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Forum: Recumbent
05-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By bkaapcke

It looks like the seat mounts to square tubing...

It looks like the seat mounts to square tubing like the other EZ recumbents from Sun. There is some up & down play at the front of the clamp mount. You can get a shim in there and raise the front of...
02-23-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,610
Posted By bkaapcke

I live three blocks from a paved MUP trail that...

I live three blocks from a paved MUP trail that goes from the foothills to the edge of San Francisco Bay. 11 miles each way and the last two miles to the bay are on a levee. It's inspiring, beautiful...
02-12-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By bkaapcke

70 awaits you with open arms and a welcoming...

70 awaits you with open arms and a welcoming smile that has faint signs of sarcasm in it. It sure rolled by a lot sooner than I had planned. It brought a lot of unwanted baggage, too. Knees hurt,...
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,981
Posted By bkaapcke

Think over a Sun EZ Sport. Very comfortable, easy...

Think over a Sun EZ Sport. Very comfortable, easy on & off and your hands just rest on the bars. Also they are easy to step off while they are moving. This really saved my bacon when a driver on a...
05-11-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,875
Posted By bkaapcke

Slow down, stay just ahead of the yap dog, and...

Slow down, stay just ahead of the yap dog, and get him to follow you miles and miles down the trail. Then resume speed and be on your way. Let the jive lady find her own noisemaker mutt. Problem...
04-11-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,012
Posted By bkaapcke

Klean Kanteen stainless water bottles. Run it...

Klean Kanteen stainless water bottles. Run it through the dishwasher once a week. bk
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,568
Posted By bkaapcke

Size up dog. If manageable, get off bike, kick...

Size up dog. If manageable, get off bike, kick dog around a little, more if necessary, leave. Keep in mind, most dogs are complete frauds. Like Trump, they lead with a lot of pointless noise, put on...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,456
Posted By bkaapcke

Hmm.. I ordered a new headset over three weeks...

Hmm.. I ordered a new headset over three weeks ago for my easy sport & gave my credit card number. Still no headset at my door. Uh-oh. bk
06-12-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,165
Posted By bkaapcke

Electrolytes ARE the issue. Get some supplements...

Electrolytes ARE the issue. Get some supplements and use them. bk
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,192
Posted By bkaapcke

In your search for a recumbent be sure to test...

In your search for a recumbent be sure to test ride a long wheel base (LWB) model. I started with a Easy Sport AX, thinking if I really liked it, I could step up to a Tour Easy later. The Easy Sport...
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By bkaapcke

I run 26x1.25 in the rear (78-80 psi) and 20x1.25...

I run 26x1.25 in the rear (78-80 psi) and 20x1.25 in the front (68psi). Both are folding bead tires and at those pressures, they soak up the road buzz in the handlebars that was driving my hands...
03-04-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By bkaapcke

Stop second guessing the deal you wanted and go...

Stop second guessing the deal you wanted and go ride the thing. bk
02-01-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,841
Posted By bkaapcke

I tried a pair and was unimpressed. Measured my...

I tried a pair and was unimpressed. Measured my knee per their instructions and there wasn't much compression at all. I tossed them out. bk
02-01-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,634
Posted By bkaapcke

Does an "over the bars" accident sound like an...

Does an "over the bars" accident sound like an interesting new experience to you? I watched one once and believe me, it was ugly. So, do the one thing many of your bike forums advisers can't stand,...
11-28-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,719
Posted By bkaapcke

Try getting over "fast". bk

Try getting over "fast". bk
11-20-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By bkaapcke

Sounds like a worn cassette with a new chain on...

Sounds like a worn cassette with a new chain on it to me. The particular cogs were probably the former owners favorites, so they are most worn ones. bk
11-12-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By bkaapcke

I use ratcheting cargo tie downs to hang my LWB...

