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Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-17-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By ncbikers
I understand your problem. Two things. Have your...

I understand your problem. Two things. Have your front peddle up at about 45 deg. not flat. Stand with your butt against the horn of the seat then just slide back onto the seat. This position will...
Forum: Recumbent 03-09-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By ncbikers
Some info options: go to...

Some info options: go to www.mashpedia.com/catrike (http://www.mashpedia.com/catrike) there is a video "catrike recumbent trikes at RBR" that has good info about catrikes. Also try bicycleman.com who...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-21-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By ncbikers
If you are still looking for information search...

If you are still looking for information search Sheldon Brown Tandem. You can also go to TandemsEast.com. They also host a free expo (in a few weeks) in NJ with over 80 tandems on display and to...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-17-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By ncbikers
WARNING: On your tandem, you will not be able to...

WARNING: On your tandem, you will not be able to ride with your normal group or pace line. You will be faster on the flats, a lot faster on the down hills and slower on the up hills.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-17-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By ncbikers
Let me change your question to "what can be done...

Let me change your question to "what can be done to make a 6' 165 lbs stoker comfortable?" It really doesn't make any difference what size the captain is. At 6' and 165 you are not a large stoker. If...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-24-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By ncbikers
Received mine yesterday and have been through it...

Received mine yesterday and have been through it 3 times all ready. Fun to have. Thanks to Tandems East.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-19-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By ncbikers
Something else: The Trek Site lists SRAM MRX as...

Something else: The Trek Site lists SRAM MRX as shifters on the T900. This is what they changed mine too when I had problems. They list the same derailleur we both have.
Good Luck!
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-19-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By ncbikers
Computer problems: This will come in pieces. If...

Computer problems: This will come in pieces.
If you find the specific shifter on the manufacturer site it will list some compatibilities.
If you bought it new take it back to the Trek dealer.
I...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-19-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By ncbikers
It sounds like you are where we started. I...

It sounds like you are where we started. I remember thinking Gripshift Max would be good as that is what we have on our hybrids. What we now have shift the other way which can be confusing.

For...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-18-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By ncbikers
Not sure who you are asking but I now have SRAM...

Not sure who you are asking but I now have SRAM Max Comp Grip Shifters and they work fine. They replaced something similar. Don't remember exactly what.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-17-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By ncbikers
We also have a T900 and like it a lot. We had a...

We also have a T900 and like it a lot. We had a similar problem with ours. Usually around 5th gear. Finally we got to the master person at the dealer. He tried several things then said "your shifters...
Forum: Recumbent 08-08-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By ncbikers
Go to bentrideronline.com there are several...

Go to bentrideronline.com there are several discussions of velos there and a lot of people who ride them. They are used more in Europe than the US. A lot more bike lanes and safe places to ride in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-24-15, 02:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,409
Posted By ncbikers
Lots of good suggestions and answers to your...

Lots of good suggestions and answers to your questions already.

Here's something you might have fun with: search on "retirement calculators" and look at a couple of them. I like the ones at...
Forum: Recumbent 07-07-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By ncbikers
Glad you found something you/he liked. Happy...

Glad you found something you/he liked. Happy riding.
Forum: Recumbent 07-07-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By ncbikers
Go to the Drug store, buy some spray on tan and...

Go to the Drug store, buy some spray on tan and spray it on your hands. Problem solved!
Forum: Recumbent 07-05-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By ncbikers
On a DF the power part of your stroke is down. On...

On a DF the power part of your stroke is down. On a recumbent you need to think of pushing forward instead.

Safety item: Be sure to tuck the shoelace on the left side of your right shoe in your...
Forum: Recumbent 07-05-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By ncbikers
Your comments about liking to ride together and...

Your comments about liking to ride together and talk suggests to me you might like a tandem. We have both a DF and a recumbent. We like the recumbent best. Dealers will be harder to find than...
Forum: Recumbent 07-05-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By ncbikers
Web sites to visit bicycleman.com and...

Web sites to visit bicycleman.com and hostelshoppe.com They are bike shops and have a lot of good info. Start with FAQ's. They also have info on specific recumbents. Look around.

When you get to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-08-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By ncbikers
Just being comfortable period is now my goal. I...

Just being comfortable period is now my goal. I understand. You have company.
Forum: Recumbent 09-08-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,132
Posted By ncbikers
I used internet explorer and the site above came...

I used internet explorer and the site above came up in english.
Forum: Recumbent 08-15-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,542
Posted By ncbikers
Asking your Doctor why he is suggesting a...

Asking your Doctor why he is suggesting a recumbent might give you more insight into what to expect or what kind of recumbent he thinks might help you.
Forum: Recumbent 08-14-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,542
Posted By ncbikers
While it is good to look around, it may be too...

While it is good to look around, it may be too early to buy until you find what positions your neck will be comfortable in. I have neck/nerve problems from a car accident and my neck is not happy on...
Forum: Recumbent 04-21-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By ncbikers
If the bent doesn't work out maybe your wife...

If the bent doesn't work out maybe your wife would reconsider the tandem again if she got to be captain.

Good luck whatever you ride.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-19-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,013
Posted By ncbikers
Don’t know where you have looked or what kind of...

Don’t know where you have looked or what kind of riding you want to do, but I would suggest you check out Tandems East (tandemseast.com). They are a tandem only dealer in NJ. You just missed their...
Forum: Recumbent 04-19-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,755
Posted By ncbikers
Something else to consider: We rode DF’s....

Something else to consider:


We rode DF’s. A few years ago we got a tandem (DF). While tandems are not for everyone we enjoy it a lot and nobody gets left behind. If you and your wife are both...
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