At 56cm, it was too tall for me. I still tried to ride it for 30 years. I bought it new from the showroom floor too. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By friday1970

I've was looking at a wheelset using XR300 rims...

I've was looking at a wheelset using XR300 rims on aliexpress. But, I can't find the review in my history, but everyone said they are prone to bump damage and denting due to the thin sidewalls. I've...
03-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By friday1970

I will probably be there too. Most likely with my...

I will probably be there too. Most likely with my recumbent. As long as it didn't rain, like last year, not to mention having pnuemonia at the time, it should be a good ride.
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Views: 5,929
Posted By friday1970

On my recumbents, having smaller cranks do seem...

On my recumbents, having smaller cranks do seem to relieve stress on my knees far more than longer cranks do. I was running 155's, now 165s, and I might go back.

But on my road bikes, my 170's...
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Views: 5,929
Posted By friday1970

165mm vs 170mm cranks for Randonnuering

So I have two cranksets lying around in my shed. FSA Omega 170mm with the Megaexo BB, and a Shimano 105 165mm crankset with its BB. The weight differences aren't much. The FSA set is about 150g...
02-27-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,899
Posted By friday1970

Tools. And knowledge of bike parts and how to...

Tools. And knowledge of bike parts and how to replace them. Would have saved me a lot of money from my LBS.
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Views: 755
Posted By friday1970

In the USMC, we were told to exercise with a gas...

In the USMC, we were told to exercise with a gas mask on to simulate high altitude training. Other than that, I got nothing.
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Views: 29,367
Posted By friday1970

Tour de Livingston 104 miles total Around...

Tour de Livingston
104 miles total
Around mile 82 or so, I picked up a riding buddy after leaving the GM Proving Grounds loop. He was around 21 years old or so, about 20 years younger than me. I...
02-18-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,240
Posted By friday1970

I'm glad your ride went well. For night riding...

I'm glad your ride went well.
For night riding guidelines, RUSA's (Randonnuers USA) has rules that their members follow for night riding. And they do act as a guideline for others to follow. So, cut...
02-01-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,952
Posted By friday1970

Sounds like a pissant columnist at the NYT...

Sounds like a pissant columnist at the NYT probably had an incident with a cyclist on the way to work, probably slowing her down and causing her to get caught at a red light. No article at the NYT...
01-17-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,365
Posted By friday1970

To me, it's a few things. It's someone who thinks...

To me, it's a few things. It's someone who thinks "it's a boring, hot Saturday afternoon, I think I'll go riding" and then goes on a 30+ miler for fun. It's someone who looks at the clock at work,...
01-12-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,735
Posted By friday1970

My best spot? Hard to say. I do like New...

My best spot? Hard to say. I do like New Hampshire. It's very hilly. But with incredible views.

My worst areas? Livingston County Michigan. Horrible roads, no shoulders, heavy traffic going 55mph....
01-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,961
Posted By friday1970

This. While we had a nice break over the...

This.
While we had a nice break over the weekend, I think Michigan is going to get hit with colder temps that probably won't let up until March. While trainers help out keeping some muscle in the...
01-07-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,178
Posted By friday1970

I mostly prefer to ride my steel bikes simply...

I mostly prefer to ride my steel bikes simply because it's more nostalgic. Kind of cool to ride one, in a way. I have an aluminum dept store Nishiki that I tore down and rebuilt with a carbon fork,...
Forum: Recumbent
12-28-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,601
Posted By friday1970

My Baron Lowracer does have its advantages and...

My Baron Lowracer does have its advantages and disadvantages compared to my small fleet of DFs.

The advantages: On smooth flat roads, I'm a bit quicker, about 2mph faster usually. And on...
12-27-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By friday1970

I also hope they survive this. I went looking for...

I also hope they survive this. I went looking for their Alpe de Huez pedals the other day. None found. I can buy an equivalent on Amazon. But I trust Nashbar's backing of their own products.
12-24-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 760
Posted By friday1970

After a 1/2 day of work, then some late Christmas...

After a 1/2 day of work, then some late Christmas shopping, I got a 31 mile ride in today. Wished it could have been longer, But, darkness comes early up here in Michigan, and so did the temps drop....
12-10-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,734
Posted By friday1970

Made riding my road bikes fun again. The aluminum...

Made riding my road bikes fun again. The aluminum ones I had transferred to much vibration to my hands on both my steel and aluminum bikes. I switched both to some chinese carbon bars, and hand...
12-09-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,067
Posted By friday1970

You beat me to it. I should also add that I'd...

