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04-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Talking Cruiser GO

Picked up the single speed cruiser version, so far I really like it. Bike has plenty of pep, hill climbing ability, and stops well. I like the old school frame design over the high Townie, and the...
04-05-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A Little Good Weather

Finally got a day of decent 50 deg. weather. Took my Trek Marlin 5 out for a little path riding, it does very well. Nice ride, the big wheels roll over roots etc nicely, the lightweight makes for...
04-02-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I'm thinking on a new 7D, and installing a little...

I'm thinking on a new 7D, and installing a little 250W 24V front hub motor for steep hills. I think they are steel ,so that will work great for the application.
04-02-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New e Townie?

Anyone try one yet, the integrated battery in the frame really looks nice.
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03-27-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,974
Posted By FREEBIRD1

A small black front hub motor kit would be very...

A small black front hub motor kit would be very nice on the bike. I have one on a heavier cruiser and use it on grades and hills, still very quiet and you hardly notice it on the bike.
02-28-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides...

Went out for about 15 miles yesterday, bike rides very "light" brakes solidly, no surprises. Did a few trails creek-side, and it handled bumps and loose stuff with ease. On the pavement it's fast...
02-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By FREEBIRD1

My New Daily Rider

Replaced my FX with this one, it's light,climbs well and rides very comfortably over rough roads. I was apprehensive about using a MTB but the hybrid was just too rough a ride , this is working out...
12-19-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,628
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Changed out the Bayside stock tires to Schwalble...

Changed out the Bayside stock tires to Schwalble Big Apples, I noticed about a 15-20% better efficiency in this bike, and the ride and handling is way better. Out for a little 29 deg. 4 mile ride,...
12-19-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,628
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Another Good Cheap Cruiser

Picked this one up on discount for $150, it had a dented fender (not using it anyways). 7 speed and v-brakes to boot, after tuning and greasing it's very smooth, comfortable and stops very good. Nice...
12-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles...

Cruising at 35 deg. F, got out for a couple miles on the cruiser, snow is in the forecast....
12-01-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 464,628
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Bayside

$198 for this little cruiser, all the usual department store bike issues , but not bad. They never have enough grease in these causing premature bearing failure, took the crank one out and it was...
11-05-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Which model takes the proprietary size tires? my...

Which model takes the proprietary size tires? my buddy changed his RAD City tires, and my Mission takes standard 650X45 B (27.5X1.90) tires?
11-02-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I personally could never get used of the left...

I personally could never get used of the left throttle, the right hand twist is almost intuitive on every motorcycle.mini-bike,ATV I ever sit on. Too many decades of this type of control for me, can...
11-01-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Their bikes look pretty nice, but why on earth do...

Their bikes look pretty nice, but why on earth do they put the thumb throttle on the left side? If I owned one, I would have to change it over, every motorcycle, e-bike and scooter I have, has the...
09-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By FREEBIRD1

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate...

According to the ad, it can be peddled separate from the motor power. I'm curious, back in the day, if any members owned a Whizzer, and what was required on it?
08-15-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By FREEBIRD1

My New Little Friend

The Segway Ninebot Max, these are so much fun and versatile, the motor is almost silent and it will hit 18.5 MPH. Build quality is excellent and the ride is great with pneumatic tires. I rode it as...
08-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,934
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I've been bombing my RAD Mission around a few...

I've been bombing my RAD Mission around a few months, nice reliable/durable no-fuss e bike. I like to do 5-10 miles after work on it....
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,696
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I picked this one up for $200, it's old but still...

I picked this one up for $200, it's old but still worked. Owner had a Rans V2 as well for $400, check the local CL, Offer Up, Facebook, they take up room so people like to clear em out....
05-28-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,600
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case...

Installed Bontrager 700X35 H5 hard case ultimate's, ride improved about 50% and they did not slow it down any. The grip is fantastic, and these will handle some gravel if needed. The ride however...
05-26-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,600
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I tried running lower pressures, it helped...

I tried running lower pressures, it helped slightly but I am still taking too many jolts, the great efficiency of the bike is offset by the beating I would take going any distance on roads. It's...
05-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 974,366
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting...

Newly acquired RAD Mission, I'm experimenting with seats, the stock one was pretty good, trying a thick cruiser seat (it's very plush). Very simple operating machine, handles well, ride is pretty...
05-17-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like mine, does what they say it will,...

I really like mine, does what they say it will, simple operation and for a bike with no suspension the tires give a pretty good ride. The single speed doesn't bother me at all, with the assist, it...
04-29-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics...

I had a RAD Mini, it functioned fine, electronics worker flawlessly. I used it to get me back in shape for a few months and my friend still has it. The Mission looks like a nice bike, the mid step...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 450,771
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Nice looking bike, appears to be a good blend of...

