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08-09-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By VegasTriker

If you know more information like the model and...

If you know more information like the model and the year it was made, you can go to bicyclebluebook and look up the MSRP. $240 is about half of the cost of an entry level bike these days with entry...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By VegasTriker

I have a trike that has the SRAM dual-drive 3...

I have a trike that has the SRAM dual-drive 3 speed internal hub and an 8 speed cassette coupled to a single chainring and Schlumpf Mountain Drive. The SRAM DD is no longer available. Mine was pretty...
08-08-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,581
Posted By VegasTriker

I hope your eBay mirrors pan out. If the...

I hope your eBay mirrors pan out. If the description on eBay is accurate, the mirror is glass and the frame plastic. One big piece of missing information is diameter of the mirror. Lots of these...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By VegasTriker

St George area? The town has a fantastic set of...

St George area? The town has a fantastic set of bike routes but the hills can be a challenge. It's a little hot and humid in this part of the Southwest right now.
08-06-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By VegasTriker

Years ago I used to attend the local police...

Years ago I used to attend the local police auction where they sold off any unclaimed goods or items they seized. You could observe the items but not closer than a couple of feet away. I bought a...
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...
08-06-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By VegasTriker

You might want to read this so you understand how...

You might want to read this so you understand how tubeless compares to a tire with tubes. https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/tubeless/ Notice that you may not have to replace the wheel as...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By VegasTriker

It takes time and effort to build up endurance on...

It takes time and effort to build up endurance on your recumbent trike. If you had purchased a trike without e-assist you would have encountered this as a new rider. I remember starting out back in...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By VegasTriker

The crankset is the three gears in the front and...

The crankset is the three gears in the front and the cranks themselves. The crank is the part that attaches the pedal to the axle located n the bottom bracket. All of the parts are show and labeled...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 322
Posted By VegasTriker

I don't think the problem is in your crankset. It...

I don't think the problem is in your crankset. It is just that you have e-assist that is adding to the effort you put in. You are running out of gears because is is easier to pedal but there may be a...
08-04-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By VegasTriker

Up until lately when the monsoon season arrived...

Up until lately when the monsoon season arrived with a vengeance rain hasn't been a problem in the Las Vegas area. We went months with no measurable precipitation. However, I would not leave your...
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...
08-02-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By VegasTriker

Sure doesn't look like a "classic" Fuji,not with...

Sure doesn't look like a "classic" Fuji,not with that frame design. It looks close to the current Fuji Traverse 1.5 ST ...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By VegasTriker

What exactly were you looking for in a trike when...

What exactly were you looking for in a trike when you first went to test ride them? Did you purchase the Catrike Villager e-version (eCAT) with the Bosch e-assist?

I'm not a user of e-assist on my...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By VegasTriker

Ar you new to recumbents? Most long-time riders...

Ar you new to recumbents? Most long-time riders will tell you that switching from a conventional bike to a recumbent bike or trike was a surprise as to how much harder it was to climb hills. You...
07-28-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 572
Posted By VegasTriker

Took a look at the product and for other readers...

Took a look at the product and for other readers here is a picture
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x400/s1me7wmzlt661_2249c775ea61326020f9d5d811d22ace1c6c96e6.png

In one...
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...
07-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By VegasTriker

This is the picture from the catalog. Not in...

This is the picture from the catalog. Not in color though. Available colors below picture....
Forum: Introductions
07-27-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out these two subforums right here at this...

Check out these two subforums right here at this site:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/
https://www.bikeforums.net/early-brifter-bikes-7-8-9-speed/

You will find posts for bikes in...
07-26-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By VegasTriker

I looked up the 1964 Schwinn catalog to see what...

I looked up the 1964 Schwinn catalog to see what it said about your bike. It cost $96.50 brand new at a Schwinn dealer. That's 1/3 more than what a Varsity cost back then. Yours probably has chromed...
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...
Forum: Introductions
07-23-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By VegasTriker

Huffy doesn't have a reputation fort making fine...

Huffy doesn't have a reputation fort making fine quality bikes. Think carefully before you put any money into the bike. You can get a chain online fairly cheaply but if you have to replace tires and...
07-21-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By VegasTriker

You don't mention what type of grips are on your...

You don't mention what type of grips are on your bike. Are they simple grips that slide on and off the handlebars or part of the shift mechanism such as Grip Shifters. You can always use the same...
07-18-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By VegasTriker

The reason panniers work so well for carrying a...

The reason panniers work so well for carrying a load is the weight is low to the ground and has less effect on the center of gravity for the bike. If you add a wire basket to the top of the rack and...
Forum: Recumbent
07-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By VegasTriker

It is really no mystery as to why a chain would...

