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04-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,503
Posted By VegasTriker

It may not be the fault of the bike shop that...

It may not be the fault of the bike shop that they do not have stock. It can be very hard to find replacement bikes or parts in today's market. I tried to find a replacement for a front tire on a...
Forum: Introductions
04-14-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By VegasTriker

1982 Trek 720

The color scheme might be a match for the the 1982 Trek 720 road bike (dark pewter/slate gray panels). They built roadbikes from '82 to '85 and 720 multittrack models from 1990 to 2000 but none of...
04-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,933
Posted By VegasTriker

The one response that made a lot of sense to me...

The one response that made a lot of sense to me has been deleted. It suggested having a good estimate of your caloric requirements and monitoring your caloric intake. If you balance those two out you...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By VegasTriker

It might depend on what tires and wheels you have...

It might depend on what tires and wheels you have on your bike. I own an Haluzak Horizon SWB that uses a 20 X 1.35" Primo Comet tire rated for 100 psi. I tried it on a loose gravel road here in...
04-08-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By VegasTriker

Many times bike parts manufacturers stamp a...

Many times bike parts manufacturers stamp a production date into the components. The one I use most often is the date code stamped into the inside of the crank arm. You can also look for a date...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By VegasTriker

Look up the "Width Considerations" table (bright...

Look up the "Width Considerations" table (bright red and green) a few pages down in this article by the late Sheldon Brown. It also shows how to measure the width of your existing rim to get it...
04-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By VegasTriker

This may help. ...

This may help.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/476x640/wiring_chart_742725f5581e6ee64323c0abc892bb43b70428d0.gif
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By VegasTriker

I sent you and email. If you can post the...

I sent you and email. If you can post the picture to postimages (www.postimages,com - easy and free to use) and then reply to my email I will post it here for you,
04-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By VegasTriker

Regional difference

There are regional differences in the US as well. If you live in southern Wisconsin and stop in a park for a drink you look for the "bubbler". Everywhere else that I lived you would look for a...
03-30-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By VegasTriker

Did you realize this is a zombie thread? Last...

Did you realize this is a zombie thread? Last post above yours is October 2014, six and a half years ago. The original poster has not logged in for more than 3 years so probably will not see your...
03-29-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By VegasTriker

If you go searching for a used bike, enlist the...

If you go searching for a used bike, enlist the help of someone who is already an avid cyclist to help you sort out the trash from the treasures. There is a lot of overpriced crap on CL in my...
03-28-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By VegasTriker

Here is a picture of the same brand pedal but the...

Here is a picture of the same brand pedal but the race version showing the shoe attached to the pedal....
03-27-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By VegasTriker

If your Schwinn is one of the vintage Schwinns...

If your Schwinn is one of the vintage Schwinns made up until 1983 then this picture may be what you have:
...
03-23-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,809
Posted By VegasTriker

Be Smart this isn't someting to ignore

There have been a fair number of riders who have been injured or even killed when a fork breaks. You can look up the number of bike recalls on the CPSC website regarding forks that looked perfectly...
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By VegasTriker

Look up "cyclists palsy"

It sounds like the classic symptoms for "cyclists palsy" https://www.220triathlon.com/training/injuries/cyclist-palsy-what-it-is-and-how-to-treat-it/. It is the result of damage to the ulnar nerve...
03-19-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm not at all surprised that you were turned off...

I'm not at all surprised that you were turned off by your wife's trike. If it is a Schwinn, it is probably a Schwinn Meridian. The first three lines in the specification sheet for the Meridian pretty...
03-19-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you tried contacting Schlumpf and ask them...

Have you tried contacting Schlumpf and ask them if there is an authorized service center near you? schlumpf drive - Home - schlumpfdrive - ultraflat Planetary Gear for Bikes...
03-16-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By VegasTriker

All three will fit your wheel and tire. It is...

All three will fit your wheel and tire. It is easier to install a smaller tubes than one that exactly matches the width of the tire and also the next size up. Less chance for kinks and folds. Those...
03-16-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,473
Posted By VegasTriker

Consider the physics involved. If you mount...

Consider the physics involved. If you mount things high on the bike, especially on top of the rack, you can affect the handling and stability of your bike. That's why touring bike riders use...
03-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By VegasTriker

You don't get much in a bike for 200 euros ($236)...

You don't get much in a bike for 200 euros ($236) here in the US. Translating the component list was a bit difficult. The drive train is Shimano Tourney which comes on many inexpensive bikes. Not...
03-04-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By VegasTriker

You have a vastly different approach to bikes...

You have a vastly different approach to bikes than I do. Yes, having a pretty bike is important but I consider a lot of other things to be more important. Since I ride recumbent bikes and trikes that...
03-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By VegasTriker

Giant uses Shimano cranks on the bike. Shimano...

Giant uses Shimano cranks on the bike. Shimano has a two letter date code on the inside of every crank arm and Giant does not leave parts sitting around so the date code on the crank arm will be...
03-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By VegasTriker

"Bent" = recumbent bike or trike. Been riding one...

"Bent" = recumbent bike or trike. Been riding one for 21 years now. Not because of limited mobility but because I came down with cyclist palsy (carpal tunnel syndrome) that only got fixed two years...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By VegasTriker

The OEM tire on the Catrike Villager according to...

The OEM tire on the Catrike Villager according to the current specs at Utah Trikes is the Schwalbe Marathon Racer. I couldn't find a reference for the 20" size but the 16" version used on folding...
02-27-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By VegasTriker

That's an odd connector. The most common one used...

That's an odd connector. The most common one used on bike lights is a 2.1 mm connector - J21. It's easy to find replacement so if you can replace both the male and female ends that would be the way...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By VegasTriker

It took me about 1 minute to locate a list of 10...

