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Forum: Fatbikes
08-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a whole subforum dedicated to someone...

There is a whole subforum dedicated to someone your size: https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/

I'll bring up the usual discussion of recumbents. The seat on a recumbent...
08-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,482
Posted By VegasTriker

The OP (original poster) has not been on this...

The OP (original poster) has not been on this site since February 2019. Maybe he found the right bike. Once you get past 10 posts you can send a private message to any active users when you have a...
08-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By VegasTriker

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a...

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a tube outside of a tire to check for a leak you can see that tubes will expand a lot without any damage. What might happen is that you will have to...
08-02-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By VegasTriker

Check the wheels

Have you checked things like the bearings and hubs in this kid's bike? It might be something as simple as the cones that hold the bearings in place not being properly adjusted....
08-02-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By VegasTriker

Simple chart showing Shimano MTB component...

Simple chart showing Shimano MTB component heirarchy

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x554/mtb_component_heirarchy_26d805f21707001dd19a8189409301c7ce3fc224.jpg
08-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By VegasTriker

It is not unusual if the tires were flat and the...

It is not unusual if the tires were flat and the bike was stored with weight on the tires to have the sidewalls degrade. You might be able to salvage one or two old tubes but it would be worth your...
08-02-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By VegasTriker

buy online and have them next week

Here are the two types of valves side-by-side

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/218x256/12_presta_schrader_5d9cdebeb720cefdbe0c3f9f9f7a20c4869e2b2f.gif
If you have presta...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, the SACHS 3X7 hub had a sterling reputation...

Yes, the SACHS 3X7 hub had a sterling reputation especially from people who put a lot of miles on it because it was very rugged. When SRAM bought out SACHS, they redesigned the hub to become the...
07-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By VegasTriker

Right now the supply of new bikes in your price...

Right now the supply of new bikes in your price range is best described as being dismal. Ditto for the supply of used bikes at reasonable prices. So many people stuck at home have decided to take up...
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By VegasTriker

It doesn't make much difference which trike you...

It doesn't make much difference which trike you ride. Apply the brakes before making the turn if you sense you are outside of the normal handling limits for making a turn. If you were talking about a...
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By VegasTriker

The drive side on these adult trikes is on the...

The drive side on these adult trikes is on the same side as the chain - the right side of the trike. Unless the trike is a piece of crap the hubs should last for many miles. I'm much more familiar...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By VegasTriker

I was off by $50 on the shipping charges for the...

I was off by $50 on the shipping charges for the Catrike Villager at Utah Trikes where there are still six of them in several colors available for shipping. The shipping is $199, not $250. If you...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By VegasTriker

The importer for Performer trikes is RBR in State...

The importer for Performer trikes is RBR in State College, PA. There is one review for the Performer Trike X dating back to 2014 on Bentrider. https://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=9425 Check out the...
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By VegasTriker

I don't think his leaning is going to affect the...

I don't think his leaning is going to affect the drive train but he may have to steer the trike a bit to the right. A test ride would tell you all you need to know.

There are delta trikes out...
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By VegasTriker

Does he lean to the side while sitting in a...

Does he lean to the side while sitting in a chair? The seat on this trike isn't much different from sitting in a chair. He is also going to be holding on to the handlebars.

I doubt going off a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By VegasTriker

That's a long lead time. Utah Trikes who sells a...

That's a long lead time. Utah Trikes who sells a large portion of the Catrike output (30% back in 2013 when I bought mine) has 7 Villagers in stock right now. They charge $250 to ship the assembled...
07-22-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out the Recreational and Family forum...

Check out the Recreational and Family forum https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/ further down on the opening page. You will find lots of information on kids trailers and things like...
07-22-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 622
Posted By VegasTriker

I understand your problem finding a decent bike...

I understand your problem finding a decent bike these days with most of the entry level bikes from regular bike shops in very short supply. Just don't expect a whole lot from the Walmart bike. It has...
Forum: Recumbent
07-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,610
Posted By VegasTriker

The Catrike Eola was not designed to be a racing...

The Catrike Eola was not designed to be a racing trike. Catrike made some component choices that meant it will never be a fast trike. That's how they kept the MSRP as low as they did (but still not...
07-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Me.
Views: 993
Posted By VegasTriker

That is a very common misconception about...

That is a very common misconception about recumbents being nearly invisible. If you can not see a 7 foot long trike flying a flag and with daytime running lights fore and aft, you need a white cane...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By VegasTriker

EZ-TAD SX SPECIFICATIONS Weight 48 lbs ...

EZ-TAD SX SPECIFICATIONS
Weight 48 lbs

Catrike Villager
Frame & Geometry
Weight 34 lb 15,5 Kg

Both obtained directly from the company websites. This alone would be enough for me to stick...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By VegasTriker

I've owned trikes with both. My 2001 Greenspeed...

I've owned trikes with both. My 2001 Greenspeed GTO is equipped with the Schlumpf Mountain Drive and a 65 tooth chainring in the front. The rear was originally a SACHS S-7 3 speed internal hub and 8...
07-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,504
Posted By VegasTriker

I can't tell how much more easily I am seen using...

I can't tell how much more easily I am seen using some basic daytime running lights but do know how other riders appear to me when I am out riding during the early morning hours in bright sunlight. I...
07-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,486
Posted By VegasTriker

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels...

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels over one that has narrower rims. In general, bikes with narrow rim wheels and higher pressure tires are going to be faster than ones with wider tires...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By VegasTriker

I had the chance to see one up close a few years...

