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Forum: Commuting
07-08-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,187
Posted By Harhir

As a recumbent rider mirrors are a must for me...

As a recumbent rider mirrors are a must for me because I just cannot turn my upper body like on an upright bike. Plus we don't have traffic jams and dedicated bike lanes where I live. Cars are...
07-07-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 439,488
Posted By Harhir

My repurposed BikeE2 tandem. Thanks to the long...

My repurposed BikeE2 tandem. Thanks to the long flat straight frame it was easy to convert into a cargo bike. I removed the rear seat, rear handle bar stem and the rear pedals. Built a frame from...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Harhir

Another option may be hydraulic rim brakes such a...

Another option may be hydraulic rim brakes such a Magura.
https://www.magura.com/en/components/bike/rim-brakes/
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By Harhir

A few weeks ago I found one locally for $150. The...

A few weeks ago I found one locally for $150. The seller did not even know what he was selling. I am good for now.
06-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Harhir

Yes when you loosened the wheel it might have...

Yes when you loosened the wheel it might have happened that you did not tighten back up with the being wheel straight, There should be even distance on each side between the rim and the frame. You...
06-16-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By Harhir

Call me old fashioned but kickstands are a must...

Call me old fashioned but kickstands are a must for me for commuting and running errands. Same for fenders, mirrors, racks, dynamos, bells,. My bikes are primarily utility vehicles first and exercise...
06-16-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22,900
Views: 2,574,333
Posted By Harhir

That Gazelle looks awesome. But there is quite a...

That Gazelle looks awesome. But there is quite a but if rust around the rear hub. Looks like you have your work cut out.
I have an 88 Gazelle which uses the Sachs Torpedo 3 speed. The coaster brake...
06-11-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Harhir

When the coaster brake does not engage it is...

When the coaster brake does not engage it is probably full of old hardened grease. I just cleaned an over 30 year old 3 speed Sachs hub and repacked it with fresh grease. Works like a charm again.
06-11-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Harhir

ISO for red cruiser style handles

I am looking for a pair of red cruiser style handlebar grips. I have seen plenty of cheap ones on Ebay but I wonder if they are any good. Can anyone recommend a good set of handlebar grips? Should be...
06-08-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By Harhir

Ok. Thanks for letting me know about the problem...

Ok. Thanks for letting me know about the problem with the diamond frame bike.
06-05-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By Harhir

How happy are you with that Hobson Easy Seat 2?

How happy are you with that Hobson Easy Seat 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Harhir

1988 Gazelle Sport Primeur - what's it worth?

I have a 1988 Gazelle Sport Primeur I am thinking of selling and I am trying to find out what it might be worth. I am the second owner. We got the bike from a friend in Germany around 1999 who bought...
06-04-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Harhir

Pedersen in Germany makes these kind of bikes: ...

Pedersen in Germany makes these kind of bikes:
https://www.pedersen-velo.de/produkte/pedersen-fahrrad/
06-04-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Harhir

I have a step through 1986 Gazelle with a 60cm...

I have a step through 1986 Gazelle with a 60cm frame which I use as a grocery getter. Great for upright riding. For a grocery getter with pannier or baskets and a possible trailer I actually prefer a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By Harhir

This is awesome. Getting paid for riding. I would...

This is awesome. Getting paid for riding. I would love to do that too.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By Harhir

I tried to get around 60 miles on Saturday. But...

I tried to get around 60 miles on Saturday. But then I had two spokes fail on me after about 35 miles. I guess I over tensioned a few spokes when I built the wheel. Well I nursed the bike to the next...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Harhir

Here is an older post of mine. I have used black...

Here is an older post of mine. I have used black reflective tape on the fenders and red reflective tape on the frame. Hardly visible during the day and working at night. Simulated with a flash....
Forum: Commuting
06-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Harhir

I just did a quick google search and found these:...

I just did a quick google search and found these:
https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Bluemels-Reflective-Bicycle-Fender/dp/B01N0B0Q35

I actually added reflective stripes on my bike fenders. 3M makes...
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Harhir

Sorry just noticed that I put the post in the...

Sorry just noticed that I put the post in the wrong category. Can the admin move it under the other classic forum? Thx
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Harhir

Looking for a hook hub wrench for an old style Sachs hub

I wanted to start overhauling the rear 3 speed Sachs hub in my 1980s Gazelle.
However I forgot that this bike has the round nuts with two slots which requires the old style hook wrench which are...
06-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Harhir

Like everyone else before me I would go for...

Like everyone else before me I would go for fixing it up. I learned a lot myself about bicycle maintenance in the past years. From adjusting derailleurs, over truing and building wheels to taking...
05-28-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,653
Posted By Harhir

Old kids bike with a 26" wheel in the seat post...

Old kids bike with a 26" wheel in the seat post as wine glass holder. The handlebar now also had Edison style bulbs.
...
05-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Harhir

The bag was designed to hang of other bags. I...

The bag was designed to hang of other bags. I assume there is a max weight so you don't cause tears where the bag mounts to another bag. But of you mount the bag with the weight sitting on the frame...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-21-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Harhir

basically a rack like that but for wide dropout...

basically a rack like that but for wide dropout spacing of at least 200mm like a fatbike:...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-20-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Harhir

Are there any wide fat back battery racks?

Are there any wide fat bike battery racks for ebikes? I am looking for a fat bike battery rack with dropout spacing of at least 200mm. Preferable a bit more. I found standard fat bike racks but non...
05-19-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By Harhir

Long cargo rack options for DIY recumbent cargo bike?

