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07-04-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Velocivixen

I bought a brand new Part TS on CL. Rider on a...

I bought a brand new Part TS on CL. Rider on a club team got it as a gift - didn’t need it. I bought it at a good savings. Works well, and I enjoy using it.
05-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,509
Posted By Velocivixen

They’d scratch their heads, look around at the...

They’d scratch their heads, look around at the various 2 wheeled recumbents and wonder, “maybe she had a back problem?” Then they’d see the two modified R20’s And wonder, “Huh”. Then they’d see all...
05-17-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By Velocivixen

Well, I’ve been taking weekly music lessons for...

Well, I’ve been taking weekly music lessons for just over a year and a half to learn how to: 1. Read music (Essential Elements for Strings), and 2. Play the violin. I’ve never played an instrument in...
03-24-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,068
Posted By Velocivixen

gugie. Great idea! You should have seen what I...

gugie. Great idea! You should have seen what I got rid of last summer during my epic.....”I doubt I’ll ever have a use for this” C & V garage clean out & donation trips to a bike co-op.
03-24-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,001
Posted By Velocivixen

I bought an “oldish”, early ‘90’s bike (a...

I bought an “oldish”, early ‘90’s bike (a recumbent.....please don’t make me leave). It’s got full SunTour with SunTour “grip shifter” & brake lever combos. Research says these babies came out in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Velocivixen

Velocity makes a few 20” rims. I’ve used Aeroheat...

Velocity makes a few 20” rims. I’ve used Aeroheat (now called Dyad) on a Raleigh Twenty I fixed up. I used Sun CR18 for a different Raleigh Twenty build. They seem to be bombproof.
01-21-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,754
Posted By Velocivixen

Leave it as it is in your first image. Pinky on...

Leave it as it is in your first image. Pinky on everything will be too matchy-matchy, plus likely to have varying shades of pink. White saddle with black bar take, given the color scheme on the frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Velocivixen

No, the spikes don’t damage my shoes. They just...

No, the spikes don’t damage my shoes. They just grip really well.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Velocivixen

I have the sneaker pedals on a different...

I have the sneaker pedals on a different recumbent. The VP 001 have more spikes? Over the pedal. The sSneaker Pedals have more open design with modest spikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Velocivixen

I bought the Lambda/Grip Kings and found that my...

I bought the Lambda/Grip Kings and found that my shoes would slip off easily in the rain. I wear rigid soled walking/biking shoes. I now have the VP 001 on several of my recumbent bikes and my feet...
Forum: Recumbent
12-28-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,322
Posted By Velocivixen

You referenced clipless pedals. Iím of the...

You referenced clipless pedals. Iím of the opinion that if Iím in stop & go traffic on a bent I wouldnít want clipless. Too many clip ins & clip outs if there are lots of stop signs or lights. Plus...
09-25-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Velocivixen

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/beaverto...

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/beaverton-fresh-raleigh-twenty-folder/6986009089.html


Here it is. Hope this works.
09-25-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,120
Posted By Velocivixen

I have always enjoyed “paying it forward”. Giving...

I have always enjoyed “paying it forward”. Giving without expectation or patting myself on the back for being a “good person”. I have been on the receiving end of other’s acts of kindness and...
09-25-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Velocivixen

Outstanding Raleigh Twenty $400

Iím thinning the herd and selling my fully restored Raleigh Twenty Folder. Itís been powderciated with new decals and much, much more. Please see my local CL listing for bikes in Portland, OR. Prefer...
08-29-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,881
Posted By Velocivixen

I think I got the cones at my local bike shop -...

I think I got the cones at my local bike shop - they keep random cones in a box for people like me. They’re generous about searching their stash & just giving them to me.
08-27-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,116
Posted By Velocivixen

Sorry to hear the news. I was hoping to come up...

Sorry to hear the news. I was hoping to come up with a recumbent to ride the trail.
08-18-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,996
Posted By Velocivixen

I have a nice “student” violin (started classes a...

I have a nice “student” violin (started classes a year ago), but love the sound of my other violin - from the early 1880’s. It sounds so lovely.
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,718
Posted By Velocivixen

Shahmatt- wow, what a cool bike. Did you figure...

Shahmatt- wow, what a cool bike. Did you figure it out on your own or were you following a plan?
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,841
Posted By Velocivixen

Hitchrider.com we have a Hitchrider rack,...

Hitchrider.com

we have a Hitchrider rack, from California, and it’s well built and well designed. Rose City Recumbents in Portland recommended them. Shipping on their racks is free.
07-22-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Velocivixen

For a rear derailleur, take ahold of the “arm”...

For a rear derailleur, take ahold of the “arm” with the lower jockey wheel and try to jiggle it side to side. It easily moves side to side it could be replaced. If I were you I’d replace chain &...
07-21-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,456
Posted By Velocivixen

northbend - your “hobo chalet” on Field note day...

northbend - your “hobo chalet” on Field note day 3. To the right way in the back is someone riding a recumbent.
07-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,456
Posted By Velocivixen

I see a recumbent rider in the background of this...

I see a recumbent rider in the background of this photo. Did you see many?
07-21-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By Velocivixen

Bummer for sure. It happens, and as you said you...

Bummer for sure. It happens, and as you said you can keep the bits you want and put on another frame. I hope that you keep this thread updated with further projects.
07-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Velocivixen

Have rows of bike hooks along the beams in...