Nice looking bike, appears to be a good blend of speed and comfort. I have 2 recumbent SWB machines, they stow away very easy. I just purchased a trike (never had one), I see what you mean about the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By FREEBIRD1

New Addition

Went to the bike shop for a few parts and came home with this machine, the Terra Trike Maverick, I have a few recumbents and upright bikes but no trikes, For $1199 assembled and set-up, it's pretty...
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Owner says it's a 64, I did not find this color...

Owner says it's a 64, I did not find this color on the old manuals. Seat is missing the plate in the rear and there are a couple of dents in the fender. I have not seen or ridden it. ...
08-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,736
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Smile I sold off my factory 750W fat tire bike, nothing...

I sold off my factory 750W fat tire bike, nothing wrong with it, it was very reliable and fast, just was too moped or scooter like. I still have a beach cruiser with a little 250 watt front hub...
08-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Smile The roller blade gloves have a hard plastic...

The roller blade gloves have a hard plastic insert to protect the wrist, I also wear the roller blade elbow guards. I've been down in low speed falls and have injured my wrist and elbows, I fell...
06-21-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I got them up and working correctly, one of the...

I got them up and working correctly, one of the springs was dislodged and it was not retracting properly. I'm getting a dead stop in 3-5 ft at 15 MPH, when I apply both brakes it sucks the bike down...
06-03-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,322
Posted By FREEBIRD1

There are roads in my area ,if you ride on the...

There are roads in my area ,if you ride on the side of the road, you will almost surely get hit, they just speed too much, text, or drive bad. In my general suburban area it's no problem, mostly 25...
05-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,796
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The venerable Rad Mini, and my wife's newly Leeds...

The venerable Rad Mini, and my wife's newly Leeds converted 1995 schwinn cruiser 6. She kinda poo-poo'd my e-bike until she rode hers, she likes the way it gently pulls you up the hills, she calls...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,826
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Update the V-Rex with some 1.750 Schwalbe...

Update the V-Rex with some 1.750 Schwalbe Marathons, improved the ride quite a bi,t but the top speed is down from the high pressure 1. 5 and 1.35 slicks. I think the tires on the bike were original,...
05-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By FREEBIRD1

E-Cruiser

These kits makes these bike so relaxing to ride, glide around leisurely , quiet and they will move you along to your destination quickly. The big tires, seat and riding position makes things a...
05-20-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By FREEBIRD1

They definitely get you out of the house. I...

They definitely get you out of the house. I usually hit the paved trails early in the AM, (very few walkers) to take in the sights and sounds of the creeks, birds etc. They're great to explore with,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,826
Posted By FREEBIRD1

V- Rex

I bought the little bike, took off and rode all over the neighborhood this afternoon, it is a fast little devil, and I am surprised how light it is. Very nice to have an alternative riding position....
05-18-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 267,883
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Another TREK back on the road.

Finished the little 720, new set of Kenda West 700X35's, quick rolling light bicycle, She's running almost dead quiet through the gears and straight as an arrow:speedy:. My neighbor is now ready for...
05-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,372
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Not heavy at all, it's a fat tire so it's a...

Not heavy at all, it's a fat tire so it's a little cushy, not as precise as a standard bicycle tire but OK. The racks RAD makes are very nice, welded aluminum tubing like the bike and very sturdy,...
05-16-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,372
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I really like my Mini. I was skeptical on the...

I really like my Mini. I was skeptical on the quality when ordering but it does what is advertised. Welds, electronics, fit/finish are up-to-par. Most of my trips are 10-15 mi. and I feel pretty good...
05-15-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 267,883
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I'm restoring this 720 back to service for my...

I'm restoring this 720 back to service for my neighbor, it's circa 1994 (the tires were petrified) , it has not been ridden for about 15 or so years, she's excited to get it back.:)...
05-15-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By FREEBIRD1

95 Sierra Conversion

I bought this new in 1995, took it out of storage and fitted it with Cheng city tires and a comfy seat. Installed a adjustable stem for a more upright riding position. It's pretty fast smooth and...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,466
Posted By FREEBIRD1

The Priority bikes look nice with good features,...

The Priority bikes look nice with good features, I checked their site and they only seem to have the 2 higher end models in stock, I'd love to take a spin on that 600 with the transmission.:D
05-07-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,372
Posted By FREEBIRD1

I have a 2020 Mini, it'll scoot along up to 25...

I have a 2020 Mini, it'll scoot along up to 25 mph in high gear (I'm 185lbs). I get up to 35 miles per charge as well. The mechanics on it are pretty simple, and uses some off the shelf parts. It's...
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