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05-14-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By VegasTriker

Current price is $232-$240 depending on the...

Current price is $232-$240 depending on the color. One size fits all? Not in my world. Single speed. Hope she is a flatlander. This shows you what bike sellers can get away with due to the shortage...
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By VegasTriker

It turns out there is a website for practically...

It turns out there is a website for practically everything these days including one named "Vintage CCM" forum and it happens to have the very question you asked dating to about two years ago. The...
05-02-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By VegasTriker

It looks like the brand of tire may be one that...

It looks like the brand of tire may be one that Workman has made for themselves. I haven't seen a modern bike tire that doesn't specify a maximum pressure or pressure range embossed into the tire...
05-02-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By VegasTriker

MRT2 is correct suggesting that you check the...

MRT2 is correct suggesting that you check the wheels for being able to turn them freely. The chain is unlikely to cause that much grief. It would jump on the gears if there was a stiff joint...
04-28-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,566
Posted By VegasTriker

There was a good explanation of what to expect on...

There was a good explanation of what to expect on the east coast of the US on the PBS Newshour last night. The segment is 6.45 minutes long and you can replay it here:...
04-27-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By VegasTriker

The fact that the owner is having problems with...

The fact that the owner is having problems with bearings after just a few years is pretty good proof that Dick's Sporting Goods sent the bike out badly assembled when it was new. So, it makes a lot...
04-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By VegasTriker

I wouldn't replace the tire unless it shows...

I wouldn't replace the tire unless it shows cracks in the sidewall or is more than a couple of years old (4 or 5). Most of the time you can either patch or replace the tube. Be sure to check the tire...
04-26-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By VegasTriker

It makes a lot more sense to buy a used bike and...

It makes a lot more sense to buy a used bike and then sell it off again when your son outgrows the bike. This works best if he is capable of simple repairs and adjustments which older bikes may...
04-26-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By VegasTriker

Repairs at half the cost new?

Heck no! A couple of things come to mind. Dick sells this bike brand new today for the $280 you listed. It's never wise to spend half the cost of the bike for repairs especially since this is an...
04-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By VegasTriker

These days it takes a lot of $ to get above the...

These days it takes a lot of $ to get above the garbage sold by mass merchandisers. I used to look for used bikes at garage sales for kids in my Scout troop who were going to attempt cycling merit...
04-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,412
Posted By VegasTriker

It may not be the fault of the bike shop that...

It may not be the fault of the bike shop that they do not have stock. It can be very hard to find replacement bikes or parts in today's market. I tried to find a replacement for a front tire on a...
04-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,658
Posted By VegasTriker

The one response that made a lot of sense to me...

The one response that made a lot of sense to me has been deleted. It suggested having a good estimate of your caloric requirements and monitoring your caloric intake. If you balance those two out you...
03-29-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,794
Posted By VegasTriker

If you go searching for a used bike, enlist the...

If you go searching for a used bike, enlist the help of someone who is already an avid cyclist to help you sort out the trash from the treasures. There is a lot of overpriced crap on CL in my...
02-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By VegasTriker

Are you sure you are using the correct...

Are you sure you are using the correct terminology for what broke? It may be the stem, not the fork that you broke. Here are pictures of the fork and the stem. Raising the stem too far may cause the...
12-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By VegasTriker

To answer your question from someone who rides...

To answer your question from someone who rides both bikes and motorcycles - 41.67 amps is what you need to know. That's the power needed to run a 500W light with 12V DC. Check the specifications for...
12-21-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By VegasTriker

He was impaired with methamphetamine

If he fell asleep it was because he was coming down from a high on methamphetamines. The report in yesterday's paper showed he was about 5 times the legal limit for meth residue in his blood. That's...
12-05-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,850
Posted By VegasTriker

5V USB rechargeable light

There are phone chargers available worldwide so choosing a light set that is rechargeable and runs off a 5V USB charger would be the way to go. I'd buy one of the inexpensive sets available from...
11-26-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By VegasTriker

Your last several questions are probably...

Your last several questions are probably unanswerable because they are so dependent on the individual. For someone who has never learned to ride, the hardest part is probably learning to balance...
11-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,838
Posted By VegasTriker

Madison WI had a requirement you register your...

Madison WI had a requirement you register your bike. It wasn't expensive and was a one-time payment of a dollar or two when you bought a new bike. The form did include the serial number but I am...
11-01-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,306
Posted By VegasTriker

One thing that might be of concern is you...

One thing that might be of concern is you describing your balance as "poor." Anyone at your stage in life (and I am older than you) should be thinking of the repercussions if you crash. Any avid...
10-14-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought some of the 3M reflective tape used on...

I bought some of the 3M reflective tape used on ambulances. It is extremely reflective, far better than you would get with a reflector and you can mount it on the frame so it can be seen in all...
10-12-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you considered going with a multi speed rear...

Have you considered going with a multi speed rear hub similar to Sturmey Archer that uses both the internal 3-speed hub and a 9 speed rear derailleur. I have one trike with the no longer available...
09-21-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,033
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a...

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a very long time - founded in 1880. They changed the name from League of American Wheelman a while ago. I was a member at one time before the name...
09-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,732
Posted By VegasTriker

Why not? You have adapted to other situations in...

Why not? You have adapted to other situations in life and will undoubtedly have to do more so in the future. You may find it to be a life-long hobby as many of us have.

You might also ask your...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By VegasTriker

A lot of people have recommended Power On Cycling...

