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02-01-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 17,659
Posted By bike eagle

I think that most people who ride bikes aren't...

I think that most people who ride bikes aren't cycling enthusiasts like those of us who hang out on this forum. They ride short distances for transportation or fun/exercise. They area afraid to...
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,245
Posted By bike eagle

Thanks for that link! I couldn't find the price...

Thanks for that link! I couldn't find the price on the TWIG page, so I sent them an email to find out. The way they tout the "entry level" pricing, that might be a way to get an inexpensive folder...
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,245
Posted By bike eagle

Are you and your wife the same height? If not,...

Are you and your wife the same height? If not, you will need to consider how easy it is to adjust for different height riders. A moving boom means having to remove some chain (not a problem if you...
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,605
Posted By bike eagle

Likewise. Does Bryan ever come here to calm us...

Likewise. Does Bryan ever come here to calm us BROL addicts?

Sort of like (spoken in an unflappable airline pilot voice):

"Folks, this is your Captain speaking, we are experiencing a routine...
Forum: Touring
11-09-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,480
Posted By bike eagle

I'm not sure what the weather will be in Missouri...

I'm not sure what the weather will be in Missouri during your visit, but my wife and I rode this entire trail last summer and had a ball:

http://www.bikekatytrail.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,241
Posted By bike eagle

I used to say, "On your left," or "Passing on...

I used to say, "On your left," or "Passing on your left." I stopped doing that because people hear the word, "left," and they move to their left! Very bad. Now, I say, "Bicycle coming!" If they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By bike eagle

I am shorts-shopping also. Can you please give...

I am shorts-shopping also. Can you please give some examples of shorts with that kind of chamois? Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,686
Posted By bike eagle

Airline Pilot.

Airline Pilot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,194
Posted By bike eagle

Of course, the after-ride Fred thing to do would...

Of course, the after-ride Fred thing to do would be to post all sorts of bragging stats about how many feet of climbing, your average speed, watts, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,796
Posted By bike eagle

Oh man, littering is one of my really big pet...

Oh man, littering is one of my really big pet peeves. IMHO, the fine for it should be $10,000. I mean, would the offenders like it if I dropped by their house and just dumped my trash all over...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By bike eagle

As your foot travels across the bottom of the...

As your foot travels across the bottom of the pedal stroke, try to feel like you're wiping mud off of the bottom of your shoes. In other words, you are trying to drag your foot off of the pedal as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By bike eagle

Whether the top tube is sloped or not has nothing...

Whether the top tube is sloped or not has nothing to do with fit. Two bikes with the same touch points, but one with a more level top tube and one with a sloped top tube, will fit the same. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-12, 10:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,664
Posted By bike eagle

I support my LBS whenever I can. I look at it...

I support my LBS whenever I can. I look at it this way: whenever you get a great deal on a purchase, somewhere there is an employee who is being screwed. Would you be willing to take a 50% pay cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By bike eagle

Timely thread, because I've been looking at these...

Timely thread, because I've been looking at these too. One thing the OP wanted though was one with a gauge. I can't tell from any of the reviews whether any of the ones recommended above has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By bike eagle

a=F/m Any improvement in acceleration that...

a=F/m

Any improvement in acceleration that might come from a bicycle must be in the way that the bike transfers the "F" from your foot on the pedal, to the "F" that is delivered to the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By bike eagle

If you don't get there in time, don't worry. He...

If you don't get there in time, don't worry. He will leave it for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Sb_r7BKTc
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,288
Posted By bike eagle

I was in the front of the group, where a good GC...

I was in the front of the group, where a good GC contender should be, and I destroyed the rest of you with my massive quads.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,596
Posted By bike eagle

The pics in the OP look great! My wife and I...

The pics in the OP look great! My wife and I were thinking about where to go on vacation this summer, and we might like to do this ride. I have a couple of questions for you locals, if I may.

1....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,931
Posted By bike eagle

Any pics of these Cruzbike conversions folded? ...

Any pics of these Cruzbike conversions folded? Does the seat come off easily? Or maybe put a QR on the seat back and fold it forward?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 03:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,108
Posted By bike eagle

My tax refund plan is to vote for Ron Paul, let...

My tax refund plan is to vote for Ron Paul, let him do away with the IRS, and spend all the money I save on cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,849
Posted By bike eagle

Cool idea, using more couplers to get a smaller...

Cool idea, using more couplers to get a smaller package. It's hard to tell in that pic, but in the middle of the top tube, see that small black cylinder? I suspect it is one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,849
Posted By bike eagle

I also had a bike coupled by Bilenky. The...

I also had a bike coupled by Bilenky. The couplers add a small amount to the length of each tube, so Bilenky removes a precise amount of any tube that is coupled, in order to preserve the original...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By bike eagle

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/AN01097

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/AN01097
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By bike eagle

I had the same experience last summer in the FL...

I had the same experience last summer in the FL panhandle area. We spent a week there on a family vacation, and I rode every day up and down the 30A on a beach cruiser I found in the garage of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,397
Posted By bike eagle

Wow, the animosity here toward the OP is amazing....

