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Forum: Recumbent
08-01-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By World Tour

100psi tires make a world of difference too. I...

100psi tires make a world of difference too. I have Kenda Kwests (26x1.5 rear, 20x1.5 front). They're really sweet tires.

Numb feet won't happen if your pedals are equal to or lower than your seat...
Forum: Recumbent
06-20-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By World Tour

I put a Crystalyte hubmotor on a Schwinn cruiser...

I put a Crystalyte hubmotor on a Schwinn cruiser with 48V and top speed is 27.5mph and it's silent. No heat also!!!!
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By World Tour

6'6", 49" X-seam here. My beautiful powder-coated...

6'6", 49" X-seam here. My beautiful powder-coated red LWB was custom made for me by Denny LaDue of "LaBent by LaDue" fame. It's the cadillac of bikes in my opinion. And I love that the seat is only...
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,451
Posted By World Tour

6'6" / 36" inseam (49" x-seam) here. I had my...

6'6" / 36" inseam (49" x-seam) here. I had my 26/20 LWB custom made by Denny LaDue. It's a beautiful bike, designed after the groundhugger. Seat is 15" off the ground. It's like the Cadillac of...
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By World Tour

Faster on the bent, better for the knees.

Faster on the bent, better for the knees.
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By World Tour

Odd indeed. One time I had an idler wheel fall...

Odd indeed. One time I had an idler wheel fall off and get lost and stranded me miles from home. Turns out I didn't tighten it enough. Long walk home pushing the bent. But never again. And I keep an...
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-07, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By World Tour

It's not my recycled trike is it?

It's not my recycled trike is it?
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-07, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By World Tour

Wow, Doc, and I thought I was brave for...

Wow, Doc, and I thought I was brave for traversing South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale to Naples over w/e) with my LWB wheels sticking out on either side of my Jeep Liberty hehehe!
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By World Tour

I use a typical two-bar rack slid into the hitch...

I use a typical two-bar rack slid into the hitch receiver. My LWB just fits on it. Though half of each wheel sticks out on each end, it does work. I don't think they stick out farther than the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By World Tour

The balance is way different on a bent. I found...

The balance is way different on a bent. I found on a DF that your legs help like pendalums. That isn't so on a bent. You'll get used to it. I never want to ride a DF again.

My LWB makes EVERY...
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-07, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By World Tour

I am 6'6" 230lbs. and had a LWB custom built for...

I am 6'6" 230lbs. and had a LWB custom built for me by Denny LaDue for under $500. He builds you a frame and you populate it (I didn't buy anything but the red part of the seat). It's the sweetest...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By World Tour

Color-matched and very attractive classic fenders...

Color-matched and very attractive classic fenders here for sprinklers all over the place, wet sidewalks/streets. They're not for rain, how silly is that? So you're getting soaked by rain and you...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

At first I thought of making the seat fixed. But...

At first I thought of making the seat fixed. But apparently there are some other people who want to try it. And it's almost impossible for most people to ride a recumbent that's adjusted for me. My...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

Slowly but surely. The seat seems to be my...

Slowly but surely. The seat seems to be my biggest obstacle.
Forum: Recumbent
04-05-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

Middle Stage Now

Another update (painted). Tomorrow may start assembly. A neighbor gave me a DF bike they were going to toss that I can canibalize for everything. Perfect timing. And amazingly... the extension tube...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

Another update (primed). And got the nuts for the...

Another update (primed). And got the nuts for the front wheel. $2/ea.! For NUTS! They're huge though.

2nd picture = found on web for chain route.
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By World Tour

Call Myth Busters

Call Myth Busters
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,626
Posted By World Tour

You guys should see the neighbors look when we go...

You guys should see the neighbors look when we go by, daughter on that lowrider ss trike and me on my LWB (not ss). The bikes are smile makers. And half the fun is making people smile. It's amazing,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

Hi again, I think the top chain route (pull)...

Hi again,
I think the top chain route (pull) will have a straight shot, the bottom (return) will have a wheel or something. That'll probably be last. That front wheel in the photo has no nuts and I...
Forum: Recumbent
03-31-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

Update - frame is welded, pre-paint photo. All...

Update - frame is welded, pre-paint photo. All discarded stuff I found.
Forum: Recumbent
03-30-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,626
Posted By World Tour

I made this one out of 100% junk for my daughter....

I made this one out of 100% junk for my daughter. Ft. Lauderdale is 100% flat. She has a blast with it. Top speed is 14mph.
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

Thanks Floyd. I have two other forks I could use....

Thanks Floyd. I have two other forks I could use. A chrome set and a really HD set that takes an extra large axeled wheel that has lots of extra spokes. But the top end of that fork is not threaded...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

It's temporary. :-) This is the rough stage...

It's temporary. :-) This is the rough stage before the frame's welded and I put all the good stuff on it. Visegrips are holding it together.
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By World Tour

SWB - Homemade, The Begining

Here's the start of my SWB. Being 6'6" 235lbs. I don't care if it's a couple lbs. overweight. I like working with discards. It's fun.
Forum: Recumbent
03-19-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By World Tour

Junk Cycle - Fun with Junk

Hi gang,
This is not for the $1,000+ trike riders. Though I welcome you all to enjoy my adventures with junk.

