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09-27-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By VegasTriker

Good old Sheldon Brown to the rescue

There is a tutorial over at the Sheldon Brown website with a chart showing which tire width is safe for your bike based on measuring the width of the rim. It shows you how to measure the width and...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By VegasTriker

Be ready for sticker shock. The good ones are...

Be ready for sticker shock. The good ones are expensive. The cheap ones are heavy and usually have a very limited gear range that you would soon outgrow as you gained your "trike legs". Recumbent...
09-25-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By VegasTriker

I hate to rain on your parade. New bikes are...

I hate to rain on your parade. New bikes are scarce as was mentioned previously. REI is a great store but you probably will not find a bike there unless you have $$$$ to spend. I just looked at what...
09-25-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By VegasTriker

I track all of my online purchases in a...

I track all of my online purchases in a spreadsheet so I know when they were ordered and when they arrived at my door or in my mailbox. Just two orders in the past 6 months took more than 21 days. A...
Forum: Recumbent
09-24-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,769
Posted By VegasTriker

Since you are new to the site you can not post...

Since you are new to the site you can not post pictures until you get 10 posts. I looked at picture of the Giant Revive and don't see any spring between the downtube (connects headset to bottom...
09-21-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a...

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a very long time - founded in 1880. They changed the name from League of American Wheelman a while ago. I was a member at one time before the name...
09-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By VegasTriker

Why not? You have adapted to other situations in...

Why not? You have adapted to other situations in life and will undoubtedly have to do more so in the future. You may find it to be a life-long hobby as many of us have.

You might also ask your...
09-18-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By VegasTriker

You need a minimum number of posts in order to...

You need a minimum number of posts in order to add a picture (10?) so there is no picture in your post.

Your bike might be as old as 50 years. Simplex is a French made derailleur commonly used...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By VegasTriker

A lot of people have recommended Power On Cycling...

A lot of people have recommended Power On Cycling as a source for entry assistance parts. The owner has been active in helping veteran rehabilitation for years. I bought stuff from him in the past...
09-16-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By VegasTriker

I used to attend local police auctions and bought...

I used to attend local police auctions and bought several bikes there over the years. There was a problem though that you were unable to measure the frame size so I sometimes got bikes that were too...
09-15-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By VegasTriker

Visibility for the rider or is not a problem. My...

Visibility for the rider or is not a problem. My Catrike has the most laid back seat configuration of any trike at 25 degrees from horizontal but your head rests on a neck rest so you are looking...
09-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By VegasTriker

There are some higher seating trikes among the...

There are some higher seating trikes among the recumbent trikes but not all of them fold. Folding trikes tend to be a few pounds heavier than a similar model that does not fold. One that folds is the...
09-14-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 944
Posted By VegasTriker

Blame it on you being cheap or thrifty (your...

Blame it on you being cheap or thrifty (your choice). 11 years on a set of tires is really pushing it. I wear out my tires way before even a couple of years. Even if you don't wear out the tread, the...
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By VegasTriker

You can get a pretty good idea of the actual...

You can get a pretty good idea of the actual production date by looking at the inside of the crank arm and finding the Shimano date code. It is two letters in a small circle. The one on the bike...
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By VegasTriker

The pedals that came with my 2013 CT700 were dual...

The pedals that came with my 2013 CT700 were dual sided so you could ride either clipless or platform. I didn't use them.

You can try searching on "platform pedals" on eBay. They have them in the...
09-09-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By VegasTriker

That is PVC pipe in my picture. A 16" long...

That is PVC pipe in my picture. A 16" long section of Schedule 40 PVC irrigation pipe weighs 100 grams (~ 3.5 oz) and you only need about 2". The 2" steel corner bracket weighs 16 grams (0.57 ounce)....
09-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By VegasTriker

If you have a standard rack like the one shown...

If you have a standard rack like the one shown below you can mount a light on it with just 4 parts. Here is one that dates back a couple of years that will work with a variety of lights. I screwed...
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By VegasTriker

I have a spreadsheet of all of the Catrike...

I have a spreadsheet of all of the Catrike products as they existed in 2013 taken from the Catrike website. The gearing on both the Expedition and my Catrike 700 is chainrings - 30/39/52 and cassette...
09-04-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,361
Posted By VegasTriker

One thing to remember is that each derailleur was...

One thing to remember is that each derailleur was designed to have a range of gears it will traverse. If you know the brand and model number of the derailleur you can usually find what that range...
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By VegasTriker

Bill Haluzak ceased production in 2007. Most of...

Bill Haluzak ceased production in 2007. Most of the Zaks you see for sale are the Horizon model since it fit a wider group of riders. I took a quick look over at Bentrideronline and the last time a...
09-02-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By VegasTriker

A couple of days ago I came across a guy I often...

A couple of days ago I came across a guy I often see riding a Workman adult trike with a trailer and a shade cover. He rides it to take his dog for a walk in my neighboirhood. This time I stopped to...
09-01-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 939
Posted By VegasTriker

Your concern is quite understandable. A couple...

Your concern is quite understandable. A couple years ago I was hit from behind on a road with a marked bike lane. It was a clear, sunny Sunday morning on a road with 35 mph speed limit and 4 travel...
08-31-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By VegasTriker

I pulled a Trek 920 Singletrack from the pile of...

I pulled a Trek 920 Singletrack from the pile of stuff a neighbor left when he was preparing to move to Tennessee. I dated the bike to 1993 based on the date code (RC) stamped into the Shimano crank...
08-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By VegasTriker

This points out how much of a minefield buying a...

