Recumbent - OSS Conversion
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12-11-09, 04:50 AM
I'd like to convert my Vision R-40 from USS to OSS. I know that Vision used to sell the parts to do this, and also that Rans had a kit to do the same on some of their bikes. I've hunted around some and haven't seen any Vision parts available, I;ve seen various shops selling Rans parts.
My questions are: 1. It looks to me that the Rans parts should work fine on the Vision, can anybody confirm this?
2. Does anybody have a second hand OSS kit that they'd like to part with.
Thanks in advance.
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12-11-09, 06:45 PM
The stock Vision setup was praying hamster style. You can certainly get all the parts needed from various sources. The steerer is probably 1" threaded? Yes, you can get a threaded to threadless converter, and build it up using RANS parts. A Terracycles Glide-Flex stem would be more expensive, but a nicer more durable alternative to the flip-it.
12-12-09, 08:55 PM
I've done so, twice. My Vision R40:
My wife's R40:
12-12-09, 11:15 PM
I've done so, twice.
My wife's R40:
Cat: it looks like you used a Terracycle Glide-Flex stem to make the conversion. The OP may want to know the source:
(FWIW: I'm friends with the Terracycle folks. That doesn't stop them from making some darn fine bicycle parts.)
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