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08-08-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By VegasTriker

It's just one more way the wealthiest among us...

It's just one more way the wealthiest among us stick it to regular people. Las Vegas used to offer free parking for decades. I would go occasionally, never gamble, but enjoy a meal and the...
08-06-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
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...
08-05-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,612
Posted By VegasTriker

I guess there are a lot of fake bikes out there. ...

I guess there are a lot of fake bikes out there. How do I tell the difference? I also ride a trike and can tell you that a lot of riders in full kit and riding a regular DF bike wave. Maybe it is...
08-04-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By VegasTriker

You might take a short section of foam pipe...

You might take a short section of foam pipe insulation and zip tie it around the grip shift to give your daughter a bit more to grab on to.

There is one other thing that comes to mind and that...
08-01-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By VegasTriker

What you need to do is prevent the tube from...

What you need to do is prevent the tube from pushing through the tire if the cut expands all the way through. That means the patch should be on the inside of the tire, not the outside. In an...
07-31-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By VegasTriker

It just happens that I have a 1993 Trek 930 that...

It just happens that I have a 1993 Trek 930 that I got for free recently. I looked at the pictures for the one on CL...
07-31-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By VegasTriker

Have a moderator move your post to Electronics,...

Have a moderator move your post to Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets forum. That's where all the geeks hang out.
07-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 891
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...
07-29-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By VegasTriker

If your budget for a new bike is $500 for two...

If your budget for a new bike is $500 for two bikes, you are not going to find much worth riding, especially if you intend to ride them for years to come. Bike prices have risen enough that $500 is...
07-28-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By VegasTriker

Ditto for Niagara Cycle. I quit buying from...

Ditto for Niagara Cycle. I quit buying from Nashbar quite a few years ago when some of my favorite Nashbar branded items disappeared. You can still find decent deals on tires on eBay by looking...
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By VegasTriker

I realize this is your first post at Bikeforums...

I realize this is your first post at Bikeforums so you may not have noticed that this thread is over a decade old. It is highly unlikely the owner would still have it after all this time since it was...
07-26-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,257
Posted By VegasTriker

Kerosene is between gasoline and mineral spirits...

Kerosene is between gasoline and mineral spirits when it comes to flash point. That makes it safer than gasoline but not as safe as using mineral spirits. The trade off for safety is how long it...
07-26-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
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: 1,257
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...
07-23-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,466
Posted By VegasTriker

Front brake only - not a good idea. Do a poll...

Front brake only - not a good idea. Do a poll and ask how many long-time cyclists have gone over the front of a bike using just the front brake.

I would suggest you ask a moderator to move this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By VegasTriker

There is something nobody has mentioned in any of...

There is something nobody has mentioned in any of the previous posts. Does the bike fit you? The cheapest bikes come in just one frame size but most are available in multiple sizes. If it doesn't fit...
07-21-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By VegasTriker

It's hardly an unknown brand if Wikipedia is...

It's hardly an unknown brand if Wikipedia is correct. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_International It's been around for more than a century.

"Kent markets the following products generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By VegasTriker

It looks as though the seller copied the...

It looks as though the seller copied the component list from Bicycle Blue Book as it is identical to the list shown there:...
07-18-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By VegasTriker

For American readers, that works out to $290 in...

For American readers, that works out to $290 in US$. Few of us have any idea of what bicycles are available in your country or what they cost after India applies import taxes. If you were in...
07-18-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By VegasTriker

Well, you have learned one thing. Buying and...

Well, you have learned one thing. Buying and expensive, lightweight bike does not instantly turn you into a fast road rider. No matter what, it should be more pleasurable than riding an entry level...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By VegasTriker

You can use a gear calculator to find out your...

You can use a gear calculator to find out your exact gear range on your trike - https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html or Mike Sherman's Bicycle Gear Calculator...
07-15-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
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: 528
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: 637
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: 23
Views: 1,572
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: 817
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: 1,077
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: 25
Views: 2,860
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: 947
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: 101
Views: 5,643
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: 76
Views: 6,108
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: 947
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: 14
Views: 4,440
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: 1,172
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: 1,801
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: 19
Views: 1,222
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: 3,018
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: 2,433
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: 856
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: 353
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: 575
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: 1,972
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: 4,032
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: 562
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: 725
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: 3,436
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: 4,720
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: 3,823
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: 3,003
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: 3,436
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....
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