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Forum: Recumbent
05-22-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By unikid

He must have looked at the posting I mentioned...

He must have looked at the posting I mentioned above and confused that with your bike. I see in picture #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) a hose clamp behind the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By unikid

I am in a similar boat as Freebird1. I found...

I am in a similar boat as Freebird1. I found something similar in my area. Any thoughts on this one? https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/laguna-niguel-rans-rex-recumbent-bike/7120418283.html
05-17-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By unikid

I agree you have a Shimano crankset but A) you...

I agree you have a Shimano crankset but A) you don't have 3 chain rings and B) you don't have a front derailleur. Did you count all the teeth on both chainrings shown in the picture? How many does...
05-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By unikid

Do you mean the rear wheel Axle? If so, is it...

Do you mean the rear wheel Axle? If so, is it solid with nuts on the end? Or a quick release type?

To measure the axle, first take the wheel out of the frame. Then measure the distance between...
05-14-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By unikid

You guys are right! - don't know how I missed the...

You guys are right! - don't know how I missed the thumbie and shadow of the brake outline in back. I guess I was mesmerized by the paint job and all the bottle holders. And didn't see an obvious...
05-14-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By unikid

I agree the Arai drum brakes are expensive to...

I agree the Arai drum brakes are expensive to replace. This bike doesn't appear to have one. But how about those 7 bottle holders? That might be worth a few bucks :)
05-14-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By unikid

I agree with all of the above comments. I...

I agree with all of the above comments. I personally would expect this bike to probably sell for 200-300 on a Craigslist in a metropolitan area with lots of other listings.

However the OP didn't...
05-13-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By unikid

You could always try listing it at $600 and work...

You could always try listing it at $600 and work down from there. Depending on the buyer, the color might be a huge selling point. Or it may steer others away.
05-09-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,685
Posted By unikid

A few web sites to try. If you have the old...

A few web sites to try. If you have the old hanger it will help them to match it with something.

Quality CNC Machined Replacement Derailleur Hangers for many bikes...
04-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 69,970
Posted By unikid

Just be aware the Quatrefoil came with obsolete...

Just be aware the Quatrefoil came with obsolete wheel size (700D). Apparently some folks have gotten 650b tires to fit on them.
...
04-21-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By unikid

An interesting article on the topic:...

An interesting article on the topic: https://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm
04-21-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By unikid

If you want to experiment with different lengths...

If you want to experiment with different lengths without committing to a full crank replacement you might try this:...
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By unikid

Here is a site with a lot of used recumbent...

Here is a site with a lot of used recumbent tandems and trikes: https://www.rtrmag.com/classifieds.htm
04-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,984
Posted By unikid

I love Craigslist. If you are willing to put the...

I love Craigslist. If you are willing to put the time into searching, and do enough homework before the purchase, good deals can be found.
In my area there are as many delusional original owners...
04-20-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

Glad you found the kit. I assume you bought...

Glad you found the kit. I assume you bought this: https://www.canecreek.com/product/thudbuster-bolt-kit-bae0041/
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By unikid

Most steel frame builders should be able to add...

Most steel frame builders should be able to add S&S couplings for take apart/travel needs. They do add to the cost but are very strong.

http://www.sandsmachine.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By unikid

Mountain bikers run way wider tires than the...

Mountain bikers run way wider tires than the recommended rim width all the time without any problems. Hence I would not think a millimeter or 2 should be a problem in your case.
The worst that...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By unikid

Here's another one. Based on the picture it...

Here's another one. Based on the picture it looks like they can also do S&S couplers: https://www.terratrike.com/shop/tandem-pro/
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By unikid

If you are looking for a trike and price is no...

If you are looking for a trike and price is no concern, then maybe look into this? Greenspeed Recumbent Trikes - GTT tandem trike (http://www.greenspeed.com.au/gtt.html)
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By unikid

Here is something on Craigslist in your area: ...

Here is something on Craigslist in your area: https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/auburn-recumbent-bike-tandem/7109387841.html

These don't fold but apparently come apart into 2 pieces for...
04-15-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

Lastly you might contact Thomson USA to see if...

Lastly you might contact Thomson USA to see if either of their 2 seatpost bolt kits are M5 and close enough in length for what you need.

https://www.bikethomson.com/product-category/small-parts/
04-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

The site I shared earlier carries this part,...

The site I shared earlier carries this part, along with the barrel nut and washer. Will they not ship to you? https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?...20bolt&geoc=US...
04-15-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

Or you can go here and pick the exact metal and...

Or you can go here and pick the exact metal and size you want

https://www.boltdepot.com/Metric_socket_cap.aspx
04-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

Is the odd head shape critical to the function of...

Is the odd head shape critical to the function of the post? Or just another place to grab the bolt to turn it if the hex opening gets stripped.

Something like this isn't in stock near you?
...
04-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

If you can't find a new barrel nut, maybe try...

If you can't find a new barrel nut, maybe try some Blue Loctite to hold it better? :)
04-14-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

Did you see my second post with a link to the...

Did you see my second post with a link to the actual bolt? It's an M5. Does that bolt match your back bolt?

