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Forum: Recumbent
01-21-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,029
Posted By linberl

As I have considered switching from a rear hub to...

As I have considered switching from a rear hub to a mid-drive and been reading up on torque v. cadence systems, it's clear to me that there is a need for both. not every rider is suited to a torque...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By linberl

not have to put a foot down has actually made me...

not have to put a foot down has actually made me a much nicer more tolerant and lawabiding rider!
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By linberl

Recumbents typically recline anywhere from 50...

Recumbents typically recline anywhere from 50 degrees. Think about what chair in your home is the most comfortable for you for long periods of time. What's the angle? That's a good starting point....
11-23-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By linberl

If you have a lot of flat ground you may find...

If you have a lot of flat ground you may find yourself spinning out at 92 gear inches depending on how much assist you dial in. It can create "ghost pedaling" where you spin a little and stop and...
Forum: Recumbent
11-20-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By linberl

It's entirely possible it is different where you...

It's entirely possible it is different where you live. I live in the Bay Area and bike shops can be very picky about what they work on, there aren't enough shops and mechanics so they don't have to...
Forum: Recumbent
10-31-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
Posted By linberl

Actually I'd have to say I had a better view on...

Actually I'd have to say I had a better view on my 2 wheelers, especially of traffic. now i have to find ways to see around vehicles where i used to just easily look over them. And the scenery view...
Forum: Recumbent
10-29-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
Posted By linberl

It's really been useful recently. Most...

It's really been useful recently. Most restaurants here have set up outdoor seating (as a result of Covid) and it's staying. Due to my health condition, I have to take my folding walker on the...
10-19-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By linberl

Where do you live? i had a rear wheel hub system...

Where do you live? i had a rear wheel hub system installed on my recumbent trike by a terrific guy in the Bay Area. If yours is a tadpole style trike, 2 front wheels, then Dillinger, Leeds, and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-12-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By linberl

<br /><br />As someone who was new to trikes...

<br /><br />As someone who was new to trikes several months ago, I can relate to some of your comments. However, as I've gotten my bent legs, I find my speed is nearly the same as on a 2 wheeler and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By linberl

I used to shift like that on a 2 wheeler I had. ...

I used to shift like that on a 2 wheeler I had. Lift with the heel of my shoe to go up. I waxed the chain though so no mess. Can also do it with a right angle hex key and keep clean.
10-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,744
Posted By linberl

Health. At my advanced age, first it was to save...

Health. At my advanced age, first it was to save my knees while still allowing me to continue rides that involved a lot of climbing. A later diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis meant e-assist was the...
10-03-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
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: 12
Views: 798
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: 12
Views: 798
Posted By linberl

Cheaper lighter version coming: PikaBoost...

Cheaper lighter version coming: PikaBoost (livall-pikaboost.com) (https://www.livall-pikaboost.com/pikaboost/index.html)
09-28-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
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: 930
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...
09-26-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
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: 930
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: 930
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...
09-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,675
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...
08-20-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,257
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
08-18-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
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: Recumbent
08-07-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
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...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
Posted By linberl

After a pro set up on my DF bikes, I had no more...

After a pro set up on my DF bikes, I had no more neck or hand or arm pain. But honestly nothing eliminates the butt pain after 50 miles, doesn't matter what kind of saddle, I tried them all. My...
08-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,471
Posted By linberl

Simon Cowell broke his arm riding one of these. ...

Simon Cowell broke his arm riding one of these. M1-Sporttechnik: E-Bikes mit TQ-Antrieb und Carbon Rahmen...
08-04-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,471
Posted By linberl

I am talking about ebikes as well as mopeds. Some...

I am talking about ebikes as well as mopeds. Some ebikes are capable of 28+mph, that's as fast as a scooter. And, frankly, unless a kid is disabled they don't need assist, they need exercise. We live...
08-03-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,471
Posted By linberl

I personally wouldn't mind seeing e-bikes...

I personally wouldn't mind seeing e-bikes regulated like driver's licenses are for teens. A learner's permit, pass a test, then you can ride one. Minimum age 15 or 16. Lack of frontal lobes +...
08-03-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,471
Posted By linberl

I read this news story. While my heart breaks for...

I read this news story. While my heart breaks for this family, it's not Rad Power's fault. If their daughter had been driving in a car with someone and had been killed, would they sue the car...
07-26-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By linberl

In the above example, those are teenagers first...

