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Forum: Recumbent
12-08-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By CraigB

My wife and I have 2012 Trails and I got her this...

My wife and I have 2012 Trails and I got her this TerraTrike rack (http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/readitem.pl?Accessory=1177082561) on the recommendation of our dealer (Fairfield Cyclery), and...
10-19-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 64,156
Posted By CraigB

Their weight also tends to make them slower than...

Their weight also tends to make them slower than other brands/models.
10-05-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By CraigB

Do those colors keep you awake at night? ;)

Do those colors keep you awake at night?

;)
09-21-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By CraigB

I have Zeros so I just use the basic model. I...

I have Zeros so I just use the basic model. I haven't had a problem with them wearing out so far, so I don't see the need (for me) for the longer-lasting model.

Yes, they stay on, by intent. They...
09-20-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By CraigB

Not to mention a pillow with an embroidered pair...

Not to mention a pillow with an embroidered pair of Koss Pro4-AAs (though the red color is a little odd). Only fitting, as Koss is a WI company.
09-20-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By CraigB

I have some old cycling friends (a married...

I have some old cycling friends (a married couple) who spend at least a week riding around Door County each year.
09-20-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By CraigB

Have you looked into Keep-On-Kovers...

Have you looked into Keep-On-Kovers (http://www.keeponkovers.com/Product.html) for the Speedplays? I've been real happy with them.
09-13-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By CraigB

Make sure you stop for ice cream at Young's...

Make sure you stop for ice cream at Young's Jersey Dairy in Xenia.
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,221
Posted By CraigB

Where you were wasn't safe, and was hardly...

Where you were wasn't safe, and was hardly practical. Taking the lane forces a full lane-switch by drivers, something that driver probably would have thought twice about. Hugging the line invites...
09-08-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,967
Posted By CraigB

You can't see how the cage is secured in the...

You can't see how the cage is secured in the picture. It could just as easily be straps.
09-06-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By CraigB

I don't have a recommendation to make, but...

I don't have a recommendation to make, but thought someone should point out that if you go the Wally World route, check your LBSs first to see if they'll even work on a BSO (Bicycle Shaped Object)....
09-04-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By CraigB

I wasn't aware anyone was using the Gitane name...

I wasn't aware anyone was using the Gitane name any more. Guess I was wrong. I wonder when they hooked up with Bianchi and under what circumstances. My first race bike was a brand new '84 Tour de...
08-26-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,323
Posted By CraigB

The race sequences are the only things worth...

The race sequences are the only things worth watching in AF unless you enjoy cringing.
08-22-13, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,040
Posted By CraigB

I still think you're making this way too...

I still think you're making this way too complicated. Once you know what at 65+ cadence feels like (or whatever cadence you want to use), which only requires a watch with a second hand as MRT2 says,...
08-21-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,040
Posted By CraigB

That's an interesting and unique way of looking...

That's an interesting and unique way of looking at it, but I don't think it's very useful. There's nothing that says you have to use any particular gear on your bike. The gears are there to serve...
08-17-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By CraigB

Crossing the line in third in a citizens' class...

Crossing the line in third in a citizens' class crit in Galesburg, IL, ca. 1985. The first and second place finishers had already showered and changed. It was the best placing I ever had.

The bike...
08-17-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,399
Posted By CraigB

Closest I came to the trades was as a project...

Closest I came to the trades was as a project manager for a custom home builder, which I did when all the architecture jobs disappeared in '08, just before my 54th birthday. Did that, and absolutely...
08-15-13, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,873
Posted By CraigB

I had no idea Cinelli had anything close to that...

I had no idea Cinelli had anything close to that price point. I'm surprised. They were best known in the US from way back as the preferred manufacturer of bars and quill stems, and you would only...
08-14-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By CraigB

Not to get overly indelicate, but are you sitting...

Not to get overly indelicate, but are you sitting on your, um, equipment when you ride? No saddle will fix that. One of the benefits of relatively tight bike shorts is the ability to hold everything...
08-12-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,703
Posted By CraigB

$100 for a new cassette, new chain and F/R...

$100 for a new cassette, new chain and F/R derailleur adjustment is a bargain.
08-11-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By CraigB

I always tell friends who are new to cycling that...

I always tell friends who are new to cycling that the only thing worse than the first day on a saddle is the second.
08-07-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By CraigB

I've had great experiences with them, as well.

I've had great experiences with them, as well.
08-07-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By CraigB

I have to agree. I had great fun building mine,...

I have to agree. I had great fun building mine, and even more riding them. 23mm-wide HED Belgiums, 32h, Shimano Ultegra hubs, DT Comp DB spokes.
...
08-07-13, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By CraigB

More than occasionally, but less than every ride.

