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Forum: Recumbent
01-17-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By fofa

One other thing, you can see it a lot, is make...

One other thing, you can see it a lot, is make sure he learns to "spin" instead of trying to power the pedals. I had knee pain until I learned that. You would be surprised at the difference it makes.
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By fofa

I have an old Explorer Here...

I have an old Explorer Here (http://www.lightfootcycles.com/exmodel.htm) that has been working for me pretty good. But I am only a recreational rider. i do weigh 300 Lbs, and the bike has held up...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,712
Posted By fofa

I was at 320 when I got my Lightfoot Cycles...

I was at 320 when I got my Lightfoot Cycles Explorer, now down to about 300. It is not a speed demon, and a tad heavier than others, but I have been riding it for 4 years now, and have only done...
02-08-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By fofa

Pedals for disablity

My wife has MS, and we bought her a recumbent stationary bike for exercise (she has drop foot and balance issues). Her right foot is canted out so far her heel stikes the crank when she is rotating....
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By fofa

yes, test ride them. Find a dealer and try some...

yes, test ride them. Find a dealer and try some different ones. After riding a LWB I knew that is what I wanted. So I got a Lightfoot Cycles Explorer and havn't looked back. How ever a LWB is a BIG...
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By fofa

Just my two cents worth. I think you need to...

Just my two cents worth. I think you need to decide on a TYPE of riding you want to adress, then work from there. Just a blanket (we want to design a bent, can you tell me what is wrong with yours)...
07-22-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By fofa

I think mine came standard at the time on my...

I think mine came standard at the time on my lightfoot explorer. Don't know if it has a name, but now it is "the older model". It has a largish squar portion you sit on, and a paded back rest portion...
07-22-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,631
Posted By fofa

I wear a helmet now if nothing else just to set a...

I wear a helmet now if nothing else just to set a good example for the kids. Of course we didn't have helmets when I grew up, and nothing ever happened, OK a face plant on the concrete, but a helmet...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By fofa

I truly love my LWB. Bout the only things that...

I truly love my LWB. Bout the only things that bug me is the slight counter steer needed during pedaling (think of the bars swingin back and forth a tad to counter act the pedaling torque). The...
Forum: Recumbent
04-04-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By fofa

My Lightfoot Explorer (7 years about) has a 7...

My Lightfoot Explorer (7 years about) has a 7 speed Nexus on it.
Forum: Recumbent
03-04-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By fofa

Oh, bnet1 has a good point. At the time...

Oh, bnet1 has a good point. At the time (couple/few years ago) when I was checking into it, most did not support 300+ pounds of engine. BikeE said they could if I double rimmed the wheels (not sure...
Forum: Recumbent
03-04-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By fofa

I am about 300 Lbs (used to be 330). I have a...

I am about 300 Lbs (used to be 330). I have a lightfoot cycles explorer LWB.
I added a air free tire on the back (26") and have had no problems. This bike is a tad heavier than some of the others,...
02-24-05, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,753
Posted By fofa

What about a Sun Sport...

What about a Sun Sport (http://www.easyracers.com/ez_sport.htm) or EZ-1 (http://www.easyracers.com/ez_1_sc.htm)?
02-24-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,067
Posted By fofa

How about a Sun EZ-1...

How about a Sun EZ-1 (http://www.easyracers.com/ez_1_sc.htm) or Sport (http://www.easyracers.com/ez_sport.htm)?
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-05, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By fofa

FWD I...

FWD I (http://www.patchwork.org/bikes/FWDBent.html)
FWD II (http://traylorfwd.home.mindspring.com/fwd.html)
FWD III (http://www.barcroftcycles.com/bikes.html)
FWD IV...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-05, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By fofa

1. No wrist pain 2. No Back Pain 3. No Butt...

1. No wrist pain
2. No Back Pain
3. No Butt Pain
4. Backing it up the pedal's don't hit the kickstand (LWB)
5. I actually ride it because of 1-3
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-05, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,976
Posted By fofa

I think as with anything, there are pros and cons...

I think as with anything, there are pros and cons to each design, and even model.
I like my LWB ASS, about the only thing I think I would change is swap the 20 inch front for a 26 like the back. I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-05, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By fofa

I onkly have one 'bent, it is a LWB. I love it....

I onkly have one 'bent, it is a LWB. I love it. How ever it is a pain to try to transport a 7 foot bike, even in my pickup (6 foot bed). So if you are planning on transporting it, that may be a...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-03, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By fofa

Not having made a seat, I am guessing, but I have...

Not having made a seat, I am guessing, but I have done wood laminating. I would suspect you are going to use something thin like veneer to allow for shaping easily. Then are you planning on using...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-03, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,988
Posted By fofa

I wear one, started when I had to "set an...

I wear one, started when I had to "set an example" for my daughter. Now it does not bother me to wear it. I only ride for recreation also, if I hit 20 MPH it is downhill with the wind. I have a taken...
07-14-03, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By fofa

Chain Tension on LWB

Rough bumps sometimes knock the chain off my LWB. The top seems to bounce if I am coasting and the chain bounces off the hub (7 speed Nexus). I bought a Kore chain tensioner, was wondering if I...
05-14-03, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,609
Posted By fofa

OK, I'll jump in the middle. FOG I think is...

OK, I'll jump in the middle. FOG I think is correct, just stated badly for this forum. How many posts have I seen on the evils of the SUV, which really is a left wing idea, and has nothing to do with...
Forum: Recumbent
04-04-03, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By fofa

I know my LWB has so many adjustment that can be...

