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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 365,748
Posted By Harhir

I volunteered at a bike event here in Dallas a...

I volunteered at a bike event here in Dallas a few days ago and someone showed up with this. Old German Victoria folding kids bike from the 70s. It was in an overall good shape for a bike around 50...
05-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,867
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. Heat came early this year and it has been...

Agreed. Heat came early this year and it has been windy for weeks. Although the breeze can be nice, in really hot weather it feels more like having a hair dryer pointed at you running at high heat....
05-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,867
Posted By Harhir

May Goal: 300 miles MTD: 162.2 2022 Goal:...

May Goal: 300 miles
MTD: 162.2

2022 Goal: 3,000 miles
YTD: 1,474

The next days will be tough with the evening commute in the mid 90s and high humidity. I guess summer is here early.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Harhir

Understood. But I guess everyone has a different...

Understood. But I guess everyone has a different meaning of season. :D My season only stops when there is ice or snow on the road. And mainly because I don't have the right bike for these road...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Harhir

I commute all year round. I don't mind...

I commute all year round. I don't mind temperatures being well below freezing. However if there is ice or snow on the ground I will work from home. 2 wheel recumbent bikes and slippery roads is a no...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Harhir

The problem with recumbent bike seats is, that...

The problem with recumbent bike seats is, that they are made for 1 size fits all which it actually does not. I am a tall person at 6'4" with rheumatoid arthritis and have not found a recumbent yet...
04-14-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,161
Posted By Harhir

I know Europe is smaller and I understand that it...

I know Europe is smaller and I understand that it is difficult to add in mass transport in existing dense development. But here in the DFW area most developments are only 20 - 30 years old. Some of...
04-11-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,161
Posted By Harhir

I grew up in Europe and have lived in the US for...

I grew up in Europe and have lived in the US for the past 20 years. The US is a car based culture and I am not sure it will ever change. I am living here in the DFW area which is THE or one of the...
04-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,050
Posted By Harhir

I admit: I am a technology lagger. For me a bike...

I admit: I am a technology lagger. For me a bike has always and will always be a utility vehicle. Nothing more and nothing less. I don't care about racing, carbon, tubeless, electronic shifting,...
03-16-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,833
Posted By Harhir

Goal: 300 miles MTD: 180.8 YTD: 763.3

Goal: 300 miles
MTD: 180.8
YTD: 763.3
Forum: Commuting
03-16-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Harhir

When I tow my trailer or ride my cargo bike on...

When I tow my trailer or ride my cargo bike on grocery runs I go slow in lower gears with more spinning vs thumping on the pedals.
02-11-22, 09:59 AM
02-01-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Harhir

DIY cargo bike and where to get eBike parts?

I converted a tandem recumbent BikeE2 into a cargo bike and I would love to add a motor for e-assist. I think the only option I have is to add a rear hub motor. The front crank set has the sprocket...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By Harhir

BikeEs are comfortable bikes. Enjoy the rides.

BikeEs are comfortable bikes. Enjoy the rides.
01-24-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Harhir

I actually found an older kids helmet in my...

I actually found an older kids helmet in my garage. I thought I had thrown this one out years ago when became too small for my daughter. Good thing I did not. Same buckles. So I cut off the strap and...
08-16-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Harhir

I have been worried about the same issue. In...

I have been worried about the same issue. In Europe bike racks have to have lights. Not here in the US. I have used these magnetic lights you can put on the trunk or roof top. Towing companies use...
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,053
Posted By Harhir

I have a BikeE which I did kind of wheelies with....

I have a BikeE which I did kind of wheelies with. Involuntarily. Since I am a tall heavy guy and I have the seat all the way back, almost all the weight is on the back wheel. Going up inclines it has...
07-19-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By Harhir

This guy on ebay sells complete 700C wheels with...

This guy on ebay sells complete 700C wheels with hub dynamo for $125. It is hard to get a wheel built at that price. Free shipping out of CA....
04-30-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,693
Posted By Harhir

I am also a proponent of dynamo powered lights....

I am also a proponent of dynamo powered lights. Maybe because I grew up with them in Germany. But also because battery lights only last so long. I do regular 5-8h rides and battery lights have gone...
04-30-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,782
Posted By Harhir

Step Through bikes are the best option for a...

Step Through bikes are the best option for a regular style cargo bike. I would not want to lift my legs over all that cargo. And I hate it when brake or derailleur cables are run under the bottom...
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,438
Posted By Harhir

That is how I feel on mine. :D ...

That is how I feel on mine. :D

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03-12-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,308
Posted By Harhir

Solo for various reasons. I love the outdoors...

Solo for various reasons. I love the outdoors with the sights, sounds and smells. I also prefer trails over roads but which are mostly not suitable for fast group rides. And I also often stop and...
01-11-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,320
Posted By Harhir

I have taken mine in lots of stores in the area....

I have taken mine in lots of stores in the area. From grocery to liquor stores. So far no one has asked me to leave it outside. I love that trailer. Hey you can even haul your Christmas tree.
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11-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,867
Posted By Harhir

yes the Mongoose had 26” wheels. It was an older...

yes the Mongoose had 26” wheels. It was an older bike and I would consider it low end.
11-25-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,867
Posted By Harhir

These were my 61cm Mongoose and my 59cm Gazelle....

