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12-12-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,173
Posted By bkaapcke

I ride a LWB recumbent so my hands don't carry...

I ride a LWB recumbent so my hands don't carry any of my body weight. In fact, they just rest on the bars. However, I still get hand pain from road vibration transmitted though the relatively stiff...
11-03-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,427
Posted By bkaapcke

Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water....

Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water. Always tastes great. bk
09-01-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,544
Posted By bkaapcke

I was coming up on a light controlled...

I was coming up on a light controlled intersectiion with a green light going my way. A car approached the intersectiion with a red from my right. The guy was slowing down as if to stop so I proceeded...
07-05-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,832
Posted By bkaapcke

The marketing department wnted to bring in TI. bk

The marketing department wnted to bring in TI. bk
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By bkaapcke

The replacement seat cushion for a Sun EZ Sport,...

The replacement seat cushion for a Sun EZ Sport, as distinguished from a Tour Easy by Easy Racers, is much firmer than the original formed cushion. Also, when the original cushion gets too much wear...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By bkaapcke

What are you trying to achieve with a wider tire?...

What are you trying to achieve with a wider tire? bk
05-01-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,465
Posted By bkaapcke

This guy is punishing himself with bike road...

This guy is punishing himself with bike road rage. He's slowly ruining his own life. Keep clear if it as best you can. Certainly don't push back any more than you have because you never know if or...
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,468
Posted By bkaapcke

A good recumbent that's comfortable and that you...

A good recumbent that's comfortable and that you like to ride is a lot cheaper than a gym membership.I have a Sun EZ Sport AX with over 35,000 miles on it and I've never regretted the $1500.00 it...
Forum: Recumbent
11-19-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,005
Posted By bkaapcke

Easy Racers has closed it's doors for good, as...

Easy Racers has closed it's doors for good, as far as I can tell. I think this is making a lot of possible buyers a little shy on buying their bikes no matter how close to new they are. You'll have...
09-05-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,532
Posted By bkaapcke

The two upgrades that made the most noticeable...

The two upgrades that made the most noticeable difference in the ride were upgrading to cartridge bearing wheels and replacing the bottom bracket with a Phil Wood unit.
Tighter and more accurate...
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,629
Posted By bkaapcke

Back On The Recliner

After a 2 year break from riding because of a deteriorating mitral valve in my heart, I'm back on the seat of my E Sport AX. I refer to the seat as my Lazy Boy Recliner. Total comfort on wheels.
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,032
Posted By bkaapcke

I bought a good hardwood broom stick and use it...

I bought a good hardwood broom stick and use it to give my back tune ups regularly. It was $35.00 and works really well. You can roll it up and down your lower and mid back and your neck. Hold it...
08-11-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 37,123
Posted By bkaapcke

Ii stick to the paved bike trail because a...

Ii stick to the paved bike trail because a noticeable percentage of the drivers around here have a real attitude. Unfortunately, I have one too. So, avoiding city streets makes everything better. bk
07-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26,088
Views: 2,726,804
Posted By bkaapcke

Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a...

Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a two year break. During that time, there was a slow downhill trend in my health and in particular my breathing was getting worse and worse as time went...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,256
Posted By bkaapcke

It looks like the seat mounts to square tubing...

It looks like the seat mounts to square tubing like the other EZ recumbents from Sun. There is some up & down play at the front of the clamp mount. You can get a shim in there and raise the front of...
02-23-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,882
Posted By bkaapcke

I live three blocks from a paved MUP trail that...

I live three blocks from a paved MUP trail that goes from the foothills to the edge of San Francisco Bay. 11 miles each way and the last two miles to the bay are on a levee. It's inspiring, beautiful...
02-12-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,097
Posted By bkaapcke

70 awaits you with open arms and a welcoming...

