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07-15-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By VegasTriker

The bike manufacturers send them out with the...

The bike manufacturers send them out with the saddle that appeals to most of the buyers. For beach cruisers that is often older riders who assume that a wider saddle is more comfortable than a narrow...
07-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By VegasTriker

This idea might come about because you see wide...

This idea might come about because you see wide saddles on beach cruisers which are about as upright as you can get. Most avid riders avoid them like the plague because a wide saddle tends to chafe...
07-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By VegasTriker

The Trek FX-2 is a more expensive bike but still...

The Trek FX-2 is a more expensive bike but still in the price range for entry level bicycles. If you look up the prices and specifications for the three years it has been made in the bicycle blue...
07-11-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By VegasTriker

Oh No! Another one of those Kickstarter...

Oh No! Another one of those Kickstarter campaigns. I wonder what the efficiency of their lever drive train works out to be. How does that compare to a standard drive train which is reasonably...
07-11-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By VegasTriker

Your current bike is geared for off-road riding...

Your current bike is geared for off-road riding and probably has 26 X 1.75" knobby tires unless you replaced the original tires with smoother city tires. That may be part of the reason you can't...
07-06-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By VegasTriker

Don't pay a lot of money for it. According to...

Don't pay a lot of money for it. According to this (https://slickdeals.net/f/10389444-diamondback-women-s-vital-2-bicycles-179-99-w-coupon-dick-s-b-m-or-online-other-models) the bike sold for as...
07-04-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By VegasTriker

I've been riding for years and never knew there...

I've been riding for years and never knew there was a "handed specific" cage. I looked it up and saw it was by Lezyne. Price is around $10...
07-04-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By VegasTriker

The easiest way is to look at the back of the...

The easiest way is to look at the back of the crank. Cannondale used Shimano cranks and if you look at the part of the crank facing the frame you will see the Shimano name and other information on...
07-04-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,090
Posted By VegasTriker

As a non-racer I asked a racer who shaved his...

As a non-racer I asked a racer who shaved his legs why on heck he did it. It couldn't be for a speed advantage as the physics of that made no sense to me. His answer made a lot of sense though. If...
07-03-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,598
Posted By VegasTriker

I gather from your initial post that this is a...

I gather from your initial post that this is a borrowed bike. Are you sure the owner will not let you remove the pedals? It's not rocket science. Both pedals unscrew counterclockwise and install...
07-02-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By VegasTriker

You can look up the specifications for the...

You can look up the specifications for the Cannondale R600 bikes dating from 1993 to 2004 here: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListing.aspx?make=672&model=40917 It wasn't a cheap bike and the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By VegasTriker

I've had both on different trikes. One is a...

I've had both on different trikes. One is a Greenspeed GTO with three 406 wheels. I'd agree that the wheels are practically bulletproof when it comes to their ability to survive abuse but I don't...
07-01-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By VegasTriker

Taking it to a bike shop for a "tune up" is...

Taking it to a bike shop for a "tune up" is probably a bad idea. It's like giving your fat wallet to them with instructions to empty it. If your bike sat outside for years the labor and parts charges...
06-30-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By VegasTriker

Typical of a bike shop employee who doesn't know...

Typical of a bike shop employee who doesn't know his arse from a hole in the ground. I rode the same quality road bike (Motobecane Le Champion) for 30+ years and can never remember having either...
06-20-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By VegasTriker

Age makes no difference. You want a lightweight...

Age makes no difference. You want a lightweight grease, not the thick bearing grease used in vehicles. Any bike shop can sell you a tube of grease.
06-20-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,650
Posted By VegasTriker

I could see them missing the step where they...

I could see them missing the step where they added water bottle frame bosses could be really annoying. On the other hand, an 11+% discount would go a long way toward making me happy. Whatever you do,...
06-19-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By VegasTriker

Probably the best source of rail trail...

Probably the best source of rail trail information is Rails to Trails Conservancy. I've been a member of that organization for over two decades and they are a great source of information. Try...
06-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By VegasTriker

If it is a really old bike it has a freewheel....

