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alevand
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USA
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  05:42:50  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ive ordered an new down jacket, 451 tire, pump, swiss army knife, tent, this one is longer but shorter. I am thinking of making a tent that is supported by the bike ,thereby saving 1.4 lbs of tent polls. I ordered a new air pad, short size, saves .5 lbs weight. No progress on bike yesterday, cleaning garage.

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Edited by - alevand on 10/06/2017 06:18:32
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2017 :  07:51:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The people accepted our offer on the house. I think I will need all 3 weeks to heal up before the closing date. It will be nice to be living in a house again!

Looks like rain and high winds next week in MS, AL, and TN. Not my favorite kind of cycling and camping weather. Doesn't really matter, I will not be riding for a couple or three weeks anyway.

Edited by - Jerry on 10/06/2017 07:52:17
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alevand
human power expert

USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2017 :  08:55:56  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1o0&page_id=526067&v=1A

Received the new Wellgo W41 pedals, .6 lbs for both, without cleat. These are solid cr-mo steel, lighter than aluminum spd pedals and have full complement ball bearings.


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Edited by - alevand on 10/06/2017 12:01:20
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2017 :  12:19:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been following that link. If they only knew how much better they would feel riding recumbents. A couple of trikes would be the perfect ride for these two adventurous people. Good for them. Once I get healed up and get moved, I am riding the Trace. I don't care if I have to go ride 1/2 day out and 1/2 day back to the van, then drive to the next days starting point.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2017 :  21:24:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I go back to MO to move all my stuff down to TX, I will bring the Rans Velocity Square with me. I plan to modify it and build a coroliner out of it. After reading Speedy's post to the the young man wanting to build a streamliner about the wheels being all the way to the front and back of the fairing, the Rans should work out great. It will not be a Coyote, but it should be a good touring and cruising liner. I love the window foot door. Being able to put your leg or hand out sure makes it easier to start and stop. I hate slits and bomb bay doors because I am old and not as limber as I once was. I would like to get it down here and get it done so I can take it on the Natchez Trace before winter is over. I have given up on trying to ride the Baron as a coroliner. I am too darn big and it is a handful in traffic and wind.
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alevand
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USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  17:37:05  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I received the new tent, tire pump and down jacket. New MIG gun due to arrive oct 17.

I left the tent setup outside in the rain last night and there is 1/4 in of water inside.

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Edited by - alevand on 10/11/2017 12:56:38
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2017 :  19:53:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to start on the 5th revision of my corovelo soon. There is still too much wind hitting my body, so I am re-doing the top deck and the two sides pieces that attach to the top deck. Making removable coro and petg doors. Need to open up the trunk area and build more storage for camping gear, and make it easier to get into trunk. Also adding some storage in the nose of fairing. My wrist, elbow, and groin are better, the ankle still very sore. I wrapped the ankle with tape and an ace bandage and was able to ride the corovelo for a short time.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2017 :  12:28:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finished the revision on my corovelo yesterday. Now I need to make a new hood with side windows and windshield. I'll wait on that for a few days when the temps drop below 90 degrees again. Still need to make more storage room. Maybe take the corovelo for a 2-3 day shake down tour after getting moved into my new house and get settled in. That would be end of November or sometime in December.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2017 :  17:40:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A short shake down ride after the new changes to my corovelo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc3yZgkrOlU&feature=youtu.be

My camera died and my GoPro battery bit the dust. Maybe I can get a couple of pictures off my phone later.
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alevand
human power expert

USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2017 :  13:36:06  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bought the mig gun with the wrong end. I either have to get a different one or and adapter from NPT to ISO. Nice weather this week, compared to the deluge over the weekend. Maybe I
ll have a bike going by the time Jerry is settled in.

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Tony Levand

Edited by - alevand on 10/16/2017 13:37:28
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Speedbiker
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USA
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  17:10:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, who is the young leg model you hired for that video? Ha ha.
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alevand
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USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2017 :  20:48:18  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I ordered a thread adapter 1/4 NPT to 14-1.5 ISO from Mc master-carr. I may change out the Marathon 26x1.5 in back to a Panaracer tire.
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Tony Levand

Edited by - alevand on 10/16/2017 20:51:06
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/17/2017 :  10:39:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Speedbiker

Jerry, who is the young leg model you hired for that video? Ha ha.



My wife!
I did not realize I had left the angle of my GoPro to that of riding my Baron until after the fact. Can't really see too much.

Edited by - Jerry on 10/17/2017 10:42:46
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alevand
human power expert

USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2017 :  18:15:07  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got the welder spooling. Need a new helmet.

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Speedbiker
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USA
3703 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2017 :  20:43:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Harbor Freight, $39. Work great.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2017 :  22:01:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
#61611 @ $44.99. Auto darkening and solar charged.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2017 :  07:27:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I swapped out the 37mm x 406 Michelin City tires on the front of my corovelo for Schwalbe Marathon 40mm x 406 tires. Wow, what a difference. No more shaking and vibrating as if it was going to explode. Anything above 15 mph was bad with the Michelin's, and above 25 it was hard to keep on the ground and road. It just glides along now, and it is faster. I'll put the Schwalbe Marathon Plus on the rear today. I'll be glad when I can take it on a tour. I rode the corovelo 4 miles on loose 1"-2" gravel road last night. Who knew it would perform so well. Now I can explore places here I haven't been able to because of the rough gravel roads. The 40mm Marathon's just soak up bumps and float over the gravel. Add the rear Marathon Plus, and it will be even better. Who said large diameter, puncture proof tires are slow?
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alevand
human power expert

USA
2874 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2017 :  12:57:16  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes my old helmet was from Harbor Freight, the red one, its the first thing I bought there, so I got a discount and it was on sale for $39. Menards has a helmet for $35 with rebate.

https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/power-tools-accessories/welding-soldering-equipment-accessories/performax-reg-variable-auto-darkening-welding-helmet/p-1444424129938-c-10163.htm?tid=7323134683633595235&ipos=2

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Edited by - alevand on 10/19/2017 13:03:53
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