eBent Recumbent Cycling

A Bent Look at Self Contained Touring

Archive for August 2006

BikeE FX for Sale

with 32 comments

img05.jpg

Update – 05/02/08 – Bike is no longer available – on loan

I’ve added the Slipstream to my stable and need to free up some space in the Garage for Jeanne’s Car this winter. So the BikE FX is the logical candidate. It has above seat steering that is preferred by most riders but all of my other bikes have USS.

It is a very rugged bike and a great starter recumbent with not many miles on it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 27, 2006 at 10:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

The Centenial Trail

with 2 comments

red_wagon.jpg
The Centennial Trail is another Western Bicycling Trail that I had heard much about and made sure I included on my Western Tour in July.
footbridges.jpg
There are two section of the Centennial Trail.

The Spokane section of the Centennial Trail is about 37 miles long, you can find detailed maps and information at Spokane Centenial Trail.

The North Idaho Centennial Trail runs approximately 24 miles from a few miles east of Coeur d’Alene to connect with the Spokane Centennial Trail. Information and a map of the North Idaho Centennial Trail can be found at North Idaho Centenial Trail.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 25, 2006 at 8:34 pm

Posted in Rides, Tour Planning

Hot Buy – Even Better Price on Eggbeaters SL

with one comment

pedcrk_egg_sl.jpg

I just found this incredible price on Eggbeater SL Pedals. It is good enough that I’m buying a second set. Old post has been updated.

Bike Smart Sierra Trading Post is selling the 2005 version of the Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL Pedal for $79(at Bike Smart) $47.96 (new price found 8/25/2006) $59.95 at Sierra Trading Post (updated 9/16/2006).

Apparently the Eggbeaters were popular enough that Sierra Trading Post decided to call them a Clearance Item and raise the price, but $60 is still a great price.

These pedals usually sell for well over $100 ($120 List). Yes, they are the 2005 version not the 2006 version with blue high lights, but they otherwise look the same to me. I bought a pair for my Sat-R Day ( I wish I’d seen the $48 price before I ordered), that’s how good that price is. You can find them at Sierra Trading Post.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 25, 2006 at 9:31 am

Posted in Pedals and Shoes, Tips

Bike Pump Update – Air Revolution Mini Foot Pump

airrev_tearsheet.jpg

9/19/2006 Update – Unaceptable Rating
In May I posted a review of my latest bike pump, see the update  Mini Foot Pump Air Revolution Early Failure and promised an update after my July Tour. This pump worked very well but not for very long, see the update. I have to remove my recommendation of this pump..

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 23, 2006 at 12:39 pm

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Bike Path

with 6 comments

untitled-1.jpg

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Bike Path may be the longest bike path in the US, over 72 miles and is located in the Panhandle on Idaho.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 23, 2006 at 9:06 am

Posted in Rides

Hot Buy-Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL Pedal-Updated 9/16/2006

with 3 comments

pedcrk_egg_sl.jpg
Bike Smart Sierra Trading Post is selling the 2005 version of the Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL Pedal for $79 47.96 (new price found 8/25/2006) $60 (new price 9/16/2006). These pedals usually sell for well over $100 ($120 List). Yes, they are the 2005 version not the 2006 version with blue high lights, but they otherwise look the same to me. I bought a pair for my Sat-R Day ( I wish I’d seen the $48 price before I ordered), that’s how good that price is. You can find them at Sierra Trading Post.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 22, 2006 at 5:02 pm

The Bennett Test – Testing Tires & Tubes

leave a comment »

cont_tt_20x175_190_general.jpg comet_20x135k_blk-ref_182_general.jpg

Conti Touring 2000 and Primo Comet

The Bennett Test is for new tires and tubes. It is also used every time you change a tire or tube if possible. Obviously, this does not apply to road repairs.

The Test

An inflated tire must sit in the garage over night and not lose pressure before you ride on it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Roland

August 22, 2006 at 8:31 am

Posted in Equipment, Tips