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06-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By trestlehed

That statement is absurd.

That statement is absurd.
06-06-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By trestlehed

Very happy. Last time I checked, that seat was...

Very happy. Last time I checked, that seat was NLA. Hobson has since come out with a newer model which I tried and didn't like as much. Please note that these seats DO NOT WORK on a standard diamond...
06-04-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By trestlehed

I recommend an Electra Townie. I have the 24...

I recommend an Electra Townie. I have the 24 speed version. I upgraded to the Electra Bullhorn handlebars, a Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost, new pedals, and a Hobson Easy Seat 2 for comfy...
05-10-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By trestlehed

Some neat tech gadgets that work for me: ...

Some neat tech gadgets that work for me:

Bluetooth earphones: "Sweatproof and waterproof wireless sport earbuds designed with Always Aware™ eartips that allow you to hear your surroundings for...
Forum: Recumbent
04-27-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,023
Posted By trestlehed

You Get What You Pay For

Well, not that my bents are high-end carbon or anything, (because they aren't)... but when people ask how much they cost and subsequently gasp, I basically ask them this: If they were planning a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,739
Posted By trestlehed

I kinda speed-read thru the replies above, so...

I kinda speed-read thru the replies above, so just in case no one mentioned it,
Bent Rider Online is THE web resource you want to peruse for all things recumbent:

BentRider Online Forums -...
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By trestlehed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEULJrbn4mI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEULJrbn4mI
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By trestlehed

Plus, with a BikeE you can do this: ...

Plus, with a BikeE you can do this:

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/recline-magazine-for-those-that-get-extreme-while-laying-back.html
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By trestlehed

I've never owned a Bike E but I did test-ride one...

I've never owned a Bike E but I did test-ride one back in the mid '90's when they were being sold at bike shops.
You can find parts from The Bicycle Man here:...
08-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By trestlehed

Yes this. Department store bikes are mostly made...

Yes this. Department store bikes are mostly made in China with heavy steel frames and the CHEAPEST components available.

Years ago I was in my LBS (local bike shop) and a guy comes in with a beat...
Forum: Recumbent
09-24-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By trestlehed

Not sure you're going to find anything that...

Not sure you're going to find anything that doesn't require lifting the bike that will work with your Subaru.
If you had a cargo van/pickup truck you get get the Easy Load Ramp system:...
08-15-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,885
Posted By trestlehed

Check out the Electra Townie(s). They were...

Check out the Electra Townie(s). They were designed with comfort as the priority.
Lots of models to choose from:

https://www.electrabike.com/bikes
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,464
Posted By trestlehed

2014 Lightfoot Rambler ...

2014 Lightfoot Rambler

https://i.imgur.com/UbT8RQY.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,948
Posted By trestlehed

I had a Thule roof rack system on my 2001 Honda...

I had a Thule roof rack system on my 2001 Honda Civic. The rack was pricey but solid. However the real downside to roof racks and recumbents is not just dealing with the roof loading aspect, but also...
12-24-17, 04:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,159
Posted By trestlehed

I put Electra's Bullhorn cruiser bars on my...

I put Electra's Bullhorn cruiser bars on my Townie. Perfect.

http://store.electrabike.com/product/electra+cruiser+handlebar+bullhorn.do?sortby=ourPicks#

https://i.imgur.com/fSGEkLz.jpg
12-21-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By trestlehed

This rack might work for you. It's pricey but...

This rack might work for you. It's pricey but it's designed to support heavy E-Bikes/Fat Bikes.
...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,623
Posted By trestlehed

How to measure your X Seam: ...

How to measure your X Seam:

https://hostelshoppe.com/PDF/xseam_measure.pdf
04-08-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,772
Posted By trestlehed

Mfhorn wrote: Always remember: YOU GET WHAT...

Mfhorn wrote:

Always remember: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: CAVEAT EMPTOR.
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,595
Posted By trestlehed

Irishred wrote: The Sun EZ Sport can use any...

Irishred wrote:

The Sun EZ Sport can use any standard rear rack. I upgraded to the Topeak EXP trunk/rack system. The trunk bag has a slot underneath and it slides onto and locks onto the Topeak...
01-09-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,180
Posted By trestlehed

Members of IMBA - (International Mountain Biking...

Members of IMBA - (International Mountain Biking Association) get a discount deal with Subaru.
You might want to check it out, you could potentially save a lot of $.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,235
Posted By trestlehed

If you want to go down the "sit bones" route...

If you want to go down the "sit bones" route these links might help:

Dial in fit on any perch with new WTB Saddle Fit System at your LBS - Bikerumor...
07-30-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By trestlehed

KatKim wrote: You might want to check out 2...

KatKim wrote:

You might want to check out 2 wheeled recumbents and trikes.

At the top of this webpage are tons of links:
RECUMBENTS - BentRider Online Forums...
04-24-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,859
Posted By trestlehed

VegasTriker wrote: Instead of buying and...

VegasTriker wrote:

Instead of buying and trying 25 different seats like I did, you should know that bike frame geometry plays a huge role in comfort. That's why I bought a Sun Easy Sport AX long...
03-15-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,993
Posted By trestlehed

Rootus wrote: And here is the crux of the...

Rootus wrote:

And here is the crux of the problem. You are getting older and want to be more comfortable on a bike. But you have time and money invested in your old MTB. What to do? Well I can...
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,920
Posted By trestlehed

There is a thread over at BROL discussing the...

There is a thread over at BROL discussing the demise of Lightfoot. Unfortunately there is no info on why they went out of business. As far as bike values go, I guess it could go either way: The bikes...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By trestlehed

Sometimes when friends come by and want to go for...

Sometimes when friends come by and want to go for a ride, I show them my Easy Sport AX, and try to get them to take a short test ride up and down the street. They always come back and say "Wow! This...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,143
Posted By trestlehed

Not so: I upgraded my Electra Townie 24 to BB7's....