I had the chance to see one up close a few years ago when a young teenage boy showed up for a cycling merit badge ride. Two of the adult leaders were regular trike riders (both Greenspeed at the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By VegasTriker

Both Catrike and HPV are long time brands with...

Both Catrike and HPV are long time brands with lots of satisfied owners (including me). Folding trikes tend to be heavier and more expensive than similar non-folders. Trikes with a bigger rear wheel...
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By VegasTriker

See private message sent in response to your...

See private message sent in response to your other post.
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By VegasTriker

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of...

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of effort in building trikes that last a long time and handle superbly.
Expect to be a bit slower than you would like, especially when first beginning to...
07-03-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,604
Posted By VegasTriker

Deleted, same info as someone else posted.

Deleted, same info as someone else posted.
07-03-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By VegasTriker

Cyclists Palsy

Classic signs of Cyclists Palsy, a version of carpal tunnel syndrome. https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cyclist%27s_palsy. Mine came from years of cycling and motorcycle riding.

You can ignore it but...
07-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a whole section at this site that...

There is a whole section at this site that includes posts about lights https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/.
At the top of the page you will see recommendations for headlights...
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By VegasTriker

This is probably going to be a difficult task....

This is probably going to be a difficult task. Challenge has been gone for a while. The website shows a 2012 date at the bottom of the home page. You might contact the two dealers who sold them in...
06-30-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By VegasTriker

It is a good idea to mark the location of the...

It is a good idea to mark the location of the valve on the outside of the tire before you remove the tire after getting a flat. That's so you can exactly line up the the hole in the tube with both...
06-30-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By VegasTriker

I've never seen this bike up close but was pretty...

I've never seen this bike up close but was pretty impressed by the 19 pound weight listed in the specifications. That's a great advantage to a child over one of the obese bicycle shaped objects sold...
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By VegasTriker

It is quite possible the rear wheel has been...

It is quite possible the rear wheel has been changed to 700C. According to the Bachetta website the Bachetta bikes came with a variety of wheels but most pictures show it with two same sized wheels...
06-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level...

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level bikes make is buying one with suspension. The Gravity FSX 1.0 Full Suspension Mountain Bike sells for $369. That puts it firmly in the middle of the...
06-24-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By VegasTriker

Boy, prices for used bikes have gone crazy with...

Boy, prices for used bikes have gone crazy with lower priced new bikes being mostly out of stock. Bicycle blue book doesn't list prices for the last 3 years this bike was made (2009, 2011, 2012) but...
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By VegasTriker

Since you already own a Sun recumbent you are...

Since you already own a Sun recumbent you are familiar with some of what they make. You could make the transition to a recumbent trike. There aren't many used trikes available in your area. Here are...
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By VegasTriker

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle...

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror but it only works for bikes where you can mount it at the end of the handlebars. If you have bar end shifters it doesn't work....
06-18-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By VegasTriker

It's hard tp find anything about the Schwinn...

It's hard tp find anything about the Schwinn Mackinaw except for a listing at Walmart where it is $350 out of stock. You can bet it is heavy and has only one speed.

The Meridian weighs 74 pounds....
06-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By VegasTriker

Using a rack for an aluminum bike has never been...

Using a rack for an aluminum bike has never been a problem for me. You are not putting any extraordinary stress on the frame. If you want a cheap and effective way to tie a bike to racks that do...
06-18-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By VegasTriker

You are trying to buy bikes at a time many other...

You are trying to buy bikes at a time many other people have the same idea. That's why your local bike shop is likely out of stock for most bikes that are in the lower price entry level range. They...
06-18-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By VegasTriker

Read the information printed on the side of the...

Read the information printed on the side of the tire. Every tire I own has a pressure range embossed on the tire. You will be a little faster at the upper end of the range and perhaps a bit more...
06-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a fair amount of discussion on buying...

There is a fair amount of discussion on buying bikes for kids here: https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/.

It is too bad that so many kid's bikes are so over-built in case the rider...
06-10-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By VegasTriker

For the 700 X 38C, 38 mm = 1.49 inches. So, one...

For the 700 X 38C, 38 mm = 1.49 inches. So, one bike has tires that are 1.5" and the other has a tire that is 2.3 inches wide. There is also a difference in the diameter of the rims. The 700C wheel...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By VegasTriker

There should be a nut that holds the entire...

There should be a nut that holds the entire assembly in place. Loosen that nut and try to move the metal part that keeps the chain from jumping off the idler wheel until it no longer contacts the...
06-06-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By VegasTriker

Here are the instructions for the 200 model. ...

Here are the instructions for the 200 model. Probably works the same. https://www.cateye.com/intl/support/manual/data/doc/CC-MC200W_QS-flv_ENG_v1.pdf
Took me about 20 seconds to find it online.
06-05-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,056
Posted By VegasTriker

Seems to be a spate of people out there just...

Seems to be a spate of people out there just aching for a fight. I came across one Wednesday morning who apparently took issue with my donning a face mask before entering a store for my weekly food...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By VegasTriker

If you know the number of teeth on each sprocket...

If you know the number of teeth on each sprocket on the cassette you can calculate the gear range here: Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html)...
06-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By VegasTriker

Try reading this before you make the adjustment...

Try reading this before you make the adjustment on your rear derailleur. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html The only tool you need to make adjustments on a rear derailleur are...
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