ganster...just kidding. It feels so good to have finally got my recumbent. My first one I picked it up today in san francisco from a seller on craigslist. He was nice enough to let me ride it around for about 1/2 an hour. My first time ever on a recumbent also. I realized i could never ride a "regular" bike again after that 30 minutes. It's a 2000 vision R50 with full suspension shocks. Came with lots of goodies, rack, lights, chain guard, kick stand, extra break pads, tires, panniers/bags, etc. The only thing was he said he had a few people test ride it...so hes adjusted the boom/chain several times recently. I think the front der or chain length might need some adjustment...as the front cog does not shift so smoothly. And the chain even came completely off the smallest cog up front when i got it home tonight and was riding it. The back shifts perfect. Do u think that this is all that needs to be adjusted? and how do i tell what is the propper chain length? he included lots of extra parts like extra links. He was really nice and even gave me the original receipt and paperwork.
also the only other thing was that when it was in the middle cog up front and around the middle in the back...and i would peddle at normal speed....the chain would make a kind of clunk noise. Does this have something to do with chain length also? or maybe te rear cog needs replacing? Any tips on what these problems/adjustments might be or how to fix them would be great. And yes i know i will take it to a shop....i was just curious if these will be easy fixes? because i love this bike.
*i think transporting back home could have knocked some stuff out of adjustment not sure