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Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By VegasTriker

Not me. Looks like a Cadillac and weighs like it...

Not me. Looks like a Cadillac and weighs like it too. My one-speed Schwine (pig of a bike) of my childhood was enough of a tank thank you very much.
04-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 786
Posted By VegasTriker

Heavy traffic? Not the case here. The local...

Heavy traffic? Not the case here. The local newspaper published pictures of Las Vegas Boulevard in the resort corridor and there were just a few cars on it. Normally it would be choked with cars and...
04-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By VegasTriker

The advantage of using a bicycle-specific chain...

The advantage of using a bicycle-specific chain lubricant similar to the Cross Country Finish Line brand wet lubricant I use is that it has an added solvent that allows the lubricant to penetrate...
04-08-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By VegasTriker

Look up some reviews by actual owners

The current Rockhopper models are a far different beast than the one I rode a long time ago. I would suggest you rely on someone who actually owns one today. Look up the reviews on each model...
04-07-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By VegasTriker

You don't mention what model you are considering....

You don't mention what model you are considering. The Specialized site has 6 Rockhopper models priced from $400 to $975.

I bought one a very long time ago. It was the 1993 model and I bought it...
04-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
Posted By VegasTriker

When it is hotter than hell (summer where I live)...

When it is hotter than hell (summer where I live) or raining (where you live) you will be much happier switching out the new tube after finding the source of the puncture than struggling to find...
04-04-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By VegasTriker

I have one of the "140 db" electronic horns on my...

I have one of the "140 db" electronic horns on my trike. I almost never use it but it is useful for the jerk who is coming straight at you in the middle of the trail and who doesn't respond to "LOOK...
04-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By VegasTriker

I never came across a tube I couldn't inflate...

I never came across a tube I couldn't inflate enough to find a hole if there is one. You can inflate it to much larger than the deflated tube without damaging it. Have you checked for a slow leak at...
04-01-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a subforum for'Adaptive Cycling:...

There is a subforum for'Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needsjust below General Discussion There is likely to be someone there who has encountered the...
03-31-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,513
Posted By VegasTriker

Think of all the nice people you have encountered...

Think of all the nice people you have encountered while riding. That should help.

We can all hope that someday he gets what is due. However the driver unlucky enough to deliver his fate will...
03-31-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,217
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, he came and went within a month. I never...

Yes, he came and went within a month. I never answered his questions because I didn't see his last post. Once you get enough posts you can send him a private message and ask how he likes the bike...
03-31-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By VegasTriker

I can't imagine the need to clean the bike every...

I can't imagine the need to clean the bike every day. When I lived in an area where it rained and snowed (Wisc.) and used my bike every day to commute from home to college I didn't clean it every...
03-30-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By VegasTriker

I don't measured the length of the chain to know...

I don't measured the length of the chain to know when I need to change it. Never have. I keep track of the mileage using a cheap wired bike computer. I know about how many miles a chain should...
03-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By VegasTriker

There are two common possibilities why your NEW...

There are two common possibilities why your NEW tube went flat when you installed it in the tire and inflated it. One is you pinched the tube while installing it making a new hole in a new tube. Did...
03-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By VegasTriker

You are right that in small towns you don't...

You are right that in small towns you don't really need this. I lived in a farmhouse at the edge of a small town in Wisconsin. Rented the upstairs. I was out cross-country skiing and came across...
Forum: Introductions
03-28-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 402
Posted By VegasTriker

Any much older Honda riders will know what a...

Any much older Honda riders will know what a cb400 was. I owned several Honda twins 360, 400, 450. They all looked a lot alike. All long gone but I still have a Kawasaki 440 twin awaiting...
03-25-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By VegasTriker

The tool used to measure wear is not on the level...

The tool used to measure wear is not on the level of rocket science so I knew someone in China probably was selling one dirt cheap. It's probably way more accurate than trying to use a vernier...
03-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By VegasTriker

I probably get a solicitation in the mail once a...

I probably get a solicitation in the mail once a month to join this group. I guess it would be useful if I didn't know and like my immediate neighbors but I do. Both of the adjacent neighbors have...
03-16-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,613
Posted By VegasTriker

use common sense

The California message was probably poorly stated. The advice from CDC is for older people (and I am one) to severely limit close contact with other people as best you can. It doesn't make sense to...
03-15-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,023
Posted By VegasTriker

If the bike is in good shape and does not weigh a...

If the bike is in good shape and does not weigh a metric ton, stick with it until you find it does not work for you for the rides you are capable of doing.
03-15-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,023
Posted By VegasTriker

It looks like the Canada based Louis Garneau...

It looks like the Canada based Louis Garneau company is more into clothing and gear than bikes. Only kids bikes seem to show up when I looked up current men's mountain bikes at their site but no...
03-04-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By VegasTriker

Spread the link - see tutorial

It doesn't look like you actually bent the chain link itself as viewed from your picture. Sometimes when you join a chain that doesn't have a master link, the one link you use to make the joint ends...
03-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By VegasTriker

The limiting factor in positioning of the...

The limiting factor in positioning of the handlebars on a Catrike is the front wheels and whether or not you have front fenders. I looked at my own Catrike (without fenders) and see that there is no...
02-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By VegasTriker

Yeah, I was confused by the "guppy" trike too....

Yeah, I was confused by the "guppy" trike too. Your trike doesn't happen to be a Catrike Pocket does it? The current version has "Pocket" on the on the frame visible from the front of the trike. That...
02-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By VegasTriker

The same company makes Maxxis tires which have a...

The same company makes Maxxis tires which have a pretty good reputation. I used a sub-$10 city tire version of the CS tire for fixing old bikes for kids and never had a complaint about the tires. If...
02-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By VegasTriker

According to the listing at Amazon you get two...

