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07-03-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By VegasTriker

Cyclists Palsy

Classic signs of Cyclists Palsy, a version of carpal tunnel syndrome. https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cyclist%27s_palsy. Mine came from years of cycling and motorcycle riding.

You can ignore it but...
07-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a whole section at this site that...

There is a whole section at this site that includes posts about lights https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/.
At the top of the page you will see recommendations for headlights...
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By VegasTriker

This is probably going to be a difficult task....

This is probably going to be a difficult task. Challenge has been gone for a while. The website shows a 2012 date at the bottom of the home page. You might contact the two dealers who sold them in...
06-30-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By VegasTriker

It is a good idea to mark the location of the...

It is a good idea to mark the location of the valve on the outside of the tire before you remove the tire after getting a flat. That's so you can exactly line up the the hole in the tube with both...
06-30-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By VegasTriker

I've never seen this bike up close but was pretty...

I've never seen this bike up close but was pretty impressed by the 19 pound weight listed in the specifications. That's a great advantage to a child over one of the obese bicycle shaped objects sold...
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By VegasTriker

It is quite possible the rear wheel has been...

It is quite possible the rear wheel has been changed to 700C. According to the Bachetta website the Bachetta bikes came with a variety of wheels but most pictures show it with two same sized wheels...
06-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level...

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level bikes make is buying one with suspension. The Gravity FSX 1.0 Full Suspension Mountain Bike sells for $369. That puts it firmly in the middle of the...
06-24-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By VegasTriker

Boy, prices for used bikes have gone crazy with...

Boy, prices for used bikes have gone crazy with lower priced new bikes being mostly out of stock. Bicycle blue book doesn't list prices for the last 3 years this bike was made (2009, 2011, 2012) but...
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By VegasTriker

Since you already own a Sun recumbent you are...

Since you already own a Sun recumbent you are familiar with some of what they make. You could make the transition to a recumbent trike. There aren't many used trikes available in your area. Here are...
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By VegasTriker

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle...

The best one I have ever used is the Mirrycle Mountain Handlebar Mirror but it only works for bikes where you can mount it at the end of the handlebars. If you have bar end shifters it doesn't work....
06-18-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By VegasTriker

It's hard tp find anything about the Schwinn...

It's hard tp find anything about the Schwinn Mackinaw except for a listing at Walmart where it is $350 out of stock. You can bet it is heavy and has only one speed.

The Meridian weighs 74 pounds....
06-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By VegasTriker

Using a rack for an aluminum bike has never been...

Using a rack for an aluminum bike has never been a problem for me. You are not putting any extraordinary stress on the frame. If you want a cheap and effective way to tie a bike to racks that do...
06-18-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By VegasTriker

You are trying to buy bikes at a time many other...

You are trying to buy bikes at a time many other people have the same idea. That's why your local bike shop is likely out of stock for most bikes that are in the lower price entry level range. They...
06-18-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By VegasTriker

Read the information printed on the side of the...

Read the information printed on the side of the tire. Every tire I own has a pressure range embossed on the tire. You will be a little faster at the upper end of the range and perhaps a bit more...
06-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a fair amount of discussion on buying...

There is a fair amount of discussion on buying bikes for kids here: https://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/.

It is too bad that so many kid's bikes are so over-built in case the rider...
06-10-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By VegasTriker

For the 700 X 38C, 38 mm = 1.49 inches. So, one...

For the 700 X 38C, 38 mm = 1.49 inches. So, one bike has tires that are 1.5" and the other has a tire that is 2.3 inches wide. There is also a difference in the diameter of the rims. The 700C wheel...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By VegasTriker

There should be a nut that holds the entire...

There should be a nut that holds the entire assembly in place. Loosen that nut and try to move the metal part that keeps the chain from jumping off the idler wheel until it no longer contacts the...
06-06-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By VegasTriker

Here are the instructions for the 200 model. ...

Here are the instructions for the 200 model. Probably works the same. https://www.cateye.com/intl/support/manual/data/doc/CC-MC200W_QS-flv_ENG_v1.pdf
Took me about 20 seconds to find it online.
06-05-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,351
Posted By VegasTriker

Seems to be a spate of people out there just...

Seems to be a spate of people out there just aching for a fight. I came across one Wednesday morning who apparently took issue with my donning a face mask before entering a store for my weekly food...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By VegasTriker

If you know the number of teeth on each sprocket...

If you know the number of teeth on each sprocket on the cassette you can calculate the gear range here: Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html)...
06-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By VegasTriker

Try reading this before you make the adjustment...

Try reading this before you make the adjustment on your rear derailleur. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html The only tool you need to make adjustments on a rear derailleur are...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By VegasTriker

Just so we know what you are talking about here...

Just so we know what you are talking about here is a picture stolen from Bicycleman in Alfred NY
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Forum: Recumbent
05-30-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By VegasTriker

OEM tires are Kenda Kwest 1.5" tires. Check how...

OEM tires are Kenda Kwest 1.5" tires. Check how much space you have between the side of the tire and the fork. Can you get a wider tire between the OEM Avid SD-5 brakes? Those two are probably...
05-28-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By VegasTriker

Must have been added by a previous owner. Here...

