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Old 10-08-11, 06:31 PM   #1
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Could I really make it to work on a recumbent?

Seriously, I think I'd run out of gas.

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I think that would be a hoot for riding on the bike trail or doing an organized ride like the Big Dam Bridge 100, but I'm not sure I'd want it as a commuter or utility bike.
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I bet it would get up the hills easier....

Really someone mentioned a bike



and I went to see if there was a row boat kind of thing that did the same ... no such luck, this looks like some dorkus contraption.

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I bet it would get up the hills easier....

Really someone mentioned a bike



and I went to see if there was a row boat kind of thing that did the same ... no such luck, this looks like some dorkus contraption.
Owners say that Rowbikes aren't really a good choice for covering vast distances; they lack things like rack attachments so they have no storage capacity. They are more of an around-the-neighborhood exercise machine thing, not really intended to replace a cross-country bicycle.

There is a row-trike (tadpole-style) somebody makes. OR maybe a quad? It costs a fortune IIRC.

Also RANS used to make sail trikes. Many years ago. 1970's I think?
They began making delta recumbent trikes, then got the idea to add a sail (since they were in Kansas and it was always windy) and then they realized that the sail could push you WAY faster than you could ever possibly pedal, so they took off the bicycle-pedal gears totally. There's not too many places you can easily use such a contraption though, and they don't make them anymore. One was on eBay a day or two ago.


If you want a recumbent that is easy to ride, comfortable for long distances and relatively inexpensive, one to consider is the Cycle Genius Falcon LS: http://www.cyclegenius.com/falcon_ls.html
It is NOT particularly fast, however.
All recumbents are generally more comfortable than upright bikes, but not all recumbents are faster than upright bikes.

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I saw a guy going up a hill the other day in San Francisco on a recumbent. He was passing all the triangles up!

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Seriously, I think I'd run out of gas.


Are you saying that "Rowbike" in the photo is Not a Recumbent? You had better check again- last time I checked, if the rider can NOT stand on the pedals, it's a recumbent.

I think the "Rowbike" IS a Recumbent, but for the movements of the arms and torso, which might make the riders position somewhat odd or unusual at the front part of the rowing stroke.
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