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04-13-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,453
Posted By fitlerbend

Out of habit developed from riding a solo e-bike...

Out of habit developed from riding a solo e-bike for two years and in consideration of battery charge life, I don't kick in e-power until we are rolling. Also, with the independent drive (pedal...
04-12-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,453
Posted By fitlerbend

DaVinci Tailwind

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02-28-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,919
Posted By fitlerbend

Yes! We will update.

Yes! We will update.
02-28-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,919
Posted By fitlerbend

Yes!

Yes!
02-17-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 476,839
Posted By fitlerbend

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Tires are Schwalbe Icespiker Pro, 26" X 2.1".
02-17-21, 10:36 AM
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Views: 476,839
Posted By fitlerbend

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Spiked tires. On this day there was a good coating of black ice on the...
02-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,919
Posted By fitlerbend

Begin - 122 Now - 142 We are presently...

Begin - 122
Now - 142

We are presently waiting on a motor for our new pedal assist e-tandem with S&S couplers. We are not getting antsy about it considering present weather conditions.
08-31-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,534
Posted By fitlerbend

I love mine. 71 years old and ride 16 - 25 miles...

I love mine. 71 years old and ride 16 - 25 miles almost daily. I bought a low priced TREK that was heavy (still is) and rode like a dump truck. I put narrower, high pressure tires, suspension seat...
07-03-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,453
Posted By fitlerbend

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Final prep for GAP-C&O Near starting point in Pittsburgh. We fitted 559 x 47s for...
06-29-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,791
Posted By fitlerbend

Stoker thought it to be an improvement, however...

Stoker thought it to be an improvement, however - does not articulate specific reasons. Best description I get is that the Body Float is springy vs. spongy.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-24-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 49,102
Posted By fitlerbend

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Canal Loop, Land Between the Lakes, West Kentucky - 68 degrees on Christmas Eve!
10-08-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,990
Posted By fitlerbend

I have a 2017 TREK LIFT +, a very basic bike, and...

I have a 2017 TREK LIFT +, a very basic bike, and I use mine for topping hills. It is pedal assist, Shimano Steps. I swapped out the tires for narrower, lighter weight, higher pressure ones, fitted a...
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,819
Posted By fitlerbend

I was sent a private message concerning this...

I was sent a private message concerning this bike. I read the message and it seems to have disappeared (I can't find it, anyway). I would like to respond.
Please contact me again!
06-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,285
Posted By fitlerbend

We use Schwalbe Marathon HS-420, 559x47 with good...

We use Schwalbe Marathon HS-420, 559x47 with good result.
06-26-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,379
Posted By fitlerbend

70 years old, 240# - have a TREK Lift E-bike,...

70 years old, 240# - have a TREK Lift E-bike, pedal assist with Shimano STEPS motor. I ride 12-20 miles most days and use the pedal assist for topping hills and out running dogs. I have to charge the...
05-17-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 42,284
Posted By fitlerbend

Fitler Bend is a point on the Lower Mississippi...

Fitler Bend is a point on the Lower Mississippi River about 40 river miles above Vicksburg. Named after a plantation that existed long ago. It is just one of many unique river names that I encounter...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,819
Posted By fitlerbend

Thanks for the info. I have not had a chance to...

Thanks for the info. I have not had a chance to take mine out yet. Summer popped up all of the sudden and we are juggling several pressing projects. Trike seems ready to roll, but chain, shifting and...
01-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 48,686
Posted By fitlerbend

Flood, 2011, Ohio River

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Flood of 2011. Ohio River over U.S. Highways 60 & 62 between Wickliffe,...
Replies: 31
Views: 4,033
Posted By fitlerbend

I bought both mine "used" from a local dealer,...

I bought both mine "used" from a local dealer, his personal bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,819
Posted By fitlerbend

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Posted By fitlerbend

I had both the P-10 and P-15 1973 Paramounts. The...

I had both the P-10 and P-15 1973 Paramounts. The Sun Tour rear was original on the P-15. The Campy Nouvo Record would only go to 28 teeth. My P-15 had the Weimann center pull brakes.
Forum: Recumbent
11-29-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,819
Posted By fitlerbend

Organic Engines Troika

I just bought an Organic Engines Troika. It was local(!) and price looked (too) good. It is in excellent condition, was stored indoors, suspended, for several years. Chains and moving parts are stiff...
10-21-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By fitlerbend

There appears to be plenty of room for fenders,...

There appears to be plenty of room for fenders, even with the 47s. I am going to leave the 559x47s on longer for general purpose riding through the winter season. They roll well even with the...
10-16-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,292
Posted By fitlerbend

Wrecking on a small bike.

69 years old here! I have a couple of folders - Dahon, Tern & Giant. The past June, I was riding my Giant Expressway One, 406 wheels, down a slight downhill grade at a good clip - 20+, when I t-boned...
10-16-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By fitlerbend

C&O preparation

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Final prep for GAP-C&O
Outfitted our DaVinci in2ition with Jones Loop bars...
08-14-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By fitlerbend

The actual point of impact in my Smith Rover...

The actual point of impact in my Smith Rover approximates where the long label is just below the orange line. The MIPS could have been effective at that point.

My newer Smith Session has more...
08-13-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,212
Posted By fitlerbend

I over bought a carbon framed bike with an array...

