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Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By VegasTriker

Selection is mighty slim but they are available

The answer is yes but be sure you buy a tire that will fit your ISO 349 rim. At one time the 16" wheel on recumbent bikes was a lot more common but these days with fewer bikes and more trikes being...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By VegasTriker

There was a company called Finer Recliner that...

There was a company called Finer Recliner that was sold to TerraCycle a while back. The original owner designed headrests for various trike brands including Catrike. They got pretty good reviews on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By VegasTriker

It gets easier with time

The gear range on the Catrike 700 is 21.9 to 124. 2 gear inches. I know since I have a 2013 Catrike 700 and used the gear charts to calculate the range. That's not much different from the lowest gear...
06-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By VegasTriker

It is a lot easier to take a pair of links out of...

It is a lot easier to take a pair of links out of the chain if it is too long than to put a pair back in after you cut the chain too short. Start with the largest number of links you think is ideal...
06-29-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By VegasTriker

Eighteen dollars for a single tube and unknown...

Eighteen dollars for a single tube and unknown brand? That's crazy. I've used several different brands and never saw a difference between them. That includes Sunlite (China or Taiwan), Kenda...
06-12-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By VegasTriker

Visited my ophthalmologist on Thursday to discuss...

Visited my ophthalmologist on Thursday to discuss getting cataract surgery. I intend to get the single vision type where he corrects for distant vision but I still will need glasses for reading. I...
06-12-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By VegasTriker

I wouldn't trust them for safety reasons.

You live in the Mojave desert (as I do). I wouldn't trust 10 year old tires, especially ones that are run at high pressure, to not fail without warning. You are probably going to have to run them at...
06-08-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By VegasTriker

We have come a long ways since the days of the...

We have come a long ways since the days of the Huret wheel revolution counter. Even a cheap sub-$10 wired computer will give you more than you want and if properly calibrated for wheel circumference...
05-24-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By VegasTriker

The official word from Greyhound: Bicycles, golf...

The official word from Greyhound: Bicycles, golf clubs, skis and ski poles must be packed in a wood, canvas or other substantial containers, and securely fastened (you'll need to pay an oversized...
05-24-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 825
Posted By VegasTriker

foam pipe insulation for scratch resistance

When I shipped my recumbent trike (has S&S coupler for disassembly) by plane I wrapped the frame tubes with foam pipe insulation to keep it from getting scratched since all of the parts fit in a...
05-23-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By VegasTriker

What does it weigh?

Obviously from the tires and frame I hasn't been left outside for any amount of time or ridden very far. What does it weigh? That's the guiding principal on whether or not I would bother with it. If...
05-17-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By VegasTriker

The Surly Disc Trucker comes in two versions 26...

The Surly Disc Trucker comes in two versions 26 "X 46 and 700C X 41 and has an Alex adventure 2 rim. MSRP for the bike is $2,000. If you look up the cost of a new Alex rim it is right around $40 from...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By VegasTriker

There are a few Greenspeed Magnum trikes for sale...

There are a few Greenspeed Magnum trikes for sale used if you do a nationwide CL search. All but one located in the San Francisco area ($1500) are far above the $2K limit the OP wants to spend, The...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By VegasTriker

It is also a matter of availability. If you...

It is also a matter of availability. If you search all CL for the Greenspeed Anura, only one shows up nationwide located in the Portland OR area. It was listed for $1,800 but dropped to $1,600 after...
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By VegasTriker

Organic Engines went out of business in 2013 so...

Organic Engines went out of business in 2013 so proprietary parts are going to be hard to find and maybe non-existent. The good thing is that most wear parts are not proprietary. I own a vintage...
05-12-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 699
Posted By VegasTriker

If you live in an area laid out in a grid as many...

If you live in an area laid out in a grid as many places outside of the eastern US you can check the accuracy of your computer by simply riding. In my area most streets were built so that the main...
05-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By VegasTriker

When the Japanese adopted a standard for bottom...

