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05-05-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,626
Posted By ncbikers

> Tandembethesda - I don't know if it has...

> Tandembethesda - I don't know if it has cartridges or not. We found the OEM seats fit us better than any other seats we have. Not a problem. The tandem I find most interesting is two trikes that...
04-15-17, 04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,626
Posted By ncbikers

We have a T900, an EZ Tandem (recumbent tandem by...

We have a T900, an EZ Tandem (recumbent tandem by Sun) and solo recumbents. Like them all. My question is what are you trying to change by going to a recumbent? All recumbents provide better back...
09-29-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,206
Posted By ncbikers

Thanks for posting. Looks like our kind of ride....

Thanks for posting. Looks like our kind of ride. Maybe next year if we know about it in time.
08-28-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,396
Posted By ncbikers

We tried and liked wicking t-shirts. The collar...

We tried and liked wicking t-shirts. The collar was a little tight so my wife put a 10" zipper in for me. I now have several. She liked the idea and has some with zippers also. We use them for...
03-17-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,461
Posted By ncbikers

I understand your problem. Two things. Have your...

I understand your problem. Two things. Have your front peddle up at about 45 deg. not flat. Stand with your butt against the horn of the seat then just slide back onto the seat. This position will...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,449
Posted By ncbikers

Some info options: go to...

Some info options: go to www.mashpedia.com/catrike (http://www.mashpedia.com/catrike) there is a video "catrike recumbent trikes at RBR" that has good info about catrikes. Also try bicycleman.com who...
02-21-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,809
Posted By ncbikers

If you are still looking for information search...

If you are still looking for information search Sheldon Brown Tandem. You can also go to TandemsEast.com. They also host a free expo (in a few weeks) in NJ with over 80 tandems on display and to...
02-17-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,809
Posted By ncbikers

WARNING: On your tandem, you will not be able to...

WARNING: On your tandem, you will not be able to ride with your normal group or pace line. You will be faster on the flats, a lot faster on the down hills and slower on the up hills.
02-17-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,809
Posted By ncbikers

Let me change your question to "what can be done...

Let me change your question to "what can be done to make a 6' 165 lbs stoker comfortable?" It really doesn't make any difference what size the captain is. At 6' and 165 you are not a large stoker. If...
01-24-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By ncbikers

Received mine yesterday and have been through it...

Received mine yesterday and have been through it 3 times all ready. Fun to have. Thanks to Tandems East.
12-19-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By ncbikers

Something else: The Trek Site lists SRAM MRX as...

Something else: The Trek Site lists SRAM MRX as shifters on the T900. This is what they changed mine too when I had problems. They list the same derailleur we both have.
Good Luck!
12-19-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By ncbikers

Computer problems: This will come in pieces. If...

Computer problems: This will come in pieces.
If you find the specific shifter on the manufacturer site it will list some compatibilities.
If you bought it new take it back to the Trek dealer.
I...
12-19-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By ncbikers

It sounds like you are where we started. I...

It sounds like you are where we started. I remember thinking Gripshift Max would be good as that is what we have on our hybrids. What we now have shift the other way which can be confusing.

For...
12-18-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By ncbikers

Not sure who you are asking but I now have SRAM...

Not sure who you are asking but I now have SRAM Max Comp Grip Shifters and they work fine. They replaced something similar. Don't remember exactly what.
12-17-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By ncbikers

We also have a T900 and like it a lot. We had a...

We also have a T900 and like it a lot. We had a similar problem with ours. Usually around 5th gear. Finally we got to the master person at the dealer. He tried several things then said "your shifters...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,893
Posted By ncbikers

Go to bentrideronline.com there are several...

Go to bentrideronline.com there are several discussions of velos there and a lot of people who ride them. They are used more in Europe than the US. A lot more bike lanes and safe places to ride in...
07-24-15, 02:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By ncbikers

Lots of good suggestions and answers to your...

Lots of good suggestions and answers to your questions already.

Here's something you might have fun with: search on "retirement calculators" and look at a couple of them. I like the ones at...
Forum: Recumbent
07-07-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,538
Posted By ncbikers

Glad you found something you/he liked. Happy...

Glad you found something you/he liked. Happy riding.
Forum: Recumbent
07-07-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By ncbikers

Go to the Drug store, buy some spray on tan and...

Go to the Drug store, buy some spray on tan and spray it on your hands. Problem solved!
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,538
Posted By ncbikers

On a DF the power part of your stroke is down. On...

On a DF the power part of your stroke is down. On a recumbent you need to think of pushing forward instead.

Safety item: Be sure to tuck the shoelace on the left side of your right shoe in your...
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,538
Posted By ncbikers

Your comments about liking to ride together and...

Your comments about liking to ride together and talk suggests to me you might like a tandem. We have both a DF and a recumbent. We like the recumbent best. Dealers will be harder to find than...
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,538
Posted By ncbikers

Web sites to visit bicycleman.com and...

Web sites to visit bicycleman.com and hostelshoppe.com They are bike shops and have a lot of good info. Start with FAQ's. They also have info on specific recumbents. Look around.

When you get to...
12-08-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By ncbikers

Just being comfortable period is now my goal. I...

Just being comfortable period is now my goal. I understand. You have company.
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,730
Posted By ncbikers

I used internet explorer and the site above came...

I used internet explorer and the site above came up in english.
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,092
Posted By ncbikers

Asking your Doctor why he is suggesting a...

Asking your Doctor why he is suggesting a recumbent might give you more insight into what to expect or what kind of recumbent he thinks might help you.
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,092
Posted By ncbikers

While it is good to look around, it may be too...

