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Forum: Recumbent
04-18-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,252
Posted By VACaver

The shop is a four hour drive from my house. I...

The shop is a four hour drive from my house. I originally intended to buy it from them, but since Bacchetta offered a ready to ride bike shipped to your home, it didn't make sense to make an 8 hour...
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,252
Posted By VACaver

I spent a lot of time online doing research on...

I spent a lot of time online doing research on different bikes before deciding to give the Giro 20s a try. I kept hearing how easy they were to ride, what an excellent brand it was, and how well the...
02-09-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,236
Posted By VACaver

I agree with the suggestions of using SPD pedals...

I agree with the suggestions of using SPD pedals adjusted loosely. However, a word of caution: setting them too loose will make them hard to clip in to.
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,431
Posted By VACaver

I had rotator cuff surgery last January. My doc...

I had rotator cuff surgery last January. My doc wouldn't let me ride my bent until June.

Depending on how much damage you had, even riding a bent can be painful. Mine was pretty bad, so now,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-05-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,692
Posted By VACaver

For an overall workout, I think riding my road...

For an overall workout, I think riding my road bike does more for me. With the majority of my riding this year being done on my bent (I only rode my DF twice), I've noticed that my upper body is not...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,791
Posted By VACaver

My brother bought a bent a long time ago (I have...

My brother bought a bent a long time ago (I have no idea which one). When I was looking into buying my Giro this past December I asked him whatever became of his. He said he got rid of it lass than...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-15, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,321
Posted By VACaver

Turn your route around so you will descend more...

Turn your route around so you will descend more than you will climb :thumb:

I'd much rather ride my 'bent than my road bike. Whatever you do, do everything you can to be as visible as possible....
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By VACaver

Grip tape...anyone use it?

The spousal unit is giving me grief about my cyclist tan. Thanks to riding with gloves, my arms are tan down to my wrists, then my hands are un-tanned.

I'd like to ride without gloves to even...
07-05-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 2,866,673
Posted By VACaver

33.44 miles on the Roanoke River Greenway (and...

33.44 miles on the Roanoke River Greenway (and various other parts of town) on my Giro. Great day to ride!
...
Forum: Recumbent
06-19-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By VACaver

Riding here is awful right now. Hot and humid,...

Riding here is awful right now. Hot and humid, with daily thunderstorms and rain popping up right about the time I get home from work and want to ride.

I've only managed to do 18 miles since...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-15, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By VACaver

One of the things I like about the Bacchetta is...

One of the things I like about the Bacchetta is that even if you don't order it with disc brakes, it come ready to have them installed if you choose to do so later. The frame does have the mounting...
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By VACaver

Adding disc brakes to rear of Giro 20...

I'm not impressed with the stopping ability of my Giro 20 and am considering putting BB7 disc brakes on the back wheel.

Anyone done it? And is there anything special I should know?

Thanks!
06-01-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 854,628
Posted By VACaver

The color is actually a gray/green mist. I wasn't...

The color is actually a gray/green mist. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but it grows on ya :)
Forum: Recumbent
05-29-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,040
Posted By VACaver

When asked why I ride one, I always start out by...

When asked why I ride one, I always start out by saying, "Let's put it this way...I wish I had gotten one years ago."
05-29-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 854,628
Posted By VACaver

Switched to a recumbent back in December...should...

Switched to a recumbent back in December...should have done it years ago!

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l44/VACaver/IMG_0099Resized_zpsa80b4166.jpg...
05-29-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By VACaver

I was put on Metropolol after a heart attack in...

I was put on Metropolol after a heart attack in 2013 and it was horrible. Doc finally switched me to Bystolic and it's all good. I was never a good hill climber to begin with, so to be honest, I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By VACaver

Like anything sport-specific, cycling specific...

Like anything sport-specific, cycling specific items are vastly overpriced. Go find a pair of shorts at Walmart or any other store that you like and just go for it.
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By VACaver

Don't know...don't care. Willie don't like being...

Don't know...don't care. Willie don't like being that free :)
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-15, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By VACaver

I had a pair of regular cycling shorts that I...

I had a pair of regular cycling shorts that I never wore because the padding always made it look like I was carrying a load in the back. I spent an hour or so picking the padding out and now, with a...
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By VACaver

Here's what I'm thinking: Three loops on a...

Here's what I'm thinking:

Three loops on a cable. The distance between loops 'A' and 'B' will be long enough to wrap around the main frame tube. The end with loop 'C' will be routed around...
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By VACaver

Locking your stick...

I'm trying to figure out how to lock my Giro.

Obviously, there is no 'closed' frame to run a lock or cable through, so I'm tossing around the idea of making a three-loop cable.

I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
05-06-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By VACaver

Let me know when you're ready to hit the New...

Let me know when you're ready to hit the New River trail with it!
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By VACaver

I suppose being new and under warranty, I could...

I suppose being new and under warranty, I could go for new wheels, but it's not worth the hassle to me. The cracks are hard to see unless you're up close, so I can live with them.
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By VACaver

Had a mechanic look at it yesterday. He said not...

Had a mechanic look at it yesterday. He said not to sweat it and the cracks are simply surface cracks in the finish.
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By VACaver

I agree. I thought about it yesterday and will be...