This points out how much of a minefield buying a used bike is during the days of a pandemic. Selling a 12 year old POS bike for nearly twice the original cost?
You ought to take some time to learn...
08-28-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By VegasTriker

A quick look at the picture of the Sugino crank...

A quick look at the picture of the Sugino crank shows a possible date code (174) embossed on the inside of the crank just below where the axle for the pedal. That may mean it was produced sometime in...
08-28-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By VegasTriker

Any 700C tube that includes the diameter of your...

Any 700C tube that includes the diameter of your tire will work satisfactorily. I purposely buy tubes for my 700C X 23C tires that say 18-23 mm rather than 23-28 mm because I find it easier to...
08-22-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By VegasTriker

You can buy one at Cabellas for $400 as long as...

You can buy one at Cabellas for $400 as long as you are over 7 years old, under 5' 5" tall, and weigh less than 200 pounds. Anything with direct drive like this trike is truly a toy. A friend and I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By VegasTriker

The only problem I ever encountered with a two...

The only problem I ever encountered with a two wheeled recumbent was the handling at very slow speeds. If you are on a very crowded MUP that may be a problem. It was less so for me because the MUPs...
08-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By VegasTriker

If you actually found a bike that is available...

If you actually found a bike that is available for sale immediately count your blessings! Read the many posts by new riders who go out looking for a decent bike and find nothing available. Pay...
08-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a tutorial on chain sizes at Park Tool....

There is a tutorial on chain sizes at Park Tool. https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-compatibility The responder above is likely correct since your stationary bike is a one speed. The...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-09-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a whole subforum dedicated to someone...

There is a whole subforum dedicated to someone your size: https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/

I'll bring up the usual discussion of recumbents. The seat on a recumbent...
08-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,895
Posted By VegasTriker

The OP (original poster) has not been on this...

The OP (original poster) has not been on this site since February 2019. Maybe he found the right bike. Once you get past 10 posts you can send a private message to any active users when you have a...
08-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By VegasTriker

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a...

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a tube outside of a tire to check for a leak you can see that tubes will expand a lot without any damage. What might happen is that you will have to...
08-02-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By VegasTriker

Check the wheels

Have you checked things like the bearings and hubs in this kid's bike? It might be something as simple as the cones that hold the bearings in place not being properly adjusted....
08-02-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By VegasTriker

Simple chart showing Shimano MTB component...

Simple chart showing Shimano MTB component heirarchy

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x554/mtb_component_heirarchy_26d805f21707001dd19a8189409301c7ce3fc224.jpg
08-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By VegasTriker

It is not unusual if the tires were flat and the...

It is not unusual if the tires were flat and the bike was stored with weight on the tires to have the sidewalls degrade. You might be able to salvage one or two old tubes but it would be worth your...
08-02-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By VegasTriker

buy online and have them next week

Here are the two types of valves side-by-side

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If you have presta...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, the SACHS 3X7 hub had a sterling reputation...

Yes, the SACHS 3X7 hub had a sterling reputation especially from people who put a lot of miles on it because it was very rugged. When SRAM bought out SACHS, they redesigned the hub to become the...
07-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By VegasTriker

Right now the supply of new bikes in your price...

Right now the supply of new bikes in your price range is best described as being dismal. Ditto for the supply of used bikes at reasonable prices. So many people stuck at home have decided to take up...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By VegasTriker

It doesn't make much difference which trike you...

It doesn't make much difference which trike you ride. Apply the brakes before making the turn if you sense you are outside of the normal handling limits for making a turn. If you were talking about a...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By VegasTriker

The drive side on these adult trikes is on the...

The drive side on these adult trikes is on the same side as the chain - the right side of the trike. Unless the trike is a piece of crap the hubs should last for many miles. I'm much more familiar...
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By VegasTriker

I was off by $50 on the shipping charges for the...

I was off by $50 on the shipping charges for the Catrike Villager at Utah Trikes where there are still six of them in several colors available for shipping. The shipping is $199, not $250. If you...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By VegasTriker

The importer for Performer trikes is RBR in State...

The importer for Performer trikes is RBR in State College, PA. There is one review for the Performer Trike X dating back to 2014 on Bentrider. https://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=9425 Check out the...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By VegasTriker

I don't think his leaning is going to affect the...

I don't think his leaning is going to affect the drive train but he may have to steer the trike a bit to the right. A test ride would tell you all you need to know.

There are delta trikes out...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By VegasTriker

Does he lean to the side while sitting in a...

Does he lean to the side while sitting in a chair? The seat on this trike isn't much different from sitting in a chair. He is also going to be holding on to the handlebars.

I doubt going off a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By VegasTriker

That's a long lead time. Utah Trikes who sells a...

That's a long lead time. Utah Trikes who sells a large portion of the Catrike output (30% back in 2013 when I bought mine) has 7 Villagers in stock right now. They charge $250 to ship the assembled...
07-22-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out the Recreational and Family forum...

Check out the Recreational and Family forum https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/ further down on the opening page. You will find lots of information on kids trailers and things like...
07-22-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By VegasTriker

I understand your problem finding a decent bike...

I understand your problem finding a decent bike these days with most of the entry level bikes from regular bike shops in very short supply. Just don't expect a whole lot from the Walmart bike. It has...
Forum: Recumbent
07-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,898
Posted By VegasTriker

The Catrike Eola was not designed to be a racing...

The Catrike Eola was not designed to be a racing trike. Catrike made some component choices that meant it will never be a fast trike. That's how they kept the MSRP as low as they did (but still not...
07-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
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Views: 1,427
Posted By VegasTriker

That is a very common misconception about...

That is a very common misconception about recumbents being nearly invisible. If you can not see a 7 foot long trike flying a flag and with daytime running lights fore and aft, you need a white cane...
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