You beat me to it.
I should also add that I'd be careful mountain biking. A huge injury could ruin your career, as unlike the civies here in 1st Civ Div, your top physical condition is one asset to...
11-22-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,494
Posted By friday1970

Bummer. My local performance bike is closing...

Bummer. My local performance bike is closing down. It's the Novi Michigan location. As I stated above, I cleared out their shelves of Strada SL tires, and a few packs of bar tape. Sucks to see them...
11-18-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,494
Posted By friday1970

This is bad news. I love their Forte house brand,...

This is bad news. I love their Forte house brand, especially the GripTec Pro tape. I might have to pick up a few boxes of it. The Strada SL tires are fast and light too. I should clear out their...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-18-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By friday1970

So many good trails around Ann Arbor, such as the...

So many good trails around Ann Arbor, such as the famous Potowatomi trail, the green/blue loops of Island Lake R.A., and Murray Lake/Torn Shirt loops of Brighton Lake R.A.
Many are talking about the...
11-15-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,892
Posted By friday1970

Have you ever been on a recumbent in hilly areas?...

Have you ever been on a recumbent in hilly areas? I have on my Baron LowRacer. And, I hate it. Downhill is a rush like no other. Uphill? It's like hell. The steeper, the worse the pain is.

My...
11-13-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By friday1970

The resistance on my fluid trainer is far less...

The resistance on my fluid trainer is far less than in real life. My avg flat road speed is around 18mph. On the trainer, easily 23+. So to achieve a good workout indoors, I have to maintain that...
11-04-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By friday1970

I'd go for Conti GP 4000 SII's. While not as...

I'd go for Conti GP 4000 SII's. While not as puncture resistant as gatorskins, they ride is so much smoother. Gaterskins added more road vibration and I felt every bump. The really made my ride less...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,452
Posted By friday1970

So, I finally got the bike out last night. I had...

So, I finally got the bike out last night. I had to adjust the RD a little to make it smoother in the larger cogs. I'm running a 28T as my largest. Once adjust correctly, I had no issues shifting up...
10-30-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By friday1970

Always sad to hear. Makes me wonder when my time...

Always sad to hear. Makes me wonder when my time is up
10-30-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Posted By friday1970

And some flapjacks! Too early for flapjacks?

And some flapjacks! Too early for flapjacks?
10-29-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By friday1970

I've done this with my mountain bike for easy...

I've done this with my mountain bike for easy into-town rides. Heck of a last faster with slicks, and easier to pedal around town.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,452
Posted By friday1970

It was raining today, so it was a great time to...

It was raining today, so it was a great time to change the groupset from my Microshift Arsis carbon 10 speed (great groupset, BTW) to my Sensah Empire groupset.
I haven't had the chance to ride it...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By friday1970

23mm tires? How does that feel after 100 miles? ...

23mm tires? How does that feel after 100 miles?
Though, they do seem like good tires for my Miyata, my bike for classic vintage rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,452
Posted By friday1970

I also ordered this Sensah Empire groupset and it...

I also ordered this Sensah Empire groupset and it arrived in the mail earlier this week. I've only unboxed it, played around with the shifters while holding them in my hand, and weighed the...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,724
Posted By friday1970

I need to spend more time relaxing/eating along...

I need to spend more time relaxing/eating along the way. I try to rush things, and usually want to start bonking by the 100th mile or so.
10-11-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By friday1970

Believe it or not, my Challenge Fujin SLII...

Believe it or not, my Challenge Fujin SLII recumbent. With the superman/open cockpit style bars, I didn't like it right off the bat. Also, the original owner went to an aluminum fork with rim brakes,...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,785
Posted By friday1970

If the rear tire is worn, I trash them. Half...

If the rear tire is worn, I trash them. Half worn, I move it to the front tire (providing the front tire is worn down).
My flow is: rear wheel gets the new tire when half worn, front gets the half...
10-09-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By friday1970

Like a dream collection. Wish it was my attic

Like a dream collection. Wish it was my attic
10-09-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,685
Posted By friday1970

Easy to pick. My Optima Baron lowracer recumbent....

Easy to pick. My Optima Baron lowracer recumbent. Fast, fun, and comfortable to ride. All of my longest and fastest rides were on this bike. Not without drawbacks though. Hills suck on a bent, and...
10-04-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By friday1970

Yep, go with a shorter stem. You want to push...

Yep, go with a shorter stem. You want to push pressure on the areas below the pinky finger, not on the other side closer to the thumb. If I recall correctly, there is a vein through the middle of...
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