70 awaits you with open arms and a welcoming smile that has faint signs of sarcasm in it. It sure rolled by a lot sooner than I had planned. It brought a lot of unwanted baggage, too. Knees hurt,...
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,459
Posted By bkaapcke

Think over a Sun EZ Sport. Very comfortable, easy...

Think over a Sun EZ Sport. Very comfortable, easy on & off and your hands just rest on the bars. Also they are easy to step off while they are moving. This really saved my bacon when a driver on a...
05-11-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,115
Posted By bkaapcke

Slow down, stay just ahead of the yap dog, and...

Slow down, stay just ahead of the yap dog, and get him to follow you miles and miles down the trail. Then resume speed and be on your way. Let the jive lady find her own noisemaker mutt. Problem...
04-11-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,306
Posted By bkaapcke

Klean Kanteen stainless water bottles. Run it...

Klean Kanteen stainless water bottles. Run it through the dishwasher once a week. bk
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,308
Posted By bkaapcke

Size up dog. If manageable, get off bike, kick...

Size up dog. If manageable, get off bike, kick dog around a little, more if necessary, leave. Keep in mind, most dogs are complete frauds. Like Trump, they lead with a lot of pointless noise, put on...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,669
Posted By bkaapcke

Hmm.. I ordered a new headset over three weeks...

Hmm.. I ordered a new headset over three weeks ago for my easy sport & gave my credit card number. Still no headset at my door. Uh-oh. bk
06-12-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 14,168
Posted By bkaapcke

Electrolytes ARE the issue. Get some supplements...

Electrolytes ARE the issue. Get some supplements and use them. bk
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,701
Posted By bkaapcke

In your search for a recumbent be sure to test...

In your search for a recumbent be sure to test ride a long wheel base (LWB) model. I started with a Easy Sport AX, thinking if I really liked it, I could step up to a Tour Easy later. The Easy Sport...
Forum: Recumbent
06-04-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By bkaapcke

I run 26x1.25 in the rear (78-80 psi) and 20x1.25...

I run 26x1.25 in the rear (78-80 psi) and 20x1.25 in the front (68psi). Both are folding bead tires and at those pressures, they soak up the road buzz in the handlebars that was driving my hands...
03-04-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,236
Posted By bkaapcke

Stop second guessing the deal you wanted and go...

Stop second guessing the deal you wanted and go ride the thing. bk
02-01-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,522
Posted By bkaapcke

I tried a pair and was unimpressed. Measured my...

I tried a pair and was unimpressed. Measured my knee per their instructions and there wasn't much compression at all. I tossed them out. bk
02-01-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,009
Posted By bkaapcke

Does an "over the bars" accident sound like an...

Does an "over the bars" accident sound like an interesting new experience to you? I watched one once and believe me, it was ugly. So, do the one thing many of your bike forums advisers can't stand,...
11-28-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,717
Posted By bkaapcke

Try getting over "fast". bk

Try getting over "fast". bk
11-20-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By bkaapcke

Sounds like a worn cassette with a new chain on...

Sounds like a worn cassette with a new chain on it to me. The particular cogs were probably the former owners favorites, so they are most worn ones. bk
11-12-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By bkaapcke

I use ratcheting cargo tie downs to hang my LWB...

I use ratcheting cargo tie downs to hang my LWB recumbent from the garage rafters. It works perfectly and holds the bike at the right height to work on the drive train while sitting in a lawn chair....
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,684
Posted By bkaapcke

Just be sure to test ride a long wheelbase...

Just be sure to test ride a long wheelbase recumbent during your search. It's a layout that works well and provides a lot of comfort. One of the odd things I like about my Sun Easy Sport is a safety...
11-03-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By bkaapcke

Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings....

Look for quality hubs with cartridge bearings. They are the heart of it and will let you know, while you ride, that you have great wheels. bk
09-20-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,155
Posted By bkaapcke

First Aid supplies. Over the years, several...

First Aid supplies. Over the years, several people have been glad I had them when & where they needed them. bk
08-22-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By bkaapcke

If you are getting "pavement buzz" through your...

