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12-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Harhir

These hitches are not designed for suspension...

These hitches are not designed for suspension seat pots. They need to be mounted on a sturdy seat post. You may want to think about replacing the suspension post with a fixed post and suspension...
11-23-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Harhir

Good idea. I am thinking of doing something...

Good idea. I am thinking of doing something similar with my Radwagon 3. But not as wide as your setup.
11-07-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Harhir

cool information.thanks. Do you know how to...

cool information.thanks. Do you know how to properly size one? I have seen a few in Germany for sale but no details on size. Which tube would a seller need to measure so that I can compare that with...
11-07-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Harhir

Thanks. Yes Utopia still makes them. But they are...

Thanks. Yes Utopia still makes them. But they are about $3K new. Plus you habe to add shipping from Germany. They will probably not fit in any standard bike box.
11-06-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Harhir

That photo was actually taken in Christiania...

That photo was actually taken in Christiania today. Found it at one of the houses. It might have been one of those bikes. But buying a used one in Europe and shipping it to Germany is cost...
11-06-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Harhir

Pedersen bikes in the US?

Have these style of bikes ever been sold in the US? I am currently traveling in Europe and I have seen a few here in Copenhagen.
I really would like to get one of these. But shipping from Europe...
11-02-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Harhir

I have cargo bike with 26" rear wheels as well....

I have cargo bike with 26" rear wheels as well. But I think this is too low as well for most adults unless the person is shorter side. But this is my view being 6'4". lol
But maybe the poster of the...
11-01-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Harhir

I have not come across a long tail cargo bike...

I have not come across a long tail cargo bike with a rear end tall enough to transport an adult. They are designed to haul kids who don't ride themselves yet or for cargo. The tail ends are low on...
10-28-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 39,780
Posted By Harhir

Yesterday morning before Takeoff. :lol: ...

Yesterday morning before Takeoff. :lol:

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Forum: Recumbent
10-20-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Harhir

I would look for used bikes for various reasons....

I would look for used bikes for various reasons. The two wheel recumbent market is kind of dead in most areas. At least here in the southern US. Yes there are still a few manufacturers out there but...
10-13-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Harhir

I converted a Recumbent BikeE2 tandem into a...

I converted a Recumbent BikeE2 tandem into a cargo bike. Since the frame is basically a stick there was very little customization needed and it it can be converted back into a tandem within minutes....
10-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Harhir

Any Flyer L885 owners here?

Are there any Flyer L885 owners here? I am trying to find out what the mounting options are for panniers. Yes Flyer offers a basket but I also would interested in adding panniers to keep the weight...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,935
Posted By Harhir

There are lots of factors such as: - Education:...

There are lots of factors such as:
- Education: Here in the US many folks still don't consider a bike being a utility vehicle. Bikes are either for kids, to go road biking, mountain biking or for...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Harhir

I have been using the Ortlieb Backroller with the...

I have been using the Ortlieb Backroller with the Commuter Insert for my laptop.
https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/f3906
That has been working great over the past years. I normally leave the insert in...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Harhir

You may want to try the team in Germany at...

You may want to try the team in Germany at kundenservice@ortlieb.de
They replied to my email within 2 days. Although I contacted them in German they should understand English. I think here in the US...
09-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By Harhir

On a Burley Travoy: ...

On a Burley Travoy:

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Forum: Recumbent
09-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Harhir

If you decide to go for recumbents I strongly...

If you decide to go for recumbents I strongly recommend to buy used.
1. Choice of bikes: There are way more brands out there which no longer exist or no longer make recumbents. Burley, Cycle Genius,...
09-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Harhir

If you are looking for a pedal only longtail I...

If you are looking for a pedal only longtail I would look for used ones. They don't seem to sell that well as new ebike versions. In my larger vicinity area there have been a few for sale in the...
08-30-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Harhir

Thanks everyone with the idea to use washers to...

Thanks everyone with the idea to use washers to reduce friction. I have never used them so far but it makes total sense to me. So far I have built less than 10 wheels and my experience is limited. My...
08-30-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Harhir

Yes I pulled the ERD from the spec sheet in the...

Yes I pulled the ERD from the spec sheet in the tool and from the manufacturers web site. I can't measure it right now since the wheel is currently used in my bike. I wanted to order the new spokes...
08-29-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Harhir

Question on spoke length calculation

I want to put a hub dynamo in one of my wheels. The hub dynamo is a Shimano DH-3D37 which has a 3.6mm offset. The rim is a Velocity Dyad 406 (20"). According to a tire spoke calculator the difference...
Forum: Recumbent
08-09-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Harhir

Never seen that one. But I am not sure it will...

Never seen that one. But I am not sure it will work for the drumbubba. As I understand he added a motor on the front crank set loosing the front derailleur. To add additional gears he either would...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Harhir

The Rohloff is on my wish list too but I cannot...

The Rohloff is on my wish list too but I cannot justify the price. As an alternative for a front derailleur there other options as well. I am huge fan of the combo hubs. Internal gear hubs with a...
08-04-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Harhir

Great score. I have owned Orlieb panniers since...

Great score. I have owned Orlieb panniers since 1994 and I still have my first pair. They are almost indestructible.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Harhir

I do take long way in the early morning when the...

I do take long way in the early morning when the temperatures are still cool and bearable +/- 27C (80F). Anywhere from 10 - 15 miles (16 to 24km). But when the afternoon/early evening temps hover in...
07-11-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,499
Posted By Harhir

I also wondered why some of these newer freehubs...

