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10-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 402
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out the Recreational and Family Forum at...

Check out the Recreational and Family Forum at this site: https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/ This question has come up before many times. You may find an answer there.

I recently ran...
10-15-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By VegasTriker

The bike shop is right that you may have to...

The bike shop is right that you may have to adjust the rear derailleur on a new bike after hundred miles or so but the cable does not stretch much after it is first broken in. I use a higher level...
10-13-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By VegasTriker

Bike Weight

If there is much of a difference, choose the lighter bike. It's just as important as the gearing especially when the child is small. Few parents think of this when they buy a bike and sometimes...
Forum: Recumbent
10-09-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By VegasTriker

Stay away from that bike shop. They are a bunch...

Stay away from that bike shop. They are a bunch of thieves. Anyone who suggests you throw away the trike because of a broken chain probably does not want to work on a recumbent. By giving you a...
Forum: Recumbent
10-09-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By VegasTriker

The company went out of business in 2012. I...

The company went out of business in 2012. I doubt if there is a "repair manual" for the bike as there is for cars and trucks. Some manufacturers issue instruction or assembly manuals. Cycle Genius...
10-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the moderators will surely move this post...

One of the moderators will surely move this post to "pills and ills" at the top of the page. If you check there you will find several posts about prostate problems.
10-05-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By VegasTriker

These two gear calculators have been around for...

These two gear calculators have been around for years. I never read a complaint about inaccurate results.
Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html)...
10-04-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By VegasTriker

It is certainly more fun to do it as a group but...

It is certainly more fun to do it as a group but some people do it solo. Look up Sylvia Halpern aka myrtle the turtle who has soloed across the US and in many other countries on a trike. If she...
10-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By VegasTriker

Cost information: New light with battery $259 ...

Cost information: New light with battery $259 New light without battery $169 Upgrade light $75

From having read flashlight forums I know that the most recent CREE LED is the XM-L2. According...
09-30-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a whole section on bike lights...

There is a whole section on bike lights https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/ and at the top of the page you will find a lighting selection guide and separate listings for head and...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,151
Posted By VegasTriker

I hope you didn't buy it before reading post #7...

I hope you didn't buy it before reading post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) in this thread. I bought a BikeE AT about 19 years ago when the company was...
09-29-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By VegasTriker

more factors

I's not just that the bike will be two years old. Few manufacturers honor a warranty for the second owner. If anything breaks on it the new owner has to bear the entire cost which can be a lot if the...
09-27-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By VegasTriker

Unfortunately you can't post a picture of the...

Unfortunately you can't post a picture of the bike until you have 10 posts but if it is on CL you could post a link. I always try to pull it up on bicycle blue book not for the prices listed but for...
09-27-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By VegasTriker

There is an almost endless variety of videos on...

There is an almost endless variety of videos on youtube showing how to remove and reinstall the click box on youtube. It is actually easier to remove and replace the rear wheel on your bike because...
09-25-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,036
Posted By VegasTriker

Whatever you choose, don't ever buy a bike that...

Whatever you choose, don't ever buy a bike that comes in "one size fits all". It is almost a positive guarantee the bike will not fit really well unless you just happen to be lucky to be the...
09-25-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By VegasTriker

You may be able to find the answer to your...

You may be able to find the answer to your question here https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1183386-difference-between-36-48-volt-batteries.html. Look at the second post. I would have...
09-25-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By VegasTriker

That's funny because I rode my 1993 Cannondale...

That's funny because I rode my 1993 Cannondale SM800 in Zion National Park last Sunday. The picture below clearly shows SM on the frame. It goes by the handle Beast of the East. No idea why it got...
09-15-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,595
Posted By VegasTriker

You might no be able to continue regular cycling...

You might no be able to continue regular cycling if your knee problems are permanent. If two different physical therapists have not been able to provide a solution, that may be the case. There is an...
09-14-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,486
Posted By VegasTriker

If you want to know if a thread starter is still...

If you want to know if a thread starter is still active on this site just look at his profile by clicking on his name at the left and choosing "view public profile". That shows the OP last posted in...
09-13-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By VegasTriker

Sometimes it is just a matter of getting the...

Sometimes it is just a matter of getting the setting on the "b" screw correct. I didn't like the way the SRAM X7 RD performed on my recumbent trike with an 11-36 cassette so I switched to Shimano. I...
09-13-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,486
Posted By VegasTriker

I looked up the listing for the bike mentioned by...

I looked up the listing for the bike mentioned by GlenDAustin. The current Target price is $349. It has a lot of the bells and whistles that make the bike attractive - nice graphics, semi-decent...
09-11-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By VegasTriker

World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2019 Battle...

World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2019 Battle Mountain NV September 8th - 14th, 2019

It is on right now. IHPVA - International Human Powered Vehicle Association - WHPSC...
09-11-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By VegasTriker

It only takes about 30 seconds to get an answer...

It only takes about 30 seconds to get an answer if you google on "sram bike parts hierarchy". For road components this one covers SRAM, Shimano, and Campy:...
09-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By VegasTriker

Somebody posted a similar question on a bike...

Somebody posted a similar question on a bike website and the quick and easy answer to eliminate the sticky mess was to take an old tube of the proper diameter and cut a section out of it the same...
09-03-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By VegasTriker

I haven't had it done yet but definitely is on...

I haven't had it done yet but definitely is on the radar. When I visited the DMV recently for a drivers license renewal the lady who handled the paperwork suggested I return to the DMV and update the...
09-03-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By VegasTriker

Since Retro Grouch didn't bring it up, I will....

