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10-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,188
Posted By Steamer

Cyclists, in general, are closed minded and image...

Cyclists, in general, are closed minded and image conscious.

So, no.
10-12-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Steamer

I used the print out fit template on their...

I used the print out fit template on their website and it didn't steer me wrong.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By Steamer

In extreme cases like that, I pull over and stop....

In extreme cases like that, I pull over and stop. People get the message and go on their way.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By Steamer

Agree with all of that.

Agree with all of that.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By Steamer

Equally pedantically, I will point out for the...

Equally pedantically, I will point out for the record that I did concede a "yeah" to your point about DF bar widths vs. trike widths. ;)

Mr. Rydabent and Mr. Robnol have each certainly found their...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By Steamer

Yeah, BUT.... I find the center of my body...

Yeah, BUT....

I find the center of my body is in the same place on the road no matter what I am riding. On a trike I can safely put my right wheel closer to the road edge.

And the track of my...
Replies: 36
Views: 5,714
Posted By Steamer

Show some gratitude, mister. A Topeak Road Morph...

Show some gratitude, mister. A Topeak Road Morph G pumped up your almost flat rear tire this past weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,629
Posted By Steamer

I drink only distilled water, or rainwater, and...

I drink only distilled water, or rainwater, and only pure-grain alcohol.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Posted By Steamer

I use the shortest attachment. I think it's 1/8"....

I use the shortest attachment. I think it's 1/8". I only have to do it about every 4 weeks or so. Without a regular trim, the hairs down there get remarkably long and only when they are very long is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Posted By Steamer

I found that a lot of discomfort that I thought...

I found that a lot of discomfort that I thought was chafing was actually due to hairs being pulled on. 2 minutes with a clipper to clean things up really helped.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By Steamer

Remove it before it gets too bad. Not suggesting...

Remove it before it gets too bad. Not suggesting threadbare.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By Steamer

Same as what's on your bike. If this stresses...

Same as what's on your bike. If this stresses you out, stick to clinchers
09-01-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,691
Posted By Steamer

I just put fenders back on my bike, so I am...

I just put fenders back on my bike, so I am anticipating it, even if I am not really looking forward to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By Steamer

A proven tire you took of your wheel because the...

A proven tire you took of your wheel because the tread was starting to get too thin.
08-27-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,911
Posted By Steamer

It was useful. You lacked the ability to...

It was useful. You lacked the ability to interpret it correctly. The only sin committed by that post was assuming you were willing to zoom out and look at things intelligently.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,927
Posted By Steamer

F-lites. Same as GoCycle.

F-lites. Same as GoCycle.
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how...

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how far you've come as a bent rider in such a short period of time.
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

That has promise. This is definitely a trial...

That has promise.

This is definitely a trial and error type of thing.
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

I am leaning on one of those braces as I type...

I am leaning on one of those braces as I type this. It helps when I am at my desk. But I am not sure it would work on a bent. I suspect the additional weight on it (from the recumbent posture)...
Forum: Recumbent
07-31-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Looks to me like the sponge would concentrate...

Looks to me like the sponge would concentrate pressure too much.

I have had luck using camping sleeping pad material (the closed cell resilient foam type*). It wants to run the full width of the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Consider laying back the seat just a little...

Consider laying back the seat just a little and/or adding something between the foam pad and the seat mesh to provide some lumbar support. Either of these will take pressure off your tailbone. You...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

I haven't experienced that, but I live in a rural...

I haven't experienced that, but I live in a rural enough of a place I don't get flats very often on any of my machines. But logically if you can't see what you are running over as well, I am sure...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

The Wild Run'Rs don't wear particularly well, but...

The Wild Run'Rs don't wear particularly well, but for the price it's tolerable.

FWIW, I took the tape off my bars and riser on my Bacchetta fairly early on. I replaced it with a couple zip ties. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Those bags are nice, but my OCD says they will...

Those bags are nice, but my OCD says they will catch too much wind.

What did you think of the tires?

That flex noodle doesn't seem necessary, although sometimes those are useful on front brakes...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

The Tektro R539 has a max reach of 57mm. I...

The Tektro R539 has a max reach of 57mm.

I *thought* the standard Bacchetta road brakes (https://www.bacchettabikes.com/product/brake-bacchetta-rear-brake/) had a 57mm reach as well. IF that's...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

I don't find that bent riding ruins my DF legs,...

I don't find that bent riding ruins my DF legs, or vice versa. I actually think recumbent legs is more of a neurological / technique issue, and not so much a muscle thing. It IS a muscle thing for...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Most people experience the same phenomenon WRT...

