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Forum: Recumbent
06-09-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

I hear ya there. Unfortunately with my need to...

I hear ya there. Unfortunately with my need to keep a day job and adventure on weekends/vacations, I don't always have enough time to wait out the rain. On any tour of a few hundred miles or more, I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

I should probably clarify. My rides are in the...

I should probably clarify. My rides are in the 20-40 mile range and on multiple surfaces. Spring and fall are when the roads are absolutely disgusting where I ride, summer is when they clean the...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

I'm sure I am overdoing it with cleaning, I trust...

I'm sure I am overdoing it with cleaning, I trust you are correct in that regard, I guess I'm just anal that way :D. Also, I never stopped to consider driveline efficiency when it comes to hubs, I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

I'm assuming those hubs are to replace the front...

I'm assuming those hubs are to replace the front chainrings? Your maintenance for the hubs must have longer intervals than your cassettes, assuming you are talking about a 2/3 speed rear freewheel...
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

Upon doing some reading on Sheldon Brown's site,...

Upon doing some reading on Sheldon Brown's site, I can make most sense now of the gear inches as far as comparison between gear ranges goes, I just don't know how to relate that information to...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,240
Posted By Aimulator64

The wonderful thing about trikes, in this...

The wonderful thing about trikes, in this scenario, is that most of them have smaller front wheels (20" in your case), which gives the front discs more stopping leverage over a 700C wheel or a 26"...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

Also just to clarify, I misspoke, it has an 11-34...

Also just to clarify, I misspoke, it has an 11-34 cassette according to lightfoot bicycles. They are the only website that shows the supposed specs for the Tiagra upgrade. ​​​​​​​...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

I will have little issue, I assume, with the...

I will have little issue, I assume, with the assembly and have actually been researching trikes for years off and on to decide what I wanted to buy. I know I am getting ahead of myself with this...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Aimulator64

Cassettes vs hubs (Performer Trike)

Good day, and my apologies if this has been asked before. the last time I posted on Bike Forums was 11 years ago, and I often broke forum "etiquette" when asking previously asked questions. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 02:59 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,074
Posted By Aimulator64

Because i dont spend my time researching how to...

Because i dont spend my time researching how to post a picture on a forum. And on top of that, i dont really care
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 09:07 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,074
Posted By Aimulator64

New bike is finally here.... sorry to keep you all waiting

Well here it is.....

The motobecane sprint with ultegra front, rear derailleurs and brifters. Came with clipless and carbon stays, and a nasty awesome paint job.


...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,582
Posted By Aimulator64

I prefer to spin at a higher cadence because most...

I prefer to spin at a higher cadence because most of the time when im on a flat, i will burn out before i can get my heart rate up to my max, which i want. Going up a hill, my heart rate goes up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,692
Posted By Aimulator64

That was actually a gramatical error, botto....

That was actually a gramatical error, botto. Using a verb instead of a noun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Aimulator64

Can you still use the 500 with training center...

Can you still use the 500 with training center and have it show you your route on a map when you upload the data? Thats the only thing keeping me from buying it.... i want to be able to see my ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,834
Posted By Aimulator64

I had standard cane creeks on my last trek pilot...

I had standard cane creeks on my last trek pilot 2.1, and they were actually amazing, only problem was that they were incredibly soft so small tiny road crap would stick in them and would put gouges...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,539
Posted By Aimulator64

+10. Seriously, hes not making a big deal and...

+10. Seriously, hes not making a big deal and crying about the fact that his bottle has sharpie on it, he is upset that his wife had no respect for something he owned. Just because its a bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,988
Posted By Aimulator64

:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

I dont care about what others think is cool, i...

I dont care about what others think is cool, i care what I think is cool. And i think saving 74 bucks on carbon cages is pretty cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,988
Posted By Aimulator64

lets see..... 7800 is the top of the line...

lets see..... 7800 is the top of the line shimano, which is thrown on 10,000 dollar race bikes. Yes, 7900 is newer, but both are comparable and just have slight changes with equal quality. Rival is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Aimulator64

And to add to that, most bus drivers can drive...

And to add to that, most bus drivers can drive their busses quicker on an obstacle course than any car driver, and I have personally seen bus drivers take turns on city streets that i would never...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,539
Posted By Aimulator64

I would have put sharpie on her mascara brush...

I would have put sharpie on her mascara brush after that. Now all you can do is start keeping your favorite bottles locked up somewhere :) Camelbak is not cheap stuff.....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

These are carbon fiber for sure, but the only...

These are carbon fiber for sure, but the only thing is that the cheap wegmans plastic water bottles i use have that stupid curvy shape to them so they are going to rattle in the cages, so i am going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 01:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,979
Posted By Aimulator64

All im saying is that if a person goes the same...

All im saying is that if a person goes the same average speed on a bike with 2200 vs a bike with ultegra, then its the rider, not the bike. And if what you are saying is true, then i just blew 400...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 01:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,979
Posted By Aimulator64

How a bike shifts has nothing to do with how fast...

