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Forum: Recumbent
04-06-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By mchell

If you want a good loud blast, Airzound its the...

If you want a good loud blast, Airzound its the way to go. We have it on all of our bikes (and trike). It is easy to recharge, very loud, and easy to "trigger "either left or right mount. Tinkling...
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,004
Posted By mchell

This is the unit I use on all of our bikes...

This is the unit I use on all of our bikes (trike) https://www.planetbike.com/store/protege-9-0-bike-computer.html

I have one mounted on my Catrike Expedition, wired to a sensor on the front left...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,935
Posted By mchell

Or, if you have the money, you might try this! ...

Or, if you have the money, you might try this! Mike

Overzealous XC | Trisled (http://trisled.com.au/hpv/avatar-2/)
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By mchell

It's a long way from Texas, but you might ask...

It's a long way from Texas, but you might ask David at MBS Tandems Canada (http://www3.sympatico.ca/vandevelde/about.html) if he could build a 406 for you. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By mchell

Four years ago, after many years of research, we...

Four years ago, after many years of research, we installed a Bionx system on our recumbent tandem. At first, we just ran into obstacles that we weighed, and when the company came out with a wider hub...
Forum: Recumbent
05-02-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,636
Posted By mchell

+1 to rydabent. Check the toe-in. Hard to suggest...

+1 to rydabent. Check the toe-in. Hard to suggest a tire as I don't know what kind of riding you do. My 2012 Catrike Expedition came with Schwalbe Marathon Racers all around. I thought they were a...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,990
Posted By mchell

To sch.... I ride a Catrike Expedition, and I...

To sch.... I ride a Catrike Expedition, and I have the stock mast, but a much better flag. The mast is a two piece affair, so on the low portion, I have drilled a wine cork, yes, a wine cork, to...
Forum: Recumbent
03-31-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By mchell

Ditto, JanMM We have three Arkel Tailriders on...

Ditto, JanMM We have three Arkel Tailriders on our various bikes (trike) and they are all worth every penny! We also have a pair of Arkel GT 54 panniers that have had moderate use, but they are...
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By mchell

BikeArkansas You won't be disappointed....

BikeArkansas You won't be disappointed. Remember, that's $150 for two bags, beautifully designed to fit the 700 and the price is in Canadian dollars. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By mchell

At the moment, these bags are "out of stock", but...

At the moment, these bags are "out of stock", but they are worth every penny as is everything I have ever used from the Arkel line. The quality and function are superb IMHO. Mike
...
Forum: Recumbent
03-04-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,083
Posted By mchell

Where are you in Ontario? You might check out...

Where are you in Ontario? You might check out https://www.ucycle.com in Toronto. They usually have a number of 2 and 3 wheel bents which you can take out for a spin. That's where I started 15 years...
Forum: Recumbent
02-22-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,017
Posted By mchell

This will stop them in their tracks. ...

This will stop them in their tracks. https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5053-164/Air-Zound-II-Cycling-Horn#reviews
Also good for the pathway users who wear ear buds and can't hear a bike bell. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,829
Posted By mchell

Try this site. Greenspeed Recumbent Trikes - GTT...

Try this site. Greenspeed Recumbent Trikes - GTT tandem trike (http://www.greenspeed.com.au/gtt.html)

Good luck. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
11-23-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,966
Posted By mchell

Add to Rydabent's list, I would not ride a...

Add to Rydabent's list, I would not ride a recumbent without a rear view mirror. A helmet may protect you in an accident, but the mirror may prevent the accident from ever happening. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By mchell

I doubt it. I cut holes in our seat backs on our...

I doubt it. I cut holes in our seat backs on our Rans Screamer 13 years ago to accommodate the water bottle cages. 8 holes in the fabric and they haven't stretched or spread over all the years. A...
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By mchell

I will start by saying that this is an expensive...

I will start by saying that this is an expensive option. Atoc Prices & Specifications (http://www.atoc.com/specifications.php)

However, we have used this set up weekly for the past 13 years, with...
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,118
Posted By mchell

I use this on all of my bikes and trike. Search -...

