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Old 06-21-09, 03:03 AM   #1
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INFO SUGGESTIONS ON RIDE-EZ INC (Watertown SD)

Well I saw it on Craigslist, and knew it would be a perfect Fathers Day gift for my Dad. My Dad is the stoker of our tandem, due to being legally blind. He lives in a city an hour from me and as a widower does not have anyone who can captain the tandem over there. The Lord blessed us and I was able to buy it and for only $50.
This is a photo the neighbor took before I took it apart for paint and repair. It looks solid and rides/drives nice, a lot nicer than I expected.
The head badge was a simple stamped foil sticker that said Ride-Ez Inc. Watertown S. Dak serial 0000133. I called the Watertown S Dakota chamber of commerce and they had no record of the company in the last 20 years.

Does anyone have any information about the company or the trike?

The head tube has taken a few knocks, enough that he head set cups just fell out while removing the fork. I have a few ideas on how to repair the tube to fit a headset but I would sure appreciate any suggestions my fellow C/Vers might have.

The rear wheels are very heavy duty, and one will need replaced. I have not figured out where to get such a wheel but I tried to buy spokes for them. The LBS did not have a spoke thick enough for the rear wheels and the motorcycle shop I stopped by looked at me strangely when I said I wanted to buy 3 spokes. They said they could get spokes but would have to know what make and model of motorcycle and they only came in whole wheel sets. They did give me a number of a local guy who builds motorcycle wheels.

Any Ideas where to get a heavy duty 20in coaster brake wheel?
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Old 06-26-09, 12:04 AM   #2
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If anyone is interested called one of the LBS in Watertown SD. He said he had never heard of them and he has been in there 30 years.
So Call Art Bell, George Nory and all the other late night radio commentators!!! I have solved the great mystery of how the ancients moved the stones etc:
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Old 06-26-09, 02:46 AM   #3
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The MIB stopped by and told me to quit, because the photo was too close to the high speed photos of UFO caught landing in Kansas:
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Check with DrDeltron, or in the recumbent forum.
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I'm thinking that you may find the parts, or at least some information, by getting in touch with the nice people at Worksman cycles.

http://www.worksmancycles.com/
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I'm thinking that you may find the parts, or at least some information, by getting in touch with the nice people at Worksman cycles.

http://www.worksmancycles.com/

The are on my to call list for 20in wheels with heavy duty spokes. Here is another conspriacy linked
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someone has too much time on his hands, Erin....
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What? No Nixon "sock it to me?" faces?

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thats one of the greatest Laugh-In bits

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On midnights, keeping me sane, sorta.
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What could the future hold for the trike?
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"Henry? Tell these nice people that it won't be too hard to find the wheel they need. Call the local bicycle-stores, and if they can't help these Silent Majority members - they can find a proficient wheel-builder."

"Ya Vohl mein Fuhrer! Den can we nuke Congress?"

"Oh yes Henry! YES! A little more to the Right! YES!!"
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"Henry? Tell these nice people that it won't be too hard to find the wheel they need. Call the local bicycle-stores, and if they can't help these Silent Majority members - they can find a proficient wheel-builder."

"Ya Vohl mein Fuhrer! Den can we nuke Congress?"

"Oh yes Henry! YES! A little more to the Right! YES!!"
note to self gota add Dr Strange love...

I think I have found a wheel that will do, off a 1980 Schwinn 36-36 BMX bike. I also have met with a fellow bike guy, he likes building wheels so I think I am set.

The trike is going over to Dad's later today if all goes as planned. It will boldly go......
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"What's that?"
"Oh, no - BICYCLISTS!"
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Everyone wants to ride

New Nuclear powered bike released by Iran and North Korea
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"She's supposed to have transwarp." -- Sulu,
"Aye. And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon." -- Scotty, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
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New Nuclear powered bike released by Iran and North Korea
Mr President, We are aware of the nuclear tricycle gap and have inplemnted operation "Gadabout".

Unfortunatly we have,Well sir, the crew of this weapon is currently unacounted for, but it is assumend that they are on target.
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