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11-10-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By dit

My grandfather rode one of the original big...

My grandfather rode one of the original big wheeled bikes in the annual parade held in Zionsville IN into at least the middle 50's. He lived on a farm about 5 miles from town and he rode it to town...
Forum: Recumbent
10-28-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 25,672
Posted By dit

I did both....bought new and used and I have no...

I did both....bought new and used and I have no complaints about either. I ended up with a used Greenspeed GT3 and it is a fine machine IMO. I then bought the wife a new Stowaway II and she just...
10-03-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By dit

That is very nice. I would personally prefer at...

That is very nice. I would personally prefer at least a double chainring but I only see one real problem. I am guessing within the first 5 times the bike is left alone the bike will have an...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,797
Posted By dit

I have been aware of recumbents since the early...

I have been aware of recumbents since the early to mid 70's and have only seen 2 or 3 actually on the road since that time. People are not aware of their existence for the most part. My wife and I...
09-30-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 96,992
Posted By dit

I just sold a like new R300 with a triple crank...

I just sold a like new R300 with a triple crank for $400 and I thought that it was more than a fair price. It was a mid 90's bike and I loved the way it rode and hated to sell it. I just did not like...
09-30-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,229
Posted By dit

Depending on the spokes and rims and their...

Depending on the spokes and rims and their condition. I have been known to use brass wool pads. It works great on rusted chrome without scratching the chrome. Of course some rusted chrome is well...
09-27-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dit

The FD is no way near the end of the outside...

The FD is no way near the end of the outside adjustment. I am fairly certain that the crankset is on the correct BB to get appropriate chain ring alignment.

I just came from the shop and found...
09-27-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dit

I want to thank all that have responded and it...

I want to thank all that have responded and it sure gives me some things to work on. For those of you that may have some interest in triples and their use I just found the following info.
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09-26-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dit

I did forget to mention that I do have the FD set...

I did forget to mention that I do have the FD set high and well past the normally required over shift position. I am not sure that it is as high as you recommend but if it is not I will try that. I...
09-25-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By dit

You absolutely need a Ironman.....

You absolutely need a Ironman.....
09-25-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dit

Yes Robbie they are worth the effort. My favorite...

Yes Robbie they are worth the effort. My favorite ride is a Miami Vise 53cm with original wheels but I have put some vintage MB gearing on it for the hills around here. Old original turbo seat too. I...
09-25-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dit

The freewheel is new and is a modern HG I...

The freewheel is new and is a modern HG I believe. It is one of those mega gear models with the one large granny gear. I do not believe the chain wheel is worn. I did buy it used but it show very...
09-25-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dit

FSA Gossmer Triple crank set on an old Centurian

I have built up an old Ironman frame. It has a seven speed freewheel and an unknown chain. I have installed a FSA Gossamer crankset that is probably about 10 years old. I think it may be a 9 speed...
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By dit

Yepper......those screws on Amazon should work...

Yepper......those screws on Amazon should work just fine.

Mucho Thanks
09-24-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By dit

Thanks to all for the help. Yes I did see the...

Thanks to all for the help. Yes I did see the other thread after posting this thread. I will say that I got the real help that I need with the proper term. I tried several versions on google but I...
09-23-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,503
Posted By dit

I was just test riding this new build Centurian...

I was just test riding this new build Centurian that had no adjusters. I had the wheel axles pushed to the rear of the dropouts. I had already ridden it up a short quite steep hill at the beginning...
09-22-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By dit

vintage rear dropout adjusters???

I have an old Centurian Ironman and both of the long screws are missing. Can somebody tell me the proper term for these adjustors and possibly where to procure them. Thanks for your help.
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By dit

I'm so sorry. Wrong forum

I'm so sorry. Wrong forum
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By dit

vintage rear dropout adjusters

I have an old Centurian Ironman and both of the long screws are missing. Can somebody tell me the proper term for these adjustors and possibly where to procure them. Thanks for your help.
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By dit

I have a Rossin Genisis which I don't think is...

I have a Rossin Genisis which I don't think is one of their top of the line frames but it sure is a great ride. Mine is a 56cm and I would prefer it to be a 54 but we can't have everything.
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-15, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,611
Posted By dit

great report. Thanks for posting

great report. Thanks for posting
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,372
Posted By dit

Retro......Have you ever heard of selective...

Retro......Have you ever heard of selective hearing?
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,863
Posted By dit

Being a brand new tadpole rider I can agree with...

Being a brand new tadpole rider I can agree with most of the above. Especially about it being fun. However I must throw a spanner in the cogs......I have ridden DF for more years than I care to admit...
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,063
Posted By dit

All of the above is quite true. But......remember...

All of the above is quite true. But......remember that there are purchases made on spur of the moment on emotion. Sometimes these purchases come home and get use once or twice and the novelty wears...
08-16-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,760
Posted By dit

I am very saddened to hear of the op's...

I am very saddened to hear of the op's experience. I am even more saddened to hear folks recommend to just let it happen and hope for the best. As a society, are we actually that afraid? Do we just...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By dit

I have settled on the small wheels. I have one...

