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Forum: Recumbent
09-27-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By VegasTriker

You might use either the Sheldon Brown or Mike...

You might use either the Sheldon Brown or Mike Sherman gear calculators to see exactly what you have in the way of gears. There is always some overlap between different chainring combinations. I...
Forum: Introductions
09-27-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By VegasTriker

One more post and you can show us a picture. I...

One more post and you can show us a picture. I used to ride a 1973 Motobecane Le Champion road bike but by the time I got to your age decided I needed something that rattled the bones a lot less.
09-26-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By VegasTriker

Not always. Sometimes it is the RD getting...

Not always. Sometimes it is the RD getting jammed by something in the chain that forces the RD into the spokes and THEN the hangar gets bent. The ones I have are a pretty robust piece of aluminum. ...
Forum: Recumbent
09-26-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By VegasTriker

Do you ride off-road? I've owned two 20 inch...

Do you ride off-road? I've owned two 20 inch drive wheel trikes and one 700C drive wheel trike since 2003 and never destroyed a rear derailleur with the exception of the time a rear light came loose...
09-26-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By VegasTriker

If #11 is the right one, you can get one from a...

If #11 is the right one, you can get one from a US seller on eBay for $15 https://www.ebay.com/itm/192196530501
Same one from China $6 https://www.ebay.com/itm/333999998374 Shipping time can be...
09-25-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By VegasTriker

It looks as though Amazon is marketing the...

It looks as though Amazon is marketing the Shimano Althus rear derailleurs by bicycle brand name to make it easier for buyers to get one that fits that brand of bike.
Revere and Meghna Corporation...
09-25-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By VegasTriker

Ha Ha! None of us were born with the innate...

Ha Ha! None of us were born with the innate ability to put things back together the way they came apart. Taking a picture before you disassemble something sure helps. YouTube videos can be a...
09-25-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By VegasTriker

If you have one of these larger spring clamps...

If you have one of these larger spring clamps handy put it around the tire and work the tire iron toward the clamp. It keeps the tire from coming back off the rim as you work toward the clamp.
...
09-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By VegasTriker

The optometrist is wrong. There is no way I could...

The optometrist is wrong. There is no way I could stand to have a single contact lens in my uncorrected eye as I never used contacts in the past. My two appointments are two weeks apart with the...
09-19-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By VegasTriker

I hadn't come across any bike light I thought was...

I hadn't come across any bike light I thought was so bright to be extremely annoying until Saturday night. I was in the right lane of a multi-lane road with three e-bikes approaching me with them...
Forum: Southwest
09-17-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By VegasTriker

I have lived in the desert environment for a...

I have lived in the desert environment for a couple of decades now. Google on "Tucson yearly weather" to see what the averages are for temperature and rain. Wet is not likely to be a problem and for...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By VegasTriker

DF - shorthand for "diamond frame", sometimes...

DF - shorthand for "diamond frame", sometimes referred to by diehard recumbent riders as an" upwrong bike". It is just a road bike.
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By VegasTriker

Here is a picture of the unit not mounted on a...

Here is a picture of the unit not mounted on a trike. There isn't any space above the bottom bracket to mount anything and the mount shown above was designed to mount on handlebars. It is not unlike...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By VegasTriker

Can you post a picture of the e-assist on the...

Can you post a picture of the e-assist on the trike showing where the reflector is mounted? I've looked at the pictures for the product at the Terratrike website but that is no help. If there is a...
09-15-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By VegasTriker

Sheldon brown tire sizing page

The go-to chart for determining which width tires will fit a particular rim can be found at the late Sheldon Brown's website https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html. Scroll down until you see...
09-15-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By VegasTriker

As stated previously, trikes are slower than DF...

As stated previously, trikes are slower than DF with the same rider so you can expect the trip up the hill to be slower as well. If you buy one with a decent gear range, there is no hill you can't...
09-14-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By VegasTriker

You might ask your bike shop about relacing the...

You might ask your bike shop about relacing the wheels with stronger spokes if you continue to have spokes break after you replace the one that broke. With the advent of e-assist and the increased...
09-12-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,164
Posted By VegasTriker

If I crash a bike on gravel or sand, I usually...

If I crash a bike on gravel or sand, I usually blame it on myself, not the bike. I've long ago changed the tires on my two MTBs to city tires for riding on the road so I don't use it off road very...
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By VegasTriker

Do not rely upon the front brake only. Any...

Do not rely upon the front brake only. Any longtime motorcycle rider will tell you that it is very dangerous to apply just the front brake even though it does about 60% of the braking. It's not much...
09-10-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,154
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...
09-10-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By VegasTriker

Old tubes make great tie-downs. They are strong...

Old tubes make great tie-downs. They are strong and flexible. I've used them to tie a mattress to the top of a car to transport it. Learned that after a removable roof rack came loose and flipped...
09-09-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By VegasTriker

Why would you trade a standard recumbent trike...

Why would you trade a standard recumbent trike seat for the one shown above? One of the benefits of the recumbent is that your ass is not sitting on a hatchet but you are more like sitting in a lawn...
09-09-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By VegasTriker

Transit times can be quite variable for stuff...

