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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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