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08-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
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...
08-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
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
07-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
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: 14
Views: 982
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...
07-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By VegasTriker

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels...

Choose a bike with wider width rims on the wheels over one that has narrower rims. In general, bikes with narrow rim wheels and higher pressure tires are going to be faster than ones with wider tires...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By VegasTriker

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of...

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of effort in building trikes that last a long time and handle superbly.
Expect to be a bit slower than you would like, especially when first beginning to...
06-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
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: 419
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: 385
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....
05-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
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: 420
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...
04-10-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
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: 978
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.
03-31-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,331
Posted By VegasTriker

Think of all the nice people you have encountered...

Think of all the nice people you have encountered while riding. That should help.

We can all hope that someday he gets what is due. However the driver unlucky enough to deliver his fate will...
03-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By VegasTriker

You are right that in small towns you don't...

You are right that in small towns you don't really need this. I lived in a farmhouse at the edge of a small town in Wisconsin. Rented the upstairs. I was out cross-country skiing and came across...
03-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By VegasTriker

I probably get a solicitation in the mail once a...

I probably get a solicitation in the mail once a month to join this group. I guess it would be useful if I didn't know and like my immediate neighbors but I do. Both of the adjacent neighbors have...
02-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By VegasTriker

The same company makes Maxxis tires which have a...

The same company makes Maxxis tires which have a pretty good reputation. I used a sub-$10 city tire version of the CS tire for fixing old bikes for kids and never had a complaint about the tires. If...
02-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By VegasTriker

Who will interpret what your light means?

This has been discussed here before and fairly recently. The problem as I see it is motorists are not going to interpret your dinky little stop light to mean anything. If you follow the progression...
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By VegasTriker

A recumbent bike or trike is odd enough looking...

A recumbent bike or trike is odd enough looking that you are MORE likely to be seen than on a regular bike. There are a few instances where extra caution is needed. Parking lots are a bad place to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By VegasTriker

Am I correct on figuring out that you tried the...

Am I correct on figuring out that you tried the trike with three different cogs on the SA hub? The problem may not be in just choosing which cog is satisfactory but that the SRF5(w) hub may not be...
01-26-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By VegasTriker

So, you want us to enlighten you? You could...

So, you want us to enlighten you?

You could take a look at Bikelightdatabase. It has a whole list of bike lights compared one to another: https://www.bikelightdatabase.com/headlights/ Recently...
01-07-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a flaw in your thinking and that is...

There is a flaw in your thinking and that is someone seeing your "brake light" is going to realize it means you are stopping or slowing. We have come to recognize brake lights on a vehicle because...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,504
Posted By VegasTriker

Recumbents are not much different from a road...

Recumbents are not much different from a road bike. What counts when it comes to riding in heavy traffic is the width of the road. If there is enough room for safe riding then either bike will do. ...
11-04-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,226
Posted By VegasTriker

Check with the other driver's insurance company. ...

Check with the other driver's insurance company. They are obligated to make you "whole". If they balk at paying $100 for the bike rack threaten to take her to small claims court and give here the...
10-29-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By VegasTriker

The package includes two spacers so it will fit...

The package includes two spacers so it will fit any bar between 20mm and 33mm. I didn't use it on a regular bike but on my recumbent trike. It is sturdy enough that I can pick up the front of the 33...
10-28-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By VegasTriker

The picture above shows a stem raiser which is...

The picture above shows a stem raiser which is used to bring the handlebars up from the headset. What you want is a "handlebar extender". I bought a pair of them from a Chinese seller on eBay...
10-15-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By VegasTriker

The bike shop is right that you may have to...

The bike shop is right that you may have to adjust the rear derailleur on a new bike after hundred miles or so but the cable does not stretch much after it is first broken in. I use a higher level...
10-05-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,088
Posted By VegasTriker

These two gear calculators have been around for...

These two gear calculators have been around for years. I never read a complaint about inaccurate results.
Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html)...
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,379
Posted By VegasTriker

Your expectations are high

You want an awful lot in one single trike. On road, off road, and folding. The truth is that you will have to compromise. Narrow, higher pressure tires on a road trike work great on paved roads but...
08-30-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By VegasTriker

I sent you the PM because I think this will be of...

I sent you the PM because I think this will be of little interest to nearly all who read this section.

If you can find a case to fit it, the simplest way is to buy a two cell battery holder from...
08-06-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By VegasTriker

Niterider will repair it out of warranty for $25...

Niterider will repair it out of warranty for $25 plus the cost of shipping it to them https://www.niterider.com/niterider-warranty/ Only you can decide if spending this much to resurrect a $65 light...
07-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By VegasTriker

It doesn't make much sense to buy a $70 tool when...

It doesn't make much sense to buy a $70 tool when you can get most derailleur hangars for around $20 here in the US and buy them from overseas vendors for under $6 if you are lucky enough to be able...
07-26-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By VegasTriker

You can see from the picture below what the...

You can see from the picture below what the internals for a presta valve look like. There are two seals built into it. One is the threaded upper portion which prevents air from escaping around the...
07-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,445
Posted By VegasTriker

There is good reason to be lot more careful when...

There is good reason to be lot more careful when using gasoline as a cleaning solvent. It goes from liquid to vapor at a much lower temperature so will form an explosive vapor mixture with air more...
07-15-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
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...
07-14-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
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...
07-04-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,234
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,142
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...
06-16-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
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.
Replies: 16
Views: 6,050
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....
Forum: Introductions
05-19-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By VegasTriker

I know where you live since there is only one...

I know where you live since there is only one decent sized town exactly an hour west of Las Vegas! I'd take issue with the idea that off-road is better than on-road in Las Vegas. When I first...
05-06-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By VegasTriker

It shouldn't tale much force at all to close the...

It shouldn't tale much force at all to close the master link. You just push both sides of the master link together and have a helper pull on both ends of the chain. It should snap together and be...
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