If it is a really old bike it has a freewheel. Newer bikes come with a cassette. You can easily tell the difference because there is no lock ring on a freewheel but there is on a cassette. This video...
06-16-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By VegasTriker

To answer your first question, Claris is the very...

To answer your first question, Claris is the very lowest on the Shimano road bike component list. https://www.evanscycles.com/coffeestop/advice/shimano-road-groupsets-the-hierarchy The Romet...
06-16-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out the Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets...

Check out the Electronics, Lighting, and Gadgets forum https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/. It has been discussed at length there.
06-15-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By VegasTriker

The Shimano website has a compatibility chart...

The Shimano website has a compatibility chart that shows you exactly which components work together. https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/

I'm a little late to the party but had I seen this earlier I...
Forum: Recumbent
06-15-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Posted By VegasTriker

You might be surprised at how often decent bikes...

You might be surprised at how often decent bikes show up at reasonable prices and sometimes free. About two weeks ago I picked up a Trek Singletrack 930 bicycle (MTB) at the curb. My neighbor put it...
06-15-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By VegasTriker

You are lucky in that the wheels are already...

You are lucky in that the wheels are already true. That means you can get away with buying 3 spokes and just replacing the ones that are loose or bent. Take a wire cutters and cut one of the loose...
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By VegasTriker

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? ...

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? (forum for this type of question)
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/

If you ask a moderator to move this...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-14-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,756
Posted By VegasTriker

I have a headlamp similar to the one sold on...

I have a headlamp similar to the one sold on Amazon. Mine is a Boruit RJ-3000. It is a nice headlamp for camping but if you use a bike helmet it will not fit beneath the helmet because of the battery...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,757
Posted By VegasTriker

The discomfort you describe is exactly what led...

The discomfort you describe is exactly what led many of us to switch to recumbents. No more hunched over. Little pressure on your hands.


It is unlikely a bike shop will let you test ride a...
Forum: Recumbent
06-12-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By VegasTriker

Actually the US price is not more than the $1,700...

Actually the US price is not more than the $1,700 which I quoted. The US distributor is Recumbent Bike Riders, a major recumbent bike shop in State College PA. You can see their listing here -...
06-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,619
Posted By VegasTriker

From the Reelight website "The lumen output...

From the Reelight website "The lumen output depends on how well the Dynamo is mounted and the speed you are driving.
For the front light you can expect to get about 60 lumen at 30 km/h and 30 lumen...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-11-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,756
Posted By VegasTriker

You are one forum away from the one that...

You are one forum away from the one that specializes in bike lights https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/. However most of the people there are into using standard $$$ bike lights....
06-11-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,841
Posted By VegasTriker

All three of the ones you listed are entry level...

All three of the ones you listed are entry level bikes in the $500 to $660 price range and with entry level components. If most of your riding is going to be on the road and bike paths rather than...
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By VegasTriker

The trike you bought sells for $1,700 here in the...

The trike you bought sells for $1,700 here in the US. It's obviously an entry level trike but the review for the similarly priced X model on Bentrider is positive. There was also a comment on the X...
06-08-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By VegasTriker

It's a simple task to cut the old tubes and...

It's a simple task to cut the old tubes and insert a barbed connector (shown below) between the 2 halves. Most bike pump tubes have a 1/8" inner diameter so this fits fine. $1.67 for 10 of them at...
06-08-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,436
Posted By VegasTriker

The OP hasn't logged in for over 16 months so he...

The OP hasn't logged in for over 16 months so he probably gave up after his last post about getting too many flats.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,725
Posted By VegasTriker

I looked at the Boston CL and saw that there is...

I looked at the Boston CL and saw that there is nothing that I would ever recommend buying. The problem with most adult trikes (aside from the expensive recumbent trikes) is the weight of the trike....
06-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,617
Posted By VegasTriker

A big factor is the weight of your children...

