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10-01-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By newbert

My rpm's are only in the 60-65 range, so I'll...

My rpm's are only in the 60-65 range, so I'll have to work on that. Perhpas staying in a lower gear would help.

Not sure about my heartbeat numbers. I have an Apple watch that i think can...
10-01-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By newbert

Good to hear that you're doing well, Don. I'm...

Good to hear that you're doing well, Don. I'm also doing well. If/when the time comes for you to consider an e-trike (hopefully later rather than sooner), feel free to pick my brain for any info...
09-30-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By newbert

Hi Don. Don't know if you remember me, but this...

Hi Don. Don't know if you remember me, but this is Bert from our PDSelf class. I hope that you're doing well.

For others following this thread, but don't know me --- I'm almost 70 years old and...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,327
Posted By newbert

Thanks for that, BlazingPedals. I've been using...

Thanks for that, BlazingPedals. I've been using an interim solution similar to the powergrips (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B096YVD36S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). While...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,327
Posted By newbert

Thanks for that info. Although the info on that...

Thanks for that info. Although the info on that link is a bit dated (re: specific shoes and sandals), it was still very useful for me.

Now I need to figure out exactly where to shop for the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,327
Posted By newbert

I've been considering changing to clipless, but...

I've been considering changing to clipless, but have held off because I'm reluctant to have to change shoes when arriving at my ride start point (which I get to by car). Nevertheless I'm still...
09-25-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By newbert

It's for "to-be-seen". Although it doesn't mount...

It's for "to-be-seen". Although it doesn't mount to the Bosch, I settled on this one (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QKKNT3N?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details).

Thanks!
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By newbert

I'd love to try Bear Spray. Unfortunately, it...

I'd love to try Bear Spray. Unfortunately, it seems to be illegal in NY State, and Amazon won't ship it here...... :foo: (I don't understand that since we definitely do have bears around here....)
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By newbert

Bosch vs e-Trike Motor Comparison and a BIG Question

I recently switched from a cadence-based (e-Trike) to a torque-based (Bosch) e-motor on my Catrike Villager. I want to relate my experience to compare the two here. Perhaps my thoughts will help...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By newbert

Headlight Recommendation?

I ride a recumbent tadpole trike that has a Bosch Active Line Plus e-Motor that's mounted on the pedals. It currently has a reflector mounted onto the top of the Bosch (fastened with a single screw)...
09-15-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By newbert

Looking for Headlight to Mount on Bosch Active Line Plus?

I ride a recumbent tadpole trike that has a Bosch Active Line Plus e-Motor that's mounted on the pedals. It currently has a reflector mounted onto the top of the Bosch (fastened with a single screw)...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By newbert

Exactly! Thanks for your suggestion!

Exactly! Thanks for your suggestion!
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By newbert

Dealing with Aggressive Dogs on Your Ride?

I've occasionally encountered aggressive dogs on my recumbent e-trike ride (I live in a rural area.). Until now, I've been able to quickly scoot away by gunning the throttle. However I recently...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,279
Posted By newbert

FWIW, I recently switched to a Bosch motor on my...

FWIW, I recently switched to a Bosch motor on my Catrike Villager. The crank shorteners which I was using...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By newbert

Here's One....

Here's One. (https://www.hitchrider.com/2-trike-rack.htm) I use their single-trike rack, and am quite happy with it.
08-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By newbert

Thanks for the response, NJKayaker. "Grade" is...

Thanks for the response, NJKayaker. "Grade" is working now, I'd been fiddling with the screen layout and lost track where it should be displayed - I was looking in the wrong spot! DOH!
08-21-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By newbert

FOLLOW UP: Capturing "Grade" Is Still a Problem

Hello again guys. Thanks for helping me find the "Grade" Data field and getting it displayed onscreen. But, as is often the case, the answer to one question leads to more question....

Today, I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By newbert

Question About Bosch eCat 250w Motor

I just had Bosch's eCat torque-based 250w motor installed onto my Catrike Villager a few days ago and already have a question.


I previously had a cadence-based motor on the Villager. Even though...
08-19-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By newbert

OK - I found it! It's under "Elevation". ...

OK - I found it! It's under "Elevation". Thanks!
08-19-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By newbert

Yeah - I see it in the list, but where/how do I...

Yeah - I see it in the list, but where/how do I access it?
08-19-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By newbert

Under "Other", all I have are: Battery ...

Under "Other", all I have are:

Battery
Calories
Sunrise
Sunset
Time of Day

:foo:
08-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By newbert

Garmin Edge 130 Plus: "Grade"?

In the manual of my Garmin Edge 130 Plus, there's an illustration of the screen showing a measurement of "grade" (ie - realtime ascent/descent rate).

I've gone thru all of the options on my Edge...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By newbert

Where Do You Store Your Bike/Trike When on the Road?

For those of you who travel from place to place by car, and bring your bike/trike, where/how do you securely store it when staying overnight at a hotel? I ride a recumbent trike which does not fit...
08-10-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By newbert

Thanks for the response, Robert. I never heard...

Thanks for the response, Robert. I never heard of the TSDZ2 motor. But if you experienced poor performance from it (Could you define exactly what you mean?), I doubt that it would interest me. And...
08-10-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By newbert

TORQUE Based E-Assist with THROTTLE?

I presently ride a Catrike Villager recumbent trike with cadence based e-assist. While I'm very happy with the trike, I find that i'm not as happy with the cadence based system that I have (although...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By newbert

Guys, your most recent posts have gotten to the...

