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05-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
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: 9
Views: 237
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: 116
Views: 2,026
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: 82
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: 1,237
Views: 365,972
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: 116
Views: 2,026
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: 223
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....
05-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,026
Posted By Harhir

May Goal: 300 miles MTD: 162.2 2022 Goal:...

May Goal: 300 miles
MTD: 162.2

2022 Goal: 3,000 miles
YTD: 1,474

The next days will be tough with the evening commute in the mid 90s and high humidity. I guess summer is here early.
05-10-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Harhir

Frame looks like this electrified cargo bike from...

Frame looks like this electrified cargo bike from Walmart. Probably some unknown brand out of China. Not a Bakfiets since they have a different frame design....
05-04-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Harhir

Agreed. Sachs (before taken over by SRAM)...

Agreed. Sachs (before taken over by SRAM) introduced the 3x7 back in the 90s. Old school 3 speed Torpedo internal gear hub hub with a 7 speed cassette. I still have two bikes with that hub. One bike...
05-04-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By Harhir

Plastic ones can work but need to be sturdy....

Plastic ones can work but need to be sturdy. Schwalbe Marathon tires are notorious hard to get on and off the rim. I have them on most of my bikes and I use Pedro's plastic tire levers. They are...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By Harhir

Understood. But I guess everyone has a different...

Understood. But I guess everyone has a different meaning of season. :D My season only stops when there is ice or snow on the road. And mainly because I don't have the right bike for these road...
05-04-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,697
Posted By Harhir

In my late 40s I started developing back pain...

In my late 40s I started developing back pain riding my upright bike. Plus pain in the wrists. After some doc visits and tests including MRI I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since pain did...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By Harhir

I commute all year round. I don't mind...

I commute all year round. I don't mind temperatures being well below freezing. However if there is ice or snow on the ground I will work from home. 2 wheel recumbent bikes and slippery roads is a no...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Harhir

The problem with recumbent bike seats is, that...

The problem with recumbent bike seats is, that they are made for 1 size fits all which it actually does not. I am a tall person at 6'4" with rheumatoid arthritis and have not found a recumbent yet...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Harhir

When I started to commute several years ago on a...

When I started to commute several years ago on a 16 mile round trip started with 2-3 times per week slowly increasing it to 5 days per week. Now my commute is shorter but more hilly. I still ride 5...
04-19-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By Harhir

Roadmaster is the cheap Walmart brand. And a 20+...

Roadmaster is the cheap Walmart brand. And a 20+ year old Walmart bike is not worth much. I would not bother to replace the wheels on that bike unless with some better 24" from a cheap used bike....
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Harhir

As mentioned above there are FWD recumbents. A...

As mentioned above there are FWD recumbents. A few manufacturers make them. Cruzbikes, Performer cycles, Velotegra,
I have never ridden one but I am not sure how it feels pedaling when you are...
04-19-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,321
Posted By Harhir

Yes it has changed a lot. There are two train...

Yes it has changed a lot. There are two train lines into the Airport.
One is the TexRail line from Fort Worth to the Airport also stopping in Grapevine:...
04-14-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,321
Posted By Harhir

I know Europe is smaller and I understand that it...

I know Europe is smaller and I understand that it is difficult to add in mass transport in existing dense development. But here in the DFW area most developments are only 20 - 30 years old. Some of...
04-11-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,321
Posted By Harhir

I grew up in Europe and have lived in the US for...

I grew up in Europe and have lived in the US for the past 20 years. The US is a car based culture and I am not sure it will ever change. I am living here in the DFW area which is THE or one of the...
04-06-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,079
Posted By Harhir

I admit: I am a technology lagger. For me a bike...

I admit: I am a technology lagger. For me a bike has always and will always be a utility vehicle. Nothing more and nothing less. I don't care about racing, carbon, tubeless, electronic shifting,...
04-05-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Harhir

The question is also what you need to haul. You...

The question is also what you need to haul. You can carry a lot with a regular bike and a trailer as shown above. And old kids trailers are plenty and cheap to find on local classifieds. I have...
04-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Harhir

I would also recommend one of these tiny 40" to...

I would also recommend one of these tiny 40" to 48" trailers from Northerntools or Harbor Freight over a bicycle trailer. Harbor Freight discontinued their regular coupons but still have some...
03-29-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 72,913
Posted By Harhir

This is why I preferred step through frames in...

This is why I preferred step through frames in the past. With boxes, panniers or trailers such as the Burley Travoy these step through frame bikes are so much easier to mount. I now ride recumbents...
03-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Harhir

Kettler was the company which pioneered the...

Kettler was the company which pioneered the aluminum frames in Germany in the 80s and 90s. Typical setup for this time with the bottle dynamo. This is a practical utility bike. Nothing fancy. But...
03-18-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Harhir

I measured them last night. Yes these are 130...

