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Dem slow bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:28 am
by europa
Dem slow wedgies kept getting in the way :D

Reckon he's riding a tadpole?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Uichk7kso

Richard

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:30 am
by europa

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:32 am
by europa
Just because I like the look of it. Notice the steering?

Image

Richard

suffering daughter induced sleep deprivation

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:48 am
by mikesbytes
Like the way the power delivery is setup, you can use a conventional triple and drive thru the small ring and therefor use readily available parts

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:51 am
by europa
There are some really cool engineering exercises in home built recumbents (yup, that was a home built), the commercial bikes are dinosaurs in comparison.

Richard

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:44 pm
by Bnej

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:23 pm
by europa


That's the big disadvantage with bents, you can't stand to sprint but by cripes he did well didn't he, I expected them to disappear once they all stood up.

Richard

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:48 pm
by Kalavo
europa wrote:Just because I like the look of it. Notice the steering?


Very cool!!!! To order the plans or not to order the plans...

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:09 am
by Kalgrm
Hate to say it, but the pic shown here doesn't look terribly practical to me. The position of those bars would leave the rider all cramped for space and in a fairly non-aero position. And what's with the knobbies on the rear?

Cheers,
Graeme

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:38 am
by Kalgrm
Apparently dem slow bikes aren't quite so slow in Texas.

At the recent Texas Time Trials, John Schlitter (the bloke who designs and sells Bacchettas) set a new record time for individual riders of 29 hours and 1 minute to cover the 500 mile course. The TTT is open to all bikes, all riders, so it's a pretty good feat.

Another bent rider set a new lap record of 50 minutes for the 20 mile lap. That rider was part of the team which beat the previous 4-man record of 25.5 hours for the 500 miles, all on bents too.

Here's the thread on BROL.comfor further reading.

I don't think any of these guys are significantly under 40 years old. Slow bikes? Me thinks not!

Cheers,
Graeme