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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,435
Posted By dman-ebike

That would be number 4 also. Vote fourth option.

That would be number 4 also. Vote fourth option.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,435
Posted By dman-ebike

Ok vote number 4 on the pole.

Ok vote number 4 on the pole.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,435
Posted By dman-ebike

I'd like to change my name but I can't. I do all...

I'd like to change my name but I can't. I do all my recovery rides, grocery shopping, errand running on an ebike while pedalling. So I don't use the car much. I just road in paceline on my road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,435
Posted By dman-ebike

The Road Cyclists attitude

Poll: The Road Cyclists attitude:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By dman-ebike

It would be more like comparing a Bmw vs Bmw...

It would be more like comparing a Bmw vs Bmw clone since at 50mph they will look the same.
08-01-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

I thought about putting some proofide on my older...

I thought about putting some proofide on my older straps. Maybe a little bit might be ok. I assume too much will make them stretch. But then I bought new ones since those looked like crap.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By dman-ebike

The hubs are KT Quando flip-flop hubs according...

The hubs are KT Quando flip-flop hubs according to specs. They look aluminum and not stamped steel. Looks ok. Its cheap but I don't think its falls into the "junk" category.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By dman-ebike

And where is the this cheap junk coming from? So...

And where is the this cheap junk coming from? So not american made?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By dman-ebike

Road wheels vs Fixie wheels

Why are fixie wheelsets which includes tires so much cheaper then road wheels? A pair of zipps plus tires/tubes = thousands.
Something is wrong here.
...
07-31-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,031
Posted By dman-ebike

I'm 6'1". You can adjust the height and curve. ...

I'm 6'1". You can adjust the height and curve. It also has a retainer at the top to hold it out of the way to it isn't smacking your head.
07-31-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,624
Posted By dman-ebike

Mostly original here. All bearings intact still....

Mostly original here. All bearings intact still. Just a lot of fairings and stuff. Its fun to see peoples reaction when they get passed by an old bike by a guy using regular shoes.

If you...
07-31-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,031
Posted By dman-ebike

I'm pretty lazy. Got tired of reaching down for a...

I'm pretty lazy. Got tired of reaching down for a drink. I really like my drink tube water bottle.
07-31-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

I'm not sure if twisting the strap would work on...

I'm not sure if twisting the strap would work on these pedals as the holes on the sides might be too big and it would just pull through.

These are the straps that were on the bike when I got it....
07-31-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

My feet are too big for any of the MKS pedals. ...

My feet are too big for any of the MKS pedals.
It may look unconventional, but you don't get any shoe bounce when applying power with this set-up. The right strap gets the most use. The left one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By dman-ebike

I saw a Trek Madone parked in the bike rack with...

I saw a Trek Madone parked in the bike rack with BMX pedals and long pins.
07-30-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

It appears Alfredo Binda has plenty of...

It appears Alfredo Binda has plenty of competition from other manufactures that make the same thing. They claim the nylon lamination is only needed if you ride/race in the rain.
...
07-28-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

I soaked one of my straps with an old bottle of...

I soaked one of my straps with an old bottle of tandy "leather glue" and a tiny bit of hot water sponged on. Its better but I'm going to check the "horse" store and craft place and see what the good...
07-27-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

Plus shipping.

Plus shipping.
07-27-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

Thanks for the replies. I was just looking at...

Thanks for the replies. I was just looking at the binda's on ebay. The plastic is nylon. I might be able to find some nylon cheap somewhere.
07-27-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,147
Posted By dman-ebike

Leather toe straps not rigid anymore

I purchased some christophe leather straps about a year ago and now they are pretty flimsy. The leather seems to be kind of on the thin side. I'm thinking of riveting in my own leather that would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By dman-ebike

No straps?

No straps?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

Ok, lets talk "paper thin." One sheet of...

Ok, lets talk "paper thin." One sheet of standard printer paper is .004 so 17.5 sheets = supersonic tire thickness at .070.

Now minus 3 plies of the tire casing including overlap at .0125 each....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,573
Posted By dman-ebike

Wow. It took 15 days from dispatch email to USA....

Wow. It took 15 days from dispatch email to USA. My first order took 8 days. They have their own reviews going on at feefo.com but most of them don't say where it was shipped to, so not really...
07-25-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 40,906
Posted By dman-ebike

No feather edging, wouldn't that cause it to...

No feather edging, wouldn't that cause it to stick?

Last week, I had a tube blow 5 minutes after airing it up after fixing a flat. The tube stuck somehow and blew because not enough talc or maybe...
07-24-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 40,906
Posted By dman-ebike

I was tired of cutting up the bigger patches and...

I was tired of cutting up the bigger patches and grinding them with a dremel to make them smaller for the road type tubes. No one seems to carry the smallest patches and the TT04 rema kit is a...
07-21-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 40,906
Posted By dman-ebike

I just received a 100 patch box of the 16mm rema...

