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Forum: Recumbent
05-24-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,402
Posted By BikeArkansas

Update: I did join a ride today that included,...

Update: I did join a ride today that included, or actually featured, a climb. The trek up the mountain went well. Mostly, it went well because I simply pedaled up it, and did not try to push...
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,402
Posted By BikeArkansas

I came very close to purchasing a P38, but...

I came very close to purchasing a P38, but decided to give the trike more attention. I have also been considering a Cruzbike. A very good cycling friend has also turned to a recumbent due to a neck...
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,402
Posted By BikeArkansas

First hilly metric on a trike

Since purchasing a Catrike 700 in December I have been looking forward to, and dreading at the same time, my first challenging and hilly metric century in a organized ride. It finally happened...
05-06-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By BikeArkansas

I do not agree with many posts. I am a believer...

I do not agree with many posts. I am a believer that today's race geometry bikes are faster than previous models. There are many good manufacturers out there with good race bikes. After owning...
05-02-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By BikeArkansas

I am very much into the tadpole trikes. I now...

I am very much into the tadpole trikes. I now own two. I use a flag and lights to be seen. Only been riding 5 months, but no problems so far with several miles on the open road. I like the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-02-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By BikeArkansas

I use a short flag when I know I will be riding...

I use a short flag when I know I will be riding with other cyclists. That is until someone "lifted" my short flay while I was enjoying a coffee and pastry last Saturday. People?
05-02-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By BikeArkansas

Medical problems for me kept building. I was not...

Medical problems for me kept building. I was not giving up pedaling, so I switched to a recumbent trike. Balance problems are gone. I am getting in reasonable shape and I enjoy not having neck,...
04-19-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,942
Posted By BikeArkansas

On November 1, 2017 I was forced, due to a...

On November 1, 2017 I was forced, due to a lingering neck injury, to go completely recumbent trike. Still have all but one of my DF bikes. My brother bought my most expensive DF for peanuts, but...
03-27-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By BikeArkansas

I fought back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain...

I fought back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain for years. Last October I said that was all I could take. I sat down for about a week. Even though I was a hardcore "roadie" I put my very expensive...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By BikeArkansas

I received my Catrike 700 bags today. My initial...

I received my Catrike 700 bags today. My initial thoughts were correct. These bags are not even close to being worth the $150.00 plus freight. Why do I doubt myself. I knew they appeared "pricey"...
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By BikeArkansas

OK, OK, OK. Mchell is correct. As I said, I...

OK, OK, OK. Mchell is correct. As I said, I seldom worry about pricing on good products, but for some reason this one hit me the wrong way. After reading Mchell's post I went back to the fact they...
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By BikeArkansas

Bags for Catrike 700

I know there is a set of Cat 700 bags made just for the 700. However, I find the bags a bit pricey, or a lot. Any suggestions for bags that would work and have a lower price range. I normally do...
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By BikeArkansas

Some of the questions concerned pulling a...

Some of the questions concerned pulling a trailer. I did not have good answers there because I have not pulled a trailer before, either behind a trike or a bike. Since I was passing other riders on...
Forum: Recumbent
03-02-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By BikeArkansas

Quite the conversation piece

Just finished my first tour ride on a trike. This was only a 3 day event. There were 8 riders on this moderately difficult route. I was on my HP Velotechnik FX 20 and I was pulling a small...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,161
Posted By BikeArkansas

Very windy day, Trike was nice

Today I went out with a group of my riding friends on a 30 mile ride. Weather was warm, partly cloudy and the wind was very high. The high wind was where the trike was nice. People were saying...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,814
Posted By BikeArkansas

As a very recent convert from DF to a trike...

As a very recent convert from DF to a trike (Catrike 700), I agree the trike is a cool ride, but know that it is slower, especially on climbs. My conversion was due to a neck injury, but I AM...
02-12-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,616
Posted By BikeArkansas

Unfortunately I cannot ride my DF again. Neck...

Unfortunately I cannot ride my DF again. Neck injury. However, I rode many years in group rides, and I loved them. I remember one ride leader that finally posted the real ride speed ' He posted...
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By BikeArkansas

Let me ask this another way. The Marathon Plus...

Let me ask this another way. The Marathon Plus tires are marked 50 to 70 PSI. Is it best to run near the low or high? Does it matter?
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By BikeArkansas

Tire pressure, Marathon Plus

I just installed Marathon Plus tires on my Scorpion FX-20. I am new to trikes and have not used these tires before. I have a 3 day tour coming up in a couple weeks that is mostly on pavement, but...
02-04-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,171
Posted By BikeArkansas

Wow

Wow
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By BikeArkansas

I have installed a very stiff rear wheel. The...

I have installed a very stiff rear wheel. The wheel I installed is a R-Sys. Even with this very stiff wheel the rear of the trike feels mushy. It is the frame. The Greenspeed Aero did feel much...
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By BikeArkansas

I am sure I should clarify. I do not believe a...

I am sure I should clarify. I do not believe a trip around the parking lot tells me much, but better than nothing. What I am hoping to hear are some reports from forum members that have actually...
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By BikeArkansas

Actually, I do have a used (2016) Catrike 700. ...

Actually, I do have a used (2016) Catrike 700. Only had it a couple months, but already find the back of the 700 is way too MUSHY. I believe I am losing much of my pedaling power on the transfer...
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By BikeArkansas

Considering a Greenspeed Aero

Looking at a Greenspeed Aero. Any opinions?
01-14-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By BikeArkansas

A group of us descended Mt. Magazine, North side,...

