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09-21-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,410
Posted By VegasTriker

As a retired chemist I always love reading these...

As a retired chemist I always love reading these threads on chain cleaning. It makes me wonder how some of you have survived for so long without self destruction. Careless use of very flammable...
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By VegasTriker

One place to start is to check with Mark Powers...

One place to start is to check with Mark Powers of Power On Cycling in Newport TN. https://www.poweroncycling.com/ Mark has been working with military veterans with disabilities for a long time. He...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By VegasTriker

I've never seen one of Bill Haluzak's trikes but...

I've never seen one of Bill Haluzak's trikes but do own an Haluzak Horizon two wheel bent. He stopped making recumbents over 14 years ago but the ones that come up used are snapped up quickly. You...
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By VegasTriker

The vast majority of riders who switch to...

The vast majority of riders who switch to recumbents don't do it because they are obsessed with speed but are older and looking for something they can ride without hurting. Yes there are a small...
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By VegasTriker

It is very difficult to find dealers with trikes...

It is very difficult to find dealers with trikes in stock, especially Catrike. There have been numerous news reports, even appearing in my local newspaper, about Catrike having 500 completed frames...
09-13-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By VegasTriker

What you might take away from this is that school...

What you might take away from this is that school zones, even those posted with much reduced speed limits, are a place for extreme caution. I live within a 3-4 minute bike ride from a local grade...
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By VegasTriker

Get ready for some sticker shock with the...

Get ready for some sticker shock with the Ketterweisel trike compared to an upright bike. The Kett is a first quality trike. I had some local friends who owned a pair of them. The bought them more...
09-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,700
Posted By VegasTriker

The answer might be sure, ride the cheap bike but...

The answer might be sure, ride the cheap bike but not always. I think back to the Scout who showed up for a cycling merit badge 10 mile ride with a Walmart special that weighed half of his weight. I...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,057
Posted By VegasTriker

Do you realize you are answering questions posted...

Do you realize you are answering questions posted by a member who hasn't been active on this site for more than a decade? It's easy to check if you look at the OP's profile.
09-10-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By VegasTriker

Winterizing already in the frozen north? You must...

Winterizing already in the frozen north? You must be someone who does Christmas shopping in June. I looked at the 10 day forecast in Las Vegas and there is not a day ahead where the high temperature...
09-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By VegasTriker

Your Old Pump Should Work Fine

Have you tried lubricating the pump seal inside the barrel of the pump? Here is a picture of an old Bell pump that I picked up for $2 at the Goodwill surplus store about two years ago. The only mods...
Forum: Recumbent
09-04-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,916
Posted By VegasTriker

The fabric most often recommended for DIY seat...

The fabric most often recommended for DIY seat replacement is Gore Phifertex. It wears well and doesn't cost much. The picture below is a seat I made recently for my Greenspeed GTO. The original...
08-30-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By VegasTriker

I had carpal tunnel release surgery on my right...

I had carpal tunnel release surgery on my right (dominant) hand two years ago. My symptoms had become bad enough that it no longer took riding a bike to cause numbness. I had long since transitioned...
08-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,771
Posted By VegasTriker

It is not just the bike that got older since...

It is not just the bike that got older since around 1985 but you did too. That makes a lot of difference in how you perceive riding the bike. I bought a Motobecane Le Champion road bike in 1973. It...
08-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,953
Posted By VegasTriker

In the future, please start a new thread and...

In the future, please start a new thread and reference the original post since it is so old. If you google on "adult bike stabilizer wheels" or "adult bike training wheels" current sources will come...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By VegasTriker

The price listed on a recumbent dealer in 2012...

The price listed on a recumbent dealer in 2012 was $3K so the asking price does not seem to be out of line. The OEM drive train components were entry level Shimano Sora but if it comes with the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By VegasTriker

You can read some more about the GT3 here...

You can read some more about the GT3 here https://bicycleman.com/greenspeed-gt3-recumbent-trike/ It was their budget folding model so the components are lower than on my own 2001 GS GTO which I rode...
08-24-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By VegasTriker

Is there a dark purple colored area on your hip?...

Is there a dark purple colored area on your hip? If so, this may be caused by a hematoma (blood leaking out between the muscle layers) as a result of the fall and bruising the muscle. Been there,...
08-21-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By VegasTriker

+1 to considering the Kenda K838 X 1.95 city...

+1 to considering the Kenda K838 X 1.95 city slick tire. These used to sell for $18. I used them often to refurbish MTB bikes for kids. I liked the smoother ride enough that I replaced the knobbies...
08-20-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By VegasTriker

Here is a source for information on pull ratios...

Here is a source for information on pull ratios for all brands of RD. Your 9 speed Shimano RD should have a pull ratio of 1.9 so any bar end shifter with that ratio will index correctly.Science...
08-17-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By VegasTriker

It's not always easy to answer the question about...

It's not always easy to answer the question about comparability but sometimes going to the manufacturer's website you can glean enough information....
08-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By VegasTriker

Look for Japanese brands to compare

With all of the Japanese components I would suggest it was one of the many Japanese brands of the day. I doubt it was made for Schwinn by Panasonic as they had many components marked with "Schwinn...
Forum: Recumbent
08-13-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By VegasTriker

Kickstand on a trike?

I wondered what the heck you would need a kickstand on a trike since it is stable when sitting. The correct terminology most trike owners would understand is "trike repair stand", There are lots of...
08-09-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By VegasTriker

Both bikes seem to be entry level but the one...

Both bikes seem to be entry level but the one with internal cables may be newer. Only the cheapest newer bikes have a freewheel. Manufacturers stopped using freewheels on better bikes years ago. I...
08-08-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By VegasTriker

Check your mailbox for a private message.

Check your mailbox for a private message.
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm not sure what year Catrike changed to a thru...