When the Japanese adopted a standard for bottom brackets they chose to use the English standard so Japanese made bottom brackets have the same thread as English made bottom brackets. It's easy to...
05-11-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 832
Posted By VegasTriker

Probably not very easy. I was there when a couple...

Probably not very easy. I was there when a couple of avid cyclists started the Yellow Jersey Bike Co-op in Madison, WI in the 1970s. They were tired of not being able to get quality parts locally and...
05-11-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By VegasTriker

Do it with the wheel still on the bike

Yes, the angled valve stem is definitely your problem and as others have suggested. deflating the tire and repositioning the tube will solve your problem. You don't even have to remove the wheel from...
05-11-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By VegasTriker

I really haven't come across different lengths on...

I really haven't come across different lengths on the schrader valve in the same way we see with presta valves. Are you sure the valves are completely seated in the rim hole? If you push on the valve...
05-10-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,018
Posted By VegasTriker

My God, Walmart is actually charging $626 for...

My God, Walmart is actually charging $626 for this bike brand new through one of its drop ship partners The picture is identical. One thing that screams out leave this one in the store is ONE SIZE...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By VegasTriker

One place you can get authoritative information...

One place you can get authoritative information would be the Hostel Shoppe in Wisconsin https://hostelshoppe.com/. They will know if any of the Hase products will work with your Villager trike as...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By VegasTriker

Maybe a Trident?

There aren't many manufacturers for tadpole tandem trikes. Greenspeed from Australia was one but the owner died and the company name has been taken over by Terratrike. It is not a GS tandem because...
05-07-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By VegasTriker

It could also be something as simple as the...

It could also be something as simple as the cones/bearings not properly being adjusted in the rear hub but if that were the case you should be able to lift the rear wheel and wiggle the wheel from...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By VegasTriker

You could try filing a complaint with the...

You could try filing a complaint with the California Department of Consumer Protection. Easy Racers is a California company and thus under the regulation of the state. California has an online...
04-28-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By VegasTriker

Why throw away usable tubes just to go to...

Why throw away usable tubes just to go to schrader valves? For a buck or two, you can buy a presta to schrader valve adapter that screws on the presta valve so you can pump it up at a gas station....
04-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By VegasTriker

Broken axle?

Have you checked for a broken axle? It happens. It will introduce a really bad wobble. The only way to be sure is to remove the bolts that hold the wheel to the frame or open the quick release and...
04-25-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,958
Posted By VegasTriker

Unfortunately some parents are so dumb that...

Unfortunately some parents are so dumb that things like helmet laws for children get passed. I'll bet some of the people who pushed for the law in CA were emergency room workers and pediatricians who...
04-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By VegasTriker

sheldon brown tyre-sizing

A handy reference is the Sheldon Brown website. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tyre-sizing.html Scroll down until you see the table in red and green. It also shows you how to accurately measure the...
04-24-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By VegasTriker

Without seeing the brand name finding the exact...

Without seeing the brand name finding the exact same brand cage is difficult. What brand name is written on the side that we can only partially see?
If you just want an all plastic cage, there are...
04-24-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By VegasTriker

Rails to Trails Conservancy

A really good resource for state-by-state trail maps is Rails to Trails Conservancy. I've been a member for decades. Here is the link for New Jersey....
Forum: Recumbent
04-23-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By VegasTriker

The Kenda Kwest comes in more than one 20" IS0...

The Kenda Kwest comes in more than one 20" IS0 406 version. I had a set that came with my first trike rated 100 psi on the sidewall. The first set of replacement Kenda Kwests were labeled 60 psi. The...
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By VegasTriker

If you have a circular saw, you can buy a metal...

If you have a circular saw, you can buy a metal cutting blade at Home Depot ($5 Internet #202831043) or Lowes )$4 Item #125900Model #DW8725L) (as well as most other such stores). Far quicker and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By VegasTriker

One that gets frequent recommendations on the...