More than occasionally, but less than every ride.
08-03-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,416
Posted By CraigB

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery....

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. Man, what an ordeal.
08-01-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By CraigB

My wife would be quick to point out that you...

My wife would be quick to point out that you don't see a woman doing that.
08-01-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,148
Posted By CraigB

Never, for all the reasons named above.

Never, for all the reasons named above.
08-01-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,087
Posted By CraigB

For me, everyday rides are always from home. I...

For me, everyday rides are always from home. I have a lightly traveled road that heads north and allows me to branch off into multiple directions, and a MUP trailhead is only about a half-mile down...
07-31-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,665
Posted By CraigB

I'm not talking about the cause of the crash,...

I'm not talking about the cause of the crash, simply the effect.
07-31-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,901
Posted By CraigB

If you follow that line of reasoning, riding any...

If you follow that line of reasoning, riding any kind of bicycle at all is verboten. ;)
07-31-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,665
Posted By CraigB

I politely disagree - I'd say the chances of the...

I politely disagree - I'd say the chances of the stoker crashing are about the same as the chances of the captain crashing. ;)
07-31-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,901
Posted By CraigB

Not in *my* future. I just took a job that I hope...

Not in *my* future. I just took a job that I hope will be my last, even though it only pays 55% of the last one I had that was in my field. My wife let me know this means I've bought my last bike (or...
07-31-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By CraigB

"Walking a pedal," as I've always heard it...

"Walking a pedal," as I've always heard it called, is never fun. If you're lucky it's only a momentary, scary thing. Other times it leads to all kinds of nastiness, as you discovered. It happened to...
07-31-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By CraigB

I've found them to be common in the clubs I've...

I've found them to be common in the clubs I've belonged to over the years. The Saturday Morning Breakfast Ride is a long and venerable tradition. Sure, your muscles get cold and a little stiff while...
07-30-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By CraigB

If you're planning to build up those wheels...

If you're planning to build up those wheels yourself, you're in for a whole new round of addiction.
07-29-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By CraigB

Wheelsets are probably one of the least reliable...

Wheelsets are probably one of the least reliable means of identifying bikes, particularly higher-end performance models where owners are sometimes quick to change them out.
07-29-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,254
Posted By CraigB

I'm not sure what you hope to gain from going...

I'm not sure what you hope to gain from going with a road group. Brakes/shifters aren't interchangeable due to fork/frame and handlebar designs, and unless you go with a smaller cassette, many road...
07-29-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By CraigB

It's absolutely a steel frame.

It's absolutely a steel frame.
07-29-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By CraigB

The best mnemonic I ever heard for this is to...

The best mnemonic I ever heard for this is to remember the large lever moves the chain to the larger-diameter cog or chainring.
07-28-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By CraigB

Tri-Flow always reminds me of the day we...

Tri-Flow always reminds me of the day we synthesized banana oil in high school chemistry class. I couldn't go near a banana for months.
07-26-13, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By CraigB

Reminds me of a nearby (to me) mail- and...

Reminds me of a nearby (to me) mail- and web-based audiophile equipment and record sales company, The Elusive Disc, in Anderson, IN. Nothing much to look at outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By CraigB

I agree. After 25 years of riding various...

I agree. After 25 years of riding various delta-style (pre-Keo) Looks, I switched to Speedplay Zeroes this season. They definitely have more float.
07-25-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By CraigB

I'm guessing that's a reference to Nashbar.

I'm guessing that's a reference to Nashbar.
07-24-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By CraigB

That's the only identifying mark on the frame??

That's the only identifying mark on the frame??
07-23-13, 10:05 AM
07-23-13, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By CraigB

If the chamois is hiding your "junk" when...

If the chamois is hiding your "junk" when standing/walking, it sounds like they're on backwards. Though if that were true, you'd probably feel like the bibs were trying to bend you over backward....
07-22-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,625
Posted By CraigB

I still have mine, though it's now pressed into...

I still have mine, though it's now pressed into service as a side-mount bag on my tadpole trike:

http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp129/cburgess54/2013-01-19_16-39-42_938_zps10d3ceb6.jpg

In...
07-22-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,766
Posted By CraigB

There have been times and places where monarchy...

There have been times and places where monarchy has been not much more than ugliness and ME ME ME ME ME.

That said, the British royal family doesn't particularly bother me, though I find the...
07-22-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,625
Posted By CraigB

An interesting modern-day take on Kirtland's old...

An interesting modern-day take on Kirtland's old handlebar bag support from the late '70s. Nicely done.
07-22-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By CraigB

You'll find that sort of thing from time to time....

You'll find that sort of thing from time to time. It the old days, when top tubes were horizontal, you'd get different sizing info from different frame manufacturers depending on how they measured...
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