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08-06-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By VegasTriker

Presta or Schrader valve? At least one reply here...

Presta or Schrader valve? At least one reply here only applies to presta valves and that is tightening the nut too much.
My experience is that you would break off the top of the valve if you...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the problems of living in the Midwest is...

One of the problems of living in the Midwest is the lay over period in the winter. I lived in four different Midwestern states for about two decades so remember waiting forever for Spring to arrive...
07-27-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 869
Posted By VegasTriker

Depends upon where you live and how you keep...

Depends upon where you live and how you keep cool. Before I retired and when I had to ride in the afternoon in summer, the only way I could ride any distance safely was to ride wet. Fortunately water...
07-23-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By VegasTriker

When you put that much weight up high on a...

When you put that much weight up high on a bicycle it changes the handling characteristics and not for the better. That's why you see a 40 pound limit for most child seats. Most riders use a trailer...
07-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By VegasTriker

It is worthwhile as a comparison between...

It is worthwhile as a comparison between different rides on different days but don't expect it to be an accurate calculation of calories burned. It is an approximation. It does not take into account...
07-10-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 843
Posted By VegasTriker

That's an interesting way to spell der·ri·ère ...

That's an interesting way to spell
der·ri·ère /ˌderēˈer/ noun euphemistic noun: derrière; plural noun: derrières euphemistic term for a person's buttocks.

I remember a post by...
07-07-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By VegasTriker

Lease = fleece?

People who give good financial advice often refer to a lease as a fleece. Car dealers love the idea as it allows them to "sell" a more expensive and profitable car or truck the buyer would never...
07-04-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,814
Posted By VegasTriker

Anyone who was ever a student at the University...

Anyone who was ever a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison or a Madison resident living near the U can tell you about move-out day at the end of the regular academic year. It is legendary...
06-29-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,305
Posted By VegasTriker

Eighteen dollars for a single tube and unknown...

Eighteen dollars for a single tube and unknown brand? That's crazy. I've used several different brands and never saw a difference between them. That includes Sunlite (China or Taiwan), Kenda...
06-12-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By VegasTriker

I wouldn't trust them for safety reasons.

You live in the Mojave desert (as I do). I wouldn't trust 10 year old tires, especially ones that are run at high pressure, to not fail without warning. You are probably going to have to run them at...
05-11-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By VegasTriker

Do it with the wheel still on the bike

Yes, the angled valve stem is definitely your problem and as others have suggested. deflating the tire and repositioning the tube will solve your problem. You don't even have to remove the wheel from...
05-11-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By VegasTriker

I really haven't come across different lengths on...

I really haven't come across different lengths on the schrader valve in the same way we see with presta valves. Are you sure the valves are completely seated in the rim hole? If you push on the valve...
05-10-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,446
Posted By VegasTriker

My God, Walmart is actually charging $626 for...

My God, Walmart is actually charging $626 for this bike brand new through one of its drop ship partners The picture is identical. One thing that screams out leave this one in the store is ONE SIZE...
05-07-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By VegasTriker

It could also be something as simple as the...

It could also be something as simple as the cones/bearings not properly being adjusted in the rear hub but if that were the case you should be able to lift the rear wheel and wiggle the wheel from...
04-28-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By VegasTriker

Why throw away usable tubes just to go to...

Why throw away usable tubes just to go to schrader valves? For a buck or two, you can buy a presta to schrader valve adapter that screws on the presta valve so you can pump it up at a gas station....
04-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By VegasTriker

sheldon brown tyre-sizing

A handy reference is the Sheldon Brown website. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tyre-sizing.html Scroll down until you see the table in red and green. It also shows you how to accurately measure the...
04-24-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By VegasTriker

Without seeing the brand name finding the exact...

Without seeing the brand name finding the exact same brand cage is difficult. What brand name is written on the side that we can only partially see?
If you just want an all plastic cage, there are...
04-24-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By VegasTriker

Rails to Trails Conservancy

A really good resource for state-by-state trail maps is Rails to Trails Conservancy. I've been a member for decades. Here is the link for New Jersey....
04-18-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By VegasTriker

The symptoms you describe are typical of...

The symptoms you describe are typical of "cyclists palsy" https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cyclist%27s_palsy. This is one of many online descriptions of the problem and suggestions on how to deal with...
04-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By VegasTriker

recumbent trike weight limitations and seat height

Few recumbent trikes are rated to withstand 350 pounds. Most are rated for under 275 pounds. One that does is the Sun EZ-3 HD but the price new is pretty expensive for most people...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By VegasTriker

You don't need a gear indicator for the FD as the...

You don't need a gear indicator for the FD as the chainrings are right in front of you in clear view on a trike. You can just look to see which one the chain is on and if it is centered on the...
04-09-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,485
Posted By VegasTriker

Selfish?

Too selfish? Maybe. I am willing to stop and help a stranger with minor mechanical problems that can be fixed with the few tools I carry. Even help them install a new tube (theirs!) and use the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By VegasTriker

I would have to add a hitch to my Scion XB in...

I would have to add a hitch to my Scion XB in order to use a rack like the one you linked to. Instead I did some minor modifications to an old Rhode Gear bike rack to carry my Catrike 700 well above...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought one of those disc brake locks a decade...

I bought one of those disc brake locks a decade ago but decided it was not for me. It was more difficult to use compared to simply locking my rear wheel and frame to a fixed object. If somebody does...
03-23-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,527
Posted By VegasTriker

First thing you should do is figure out what...

First thing you should do is figure out what frame size you need. I could see right away that the 18" frame bike is never going to be suitable for anyone who is 6 feet tall. My 18" frame 1993...
03-21-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,082
Posted By VegasTriker

Maybe you just got a crappy set of tires. The...