I use ratcheting cargo tie downs to hang my LWB recumbent from the garage rafters. It works perfectly and holds the bike at the right height to work on the drive train while sitting in a lawn chair....
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By bkaapcke

Just be sure to test ride a long wheelbase...

Just be sure to test ride a long wheelbase recumbent during your search. It's a layout that works well and provides a lot of comfort. One of the odd things I like about my Sun Easy Sport is a safety...
11-03-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,604
Posted By bkaapcke

Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings....

Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings. They are the heart of it and will let you know, while you ride, that you have great wheels. bk
09-20-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,684
Posted By bkaapcke

First Aid supplies. Over the years, several...

First Aid supplies. Over the years, several people have been glad I had them when & where they needed them. bk
08-22-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By bkaapcke

If you are getting "pavement buzz" through your...

If you are getting "pavement buzz" through your handlebars, this may be the cause or a big factor in hand and wrist problems. A wider, folding bead tire run at lower pressures can make a huge...
08-22-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,754
Posted By bkaapcke

It's hard to describe the difference this upgrade...

It's hard to describe the difference this upgrade makes, but I really like it. Upgrade to cartridge bearings; they are tight, smooth and "accurate". I was so taken by this, that I bought a Phil Wood...
08-22-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By bkaapcke

I've bought several new SRAM XO 9 speed...

I've bought several new SRAM XO 9 speed derailleurs on E-Bay, With prices ranging from a $57.00 bid, to $135.00 on a 'buy it now' price. All were the real thing. OTOH, I haven't bought one from any...
08-09-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By bkaapcke

I'm trying Super Lube Synthetic with PTFE to see...

I'm trying Super Lube Synthetic with PTFE to see how it goes. So far, it's super quiet with very smooth shifting. It's easy to clean out of the chain and easy to apply. Less black crud when I clean...
07-16-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By bkaapcke

I went in for the surgery when my hands were...

I went in for the surgery when my hands were literally "on fire" most of every day. I could tell after each surgery that complete relief was in store. Sure enough, it was
, and it took about two...
07-16-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,494
Posted By bkaapcke

Two things helped me out quite a lot. I switched...

Two things helped me out quite a lot. I switched to a Sun EZ Sport LWB recumbent and the seat has an adjustable lumbar support. I ride with a straight back and neck, relieving a lot of pinches &c.
...
07-01-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,072
Posted By bkaapcke

Forget about the legal angles. Just remember...

Forget about the legal angles. Just remember nobody in that parking lot who is about to move their car is looking out for bicycles. You can actually be in their
mirror or field of vision, yet they...
06-29-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,943
Posted By bkaapcke

Just remember tap water is chock full of mold...

Just remember tap water is chock full of mold spores, so you are washing it with dirty water. bk
06-19-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By bkaapcke

Think about folding tires run below max pressure...

Think about folding tires run below max pressure as the next move. This will go a long way towards eliminating road buzz from getting to the bars in the first place. Padded gloves won't do the job on...
06-14-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,950
Posted By bkaapcke

Sounds like you are getting low on electrolytes,...

Sounds like you are getting low on electrolytes, to me. That wiped out feeling that just won't go away no matter how much you eat. Salt pills or other electrolyte supplements will make a huge...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
Posted By bkaapcke

I've had an Easy Sort AX for 12 years now and...

I've had an Easy Sort AX for 12 years now and have discovered a hidden, yet important, safety feature. It's really easy to step off of these bikes while moving. Last year I had to do it in an...
12-11-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,753
Posted By bkaapcke

A roadie was hoorah-ing my easy sport AX one...

A roadie was hoorah-ing my easy sport AX one time. I said; hey, its really comfortable for these old bones. I let him sit on it and pointed out how straight his back and neck were, how nice the...
10-05-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,268
Posted By bkaapcke

Mike; Don't feel bad about changing your chain...

