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01-21-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By roadrecumbent

It is like a cargo bike. I'm surprised someone...

It is like a cargo bike. I'm surprised someone hasn't turned one of those into this. In the 1950's bikes were all beach cruisers with heavy duty racks in back that could carry a passenger. I used to...
01-21-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By roadrecumbent

Thank you!

Thank you!
01-19-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By roadrecumbent

Transforms- Roadie to chopper and back on the fly. Carbon

Just put these pictures on my website, added a scene to the video.

RoadRecumbent (http://www.roadrecumbent.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By roadrecumbent

I showed you the bike a couple years ago. I...

I showed you the bike a couple years ago. I shortened the wheelbase 5 inches and invented linear bearing handlebars this time. The seat folds for aero dynamics, a tall back rest is needed for puhing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By roadrecumbent

Ultra Macho superior road bike

Well, what do you say? Full carbon, Dura Ace. Sram Red. aero bars. Look like it's climbing well? That's because all my weight is on my seat. I'm not bent over like on a typical road bike. On the...
Forum: Touring
09-09-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

It's off topic but something is on my mind I'd...

It's off topic but something is on my mind I'd like to share, speaking of safety. When I was a kid learning to ride, I'd try to turn, the front wheel hit my shoe and I couldn't complete the turn that...
Forum: Touring
09-08-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

Bar orientation is not an issue for me climbing a...

Bar orientation is not an issue for me climbing a steep hill, because you are going slow, and you need the bars way up and back for the most bennefit. Comfort isn't an issue because there's no weight...
Forum: Touring
09-08-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

I shipped this stem to Road Bike Action Magazine...

I shipped this stem to Road Bike Action Magazine today. They may or may not be interested in testing it. Feel free to beg them to. Also, if someone would get the video to their facebook page, I'd...
Forum: Touring
09-08-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

There you go! Nice Tranz-X stem. There's no bar...

There you go! Nice Tranz-X stem. There's no bar clamping bolt, so the bars must get loose too when the lever is up.
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

20 runs up a short hill, the one in the video,...

20 runs up a short hill, the one in the video, with bars down, 20 runs bars up. 25 seconds with bars down 24 with bars up. I used an srm Powermeter. a solid second. 4%. I was surprised to see I was...
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

If your 500 lb guy isn't fat, he doesn't even...

If your 500 lb guy isn't fat, he doesn't even exist.
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

I just walked into my bathroom and weighed myself...

I just walked into my bathroom and weighed myself - 140. I leaned over with my hands on the sink - 120. This is what I'm saying. You want to put all 140 lbs. on the front pedal, it's 20 lbs of force...
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 12:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

It looks even lamer being passed by someone with...

It looks even lamer being passed by someone with this stem ;)
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 12:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

I posted my first version of this stem in the...

I posted my first version of this stem in the "Road Bike" forum. A lot of resistance. Heaven forbid you ever leave the aggressive Racing Crouch, even to climb a hill. And I admit it looks lame....
Forum: Touring
09-07-17, 12:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

Thanks guys! I'm sending this stem to Road Bike...

Thanks guys! I'm sending this stem to Road Bike Action Magazine, maybe they can find someone to make 'em for us.
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 11:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

I know what you mean, but those bikes are heavy,...

I know what you mean, but those bikes are heavy, don't have click in pedals, and, their bar position isn't as extreme. Mine is at the perfect point where it couldn't get any better.
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,157
Posted By roadrecumbent

Transforming stem makes climbing easier!

Well, it's all here in the video. https://youtu.be/5C2MIJN9bTs It's mine. Any Questions?
Forum: Touring
12-09-16, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,278
Posted By roadrecumbent

I would love to see an example if you could find...

I would love to see an example if you could find one. I can't find one online. In the 1950's, bikes had heavy duty racks on the back. You could ride a friend or drape your paper route bag over it. I...
Forum: Touring
12-09-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,278
Posted By roadrecumbent

I think about giving it a paint job often. I...

I think about giving it a paint job often. I bought my Cannondale mostly for it's red paintjob. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glTtftviR9Y
Forum: Touring
12-08-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,278
Posted By roadrecumbent

!!SANTA! I wanna new BIKE for Chrismas!!

!!SANTA! I wanna new BIKE for Chrismas!!
Forum: Touring
12-08-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,278
Posted By roadrecumbent

Yes, I've ridden it hands off o.k. . The steering...

Yes, I've ridden it hands off o.k. . The steering tube is pointing right at the front tire contact patch. It should be pointed an inch or so in front the contact patch for ideal trail, but when I...
Forum: Touring
12-08-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,278
Posted By roadrecumbent

I haven't figured that out. There is a lot of...

I haven't figured that out. There is a lot of storage space in the full length of the front fork tubes.
Forum: Touring
12-07-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,278
Posted By roadrecumbent

Been 4 years. Made some improvements. I think I'm...

Been 4 years. Made some improvements. I think I'm done. (same page top link takes you to.) http://www.roadrecumbent.com/ (http://www.roadrecumbent.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

This is like the original Schwinn Stingray. I...

This is like the original Schwinn Stingray. I could climb all day out of the saddle on those, because my back was straight up and down, had to zig-zag of course. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

That too. It's hard to put into words, but you...

