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Forum: Recumbent
07-24-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By newbert

Very interesting thread, As a still fairly new...

Very interesting thread, As a still fairly new 'bent trike rider, I've had similar issues with knee and hip pain. I've installed crank shorteners which have helped quite a bit, but I'm still looking...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By linberl

Same as with a DF bike, if your knee hurts on top...

Same as with a DF bike, if your knee hurts on top slide the seat back incrementally to get more distance; if it hurts underneath, slide it forward to shorten distance. As a shorter person I found...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By t2p

yikes if the fit of your current bike is...

yikes

if the fit of your current bike is good - doubt a move to a city bike / hybrid will provide much relief (?)

and some will find a flat bar bike less comfortable than a road bike with drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By GhostRider62

On a recumbent you are around 42 inches off the...

On a recumbent you are around 42 inches off the ground or the height of a child and maybe 50-60 inches off the ground on an upright. Do cars not see children due to height?

I am faster on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By xseal

When Iím not in a hurry, I ride my fat bike to...

When Iím not in a hurry, I ride my fat bike to work. Nothing better than passing a roadie on 27.5x4.5 tires. They are fun to ride, always get kids pointing at them and super comfortable.

and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By big john

I worked as a car mechanic so I had hand and...

I worked as a car mechanic so I had hand and wrist pain over the years. While I was still working I had to run hot water over my hands in the morning. Several years ago I kept a slab of gel inside my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By big john

Here is a quill stem touring bike with a tall...

Here is a quill stem touring bike with a tall Nitto stem. It brought the bar up a few inches from where it was. I sold the bike last year....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By big john

I just realized I responded to a different poster...

I just realized I responded to a different poster but the "light touch" on the bar thing still applies. How is your bike set up? Are you stretched out too much?
You should be able to ride with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By chaadster

I’m also 52 and I’ve had great success using weed...

I’m also 52 and I’ve had great success using weed cream, with both THC and CBD, on my arthritic knees, so that may be something to look into for managing the pain and allowing you to continue riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By beng1

Try cutting all sugar out of your diet except...

Try cutting all sugar out of your diet except what is natural and see if your arthritis goes away. No soda, beer, cake, pie, candy-bars, energy bars, no anything with sugar, corn-syrup etc. as one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By curbtender

There is a recumbent bike group that rides on a...

There is a recumbent bike group that rides on a regular basis near me. Some of them have 700 wheels that sit pretty tall. My only venture into a recumbent had underseat steering. I just couldn't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By koala logs

It's easy to make recumbent highly visible with...

It's easy to make recumbent highly visible with pole and brightly colored flags and/or lights.

But my main fear about recumbents is getting under a vehicle in an accident. That said, crashing on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By Tomm Willians

If youíre happy with your current bike (except...

If youíre happy with your current bike (except position) perhaps use a riser stem?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By downtube42

Not all recumbents are equal. Low racer, high...

Not all recumbents are equal. Low racer, high racer, 26/26, 26/20, etc. Difference in rider height and maneuverability vary greatly. Tradeoffs are typically around performance.

As far as learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By njkayaker

Upright doesn't have to be "heavy and...

Upright doesn't have to be "heavy and slow".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,817
Posted By sw20

If I was spending 2k on a bike I would buy new....

If I was spending 2k on a bike I would buy new. If I was buying a used bike for 2k, that bike would have to be immaculate regardless of what it cost when new!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,558
Posted By Maelochs

because they are all "independent thinkers," and...

because they are all "independent thinkers," and the media told them to.
08-28-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By Bah Humbug

People hate sportscasters. Film at 11.

People hate sportscasters. Film at 11.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By indyfabz

By leaning it against a wall of your dwelling?

By leaning it against a wall of your dwelling?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,641

If you hit your head hard enough to go...

If you hit your head hard enough to go unconscious, you should absolutely replace that helmet. I would replace it after a crash where my head hits the pavement regardless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By zymphad

Some generalization but this is what I've seen so...

Some generalization but this is what I've seen so far.
It's likely you were put on what are called beta blockers. They are used primarily for people who have irregular HR or tendency for rapid HR...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By bruce19

This is right on the money. Years ago I was put...

This is right on the money. Years ago I was put on Coreg which is a Beta Blocker. I couldn't stay awake. I got depressed and I NEVER get depressed.I was a mess. I started drinking 100% beet juice and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By terrymorse

See this posting. Certain types of BP...

See this posting. Certain types of BP meds--especially beta blockers--have a significant impact on cardio output and endurance.

A sports cardiologist will know the types of BP meds to prescribe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,491
Posted By Kimmo

Hot AF, and I for one appreciate it when somebody...

