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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By linberl

I considered a front drive on my recumbent trike...

I considered a front drive on my recumbent trike but didn't want to install myself (health issues at the time) so I went with a traditional rear hub. It's a beast and bullet proof, but I do think...
10-03-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By linberl

My system has settings in the display menu to...

My system has settings in the display menu to reduce the output for each level of assist and also to set it to use those settings for the throttle or keep it 100%.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By linberl

OneMotor is gone, a victim of Covid, so it's...

OneMotor is gone, a victim of Covid, so it's kinda moot but.....OM was more flexible. You could mount on front or rear wheels. OM was definitely more sophisticated in software, with bluetooth...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By linberl

Cheaper lighter version coming: PikaBoost...

Cheaper lighter version coming: PikaBoost (livall-pikaboost.com) (https://www.livall-pikaboost.com/pikaboost/index.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By linberl

My bikes and trailers are my bug out solution in...

My bikes and trailers are my bug out solution in case of a big earthquake here in Ca. If there's no gas and no electricity, then human meat power on bikes will be the answer. Bikes are always the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,555
Posted By linberl

<br />A cheap way to test out what it would...

<br />A cheap way to test out what it would be like is to buy some of that velcro "one wrap" which is double sided and run it thru the sides of your pedal and up over the top of your foot where your...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By linberl

Where do you live? I've got a guy in the Bay...

Where do you live? I've got a guy in the Bay Area that installed my trike system and he's great. If you're in Norcal. Also look to see if a company called Velofix operates in your area. They are...
09-28-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 606
Posted By linberl

He reminds me of that guy who always ranted about...

He reminds me of that guy who always ranted about Asian v. US made products, lol. I'm sure there's an ignore button here somewhere.
09-27-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 606
Posted By linberl

<br /><br />I ride on MUPs as much as possible...

<br /><br />I ride on MUPs as much as possible because I live in a city with tons of traffic and there aren't any lower traffic roads that go where anyone wants to go. The folks who regularly ride in...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,555
Posted By linberl

I'm too cheap and don't want to have to wear...

I'm too cheap and don't want to have to wear special shoes so I just run a piece of double sided velcro thru the front slots on my pedals and over my foot; works great to let me pull and also keeps...
09-26-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 606
Posted By linberl

I don't care if it's throttle, PAS or whatever -...

I don't care if it's throttle, PAS or whatever - as long as it's not going too fast for the conditions. When I feel that nagging "ooh, he's not pedaling" judgment rearing its ugly head, I just tell...
09-26-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 606
Posted By linberl

Class 1 eBikeA Class 1 eBike, or low-speed...

Class 1 eBikeA Class 1 eBike, or low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycles, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that stops providing assistance when...
09-23-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 606
Posted By linberl

I love and need my throttle. It has moved me out...

I love and need my throttle. It has moved me out of the way of autos that might have hit me several times. Once when someone right hooked me I was able to turn hard right with the throttle and he...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By linberl

Ahh, well then it won't work for me. My urban...

Ahh, well then it won't work for me. My urban bike paths often cross or surround parks where people have dog off-leash (illegally). Too many people around to use something like that. I need to...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By linberl

if it's really windy can it blow back on you and...

if it's really windy can it blow back on you and if so will it hurt the person spraying? It's often quite windy where I ride and I worry about blow back.
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By linberl

I have to admit I am looking for a solution to...

I have to admit I am looking for a solution to keep them from getting that close. Being low down on a recumbent trike, I'm an easy target for a charging dog. And I don't want to discover the horn...
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By linberl

I don't understand how an air horn will help, I...

I don't understand how an air horn will help, I have an Airzhound which is loud and while it calls attention, I don't see it stopping a dog charging at you. Is there something else that one does...
09-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By linberl

Every bike I have motorized, I had to increase...

Every bike I have motorized, I had to increase the chain ring size. Otherwise you're ghost pedaling and there is absolutely no resistance, not to mention no exercise because you simply can't spin...
09-07-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By linberl

I ride an electrified tadpole recumbent. Some...

I ride an electrified tadpole recumbent. Some have more upright seating so they are easier to get in/out of and have better visibility (check out the Catrike Villager for example). I love it, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,610
Posted By linberl

I don't think they are lying as they give you the...

I don't think they are lying as they give you the actual dimensions; if they wanted to lie they wouldn't do that, lol. It is just their experience through their many owners is that the airlines...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,610
Posted By linberl

If you go on the BF Facebook group you can talk...

If you go on the BF Facebook group you can talk to owners who have flown all over the world, many times, with their BF in suitcase and never had any problem. But be careful, lol, they'll want you to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,610
Posted By linberl

Just FYI, Bike Friday will acquire any component...

Just FYI, Bike Friday will acquire any component you request for your custom build. You can purchase one of their pre-specced models but you can also literally customize every single bit. i did...
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By linberl

I'm not a group ride type of person but there is...

I'm not a group ride type of person but there is a regularly scheduled recumbent group ride I see every month when I cross their route. It's always a mash up of trikes and 2 wheel recumbents so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,392
Posted By linberl

So I live in the Bay Area so similar bike theft...

So I live in the Bay Area so similar bike theft issues. I purchased a Bike Friday pakit customized to my own component specs; it weighs 19lbs and has 8 gears; I electrified it with a friction drive...
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By linberl

I'd never ridden one until I just got my first, a...

I'd never ridden one until I just got my first, a tadpole trike. 20 years on 2 wheelers. Had professional fits and my bikes were pretty comfortable but...........eventually your butt says enough is...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By linberl

I don't live in a rural area. I was riding along...