I over bought a carbon framed bike with an array of goodies. It is a primo bike, I just can't make it go like it is meant to be ridden.

My go-to bike is a steel frame touring bike that has a wide...
08-13-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By fitlerbend

Where to buy? I usually buy at REI - they have a...

Where to buy? I usually buy at REI - they have a large variety available that I am able to try on. Most are "good", but good fit is a prime consideration.

I also look for sale items, there are...
08-13-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,621
Posted By fitlerbend

I am a bit of a helmet junkie. I have a KASK...

I am a bit of a helmet junkie. I have a KASK Infinity that I got at an awesome price (Unclaimed Luggage) and a couple of other nice ones. I recently had a chance to test my Smith Rover MIPS with my...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-27-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,631
Posted By fitlerbend

Will it replace my mountain bike?

After looking at the fat bikes, I settled on the 29+ TREK Stache 5. It totally replaced my mountain bike. My hardtail mountain bike now has Fat Apples on it for knock around service. I do not think a...
07-02-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,004
Posted By fitlerbend

I use the GPs all the way.

I use the GPs all the way.
07-01-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,465
Posted By fitlerbend

I rode one for a couple of years before I wanted...

I rode one for a couple of years before I wanted to go faster and further. Excellent bike for "getting back in to it".
07-01-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,526
Posted By fitlerbend

My personal set up is a TREK STACHE fitted with...

My personal set up is a TREK STACHE fitted with JONES LOOP bars, ERGON grips. The 29"x3" tires with 15-17 psi roll over all kinds of obstacles comfortably and the Jones bars allow for a comfortable...
07-01-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,004
Posted By fitlerbend

I have Jones Loop bars on six of my bikes. I also...

I have Jones Loop bars on six of my bikes. I also use the ERGON grips.
06-19-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By fitlerbend

If he does not like the drop bars, I recommend...

If he does not like the drop bars, I recommend getting the Jones Loop bars. I have them on my tandem and on several of my other bikes.
06-19-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By fitlerbend

I recommend a spacer at the drop outs (or closed...

I recommend a spacer at the drop outs (or closed ends) of the fork and rear triangle if shipping with the front and/or rear wheel(s) removed.
06-19-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By fitlerbend

The 2018 version comes with 38s. I should think...

The 2018 version comes with 38s. I should think this would be good for the 2017. Generally, the upgrade is in components and trim.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-18, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By fitlerbend

Crashed my folder

I hit a medium size dog square in its ribs yesterday. I was on my 20" folding bike traveling at about 20mph. I spent the rest of the day in the ER. Lots of lost details after the collision. After 7...
05-18-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,558
Posted By fitlerbend

No experience with those specifically, but we...

No experience with those specifically, but we have had good service out of a set of Schwalbe Marathon Plusses, 559x35, on our In2ition. We are putting Marathons , 559x47, on our Da Vinci for our...
05-18-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,791
Posted By fitlerbend

We presently have a short travel Thudbuster,...

We presently have a short travel Thudbuster, getting ready to replace it with a Body Float.
04-03-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By fitlerbend

We have been riding Schwalbe Marathon Plus 35mm...

We have been riding Schwalbe Marathon Plus 35mm (1 3/8") tires on our In2ition with really good results. Most of our riding is on rail trails and back roads with varying surfaces. After a group ride...
04-03-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,373
Posted By fitlerbend

I have four bikes fitted with the JONES LOOP...

I have four bikes fitted with the JONES LOOP bars. They just work for me.
04-02-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,103
Posted By fitlerbend

Paramount was as good as you could get. 531, all...

Paramount was as good as you could get. 531, all Campy Nouvo Record, $400 - was about as much money was you could spend on a bike!
03-30-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,103
Posted By fitlerbend

1972 Schwinn Super Sport, 1972 Paramount, 1975...

1972 Schwinn Super Sport, 1972 Paramount, 1975 Crescent Mark XX - still have the Crescent, but gave it to a son. Paramount was chrome, Crescent is stainless.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-13-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,896
Posted By fitlerbend

Jones Loop bars. Store - H-Bars - Jones...

Jones Loop bars.

Store - H-Bars - Jones Bikes (http://www.jonesbikes.com/h-bars/)
Forum: Touring
02-13-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,232
Posted By fitlerbend

We are doing the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O...

We are doing the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal. We did the GAP in 2016 - just too good not to do again, continuing on to the C&O this time. 330 miles, 35 to 45 miles per day.

May do the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-12-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,486
Posted By fitlerbend

Jones bars - jones bikes.com - are the answer!

Jones bars - jones bikes.com - are the answer!
09-27-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,678
Posted By fitlerbend

We use Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.35 (35X559)...

We use Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.35 (35X559) for pavement and firm packed rail trails.At 95 psi, they are reasonably fast and handle well. We have Schwable Marathon 26 x 1.75 (47x559) at 70 psi...
06-20-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,531
Posted By fitlerbend

I have Jones Loop 710 on my DaVinci. No cons. I...

I have Jones Loop 710 on my DaVinci. No cons. I also have them on my Novara Randonee and Loop 660s on my TREK STACHE 5.
03-24-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By fitlerbend

My new bike is a TREK Stache 5, 2017 model with...

My new bike is a TREK Stache 5, 2017 model with suspension fork, 29+. A super nice bike - I highly recommend!
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