Any tips for new BikeE RX owner?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Bri, May 6, 2003.

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  1. A number of bike shops online and off closed them out in the $700-$750 range.

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    Gator Bob Siegel EasyRacers Ti Rush "Bri" <"Share,D,Computer"@boeing.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Wow! I wish I could have found one for $700, I paid $1050! I guess that was better than $1500 for
    > a giro with none of the RX features :)
    >
    > Robert Siegel wrote:
    > >
    > > By the way, if you paid more than $700 for the BikeE RX you overpaid.
    They
    > > are purely clearance items.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Gator Bob Siegel EasyRacers Ti Rush "Robert Siegel" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > > message news:[email protected]...
    > > > Cancel immediately and get the Giro. You will end up hating yourself
    for
    > > > buying a very nice but SLOOOW and out of date out of production
    > > recumbent.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Gator Bob Siegel EasyRacers Ti Rush "Bri" <"Share,D,Computer"@boeing.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > Hello All: I just ordered my first recumbent yesterday and will pick it up
    today, a
    > > > > BikeE RX. Are there any tips that you experienced RX owners can pass along to me? I hope
    > > > > that it holds up since the company is out of business but I really like the ride and it's
    > > > > price couldn't be beat, although the Giro bike was very tempting but an added $500 couldn't
    be
    > > > > justified by me. Thanks, Bri.
    > > >
    >
     


  2. Edward Wong

    Edward Wong Guest

    > Yeah, here's a tip for ya.Have a lot of fun zippin' around by yourself, but don't go on any "club
    > rides"...enjoy,Mark C.

    When I used to own my 2001 CT, I did "club rides" at 17+ m.p.h. average and this was "box stock".
    With faster rolling tires and a Zipper fairing, who knows how much better I would have done on it. I
    guess my biomechanics worked for the BikeE. I got rid of it because the seat and I did not
    "agree":)

    Edward Wong Orlando, FL
     
  3. Tom Sherman

    Tom Sherman Guest

    BentJay wrote:
    >
    > Hey, Tom Sherman!
    >
    > As far as I know that's a front derailler on the mid drive of my RX. This devisive, splitting of
    > hairs is really silly, don't you agree?...

    NO! ;)

    Tom Sherman - Recumbent Pedant Quad Cities USA (Illinois side)
     
  4. Doug

    Doug Guest

    [email protected] (BentJay) wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...

    > Remove the sheet metal screw "safety" stop with a vise grips and slide the seat off when you need
    > to remove it. (Don't snap it off!) ...

    > BentJay

    Bentjay,

    I have a BikeE, CT CLWB. What's the problem with "snapping" the seat off the frame when you want to
    remove it? Thanks.

    Doug
     
  5. Tom Sherman

    Tom Sherman Guest

    Bri wrote:
    >
    > Thanks for the link. I was starting to get depressed reading the other posts. I picked up the RX
    > last night and road it until my legs were hurting. It is too cool!!! I did a little dirt riding
    > too, the other bents that I tried and examined look like they would self destruct off road but the
    > RX cruised them easily....

    The BikeE FX/RX is the best handling single-track recumbent on loose surfaces that I have ridden.

    Tom Sherman - Various HPV's Quad Cities USA (Illinois side)
     
  6. B.McD.

    B.McD. Guest

    Well that seems pretty good to me! I am going to mess around with my seat adjustments to see if I
    can make it better although it is already much more comfortable than any other bike that I've
    ridden. I also have an old shwinn beach cruiser so I am OK with the slow mode :) and I've already
    been ripping down some hills that I was wondering if it would get the speed wobbles on. It never did
    but it's kind of touchy at high speeds.

    Edward Wong wrote:

    > > Yeah, here's a tip for ya.Have a lot of fun zippin' around by yourself, but don't go on any
    > > "club rides"...enjoy,Mark C.
    >
    > When I used to own my 2001 CT, I did "club rides" at 17+ m.p.h. average and this was "box stock".
    > With faster rolling tires and a Zipper fairing, who knows how much better I would have done on it.
    > I guess my biomechanics worked for the BikeE. I got rid of it because the seat and I did not
    > "agree":)
    >
    > Edward Wong Orlando, FL
     
  7. Derek

    Derek Guest

    I dunno. My BikeE is a pretty fast bike. At least as fast as a Baron lowracer or a faired GRR. I
    have done a number of group rides with fast paced uprights on the BikeE. It's all in the bike setup.
    If you run slow tires, of course the bike will be a slug.

    Cheers, Derek
     
  8. Bentjay

    Bentjay Guest

    Doug,

    In my experience, a plastic clamp broke as I was snapping the seat off, fortunately at the end of
    GOBA. Since I didn't carry spares that little part would have canned the tour if it had happened
    during the week. By sliding the seat off the back of the beam, you don't stress those eeny-weeny,
    impossible to find parts.

    BentJay
     
  9. Bri

    Bri Guest

    Those parts look like they would be very easy to make, is there a better material to use other than
    derlin or or whatever it is?

    BentJay wrote:
    >
    > Doug,
    >
    > In my experience, a plastic clamp broke as I was snapping the seat off, fortunately at the end of
    > GOBA. Since I didn't carry spares that little part would have canned the tour if it had happened
    > during the week. By sliding the seat off the back of the beam, you don't stress those eeny-weeny,
    > impossible to find parts.
    >
    > BentJay
     
  10. Paul Harris

    Paul Harris Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Bri <"Share,D,Computer"@boeing.com> wrote:

    > Those parts look like they would be very easy to make, is there a better material to use other
    > than derlin or or whatever it is?

    As I think someone else already mentioned in this thread, those parts were the subject of a recall
    by BikeE, and were replaced with a similar-looking part with a steel binding around it. Apparently a
    few of them broke when under pedalling stress, and caused accidents. I don't know where you would
    get them, now that the company is no longer in business.

    Paul Harris
     
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