Are you still the owner of the Lynxx? While reading through the thread I noticed that nearly all your problems have been solved. Just the numbness in your feet were of concern. Just wondering whether this numbness is caused by having the wrong pair of bike shoes. The comfortable position of a recumbent enables you to put quite a bit of pressure on the click pedals. If the soles of your shoes are not stiff enough the pressure on your foot is quite concentrated on the point of the clicks which could cause the numbness.
Uba Tracker wrote:Hmmmmmmmmm, some very thought provoking comments there fellas, and very much appreciated too.
The main reason I began to look at different models was to try and alleviate some new found aches. My ride frequency/distance has risen sharply in the last 3 or so months and some new unwelcome side effects have surfaced, pain across my lower back and tingling to numb feet. In the early days I didn't notice it due to short ride times but now I'm doing two to three hour rides every second day and it always starts the same way, first the aching back then the tingle in the feet which will change to numbness and then a burning sensation if I persist. When I first started riding the Lynxx I put the seat in the most upright position which assisted me in feeling comfortable and getting used to the new riding style. However the seat remains in the upright position and I noted only today that this is effectively causing my hips to roll forward. The Lynxx seat (like many other), is, by default, set up in quite a reclined position which no doubt is where it best supports the torso, so it may well be that I have inflicted this on myself. Ian at Flying Furniture has jumped all over the issue and has offered all sorts of advice to remedy the problem, right up to seeing if a Bacchetta ReCurve seat can be retro-fitted to the Lynxx, many many thanks to Ian, what a lad. Anyway that's the unabridged version of events, so it goes without saying that if you, my fellow bent riders, have any advice, suggestions or ideas please let 'em loose. I would rather not sell the Lynxx but if I can't remedy the situation then it's the likely step.