LINEAR Recumbent

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LINEAR Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:31 pm

I now have a Linear LWB recumbent 1986. Snaps to follow. Bob :D :D

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby John Lewis » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:14 pm

I'll be interested to hear a bit more. Did the Linear have cable steering?

Here's an odd snippet about the designer/builder of the Linear.

John


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08 ... higan?lite

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:46 pm

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg78 ... inear1.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg78 ... inear2.jpg

The steering on this model (1986) is controlled by an adjustable rod. I'll take another photo of the steering side & post it later. Will keep in touch.
Bob

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby John Lewis » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:50 pm

What an interesting design.
I think the BikeE must have got some inspiration from the Linear.
What is the purpose of the quick release on the fromt of the main body? Does the head assembly remove perchance?
John

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby Poiter » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:46 am

Looks like a good one.
Think it needs a 451 front wheel.
The back end folds under for travel I seem to remember.
No idea on front QR - Fairing mount maybe?
Poit

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:25 pm

G,day, Yes very interesting to ride to. Both the seat and cranks move for and aft. (I paddle kayaks :lol: ] The front forks & rear fold back under, and the seat also folds down. Total weight is 15kg.

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:55 pm

Had to find a special tool today, so I headed down to the back of the shed. Its a place you take your life in your own hands.

Moved a few things, and then I saw it. The Linear recumbent, so I took it out washed it down and took it for a ride.


Its a good bent to ride. Always get some odd looks from people. Will take it for a longer ride in the morning. :D

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby justalf » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:05 am

I like that you kept us updated of your progress three and a half years later. Nice!
Yep, I have some bike.

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby OldBloke » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:37 am

So sad that it has been sitting in the shed unloved and unused. :-(

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Re: LINEAR Recumbent

Postby Recycler » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:18 am

Is there another Linear out there. 8)

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