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09-29-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can always verify the bend and where it is by...

You can always verify the bend and where it is by removing the fork from the frame and sighting down the steerer tube.
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlazingPedals

I use SPD pedals, and shoes for those are...

I use SPD pedals, and shoes for those are generally walkable. I regularly wear them while driving to a club ride. Although by the end of the ride it feels good to get out of the hot shoes and into...
09-29-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By BlazingPedals

Will a lawn sweeper work? You can get those with...

Will a lawn sweeper work? You can get those with or without vacuums. They pull behind a lawn tractor.

edit: made in America may make the search tougher.
09-29-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,858
Posted By BlazingPedals

ESH. Drafting unannounced is contrary to the...

ESH.
Drafting unannounced is contrary to the rules of etiquette, but snot rockets really are gross and uncalled for.
09-28-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,016
Posted By BlazingPedals

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only...

Remember: there are no tailwinds, there are only days in which you're awesome.
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By BlazingPedals

It should go without saying. When lengthening the...

It should go without saying. When lengthening the boom by an inch, the chain needs to be lengthened 2 inches.
09-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 790
Posted By BlazingPedals

What's the conversion rate to make your age in...

What's the conversion rate to make your age in metric? :)
09-09-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 798
Posted By BlazingPedals

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x534/racing_trike_jpeg_9859c199735c8d9d759e30518acd7e9c44712e5b.jpg
I've seen videos of trikes like this in a race. over in GB somewhere. So...
08-25-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,470
Posted By BlazingPedals

Meh. If you're riding at, say, 200 watts, a...

Meh. If you're riding at, say, 200 watts, a headwind will slow you down and a tailwind will speed you up. But it's still 200 watts.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-17-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,092
Posted By BlazingPedals

Thanks for dredging up this zombie thread. I...

Thanks for dredging up this zombie thread. I think I did it back around 2008. EDIT: It must have been 2007, because I was one of the 4 who Lowracer1 mentioned that finished. It was the last year the...
08-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with...

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with 700C. The 38 is the tire's width in mm.
08-04-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,362
Posted By BlazingPedals

To me at least, "training" is just exercising to...

To me at least, "training" is just exercising to a plan. If calling it "exercise" sounds less intimidating, then go for it!
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,465
Posted By BlazingPedals

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every...

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every time you get to a hill, you hit it hard. By mid-summer the hills will see you coming, recognize you, and lie down in submission. I think the logic is...
07-28-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,127
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even without racing, aluminum handlebars have a...

Even without racing, aluminum handlebars have a finite life. Sooner or later, the metal will fatigue and break. it's what aluminum does. I had it happen once. Luckily, it's rare for both sides to...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By BlazingPedals

Most recumbents will fit a range of x-seams....

Most recumbents will fit a range of x-seams. Essentially your X-seam is a measurement from the back of your hips to the ball of your foot. Hostelshoppe.com used to have an instructional video on how...
07-14-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By BlazingPedals

Tailwinds never get the credit, do they??? It's...

Tailwinds never get the credit, do they??? It's either a headwind day, or "good hydration". :)
07-13-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you change nothing but the bike's weight, then...

If you change nothing but the bike's weight, then you will only see a minor improvement in overall speed. Most of the resistance you see at 16+ mph will be from aerodynamics. Changing your frontal...
07-13-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By BlazingPedals

Any chainring tattoo that's less than a...

Any chainring tattoo that's less than a 53-toother is for wimps. ;)
07-13-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 913
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, I always wondered why they trained the deer...

Yes, I always wondered why they trained the deer to cross in such inconvenient spots. :)

I had two deer cross in front of my on last night's ride. 50 feet or less at 20 mph. Just as scary as the...
07-07-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,197
Posted By BlazingPedals

The TdF dumpsters are heavily-guarded, because...

The TdF dumpsters are heavily-guarded, because the needles are a bio hazard. :)
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,644
Posted By BlazingPedals

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them....

That sure seems to be like Penninger made them. Tank-style steering when standard USS would have been so simple. I can't see, but is it one-wheel driver or is there a second freewheel for a sort of...
07-06-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,995
Posted By BlazingPedals

A half bottle of vodka? And it didn't even have...

A half bottle of vodka? And it didn't even have any ciggie butts in it? Backwash?
07-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,197
Posted By BlazingPedals

This argument seems to be that technology is a...

This argument seems to be that technology is a binary choice: Either you want to win races and the technology is worth the price, or else you don't want to win races, in which case all technology is...
06-27-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By BlazingPedals

That will get you disciplined, too. I think...

That will get you disciplined, too. I think you're allowed 5 posts per day when you're on probation. It's all meant to put the brakes on real spammers.
06-27-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had a couple of cases of PF, separate cases on...

I had a couple of cases of PF, separate cases on each foot. The last one was caused by overly-flexible tennis shoes. Cycling did not cause or aggravate it. What I did was fill a pop bottle with water...
06-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's always best to remember that pedestrians...

It's always best to remember that pedestrians always have the right-of-way on a MUP -- no matter what dumb thing they do.
06-17-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By BlazingPedals

As others have written, it's more about the...

