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Forum: Recumbent
06-16-02, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,380
Posted By Lost Marble

If I'm following correctly, aren't these called...

If I'm following correctly, aren't these called "training wheels"? We recumbent riders have to deal with a lot of looks from people, but training wheels are definitely beyond my personal limit.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-02, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,502
Posted By Lost Marble

Here's another alternative: ...

Here's another alternative:

http://greentyre.com/

They make "solid" bike tires that are of course totally flat-proof. I haven't personally used any of their products, but I've checked them out...
Forum: Touring
05-14-02, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Lost Marble

I'm definitely in favor of cleaning your...

I'm definitely in favor of cleaning your important parts, especially on tour. All that riding can make you pretty stinky, and I think the boys deserve a good cleaning at the end of the day.
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-02, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,599
Posted By Lost Marble

1500 miles later, and I can say that I really...

1500 miles later, and I can say that I really like the recumbent/trailer combination. Of course, the drawback to a recumbent is hill climbing - I'm definitely slower going uphill on a recumbent, and...
05-09-02, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Lost Marble

I just pulled a BOB trailer behind a TourEasy...

I just pulled a BOB trailer behind a TourEasy recumbent for about 1500 miles. (I was on my way across the country until I got some serious food poisoning. I ended up taking an extended break, and...
Forum: Touring
03-14-02, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Lost Marble

Thanks for the suggestion, Mike. In fact, I did...

Thanks for the suggestion, Mike. In fact, I did find some at a store like that, but the printing is so cheap-looking that they almost look faded brand new. I'm afraid the Virginia sticker will be...
Forum: Touring
03-14-02, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Lost Marble

US state flag stickers

Anybody know where I could find reasonably weather-resistant, fade-resistant US state flag stickers? Something around 2x1 inches would be perfect.

OK, weird question - here's the background: I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-02, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,599
Posted By Lost Marble

Storage space can be a problem on a recumbent, so...

Storage space can be a problem on a recumbent, so you might want to think about a trailer. I'm going to use a BOB trailer behind a TourEasy for my cross-country trip. If you've got a good local bike...
Forum: Touring
02-12-02, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Lost Marble

I haven't done either route (yet - I'm doing the...

I haven't done either route (yet - I'm doing the TransAm this spring), so my direct experience is limited, but...

The Western Express is probably a few hundred miles shorter, but highway 50...
Forum: Touring
02-09-02, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Lost Marble

That's part of what's cool about the Road Morph -...

That's part of what's cool about the Road Morph - it's got a little hose that conects from the pump to the valve, so you can really lean into the pump without yanking the valve around.
Forum: Touring
02-07-02, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Lost Marble

I'm doing the TransAmerica trail, east->west....

I'm doing the TransAmerica trail, east->west. I'll be starting in Virginia and expect to more or less follow the official route.
Forum: Touring
02-07-02, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Lost Marble

I like the Topeak Road Morph too. Something...

I like the Topeak Road Morph too.

Something else to consider: your old pump may indeed be junk, but you can usually revive a pump by putting some grease on the gasket to improve the seal (you've...
01-30-02, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Lost Marble

Crazy bike designs

Like crazy, one-of-a-kind bike designs? Check these out:

http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues96/sep96/bikes.html
Forum: Commuting
01-27-02, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lost Marble

You're right on both counts - the EZ1 does look...

You're right on both counts - the EZ1 does look square (in fact, the tubes are literally square in cross-section), and it does ride great.

But - take a look at this. The EZ Sport, made by the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-02, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Lost Marble

Flagstaff is up in the mountains, so you have...

Flagstaff is up in the mountains, so you have lots of hills to deal with. If you're OK with that, then it's really easy to get away from civilization and onto the back roads. Most people around here...
Forum: Touring
01-16-02, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Lost Marble

I haven't used either of those models for...

I haven't used either of those models for touring, but I did use an Arkel pannier for commuting for a long time. The construction and quality were great. I can't say which would be best in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-02, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Lost Marble

Unless you're a lot more heat-oriented than me,...

Unless you're a lot more heat-oriented than me, stay far away from Phoenix for physical activities. From June through August, you probably won't see a day below 100 degrees (F). Add a couple months...
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-02, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Lost Marble

Here's a product page for a trike: ...

Here's a product page for a trike:

http://yellowbike.com/products/rider.html

Down near the bottom of the page is a link to a QuickTime movie of some guys riding around on ice and snow. It looks...
01-06-02, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Lost Marble

And that highlights the key to picking a...

And that highlights the key to picking a recumbent - try riding as many as you can. There are differences between recumbents as big as the difference between a recumbent and a regular bike. I...
01-05-02, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Lost Marble

That's true - hills are tougher at first. Part of...

That's true - hills are tougher at first. Part of it is not being able to put your weight into the pedals, but the other thing is that you're using different muscles on a recumbent and they take a...
Forum: Touring
01-05-02, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Marble

Hey, here's another good resource for touring...

Hey, here's another good resource for touring questions - a discussion list hosted by the Adventure Cycling Association:

http://www.topica.com/lists/adventurecycling
Forum: Touring
01-05-02, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Marble

Sorry, maybe I should have started a new thread....

Sorry, maybe I should have started a new thread. Yes, I plan on east->west, but the original poster is going the other direction.

The headwind problem sounds bad at first, but I've read some...
Forum: Touring
01-05-02, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Marble

My feeling exactly. I'd much rather deal with...

My feeling exactly. I'd much rather deal with rain than mid-summer heat day after day. The trick is just figuring out how early I can push it without getting totally washed away. Thanks for the...
Forum: Touring
01-04-02, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By Lost Marble

I've got a similar question about freezing my own...

I've got a similar question about freezing my own *** off, but on a slightly different route. My plan is to cross the US on Adventure Cycling's TransAmerica Trail. This route is farther south, so I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
12-11-01, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By Lost Marble

I've been lurking for a while, but I found...

I've been lurking for a while, but I found something I felt somewhat qualified to reply to. I got a Tour Easy a few months ago, and it's super comfortable. I'm new to long-distance road riding (all...
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