Have rows of bike hooks along the beams in garage, so hang bikes, wheels, etc.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,904
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - Are you still working on your Linear?

lucille - Are you still working on your Linear?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By Velocivixen

Unless you have wheel building skills I would...

Unless you have wheel building skills I would avoid doing this yourself. It involves later & radial truing, dish and spoke tensions, and requires some specialized tools like a spoke wrench among...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,969
Posted By Velocivixen

I would wear moisture wicking attire. Don’t spend...

I would wear moisture wicking attire. Don’t spend a lot, just go to any place like Target or Old Navy, etc. You can get some exercise clothes there. Don’t wear shorts like in the picture, because...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,895
Posted By Velocivixen

Ok, yes, I’ve gotten the link to the recall site....

Ok, yes, I’ve gotten the link to the recall site. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,895
Posted By Velocivixen

Which of the Bike E’s were part of the federal...

Which of the Bike E’s were part of the federal safety recall? I worry about getting one because of that.
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,153
Posted By Velocivixen

Sorry about your loss Jeff and glad you’re safe....

Sorry about your loss Jeff and glad you’re safe. Can wait to see your Phoenix.

I still have never ridden a long wheel based bike......
07-16-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Velocivixen

I would get a whole new wheel whose hub will...

I would get a whole new wheel whose hub will accommodate either road or mountain cassettes. Some bikes come with rear dropout spacing of 132.5 so can go either way.
07-15-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By Velocivixen

I’m sorry to hear about your brother, and I know...

I’m sorry to hear about your brother, and I know that these changes can be sad. Has he considered riding a Recumbent bike?! There are all kinds out there. I’m mostly riding recumbents as a...
07-13-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Velocivixen

I just replaced the outer & middle chainrings on...

I just replaced the outer & middle chainrings on my triple & had the same question. The SRAM instructional guide said that the tab that protrudes from the large chainring aligns with the crank arm....
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,528
Posted By Velocivixen

Well, you like what you like. Wish I was near you...

Well, you like what you like. Wish I was near you - I’d have bought it. Keep us posted.
07-04-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,624
Posted By Velocivixen

Thanks. Happy & save travels to all.

Thanks. Happy & save travels to all.
07-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,624
Posted By Velocivixen

gugie - great ride. So you’re arriving at atelier...

gugie - great ride. So you’re arriving at atelier tomorrow?
Forum: Recumbent
07-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,693
Posted By Velocivixen

You can make a Giro a bit lighter with a carbon...

You can make a Giro a bit lighter with a carbon fork and a different seat that’s lighter. Not sure by how much. Tires and components also.

Someone once suggested that, for example, you want your...
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,528
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning...

lucille - Are you certain that you are turning the pedals the correct direction? Stand on one side of the bike (drivetrain side, for example) and say to yourself “back off”. That means you turn that...
Forum: Recumbent
06-29-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,528
Posted By Velocivixen

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this...

lucille - seen your posts on other forum but this is the first image. Itís a beauty! Brake pads tend to harden over time and donít grip as well as when new. I would spring for new brake pads.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,402
Posted By Velocivixen

https://flic.kr/p/UaBzTA Raleigh Twenty Hub...

https://flic.kr/p/UaBzTA

Raleigh Twenty Hub (https://flic.kr/p/VoCips)



I rebuilt the wheels with Sun Rhino Lite (black) 406 rims. The front has Sturmey Archer drum brake, and the rear has...
06-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 74,681
Posted By Velocivixen

Mr. Velocivixen saw the bear and took a photo...

Mr. Velocivixen saw the bear and took a photo when he (the bear) looked my alert & friendly.
06-27-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22,860
Views: 2,557,843
Posted By Velocivixen

Hi All, I’ve got 2 Sturmey Archer front dynamo...

Hi All, I’ve got 2 Sturmey Archer front dynamo hubs that I’ve overhauled & they work. Do you think if I posted them for sale in the classified section anyone here would be interested? I think 1 is...
Forum: Recumbent
06-21-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,914
Posted By Velocivixen

I have a Vision R40 with a Ballistic fork &...

I have a Vision R40 with a Ballistic fork & Planet Bike fenders were installed using hose clamps/electrical clamps around the struts of the fork.

Its not elegant but works.
04-25-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22,860
Views: 2,557,843
Posted By Velocivixen

gster - Thanks. I didn’t forget you all. I spent...

gster - Thanks. I didn’t forget you all. I spent literally all of 2018 helping my sister, who had metastatic breast cancer. She died on Thanksgiving. Not gonna hijack this thread, so if you or...
04-24-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22,860
Views: 2,557,843
Posted By Velocivixen

3speedslow - nice use of Carradice bags. Iíve got...

3speedslow - nice use of Carradice bags. Iíve got a ďBarleyĒ on the back of mine. Never thought about putting one up front.
03-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Velocivixen

The proportions are outstanding - perfectly...

The proportions are outstanding - perfectly balanced.
03-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Velocivixen

Yes, the narrowing of the seat stay on the right...

Yes, the narrowing of the seat stay on the right side was intentional.
01-26-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Velocivixen

Have a good time with this hub. I’ve rebuilt...

Have a good time with this hub. I’ve rebuilt several of them with good success. Photos are nice, so hope you post some.
01-11-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Velocivixen

I think the one on the bottom is used to bend...

I think the one on the bottom is used to bend bent rims back inline, and not sure about the others.
12-29-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By Velocivixen

Early to mid-1980’s.

Early to mid-1980’s.
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