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Forum: Recumbent
04-10-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By cjs1948

Drum brakes

Drum brakes need no adjusting (you can't, actually) and last close to indefinitely. I sell drums about 15/20 to one over disc brakes. Discs have a grabbier stopping attitude, but will need...
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By cjs1948

Buy the one you like.

First, I am an ICE dealer. There are many ICE trikes out there with thousands of miles on the elastomer--I have put a couple of thousand miles on my own trikes. The elastomers work perfectly and,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By cjs1948

Unfortunately, if you can't get a proper...

Unfortunately, if you can't get a proper commercially built trike, preferably a name brand, the riding experience is not likely to be good enough to support long term use and enjoyment. I had a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-08, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By cjs1948

You can buy an ICE frameset. Chip ...

You can buy an ICE frameset.

Chip
recumbenttrikestore.com
Forum: Recumbent
06-13-08, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By cjs1948

Close to custom...

I understand your budget. But, if you have some flexibility, you can get an ICE that will fit you perfectly, short cranks and all (low gearing is included). You can choose from four models and have...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By cjs1948

Hard to find

I use 165mm cranks on my trikes and that size is somewhat limited in availability. The best option for new cranks is Shimano, either Ultegra or 105. Don't consider Dura Ace as you can't fit your Q...
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,839
Posted By cjs1948

It's the trike itself

While it is important to do add the necessary items to be seen, the biggest safety advantage to trike riding is the rider's ability to watch everything around him/her. Since you don't have to look...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,215
Posted By cjs1948

I would strongly recommend that you go and try a...

I would strongly recommend that you go and try a few trikes so that you can begin to think about how these could work for your wife. Riding one yourself with her is the best way to ride...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,215
Posted By cjs1948

Trike

Any of the better trikes (indirect steering would be best) would work for going down the road safely. The prosthetics would handle the steering without problem. Braking and shifting are the...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-07, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By cjs1948

Low riding

There is an ICE tadpole trike that sits higher, the T. I have had many customers question the safty of sitting low on a trike or other recumbent. Three things matter. Your flag on a trike will be...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By cjs1948

How was the wood done and what computer is that? ...

How was the wood done and what computer is that?

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,682
Posted By cjs1948

Yes. Chip

Yes.

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,682
Posted By cjs1948

Stability does indeed vary with the brand and...

Stability does indeed vary with the brand and sometimes even depends on the year within a brand. There are trikes that are quite stable at high speed. Seek them out if high speed stability is a...
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-07, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By cjs1948

Yes, Greenspeed and I did to confirm which trikes...

Yes, Greenspeed and I did to confirm which trikes still cross the tie rods. I didn't say anything about about direct or indirect steering nor was the original question related to direct or indirect....
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By cjs1948

Whether the tie rods cross or not has nothing to...

Whether the tie rods cross or not has nothing to do with steering geometry. GS no longer crosses the tie rods on most of their trikes.

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,533
Posted By cjs1948

Yes, but...

Not the kind with padding. I use tight running shorts--I don't shop for shorts in the bike department or shops. My Reeboks cost $15 per pair.

I have advised both my wife and riding partner to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-07, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,650
Posted By cjs1948

Few, if any, are manufactured in Michigan. They...

Few, if any, are manufactured in Michigan. They are made in Taiwan where most other bikes and trikes are made. They may be the best lower end trikes. When one considers trikes at the upper end,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-07, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,149
Posted By cjs1948

Safety/seat height

Mostly the seat height doesn't matter. While I have ridden a Big Apple equipped Trice T off a full height curb and back up just to see if I could, a curb wouldn't normally qualify as an obstacle. ...
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-07, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,779
Posted By cjs1948

I suspect that a super limber young body could be...

I suspect that a super limber young body could be trained to do that with most any trike. How far you can get yourself off the seat and close to the ground is what matters. The lower the trike the...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-07, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,974
Posted By cjs1948

Which trike

Nicely put! While I currently have a used Sun tadpole available, that is not my point. The trikes I normally sell are much more expensive and this owner will be moving up. I've little experience...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By cjs1948

A good tadpole or a good delta won't matter. The...

A good tadpole or a good delta won't matter. The tadpole is generally going to feel like a sportier ride. While I sell the ICE trikes, I also believe that they represent the best value. They have...
Forum: Recumbent
03-01-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By cjs1948

Me, too. Anyone? Chip

Me, too. Anyone?

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
10-26-06, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By cjs1948

You want to go to the MANUFACTURER web sites. I...

You want to go to the MANUFACTURER web sites. I use links on my site to send the potential buyer there for detailed information so I don't have to redo a whole raft of details that will be of...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By cjs1948

One of the WizWheelz trikes would fit your...

One of the WizWheelz trikes would fit your criteria. However, it is not practical to share a trike with your difference in height. You would not only have to make all of the frame adjustments, but...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-06, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,166
Posted By cjs1948

The builder is correct. Since the builder would...

The builder is correct. Since the builder would profit by making the copy, he is the one that is liable. You can copy what you want for yourself and are not liable unless you sell the product.
...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,791
Posted By cjs1948

Yes, I ordered the cheap ones from Nashbar once. ...

Yes, I ordered the cheap ones from Nashbar once. I liked the light weight, but the fit (straps) was otherwise so bad that I quickly sent them back. The effect of the sole ridge goes away...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,791
Posted By cjs1948

While I can't pretend to be sure of the mechanics...

