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Forum: Recumbent
04-10-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By madhouse

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NS9D_wn0QoW8-SaI...

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Forum: Recumbent
07-12-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By madhouse

You don't need a rack at all... I have been...

You don't need a rack at all... I have been commuting on a Sun for years. Take a standard laptop back pack. Cut the straps and sew in some clips. Thread the straps through the seat back and away...
06-22-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,304
Posted By madhouse

Carbonfiberboy: May I suggest a Guinness Float...

Carbonfiberboy: May I suggest a Guinness Float next time... Don't call me crazy until you try it. Make sure you pour the Guinness before you put the ice cream in. Otherwise you will never get the...
06-21-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By madhouse

Fitness level vs Calorie burn

My brother and I were on a bike ride; we both weigh the same and ride similar bikes. We both were wearing a hear rate monitor. His average heart rate was 20 ticks over mine; according to his heart...
Forum: Recumbent
03-07-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,402
Posted By madhouse

In addition to what roby wrote about children and...

In addition to what roby wrote about children and bents. In my opinion the biggest reason is like a minivan bents are extremely practical, but carry a huge stigma with them. Minivan = frumpy mom......
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,348
Posted By madhouse

I top off before every ride. I don't need to,...

I top off before every ride. I don't need to, I'm just anal. The "need" answer really depends on the tire/tube combination. That being said, any tire/tube combo should last 30 hours without a...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By madhouse

I acted on a similar urge and purchased a flat...

I acted on a similar urge and purchased a flat handlebar- road bike. It was a huge mistake and I cursed it every time I rode that bike. No change of hand position. No cheating the wind.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By madhouse

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires...

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/tougher

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Schwalbe tires yet. I don't have a need to run uber tough tires; I typically flat less than 1/1000...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By madhouse

[+1 I feel I am much safer at night. I get...

[+1 I feel I am much safer at night. I get passed by 8-12 cars in a 15 mile stretch. It's a straight flat road so the drivers can see me for miles before they catch up to me. 10 of those 12 cars...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By madhouse

I'm bummed! Had you posted your reply just...

I'm bummed! Had you posted your reply just minutes earlier I would have been able to send this reply while sitting in the staff meeting... Bummer, I had already logged off by the time you wrote...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By madhouse

The other reason for putting this up for the...

The other reason for putting this up for the forum to review is it gave me an excuse to surf the forum while at work!
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By madhouse

I appreciate all of the replies. I'm also a fan...

I appreciate all of the replies. I'm also a fan of the inverted U (sheffield). I just know that I can sometimes be very opinionated and thought I should get more of a consensus on this. I ride a...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By madhouse

This is one area where I love Wal-Mart. They...

This is one area where I love Wal-Mart. They have a section of micro-fiber sports cloths, imitation under-armor if you will. It's cheap and effective. Layer as necessary for the temp.

On the...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By madhouse

Facilities Manager - Requesting inputs for the best bike rack

I'm in the middle of a expansion at our manufacturing facility. We have showers available and the new employee entrance has a cement slab for parking bikes. Now I need to spec out the bike rack. I...
Forum: Recumbent
11-02-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By madhouse

Admittedly, I haven’t read through all the posts,...

Admittedly, I haven’t read through all the posts, if I’m repeating what someone else has mentioned I apologize.

A huge help for me was putting a wool barrier under the insole in the shoe. The...
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By madhouse

For your reference: I borrowed a SWB Vision R40...

For your reference: I borrowed a SWB Vision R40 OSS for about two weeks and two hundred miles. I have owned a CLWB OSS Sun for a little more than a year and have a LWB USS Vanguard that I’ve been...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By madhouse

The year of the flat

I had only flatted once in 5 years and 5000 miles. This year alone I have flatted 8 times!!!

I canít figure it out. Two of the flats were strictly my fault, because I failed to find the piece of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,557
Posted By madhouse

I have the aluminum Sun EZ-rider that looks a lot...

I have the aluminum Sun EZ-rider that looks a lot like this bike. It weighs 41#.

Looks like a great bike to get hook on bents with. I know mine worked for me!
Forum: Recumbent
06-15-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,076
Posted By madhouse

+1 I went with an 11-26. I have a 20" rear...

+1

I went with an 11-26. I have a 20" rear wheel so I use a 54-42-32 up front. I used the full range of gears on the Tour De Kota last week. I didn't need the extreme on either end, but used...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By madhouse

The one I was looking at that spurred the post...

The one I was looking at that spurred the post was listed at $950. I found another that I'm having someone pick up tonight for $400. (It will cost and addition $100 and four days to take possession...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,714
Posted By madhouse

Thanks for the info. I'm in need of replacing my...

Thanks for the info. I'm in need of replacing my seat cover!
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By madhouse

Used Ryan Vanguard

Iím looking at purchasing a used Ryan Vanguard LWB USS. The original owner doesnít recall what year it is. He guessed í94. Looking at the components, but not really sure which are original or not,...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,516
Posted By madhouse

My toes have limited me to how cold I can ride. ...

My toes have limited me to how cold I can ride. I have a combination of clothing that will keep me quite comfortable down to 10F… which is where I draw the line for safety reasons. (At 10 degrees...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By madhouse

I thought I was anal about my mileage log! ;) I...

I thought I was anal about my mileage log! ;) I round individual rides to tenths and montly data to the whole mile. I'm down about 50 miles this month also... That would be 150 miles off of your...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By madhouse

Buy a recumbent! I switched to the dark side...