Wow, the animosity here toward the OP is amazing. As someone who tends to also work late, I agree with him. In fact, the (usually) early start time is one of the reasons why I rarely do organized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,815
Posted By bike eagle

Which model Helium? I see several different...

Which model Helium? I see several different models on their website that have "Helium" in the name.

Can you provide a link? Thanks!
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,796
Posted By bike eagle

I owned a Giro 20, and now ride a Ti Aero. I...

I owned a Giro 20, and now ride a Ti Aero. I really enjoyed the Giro, and still miss it. I found its handling to be just slightly quicker than the larger front wheel on my Aero. Not too quick,...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,059
Posted By bike eagle

I owned a Zenetik Road for awhile and found it...

I owned a Zenetik Road for awhile and found it very comfortable. I sold it though, because the crank felt just a little bit too far forward to me. Now that the Alterra is available, I am planning...
07-19-11, 06:54 PM
07-11-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,141
Posted By bike eagle

+1 Somebody needs to make a bike like the...

+1

Somebody needs to make a bike like the Specialized Crossroads, but at 20 lbs. It seems like the manufacturers don't realize that there are lots of us who want to sit upright, but on a light...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By bike eagle

Yes! Thank you! I've been saying for years now...

Yes! Thank you! I've been saying for years now that I can't understand why all the manufacturers want to put padding all over the place. We have saddle manufacturers trying to create space by...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By bike eagle

Sometimes you need the help of angels, and...

Sometimes you need the help of angels, and sometimes you are the angel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,330
Posted By bike eagle

Yes, we expect the cars to go around. That's why...

Yes, we expect the cars to go around. That's why God gave you a steering wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By bike eagle

Sorry, I re-read my post and I was trying to be...

Sorry, I re-read my post and I was trying to be funny, but it didn't come across that way. It is a cute video, and better done than 99% of the other cycling videos I've seen. Hopefully your friends...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By bike eagle

Lol, I guess I could have clarified that I meant...

Lol, I guess I could have clarified that I meant tobacco. OK, you might ask your doctor about localized swelling perhaps being a side effect of the BP medicine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By bike eagle

Are you on any medications? Do you dip or chew? ...

Are you on any medications? Do you dip or chew? Lots of foreign chemicals can cause swelling, and perhaps combined with the exertion of cycling, you are seeing a side effect?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

I'm not sure what you mean about my observations...

I'm not sure what you mean about my observations being in conflict with Fizik's. Thanks for the link to the spinal diagrams, though. Based on their categorizations, I would say that my position...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Wow, I've been away for a few days and am...

Wow, I've been away for a few days and am enjoying reading back through all the replies. Thanks for all the great contributions about riding position. I think that this is the best and brightest...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,167
Posted By bike eagle

I also saw where the UCI, in a break with...

I also saw where the UCI, in a break with tradition, has decided to allow this new frame design, even though it isn't a conventional diamond frame. In a related decision, they will begin testing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By bike eagle

I agree. Why not go ahead and allow time trials...

I agree. Why not go ahead and allow time trials to be ridden on these:

http://www.velokraft.com/templates/velokraft/img/mod/pix/nocom2.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Also, just found this. Scroll down to "Road Bike...

Also, just found this. Scroll down to "Road Bike Posture."

http://www.trainingbible.com/joesblog/2007/09/road-bike-posture.html
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Yes, thanks for the video link. John Cobb...

Yes, thanks for the video link. John Cobb references another video for what he calls "B-style backs," which maybe even better describes the feeling I was trying to convey. Especially early in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Interesting link. Thanks for posting it, and for...

Interesting link. Thanks for posting it, and for the kind words. Somewhat different from the author, I wouldn't say that the improved position feels "hunched over," though. I would describe it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

It was more of a "basic fit." Funny...

It was more of a "basic fit."



Funny how different people describe the same feeling in different ways. To me, sitting in a chair feels more like my pelvis is "back." Maybe "vertical" is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Yes, this change did result in a decreased angle...

Yes, this change did result in a decreased angle between my upper body and the top tube, as you say, but the strain on my neck went away. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but I'll try to explain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Exactly. I had been riding with the awkward...

Exactly. I had been riding with the awkward S-bend you describe, but now I feel much more inline. Also as you say, I suddenly have much more power available from my glutes. During your fitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,322
Posted By bike eagle

I hate to be a contrarian, but if you're on a...

I hate to be a contrarian, but if you're on a paved street with cars going in both directions, you will all hyperventilate from yelling "CAR UP" and "CAR BACK" over every one of them. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 71,562
Posted By bike eagle

Riding Position Discovery

I know that some of you have talked about this before, but I made a discovery today that greatly improved my riding comfort and power. I had struggled with neck and back soreness, along with feeling...
Forum: Touring
03-07-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,936
Posted By bike eagle

Excellent point. I appreciate the anecdote too. ...

Excellent point. I appreciate the anecdote too. Perhaps I should have better-qualified my assertion by saying that we should force drivers to see us in a manner that is both safe and legal. ...
Forum: Touring
03-06-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,936
Posted By bike eagle

The point I was trying to make about "riding as...

The point I was trying to make about "riding as if you were invisible" is that I think it's the wrong way to describe how we should be riding. I think a better way to say it is, "ride so as to be as...
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