Recumbent eBay Thread

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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby burnt » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:10 pm

Certainly early morning is the best riding time in a Brisbane summer, however my experience is that as long you are moving there is generally enough airflow to avoid a meltdown.

However when you stop at lights or climb a long hill, it can get uncomfortably hot.

Don't forget the velo shell help to keep a lot of the direct sun off your body and helps to reduce the reflected heat from the road surface itself.

Compared to my trike, you certainly get more airflow on the trike, but you are also like a prawn on a barbie and can quickly burn in the sun- so like everything in life, it's all a compromise!

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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby fatherofmany » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:05 pm

It wouldn't be too hard to rig up a solar powered fan with the array mounted on top of the velo shell over a small hole drilled for a wire run. Inside a fan mount and a dashboard switch. It may not be an air conditioner but it would keep some air moving.

12v 1.5w solar array - under $10 from HK
12v 1w computer fan (again under $10)
a diode
a capacitor
some wire,
a switch
and some good old silicon to seal it all up.
< $30 and around 300g (and somewhere to mount it)

something like this, but in & on the velo


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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby smoran » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:13 pm

I've rigged up a fan inside the velo (5V powered from the USB port) to blow some cool air over me whilst I had the racing hood on. The trouble is that all you are really doing is blowing hot humid air around which doesnt really help.

What you really need to do is get cool air from outside in and an exhaust to get the humid air out. This means cutting holes in the Velo shell which is a scary idea :-)

A bonnet scoop like this on the top shell (above your legs/knees) would be ideal but that is a really scary large hole to cut ...

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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby fatherofmany » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:55 pm

And let water in too?
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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby chuckchunder » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:27 pm

OK who picked up that nicely equipped Bachetta Strada on ebay for $456?
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Postby fatherofmany » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:37 pm

chuckchunder wrote:OK who picked up that nicely equipped Bachetta Strada on ebay for $456?

Not I
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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:51 pm

There's a Bacchetta Corsa about to go off in a few hours time for under $400 so far. Like the previous bargain Bacchetta this one has 650C wheels.

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Postby Baalzamon » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:59 pm

just4tehhalibut wrote:There's a Bacchetta Corsa about to go off in a few hours time for under $400 so far. Like the previous bargain Bacchetta this one has 650C wheels.


Went for $1225 in the end, 30 bids. Decent price for the seller
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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:59 pm

Here's an interesting one, a folding SWB with electric drive on the rear wheel, pedalling on the front. I suppose that you can also consider it a 5-speed rear, 16-speed front, so an 80-speed bike.
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PS not quite recumbent but for some reason Gumnut has a lot of people selling dynamo hubs and wheels lately, including a Shutter Precision PD-8. And geared hubs like the Alfine 8. Mostly in Adelaide and going fast.

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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby TrikeTragic » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:23 pm

Not on e-Bay / Gumtree just yet (will be over the Christmas break), but my wife's 20-20 TriSled Gizmo is up for sale, in good nick with original Schwalbe Marathons, stored under cover and ridden only occasionally by The Boss.
Trike is in Melbourne (Briar Hill), I'll get a couple of photos organised in due course!
Say $1500 ONO.

PM me if interested!

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Postby just4tehhalibut » Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:38 am

Not sure if I should post this here but I noticed that someone in VIC has a conference bike for sale.
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This could be perfect for 'running' committee meetings on.

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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:05 am

And somewhere in NZ someone is selling a Swift folder that comes with a conversion kit to recumbent.
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I think that the modification is mostly a plate welded onto the headtube for the recumbent boom to bolt onto. Pity that there's no pic of the bike as a bent.

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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby chuckchunder » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:42 pm

How has this not shown up in my searches until now? What a bargain! A Windcheetah for twelve hundred bucks............
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/bi ... 1099382921
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Re: Recumbent eBay Thread

Postby zebee » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:35 pm

Via OzHPv, a carbon fibre low racer. How fast do you want to go?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191925182363?

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