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Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Recumbomatic

Go to BentRider Online...

Go to BentRider Online (http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php) - they have a Homebuilders section, and the whole forum is a treasure trove of recumbent info.
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,296
Posted By Recumbomatic

Oh, you bought it for what, 10% of retail? I...

Oh, you bought it for what, 10% of retail?

I wonder how she came up with the figure of $189.00. It could have just as easily been $195, or $177.30 to cover some expense.
09-24-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,577
Posted By Recumbomatic

We may be in the minority, but nevertheless...

We may be in the minority, but nevertheless there are some remarkable people riding bicycles. Just think of all the college students, professionals, and techies who have a deep connection to their...
09-20-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By Recumbomatic

The driver hit "something" which destroyed his...

The driver hit "something" which destroyed his side view mirror, but says he didn't see anything in his rear view mirror. Well, Mr. Peterson is either frickin' lazy or in "I don't want to know"...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,756
Posted By Recumbomatic

+1 for the Sun. These two are not equal. You...

+1 for the Sun. These two are not equal. You might run into the design limits of the BikeE in no time, whereas with the EZ-1 Supa Cruza you'll get a solid entry-level bent that is fun & practical,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,316
Posted By Recumbomatic

I hear you, Velocivixen. LWBs require a lot of...

I hear you, Velocivixen. LWBs require a lot of parking/storage space, they're a pain to get up stairs or transport by car, and they often turn like the Queen Mary. For your first bent, get...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,316
Posted By Recumbomatic

To answer your question: Yes, USS is usually...

To answer your question: Yes, USS is usually more difficult, just because it's so different from car-like OSS steering that many people can relate to. Learning to ride a twitchy SWB recumbent is...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,316
Posted By Recumbomatic

I had a RANS Rocket. Very nimble, yet also very...

I had a RANS Rocket. Very nimble, yet also very stable (once you get the hang of it). I even rode it in the snow. Great bent for urban riding if the price is right.
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By Recumbomatic

two wheels in the front = tadpole trike Some...

two wheels in the front = tadpole trike

Some of the big names are Catrike, ICE, HP Velotechnik, and Greenspeed.
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By Recumbomatic

Not a speed machine, but looks like an excellent...

Not a speed machine, but looks like an excellent grocery run, beach BBQ & small dog hauler bike. If you can find a suitable fork, the 16" front wheel can be replaced by a 20" with only a small...
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,734
Posted By Recumbomatic

Of course, it depends on the recumbent. But as...

Of course, it depends on the recumbent. But as far as my RANS Rocket (now sold off), surprisingly capable. When I lived in Denver, I used to ride the Rocket on hard-packed snowy streets and bike...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,306
Posted By Recumbomatic

The key words "currently made" mean your options...

The key words "currently made" mean your options are rather limited. I would suggest the Bacchetta Giro 20 or something from the Taiwanese Performer brand. There are other similar recumbents, but I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,543
Posted By Recumbomatic

Speedplay Frogs are very easy to disengage with a...

Speedplay Frogs are very easy to disengage with a light sideways twist, but they require a somewhat strong forward thrust to engage. However, being on a trike means never falling over at stops, and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By Recumbomatic

Are you asking is it worth the $300 list price? ...

Are you asking is it worth the $300 list price? Yes, I would say it's a good bargain and worth it. Decent recumbents for under 5 bills are exceedingly rare, so if you want a bent I'd say jump on...
Forum: Recumbent
02-21-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By Recumbomatic

Possibly a Turner? Challenge Wizard?

Possibly a Turner? Challenge Wizard?
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By Recumbomatic

Glad that your first ride went well! One thing...

Glad that your first ride went well! One thing that experienced bent riders do is shift into an easier gear right before every stop. It makes starting back up so much easier.
02-10-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By Recumbomatic

Hmmm, I wonder if this was the driver. Maybe she...

Hmmm, I wonder if this was the driver. Maybe she was trying to hypnotize the cyclist with her car...

