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Forum: Recumbent
02-10-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,609
Posted By pm124

We should simply all switch to this forum. Simple...

We should simply all switch to this forum. Simple solution.
Forum: Recumbent
11-09-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,529
Posted By pm124

Yeah, not bad at all for someone who hasn't yet...

Yeah, not bad at all for someone who hasn't yet developed recumbent legs.
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By pm124

Agree, though the few really really fast bents...

Agree, though the few really really fast bents out there will already be light enough that it doesn't make any difference. Power output is the main variable. The more you put out the faster you will...
09-22-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By pm124

I would think $3,500 would be a fair price for...

I would think $3,500 would be a fair price for all parties for a 2010 joint venture w/o couplers but in good condition. If it had couplers and a case, I would buy it off of you right now for $5,500.
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By pm124

Thread for newbies looking for speed

A lot of newbies come here looking for a recumbent so that they can go faster. Many of them used to race and are looking to get that old speed back. I thought I would create a transparent and honest...
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,023
Posted By pm124

If you feel comfortable touring on a trike and...

If you feel comfortable touring on a trike and don't mind taking the scenery in, it is a very comfortable option. Personally, I like the option of being able to go fast on a tour in the event that...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,604
Posted By pm124

The fastest recumbents are much faster than a TT...

The fastest recumbents are much faster than a TT bike, but very difficult to learn to ride. The Cruzbike V20 and M5 Carbon High Racer are in this category. At 220W I am riding 27MPH. But there is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By pm124

This is super helpful! Thanks much. I will give...

This is super helpful! Thanks much. I will give the Aerothan tube a try in this tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By pm124

Must Schwalbe One micro skin be used tubeless

The Schwalbe website claims that micro skin offers very good puncture protection, but I have older rims that are not tubeless ready. Will the puncture protection suffer if I use tubes (i.e., does the...
09-16-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,144
Posted By pm124

Schwalbe One

Hi all,

We weigh in right at the weight limit for Schwalbe One tires. These are the tires with micro skin that would be used with tubes, not tubeless rims. Any reason why these are a worse idea...
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,536
Posted By pm124

Yes, and they will stand by it if you provide...

Yes, and they will stand by it if you provide them with data. It also affords an opportunity to buy a used test bike from them at a discount.
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,536
Posted By pm124

This is true. A carbon M5 high racer will be...

This is true. A carbon M5 high racer will be about 5MPH faster than a Trek Emonda (I own both) at 250W of power on a flat. On a hill climb, my carbon Trek outperforms. I have only been passed by a DF...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By pm124

After the bike fit, much less pain. It was a...

After the bike fit, much less pain. It was a great and educational experience as well. And at 200W, I'm only 3MPH slower than on the recumbent on flats. But I'm also a full MPH faster on a 10% uphill...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By pm124

No doubt a racing recumbent is blistering fast on...

No doubt a racing recumbent is blistering fast on rollers. On the 9W in New York, there is a point where I am still doing 40MPH 300 meters uphill into an 8% grade, so everyone else seems like they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By pm124

Back to road bikes--long distance advice

Hi all--I haven't raced or ridden road bikes since I was a teenager. My usual bike is an M5 carbon high racer recumbent.

But the country I'm in just doesn't sell fast recumbent racing bikes and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-05-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,851
Posted By pm124

Performer makes a well-priced trike for the...

Performer makes a well-priced trike for the weight and will ship it to you. If you have $$ for for a Bacchetta carbon speed monster. Those are probably the two best value for the money trikes.
Forum: Recumbent
10-05-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By pm124

Except the good news is you don't need an...

Except the good news is you don't need an expensive bike fit to be comfortable and go fast. All you need is the pedal adjustment and to get the seat angle as far back as you feel comfortable with. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 563,407
Posted By pm124

Hi all--After giving away my Birdy years ago, I...

Hi all--After giving away my Birdy years ago, I found myself in Japan and in need of a travel bike. (I switched to recumbents in 2010 after my employer allowed bikes in the building. I shaved 10...
08-21-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By pm124

Spindle length on BB

Hi all--I need a very long spindle bottom bracket. I'm presently running FSA Gossamer cranks with a Mega Expo. Sorry for being ignorant here, but do I just get a triple? It is difficult to find the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By pm124

RChung--So, just to be clear--are you saying that...

RChung--So, just to be clear--are you saying that the recumbent calculations are over-estimates or under-estimates of the actual CdA? And what about modern day Z bikes with carbon frames? What about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By pm124

Can you provide data on your power and whether...

Can you provide data on your power and whether you were on the drops of a road bike? What tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By pm124

Yes, indeed. That's why I'm hoping to get people...

Yes, indeed. That's why I'm hoping to get people to post their data. With these data, it might be possible to improve the calculator!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By pm124

Fastest bikes in the world today? Power-to-speed estimates

How fast you can go at any given power output is determined by your wind resistance, your rolling resistance, and the stiffness of the frame.

This speed calculator...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,385
Posted By pm124

Custom M5 is the best option. I had a folding...