A group of us descended Mt. Magazine, North side, a while back. In this case we had to ride in the center of the lane because the wind was trying to take us into the ditch and possibly down some...
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By BikeArkansas

I have been on a trike a little over 2 months,...

I have been on a trike a little over 2 months, and of course the weather has not permitted consistent riding. I though I would have trike legs in about 6 months, but have changed the time to spring...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,904
Posted By BikeArkansas

Is a sub 20# recumbent trike possible?

Is there any possibility of a sub 20# recumbent trike in the near future? As a DF biker I really liked my 15 or 16# road bikes. I am now a triker and would like to have a trike in this weight...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By BikeArkansas

How long did it take to get the trike muscles in...

How long did it take to get the trike muscles in good order?
01-05-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

All the trails in my home town have signs that...

All the trails in my home town have signs that say,"No Motorized Vehicles". Bicycles and trikes (me and only a couple more), ride the trails regularly. Electric motor bicycles and trikes are not...
01-04-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

I named this before. The mayor of North Little...

I named this before. The mayor of North Little Rock (the town with the best bike paths) was asked about electric bikes. He said "no motorized vehicles" MEANS no motorized vehicles. No one left not...
01-04-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

Three subjects here. 1. Human powered machines,...

Three subjects here. 1. Human powered machines, which are bikes, trikes etc.. 2. Motor cycles, which is anything two wheel, or even three wheel, with a motor on it. 3. Social engineering.

I...
01-02-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By BikeArkansas

With 7 bikes a photo of one of them does not say...

With 7 bikes a photo of one of them does not say anything. And to post all 7 and state what that means would mean writing a book. It would be best if I skip this one. Multi-split personality?
12-29-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

Finally, the real reason for the electric motor...

Finally, the real reason for the electric motor bike was written. LAZY. Now we can have a true conversation about the use of electric bicycles without having to dance around the 'L" word.
12-28-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

Mr. Maelochs, you can write and write and write...

Mr. Maelochs, you can write and write and write about how horrible people are about electric motor bikes, but "No Motorized Vehicles" means no motorized vehicles. Not that hard to understand.
...
12-26-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By BikeArkansas

I had the same thought. However, I hit 40 MPH...

I had the same thought. However, I hit 40 MPH this afternoon on a descent. After mounting this wheel I started thinking about the 40 MPH and thought I would ask if anyone had any thoughts on the...
12-26-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By BikeArkansas

I do not know. I asked this of the seller and...

I do not know. I asked this of the seller and was told these are the "safe" R-SYS wheels. However, I did not get any type of documents. Without documentation I hung the wheels in the garage. Just...
12-26-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By BikeArkansas

R SYS rear wheel on a Catrike 700

I decided to experiment with a R SYS rear wheel on a Catrike 700 recumbent trike. I did not like the stock wheel and did install this wheel tonight. However, I decided to see if there is any reason...
Forum: Recumbent
12-26-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By BikeArkansas

I talked to the seller. Do you have a question?

I talked to the seller. Do you have a question?
12-26-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

Some laws are complicated. No Motorized Vehicles...

Some laws are complicated. No Motorized Vehicles is not. Accept it.
12-25-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

As in everything American, if some is good, a lot...

As in everything American, if some is good, a lot is much better. The power keeps going up on the electric motor bicycles. The top speed, which must be important, is one of the first lines in...
12-24-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

At this time there are signs on our most popular...

At this time there are signs on our most popular bike/hike trail that says "No Motorized Vehicles". At a meeting I attended the mayor was asked about electric bicycles. He referred to the sign "No...
12-23-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,688
Posted By BikeArkansas

Due to injuries, more than one, I switched to a...

Due to injuries, more than one, I switched to a trike instead of an E-bike. Yes, at 68, I am getting older, but I believe exercise is so important it has moved into my top echelon of priorities. ...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By BikeArkansas

Curious - Which trike was overall fastest>>> ...

Curious - Which trike was overall fastest>>> Guessing the VTX
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By BikeArkansas

I did consider a recumbent bike, but decided that...

I did consider a recumbent bike, but decided that if I go recumbent I would go all the way with the trike. I watched a Cat II racing friend of mine who went to a recumbent because of a neck injury...
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By BikeArkansas

I have 5 bikes, but my favorite is the Fuji...

I have 5 bikes, but my favorite is the Fuji Transonic which comes in at just under 16#. This bike was set up with all DURA ACE drive train and DURA ACE wheels. I rode three charity event metric...
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By BikeArkansas

Due to a neck injury, I am actually in the...

Due to a neck injury, I am actually in the process of selling my bikes. As much as I have ridden bikes, the pain the last few rides was so severe I do not want to ride another bike. My neck does...
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By BikeArkansas

Difficult to participate in group rides

Being very new to recumbent trike cycling, I have found many favorable attributes, but group riding is not one of them. Fitting into a group ride with my old cycling friends has proven to be very...
12-11-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,265
Posted By BikeArkansas

Recumbent trike - faster down the hill with no...

Recumbent trike - faster down the hill with no neck pain. Probably take longer to climb the hill
Forum: Recumbent
12-03-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By BikeArkansas

My trike had the stock tire when I received it. ...

My trike had the stock tire when I received it. I had an older 28 MM 700 road tire hanging in the garage. I installed that tire which is rated for 80 to 120 PSI. I wanted the better ride than the...
Forum: Recumbent
11-30-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By BikeArkansas

Spin out climbing a steep hill

After a few rides on my Catrike 700 I had a new experience. While climbing a very steep hill, or steep to me anyway (Garmin says 17%), I was staying close to the curb because of heavy traffic. ...
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