I know my LWB has so many adjustment that can be made to the seat back you would almost be sure to find something that was comfortable. I would have them try riding some to see what feels good, and...
Forum: Recumbent
03-27-03, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By fofa

Nice to hear from you, good luck with the bike....

Nice to hear from you, good luck with the bike. Keep us informed on your progress.
Forum: Recumbent
03-27-03, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By fofa

Riding again. I quit because it just hurt to much...

Riding again. I quit because it just hurt to much for me. Between age, weight and CPL. Tunnel it just hurt to much. Now I can ride again.
01-20-03, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By fofa

bfb2003 Looks like quite a trip. Sounds like fun...

bfb2003 Looks like quite a trip. Sounds like fun actually, maybe someday if I work hard I can do something like that! So are you going to equip that Trek with wheel lights :D
01-20-03, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By fofa

There's a Games Section ?!?

There's a Games Section ?!?
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-03, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By fofa

Wilbur Howdy! Sound like me only younger!...

Wilbur Howdy! Sound like me only younger! Actually I ride for exercise, but not fast. I ride a Lightfoot Cycles Explorer LWB. Glad to have you here.
01-16-03, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By fofa

trmcgeehan Do you leave them "on" all the time?...

trmcgeehan Do you leave them "on" all the time? Are they switchable (On and Off). I mean what makes up that 3 months of battery life you have?
Thanks
01-09-03, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By fofa

If you want to build something, this site has...

If you want to build something, this site has Piezo speakers and others that might fit the bill
https://www.sciplus.com/search.cfm?terms=speakers&searchby=name
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-03, 10:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,469
Posted By fofa

ORBIT I guess it would beg one to ask why they...

ORBIT I guess it would beg one to ask why they even care what you ride? I mean from your posts it almost appears you are the laughing stock of the community, or the village 'Bent rider. So why does...
Forum: Recumbent
11-18-02, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By fofa

Just a curiosity question, but what parts on a...

Just a curiosity question, but what parts on a BikeE could you not get except frame parts from common available parts? Did they not use generally available parts for those that might fail?
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-02, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By fofa

Seems my problem is the long chain run between...

Seems my problem is the long chain run between the crank and hub. I have a nexus 7 speed hub rather than a cluster, and when going over rough (usually dirt path with ruts from when it was muddy) the...
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-02, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By fofa

Front Wheel Slideout

Had something new happen yesterday. Daughter and I were riding down a bike path towards the San Jac river, where it had been underwater last week due to flooding. The bike path had places where there...
11-06-02, 09:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,424
Posted By fofa

Greywolf & Gojohnnygo seem to be on a better...

Greywolf & Gojohnnygo seem to be on a better track on this. Usually I refrain from these kinds of threads, just because they are more into opinion, BUT... Read a thread about the evil SUV's and how...
11-01-02, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By fofa

Spire, isn't BF BikeForums? This is the only...

Spire, isn't BF BikeForums?
This is the only daily cycling site I surf.
10-31-02, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By fofa

They make red blinkys for dogs to be clipped on...

They make red blinkys for dogs to be clipped on the collar like a tag, I have seen them on eBay. From the pictures they look slimmer than a person blinky, but you know photos can be misleading.
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-02, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By fofa

It looks a lot like the (I think it was called)...

It looks a lot like the (I think it was called) ReBike or something along those lines.
10-14-02, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By fofa

hey you make some good points, so to reduce the...

hey you make some good points, so to reduce the cost per mile you need to drive more right? The more you drive the less per mile cost, unless you got a lemon, then your repair cost go up!
:D
10-14-02, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By fofa

The one called Light Blue matches the chart you...

The one called Light Blue matches the chart you showed.
Forum: Recumbent
10-09-02, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By fofa

Smaller tires make for a rougher ride without...

Smaller tires make for a rougher ride without suspension. I think Sheldon's site has something on that if you want to check it out. But tire selection can play a big part if you get a "not as...
10-03-02, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By fofa

When I was K-3 myself and 2-3 friends used to...

When I was K-3 myself and 2-3 friends used to walk to school and home everyday, about 1 1/2 miles each way, all year, rain, shine, snow (Michigan). Probably not any worse now except for the news...
10-02-02, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By fofa

If my wife is any indication, it is fear or...

If my wife is any indication, it is fear or keeping control over the little you can. With all the kids being taken, and abused or killed, this is one little area you can control and at least have a...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-02, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By fofa

Funny you should mention that, an old friend did...

Funny you should mention that, an old friend did something of the same thing. It was just explained to me in an Email, so I will try to spit it out again (Email long gone), but this is the basics....
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-02, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By fofa

Chain Tension

In the mechanics section I saw the talk about chain tensioners, which is something I am interested in for my LWB since the chain has a tendency to "bounce" off the rear sprocket (7 speed nexus hub,...
10-01-02, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By fofa

I had CPS and it just was painful on my wrists...

I had CPS and it just was painful on my wrists the most, to have any weight on them at all. My back and butt suffered, but the wrists were the worst part for me. So I found myself NOT riding. After...
09-30-02, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By fofa

Just my 2 cents worth. I am 5' 10" 300 (and a...

Just my 2 cents worth. I am 5' 10" 300 (and a few) pounds. I ride a lightfootcycles Explorer, it seems to hold up to me just fine.
http://www.lightfootcycles.com/
I got back into cycleing for 2...
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-02, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By fofa

Hi, glad to have you here. :beer:

Hi, glad to have you here.
:beer:
09-18-02, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By fofa

How about here ...

How about here
http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/readitem.pl?Accessory=983909612
A little less expensive.
09-06-02, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By fofa

Lasik!

Lasik!
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