A big factor is the weight of your children compared to the weight of the bike. Amazon lists the weight of the 20" kids version as 29 pounds. How does that compare to the weight of your kids? I've...
06-07-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,840
Posted By VegasTriker

It was not a great innovation no matter they...

It was not a great innovation no matter they hype. Look up "warm blooded Ringer's solution" a concoction used in biology labs for more than a century. It has the same chemistry as the fluid in...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,400
Posted By VegasTriker

Most 26" wheels are ISO559 (559mm). The tires...

Most 26" wheels are ISO559 (559mm). The tires that go with the ISO559 rim are decimal (e.g., 1.25" width) not fractional such as the 1 1/8" you mention. The usual road tire closest to 1+1/8" is a...
06-05-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By VegasTriker

This is one of the lights (Cygolite Hotshot Pro...

This is one of the lights (Cygolite Hotshot Pro 80) that advertises an extraordinary run time for one of the settings. It doesn't seem to pan out if this review taken from the REI website for the...
06-04-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By VegasTriker

It is called "bicyclist palsy" a form of carpal...

It is called "bicyclist palsy" a form of carpal tunnel syndrome. Look it up. Don't ignore the symptoms. I go to the orthopedic doctor today to have the stitches taken out after carpal tunnel...
06-04-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,569
Posted By VegasTriker

I have news for you. Paraffin is a long chain...

I have news for you. Paraffin is a long chain hydrocarbon. Not likely to get absorbed into the skin though. I don't worry about the solvent in chain lube since the amount used is small but don't like...
06-03-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,019
Posted By VegasTriker

All white LEDs run on approximately 2.7V so the...

All white LEDs run on approximately 2.7V so the bulb has electronics built into it to keep the voltage delivered to the LED to at or below 2.7V. That's why it will still work on half of the rated...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By VegasTriker

The Mirage model was the bottom of the line model...

The Mirage model was the bottom of the line model for Motobecane. I know as I bought their top of the line Le Champion in 1973 (black and red) and a year later they used the same color scheme for...
06-02-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,815
Posted By VegasTriker

Picked up a 1993 Trek Singletrack 930 around noon...

Picked up a 1993 Trek Singletrack 930 around noon today for free. A neighbor a few doors away dumped it plus two helmets and two old spare tires at the curb a couple of days ago. Nobody touched it...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,001
Posted By VegasTriker

Rumble strips, another problem for a trike

There is something nobody has mentioned and that is the presence of rumble strips at the edge of many roads in the west where I live. They are strategically placed at the edge of the road and for...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Posted By VegasTriker

I thought I must have misread the MSRP because...

I thought I must have misread the MSRP because the Bicycle Blue Book is the source I used for the $900 MSRP and the year that came up was the 2007 model. If you want an idea how useless BBB is, how...
05-28-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,643
Posted By VegasTriker

Do you realize 3wheelgranny hasn't posted on Bike...

Do you realize 3wheelgranny hasn't posted on Bike Forums since October 2015? She is not likely to see anything you post here. Apparently she learned what she needed and then went away.

I really...
05-28-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,863
Posted By VegasTriker

You lacerated a kidney. That's not muscle or...

You lacerated a kidney. That's not muscle or ligament related. I've never had internal injuries to worry about. I had a couple of bicycle and motorcycle accidents that resulted in hematomas...
05-28-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By VegasTriker

You know the old saw about the price of a bike...

You know the old saw about the price of a bike being what a willing buyer will pay a willing seller....

There are a couple of red flags with this bike. I always like to check the original MSRP...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,970
Posted By VegasTriker

It is really a crank forward bike rather than a...

It is really a crank forward bike rather than a real recumbent. The MSRP in 2007 was $900 so $300 is quite a bit for this bike. That doesn't stop people from asking outrageous prices for them. There...
05-24-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,643
Posted By VegasTriker

Try posting a closeup picture of the handlebar. ...

Try posting a closeup picture of the handlebar. Most of us have never been close enough at a Schwinn trike to know what it looks like.
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