I use this on all of my bikes and trike. Search - Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). Free Shipping Available. (http://www.mec.ca/shop/?q=airzound) Dogs, cars, trucks, roller bladers on the MUP with...
Forum: Recumbent
03-25-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,172
Posted By mchell

I ride on roads with traffic and on paved trails...

I ride on roads with traffic and on paved trails shared with other active forms of transportation. I do not ride in parking lots as I feel vulnerable to traffic moving in so many different lanes and...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By mchell

+1 for the "Hotronics" suggestion. It is simply...

+1 for the "Hotronics" suggestion. It is simply too cold and dangerous to cycle in this part of Canada at this time of year, IMHO. But in DC, I would likely ride all year round. I do use the Hotronic...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By mchell

Salut! You might find something here....

Salut! You might find something here. https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=renting+bikes+in+plymouth+UK&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=QeSrVo2UGcGC8Qe2uanoCA

Best wishes. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By mchell

I'm not sure what type of trike you are riding,...

I'm not sure what type of trike you are riding, but I will assume it's a tadpole not a delta. If you haven't already, you might try this.

I have a "parking brake" on the front left wheel of my...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,295
Posted By mchell

I ride a Catrike Expedition. On the flag staff,...

I ride a Catrike Expedition. On the flag staff, on the lower portion that came with the trike, I drilled a hole through a wine cork and mounted it on the upper portion of the lower pole, with a set...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By mchell

+1 Blazing Pedals. I have owned two CT's, a Road...

+1 Blazing Pedals. I have owned two CT's, a Road for 8 years and an Expedition for 3. I replaced the stock idlers on the Road with the Terra Cycle upgrade and had no issues over the 8 years. The 2012...
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,360
Posted By mchell

This is a rather long read, but worth every word...

This is a rather long read, but worth every word IMHO. http://bicyclepatents.com/road-biker-tries-recumbents/2067/
While I agree with many on this thread, it's not always about speed. I have an...
11-06-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,378
Posted By mchell

Pashlit. I'm concerned about your comment in...

Pashlit.

I'm concerned about your comment in your post that "riding with her together is just a pain for me." I don't see a lot of future in your tandem riding success as a result of this comment....
Forum: Recumbent
09-22-13, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By mchell

I have a lot of faith in Schwalbe products. We're...

I have a lot of faith in Schwalbe products. We're using Marathon Plus on both ends of our recumbent tandem; never had a flat. The bike came with Primo Comets, but the sidewalls just couldn't take it...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By mchell

I have a friend that uses this on her Stratus. ...

I have a friend that uses this on her Stratus. http://www.click-stand.com My wife uses it on her Cannondale "Quick". Very stable, light and as the website shows adaptable to many different bikes....
Forum: Recumbent
03-25-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,528
Posted By mchell

Good point. On longer trips, or for inclement...

Good point. On longer trips, or for inclement weather, we take both seats off our Screamer when it is on the Draftmaster. I still flag the back end, just in case. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
03-23-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,518
Posted By mchell

OP I must be missing something. I have ridden a...

OP I must be missing something. I have ridden a trike for the past 8 years and I've never wanted to climb a curb. Why would I?
It is necessary to be careful over speed bumps as the low idler,...
03-13-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By mchell

For what it's worth, I needed to use VIA Rail to...

For what it's worth, I needed to use VIA Rail to get back from Cornwall to Cobourg in 2009 after completing the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Tour. Only certain trains would take bikes, so I had...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,528
Posted By mchell

The Draftmaster is heavy! I would guess 35 lbs....

The Draftmaster is heavy! I would guess 35 lbs. It's very strong; Atoc has not skimped on design or construction. It is not difficult to move back and forth from one car to the next, nor is it hard...
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,528
Posted By mchell

We have used this hitch rack for the past 10...

We have used this hitch rack for the past 10 years on three different vehicles; an '04 and '10 Subaru Forester and a Roadtrek RV. (Chev 2500 Express Van) http://www.atoc.com/

The "Draftmaster"...
Forum: Recumbent
12-31-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By mchell

Have a look at Bionx. I know of a couple of bent...

