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06-21-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,566
Posted By Harhir

I do occasionally join social rides such as...

I do occasionally join social rides such as critical mass, local taco ride or brewery tour ride.
But I do not do any fast pace group rides. I don't even have a road bike. Never had one and don't...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Harhir

If you only have a 3/4 mile to a train station I...

If you only have a 3/4 mile to a train station I would definitely take the bike. At a slow speed you will be sweating way less than walking. At least this is for me. Way less effort to pedal at...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,372
Posted By Harhir

The first bike is my previous cargo bike. A...

The first bike is my previous cargo bike. A tandem recumbent converted into a cargo bike with 2 milk crates and panniers made of bird seed buckets. Bike has been sold and replaced with a used...
04-06-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,739
Posted By Harhir

The bike I liked most from an optical perspective...

The bike I liked most from an optical perspective was my previous 1980s Dutch Gazelle bike. I am just a sucker for these dutch bikes. But due to back problems I mainly ride recumbents nowadays and...
03-31-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By Harhir

Yes it is a lock. But it looks it is missing the...

Yes it is a lock. But it looks it is missing the key. I remember these from my childhood in Germany. They were quite common in the 70s and 80s. This type of lock just blocked the wheel from turning...
02-22-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Harhir

I commute most days. Shortest distance is about 4...

I commute most days. Shortest distance is about 4 miles. But depending on time, weather and mood I do de-tours of up to 20 miles one way. I avoid streets with fast traffic wherever possible. I try to...
02-17-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,367
Posted By Harhir

McKinney Texas. Outside wall of a bike store. ...

McKinney Texas. Outside wall of a bike store.

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02-17-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,367
Posted By Harhir

Someone was hungry. :lol:

Someone was hungry. :lol:
02-06-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Harhir

I have the previous gen Radwagon 3 and it is a...

I have the previous gen Radwagon 3 and it is a decent bike. I bought mine used for a very low price. I am happy with it and if you can find a cheap used one go for it. But I would not buy a new or...
01-26-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 24,212
Posted By Harhir

Enjoy riding it. $900 for a bike with two...

Enjoy riding it. $900 for a bike with two batteries. Pretty cool. That shows how much margin Rad, Lectric and similar manufacturers must have on their e-bikes. They all have their very similar bikes...
01-17-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,396
Posted By Harhir

My daily rider is about 23 years old. Rim brakes...

My daily rider is about 23 years old. Rim brakes work fantastic. No need to change. These rim brakes actually work better than the mechanical disk brakes on my cargo bike.
01-11-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By Harhir

Cargo bikes don't seem to sell well in my area....

Cargo bikes don't seem to sell well in my area. There have been two like new Envoy for sale in my area for $500-$600. The bikes have been listed for weeks and ads are still up. Same with some Kona...
12-20-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,732
Posted By Harhir

If you are talking about foldable ebikes, yes...

If you are talking about foldable ebikes, yes they are more compact than non foldable regular bikes. But that is a comparison of oranges and apples. If you compare a foldable ebike with foldable non...
12-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,921
Posted By Harhir

I built the rack myself. It was very easy...

I built the rack myself. It was very easy afterall on the BikeE. It is just clamped to the frame. 2 aluminum angles, wood board bolted on top, 2 pair of Sunseeker pannier racks and two pairs of BikeE...
12-09-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,732
Posted By Harhir

Got my first ebike because riding a loaded cargo...

Got my first ebike because riding a loaded cargo bike without motor became a bit too hard going uphill. So I got me a slightly used Radwagon 3. I also want to convert one of my commuter recumbents to...
11-06-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By Harhir

Pedersen bikes in the US?

Have these style of bikes ever been sold in the US? I am currently traveling in Europe and I have seen a few here in Copenhagen.
I really would like to get one of these. But shipping from Europe...
10-28-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 49,321
Posted By Harhir

Yesterday morning before Takeoff. :lol: ...

Yesterday morning before Takeoff. :lol:

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10-13-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,111
Posted By Harhir

I converted a Recumbent BikeE2 tandem into a...

I converted a Recumbent BikeE2 tandem into a cargo bike. Since the frame is basically a stick there was very little customization needed and it it can be converted back into a tandem within minutes....
07-07-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Harhir

DIY shifter chain for the Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 hub

Found a way to build my own shifter chain for the old Sachs 3x7 speed hub. Since these shifter chains are no longer made and the chain for standard 3 speed hub is slightly too short I used a chain...
06-22-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,382
Posted By Harhir

Guys thanks for the feedback. I did not want to...

Guys thanks for the feedback. I did not want to start a philosophical discussion here. All valid points brought up. I am going to use a simple approach and just use some paint or markers on my...
06-01-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,991
Posted By Harhir

Planning on 300 - 400 miles. My major concern is...

Planning on 300 - 400 miles. My major concern is the potential heat. Early rides might do it.
05-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,664
Posted By Harhir

I am a bit behind this month but should still...

I am a bit behind this month but should still make my goal of 300 miles.
MTD - 271 miles
YTD - 1,583 miles
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,995
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: 141
Views: 5,664
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: 141
Views: 5,664
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: 39
Views: 3,120
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: 39
Views: 3,120
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: 10
Views: 2,153
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: 86
Views: 10,624
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: 86
Views: 10,624
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: 11,508
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: 2,888
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: 715
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: 1,048
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: 14
Views: 3,407
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: 3,825
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: 745
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: 2,707
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: 5,338
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: 11,953
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: 6,275
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: 4,510
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: 17,429
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: 4,794
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.
...
11-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,246
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: 6,246
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.
...
11-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,682
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: 8,981
Views: 3,074,719
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: 10,304
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.
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