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    Pretty low end for a bike and overpriced at the store you visited

    If you google on the name, this comes up with a price of $233.99 US$. It is very low end. Nakamura Royal - Equipment - Bike - Hybrid bikes | Sports Experts If you add currency conversion and VAT,...
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    There is an award for people who purposely ride...

    There is an award for people who purposely ride in thunderstorms. It is called the Darwin Award.
  3. The Ad doesn't reveal which year this R400 dates...

    The Ad doesn't reveal which year this R400 dates to. Bikepedia lists the bike being made in three different years, 1993 1996 2000. The one made with Tiagara FD and RD is the 2000 version with...
  4. It is doubtful that any replacement jockey wheel...

    It is doubtful that any replacement jockey wheel is going to make any difference in the way the RD works or make the drive train more efficient. If it is simply for bling, go for it. When the...
  5. Electric blue is cooler! Good choice for a brand...

    Electric blue is cooler! Good choice for a brand and model. The components are first rate and it has a very nice gear range without resorting to internal hubs like those I have on my Greenspeed GTO...
  6. You can read a review on the Performer Trike-X...

    You can read a review on the Performer Trike-X here: 'BentRider Online» Blog Archive » Performer Trike-X. It may give you an idea about the overall quality of the trikes the company builds. The...
  7. Poll: You have ridden the BikeE for 8 hours in one day?...

    You have ridden the BikeE for 8 hours in one day? How far? You deserve a medal for that in any case. +1 to those who told you to forget the BikeE. It was my first recumbent but only until I could...
  8. I like the look of the lugged frame pictured. It...

    I like the look of the lugged frame pictured. It is beautiful. Nobody should ever compare this bike to a welded frame Schwine Varsity! I've restored a lot of 25 to 30 year old good quality bikes...
  9. Worry about learning to control the bike and...

    Worry about learning to control the bike and forget about having to sip water so often. I seems that we as a nation have become obsessed with staying hydrated. Drink before you start riding and...
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    I pick the oldest pair of shoes I own and use...

    I pick the oldest pair of shoes I own and use them until that pair begins to come apart and then switch to the next oldest. I use strapless toe clips on all of my bikes/trikes. They are not...
  11. Perhaps you are "thin skinned"?

    I think you are a bit "thin skinned" and your attitude towards the roadie seems to mirror his opinion of you. You are critical of bikers who buy and use lightweight, expensive bikes but you also...
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    6 locks total to lock this bike? Don't forget to...

    6 locks total to lock this bike? Don't forget to buy a trailer to carry the locks with you. The Kriptonite NY lock weighs 2 kilograms and costs US$102 each at my nearby REI store. Some ideas seem...
  13. Saw your posting on Bentrider. Nearly a hundred...

    Saw your posting on Bentrider. Nearly a hundred people have viewed the post but most of us have never disassembled a cartridge bearing rear wheel beyond removing the cassette. This guy had similar...
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    It would be a shame to trash a new bike like the...

    It would be a shame to trash a new bike like the $1,350 euro bike you are considering. You can't disguise the value of the components. No matter how you disguise the bike on one of the US campuses...
  15. Poll: Ask about the weight of each bike in the frame...

    Ask about the weight of each bike in the frame size you need. The lighter the bike, the easier it is to pedal. It is doubly important if you haven't ridden in a long while and are recovering from...
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    Yes. Walmart quality for sure. New one speed...

    Yes. Walmart quality for sure. New one speed version sold for $280. No listing for weight but I would venture it probably weighs 65 pounds. If you want a fairly decent delta trike, look for a Sun...
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    With 30 year old tires you are risking a sidewall...

    With 30 year old tires you are risking a sidewall failure which will result in an instant flat. What happens depends upon how fast you are going. If you are tooling along you can maintain control. ...
  18. The place (website) to go is 'BentRider Online...

    The place (website) to go is 'BentRider Online. You may be able to find a review among the 375 reviews on the site or ask your questions of Bella owners. Try the New To Recumbent section of the...
  19. Some years ago Congress passed a law exempting...

    Some years ago Congress passed a law exempting merchants from collecting sales taxes on internet purchases from out-of-state vendors provided those sellers did not have any physical presence in the...
  20. $980 for a bike with entry level components? ...

    $980 for a bike with entry level components? Seems a bit expensive for a bike that comes with Sora drivetrain and Tektro brakes. There's a few reviews out there but most of them degenerate into...
  21. It has a name - Cyclist's palsy

    It is a medical condition called cyclist's palsy and you can read about it here: Cyclist's palsy - Physiopedia, universal access to physiotherapy knowledge. Google on the term and you will find many...
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    There's a question of legality involved here. It...

    There's a question of legality involved here. It may be illegal to ride on the sidewalk. Check the local laws. If a cop has a bug up his arse that day you could get an expensive ticket. They...
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    No bike ride is without risks. It appears that...

    No bike ride is without risks. It appears that you are taking the normal precautions by riding carefully. The fact that you stand out like a sore thumb due to the length of the tandem plus tag...
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    The Workman trike has a 400 pound weight limit so...

    The Workman trike has a 400 pound weight limit so no matter what you buy, you are going to be above the weight limit specified by the manufacturer. It also only has eithter one or 3 speeds. If you...
  25. Zombie thread alert! No bike shop can stay in...

    Zombie thread alert!

    No bike shop can stay in business charging $10 for more than a cursory inspection of the bike and perhaps making minor adjustments to the cable settings. They certainly...
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