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Forum: Recumbent
08-07-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,050
Posted By Guntrainer

Fast, fun, and keeps an old guy on the road.

Fast, fun, and keeps an old guy on the road.
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,050
Posted By Guntrainer

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Forum: Recumbent
01-08-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,179
Posted By Guntrainer

Bought it April of 16. Last fall I began to have...

Bought it April of 16. Last fall I began to have same average speed as when on a diamond frame during the 2015 season. Considering that I am another year older and wear knee braces, I can't complain....
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,179
Posted By Guntrainer

https://i.imgur.com/11ABTzss.jpg My '16 Cat...

https://i.imgur.com/11ABTzss.jpg

My '16 Cat 700. Had to get new muscle groups up and running, had the "bent bladder". Really like the trike, had to go this route because of bad knees and back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 11,842
Posted By Guntrainer

I have ridden the Trace for about 30 years....

I have ridden the Trace for about 30 years. Switched to a tadpole trike last year due to knee and balance issues. If I could, I would not go back to a DF bike. I don't care what anyone else rides.
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Forum: Recumbent
01-23-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,967
Posted By Guntrainer

Signed up several weeks ago, have not been...

Signed up several weeks ago, have not been allowed to get on site. Sent PM to mod, nada. Gave up on it.
Forum: Recumbent
12-18-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,046
Posted By Guntrainer

My insurance co, which I have been with for 46...

My insurance co, which I have been with for 46 years, does NOT cover the bike unless it is stolen while on my property. Velosurance covers my $5K bike ANYWHERE and medical (just in case) for around...
Forum: Recumbent
12-18-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Guntrainer

17 degrees and snow here. Close enough. I am...

17 degrees and snow here. Close enough. I am ready for Spring.
Forum: Recumbent
12-18-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Guntrainer

It's going to be a long winter!

It's going to be a long winter!
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,046
Posted By Guntrainer

https://velosurance.com/

https://velosurance.com/
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Guntrainer

Their report is irrelevant. When you are about to...

Their report is irrelevant. When you are about to wet yourself because your bike has a mind of its own at 25 mph in a downpour, you are hydroplaning.:eek:
Forum: Recumbent
10-17-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Guntrainer

Did not seem to be muddy, no mud on bike,...

Did not seem to be muddy, no mud on bike, roostertail from wheels did not leave residue. Water was probably over an inch deep, rained cats and dogs. LOL

In over 25 years, the hardest rain and most...
Forum: Recumbent
10-05-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,805
Posted By Guntrainer

Check the bike for maximum weight rating. If a...

Check the bike for maximum weight rating. If a really big person takes a spill, they are very likely to be seriously/permanently injured. If they hit a pothole, a wheel can fail and cause them...
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,307
Posted By Guntrainer

With due respect, I would go to a gym, hit cardio...

With due respect, I would go to a gym, hit cardio and change your eating lifestyle to lose some of the weight before you get on a trike.

If you take a tumble, you could be injured seriously,...
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Guntrainer

Don't know about your computations, but...

Don't know about your computations, but fishtailing went away at 15mph. Hitting the pedals hard did not get wheelspin, but I was in road gears, not climbing with middle chainring and big cassette...
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,693
Posted By Guntrainer

I am not crazy about hydraulic brakes on a trike....

I am not crazy about hydraulic brakes on a trike. I like the Avid BB7's.

A shame the Cat 700 did not work for you. I really enjoy mine, very comfortable, very fast.
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Guntrainer

Trike Hydroplaning in Severe Rainstorm

Rode the Cat 700 a Metric today, forecast called for a great day. Got drowned like a rat THREE times on the road. First 2 times, I kept riding and rode out of it.

Third time, a bona fide...
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,144
Posted By Guntrainer

Many health care professionals DO recommend...

Many health care professionals DO recommend cycling for bad knees. I am in line for a replacement, have a cane in the car that I needed on bad days.

Bought a Cat 700 this spring, and after a...
Forum: Recumbent
08-18-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By Guntrainer

HA! When I test rode my Cat 700, I wished I had...

HA! When I test rode my Cat 700, I wished I had ridden Trikes from Day One.

The only thing my DF bikes are good for now are spare parts. LOL
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,413
Posted By Guntrainer

Another vote for Cygolite. I have the Metro front...

Another vote for Cygolite. I have the Metro front and the Hotshot rear. Got a deal from the Recumbent Bikes of Tennessee.
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,826
Posted By Guntrainer

Glitched the mileage, the best time I have found...

Glitched the mileage, the best time I have found is during the week. I get on the road before noon, get done around 6. That way I miss traffic jam on the way back home.

The Trace is dead during...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,826
Posted By Guntrainer

Bought a Cat 700 this spring and love it. Have...

Bought a Cat 700 this spring and love it. Have nearly 1700 miles on it, ride the Natchez Trace and Music City Greenway. The Greenway is short, but has some steep pulls that seem to give a good...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,144
Posted By Guntrainer

I am in line for a knee replacement, and went to...

I am in line for a knee replacement, and went to the tadpole bent this spring. Knees hurt when I walk, but not when I ride. These machines have gears for hills, and go-fast gears. I like my Cat 700....
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,014
Posted By Guntrainer

If you need speed, get the Catrike 700. Best bang...

If you need speed, get the Catrike 700. Best bang for the high speed buck. Gears for the biggest hill, big meat for go fast roads. These things will fly on a flat road, you will need to increase your...
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By Guntrainer

When I get to my start point, if there are many...

When I get to my start point, if there are many folks there, I know it will take me a while to answer friendly questions about the Cat 700. ;)

All folks have been friendly, have surprised more...
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 25,615
Posted By Guntrainer

Being an old Roadie, I decided to "Buy once, cry...

Being an old Roadie, I decided to "Buy once, cry once" and bought a new Catrike 700.

Speed is close to my old Cannondale and is a lot more fun. I can go off into woolgathering mode or crank it up....
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,371
Posted By Guntrainer

My first Bent was a two wheeled Vision. Pretty...

My first Bent was a two wheeled Vision. Pretty bike, but inherently unstable. Went back to DF bike, then developed Arthur in the knees. After a bunch of research, bought a Catrike 700 from Bobby...
04-20-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,151
Posted By Guntrainer

Everything was fine for decades, then almost...

Everything was fine for decades, then almost overnight, Advanced Arthritis in the knees. Ouch. Hurts to walk, hurts to ride my favored Cannondale. Slow progressive treatment. Pills, braces, shots,...
02-24-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Guntrainer

I just watched a video on Global Cycling Network...

I just watched a video on Global Cycling Network where a rider rode the rear hyraulic disc on an infamous 18 klick descent, brake still worked, could have cooked a steak on the rotor. Guess they got...
02-24-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Guntrainer

Thanks for the replies. I would rather have cable...

Thanks for the replies. I would rather have cable operated disc brakes, but it is what it is. I am no TDF rider, just an old guy with a long term love affair for road cycling. LOL
02-23-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Guntrainer

It is a Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105, has...

It is a Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc 105, has Shimano R505 shifters, same make BR785 brakes.

I had a C-cross bike with cable discs, worked VERY WELL. Have heard the hydraulics had problems,...
02-22-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Guntrainer

Issues With Hydraulic Disc Brakes?

Took a long hard look at a new carbon Rocketdale Roadie with hydraulic disc brakes. I remember when they first came out, they were leakers.

Does anyone here with these on their bikes have issues...
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