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11-09-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By VegasTriker

Do any of these three bikes you list come in more...

Do any of these three bikes you list come in more than a single frame size? One size fits all is a sure way to know that a lot of buyers are never going to get a good fit. It's a sure sign of a cheap...
11-07-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By VegasTriker

If you know the year, make, and model you can...

If you know the year, make, and model you can nearly always find the MSRP for the bike at Bicycle blue book. I pay no attention to the values they list but it will help you to dismiss ads that are...
10-27-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By VegasTriker

As said previously, if one rear wheel is a...

As said previously, if one rear wheel is a freewheel and the other a freehub with cassette, you can't do what you want to do and simply change the two. If so, buying a set of tools is a waste of...
10-19-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,460
Posted By VegasTriker

Instead of messing with those small tubes of glue...

Instead of messing with those small tubes of glue at home, buy a 4 ounce bottle of Elmer's rubber cement. It's universally available at local stores for a couple of bucks. I just clean the area where...
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By VegasTriker

Buy a used one rather than a new entry level...

Buy a used one rather than a new entry level trike if that is what you end up doing. You will then get one with decent components, likely to weigh far less, and have a usable gear range compared to...
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By VegasTriker

There are lots of people who have added e-assist...

There are lots of people who have added e-assist to Catrikes. BTW, the "metal bar" is called an axle. Places you could ask are the Catrike forum https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/catrike/, at...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By VegasTriker

Buy yourself a bottle of Elmer's rubber cement at...

Buy yourself a bottle of Elmer's rubber cement at any of the office supply or mass merchandiser stores. It's a couple bucks for a 4 ounce bottle. Even has a brush inside the cap. Sure beats...
09-10-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,591
Posted By VegasTriker

Interesting timing

Interesting timing as I replied here soon after my optometrist told me I would eventually need surgery (9/3/2019) but put it off until just this week. Wait until you get informed about the cost of...
09-06-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By VegasTriker

Without even being specific you have pointed out...

Without even being specific you have pointed out one of the problems with the standard granny trike. You aren't going to find a lightweight racing version of the regular adult trike because of the...
08-25-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,534
Posted By VegasTriker

For all you doubters about inexpensive bike...

For all you doubters about inexpensive bike lights I have used a similar 100 lumen light for at least 4 years and have given away pairs of them as Christmas gifts. Mine are knockoffs of the Lezyne...
Forum: Southwest
08-19-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By VegasTriker

It's open. There is a picture of it on the front...

It's open. There is a picture of it on the front page of today's Review Journal.
08-17-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By VegasTriker

If you can mount it on the handlebars without...

If you can mount it on the handlebars without interfering with the folding option, there is a simple adapter that makes it possible. These used to be available from China for 2 bucks delivered. Now...
08-06-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By VegasTriker

Presta or Schrader valve? At least one reply here...

Presta or Schrader valve? At least one reply here only applies to presta valves and that is tightening the nut too much.
My experience is that you would break off the top of the valve if you...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,113
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the problems of living in the Midwest is...

One of the problems of living in the Midwest is the lay over period in the winter. I lived in four different Midwestern states for about two decades so remember waiting forever for Spring to arrive...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,113
Posted By VegasTriker

Ar you new to recumbents? Most long-time riders...

Ar you new to recumbents? Most long-time riders will tell you that switching from a conventional bike to a recumbent bike or trike was a surprise as to how much harder it was to climb hills. You...
07-27-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By VegasTriker

Depends upon where you live and how you keep...

Depends upon where you live and how you keep cool. Before I retired and when I had to ride in the afternoon in summer, the only way I could ride any distance safely was to ride wet. Fortunately water...
07-23-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By VegasTriker

When you put that much weight up high on a...

When you put that much weight up high on a bicycle it changes the handling characteristics and not for the better. That's why you see a 40 pound limit for most child seats. Most riders use a trailer...
07-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By VegasTriker

It is worthwhile as a comparison between...

It is worthwhile as a comparison between different rides on different days but don't expect it to be an accurate calculation of calories burned. It is an approximation. It does not take into account...
07-10-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By VegasTriker

That's an interesting way to spell der·ri·ère ...

That's an interesting way to spell
der·ri·ère /ˌderēˈer/ noun euphemistic noun: derrière; plural noun: derrières euphemistic term for a person's buttocks.

I remember a post by...
07-07-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,178
Posted By VegasTriker

Lease = fleece?

People who give good financial advice often refer to a lease as a fleece. Car dealers love the idea as it allows them to "sell" a more expensive and profitable car or truck the buyer would never...
07-04-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,285
Posted By VegasTriker

Anyone who was ever a student at the University...

Anyone who was ever a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison or a Madison resident living near the U can tell you about move-out day at the end of the regular academic year. It is legendary...
06-29-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,453
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
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...
05-11-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
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: 852
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: 2,165
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...
05-07-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
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...
04-28-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
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....
04-24-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
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: 426
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: 1,242
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....
04-18-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
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...
04-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
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: 1,077
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...
04-09-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,682
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: 1,852
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
03-28-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,084
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...
03-23-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,717
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: 1,203
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...
03-07-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By VegasTriker

You can get all the information you need to make...

You can get all the information you need to make a safe, intelligent choice at the late Sheldon Brown's website: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html. If you scroll down until you see the...
02-09-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,183
Posted By VegasTriker

Apparently the OP was not the only one who needed...

Apparently the OP was not the only one who needed a manual and I doubt he is still looking for one since this discussion opened in July 2017. There is a similar discussion on the MTBR website...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By VegasTriker

Look for brake pads based on the manufacturer of...

Look for brake pads based on the manufacturer of your brakes. The current specifications for the Scorpion trike has Shimano MT200 for the brakes. Look at the pictures here...
12-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,862
Posted By VegasTriker

How do you intend to mount the brakes on the...

How do you intend to mount the brakes on the frame? That is far more a difficult question to answer as the brake mounts on all my disc brake equipped bikes were designed specifically for disc brakes...
11-05-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By VegasTriker

I can't be sure about the Shimano chains or 11...

I can't be sure about the Shimano chains or 11 speed chains but have experience with buying KMC chains for 8, 9, and 10 speed recumbents where the chain length is more than twice as long as on a...
10-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the tricks I learned working in a bike...

One of the tricks I learned working in a bike shop and replacing many tubes was to always push the valve in toward the tire and then pull it back out just before inflating the tube. This made sure...
10-13-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,205
Posted By VegasTriker

See private message with pictures. You can...

See private message with pictures. You can continue to use the crappy o-ring mount but I opened my light and screwed the back of the light to the holder.
10-11-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,182
Posted By VegasTriker

Decent quality bikes come in multiple frame sizes...

Decent quality bikes come in multiple frame sizes so they would have to list a series of weights, not just one. The other reason is that a lot of bikes now have small disclaimers about component...
10-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,706
Posted By VegasTriker

Don't forget to consider the range of your...

Don't forget to consider the range of your existing rear derailleur. I have a recumbent trike that came with an SRAM X7 rear derailleur and an 11/36 10 speed cassette. When I wanted to duplicate that...
10-09-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,599
Posted By VegasTriker

From the Walmart website: price $245.55 with...

From the Walmart website:
price $245.55 with free shipping! That works out to only $7.16 per pound (but add sales tax) a bargain since I spent $85 per pound for my last trike.
"The complete bike...
10-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,266
Posted By VegasTriker

You do not need to take the wheels to a bike shop...

You do not need to take the wheels to a bike shop if you have a drill and a set of drill bits. Just select the bit that is a tad larger than the diameter of the Schrader valve body (0.31") so use a...
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