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Forum: Recumbent 11-15-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,641
Posted By tshelver
For touring, 20" wheels and gearing work fine. ...

For touring, 20" wheels and gearing work fine.
My ICE Q came with touring gearing of 26/38/48 and 9/32.

It was quick and simple to swap the 32 cog for a 34, and go 22/36/48 up front for a...
Forum: Touring 04-10-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By tshelver
I often use an old (2008) Qstarz BT1000Q...

I often use an old (2008) Qstarz BT1000Q bluetooth tracker.

I use Bluetooth GPS (paid version, the free one cuts out every 10 monutes) to connect to it, and it's worked with all the software I've...
Forum: Recumbent 04-08-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By tshelver
I had a SUN Sport AX, which I sold for $500. ...

I had a SUN Sport AX, which I sold for $500.
That's the aluminum model wirh pretty good components. 27 speed, FSA Gossamer crankset, and so on.

It included a Sun rack, Sun fenders, Nashbar...
Forum: Touring 04-06-14, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By tshelver
Or you could try OSMAnd. It's free, and you can...

Or you could try OSMAnd. It's free, and you can download up to 10 maps free as well. The unlimited version is a few dollars, and lets you download unlimited maps worldwide, plus wikipedia data for...
Forum: Touring 03-31-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By tshelver
The comment about trikes being dangerous in...

The comment about trikes being dangerous in traffic is way overatated.

I rode my ICE Q rear suspension trike a lot in Philippinea city traffic (metro area of 1 million people) and had fewer...
Forum: Touring 03-14-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,348
Posted By tshelver
I don't buy into the big US brandnames anymore. ...

I don't buy into the big US brandnames anymore.
I've suffered several equipment and product failures since moving to SE Asia.

One case was a midrange 2009 Sierra Designs tent that I paid $250 for...
Forum: Framebuilders 03-11-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By tshelver
I'm now starting down the bamboo path, using...

I'm now starting down the bamboo path, using epoxy and abaca (Manila hemp) as the bonding agent.

Marine epoxy putty is commonally available, so i should be able track down what I need.

I may...
Forum: Touring 02-28-14, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By tshelver
The only frame I can find in a 19 or above (19 is...

The only frame I can find in a 19 or above (19 is slightly small for me) is a 29er hardtail. The only 26er full suspension bike I found in a 19 (I need a 20 if I am picky) is a DH version, not that...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-27-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By tshelver
Thanks Mark and others. I'll investigate the...

Thanks Mark and others. I'll investigate the local wood suppliers and see what is available in smaller quantities (expecting some frustrations). Looks like fiberglass will be an option to strengthen...
Forum: Touring 02-27-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By tshelver
Set your destination, then search or click your...

Set your destination, then search or click your start point on the map (Right click the icon that appears on the map) and set it from there. It's been a while and I don't have my phone with me at...
Forum: Touring 02-27-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By tshelver
Thanks for the rack suggestions, that would...

Thanks for the rack suggestions, that would probably be a lot easier to bring in than a whole bike. Plenty of 26ers available in 16 to 17 sizes for the Cruzbike conversion as well. But prices for...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-27-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By tshelver
I have thought about it. A few issues with that,...

I have thought about it. A few issues with that, including customs duties and taxes, and the poor reputation customs have here for being difficult and expensive to deal with. Plus shipping into the...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-25-14, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By tshelver
As the last poster guessed, I'm in the...

As the last poster guessed, I'm in the Philippines. Getting stuff from the USA is a rather costly and drawn out process, especially dealing with the bigger suppliers.

Finding aluminum and so on...
Forum: Touring 02-25-14, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By tshelver
Thanks for the input. For various reasons,...

Thanks for the input.
For various reasons, including shipping costs, import duties, import hassles, time and my budget, importing a touring bike isn't an option I will consider. I also don't...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-25-14, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By tshelver
I've been through all of those, so far everything...

I've been through all of those, so far everything is too small for me, or a lot of travel involved on the very few occasions I've found something online.

pinoymtbiker has had my membership...
Forum: Touring 02-24-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By tshelver
Touring on a 29er?

I recently sold my beloved recumbent tadpole trike, which was really well kitted out for touring. The big issue is that local roads (I am currently in the Philippines, and will hit the rest of SE...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-24-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By tshelver
29er questions (targeted at use in third world touring)

I've looked around locally (Philippines), and the only bikes I can find in my size suitable for touring of any sort, are 29ers. There are exactly 2 large (size 19) bikes in town (metro area of 1...
Forum: Framebuilders 02-24-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By tshelver
Frame materials besides steel, aluminum and carbon fiber for a recumbent build?

I'm having a hard time finding a local supply of quality steel and aluminum tubing, and the only carbon fiber cloth supplier I can find has a few lines on their website, selling 0.5m x 100 cm x...
Forum: Touring 02-20-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By tshelver
Off topic, but here in the Philippines, Shimano...

Off topic, but here in the Philippines, Shimano is about the only game in town for good components.
For 2014, Sora and Alivio are 9-speed only, and Deore / XT are 10-speed only, at least if you are...
Forum: Recumbent 01-06-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,499
Posted By tshelver
Very strange about the rearender not

Very strange about the rearender not
Forum: Recumbent 11-29-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,499
Posted By tshelver
On my EZ Sport AX, I used a Sunlite seat bag that...

On my EZ Sport AX, I used a Sunlite seat bag that worked just fine. Bought from the dealer that sold me the bike. If you Google you'll find a thread on Bentrider referring to exactly this.

I also...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-07-13, 04:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 59,944
Posted By tshelver
I did my first century last week, self supported,...

I did my first century last week, self supported, on a Trice (ICE) recumbent trike. It took me 8:15 hours, 85 to 93 degree heat (103 'RealFeel') of which 7 hours was riding time.
I stopped for a...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-04-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 445,578
Posted By tshelver
ICE: Trice Q Longest ride on anything else...

ICE: Trice Q

Longest ride on anything else was under 45 miles.

http:// http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z463/tshelver/Trike%20Travels/IMG_20131009_120754_zps383b3a20.jpg...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-04-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,652
Views: 252,792
Posted By tshelver
Please tell us your age. 59 1. What type of...

Please tell us your age. 59

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

ICE Q recumbent tadpole trike

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?...
Forum: Recumbent 10-18-13, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By tshelver
Actually, I think it would be useful to see what...

Actually, I think it would be useful to see what people ride in the different environments.

I ride in SE Asia (Philippines) quite a bit, and can't see how I would manage a high or low racer, for...
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