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Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
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: 12
Views: 855
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: 12
Views: 855
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: 188
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: 188
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: 1,099
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: 2,092
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: 1,029
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: 15
Views: 787
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...
Forum: Recumbent
12-12-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,218
Posted By Harhir

LWB and SWB recumbents are out of favor in my...

LWB and SWB recumbents are out of favor in my neck of the woods. The largest bicycle store we have in the area stopped carrying them years ago. However trikes seem to become more popular. I assume it...
12-12-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,092
Posted By Harhir

The bike looks awesome. I agree that it was...

The bike looks awesome. I agree that it was totally worth it. What frame size is that? I lov that style. I have a 1994 trekking bike in a similar style and will only part with it when I can no...
12-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Harhir

I have a set of Ortliebs which are now about 25...

I have a set of Ortliebs which are now about 25 years old and still hold up very well. I use them as my commuter bags for laptop and lunch, as shopping bag and as touring bag.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By Harhir

This looks awesome. Someone spent some money. No...

This looks awesome. Someone spent some money. No specific bike room here. But we have bike racks in the parking garage and a brand new gym with locker rooms and showers. And the bike trail is running...
12-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Harhir

Helmets for tall long heads?

I have a tall and long head and I am looking for a helmet that fits. On most helmets the straps are too short for me. I have an old 15+ year old helmet that works but I wanted to upgrade to a new...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 139,891
Posted By Harhir

A small copperhead on the trail. Decided not to...

A small copperhead on the trail. Decided not to pick it up. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,587
Posted By Harhir

Was called the Fichtel-Sachs 3x7. Later the SRAM...

Was called the Fichtel-Sachs 3x7. Later the SRAM 3x7 which then morphed into the SRAM dual drive.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,602
Posted By Harhir

I will give them a try. This is our local...

I will give them a try. This is our local forecast for the next 14 days. Hot and humid.......
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,602
Posted By Harhir

These are are the ones I have. They work for a...

These are are the ones I have. They work for a few minutes until they are soaked. lol
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,587
Posted By Harhir

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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As mentioned above I do have a Dutch Gazelle. But my main commuter bike is...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,602
Posted By Harhir

Best way to prevent getting salty sweat in your eyes?

Summer has now finally started here. For the next weeks my evening commutes will be hot with temperatures around 100 plus high humidity. Meaning I will be sweating like crazy. I am using one of these...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 65,948
Posted By Harhir

Hot and humid. Morning commute was not to bad...

Hot and humid. Morning commute was not to bad with temps in the 80s. But the evening commute will be hot again. Right now the forecast is for 99 degrees with humidity in the 60s. On Friday we are...
08-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By Harhir

How to best tighten a Brooks B190?

I just got a used Brooks B190 which is sagging badly in the middle. The tightening bolt is almost all the way back and when I am (270 lbs) sitting on it I kind of sit in a valley between front an...
07-30-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Harhir

Thanks everyone. From what I have read is that...

Thanks everyone. From what I have read is that the B67 is just newer version of the B66 with having a single rail frame vs a dual rail frame on the B66. Other than that they look to be identical.
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Harhir

Questions to the more "upright" Brooks saddle owners

I have a 25 year Trekking/city bike which I love. This bike originally came with a Brooks B66 which I loved as well until the frame broke a few years ago. I replaced the frame but never got the...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,217
Posted By Harhir

Same for me. I take it into the store and load it...

Same for me. I take it into the store and load it in the store. It is a very convenient trailer for grocery shopping. However I use the standard bag and for stability I use a cheap IKEA trash can...
07-05-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harhir

30 miles in and around Plano TX with a small...

30 miles in and around Plano TX with a small group. With temperatures in mid 90s, 70% humidity and gusty winds we all were worn out after the 30 miles. But it was fun.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,587
Posted By Harhir

Bike weight is an issue for some people. Not...

Bike weight is an issue for some people. Not necessarily for riding but if you have to carry a bike up stairs or lift into bike rack or up on car rack the weight can be issue. My wife ditched her...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,587
Posted By Harhir

Thanks. I was not aware of that and need to look...

Thanks. I was not aware of that and need to look into that. That would make life a bit easier.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,599
Posted By Harhir

Yes in Europe most bikes have fenders. Over there...

Yes in Europe most bikes have fenders. Over there the bikes are utility vehicles first. Yes they ride fender less mountain bikes and road bikes too but the majority of the bikes are the utility bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,441
Posted By Harhir

Depends on how hot and how cold. lol. When the...

