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Forum: Recumbent
07-01-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By adlai

First recumbent

Got a catrike 700 setup and biked it around. I liked it. Thoughts:

1. Gearing was too high. My area is hilly and this thing is geared with a deore on a triple.

2. Surprisingly comfortable. I...
09-21-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,265
Posted By adlai

The Ford C-Max is a hidden gem and an outstanding...

The Ford C-Max is a hidden gem and an outstanding value for a car.

The best part? Hybrid operation means that oil changes happen ever 15k miles and brakes last 100k miles.

It can fit two...
09-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By adlai

Raleigh Clubman through axle rear wtf?

the bicycle started having a clicking sound coming from the rear wheel so I've refurbished the wheel.

It's really weird.

I don't know the brand of the hub but it has two different sized ball...
05-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By adlai

Shimano 105 5600 hubs refurbishing

I bought a pair of 105 5600 hubs cheap. Now I see why.

The cones are pitted.

It isn't readily apparent how to find replacement cones. It also appears that the replacements that can be found...
05-12-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,758
Posted By adlai

I guess we shouldn’t listen to anything while...

I guess we shouldn’t listen to anything while driving our cars either. For that matter, we should remove any noise deadening materials from our cars. We should install microphones to amplify the...
05-10-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 21,758
Posted By adlai

well also a lot of riders are jerks while riding,...

well also a lot of riders are jerks while riding, taking up the entire center lane.

sure, you have the right, but if some guy messes up you’re screwed.

I always ride as far to the right as I...
05-08-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,374
Posted By adlai

Look at the range of that drivetrain. Tiny front...

Look at the range of that drivetrain. Tiny front crank, gigantic cassette
04-21-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By adlai

most single speed bikes have a front crank of...

most single speed bikes have a front crank of like 44 or 46. The SRAM actually is an overdrive hub eg the cog setup has to be able to climb hills.
04-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,136
Posted By adlai

Also the other thing is that I usually go with...

Also the other thing is that I usually go with like a 48 or 46 on the top of a double.

A triple isn't about the granny gear. It is about the middle gear, the 42 or 38t in the middle.
04-19-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By adlai

Good eye. . But considering I only paid $100...

Good eye. .

But considering I only paid $100 for the bike, finding a matching mavic cxp21 rim is harder than it should be
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04-15-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By adlai

I second the automatix sram. Very impressed with...

I second the automatix sram. Very impressed with it.

Only hard part is getting the gearing right. Probably the best front crank size for that hub is like 38t
04-13-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By adlai

Brooks leather with a cutout. B17. Bought it from...

Brooks leather with a cutout. B17. Bought it from Amazon for $80.

Gyes leather. From eBay for $65.

Not sure which is better. Brooks slides around a lot more.
04-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By adlai

Sprung saddles are great

I've tried out a few sprung saddles recently on my road bike. The saddle is typically situated a little above the handlebars and sloped downwards.
It's the best saddle experience I've ever had....
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