Not so: I upgraded my Electra Townie 24 to BB7's.
Brake Therapy Conversion Kit (http://2btherapy.com/bikes/brake-therapy-conversion-kit)

455344
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,311
Posted By trestlehed

geezerwheels, If you are serious about...

geezerwheels,

If you are serious about learning your recumbent options you need to start doing research at Bent Rider Online Forums:
BentRider Online Forums - Powered by vBulletin...
01-03-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By trestlehed

From your post I'm gathering that you are both in...

From your post I'm gathering that you are both in your mid twenties. There are loads of different bikes out there so I agree with the advice given above. And since I'm the Unofficial preacher for the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-30-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,488
Posted By trestlehed

And I thought my Sun EZ Sport was heavy...

And I thought my Sun EZ Sport was heavy...
Forum: Recumbent
12-13-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,595
Posted By trestlehed

No, but It's probably doable. Especially with...

No, but It's probably doable. Especially with this conversion kit for the rear:
http://www.therapycomponents.com/disc-conversion.html
(Above URL updated on 4/8/2017)
10-17-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,850
Posted By trestlehed

Check out the Electra Townie. Front suspension...

Check out the Electra Townie. Front suspension fork, 21 speeds, upright seated position and very comfy.
You could add an after market suspension seat post or a Cane Creek Thudbuster.

Original...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,595
Posted By trestlehed

Ginny, Just read your post on BROL. Congrats on...

Ginny,
Just read your post on BROL. Congrats on your new Easy Sport!
Enjoy!
Forum: Recumbent
07-12-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,595
Posted By trestlehed

Here you go: Greenfield - Chainstay Kickstand ...

Here you go: Greenfield - Chainstay Kickstand
Great fit for RANS Stratus LE, Stratus XP, V2, V3, Sun EZ-Sport, HP Velotechnik Speedmachine. Easy trim-to-fit length adjustment.

Hostel Shoppe...
07-05-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,431
Posted By trestlehed

I've had 2 Townies for a while now. My main...

I've had 2 Townies for a while now. My main suggestion to anyone buying one is to replace the stock handlebars with Electra's Bullhorn cruiser bars if you are mainly doing bike path riding. Also a...
06-08-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,923
Posted By trestlehed

Anything under $200 is gonna be a total piece of...

Anything under $200 is gonna be a total piece of crap.
Do yourself a favor and buy a bike from a REAL Bike Shop.
Those big box stores mostly cater to people buying cheap bikes for their kids. As in...
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,519
Posted By trestlehed

Frantik, If you liked the bikeE then you are...

Frantik,

If you liked the bikeE then you are comfortable on CLWB (Compact Long Wheel Base) recumbent bikes... If you are not into speed and performance, as in nice bike path cruising, I would...
09-09-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By trestlehed

Some informative cargo bike links: ...

Some informative cargo bike links:

http://cetmacargo.com/

http://daily.sightline.org/2012/12/27/cargo-bikes/

http://rans.com/bicycles/hammertruck.html
08-25-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,529
Posted By trestlehed

Hand, finger, neck and butt pain are what drive...

Hand, finger, neck and butt pain are what drive many riders to recumbents or crank forward bikes, both of which are designed to alleviate said ailments.
Check out the Electra Townie (crank forward)...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By trestlehed

If you check Craigslist Orange County there are a...

If you check Craigslist Orange County there are a couple of nice Sun EZ Sports up for sale...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,424
Posted By trestlehed

osco53 wrote: Where did you find the fork...

osco53 wrote:

Where did you find the fork for that 20" wheel upgrade? Was it custom-made or off the shelf?
05-27-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By trestlehed

Here is a link for bike shops that sell Electra...

Here is a link for bike shops that sell Electra bikes.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

http://shops.electrabike.com/
05-27-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By trestlehed

Pendboy wrote: Why waste good money an a...

Pendboy wrote:


Why waste good money an a piece of crap bike when you can put it towards a good one?

The #1 reason people stop riding bikes is because that particular bike is uncomfortable and...
Forum: Recumbent
03-13-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,017
Posted By trestlehed

I don't know what model Cannondale you had, but I...

I don't know what model Cannondale you had, but I can confidently say the EZ Sport will make you happy. I bought mine after doing some online research back in 2002. I ordered one thru my LBS...
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By trestlehed

The Draftmaster works great behind an RV....

The Draftmaster works great behind an RV. Probably works well behind a large SUV or truck as well.
For a car? Not sure on that one. Below are a couple pics of the Draftmaster on my little Toyota...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,351
Posted By trestlehed

JGaerlan, check out my Townie on this thread...

JGaerlan, check out my Townie on this thread (post #337):
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/39627-Electra-s-New-Townie/page14
02-22-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,182
Posted By trestlehed

P.S. I only wear headphones on bike paths....

P.S. I only wear headphones on bike paths. Bikers/joggers/walkers nearly everyone is listening to music.
Johnny Law doesn't bother with us. They are too busy chasing down bank robbers and texting...
02-22-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,182
Posted By trestlehed

The original problem was that the OP said he has...

The original problem was that the OP said he has an iPhone and is on call 24 hrs per day. How about just buying a handlebar mounted iPhone holder
(there are a ton of them out there now) and keep the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-13, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By trestlehed

Cool vid! But why do trikes make up 99% of the...

Cool vid! But why do trikes make up 99% of the riders?
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By trestlehed

I have the Sun Easy Sport LE (now called the AX...

I have the Sun Easy Sport LE (now called the AX for aluminum). The AX weighs about 35 pounds, the CX (chromoly) weighs about 40 pounds.
You can find nice used ones in good shape on Craigslist for as...
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