Most people experience the same phenomenon WRT turns / cornering. You steer moreso than on a DF. As you noted trying to lean or use body english is essentially unproductive and distracting. Not...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Um, that figure of climbing per mile is averaged...

Um, that figure of climbing per mile is averaged over the whole distance, including downhills and flat-ish sections.
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Yes, its the same as the Dyad. Velocity used to...

Yes, its the same as the Dyad. Velocity used to call the Dyad rolled into sizes smaller than 622 the Aeroheat, but looks now like they have dropped the Aeroheat name.

The inner width is small...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Velocity Aeroheat?

Velocity Aeroheat?
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

This is a big part of many people's...

This is a big part of many people's disappointment with recumbents. It's not a quick transition. Most people don't have the patience if they don't have an urgent need or requirement to ride a bent....
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

I think the Strada is 130mm but I wouldn't worry...

I think the Strada is 130mm but I wouldn't worry about putting a 135mm OLD wheel in it for the reason you mention.

Michelin Wild Run'R tires are a good value, and are reported to roll very fast.
...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

I don't find side loaders to be all that much...

I don't find side loaders to be all that much more convenient than top entry cages, but I guess they are a little. This is assuming you use the two mounting points on the seat frame that are behind...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

You probably could use 559 wheels/tires to get...

You probably could use 559 wheels/tires to get something a little fatter if desired. Brake pads would need to drop 6mm. High performing tire selection in 559 isn't great, but there are a few tires...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Oh, there is another good reason to avoid loose...

Oh, there is another good reason to avoid loose shorts for anything other than short rides: chafing. On a bent you don't have a saddle keeping your scrotum away from the sides of your legs.

At...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

First: Nice score. Great price on a pretty good...

First: Nice score. Great price on a pretty good performing* bent .

(* not the most aero, lightest, or stiffest bent out there, but decent in all of those categories).

Second: Wow, you're...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,838
Posted By Steamer

Blousy shorts will catch a lot of wind and can...

Blousy shorts will catch a lot of wind and can direct bees up to places no bee should ever go. So some kind of short that is tight fitting, at least at the bottom, is best.

When the pads in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Steamer

Tange #1...

Tange #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) was top notch stuff for it's day. Still pretty nice even for the modern day.
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,644
Posted By Steamer

So, so. Are you looking for something faster...

So, so.

Are you looking for something faster than your Roubaix? If so, this is probably not that.
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,644
Posted By Steamer

Keep in mind that a Giro 20 is a touring bike,...

Keep in mind that a Giro 20 is a touring bike, not a speed machine.
Replies: 9
Views: 4,370
Posted By Steamer

Sorry, but your assumptions are wrong.

Sorry, but your assumptions are wrong.
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,027
Posted By Steamer

Different seats on different recumbents on...

Different seats on different recumbents on different backs. Lots of variables here. No recumbent seat or posture is uniformly comfortable for everyone. I sure hope all concerned have enough common...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,027
Posted By Steamer

The OP has been riding his bent for a while now. ...

The OP has been riding his bent for a while now. Perhaps he can report on how his back is doing.

My 25 years of experience on bents doesn't support your theory.
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,173
Posted By Steamer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1894x1165/7af9082a3a102a39617ebcda86a4d65e_4867fd399a955728122af9a0cb70ed942c6b02b5.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,173
Posted By Steamer

As I think I might have mentioned to you once, I...

As I think I might have mentioned to you once, I suspected your ulterior motive was to put down recumbents. Not may non-recumbent folk show up in the places where recumbent folk hang out, so your...
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,173
Posted By Steamer

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok...

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok guy.

I guess. :)
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,777
Posted By Steamer

https://www.bacchettabikes.com/product/wheel-set-v...

https://www.bacchettabikes.com/product/wheel-set-vuelta-corsa-lite-26-559-road-disc-clincher-set/

Don't know the width, but Bacchetta can tell you.
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,777
Posted By Steamer

Yeah, but it was the only ones they make that...

Yeah, but it was the only ones they make that published an internal rim width.

The OP should do some fishing. You know, an email or call to Vuelta to see what the rim widths of their disc wheels...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,777
Posted By Steamer

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/mo...

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/mountain-wheels-26/zerolite-mtb-comp-26-wheelset-1453.html
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,398
Posted By Steamer

Some customers are extremely high maintenance,...

Some customers are extremely high maintenance, and sometimes businesses fire such customers.
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