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06-30-08, 09:42 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Well, I am using bike shorts - triathlon shorts...

Well, I am using bike shorts - triathlon shorts actually because none of the other shorts I tried stayed snug around the leg band. So the padding is less thick, but it's what I wore for years on...
06-30-08, 08:46 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Update: I switched back to my old seat...

Update:

I switched back to my old seat (though I didn't raise it back up yet). I went out for a ride at 3:15 AM planning to just see if I could make it the 12.5 miles to Waikiki. That was going...
06-22-08, 01:14 AM
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Posted By TheRCF

Definitely going back to the old saddle - at...

Definitely going back to the old saddle - at least to find out if that gets things back reasonably close to normal for 20-25 mile rides. Have to do that just to eliminate causes.

Are you riding a...
06-22-08, 01:07 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By TheRCF

I doubt it is saddle time. I didn't have this...

I doubt it is saddle time. I didn't have this much trouble this fast even when I first started riding, nor when I first started on road bikes. It also isn't mainly the butt, but the upper thigh...
06-21-08, 02:24 AM
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Posted By TheRCF

The horn does widen out sooner than my other...

The horn does widen out sooner than my other saddle.

I think that shop is one I looked at before when I was thinking of a Brooks years ago - at least the guarantee sounds familiar.

Oh well,...
06-21-08, 02:15 AM
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Posted By TheRCF

My first road bike was a Bianchi Volpe, which is...

My first road bike was a Bianchi Volpe, which is a touring bike - that's when I found out i had to wear bike shorts! Of course, it is always possible I should have set things differently. I'm...
06-20-08, 08:18 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Ah, I'm in Hawaii now - near pearlridge shopping...

Ah, I'm in Hawaii now - near pearlridge shopping center. Have a nephew in the marines at Kaneohe right now. In fact, he's getting married next week.

From my point of view, I'm not all that...
06-20-08, 08:06 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

At the moment, seat and bars are the same height,...

At the moment, seat and bars are the same height, but I probably lowered the seat post about 1.5 inches along the way (but after my first ride).

"Okole"? Are you from Hawaii? That's the only...
06-20-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By TheRCF

Same question I aske others - are you doing this...

Same question I aske others - are you doing this on a road bike or something else?
06-20-08, 08:01 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Right now, that seems like the most likely thing...

Right now, that seems like the most likely thing I'll do - and hope it solves the problem. Since I changed the seat before resuming riding, I haven't tried that since resuming yet.
06-20-08, 07:59 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Nope. Only wore underwear on a couple test rides...

Nope. Only wore underwear on a couple test rides to see if I could wear regular shorts.
06-20-08, 07:57 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

I had thought about a recumbent - even researched...

I had thought about a recumbent - even researched some. But money is a big issue now with my mortgage. If a $360 trek 7000 is something I want to avoid spending, a bent is much worse, especially...
06-20-08, 07:50 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Yeah, I've had all kinds of problems with the...

Yeah, I've had all kinds of problems with the fact everyone is different. When I first researched getting a road style bike, I saw lots of stuff about trying lots of bikes to get the one that "feels...
06-20-08, 07:42 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

But there is still that difference between a...

But there is still that difference between a hybrid and a road style bike. What works on one may not work on the other when using regularl clothes.
06-20-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By TheRCF

Well, hard to tell how much difference it would...

Well, hard to tell how much difference it would be with a hybrid vs a road bike style. Made note of your info though.

Thanks.
06-20-08, 01:39 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Okay, let's pursue this angle. First, two...

Okay, let's pursue this angle.

First, two people have recommended the B17 and another the 66. Comments on these choices?

Second, one of the problems with regular clothing that I've noticed is...
06-20-08, 01:35 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

I can understand the more pressure on the sit...

I can understand the more pressure on the sit bones, but then, when I started riding with a comfort bike, almost all the pressure was on the sit bones.

As for easing back in, I am. I started out...
06-20-08, 01:25 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

I can understand the reason for the riding...

I can understand the reason for the riding position, but I also figure it is factoring other normal desires - like going faster. I want to go fast, but only in the relative sense compared to riding...
06-20-08, 01:13 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

I never thought that a wider seat would have that...

I never thought that a wider seat would have that effect - but what if I raise the handlebars several inches? Are you riding a road bike in regular clothes (just want to make sure since you also...
06-20-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By TheRCF

I'm sure lowering the saddle would make the...

I'm sure lowering the saddle would make the peddling less efficient. Not sure about the knew issue. I've heard of it, but would that matter if you aren't pushing hard for extended distances? I...
06-20-08, 12:29 PM
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Posted By TheRCF

Well, maybe I'm crazy, but while I know about...

Well, maybe I'm crazy, but while I know about different bikes for different purposes, besides money issues for a new bike, I'd like the best speed I can get for a given effort. That is, even though...
06-20-08, 02:48 AM
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Posted By TheRCF

Well, I was fit for the bike when I got it, but...

Well, I was fit for the bike when I got it, but since changing the saddle and making the adjustments I mentioned, it's not set the same.

I may be wrong, but I thought that the changes I made in...
06-20-08, 01:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By TheRCF

Why can't I ride anymore?

Okay, that's a slight exaggeration - but I can't ride much and I can't figure out why. This is gonna be a little long, but I want to cover everything so people can make the best evalution..

I'm...
11-30-06, 09:12 PM
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Views: 348
Posted By TheRCF

I've ordered Continental 400 tires from them...

