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Old 12-13-07, 08:34 PM   #1
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new ride

I been looking at bents a few weeks and found this one at a store that was not going to sell them any more and this was the last one. 2006 model I think (couldnt find the paperwork or manuel at the store) but stickered for 995. I gave 800. Just had it a few days and went on 2 rides but i can already tell this will be my main ride form now on.
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Old 12-13-07, 08:55 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

If i would have the space to store one of these - they are mighty tempting.
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Looks like a nice rig!
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Old 12-13-07, 09:42 PM   #4
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Hey, a Red Bacchetta (Obscure paraphrased Rush reference )
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Tom, I remember someone suggesting you needed a bent after the surgery. You should sit on one. The seat is awsome. It seems slower uphills but so far on my 2 rides (12 and 20 miles) I have actually posted almost identical times. Getting going is still an adventure but i usually get going fairly easily. I just be sure there is no trafic as i sometime veer off the the side till i get going good.
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Old 12-13-07, 10:29 PM   #6
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My wife rides a bent. I don't like them (Except for one)....I've tried all types. I enjoyed a tadpole trike though.....felt like a Ferrari! If/when I get a bent, it'll be a high end Tadpole. I'm actually kind of looking into a build of a CF Monocoque tadpole. A friend sent me a design, and it's light! 29 pounds at rolling weight.
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Old 12-13-07, 11:11 PM   #7
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I wouldnt mind a tadpole. they are pretty sporty and can go as fast as i want. Sounds like you have looked them over. Actionbent and Terratrike make some real reasonable priced ones. Catrike has some that weigh in pretty light. Just like with bikes, the lighter they are the more they cost... If Calfee Design made a tadpole it might come in under 25 lbs.
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Sweet ride. I want to try one. My lbs rents them out, maybe I'll give it a go.
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I will have to talk to my lbs about trying one out. They look like they are very hard to start out from a stop. I have watched people that have been riding them for quite some time and they look very wobbly at the startups.
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Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime...
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Very nice. And great album Tom
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Speaking of new rides... I go for my fitting at the LBS in only 27 hours! I'm finally going to quit just talking about it, and actually buy a new bike. Surly LHT complete, with whatever bars/stem/post and other items need changed about to meet the fit specifications we figure out tomorrow. Plus I'm having a SON28 dynohub built into the front.
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Nice. A clubmate rides one here in SoCal. I dunno, though. If I was even tempted, I think I'd get a trike built for speed
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I didn't take you as a Rush Limbaugh fan, Tom. What a surprise!
Rush, the Band, not Rush the bloated political gasbag (You'd like them if you really don't know about them Their music is chock full of Ayn Rand references )
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"A Passage to Bangkok" would make an interesting bike tour!

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Congrats! I just sat in a bent on a ride through the Bronx a few months ago - I could have fallen asleep in the seat. Too big to get in the building though - good thing or I might be tempted!
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No worries! My A Year in the Life Video uses music from Rush's Geddy Lee for the audio track, BTW.
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Plus you missed Rush's best feature, they are like Canadian Eh!
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Yep, and I have seen them at Wally's Pigeonhole in TO, too! LOOOONG time ago!
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Have been to several of their concerts starting way back in the 70's when they were fronting. Great band.
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And the sandals!
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Yep, and I have seen them at Wally's Pigeonhole in TO, too! LOOOONG time ago!
I've heard them interviewed, they seem like a nice bunch of guys... They are getting a little long in the tooth now, I first heard 'em on 8-track, along with another old Canadian band Max Webster (front man Kim Mitchell had a new album out this year), and you can't forget the Guess Who, who are still around but not as the Guess Who, Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are touring again. Burton Cummings looks exactly the same today as he did in 1967.....

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This 1970's band from British Columbia, added a screamer by the name of Darby Mills to form the Headpins in the early 1980's, they are still touring under BOTH names......

There isn't $1000 on the line, but there are bragging rights.
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