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Forum: Recumbent
08-10-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By BlazingPedals

Can't you get 4x8 sheet metal shed kits? Although...

Can't you get 4x8 sheet metal shed kits? Although wood might be more robust.
08-08-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By BlazingPedals

Most recumbent cyclists move their cleats back as...

Most recumbent cyclists move their cleats back as far as they'll go, or even enlarge the slots in their shoes to move the cleats back further. AFAIK you can do that with any shoe. Don't forget that...
08-06-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 685
Posted By BlazingPedals

Happens to me too. The only time I've hit the...

Happens to me too. The only time I've hit the floor was immediately following an easy 10 mile ride with a friend. I felt funny and put down my glass of lemonade - and the next thing I knew I was on...
08-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,719
Posted By BlazingPedals

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.

The bike doesn't win the race. The drugs do.
08-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ryda's point was that it doesn't happen with a...

Ryda's point was that it doesn't happen with a recumbent, only with a "Diamond-Frame" (road bike.) I suppose it would also be an issue with a Prone bike, but how many of those are there?
08-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL this is another first-world issue. How did I...

LOL this is another first-world issue. How did I ever survive my childhood without a cell phone???
08-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By BlazingPedals

If the group didn't want you to stick around,...

If the group didn't want you to stick around, they would ignore the regroup points and just go on their way.
08-02-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm going to be another voice telling you it's OK...

I'm going to be another voice telling you it's OK to be mis-matched. The braking capability is different between wheels anyway. I have three bikes that have one wheel with a disc brake and the other...
Forum: Recumbent
07-31-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had a SRAM 3x7 rear hub on my V-Rex for years,...

I had a SRAM 3x7 rear hub on my V-Rex for years, and it worked fine. Along with a triple in front, it gave me 63 gears, but more importantly it gave me a gear range of 17 to 144 inches. My only...
07-31-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By BlazingPedals

The large cage on the DMR pedal is for when...

The large cage on the DMR pedal is for when you're using 'regular' street shoes.
07-31-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 998
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, plus the minor effects on rubber of vacuum...

Well, plus the minor effects on rubber of vacuum and harsh UV radiation.
07-30-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By BlazingPedals

The foot only knows about the what the sole is...

The foot only knows about the what the sole is doing. Unless a less-than-stiff sole is deforming, the size of the pedal contact doesn't matter.
07-30-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,513
Posted By BlazingPedals

Measure your spindle and get a sealed unit....

Measure your spindle and get a sealed unit. They're inexpensive and they last a long time. Without yearly maintenance.
07-30-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By BlazingPedals

Even a recumbent won't fix a chafing issue....

Even a recumbent won't fix a chafing issue. Proper clothing becomes a 'must' as distances grow.
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By BlazingPedals

Congrats! I hear that sentiment a lot...

Congrats! I hear that sentiment a lot...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By BlazingPedals

What do you want out of the bike? Speed? Touring?...

What do you want out of the bike? Speed? Touring? Plodding on the MUP? Answering that might indicate the options you could consider.
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By BlazingPedals

I wouldn't recommend changing the seat rail so...

I wouldn't recommend changing the seat rail so that you can move the seat up further than normal. You'll end up with no room between the seat and steerer, and you'll be transferring more weight to...
07-27-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your "yeah but..." post shows you have a...

Your "yeah but..." post shows you have a pathological compulsion to point out shortcomings of a bike you don't ride by pointing out something that isn't even part of the discussion. I think the pot...
07-27-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By BlazingPedals

So, we're talking about aero. Why do you feel the...

So, we're talking about aero. Why do you feel the need to bad-mouth recumbents for hill-climbing - mountain climbing, really - when that's not the subject of the thread? As you can see in my pic,...
07-27-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By BlazingPedals

If your law is like Michigan's, that's not quite...

If your law is like Michigan's, that's not quite true. New bikes must have reflectors including on the pedals and in the wheels at the time of sale (unless there is no practical application or some...
07-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'd rather have a bee hit my glasses and *maybe*...

I'd rather have a bee hit my glasses and *maybe* latch on, than to have it go directly into my eye. So you cover the vents in your helmet?
07-27-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By BlazingPedals

Waste of digital film.

Waste of digital film.
07-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think you mean it has a FREEWHEEL, not a...

I think you mean it has a FREEWHEEL, not a flywheel.
07-27-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 879
Posted By BlazingPedals

Aero gains are cumulative. You don't have to be a...

Aero gains are cumulative. You don't have to be a racer to appreciate them. Guess which cyclist is working the least - the guys drafting or me up front on the recumbent?
...
07-26-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,401
Posted By BlazingPedals

You don't even have one of each kind yet. Quit...

You don't even have one of each kind yet. Quit slacking off!
07-23-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,932
Posted By BlazingPedals

Butt-surfing is NOT my favorite sport. But...

