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Forum: Recumbent
06-19-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By FlatFender

I've ridden a friend's Lightning Thunderbolt, and...

I've ridden a friend's Lightning Thunderbolt, and didn't really like it. The Cruzbike seems to check all the boxes (fits in standard bike racks, more upright position, standard sized wheels/tires)...
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By FlatFender

Cost is definitely part of it, but I also like...

Cost is definitely part of it, but I also like that it'll fit in standard bike racks, and it seems more like the seating position I'd like. Pedal steer also seems good for me, as I have carpal tunnel...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By FlatFender

I hadn't seen the ambassador thing on their...

I hadn't seen the ambassador thing on their website. They do list a shop that's a few hours from me that carries their bikes so I'm considering making the drive for that, but I'll definitely check...
Forum: Recumbent
06-15-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By FlatFender

Recumbent Curious - Cruzbike T50?

Hey folks, due to an injury from a crash about 3.5yrs ago, I've been mostly off bikes since then. Several times I've tried getting back on, and I just can't ride a bike with a traditional saddle due...
12-13-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By FlatFender

Sunday afternoon. Lake Crab tree county park in...

Sunday afternoon. Lake Crab tree county park in Raleigh. Wife and I stopped for a break and the dude just rolled right on by. It was amazing.
11-27-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By FlatFender

Update: Took it back to the shop I bought it at,...

Update: Took it back to the shop I bought it at, they said it wasn't torqued correctly. When I mentioned to the mechanic everything they had done to it, and it still wasn't fixed, he said "Wavy...
11-19-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By FlatFender

Bottom Bracket Squeak/Creak

So my wife bought this road bike 3-4 months ago. I think it was in August. It's a Fuji Finest, mostly 105 components, Oval crank.

Soon after getting it, she started having this weird creaking...
11-06-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By FlatFender

Heh, current bike is a...

Heh, current bike is a marginally-above-department-store Diamondback Overdrive 29er Alivio/Acera components, cable disk brakes, etc. It's really not terrible, but it's not good.

After scrounging a...
11-05-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By FlatFender

Looking at an Airborne Seeker or Goblin. Went to...

Looking at an Airborne Seeker or Goblin. Went to Performance tonight to peruse they're 29ers and the guy literally didn't know what 29er meant, so that was a disappointment.
11-02-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By FlatFender

I apparently can't say R.eddit here on the forum...

I apparently can't say R.eddit here on the forum for some reason.

Anyways, I appreciate the input. I took the rigid bike out today... and realized I forgot how much fun mountain biking is....
11-01-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By FlatFender

Someone on ****** suggested the same fork. Said...

Someone on ****** suggested the same fork. Said it should be a little stiffer than the RS fork with regular quick release dropouts. Agree?
10-31-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By FlatFender

RS Recon Gold 29er Fork?

Is this a decent fork for someone looking to get back into mountain biking after a long hiatus?

I've still got my old rigid 29er, wanting to throw a squishy fork on it and give mountain biking a...
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,111
Posted By FlatFender

So I borrowed a friends recumbent... Have questions

Howdy folks. A good friend of mine is a die hard recumbent rider, and he's been trying to convert me for a few years. He was heading out of town for the weekend, so I borrowed his Lightning...
07-27-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,789
Posted By FlatFender

There's a segment on Little John road in Raleigh...

There's a segment on Little John road in Raleigh NC called "Yeahhhhh okayyyyy"
06-30-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By FlatFender

Thanks for the input, good to know im not alone. ...

Thanks for the input, good to know im not alone.

Looks like the bike has a 100mm stem on it now with a very slight rise, so maybe I'll find something about the same length with more rise to bring...
06-28-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By FlatFender

Base of Skull/Neck Pain on Longer Rides?

On some recent longer (for me anyways, say 30-35 miles) rides I've started getting some pain at the base of my skull from looking up while riding. I'd like to do some longer rides as I get in better...
06-18-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,203
Posted By FlatFender

My wife was shopping for a new bike about a month...

My wife was shopping for a new bike about a month ago. We were getting groceries and noticed there was a Trek Store in the same shopping center that we hadn't ever been in before. Decided to stop in...
01-02-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By FlatFender

Cheap Disk Brake Rotors Going out of True?

I picked up a Fuji Sportif 1.5 a couple months back, and after a couple hundred miles the rear brake disk went out of true and I had Performance true it. Now, a few hundred miles later, the front...
12-29-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By FlatFender

This looked like sand over a wooded decking, so I...

This looked like sand over a wooded decking, so I thought I could roll it. Turned out to be slick mud...

I definitely ride in the cold or the wet, just not both at the same time.
12-27-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By FlatFender

Wiped out, landed on my tailbone.

Ouch.
On Christmas day, my wife and I went for a ride around Raleigh on the greenways. We hit a place where there was mud over a wet wooden bridge, and before I knew it I was being slammed into the...
12-26-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,380
Posted By FlatFender

Merry Mudmas

A couple things:

1. My wife and I are getting back into cycling and hiking after a 7ish year hiatus. I blog about my other hobbies, so we decided we may as well blog about this too.

