info for a newbie?

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info for a newbie?

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:15 pm

just read the thread asking about bents for those with back problems, and as my girlfriend has a bad back and i twisted mine the other day, i'm now looking into bents a lot more seriously than before. Just wanting to know what shops etc in south east qld are best for info? I'm presently building a tandem from some old roadies so i have no hesitation in making a bent like the one on the above mentioned thread but i have NO idea about geometry etc.
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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby John Lewis » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:20 pm

ldrcycles wrote:just read the thread asking about bents for those with back problems, and as my girlfriend has a bad back and i twisted mine the other day, i'm now looking into bents a lot more seriously than before. Just wanting to know what shops etc in south east qld are best for info? I'm presently building a tandem from some old roadies so i have no hesitation in making a bent like the one on the above mentioned thread but i have NO idea about geometry etc.


Not too hard to build. Some good designs on net. Take a look at Atomic Zombie. Ive buit two from here. Also google recycledrecumbent. Its a Tourezy clone. I've built 5 for myself and others and they are all great. Starts with an ordinary steel frame bike and becomes a long wheelbase bent. Iv'e also built a Bentech. Plans available on net.

As said bents are great for bad backs.

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby The Womble » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:26 pm

Pardon my ignorance but what is a Bent?

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby John Lewis » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:47 am

The Womble wrote:Pardon my ignorance but what is a Bent?


Short for Recumbent.

Then again maybe it describes the riders. :lol:

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:59 am

John Lewis wrote:
The Womble wrote:Pardon my ignorance but what is a Bent?


Short for Recumbent.

Then again maybe it describes the riders. :lol:

John


Rarely used and seen but in this case yes it describes the rider :wink:

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby nayfen » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:53 am

As in the shape of the body or the state of mind?

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby Joeblake » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:49 pm

Just to make sure there's no confusion:

Here is a photo of three bent riders on non-bent bicycles:

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and here is a photograph of an unbent rider on a 'bent bike:

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And a 'bent tandem with the riders bent 180 degrees:

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And this guy's not bent, he's just twisted.

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Hope that clarifies it for you.
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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby Joeblake » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:59 pm

And take your pick:
:lol:
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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby John Lewis » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:13 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good one Joe

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby rustguard » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:20 am

:D funny; but that last bike is sus :shock:

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Re: info for a newbie?

Postby william » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:49 pm

Very Funny. I nearly wet myself laughing and my wife had to come to see and she too had to get a tissue.

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