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Forum: Recumbent
01-30-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I have three tandems, and four or five singles......

I have three tandems, and four or five singles... And only two skewers one for 145mm hubs an the tandems and one for the singles with their 135mm hubs. It so easy to swap from one bike to another I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By bentbaggerlen

The only way to know is to try, Im sure one of...

The only way to know is to try, Im sure one of the shops around you has a BOB, or some one that works in the shop has one. The Santana BOB has a quick release and BOB fork that fits a rear hub with a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I've toured in all kinds of weather, and it will...

I've toured in all kinds of weather, and it will rain... Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. No bag will keep your gear completly dry, if on tour and its raining when you need to set up camp water...
Forum: Recumbent
01-24-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Scrapser, You should enjoy the...

Scrapser,

You should enjoy the Slipstream, very nice touring bike. Mine is a first generation Slipstream and has been used for loaded touring for years. We also have a Gulfstream that we tour...
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By bentbaggerlen

No, nothing broken... but i tend to roll up into...

No, nothing broken... but i tend to roll up into a ball and not try to catch myself, something I started doing on the mountain bike
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By bentbaggerlen

We have done the very same thing, and on the very...

We have done the very same thing, and on the very same bike. The Gulfstream with its long wheelbase (106") is not fond of sharp low speed corrners. It's not just the gulfstream I've done the same...
Forum: Touring
06-29-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By bentbaggerlen

The Rohloff is a good hub, but very, very few...

The Rohloff is a good hub, but very, very few shops have ever seen then, let alone have ever worked on one, and spare parts? Your just not going to find them. I have only seen three, and just had to...
Forum: Recumbent
06-20-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By bentbaggerlen

The seat mount looks like a Ryan, Big drilled...

The seat mount looks like a Ryan, Big drilled alumunum block
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Hello Killam, The wife (and X-wifes, a whole...

Hello Killam,
The wife (and X-wifes, a whole nother story) and I have done many, many miles of completly self supported touring on recubent tandems. We have used both panniers and trailers. The...
Forum: Touring
05-26-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,804
Posted By bentbaggerlen

As to repairing the frame. Yes it can be done... ...

As to repairing the frame. Yes it can be done...
First off what make of frame is it?
What series aluminium is the frame made of?
The most commonly used alloys are 6061, 6061T6 and 7071,7075 etc,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I bought one for $20 bucks at a tag sale, at $200...

I bought one for $20 bucks at a tag sale, at $200 its over priced. The parts its built up with (If there origanal) were steel rims, and old 6 speed freewheel, and poor brakes at best. But for 20...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By bentbaggerlen

IM sure it could be done...But why clutter the...

IM sure it could be done...But why clutter the view? The wife and I had a Organic Engines Torika tandem trike what I did was to build a custom rack that allowed us to use our Arkel TT84's and the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Hmmm, no sorry. But it looks just like the...

Hmmm, no sorry. But it looks just like the Gulfstrem less one seat.
Forum: Recumbent
05-06-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I think a set of their bags would look so great...

I think a set of their bags would look so great on my bike....
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Slipstream front rack

Yep, done it mounted a rack to the front of both my Slipstream and Gulfstream (Same rack on both bikes) And how better to test it them load it up and head off on little Trans-Am?

The rack you want...
Forum: Recumbent
03-31-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,662
Posted By bentbaggerlen

They also have a very short range the first ones...

They also have a very short range the first ones offered about a 10 mile range, the latest with ion batteries are up to 24 miles. Hmmm, maybe they do offer some exercise if you have to drag it back...
Forum: Recumbent
03-31-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,712
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I have mounted kids seats on bents before, Rans...

I have mounted kids seats on bents before, Rans Stratus and a Ryan Vanguard and a Rans Screamer. All of them were rear rack mounted seats. I'm not sure the Bobike could be used with a bent, but you...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By bentbaggerlen

The wife and I have a Rans Screamer and a...

