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Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,084
Posted By cat0020

I bought two Vision R40s from my local Craigslist...

I bought two Vision R40s from my local Craigslist ads, and another one from eBay listing, but seller is also within 45 miles.

There are more and more listings on eBay for recumbents, but shipping...
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,426
Posted By cat0020

Picked up this one today, nearly stock 2000...

Picked up this one today, nearly stock 2000 SV650S, minor body work scratches,
needs carb sync, oil/filter/coolant/brake fluid change, 17k miles.
$1250 cash.

https://i.imgur.com/WNlu2S6.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,388,427
Posted By cat0020

You need a different HELMET: ...

You need a different HELMET:

http://www.kalavinka-bikes.com/picture/wonderland/2006052201.jpg
10-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By cat0020

If you travel 5 miles in 15 min.. that's...

If you travel 5 miles in 15 min.. that's averaging about 23 mph
If you travel 10 miles in 30 min, that's averaging 30 mph.
Hitting a pothole or avoiding hazards at those speeds can be tricky.
...
10-08-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By cat0020

^^^ Additionally, cars/drivers have to be...

^^^
Additionally, cars/drivers have to be insured in order to be legally operating on public streets.
10-08-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By cat0020

How often are you pedaling at 25+ mph? Do...

How often are you pedaling at 25+ mph?

Do you sustain that speed over long distance?
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,084
Posted By cat0020

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and...

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and motorcycles are just toys, don't belong on public roads, roads are for cars.
09-25-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 864,957
Posted By cat0020

For $1400 including shipping,...

For $1400 including shipping, https://juicedscorpion.com/ (https://www.bikeforums.net/[url) Juiced Scorpion , I think it's a pretty good deal.. just have to wait until MAR/APR 2020 to receive it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

I didn't say custom geometry is "unachievable",...

I didn't say custom geometry is "unachievable", learn to read more carefully; I said: custom geometry & fit is still possible with titanium frame more so than carbon frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

If a pro cyclist is looking for particular...

If a pro cyclist is looking for particular fitment that no other carbon frame can offer, custom geometry & fit is still possible with titanium frame more so than carbon frames I would imagine.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

What the manufacturers want is more sales, more...

What the manufacturers want is more sales, more profit.
If making a lasting product cut into their own profit,.. hence, how many titanium frame manufacturers have lasted ages without changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

The advantage of titanium is that it lasts longer...

The advantage of titanium is that it lasts longer than most other frame materials, requires no paint, requires little to no care.
So if you want a bike that last as long as you can pedal in your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By cat0020

I never weighed my $140 Sundeal aluminum disc...

I never weighed my $140 Sundeal aluminum disc folding bike.. but it seems light enough after I cut down the handlebar & put a carbon seatpost.
It does have the longest reach of any other folding...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,084
Posted By cat0020

I have been riding motorcycles for two decades,...

I have been riding motorcycles for two decades, some with panniers /sidecases wider than a trike.
I'm comfortable riding between car mirrors in bumper-to-bumper traffic of NYC, as I have at least a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

Totally forgot, years ago, I bought a Titanium...

Totally forgot, years ago, I bought a Titanium recumbent.. fast, comfy.. good for long hours in the saddle:
https://i.imgur.com/EmprpY6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the identifiable pro Blade frames are in...

AFAIK, the identifiable pro Blade frames are in 700c wheels, front & rear.
Mass production Blade frames were 650 wheels front & rear.
In 1994, Steve Hegg had the one-off Blade that had 650 front &...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production...

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production were for the LA Sherriff domestic racing team back in 1992.
That was the only pro team that I know that rode titanium road race frame supplied by a...
09-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By cat0020

Same here. I didn't spend nearly as much as...

Same here.

I didn't spend nearly as much as a Hase Pino when I bought my Performer Family Tandem.

It's not as stiff or sturdy as a Hase Pino, but for my wife to ride with me or taking a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By cat0020

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992,...

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992, I have had opportunity to ride or own just about any other frame material for bicycle frames.
I currently have bikes that are carbon, steel,...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,084
Posted By cat0020

As any other bike, you decide what the purpose of...

As any other bike, you decide what the purpose of the bike is for you.
I started riding road bike over 30 years ago, pedaled across the continent and still enjoy riding my road bike 1-2k miles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 228,391
Posted By cat0020

20000km? for real?

20000km? for real?
09-08-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By cat0020

Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,388,427
Posted By cat0020

How does it ride? Looks like steer seat angle...

How does it ride?
Looks like steer seat angle and slack head angle, maybe because the rear wheel is elevated from the stand?

Good looking chrome.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,173
Posted By cat0020

^^^ Does it have electric assist?

^^^
Does it have electric assist?
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,754
Posted By cat0020

My NYC metro commuter for the last 10 months.....

My NYC metro commuter for the last 10 months.. $140 Sundeal folding bike w/disc brakes.
https://i.imgur.com/LN9rgQ5.jpg
08-28-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By cat0020

Is the wheel mounted straight in the frame?

Is the wheel mounted straight in the frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,388,427
Posted By cat0020

It may not be his lawn.. BTW, Lawn and...

