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08-04-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Harhir

Great score. I have owned Orlieb panniers since...

Great score. I have owned Orlieb panniers since 1994 and I still have my first pair. They are almost indestructible.
Forum: Foo
07-12-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,557
Posted By Harhir

Earlier this summer we have had a family of...

Earlier this summer we have had a family of screech owls in our backyard for several weeks. Parents and four young ones. Gorgeous birds. Unfortunately they seem to have moved on. But it was fun while...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Harhir

I do take long way in the early morning when the...

I do take long way in the early morning when the temperatures are still cool and bearable +/- 27C (80F). Anywhere from 10 - 15 miles (16 to 24km). But when the afternoon/early evening temps hover in...
07-11-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,366
Posted By Harhir

I also wondered why some of these newer freehubs...

I also wondered why some of these newer freehubs have to be that loud. One reason I ride is to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. And the last thing I want is one of these noisy freehubs. But to...
07-07-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Harhir

DIY shifter chain for the Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 hub

Found a way to build my own shifter chain for the old Sachs 3x7 speed hub. Since these shifter chains are no longer made and the chain for standard 3 speed hub is slightly too short I used a chain...
06-22-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,449
Posted By Harhir

I'll get the popcorn. :popcorn

I'll get the popcorn. :popcorn
06-22-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Harhir

Do you have a link to the thread? I searched for...

Do you have a link to the thread? I searched for it but cannot find it. Thx
06-22-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,449
Posted By Harhir

Guys thanks for the feedback. I did not want to...

Guys thanks for the feedback. I did not want to start a philosophical discussion here. All valid points brought up. I am going to use a simple approach and just use some paint or markers on my...
06-22-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,449
Posted By Harhir

It is not just 1-2 cogs. Going from start to 15...

It is not just 1-2 cogs. Going from start to 15 mph I guess I am going through 5-6 or more gears. Same the other way. Since I ride a recumbent it makes a big difference if I am starting on 2nd or 4th...
06-22-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,449
Posted By Harhir

I ride a recumbent. So glancing at my cassette is...

I ride a recumbent. So glancing at my cassette is not possible without getting off my bike since the wide seat is kind of in front of it.
06-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,674
Posted By Harhir

A 504 with a 5 speed and AC? How decadent. :D But...

A 504 with a 5 speed and AC? How decadent. :D But I love it. Would drive that as well.
06-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,449
Posted By Harhir

No gear markings on SRAM Eagle 12 speed shifter?

I bought a used bike with the SRAM Eagle 12 speed gear setup with a grip shifter. I really like that 12 speed setup but what is weird to me that the grip shifter does not have any markings which...
06-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Harhir

Are there narrow 20" and 26" fenders?

I want to add some fenders to my recumbent since I am commuting in all kind of weather. Since I have narrow tires I would like to add narrow fenders. Max 40 mm. But I can only find 50mm such as the...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 285,715
Posted By Harhir

4 cooperheads on a stretch of less than a mile....

4 cooperheads on a stretch of less than a mile. One indulging on her dinner. I guess I need to ride more often during dusk. Wildlife seems to be most active then.
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06-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By Harhir

Same here. Beer and whine have too many calories....

Same here. Beer and whine have too many calories. One reason I gave up home brewing. Having kegs of beer at your disposal is just too tempting. By limiting alcohol the pounds start dropping.
06-09-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By Harhir

Yes I also confirm that biking only works to...

Yes I also confirm that biking only works to loose weight when you change your bad habits too. My achilles heel is the serveza and too many late evening snacks. I commute daily rain or shine, ride on...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Harhir

I have not bought a new bike in almost 20 years....

I have not bought a new bike in almost 20 years. All my bikes are used bikes and I do service them all myself. One can save a lot of money with used older bikes and doing repairs and upgrades...
06-07-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Harhir

From what I could find online is that the Sturmey...

From what I could find online is that the Sturmey Archer uses a different thread. They are not compatible with the Sachs hubs.
06-07-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Harhir

Thread size of Sachs/SRAM indicator chain?

I am trying to find out the thread size diameter of the indicators chains for the old Sachs/SRAM 3 speed internal hubs. I am talking about the thread which goes into the sliding key inside the hub....
06-02-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Harhir

Which bike manufacturers used the Sachs/SRAM 3x7 internal gear hub here in the US?

I own and have owned a few BikeE and a German DF bike with the old Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 drive train since the early 90s. This is the internal 3 speed gear with the 7 speed derailleur. Basically the...
06-01-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,260
Posted By Harhir

Planning on 300 - 400 miles. My major concern is...

Planning on 300 - 400 miles. My major concern is the potential heat. Early rides might do it.
05-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,207
Posted By Harhir

We seem to be back to pre-covid conditions here...

We seem to be back to pre-covid conditions here in the DFW area. I hardly see people commuting by bike anymore or on trails in general. Car traffic has picked up again, bike shops seem to be fully...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Harhir

Nice. Plus do I see a hub dynamo setup with B&M...

Nice. Plus do I see a hub dynamo setup with B&M lights? I am running these two on three of my bikes.
05-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,163
Posted By Harhir

I am a bit behind this month but should still...

I am a bit behind this month but should still make my goal of 300 miles.
MTD - 271 miles
YTD - 1,583 miles
05-23-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Harhir

Does the new Travoy no longer come with the tote bag?

I have an older Burley Travoy which came with a tote bag which was dual purpose. You can store the trailer inside the bag and you can use it as a transport bag on the trailer since it has the 4 hooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 375,013
Posted By Harhir

I volunteered at a bike event here in Dallas a...