One that gets frequent recommendations on the largest recumbent owner's site is the Ventesit pad. It comes in many versions for different recumbents, You can see examples at the Hostel Shoppe in...
04-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,252
Posted By VegasTriker

Instead of using super-glue (alpahcyanoacrylate...

Instead of using super-glue (alpahcyanoacrylate glue), try using epoxy. I use JB Weld. While super glue is strong, it is also more brittle than JB Weld. You need to apply epoxy to the dry un-greased...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By VegasTriker

If you are at the short end of the human height...

If you are at the short end of the human height spectrum, cutting the boom may be what you need to do. I'm on the short end of the spectrum so bought small frame trikes that were properly sized with...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By VegasTriker

Horizontal handlebars on a trike? We need a...

Horizontal handlebars on a trike? We need a picture of your setup. I've owned three trikes over the past 19 years and all of them had the handlebars designed so the part you grip is up, not...
04-18-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By VegasTriker

The symptoms you describe are typical of...

The symptoms you describe are typical of "cyclists palsy" https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cyclist%27s_palsy. This is one of many online descriptions of the problem and suggestions on how to deal with...
04-18-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,723
Posted By VegasTriker

I wondered how this would play out. I have seen a...

I wondered how this would play out. I have seen a lot of advertisements pop up recently touting the “benefits” of eating powdered beet root but always ignored them. I like fresh beets and eat them...
04-15-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By VegasTriker

There is an e-assist electric version of the...

There is an e-assist electric version of the Workman trike for sale in a nearby town (close to me, not to you). The price is $950 down from his original asking price of $1,250 for a trike that cost...
Forum: Recumbent
04-12-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By VegasTriker

Also couldn't tolerate clipless pedals

This picture is very close to what will come with your Catrike. They use the same type OEM pedal for all their models. I chose not to use them on my CT700 when I got it brand new as I prefer to use...
04-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,265
Posted By VegasTriker

recumbent trike weight limitations and seat height

Few recumbent trikes are rated to withstand 350 pounds. Most are rated for under 275 pounds. One that does is the Sun EZ-3 HD but the price new is pretty expensive for most people...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By VegasTriker

You don't need a gear indicator for the FD as the...

You don't need a gear indicator for the FD as the chainrings are right in front of you in clear view on a trike. You can just look to see which one the chain is on and if it is centered on the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By VegasTriker

The question is about switching the rear...

The question is about switching the rear derailleur. No mention of changing the FD. In this case the only two factors I can see make a difference is the distance the RD will move from right to left...
Forum: Recumbent
04-10-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By VegasTriker

What mostly determines rear derailleur...

What mostly determines rear derailleur compatibility is pull ratio on the derailleur cable, number of speeds on the cassette, and the maximum difference (number of teeth) between the high and low...
04-09-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,284
Posted By VegasTriker

Selfish?

Too selfish? Maybe. I am willing to stop and help a stranger with minor mechanical problems that can be fixed with the few tools I carry. Even help them install a new tube (theirs!) and use the...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By VegasTriker

I would have to add a hitch to my Scion XB in...

I would have to add a hitch to my Scion XB in order to use a rack like the one you linked to. Instead I did some minor modifications to an old Rhode Gear bike rack to carry my Catrike 700 well above...
Forum: Recumbent
04-04-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By VegasTriker

The Gekko is made by HP Velotechnic but it is not...

The Gekko is made by HP Velotechnic but it is not just one trike but four models ranging in cost from $1,990 to $4,980 based on the price list at Bicycleman in Alfred NY....
04-04-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm not into upright bikes anymore but I can see...

I'm not into upright bikes anymore but I can see why the bike shop recommended the Trek Verve 2. It is priced within your budget at an MSRP of $800. It comes in 5 frame sizes so you can actually buy...
03-31-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By VegasTriker

There is a sub-forum devoted to folding bicycles...

There is a sub-forum devoted to folding bicycles here at Bike Forums https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/. You will find people who ride folding bikes there and probably know lots more than most...
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