These were my 61cm Mongoose and my 59cm Gazelle. Both sold this year since I am mainly riding recumbents nowadays. I still have a 60cm City/Trekking bike from Fahrradmanufaktur in Germany.
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11-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By Harhir

These valves are still very common in Germany...

These valves are still very common in Germany today. City and touring bikes still mostly use these type of valves. I grew up with these in Germany. Back in the 70s and 80s every bike had them except...
10-30-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 2,550,029
Posted By Harhir

This was my old Mongoose Maneuver. Not sure what...

This was my old Mongoose Maneuver. Not sure what year. But I guess from the 90s. Since I more or less now ride recumbents only I sold it. The 26" wheels looked tiny on that huge 24" frame.


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10-25-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,349
Posted By Harhir

They look great as well. I guess they are no...

They look great as well. I guess they are no longer made.
10-21-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,634,349
Posted By Harhir

The company Utopia in Germany still uses that...

The company Utopia in Germany still uses that frame design today.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,193
Posted By Harhir

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for...

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for sure say these are different worlds. I live in a metropolitan area with close to 8 million people and which spans over 9,000 square miles or 24,000...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,385
Posted By Harhir

I agree that bikes also use resources but they...

I agree that bikes also use resources but they use a lot less resources that cars, SUVs or trucks. Producing a bike costs a lot less resources than a 2ton truck. So many people in my area commute in...
09-03-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,586
Posted By Harhir

It is all about a lifestyle change. I personally...

It is all about a lifestyle change. I personally don't like temporary radical diets. They tend to letting you fall back into old habits. It needs to be something you can and WANT to sustain long...
08-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 40,498
Posted By Harhir

Some people collect watches, some collect shoes,...

Some people collect watches, some collect shoes, some collect cars or BBQ kettles. I just collect bikes. At least they keep me happy, fit and don't make me fat. lol
I have a few bikes anywhere...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Harhir

The two things I am missing is the social...

The two things I am missing is the social interworking with co-workers and the option to use the gym at work for my physical therapy exercise. But otherwise not much else. I still ride almost every...
08-03-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 465,802
Posted By Harhir

Does this classify as a cruiser? Mostly original...

Does this classify as a cruiser? Mostly original 80s Gazelle with some minor modifications.
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07-07-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 520,545
Posted By Harhir

My repurposed BikeE2 tandem. Thanks to the long...

My repurposed BikeE2 tandem. Thanks to the long flat straight frame it was easy to convert into a cargo bike. I removed the rear seat, rear handle bar stem and the rear pedals. Built a frame from...
06-16-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,634,349
Posted By Harhir

That Gazelle looks awesome. But there is quite a...

That Gazelle looks awesome. But there is quite a but if rust around the rear hub. Looks like you have your work cut out.
I have an 88 Gazelle which uses the Sachs Torpedo 3 speed. The coaster brake...
05-28-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,550
Posted By Harhir

Old kids bike with a 26" wheel in the seat post...

Old kids bike with a 26" wheel in the seat post as wine glass holder. The handlebar now also had Edison style bulbs.
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Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,083
Posted By Harhir

I have been riding almost every morning before I...

I have been riding almost every morning before I start working from home. Anywhere from 7 to 16 miles along our trails. Depending on weather, mood, tiredness and whatever. Especially the sunrise fake...
05-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,154
Posted By Harhir

Although I live in a huge metropolitan area I...

Although I live in a huge metropolitan area I often come across interesting wildlife. Especially when I ride early on the morning or late in the evening. Rabbits, snakes, coyotes, owls, opossums,...
05-05-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,003
Posted By Harhir

No lower horizontal rail needed. The baskets are...

No lower horizontal rail needed. The baskets are permanently mounted with clamps to the top rails only.
Ben's Journal: Review: Wald #582...
05-04-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,320
Posted By Harhir

I do to this all the time. The Travoy makes a...

I do to this all the time. The Travoy makes a great shopping cart. I actually use an IKEA trash can in mine. I find the dedicated shopping bags from Burley way to expensive.
12-26-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,257
Posted By Harhir

Mine is a 62 cm as well. What model Brooks saddle...

Mine is a 62 cm as well. What model Brooks saddle is this? I had a Brooks 66 for years and after one rail broke and I had to replace the saddle frame I could never get the tension right. Tried other...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,232
Posted By Harhir

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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As mentioned above I do have a Dutch Gazelle. But my main commuter bike is...
06-20-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,292
Posted By Harhir

Plano and Allen is mainly suburbia. I have 5.5...

Plano and Allen is mainly suburbia. I have 5.5 miles commute. About 2 miles on trails through the woods and 3.5 miles on neighborhood streets with very little traffic. My previous 8 mile commute was...
Forum: Recumbent
06-18-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,321
Posted By Harhir

Yes I have a have actually 3 Bike-E. One CT XL...

Yes I have a have actually 3 Bike-E. One CT XL frame and one AT regular frame. And second CT XL which I use as a spare parts repository.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,902,047
Posted By Harhir

Just recently got into recumbents. Here is one of...

Just recently got into recumbents. Here is one of mine which I am currently riding. Office clothes, office shoes and laptop bag are in the small suitcase in the trailer. Lunch box on top. Not an...
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