It is really no mystery as to why a chain would move across the chainrings. It all depends upon the position of the front dérailleur cage in relation to the chain. Front derailleurs are designed with...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By VegasTriker

You have more than enough posts to post a...

You have more than enough posts to post a picture. The advice you get will depend upon what type and brand of shifter you are talking about. If it is a grip shifter it should not jump from one gear...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,338
Posted By VegasTriker

It might be time to reassess your statement "I...

It might be time to reassess your statement "I have had the bile in the best repair shop in Tucson". Velocity brand rims are hardly unobtainable. You can order them in various iterations from the...
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...
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,338
Posted By VegasTriker

It would be a lot more cost effective to just...

It would be a lot more cost effective to just replace the rim and have the wheel trued. The problem with rear wheels on a delta trike and front wheels on a tadpole trike is that they don't fit a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out the several reviews on Bentrideronline...

Check out the several reviews on Bentrideronline 'BentRider Online » Search Results » tour easy (http://www.bentrideronline.com/?s=tour+easy). The latest one is 10 years old. If my math is correct...
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...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By VegasTriker

Selection is mighty slim but they are available

The answer is yes but be sure you buy a tire that will fit your ISO 349 rim. At one time the 16" wheel on recumbent bikes was a lot more common but these days with fewer bikes and more trikes being...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By VegasTriker

There was a company called Finer Recliner that...

There was a company called Finer Recliner that was sold to TerraCycle a while back. The original owner designed headrests for various trike brands including Catrike. They got pretty good reviews on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By VegasTriker

It gets easier with time

The gear range on the Catrike 700 is 21.9 to 124. 2 gear inches. I know since I have a 2013 Catrike 700 and used the gear charts to calculate the range. That's not much different from the lowest gear...
06-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By VegasTriker

It is a lot easier to take a pair of links out of...

It is a lot easier to take a pair of links out of the chain if it is too long than to put a pair back in after you cut the chain too short. Start with the largest number of links you think is ideal...
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By VegasTriker

Visited my ophthalmologist on Thursday to discuss...

Visited my ophthalmologist on Thursday to discuss getting cataract surgery. I intend to get the single vision type where he corrects for distant vision but I still will need glasses for reading. I...
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...
06-08-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By VegasTriker

We have come a long ways since the days of the...

We have come a long ways since the days of the Huret wheel revolution counter. Even a cheap sub-$10 wired computer will give you more than you want and if properly calibrated for wheel circumference...
05-24-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By VegasTriker

The official word from Greyhound: Bicycles, golf...

The official word from Greyhound: Bicycles, golf clubs, skis and ski poles must be packed in a wood, canvas or other substantial containers, and securely fastened (you'll need to pay an oversized...
05-24-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By VegasTriker

foam pipe insulation for scratch resistance

When I shipped my recumbent trike (has S&S coupler for disassembly) by plane I wrapped the frame tubes with foam pipe insulation to keep it from getting scratched since all of the parts fit in a...
05-23-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By VegasTriker

What does it weigh?

Obviously from the tires and frame I hasn't been left outside for any amount of time or ridden very far. What does it weigh? That's the guiding principal on whether or not I would bother with it. If...
05-17-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By VegasTriker

The Surly Disc Trucker comes in two versions 26...

The Surly Disc Trucker comes in two versions 26 "X 46 and 700C X 41 and has an Alex adventure 2 rim. MSRP for the bike is $2,000. If you look up the cost of a new Alex rim it is right around $40 from...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By VegasTriker

There are a few Greenspeed Magnum trikes for sale...

There are a few Greenspeed Magnum trikes for sale used if you do a nationwide CL search. All but one located in the San Francisco area ($1500) are far above the $2K limit the OP wants to spend, The...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By VegasTriker

It is also a matter of availability. If you...

It is also a matter of availability. If you search all CL for the Greenspeed Anura, only one shows up nationwide located in the Portland OR area. It was listed for $1,800 but dropped to $1,600 after...
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By VegasTriker

Organic Engines went out of business in 2013 so...

Organic Engines went out of business in 2013 so proprietary parts are going to be hard to find and maybe non-existent. The good thing is that most wear parts are not proprietary. I own a vintage...
05-12-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By VegasTriker

If you live in an area laid out in a grid as many...

If you live in an area laid out in a grid as many places outside of the eastern US you can check the accuracy of your computer by simply riding. In my area most streets were built so that the main...
05-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By VegasTriker

When the Japanese adopted a standard for bottom...

When the Japanese adopted a standard for bottom brackets they chose to use the English standard so Japanese made bottom brackets have the same thread as English made bottom brackets. It's easy to...
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