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Forum: Recumbent
04-16-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By bicyclebill1

If you are ever up Hattiesburg way, I have an...

If you are ever up Hattiesburg way, I have an Easy Racer Tour Easy which is a LWB, and my wife has a RANS Tailwind CLWB you can ride if you like.
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By bicyclebill1

Where are you in Mississippi? I might be able to...

Where are you in Mississippi? I might be able to help.
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,138
Posted By bicyclebill1

Curious. Any reason you didn't favor the shop...

Curious. Any reason you didn't favor the shop that had one for you to ride with the purchase from them?
Forum: Recumbent
02-03-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,285
Posted By bicyclebill1

Great choice. Enjoy!

Great choice. Enjoy!
Forum: Recumbent
11-28-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,743
Posted By bicyclebill1

5-11, 42 outseam, 44 xseam, using 175mm cranks.

5-11, 42 outseam, 44 xseam, using 175mm cranks.
Forum: Recumbent
11-10-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By bicyclebill1

I've never had a problem with it on my tour...

I've never had a problem with it on my tour easy...
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By bicyclebill1

What kind of and size tires do you run on you TE?...

What kind of and size tires do you run on you TE? what is your weight?
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,679
Posted By bicyclebill1

imho, recumbent. you can't cheat with body...

imho, recumbent. you can't cheat with body weight. it's all leg power from the engine.
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,903
Posted By bicyclebill1

Then get a Tour Easy

Then get a Tour Easy
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,121
Posted By bicyclebill1

The larger the rear tire, the less takeoff power,...

The larger the rear tire, the less takeoff power, and slower to get going, but faster on the top end, in my opinion. If you plan on just cruising around, you would be better off with the 20 rear....
05-22-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By bicyclebill1

The problem with the shop idea is that I am...

The problem with the shop idea is that I am replacing the shifters that were on the bike when they put on the new derailleur. They won't install my shifters because I didn't buy them from their shop....
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By bicyclebill1

I am replacing sram 7.0 shifters with SRAM MRX...

I am replacing sram 7.0 shifters with SRAM MRX COMP 3x8 8-Speed Gripshift Front & Rear Set w/ Grips Cables Cruiser MTB.

I have a bike tech coming next week to change them out and adjust...
05-22-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By bicyclebill1

RANS Tailwind front derailleur question.

I have a 2001 tailwind, the red one with the 2 inch main tube. The front derailleur (shimano soro)'s spring broke. The local bike shop replaced it with a Claris, but It has not shifted correctly...
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By bicyclebill1

Thanks. I just posted it the technical discussion...

Thanks. I just posted it the technical discussion section over there.
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By bicyclebill1

RANS Tailwind front derailleur problem and question.

I have a 2001 tailwind, the red one with the 2 inch main tube. The front derailleur (shimano soro)'s spring broke. The local bike shop replaced it with a Claris, but It has not shifted correctly...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,661
Posted By bicyclebill1

Thanks.Ordered one from Amazon yesterday. Bill

Thanks.Ordered one from Amazon yesterday.
Bill
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,661
Posted By bicyclebill1

Recumbent Shifter cables

Does anyone know if standard shifter cables will be long enough for for a RANS Tailwind?
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Recumbent
04-17-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,626
Posted By bicyclebill1

Are you still riding that tailwind? I bought a...

Are you still riding that tailwind? I bought a used 2001 about 5 years ago, and cannot imagine giving it up.It was and is my first and only bent. I've almost bought a replacement for it many times,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-29-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By bicyclebill1

2) EZ-1 Super Cruiser for $200.00.

2) EZ-1 Super Cruiser for $200.00.
Forum: Recumbent
10-19-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,365
Posted By bicyclebill1

I bought a used RANS Tailwind in August on ebay,...

I bought a used RANS Tailwind in August on ebay, sight unseen. My first recumbent ever. Great quality. IMHO, you would be hard pressed to buy a "BAD" used RANS, unless they have been unusually and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By bicyclebill1

I went total recumbent two months ago. I can't...

I went total recumbent two months ago. I can't imagine riding a DF now. I wouldn't try to. Riding a CLWB recumbent is perfect for me. I rode over three hours Saturday, and I can not wait for tomorrow...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By bicyclebill1

Rydabent, Curious as to why you say keep the...

Rydabent,
Curious as to why you say keep the tailwind, when you used to own one, but don't anymore. Could you elaborate please?
Thanks to all for your comments.
Bill
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By bicyclebill1

RANS Tailwind versus Sun EZ Sport CX

I have the TW now, and the seat is killing me with the metal on back of bottom. Got a chance to trade it for a EZ Sport CX. I would get a more comfortable seat and a 26 rear wheel versus the 20 on...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,379
Posted By bicyclebill1

I am a fat 255 pounds, on a RANS tailwind, and I...

I am a fat 255 pounds, on a RANS tailwind, and I CANNOT keep up with my 150 pound wife on her Sun EZ-1. When we rode Giant Cyprss DX's, I could keep up with her pretty good. That was 5-10 years ago....
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

That's what I'm thinking. What is a skinwall?

