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Forum: Recumbent
07-07-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By bkaapcke

Yes, it's 1 1/8". BK

Yes, it's 1 1/8". BK
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By bkaapcke

Sun EZ Sport Headsets Question

I have a Sun EZ Spoert AX that was made in 2003. I've ordered new headset replacements from two vendors. Both came withh headset cups that have a 1/2 inch flange on the bottom of the bearing cups....
07-02-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,506
Posted By bkaapcke

Two thumbs up on Halo headbands. BK

Two thumbs up on Halo headbands. BK
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By bkaapcke

Well, I will partially retract my comment about...

Well, I will partially retract my comment about the AX not being a fast bike. They are real movers when you have a good tailwind. BK
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By bkaapcke

Experimenting with tire pressures is free and an...

Experimenting with tire pressures is free and an EZ Sport AX is unlikely to ever be a really fast bike. It's heavy and has a 26" rear wheel, not the stuff of speed bikes. OTOH, it is relatively...
06-22-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,435
Posted By bkaapcke

I have a rowing machine that has hydraulic...

I have a rowing machine that has hydraulic cylinders hooked to the handlebars. This allows for both pushing and pulling. Nice compact unit that does the job well. German made Kettler Favorit. I had...
Forum: Recumbent
06-20-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By bkaapcke

My EZ Sport AX is quite comfortable with these...

My EZ Sport AX is quite comfortable with these tire/pressure combinations.

Rear; 26" x 1.35" Panaracer Ribmo foldilng tire. The pressure range is 60-95PSI. I run it at 75 PSI

Front; 20" x 1.25"...
06-17-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By bkaapcke

Just wait & see how fast 70 rolls up on you when...

Just wait & see how fast 70 rolls up on you when you're having a good time.. WOW! BK
06-17-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,316
Posted By bkaapcke

Blues piano fan, here. Pinetop Perkins, ...

Blues piano fan, here. Pinetop Perkins, Butterfield, Piano Red, Hadda Brooks, Maria Muldauer and many more. Favorite blues guitar players; Elvin Bishop and Ronnie Earl. I'm sure this really "dates"...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By bkaapcke

You don't need wider tires yet. Experiment wih...

You don't need wider tires yet. Experiment wih lower tire pressures to soften up that ride. 100 PSI is way too high comfort. If you do end up getting new tires, think about going to folding bead...
12-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,628
Posted By bkaapcke

I ride a LWB recumbent so my hands don't carry...

I ride a LWB recumbent so my hands don't carry any of my body weight. In fact, they just rest on the bars. However, I still get hand pain from road vibration transmitted though the relatively stiff...
11-03-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,290
Posted By bkaapcke

Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water....

Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water. Always tastes great. bk
09-01-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By bkaapcke

I was coming up on a light controlled...

I was coming up on a light controlled intersectiion with a green light going my way. A car approached the intersectiion with a red from my right. The guy was slowing down as if to stop so I proceeded...
07-05-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,624
Posted By bkaapcke

The marketing department wnted to bring in TI. bk

The marketing department wnted to bring in TI. bk
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By bkaapcke

The replacement seat cushion for a Sun EZ Sport,...

The replacement seat cushion for a Sun EZ Sport, as distinguished from a Tour Easy by Easy Racers, is much firmer than the original formed cushion. Also, when the original cushion gets too much wear...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By bkaapcke

What are you trying to achieve with a wider tire?...

What are you trying to achieve with a wider tire? bk
05-01-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,337
Posted By bkaapcke

This guy is punishing himself with bike road...

This guy is punishing himself with bike road rage. He's slowly ruining his own life. Keep clear if it as best you can. Certainly don't push back any more than you have because you never know if or...
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,635
Posted By bkaapcke

A good recumbent that's comfortable and that you...

A good recumbent that's comfortable and that you like to ride is a lot cheaper than a gym membership.I have a Sun EZ Sport AX with over 35,000 miles on it and I've never regretted the $1500.00 it...
Forum: Recumbent
11-19-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,832
Posted By bkaapcke

Easy Racers has closed it's doors for good, as...

Easy Racers has closed it's doors for good, as far as I can tell. I think this is making a lot of possible buyers a little shy on buying their bikes no matter how close to new they are. You'll have...
09-05-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,102
Posted By bkaapcke

The two upgrades that made the most noticeable...

The two upgrades that made the most noticeable difference in the ride were upgrading to cartridge bearing wheels and replacing the bottom bracket with a Phil Wood unit.
Tighter and more accurate...
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,751
Posted By bkaapcke

Back On The Recliner

After a 2 year break from riding because of a deteriorating mitral valve in my heart, I'm back on the seat of my E Sport AX. I refer to the seat as my Lazy Boy Recliner. Total comfort on wheels.
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,694
Posted By bkaapcke

I bought a good hardwood broom stick and use it...

I bought a good hardwood broom stick and use it to give my back tune ups regularly. It was $35.00 and works really well. You can roll it up and down your lower and mid back and your neck. Hold it...
08-11-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,511
Posted By bkaapcke

Ii stick to the paved bike trail because a...

Ii stick to the paved bike trail because a noticeable percentage of the drivers around here have a real attitude. Unfortunately, I have one too. So, avoiding city streets makes everything better. bk
07-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26,466
Views: 2,864,961
Posted By bkaapcke

Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a...

Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a two year break. During that time, there was a slow downhill trend in my health and in particular my breathing was getting worse and worse as time went...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,545
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: 7,699
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: 3,373
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: 52
Views: 11,328
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: 5,790
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: 6,702
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: 5,708
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: 4,901
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: 16,086
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: 2,797
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: 1,808
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: 8,114
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: 7,334
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: 11,799
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: 4,635
Posted By bkaapcke

Try getting over "fast". bk

Try getting over "fast". bk
11-20-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,353
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: 1,265
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: 3,788
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: 2,888
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: 16,163
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: 3,681
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: 4,052
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: 772
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: 3,157
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: 2,244
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: 3,186
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.
...
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