In the above example, those are teenagers first who just happened to be riding bicycles. They'd do the same on those stupid electric scooters or skateboards. Has nothing to do with the type of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By linberl

Throttle comes in handy when you're doing...

Throttle comes in handy when you're doing everything right and some nutter in a car decides to pretend you aren't there. Important safety device.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By linberl

Yeah, that doesn't sound good. It may be the...

Yeah, that doesn't sound good. It may be the culture of that particular store or just the culture in the bike shop but it's not acceptable. I know nothing like that would happen at that one REI I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By linberl

I love REI and have been a member forever, but...

I love REI and have been a member forever, but the quality of their bike departments completely depends on which REI you are at - the mechanic skill levels vary widely. I've been to 4 REI in my area...
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By linberl

Same as with a DF bike, if your knee hurts on top...

Same as with a DF bike, if your knee hurts on top slide the seat back incrementally to get more distance; if it hurts underneath, slide it forward to shorten distance. As a shorter person I found...
Forum: Recumbent
07-21-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By linberl

I noticed with my (first) recumbent that after...

I noticed with my (first) recumbent that after riding a while I dropped the seat back a little more and also lengthened the boom. It took me a while to get used to the position and then find the...
07-18-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By linberl

It is a violation of the Vehicle Code in Ca. for...

It is a violation of the Vehicle Code in Ca. for pedestrians to walk on the bike lane if there is an adjacent pedestrian path. Most pedestrians are ignorant of this fact, and it doesn't do any good...
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
Posted By linberl

People are soooo funny like that! I actually AM...

People are soooo funny like that! I actually AM handicapped (i can ride but can't walk without a walker), and when I pull up on my trike for curbside delivery places (I'm car free so the trike is my...
06-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By linberl

Costco USA has several folding e bikes. Also...

Costco USA has several folding e bikes. Also Costco Next has a nice ebike (not folding) if she has a place to keep it safe. ...
06-24-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By linberl

if you're a costco member, check out what Costco...

if you're a costco member, check out what Costco Ca has to offer. They usually have inexpensive folding e-bikes for sale. Having Costco's great return policy behind the bike helps.
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,548
Posted By linberl

It depends on what your DF setup is or was. I...

It depends on what your DF setup is or was. I see a LOT of folks now with much more upright riding setups, and these are folks who also are more interested in comfort and views, especially touring. ...
06-20-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By linberl

I pretty much stick in level 1 and put in some...

I pretty much stick in level 1 and put in some real effort pedaling with very brief bumps to go over short inclines. I'll be happy if I can get 45 miles, that's the round trip from my house across...
06-18-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,535
Posted By linberl

If you haven't already made a decision, I am VERY...

If you haven't already made a decision, I am VERY happy with my tadpole trike and e-assist. I had to move from 2 wheels to 3 for medical reasons as well. I've been riding everywhere and loving it!...
06-05-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By linberl

That's not a bad idea if I can't find the right...

That's not a bad idea if I can't find the right adapter. Luna has good stock of the chargers and I do particularly like that it does slow and fast charging. I would almost always charge to 80% via...
06-05-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By linberl

So I am guessing the charger has an xt 60 female...

So I am guessing the charger has an xt 60 female (whatever that is)? Do the adapters have to be rated for anything in particular? It just clips on the end of the existing one, no skill required?...
06-05-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By linberl

I want that variable charge one for my e-trike...

I want that variable charge one for my e-trike but they have been out of the adapter forever. I need the Anderson powerpole end and just want something that clips on, not something I have to...
05-29-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By linberl

I've had that happen and I now respond "oh, who...

I've had that happen and I now respond "oh, who am I cheating?" If they reply I am cheating myself, I tell that is between me and myself, lol. That's really the only answer they can give and it...
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 464,873
Posted By linberl

My Trident Spike 2 with retrofitted e-assist....

My Trident Spike 2 with retrofitted e-assist. Truly my car (car free 3 years). Image taken at the dog park (where I stopped for a lemonade) before going the one block further to Costco and loading...
05-24-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 993,153
Posted By linberl

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,044
Posted By linberl

Small wheels means small falls. Hurts much more...

Small wheels means small falls. Hurts much more from a taller height. Glad you are okay. Always get your frame checked after an accident. Steel is strong but you can get hairline cracks and other...
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