Buy a recumbent! I switched to the dark side last May. Since the switch I rode more in 6 months than any other years total. All of it was pain free with the exception of the one time I rode my...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,866
Posted By madhouse

You missed out! A month ago I had my...

You missed out! A month ago I had my Hakkapellita W106s with only 365 miles on them on St. Clouds Craigs List. Sold em to a gal in Wyoming. I switched to a recumbent this year and had to switch to...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,736
Posted By madhouse

+1 I get comments from co-workers that they see...

+1 I get comments from co-workers that they see me 2-3 miles away with my blinkies... during daylight that distance is closer to 2/3 of a mile!

I have a Cateye TL1100 and a another 5 LED cheapy...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,650
Posted By madhouse

One of my best!!! I was shocked by the low 70F...

One of my best!!! I was shocked by the low 70F temp and very much overdress... It felt more like an upper 80F day. But I was fresh with a 6 mph tailwind and I maintained a 20 mph average. My...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By madhouse

First flat in over 5500 miles! *

* Not counting the office staple some moron though was funny to put in my tire!:mad:

I switched out tires for a weekend ride... 48 hours and 42 miles later, 3/4 mile from home... BOOM! My front...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,592
Posted By madhouse

O.K. So I'm a wimp! At least I'm a warm and dry...

O.K. So I'm a wimp! At least I'm a warm and dry wimp! I rode to work this morning with very lite sprinkles... But I called the wife for a ride home this evening in steady COLD rain.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,592
Posted By madhouse

Man I hate peer pressure! You guys suck! ...

Man I hate peer pressure! You guys suck!

Fine, I just went out and lubed my chain and put plastic over my sponge of a saddle (recumbent) for the 38F and light showers commute tomorrow morning.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By madhouse

Yes, I remember them... Looked it up a few years...

Yes, I remember them... Looked it up a few years ago. They never really took off. I'm guessing that if you found the origiator he/she would have a garage or basement full of the things! My brother...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By madhouse

I have occationally rotated tires. Not on a...

I have occationally rotated tires. Not on a schedule; but when going from studs back to slicks in the spring I will put my worst tire forward. That being said, there is still a lot of wear left in...
Forum: Recumbent
09-02-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,929
Posted By madhouse

Maybe you can convert an old set of roller...

Maybe you can convert an old set of roller skates... Just don't forget your skate key so you can take them off when you get to your destination! :)
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 05:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,496
Posted By madhouse

Mackinac Island, MI The small 6 square mile...

Mackinac Island, MI

The small 6 square mile Island has 500-600 year round residence, another 300 summer employees and does not allow motor vehicles other than police, fire, and ambulance.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By madhouse

I'm a fan of thin tires... Lighter weight =...

I'm a fan of thin tires... Lighter weight = faster acceleration.
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By madhouse

FWIW: My brother just spent $500 on a new EZ-1. ...

FWIW: My brother just spent $500 on a new EZ-1.

There is one listed on Craigs list in St. Cloud MN for $690... I wouldn't spend more than $600 on a used CX.
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By madhouse

Wet Seat

I rode for an hour in pouring rain... I'm dry, my cloths have been washed and dried... A day later and my seat is still dripping wet!

I ride a Sun EZ-Rider.

Any suggestions on how to speed...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,611
Posted By madhouse

Someone used my soap!

Iíve pretty much had the shower at work to myself for the past 9 years. I could count on one hand the number of times it has been used by someone else over that period of time.

Two weeks ago...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By madhouse

Buy a recumbent... All your woes will go away.

Buy a recumbent... All your woes will go away.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,787
Posted By madhouse

+1 on Mirrycle

+1 on Mirrycle
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By madhouse

How much $$ and how does the program work?

How much $$ and how does the program work?
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By madhouse

Company incentive program for rideshare/commuting

We are out of parking spaces at work. Instead of spending capital on a parking lot expansion we are looking at incentive packages to promote walking/biking/public transportation/car pooling.

What...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,650
Posted By madhouse

I played hard all weekend and ate poorly. ...

I played hard all weekend and ate poorly. Yesterday, short on sleep, I opted to ride to work with no wind in anticipation of a 17mph tailwind on the way home.

Halfway through my 15 mile one way...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By madhouse

The $1000 is a four year total as well as the...

The $1000 is a four year total as well as the $3000 spent.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By madhouse

Milestones!

Iím a bit anal retentive; I track every mile of every ride and every dollar spent/saved biking. I started commuting July í04 and had a two year hiatus.

Iíve just surpassed:
- 1000 miles on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,002
Posted By madhouse

We pay for a charity ride and then provide our...

We pay for a charity ride and then provide our own SAG wagon... because they don't have beer at the designated rest stops!

I was on a 50 miler the other day... came across a tiny town that was...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,650
Posted By madhouse

I took the LONG way home tonight! I needed 57...

I took the LONG way home tonight! I needed 57 miles to reach 500 for the month of June… So I did! At my fastest sustained pace to date on that bike.

I took some Ibuprofen and am enjoying a...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By madhouse

They blocked me from Bikeforums!

As of Monday the Baraccuda filter that IT installed on our server started blocking me from here!!!:mad::crash::mad::crash:

My normal back door doesn't even get me through!

This sucks!
Forum: Commuting
06-14-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By madhouse

I put mine in my pocket! It isn't the rain as...

I put mine in my pocket! It isn't the rain as much as fogging up that causes me trouble.
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