The wife and I have a Rans Screamer and a Longbikes Gulfstream. We have also had a Organic Engines Trioka but sold that after our first 500 mile tour. We have ridden just about every bent two fer...
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,291
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Longbike, short car... The cars wheel base...

Longbike, short car...

The cars wheel base is 96"
The bikes wheel base is 106"

Tandem topper rack http://www.atoc.com/
Forum: Touring
01-01-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Ed, The wife and I live just 2 blocks of the ACA...

Ed, The wife and I live just 2 blocks of the ACA and are on the Warm Showers List, feel free to look us up. As to road conditions, you will find that they will cover just about everything riding in...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,140
Posted By bentbaggerlen

The wife and I just rode our Longbikes Gulfstream...

The wife and I just rode our Longbikes Gulfstream from our home in CT to Fargo ND, fully loaded. And I also have a early Slipstream so I'll take a stab at it...

1) What is the reputation of this...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I ride my Slipstream and our Gulfstream on all...

I ride my Slipstream and our Gulfstream on all kinds of roads, including gravel.

One thing that i find really helps the handling is a big fat tire, 2" wide. I found this out only by chance, the...
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Get in touch with Scott Chambelin from Belmont...

Get in touch with Scott Chambelin from Belmont Wheelworks http://www.wheelworks.com/
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Its been done and it works well, The wife and I...

Its been done and it works well, The wife and I tour with a Ffront rack on our Gulfstream and when touring alone I use it mounted on my slipstream

This a photo of the rack mounted on the bike....
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By bentbaggerlen

"your new bent will come with an owners manual" ...

"your new bent will come with an owners manual"

Oh man don't I wish! Working around the shop I have assembled many bents, (Vision,Rans, Longbikes, Wiz Wheels, Tour Easy, Presto, Bike-E, Wicks,...
Forum: Touring
02-09-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I have the same trailer, but mine is set up with...

I have the same trailer, but mine is set up with the brakes and I don't have the wagon top. I have never had any problems riding with it roads. Like Peterpan! says people think its a kiddie trailer...
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Yes, I have ridden one for about 3 weeks years...

Yes, I have ridden one for about 3 weeks years ago (Counterpoint) Very well built and nicely thought out. The counterpoint/Viewpoint, your top photo offers independent coasting as well as cadence....
Forum: Recumbent
02-08-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 361,113
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Longbikes Gulfstream

This is the bike we will be riding this summer on our cross country ride. This photo is from a trip last year, 6 days of rain...
Forum: Touring
02-04-07, 08:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,179
Posted By bentbaggerlen

12 weeks to go, out our front door and across the...

12 weeks to go, out our front door and across the country... so many things to do...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I've repaired this on two other bikes one was...

I've repaired this on two other bikes one was steel and the other alum. The crack is not unusual, started from the edge of the rack mounting holes. Take the part to any local welder and the part can...
Forum: Recumbent
01-15-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,976
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Ric, You hit right on the head when you said >I...

Ric, You hit right on the head when you said >I think you'll find most of whats been said is correct and personal opinon.< Thats one of the great things about recumbent, no rules.

Like yourself,...
Forum: Recumbent
01-15-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I've only seen them listed on E-bay. Looks like a...

I've only seen them listed on E-bay. Looks like a cross between a Vision R-32 and a Bike-E
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,333
Posted By bentbaggerlen

you can onlly pick one type? Vision R40...

you can onlly pick one type?
Vision R40 SWB/USS, Longbikes Slipstream LWB/USS or OSS, Gulfstream LWB/USS, Rans Screamer SWB/OSS, Tailwind CWB/OSS and a few homemade LWB/USS
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Noise from the two added freewheels and weight...

Noise from the two added freewheels and weight was the biggest complaint. One set was an early Vision IPS system and both the freewheels failed. First the Captain's failed so the stoker had to do all...
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By bentbaggerlen

"One reason possibly being that most tandem...