I just received a 100 patch box of the 16mm rema patches. $19.99 with free shipping from cswest bikes. The 16mm is actually the black part middle dimension and doesn't include the orange edges. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,996
Posted By dman-ebike

Isn't it the other way around? The group riders...

Isn't it the other way around? The group riders won't ride alone because then no draft. Its like a bunch of weak birds with one strong bird in the front. Thats the way I see it. (Think ducks)
07-21-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,554
Posted By dman-ebike

I've been experimenting with the supersonic tire...

I've been experimenting with the supersonic tire 23mm. I got a front one to try out with a latex tube. Seems robust enough to run on the street so I ordered a rear one.
07-21-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By dman-ebike

I've got 9500+ miles on sla's.

I've got 9500+ miles on sla's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,996
Posted By dman-ebike

Solo here. Its always fun to drop some guy with...

Solo here. Its always fun to drop some guy with his girlfriend. The girl is always in the back drafting.
Dropping pacelines usually is somewhat dangerous as those guys are erratic and do a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,686
Posted By dman-ebike

Top tube mounted also here. Its a great pump...

Top tube mounted also here. Its a great pump with the bar style gauge and telescoping hose. I use it every time I ride as I have latex tubes! Over 2 years pumping and still going.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,573
Posted By dman-ebike

Ok. I hope it's level 1 and not level 2. I'm...

Ok. I hope it's level 1 and not level 2.
I'm still waiting. Time to update this thread for 2012!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

I would be .54 mph for me. I'm just using...

I would be .54 mph for me.

I'm just using my bike computer and a calculator. I'm just an average cyclist (non pro). I'm a straight line freak though and I keep my own records and hey I won the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

Ok. I tried it again. I got 26 seconds quicker....

Ok. I tried it again. I got 26 seconds quicker. It was worth .34mph for the front tire/latex tube combo. It works thanks to calm winds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

see post 1, last sentence.

see post 1, last sentence.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

Every day is race day for me. Training is for...

Every day is race day for me. Training is for people that need training wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,419
Posted By dman-ebike

My right knee does the same thing. It's the...

My right knee does the same thing. It's the other way around. You gained fluid and need to ice down 3x a day (for like one day) and take ibuprofen. The knee cap won't track straight with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

My first run with the supersonic tire with a...

My first run with the supersonic tire with a latex tube up front was unbelieveably 1 sec slower for 12 miles. The rubber center ridge hasn't worn off yet but I not sure if that would do anything....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,096
Posted By dman-ebike

I don't run "thick" tires anymore. All the thin...

I don't run "thick" tires anymore. All the thin one's cut the same on the rear tire. I have a 2.2 thin slick on a mountain bike. Being larger, it has 2x the amount of cuts a 23mm road bike gets.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,607
Posted By dman-ebike

By the way, the rate of wear for my old front...

By the way, the rate of wear for my old front tire was 266 miles for each .001 inch. No worries.
05-26-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,231
Posted By dman-ebike

Bravo. I wish my bike was chrome.

Bravo. I wish my bike was chrome.
05-26-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,554
Posted By dman-ebike

Here's the safety levers. My arm, under the cable...

Here's the safety levers. My arm, under the cable loop, slides back off the aerobar and then pulls the lever up. It looks dangerous but I haven't crashed yet.
I painted some of the linkage since it...
05-10-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By dman-ebike

Why people don't have bikes or e-bikes: I...

Why people don't have bikes or e-bikes:

I see "road cyclists" then I see the bums which are digging in the dumpsters looking for cans and bottles to put in their trailer. I was thinking of...
05-10-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By dman-ebike

I'm now back on 36 volts. I've paralled the...

I'm now back on 36 volts. I've paralled the first 2 batteries in line due to another weak sla.

So I have 6 batteries/36v for a total of:
12v18ah
12v14ah
12v14ah
05-09-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,554
Posted By dman-ebike

I'm more interested in the efficiency rather then...

I'm more interested in the efficiency rather then top speed. My best in a tailwind was around 34mph. Without the tailwind, I'll be lucky to hit 32mph. But a few watts saved with the fairings here...
05-08-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,554
Posted By dman-ebike

Thanks. Good resolution on that picture.

Thanks. Good resolution on that picture.
05-08-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,554
Posted By dman-ebike

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
http://www.recumbents.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3029&whichpage=3

Mine's at the bottom of page 3. Front wheel on page 4.
05-07-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,554
Posted By dman-ebike

You spend 5 grand or whatever it takes to get...

You spend 5 grand or whatever it takes to get down to 16lb bike. Mine = 30lbs with everything on it. So far no rubbing on the rear frame fairing. Slight noise once in a while on the front wheel...
03-12-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By dman-ebike

The 12v charger is a ripoff. I got mine used. I...

The 12v charger is a ripoff. I got mine used. I can go back to 36v if I want by doing it this way. (2) 24v chargers actually would work better but I already have the 36v. Electricrider sells the...
03-12-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By dman-ebike

The 12v charger is a 2.5amp and the 36v is a 2.0...

The 12v charger is a 2.5amp and the 36v is a 2.0 amp.
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