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Dem slow bikes

Postby europa » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:28 am

Dem slow wedgies kept getting in the way :D

Reckon he's riding a tadpole?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Uichk7kso

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Postby europa » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:30 am

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Postby europa » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:32 am

Just because I like the look of it. Notice the steering?

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Postby mikesbytes » 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
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Postby europa » 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.

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Postby Bnej » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:44 pm

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Postby europa » 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.

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Postby Kalavo » 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...
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Postby Kalgrm » 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?

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Postby Kalgrm » 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.comfor further reading.

I don't think any of these guys are significantly under 40 years old. Slow bikes? Me thinks not!

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