"One reason possibly being that most tandem drivelines are on the left from Captain to Stoker, and on the right from Stoker to rear wheel. IPS is ALL on the right, so you lose a chainring in the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Independent pedaling is not offered on any tandem...

Independent pedaling is not offered on any tandem trike that I know of as standard. Wiz wheels offers it as option ($499) And I Know Dan at Organic Engines will also build a bike with it. If your...
11-08-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,918
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Monster bike, little car

The ATOC racks are great, and the longer your bike...

The Tandem has a wheelbase of 106"
The car has a wheelbase of 96"
Forum: Recumbent
10-28-06, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Woha! Originally Posted by Shaman "The rear...

Woha!
Originally Posted by Shaman
"The rear brake is also used as a 'drag' brake for long or fast downhills. Trice provides this option. They too use a frame mounted shifter lever for setting this...
Forum: Recumbent
10-28-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By bentbaggerlen

I've done this many times with Rans, Greenspeed,...

I've done this many times with Rans, Greenspeed, Longbikes, Vision, Organic Engines, Cannondale and almost every DF builder offers a frameset only. It's really up to each frame builder if they offer...
10-26-06, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Imahounddog, I think some have forgoten why we...

Imahounddog,
I think some have forgoten why we ride in the first place its fun!
It's called a sociable tandem trike, its not a new idea. I've seen adds from the late 1800's for them.
Do a google...
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By bentbaggerlen

My house is just 3 blocks off of Adventure...

My house is just 3 blocks off of Adventure cyclings Atlantic Coast Route. We have hosted a few riders in the last few years. It's always been great to have someone stop in. Now that I'm on the WSL we...
10-23-06, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,517
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Thats just what I have in mind for our bike! We...

Thats just what I have in mind for our bike! We have used the ESGE Pletscher Double Kickstand and two problems have popped up, The first is you have to lift the bike to get it up on the stand, the...
Forum: Touring
10-08-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Hmmm... The wife and I will be doing east to west...

Hmmm... The wife and I will be doing east to west next year, can't ride with you but we wave when we pass!
Forum: Recumbent
10-08-06, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By bentbaggerlen

Nice...that must be one of those rare Ferrari's...

Nice...that must be one of those rare Ferrari's built under license in Astraila...
What is the square peg for sticking out of the dropout?

"but I'm a roadie from way back so it doesn't matter too...
Forum: Touring
09-29-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,401
Posted By bentbaggerlen

"Thread hijack.... Are those generator things...

"Thread hijack.... Are those generator things worth it? Can you use them to power a battery charger for your Ipod & phone?"

Yes you can, more info can be found on the bikecurrent fAQ at...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By bentbaggerlen

No, larger fairs like the Big-E in West...

No, larger fairs like the Big-E in West Springfield MA.
Your table that you paid $100 for is what? 4X8 feet how many bents can you put on that?
a 12x24' space with out power will run $1000 spaces...
Forum: Touring
09-28-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By bentbaggerlen

When I first met Jan I told her "I love camping!"...

When I first met Jan I told her "I love camping!" She jumped in " SO do I! My parents have a 36' Winnebago with a satellite dish, microwave, two slide outs and a hot tub." I thought to myself Well so...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By bentbaggerlen

"But you'd have no storefront overhead!" ...

"But you'd have no storefront overhead!"

All those people selling food, potato peelers, car wax, dusters or whatever wonder gadget. Have to pay for their space at the fairs. A 12x24' space at...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By bentbaggerlen

We tried the flipper crank arms but it was still...

We tried the flipper crank arms but it was still too hard for her, she would run off the road looking for the flipper with her heal.

I would love to see some photos of your trike
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By bentbaggerlen

If your woried about the warrenty on the hub... ...

If your woried about the warrenty on the hub...
Using a mountain drive (2.5:1 reduction) with a Rohloff will void the warrenty on the Rohloff hub. As the input is too low. But... I've built two...
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