I am working on a recumbent Bike E2 (tandem) which I scored a few months ago and which I want to convert more into a cargo bike. I already removed the rear seat and rear handlebar. I will also take...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By Harhir

I have been riding almost every morning before I...

I have been riding almost every morning before I start working from home. Anywhere from 7 to 16 miles along our trails. Depending on weather, mood, tiredness and whatever. Especially the sunrise fake...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Harhir

Good to know. Thanks. I have size 14 to 15.

Good to know. Thanks. I have size 14 to 15.
05-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 77,294
Posted By Harhir

Although I live in a huge metropolitan area I...

Although I live in a huge metropolitan area I often come across interesting wildlife. Especially when I ride early on the morning or late in the evening. Rabbits, snakes, coyotes, owls, opossums,...
05-07-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,887
Posted By Harhir

The few bike stores left in my area currently all...

The few bike stores left in my area currently all have a 4-6 week wait time right now. Fortunately I can do most repairs myself.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By Harhir

We have lots of trails in the area. So instead of...

We have lots of trails in the area. So instead of commuting to work I go a pleasure ride every morning. I try to start by 6:30 before the crowds pack the trails.
Forum: Recumbent
05-06-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,827
Posted By Harhir

Lol. Exactly. Same for the back. I started riding...

Lol. Exactly. Same for the back. I started riding recumbents because I have rheumatoid arthritis and upright bikes make my back hurt. I started with a BikeE which I still have and love and I also got...
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By Harhir

Two wheel recumbents don't sell that well anymore...

Two wheel recumbents don't sell that well anymore and used ones can be found cheap if you scan the most common sites regularly. I have accumulated 5 used recumbent bikes in the past 3 years.
- BikeE...
05-05-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Harhir

No lower horizontal rail needed. The baskets are...

No lower horizontal rail needed. The baskets are permanently mounted with clamps to the top rails only.
Ben's Journal: Review: Wald #582...
05-04-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Harhir

Yes. Europe is way ahead compared to the USA: ...

Yes. Europe is way ahead compared to the USA:
https://smartcitysweden.com/companies/1951/pling-transport-cargo-bikes/
05-04-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Harhir

I do to this all the time. The Travoy makes a...

I do to this all the time. The Travoy makes a great shopping cart. I actually use an IKEA trash can in mine. I find the dedicated shopping bags from Burley way to expensive.
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Harhir

I would search the local classifieds for used...

I would search the local classifieds for used Recumbents and try various styles. This way you don't spend an arm and a leg and don't loose a lot if you have to sell the bike again. I bought a few and...
03-10-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Harhir

I have experimented a bit. And yes I have a large...

I have experimented a bit. And yes I have a large screw driver. However because of the tension on the bolt I was not able to turn the screw without slipping of the screwdriver and ruining the head of...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By Harhir

Only have a 4 - 6 mile commute one way depending...

Only have a 4 - 6 mile commute one way depending on the route I choose:
Option 1: Shortest option: 4 miles with 3 miles on dedicated trails and 1 mile of neighborhood street with little to no...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,160
Posted By Harhir

Two other manufacurers in Germany are the...

Two other manufacurers in Germany are the Fahrradmanufaktur and Utopia
The Fahrradmanufaktur has the T700 which comes with the Alfine 11.
The English site has no price:...
01-30-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Harhir

I would check the local ads for a small used...

I would check the local ads for a small used kiddy bike with brakes. You might at least be able to reuse the front brake.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Harhir

My Ortlieb panniers (back roller) are 25 years...

My Ortlieb panniers (back roller) are 25 years old and still waterproof. I can highly recommend them.
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By Harhir

Lol. I actually have done wheelies...

Lol. I actually have done wheelies unintentionally uphill when loaded. This is why I use the trailer for shopping vs packing the stuff in the bike.
But I am also looking for an alternative solution...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By Harhir

I have been commuting on a BikeE for over 2 years...

I have been commuting on a BikeE for over 2 years now with an estimated total of over 5,000 miles. I like it as a commuter bike but it has it pros and cons. It is an easy to learn recumbent and very...
01-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Harhir

Thanks everyone. I don't have enough...

Thanks everyone.



I don't have enough clearance for 20x2.15. 20x1.95 barely work. I will look at the other options from Schwalbe and Maxxis and I will also put me and the bike on a bathroom...
12-31-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Harhir

20" tires with high load bearing capacity?

I have a recumbent bike (BikeE) with a 20" rear tire. I have been using Schwalbe Marathon Plus but I am going through a set of tires a year. Pretty bad wear and even damaged sidewall at one point. I...
12-31-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,511
Posted By Harhir

I commute to work. So getting out of the door is...

I commute to work. So getting out of the door is a must for me. But I am also looking forward to the ride. The sunrises can sometimes be beautiful in the morning. And sometimes there is wildlife....
12-26-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,897
Posted By Harhir

Mine is a 62 cm as well. What model Brooks saddle...

Mine is a 62 cm as well. What model Brooks saddle is this? I had a Brooks 66 for years and after one rail broke and I had to replace the saddle frame I could never get the tension right. Tried other...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By Harhir

I love to vary my commute and not ride the same...

I love to vary my commute and not ride the same route everyday. We are getting new trails I like to explore and I love nature. Enjoying the beautiful sun rises in the morning, the wildlife, the...
12-12-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Harhir

The only issue what I came across a few times is...

The only issue what I came across a few times is trailer tongue length. Meaning some trailer tongues are too short for bikes with 700c wheels.
When we moved to the US in 2001 I brought my trekking...
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