Here is a link to all the associated parts on the same web site, including the washer...
04-14-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

I assume yours looks like this?...

I assume yours looks like this? https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/cane-creek-thudbuster-lt-st-m5-seat-clamp-bolt/?geoc=US
If so then you might try a basic M5 bolt from Home Depot in a pinch to...
04-14-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By unikid

Based on the picture, the front and rear bolts...

Based on the picture, the front and rear bolts are the same.

Simply remove front bolt and take it to Home Depot to find a match?
04-11-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

However IF you changed your mind and still wanted...

However IF you changed your mind and still wanted a T900 - here is one at a very good price: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/d/palo-alto-trek-tandem-t900-great-price/7106846597.html
04-10-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

Glad it all worked out!

Glad it all worked out!
04-10-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

cranky - what did you end up doing?

cranky - what did you end up doing?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By unikid

It apparently does have magnets. The reviews on...

It apparently does have magnets. The reviews on Amazon appear to be generally positive: https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B013D87T1S

However here is a very detailed review by a very picky...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By unikid

If you want more gears and disc brakes but are on...

If you want more gears and disc brakes but are on a budget you might try one of these: https://live4bikes.com/products/camp-thunderbolt-folding-bike-16-speed

If it doesn't work out you could...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By unikid

Have you already read this page? It contains a...

Have you already read this page? It contains a lot of links to other useful pages as well: https://www.performercycles.com/recumbent-trikes-guide/
04-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By unikid

Some teams like to have the pedals out of phase. ...

Some teams like to have the pedals out of phase. If you read the same Sheldon article he talks about Phase here: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/synchain.html#phase
Forum: Recumbent
04-04-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,808
Posted By unikid

Giant Revives (and Bike-E) are very polarizing...

Giant Revives (and Bike-E) are very polarizing bikes. For certain people they are their favorite bikes. Others hate them. Yet both continue to fetch decent prices above the blue book. I see...
03-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By unikid

These are all great ideas. Not sure if Russ also...

These are all great ideas. Not sure if Russ also needed seat lower or just a shorter crank length to allow for proper pedaling. Either way all these solutions should help.
03-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By unikid

Those Thorn double drilled cranks look pretty...

Those Thorn double drilled cranks look pretty sweet. Definitely worth bookmarking by anybody looking for small stoker cranks. If those aren't short enough as is, then adding the ride2 shortener...
03-26-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By unikid

Hi Russ- You should take a look at this item...

Hi Russ-

You should take a look at this item on the same web site: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chainsets/0-fietsen-op-maat-crank-shortener-left-or-right-each/?geoc=US
It's infinitely adjustable...
03-26-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By unikid

Hi Russ- On reading this link:...

Hi Russ-

On reading this link: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/componentstandem-specific-parts/thorn-crank-shorteners/?geoc=US ...
03-25-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By unikid

Sorry I got thrown by "longer". Ok so you need...

Sorry I got thrown by "longer". Ok so you need something that can reduce the length even more than the ride2 offers.

Googling the ride2 indicates it can reduce up to 76mm correct? How much...
03-25-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By unikid

Not sure I follow. Crank shorteners that need to...

Not sure I follow. Crank shorteners that need to be longer when using pedal blocks? Why not remove the blocks? Or maybe use thinner blocks? Or how about ultra-thin platform pedals?
03-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

Coincidentally here's another tandem that has...

Coincidentally here's another tandem that has also been sitting for a month in the same town as the T900.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/clovis-raleigh-road-tandem/7076901475.html

This...
03-25-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

Most frame measurements are to the top of the...

Most frame measurements are to the top of the seat tube. Not center to center. If you re-measure your KHS to the top of the seat tube what do you get?
If the 2 numbers are pretty close, don't get...
03-24-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

How tall are you? 17 inch seat tube is a Medium....

How tall are you? 17 inch seat tube is a Medium. The T900 is 18.5. Which is like a Medium-Large.

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.com/product/trek-t900-39703-1.htm
03-24-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

It looks like you are located in Davis/Sacramento...

It looks like you are located in Davis/Sacramento area. There are lots of tandems listed on Craigslist in that part of the world. And in a few months there will be even more.

You can always keep...
03-24-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By unikid

Yep - KHS is significantly better. Real...

Yep - KHS is significantly better. Real eccentric in front instead of idler thing. Real hubs and wheels with quick release make a huge difference.

You could actually invest in making the KHS...
03-23-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By unikid

If the wheels are already 26 then the next...

If the wheels are already 26 then the next available size down is 24 inches.

24 inch wheels would pose all the same (if not more) problems as moving from 700c down to 26.
03-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By unikid

The standard rule for any bicycle is that you...

The standard rule for any bicycle is that you must be able to straddle the top tube with both feet flat on the ground. And with room to slide a finger or two under. Definitely not resting on the bar....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,922
Posted By unikid

The Specs section lists the following: rear...

The Specs section lists the following:

rear derailleur Shimano Altus 8 speed
FREEWHEEL Sunrace Wide Range 11-32 9-Speed

Freewheel? 9-speed?
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