According to the listing at Amazon you get two different helmet mounts. Maybe one of the two will work with a longer ziptie.
Pardon me for being skeptical about this light (another Kickstarter...
Forum: Recumbent
02-12-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By VegasTriker

Unless you bought it from the seller, it is too...

Unless you bought it from the seller, it is too late to worry about it. The for-sale posting has been deleted.
You can read about the various Vision recumbents here:...
02-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By VegasTriker

Who will interpret what your light means?

This has been discussed here before and fairly recently. The problem as I see it is motorists are not going to interpret your dinky little stop light to mean anything. If you follow the progression...
02-10-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By VegasTriker

Cygolite taillights are very popular. You can buy...

Cygolite taillights are very popular. You can buy them online, in bike shops, and in sporting goods stores. I refuse to buy any bike light where the manufacturer will not reveal the battery capacity....
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By VegasTriker

A recumbent bike or trike is odd enough looking...

A recumbent bike or trike is odd enough looking that you are MORE likely to be seen than on a regular bike. There are a few instances where extra caution is needed. Parking lots are a bad place to...
02-10-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By VegasTriker

This is a rather expensive tail light. It costs...

This is a rather expensive tail light. It costs US$45-$55 shipped to the United States. I looked at one website that listed the specifications...
02-08-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By VegasTriker

Not a 2032 battery in the taillight

If the button cell is about 10 mm in diameter it is not the LIR2032 40 mAh lithium battery. The number means the 2032 battery is 20mm in diameter and 3.2mm thick so you have some other battery. I...
02-08-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By VegasTriker

Be the first one of the owners to sacrifice your...

Be the first one of the owners to sacrifice your tail light and find out what battery is inside the light. When I looked up the light on eBay the third choice that popped up was this exact light...
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By VegasTriker

This question came up a few years ago on...

This question came up a few years ago on Bentrider https://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=116533 Most recumbents that use the 520 wheel use even narrower tires than the one...
02-04-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,005
Posted By VegasTriker

You could be more specific in your request. Is...

You could be more specific in your request. Is this a daytime running light or used to illuminate your path at night. You don't need a 500 lumen light for a daytime running light.

The only helmet...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By VegasTriker

Am I correct on figuring out that you tried the...

Am I correct on figuring out that you tried the trike with three different cogs on the SA hub? The problem may not be in just choosing which cog is satisfactory but that the SRF5(w) hub may not be...
01-26-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By VegasTriker

So, you want us to enlighten you? You could...

So, you want us to enlighten you?

You could take a look at Bikelightdatabase. It has a whole list of bike lights compared one to another: https://www.bikelightdatabase.com/headlights/ Recently...
01-16-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By VegasTriker

Probably 1998 from this list of colors for the...

Probably 1998 from this list of colors for the Trek 730 Multi-track at the vintage-Trek website
92, red with white decals
94, forest green with gold decals
95, ice green with white decals
96, ice...
01-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out this sub-forum...

Check out this sub-forum https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/

There have been many questions similar to the one you are asking. Sometimes components do matter. Kids have trouble with...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By VegasTriker

Newer Catrikes have the water bottle holder...

Newer Catrikes have the water bottle holder mounted on the boom with the bottom of the holder about 6" in front of the seat. I don't find it awkward to reach forward on my 2013 CT700 and reach the...
01-07-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a flaw in your thinking and that is...

There is a flaw in your thinking and that is someone seeing your "brake light" is going to realize it means you are stopping or slowing. We have come to recognize brake lights on a vehicle because...
01-01-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,549
Posted By VegasTriker

Take a look at the Rails to Trails Conservancy...

Take a look at the Rails to Trails Conservancy website https://www.railstotrails.org/greatamericanrailtrail/ and their traiLlink website https://www.traillink.com/viewnationalmap/. They have maps...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By VegasTriker

Recumbents are not much different from a road...

Recumbents are not much different from a road bike. What counts when it comes to riding in heavy traffic is the width of the road. If there is enough room for safe riding then either bike will do. ...
12-21-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,516
Posted By VegasTriker

It took me about 30 seconds to find an eBay...

It took me about 30 seconds to find an eBay seller for the chain you mentioned in the opening post. $9.99 postpaid...
12-21-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,997
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, you can use any brand of chain with any...

Yes, you can use any brand of chain with any brand of drive train components as long as you match the number of cogs on the cassette in the rear with the "speed" of the chain. My recumbent trike uses...
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By VegasTriker

Be careful!

My first recumbent 19 years ago was a BikeE AT. Lots of people love them but I am not one. It was only a few months after buying the AT that I bought a used Linear long wheelbase bike. I put a few...
Forum: Recumbent
12-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,492
Posted By VegasTriker

Most people with balance problems opt for a...

Most people with balance problems opt for a trike. It has fewer negative impressions than using a set of training wheels and is probably more fun.

I let quite a few people test ride my two...
11-30-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By VegasTriker

If you have to pay a bike shop to do a "tune up"...

If you have to pay a bike shop to do a "tune up" you might not be the best candidate for a second hand bike. Bike maintenance isn't exactly rocket science and there are tutorials to teach you exactly...
11-29-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 288,143
Posted By VegasTriker

The Solarstorm light mentioned by willieb uses...

The Solarstorm light mentioned by willieb uses the fictitious "Chinese lumen count" for the CREE XML2 LED. If you look up the actual lumen output from the CREE website you will find this: "The XM-L2...
11-22-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By VegasTriker

It is not unreasonable to use a flashlight as a...

It is not unreasonable to use a flashlight as a bike light. The one I recommended can be focused for beam width and the 360 degree flashlight holder allows you to aim the beam toward the ground in...
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