While I can't pretend to be sure of the mechanics involved, the way you push and the muscles you use on a recumbent vary from riding an upright. For an example the power pedal circle on a recumbent...
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-06, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,791
Posted By cjs1948

I recommend sandals to all my trike customers. ...

I recommend sandals to all my trike customers. Be sure the cleats are fully toward the heel in any shoe with recumbent riding.

Chip
recumbenttrikestore.com
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By cjs1948

Why don't you split the difference--use Shimano...

Why don't you split the difference--use Shimano sandals with the clipless pedals. I do and recommend the combo to all my customers. You can leave the straps comfortably loose and keep the comfort...
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,069
Posted By cjs1948

Doggies

They don't like air horns and most of them recognize the authoritative NO!

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,570
Posted By cjs1948

Do a search here and on BROL and you will find...

Do a search here and on BROL and you will find MANY variations on cures. The short prescription is clipless. cleats all the way toward the heel, and keep your shoes/sandals loose.

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By cjs1948

My wife and I had two of them a couple of years...

My wife and I had two of them a couple of years back. They really are quite comfortable and make great urban travelers. I sold one to a woman for her 80 year old mother. She rode it regularly,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-06, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,725
Posted By cjs1948

You may increase both friction (negligible in any...

You may increase both friction (negligible in any case I think) and noise by introducing additional tube ends through which the chain must pass.

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-09-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By cjs1948

USS is definitely the best, however, on a...

USS is definitely the best, however, on a two-wheeler, it may be a little more difficult to get used to. On a trike, which I ride exclusively, there is no problem getting used to it and there are...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-06, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,725
Posted By cjs1948

As a tube proponent, I can say that I don't think...

As a tube proponent, I can say that I don't think they matter for that. ICE claims that the tubes keep you and the trike clean. I started with tubes for that reason before I read their criteria and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-06, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,725
Posted By cjs1948

Superior chain protection from what? Straight...

Superior chain protection from what? Straight path DFs use no pulleys or tubes. Chain tubes manage the chain path--that's it.

Chip
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-06, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,725
Posted By cjs1948

Teflon tubing

I have added tubing to my trike to keep the grease and the chain where I want it. First I used drip irrigation tubing which works just fine however, when I had access to the real stuff, I installed...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,253
Posted By cjs1948

Here are some flags that will get you noticed: ...

Here are some flags that will get you noticed: http://cjschip.smugmug.com/gallery/385391

Chip
recumbenttrikestore.com
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By cjs1948

I ride only trikes and have no issue with the...

I ride only trikes and have no issue with the width. One thing really different about trikes is that there is no wobble so the trike width is more absolute than bikes which can move around in their...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By cjs1948

Don't. You won't really gain anything and...

Don't. You won't really gain anything and shifting will be awkward. The only reasonable change would be to go to bar-end shifters which might be more to your liking in terms of both space and...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-06, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By cjs1948

A Schwalbe Marathon Plus would handle your...

A Schwalbe Marathon Plus would handle your situation and you can get a matched set for your Agio. It has a built-in belt. For my customers I have also furnished tubes with Goo just to make sure. ...
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 843
Posted By cjs1948

Shimano for me

While I liked the Lakes fine, I like Shimano a bit better (if I had wide feet, the Lakes would fit better). I had tried Power Grips once (referred to on your link) and didn't like them at all. I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By cjs1948

Charlie, I'm 58 and ride a trike by choice...

Charlie,

I'm 58 and ride a trike by choice (for some years now, actually)--it is much more fun for me than any of the two-wheeled variety. Vegastriker is correct about faster cornering. To put...
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By cjs1948

I'll help you understand the WW TerraTrike. It...

I'll help you understand the WW TerraTrike. It is not a Tour model. It is the Sport--aluminum frame with a list price of $2400 for 2006. Anything too close to $1200 would be too cheap. Yes, you...
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By cjs1948

If all else fails...

You could get a trike. I perfectly understand your dilemma, so I didn't want to pop up earlier and sound like a wise guy--but now you've said DOOMED. The last time I exchanged a ride with a...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-06, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By cjs1948

After having had both sandals and shoes the shoes...

After having had both sandals and shoes the shoes went to eBay. I recommend sandals to all my customers. They fit pertectly at any time of the year--more socks when cold don't cramp your feet. ...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,758
Posted By cjs1948

I stand corrected on the many and numerous...

I stand corrected on the many and numerous thoughts I have had regarding recreational riding that I have had. I was quite unaware that the only criteria was speed. Hmmm. Seems a bit limiting. But...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-06, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By cjs1948

While you want the boom on a recumbent extended...

While you want the boom on a recumbent extended out far enough, too far can be dangerous to your knees if hyperextention results (something different from what can happen on a DF). Seat yourself...
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By cjs1948

My wife and I use Shimano SPD M324--platform on...

My wife and I use Shimano SPD M324--platform on one side, clip on the other. We've had the same four sets for years as we've moved them from bike to bike. They are excellent and work perfectly. ...
Forum: Recumbent
05-22-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,758
Posted By cjs1948

I'm not sure how to fix the dissention, but I...

I'm not sure how to fix the dissention, but I just sold a trike, ICE S, to a 28 year old who was anything but decrepit--a post military engineering student. I have been told by more than one roadie...
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