That too. It's hard to put into words, but you did. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 02:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

That is correct, but when you climb out of the...

That is correct, but when you climb out of the seat, your hips rise and fall 5 or 6 inches TWICE per crank revolution. You are lifting your upper body 1 foot per crank revolution, while being seated...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

When you jump out of the saddle, you don't hover...

When you jump out of the saddle, you don't hover over the seat, you move to the exact spot that puts the most weight directly over the pedals- that's what I'm doing while staying in the seat. - You...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

Out of the saddle? For how long? 30 seconds...

Out of the saddle? For how long? 30 seconds before you can't take it anymore? Give me a break. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

They don't get you to the sweet spot, higher and...

They don't get you to the sweet spot, higher and further back, they interfere with the aero tuck, they look lame, they add weight. The fact that they exist kind of tells you they work though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,995
Posted By roadrecumbent

A little invention that makes climbing easy

You'll have to make your own- There's lots of adjustable stems for modern bikes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glTtftviR9Y
12-10-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 31,902
Posted By roadrecumbent

I invented a 43 panel Tyvek inner-frame sail for...

I invented a 43 panel Tyvek inner-frame sail for my 2 wheel bike. all explained here -http://www.roadrecumbent.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-13, 01:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

O.K., Here's the choppa! I finished it, promised...

O.K., Here's the choppa! I finished it, promised you guys a look.. Check out the kind of, Time Trial position, this is why I thought posting this thread under "Road Cycling" was ok. Also, watch the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-13, 02:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

O.K., you're on your seat. Your butt is holding...

O.K., you're on your seat. Your butt is holding you up, you're right leg just passed the top of the circle so, you shift your weight off the seat and apply it to your right leg. The pedal starts to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

uhhh....... every pedal stroke.

uhhh....... every pedal stroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

cadence averaged 66 rpm on the 3 fastest times,...

cadence averaged 66 rpm on the 3 fastest times, in the saddle. Fit? Fit all your weight directly over the pedal, not some of it.
:p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Yeah, .. no, ... I don't think you can avoid the...

Yeah, .. no, ... I don't think you can avoid the logic here - Using as close to 100% of gravity assist you can is better than using less.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

There's no doubt it's against the rules. But...

There's no doubt it's against the rules. But everyone knows what I'm talking about, I saw a bike with those bars today.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

So after 25 difficult grinds up the hill on the...

So after 25 difficult grinds up the hill on the road bike, I jump on the chop and start laughing on the way up, it's so painless and easy, now that I'm in a decent gear. Here's the deal. My bars are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Thanks man. But I show up at the road bike forum...

Thanks man. But I show up at the road bike forum and try and prove road bikes are now lame climbers. People fall in with love their road bikes and will fight to defend their good name. If bikers...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 04:45 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Hi! ... pretty much finshed the 10th gear trials....

Hi! ... pretty much finshed the 10th gear trials. The air has been still after midnight for the last 5 days. The first 4 days I did 25 runs on the Cannondale, my 3 best times were: 52.2, 50.4, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

I meant argue amongst themselves ;). Stanford is...

I meant argue amongst themselves ;). Stanford is very bike friendly, probably 1,000+ bikes parked here and there. They have their own bike repair shop next to the Student Union.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

It's easier to switch cranks without it on the...

It's easier to switch cranks without it on the biike. The weights were so close, I left it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

I'm guessing facepalm - You upshift on downtube...

I'm guessing facepalm - You upshift on downtube shifters by pressing down on the levers with the face of your palm. Yeah, I didn't even want a road bike when I saw this mid 90's C-dale in a bike shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Yeah it's a steep hill. I'm thinking about the...

Yeah it's a steep hill. I'm thinking about the pain each time, trying to keep my momentum up. I always stay in the seat though. I was going up the same hill, when I got the feeling I was climbing too...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Absolutely, in or out of the saddle. You can push...

Absolutely, in or out of the saddle. You can push against the backrest on a recumbent, makes up for it a little.

Yeah, I gave cadence #'s, I'm new at this. 221 watts for the chop, 208.7 the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Gave a lot of consideration to bar end shifters,...

Gave a lot of consideration to bar end shifters, as I have had some sitting around for 10 years. The twist grips are about the same weight, they are 90% plastic, end shifters are all metal. Twisters...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

My first chopper only had a back seat. It was a...

My first chopper only had a back seat. It was a horrible, horrible climber. With a front seat there's a change in geometry, and now it climbs at least as good as a road bike. Biasing the weight to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

Newtons laws are preserved. How could my bike...

Newtons laws are preserved.
How could my bike possibly "outclimb" another bike, get to the top of the hill faster without using more energy. If this lighter rear wheel design gets you to the top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 02:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

yes you are. Wait till you see the new...

yes you are. Wait till you see the new handlebars, ect.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 12:23 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,392
Posted By roadrecumbent

I expected to see less power used on the chopper,...

I expected to see less power used on the chopper, but I CAN use more and go up the hill faster because the lighter rear wheel is easier to turn, I'm thinkin'. I wanted to go up in 10th but the old...
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