I don't live in a rural area. I was riding along the path next to a local park and two unleashed dogs started chasing me on my trike, one growling. The owners were sitting right there!!!! ...
Forum: Recumbent
08-22-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By linberl

I don't think the walking mode has enough torque...

I don't think the walking mode has enough torque with you sitting on the trike. If you have enough room you can turn the trike and head downhill a bit and shift then turn back up. Or go all the way...
08-20-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By linberl

Apple maps picks weird routes where I live, maybe...

Apple maps picks weird routes where I live, maybe it will get better. Google voice works fine for me because before I head out on my route I always look at "steps" so I know basically where it is...
08-20-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By linberl

I use google maps on the bike setting because I...

I use google maps on the bike setting because I can get voice directions while I ride. But it's not perfect - I always check first with the terrific local app (511 Contra Costa Bike Mapper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By linberl

Maybe you are overthinking this. Your only...

Maybe you are overthinking this. Your only reason against discs from what I've read is you aren't familiar with working on them. It's not hard. If you can adjust rim brakes you can adjust disc...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By linberl

If you haven't already you should join the BF...

If you haven't already you should join the BF group. You'll get advice specifically from BF owners there and great ideas, too. Bike Friday Community | Facebook...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By linberl

Ahh...Portland. Yeah I would do disc brakes then....

Ahh...Portland. Yeah I would do disc brakes then. Two reasons: 1) crappy weather, 2) resale value. Discs will be more palatable to anyone in that area if the bike is resold. I would just stay away...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By linberl

Everyone has preferences but I much prefer rim...

Everyone has preferences but I much prefer rim brakes. If you go with discs do NOT get the Avid BB5, get the 7's. Discs are fiddly, imo, to keep them quiet. I ride where it's mostly dry and motorized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By linberl

It wasn't for theft because my BF pakiT (replaced...

It wasn't for theft because my BF pakiT (replaced the NWT I owned previously) never ever leaves my hand if I am not at home. I don't lock it up, that's what the Dahon Mu Uno is for - to ride in those...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By linberl

It'll be a few days before I can get you a pic as...

It'll be a few days before I can get you a pic as my adult son has my Dahon right now (someone stole his Jamis, grrrrr). The revelate bag has 3 attachments: one wide velcro fixed strap, one narrow...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By linberl

1. that is not the revelate cockpit bag, which...

1. that is not the revelate cockpit bag, which has 3 mount points
2. i use it on my mu uno
If amyvegan is interested I will provide her a pic of how it mounts.
You seem to like to argue about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By linberl

I had them send me them with my bike in an...

I had them send me them with my bike in an envelope to apply later if I wanted. Easy to do
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 658
Posted By linberl

Not cheap but the revelate feed bag works great...

Not cheap but the revelate feed bag works great for water bottles and snacks and even a small tool kit. And it lasts forever. Mountain Feedbag - Cockpit | Revelate Designs LLC...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By linberl

Put a fender on the front and use an AssSaver on...

Put a fender on the front and use an AssSaver on the back. Worked fine for me and didn't create packing issues.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 57,802
Posted By linberl

If you're thinking BF owners buy them for some...

If you're thinking BF owners buy them for some sense of group whatever, I think you are mistaken. Aside from my own purchase which was totally because I needed a special fitment and also wanted to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By linberl

Two Trike Hitch Rack - CycleSimplex Trike and...

Two Trike Hitch Rack - CycleSimplex Trike and Bike Racks (https://www.cyclesimplex.com/collections/trike-racks/products/two-trike-hitch-rack)
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 57,802
Posted By linberl

I'm 5'4" but it's mostly legs (which is why KOPs...

I'm 5'4" but it's mostly legs (which is why KOPs is so important to me). I joke that I have T-rex arms, lol.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 57,802
Posted By linberl

If you're buying a bike because it is "hip"...

If you're buying a bike because it is "hip" you've got some issues. You should buy a bike because it fits you well and rides well. Also 'hip" is subjective. Around me I mostly see old fat white...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 57,802
Posted By linberl

I have a Dahon Mu as well and had to put swept...

I have a Dahon Mu as well and had to put swept back bars on because of the reach. Also, when I first went looking for a folder I tried Brompton and the reach was too long for me with all of their...
Forum: Recumbent
08-09-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By linberl

Ah my bad - I read Bafang but didn't realize it...

Ah my bad - I read Bafang but didn't realize it was a mid drive motor on the crankset, thought it was a rear hub.
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By linberl

I'm considering the Efneo GTRO - basically an IGH...

I'm considering the Efneo GTRO - basically an IGH for the front crankset. GTRO for trike – Efneo 3-speed front bicycle Gearbox (https://www.efneo.com/gearbox/gtro-for-trike/). For your consideration....
08-07-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By linberl

This is from Radpower's store website in...

This is from Radpower's store website in Berkeley, Ca. Apparently they are trying to differentiate between online/build yourself bikes and their built-in-store bikes. Interesting. ...
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By linberl

^^And that is why I am thinking about the Efneo...

^^And that is why I am thinking about the Efneo GTRO 38T planetary crank - if you can remove a bottom bracket and pull cranks and pedals, it's easy to install. The tools aren't expensive, but if i do...
08-07-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By linberl

Radpower has a store near me and you don't have...

Radpower has a store near me and you don't have to assemble at all. They are opening more brick and mortars.
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By linberl

Every body and every butt is different. When I...

Every body and every butt is different. When I was riding DF, everyone extolled the Brooks saddles. I bought one, tried if for a year. The only saddle that ever made me cry. Now that I have a...
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