I volunteered at a bike event here in Dallas a few days ago and someone showed up with this. Old German Victoria folding kids bike from the 70s. It was in an overall good shape for a bike around 50...
05-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,163
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. Heat came early this year and it has been...

Agreed. Heat came early this year and it has been windy for weeks. Although the breeze can be nice, in really hot weather it feels more like having a hair dryer pointed at you running at high heat....
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Harhir

There are actually a few companies which make...

There are actually a few companies which make quick release baskets. I liked these on my upright bike because I could take them into the store and then use as a shopping basket. No need to reload....
05-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,163
Posted By Harhir

May Goal: 300 miles MTD: 162.2 2022 Goal:...

May Goal: 300 miles
MTD: 162.2

2022 Goal: 3,000 miles
YTD: 1,474

The next days will be tough with the evening commute in the mid 90s and high humidity. I guess summer is here early.
05-10-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Harhir

Frame looks like this electrified cargo bike from...

Frame looks like this electrified cargo bike from Walmart. Probably some unknown brand out of China. Not a Bakfiets since they have a different frame design....
05-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. Sachs (before taken over by SRAM)...

Agreed. Sachs (before taken over by SRAM) introduced the 3x7 back in the 90s. Old school 3 speed Torpedo internal gear hub hub with a 7 speed cassette. I still have two bikes with that hub. One bike...
05-04-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By Harhir

Plastic ones can work but need to be sturdy....

Plastic ones can work but need to be sturdy. Schwalbe Marathon tires are notorious hard to get on and off the rim. I have them on most of my bikes and I use Pedro's plastic tire levers. They are...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,266
Posted By Harhir

Understood. But I guess everyone has a different...

Understood. But I guess everyone has a different meaning of season. :D My season only stops when there is ice or snow on the road. And mainly because I don't have the right bike for these road...
05-04-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,054
Posted By Harhir

In my late 40s I started developing back pain...

In my late 40s I started developing back pain riding my upright bike. Plus pain in the wrists. After some doc visits and tests including MRI I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since pain did...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,266
Posted By Harhir

I commute all year round. I don't mind...

I commute all year round. I don't mind temperatures being well below freezing. However if there is ice or snow on the ground I will work from home. 2 wheel recumbent bikes and slippery roads is a no...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Harhir

The problem with recumbent bike seats is, that...

The problem with recumbent bike seats is, that they are made for 1 size fits all which it actually does not. I am a tall person at 6'4" with rheumatoid arthritis and have not found a recumbent yet...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By Harhir

When I started to commute several years ago on a...

When I started to commute several years ago on a 16 mile round trip started with 2-3 times per week slowly increasing it to 5 days per week. Now my commute is shorter but more hilly. I still ride 5...
04-19-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By Harhir

Roadmaster is the cheap Walmart brand. And a 20+...

Roadmaster is the cheap Walmart brand. And a 20+ year old Walmart bike is not worth much. I would not bother to replace the wheels on that bike unless with some better 24" from a cheap used bike....
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Harhir

As mentioned above there are FWD recumbents. A...

As mentioned above there are FWD recumbents. A few manufacturers make them. Cruzbikes, Performer cycles, Velotegra,
I have never ridden one but I am not sure how it feels pedaling when you are...
04-19-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,249
Posted By Harhir

Yes it has changed a lot. There are two train...

Yes it has changed a lot. There are two train lines into the Airport.
One is the TexRail line from Fort Worth to the Airport also stopping in Grapevine:...
04-14-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,249
Posted By Harhir

I know Europe is smaller and I understand that it...

I know Europe is smaller and I understand that it is difficult to add in mass transport in existing dense development. But here in the DFW area most developments are only 20 - 30 years old. Some of...
04-11-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,249
Posted By Harhir

I grew up in Europe and have lived in the US for...

I grew up in Europe and have lived in the US for the past 20 years. The US is a car based culture and I am not sure it will ever change. I am living here in the DFW area which is THE or one of the...
04-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,179
Posted By Harhir

I admit: I am a technology lagger. For me a bike...

I admit: I am a technology lagger. For me a bike has always and will always be a utility vehicle. Nothing more and nothing less. I don't care about racing, carbon, tubeless, electronic shifting,...
04-05-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Harhir

The question is also what you need to haul. You...

The question is also what you need to haul. You can carry a lot with a regular bike and a trailer as shown above. And old kids trailers are plenty and cheap to find on local classifieds. I have...
04-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Harhir

I would also recommend one of these tiny 40" to...

I would also recommend one of these tiny 40" to 48" trailers from Northerntools or Harbor Freight over a bicycle trailer. Harbor Freight discontinued their regular coupons but still have some...
03-29-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 73,460
Posted By Harhir

This is why I preferred step through frames in...

This is why I preferred step through frames in the past. With boxes, panniers or trailers such as the Burley Travoy these step through frame bikes are so much easier to mount. I now ride recumbents...
03-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Harhir

Kettler was the company which pioneered the...

Kettler was the company which pioneered the aluminum frames in Germany in the 80s and 90s. Typical setup for this time with the bottle dynamo. This is a practical utility bike. Nothing fancy. But...
03-18-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Harhir

I measured them last night. Yes these are 130...

I measured them last night. Yes these are 130 BCD. I actually only need to replace the two outer ones. The inner one is still good. I think the previous owner only used the two outer ones. I however...
03-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Harhir

Yes that was my bad. Lol. I now know what they...

Yes that was my bad. Lol. I now know what they are called.
03-17-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Harhir

Thanks guys that helps a lot. You learn something...

Thanks guys that helps a lot. You learn something new every day. I will do some measurements to get the correct BCD. I should be good from here.
And that Sheldon Brown Website has been a savior to...
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