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Forum: Recumbent
02-17-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Triker

My home built greenspeed clone is a chick magnet....

My home built greenspeed clone is a chick magnet. A recumbent, or a nice dog, will have the young gals gathering around like flies to honey.
Forum: Touring
04-24-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,155
Posted By Triker

I have toured/camped in MN, Iowa, ND, WY, and WI...

I have toured/camped in MN, Iowa, ND, WY, and WI for years, and never had a problem or concern about my stuff; never stayted in the "big city," of course.
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By Triker

I have thousand of miles on home built...

I have thousand of miles on home built Greenspeeds, many loaded touring miles in the midwest. Never had an accident. Traffic gives me space and you have to try very hard to roll a trike!

I feel...
Forum: Touring
10-28-04, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 2,457,240
Posted By Triker

Here I am on my rig

Here I am on my rig
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-04, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,808
Posted By Triker

I don't know the rear wheel size of your bike. ...

I don't know the rear wheel size of your bike. If it is 26 in or 700 you can use any trainer that an upright bike would fit on--right?

I modified a trainer (I can weld) so my Greenspeeed trike...
12-30-03, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Triker

I am not sure it is worth reading :) To say...

I am not sure it is worth reading :) To say some of his facts are a bit off is being very gracious. There are a few germs of truth, but not worth sorting put from all the other stuff. The guy is...
12-30-03, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By Triker

Are the cables/housing clean and lubed? Poor...

Are the cables/housing clean and lubed? Poor shifting in the rear is often cable related. Pay special attention to the loop that goes from cahin/seat stay to the derailleur.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-03, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By Triker

I got about 3,400 miles in 2003. I hope for...

I got about 3,400 miles in 2003. I hope for 4,000 or better next year.
Forum: Touring
12-16-03, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By Triker

I have had no problems with breakage. I use...

I have had no problems with breakage. I use fender washers with nuts and bolts to fasten the aluminum hangers to the baskets, so there is plenty of support. I would add that packing by dropping a...
Forum: Touring
12-15-03, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By Triker

I have sewn my own from Frostline kits; if you do...

I have sewn my own from Frostline kits; if you do a search for sew it yourself camping gear you will find some plans. But sewing panniers is not for the faint of heart or inexperoenced with a sewing...
12-13-03, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Triker

I have good luck with the Fred Flintstone...

I have good luck with the Fred Flintstone approach: sand or blast the frame, then go to the local hardware, Farm/Home/Fleet, Tractor Supply, etc. and buy a spray can of auto primer and some high...
Forum: Touring
12-13-03, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By Triker

I pulled my home built BOB clone about 2,000...

I pulled my home built BOB clone about 2,000 miles last summer and the tire shows very little wear. I put Slime in the tire and carry a spare tube. There is very little weight on a trailer and I...
12-11-03, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Triker

How about spreading the dropouts so the XTR hub...

How about spreading the dropouts so the XTR hub will fit? It has been done, quite often.
Forum: Recumbent
12-11-03, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,118
Posted By Triker

[Are you guys fabricating any FS, FWD, and/or...

[Are you guys fabricating any FS, FWD, and/or lowracer frames in Ti?[/QUOTE]


Nothing in Ti for me. I am building Greenspeed trikes and related stuff (like trikes for disabled folks) and 'bent...
Forum: Touring
12-11-03, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Triker

Other have given good advice. Here is some more:...

Other have given good advice. Here is some more:

If you go on the internet and search through the departments of transportation or tourism for most states you will find a bicycle area that will...
Forum: Recumbent
12-08-03, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,118
Posted By Triker

I am the guy mentioned as rspreng@hotmail.com. ...

I am the guy mentioned as rspreng@hotmail.com. I am building some 'bent bikes and trikes, but not working in aluminum. I am no longer at the above address, either, but the same name at...
Forum: Recumbent
11-25-03, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By Triker

I do. I put about 1,800 miles on my home built...

