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02-03-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By linberl

loctite.......ahh that explains it, lol. I'll...

loctite.......ahh that explains it, lol. I'll get the hair dryer and see if that works. Totally makes sense that would be the issue - there is no rust on them. They're not that old and look brand...
02-03-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By linberl

I guess I wasn't sure if it was even safe to use...

I guess I wasn't sure if it was even safe to use it on them. I will take the caliper off the wheel and apply some and let it sit, then remount to the mount bracket so it's held in place and try...
02-03-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By linberl

avid cps bolts

Any tips for loosen really stuck AVid bb5 cps bolts? I cannot get them to loosen. Yes I am turning the right way; my mini wrench makes it impossible to do it wrong, lol. I'm not very strong (old...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By linberl

That's cause their weather sucks all year round,...

That's cause their weather sucks all year round, lol!
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

I'm seeing more and more new trike riders almost...

I'm seeing more and more new trike riders almost daily here. The Bay Trail is an extraordinary place to ride with unparalleled views. You can stop on your trike and watch the Great Blue Herons, or...
02-01-23, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By linberl

Just fyi there is a big difference in stability...

Just fyi there is a big difference in stability between trikes with 2 rear wheels and tadpole trikes with 2 front wheels. My tadpole is rock solid stable; I would have to do something incredibly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By linberl

Ahh....good point about end of the month, hadn't...

Ahh....good point about end of the month, hadn't thought about that. Maybe right after people get their tax refunds!
Forum: Recumbent
01-30-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By linberl

I don't know if padding will help or not, but...

I don't know if padding will help or not, but changing tires definitely helped me. I went from standard tires to Big Ben Plus and that huge volume of air is like a suspension. Really dampens the...
01-29-23, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,864
Posted By linberl

FYI many retrofit kits require filing the...

FYI many retrofit kits require filing the dropouts; google it. A common thing.
01-27-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By linberl

Well couldn't they "certify" certain kits for...

Well couldn't they "certify" certain kits for rebates? Golden Motors, Lunacycle, Grin Tech, etc., the well known ones. Buy from them and get a rebate or buy else where and no rebate. Doesn't seem...
01-27-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By linberl

II don't see why kits can't be labelled class 1...

II don't see why kits can't be labelled class 1 or 2 or whatever. Easy to do. If it has pas and can't take a throttle and is limited to <20mph it's class 1, etc.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By linberl

Yeah but the Dahon Mu Uno is kind of a cult bike...

Yeah but the Dahon Mu Uno is kind of a cult bike and mine is in great condiition and I don't want an insane amount for it - just $250. Now my BF pakit is another story. I spent a ton on it and...
01-27-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By linberl

I don't think this includes conversion kits,...

I don't think this includes conversion kits, which is really a huge oversight.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By linberl

Some very good points. I think both my bikes...

Some very good points. I think both my bikes would go to folks who commute or use last mile although one could also be for touring (the Bf pakit). With Cal so close by, i might post the Dahon Mu...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By linberl

Is there a best time of year to sell a folder?

i was going to wait until Spring, thinking people probably don't buy bikes in winter, but then it occurred to me that maybe people are thinking about taxes at that time. So - do you think there is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By linberl

So can you explain which direction yours ls...

So can you explain which direction yours ls leaning?
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. This is mine.
Forum: Recumbent
01-21-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,182
Posted By linberl

As I have considered switching from a rear hub to...

As I have considered switching from a rear hub to a mid-drive and been reading up on torque v. cadence systems, it's clear to me that there is a need for both. not every rider is suited to a torque...
Forum: Recumbent
01-20-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

That may be true in theory, lol, but the...

That may be true in theory, lol, but the underside of both my forearms are soaked and covered in road mud everytime I ride after a rain. Probably because I'm fairly short with "t rex' arms and end...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By linberl

uneven tire wear

My trike has a single tie rod. The right front is wearing noticeably faster than the left front. i do tend to have the right brake adjusted to stop with more force because it has the parking brake...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By linberl

I bought online having never ridden a trike. not...

I bought online having never ridden a trike. not ideal but no shops i could get to for test rides and at the time no one nearby with used trikes like i wanted (or thought I wanted). I read reviews,...
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

It's the post-rain roadways, lol. We've had so...

It's the post-rain roadways, lol. We've had so much rain that instead of puddles we have mini-lakes on the roadways. It's gonna take days to dry everything out to where I'm not getting crap sprayed...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By linberl

I had a rear hub motor system added to my trike....

I had a rear hub motor system added to my trike. I like it but - rear tire changes are a giant pita. Also, because it uses a freewheel with a hub motor, the chain line is not exactly perfect. If I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,782
Posted By linberl

[/QUOTE] Did you realize you are replying to a...

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Did you realize you are replying to a 5 year old thread**********?
01-13-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By linberl

Those e-bikers who ride sans helmets and somewhat...

Those e-bikers who ride sans helmets and somewhat recklessly would probably be on motorcycles if e-bikes weren't an option, often without helmets there as well. So in that sense, e-bikes are safer,...
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By linberl

With full suspension I don't think a 26" is a big...

With full suspension I don't think a 26" is a big factor, and 20" wheels are stronger. Also creates a more compact unit esp. if you do fold it.
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By linberl

This one: Scorpion fs 20: The Compact Full...

