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05-17-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
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: 244
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: 244
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: 309
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: 458
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: 352
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: 24
Views: 451
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: 353
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: 353
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: 722
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: 247
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: 309
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: 473
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: 4
Views: 279
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: 488
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: 643
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: 25
Views: 1,277
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: 156
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: 304
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: 5
Views: 317
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: 4
Views: 368
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: 559
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: 8
Views: 848
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: 56
Views: 2,118
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: 559
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: 559
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: 954
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: 26
Views: 851
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: 1,139
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: 1,175
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: 1,139
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: 413
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: 413
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: 413
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: 3,947
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: 535
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: 1,153
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: 3
Views: 362
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: 323
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...
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By VegasTriker

I think you are worried needlessly. Obviously I...

I think you are worried needlessly. Obviously I can't really judge the propensity for your bike/trike to be stolen in the area where you live since I don't live nearby and know the area. However,...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By VegasTriker

If you are worried about losing an expensive...

If you are worried about losing an expensive flag, why not make your own and simply use the standard flag to hold it. Here is one I made from part of an old kite that I got at my local Goodwill...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought one of those disc brake locks a decade...

I bought one of those disc brake locks a decade ago but decided it was not for me. It was more difficult to use compared to simply locking my rear wheel and frame to a fixed object. If somebody does...
03-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 858
Posted By VegasTriker

Diesel fuel is a mixture of long chain...

Diesel fuel is a mixture of long chain hydrocarbons while paint thinner is made of the same material but with shorter chains (fewer carbon atoms) so it vaporizes at lower temperature. If one would...
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By VegasTriker

It is the Catrike Villager...

It is the Catrike Villager https://www.catrike.com/villager. It weigh about half what the "adult trike" shown in an earlier post weighs. Like all quality recumbent trikes, it is not cheap at MSRP...
Forum: Recumbent
03-25-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By VegasTriker

Rides a Catrike Villager and a Harley? That's...

Rides a Catrike Villager and a Harley? That's quite a contrast. People eventually get used to seeing you on the trike if you ride regularly. I can't count the number of times I have heard, "I see you...
03-23-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,216
Posted By VegasTriker

First thing you should do is figure out what...

First thing you should do is figure out what frame size you need. I could see right away that the 18" frame bike is never going to be suitable for anyone who is 6 feet tall. My 18" frame 1993...
03-21-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 995
Posted By VegasTriker

Maybe you just got a crappy set of tires. The...

Maybe you just got a crappy set of tires. The only time I have seen cracks on a relatively new tire (far older than 3 mo) is when they were ridden with too little air pressure so that the tire flexes...
03-21-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,146
Posted By VegasTriker

Don't listen to the nervous Nellies who are...

Don't listen to the nervous Nellies who are discouraging you from riding. There are a lot of longtime recumbent trike riders out there who will tell you that trikes are safer than regular bikes in...
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By VegasTriker

See private message I sent you.

See private message I sent you.
03-09-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By VegasTriker

You need to clean and re-lubricate all bearings

Any bike this old probably needs to have all of the greased bearings cleaned and re-greased. I've fixed up many bikes far newer than this one where the grease had gotten so hard it no longer served...
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