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Forum: Recumbent
08-06-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,297
Posted By skier

My FAW+ is on the road. ...

My FAW+ is on the road.

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Forum: Recumbent
06-13-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,748
Posted By skier

Bachetta has a good reputation. Iíve never had...

Bachetta has a good reputation. Iíve never had the chance to ride one so canít give you any thoughts on that aspect. If youíre interested in bents itís probably a good first ride.
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,098
Posted By skier

thereís been some debate on that on the bentrider...

thereís been some debate on that on the bentrider forum, mostly surrounding the Quattrovelo. Just because it isnít defined as a bicycle doesnít mean itís a car. If you wanted to buy one and were...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,028
Posted By skier

Thatís a pretty light use case. Pretty much any...

Thatís a pretty light use case. Pretty much any velo would work for you. If you want fast, try the Apha 7. If you want stable, try a Quattrovelo. Otherwise pick the one you like the looks of that...
04-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,792
Posted By skier

Worst ad ever paired with the bottom of the first...

Worst ad ever paired with the bottom of the first page of this thread

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04-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,964
Posted By skier

sounds like a lot of issues, but this one in...

sounds like a lot of issues, but this one in particular may have a solution. I hate to propose it on this forum since thereís usually a lot of backlash, but have you considered a recumbent (2 or 3...
04-25-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 3,668,162
Posted By skier

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HP Velotechnik Grasshopper fully suspending...
04-23-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By skier

Pretty bike.

Pretty bike.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,028
Posted By skier

thatís the front wheel hanging there. Iím not...

thatís the front wheel hanging there. Iím not installing an e-assist. I think what youíre referring to is the 90mm drum brakes.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,028
Posted By skier

What is your commute like? How far? How hilly? ...

What is your commute like? How far? How hilly?

How much do you want to carry?

Whatís the weather like where you are? How wet/rainy? Are you expecting to ride in the snow?

Most velomobiles...
04-16-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By skier

Any idea where the serial number may be? I...

Any idea where the serial number may be? I checked all the normal locations listed here and didnít see it....
04-10-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By skier

Old Magna 1500 series

A neighbor put this bike on the side of the road for taking. From what Iíve read Magna is a cheap brand and I just grabbed this to play with and learn some tuning with. I know It probably isnít...
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By skier

Most people on the bentrider forum seem to...

Most people on the bentrider forum seem to recommend the Gekko 26 for heavier riders. ...
03-06-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,141
Views: 580,402
Posted By skier

Iím not sure if this qualifies as vintage. But...

Iím not sure if this qualifies as vintage. But itís a build of the latest evolution of the Alleweder Velomobile (originally marketed in 1992). This is the FAW+ and the kit was delivered to me in...
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,862
Posted By skier

Catrikes in general have very stiff rides....

Catrikes in general have very stiff rides. Theyíre great when the road is smooth, but they arenít that pleasant when the roads get rough. If this is typical of roads in your area I would suggest it...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,608
Posted By skier

There are so many interesting homebuilts to...

There are so many interesting homebuilts to choose from. You really need to define a mission before picking one.

Vans have a great following, but hold no interest for me. I like to think of them...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By skier

In my opinion a true green bike of the future...

In my opinion a true green bike of the future would need to replace a car for the majority of users for the majority of their needs.

To accomplish that it would need to do the following

Cover...
02-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,459
Posted By skier

My wife and I love our recumbents. We started...

My wife and I love our recumbents. We started with trikes which are a blast to ride together on a trail. Iíll take my trike out solo on roads. Despite what other folks say (who havenít riden a trike)...
01-01-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,566
Posted By skier

You can always get a non-driver government issued...

You can always get a non-driver government issued photo ID which can also meet (I believe) the RealID requirements.
12-26-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,296
Posted By skier

Just to add, Cruzbike, specifically markets their...

Just to add, Cruzbike, specifically markets their bikes for people with spinal fusions. They also offer a 100 mile trial, which means if you like it great, if you don't you haven't lost anything:...
12-25-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By skier

From what I've read while it's legal for...

From what I've read while it's legal for companies to do so, many companies aren't planning to go that route. Instead, they plan to encourage vaccination and make sure it's available to their...
10-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By skier

look at what Velomobile riders do. I believe some...

look at what Velomobile riders do. I believe some of them have hub-driven electrical systems on their rides. I believe they have systems for charging phones/powering lights/ etc. and you may be able...
10-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,985
Posted By skier

Personally I’d be more curious in $/hour riding...

Personally I’d be more curious in $/hour riding than $/mile.

