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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Steamer

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork...

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork that length.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Steamer

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a...

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a particular fork length, +/- a few mm, because changing ATC affects head tube and seat tube angles, stack height, etc. A rule of thumb is that every 10mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By Steamer

I try to wash my bikes on a sunny day when...

I try to wash my bikes on a sunny day when possible. After washing, I put the bike out in the full sun for an hour or two. That seems to dry up all of the nooks and crannies. If any water got in...
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Steamer

No, not recently. I have a pair of the Compass...

No, not recently. I have a pair of the Compass 26" tires that had the same tread design as the Pasela, but JH repeatedly would point out that the casings on his tires were totally different than the...
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Steamer

Not to pile on, but to support what I said: ...

Not to pile on, but to support what I said:

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/continental-grand-prix-5000-2018...
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Steamer

Conti 5000. No reason to spend more for an...

Conti 5000. No reason to spend more for an inferior tire from RH.
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Steamer

So , is there any reason your friend isn't...

So , is there any reason your friend isn't considering a recumbent bike (2 wheels)? Recumbent trikes are fine, but there are lots of people that prefer the ride of a recumbent bike. He should...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Steamer

I was talking about a 2 wheel recumbent.

I was talking about a 2 wheel recumbent.
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Steamer

This is off base. Performer is in Taiwan, and has...

This is off base. Performer is in Taiwan, and has a lot of unique designs. They are constantly innovating (maybe too much, as their product line seems to always be in some sort of flux).

I have...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Steamer

Why is your friend not considering 2-wheels? ...

Why is your friend not considering 2-wheels? Much faster.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Steamer

I could fit both of my trikes pretty easily in...

I could fit both of my trikes pretty easily in the back of my Subaru Imprezza 5 door. Non-folded too.
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Steamer

At some point you may want to ditch the trike and...

At some point you may want to ditch the trike and a get a fast recumbent bike. You'd probably pick up a good 4 mph.
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Steamer

No, perhaps not, but it's a good start. One...

No, perhaps not, but it's a good start. One needs to manage the quantity and nature of what they consume to prevent it. As you say you might be able to salvage the situation, but maybe not.

My...
07-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,421
Posted By Steamer

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My...

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My initial impressions are that the quality is very good in absolute terms, but is pretty much amazing when considering the price.
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Steamer

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to...

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to Pukesville.
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Steamer

There is no doubt you need to do some sit tests. ...

There is no doubt you need to do some sit tests. But you should actually be riding if at all possible. Sitting and riding aren't quite the same activity in terms of where you weight concentrates. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Steamer

Only a very upright seat will put any pressure at...

Only a very upright seat will put any pressure at all directly on your crotch.

You want a laid back seat. Laid back seats are more aero too.

Keep in mind that seat angle is adjustable on most...
06-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,878
Posted By Steamer

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Steamer

Replying to my own post here.... Reading the...

Replying to my own post here....

Reading the OP's last post again, is it the power side chain that is hitting the top, outside of the keeper? Can the holes in the keeper be elongated so it can be...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Steamer

Interpreting again, I think you are saying the...

Interpreting again, I think you are saying the return side chain is hitting the chain keeper. If it is hitting the top of the keeper, then the keeper is too short and probably needs to be replaced....
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Steamer

What is contacting what? What #1...

What is contacting what?

What #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Power side chain (top) or return side chain (bottom)?

What #2...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Steamer

Sometimes a piece of just the loop portion of...

Sometimes a piece of just the loop portion of some stick-on hook-and-loop (velcro) tape can be applied at the rubbing spot, if all else fails. The fuzzy loops can dampen noise pretty well.
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Steamer

Ok price on the Sun. Very good price on the...

Ok price on the Sun. Very good price on the Bacchetta. Those are two pretty different bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Steamer

Gearing is personal. And most people who are...

Gearing is personal. And most people who are fussy about gearing and performance have usually taken the time to educate themselves about what their needs are. To a large extent, nobody else can...
05-29-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,635
Posted By Steamer

The OP's last activity was 03-17-19 09:52 AM. ...

The OP's last activity was 03-17-19 09:52 AM. You might want to PM or email him.
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,768
Posted By Steamer

Not a valid comparison due to the wildly...

Not a valid comparison due to the wildly different chain tensions between the two scenarios.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Steamer

Probably a lot of added weight and not designed...

