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05-15-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By VegasTriker

If you change from Shimano Tiagra to SRAM...

If you change from Shimano Tiagra to SRAM anything you will have to change the shifter because it is indexed. The pull ratio, the amount of cable pulled by each change in the index is different. It's...
05-14-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
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...
05-13-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 432
Posted By VegasTriker

Think hard about how much money was devoted to...

Think hard about how much money was devoted to brakes on a $150 bike. There are a couple of Chinese brands out there that sell for really low prices. Check out Zoom on Ali and Farbetter on Amazon....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 646
Posted By VegasTriker

Before you waste a lot pf time traveling from...

Before you waste a lot pf time traveling from shop to shop, find out from the first shop what frame size is optimal for you. Then use the phone to call ahead and find out if any of the shops you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By VegasTriker

Had a flat yesterday so this is fresh on my mind....

Had a flat yesterday so this is fresh on my mind. I ride a recumbent trike so it has two different size wheels 700C and 406/20. I carry two of each, one new and one patched. I picked up a glass shard...
05-10-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By VegasTriker

If you are comparing different lights, the lumen...

If you are comparing different lights, the lumen count is not the only thing to consider. What is the beam pattern? How much of the light gets to where you need it to go?
There is an interesting...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By VegasTriker

The worst RR crossing I ever encountered was at...

The worst RR crossing I ever encountered was at the edge of the Michigan State campus where the tracks were angled at about 45 degrees. I hadn't been used to riding a narrow tire bike or even finding...
05-09-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,725
Posted By VegasTriker

Did you mean to ask mechanical disc or hydraulic...

Did you mean to ask mechanical disc or hydraulic disc? Metallic may refer to the pad material for disc brakes. One type is semi-metallic.
I've had one set of hydraulic disc brakes (Hope brand)...
05-09-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By VegasTriker

Simple physics will tell you the answer. If you...

Simple physics will tell you the answer. If you compare the area of tire in contact with the road surface between a 25 mm (~1") tire and a wider tire as you might find on a mountain bike (1.75"),...
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...
05-04-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By VegasTriker

Most sellers don't list the "stand over height"...

Most sellers don't list the "stand over height" for their bikes so you may wish to contact them for the actual frame height. It is the distance between the center of the crank arms to the top of the...
05-03-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By VegasTriker

Has the OP actually looked for a new bike that is...

Has the OP actually looked for a new bike that is properly sized? They seem to be harder to find than hen's teeth these days. There is post after post here about not being able to find one in stock....
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...
04-29-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,149
Posted By VegasTriker

My first road bike was a Fiorelli 10 speed...

My first road bike was a Fiorelli 10 speed Italian racing bike purchased second hand in 1967. It weighed 29 pounds and had lower level Campignolo components. Sure was a step up from my previous...
04-28-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By VegasTriker

No simple calculator can give you an extremely...

No simple calculator can give you an extremely accurate result unless it has enough inputs to make it hard to use. Here's one that is simple to use and at least can give you a comparison from day to...
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,274
Posted By VegasTriker

They used to call those "track bikes" back in the...

They used to call those "track bikes" back in the day when I worked in a bike shop. Far better than a single speed Schwinn but really a specialty bike. The ones I remember were direct drive with no...
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...
04-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By VegasTriker

It's far safer for the frame for you to use a...

It's far safer for the frame for you to use a chemical stripper. It will not affect metal, just the paint. You can clean it off with a soft cloth. Some types can be rinsed off with water but others...
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...
04-25-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By VegasTriker

There are three versions of this bike at the Trek...

There are three versions of this bike at the Trek website with this one being the most basic. It's entry level with entry level components - 16 speed. Bicycle bluebook list the MSRP as $730 in 2011...
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By VegasTriker

Made by Penninger

Yes. If there is no post for a derailleur that means you have to stop the trike and shift the chain from one chainring to another. It's pretty unusual but not unheard of. . The trike made by...
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...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By VegasTriker

You might want to post your question on...

You might want to post your question on Bentrideronline where there are many more readers. Bicycleman in Alfred NY is still a dealer for Rans reumbent bikes.and carries some parts. He has a...
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...
Forum: Introductions
04-14-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By VegasTriker

1982 Trek 720

The color scheme might be a match for the the 1982 Trek 720 road bike (dark pewter/slate gray panels). They built roadbikes from '82 to '85 and 720 multittrack models from 1990 to 2000 but none of...
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...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By VegasTriker

It might depend on what tires and wheels you have...