Custom M5 is the best option. I had a folding Performer FWD, and it was a good value.

High racers are a touch faster and higher in traffic, but don't give you that "I'm one with the earth"...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,567
Posted By pm124

The perfect starting bike in my opinion is an...

The perfect starting bike in my opinion is an Encore. You can customize it to fit you easily and it dials in better than most other bikes. It is much faster than a road bike (though not as fast as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 18,462
Posted By pm124

Yup! If you can put out 200W, it will make a...

Yup! If you can put out 200W, it will make a difference. At 200W, a racing recumbent is about 20% faster than a road bike with the rider in an aero position on a flat. At 300W, this advantage...
09-01-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,550
Posted By pm124

Doc Wui, what is the name of that thing you...

Doc Wui, what is the name of that thing you bought on Amazon?
09-01-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By pm124

That was the problem!! Thank you. I solved it...

That was the problem!! Thank you. I solved it with a spacer.
08-31-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By pm124

BB7 makes clanging noise

This is a new install of an old brake on an old frame. I swapped it from one bike to another. The brake worked before it was installed.. Any ideas?

I believe my install is OK. It is set to 2/3...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By pm124

Interesting. What is the difference between sew...

Interesting. What is the difference between sew ups and clinchers now? E.g., same brand model, Crr? I've never looked into that.

Yes, the Baron is a heavy and not super aero bike relative to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By pm124

Yes. 2 bikes. They are great!

Yes. 2 bikes. They are great!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By pm124

Recumbents are not much faster than road bikes!

At least not on 400K rides. This is a very fun analysis of two riders who rode side-by-side for most of the race without drafting: Randonneuring: recumbent efficiency ? Dave McCraw...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

It is all Dura Ace and Chris King, so the...

It is all Dura Ace and Chris King, so the components are worth 15% of the price of the bike to begin with, so that doesn't make any sense!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

They are offering the original owner 15% back. He...

They are offering the original owner 15% back. He was kind enough to reach out to them. I returned the bike to him. He is now asking for 25% of the cost of the frame, with just the frame returned.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

The under seat steer was the MK I.

The under seat steer was the MK I.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

Bike Friday got back to me. We are trying to...

Bike Friday got back to me. We are trying to figure out what to do. They offered to make another repair on the frame, but I would be too scared to ride it at this point to be honest.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

Hello--Actually, I haven't heard back with them...

Hello--Actually, I haven't heard back with them since I emailed them pictures on Friday. They are hopefully just pondering. Will give a call follow up if I don't hear back. This was the sport. All...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,007
Posted By pm124

I agree with everything that is said here. The...

I agree with everything that is said here. The advantage of small stowage outweighs the disadvantages associated with small wheels. I used to believe that small wheels were superior because they are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

Hello all, yes I did reach out to them and will...

Hello all, yes I did reach out to them and will let you all know what they say. I agree that besides this bike and the Ticket, they have a good track record. They have also been great about managing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

416737 This is the seat support that broke...

416737

This is the seat support that broke on me a month ago. The replaced it with high quality steel supports very quickly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

Thanks everyone. Bike Friday is a great company....

Thanks everyone. Bike Friday is a great company. I will let you know what they decide to do once they return my email during the work week. I have heard a number of other owners with various...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

None of the accidents resulted in serious injury....

None of the accidents resulted in serious injury. Not even a scratch yesterday, though I was about to undertake a rapid descent. The first accident resulted in a valve stem going into my calf, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,538
Posted By pm124

Unsafe at Any Speed? The Bike Friday SatRday Mach II

This was the second frame failure on this bike and third accident due to mechanical problems. The company has been wonderfully helpful at addressing any problems. I am not the original owner, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By pm124

I'm pretty sure I couldn't keep up with you even...

I'm pretty sure I couldn't keep up with you even if I had electric assist, Jur!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By pm124

Extremely subjective speed observations

None of this was done with a power tap. So, my best objective measure is how often I have been passed on the bike path over the years. I am the kind of silly person who uses other riders as a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 137,626
Posted By pm124

Jur--No question you will have the coolest folder...

Jur--No question you will have the coolest folder out there!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 137,626
Posted By pm124

Yes, some diamond frame aluminum bikes will take...

Yes, some diamond frame aluminum bikes will take a long time to fail. But on average, titanium can be passed down over the generations like a good watch and aluminum will die a painful death before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,997
Posted By pm124

Ah! Most excellent! Thanks so much for this. It's...

Ah! Most excellent! Thanks so much for this. It's super helpful.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,997
Posted By pm124

Or is there any reason why one can't just hang...

Or is there any reason why one can't just hang small panniers on this (http://www.nycewheels.com/brompton-a-bag-frame.html)?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,084
Posted By pm124

Ha ha ha. just saw this. What is a B rack? Is it...

Ha ha ha. just saw this. What is a B rack? Is it the R option? If not, how did that (http://www.foldabikes.com/CurrentEvents/Listing5/gallery53.html) guy get all of that stuff on the back of the bike?
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