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06-20-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Rick

I have used WheelSmith spoke prep a few decades...

I have used WheelSmith spoke prep a few decades ago. I currently use oil. I have Triflow on my work desk and am building stronger wheels for our ebikes.
06-20-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 827
Posted By Rick

I also weigh over 300lbs. 36 spoked rims that are...

I also weigh over 300lbs. 36 spoked rims that are wider and high flange hubs will solve your problems. Availability of parts can get in the way. I recently purchased ebikes for me and the wife. Prior...
06-19-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Rick

Grinn has controllers that work with regen and...

Grinn has controllers that work with regen and get rid of the motor drag. It is only money,
06-19-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Rick

Grinn tech

Grinn tech
06-16-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][I like the bionx system a lot because of...

[QUOTE][I like the bionx system a lot because of the Regen brake. It is very heavy though. I thought it would be great for a recumbent. It is currently on a road bike but the weight makes it pretty...
06-14-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Rick

Go with a front hub motor. You will need to file...

Go with a front hub motor. You will need to file out the drop outs to 10mm and use a good torque arm.
06-14-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Rick

Velo Orange has disc and non disk hubs with 32/36...

Velo Orange has disc and non disk hubs with 32/36 holes. they are high flange for a stronger wheel build (https://velo-orange.com/collections/hubs). I recently purchased ebikes for me and the wife....
06-04-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,011
Posted By Rick

This site says October...

This site says October (https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/bob-trailer-quick-release-p-1249.html)
05-22-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Rick

Petro powered bicycles are the red headed...

Petro powered bicycles are the red headed stepchild of powerized bicycles. There are the state laws and there can be different laws for county and city. The laws are intentionally convoluted for...
05-19-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By Rick

I have never had a problem with extra duty fees....

I have never had a problem with extra duty fees. My shipments from Germany go from DHL to USPS. My shipments from England go from Royal Mail to USPS. My largest order from across the pond has been...
05-08-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Rick

Ryde Andra Rims are the absolute strongest and...

Ryde Andra Rims are the absolute strongest and heaviest rims made.
04-15-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By Rick

I have used a taillight that is claimed to have...

I have used a taillight that is claimed to have between 600 and 800 lumens of brightness for between 6 and 7 years. I notice people moving over in there lane from quite a distance. I use the Dinotte...
03-24-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Rick

I find that I don't need to mash the cable with...

I find that I don't need to mash the cable with the pinch bolt to the point of strand separation. The design of the cable pinch system is the deciding factor in how tight.
02-15-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick

If you like even more bicycle road rage than look...

If you like even more bicycle road rage than look up bicycle car road rage in England.
01-24-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,025
Posted By Rick

Utah allows bicycles on the freeway shoulder...

Utah allows bicycles on the freeway shoulder except in metropolitan areas. I was at Fort Ord in the late 70s and it was a highway patrol officer that showed me where it was legal to use the freeway...
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,412
Posted By Rick

I was considering the Denhams and ordered Them...

I was considering the Denhams and ordered Them over a year ago. They took so long with delay's to arrive that I went back to drop bars. before they arrived. I opened the box and took a look at them....
01-03-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Rick

As I stated before once installed The Magura...

As I stated before once installed The Magura hydraulic rim brakes are maintenance free. other than changing pads which is a tooless operation if you have quick release wheels. If you haven't ridden a...
12-30-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

The wires and connections are not evil. Every...

The wires and connections are not evil. Every thing is out of the way. Nothing interferes with the attachment of other equipment such as panniers, tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags. The tail...
12-30-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

I read a report presented to some officials...

I read a report presented to some officials giving a solution to them on how to keep autonomous vehicles from running over bicyclists and pedestrians. They want to accessorize us with hardware so we...
12-30-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

physical size is a concern for my use, not to be...

physical size is a concern for my use, not to be confused with physical weight. Weight is what it is, but stuffing something bulky in a prime prime real estate area on the bicycle is not going to...
12-29-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

The tail light isn't very big. The battery weighs...

The tail light isn't very big. The battery weighs more than the tail light. I currently have drop bars. Bar type or wheel size has nothing to do with a tail light. Dinotte makes their products for...
12-29-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

It is the brightest taillight I could find. It is...

It is the brightest taillight I could find. It is also the most expensive. eight very bright cree LEDs. It performs like the manufacture says it will. I can see people approaching from the rear, move...
12-29-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

The light was 249.95 a little over 5 years old. I...

The light was 249.95 a little over 5 years old. I have mine mounted on my Tubus rack. It sets above my busch&muller taillight. The light set comes with an extension and several brackets for different...
12-29-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,220
Posted By Rick

Some presta valves can be unscrewed so check the...

Some presta valves can be unscrewed so check the tightness. You can also use a pair of plyers to straighten the presta valve stem. I have florescent green valve caps.
12-28-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rick

The Dinotte Daytime Only Taillight is the...

The Dinotte Daytime Only Taillight is the brightest taillight manufactured. If you run it on slow pulse it will run for around 35 hours between charges. I have had mine for more than 5 years. It as...
12-27-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Rick

I have the hs-66 on my tandem. They have been...