This one: Scorpion fs 20: The Compact Full Suspension Adult Trike (hpvelotechnik.com)...
01-09-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

I'm just saying your suggestions about a gym do...

I'm just saying your suggestions about a gym do not apply, for reasons I won't go into. And i also want a mid drive because there are issues with the current chain line. My mechanic has done what...
01-09-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

I'm not going to explain my entire medical...

I'm not going to explain my entire medical situation to you except to say you are incorrect in your assumptions, very much so. Thanks anyway.
01-09-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

Yes I am probably overthinking this, but it's not...

Yes I am probably overthinking this, but it's not something i can reverse if i get the wrong thing; my budget will allow just one conversion. I use very little power, I rarely go over 15 mph, I have...
01-09-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

I ride the Bay Trail and it is mostly flat but a...

I ride the Bay Trail and it is mostly flat but a great deal of my riding is city streets since this is also my car. So it is one or two blocks and stop kind of riding. With my non-motorized 2...
01-08-23, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

I'm reading that with something like the Bafang...

I'm reading that with something like the Bafang BBSxx I can set 9 levels of PAS (cadence) and input the exact amount of assist for each level with their programming cable. I'm beginning to think...
01-08-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

Lol, regarding flats....I have a marathon plus on...

Lol, regarding flats....I have a marathon plus on my rear tire and have gotten 2 flats. just bad luck and too much construction crap in the streets. i have rhinodillos on my two front tires now,...
01-08-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

Ok that really helps a lot! Regarding the chain...

Ok that really helps a lot! Regarding the chain ring, in order to feel any resistance and get exercise with my current system I need the gear inches provided by my 52t/11-13t combo. Some of the...
01-08-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

Ok, so I think i get it. With a torque system,...

Ok, so I think i get it. With a torque system, if I ride with a 55 rpm cadence pretty much all the time, then going up hills or against wind, I would have to increase the PAS level to a higher...
01-08-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

I'm not looking to get "the most" out of the mid...

I'm not looking to get "the most" out of the mid drive. Tbh i rarely go over 15mph. But changing a flat on a recumbent trike with a rear hub motor is a gigantic pita!!! It is worth the swap just for...
01-08-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By linberl

Can someone help me understand torque sensor PAS?

I currently have a rear hub motor with cadence PAS. With a 52t chainring (recumbent trike) I mostly use my 13t cog on the flats. The assist is dialed down in the software so that I have a decent...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

Now that we have actually had some rain here in...

Now that we have actually had some rain here in the Bay Area, I can see why recumbent trikes would not be popular in Portland. Riding that close to the ground with most of your body close to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

I guess it depends where you live. I live in the...

I guess it depends where you live. I live in the Bay Area and actually there are very few recumbent shops. And not one of my lbs has a recumbent of any kind on the floor. in fact, i ended up buying...
Forum: Recumbent
01-07-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

I think it's because you don't think about...

I think it's because you don't think about recumbents as long as DF bikes suit your needs. i certainly did not. It's only when discomfort or health or other reasons send you out in search of other...
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

Maybe it depends where you live but I don't ride...

Maybe it depends where you live but I don't ride on streets where cars are going 30mph to pass usually - too much traffic. So the passing distance makes much more impact (no pun intended) on riding...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

not have to put a foot down has actually made me...

not have to put a foot down has actually made me a much nicer more tolerant and lawabiding rider!
Forum: Recumbent
01-01-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

Well, where I live there is a 3 foot passing law....

Well, where I live there is a 3 foot passing law. And most driver don't give bikes the mandatory 3 feet, unfortunately. And there's no enforcement, of course. Sigh.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By linberl

The seat folds forward to fold rather than...

The seat folds forward to fold rather than dropping down so seat height doesn't need to be reset. I put planet bike fenders on my Nwt and it worked pretty well. If you post on the BF Facebook group...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 978
Posted By linberl

just recently i have now started seeing them used...

just recently i have now started seeing them used like i use mine - as street transportation. There were 2 locked up at trader joe's the other day! They are starting to leave the trails and...
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By linberl

I am a shorter rider so one sized did't fit all...

I am a shorter rider so one sized did't fit all for me, either. However, a mesh seat is easily adjusted by both the tension of the straps and the addition of an office chair back support. less...
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By linberl

Recumbents typically recline anywhere from 50...

Recumbents typically recline anywhere from 50 degrees. Think about what chair in your home is the most comfortable for you for long periods of time. What's the angle? That's a good starting point....
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By linberl

it will depend on the reason for your back pain,...

it will depend on the reason for your back pain, so see a doctor or pt first. My pain is from compressed L4/5 discs. On a 2 wheeler i am much more comfortable bent slightly forward as it opens up the...
12-23-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By linberl

in my experience with e bike batteries, the...

in my experience with e bike batteries, the indicator/meter is never accurate when you get down to 10% or less. The fall off is rapid. Also, it's not a great idea to run your battery down all the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,945
Posted By linberl

12" wheels. I am guessing you don't have a very...

12" wheels. I am guessing you don't have a very long distance to ride to work. If you ride in the dark buy a super brite headlight to shine on the road.
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By linberl

It would be interesting, to me anyway, to get a...

It would be interesting, to me anyway, to get a sense of just how prevalent public transit is around the US. my sense of it, possibly incorrect, is that Europe does a better job. Not to completely...
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