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Forum: Recumbent
04-19-03, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By ORBIT

Sorry disgusted:beer:

Sorry disgusted:beer:
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-03, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By ORBIT

No i dont have this problem.None of the upright...

No i dont have this problem.None of the upright riders will go near my bike.The only one that did couldnt ride it and give up with a digusted look.
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-03, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By ORBIT

I have road with the CTC and have been made...

I have road with the CTC and have been made welcome on a recumbent.
But remember if riding with uprights you ride at a different pace.On the flat you will be holding back and on the hills spinning...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-03, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,884
Posted By ORBIT

I have been told that a recumbent might not be...

I have been told that a recumbent might not be the best idea if you have glaucoma.But this probably wont effect you.
Having said that the only bad heath effects of riding a recumbent is being...
Forum: Recumbent
04-05-03, 05:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By ORBIT

Glaucoma And Recumbent Riding.

Im still trying to find out whether its best to ride a upright bike or a recumbent if you have glaucoma.My last visit the eye doctor suggested he would rather my ride a upright with this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-03, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By ORBIT

Interesting.Should we take much notice of these...

Interesting.Should we take much notice of these calculations?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-03, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By ORBIT

Correct Frame Sizing

How do you work out the correct frame size of a compact road frame.?
FOR EXAMPLE. If you had a 30 inch inside leg which would be the best fit a 45cm or a 49.5cm frame.?
For that matter with a 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-03, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By ORBIT

No if you look at the way the frame is designed...

No if you look at the way the frame is designed ,the top tube is well below where the tube that holds the seat post finishes,hence you dont bet much exposed seat post.If it was like a normal framei...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-03, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By ORBIT

Yes i have considered a different frame.But i...

Yes i have considered a different frame.But i have now decided to go the hole hog.Im buying a audax bike.With a double butted steel compact frame with plenty of seat post sticking out the frame.Im...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-03, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By ORBIT

Yes you are right the triple triangle does...

Yes you are right the triple triangle does stiffen up the back end,i would bet that this steel frame is as harsh as a cheap aluminium
frame.Power transfer is good yes,but if you have to stop pedling...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-03, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By ORBIT

No my position feels fine.It just feels like i...

No my position feels fine.It just feels like i only need to get onto a slightly rough road surface and the bike feels like it wants to shake apart.The bike i had before(sadley gone) used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-03, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By ORBIT

Thanks alot

Thanks alot
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-03, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By ORBIT

Increasing Comfort Without Using Sus Post.

Can any one help/
I own a GT rave road bike.The problem is that i have no room for a suspension seat post.No room for wider tires.
When riding on normal tire pressures 90 to 100 psi every single...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-03, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By ORBIT

My frame is the correct size.Its just the design...

My frame is the correct size.Its just the design the tube for the seat post travels a long way above the top tube.I have got a recumbent and yes they are really comfy.But i have been advised by my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-03, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By ORBIT

Problemis that the saddle iv got i like the shape...

Problemis that the saddle iv got i like the shape of.,it also has a cut out in the middle.
Its comfy on smooth road but as soon as the road gets a bit rough every knock and vibration is felt.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-03, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By ORBIT

Thanks iv looked at this one it will not fit.

Thanks iv looked at this one it will not fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-03, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By ORBIT

Suspension Seat Post

I am looking for a suspension seat post for my road bike.
The problem is that i only have 2.5 inches from the top of the
bikes frame tube to the rail of the saddle.
Any body know of a suspesion...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-03, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By ORBIT

Saddles(what Going On)?

Iv just been looking on the net on achieving the correct saddle position.
Now,some suggest the saddle should be slightly nose up and others suggest nose down .Whos right?
Forum: Touring
03-18-03, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By ORBIT

Moulton

Any body ever rode a moulton.?How do they compare comfort wise to a tourer like the Dawes Galaxy for example?:beer:
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-03, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,044
Posted By ORBIT

Im afriad ill have to stick to my upright from...

Im afriad ill have to stick to my upright from now on.After my last visit to the hospital i was advised that with my condition a upright
is the safest option.
Its a bit of a pig really as i like my...
02-23-03, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,745
Posted By ORBIT

I dont worry about looking macho (i ride a...

I dont worry about looking macho (i ride a recumbentas well)
But what im getting at is a regular cyclist can probalbly do with out gears.
02-23-03, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,745
Posted By ORBIT

NB. Some thing i would not like to do on my...

NB. Some thing i would not like to do on my recumbent.
02-23-03, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,745
Posted By ORBIT

Do We Need Gears?

I tried a expriment today.
I went out on my bike and decided not to change gear on the entire ride.
The result was that i really enjoyed just riding the bike on not thinking about changing gear.The...
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-03, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,044
Posted By ORBIT

Believe it or not i may have found a health...