It took me about 1 minute to locate a list of 10 dealers within 200 miles using your home as a starting point at the Catrike website. Closest one is still 50 miles away- Chain Reaction in Evans, GA....
Forum: Recumbent
02-24-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By VegasTriker

It doesn't matter which model it is because all...

It doesn't matter which model it is because all are very heavy. Specifications taken from the Bicycleman Alfred NY website.

EZ-3 and EZ-3 tri-classic 67 pounds
EZ3-AX (aluminum frame) 52 pounds...
02-24-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By VegasTriker

You are way out of the "simple computer" category...

You are way out of the "simple computer" category when it is based on GPS readings instead of using a wheel magnet. The description given by mdarnton is for the Sunding wired computer which is...
02-23-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, it is possible to use a different type of...

Yes, it is possible to use a different type of handlebar raiser (see picture below) but you still need to find a handlebar stem to replace the broken one. From the picture shown in this sale advert...
02-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By VegasTriker

Are you sure you are using the correct...

Are you sure you are using the correct terminology for what broke? It may be the stem, not the fork that you broke. Here are pictures of the fork and the stem. Raising the stem too far may cause the...
02-05-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By VegasTriker

Anything that crosses the joists that close to...

Anything that crosses the joists that close to the flooring above will make hanging parts of the bike on it very difficult. You could try using an inexpensive pulley hoist like this one sold by...
01-31-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By VegasTriker

This same question has appeared on this site...

This same question has appeared on this site several times. You can find the legality of using blue lights by state here: https://www.supernovabikelight.com/statutes/.

This light appears to be...
01-23-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,387
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you tried just googling on "Chicago charity...

Have you tried just googling on "Chicago charity bike rides"? If you do so, you will find at least one that is taking reservations pretty soon.
Le Tour de Shore at BikeReg.com registration opening...
01-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By VegasTriker

Link to state regulations

You can find your state laws regarding blue lights here: https://www.supernovabikelight.com/statutes/ I bought a nice chip-on-board bike light powered by a 18650 battery with red/white/blue knowing...
01-03-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By VegasTriker

Have him verify the frame size by actually...

Have him verify the frame size by actually measuring the distance between the top of the seat tube and the center of the crank in cm. That's the normal way to measure frame size on road bikes. The...
12-25-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,674
Posted By VegasTriker

Your best bet is to spring for buying a quality...

Your best bet is to spring for buying a quality brand name battery rather than trusting the fictional ratings assigned to a lot of the bargain basement Chinese brands like Trustfire and Ultrafire. If...
12-22-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By VegasTriker

The Schwinn 230 is an exercise bike. This site...

The Schwinn 230 is an exercise bike. This site deals with the kind you can ride on the road. Maybe someone here can link you to a site that deals with stationary exercise bikes.
12-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By VegasTriker

To answer your question from someone who rides...

To answer your question from someone who rides both bikes and motorcycles - 41.67 amps is what you need to know. That's the power needed to run a 500W light with 12V DC. Check the specifications for...
12-21-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By VegasTriker

He was impaired with methamphetamine

If he fell asleep it was because he was coming down from a high on methamphetamines. The report in yesterday's paper showed he was about 5 times the legal limit for meth residue in his blood. That's...
12-11-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,445
Posted By VegasTriker

Legal to ride most roads in the state.

Yes, it is legal to ride on roads like this in Nevada. In many cases there is one road between rural towns and that is all. You are not allowed to ride the interstate highway in parts of the Las...
12-05-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,754
Posted By VegasTriker

5V USB rechargeable light

There are phone chargers available worldwide so choosing a light set that is rechargeable and runs off a 5V USB charger would be the way to go. I'd buy one of the inexpensive sets available from...
11-29-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By VegasTriker

When you buy a preassembled battery pack, you...

When you buy a preassembled battery pack, you have no idea what is inside it and if the rating is anything but wishful thinking. The smart thing to do is to buy a battery pack that you can install...
11-26-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By VegasTriker

Your last several questions are probably...

Your last several questions are probably unanswerable because they are so dependent on the individual. For someone who has never learned to ride, the hardest part is probably learning to balance...
Forum: Recumbent
11-23-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By VegasTriker

I presume you are asking about a trike since that...

I presume you are asking about a trike since that is what you have been posting about in the past. I doubt there is any undue stress on the frame for a trike built with a 559 or 700C rear wheel as I...
11-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By VegasTriker

If you wish to move this, just ask a moderator...

If you wish to move this, just ask a moderator and they will move it for you.
11-16-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By VegasTriker

You can buy a battery pack like this one on eBay...

You can buy a battery pack like this one on eBay from a US seller for $14 or get the same pack from a China based source for $10 on eBay. This way you can choose your own quality batteries and either...
11-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,760
Posted By VegasTriker

Madison WI had a requirement you register your...

Madison WI had a requirement you register your bike. It wasn't expensive and was a one-time payment of a dollar or two when you bought a new bike. The form did include the serial number but I am...
Forum: Recumbent
11-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By VegasTriker

Since you already own a Catrike, check out the...

Since you already own a Catrike, check out the Catrike website. They now have the e-Cat available but expect to pay $$$$ https://www.catrike.com/

Just about every major manufacturer of trikes...
Forum: Recumbent
11-10-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm guessing your wife caught the sweater in the...

I'm guessing your wife caught the sweater in the return (lower) chain tube. Both tubes are only held in place at the other end of the tubes on most Catrike models. You might check and see if anything...
11-09-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,634
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm not sure if you can access Cam1230's profile...

I'm not sure if you can access Cam1230's profile with just one post of your own but that is a way of determining how active he has been on Bikeforums since posting the original question. You also...
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