Depends on how hot and how cold. lol. When the afternoon temperature climbs above 100 here in Texas I would prefer cold drizzle any time but as long as we talking up to low 90s I prefer the sun....
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,587
Posted By Harhir

Yes they are heavy. Mine is like a tank....

Yes they are heavy. Mine is like a tank. Everything is made from steel including the fenders. And with 3 speeds it requires some good legs when going uphill. The enclosed chain guard is cool but a...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,587
Posted By Harhir

I have a mid 80s 3-speed step through Gazelle...

I have a mid 80s 3-speed step through Gazelle which I occasionally used as commuter bike and a 94 Euro style city/trekking bike which was my main commuter bike for years. But I don't ride both much...
06-26-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,727
Posted By Harhir

I actually moved from flat pedals to combo pedals...

I actually moved from flat pedals to combo pedals with cleats on one side and flat pedal on the other side. Since riding recumbents I actually prefer clipless since I can push and pull.
Because of...
06-20-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,949
Posted By Harhir

Plano and Allen is mainly suburbia. I have 5.5...

Plano and Allen is mainly suburbia. I have 5.5 miles commute. About 2 miles on trails through the woods and 3.5 miles on neighborhood streets with very little traffic. My previous 8 mile commute was...
06-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,949
Posted By Harhir

Lol this almost sounds like Texas. We moved in...

Lol this almost sounds like Texas.
We moved in a brand new office building last year which has covered bike parking in the parking garage, a gym with locker rooms and showers and is connected to a...
06-19-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,471
Posted By Harhir

Sorry, double post

Sorry, double post
06-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,471
Posted By Harhir

My 1994 Touring/Trekking bike from the small...

My 1994 Touring/Trekking bike from the small German company "Fahrradmanufaktur". Extremely well built with good quality components. Only minor repairs and some modifications over the past 25 years. I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,694
Posted By Harhir

Yes I have a have actually 3 Bike-E. One CT XL...

Yes I have a have actually 3 Bike-E. One CT XL frame and one AT regular frame. And second CT XL which I use as a spare parts repository.
06-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,354
Posted By Harhir

I still have a mid 80s Gazelle. 60cm frame, 700c...

I still have a mid 80s Gazelle. 60cm frame, 700c tires, 3 speed internal hub with coaster brake. Heavy as a tank because almost everything is made of steel including the fenders. This is great city...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,124
Posted By Harhir

Cruising on the trails, enjoying the sunrise, the...

Cruising on the trails, enjoying the sunrise, the wildlife, the sounds of birds. Short the sights, sounds and smells of nature. But also the grills getting fired up in the neighborhood. That always...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,437
Posted By Harhir

I don't recall the last time I had a flat....

I don't recall the last time I had a flat. Running Schwalbe Marathon Plus on all my bikes. I am riding between 2K and 3K miles per year and my commute is on well maintained paved trails and really...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,198
Posted By Harhir

I have been using mine for years. I just rinse...

I have been using mine for years. I just rinse them regularly. I avoid the cheap bottles which often add a nasty plastic smell and I never use anything but water in my bottles or my camel bags to...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By Harhir

I would try the P-clamps first. They are cheap...

I would try the P-clamps first. They are cheap and normally very solid. If it does not work you can always switch to a seat post rack. I just don't know how much load a seat post rack can take if you...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 42,563
Posted By Harhir

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3403 (3566 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
dschue5 (MN)...
02-25-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,678
Posted By Harhir

Why have spokes become so expensive?

I had spokes cut a few days at my local bike store to rebuild a wheel. They are now charging $2 per spoke plus extra for the nipples. So at 36 spokes this is almost $80 with tax. Did the store just...
02-21-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 35,715
Posted By Harhir

Evening commute. ...

Evening commute.
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02-21-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 35,715
Posted By Harhir

Nice. I lived in Meersburg for about 3 years....

Nice. I lived in Meersburg for about 3 years. Beautiful place in Germany and cycling paradise.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 42,563
Posted By Harhir

CliffordK (OR) _______________ 1 megameter ...

CliffordK (OR) _______________ 1 megameter
Bizman (PA) ________________ 551 (573 total miles YTD)
Sasquatch (OR)______________ 526 (640 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 373
Harhir (TX)...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,969
Posted By Harhir

Normally I just wear some hiking pants. The once...

Normally I just wear some hiking pants. The once where you can detach the legs. Keep the legs on on chilly mornings and take them off at warmer evenings. But when the temp gets closer to freezing or...
01-23-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By Harhir

I am using an IQ-X and love it. I have several...

I am using an IQ-X and love it. I have several trail sections through the forest which are in the pitch black and this little headlight provides a lot of light. I however did not use the standard...
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