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09-14-18, 11:31 AM
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Posted By StephenH

Friends of mine have one, it's their gravel bike,...

Friends of mine have one, it's their gravel bike, not sure what they think about it (they like it, I know)- I seem to recall that a while back, it developed some squeaks, so not sure what was up with...
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By StephenH

Agreed on the wasting time. On a 600k or longer...

Agreed on the wasting time.
On a 600k or longer ride, spending extra time at controls cuts into your sleep time, so it's advantageous not to do it.
On shorter rides, assuming you're not running the...
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By StephenH

Typical numbers for me- take 10 hours for a 200k,...

Typical numbers for me- take 10 hours for a 200k, average 15 mph rolling average- so that adds up to an hour and a half or two hours. On a 600k, we try to have 5 hours off the bike between day 1 and...
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By StephenH

For that combination, I'd wear my regular shorts...

For that combination, I'd wear my regular shorts and long or short-sleeved summer-weight jersey, and take my rain jacket and tights with me. That'd be cool enough to wear the tights and rain jacket...
09-03-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By StephenH

I found that rotating the nose down slightly...

I found that rotating the nose down slightly helped with the numbness issue.
Occasionally standing will help. Stand and pedal, or if that's a problem, stand while you coast.
Replies: 50
Views: 5,310
Posted By StephenH

Holy moly. An 11-year-old zombie thread. Carbon...

Holy moly. An 11-year-old zombie thread. Carbon Fiber was "new" when the question was asked.
Forum: Touring
09-02-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 715
Posted By StephenH

I've used various leather saddles with generally...

I've used various leather saddles with generally good results. However, the non-leather stock saddle that came on my Specialized Venge is surprisingly comfortable. I don't see a model name on it...
08-27-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,923
Posted By StephenH

Signal your turn so when you mistakenly think the...

Signal your turn so when you mistakenly think the bunch is going right when it's actually going left, you don't plow into the attractive lady next to you and break her collar bone. (Wasn't me that...
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By StephenH

I don't know that there's a good answer. If you...

I don't know that there's a good answer.
If you want to go from Point A to Point B by the shortest route, you're probably going to be on some undesirable roads. if you get off those roads, then you...
08-13-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By StephenH

If you're not familiar with the idea, look up the...

If you're not familiar with the idea, look up the randonneuring "Super 6" routes. These are 600k routes with at least 10,000 meters (not feet, meters) of climbing. There may be one in that area.
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08-11-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,623
Posted By StephenH

I selected my current pedals (Shimano road...

I selected my current pedals (Shimano road pedals) by walking into a bike store and saying "Doh! I need pedals!"
I haven't seen a whole lot of reason to pick anything different. I know people that...
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By StephenH

What I do on brevets is we stop about every 30...

What I do on brevets is we stop about every 30 miles and I eat whatever I feel like eating at the time. That may be a deli sandwich, bananas, PB crackers, ice cream bars, just depends on what's...
08-11-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By StephenH

It's been a while, but I've made full grocery...

It's been a while, but I've made full grocery runs using my Worksman front-loading tricyle and also with my Arpan low-gravity bicycle.
The trike is wide, and if you ride in a road, it will more or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,501
Posted By StephenH

I might could match the 10 miles/22 mph on a good...

I might could match the 10 miles/22 mph on a good day, but I'm sure not any racer, either.

In addition to the advice above, prior to entering any event where you're concerned about looking stupid,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-09-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By StephenH

The Bike Friday's also use 20" wheels. I think...

The Bike Friday's also use 20" wheels. I think the Pocket Rocket is the 451, the touring models are the 406. I assume some of the other folders do as well. Also, while not popular in the US, the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By StephenH

The stem is rotated to the rear, whereas on an...

The stem is rotated to the rear, whereas on an upright bike, it would be rotated to the front. Of course, that changes the effective length of the handlebars, but it also would raise them some.
If...
Replies: 46
Views: 7,391
Posted By StephenH

On the matter of riding straight through- that...

On the matter of riding straight through- that idea appeals to me as I sit in my easy chair, and think "Gosh, I'll just go ride 34 hours straight and be done!". BUT, I've never gotten to the...
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By StephenH

Looks okay. Selection of a lot of the features...

Looks okay.
Selection of a lot of the features is just based on personal preference, and if that one is set up the way you want, great, if not, keep looking.
And, once you have the features you...
07-24-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,569
Posted By StephenH

We use this little bag, attached to stoker...

We use this little bag, attached to stoker handlebars, not to the saddle: https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FBB
It's handy for munchies, cue sheet, chapstick, wallet, stuff like that-...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By StephenH

My thoughts: 9 speed/10 speed/11 speed- zero...

My thoughts:
9 speed/10 speed/11 speed- zero difference in riding and usability- but check at your bike shop as to parts availability on the different components. I think my shop upgraded my older...
07-14-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By StephenH

You know, another possibility- put the shifters...

You know, another possibility- put the shifters on the stoker's handlebars and brakes on the captain's handlebars.
Forum: Texas
07-13-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By StephenH

I don't think anybody's holding their breath...

I don't think anybody's holding their breath waiting for all this.
For one thing, the local people generally view cycling trails as an end in themselves, not as transportation to go anywhere. So if...
07-13-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,577
Posted By StephenH

One point of confusion on the da Vinci...

One point of confusion on the da Vinci drivetrain- the riders (if pedaling normally) are both pedaling at exactly the same cadence, but not necessarily in sync in the sense that both have the right...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By StephenH

I'd try a different saddle.

I'd try a different saddle.
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By StephenH

Mostly, if I'm riding with other people, not in...

Mostly, if I'm riding with other people, not in an urban area, etc., I don't carry a lock.
On the rare occasions when I do, it's a reasonably light cable lock.
Yeah, I know you could cut it with a...
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