Have a look at Bionx. I know of a couple of bent riders who have made the conversion successfully and they are very pleased; one to a Rans Stratus, another to a Catrike Villager and a third to a...
12-13-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By mchell

SVO This may be a long shot but Till guided...

SVO This may be a long shot but Till guided three separate tours, two in Italy and one in France, for us. They were wonderful experiences. Although we were riding singles, he has great connections...
11-22-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By mchell

It's doable! http://www.gbnpro.com/news.htm ...

It's doable! http://www.gbnpro.com/news.htm

I just have to figure out how to go from the 135 to 145 spacing (typical tandem) without compromising the installation of the kit with spacers, etc.,...
11-21-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By mchell

Rans Screamer conversion to a Bionx assist.

Curious to know if anyone out there, with a Rans Screamer recumbent tandem, has made this conversion for electric assist. If so, care to comment on pros and cons, drag brake arrangement, etc? Thanks....
Forum: Recumbent
11-15-12, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By mchell

+1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus. Bullet proof! Mike

+1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus. Bullet proof! Mike
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By mchell

Thanks, BP! Mike

Thanks, BP! Mike
10-12-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,279
Posted By mchell

We've used a Draftmaster for the past 9 years on...

We've used a Draftmaster for the past 9 years on two vehicles to haul our Rans "Screamer" around, almost weekly. We use it on our Subaru Forester and a small Rv, Roadtrek. The latter for six trips to...
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,055
Posted By mchell

For what it's worth, with both feet on the...

For what it's worth, with both feet on the ground, I lock one of the front wheels so the trike won't move, and I reach for a pedal close to me with the other hand and use the pedal as an assist to...
Forum: Recumbent
07-03-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By mchell

Interesting Thread! We bought our Screamer...

Interesting Thread!

We bought our Screamer 9 years ago for the very same reasons as the OP, after riding a DF tandem for a dozen years. It has been a huge learning curve, but 19,000 km later, we...
06-18-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By mchell

+1 That's exactly what I did when replacing the...

+1 That's exactly what I did when replacing the split cables on our Rans Screamer. Excellent advice. Mike
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,164
Posted By mchell

I use a Time pedal and an MTB cleated shoe on our...

I use a Time pedal and an MTB cleated shoe on our Rans Screamer and on my Catrike Expedition. As the captain of the tandem, I need a slip proof sole to prop the tandem while my stoker clips in. On...
Forum: Recumbent
05-20-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By mchell

I have a 2012 Expedition and I did the change...

I have a 2012 Expedition and I did the change over to Terra-Cycle idlers for both drive side and return. As a result, I was able to eliminate all but 4" of tube on the return side where the chain...
05-17-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,674
Posted By mchell

+1 for Schwalbe Marathon, Marathon Plus, Marathon...

+1 for Schwalbe Marathon, Marathon Plus, Marathon Racer and even the Kojak. We run Marathon Plus on the tandem (Rans Screamer) 20x 1.35 up front and a 26x1.5 in the back. My trike has Kojaks, 20x...
05-17-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,177
Posted By mchell

Check out the Draftmaster by Atoc....

Check out the Draftmaster by Atoc. http://www.atoc.com/
We've been using one for our Rans Screamer and a Catrike for 7 years now, including 6 trips from Canada to Florida.
I' ve seen three tandems...
04-30-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,984
Posted By mchell

That's correct, although my inner is 24 teeth, 74...

That's correct, although my inner is 24 teeth, 74 BCD. I don't believe they're stamped as "performance Road chainrings."
04-29-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,984
Posted By mchell

Have had a Blackspire road triple on our Rans...

Have had a Blackspire road triple on our Rans Screamer. 48/36/24 No issues, ever. Have also had great success with RaceFace. Great Canadian products.

Mike
04-22-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By mchell

Yes, it was Bike Florida. Riding in and out of...

Yes, it was Bike Florida. Riding in and out of Quincy was a challenge, but that's closer to our geography back home. We enjoyed this year's tour although the distances were a wee bit long for...
04-21-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By mchell

For what it's worth, my wife and I have been...

For what it's worth, my wife and I have been tandeming for 20 years, formerly a Trek T200 and now a Rans Screamer. A few years ago we were riding in a tour in Florida when we both noticed the ride...
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