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Forum: Recumbent
06-10-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By bentcruiser

I like the Louis Garneau line of helmets. I am...

I like the Louis Garneau line of helmets. I am hard to fit, but with them I get a great fit.

Also might check out Uvex helmets. They are neat as well.
11-02-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,517
Posted By bentcruiser

I have done the entire length of the KATY trail...

I have done the entire length of the KATY trail twice. Once was from Clinton to St Louis. The Other was the other way. Each time, I had a group of about 20 to 30 people with me.

The hard part is...
Forum: Touring
09-03-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,617
Posted By bentcruiser

Sorry to hear that Tim and Cindie. But...

Sorry to hear that Tim and Cindie. But considering the posts of some small minded people, I understand.
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By bentcruiser

Speedplay Frogs have a great amount of float (20...

Speedplay Frogs have a great amount of float (20 degrees). They are the only pedal that my old knees feel good with when riding.
http://www.speedplay.com/images/frogcromo.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
03-13-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By bentcruiser

I was thinking the same thing. The intended use...

I was thinking the same thing. The intended use is the first thing to consider. Recumbents can change wildly depending on use. For instance, both the HP Streetmachine and Barcroft Oregon are SWB. But...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By bentcruiser

Second for the Trice. They make a great product.

Second for the Trice. They make a great product.
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By bentcruiser

Try here: ...

Try here:

http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/readitem.pl?Accessory=996696771
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,283
Posted By bentcruiser

For high mileage self-contained touring, I would...

For high mileage self-contained touring, I would suggest the Schwalbe Marathon or Marathon Plus. Also, I would consider getting wheels that have at least 36 spokes (unless yours already do).
...
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By bentcruiser

While I have had only three flats on my Kenda...

While I have had only three flats on my Kenda Kwests in 4,600 miles, I can tell you they are not what I would call a performance tire. I find them to be great for my riding needs. But I am not...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,780
Posted By bentcruiser

I do not know how you would patent a single beam...

I do not know how you would patent a single beam going at some angle into the air. My guess is that the tear dropped shape of the tubing could be patented.
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-06, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By bentcruiser

I would hate to see them fold completely. But it...

I would hate to see them fold completely. But it does not look good.

I guess I do not have good luck with bikes. I had a BikeE CT and now a Burley Canto. I wonder what other bike that I can by...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By bentcruiser

There is a thread about it here...

There is a thread about it here (http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=19051)
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,120
Posted By bentcruiser

To me the kickstand adapter from Burley is a...

To me the kickstand adapter from Burley is a cheap-quality accessory. I have gone through four Burley adapters. They typically break on me. I even had a welder-friend weld them every time they broke....
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By bentcruiser

Try this group for Burley owners:...

Try this group for Burley owners: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/burleyriders/

I take it you are looking for info like on the Jett Creek and such.
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,120
Posted By bentcruiser

That is a neat way to do it. I like this...

That is a neat way to do it.

I like this kickstand adapter from the Hostel Shoppe:
http://www.hostelshoppe.com/images/products/la_04vol_ksgizmo.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,120
Posted By bentcruiser

It is not really useless. After doing the...

It is not really useless.

After doing the self-contained riding for a long time, the "many" that I have seen love kickstands. This is especially true with the growing popularity of trailers.
...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-06, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,120
Posted By bentcruiser

I am wondering if you have the bicycle the...

I am wondering if you have the bicycle the original poster was referring to in his e-mail. If so, I would like to know how you attached it to the Canto.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By bentcruiser

It depends. A Rocket will most likely climb a...

It depends. A Rocket will most likely climb a little faster. But a faired Tailwind will do about the same as a Rocket on the flats. if not a little faster.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By bentcruiser

This is pretty much my decision when I thought...

This is pretty much my decision when I thought about them too. My Burley Canto has to use a remote fairing mast (like anyone with a crank ahead of the handlebars). I had extra money this winter. I...
Forum: Recumbent
07-15-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By bentcruiser

You could buy one for $29: ...

You could buy one for $29:

http://www.global-merchants.com/home/bike.htm
Forum: Recumbent
07-14-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By bentcruiser

I am wondering how much actual protection there...

I am wondering how much actual protection there would be on that particular bike. Usually the fairing with the remote base-mounted fairings sit away from the rider rather than close like a Tour Easy...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By bentcruiser

I googled them. Nothing indicating bad news. ...

I googled them. Nothing indicating bad news.

My contact at Burley finally contacted me and said:

Thanks for the heads-up. I know that Cary keeps a pretty close eye on the bulletin board and I...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-06, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By bentcruiser

I seriously doubt this is true. Burley is a...

I seriously doubt this is true. Burley is a cooperative. It is not a CEO driven corporation.

Other than the fact when checking your other posts, this is all you have posted about...in several...
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-06, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,359
Posted By bentcruiser

Hockey tape is the adhesive tape use to wrap the...

Hockey tape is the adhesive tape use to wrap the blades of hockey sticks.
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,359
Posted By bentcruiser

I use this one:...

I use this one: http://www.catchthewind.com/windsocks/antenna_spinsocks.html
Forum: Recumbent
05-03-06, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,359
Posted By bentcruiser

If you like windsocks, I have gotten one at...