Believe it or not i may have found a health reason to ride a upright.It wont effect most people but it may effect me.
I have a condition known as glaucoma.Iv made a number of enquires to which...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-03, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By ORBIT

No but what i have noticed is that i have got a...

No but what i have noticed is that i have got a flat spot on the rear wheel which causes vibration.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-03, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By ORBIT

NO one is saying a mtb is faster than a road bike...

NO one is saying a mtb is faster than a road bike ,but a rtb cant be far off.If we were just concerned with speed on a bike we would all ride recumbents.Its about what type of riding you do.
If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-03, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By ORBIT

Looks like its the wheel.Changed tire and still...

Looks like its the wheel.Changed tire and still getting punctures.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-03, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By ORBIT

Thanks.Im really going to go over the tire with a...

Thanks.Im really going to go over the tire with a fine tooth come.
And thats a good idea about putting the front tire on the rear.
ILL try it and let you know how i get on.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-03, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By ORBIT

Yes iv been all around the tire time and time...

Yes iv been all around the tire time and time again,
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-03, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By ORBIT

Sorry about spelling,but im fuming.

Sorry about spelling,but im fuming.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-03, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By ORBIT

puncters on turbo trainer.

Can any body help.Every time i use my turbo trainer i get a puncter.Its mad,i repear,or put another tube in and the same happens again.I woundnt mind but the puncters are tire side so i dont think...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-03, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By ORBIT

Interesting point about tire pressures.I both...

Interesting point about tire pressures.I both road bike and a recumbent.The recumbent runs on fatter lower pressure tires than my road bike .But the road bike cant touch it on the flat,better...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-03, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By ORBIT

Have any of you converted a mtb into a road bike...

Have any of you converted a mtb into a road bike by fitting drop bars slicks and road gears.
From what iv read they can be very fast,im thinking of making one up for audax.
01-19-03, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By ORBIT

Thanks,but it looks like my biggest problem is...

Thanks,but it looks like my biggest problem is that the frame in question has vertical drop outs.Is There any way around this with out changing the drop outs?
01-18-03, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By ORBIT

Is this device by Surely obtainable in England ? ...

Is this device by Surely obtainable in England ?
Drops are used on a lot of mtb converted for the road in the uk.
01-18-03, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By ORBIT

Rtb Single Speed

Iv got a old mtb and i am thinking of putting drop bars slicks
and using a fixed wheel system.
Is it possible to convert the back wheel which is already on the bike to a fixed wheel.Or will i need...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-03, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,477
Posted By ORBIT

On a recumbent the biggest problem is being...

On a recumbent the biggest problem is being attacked by idiots.
It always seems to attract the wrong type.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-03, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By ORBIT

Recumbents And Commuting

Any body out there use a recumbent for commuting.?
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-03, 08:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

:mad: What a country i live in. It amazes me...

:mad: What a country i live in.
It amazes me the price some people have to pay because they dont fit into the" norm".Only today i read about a 11 year old boy
who was a talented ballet dancer.Some...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-03, 05:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

The speed record is 80 mph now thats going.On a...

The speed record is 80 mph now thats going.On a recumbent you can also keep pedalling around corners.So they are great for fast corners.You can really lean over.Its the closest thing to flying.
But...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-03, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By ORBIT

If your feed up with the wind buy a...

If your feed up with the wind buy a recumbant.:beer:
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-03, 02:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

In fact i will go a bit further.How many people...

In fact i will go a bit further.How many people by road bikes that cant fit mud guards for commuting?when a touring bike would be better(image again).
I would love to know how many cyclists have...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-03, 02:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

Imagine how slow these oldies with beards would...

Imagine how slow these oldies with beards would be on a upright,if you managed to go past them.
No upright has come near the spped record of a recumbant,and remember they were only banned because...
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-03, 12:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

I really do think its the type of people that...

I really do think its the type of people that live in Birmingham,or perhaps other big citys in England.
People here seem to be like mindless sheep with bad tempers.
If Beckam went out wearing a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-03, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By ORBIT

WHAT?

WHAT?
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-03, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By ORBIT

This is true. Most people think abnormal...

This is true.
Most people think abnormal because i ride a recumbent.
But then again years ago i would have been abnormal saying the world is round.
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-03, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By ORBIT

Cyclists ,watch Out For Your Important Bits.!

Many claims have been made about df riding causing impotence.
Now i read a artical in Cycling Plus about a study done on moutain
bikers showing that 88% of them have scrotal abnormalitys compard...
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-03, 02:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

I wish.But where is the promised land?

I wish.But where is the promised land?
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-03, 10:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By ORBIT

My wife is more worried about me being...

My wife is more worried about me being attacked.Only today
a car went passed me from behind and a kid hung out of the window,he shouted a loud roar and tryed to push me off but could not reach.
The...
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-03, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By ORBIT

People Birmingham England

Why are the people in Birmingham England such a load of mindless idiots.If all there Brains were put together they would not have enough power to blow the top of a tin of beans.
This observation has...
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