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Forum: Recumbent
04-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Harhir

That is how I feel on mine. :D ...

That is how I feel on mine. :D

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Forum: Recumbent
04-13-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Harhir

I don't mind riding my SWB recumbent on packed or...

I don't mind riding my SWB recumbent on packed or crushed trails. Also dried dirt trails or roads are fine. But I do not like loose gravel at all. Same with mud. It is too hard to keep the balance if...
03-12-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,931
Posted By Harhir

Solo for various reasons. I love the outdoors...

Solo for various reasons. I love the outdoors with the sights, sounds and smells. I also prefer trails over roads but which are mostly not suitable for fast group rides. And I also often stop and...
03-12-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Harhir

Good advice. This is the reason why I am looking...

Good advice. This is the reason why I am looking for cheap entry model. It is not all about the camera but about learning how to make good videos.
03-09-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Harhir

Thanks everyone for the useful comments. I will...

Thanks everyone for the useful comments. I will dig into it a bit deeper.
03-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Harhir

Camera setup for trail documentary?

I love exploring new trails and bike routes around the DFW area. I always take lots of photos and I am thinking to start documenting it via video. But I have no experience with videos, cameras and I...
02-03-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Harhir

It also depends where you live. I think in...

It also depends where you live. I think in bicycle meccas such as the Northeast or Northwest of the US you can find used ones. I live in North Texas where cargo bikes are as rare as hen's teeth. I...
Forum: Recumbent
02-03-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,646
Posted By Harhir

I love my recumbents but I hate to ride them on...

I love my recumbents but I hate to ride them on slippery surfaces such as mud, loose sand/gravel or maybe even snow. Mainly because of the balance. I had two crashes on mud patches because I saw them...
01-11-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,401
Posted By Harhir

I have taken mine in lots of stores in the area....

I have taken mine in lots of stores in the area. From grocery to liquor stores. So far no one has asked me to leave it outside. I love that trailer. Hey you can even haul your Christmas tree.
...
11-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,491
Posted By Harhir

yes the Mongoose had 26 wheels. It was an older...

yes the Mongoose had 26 wheels. It was an older bike and I would consider it low end.
11-25-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,491
Posted By Harhir

These were my 61cm Mongoose and my 59cm Gazelle....

These were my 61cm Mongoose and my 59cm Gazelle. Both sold this year since I am mainly riding recumbents nowadays. I still have a 60cm City/Trekking bike from Fahrradmanufaktur in Germany.
...
11-18-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Harhir

Replacement parts for Ride2 Crank arm shorteners?

I have a set of Ride2 crank arm shorteners and the bolt which connects the shortener to the crank arm broke today. I was able to recover the shortener and the pedal but not the special spacer and...
11-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By Harhir

These valves are still very common in Germany...

These valves are still very common in Germany today. City and touring bikes still mostly use these type of valves. I grew up with these in Germany. Back in the 70s and 80s every bike had them except...
11-04-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,729
Posted By Harhir

I have not ordered anything from Germany in a...

I have not ordered anything from Germany in a long time. We only got some letter mail from family which took weeks to get here. And we shipped a small package to my mom from here which was horrible...
11-03-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,729
Posted By Harhir

If you complain about shipping rates, be happy...

If you complain about shipping rates, be happy you get it at all. Right now Deutsche Post in Germany and USPS here in the US have significant restrictions for international mail delivery due to Covid...
11-03-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,269
Posted By Harhir

Nothing hoarded here either. I actually sold some...

Nothing hoarded here either. I actually sold some parts and three bikes. With all the frenzy about bikes and bike stores getting cleared out of bikes I thought I part with a few bikes I don't ride...
11-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,122,181
Posted By Harhir

I am about 6'4". I have another Trekking bike...

I am about 6'4". I have another Trekking bike with a 60cm frame and also just sold a vintage Gazelle with a 58cm frame.
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,616
Posted By Harhir

This is so true. Different types frame, sliders,...

This is so true. Different types frame, sliders, brackets, .... They are all different and not compatible with each other.
10-30-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,122,181
Posted By Harhir

This was my old Mongoose Maneuver. Not sure what...

This was my old Mongoose Maneuver. Not sure what year. But I guess from the 90s. Since I more or less now ride recumbents only I sold it. The 26" wheels looked tiny on that huge 24" frame.


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10-26-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By Harhir

Yes hub dynamos are expensive. Especially here in...

Yes hub dynamos are expensive. Especially here in the US where they are not that popular. But you find them in Europe almost anywhere. I have a few bikes of mine equipped with hub dynamos and...
10-25-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,173
Posted By Harhir

They look great as well. I guess they are no...

They look great as well. I guess they are no longer made.
10-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Harhir

Thanks everyone. I am going to order some stuff...

Thanks everyone. I am going to order some stuff from Rema then. I have used them in the past as well. I just wasn't aware that there is much of a difference.
10-21-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24,339
Views: 2,890,549
Posted By Harhir

The company Utopia in Germany still uses that...

The company Utopia in Germany still uses that frame design today.
10-21-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Harhir

Recoommendation for non adhesive patches to fix tubes?

Most patch kits using rubber cement only come with few patches. I know you can buy patches in bulk on ebay or Amazon but most of them do not have great reviews. Can Anyone recommend set a of patches...
10-19-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By Harhir

I did not even know Thule made panniers until I...