If you like windsocks, I have gotten one at www.catchthewind.com. They are made for car antennas and very noticeable.
Forum: Recumbent
05-03-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By bentcruiser

What was your issue with it? I ask because I...

What was your issue with it?

I ask because I am not close to a dealer with one in stock and just wanted to know.
Forum: Recumbent
05-03-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By bentcruiser

Yeah the Lightning R-84 is only 19lbs. The Calfee...

Yeah the Lightning R-84 is only 19lbs. The Calfee Stiletto is also around that I think.
Forum: Recumbent
01-09-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By bentcruiser

Yep. Another item you may consider is: a...

Yep.

Another item you may consider is: a mountain or speed drive from Schlumpf (http://www.schlumpf.ch/)
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By bentcruiser

For touring, the HP Streetmachine is indeed hard...

For touring, the HP Streetmachine is indeed hard to beat. For racing it would be a different story.
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-06, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By bentcruiser

Another method of measuring gears is by gain...

Another method of measuring gears is by gain ratios and also meter development.

Sheldon Brown has a good calculator for all three methods:

Gear Calculator (http://sheldonbrown.com/gears/)
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-05, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,027
Posted By bentcruiser

I prefer windsocks to flags. Catch the Wind...

I prefer windsocks to flags. Catch the Wind (www.catchthewind.com) has a number of cool things. As far as holding them to the bike, I use zip ties and an old fiberglass tent pole.
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By bentcruiser

Most bents with geared hubs use SRAM 3x7, 3x8 or...

Most bents with geared hubs use SRAM 3x7, 3x8 or 3x9 internally geared hubs. It is because the theory goes that the actuation ratio on the SRAM stuff has a better pull for longer reaching cables like...
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-05, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By bentcruiser

I have a Nomad. But I do not think neither it nor...

I have a Nomad. But I do not think neither it nor a BOB will work on your trike whose wheels are in a delta formation.
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,302
Posted By bentcruiser

A local rider turned his Tailwind into a 26"...

A local rider turned his Tailwind into a 26" wheel. It took some welding and major modification. But he is faster and happier over a long ride.

Of course that is not the answer for everyone. 20"...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-05, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,885
Posted By bentcruiser

You are being charged a little much. I paid less...

You are being charged a little much. I paid less than that for a new one.

They are neat little bikes. I still have the one I bought in 2000.
Forum: Recumbent
12-05-05, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By bentcruiser

Absolutely! The Longbikes Eliminator is an...

Absolutely! The Longbikes Eliminator is an excellent choice:

http://www.longbikes.com/EliminatorIndexW.jpg

Here's BROL's review of it:...
Forum: Recumbent
11-26-05, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By bentcruiser

I am not wondering so much about the rims as the...

I am not wondering so much about the rims as the lateral force on the trike itself. I believe that is why most trikes are outfitted with wider tires.
Forum: Recumbent
11-22-05, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By bentcruiser

You know most people have said they may have been...

You know most people have said they may have been slower. But they do not seem to care due to the trike's fun factor. Myself, I long for a tricycle for that very reason.
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By bentcruiser

Most likely you will not find this on a trike.

Most likely you will not find this on a trike.
Forum: Recumbent
10-27-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,306
Posted By bentcruiser

What make/model are those lowracers?

What make/model are those lowracers?
Forum: Recumbent
10-19-05, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By bentcruiser

FYI, RANS offers a three way positioning bar fopr...

FYI, RANS offers a three way positioning bar fopr $65. I think it could work with an Easy Racers product.

http://www.ransbikes.com/images/ITR31img/ch-bar250.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
10-18-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By bentcruiser

I am interested in finding out if someone has...

I am interested in finding out if someone has tried to tear up a single track somewhere with one of these. That could make buying one worth it to me.
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-05, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By bentcruiser

But would a trike do well on true singletrack? I...

But would a trike do well on true singletrack? I would be hesitant that one side would be off the trail causing more friction.
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By bentcruiser

I would think that a HP Velotechnik Streetmachine...

I would think that a HP Velotechnik Streetmachine GTe or a Grasshopper would do the job nicely.
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-05, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By bentcruiser

Yeah is is your basic open cell pad. I sweat so...

Yeah is is your basic open cell pad. I sweat so much that I do not think the hard shell seats are for me. Considering they seem to demand such a recline angle, I would not think they would be good...
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By bentcruiser

Exactly! Optima has another one too called...

Exactly!

Optima has another one too called the Rhino that is full suspension:
http://www.ligfietswinkel.nl/images/Foto's/Fietsen/90OptimaRhinoGeel.jpg

And. . .

HP Velotechnik is coming...
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-05, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By bentcruiser

I think one of these would be better: ...

I think one of these would be better:

http://www.optima-cycles.nl/nl/images/rider/rider01.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-05, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By bentcruiser

Ah....twitchiness and heel strike.... Those...

Ah....twitchiness and heel strike....

Those are two players in the SWB game. No explanation can fully do their charactistics justice. But once you have experienced them a bit, they fade away.

I...
Forum: Recumbent
10-08-05, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,551
Posted By bentcruiser

I have used both. The BOB, however, is not a good...

I have used both. The BOB, however, is not a good idea for a bent without a rear triangle. The way the BOB hooks up twists and manipulates the back end of a bike with single stays. A BOB is really...
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