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Forum: Recumbent
09-24-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By trestlehed

Not sure you're going to find anything that...

Not sure you're going to find anything that doesn't require lifting the bike that will work with your Subaru.
If you had a cargo van/pickup truck you get get the Easy Load Ramp system:...
08-15-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By trestlehed

Check out the Electra Townie(s). They were...

Check out the Electra Townie(s). They were designed with comfort as the priority.
Lots of models to choose from:

https://www.electrabike.com/bikes
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,032
Posted By trestlehed

2014 Lightfoot Rambler ...

2014 Lightfoot Rambler

https://i.imgur.com/UbT8RQY.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By trestlehed

I had a Thule roof rack system on my 2001 Honda...

I had a Thule roof rack system on my 2001 Honda Civic. The rack was pricey but solid. However the real downside to roof racks and recumbents is not just dealing with the roof loading aspect, but also...
12-24-17, 04:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,295
Posted By trestlehed

I put Electra's Bullhorn cruiser bars on my...

I put Electra's Bullhorn cruiser bars on my Townie. Perfect.

http://store.electrabike.com/product/electra+cruiser+handlebar+bullhorn.do?sortby=ourPicks#

https://i.imgur.com/fSGEkLz.jpg
12-21-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,335
Posted By trestlehed

This rack might work for you. It's pricey but...

This rack might work for you. It's pricey but it's designed to support heavy E-Bikes/Fat Bikes.
...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By trestlehed

How to measure your X Seam: ...

How to measure your X Seam:

https://hostelshoppe.com/PDF/xseam_measure.pdf
04-08-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,516
Posted By trestlehed

Mfhorn wrote: Always remember: YOU GET WHAT...

Mfhorn wrote:

Always remember: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: CAVEAT EMPTOR.
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,099
Posted By trestlehed

Irishred wrote: The Sun EZ Sport can use any...

Irishred wrote:

The Sun EZ Sport can use any standard rear rack. I upgraded to the Topeak EXP trunk/rack system. The trunk bag has a slot underneath and it slides onto and locks onto the Topeak...
01-09-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,047
Posted By trestlehed

Members of IMBA - (International Mountain Biking...

Members of IMBA - (International Mountain Biking Association) get a discount deal with Subaru.
You might want to check it out, you could potentially save a lot of $.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,797
Posted By trestlehed

If you want to go down the "sit bones" route...

If you want to go down the "sit bones" route these links might help:

Dial in fit on any perch with new WTB Saddle Fit System at your LBS - Bikerumor...
07-30-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,861
Posted By trestlehed

KatKim wrote: You might want to check out 2...

KatKim wrote:

You might want to check out 2 wheeled recumbents and trikes.

At the top of this webpage are tons of links:
RECUMBENTS - BentRider Online Forums...
04-24-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By trestlehed

VegasTriker wrote: Instead of buying and...

VegasTriker wrote:

Instead of buying and trying 25 different seats like I did, you should know that bike frame geometry plays a huge role in comfort. That's why I bought a Sun Easy Sport AX long...
03-15-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,698
Posted By trestlehed

Rootus wrote: And here is the crux of the...

Rootus wrote:

And here is the crux of the problem. You are getting older and want to be more comfortable on a bike. But you have time and money invested in your old MTB. What to do? Well I can...
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,397
Posted By trestlehed

There is a thread over at BROL discussing the...

There is a thread over at BROL discussing the demise of Lightfoot. Unfortunately there is no info on why they went out of business. As far as bike values go, I guess it could go either way: The bikes...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,677
Posted By trestlehed

Sometimes when friends come by and want to go for...

Sometimes when friends come by and want to go for a ride, I show them my Easy Sport AX, and try to get them to take a short test ride up and down the street. They always come back and say "Wow! This...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,765
Posted By trestlehed

Not so: I upgraded my Electra Townie 24 to BB7's....