While it is good to look around, it may be too early to buy until you find what positions your neck will be comfortable in. I have neck/nerve problems from a car accident and my neck is not happy on...
Forum: Recumbent
04-21-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,361
Posted By ncbikers

If the bent doesn't work out maybe your wife...

If the bent doesn't work out maybe your wife would reconsider the tandem again if she got to be captain.

Good luck whatever you ride.
04-19-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,144
Posted By ncbikers

Don’t know where you have looked or what kind of...

Don’t know where you have looked or what kind of riding you want to do, but I would suggest you check out Tandems East (tandemseast.com). They are a tandem only dealer in NJ. You just missed their...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,361
Posted By ncbikers

Something else to consider: We rode DF’s....

Something else to consider:


We rode DF’s. A few years ago we got a tandem (DF). While tandems are not for everyone we enjoy it a lot and nobody gets left behind. If you and your wife are both...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,844
Posted By ncbikers

I have an EZ Sport also and am very comfortable...

I have an EZ Sport also and am very comfortable riding it. I solved my DF problems by raising the handlebars enough so I could be upright. You might need to add longer cables.
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By ncbikers

For information on different models of Bents go...

For information on different models of Bents go to bicycleman.com.

We both have EZ Sports. They are older and I found them on E bay at a good price. We like them a lot. They are main rides now.
Forum: Recumbent
02-22-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,456
Posted By ncbikers

My wife has very fair skin and we needed visors...

My wife has very fair skin and we needed visors that went all the way around. We have ( but haven't tried) da Brims both for cycling and hiking/paddling. Report to follow.
Forum: Southeast
11-22-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By ncbikers

There are a lot of differences between Tampa and...

There are a lot of differences between Tampa and Miami as vacation spots.

There is a lot more traffic congestion in Miami and fewer MUPs which makes cycling harder and more dangerous. There is a...
Forum: Southeast
11-21-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,878
Posted By ncbikers

When I look at a trip I usually think about the...

When I look at a trip I usually think about the positives first and then after I think about the negatives I try to decide if the positives out way the negatives. I’m guessing you did at least some...
Forum: Recumbent
11-21-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,571
Posted By ncbikers

I haven’t been ignoring you or your question,...

I haven’t been ignoring you or your question, just trying to figure out the answer. In short you don’t KNOW. The best the doctors seem to do is know of someone else who has had a similar problem that...
10-08-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By ncbikers

Another thing to try would be a “Modified” Pie...

Another thing to try would be a “Modified” Pie Ride (after the 50 Plus Pie Rides). Invite people to go for a bicycle ride in the morning and gather someplace specific for pie/ice cream in the...
Forum: Southwest
08-22-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By ncbikers

As this is the same day as the 50+ Forums annual...

As this is the same day as the 50+ Forums annual pie ride, you could advertize it as a way to do your pie ride.

It could also be posted on the BROL (Bent Rider On Line) board.
08-22-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By ncbikers

Charities Promoting Cycling

I have started looking for good charities that support cycling. So far I have found:

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (railstotrails.org) promotes/assists in converting unused rail lines to trails
...
08-16-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,259
Posted By ncbikers

Instead of screen printing (which involves a...

Instead of screen printing (which involves a screen for each color) you might look at heat transfer paper which you can get at Wal-Mart or other office supply stores. You print your design on the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-13, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,571
Posted By ncbikers

I have nerve damage in my neck which limits the...

I have nerve damage in my neck which limits the position I can be in both riding and not riding. Trying bents until you find something that “feels good” is a long way to go as once I have hurt my...
Forum: Recumbent
07-31-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,798
Posted By ncbikers

Good suggestions. One more: On your DF your...

Good suggestions.

One more: On your DF your toes are pointed generally forward especially in the power part of the stroke. On your bent your toes should be pointed generally up especially in the...
07-22-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,207
Posted By ncbikers

Sandy and anyone else interested in trying a...

Sandy and anyone else interested in trying a recumbent,

The reason I suggested the Mid West Recumbent Rally in another message to someone who doesn’t yet have a recumbent is most recumbent rallies...
07-19-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,342
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 498,207
Posted By ncbikers

More thoughts! There is a lot of good...

More thoughts!

There is a lot of good general information at rbr.info ; bicycleman ; bent rider online. Three different sites.
07-19-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,342
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 498,207
Posted By ncbikers

Sandy, If possible you should check out the...

Sandy,

If possible you should check out the mid-west recumbent rally which I believe is coming up in August in WI. There will be a lot of them for you to try.

Something I did was to look at my...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-13, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 414,130
Posted By ncbikers

lordlyn, love the build. Would like to try...

lordlyn, love the build. Would like to try something like that. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By ncbikers

We got used EZ Sports last fall, like them a lot....

We got used EZ Sports last fall, like them a lot. We have 5 DF's and ride just the Bents. Hope you like yours as much as we like ours.
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By ncbikers

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.
04-24-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By ncbikers

Bike Charlotte (NC)

Anyone else doing any of the 2013 Bike Charlotte rides? It run from April 26 th to May 12 th. Different events most days. Something for everyopne..

For information www.bikecharlotte.org...
Forum: Recumbent
11-07-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By ncbikers

We have EZ-Sports. I was probably tense and...

We have EZ-Sports.

I was probably tense and my handle bars may have been to high. We have ASS. Still adjusting.

Best guess at this time is the tandem will be either a Screamer or a Gulfstream....
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By ncbikers

Recumbent Activities?

Now that we have recumbent bicycles, we have started looking for recumbent events/rallies and havenít found many. We have found only 2 on the east coast: RBR hosts one in PA and the Mid West one in...
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