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Old 08-02-13, 11:18 AM   #26
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This thread is so much cooler now than it was when it started off.
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Old 08-02-13, 12:14 PM   #27
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Old 09-11-13, 12:09 PM   #28
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I contacted Roy Rimmer a couple of months ago about getting parts for my Dreamslide. He said he'd get back to me about parts I needed but he never did and yet in his lengthy post he goes on about Dreamslide being alive and well. In other words he wants new customers, but old customers are of no concern. At the same time I don't think he has anything to sell. Last time I looked (quite awhile ago) the store didn't work. The store never worked on their website. The situation seems hopeless and its annoying that this Rimmer guy comes in here and acts like he's involved with a responsible company. A responsible company would have parts for something they made two years ago. They'd be appalled that their product fell apart after less than 50 miles.

I think its particularly despicable because I'm looking for a solution to some physical problems. I can't go back to my old bike because I developed ulnar neuropathy from the pressure on my hands. The Dreamslide by putting your weight on your feet would have alleviated that pressure and maybe allowed me to start riding again, but then the thing fell apart. Its kind of like taking advantage of cripples and orphans. Well, I guess that is what the internet is for.
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I am wondering if you can get a pretty upright position bike to start out with, put a real good saddle on it and raise the handlebars or replace them with a more bend backwards one to alleviate the hand problems.... like a CastroD8
http://www.thorusa.com/tern/castrod8.htm
and than replace the handlepost with a longer one...
( ps. I would do that for you at no extra charge )

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I am wondering if you can get a pretty upright position bike to start out with, put a real good saddle on it and raise the handlebars or replace them with a more bend backwards one to alleviate the hand problems.... like a CastroD8
http://www.thorusa.com/tern/castrod8.htm
and than replace the handlepost with a longer one...
( ps. I would do that for you at no extra charge )

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This sounds like a good recommendation, switching it up less drastically (Dreamslide), and just getting onto a comfort style bike (Castro D8). Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the D8 also come stock with Ergon grips? ...that would help with the OP's issues with his ulnar neuropathy.

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The drive roller has come apart. Can you get that and the screw that holds it in place?
Do you have any pictures of the drive roller bits that you need? There are some talented people on this forum..

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A few days ago thanks to the inaction of bike shops and Dreamslide I took the bike to a motorcycle mechanic who is said to "like a challenge". He's trying to figure it out.

The bearing had pins instead of balls. I hear thats unusual.

I'm also just not that into cycling this year. Hassles do that to me. Bicycling has become low priority. I'm looking at treadmill desks but it seems that if you're willing to try something new you are punished for your efforts.

If I get the bike back unfixed I'll try to post a picture of the broken parts.
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A few days ago thanks to the inaction of bike shops and Dreamslide I took the bike to a motorcycle mechanic who is said to "like a challenge". He's trying to figure it out.

The bearing had pins instead of balls. I hear thats unusual.

If I get the bike back unfixed I'll try to post a picture of the broken parts.
Needle roller bearings aren't that unusual, especially in a high radial load environment .. it'll be fun to see what the motorcycle mechanic comes up with .. if you're still willing, pics of the Dreamslide drivetrain and failed parts would still be interesting..
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The Dreamslide by putting your weight on your feet would have alleviated that pressure and maybe allowed me to start riding again, but then the thing fell apart.
If you want a stand-up bike,you might want to consider one of these:
http://www.elliptigo.com/

One of the local shops sell them. If nothing else,the company at least seems to have its act together.
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Bass - That granddaughter of yours is quite a sweetie - and a bit of a competitor to boot!

About the race - correct me if I am wrong (I am too lazy to check) but I believe that there are two challenges in play. One is sreten on his road bike vs you on the citizen, to occur in Brighton. The other is sreten on his folder vs anyone on a Dreamslide.

sreten has outlined his limitations when he competes on his road bike but I don't think this applies when he is on his folder. Also, since sreten is the challenger vs the Dreamslider, he must travel to the home turf of the Dreamslide rider. This leads to the question, "Would your granddaughter be willing to ride a Dreamslide, instead of her favored Hello Kitty ride?
Actually, I think the old man is a sweetie too. I have seen them far more egg shaped (or pear shaped) in his age..
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Actually, I think the old man is a sweetie too. I have seen them far more egg shaped (or pear shaped) in his age..
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