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Forum: Recumbent
07-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By unikid

Performer Custom Trikes and Bikes Factory...

Performer Custom Trikes and Bikes Factory Tourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0TzFp2QXqo
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By unikid

Here is a site selling a new Screamer:...

Here is a site selling a new Screamer: https://www.thebikebarn.com/recumbent.htmlNew Recumbent Tandems

RANS Screamer, orange, $6300
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By unikid

Or you could try an upright/bent hybrid which...

Or you could try an upright/bent hybrid which puts the stoker in front and shortens the wheel base: https://rbr.info/index.php/product/family-bike-tandem/.

If you scroll through the pictures you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By unikid

And a couple more: ...

And a couple more:

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/costa-mesa-bike-folding/7309605871.html
https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/bik/d/desert-hot-springs-folding-bicycle/7326979918.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By unikid

Local Craigslist for OC:...

Local Craigslist for OC: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/newport-beach-folding-bikes-by-giant/7329729399.html
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,156
Posted By unikid

Does it look like this?...

Does it look like this? https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/96445/

I've seen people listing these in our local Craigslist asking anywhere from $250-450. Not sure what they end up...
01-02-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By unikid

Reading online reviews it looks like other folks...

Reading online reviews it looks like other folks complain about the T&C's getting frequent flats. Here is one guy who wrote an entire about avoiding these tires...
12-28-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By unikid

Larger in front is more of a mountain bike...

Larger in front is more of a mountain bike approach to tire sizing. I agree with the above folks that on a standard bicycle or tandem not being used for racing or extreme things its more common and...
11-19-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By unikid

Modern MTB bars have gotten much wider in...

Modern MTB bars have gotten much wider in proportion to the stems getting much shorter. Old MTB bars used to be very narrow with very long stems.

On those bikes the bar ends made sense for...
10-04-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,993
Posted By unikid

This video should give you some ideas. Although...

This video should give you some ideas. Although this is for a single bike, the front of a tandem should be the same if not easier, once you've loosened the chain.
...
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By unikid

Maybe try one of these online resources? ...

Maybe try one of these online resources?

https://www.springsfast.com/products/extension-springs/stock-page-extension-springs/
...
Forum: Recumbent
09-24-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By unikid

Did you save the spring that broke? You might be...

Did you save the spring that broke? You might be able to salvage it unless it broke in the middle. They don't appear to be anything too special.
If you can measure the gauge of the wire, and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By unikid

Seems like most people missed the above post made...

Seems like most people missed the above post made earlier?
09-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By unikid

Ah I did not see you mentioned 9-speed above. ...

Ah I did not see you mentioned 9-speed above. Unfortunately there aren't many options in twist grip for 9 speed for a Shimano rear derailleur.

Most people run trigger shifters on 9 speed and...
09-19-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By unikid

Are you dead set on having that long plastic...

Are you dead set on having that long plastic window with the little red indicator? In general that type of design is prone to failing. In fact I have a broken one right now on my tandem left...
09-19-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By unikid

It's easier than working with chains. You don't...

It's easier than working with chains. You don't need any special tools other than a good cable cutter.. The little cable ends that get crimped on, you can use a side cutter or even the inside...
09-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By unikid

Check your local Craigslist under "bicycles" as...

Check your local Craigslist under "bicycles" as well as "bike parts" section. Here in SoCal I see many Schwinn tandems being sold whole or in parts.
09-17-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By unikid

Perhaps try these instead:...

Perhaps try these instead: https://www.rei.com/product/737409/sram-mrx-comp-twist-shifter-set-8-speed
09-14-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,176
Posted By unikid

I agree thru axle would be nicer. Having the...

I agree thru axle would be nicer. Having the rear disc mount on the lower leg on the rear triangle would also help with the axle not getting forced out of the rear dropouts when slamming on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 416,253
Posted By unikid

That looks like a creative solution! What is...

That looks like a creative solution! What is holding the sleeve in place? Friction? Loctite? Or did you somehow manage to get it welded in as well?
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,280
Posted By unikid

Please share details :)

Please share details :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 416,253
Posted By unikid

See mirfi's answer and pictures above - 6 inches....

See mirfi's answer and pictures above - 6 inches. It is visible that the seat tube suddenly gets wider where all the welds happen. So the rest of the seatpost down below isn't touching anything. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 416,253
Posted By unikid

I see what you are talking about now. I cannot...

I see what you are talking about now. I cannot understand why anyone would design a frame that way :foo:. That seems like a failure waiting to happen.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 416,253
Posted By unikid

How much seatpost actually extended down into the...

How much seatpost actually extended down into the frame tube? It seems odd the frame would break there unless there was a very minimal seatpost inserted.
08-04-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By unikid

Agreed - converting to disc in front will cost...

Agreed - converting to disc in front will cost you a lot more than simply buying that Orbit fork and swapping it right in.

I guess you could check with Orbit to see if they sell the same fork...
08-03-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By unikid

Yes - a suspension-corrected fork is what you...

Yes - a suspension-corrected fork is what you need when you have a bike that was originally designed with a suspension fork, but you wish to replace it with a rigid fork. And don't want the head...
08-03-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By unikid

If possible you want to find tandem-rated forks. ...