If you are getting "pavement buzz" through your handlebars, this may be the cause or a big factor in hand and wrist problems. A wider, folding bead tire run at lower pressures can make a huge...
08-22-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,818
Posted By bkaapcke

It's hard to describe the difference this upgrade...

It's hard to describe the difference this upgrade makes, but I really like it. Upgrade to cartridge bearings; they are tight, smooth and "accurate". I was so taken by this, that I bought a Phil Wood...
08-22-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By bkaapcke

I've bought several new SRAM XO 9 speed...

I've bought several new SRAM XO 9 speed derailleurs on E-Bay, With prices ranging from a $57.00 bid, to $135.00 on a 'buy it now' price. All were the real thing. OTOH, I haven't bought one from any...
08-09-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By bkaapcke

I'm trying Super Lube Synthetic with PTFE to see...

I'm trying Super Lube Synthetic with PTFE to see how it goes. So far, it's super quiet with very smooth shifting. It's easy to clean out of the chain and easy to apply. Less black crud when I clean...
07-16-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By bkaapcke

I went in for the surgery when my hands were...

I went in for the surgery when my hands were literally "on fire" most of every day. I could tell after each surgery that complete relief was in store. Sure enough, it was
, and it took about two...
07-16-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,079
Posted By bkaapcke

Two things helped me out quite a lot. I switched...

Two things helped me out quite a lot. I switched to a Sun EZ Sport LWB recumbent and the seat has an adjustable lumbar support. I ride with a straight back and neck, relieving a lot of pinches &c.
...
06-19-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,479
Posted By bkaapcke

Think about folding tires run below max pressure...

Think about folding tires run below max pressure as the next move. This will go a long way towards eliminating road buzz from getting to the bars in the first place. Padded gloves won't do the job on...
06-14-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,113
Posted By bkaapcke

Sounds like you are getting low on electrolytes,...

Sounds like you are getting low on electrolytes, to me. That wiped out feeling that just won't go away no matter how much you eat. Salt pills or other electrolyte supplements will make a huge...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,482
Posted By bkaapcke

I've had an Easy Sort AX for 12 years now and...

I've had an Easy Sort AX for 12 years now and have discovered a hidden, yet important, safety feature. It's really easy to step off of these bikes while moving. Last year I had to do it in an...
12-11-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,564
Posted By bkaapcke

A roadie was hoorah-ing my easy sport AX one...

A roadie was hoorah-ing my easy sport AX one time. I said; hey, its really comfortable for these old bones. I let him sit on it and pointed out how straight his back and neck were, how nice the...
10-05-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,797
Posted By bkaapcke

Mike; Don't feel bad about changing your chain...

Mike; Don't feel bad about changing your chain more often. They are reasonably priced and if it helps you get away with keeping your low maintenance ride style, why not? Twice a year might make it...
05-27-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By bkaapcke

If you are asking, hope is already gone. But;...

If you are asking, hope is already gone. But; just try and give up this obsession with becoming superbikeman. There is no need. bk
05-26-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By bkaapcke

Rethink being cheap on this buy. bk

Rethink being cheap on this buy. bk
Forum: Recumbent
05-20-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,694
Posted By bkaapcke

Your seat may be set a little too far back from...

Your seat may be set a little too far back from the pedals. I have an Easy Sport which is one model below the Tour Easy. It took me quite a while to get the forward/back position of the seat set just...
05-02-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By bkaapcke

While Calistoga has the spas, it also has a lot...

While Calistoga has the spas, it also has a lot of he local farm and hotel worker population. I wouldn't call it a high income town. bk
05-01-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By bkaapcke

A Town Without Bike Locks

My wife an I recently spent a few days in Calistoga, a small hot springs spa town in the Napa Valley, just north of San Francisco. I noticed several bikes parked here and there with no lock at all....
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