Hot AF, and I for one appreciate it when somebody tries hard. IMO you succeed with the decals. Also, it's fun to see them strobing away underneath you, and it gives you a very easy way to know your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By UniGeezer

Top 10 steepest streets in San Francisco... On a unicycle!

This was the most difficult unicycling challenge I've ever attempted, and definitely a personal record for me. The climbs ranged from 31% to a seemingly impossible 41% grade! And to be honest, after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,491
Posted By mstateglfr

This is really cool mostly just because you dont...

This is really cool mostly just because you dont see Smoothie frames with deep carbon wheels and a black carbon fork. What 1 1/8" fork is that anyways?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,059
Posted By tomato coupe

I've never heard a marketing claim that wasn't...

I've never heard a marketing claim that wasn't 100% true, so you're probably good to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,427
Posted By Koyote

1) Yes. 2) Spin the wheel.

1) Yes.
2) Spin the wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By veganbikes

Cool story, I guess???

Cool story, I guess???
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,491
Posted By Eric F

Updates: Black wheel decals (might try dark...

Updates:
Black wheel decals (might try dark blue)
Pro Stealth Evo bar/stem
Trimmed steerer
LizardSkins tape (it took me a bit to embrace the black tape look)
Zefal bottle cages (most minimal...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,382
Posted By topflightpro

Carbon is fine. They make cars, airplanes...

Carbon is fine.

They make cars, airplanes and boats out of it too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By caloso

Subscribing, because I'm interested to hear if...

Subscribing, because I'm interested to hear if such a thing exists anymore. The only reflective ones I know of are commuter tires like the Michelin Protek and Schwalbe Marathon. I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By epnnf

Im glad it works for you, but I would never do...

Im glad it works for you, but I would never do that. I hope rim brakes, not disc? I use degreaser to clean my bike; wd40 is only last resort, to break something loose.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 524,005
Posted By cybirr

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Specialized Roubaix Expert
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 524,005
Posted By bobones

Winter/rain bike with Force AXS and self-built...

Winter/rain bike with Force AXS and self-built Open Pro USTs

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 524,005
Posted By AUPedla

Did somebody say black? ...

Did somebody say black?

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 524,005
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 SuperSix Evo, absolutely loving this bike....

2021 SuperSix Evo, absolutely loving this bike. New wheels are on the way, I'll post an update when they get here.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 524,005
Posted By Doomrider74

O-o-o-o-o I can play now: ...

O-o-o-o-o I can play now:

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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Sport
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 410,610
Posted By Reflector Guy

Every time I see this thread it reminds me of a...

Every time I see this thread it reminds me of a certain Seinfeld episode.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,556
Posted By Koyote

This thread has real potential.

This thread has real potential.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,491
Posted By downtube42

I remember when I saw my first non-celeste...

I remember when I saw my first non-celeste Bianchi. It was white, IIRC. I felt it was an abomination, a shameful sell-out, a pollution of the brand. I've softened that stance with age, but I still...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,577
Posted By Kabuki12

N+1 . That is a perfect excuse for another bike....

N+1 . That is a perfect excuse for another bike. I am working on a bike right now and never in a hurry. I have plenty of bikes and wheels and parts . Always something to ride, unless the wind is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,576
Posted By cxwrench

You don't need to change anything, just ride your...

You don't need to change anything, just ride your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,684
Posted By datlas

This may sound contrarian but if you already have...

This may sound contrarian but if you already have setup with SPD shoes/pedals, you may not want to bother changing. The gains with a road system are minimal in most cases.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,116
Posted By topflightpro

Not only can aluminum get damaged just as easily,...

Not only can aluminum get damaged just as easily, it cannot be repaired. Dent and crack and aluminum frame, and it is scrap metal. (Yes, I have dented and cracked an aluminum frame.) Carbon repair...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,491
Posted By primov8

Thanks. I'm still getting used to the look of...

Thanks. I'm still getting used to the look of this seatpost because I'm biased towards the 3T Ionic and 3T Zero 25 I've had on the Storck and currently on the SBC all-road.


Thanks LAJ. I hate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By rubiksoval

Needle. Thread.

Needle. Thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,578
Posted By RobbieTunes

That is just wrong. Those Cycliq's are amazing. ...

That is just wrong. Those Cycliq's are amazing.
Just a suggestion: dog is off leash and is a hazard.
Go back and ask that the dog be put down.
If owner doth protest, ask him to call law...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,578
Posted By rsbob

Holy cow! That would have scared me poopless. ...

Holy cow! That would have scared me poopless. You are a better man than me to hang in there with him rather than bail. You get the brass balls award.
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