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08-08-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pupsocket

I once had a pair of cheap tubes that kept...

I once had a pair of cheap tubes that kept blowing along what turned out to be some sort of glued seam. Those I discarded. Otherwise, I find the cause (debris thru tire, rim/spoke problem, pinch...
08-07-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pupsocket

Is this a rule, or just your own guideline? Why...

Is this a rule, or just your own guideline? Why trash it?
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-13, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By Pupsocket

I ride a 2008 Catrike Trail, and swapped out the...

I ride a 2008 Catrike Trail, and swapped out the stock 30t granny chainring for a 24t ring. It shifts okay up front, though I can only use the bottom 4 gears when in the granny ring due to...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,610
Posted By Pupsocket

On a relatively upright trike, I don't get much...

On a relatively upright trike, I don't get much (if any) aero benefit over a typical upright touring bike in still air. With a quartering headwind, I often find myself in a wind shadow due to...
Forum: Recumbent
06-11-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Pupsocket

About the only things I've kept in non-zippered...

About the only things I've kept in non-zippered pockets while riding have been waterproof maps that I like to take out without stopping. My legs rotate through horizontal to seriously knees-up while...
06-11-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,743
Posted By Pupsocket

CamelBak comments (I use a 100oz/3L Unbottle): ...

CamelBak comments (I use a 100oz/3L Unbottle):

- the hose is about 3' long
- bite valves with a 90 degree turn work well coming over the shoulder; take the 90 degree shutoff valve off and mount...
06-11-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By Pupsocket

Psychopath Gnomes, I like it. Do you have a...

Psychopath Gnomes, I like it. Do you have a song? :)
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Pupsocket

I try not to keep things in my Borah shorts...

I try not to keep things in my Borah shorts pockets when riding, too much rattle-rattle-thunder-clatter. I do load them up when stopping at a store.

I keep thinking a bit of well-placed sewn-in...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Pupsocket

I'll second the Mt. Borah shorts. I have one...

I'll second the Mt. Borah shorts. I have one each of two styles - one has a zippered pocket on each side, the other adds a deep slash pocket to each side. They have a snug liner, no pad, and most...
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Pupsocket

'Zackly. When riding with a friend, I see the...

'Zackly. When riding with a friend, I see the birds, they see the squirrels. Of course, I'm the one who rides in front picking dandelions from the side of the trail, throwing them over my shoulder...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Pupsocket

Hi Mark, When I cart my trike to a trail,...

Hi Mark,

When I cart my trike to a trail, it's more often than not the CVT. Hope to get back there once my tender achilles heals. I ride a yellow Catrike with fenders.

I've also taken the...
06-30-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Pupsocket

Don't worry about buying the wrong bent. Just...

Don't worry about buying the wrong bent. Just like every other kind of bike, no one stops (for long) at just one! :D
05-02-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By Pupsocket

+1 The phone is for calling, not answering....

+1

The phone is for calling, not answering. :) On a long ride I'll power up and check in with the Domestic Associate on breaks so she doesn't worry too much.
Forum: Recumbent
04-30-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By Pupsocket

I get a bit of chatter in certain gears on my...

I get a bit of chatter in certain gears on my Catrike tadpole. The chain is routed through tubes for part of its run, and the power side goes through an idler under the seat.

On the other hand, I...
04-30-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Pupsocket

Yes, but you may have to think outside the box. ...

Yes, but you may have to think outside the box.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_twm8SWVY1v8/ScV09bDM4gI/AAAAAAAAAFE/KhEHDihZll8/0784.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
04-27-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,688
Posted By Pupsocket

If typical bent consumers are older, they tend to...

If typical bent consumers are older, they tend to have more discretionary income, and have learned through experience that buying cheap often means buying twice.

And as has been shown, there are...
Forum: Recumbent
04-27-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,688
Posted By Pupsocket

Betcha the seat & bars weren't found in the trash...

Betcha the seat & bars weren't found in the trash or purchased for "$20" ...
04-27-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By Pupsocket

Looks scenic! We had an annual 30, 66, or 100...

Looks scenic! We had an annual 30, 66, or 100 mile ride this weekend here. The weather was looking miserable, and I was glad I hadn't registered in advance. 45-50 and steady cold rain most of...
04-26-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Pupsocket

I've seen more bad cyclists while driving than...

I've seen more bad cyclists while driving than I've seen bad motorists while cycling. Common faults are inattention (weaving, wrong side of the road), disregard for rules-of-the-road (two- and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,688
Posted By Pupsocket

The real reason that recumbents are expensive is...

The real reason that recumbents are expensive is that the manufacturers have huge mansions, private jets, and spend exorbitant sums on monocle polish and mustache wax.

They would go out of...
04-21-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By Pupsocket

jesspal - Nice pics, I've ridden Ft. Collins...

jesspal -

Nice pics, I've ridden Ft. Collins up the Thompson to Estes Park many years ago on only 10 speeds. :) I recall about 6 hours with my shirt off, and no sunblock. Once you get into a...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Pupsocket

Recumbents practice frame variety: Short...

Recumbents practice frame variety:
Short Wheelbase (SWB): cranks in front of forks
Long Wheelbase (LWB): cranks behind forks
Tadpole trike: two wheels in front, one in back
Delta trike: one wheel...
04-01-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pupsocket

Here's some video of my last ride before the...

Here's some video of my last ride before the weather turned.

http://www.vimeo.com/3946694
03-28-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pupsocket

Just above freezing today. I bundled up in my...

Just above freezing today. I bundled up in my new pants (wore rain pants in the last ride at a warmer temp) and the rest of the cold weather gear. Right away the wind was cutting right through the...
03-27-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pupsocket

I made it for March with two good weekends of...

