Recumbents and all feet forward machines
I'm planning on buying a bent, as for when, well that depends on if I can get that kind of money together and convince the wife
I'm also trying to decide on what style since there's so many to choose from. To help with that I've tagged along with a WAHPV ride last year and plan to go for a few more when I get some time. Nice bunch of fellas.
/ Giant OCR / Go Vegan /
I'm on the WAHPV email list and they are indeed a nice bunch of blokes. You're lucky to have them on hand. There certainly are a lot of styles to choose from. Graeme (kalgrm) and Hotdog both gave me a lot of help in choosing the Flying Hamster, and in warning me what I was getting into. I also understand the money side of it, so I was very glad to hear about Craig and Just Bents Still a lot of money but it made it affordable whereas there is no way I could have bought a Bacchetta. My hand problems were one trigger to buy, the other was the price, but neither of those are the reasons I wanted a bent, I just wanted one because it's different
I had a good bike ... so I fixed it
I wouldn't mind one just t say i have one and i think they look really efficient.
Someone posted plans on here about building one....anyone know where they are. I did a search to no avail.
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKYS. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.
Until next time...
The lest $s....
For a bent...
ok find a low step over bike [old like say a Raleigh 20 or ...]
Cut a BB and crank off an old steel bike
have it welded on the front [if you can't do it yourself]
get a roller from say a kids skate b...
[to run the chain line though]
Make sure it's geared down
Don't forget a new seat [home made is fine]
And try it out
You'll love it and that will make you go out and spend all your $s on a great one
Last edited by Leigh_caines on Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Been thinking 'bent for a while, just don't go tellin' the GLW.
Not sure if I'd go with a hamster, USS or one of these little darlin's from Flying Furniture...
Any trike riders out there who can tell me the pros and cons of tadpole versus standard trikes?
London Boy 29/12/2011
One for â€œMulger billâ€
Iâ€™d only ever ridden a 2 wheeled recumbent but after getting a mate onto a â€œGreenspeedâ€ [he has a couple of disabilities that make 3 wheels necessary] I couldnâ€™t want for a go.
Iâ€™d thought a lot about the advantages of this bikeâ€¦
No balance worries
No matter how wet or muddy or icey you will stay upright.
Can be geared so low you could pull a ton up hill
Would be a great chair in camp at night.
I couldnâ€™t wait to try it out.
I real thought there would be a trike in my life soon
So the day came when my mate was going away for a week and I could use his bike.
Set it up for my leg length and I was away,
20ks first day
49ks next day
60ks the next
Cons- [I hated it]
It was rough [as in the roughest ride of any bike Iâ€™d ever ridden]
If the road was sloped it felt like you were riding sideways
You look straight up the tail pipe of ever car [big cuts full at the lights]
At high speed [I took it up to 75kph] the road vibration near rattled my teeth out]
I didnâ€™t like the seat
Peddle seemed to be at the wrong height
So this great piece of engineering â€¦ this beautiful looking bikeâ€¦ just wasnâ€™t for me.
Later my mate Bob made one with 20inch wheels and while the bigger wheels helped a little I still hated it.
No trike in my lifeâ€¦ Iâ€™m staying with 2 wheels till I fall off
G'Day Mullger bill, Good Question ! My thoughts are thus. Tadpole.. Better brakes and steering, harder to build. Delta.. Easyer to build. Both have their good points and ride OK. Try both types Good Luck.
OK, Thanks Leigh and Recycler.
I reckon I could put up with most of the cons except the harsh ride.
Time for a bit more thought and scheming...
London Boy 29/12/2011
How interesting are the results form the poll? 23% of the voters are not inetrested in 'bents, yet here they are, on the 'bent forum. Methinks maybe there are some closet bent dwellers out there who aren't quite quite ready to come out......of.......the .....closet, so to speak.
A bad day's riding beats a good day's work everytime
Let's tick off the ones we know and see who else come out
That's eight, any more
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London Boy 29/12/2011
Ooohhh, ooohh, me too, me too...
Been fairly quiet on the list for a while, but I'm still here. Built my recumbent with the help of John Lewis (another member of the list) about a year ago. Some info on the bike here http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1078&start=25
Scroll down until find my user name rdp_au.
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