I've ordered Continental 400 tires from them twice. Great prices (though they have gone up since I bought 4 the last time - I actually got 4 for just a few dollars more than 2 would cost me in the...
07-08-06, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By TheRCF

Well, this isn't what you are talking about, but...

Well, this isn't what you are talking about, but it helped me. I had a lot of trouble with wind making my eyes water (I wear glasses). I ended up buying a cap - one specifically for bicycling which...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

Never heard of crank-forward. I'll look up info...

Never heard of crank-forward. I'll look up info about them. If they aren't recumbents, do they have no advantage with wind - but maybe also don't have the advantage a regular bike has on hills?
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

Yeah, it's a rough life. I ride usually 13 miles...

Yeah, it's a rough life. I ride usually 13 miles to Waikiki well before dawn, then work a couple hours at a restaurant doing some light cleaning while I wait for breakfast to begin. Then I eat,...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

I'll start asking about them next time I'm at my...

I'll start asking about them next time I'm at my LBS. Maybe they know where I can try one.
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-06, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

> 6. Obsession. If you're obsessed with riding...

> 6. Obsession. If you're obsessed with riding now, wait until you fall in love with your bent. <

Well, while I ride a lot (no car), I've never been obsessed. I mostly found I don't mind riding...
07-04-06, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By TheRCF

Well, I haven't had much in the way of problems...

Well, I haven't had much in the way of problems with the presta valves, but concerning your failure to find a hole and for the moment assuming the problem wasn't something in the valve causing it to...
07-04-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By TheRCF

It is the Bianchi Volpe - basically a touring...

It is the Bianchi Volpe - basically a touring bike. Nice bike but since it is a touring bike, a little heavy.
07-04-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Okay, I tried some padded underwear I bought ages...

Okay, I tried some padded underwear I bought ages ago from Performance (Andanmo or something like that - 100% polyester hydro-something or other material).

I did everything else as usual - Sport...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-06, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

> Sounds like your hillclimbing ability is low...

> Sounds like your hillclimbing ability is low (based on what you're saying). <

Well, I'm certainly not good at them. Don't know how I actually rate. The guy I often ride with excels on hills so...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

I guess ultimately it is something I'll just have...

I guess ultimately it is something I'll just have to try if I can find a place that has one I can ride. As for the hills here, I guess I would not use a bent to take the little side roads up the...
07-03-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Very interesting. Thanks.

Very interesting. Thanks.
Forum: Recumbent
07-03-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

> you can check wheelbases at...

> you can check wheelbases at www.hostelshoppe.com and compare with a DF. <

Thanks!

> If you are performance obsessed <

Well, it isn't like I'm fast - I'm not. I've been stuck at a certain...
Forum: Recumbent
07-03-06, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

> 2. Everyone's hill climbing ability is...

> 2. Everyone's hill climbing ability is different. Do you get passed a lot on the hills NOW? <

Well, it isn't a matter of whether others pass me - I mostly ride alone pre-dawn and when I do...
07-03-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

I actually had that happen once, though the exact...

I actually had that happen once, though the exact situation was a bit different. I was on the main road and passing an intersection. There was a merge lane for vehicles turning right onto my road. ...
07-03-06, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

lyeinyoureye, Wow, that's interesting stuff....

lyeinyoureye,

Wow, that's interesting stuff. I have a hard time seeing myself using a velomobile in the traffic here. It would work fine when starting out since I ride in the middle of the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-03-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By TheRCF

Planning for the future

At some point, I may move to a bent, but there are plenty of things I'm concerned about. Perhaps some people can offer comments:

1. BEING SEEN! I'm not so worried about being on a road with a...
07-03-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Thanks. I did a quick search for duofold online...

Thanks. I did a quick search for duofold online and it looks promising.
07-03-06, 12:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Hmmm, this is interesting - all mine are 100%...

Hmmm, this is interesting - all mine are 100% cotton. Perhaps that explains a lot. What are yours made of?
07-02-06, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Thanks for those commenting on using Brooks...

Thanks for those commenting on using Brooks without special shorts. Also need to here from anyone who finds that doesn't work in case I'm only hearing from a select group!

BTW, maybe part of this...
07-02-06, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

I normally ride a Felt F-35 now, but the Volpe is...

I normally ride a Felt F-35 now, but the Volpe is sitting here so it seemed like a natural to use for these little rides if I can make adjustments to eliminate the need for special shorts.

I think...
07-02-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Well, maybe - there are some people who said they...

Well, maybe - there are some people who said they didn't like them.

More important, I need to get a better idea of whether most Brooks users have no problem riding with regular shorts or if you...
07-02-06, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

I sometimes think about a bent, but I'm not ready...

I sometimes think about a bent, but I'm not ready for that yet. There are some issues I have with them. For one thing, I wonder how much I'll lose in speed uphill - that is, whether that loss will...
07-02-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

I have never figured out why I have the problem...

I have never figured out why I have the problem with a road bike but not with the comfort bike (at least not in the distances I'm talking about), but as I recall, when I try to ride without bike...
07-02-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

My cassette is a 12/27. I use them all. No way...

My cassette is a 12/27. I use them all. No way will I be able to maximize my speed with a fixed gear. I also don't expect to make any significant improvement in strength anyway. I spend months...
07-02-06, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Yeah, but are people commonly able to use them on...

Yeah, but are people commonly able to use them on road bikes without biking shorts?
07-01-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 951
Posted By TheRCF

Fixed gear and single speed are out of the...

Fixed gear and single speed are out of the question - I have some serious hills any direction I go! And even if I could physically make it up them, it is most certainly not going to give me the...
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