I'm not sure what year Catrike changed to a thru axle but it is fairly recent. Are you buying a new or a used Expedition? If you own and older one or are buying used you may find it has a regular...
08-03-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm glad to see you replaced the brake pads. You...

I'm glad to see you replaced the brake pads. You never know when it is going to be the difference between a safe ride and one that ends up badly. It's cheap insurance,
As to numbness in your hands...
08-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By VegasTriker

Your response made me wonder just how costly and...

Your response made me wonder just how costly and difficult it is to restore the instrument panel. A quick look at YouTube and eBay provided the answer. It is way easier than I ever expected. The...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By VegasTriker

Check out what is available on Bentrideronline. A...

Check out what is available on Bentrideronline. A similar question was asked about the Catrike Expedition and the answer was that Burley trailers are adaptable to a Catrikes, Can I use a Burley...
08-01-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you thought about going to a junk yard and...

Have you thought about going to a junk yard and picking up a used display? It might not be easy to install but the trip to the junk yard will give you an idea of how hard it is to access that part....
08-01-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By VegasTriker

Not likely. Using a larger diameter tube will...

Not likely. Using a larger diameter tube will make it harder to install the tube in the tire and get it back on the rim. I have a 700C X 23 tire and when I buy tubes I look for ones that say 700C X...
08-01-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By VegasTriker

It sounds like you could do with some tutorials...

It sounds like you could do with some tutorials on how to maintain a bicycle. There are so many on YouTube and at websites such as sheldonbrown.com and any listed here:...
08-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you considered Bikeship instead? I haven't...

Have you considered Bikeship instead? I haven't put a bike on a plane in some years but the experience of going from Las Vegas to Minneapolis was so ugly that I vowed never again to do that. With...
07-31-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By VegasTriker

NiteRider claims their lights are water resistant...

NiteRider claims their lights are water resistant but should not be submerged. If your light dies because you used it in rain and is still under warranty, I would contact them at their website,...
07-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,615
Posted By VegasTriker

It's not a stupid question but the answer is...

It's not a stupid question but the answer is supply and demand. Lots of demand and reduced supply. There is an announcement here that Shimano just reopened one of the Asian factories after it being...
07-27-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By VegasTriker

You can secure it using a small amount of RTV...

You can secure it using a small amount of RTV silicone sealer between the computer and the mount AFTER putting in a brand new battery. If you do not get carried away with the amount you apply, you...
07-27-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By VegasTriker

I haven't been to a police auction in a very long...

I haven't been to a police auction in a very long time. You are not likely to find a recumbent there and I have no desire for a DF bike. I did buy at least two bikes at our local police auctions. You...
07-26-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By VegasTriker

While you are at it replace the brake pads. They...

While you are at it replace the brake pads. They get hard so don't stop nearly as well as new pads. It's cheap insurance. If I refurbish an old bike, no matter how good condition it is in, if it has...
07-24-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By VegasTriker

Check for the availability of "accessory aids or...

Check for the availability of "accessory aids or exit assist bars" at major recumbent shops. It's akin to grab bars in a shower. Two companies that come to mind are Utah Trikes and Power On Cycling...
07-23-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By VegasTriker

If you go to a legitimate battery manufacturer's...

If you go to a legitimate battery manufacturer's website, most will tell you that the lifetime for a rechargeable Li-ion battery like a 18650 is 500 recharges before the capacity falls to 80% of the...
07-22-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 938
Posted By VegasTriker

Looks more to me like one of the Schwinn bikes...

Looks more to me like one of the Schwinn bikes imported from Japan instead of made in Chicago. The bikes made in the Chicago factory which I once drove by years ago were welded frames, not brazed...
07-21-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By VegasTriker

The answer is no, a dilute vinegar solution will...

The answer is no, a dilute vinegar solution will not hurt your bike frame. Remember you can drink the stuff right out of the bottle and not even get a stomach ache. It is an acid but a very weak...
07-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By VegasTriker

It's funny that the company website has a model...

It's funny that the company website has a model archive but if you enter the model you named it does not exist. https://bergamontfb.de/archiv/index.php
07-19-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By VegasTriker

Before the pandemic I used to see a fair number...

Before the pandemic I used to see a fair number of these for sale at garage sales nearby. Most were near-new in pristine condition. Just for jollies I would ask the seller how much they had ridden...
07-18-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 879
Posted By VegasTriker

A chemistry lesson for those who slept through,...

A chemistry lesson for those who slept through, failed, or never took chemistry in their life:
Naptha is an old name for a hydrocarbon mixture made these days from petroleum. It is the same as paint...
07-07-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By VegasTriker

Why do you only send us the Canadian Clipper...

Why do you only send us the Canadian Clipper weather in the winter? It is 42 degrees Celsius headed for 45 by late afternoon. That's 108F headed for 112. Later in the week it will be a couple of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By VegasTriker

Most of us in the US refer to these as...

Most of us in the US refer to these as "intersections". Since I live in the Mojave desert, trees and hedges are not a problem but block walls installed to keep dust down are. I really never found...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By VegasTriker

Apparently the replacement for the Marathon Racer...

Apparently the replacement for the Marathon Racer is now the Marathon GreenGuard tire. Yes, you are correct they are out of stock at most places except one that I see.Schwalbe Marathon GreenGuard...
07-05-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By VegasTriker

First you need to determine if your existing...

First you need to determine if your existing wheels use a cassette or a freewheel. https://pedalchile.com/blog/freewheel-vs-cassette
That is a very entry level bike (cheap) so it might have used a...
07-05-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By VegasTriker

I thought this might be a ;little late in the...

I thought this might be a ;little late in the year for an April Fool's joke. Air is easily compressed and water is not so if you really filled your tires with water the bike would ride as hard as if...
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