I also wondered why some of these newer freehubs have to be that loud. One reason I ride is to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. And the last thing I want is one of these noisy freehubs. But to...
07-07-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Harhir

DIY shifter chain for the Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 hub

Found a way to build my own shifter chain for the old Sachs 3x7 speed hub. Since these shifter chains are no longer made and the chain for standard 3 speed hub is slightly too short I used a chain...
06-22-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,560
Posted By Harhir

I'll get the popcorn. :popcorn

I'll get the popcorn. :popcorn
06-22-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Harhir

Do you have a link to the thread? I searched for...

Do you have a link to the thread? I searched for it but cannot find it. Thx
06-22-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,560
Posted By Harhir

Guys thanks for the feedback. I did not want to...

Guys thanks for the feedback. I did not want to start a philosophical discussion here. All valid points brought up. I am going to use a simple approach and just use some paint or markers on my...
06-22-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,560
Posted By Harhir

It is not just 1-2 cogs. Going from start to 15...

It is not just 1-2 cogs. Going from start to 15 mph I guess I am going through 5-6 or more gears. Same the other way. Since I ride a recumbent it makes a big difference if I am starting on 2nd or 4th...
06-22-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,560
Posted By Harhir

I ride a recumbent. So glancing at my cassette is...

I ride a recumbent. So glancing at my cassette is not possible without getting off my bike since the wide seat is kind of in front of it.
06-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,261
Posted By Harhir

A 504 with a 5 speed and AC? How decadent. :D But...

A 504 with a 5 speed and AC? How decadent. :D But I love it. Would drive that as well.
06-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,560
Posted By Harhir

No gear markings on SRAM Eagle 12 speed shifter?

I bought a used bike with the SRAM Eagle 12 speed gear setup with a grip shifter. I really like that 12 speed setup but what is weird to me that the grip shifter does not have any markings which...
06-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Harhir

Are there narrow 20" and 26" fenders?

I want to add some fenders to my recumbent since I am commuting in all kind of weather. Since I have narrow tires I would like to add narrow fenders. Max 40 mm. But I can only find 50mm such as the...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,114
Posted By Harhir

4 cooperheads on a stretch of less than a mile....

4 cooperheads on a stretch of less than a mile. One indulging on her dinner. I guess I need to ride more often during dusk. Wildlife seems to be most active then.
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06-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,384
Posted By Harhir

Same here. Beer and whine have too many calories....

Same here. Beer and whine have too many calories. One reason I gave up home brewing. Having kegs of beer at your disposal is just too tempting. By limiting alcohol the pounds start dropping.
06-09-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,384
Posted By Harhir

Yes I also confirm that biking only works to...

Yes I also confirm that biking only works to loose weight when you change your bad habits too. My achilles heel is the serveza and too many late evening snacks. I commute daily rain or shine, ride on...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By Harhir

I have not bought a new bike in almost 20 years....

I have not bought a new bike in almost 20 years. All my bikes are used bikes and I do service them all myself. One can save a lot of money with used older bikes and doing repairs and upgrades...
06-07-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Harhir

From what I could find online is that the Sturmey...

From what I could find online is that the Sturmey Archer uses a different thread. They are not compatible with the Sachs hubs.
06-07-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Harhir

Thread size of Sachs/SRAM indicator chain?

I am trying to find out the thread size diameter of the indicators chains for the old Sachs/SRAM 3 speed internal hubs. I am talking about the thread which goes into the sliding key inside the hub....
06-02-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Harhir

Which bike manufacturers used the Sachs/SRAM 3x7 internal gear hub here in the US?

I own and have owned a few BikeE and a German DF bike with the old Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 drive train since the early 90s. This is the internal 3 speed gear with the 7 speed derailleur. Basically the...
06-01-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,004
Posted By Harhir

Planning on 300 - 400 miles. My major concern is...

Planning on 300 - 400 miles. My major concern is the potential heat. Early rides might do it.
05-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,294
Posted By Harhir

We seem to be back to pre-covid conditions here...

We seem to be back to pre-covid conditions here in the DFW area. I hardly see people commuting by bike anymore or on trails in general. Car traffic has picked up again, bike shops seem to be fully...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Harhir

Nice. Plus do I see a hub dynamo setup with B&M...

Nice. Plus do I see a hub dynamo setup with B&M lights? I am running these two on three of my bikes.
05-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,651
Posted By Harhir

I am a bit behind this month but should still...

I am a bit behind this month but should still make my goal of 300 miles.
MTD - 271 miles
YTD - 1,583 miles
05-23-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By Harhir

Does the new Travoy no longer come with the tote bag?

I have an older Burley Travoy which came with a tote bag which was dual purpose. You can store the trailer inside the bag and you can use it as a transport bag on the trailer since it has the 4 hooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 386,838
Posted By Harhir

I volunteered at a bike event here in Dallas a...

I volunteered at a bike event here in Dallas a few days ago and someone showed up with this. Old German Victoria folding kids bike from the 70s. It was in an overall good shape for a bike around 50...
05-17-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,651
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. Heat came early this year and it has been...

Agreed. Heat came early this year and it has been windy for weeks. Although the breeze can be nice, in really hot weather it feels more like having a hair dryer pointed at you running at high heat....
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Harhir

There are actually a few companies which make...

There are actually a few companies which make quick release baskets. I liked these on my upright bike because I could take them into the store and then use as a shopping basket. No need to reload....
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