Not so: I upgraded my Electra Townie 24 to BB7's.
Brake Therapy Conversion Kit (http://2btherapy.com/bikes/brake-therapy-conversion-kit)

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Forum: Recumbent
02-05-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,985
Posted By trestlehed

geezerwheels, If you are serious about...

geezerwheels,

If you are serious about learning your recumbent options you need to start doing research at Bent Rider Online Forums:
BentRider Online Forums - Powered by vBulletin...
01-03-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
Posted By trestlehed

From your post I'm gathering that you are both in...

From your post I'm gathering that you are both in your mid twenties. There are loads of different bikes out there so I agree with the advice given above. And since I'm the Unofficial preacher for the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-30-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,394
Posted By trestlehed

And I thought my Sun EZ Sport was heavy...

And I thought my Sun EZ Sport was heavy...
Forum: Recumbent
12-13-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,099
Posted By trestlehed

No, but It's probably doable. Especially with...

No, but It's probably doable. Especially with this conversion kit for the rear:
http://www.therapycomponents.com/disc-conversion.html
(Above URL updated on 4/8/2017)
10-17-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,795
Posted By trestlehed

Check out the Electra Townie. Front suspension...

Check out the Electra Townie. Front suspension fork, 21 speeds, upright seated position and very comfy.
You could add an after market suspension seat post or a Cane Creek Thudbuster.

Original...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,099
Posted By trestlehed

Ginny, Just read your post on BROL. Congrats on...

Ginny,
Just read your post on BROL. Congrats on your new Easy Sport!
Enjoy!
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,099
Posted By trestlehed

Here you go: Greenfield - Chainstay Kickstand ...

Here you go: Greenfield - Chainstay Kickstand
Great fit for RANS Stratus LE, Stratus XP, V2, V3, Sun EZ-Sport, HP Velotechnik Speedmachine. Easy trim-to-fit length adjustment.

Hostel Shoppe...
07-05-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,223
Posted By trestlehed

I've had 2 Townies for a while now. My main...

I've had 2 Townies for a while now. My main suggestion to anyone buying one is to replace the stock handlebars with Electra's Bullhorn cruiser bars if you are mainly doing bike path riding. Also a...
06-08-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,767
Posted By trestlehed

Anything under $200 is gonna be a total piece of...

Anything under $200 is gonna be a total piece of crap.
Do yourself a favor and buy a bike from a REAL Bike Shop.
Those big box stores mostly cater to people buying cheap bikes for their kids. As in...
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,361
Posted By trestlehed

Frantik, If you liked the bikeE then you are...

Frantik,

If you liked the bikeE then you are comfortable on CLWB (Compact Long Wheel Base) recumbent bikes... If you are not into speed and performance, as in nice bike path cruising, I would...
09-09-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By trestlehed

Some informative cargo bike links: ...

Some informative cargo bike links:

http://cetmacargo.com/

http://daily.sightline.org/2012/12/27/cargo-bikes/

http://rans.com/bicycles/hammertruck.html
08-25-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By trestlehed

Hand, finger, neck and butt pain are what drive...

Hand, finger, neck and butt pain are what drive many riders to recumbents or crank forward bikes, both of which are designed to alleviate said ailments.
Check out the Electra Townie (crank forward)...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By trestlehed

If you check Craigslist Orange County there are a...

If you check Craigslist Orange County there are a couple of nice Sun EZ Sports up for sale...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By trestlehed

osco53 wrote: Where did you find the fork...

osco53 wrote:

Where did you find the fork for that 20" wheel upgrade? Was it custom-made or off the shelf?
05-27-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By trestlehed

Here is a link for bike shops that sell Electra...

Here is a link for bike shops that sell Electra bikes.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

http://shops.electrabike.com/
05-27-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By trestlehed

Pendboy wrote: Why waste good money an a...

Pendboy wrote:


Why waste good money an a piece of crap bike when you can put it towards a good one?

The #1 reason people stop riding bikes is because that particular bike is uncomfortable and...
Forum: Recumbent
03-13-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,189
Posted By trestlehed

I don't know what model Cannondale you had, but I...