2....
12-15-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By FlatFender

I do a lot of cycling and a lot of day hikes....

I do a lot of cycling and a lot of day hikes. I've found it best to have a Camelbak setup for doing both activities. A lot of folks balk at wearing a Camelbak on the bike, but I like it.

Inside it...
11-17-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,547
Posted By FlatFender

How Much Cable Stretch is Normal?

New cables on a new road bike. Since picking up the bike, and riding about 300 miles, I've tightened the rear derailleur cable 4 full turns at the thumb adjuster on the derailleur. It's all been a...
11-14-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By FlatFender

I'm not sure I agree with your first statement. I...

I'm not sure I agree with your first statement. I see a lot of folks that are C-class competitors who compete a couple times a month that never get any better because they don't practice. They don't...
11-14-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By FlatFender

Depends on the type of shooting. For super long...

Depends on the type of shooting. For super long range type stuff, you're absolutely correct, but when I load ammo for practical shooting matches, I use the cheapest ammo components I can find.
11-14-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By FlatFender

Skills vs. Tools

Hey folks,

I run a blog centered around competitive handgun shooting, and I'm getting back into cycling after about a 7 year hiatus. Our mantra has become "Skills > Tools". I'm noticing that there...
11-10-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,415
Posted By FlatFender

I've always been a Tri-flow guy myself (would...

I've always been a Tri-flow guy myself (would have voted but it's not on the list).
11-05-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,921
Posted By FlatFender

I like the MUP. Here in Raleigh my neighborhood...

I like the MUP. Here in Raleigh my neighborhood connects to 112 miles of the Capital Area Greenway which in my opinion is mostly phenomenal.

However, last night my wife and I were doing a quick...
10-30-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By FlatFender

Road Bikes More Affected by Grime?

Hey folks,
After a 7 year hiatus from cycling, I'm picking the hobby back up. In the past I've always ridden mountain bikes, and old road bikes with friction shifters. As part of picking the hobby...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By FlatFender

Thanks folks, I appreciate it. Should have...

Thanks folks, I appreciate it. Should have known... Been off the bike too long I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By FlatFender

Sora Double Front Brifter

Hey Everybody, my first post here on the forum in many many years.

Anyways, I'm dabbling at getting back into cycling after about a 7 year hiatus. Yesterday I picked up a Fuji Sportif 1.5 from...
01-02-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By FlatFender

Jam a heel into the fork near the headset.

Jam a heel into the fork near the headset.
12-20-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By FlatFender

Probably wouldnt cost much more than having it...

Probably wouldnt cost much more than having it welded.
11-21-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By FlatFender

New chains are cut to fit Run the new chain...

New chains are cut to fit

Run the new chain around the big chainring, and the big cog, and add 2 links. Then cut to fit. This requires the use of a chain breaker tool.
11-21-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,035
Posted By FlatFender

Suspension hub?

Suspension hub?
11-16-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By FlatFender

I miss Sheldon.

I dont really have anything to say, but man, I miss that guy. I never had the chance to meet him face to face, but I would still call him a friend.
11-06-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,277
Posted By FlatFender

Southern Hemisphere...

Southern Hemisphere...
11-05-08, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By FlatFender

Why are you so set on having a used frame when a...

Why are you so set on having a used frame when a complete new bike is $299?
I understand wanting to build your own bike, but getting into cycling by building your own bike before you have one that...
11-04-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By FlatFender

www.trianglemtb.com Lots of riding in the area,...

www.trianglemtb.com Lots of riding in the area, unfortunately I haven't had the time to explore much of it since moving here in June.
10-10-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By FlatFender

correct. I use a piece of copper pipe with...

correct.

I use a piece of copper pipe with some slits in it to make it wide enough to snag the edges of the cup. Then you just hammer it out.
10-05-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,068
Posted By FlatFender

hey dude, this is a bicycle forum, you may want...

hey dude, this is a bicycle forum, you may want to try a place for motorcycles.
09-25-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By FlatFender

It does not appear to be an upgrade. More like...

It does not appear to be an upgrade. More like another bike at the same level.
09-25-08, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By FlatFender

its a fine bike for XC.

its a fine bike for XC.
09-23-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,534
Posted By FlatFender

I really believe that there will be a Livestrong...

I really believe that there will be a Livestrong team. Lance is riding for awareness, why not?
09-11-08, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By FlatFender

I feel pretty safe saying that they will not fit...

I feel pretty safe saying that they will not fit "into" the bars...


:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,400
Posted By FlatFender

I bet they make a LAF, or Livestrong super team.

I bet they make a LAF, or Livestrong super team.
09-09-08, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By FlatFender

I once got a package 10months after I had ordered...

I once got a package 10months after I had ordered it from performance. I had forgotten about it.
08-30-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By FlatFender

good luck finding new elastomers. Thats about...

good luck finding new elastomers. Thats about your only option. Personally, Id start saving for a new bike.
08-29-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,883
Posted By FlatFender

nubbins

nubbins
08-29-08, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By FlatFender

Ive done it/seen it done. It works rather well

Ive done it/seen it done. It works rather well
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