I have the hs-66 on my tandem. They have been there for a good many years. They are a huge improvement over conventional rim brakes. They are better than mechanical disk brakes. Once installed they...
12-26-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,725
Posted By Rick

My state does not require me to ride on a...

My state does not require me to ride on a shoulder. My state has a sub standard lane law. Meaning when the shoulder is not safe to use I dont use it. Meaning when the lane is to narrow for a car to...
Forum: Touring
12-23-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By Rick

I believe most dynamos can power it. The Son...

I believe most dynamos can power it. The Son starts putting power out at lower speeds than most and has lower drag than most. I had the Sinewave Reactor on mine with the Son hub and was happy with it...
12-23-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,725
Posted By Rick

I don't live in NH. Every state I have lived in...

I don't live in NH. Every state I have lived in currently does not require by law that you ride on the shoulder. I use well maintained shoulders when practical. I avoid riding on narrow laned roads...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By Rick

Google it there is an install manual on the web.

Google it there is an install manual on the web.
12-21-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,725
Posted By Rick

I know the question has been answered but what's...

I know the question has been answered but what's with the be careful with what you say or else line of communication. Can't we just get along? I know many people who are experienced at riding there...
12-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rick

I rode my daughter to elementary school in Provo...

I rode my daughter to elementary school in Provo Utah in the early 90s. In the winter we would stop on the way to school sometimes so I could help co-eds get there car out of the irrigation ditch. I...
Forum: Touring
12-19-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rick

Son uses a 3mm coaxial cable for there wiring....

Son uses a 3mm coaxial cable for there wiring. Peter White Cycles sells it in a packaged set or by the foot. He will also build you a made to order wiring harness on request.
12-18-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rick

If you're riding the tandem solo, be...

If you're riding the tandem solo, be careful.......using the front brake without the weight of a rider in the back seat can lift the rear wheel off the ground and the thing can jackknife like a...
Forum: Touring
12-14-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rick

I had Co-Motion build my fork for the SL version...

I had Co-Motion build my fork for the SL version of the Shmidt Son dyno hub.I know that the deluxe version is 2.4 watts instead of 3 watts. If you are a fast ryder and only require power for lights...
12-14-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rick

I would go to a bicycle shop and ask to try them...

I would go to a bicycle shop and ask to try them out. I have an early 90s Silca Floor pump and like it. The air gauge is accurate and It doesn't leak.
12-11-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Rick

I recently put a Chris King BB on my Rohloff...

I recently put a Chris King BB on my Rohloff equipped bicycle. Prior to taking of the old crank I measured from the seat tube to the top center of the belt ring to have the proper belt alignment. I...
11-25-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick

I should have pulled that bolt out when it was...

I should have pulled that bolt out when it was new in March 2014. The Middleburn crank has no such hardware to jam up the works. It is much easier to remove to service the Chris King BB I installed...
11-25-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick

frogman The pretension bolt was froze up. A...

frogman The pretension bolt was froze up. A auged it out trying to loosen it. I was taking The crank out for replacement anyhow. ...
11-24-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Rick

New Bicycle Tool

This is a bicycle tool. Yes I used this on my bicycle. Guess What part I used it on. ...
11-23-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Rick

First don't ever leave home without proper tools....

First don't ever leave home without proper tools. I only use whia or same quality hex tools. If the torx and epoxy method fail then drilling may be necessary. Carefully drilling so the hex head falls...
11-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Rick

I use the plastic grocery bags to cover my shoes...

I use the plastic grocery bags to cover my shoes in wet or cold weather. I have a large supply of them saved from shopping trips. I have lived in Florida and California since 1990 so the temperature...
11-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,423
Posted By Rick

Paul makes V brakes...

Paul makes V brakes (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/brakes/linear-pull-brakes/motolite/) that will solve the reach problem. They are pricy though.
10-22-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,377
Posted By Rick

I have used a rain cape or as some call it a...

I have used a rain cape or as some call it a bicyclists rain poncho. I also wear the waterproof rain covers for my shoes.
10-19-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By Rick

There are boxes that require minimum...

There are boxes that require minimum (https://www.shipbikes.com/aircaddy/) break down of the bicycle.
Forum: Touring
10-17-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Rick

I ordered some Jagwire 90 noodles from amazon...

I ordered some Jagwire 90 noodles from amazon and they arrived today. Thanks again for the info an enjoy your riding.
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN: I ordered the HubBub yesterday....

Tourist in MSN: I ordered the HubBub yesterday. Did you need to modify the noodles so they would fit the Rohloff shifter.
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN...

Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html) I failed to mention in my PM To you that I no longer use the Co-Motion shifter. I also moved the Co-motion shifter to...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Rick

That like the Co-Motion shifter near the stem...

That like the Co-Motion shifter near the stem gives poor leverage when steering on rough terrain.
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,797
Posted By Rick

I agree with this and would like to use a stand...

I agree with this and would like to use a stand like yours. My Rohloff equipped bike also has disk brakes so there doesn't appear to be room for the rear stand. I have a Click-Stand and it holds my...
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