M5 Carbon High Racer

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M5 Carbon High Racer

Postby Low Racer » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:49 pm

Hi,
Just put in a deposit for a M5. Can't contain myself with the excitement of owning a full carbon racer. Anyone want a low racer for sale ?? :lol:

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Postby DaveW » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:01 am

Pics of the new Chariot?

I want a low racer - just drop it of at my place next time your in the area. :wink:

Oh wait a minute you mentioned "sale" - no shekels left after the current bike. :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Hotdog » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:51 am

Ooh, the M5 Carbon High Racers are very, very nice looking bikes. Amazingly light too. I'm looking forward to photos and some ride reports :)
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Re: Highracer

Postby Storm » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:50 pm

Hey Chong whats making you turn to the high side? don't you like your lowracers?.....also you will need to change your user to highracer!
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Postby vonhazza » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:49 pm

Hi chong had a look at your new bike, very nice bit of gear.
Are you bringing it up for the Brisbane to Gold Coast ride?

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Postby Low Racer » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:40 pm

Hi guys,
I guess I will have to change to "high racer''. I have always wanted a M5 bent and the low racer was sold to me under the pretend of being a "M5". I subsequently found out it wasn't. Despite the disappointment, I enjoy riding the LR and it is fast.

Anyway to cut the long story short, a deal came up with the HR and couldn't not resist getting the bike. I was looking for a HR and if you look through previous line I did enquire about the Corsa. I am glad I had waited and this opportunity came up.

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The picture is from M5 library.

The bike I will be getting has a 650c front wheel with a single aero carbon fork. The rear is standard - 700c.

Will write a report when I have the bike next month.

I won't be going to the Brisbane now after blowing a huge hole on my bank account.

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Postby Uba Tracker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:14 am

Chong that is poetry in motion. It's a shame we wont see you and the new beast in Bris. :(

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Postby william » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:13 pm

oooh! Aaaah!

What is it about the M5's that make them look, look, look... argh! whats the right word... Sexy?

Makes you want to go mmmmm!

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Postby Hotdog » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:31 pm

They're lovely looking alright, I think it's the flowing curves.

Even better with the M5 tailbox, I reckon:

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Re: M5 Carbon High Racer

Postby Kalgrm » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:33 pm

Low Racer wrote:Just put in a deposit for a M5. Can't contain myself with the excitement of owning a full carbon racer.

Hey Chong,

When you finally pick it up, do me (and my marriage) a favour and refrain from telling us how little it weighs please! I don't need any more encouragement to be wanting one of those brazen hussies - er - bikes .... :D

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Ohh nice one Chong.
That bike's got curves in places where other bikes don't even have places :shock: Dead Sexy.

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Postby Low Racer » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:19 pm

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Updated photo from FF.

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Postby Uba Tracker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:13 pm

Stop it stop it stop it, Look keep posting photos like that and I'll have to have a cold shower. :D :D :D
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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:32 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Ohh nice one Chong.
That bike's got curves in places where other bikes don't even have places :shock: Dead Sexy.

Shaun

:lol: :lol: :lol: Love it!
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Postby Low Racer » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:35 pm

I like the look of the tail box too. It would be very practical for storing things for the day ride and at the same time increasing your efficiency. I have asked Bram Moens and any tail boxes from M5 would fit the bike. I might order the glass fibre one as the carbon fibre is approx Euro200 dearer.

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Postby bradwoodbr » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:59 pm

Congrats on the bike chong.
If is the near new one sold by FF, it is a beauty!!
I put in a close offer but did not win it.
Enjoy the ride and yes of course M5 bikes are very SeXyyyyy!

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Postby Low Racer » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:30 pm

Hi Brad,
Thanks. It is indeed the one from FF. Can't wait to take it out on the first ride :lol:

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Lowracer

Postby Storm » Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:52 pm

Hey Chong, can you show me a photo of your lowracer, what brand is it or is it a homemade?
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Postby Low Racer » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:42 pm

Hi Storm,

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The Taiwanese cromoly frame was ordered by Martin Arnold at Logo. He brought in two frames and spent many hours fine tuning the frame to what it is now i.e. re-routing how the cables are run. The frame is superbly TIG welded.

Just in case you not heard of Logo, here is the link.
http://www.logotrikes.com/

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Postby bradwoodbr » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:01 pm

Good on you for getting a genuine M5. Please let us know how it rides, and how it rides compared to your low racer.
By the way I saw your old low racer for sale as well and I would have sworn it was an M5 too.

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Postby Low Racer » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:49 pm

Hi Brad,
Yes. It was highly disappointing when I found out it isn't a M5. I did get some refund from the seller and which made it alot easier to accept. Even though it isn't a real Mc Coy, I am having lots of fun riding it.

I have lusted owning a M5 since riding recumbent earlier this year. So in 2 week times I will have my real M5.

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Postby Storm » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:06 pm

:lol: Thanks for the photo, you bike still looks sweet. I had the return side chain drop once and found it awful to ride, the wheel was hitting the chain regularly and I could hardly make a right hand turn, how do you find the experience?

Also do you find getting on and off your bike easy or arkward?
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Postby Low Racer » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:49 pm

Storm wrote::lol: Thanks for the photo, you bike still looks sweet. I had the return side chain drop once and found it awful to ride, the wheel was hitting the chain regularly and I could hardly make a right hand turn, how do you find the experience?

Also do you find getting on and off your bike easy or arkward?


Hi Storm,
The LR is my first recumbent bike which is probably a bit extreme for introduction to recumbent bicycle. Hence I have no choice but to learn how to ride with the dropped chain. Initially I wished I had the option of installing a front idler to manage the chain. Now it doesn't bother me anymore. There aren't many tight turns I need to negotiates when out on my usual rides. It will take time to get use to it and you may actually find you are faster with a dropped chain.

Getting on and off the bike is none issue as the tiller can be folded up. Stop start is getting better and require planning ahead when approaching stop sighs or traffic lights. Going uphill from dead stop is getting better.

What LR do you have?

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Postby Storm » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 am

My recumbents are homebuilt, I have an electric trike and a swb, being homebuilts they are still developing, the swb needs new seat padding rear rack, front brakes and the list goes on, the trike is a bit wide at around 860mm track so I would like to reduce that.

I built the trike and found the width awkward in the city, sure on an open road it is sweet but in the city you just cant fit the same places as you can on a 2 wheeler like slipping through bollards on paths and cars in traffic. The swb is great as it allows me recline and go where I like.

Now I think I'm progressing to a LR for the efficiency, I'm not too sure I will like getting on and off it tho, I imagine it would be more difficult then my swb and probably require an extra relaxed-take your time mentality. I'm probably comparing them to a DF that you can run along beside, jump on and away you go, I like that.

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Postby Low Racer » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:28 pm

Hi Storm,
Nice setup. Is the trike motorised? Are those battery packs on the front axles? The fairing on the SWB is ingenious. Always wonder whether there would be speed advantage putting one on the low racer.

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