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Forum: Commuting
04-03-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Gerdz

It was robots. with lasers.

It was robots. with lasers.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,353
Posted By Gerdz

When I was in college, my buddy and I were riding...

When I was in college, my buddy and I were riding home from pizza and beer. Some jerk swerved across two lanes to splash us with a mudpuddle, then he got stuck at a light 100 feet up the road. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Gerdz

I chickened out and mooched rides both ways. I...

I chickened out and mooched rides both ways. I didn't get to ride, but I didn't have to ride the bus.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 03:30 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 27,329
Posted By Gerdz

Once I was riding my BikeE though a park and this...

Once I was riding my BikeE though a park and this little 3 year old girl said to her daddy "Look Daddy! A Barney Bike!"

That one hurt. Bad.
Forum: Recumbent
03-27-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Gerdz

Wow. Beautiful. Is that quilted maple?

Wow. Beautiful. Is that quilted maple?
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Gerdz

Yowza. My trip home would be 9 miles to the...

Yowza. My trip home would be 9 miles to the south and west at about 2:00. Maybe I should take the bus tomorrow.
03-26-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Gerdz

Any recommendations for a decent framebuilder or...

Any recommendations for a decent framebuilder or welder in Phoenix metro?
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerdz

Arizona smells like paradise right now, but...

Arizona smells like paradise right now, but Flonase is the only thing keeping me going. (sniff)
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Gerdz

I do. I ride a BikeE RX which is a long...

I do. I ride a BikeE RX which is a long wheel-base recumbent with a full suspension. I sit upright at about eye-level with motorists and am extremely comfortable on my ride. It's more of an...
03-26-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Thanks, Brian. Unfortunately, we are in a...

Thanks, Brian. Unfortunately, we are in a position of riding because we need to get somewhere and not just for fun. Your advice is still good and I'll get a video as was suggested and do training...
03-26-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Attorney, right?:)

Attorney, right?:)
03-26-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Thanks. For a (at that time) 10 year old on one...

Thanks. For a (at that time) 10 year old on one of her first outings in traffic, who I would not expect to 'command' a lane with a 45 mph speed limit, I thought she did do everything right and felt...
03-26-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Just for the record: I am a complete maroon. I...

Just for the record: I am a complete maroon. I take the reflectors off my kids and my bikes to save weight. We ride in the street, going the wrong direction so we can see what cars are doing. I...
03-26-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Sadly, you lost him at 'stay on task.' ;) He...

Sadly, you lost him at 'stay on task.' ;) He is very serious when we are out riding but he is still a little kid.
03-26-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

That's the trick - there is no bike lane on the...

That's the trick - there is no bike lane on the bridge crossing the freeway - we were in the traffic lane where the bike lane was about to pick up again. Our only saving grace was that we were going...
03-26-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Hey!:mad: j/k - you misunderstood what we...

Hey!:mad:
j/k - you misunderstood what we were doing. Hopefully my most recent post clears things up. :)

When riding alone, I think the only non-VC things I do are travelling in a bike lane...
03-26-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

No, that isn't what we were doing. When I did...

No, that isn't what we were doing. When I did have her in the street, I taught her about right turn lanes and getting over to the first thru-lane rather than staying to the right of the right-turn...
03-25-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Gerdz

Any welders in the Chandler AZ (East Valley) area?

My wife's BikeE CT has one of the notorious badly welded seats and I'd like to get it fixed for her before it breaks. Is anybody in here a welder in my area that could do this job? I don't want to...
03-25-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Gerdz

Car free with kids?

I posted a similar thread in Advocacy and Safety, but thought I might get a different take on it in here. I am car-free and my kids - 8 and 11 - have to use bicycles to get to their various...
03-25-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gerdz

Riding safely with children.

Hello,
My children, 8 and 11, and I must ride bicycles together on very busy suburban roads and I would like some advice on how to do this most safely. When I am alone, I ride in the street and am...
03-25-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Gerdz

We tried a Trek 3700 WSD and it was a nice bike. ...

We tried a Trek 3700 WSD and it was a nice bike. She didn't care much for the Schwinn Mesa and I wasn't really impressed either. I know, it's a cheap bike but still... Anyway, she wound up trying...
03-25-07, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Gerdz

Thanks! I'll believe anything your avatar tells...

Thanks! I'll believe anything your avatar tells me.:)
03-24-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Gerdz

Fully rigid, serviceable MTB for not much money?

My 5'1" daughter needs a new bike and wants a mountain bike. She doesn't want any shocks, and that suits me fine because the shocks on all of the $300 or so bikes seem pretty weak. Any suggestions...
Forum: Recumbent
03-21-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gerdz

These really had my eye while I was shopping. I...

These really had my eye while I was shopping. I went with the Jandd bag because it was designed for my BikeE and I didn't want to mess around with 'near misses' at the time.
...
03-21-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Gerdz

Thanks, y'all for the sound advice.

Thanks, y'all for the sound advice.
Forum: Recumbent
03-21-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gerdz

Pictures sent. I hope they show what you need...

Pictures sent. I hope they show what you need them to.

Mike.
Forum: Recumbent
03-21-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gerdz

I've got one on my BikeE and am very happy with...

I've got one on my BikeE and am very happy with it. I don't mount it like they show, though - I have it strapped at the bottom of the seat so it doesn't put so much torque on the seat. The fabric...
03-21-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Gerdz

Drivetrain questions...