It may not be his lawn..
BTW, Lawn and disorder: America's obsession with the perfect home lawn is terrible for the environment
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,173
Posted By cat0020

Shorter crank may makes out-of-saddle climbing...

Shorter crank may makes out-of-saddle climbing harder, but not if you spin at higher rpm while sitting.
Smaller circle to pedal with shorter cranks, with optimum gearing & cadence; you may be more...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,426
Posted By cat0020

That's about my thoughts on them.. If you take up...

That's about my thoughts on them.. If you take up as much road as a car, you might as well be in a cage (referring drivers as cagers).

I've ridden or driven the Polaris models in the past, not...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,426
Posted By cat0020

Another solution might be using something similar...

Another solution might be using something similar to "Throttle Rocker", using your palm to control throttle opening instead of relying on grip strength alone.
Especially over long hours of riding.
...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,426
Posted By cat0020

Thanks.. I have had four different Boxer oilheads...

Thanks.. I have had four different Boxer oilheads since 2002, single spark & dual spark engines; I've never had problems with surging.. just keep the engine rpm above 4k, and do your own throttle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 49,034
Posted By cat0020

Xshifter wireless unit? less than a week.. paid...

Xshifter wireless unit? less than a week.. paid on 05 AUG 2019, received on 09 AUG 2019, shipped from Taiwan.

I didn't support the KickStarter campaign for Xshifter back in 2016 or 2017, I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,388,427
Posted By cat0020

It's a tough decision every ride, but mostly...

It's a tough decision every ride, but mostly depending on the type of riding, right tool for the right job:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 49,034
Posted By cat0020

Received my Xshifter wireless shifting kit: ...

Received my Xshifter wireless shifting kit:
https://i.imgur.com/uvdONpi.jpg

Micro shifter & cable unit vs a quarter coin for sizing comparison:
https://i.imgur.com/iM4Iu2C.jpg

Going to...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,426
Posted By cat0020

Picked up a couple of BMWs recently.. 2003 BMW...

Picked up a couple of BMWs recently..
2003 BMW F650GS & 2007 R1200S
https://i.imgur.com/oS1psbU.jpg

The 2003 F650GS was neglected and stored outdoors, needs much cleaning and some work.
But for...
08-13-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,382
Posted By cat0020

I've got a bunch of the old 8-9 speed XTR stuff...

I've got a bunch of the old 8-9 speed XTR stuff in my basement, even the old Rapid-rise, remote shifter, 4-arm cranks.. XTR stuff... some NOS still in box.
Let me know if you're looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,173
Posted By cat0020

XShifter review...

XShifter review (https://www.bikeradar.com/news/xshifter-brings-wireless-shifting-to-any-road-bike/)

It's going to be mounted on my next TT bike, which has lots of hidden cable routing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,173
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/uvdONpi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uvdONpi.jpg
07-20-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By cat0020

Usually I prepare for long hours in The saddle by...

Usually I prepare for long hours in The saddle by drinking lots of water 48 hours prior. 16-20 oz. per hour.
During the ride I drink about 24 oz. per hour. Today's heat index was triple digit with...
07-20-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By cat0020

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled.. Started...

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled..
Started around 5:20 AM to beat the heat, neighbor's two feline friends came over to send me off:
https://i.imgur.com/B9jR4LQ.jpg

Sunrise just above the trees:...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
Posted By cat0020

Depending on the type of hills and how you climb...

Depending on the type of hills and how you climb on your current road bike, likely that your speed average will take a hit regardless which recumbent you try, until you get used and build up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,722
Posted By cat0020

My Tres Amigos: https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg

My Tres Amigos:
https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,722
Posted By cat0020

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the...

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the pedal placement, using B/B spacers to move the spindle towards direction that you have chainstay rub can remedy that effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,722
Posted By cat0020

Very nice looking Airborne. Majority of braking...

Very nice looking Airborne.
Majority of braking force is applicable from the front wheel anyway, to attempt disc brake caliper for the rear of that frame would not be ideal, unless there is enough...
06-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,219
Posted By cat0020

Last year, I bought my 80 year old father in-law...

Last year, I bought my 80 year old father in-law a step-thru Chinese ebike from eBay.
$1299 USD delivered to my door, I assembled it myself.
750w, 48v 14AH battery. ...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,333,291
Posted By cat0020

Talk about...

Talk about https://silodrome.com/citroen-2cv-4x4-sahara/ ([url)]Citroen.. two engines, 4x4.
https://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Citro%C3%ABn-2CV-4%C3%974-Sahara-740x484.jpg
Forum: Foo
05-16-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,333,291
Posted By cat0020

No one else caught on to this one? ...

No one else caught on to this one?

https://silodrome.com/field-of-abandoned-ferraris ([url)

THE FIELD OF ABANDONED FERRARIS (AND HOW THEY GOT THERE)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,388,427
Posted By cat0020

Looks like he can use shorter crankarms.

Looks like he can use shorter crankarms.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,722
Posted By cat0020

I'm about 165-170 lb. also, 5' 10", 38" inseam, I...

I'm about 165-170 lb. also, 5' 10", 38" inseam, I ride with 170 mm crankarms, I sit more in saddle spinning than mashing the pedals out-of-saddle.
I can ride 175 mm crankarms on a MTB, cause more...
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