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10-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
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: 2
Views: 191
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: 568
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: 934
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: 124
Views: 3,769
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: 669
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...
10-08-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 669
Posted By VegasTriker

The definitive information

From the site listing history for the Le Tour models: https://bikehistory.org/bikes/letour/ for the 1979 Le Tour
"Here's Schwinn's brand new 28 pound 12-speed high performance bike with new and...
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,341
Posted By VegasTriker

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly...

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly over such things. I guess if you got wax to just the right temperature it could break down but the more likely result is shorter straight chain...
10-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By VegasTriker

I think you are dreaming with a budget of $80 for...

I think you are dreaming with a budget of $80 for a pair of used 700c wheels including tires. I checked out our local CL which serves a population of nearly 2M. There were no wheels for sale at any...
09-27-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By VegasTriker

Anything you can find where I live for sub $100...

Anything you can find where I live for sub $100 probably wouldn't be ride-able. If it is in good shape that would be a steal here.
It looks like the 930 was only made in one year 1993. The color is...
Replies: 2
Views: 153
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: 244
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: 4
Views: 336
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...
09-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,296
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...
08-24-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
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: 28
Views: 1,044
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...
08-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
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: 297
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: 3,835
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: 262
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...
07-23-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
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...
07-18-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 937
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...
06-25-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By VegasTriker

Stick a magnet by the frame and you will...

Stick a magnet by the frame and you will instantly confirm whether or not it is steel versus aluminum.
06-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,053
Posted By VegasTriker

This never ends well and almost always gets...

This never ends well and almost always gets locked fairly quickly as it degenerates into a pissing match between dog lovers and some who do not love dogs much. In decades of riding I have been...
06-05-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By VegasTriker

This is only going to work for you if you get a...

This is only going to work for you if you get a bike that is one you will ride more than you ride your current bike. You will need to find one that is reasonably comfortable, Try out a variety of...
05-16-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,276
Posted By VegasTriker

Shimano lists their HG CN71 chain as "Acera"...

Shimano lists their HG CN71 chain as "Acera" level which is near the bottom of the line for MTB components so it is not a premium chain compared to the KMC X8.93. It's a lot easier to find the KMC...
05-14-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,153
Posted By VegasTriker

Current price is $232-$240 depending on the...

Current price is $232-$240 depending on the color. One size fits all? Not in my world. Single speed. Hope she is a flatlander. This shows you what bike sellers can get away with due to the shortage...
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By VegasTriker

It turns out there is a website for practically...

It turns out there is a website for practically everything these days including one named "Vintage CCM" forum and it happens to have the very question you asked dating to about two years ago. The...
05-02-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By VegasTriker

It looks like the brand of tire may be one that...

It looks like the brand of tire may be one that Workman has made for themselves. I haven't seen a modern bike tire that doesn't specify a maximum pressure or pressure range embossed into the tire...
05-02-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By VegasTriker

MRT2 is correct suggesting that you check the...

MRT2 is correct suggesting that you check the wheels for being able to turn them freely. The chain is unlikely to cause that much grief. It would jump on the gears if there was a stiff joint...
04-28-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,803
Posted By VegasTriker

There was a good explanation of what to expect on...

There was a good explanation of what to expect on the east coast of the US on the PBS Newshour last night. The segment is 6.45 minutes long and you can replay it here:...
04-27-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,112
Posted By VegasTriker

The fact that the owner is having problems with...

The fact that the owner is having problems with bearings after just a few years is pretty good proof that Dick's Sporting Goods sent the bike out badly assembled when it was new. So, it makes a lot...
04-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,112
Posted By VegasTriker

I wouldn't replace the tire unless it shows...

I wouldn't replace the tire unless it shows cracks in the sidewall or is more than a couple of years old (4 or 5). Most of the time you can either patch or replace the tube. Be sure to check the tire...
04-26-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,517
Posted By VegasTriker

It makes a lot more sense to buy a used bike and...

