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  1. I just rode through my second winter on my trusty...

    I just rode through my second winter on my trusty trike. For the winter, it's equipped with a front fairing a a studded rear tire. The fairing keeps freezing rain off my feet (I hate having wet...
  2. You could make one yourself: ...

    You could make one yourself:

    http://www.rebel-cycles.com/mirrorholder.html

    You may need to get a bit creative though; the mirror post in your picture looks pretty specialized. But, I bet you...
  3. Thread: knee pain

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    The advice you've received so far is good. 1. ...

    The advice you've received so far is good.

    1. Don't mash the pedals. On a DF you can only really apply the weight of your body to your knee, but on a recumbent you can force the entire pushing...
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    You should be able to use an electric bike motor,...

    You should be able to use an electric bike motor, as long as it's the brushed type (brushless won't work). Theoretically it could output as much as its max input, about 300-400W. In practice it...
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    Definitely get a charger with discharge and...

    Definitely get a charger with discharge and refresh capability. This will help restore batteries that you thought were dead, and it will help squeeze the maximum capacity from new batteries.
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    The inadequate soldering was functional, but not...

    The inadequate soldering was functional, but not up to any standard (IPC, for example). The missing resistor was a surface mount component, and it looked like it had been soldered on one side at...
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    Ever since I got my charger, the battery in bay 1...

    Ever since I got my charger, the battery in bay 1 would always show "3.7Ah" when it was fully charged. Obviously, this was incorrect but I decided to let it go. Spurred by this thread and a quirk I...
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    You could probably do the same thing with a...

    You could probably do the same thing with a paintball *** or air *****. Nearly the same threat to motorists, but without the need for a firearms license!
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    And yeah, nothing less than stainless steel will...

    And yeah, nothing less than stainless steel will do. Nothing plated, nothing painted.
  10. Um, no they aren't. They just make themselves...

    Um, no they aren't. They just make themselves feel better by getting hybrid SUVs.
  11. Oh, I know!!! The bike shops in my area open at...

    Oh, I know!!! The bike shops in my area open at 10 and close at 5 (though some are open to 6, big whoop)... when am I supposed to go and get a critical part I need, on my half hour lunch break? ...
  12. Sweet, he also wants to open a commuter bike...

    Sweet, he also wants to open a commuter bike shop... He'll be the fastest "Fred" you'll ever encounter!
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    The number one thing you need to remember (and...

    The number one thing you need to remember (and most people forget) is this: don't forget to pay yourself!

    You might think it would be a great to buy $35 worth of parts and sell them for $50, but...
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    Louis Garneau makes a plastic windscreen that...

    Louis Garneau makes a plastic windscreen that attaches to your helmet with velcro. It covers from the bottom edge of the helmet to your nose, and back to your ears. It's about $10. It works very...
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    A little slippery and slow with fresh mashed snow...

    A little slippery and slow with fresh mashed snow on all the roads, but definitely bearable.
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    Change is hard. I applaud these measures to cut...

    Change is hard. I applaud these measures to cut down on congestion and pollution!
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    No suit required! I always move aside for snow...

    No suit required! I always move aside for snow plows, since I respect the job they perform and I like to make it easier for them. Besides, I'd much rather follow the nice, smooth road behind the...
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    I successfully mounted a Cateye Astrale 8 to my...

    I successfully mounted a Cateye Astrale 8 to my trike, but the computer is mounted to a bracket on the front derailleur post, rather than the handlebars. Try measuring the distance between where the...
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    Heck no! Replace my beloved trike? I'd never...

    Heck no! Replace my beloved trike? I'd never hear the end of it when my wife sees the bill! ;)

    I was back on the road this morning, with repaired brakes (one new brake cable and a caliper...
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    LOL. I must agree, a face full of road slop is...

    LOL.

    I must agree, a face full of road slop is of no aerodynamic advantage, nor is it a metaphor for riding a recumbent. ;)
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    Well, I should add that these brakes are on my...

    Well, I should add that these brakes are on my recumbent trike. The brakes are mounted such that the cable housing openings are pointed upwards on both the lever and caliper ends, making it much...
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    Based on my experience with cable-actuated disc...

    Based on my experience with cable-actuated disc brakes, I'd definitely lean towards hydraulics. Why? No cables to get wet and freeze up.
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    Serious? 6mph? You need a recumbent - it's like...

    Serious? 6mph? You need a recumbent - it's like drafting a dump truck the whole way to work. ;)
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    It was -18C this morning and I was good to go,...

    It was -18C this morning and I was good to go, but my bike wasn't. Nearly every moving part but the wheels was frozen stiff. Time for some winter maintenance, methinks.
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    At long last, in -18C weather, my streak has been...

    At long last, in -18C weather, my streak has been ended. Due to the combination of rust due to salt and extreme cold, my brakes, derailleur, chain and garage door were stuck solid this morning. I...
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