ARSANA Hypnotherapy Center-About Nazik Arsana Ghazarian-John about Nazik Arsana...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,126
Posted By Recumbomatic

Actually, many low end bikes use high tensile...

Actually, many low end bikes use high tensile steel, which is just one small step above gas pipe. Every Walmart/Magna/Huffy probably ever made is hi-tensile because the materials cost is much lower....
Forum: Recumbent
01-21-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By Recumbomatic

Also, the nuts and axle that go with the Sachs...

Also, the nuts and axle that go with the Sachs internal hub have a very unusual thread size. Commonly available nuts for BMX/child bike axles will not fit on the Sachs hub. Whatever you do, do not...
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By Recumbomatic

When I did long winter rides, 5 minute standing...

When I did long winter rides, 5 minute standing breaks helped warm the feet some. However, now that I find myself working outdoors extensively in the winter, pressure on the soles of the feet seems...
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By Recumbomatic

That price is a steal. I hear that Haluzaks have...

That price is a steal. I hear that Haluzaks have a reputation for great handling, among the best for a SWB.
08-16-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Recumbomatic

You gotta start somewhere. Transportation, in...

You gotta start somewhere. Transportation, in fact, does eventually become a zero-sum game: Someone has to give up something if you want to get somewhere. In the past, it was "let's bulldoze this...
08-09-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Recumbomatic

The route needs to be longer to spread people out...

The route needs to be longer to spread people out over a greater area... and of course attract more people. Lived in NYC 1999-2007 before Summer Streets :cry:
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,921
Posted By Recumbomatic

If anything, on a trip like this you would want...

If anything, on a trip like this you would want to be comfortable and capable of enjoying the view. No question for me: Recumbent!


Good recumbent for a hilly tour? Probably a trike.
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,628
Posted By Recumbomatic

Doofus: Your husband is a tall & light-ish...

Doofus:

Your husband is a tall & light-ish guy, and should have no problem fitting any of the "high racer" type bikes. For long rides at a good pace with relatively little effort, I'd recommend a...
02-06-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By Recumbomatic

432793 About 1" x 1", and very light for you...

432793

About 1" x 1", and very light for you weight weenies!


Kelley e-mailed me the following:

"Please note that the tool is designed for use on a 9 speed chain. It will not collapse the...
02-05-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By Recumbomatic

Squeeze Link Chain Master Link Tool

Everyone should have one of these, and at $4 it's an amazing bargain!

Squeeze Link (http://bikemountain.info/SqueezeLink.html)
Forum: Recumbent
12-05-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,229
Posted By Recumbomatic

There, I fixed that for you! Perhaps not...

There, I fixed that for you!


Perhaps not Zen, but the brain scans in the study I mentioned show the evidence...
Forum: Recumbent
12-04-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,229
Posted By Recumbomatic

Recumbency might not stem from enlightenment, but...

Recumbency might not stem from enlightenment, but it could possibly lead to it. A scientific study showed that brain activity while cycling is very similar to meditation. (OK, ok, cycling: not...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By Recumbomatic

I know one of the mechanics at Any and All Bikes...

I know one of the mechanics at Any and All Bikes (http://www.anyandallbikes.com/). I would call to ask what they have in stock.
06-22-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By Recumbomatic

$8.00/gallon of gas will fix all this. At $6.00,...

$8.00/gallon of gas will fix all this. At $6.00, they'll start saying "Wow, this is expensive." At $7.00, it's "Gosh, I better do something..."
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By Recumbomatic

Well, there's only one way to find out... ...

Well, there's only one way to find out...

Fairfield Cyclery, Bicycles, Tricycles and Recumbents, Fairfield Ohio (http://www.fairfieldcyclery.com/)
Peddlers Trikes! Recumbent Trike SuperStore!...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,130
Posted By Recumbomatic

You don't necessarily need a Glideflex. You can...