If possible you want to find tandem-rated forks. Anything less than this, and you run the risk of it failing when you least expect it.
I would be leery of MTB carbon forks as they would be A)...
08-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,993
Posted By unikid

If you ride any bike regularly you need to have a...

If you ride any bike regularly you need to have a "Chain Wear Indicator". For literally a few bucks you can monitor your chains any time you want and know exactly the condition without guessing or...
07-27-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By unikid

The stock fork did not have disc mounts. Here is...

The stock fork did not have disc mounts. Here is somebody selling the stock fork on eBay to give you an idea what it looks like (albeit in a different color):...
07-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,793
Posted By unikid

I assume you have something like this?...

I assume you have something like this? https://www.dannyscycles.com/product/trek-verve-2-disc-low-step-379736-1.htm



In the link I shared above, I can see in the pictures the odd front wheel...
06-25-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By unikid

That's a sweet tandem for sure. Congrats!

That's a sweet tandem for sure. Congrats!
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,747
Posted By unikid

Here is one in SoCal. It's got the standard...

Here is one in SoCal. It's got the standard gearing (non IGH) which I would actually prefer. It doesn't have disc brakes like some of the Bike E tandems came with but the front fork appears to have...
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,747
Posted By unikid

I believe the RX was the most expensive model...

I believe the RX was the most expensive model that Bike E made, and is the most versatile since it has the triple chainset up front and the derailleur in back. You can customize the gearing however...
06-17-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By unikid

Speaking of Tioga, we have Tioga Powerblock 2.1's...

Speaking of Tioga, we have Tioga Powerblock 2.1's on our 26 inch tandem. We hit 50 mph on the "Ride the Rim" event at Crater Lake last September without even trying. They roll nicely and handle...
06-14-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By unikid

Not bad after 30,000 miles :)

Not bad after 30,000 miles :)
06-08-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By unikid

But just imagine the potential names for such a...

But just imagine the potential names for such a creation! How about one of these catchy gems: the "back seat driver", the "emasculator", or the "stokerator"? Not to mention the obvious "divorcycle"?
06-06-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By unikid

In addition to the points made by ChargerWI, the...

In addition to the points made by ChargerWI, the stoker will need to be extremely tall to reach the pedals. And if they are tall enough to reach the pedals, they will likely be disappointed with the...
06-03-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By unikid

I assume you have something like this? ...

I assume you have something like this? https://www.norfolkcyclehire.com/product-page/phillips-duo-tandem

If so, then I agree the stock 14-28 rear cassette is very limiting. What exact "mega 7"...
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,241
Posted By unikid

He must have looked at the posting I mentioned...

He must have looked at the posting I mentioned above and confused that with your bike. I see in picture #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) a hose clamp behind the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,241
Posted By unikid

I am in a similar boat as Freebird1. I found...

I am in a similar boat as Freebird1. I found something similar in my area. Any thoughts on this one? https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/laguna-niguel-rans-rex-recumbent-bike/7120418283.html
05-17-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By unikid

I agree you have a Shimano crankset but A) you...

I agree you have a Shimano crankset but A) you don't have 3 chain rings and B) you don't have a front derailleur. Did you count all the teeth on both chainrings shown in the picture? How many does...
05-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By unikid

Do you mean the rear wheel Axle? If so, is it...

Do you mean the rear wheel Axle? If so, is it solid with nuts on the end? Or a quick release type?

To measure the axle, first take the wheel out of the frame. Then measure the distance between...
05-14-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By unikid

You guys are right! - don't know how I missed the...

You guys are right! - don't know how I missed the thumbie and shadow of the brake outline in back. I guess I was mesmerized by the paint job and all the bottle holders. And didn't see an obvious...
05-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By unikid

I agree the Arai drum brakes are expensive to...

I agree the Arai drum brakes are expensive to replace. This bike doesn't appear to have one. But how about those 7 bottle holders? That might be worth a few bucks :)
05-14-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By unikid

I agree with all of the above comments. I...

I agree with all of the above comments. I personally would expect this bike to probably sell for 200-300 on a Craigslist in a metropolitan area with lots of other listings.

However the OP didn't...
05-13-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By unikid

You could always try listing it at $600 and work...

You could always try listing it at $600 and work down from there. Depending on the buyer, the color might be a huge selling point. Or it may steer others away.
05-09-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,247
Posted By unikid

A few web sites to try. If you have the old...

A few web sites to try. If you have the old hanger it will help them to match it with something.

Quality CNC Machined Replacement Derailleur Hangers for many bikes...
04-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 116,164
Posted By unikid

Just be aware the Quatrefoil came with obsolete...

Just be aware the Quatrefoil came with obsolete wheel size (700D). Apparently some folks have gotten 650b tires to fit on them.
...
04-21-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,412
Posted By unikid

An interesting article on the topic:...

An interesting article on the topic: https://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm
04-21-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,412
Posted By unikid

If you want to experiment with different lengths...

If you want to experiment with different lengths without committing to a full crank replacement you might try this:...
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