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  1. You gotta start somewhere. Transportation, in...

    You gotta start somewhere. Transportation, in fact, does eventually become a zero-sum game: Someone has to give up something if you want to get somewhere. In the past, it was "let's bulldoze this...
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    The route needs to be longer to spread people out...

    The route needs to be longer to spread people out over a greater area... and of course attract more people. Lived in NYC 1999-2007 before Summer Streets :cry:
  3. Poll: If anything, on a trip like this you would want...

    If anything, on a trip like this you would want to be comfortable and capable of enjoying the view. No question for me: Recumbent!


    Good recumbent for a hilly tour? Probably a trike.
  4. Doofus: Your husband is a tall & light-ish...

    Doofus:

    Your husband is a tall & light-ish guy, and should have no problem fitting any of the "high racer" type bikes. For long rides at a good pace with relatively little effort, I'd recommend a...
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    The place to ask is on the BROL...

    The place to ask is on the BROL (Bent Rider On Line) forum.
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    432793 About 1" x 1", and very light for you...

    432793

    About 1" x 1", and very light for you weight weenies!


    Kelley e-mailed me the following:

    "Please note that the tool is designed for use on a 9 speed chain. It will not collapse the...
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    Squeeze Link Chain Master Link Tool

    Everyone should have one of these, and at $4 it's an amazing bargain!

    Squeeze Link
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    There, I fixed that for you! Perhaps not...

    There, I fixed that for you!


    Perhaps not Zen, but the brain scans in the study I mentioned show the evidence...
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    Recumbency might not stem from enlightenment, but...

    Recumbency might not stem from enlightenment, but it could possibly lead to it. A scientific study showed that brain activity while cycling is very similar to meditation. (OK, ok, cycling: not...
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    I know one of the mechanics at Any and All Bikes...

    I know one of the mechanics at Any and All Bikes. I would call to ask what they have in stock.
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    Although I don't own this type of bent, for the...

    Although I don't own this type of bent, for the harsh ride issue I would recommend fatter (700 x 28 to start) and lower pressure tires. And it might not hurt to recline the seat a bit.
  12. $8.00/gallon of gas will fix all this. At $6.00,...

    $8.00/gallon of gas will fix all this. At $6.00, they'll start saying "Wow, this is expensive." At $7.00, it's "Gosh, I better do something..."
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    Well, there's only one way to find out... ...

    Well, there's only one way to find out...

    Fairfield Cyclery, Bicycles, Tricycles and Recumbents, Fairfield Ohio
    Peddlers Trikes! Recumbent Trike SuperStore!
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    You don't necessarily need a Glideflex. You can...

    You don't necessarily need a Glideflex. You can put a riser directly over the fork steerer tube above the headset and clamp it. But you may (or not) need a way to compress the headset bearings...
  15. Of course, you should do some test rides on a...

    Of course, you should do some test rides on a variety of bents before you buy, if possible. But, like many converts, once you take the plunge you'll wonder why the heck you didn't do so years...
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    I recently bought one of these. Not strictly a...

    I recently bought one of these. Not strictly a PBSF knock-off, but similar and comparable since it uses a 0.5W LED. Shipping took about two weeks. Can't vouch for the "waterproof" part, but...
  17. I love Wikipedia for various topics, works for...

    I love Wikipedia for various topics, works for recumbents too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recumbent_bicycle
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    I have an old RANS Rocket, which similarly has a...

    I have an old RANS Rocket, which similarly has a non-adjustable seat pan. You might try adding an extra piece of foam under the seat cover near the front to help keep you from sliding off, maybe...
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    Getting a bit off topic, but these are apparently...

    Getting a bit off topic, but these are apparently Asian-made recumbents that I have never seen before.
    ...
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    The problem with one-sided forks is that they...

    The problem with one-sided forks is that they have to be done well or the steering could be wonky. Some early Actionbent models with mono-forks supposedly had steering problems, and I'm not sure if...
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    I found Allegro on Facebook, they're the...

    I found Allegro on Facebook, they're the manufacturer. The bike is definitely a clone.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.211142012296364.50086.176325092444723&type=3&_fb_noscript=1

    ...
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    It looks very similar to a Performer Agenda, but...

    It looks very similar to a Performer Agenda, but I think it's a clone. The Agenda has gussets around the headtube which I don't see on the Taobao bike. Also, the droupouts and steering arrangement...
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    Another option is a seat from Recycled Recumbents...

    Another option is a seat from Recycled Recumbents, if you can adapt it to the trike frame. You could probably even have a custom seat made by Mr. Carson if necessary, or make one yourself.
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    When you see a PSI number on the side of a...

    When you see a PSI number on the side of a bicycle tire, please append on there the words "Maximum Recommended Pressure". You don't have to strictly inflate tires up to that number always and...
  25. Tucson, AZ and Boulder, CO are not on the coast,...

    Tucson, AZ and Boulder, CO are not on the coast, contrary to popular belief.
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