I do. I put about 1,800 miles on my home built Greenspeed trike/trailer combo last summmer, in Iowa and Minnesota.
Forum: Touring
09-28-03, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Triker

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Oregon, and...

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Oregon, and Colorado and Wyoming have such maps. Kansas too, with suggested cross-state routes. Some are paper, some are online as pdfs, some are both. Some...
Forum: Touring
09-11-03, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,486
Posted By Triker

I ride a homebuilt Greenspeed trike with a...

I ride a homebuilt Greenspeed trike with a homebuilt BOB "clone" trailer. I toured about 2,000 miles this summer, covering much of Minnesota and some of Iowa. Over the years I have done several...
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-03, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By Triker

I have built a couple of Greenspeeds and made...

I have built a couple of Greenspeeds and made idlers out of roller blade wheels and bearings. The bearings fit perfectly over the sholuder of a 5/16 inch bolt that I weld to the main tube. I made...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-03, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Triker

If they fit in your inflator they work. A 12g...

If they fit in your inflator they work. A 12g threadless cartridge is a 12g threadless cartridege, as far as I know.

You can get C02 cheaper at a "Mart" or, if you buy a bunch of cartridges,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-03, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By Triker

Nice 'bent story

Local paper (Mankato, MN Free Press; yes, the Mankato of Little House on the Prairie) did nice story on 'bents. Paper version had two photos an two sidebars, one on sources of 'bent info, one on...
Forum: Touring
04-20-03, 09:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 30,373
Posted By Triker

Hmmmmm............. Lots of opinions,...

Hmmmmm............. Lots of opinions, considering you have never used either. The idea that "most serious bikes just use panneirs" is a quite a value laden statement. There was a time when most...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-03, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By Triker

I have 7-8,000 miles on home built Greenspeed...

I have 7-8,000 miles on home built Greenspeed trikes. Comparing a 'bent trike to a 'bent bike I'd say the trike may be a bit slower on climbs, but not much slower. On steep climbs one can put...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-03, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Triker

Give Calhoun Cycles a call---lots of 'bent types...

Give Calhoun Cycles a call---lots of 'bent types circulate there. There is also a Human Powered Vehicle club that meets monthly (Lake Nokomis?) and goes for rides--do a web search and you'll find...
04-07-03, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Triker

Southern Minnesota is getting dumped on this...

Southern Minnesota is getting dumped on this morning.
04-01-03, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Triker

OK, Chris, noon on main street!! TRIKER

CO2 cartridges at twenty paces, you swine! Churlish neocolonialism will dominate!

:)
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-03, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Triker

YEAH!!!! Preach it, beowulfe! Trikes are...

YEAH!!!! Preach it, beowulfe!

Trikes are much more stable in the six inches of snow we got here this morning :)
Forum: Touring
03-05-03, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Triker

It depends on the ride, and the charity, and it...

It depends on the ride, and the charity, and it varies greatly. In some rides, less than 50% of funds collected go to the charity. I ride in one where I pay $125 to cover overhead and raise at...
Forum: Recumbent
03-02-03, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Posted By Triker

Speaking as a 54 year old trike rider and...

Speaking as a 54 year old trike rider and builder, it seems that a trike is cheaper than your medical bills, and that going a bit slower might not be a bad idea :)

One does not do endos,...
Forum: Touring
02-27-03, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Triker

I'd go totally self-contained. I've toured with...

I'd go totally self-contained. I've toured with and without vehicle support, using all the schemes in your poll.

Having a vehicle can at times be nice, but I like the independence of not having...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-03, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,597
Posted By Triker

107 miles as a loaded tourer on a hot, windy day....

107 miles as a loaded tourer on a hot, windy day.

I have a 1200 mile, two-week jaunt planned for this summer, travelling "all over" Minnesota.
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-03, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Triker

For consumer info try www.hostelshoppe.com ...

For consumer info try www.hostelshoppe.com

Ron, one who rides the way cool trike.
02-19-03, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,925
Posted By Triker

Usually, the male of the duo is larger, and...