I have settled on the small wheels. I have one that has 16" and the wife will soon have one with 20". We will see how it goes. I will say it is quite hilly here and low gear is probably far more...
08-02-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By dit

I don't cross chain either. Granny ring and 3...

I don't cross chain either. Granny ring and 3 maybe 4 inside cogs but mostly just granny and granny. The center chainring usually goes the full range of cogs. The big chain ring I use the smallest 4...
08-02-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By dit

Cassette: How big can I go?

I currently have a 9 speed Shimano Tiagra RD 4400. It appears to be a long cage. The bike has a 26 tooth cog as it's biggest. The bike also has a triple 52,42,30. My question is what is the largest...
07-14-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By dit

No problem. I should have mentioned it in the...

No problem. I should have mentioned it in the original post.
07-14-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By dit

Never thought of a compact double since I have...

Never thought of a compact double since I have none on an of my road bikes. That would be a lot cheaper option and probably acceptable to wifie. It is possible that the machine is already equipped...
07-14-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By dit

Good s uggestion... I have an Altus FD on my road...

Good s uggestion... I have an Altus FD on my road bike with MB triple crank and it has worked great for the last 5 years and it was used when I installed it. May I ask if Shimano bar ends will work...
07-14-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By dit

I sure would not have a problem doing that but I...

I sure would not have a problem doing that but I doubt that the current rear derailleur will have enough wrap to handle the added tooth difference... As far as the gear ratios are concerned it must...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,113
Posted By dit

I hope this thread gets several replys as I am...

I hope this thread gets several replys as I am interested also. I do find it interesting that Robert C finds the tadpole faster than his DF. Opposite of most opinions. Speed is not my objective...
07-14-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By dit

Catrike gearing update

I am thinking about buying a nice used Catrike that only has a double chainwheel and where I live a Triple is needed. My knowledge on tadpoles and modern cassettes is minimal at best so I have...
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By dit

It sure sounds like 20 inchers all round is quite...

It sure sounds like 20 inchers all round is quite workable and I see no problem with a 90" top gear to be a problem with a tad unless they are faster than a DF . I seldom use much over 80' gears on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-15, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By dit

Thanks for the replys fellas....I am well aware...

Thanks for the replys fellas....I am well aware that the wheel size greatly affects the overall gear ratio. I did not consider the dirt accumulation on the drive train by it being closer to the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By dit

trike wheel size????

I am an old road bike rider and I am currently looking at recumbent trikes. Catrike to be specific. I like the idea of the folding version but knowing nothing about trikes, I am curious if the 700c...
07-08-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By dit

I soaked them both with WD40 over night and rode...

I soaked them both with WD40 over night and rode it this morning. Worked better so maybe I just need to give it some time. I don't think this bike has a 100 miles on it. Thanks to all for their help
07-08-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By dit

Actually I am not sure it would be an upgrade. I...

Actually I am not sure it would be an upgrade. I have a 93 Cannondale set up like you want and being an old dog I still prefer the old down tube shifters.
07-07-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By dit

Italian BB needs tightening

Can someone recommend a tool to tighten both sides of this BB? Thanks for your help
07-07-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By dit

Now that sounds like something that will work. I...

Now that sounds like something that will work. I am heading to the shop now. Will ride it tomorrow to check it out. Thanks bunches. I had not turned it upside down and sprayed it. By the way, I just...
07-07-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By dit

I can sure believe that. I think a watch would be...

I can sure believe that. I think a watch would be easier to work on just by looking.

I think the only cables that I have ever had to clean and lube were on a couple of cheap bikes that I worked...
07-07-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By dit

Are you suggesting that I take what looks like a...

Are you suggesting that I take what looks like a complicated little mechanism apart and re-lube all them little bitty parts and springs? I am not sure I am capable of doing so. I have totally built...
07-07-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By dit

it does not go to next gear. Shift again and it...

it does not go to next gear. Shift again and it skips gears. Sometimes it just does not want to shift at all and takes several movements of the shift lever. I haven't ridden it much. It is quite...
07-07-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By dit

Cannondale R300 shifting problem

I have acquired this bike in as new condition. It has a Shimano RSX group. The only problem the bike has is the shifters in the brake levers don't work well. I am guessing that the grease is old and...
07-07-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By dit

Cannondale R300 shifting problem

I have acquired this bike in as new condition. It has a Shimano RSX group. The only problem the bike has is the shifters in the brake levers don't work well. I am guessing that the grease is old and...
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By dit

Thanks, I will do that

Thanks, I will do that
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By dit

If the frame is the right size it would be in my...

If the frame is the right size it would be in my garage today.
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By dit

I sold my custom 531 db bike after I bought my...

I sold my custom 531 db bike after I bought my Ironman. I guess the choice is yours
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By dit

Connondale R300

I have acquired this bike in as new condition. It has a Shimano RSX group. The only problem the bike has is the shifters in the brake levers don't work well. I am guessing that the grease is old and...
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