I agree. I thought about it yesterday and will be contacting Bacchetta about replacing them.
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By VACaver

Cracks on rims...

Looking closely at the Alex rims on my Giro, I found very small cracks all the way around on both sides, plus between the spokes.

I took a look at the Alex rims on my road bike and nope...no...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,643
Posted By VACaver

I bought a Bacchetta Giro 20s just before...

I bought a Bacchetta Giro 20s just before Christmas and have gone through the same things you mentioned. I think I've read somewhere that replacing the idler pulley with one from Terracycle makes a...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,927
Posted By VACaver

I bought a pair of Specialized Tahoe shoes and...

I bought a pair of Specialized Tahoe shoes and like them much better than my other Specialized MTB shoes. The laces on the Tahoes allow me to "fine tune" the fit better to help prevent my toes...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By VACaver

I've got Shimano SPD pedals and use Specialized...

I've got Shimano SPD pedals and use Specialized Tahoe shoes. The Tahoes, having laces instead of three velcro straps, allow me to adjust the fit better.
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By VACaver

I did my test ride at Bikes @ Vienna, too. Tim...

I did my test ride at Bikes @ Vienna, too. Tim was off that day, but his staff was great!
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,488
Posted By VACaver

Bought the Giro 20s right before Christmas and...

Bought the Giro 20s right before Christmas and love it!
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,913
Posted By VACaver

And if they're being shipped USPS, you're really...

And if they're being shipped USPS, you're really screwed.
Forum: Recumbent
02-04-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By VACaver

Fed up with neck, wrist, and finger issues, I...

Fed up with neck, wrist, and finger issues, I bought a Bacchetta Giro 20 last December. It is sporty to ride and I have zero issues that I used to have from riding my DF's.

I should have done this...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,724
Posted By VACaver

Rode a Giro 20, loved it, and bought one. I have...

Rode a Giro 20, loved it, and bought one. I have zero regrets about my decision :thumb:

I only had a chance to ride it 5 or 6 times before I had shoulder surgery. It's on my trainer and I watch...
01-13-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By VACaver

I bought a 'bent in early December...a Giro 20...

I bought a 'bent in early December...a Giro 20 and absolutely love it.

I'm 58 and got sick and tired of the assorted aches and pains associated with riding my road and mountain bikes.

Now I can...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By VACaver

Good info...thanks!

Good info...thanks!
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By VACaver

Headrests..

Can anyone recommend a headrest for the Bacchetta recurve seat besides the ADEM?

While I'm sure it's a fine headrest, as a retired G.I. it's beyond my price range.

Thanks!
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,927
Posted By VACaver

I bought a pair of Specialized Tahoe's and so far...

I bought a pair of Specialized Tahoe's and so far they are working OK. Having laces instead of three velcro straps really helps adjust how snug they fit on each section of my foot.
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By VACaver

I bought a Giro a couple of weeks before...

I bought a Giro a couple of weeks before Christmas. After one ride on it I was kicking myself for not buying a bent years ago.

Aside from some toe numbness, I have ZERO pain whatsoever.
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By VACaver

No!! First ride was last Sunday. 16 miles. A...

No!!

First ride was last Sunday. 16 miles. A bit wobbly at first,but things smoothed out quickly. Rode 17 miles yesterday and am beginning to feel comfortable on it.
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,927
Posted By VACaver

Yesterdays ride was in sneakers...I was afraid to...

Yesterdays ride was in sneakers...I was afraid to clip in :) I'll wear my riding shoes on my next ride (Probably Christmas Day) and see how they work out. If I still have the problem, I'll give...
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,927
Posted By VACaver

Toes falling asleep...

Took my new Giro for a 16 mile ride yesterday and couldn't feel my toes after about mile 11.

I recall reading about other folks having the same issue here, so what's the solution?

Thanks!
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 462,655
Posted By VACaver

Got my Giro on Friday and took it for its first...

Got my Giro on Friday and took it for its first ride today. Did 16 miles and nothing hurt when I got done! I should have done this years ago :)
...
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By VACaver

My Giro arrives today and I'll pick it up around...

My Giro arrives today and I'll pick it up around 3. Sadly, I have to work till 10:30 tonight, and all day tomorrow, so I won't get to play with it until Sunday! :(
Forum: Recumbent
12-17-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By VACaver

Done making myself nuts...I ordered a Giro 20s on...

Done making myself nuts...I ordered a Giro 20s on Monday. Should have it on Friday...just in time for snow on Saturday :(
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By VACaver

If you're worried about me being a dick and going...

If you're worried about me being a dick and going around the dealer that I test rode at, not to worry...it's all good with them.
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By VACaver

Because it would have meant another 7 hour round...

Because it would have meant another 7 hour round trip from home to go get the bike.
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By VACaver

Just got off the phone with Jeremy at Bacchetta...

Just got off the phone with Jeremy at Bacchetta placing my order.

:)
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By VACaver

Test ride...DONE! Time to order!

Drove 3.5 hours up to Vienna, VA to test ride a Giro 20. I've never ridden a bent before.

I was bit wobbly, but managed to make it down the W&OD Trail and back without crashing, hitting anyone, or...
Forum: Recumbent
12-11-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By VACaver

I know. I've decided to go test ride (and...

I know.

I've decided to go test ride (and probably buy) a Giro on Sunday. :)
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