I made it for March with two good weekends of riding and a few after-work rides in the afternoon. I was really hoping to get more miles in today (Friday) but it dawned 18F this morning with a...
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,678
Posted By Pupsocket

Tractor Tom, OUCH. Heal up fast. When I was...

Tractor Tom, OUCH. Heal up fast.

When I was about 10, a friend had one of those brand new Stingray bikes, with the hand brakes and shifter on the top bar, sparkle green finish, and square profile...
03-21-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pupsocket

49 miles today pushed me over 100 miles for the...

49 miles today pushed me over 100 miles for the month. Actually that's also the week's total. See photos of today's ride in the Post a photo (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=485461)...
03-21-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Pupsocket

Always better to be a riding fool than a...

Always better to be a riding fool than a sedentary wizard.

Gardening gloves and a "wet" appetite. :) I have to admit I've gone out in cold weather with naught but cotton jersey gloves to find just...
Forum: Recumbent
03-21-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pupsocket

Compared to the supine styles that have evolved...

Compared to the supine styles that have evolved with rider on back, prone has two primary disadvantages: weight is borne on the chest which interferes with breathing, and to see forward the rider...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,513
Posted By Pupsocket

I got "why is he riding like that" on my Catrike...

I got "why is he riding like that" on my Catrike from a 3-yr old when I passed a family out walking. Mom said, "oh cool, look at that!" while the 10 yr old just stared.

I make a point to at least...
03-15-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pupsocket

Good day for first rides. I was out of town...

Good day for first rides. I was out of town Saturday until late afternoon, so Sunday was my first "real" ride. Since last weekend, I now have fenders. It was 55F today with strong winds. 18...
03-09-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By Pupsocket

I'll take the challenge. My personal goal based...

I'll take the challenge. My personal goal based on last year's April average is 50 miles per week. I'll be happy with that for March. Briskonsin high temps are now averaging at or above freezing. ...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,263
Posted By Pupsocket

I guess I can count myself somewhat lucky; there...

I guess I can count myself somewhat lucky; there are half a dozen shops that carry some recumbents in the Mpls/St. Paul area within a hour or two. I drove four hours to the Hostel Shop in Stevens...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By Pupsocket

Concur. My 2-wheeled recumbent had a gear low...

Concur. My 2-wheeled recumbent had a gear low enough for spinning at 2 mph, but I couldn't keep it in a straight line under 4 mph. On my trike I just spin away and grab the brakes if I need a rest....
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,263
Posted By Pupsocket

And there's the rub. You're making a list based...

And there's the rub. You're making a list based on theory and opinions (others and your own.) I went to a good recumbent dealer that stocked everything from upright "workman" trikes to lowracer...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,678
Posted By Pupsocket

My shimano MTB shoes lace up, and have an elastic...

My shimano MTB shoes lace up, and have an elastic band attached to the tongue with a tab for pulling it up. Laces stowed under there.
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,678
Posted By Pupsocket

On long organized rides with scheduled stops, the...

On long organized rides with scheduled stops, the parking gets pretty congested. I pulled up to a stop on a hill, leaning considerably to one side. I did my usual "trike" stop, which involves...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By Pupsocket

Give me an hour and bunch of tools and I could...

Give me an hour and bunch of tools and I could fit a trike into the engine compartment. The real goal is how hard is it to cram into the back, and whether the car will remain clean.

I have a...
06-30-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By Pupsocket

It took me until I got my first recumbent. No...

It took me until I got my first recumbent. No more raw hamburger butt.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-24-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,391
Posted By Pupsocket

Da Pup can do most weekends. Grand Rounds or...

Da Pup can do most weekends. Grand Rounds or river trails sounds good, though crowded trails means a leisurely pace (park crawl?)

Karl
06-24-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Pupsocket

Tom, I'm not sure what the PSI rating is at...

Tom,

I'm not sure what the PSI rating is at that size, but I had Maxxis Hookworms on the EZ I used to ride. 110 PSI, 1.95 x 406. I know they're made in other diameters and widths. Large, firm,...
06-09-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Pupsocket

I have two red spots on my six-head from helmet...

I have two red spots on my six-head from helmet vents after riding the MS150 this weekend. Things can always be worse. :)
06-05-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 913
Posted By Pupsocket

Can't go either, got other obligations on short...

Can't go either, got other obligations on short notice: I'm riding the MN Duluth to Mpls MS 150. Just about double the Pepin full route. :eek:

Karl

ps: To pledge my effort, go here:...
06-03-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Pupsocket

You may be a Fred too. Do you think you might be...

You may be a Fred too. Do you think you might be a Fred?

;)
06-01-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 913
Posted By Pupsocket

I'm a maybe. Not sure if I'll go the entire...

I'm a maybe. Not sure if I'll go the entire circle or do the halfway-ferry combo.
05-31-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Pupsocket

My first 50 mile ride:...

My first 50 mile ride: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=415352
05-17-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Pupsocket

Remind her that trikes must be named. :) ...

Remind her that trikes must be named. :)

Even if one doesn't crave speed, a light weight trike (or bike) accelerates and climbs better. Congrats on the TT. I looked at them when I shopped at the...
05-13-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,251
Posted By Pupsocket

New Catrike Trail ...

New Catrike Trail

http://www.stcroixap.rchomepage.com/images/catrike/3069sm.jpg
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,391
Posted By Pupsocket

It's in the shed, and will be set up for Mrs. Pup...

It's in the shed, and will be set up for Mrs. Pup when the weather gets a bit nicer.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,391
Posted By Pupsocket

I'm turning into more and more of a recumbent...

I'm turning into more and more of a recumbent type of zealot. :) I'm riding a trike now. I still lurk a bit on BF, but a bit more on bentrideronline.com.

Karl
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