Since Retro Grouch didn't bring it up, I will. It's the dreaded word recumbent. I went through the same scenario 19 years ago. The older I got, the less a diamond frame bike worked for me. My main...
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By VegasTriker

Sylvia Halpern riding Myrtle the Turtle

Try to get your post count up to 10 so you can post pictures if necessary and receive private messages. It's a better way to communicate if there are ideas that aren't of interest to most readers.
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Forum: Recumbent
09-01-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By VegasTriker

I have zero experience building a trike but know...

I have zero experience building a trike but know from having replaced wheel bearings that the major trike manufacturers use sealed roller bearings. On my Greenspeed trike there are two bearings on...
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By VegasTriker

Your expectations are high

You want an awful lot in one single trike. On road, off road, and folding. The truth is that you will have to compromise. Narrow, higher pressure tires on a road trike work great on paved roads but...
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By VegasTriker

One way to verify the year your bike was made is...

One way to verify the year your bike was made is to check components for date codes. I own a 1993 Cannondale SM800 MTB and all of the components with codes show 1993. This model used Shimano cranks...
08-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By VegasTriker

Why not do what this light was designed for? It...

Why not do what this light was designed for? It is advertised as using the power supply for your e-bike. Depending on the system, all you might need is a separate switch.
The new Lumotec Avy...
08-30-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By VegasTriker

I sent you the PM because I think this will be of...

I sent you the PM because I think this will be of little interest to nearly all who read this section.

If you can find a case to fit it, the simplest way is to buy a two cell battery holder from...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm not sure what bike shop you bought from in...

I'm not sure what bike shop you bought from in Las Vegas but the owners sure missed out on gaining some loyalty. Charging you for the valve adapter and not offering a discount on the tool kit after...
08-30-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By VegasTriker

See the private message I sent you for one...

See the private message I sent you for one possibility.
08-23-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By VegasTriker

If it is a 1992 Trek 1400, the color scheme is...

If it is a 1992 Trek 1400, the color scheme is Trek red with white decals. The 1400 model was made intermittently from 1989 to 1997.
I agree that you can restore it but would the cost be worth it?....
08-08-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,797
Posted By VegasTriker

It's just one more way the wealthiest among us...

It's just one more way the wealthiest among us stick it to regular people. Las Vegas used to offer free parking for decades. I would go occasionally, never gamble, but enjoy a meal and the...
08-06-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By VegasTriker

Niterider will repair it out of warranty for $25...

Niterider will repair it out of warranty for $25 plus the cost of shipping it to them https://www.niterider.com/niterider-warranty/ Only you can decide if spending this much to resurrect a $65 light...
08-05-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,914
Posted By VegasTriker

I guess there are a lot of fake bikes out there. ...

I guess there are a lot of fake bikes out there. How do I tell the difference? I also ride a trike and can tell you that a lot of riders in full kit and riding a regular DF bike wave. Maybe it is...
08-04-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By VegasTriker

You might take a short section of foam pipe...

You might take a short section of foam pipe insulation and zip tie it around the grip shift to give your daughter a bit more to grab on to.

There is one other thing that comes to mind and that...
08-01-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By VegasTriker

What you need to do is prevent the tube from...

What you need to do is prevent the tube from pushing through the tire if the cut expands all the way through. That means the patch should be on the inside of the tire, not the outside. In an...
07-31-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By VegasTriker

It just happens that I have a 1993 Trek 930 that...

It just happens that I have a 1993 Trek 930 that I got for free recently. I looked at the pictures for the one on CL...
07-31-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By VegasTriker

Have a moderator move your post to Electronics,...

Have a moderator move your post to Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets forum. That's where all the geeks hang out.
07-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By VegasTriker

It doesn't make much sense to buy a $70 tool when...

It doesn't make much sense to buy a $70 tool when you can get most derailleur hangars for around $20 here in the US and buy them from overseas vendors for under $6 if you are lucky enough to be able...
07-29-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By VegasTriker

If your budget for a new bike is $500 for two...

If your budget for a new bike is $500 for two bikes, you are not going to find much worth riding, especially if you intend to ride them for years to come. Bike prices have risen enough that $500 is...
07-28-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,102
Posted By VegasTriker

Ditto for Niagara Cycle. I quit buying from...

Ditto for Niagara Cycle. I quit buying from Nashbar quite a few years ago when some of my favorite Nashbar branded items disappeared. You can still find decent deals on tires on eBay by looking...
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,960
Posted By VegasTriker

I realize this is your first post at Bikeforums...

I realize this is your first post at Bikeforums so you may not have noticed that this thread is over a decade old. It is highly unlikely the owner would still have it after all this time since it was...
07-26-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By VegasTriker

Kerosene is between gasoline and mineral spirits...

Kerosene is between gasoline and mineral spirits when it comes to flash point. That makes it safer than gasoline but not as safe as using mineral spirits. The trade off for safety is how long it...
07-26-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By VegasTriker

You can see from the picture below what the...

You can see from the picture below what the internals for a presta valve look like. There are two seals built into it. One is the threaded upper portion which prevents air from escaping around the...
07-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By VegasTriker

There is good reason to be lot more careful when...

There is good reason to be lot more careful when using gasoline as a cleaning solvent. It goes from liquid to vapor at a much lower temperature so will form an explosive vapor mixture with air more...
07-23-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,026
Posted By VegasTriker

Front brake only - not a good idea. Do a poll...

Front brake only - not a good idea. Do a poll and ask how many long-time cyclists have gone over the front of a bike using just the front brake.

I would suggest you ask a moderator to move this...
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