Mike; Don't feel bad about changing your chain more often. They are reasonably priced and if it helps you get away with keeping your low maintenance ride style, why not? Twice a year might make it...
05-27-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,665
Posted By bkaapcke

If you are asking, hope is already gone. But;...

If you are asking, hope is already gone. But; just try and give up this obsession with becoming superbikeman. There is no need. bk
05-26-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By bkaapcke

Rethink being cheap on this buy. bk

Rethink being cheap on this buy. bk
Forum: Recumbent
05-20-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By bkaapcke

Your seat may be set a little too far back from...

Your seat may be set a little too far back from the pedals. I have an Easy Sport which is one model below the Tour Easy. It took me quite a while to get the forward/back position of the seat set just...
05-02-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By bkaapcke

While Calistoga has the spas, it also has a lot...

While Calistoga has the spas, it also has a lot of he local farm and hotel worker population. I wouldn't call it a high income town. bk
05-01-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By bkaapcke

A Town Without Bike Locks

My wife an I recently spent a few days in Calistoga, a small hot springs spa town in the Napa Valley, just north of San Francisco. I noticed several bikes parked here and there with no lock at all....
05-01-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,857
Posted By bkaapcke

After 20 years of riding on a great MUP which is...

After 20 years of riding on a great MUP which is just two blocks away from home, with an occasional Saturday or Sunday only three miles on the street, my bike finally got hit. I saw the car slowing...
04-14-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By bkaapcke

Wheels. Now that I've had cartridge bearing wheel...

Wheels. Now that I've had cartridge bearing wheel hubs for a few years, I'll never go back to cup & cones. Wheel upgrades make a lot of difference in how nice your bike is. bk
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By bkaapcke

I had a lot of problems like that on Velocity...

I had a lot of problems like that on Velocity rims. My tires were too fat for the rims. Narrower tires fixed the problem. bk
Forum: Recumbent
03-22-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,759
Posted By bkaapcke

Guilt is an emotion that doesn't belong anywhere...

Guilt is an emotion that doesn't belong anywhere near a possible n+1 bike purchase. It's completely useless in this situation, and NEVER leads to taking any meaningful action, such as a purchase....
03-19-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,326
Posted By bkaapcke

At least ask what replacement wheel(s) might...

At least ask what replacement wheel(s) might cost. There are deals out there, especially if you can wait some. bk
03-14-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,154
Posted By bkaapcke

A friends wife has a custom Ti Litespeed, and...

A friends wife has a custom Ti Litespeed, and it's a really nice bike. She really likes it, too. I'd say if the price doesn't bother you anymore, you're ready. However, you don't really ride enough...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,157
Posted By bkaapcke

If you can find a folding bead tire for a 451,...

If you can find a folding bead tire for a 451, you can play with lower tire pressures and get the softer ride you want. I have a 406 front tire on my Easy Sport and run Panaracer folders. At 65 to 70...
03-04-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,968
Posted By bkaapcke

If you will be riding pavement, you won't need...

If you will be riding pavement, you won't need the shock absorbing front fork found on many hybrids. Find one without it. bk
03-01-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,333
Posted By bkaapcke

I spray a little solvent on it, let it sit for a...

I spray a little solvent on it, let it sit for a bit and then blow it off with the compressor. Hold a shop towel behind it while using air and the dirt won't go all over the wheel. bk
Replies: 119
Views: 16,528
Posted By bkaapcke

Don't beat yourself up too bad. We all get nicked...

Don't beat yourself up too bad. We all get nicked now and then. OTOH, we all have a little 'win' once in a while too. bk
02-24-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,048
Posted By bkaapcke

If road buzz gives your hands problems, get the...

If road buzz gives your hands problems, get the folders and play with lower tire pressures. bk
02-19-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 70,965
Posted By bkaapcke

It's best to keep the price to yourself, unless...

It's best to keep the price to yourself, unless you are talking to a friend who knows about very nice bikes. Most others don't really need to know. Some will get upset knowing how much discretionary...
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