Netflix subscription: $0.21/hr
XM radio subscription (based on my pre-Covid commute): $0.25/hr
Cup of tea: $0.75/hr
Alcohol:...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,512
Views: 513,382
Posted By skier

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Piper Arrow

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Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,439
Posted By skier

Iíve never had a worst job. Iíve had bad bosses...

Iíve never had a worst job. Iíve had bad bosses (micro managers). Iíve had jobs in bad locations (I hated Dallas). And Iíve had jobs with bad -not sure what to call it - (took me 2 weeks to get...
10-14-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,219
Posted By skier

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Quest Velomobile
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10-13-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 167,844
Posted By skier

pretty bird

pretty bird
10-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,343
Posted By skier

Yikes. How awful. Next youíll be telling us that...

Yikes. How awful. Next youíll be telling us that there are companies selling bikes with soft comfortable chairs where you lay down in place of a small saddle that you sit on.

:recum:
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By skier

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10-08-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,457
Posted By skier

Just some additional studies related to this...

Just some additional studies related to this thread.

This doesn't get into the difference between materials, but does talk through deflections and an FEA analysis of a bike frame. ...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,297
Posted By skier

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2003 Windcheetah Clubsport

Itís a fun trike and...
Replies: 27
Views: 5,303
Posted By skier

Thatís pretty.

Thatís pretty.
08-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,457
Posted By skier

Just to add the the great reply here, itís also...

Just to add the the great reply here, itís also worth nothing the steels have a knee in the S-N curve where you can essentially achieve ďinfinite lifeĒ if you stay below a certain stress level....
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,308
Posted By skier

What do you define as a reasonable price?

What do you define as a reasonable price?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 455,341
Posted By skier

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Forum: Recumbent
08-22-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,297
Posted By skier

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08-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By skier

Private message me and I would be happy to...

Private message me and I would be happy to discuss with you.

alternative, look here: https://www.gdatf.org/forum/1/
08-21-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,111
Posted By skier

Usually it’s just one finger around here. :foo:

Usually it’s just one finger around here. :foo:
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By skier

I find that on our Catrike Trail that if I fully...

I find that on our Catrike Trail that if I fully recline the seat and my wife rides in the most upRight position that we don’t need to adjust the boom. But we’re only a few inches different in height...
08-20-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,307
Posted By skier

Those are nice looking bikes. Glad theyíre...

Those are nice looking bikes. Glad theyíre working out as you hoped.
08-20-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By skier

Atomic Zombie has plans for a few different...

Atomic Zombie has plans for a few different styles of trikes. The plans are cheap and would be a good starting point for you. The plans frequently make use of salvaged bike frames/components.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,942
Posted By skier

Get a fog horn? That should be loud enough for...

Get a fog horn? That should be loud enough for them to hear.

I find while riding MUPs that Iím frequently decelerating/accelerating as I come up on other trail users. I warn others (especially...
08-19-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By skier

Take a look at the Graves Disease and Thyroid...

Take a look at the Graves Disease and Thyroid Foundation forum (GDATF . Org). They have a lot of good info from reasonable people. Iíll pm you when I hit 10 posts.
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By skier

You do realize the "how much did you spend on...

You do realize the "how much did you spend on ..." is going to be really skewed getting responses from those on a cycling forum?
08-18-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,604
Posted By skier

I recently got a new "fast" bike. I'm not sure if...

I recently got a new "fast" bike. I'm not sure if it's because it's a new toy or just the enjoyment from how easily is moves, but I'm riding way more frequently than I did on my older bike. 400 miles...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,025
Posted By skier

If he liked the Catrike Villager, but wants a...

If he liked the Catrike Villager, but wants a folder, look at the Catrike Trail. I folded mine after every ride for 2 years and stored it in the back of my car. Nice and easy to fold. And much easier...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,589
Posted By skier

Personally, whether going straight, right, or...

Personally, whether going straight, right, or left I follow what the cars do. If the cars zip to the right and form an additional line, I'll do that and wait behind the last car. If the cars wait...
08-18-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By skier

I just had a bike shipped from a manufacturer in...

I just had a bike shipped from a manufacturer in Taiwan. It took a couple days. I have no idea how they got it into the US and through customs that fast. But the shop I bought it from said that was...
Forum: Recumbent
03-31-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,957
Posted By skier

When I went to test ride trikes a few weeks ago,...

When I went to test ride trikes a few weeks ago, I brought my wife along. After 5 minutes on it, she said, "I want one too". Seems like a common thread here.
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