Usually, the male of the duo is larger, and tandem frames are commonly built with the captain's portion a larger size than the stoker's, so it makes sense for the larger person to ride in front.
Forum: Touring
02-13-03, 07:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,198
Posted By Triker

As beowulfe suggests, three wheelers ride, too...

As beowulfe suggests, three wheelers ride, too :).

I have a few 2-3 day jaunts planned--not sure where yet--and will ride from my home to Duluth, MN (about 300 miles), from whence I will spend a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-03, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By Triker

This former LBS wrench says be very honest about...

This former LBS wrench says be very honest about your purchase, and why. Talk it over with the Trek dealer and give him an honest chance to talk you out of the Cannondale. He will probably bring up...
02-12-03, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Triker

Nearly everyone on a bike is riding on machine...

Nearly everyone on a bike is riding on machine built wheels. If they do need some touching up, it should be a one time thing, not $20 a month.
02-10-03, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Triker

I ride a recumbent trike, see pics at...

I ride a recumbent trike, see pics at www.greeenspeed.com.au

Ron, near Mankato ;)
02-10-03, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,949
Posted By Triker

Lots of opinions on slime. It has worked for me,...

Lots of opinions on slime. It has worked for me, on my 20" slicks at 90 psi on my 'bent. I once hit something, heard about three little psst-psst-psst sounds, and the leak sealed up. Sure beat...
Forum: Touring
02-04-03, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Triker

Most folks who go to lower gears on a Trek 520...

Most folks who go to lower gears on a Trek 520 are carrying loaded panniers. I would think your gears would be fine for non-loaded riding. You will see many riders on MS150 type tours riding bikes...
02-02-03, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,230
Posted By Triker

[QUOTE]Originally posted by ndbentrider [B]No...

[QUOTE]Originally posted by ndbentrider
[B]No we are not "feeling unimportant right now."

Having ridden many days and miles in ND--several CANDISC rides included--I consider ND to be a...
02-01-03, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 349,808
Posted By Triker

Home built Greenspeed trike

Home built Greenspeed trike
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-03, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Triker

You could plant an obnoxious song--"Don't worry,...

You could plant an obnoxious song--"Don't worry, be happy" comes to mind--and go crazy singing to yourself for 100 miles :)

Apart from that, keep in mind it is not race (if anyone asks or cares...
Forum: Introductions
01-31-03, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Triker

Welcome! I pedal a home built recumbent trike...

Welcome! I pedal a home built recumbent trike and paddle a couple of home built (stitch and glue) sea kayaks.

Pennsylvania is pretty country, if it still looks like it did in the early '70s when...
01-30-03, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,762
Posted By Triker

I am not sure that Halt is CS, but if it is CS we...

I am not sure that Halt is CS, but if it is CS we must realize that CS can be administered in different concentrations, from lethal on down. The dog spray version is pretty low. Many of us have...
Forum: Touring
01-30-03, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,429
Posted By Triker

This would be a good question ask on the Stealth...

This would be a good question ask on the Stealth Camping thread
Forum: Touring
01-29-03, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Triker

I know you can ride interstates in the Dakotas...

I know you can ride interstates in the Dakotas and Wyoming, but not in Minnesota.
Forum: Introductions
01-29-03, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Triker

Hey trekguy -- I got the pic, but it was not...

Hey trekguy --

I got the pic, but it was not of me :( There were a couple other guys who rode home built trikes, and the pic was of one of them.

The Habitat 500 went very well, and I am...
Forum: Introductions
01-29-03, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Triker

Triker (an ex 5200 rider from near Mankato)...

Triker (an ex 5200 rider from near Mankato) welcomes you aboard, trekguy.

:D
01-24-03, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By Triker

I spent a couple of years working in a shop...

I spent a couple of years working in a shop (That's when I pro-dealed a Trek 5200 for only ..................) I do a lot of home wrenching, welding, etc. and have built some Greenspeed trikes,...
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