Transit times can be quite variable for stuff bought from China. I've had things take 45 days or more if sent by the slowest, cheapest way. Sometimes they come via really odd countries like...
09-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By VegasTriker

You can count out any recumbent trike if your...

You can count out any recumbent trike if your budget is 200 British pounds. There are three ICE trikes listed on my local Craigslist....
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By VegasTriker

Two sources for information

Shimano has a component comparability chart to show which components can be matched. https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com

A good source of information for special needs cycling is Mark Powers at...
09-07-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By VegasTriker

Here on the other side of the pond they sell the...

Here on the other side of the pond they sell the Ridgeway trike brand new on Amazon for US$249 It weighs 27 kg (60 lbs) and has 7 speeds. The listing I looked at was this one...
09-07-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By VegasTriker

Wow, plastic parts on a brake other than a...

Wow, plastic parts on a brake other than a handle? If it has plastic parts it is really cheap. I rode a Nishiki Pro by American Eagle decades ago and it was a pretty good bike with decent components,...
09-06-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
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...
09-03-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By VegasTriker

I see that nobody with direct experience has...

I see that nobody with direct experience has answered your post. There are brake levers designed for a kid's shorter reach. A quick search shows Trek has them for $9.50 each and they show up as being...
09-03-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By VegasTriker

The bigger question is. does it fit you? I'm...

The bigger question is. does it fit you? I'm looking at how much of the seat tube is above the downtube. Is there enough remaining in the downtube to be safe? In the past I picked up a few bikes from...
Forum: Introductions
09-03-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By VegasTriker

If you wish to sell anything on this site you...

If you wish to sell anything on this site you need to be a paid member. The other thing is you must have 10 posts before you can post a picture. If you do want to sell a bike or parts and show...
08-30-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,843
Posted By VegasTriker

Seems to me I read a similar complaint where...

Seems to me I read a similar complaint where FedEx consolidated a bunch of small shipments where the total value of the shipment went over the $800 limit. They assessed fees on all of the recipients...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By VegasTriker

Anyone out there who insists you can find an...

Anyone out there who insists you can find an upright bike that is as comfortable as the right recumbent is lying. Just read the many posts of DF riders trying multiple different seats in an effort to...
08-28-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By VegasTriker

I'm scheduled for the Tuesday following Labor Day...

I'm scheduled for the Tuesday following Labor Day for the first eye (right) and two weeks later for the second. I changed my choice when I found out that simple correction is free but just correcting...
08-25-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,391
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...
08-19-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,460
Posted By VegasTriker

I bought a top-of-the-line production road bike,...

I bought a top-of-the-line production road bike, Motobecane Le Champion, in the early 1970s. It was a great bike at the time for me but as I got older it became less useful. Just too darn hard on the...
Forum: Southwest
08-19-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
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: 717
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...
08-14-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By VegasTriker

I learned my lesson decades ago when I bought a...

I learned my lesson decades ago when I bought a Motobecane Le Champion road bike at a bike shop I worked in. Since I had the opportunity to choose any wheelset they carried, I chose to build a set...
08-11-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By VegasTriker

To the best of my knowledge, there are no bike...

To the best of my knowledge, there are no bike co-ops in Las Vegas and VegasJen lives 50 miles west of the Las Vegas valley. There are few used wheels available on our local CL. There is a pair of...
08-09-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By VegasTriker

If you know more information like the model and...

If you know more information like the model and the year it was made, you can go to bicyclebluebook and look up the MSRP. $240 is about half of the cost of an entry level bike these days with entry...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By VegasTriker

I have a trike that has the SRAM dual-drive 3...

I have a trike that has the SRAM dual-drive 3 speed internal hub and an 8 speed cassette coupled to a single chainring and Schlumpf Mountain Drive. The SRAM DD is no longer available. Mine was pretty...
08-08-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,524
Posted By VegasTriker

I hope your eBay mirrors pan out. If the...

I hope your eBay mirrors pan out. If the description on eBay is accurate, the mirror is glass and the frame plastic. One big piece of missing information is diameter of the mirror. Lots of these...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By VegasTriker

St George area? The town has a fantastic set of...

St George area? The town has a fantastic set of bike routes but the hills can be a challenge. It's a little hot and humid in this part of the Southwest right now.
08-06-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By VegasTriker

Years ago I used to attend the local police...

Years ago I used to attend the local police auction where they sold off any unclaimed goods or items they seized. You could observe the items but not closer than a couple of feet away. I bought a...
08-06-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
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...
08-06-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By VegasTriker

You might want to read this so you understand how...

You might want to read this so you understand how tubeless compares to a tire with tubes. https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/tubeless/ Notice that you may not have to replace the wheel as...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By VegasTriker

It takes time and effort to build up endurance on...

It takes time and effort to build up endurance on your recumbent trike. If you had purchased a trike without e-assist you would have encountered this as a new rider. I remember starting out back in...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By VegasTriker

The crankset is the three gears in the front and...

The crankset is the three gears in the front and the cranks themselves. The crank is the part that attaches the pedal to the axle located n the bottom bracket. All of the parts are show and labeled...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By VegasTriker

I don't think the problem is in your crankset. It...

I don't think the problem is in your crankset. It is just that you have e-assist that is adding to the effort you put in. You are running out of gears because is is easier to pedal but there may be a...
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