Probably a lot of added weight and not designed for sitting on it while pedaling. You need to be at least a little sensitive to the weight issue as you go. Even a 100 lb. machine won't be any damn...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Steamer

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will...

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will make you a mesh seat to order, pretty affordably too.
05-11-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Steamer

FIFY. I don't think that N-S route is as...

FIFY.

I don't think that N-S route is as consistently non-paved as this E-W route is.
05-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Steamer

It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. ...

It seems like this would be fine outdoors too. Warm, dry weather only, of course.
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Steamer

This isn't an appropriate application for a...

This isn't an appropriate application for a Ventisit.
05-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By Steamer

Hold on, if your paths put you in that close of a...

Hold on, if your paths put you in that close of a proximity to others, you shouldn't be riding there at all.
05-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By Steamer

I cannot remember the last time I passed or...

I cannot remember the last time I passed or followed another cyclist. Not all of us live in the city. If I need one, so does everyone driving in their cars. Do you wear one when in a car?
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,974
Posted By Steamer

Please don't necropost.

Please don't necropost.
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Steamer

I have heard that before. I think the Rans mesh...

I have heard that before. I think the Rans mesh seat doesn't really have this problem. I gather it's a bit wider, plus the top of the seat frame doesn't curve forward like the ReCurve does. Try to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,061
Posted By Steamer

The complaint is hollow. I see tons of very...

The complaint is hollow. I see tons of very good, nearly new bents on FB and CL for very reasonable prices.
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Steamer

The wheel well is structural. You can't just...

The wheel well is structural. You can't just casually blow holes in it.

There are streamliner designs that have used retractile landing gear, but those are hardly touring machines, which what I...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Steamer

I find I disagree with Leisesturm a lot, but I...

I find I disagree with Leisesturm a lot, but I agree with most of what he wrote here. I could quibble about a few things, but it's mostly correct, and the quibbling would dilute the point being made....
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Steamer

Drums require almost no maintenance, and if you...

Drums require almost no maintenance, and if you needed to work on them, it can be done outboard of the wheel. Access inside a velo shell isn't the greatest. In many (all?) velos I have seen, the...
04-03-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By Steamer

New rubber compounds are superior to old. ...

New rubber compounds are superior to old.

And the older rubber gets, the worse it performs in terms of wear, grip, and rolling resistance.

Old tires should be chucked.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steamer

Can't really discuss luggage much unless we know...

Can't really discuss luggage much unless we know what specific machine we are talking about. What is feasible and good varies with the type of bent.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steamer

Might have been an external urinary catheter...

Might have been an external urinary catheter piped down to a foot hole or another opening in bottom of the fairing.

I know of other bent riders who have done this. Pedaling in a recumbent...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steamer

Based on all of this, I don't think you want a 2...

Based on all of this, I don't think you want a 2 wheeled recumbent. 3 (or 4) is the way to go.
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steamer

In certain types of topography*, a socked and...

In certain types of topography*, a socked and faired Easy Racer can potentially be faster than a velomobile, just due to the weight. A Lightning F-40 (or F-90) being another similar option.

I get...
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steamer

Yep, a velomobile. BTW, the term is...

Yep, a velomobile.

BTW, the term is "faired", not "shrouded".
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,924
Posted By Steamer

It does. Thanks! The reasoning is sound, and...

It does. Thanks!

The reasoning is sound, and I think any should be able to appreciate the seriousness you all are taking with the organization and support as it relates to rider safety.
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,924
Posted By Steamer

I saw that Iron Porcupine banned velomobiles. It...

I saw that Iron Porcupine banned velomobiles. It has been theorized that the velo rider on Mac 'n' Cheese that was totally unprepared to ride / had bad mechanicals was the impetus for that because...
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,924
Posted By Steamer

We have no way of knowing how much slower (or...

We have no way of knowing how much slower (or faster) those two riders would have been on a different kind of machine.
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,924
Posted By Steamer

Except for a velomobile (fully faired recumbent...

Except for a velomobile (fully faired recumbent trike), you will experience a big performance hit with an unfaired recumbent trike (3 wheels) that you may never recover from. With a fast type of...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,924
Posted By Steamer

There seems to be an assumption here - that...

There seems to be an assumption here - that trikes are much more immune to falls. If you roll a trike, your neck is probably going to see some trauma. Is it safer than a bike? Yeah, probably. But to...
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