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Forum: Recumbent 07-13-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By VegasTriker
That's not always the case. If you compare my...

That's not always the case. If you compare my 2001 Greenspeed GTO with 20" drive wheel and a Shimano 105 short cage RD (all stock OEM parts) versus my 2013 Catrike 700 with the 700C drive wheel and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-12-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By VegasTriker
Sometimes the components have production dates...

Sometimes the components have production dates stamped into them. This seems particularly true of crank arms for Japanese manufacturers. I just dated a Nishiki Olympic 12 by the "89" stamped on the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By VegasTriker
Nishiki Olympic - Nice bike but maybe overpriced

I just realized that I have a Nishiki Olympic 12 in the garage that I can actually look at. I got it from a kid who aged out (now over 18) of my Scout Troop. He's moving from home to his own...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By VegasTriker
Check out this article on drive train...

Check out this article on drive train compatibility Art's Cyclery Blog » Science Behind the Magic | Drivetrain Compatibility...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By VegasTriker
You get just as much exercise by going faster and...

You get just as much exercise by going faster and farther on a light bike than slower on a heavier one. In general, lighter bikes have better components which means they last longer while working...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By VegasTriker
Nothing really "wrong" with the brake cables. ...

Nothing really "wrong" with the brake cables. It's obvious the cables and housing were replaced and the person who did it didn't shorten the housing enough when reinstalling the cable. You can...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By VegasTriker
Every big city has some outstanding building...

Every big city has some outstanding building worth seeing. I haven't lived in the Chicago area for a long time but remember an abandoned auto dealership on Ogden Avenue (might be in town of Cicero...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By VegasTriker
Check your recent private messages. It took 61...

Check your recent private messages. It took 61 pumps with the mini pump I recommended to go from empty to finger pressure hard (never use a pressure gauge) on a 700C X 23 tire. Time was...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By VegasTriker
You can buy Q-tubes sold in boxes of 50 so so...

You can buy Q-tubes sold in boxes of 50 so so maybe Jensen ran out of the individual boxes of tubes and pulled two from a bulk box. 700 x 18-23mm 32mm PVbox/50 bulk tubes...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-06-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By VegasTriker
Don't leave your bike in theft prone areas. I...

Don't leave your bike in theft prone areas. I had a pair of Carridice panniers mounted on my Greenspeed GTO trike and used them for a decade to carry groceries from the store. They are $$$ bags but...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-06-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By VegasTriker
I wouldn't drive an hour for that bike either. ...

I wouldn't drive an hour for that bike either. It originally would have come with drop bars and probably stem mounted shifters so somebody has done extensive modification to the bike. While Gitane...
Forum: Recumbent 07-04-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By VegasTriker
Don't be embarrassed by the question. It's a...

Don't be embarrassed by the question. It's a valid one. The seat on a trike will spread your weight over a large area rather than on a few square inches of bike seat that are just right to cause...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-04-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,287
Posted By VegasTriker
Trike options

Trikes are divided into two main types, the traditional “granny trike” like this Schwinn with baskets, high seating, and low price 26" Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle, Cherry - Walmart.com...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,181
Posted By VegasTriker
One thing that will help in monitoring your...

One thing that will help in monitoring your progress is to purchase a bike computer. It doesn't have to be expensive to do the job. I see a Sunding bike computer on eBay for less than $3 if you ...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,797
Posted By VegasTriker
I have two of the Arizounds horns sitting in my...

I have two of the Arizounds horns sitting in my spare parts box. They are bulky, expensive (over $30), require you to pump them occasionally as you use them and worst of all have a really crappy...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-30-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By VegasTriker
I doubt if the exhaust from a vehicle had...

I doubt if the exhaust from a vehicle had anything to do with it. By the time it reaches the end of the tailpipe it isn't blazing hot, certainly not hotter than the road surface where I ride. If it...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-30-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,384
Posted By VegasTriker
Nothing is entirely made in the US unless the...

Nothing is entirely made in the US unless the company makes all of its own components. Even the recumbent trike that I ride (Catrike 700) and which is make in Florida has components from all over...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By VegasTriker
Maybe not the only problem. Different brands of...

Maybe not the only problem. Different brands of shifters have different pull ratios (cable pulled for each index) so you need to match the shifter to the derailleur.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-29-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By VegasTriker
Rims, Wheels & Parts - Rims - 24" - Niagara Cycle...

Rims, Wheels & Parts - Rims - 24" - Niagara Cycle (http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/wheels/rims/24?sort=priceasc) Pretty good selection from cheap to dear.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-29-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By VegasTriker
Park Tool tutorials Inner Tube Repair | Park Tool...

Park Tool tutorials Inner Tube Repair | Park Tool (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/inner-tube-repair) I'm not sure if they have one for tire removal as most people know how to do that. Use...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-28-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By VegasTriker
Used bike prices are all over the place. I just...

Used bike prices are all over the place. I just got back an early 1980s Nishiki Olympic bike that I had refurbished for a kid in my Scout Troop several years ago. The price tag from the second hand...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-27-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,005
Posted By VegasTriker
Made a similar decision back in 2003 after two...

Made a similar decision back in 2003 after two nasty crashes that didn't result in any broken bones but did produce two massive hematomas that hurt like hell for weeks and made it hard to work or...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-27-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By VegasTriker
Try soaping the bead line with a mixture of 50:50...

Try soaping the bead line with a mixture of 50:50 liquid dish detergent and water just before you reinflate the tire. Auto shops sometimes do this with car tires to get them to seat more easily. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-26-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By VegasTriker
Come on guys, this trike sells for $200 at...

Come on guys, this trike sells for $200 at Walmart. We need to make suggestions that don't break the bank. The trike comes equipped with block pedals something like this Sunlite Bicycle Plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By VegasTriker
The answer should be NO. This bike was made...

The answer should be NO. This bike was made somewhere between 1993 when the MSRP was $450 1993 Giant Kronos - BikePedia...
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