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Forum: Recumbent
12-27-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,006
Posted By shoalster321

I agree with you 100%

Weight isn't a factor if you re just cruising the hood. As long as you get there in comfort is what counts. I own a 3 speed Trailmate Joyrider recumbent trike and love it.
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,873
Posted By shoalster321

Recumbents ARE bad on the knees.

I ride both upright and recumbents and recumbents aren't good for the knees, esp if one is older. Lots of info on the net about it from medical sources.
It's a lose lose situation: ride an upright...
Forum: Recumbent
11-25-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,627
Posted By shoalster321

TW Bents Gallop Lowracer

490255I have an Optima Baron lowracer but I've always admired the way this bike looks. It has smaller wheels than the Baron. Looks like a 16" front wheel and a 20"rear wheel. I have a semi...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

Thanks for the picture! The Brompton recumbent...

Thanks for the picture! The Brompton recumbent rider looks really neat with the sideways hat and is keeping up with the rest!
A recumbent is so comfortable, I can't go back to an upright bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

I saw the recumbent Brompton online. A real neat...

I saw the recumbent Brompton online. A real neat setup and it folds up very small for being a recumbent. The seat has to be removed to fold it. A woman in Germany designed it. I think I saw one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

Thanks for your response. Yes, it looks really...

Thanks for your response. Yes, it looks really cool and rides great. With the small tires I thought it would be a dud but just the opposite. Good acceleration due to the small rearwheel. It's not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

Bought the bike

Found it on Craigslist in California. Had it shipped to Florida. Great little semi recumbent. It's light, made well and folds fairly compact, small enough to put in the trunk of my car. I have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,262
Posted By shoalster321

your gobike for trade?

hi---u emailed me saying your gobike is up for trade in the trade section... I couldn't find it....I would have responded to your email but I don't have enough posts yet in order to respond.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,095
Posted By shoalster321

Where is your bike shop located? U.K. or U.S.A.?

I rode a GoBike today and I was REALLY impressed! Im probably going to buy it. I have a "P" type Brompton (which I really like) and the GoBike blows the Brompton away ridewise. Of course, they are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By shoalster321

great bike!

I rode a gobike today, SUPER comfortable....rides WAY better than my brompton but the brompton folds up WAY smaller...going to buy the gobike and also keep the brompton...they are 2 different animals...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

440881440875finally able to load picture....has...

440881440875finally able to load picture....has anybody seen one of these?
02-26-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,611
Posted By shoalster321

Ive had my Transport for a while and really like...

Ive had my Transport for a while and really like it. I live in an area with bad roads and bad sidewalks and i have no problems with the frame, fork or 1.5" tires. Whats the big deal? If one want...
02-26-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,611
Posted By shoalster321

Ive had my Trek Tranport for a while and love it....

Ive had my Trek Tranport for a while and love it. Ive ridden mine over rough terrain on my 1.5" tires with no problems. All one has to do is change the tires out, whats the big deal? Ive had no...
02-23-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By shoalster321

A semi recumbent would be great. Ive been riding...

A semi recumbent would be great. Ive been riding a sunray SX for years, can't beat it. I just bought a Trek Transport electric cargo bike and I HATE the riding position, I have too much weight on my...
02-23-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,226
Posted By shoalster321

I just bought a used Trek Transport Plus electric...

I just bought a used Trek Transport Plus electric cargo bike. Its a VERY well made bike and the fold up platform racks are great. The problem is that it has an uncomfortable riding position, too much...
02-22-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,939
Posted By shoalster321

Ive seen really small, really lightweight...

Ive seen really small, really lightweight generators in the past. Im thinking less than 20 pounds.
I just bought a used Trek electric assist cargo bike and a few days ago i was thinking about making...
02-22-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,939
Posted By shoalster321

Ive seen really small, really lightweight...

Ive seen really small, really lightweight generators in the past. Im thinking less than 20 pounds.
I just bought a used Trek electric assist cargo bike and a few days ago i was thinking about making...
02-20-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,611
Posted By shoalster321

i finally got a response from trek, it took three...

i finally got a response from trek, it took three weeks..........batteries are still available....i bought the bike......nice!!!
02-15-15, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,611
Posted By shoalster321

Does anyone know if a replacement battery is...

Does anyone know if a replacement battery is available for the Trek Transport Plus? I read in Electricbikereview that they arent available but when i looked at the Bionx site it said that a battery...
Forum: Recumbent
01-23-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,510
Posted By shoalster321

Washers to raise nose angle

How many washers did you install to raise the nose of your seat? I just acquired a 2005-6 Giant Revive Spirit and the first thingI noticed was that the seat angle seemed to be tilted downward...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-25-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,578
Posted By shoalster321

i was thinking of buying a dahon mu n360 at...

i was thinking of buying a dahon mu n360 at amazon for bus transit but after reading your post ive changed my mind....i had thought that it might be too big folded to conveniently carry on a bus. i...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

Thanks for looking that up for me! I just got...

Thanks for looking that up for me! I just got word back from Pacific Cycles that they couldn't help me out. I think ill get the bike anyway and then try to retrofit it. Trying to figure this out is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

Sounds promising if he found sources for other...

Sounds promising if he found sources for other gears. I would imagine I will be sort of guessing about gear ratios. I saw at the ATS site, who who makes the Schlumph copy, that much smaller...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

Great advice! Just use the first gear and work...

Great advice! Just use the first gear and work the gearing out later. The workmanship on the Carryme DS is exlellent. My Sunray SX is also made in Taiwan. I've had it 8 years and I like it more now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

That's also encouraging about parts availability...