As others have written, it's more about the engineering. If you engineer an aluminum bike to be compliant, it will quickly reach its fatigue limit and fail. So aluminum bikes are deliberately made to...
06-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,197
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd say this is likely the OP's issue. In my...

I'd say this is likely the OP's issue. In my world, everyone is looking for speed, just to "keep up with the Joneses" on club rides. But for a 10 mph MUP rider, it doesn't matter.

Everyone's...
06-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,441
Posted By BlazingPedals

I vote for new pads. If you have old, hardened...

I vote for new pads. If you have old, hardened pads, they won't stop you well. Get some Kool Stop salmon pads, they will stop you much better. If you really want discs, it's more economical to get a...
06-02-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,236
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's well-known that cheap Chinese bikes are...

It's well-known that cheap Chinese bikes are designed for Chinese people, who tend to have small feet. Grow smaller feet and you won't have a problem.
06-01-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,587
Posted By BlazingPedals

This says it all. Reverse snobicity.

This says it all. Reverse snobicity.
05-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you planning on eating it?

Are you planning on eating it?
05-25-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,031
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread was resurrected at an opportune time....

This thread was resurrected at an opportune time. Recently, I discovered my chain was worn enough to replace, so I was conscientious and replaced the chain, cassette, and worn jockey pulleys all at...
05-24-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,322
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bummer. Meanwhile, in other news, I had to turn...

Bummer. Meanwhile, in other news, I had to turn my furnace back on last night. Apparently it's still early April here.
05-22-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By BlazingPedals

This thread gets my vote -- for what I'm not sure.

This thread gets my vote -- for what I'm not sure.
05-22-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,164
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even a derailleur is replaceable. What you really...

Even a derailleur is replaceable. What you really don't want is for the hanger to be stronger than the frame.
05-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By BlazingPedals

Note when you deflate the tire, you'll also have...

Note when you deflate the tire, you'll also have to unstick the bead from the rim so that the tire moves. When the valve is crooked like that, it can cause damage to the stem, even cause flats. It is...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you are going the clipless route, I've found...

If you are going the clipless route, I've found that SPD tends to work no matter who makes the pedals. Not like road cleats of which there seem to be an endless variety that all look alike but aren't...
05-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By BlazingPedals

One reason thru-axles were developed was because...

One reason thru-axles were developed was because of disc brakes, but it's almost a theoretical problem given the very low number of incidents. Under hard braking, a disc brake can pull the wheel out...
05-05-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'll be the English teacher who says "upright...

I'll be the English teacher who says "upright bicycles have saddles, recumbents have seats." With that out of the way, my recumbent seats are set at around 22 degrees from horizontal. My lone...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,425
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nocom has a pretty LOW bottom bracket. It's still...

Nocom has a pretty LOW bottom bracket. It's still above the seat, but my heels are pretty close to the ground with 170mm cranks. It could be a little more laid-back, but then it would need a longer...
05-04-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By BlazingPedals

Are you sure you're not talking about 650C?

Are you sure you're not talking about 650C?
05-04-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,728
Posted By BlazingPedals

Glad to hear you were well enough to ride at all!...

Glad to hear you were well enough to ride at all! When I had it, I could barely get out of bed to pee for a week and a half. I never knew if my taste was affected because I was too weak to eat...
05-03-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,964
Posted By BlazingPedals

In central Michigan, those kinds of rides are...

In central Michigan, those kinds of rides are thankfully few and far between, and I totally ignore their existence. If charities want to raise money, they should ask for donations. Once they host a...
04-28-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By BlazingPedals

Adjusting cheap mechanical disc brakes: 1. undo...

Adjusting cheap mechanical disc brakes:
1. undo the brake cable.
2. position the caliper so that the inside (non-moving) pad is as close as you can get to the rotor without rubbing.
3. Using the...
04-28-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,481
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the brakes have needed that much attention,...

If the brakes have needed that much attention, and apparently will continue to do so, why haven't you learned how to adjust them yourself yet? The other points are good, an upgrade would be a good...
04-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,811
Posted By BlazingPedals

As I understand it, the problem with solid tires...

As I understand it, the problem with solid tires is that road shocks are transmitted directly to that portion of the rim, whereas with a pneumatic tire the shock is distributed around the wheel. Once...
04-19-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By BlazingPedals

Actually, plastic spoke covers work pretty well...

Actually, plastic spoke covers work pretty well and don't weigh much more, if any, than carbon. Covering the spokes gives a lenticular wheel, which actually outperforms a flat disk in a lot of...
04-19-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By BlazingPedals

No, it's a standard NoCom fork, if saying that...

No, it's a standard NoCom fork, if saying that isn't an oxymoron.. All of the NoComs I know of have a disc brake in front. That said, it's uncommon in almost every aspect. It has 80mm between...
04-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By BlazingPedals

This isn't a true disk wheel, it's spoke...

This isn't a true disk wheel, it's spoke covers.Works the same though. This bike was designed for it, although I can't say it makes a lot of difference. It does, however, accentuate the cool " hollow...
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