You don't necessarily need a Glideflex. You can put a riser directly over the fork steerer tube above the headset and clamp it. But you may (or not) need a way to compress the headset bearings...
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By Recumbomatic

Of course, you should do some test rides on a...

Of course, you should do some test rides on a variety of bents before you buy, if possible. But, like many converts, once you take the plunge you'll wonder why the heck you didn't do so years...
02-08-14, 12:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,667
Posted By Recumbomatic

I recently bought one of these. Not strictly a...

I recently bought one of these. Not strictly a PBSF knock-off, but similar and comparable since it uses a 0.5W LED. Shipping took about two weeks. Can't vouch for the "waterproof" part, but...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,237
Posted By Recumbomatic

I love Wikipedia for various topics, works for...

I love Wikipedia for various topics, works for recumbents too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recumbent_bicycle
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,249
Posted By Recumbomatic

The problem with one-sided forks is that they...

The problem with one-sided forks is that they have to be done well or the steering could be wonky. Some early Actionbent models with mono-forks supposedly had steering problems, and I'm not sure if...
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,249
Posted By Recumbomatic

It looks very similar to a Performer Agenda, but...

It looks very similar to a Performer Agenda, but I think it's a clone. The Agenda has gussets around the headtube which I don't see on the Taobao bike. Also, the droupouts and steering arrangement...
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Recumbomatic

Another option is a seat from Recycled Recumbents...

Another option is a seat from Recycled Recumbents (https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/seat-frame-construction), if you can adapt it to the trike frame. You could probably even have a...
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,958
Posted By Recumbomatic

When you see a PSI number on the side of a...

When you see a PSI number on the side of a bicycle tire, please append on there the words "Maximum Recommended Pressure". You don't have to strictly inflate tires up to that number always and...
05-18-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By Recumbomatic

Tucson, AZ and Boulder, CO are not on the coast,...

Tucson, AZ and Boulder, CO are not on the coast, contrary to popular belief.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Recumbomatic

That off-road recumbent prototype didn't quite...

That off-road recumbent prototype didn't quite work out, but he's the exceptionally rare mechanical-engineer-turned-framebuilder who would take on such a project.
Forum: Recumbent
03-22-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By Recumbomatic

As stated above, the front derailleur will work...

As stated above, the front derailleur will work with just about any trigger. If you want to get a matching set, SRAM Rocket and Attack trigger shifters work with Shimano rear derailleurs.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-26-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Recumbomatic

The seatstays on a recumbent don't have to be an...

The seatstays on a recumbent don't have to be an integral part of the frame. Instead you can bolt them onto the dropouts or tabs on the chainstays if there's enough metal there to provide strength. ...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,859
Posted By Recumbomatic

I recently acquired a RANS Rocket (the V-Rex's...

I recently acquired a RANS Rocket (the V-Rex's midget older sibling), and I can tell you that many seatstay light brackets are too big for recumbent seat struts. You may have to do a few wraps with...
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Recumbomatic

Wikipedia has a good intro. ...

Wikipedia has a good intro. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recumbent_bicycle
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,200
Posted By Recumbomatic

If there is enough unthreaded steerer tube left...

If there is enough unthreaded steerer tube left after removing the threaded portion, I don't see any reason why the OP can't use the fork with a threadless 1" headset and stem. Note I said if.
02-10-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Recumbomatic

Bontrager Race Lite and Race X-Lite hubs are...

Bontrager Race Lite and Race X-Lite hubs are actually rebadged DT Swiss 240S units. The freehub body is designed to pop off this way for maintenance.
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Recumbomatic

What, no "All of the above" ?!!

What, no "All of the above" ?!!
02-07-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Recumbomatic

Found it on Amazon, they're called tire seating...

Found it on Amazon, they're called tire seating pliers.
http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Tire-Seating-PTS-1/dp/B003GO227G

Even with the pliers, it took two guys, a lot of effort, and several...
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