That's what I'm thinking. What is a skinwall?
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

They are blackwall, and the rubber does look like...

They are blackwall, and the rubber does look like new. No cracks etc that I can see.
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

I bought a 2001 Rans Tailwind in mint condition....

I bought a 2001 Rans Tailwind in mint condition. It looks like it has never been used. The tires are Primo Comets, and look great, but they are probably the original tire, which makes them 11 years...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-12, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By bicyclebill1

Perfect rack for two recumbents: ...

Perfect rack for two recumbents:

http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Racks-Recumbent-2-Bike-Hitch/dp/B003BEP3RW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1345262193&sr=8-4&keywords=hollywood+sport+rider
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bicyclebill1

I kept up with her today. I discovered my rear...

I kept up with her today. I discovered my rear brake was dragging. Fixed that and all was good. I think my wife did that! :)
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bicyclebill1

Thanks everyone for the posts. Looks like I just...

Thanks everyone for the posts. Looks like I just need to lose some pounds. No other option. I need to anyway.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bicyclebill1

Weight question?

Wife has Sun EZ-1 . I have a rans tailwind. We are both new recumbent riders. she weighs about 100 pounds less than me, and rides away faster, and I can't keep up with her. I thought the differences...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,338
Posted By bicyclebill1

do you mean he went back to a regular bike after...

do you mean he went back to a regular bike after all of that?
Forum: Introductions
08-06-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By bicyclebill1

We have a nice rails to trails bike trail here...

We have a nice rails to trails bike trail here too. Longleaf Trace. Did you ride it?
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

I have both.

I have both.
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

I have a pump that does both. Finally got things...

I have a pump that does both. Finally got things to work with he schraeder adapter after trying the presta with my pump and only succeeding in letting all the air out of my tire. I could not get the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

"Not much difference in the way they work. Just...

"Not much difference in the way they work. Just remove the adapter, back off the knurled knob at the top of the presta valve, replace the adapter and use the pump the way you always have. After...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

Thanks. What tube would you recommend for 20 x...

Thanks. What tube would you recommend for 20 x 1.75 Primo Comets with Alexrims DA16 wheels?
All my riding is on paved bike trails and streets.
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By bicyclebill1

What kind of rack do you use to transport your...

What kind of rack do you use to transport your recumbent? I'm trying to find one that will hold two recumbents, and so far, not having much luck.
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

OK. So I do have to remove the adapter, then...

OK. So I do have to remove the adapter, then unscrew the valve, then put the adapter back on to put air in, right? The question is, when I unscrew the valve on the presta, does air start blowing out...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By bicyclebill1

"Much easier to transport a Tailwind than a V3...

"Much easier to transport a Tailwind than a V3 with two big wheels."

I'm glad you said that. I found a great deal on a Rans Stratus LE, and almost bought it. But I think the smaller 20" back wheel...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

When I back off the knurled knob on the presta,...

When I back off the knurled knob on the presta, does air start coming out immediately ? And, when I finish inflating to desired pressure, and take off the adapter to turn the knurled knob back, do I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,695
Posted By bicyclebill1

Tire question?

I just bought a used Tailwind. It has presta valves with schrader adapters. Do I check pressure and inflate the tire just like a do a regular schrader valve, or do I have to do something different?...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By bicyclebill1

Mine is an 01 with the larger tube. Since I weigh...

Mine is an 01 with the larger tube. Since I weigh 255, I'm glad the larger tube is there.
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By bicyclebill1

I took it to a local bike shop. They reassembled...

I took it to a local bike shop. They reassembled the whole thing, which was probably a good idea. At least I know everything is correct now. Rode it yesterday 10 miles. It was like riding on a cloud....
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By bicyclebill1

Hitch Mount Bike Rack

Does anyone have a suggestion for a rack that will hold recumbents? We have a RANS Tailwind, and A Sun EZ-1.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By bicyclebill1

"Find a safe place to practice before venturing...

"Find a safe place to practice before venturing out on the street, just relax and enjoy."

I have a 55 mile paved rails to trails bike trial about 5 miles from my house. I have ridden several...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By bicyclebill1

Rydabent, I just bought a Tailwind. Got it...

Rydabent,

I just bought a Tailwind. Got it in today, but can not figure out the cables, gears, and brake setup. Do you think a bike shop can do it? I don't have a RANS dealer in my town. Will that...
Forum: Introductions
08-02-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By bicyclebill1

Hello from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

I turned 62 yesterday. I just purchsed my wife and myself recumbents to start riding again. We both rode Giant Cypress DX's for thousands of miles until about five years ago. We stopped after I had...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By bicyclebill1

I need help with RANS Tailwind cable setup.

I just got in a used Tailwind. I have it all together but the cable setup is very confusing to me. Does anyone know where I can find a diagram or something to show me how to do them correctly?
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By bicyclebill1

I found it. IT is under the bottom bracket.

I found it. IT is under the bottom bracket.
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