Butt-surfing is NOT my favorite sport. But sometimes I do it anyway.
07-22-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand the...

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand the answer.
07-22-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,436
Posted By BlazingPedals

Drum brakes are used as drag brakes for tandems,...

Drum brakes are used as drag brakes for tandems, in some recumbent trikes, and are very popular for velomobiles. Their advantage is that they are extremely low maintenance and have lots of thermal...
07-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By BlazingPedals

I agree that tubeless technology isn't quite...

I agree that tubeless technology isn't quite there yet for road bikes. It's usable but not exactly transparent because it's at least as much hassle as the tube it's supposed to get rid of. I can...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sun(seeker) stuff has always been heavy. Cheap...

Sun(seeker) stuff has always been heavy. Cheap but heavy alloys, all steel fittings, who knows? But yeah they're heavy. But hey - any bike shop can order one from their J&B catalog.
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By BlazingPedals

I remember 'way back when someone was having a...

I remember 'way back when someone was having a problem with their EZ-1 seat and was having trouble getting warranty coverage, but nothing since. Are you getting it through a dealer? If you're buying...
07-20-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By BlazingPedals

Good thing it's not oriented the other way or the...

Good thing it's not oriented the other way or the air resistance would be horrendous!
07-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,405
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've heard of radial wires for almost as long as...

I've heard of radial wires for almost as long as I can remember, sometimes even referred to as "Michelin wires." But I think the most common source is truck tires. Trucks often use retreads, which...
07-20-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,513
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gets my vote too as most likely. Remove, lube all...

Gets my vote too as most likely. Remove, lube all interfaces/threads/splines lightly, then reassemble.
07-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,932
Posted By BlazingPedals

LOL There are two kinds of cyclists: ones who...

LOL There are two kinds of cyclists: ones who will fall in the future and ones that have already fallen. Everyone is in the first group, only the 'lucky' ones are also in the second one. So the only...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By BlazingPedals

Recumbent describes the riding position. A...

Recumbent describes the riding position. A recumbent can have 2, 3, or 4 wheels. Are you saying he already has a recumbent bike?
07-18-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,752
Posted By BlazingPedals

One of the problems with bike lanes is the...

One of the problems with bike lanes is the question of how to handle things like buses and delivery trucks. Do you let themstop in the traffic lane and let people/deliverers step off into the bike...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes. These days, most shops only stock trikes so...

Yes. These days, most shops only stock trikes so it's easy for someone interested in 'bents to not even realize that 2-wheelers exist. Trikes have their place; but at 64 and with no physical...
07-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By BlazingPedals

It wasn't in the original question, but bike...

It wasn't in the original question, but bike durability seemed to be a side-current in the thread. Possibly due to other responses, not the OP?
07-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By BlazingPedals

Whether internal combustion, electric, jet, or...

Whether internal combustion, electric, jet, or something entirely new, once you add power the only contest is who has the biggest motor. So someone can go ahead and stick two wheels on an Atlas...
07-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By BlazingPedals

At your weight, a good set of wheels is...

At your weight, a good set of wheels is mandatory. Cheap factory-built wheels that aren't laced tightly enough or have enough spokes will self-destruct.
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By BlazingPedals

As a rule of thumb, tadpole trikes (2 wheels in...

As a rule of thumb, tadpole trikes (2 wheels in front) are generally lower to the ground than delta trikes (2 wheels in back.) Tadpole trikes are the most popular style, at least in the US, because...
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By BlazingPedals

I find I have to stop taking my Lisinipril in hot...

I find I have to stop taking my Lisinipril in hot weather or I'll pass out every time I stand up.
07-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,563
Posted By BlazingPedals

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee...

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee can be flattish, hilly, or mountainous. But sometimes shop-organized rides can be real hammer-fests that are just beyond a newbie, regardless of how...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes a 2-arm bike carrier will work. Do something...

Yes a 2-arm bike carrier will work. Do something to keep it from swaying. Also, make sure you at least remove the pad or you will lose it.
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it's just a cassette and not a freewheel, then...

If it's just a cassette and not a freewheel, then you just have to get a similar range. The next-to-largest cog is unusable since it would cause the two chains to collide; so it can be replaced with...
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By BlazingPedals

All I can offer is to keep the cadence up and the...

All I can offer is to keep the cadence up and the pressure on the pedals down..
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By BlazingPedals

I was kinda surprised to see that you got a...

I was kinda surprised to see that you got a trike. I guess that's what shops stock these days, so you were just getting what was available. Sure the trike is low. I don't get why lowracers are too...
07-08-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By BlazingPedals

Probably nothing at all since that's the way it...

Probably nothing at all since that's the way it came from Wally World.
07-07-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By BlazingPedals

I originally got into recumbents because of hand...

I originally got into recumbents because of hand pain. With a 'bent, there's no pressure on the hands. Although I still grip the bars, it's a slight pulling force not a resting-some-of-your-weight...
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