I don't know what model Cannondale you had, but I can confidently say the EZ Sport will make you happy. I bought mine after doing some online research back in 2002. I ordered one thru my LBS...
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,476
Posted By trestlehed

The Draftmaster works great behind an RV....

The Draftmaster works great behind an RV. Probably works well behind a large SUV or truck as well.
For a car? Not sure on that one. Below are a couple pics of the Draftmaster on my little Toyota...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,559
Posted By trestlehed

JGaerlan, check out my Townie on this thread...

JGaerlan, check out my Townie on this thread (post #337):
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/39627-Electra-s-New-Townie/page14
02-22-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 48,898
Posted By trestlehed

P.S. I only wear headphones on bike paths....

P.S. I only wear headphones on bike paths. Bikers/joggers/walkers nearly everyone is listening to music.
Johnny Law doesn't bother with us. They are too busy chasing down bank robbers and texting...
02-22-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 48,898
Posted By trestlehed

The original problem was that the OP said he has...

The original problem was that the OP said he has an iPhone and is on call 24 hrs per day. How about just buying a handlebar mounted iPhone holder
(there are a ton of them out there now) and keep the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-13, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By trestlehed

Cool vid! But why do trikes make up 99% of the...

Cool vid! But why do trikes make up 99% of the riders?
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By trestlehed

I have the Sun Easy Sport LE (now called the AX...

I have the Sun Easy Sport LE (now called the AX for aluminum). The AX weighs about 35 pounds, the CX (chromoly) weighs about 40 pounds.
You can find nice used ones in good shape on Craigslist for as...
10-24-12, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,459
Posted By trestlehed

Check this link for some good ideas on trunk...

Check this link for some good ideas on trunk racks. Saris and Allen are good, high quality and reputable brands:
...
09-14-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By trestlehed

I have a plastic storage bin full of various bike...

I have a plastic storage bin full of various bike seats at home. In the quest for true bike comfort I ended-up buying a recumbent bike (Sun EZ Sport AX) and a crank-forward cruiser (Electra Townie)....
09-12-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,038
Posted By trestlehed

LuMax wrote: Next you should consider...

LuMax wrote:

Next you should consider inventing/building a conveyor system that will deliver the ice cold beers from your cooler to you,
then return empties and dump them in a recycle bin...?...
08-22-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By trestlehed

I use an old Sony AM/FM Walkman velcro'd to a...

I use an old Sony AM/FM Walkman velcro'd to a custom (and cheap) holder I fashioned out of a cup holder made for cars. The holder is bolted to a standard reflector bracket that clamps onto the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,372
Posted By trestlehed

That ebay seat post is interesting. Doesn't look...

That ebay seat post is interesting. Doesn't look like a modern seat would mount to it. It has plenty of "set-back" though.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,051
Posted By trestlehed

modernjess wrote: I agree. I use a bell. If...

modernjess wrote:

I agree. I use a bell. If that doesn't work I just go off the path and onto the grass and pass 'em all giving a wide, safe berth. I got frustrated with being frustrated....
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,372
Posted By trestlehed

JGaerlan, that's a great idea on the seat post. I...

JGaerlan, that's a great idea on the seat post. I had a Bike Friday New World Tourist folding bike for work commute. The riding position was just too uncomfortable. I searched the interweb for a...
08-08-12, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By trestlehed

That's freakin' awesome! I guess this is what Mad...

That's freakin' awesome! I guess this is what Mad Max would "drive" when the gasoline truly runs out.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-12, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By trestlehed

266166I started getting the numbness problem in...

266166I started getting the numbness problem in my early 30's. The only seat I can use on an upright bike anymore is the Hobson Easy Seat 2 (version 1). I just tried a brand new Serfas gel cruiser...
08-04-12, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,942
Posted By trestlehed

I would go with Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes....

I would go with Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes. I have them on 2 of my bikes right now. They are relatively cheap and work great.
Maybe go with the bigger discs (180mm?) to compensate for all that...
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