I did not even know Thule made panniers until I saw your post. I personally have the Ortliebs. I have one set of backrollers which I bought new in 1994. They have been holding up just fine. No tears...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,616
Posted By Harhir

Depending on what kind of seat. I have had a seat...

Depending on what kind of seat. I have had a seat custom made by Andrew from Recycled recumbents. He build me a custom tailored seat because most recumbent seats are too short for my back.
It is...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,005
Posted By Harhir

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for...

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for sure say these are different worlds. I live in a metropolitan area with close to 8 million people and which spans over 9,000 square miles or 24,000...
09-25-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Harhir

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I am going to have...

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I am going to have a look at the Etrex Touch as well. Someone else also recommended the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt.
I guess I have to do some more research.
09-21-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By Harhir

Anyone using a Garmin Edge Explore?

I am looking into getting a bike computer. I dont need any stuff like power meter or other performance monitoring. I mainly want a great navigation tool to plan and save routes.
so far I have used...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,344
Posted By Harhir

I agree that bikes also use resources but they...

I agree that bikes also use resources but they use a lot less resources that cars, SUVs or trucks. Producing a bike costs a lot less resources than a 2ton truck. So many people in my area commute in...
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Harhir

Get a used kids trailer. There are plenty of them...

Get a used kids trailer. There are plenty of them out there and I have seen a lot in the $20 to $50 range. I got me a $20 trailer a few years ago and removed all the seats and restraints. I recently...
09-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By Harhir

Yes I stand corrected. I did not realize the...

Yes I stand corrected. I did not realize the brake lever on the handlebar in the angle the pic was taken.
09-15-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By Harhir

Looks like the standard Sturmey Archer hub with...

Looks like the standard Sturmey Archer hub with embedded coaster brake to me. You backpedal to brake. These hubs have been around for decades.
09-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Harhir

At colder temps when wet shoes and socks become...

At colder temps when wet shoes and socks become uncomfortable I use the Vaude Bike Gaiter shoe covers. They are very much water proof and work very well. In summer I don't mind getting wet feet. The...
09-06-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Harhir

26x1.75 inner tube in 26x1.35 tire?

I do have 26x1.35 tire on a rim using a Schrader valve and I am having a hard time finding a 26x1.35 inner tube with Schrader valve. Even a 26x1.5 inner tube is hard to find.
Can I use a...
09-04-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By Harhir

I have angled handle bars on all my bikes....

I have angled handle bars on all my bikes. Straight handlebars are awful for non offroad use. At least me for commuting and mainly city driving. One of the reasons I hate mountain bikes as commuter...
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,622
Posted By Harhir

I have 4 recumbents. Two BikeE, one BikeE2...

I have 4 recumbents. Two BikeE, one BikeE2 (tandem) and a Lightning Phantom. Yes all of them are about 20 years old but still work great. In average I spent between $100 and $300 per bike. And yes...
09-03-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By Harhir

It is all about a lifestyle change. I personally...

It is all about a lifestyle change. I personally don't like temporary radical diets. They tend to letting you fall back into old habits. It needs to be something you can and WANT to sustain long...
09-03-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,187
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. You can make it as expensive as you want....

Agreed. You can make it as expensive as you want. Same with every hobby. All of my bikes are 15-25 years old. Most of them I bought cheap as second hand bikes. I am happy with them and this is what...
09-03-20, 08:30 AM
09-03-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Harhir

No, no drop handle bar. Straight handlebar on a...

No, no drop handle bar. Straight handlebar on a recumbent bike.
09-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Harhir

ISO for trigger shifter compatible with Sunrace R8O front derailleur

First of all I need to mention I have very little experience with derailleur shifters since most of my other bikes have internal hubs.
I did replace my front derailleur recently because the old one...
08-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,122,181
Posted By Harhir

Just sold mine since I don't ride MTBs hardly...

Just sold mine since I don't ride MTBs hardly anymore. And being 6'4" I did't like the tiny 26" wheels that much but the 24" was nice. However I am not sure what year it was.
...
08-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 24,650
Posted By Harhir

Some people collect watches, some collect shoes,...

Some people collect watches, some collect shoes, some collect cars or BBQ kettles. I just collect bikes. At least they keep me happy, fit and don't make me fat. lol
I have a few bikes anywhere...
08-20-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 24,650
Posted By Harhir

I just sold my refurbished Mongoose Manuever. But...

I just sold my refurbished Mongoose Manuever. But I am not sure what year it was. But it was a 24" frame. It was huge. lol
08-20-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By Harhir

Almost all the time I need something my LBS do...

Almost all the time I need something my LBS do not carry it and they have to special order it. And then I have to pick it up at the store. Last time I ordered something through one of my LBS it took...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Harhir

I almost only ride recumbents and mostly on...

I almost only ride recumbents and mostly on trails. I never had any problems. Slow speed is not a problem at all. And that bike looks awesome. I have been looking for a used one like this but...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By Harhir

I also use Ortlieb panniers for my commute. I...

I also use Ortlieb panniers for my commute. I have one set which is over 25 years old and still holding up great. No tears, holes and still waterproof. And I just bought a second pair for my cargo...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Harhir

The two things I am missing is the social...

The two things I am missing is the social interworking with co-workers and the option to use the gym at work for my physical therapy exercise. But otherwise not much else. I still ride almost every...
08-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,974
Posted By Harhir

I have stopped riding during the hot hours here...

I have stopped riding during the hot hours here in Texas. 100+ and double digit humidity is a no go for me. I really don't enjoy the heat and don't have to proof myself anything.
I try to ride...
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