How a bike shifts has nothing to do with how fast it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 01:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

The only thing i will buy from wal mart is a...

The only thing i will buy from wal mart is a bottle cage and a flasher for my commuter. A bottle cage serves a much simpler function than a pump or patch kits. Also, helmets are usually chosen for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,693
Posted By Aimulator64

Most women laugh at my shorts. But then i laugh...

Most women laugh at my shorts. But then i laugh at their ridiculously terrible driving skills. Eye for an eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

Well some of our bodies require life in order to...

Well some of our bodies require life in order to ride a bike. Just because you are made of dust doesnt mean we should all drop our water bottles to shave 2 seconds off our endurance rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,979
Posted By Aimulator64

Wow..... 8 posts on the forums and you already...

Wow..... 8 posts on the forums and you already owned the 41. Congrats :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

It is carbon fiber. The carbon reflects with the...

It is carbon fiber. The carbon reflects with the weave. And plastic is more flexible than carbon fiber and would bend the most at thin spots. The whole cage barely flexes, and it flexes as a whole,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,214
Posted By Aimulator64

Put it behind you, in the sense that a crash...

Put it behind you, in the sense that a crash gives you a wake up call and enhances your senses the next time you ride. Plus crashes are few and far apart, so you have nothing to worry about. You dont...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 12:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

I dont care about the logo. If bell makes a good...

I dont care about the logo. If bell makes a good product, then why should it be hidden. Obviously if my derailleur had a bell logo on it....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

It did say "featherlight carbon fiber...

It did say "featherlight carbon fiber construction" on the package
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,214
Posted By Aimulator64

How did your bike handle the crash?

How did your bike handle the crash?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,879
Posted By Aimulator64

So i guess the only purpose in botto or UMD...

So i guess the only purpose in botto or UMD posting in this thread, since they dont care, is to add one more number to their total posts. Testicles being made out of numbers is rather interesting. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Aimulator64

just wait till a rock kicks up and all off your...

just wait till a rock kicks up and all off your carbon derailleur components shatter. I totally am digging the carbon calipers though!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

Nothing said they were on sale.... in fact, there...

Nothing said they were on sale.... in fact, there was only one on the rack, the rest were buried among the scattered bike horns on the bottom shelf. I think they were all stupid and just wanted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

Exactly. I didnt buy them because of the weight,...

Exactly. I didnt buy them because of the weight, since i would never spend more than 15 bucks on a bottle cage. I bought them because they look sweet, are lighter which can only be a good thing, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By Aimulator64

For all you weight weenies....

So i know some of you spend 40-50 bucks per bottle cage to save weight.... just wanted to let you know i just paid $7.46 each for TWO of these....

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By Aimulator64

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/ima...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/images/sprint_x_orange/index.htm


Picture Gallery of the orange :)
05-15-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Aimulator64

They shouldn't delete it, its a road ride, and...

They shouldn't delete it, its a road ride, and your not asking or begging for anything your just giving people an option. Have a fun and productive ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,732
Posted By Aimulator64

I personally would not strip the decals off. How...

I personally would not strip the decals off. How much are you looking at your bike while riding it?

Otherwise, when you strip them off, more people are bound to stop and ask you what brand it is....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By Aimulator64

Thanks, and welcome to the forums! As for...

Thanks, and welcome to the forums!

As for saddle comfort.... the best thing you can do is buy a better pair of shorts or bibs with a thicker padding. If you try to have thicker padding on a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By Aimulator64

or just tune my derailleurs so i cant even use it...

or just tune my derailleurs so i cant even use it :P
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By Aimulator64

Yeah, they come in a box, but most people dont...

Yeah, they come in a box, but most people dont know how much "putting together" there is. Just throw on the wheels, handlebar, cable housings, and then fine tune the derailleurs.

I prefer a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,979
Posted By Aimulator64

90% is the rider, 10% is the bike. I ride two...

90% is the rider, 10% is the bike. I ride two bikes, a Trek Pilot 2.1, and a 76 Cyclepro regent. The cyclepro weighs about 32 pounds, and the trek about 19.8. On flat ground, i can actually hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By Aimulator64

I was checking out the LBS, and the top of the...

I was checking out the LBS, and the top of the line Specialized Allez or Secteur runs around 1500-1600 bucks for full 105's. The Motobecane has full ultegra's, carbon stay, everything better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By Aimulator64

Just ordered my new bike, pics to come soon!

Just ordered my new Motobecane sprint in metallic orange, and when it gets here I will post pics of the bike and what it looks like as its being built.


Specs:

Frame
High Modulus Carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 186,095
Posted By Aimulator64

Ive seen plenty of accidents. Thats why i dont...

Ive seen plenty of accidents. Thats why i dont need to see any more in a thread that was specifically initiated to show rides that meant something and showed changes in speeds and elevations. You...
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