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A Cannondale R2000 with some fairly nice shiney bits off ebay. Its light and the previous owner had put a very nice set of integrated carbon bars on it, in fact once I got over the sore butt and the extra effort required to get from a - b it has become a trusted mate.
After 4 weeks of aclimatising my muscles I was starting to get some good speed, and quite enjoying not standing out like the proverbial balls on a dog when, on my way home, down the usual bike path I hit a bump that I hadn't seen (the irony is not lost on me lost control of the bike, careered off the path hit a tree, gave myself a bit of a knock on the head, buckled the wheel, snapped the handlebars ($600.00 dollars to replace apparently) cut myself up a bit and critically injured my pride......gutted.
I have had it fixed and am going to ride it to work tomorrow - get back on the horse and all that I am not sure that my safety assessment was so brilliant.
Good luck out there everyone Its not always the drivers you need to watch out for!!
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I experienced the same poor night vision on my lowracer until I purchased and installed a set of Ayup intermediates - brilliant!
The lights are on a bracket on the front derailleur post, just over the centre of the BB.
Now I can see the bumps better at night than the daytime.
Low Racer - Recumbent
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Good story though. If you've been riding with J.P. with his lights on you'll know the difference. Anyway, different horses for courses and good to see you're ok (aren't you?).
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