Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gotta clean shop and make room - recumbent frame goes

I have a counterpoint presto recumbent bicycle frame which I purchased with a plan to built it up. Reality intruded in the form of my responsibilities as a dad. I installed a new headset, folding stem and handlebars. It has a comfy web seat and uses 20" 451 wheels and I have two brand new premium wheels with new tires and tubes. I would be willing to trade the trade and possibly the wheelset for something more practical: a "hike a bike", good 20" trike wheels rear or front (W/drumbrake or dynohub?), OCC Stingray parts, high grade mountain bike. I'm open to suggestion and would potentially be willing to meet up to arrange to swap our respective bits in the NY/NJ/PA/CT/MA area...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Replaced trike handle bars, AGAIN

I had given up on the 1st set of replacement bars, they were not the correct size for the stem and my work around didn't hold it securely. I was literally on my way to "The Lab" to look for a replacement, when I hit a pothole and the screw snapped, eliminating the possibility of further delay. While I was there, I collected some mountain bike brake pads and adjusted the hub brakes. My dad cut down the excess bolt length in the breadbox with a Dremel for me. I'm looking for a pitbull on ebay to replace the whole sidepull brake unit. Got to have optimum braking power with a kid on the back!

Friday, May 20, 2011

trike saddle upgrade

I replaced the fat granny seat with a bontranger saddle with integrated flashing lights and suspension. It's less bulky, lighter and a good overall upgrade.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Trike upgrades 2.0

Latest upgrades:
1) Tweaked the way the breadbox is affixed to the trike! The sight of the kids on the playground pushing on the back of the seat made me nervous!

2) finally got the seatpost/saddle adjusted and solidly locked into place.

3) Replaced the stock apehangers with these bad boys! the best thing besides the cooler look is it's much easier to get things mounted better. After I was able to mount the mirror where it was useful, I added the padded dashboard. My son wants a ATV feel to it. The "Dash" has 4 neoprene pockets including a bottle holder

4) replaced the seat strap with one with a fastex buckle.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

trike kid seat completed!

I finally completed my initial efforts to create a seat for my little one on the back of the trike. We rode to school on Friday and my bigger son rode it home with him in the afternoon. The main pieces are a wooden breadbox I have screwed to the rear basket mount with some scraps of plywood and a seat off a discarded Big Wheel. The bread box is solid, offers a small enclosed storage space and was free! I have more things to do the the trike but this was huge to me and both kids enjoyed riding it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

spring cleanup time - shed extra weight/stuff

Just posted a recumbent frame, fork and bits on ebay. Gotta make some room get some busks! Counterpoint Presto SWB recumbent bike framew/web seat Ebay item : 290544359023

I have so many projects on. Get the wife's bike back on the road, tune up my two bikes: the recumbent and the Mountain bike. get rid some of the "Extra stuff" upgrades on the folding trike, create/prepare whatever a trailer, seat or something for riding w/my little one.