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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:12 pm

Looks really good....

How does it ride ?


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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby landyacht03 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:45 pm

Im rather suprised at just how smooth it is ti ride. as soon as your on the open road its straight into the big chainring. . If i zone out and pedal I just leave my regular ride group behind. I only sweat on my back against the seat, and cannot get to the point where im winded. . Its a great way to exercise the "other " muscles that dont get a work out. on the roadbike.
the rolling resistance is right down. i cruise down hill not pedaling at speeds i would have to really work at on the RB. only got up to 60kph so far , need a different crank set to go higher,Ive an old biopace thet might get a trial.
this also leads to the question , are lower recumbents more efficient? im thinking of the next project. and something long and low would be an interesting thing to play with.something I could pop a body over ?
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Riggsbie » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:51 am

Are low racers more efficient......?

Tricky one, you certainly get benefits in the real world, I miss a lot of side winds and side head winds as you tend to be at the height of hedges, fences, walls, ditches, etc....so certainly helps there....

But high racers are fast and efficient too....not owning a high racer I can't comment.....

I think bottom bracket height and seat angle are the critical factors to going fast....

I am sure someone will come along with more comments !


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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby landyacht03 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:11 pm

I would be fascinated to be able to compare them. I get a feeling that I might have to bite the bullet and do it. mid winter is a slow time and shed time is available.
Ive been hoarding 90's chrome moly race bikes for a tandem , but have ended with too many :D
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby lobstermash » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:35 pm

I took delivery of my Performer USS 700C Toscana yesterday afternoon. Very nice looking bike. But you'll have to take my word for it until I can get some decent light and scenery to shoot it in.
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Low Racer » Sun May 04, 2014 11:42 am

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N+1

Just won myself a Vendetta frameset on bay. Looking forward to trying a FWD bent.
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Roinik » Mon May 05, 2014 6:38 pm

And here I was eying off that one! That's a good deal, even if it is the 1.5.

I can't emphasise enough about the importance of following the Youtube videos on how to start riding it. Being at a 27 deg seat angle you may find it a bit more challenging if you haven't ridden FWD bent before. The fact that you've ridden bent before may be a hinderance.
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 06, 2014 4:23 pm

Niiiiice !
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby lardass71 » Thu May 08, 2014 7:26 pm

lobstermash wrote:I took delivery of my Performer USS 700C Toscana yesterday afternoon. Very nice looking bike. But you'll have to take my word for it until I can get some decent light and scenery to shoot it in.
enough excuses I want pictures or it never happened


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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby lobstermash » Thu May 08, 2014 9:13 pm

Just got home from a short blast on the Toscana and felt guilty about having not taken any shareable pics yet... Promise I'll take some photos on Sunday if the weather holds out.
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Low Racer » Mon May 12, 2014 1:52 pm

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Vendetta has arrived. OMGosh!! This bike is not easy to ride. Feel weird with the front assembly moves when steering. Getting use to it slowly.
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Aushiker » Mon May 12, 2014 6:46 pm

Low Racer wrote:Vendetta has arrived. OMGosh!! This bike is not easy to ride. Feel weird with the front assembly moves when steering. Getting use to it slowly.


Nice comparison photo.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby lobstermash » Mon May 12, 2014 8:18 pm

lobstermash wrote:Just got home from a short blast on the Toscana and felt guilty about having not taken any shareable pics yet... Promise I'll take some photos on Sunday if the weather holds out.


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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby petie » Wed May 14, 2014 8:17 am

lobstermash wrote:
lobstermash wrote:Just got home from a short blast on the Toscana and felt guilty about having not taken any shareable pics yet... Promise I'll take some photos on Sunday if the weather holds out.


:oops:


The weather better have been terrible!
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby petie » Wed May 14, 2014 8:19 am

Low Racer wrote:Image

Vendetta has arrived. OMGosh!! This bike is not easy to ride. Feel weird with the front assembly moves when steering. Getting use to it slowly.


If you don't get along with it, I'll gladly take it off your hands 8-)
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Low Racer » Wed May 14, 2014 5:47 pm

petie wrote:If you don't get along with it, I'll gladly take it off your hands 8-)


:-)

I have a baron for sale if you interested :-)
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby landyacht » Tue May 20, 2014 10:50 pm

Low Racer wrote:Image

N+1

Just won myself a Vendetta frameset on bay. Looking forward to trying a FWD bent.

anychance of some fore and aft pics so i can knock one of theses up from the scrap pile :D :D :D :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Low Racer » Wed May 21, 2014 7:38 pm

landyacht wrote:anychance of some fore and aft pics so i can knock one of theses up from the scrap pile :D :D :D :D :mrgreen:


http://cruzbike.com/vendetta-2.0-unboxing-and-build

Check this out. Very detail pics on the Vendetta frame.
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Re: Show off your Ride

Postby Poiter » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:18 am

Hey Melvyn - check the bag under seat. One of mine.
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