It makes a lot more sense to buy a used bike and then sell it off again when your son outgrows the bike. This works best if he is capable of simple repairs and adjustments which older bikes may...
04-26-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,112
Posted By VegasTriker

Repairs at half the cost new?

Heck no! A couple of things come to mind. Dick sells this bike brand new today for the $280 you listed. It's never wise to spend half the cost of the bike for repairs especially since this is an...
04-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By VegasTriker

These days it takes a lot of $ to get above the...

These days it takes a lot of $ to get above the garbage sold by mass merchandisers. I used to look for used bikes at garage sales for kids in my Scout troop who were going to attempt cycling merit...
04-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,916
Posted By VegasTriker

It may not be the fault of the bike shop that...

It may not be the fault of the bike shop that they do not have stock. It can be very hard to find replacement bikes or parts in today's market. I tried to find a replacement for a front tire on a...
04-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,682
Posted By VegasTriker

The one response that made a lot of sense to me...

The one response that made a lot of sense to me has been deleted. It suggested having a good estimate of your caloric requirements and monitoring your caloric intake. If you balance those two out you...
03-29-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By VegasTriker

If you go searching for a used bike, enlist the...

If you go searching for a used bike, enlist the help of someone who is already an avid cyclist to help you sort out the trash from the treasures. There is a lot of overpriced crap on CL in my...
02-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,615
Posted By VegasTriker

Are you sure you are using the correct...

Are you sure you are using the correct terminology for what broke? It may be the stem, not the fork that you broke. Here are pictures of the fork and the stem. Raising the stem too far may cause the...
12-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By VegasTriker

To answer your question from someone who rides...

To answer your question from someone who rides both bikes and motorcycles - 41.67 amps is what you need to know. That's the power needed to run a 500W light with 12V DC. Check the specifications for...
12-21-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By VegasTriker

He was impaired with methamphetamine

If he fell asleep it was because he was coming down from a high on methamphetamines. The report in yesterday's paper showed he was about 5 times the legal limit for meth residue in his blood. That's...
12-05-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,127
Posted By VegasTriker

5V USB rechargeable light

There are phone chargers available worldwide so choosing a light set that is rechargeable and runs off a 5V USB charger would be the way to go. I'd buy one of the inexpensive sets available from...
11-26-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By VegasTriker

Your last several questions are probably...

Your last several questions are probably unanswerable because they are so dependent on the individual. For someone who has never learned to ride, the hardest part is probably learning to balance...
11-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,543
Posted By VegasTriker

Madison WI had a requirement you register your...

Madison WI had a requirement you register your bike. It wasn't expensive and was a one-time payment of a dollar or two when you bought a new bike. The form did include the serial number but I am...
11-01-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,652
Posted By VegasTriker

One thing that might be of concern is you...

One thing that might be of concern is you describing your balance as "poor." Anyone at your stage in life (and I am older than you) should be thinking of the repercussions if you crash. Any avid...
10-31-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,090
Posted By VegasTriker

If you want to read people rail about Walmart...

If you want to read people rail about Walmart bikes there are plenty of posts on this site. This $149 bike is a moot point as like most entry level bikes it is “out of stock” at Walmart. There are...
10-14-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought some of the 3M reflective tape used on...

I bought some of the 3M reflective tape used on ambulances. It is extremely reflective, far better than you would get with a reflector and you can mount it on the frame so it can be seen in all...
10-12-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By VegasTriker

Have you considered going with a multi speed rear...

Have you considered going with a multi speed rear hub similar to Sturmey Archer that uses both the internal 3-speed hub and a 9 speed rear derailleur. I have one trike with the no longer available...
09-21-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,216
Posted By VegasTriker

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a...

Yes, it has been an advocacy for bicycling for a very long time - founded in 1880. They changed the name from League of American Wheelman a while ago. I was a member at one time before the name...
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