That's also encouraging about parts availability for the chain and gears. If you are a strong rider and I'm just the opposite then I would imagine 55gi may be too high for me, but I wouldnt be sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

That's encouraging! I live in the florida keys...

That's encouraging! I live in the florida keys and it is totally flat for 100 miles. I guess I still couldn't use second gear but it would be usable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

if the conversion to lower gears is possible how...

if the conversion to lower gears is possible how does 36.5"x61" sound? there may be more than one chainring tooth option available from ATS (schlumph copy) to find the optimum gears ratios for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

I wonder why they set the gearing so high. It's...

I wonder why they set the gearing so high. It's such a well built bike. I've read that increasing crank arm length helps but I wonder how much an extra 5mm in length would decrease pedaling effort....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

You are correct about changing the gear ratios...

You are correct about changing the gear ratios being difficult. ive contacted bfold bikes in new york and he is seeing if the front chainwheel can be changed out from 84 teeth to 64 tooth to reduce...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

ill be riding only 3/10 mile to the bus stop...

ill be riding only
3/10 mile to the bus stop but i understand what you mean about distances on such a small bike with 8" wheels. i ride the 3/10 of a mile on my A-bike with 8 inch wheels and my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

wow! $1,015 usd! the one im looking at is used...

wow! $1,015 usd! the one im looking at is used for $350. in xnt.shape, hmmmm, reading all the comments is very informative! now i have to make a decision. thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

Im buying it just to get to the bust stop .3...

Im buying it just to get to the bust stop .3 miles away, i have bad ankles and its hard for me to walk any distance. I would only use it for short jaunts. Another reason i want it is the gadgetry...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-14, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By shoalster321

Carryme DS

I've read that 2nd gear is fairly high on this bike. Is there anyone out there that owns one and could tell me if second gear is usable. I know it depends on the strength of the rider and his/her...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 56,820
Posted By shoalster321

Wow, it folds small! How do you like your...

Wow, it folds small!

How do you like your cricket?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

wow! it folds small, smaller than a brompton?

wow! it folds small, smaller than a brompton?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

hi joe, i was just looking at oris on ebay and...

hi joe,
i was just looking at oris on ebay and i heard your mail come in. i wonder what the import dutys and fees are? ebay mentioned about that. i dont know much about folding bikes but the ori is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

thankks for the info re. parts for the mobiky,...

thankks for the info re. parts for the mobiky, that is a BIG factor. if the countershaft sprocket fails then the bike would be a big loss monetarily. im glad that you informed me of this. perhaps i...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

yes, the hurricanes are a big factor. there are...

yes, the hurricanes are a big factor. there are bugs in daytona too, esp. near the beach and worse near the inland waterways. orlando has no ocean breezes and bugs too!!
noel
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

hi Wayne i did c that u owned a curve and i was...

hi Wayne
i did c that u owned a curve and i was going to ask u about it. i just saw a video of a man folding one and he also ggot the handlbars stuck in between the fold and couldnt get it like it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

hi, ive seen the curve but i didnt realize it...

hi,
ive seen the curve but i didnt realize it folded so small! 3 speed to boot! i just saw the guy at Nyce wheel demo it and hes 6'2" and had no problems with it. Something to consider.

re. the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

hi wayne, sorry for the typos but this tablet...

hi wayne,
sorry for the typos but this tablet isnt compatible with this website. Living in the keys is good, good weather all year round, beautiful scennery. Re.hurricane, usually the storms skirt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

That is indeed great. Traveling 50 miles by bus...

That is indeed great. Traveling 50 miles by bus for only $1.50, I don't think I would own a car if I lived there. I know this is off topic, and I apologize for that, but what is it like living there?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

[QUOTQE=Still Pedaling;17318132]First time seeing...

[QUOTQE=Still Pedaling;17318132]First time seeing this bike. I kinda like it, especially the electric version. I would think it would work rather well on a bus. Are they only available in the UK? I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By shoalster321

Anyone own a Mobiky 12?

I'm wondering how the Mobiky would be on bus transport. It appears to have a small footprint for bus travel.

I'm 6 foot and 200# but I read it can handle that.

I also read that it was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,097
Posted By shoalster321

Thanks for the review. Im considering buying a...

Thanks for the review. Im considering buying a CarrYme bike. Ive read a lot of good reviews about it. The one im looking at has a 2 speed Schlumph copy....which is unusual on such a small bike. Not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

[QUOTE=fietsbob;17282957]Additionally, Bike...

[QUOTE=fietsbob;17282957]Additionally,

Bike Friday Occasionally gets one of their Sat-R-Day recumbents as a buy-back resale in their Pre Loved section..

they Used to make them then the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

I have picasa in my tablet. Ill try...

I have picasa in my tablet. Ill try uploadingthere and see wgat happens, thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

I couldnt find a link. Its one of the very few...

I couldnt find a link. Its one of the very few bikes that i can find absolutely no information about.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

Its not the Belize Porta Bike. I looked at that...

Its not the Belize Porta Bike. I looked at that site and it wasnnt there. Its not fwd like the cobra.
It is a semi recumbent 7 speed, 20 inch rear and 16 inch front wheels. It was posted at CL...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By shoalster321

Folding recumbent: Porta-Bike Easy Rider

Has anyone heard of this bike? I tried to upload pics but they wouldn't attach. Its a small semi recumbent that folds up fairly small. Six or seven speed. Looks like a good ride. Wish I could upload...
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