Maybe you just got a crappy set of tires. The only time I have seen cracks on a relatively new tire (far older than 3 mo) is when they were ridden with too little air pressure so that the tire flexes...
03-07-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By VegasTriker

You can get all the information you need to make...

You can get all the information you need to make a safe, intelligent choice at the late Sheldon Brown's website: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html. If you scroll down until you see the...
02-09-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,038
Posted By VegasTriker

Apparently the OP was not the only one who needed...

Apparently the OP was not the only one who needed a manual and I doubt he is still looking for one since this discussion opened in July 2017. There is a similar discussion on the MTBR website...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By VegasTriker

Look for brake pads based on the manufacturer of...

Look for brake pads based on the manufacturer of your brakes. The current specifications for the Scorpion trike has Shimano MT200 for the brakes. Look at the pictures here...
12-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By VegasTriker

How do you intend to mount the brakes on the...

How do you intend to mount the brakes on the frame? That is far more a difficult question to answer as the brake mounts on all my disc brake equipped bikes were designed specifically for disc brakes...
11-05-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By VegasTriker

I can't be sure about the Shimano chains or 11...

I can't be sure about the Shimano chains or 11 speed chains but have experience with buying KMC chains for 8, 9, and 10 speed recumbents where the chain length is more than twice as long as on a...
10-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the tricks I learned working in a bike...

One of the tricks I learned working in a bike shop and replacing many tubes was to always push the valve in toward the tire and then pull it back out just before inflating the tube. This made sure...
10-13-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,049
Posted By VegasTriker

See private message with pictures. You can...

See private message with pictures. You can continue to use the crappy o-ring mount but I opened my light and screwed the back of the light to the holder.
10-11-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By VegasTriker

Decent quality bikes come in multiple frame sizes...

Decent quality bikes come in multiple frame sizes so they would have to list a series of weights, not just one. The other reason is that a lot of bikes now have small disclaimers about component...
10-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,664
Posted By VegasTriker

Don't forget to consider the range of your...

Don't forget to consider the range of your existing rear derailleur. I have a recumbent trike that came with an SRAM X7 rear derailleur and an 11/36 10 speed cassette. When I wanted to duplicate that...
10-09-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,156
Posted By VegasTriker

From the Walmart website: price $245.55 with...

From the Walmart website:
price $245.55 with free shipping! That works out to only $7.16 per pound (but add sales tax) a bargain since I spent $85 per pound for my last trike.
"The complete bike...
10-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,193
Posted By VegasTriker

You do not need to take the wheels to a bike shop...

You do not need to take the wheels to a bike shop if you have a drill and a set of drill bits. Just select the bit that is a tad larger than the diameter of the Schrader valve body (0.31") so use a...
10-08-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,193
Posted By VegasTriker

The definitive information

From the site listing history for the Le Tour models: https://bikehistory.org/bikes/letour/ for the 1979 Le Tour
"Here's Schwinn's brand new 28 pound 12-speed high performance bike with new and...
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,360
Posted By VegasTriker

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly...

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly over such things. I guess if you got wax to just the right temperature it could break down but the more likely result is shorter straight chain...
10-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By VegasTriker

I think you are dreaming with a budget of $80 for...

I think you are dreaming with a budget of $80 for a pair of used 700c wheels including tires. I checked out our local CL which serves a population of nearly 2M. There were no wheels for sale at any...
09-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By VegasTriker

Date codes on components

I owned one of these as my first attempt at buying a mountain bike. I think mine had Shimano drive train components so there is a very easy way to tell within a few months of the date it was...
09-27-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By VegasTriker

Anything you can find where I live for sub $100...

Anything you can find where I live for sub $100 probably wouldn't be ride-able. If it is in good shape that would be a steal here.
It looks like the 930 was only made in one year 1993. The color is...
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By VegasTriker

One place to start is to check with Mark Powers...

One place to start is to check with Mark Powers of Power On Cycling in Newport TN. https://www.poweroncycling.com/ Mark has been working with military veterans with disabilities for a long time. He...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By VegasTriker

I've never seen one of Bill Haluzak's trikes but...

I've never seen one of Bill Haluzak's trikes but do own an Haluzak Horizon two wheel bent. He stopped making recumbents over 14 years ago but the ones that come up used are snapped up quickly. You...
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
Posted By VegasTriker

The vast majority of riders who switch to...

The vast majority of riders who switch to recumbents don't do it because they are obsessed with speed but are older and looking for something they can ride without hurting. Yes there are a small...
09-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,750
Posted By VegasTriker

The answer might be sure, ride the cheap bike but...

The answer might be sure, ride the cheap bike but not always. I think back to the Scout who showed up for a cycling merit badge 10 mile ride with a Walmart special that weighed half of his weight. I...
08-24-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By VegasTriker

Is there a dark purple colored area on your hip?...

Is there a dark purple colored area on your hip? If so, this may be caused by a hematoma (blood leaking out between the muscle layers) as a result of the fall and bruising the muscle. Been there,...
08-21-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By VegasTriker

+1 to considering the Kenda K838 X 1.95 city...

+1 to considering the Kenda K838 X 1.95 city slick tire. These used to sell for $18. I used them often to refurbish MTB bikes for kids. I liked the smoother ride enough that I replaced the knobbies...
08-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you considered Bikeship instead? I haven't...

Have you considered Bikeship instead? I haven't put a bike on a plane in some years but the experience of going from Las Vegas to Minneapolis was so ugly that I vowed never again to do that. With...
07-31-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By VegasTriker

NiteRider claims their lights are water resistant...

NiteRider claims their lights are water resistant but should not be submerged. If your light dies because you used it in rain and is still under warranty, I would contact them at their website,...
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