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Dem slow bikes
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:28 am
Dem slow wedgies kept getting in the way
Reckon he's riding a tadpole?
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:30 am
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:32 am
Just because I like the look of it. Notice the steering?
suffering daughter induced sleep deprivation
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:48 am
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
There are some really cool engineering exercises in home built recumbents (yup, that was a home built), the commercial bikes are dinosaurs in comparison.
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:44 pm
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:23 pm
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.
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:48 pm
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
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?
Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:38 am
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.com
for further reading.
I don't think any of these guys are significantly under 40 years old. Slow bikes? Me thinks not!