Must have been added by a previous owner. Here is the newer of two that I own. The earlier model did not have a cradle for the bike frame. It's the best rack I ever came across. Too bad Bell...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By VegasTriker

Rans is still alive and in business...

Rans is still alive and in business http://shop.ransbikes.com/. Most recumbent parts are standard bike parts. The exceptions are things like steering and seat parts. Lots of us have older recumbent...
05-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By VegasTriker

You have discovered the problem with high output...

You have discovered the problem with high output lights. The brighter the light, the shorter the runtime. I took the plunge a couple of years ago and bought a bike light with five CREE XML-T6 LEDs....
Forum: Introductions
05-15-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By VegasTriker

If you want to make true comparisons between...

If you want to make true comparisons between bikes use either of these gear calculators to find out the gear range for your choices. It's nice to have a decent gear range and since you are...
05-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By VegasTriker

This is a common misconception about recumbent...

This is a common misconception about recumbent trikes. Most riders will tell you that they get far more room from passing cars than they do with a standard road bike. I ride a Catrike 700 which has a...
05-11-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By VegasTriker

When you shift gears while pedaling the bike does...

When you shift gears while pedaling the bike does the shifter stay in the position after you release it with your thumb or does it simply return to the last setting? If if goes back to the last...
05-10-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By VegasTriker

Shimano makes a lot of different shifters even...

Shimano makes a lot of different shifters even within component levels. Is your shifter one like this? https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-a070/ST-A073-L.html or do you have...
05-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By VegasTriker

You can read about tire sizes at the Sheldon...

You can read about tire sizes at the Sheldon Brown website. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html You will find the ISO 622 rim size the third and fifth ones on the list.
From the...
05-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By VegasTriker

Ah hah. A picture and better description makes...

Ah hah. A picture and better description makes this a lot easier to understand. I have never seen a band brake. There is a good source of information at the late Sheldon Brown's website and links...
05-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By VegasTriker

The reference to the term "granny trike" was in...

The reference to the term "granny trike" was in memory of a good friend,now deceased. We corresponded from a long distance and he called my tadpole recumbent trike a "dork trike" and I called his...
05-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By VegasTriker

There are two main types of trikes, the "adult"...

There are two main types of trikes, the "adult" sometimes called a granny trike and a recumbent trike. You will find some information in the Recumbent section for the latter type and some in the 50...
05-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By VegasTriker

That works because the Harley weighs a lot. I...

That works because the Harley weighs a lot. I tried this many years ago on a Honda 350 with the bike right behind the seat. The bike was a 29 pound Fiorelli road bike. It shifted the weight off the...
05-05-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By VegasTriker

A good (and maybe very old) mountain bike does...

A good (and maybe very old) mountain bike does not have to be heavy. My 1993 Cannondale SM800 that I bought in a thrift store for $20 has a listed weight of 23 pounds. No crappy suspension, just a...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By VegasTriker

One that I have seen mentioned many times on...

One that I have seen mentioned many times on Bentrideronline is the Ventisit pad. They are model specific and not inexpensive. You might look there as there are some posts about rider's experience...
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By VegasTriker

New? What is your budget? If you buy one of the...

New? What is your budget? If you buy one of the budget priced recumbent bikes or trikes, expect a fair number of compromises when it comes to gear range, component quality, and weight. That's not...
04-19-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By VegasTriker

The bead did not seat in the area where you have...

The bead did not seat in the area where you have the dip. Had just this occurrence recently after fixing a pinch flat. It was a 700C wheel with a 28mm tire. First and second time inflating the...
04-17-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By VegasTriker

Congratulations for having the persistence to get...

Congratulations for having the persistence to get it right. I had a kid in my Scout troop who still didn't know how to ride a bike when he aged out at 18. He was just afraid to try. That was in...
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By VegasTriker

In your previous post you mentioned that you were...

In your previous post you mentioned that you were in the market for an entry level trike. The trikes with decent gearing and a wide range are not entry level.

I'd suggest you use the Mike Sherman...
04-15-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,987
Posted By VegasTriker

f Bicycle Blue Book is correct, this model bike...

f Bicycle Blue Book is correct, this model bike was made in either 1993 or 1994. It has an MSRP or less. The model was resurrected again in '97 in a road bike form and again in 2000 as a MTB....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By VegasTriker

Deja Vu Same question was asked here 11 years...

Deja Vu Same question was asked here 11 years agoWhat year Cannondale r800 is this?https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/545590-what-year-cannondale-r800.html

My answer would have been to look...
04-12-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By VegasTriker

It all depends. All of the National Parks and...

It all depends. All of the National Parks and state parks within cycling distance of Las Vegas (NV,UT,CA) are closed. You can't camp there and you can not use facilities such as bathrooms. At...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,899
Posted By VegasTriker

The website is still up and running but does not...

The website is still up and running but does not list an MSRP for the bike. They claim a pile of dealers across the US but when I picked a couple at random from their list and visited the store...
04-10-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought and installed two of these in my home...

I bought and installed two of these in my home about 2 years ago. The ports are rated 2A. They are available on eBay from US sellers for as little as a tad under $10 with free shipping. I don't have...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
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: 52
Views: 2,490
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: 505
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: 526
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...
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