I measured them last night. Yes these are 130 BCD. I actually only need to replace the two outer ones. The inner one is still good. I think the previous owner only used the two outer ones. I however...
03-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Harhir

Yes that was my bad. Lol. I now know what they...

Yes that was my bad. Lol. I now know what they are called.
03-17-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Harhir

Thanks guys that helps a lot. You learn something...

Thanks guys that helps a lot. You learn something new every day. I will do some measurements to get the correct BCD. I should be good from here.
And that Sheldon Brown Website has been a savior to...
03-17-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Harhir

Need to replace front deraileur sprockets - questions

I need to replace the front derailleur sprockets of my recumbent bike. The outer two are worn pretty bad after over 20 years. I have a few questions since I have never done that:
- Are these...
03-16-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By Harhir

Goal: 300 miles MTD: 180.8 YTD: 763.3

Goal: 300 miles
MTD: 180.8
YTD: 763.3
Forum: Commuting
03-16-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Harhir

When I tow my trailer or ride my cargo bike on...

When I tow my trailer or ride my cargo bike on grocery runs I go slow in lower gears with more spinning vs thumping on the pedals.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,297
Posted By Harhir

Our city abandoned the electromagnetic loops a...

Our city abandoned the electromagnetic loops a few years ago and now uses cameras. You need a good bright bicycle light to point at the camera and it mostly works.
02-16-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Harhir

Thanks that helps. But I still wish the app would...

Thanks that helps. But I still wish the app would support this report.
02-15-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Harhir

Question Garmin app and history settings

I have a question on the Garmin app. When I look at the history of all my recorded rides I can either select the past 7 days, past 4 weeks or past year. I would however prefer a calendar view where I...
02-11-22, 09:59 AM
02-10-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 89,561
Posted By Harhir

This looks cool. What type of "hitch" do you use...

This looks cool. What type of "hitch" do you use so that it can swivel?
02-02-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Harhir

Thanks for reminding me of ebikesca again. I...

Thanks for reminding me of ebikesca again. I found this website some time ago but did not remember the link. I will do some research.
02-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By Harhir

I remember the same thing here in the US. We had...

I remember the same thing here in the US. We had tons of bike share bikes here in DFW. Ofo, Lime Bike and a few others. These were left everywhere. People even threw them in rivers, lakes... It got...
02-01-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Harhir

DIY cargo bike and where to get eBike parts?

I converted a tandem recumbent BikeE2 into a cargo bike and I would love to add a motor for e-assist. I think the only option I have is to add a rear hub motor. The front crank set has the sprocket...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Harhir

Yes I contacted Lightning. But their responses...

Yes I contacted Lightning. But their responses was not helpful. And that 1x12 setup is not stock. Neither are the brakes. I assume the original owner just bought the frame and had the bike custom...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,086
Posted By Harhir

I have been using Marathon Plus for years. I...

I have been using Marathon Plus for years. I commute daily with additional rides on weekends. About 3K miles in total per year. I don't recall the last time I had a flat. It has been a few years....
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Harhir

Determining age of a Lightning Phantom?

I have two Lightning Phantom. One I think is from around 2000 and the other one probably just a few years old. I bought both used and have no history on them. I am trying to find out how old they...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By Harhir

BikeEs are comfortable bikes. Enjoy the rides.

BikeEs are comfortable bikes. Enjoy the rides.
Forum: Recumbent
01-24-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 451,560
Posted By Harhir

That is a fair price for a Phantom. I have a 2000...

That is a fair price for a Phantom. I have a 2000 which I bought used about 5 years ago for $200. I love it and put around 10K to 15K miles on it. I also just bought another much newer one which I...
01-24-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Harhir

I actually found an older kids helmet in my...

I actually found an older kids helmet in my garage. I thought I had thrown this one out years ago when became too small for my daughter. Good thing I did not. Same buckles. So I cut off the strap and...
01-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,398
Posted By Harhir

I normally ride by my own. Mainly because I don't...

I normally ride by my own. Mainly because I don't cycle because of the sports aspect only. I want to see new surroundings and will also stop frequently to take pictures or just enjoy the scenery. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,379
Posted By Harhir

Dito. I use the same. That insert works great. I...

Dito. I use the same. That insert works great. I ride recumbents due to my back issues and panniers are the only option on a recumbent.
01-21-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 371,464
Posted By Harhir

My 1986 Gazelle shortly before I sold it. Great...

My 1986 Gazelle shortly before I sold it. Great city bike. I just didn't ride it enough since I switched to recumbents.
...
01-21-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Harhir

Bicycle helmet strap extenders?

All. Is there something like bike helmet strap extenders? I have a long head and I am having a hard time finding a helmet with straps long enough. My current helmet barely works with the strap all...
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