A lot of people have recommended Power On Cycling as a source for entry assistance parts. The owner has been active in helping veteran rehabilitation for years. I bought stuff from him in the past...
09-15-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By VegasTriker

Visibility for the rider or is not a problem. My...

Visibility for the rider or is not a problem. My Catrike has the most laid back seat configuration of any trike at 25 degrees from horizontal but your head rests on a neck rest so you are looking...
09-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By VegasTriker

There are some higher seating trikes among the...

There are some higher seating trikes among the recumbent trikes but not all of them fold. Folding trikes tend to be a few pounds heavier than a similar model that does not fold. One that folds is the...
09-04-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,725
Posted By VegasTriker

One thing to remember is that each derailleur was...

One thing to remember is that each derailleur was designed to have a range of gears it will traverse. If you know the brand and model number of the derailleur you can usually find what that range...
08-31-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By VegasTriker

I pulled a Trek 920 Singletrack from the pile of...

I pulled a Trek 920 Singletrack from the pile of stuff a neighbor left when he was preparing to move to Tennessee. I dated the bike to 1993 based on the date code (RC) stamped into the Shimano crank...
08-28-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,824
Posted By VegasTriker

A quick look at the picture of the Sugino crank...

A quick look at the picture of the Sugino crank shows a possible date code (174) embossed on the inside of the crank just below where the axle for the pedal. That may mean it was produced sometime in...
08-28-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By VegasTriker

Any 700C tube that includes the diameter of your...

Any 700C tube that includes the diameter of your tire will work satisfactorily. I purposely buy tubes for my 700C X 23C tires that say 18-23 mm rather than 23-28 mm because I find it easier to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By VegasTriker

The only problem I ever encountered with a two...

The only problem I ever encountered with a two wheeled recumbent was the handling at very slow speeds. If you are on a very crowded MUP that may be a problem. It was less so for me because the MUPs...
08-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By VegasTriker

If you actually found a bike that is available...

If you actually found a bike that is available for sale immediately count your blessings! Read the many posts by new riders who go out looking for a decent bike and find nothing available. Pay...
08-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By VegasTriker

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a...

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a tube outside of a tire to check for a leak you can see that tubes will expand a lot without any damage. What might happen is that you will have to...
08-02-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,814
Posted By VegasTriker

Simple chart showing Shimano MTB component...

Simple chart showing Shimano MTB component heirarchy

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07-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By VegasTriker

Right now the supply of new bikes in your price...

Right now the supply of new bikes in your price range is best described as being dismal. Ditto for the supply of used bikes at reasonable prices. So many people stuck at home have decided to take up...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,932
Posted By VegasTriker

The drive side on these adult trikes is on the...

The drive side on these adult trikes is on the same side as the chain - the right side of the trike. Unless the trike is a piece of crap the hubs should last for many miles. I'm much more familiar...
07-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By VegasTriker

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels...

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels over one that has narrower rims. In general, bikes with narrow rim wheels and higher pressure tires are going to be faster than ones with wider tires...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,243
Posted By VegasTriker

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of...

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of effort in building trikes that last a long time and handle superbly.
Expect to be a bit slower than you would like, especially when first beginning to...
06-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level...

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level bikes make is buying one with suspension. The Gravity FSX 1.0 Full Suspension Mountain Bike sells for $369. That puts it firmly in the middle of the...
06-24-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By VegasTriker

Boy, prices for used bikes have gone crazy with...

Boy, prices for used bikes have gone crazy with lower priced new bikes being mostly out of stock. Bicycle blue book doesn't list prices for the last 3 years this bike was made (2009, 2011, 2012) but...
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By VegasTriker

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle...

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror but it only works for bikes where you can mount it at the end of the handlebars. If you have bar end shifters it doesn't work....
05-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By VegasTriker

That works because the Harley weighs a lot. I...

That works because the Harley weighs a lot. I tried this many years ago on a Honda 350 with the bike right behind the seat. The bike was a 29 pound Fiorelli road bike. It shifted the weight off the...
05-05-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By VegasTriker

A good (and maybe very old) mountain bike does...

A good (and maybe very old) mountain bike does not have to be heavy. My 1993 Cannondale SM800 that I bought in a thrift store for $20 has a listed weight of 23 pounds. No crappy suspension, just a...
04-10-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,379
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought and installed two of these in my home...

I bought and installed two of these in my home about 2 years ago. The ports are rated 2A. They are available on eBay from US sellers for as little as a tad under $10 with free shipping. I don't have...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,059
Posted By VegasTriker

Not me. Looks like a Cadillac and weighs like it...

Not me. Looks like a Cadillac and weighs like it too. My one-speed Schwine (pig of a bike) of my childhood was enough of a tank thank you very much.
03-31-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,733
Posted By VegasTriker

Think of all the nice people you have encountered...

Think of all the nice people you have encountered while riding. That should help.

We can all hope that someday he gets what is due. However the driver unlucky enough to deliver his fate will...
03-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By VegasTriker

You are right that in small towns you don't...

You are right that in small towns you don't really need this. I lived in a farmhouse at the edge of a small town in Wisconsin. Rented the upstairs. I was out cross-country skiing and came across...
03-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By VegasTriker

I probably get a solicitation in the mail once a...

I probably get a solicitation in the mail once a month to join this group. I guess it would be useful if I didn't know and like my immediate neighbors but I do. Both of the adjacent neighbors have...
02-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By VegasTriker

The same company makes Maxxis tires which have a...

The same company makes Maxxis tires which have a pretty good reputation. I used a sub-$10 city tire version of the CS tire for fixing old bikes for kids and never had a complaint about the tires. If...
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