Guys, your most recent posts have gotten to the crux of the matter, If I want a workout, I'll have to drop down my e-assist to Level 1 or zero, (plus drop to a lower gear) at least for part of my...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By newbert

OK, so I got my tire size - 1.75. So these are...

OK, so I got my tire size - 1.75. So these are the values that I plugged in:

Rim Size: 20 inch (406mm- BMX/Recumb)
Tire Size: 175
Chain Ring: 30 min; 52 max
Cog: 11min; 36 max

Based on...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By newbert

From your reply, can I assume that it's possible...

From your reply, can I assume that it's possible to change only one of the three chainrings, and that there's no need to change them as a complete 3-ring set? IOW, I could theoretically change from...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By newbert

Hmmmm.......I don't know what happened but my...

Hmmmm.......I don't know what happened but my previously prepared reply didn't post - It was really eloquent too! LOL! Oh well, let's try this again.

First, Thanks for links to the calculator, and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By newbert

I'll try to answer all your questions and will...

I'll try to answer all your questions and will probably end this post with a few more of my own.

1. Yes, I have an eBikeKit emotor on my Villager. Based upon the website image and the fact that...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By newbert

Questions About Gearing......

My Catrike Villager front gears (Is that called the crankset?) is 30-39-52 (stock) as far as I know. As I'm finally getting my "trike legs", I find that I'm mostly in 52 and only occasionally in 39...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By newbert

Well, to answer your questions: I was pretty...

Well, to answer your questions: I was pretty sure that I would do a lot of triking when I was shopping for my first trike. I definitely wanted e-assist because I live in a pretty hilly area. ...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By newbert

That's a good thought, linberl - Thanks! But...

That's a good thought, linberl - Thanks!

But to clarify - I'm considering a switch away from cadence-based to torque-based. If it's possible, would that make sense for me? And do torque-based...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By newbert

Considering Upgrading to a Different eTrike?

I've only been triking since early this spring,and find that I love it even more than I expected. It also helps that it's a fun way to get exercise, which has been prescribed for me to deal with a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By newbert

Very interesting thread, As a still fairly new...

Very interesting thread, As a still fairly new 'bent trike rider, I've had similar issues with knee and hip pain. I've installed crank shorteners which have helped quite a bit, but I'm still looking...
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By newbert

When an e-Trike Throttle Comes in Handy!

Riding on a country road today that I've been on before, when an untethered dog came after me from his owner's front yard. Thank goodness I have a throttle on my e-trikeike. I was able to leave him...
Forum: Recumbent
07-03-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By newbert

Thanks for all of your suggestions, guys. I...

Thanks for all of your suggestions, guys. I spent some significant time yesterday playing with all the adjustments and I THINK that I've got things sorted out now. (I'll test it out later today on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By newbert

Recommend a Neck Rest?

I have a Catrike Villager equipped with a Catrike head/neck rest. Unfortunately the geometry of the support for this neck rest is prevented from being moved far enough forward to do me any good....
05-29-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By newbert

Polaris - there's no need to apologize for...

Polaris - there's no need to apologize for recommending the 130+ for me. After today's ride (my second with the 130+) I need to walk back some of my comments. NOTE: Today, I did NOT use the Varia...
05-28-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By newbert

Well, actually, I think that I am a bit sorry.......

Well, actually, I think that I am a bit sorry....

So far, the Edge 130+ is a bit disappointing TBH. Yes, the screen is indeed much more readable in sunlight than my iPhone's. And yes, it pairs...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By newbert

'Bent Trikes and Trail Surfaces.....

In my area, I'm lucky to have a choice of bike trails. Some are asphalt while many others are compressed stone dust or even gravel.

My trike is a Catrike Villager with Shwalbe Marathon tires. So...
05-22-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By newbert

Darn - Too Late! I already ordered the 13o Plus....

Darn - Too Late! I already ordered the 13o Plus.

Thanks, Guys!
05-20-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By newbert

Garmin Varia RTL515 and Edge 130 Plus Compatibility?

I've been using my Garmin Varia RTL515 Radar with the Varia app on my iPhone. While the audio warnings work fine, the iPhone's screen in bright sunlight is absolutely useless. So, I'm considering...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By newbert

The impingement is indeed at the top of the...

The impingement is indeed at the top of the stroke, when the hip is flexed to its maximum (ie-compressed). I don't understand why a crank shortener would not help though. Wouldn't it allow the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By newbert

Crank Shortener for Catrike?

I have a slight, but annoying hip, impingement in my right hip, at the "top" of the stroke, when riding my Catrike Villager. I figure that a crank shortener for the right side might be helpful. I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By newbert

Excellent idea, Linberi. Thanks!

Excellent idea, Linberi. Thanks!
Forum: Recumbent
05-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By newbert

Pedal Masher with Questions About Shoes and Clips

The more I ride my recumbent trike (It's only been about 6 weeks), the more I'm convinced that perhaps I should go with cycling shoes and clips, after all. I'm a pedal masher who just wears sneakers...
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By newbert

Does Anyone Have Experience With Hitchrider Racks?

I'm considering ordering this rack (https://www.hitchrider.com/trikes.htm)from HitchRider to transport my Catrike Villager tadpole trike. Does anyone have any experience with HitchRider and/or this...
04-10-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By newbert

I already have an Apple watch (SE). But, as far...

I already have an Apple watch (SE). But, as far as I know, there is no Varia Radar app for the watch, only for the phone. Is there any way to have the watch display an app that is only native to the...
04-09-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By newbert

No, I'm not wearing sunglasses of any kind. It...

No, I'm not wearing sunglasses of any kind. It sounds like my only option is to play with the angle that the phone is displayed at.

Thanks.
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