My chain is old and worn as is my rear cassette. My derailleur is SRAM 7.0 9 speed. My bike is a BikeE RX and I need 3 lengths of chain to build the 2 chains on the bike. Here are my questions:
...
03-17-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By Gerdz

I got curious and decided to look up Arizona law...

I got curious and decided to look up Arizona law on the subject - I couldn't believe this one:

28-735. Overtaking bicycles; civil penalties

A. When overtaking and passing a bicycle...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 824
Posted By Gerdz

BikeE - Anybody ever figure out a double kickstand?

I'm currently using an axle-mounted kickstand on my BikeE RX, but the bike still seems pretty easy to dump over. Has anybody ever figured out or seen a double kickstand on one of these bikes?
...
03-16-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By Gerdz

A very springy shock absorber - cross between a...

A very springy shock absorber - cross between a unicycle and a pogo stick.

Ooh, or a 'bent unicycle.
03-16-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By Gerdz

Thanks for all the replies. I admit - 3 light...

Thanks for all the replies. I admit - 3 light cycles was probably excessive. I was caught off guard by the delay - my route is usually less congested but there was freeway work or something going...
03-16-07, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By Gerdz

How far back at congested intersection?

I have recently re-entered cycling so 'VC' as such is new to me, but I think I mostly ride that way. I don't hold a lane if traffic is flowing too swiftly for me to keep up, but I do use left turn...
03-12-07, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Gerdz

Center Lock Disc Brakes

I just had new wheels built for my BikeE RX with Shimano Hone hubs. I am now looking to add disc brakes to the bike. Would Shimano Deore RT52 rotors work with Avid BB-7 brakes and would this be a...
03-11-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Gerdz

Triton is the Bell that was a near miss. Maybe...

Triton is the Bell that was a near miss. Maybe it was an XL - that website shows them up to XXXL. There is some awesome info here - thanks to all for your help.

Mike.
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By Gerdz

Here was my solution. I bought a safety vest...

Here was my solution. I bought a safety vest from Harbor Freight for about 3 or 4 dollars. It looked sloppy just draped on the seatback and the reflective stripes were too low to be seen so I cut...
03-10-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,447
Posted By Gerdz

Here's mine. BikeE RX with brand-new wheels,...

Here's mine. BikeE RX with brand-new wheels, custom 'crossing guard' seat cover, and soon to have disc brakes. I have learned that riding a recumbent is much more comfortable in the seat, neck, and...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,601
Posted By Gerdz

Check these out: ...

Check these out:
http://www.nycbikes.com/catalog.php?item_type=CrossSpeed%20II&item_cat=BIKES

I like the idea of the 3 speedster with the geared hub. I also think about getting the SS Cruiser...
03-07-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Gerdz

Helmet for a big 'ole head?

I have a tough time finding hats and helmets that fit my head. Any sources for extra large helmets? I have an old Giro that fits but is getting kinda worn out and the new Giros that I've tried...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Gerdz

Preach! I'm 6'7, 280 and have a heck of a time...

Preach! I'm 6'7, 280 and have a heck of a time finding anything that fits. I've got my BikeE RX which fits pretty decent so I've been sinking cash into it, rejuvenating it somewhat. It's tough...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,956
Posted By Gerdz

Check out Worksman which makes industrial bikes. ...

Check out Worksman which makes industrial bikes. The PAV-3 3spd has a capacity of 550lbs and looks to be easy to get into and out of.

http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/pav3.html
...
02-11-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gerdz

Thank you all for your insight. I will look for...

Thank you all for your insight. I will look for BB-7's most likely. They have a mountain and a road - anybody know the difference? My levers are more mountain style and it currently has v-brakes...
02-10-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gerdz

Disc Brakes - Mechanical vs Hydraulic?

Both wheels on my BikeE RX were shot, so I'm having them built with disc-compatible hubs as the bike has disc tabs on the frame and I've never been really happy with the way it brakes. I was...
01-25-07, 10:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,269
Posted By Gerdz

I'm glad they're banning it and would like to see...

I'm glad they're banning it and would like to see the same done with cell phone use - hands free or not. You can't 'be' in two places at one time.

As for acting like a cowboy - well it just...
01-25-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Gerdz

I bought the bike used, I think it's a 2001, and...

I bought the bike used, I think it's a 2001, and I'm pretty sure the previous owner put a lot of miles on it. Probably just wore out the rim.

I wanted a solid axle because I use an axle mounted...
01-25-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Gerdz

Why would a rim just split?

A couple blocks from home, my rear brake started jerking when used. Got home and checked it out and found that my rim split - right in the center, an inch and a half long or so right along the...
01-16-07, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Gerdz

On my old silca, there is a brass cap, then an...

On my old silca, there is a brass cap, then an appx. 1.5 inch barrel, then a ferrule which attaches to the air hose. Unscrew the brass cap, then unscrew the barrel from the ferrule, turn the barrel...
Forum: Texas
01-14-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,782
Posted By Gerdz

I agree. It's freezing here in Phoenix.

I agree. It's freezing here in Phoenix.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,237
Posted By Gerdz

I do a similar signal - left arm out and down and...

I do a similar signal - left arm out and down and sweep it back and forth, pointing, to indicate that I'm staying in the bike lane rather than hugging the curb when a new right turn lane opens up. ...
01-10-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,461
Posted By Gerdz

We were looking at a 4300 WSD just this past...

We were looking at a 4300 WSD just this past weekend. Nice bike and the 16" fit her perfectly. Sadly (for her) it only comes in silver - she likes blue. She like the bike a lot, so she may get...
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