This bike is 100% made from discards found during bulk trash collection or dumpster...
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By World Tour

I built my own LWB starting with a frame I...

I built my own LWB starting with a frame I ordered online. It's beautiful and cost me around $500 total. You couldn't tell from looking at it that all the parts came off of discarded bikes I found.
Forum: Recumbent
03-12-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By World Tour

Someone in the power-assist yahoogroup (where I...

Someone in the power-assist yahoogroup (where I learned how to electrify my bike) mentioned a motorcycle pager-oriented alarm from JC Whitney.
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By World Tour

oops sorry

oops sorry
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By World Tour

Blazing, with all due respect, your comment...

Blazing, with all due respect, your comment ending with "vs a bicycle with a kludged motor system bolted on." Struck a note with me. While I do own a bent longer than most could ride (I'm 6'6") I...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-07, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By World Tour

Only 2% wind power Hmmm, I wonder why they don't...

Only 2% wind power Hmmm, I wonder why they don't want windmills in their backyards......
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By World Tour

What about the ongoing drag from the...

What about the ongoing drag from the hub-generator? How do you measure that?

Personally I'd rather have a free-spinning hub and carry an extra set of batteries. LED lights these days are very...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,592
Posted By World Tour

Tools

A bike is a tool, for whatever, getting exercise, transportation whatever. You may have heard what they say about tools and the job.

LWB is perfect on the open road, touring carelessly. My seat is...
Forum: Recumbent
02-19-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By World Tour

I strip bikes I find during bulk trash. I keep an...

I strip bikes I find during bulk trash. I keep an extra idler wheel in my pack, among other things.
Forum: Recumbent
02-19-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By World Tour

I don't have the greatest knees either. This...

I don't have the greatest knees either. This forum is great. DO NOT MASH the pedals you will be sorry. Spin spin spin. Gears gears gears.
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-07, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By World Tour

http://www.sheldonbrown.com is the encyclopedia...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com is the encyclopedia of bicycles. Even though he's primarily an expert on upwrongs, everything applies. We bentriders just have an extra bit here and there :-)

My...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,059
Posted By World Tour

LWB is very long. Mine lives in the garage along...

LWB is very long. Mine lives in the garage along the side of the car. And it does fit across the back of my Jeep on the low hitch-mount rack. But half the wheel sticks out on each side. It's probably...
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,059
Posted By World Tour

I love my LWB.

I love my LWB.
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-07, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,059
Posted By World Tour

I Love my LWB

While I'm riding my LWB I look at it in amazement. It's like the cadillac of bicycles. Granted it does have a large turning radius but it's a pure pleasure to ride. My Seat's 15" off the ground which...
Forum: Recumbent
01-15-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,981
Posted By World Tour

I own a truly wonderful LWB. My seat is 15" above...

I own a truly wonderful LWB. My seat is 15" above the ground. Pedals are at seat height (important for preventing feet numbness). However, it is not suited to situations requiring great...
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By World Tour

This derailer is the idler to keep my front long...

This derailer is the idler to keep my front long chain tight. So without it I couldn't pedal at all. The LaBent by LaDue uses two separate chains. One double-length from front to rear and a normal...
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By World Tour

Stranded Last Night

Hi Gang,
I either overtighten or undertighten things. Y'know those little wheels in the derailer? Last night 5 miles from home, one of mine fell off. It was dark and I had a long walk home pushing...
Forum: Recumbent
10-06-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,360
Posted By World Tour

I installed Largo Scooters' Go-Hub kit on a...

I installed Largo Scooters' Go-Hub kit on a cruiser just to experiment with it before installing it on my bent. And I'm quite impressed with it. Although it's a front wheel, I can cruise at 23mph...
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By World Tour

Hey folks, wrists are NOT meant to bear weight,...

Hey folks, wrists are NOT meant to bear weight, asses are.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By World Tour

bentech's site said the tube-kits are not welded?...

bentech's site said the tube-kits are not welded?

Man, the strada frame looks so easy to build. I could get a wire-feed welder for $469 at Lowe's but to weld once? My welder buddy just moved.
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By World Tour

The reason I ask is because I asked the only...

The reason I ask is because I asked the only frame builder I know, to build me one and he cited potential patent violations. How do I convince him it's not a violation of a patent?
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By World Tour

Patent Violation (by building one's own frame)?

Hi Gang,
If I build my own frame by copying, for example, a Bachetta Giro 20, is that in violation of any patent?

Thanks
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-06, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By World Tour

Such a deal...

Such a deal...
Forum: Recumbent
09-22-06, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By World Tour

The foam on my seat is covered by a towel held in...

The foam on my seat is covered by a towel held in place by those large binder clips that I clip to the wooden part. It works great.
Forum: Recumbent
09-22-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By World Tour

I'm no athlete, but I left some DFers in the dust...

I'm no athlete, but I left some DFers in the dust once while riding my bent. It was fun. And I could see him stand on the pedals to try and catch me too. It didn't take much to lose him.
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-06, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,852
Posted By World Tour

Is it true that Lance just lets go while racing?...

Is it true that Lance just lets go while racing? EWWWW! But he can afford to pay someone to clean the p off his bikes!
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