Popular Bike Shops
Join the Cycling Forums on Strava
Australian Cycling Forums on Strava
Latest Reviews and Articles
Will your next bike be Intelligent? ABS and Smart Bike Tech
Vitus Vitesse EVO Disc Review – Speed Machine indeed!
- Posts: 237
- Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:50 am
- Location: Ballarat, Victoria
I'm getting a bit curious about them, and starting to wonder if it is worth picking up, or putting together a CF frame, to utilise all my 700C running gear from my flat bar roadie.
I've had a quick look at the RANS bikes and framsets, but they seem to be awfully expensive, even just for a frameset.
Maybe someone knows if there are any in Vic that i might be able to try out?
Homebuilt trike, with electric assist
26"/20" trike, "Goanna"
SWB recumbent, 700C/451 , "Kookaburra", homebuilt.
FWD project (Cyclone).
- Posts: 1314
- Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:12 pm
- Location: Albany. 400km South of Perth
I don't know much about CF bikes other than the heavy Giant Revive.
There is a bit of a discussion on BROL
http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageb ... hp?t=44157
May or may not be of help.
Personally I like the LWB Tourezy style bike. Its not quite CF but very comfortable and fast. Take a look at recycledrecumbent.
I'm building a LWB lowracer now.
- Posts: 186
- Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:55 pm
But I second the LWB, build it with twin 700's, major drawback is they are just so big compare to a CF or DF.
I had a couple of Chopper style bikes that are CF in all but styling bits and they were convenient and comfortable for a non recumbent.
- Super Mod
- Posts: 9653
- Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 5:21 pm
- Location: Success, WA
Of course, my needs are different to those who are most likely to get a CF bike. They may only want the bike to tootle off to the shops less than 5km away, in which case, a CF bike might be just the go.
Music was better when ugly people were allowed to make it ....
- General Australian Cycling Topics
- Info / announcements
- Buying a bike / parts
- General Cycling Discussion
- The Bike Shed
- Cycling Health
- Cycling Safety and Advocacy
- Women's Cycling
- Bike & Gear Reviews
- Cycling Trade
- Stolen Bikes
- Bicycle FAQs
- Serious Biking
- Audax / Randonneuring
- Retro biking
- Fixed Gear/ Single Speed
- Electric Bicycles
- Dragsters / Lowriders / Cruisers
- Children's Bikes
- Road Racing
- Road Biking
- Time Trial
- International and National Tours and Events
- Cycle Touring
- Touring Australia
- Touring Overseas
- Touring Bikes and Equipment
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- Country & Regional
- The Market Place
- Member to Member Bike and Gear Sales
- Want to Buy, Group Buy, Swap
- My Bikes or Gear Elsewhere
- Cycling Brands
- Malvern Star
- Custom Builders
- Generic Carbon
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users
About the Australian Cycling Forums
The largest cycling discussion forum in Australia for all things bike; from new riders to seasoned bike nuts, the Australian Cycling Forums are a welcoming community where you can ask questions and talk about the type of bikes and cycling topics you like.