It might depend on what tires and wheels you have on your bike. I own an Haluzak Horizon SWB that uses a 20 X 1.35" Primo Comet tire rated for 100 psi. I tried it on a loose gravel road here in...
04-08-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By VegasTriker

Many times bike parts manufacturers stamp a...

Many times bike parts manufacturers stamp a production date into the components. The one I use most often is the date code stamped into the inside of the crank arm. You can also look for a date...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By VegasTriker

Look up the "Width Considerations" table (bright...

Look up the "Width Considerations" table (bright red and green) a few pages down in this article by the late Sheldon Brown. It also shows how to measure the width of your existing rim to get it...
04-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By VegasTriker

This may help. ...

This may help.

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Forum: Recumbent
04-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By VegasTriker

I sent you and email. If you can post the...

I sent you and email. If you can post the picture to postimages (www.postimages,com - easy and free to use) and then reply to my email I will post it here for you,
04-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,411
Posted By VegasTriker

Regional difference

There are regional differences in the US as well. If you live in southern Wisconsin and stop in a park for a drink you look for the "bubbler". Everywhere else that I lived you would look for a...
03-30-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,241
Posted By VegasTriker

Did you realize this is a zombie thread? Last...

Did you realize this is a zombie thread? Last post above yours is October 2014, six and a half years ago. The original poster has not logged in for more than 3 years so probably will not see your...
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...
03-28-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By VegasTriker

Here is a picture of the same brand pedal but the...

Here is a picture of the same brand pedal but the race version showing the shoe attached to the pedal....
03-27-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By VegasTriker

If your Schwinn is one of the vintage Schwinns...

If your Schwinn is one of the vintage Schwinns made up until 1983 then this picture may be what you have:
...
03-23-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,460
Posted By VegasTriker

Be Smart this isn't someting to ignore

There have been a fair number of riders who have been injured or even killed when a fork breaks. You can look up the number of bike recalls on the CPSC website regarding forks that looked perfectly...
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By VegasTriker

Look up "cyclists palsy"

It sounds like the classic symptoms for "cyclists palsy" https://www.220triathlon.com/training/injuries/cyclist-palsy-what-it-is-and-how-to-treat-it/. It is the result of damage to the ulnar nerve...
03-19-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,540
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm not at all surprised that you were turned off...

I'm not at all surprised that you were turned off by your wife's trike. If it is a Schwinn, it is probably a Schwinn Meridian. The first three lines in the specification sheet for the Meridian pretty...
03-19-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you tried contacting Schlumpf and ask them...

Have you tried contacting Schlumpf and ask them if there is an authorized service center near you? schlumpf drive - Home - schlumpfdrive - ultraflat Planetary Gear for Bikes...
03-16-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By VegasTriker

All three will fit your wheel and tire. It is...

All three will fit your wheel and tire. It is easier to install a smaller tubes than one that exactly matches the width of the tire and also the next size up. Less chance for kinks and folds. Those...
03-16-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,639
Posted By VegasTriker

Consider the physics involved. If you mount...

Consider the physics involved. If you mount things high on the bike, especially on top of the rack, you can affect the handling and stability of your bike. That's why touring bike riders use...
03-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By VegasTriker

You don't get much in a bike for 200 euros ($236)...

You don't get much in a bike for 200 euros ($236) here in the US. Translating the component list was a bit difficult. The drive train is Shimano Tourney which comes on many inexpensive bikes. Not...
03-04-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By VegasTriker

You have a vastly different approach to bikes...

You have a vastly different approach to bikes than I do. Yes, having a pretty bike is important but I consider a lot of other things to be more important. Since I ride recumbent bikes and trikes that...
03-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By VegasTriker

Giant uses Shimano cranks on the bike. Shimano...

Giant uses Shimano cranks on the bike. Shimano has a two letter date code on the inside of every crank arm and Giant does not leave parts sitting around so the date code on the crank arm will be...
03-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By VegasTriker

"Bent" = recumbent bike or trike. Been riding one...

"Bent" = recumbent bike or trike. Been riding one for 21 years now. Not because of limited mobility but because I came down with cyclist palsy (carpal tunnel syndrome) that only got fixed two years...
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