Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Thread Killer evblazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Marfan Syndrome-Clyde-DFW, TX
    My Bikes
    Fuji Touring Xtracycle, Merlin Road, Bacchetta Giro 26 (Sold), Challenge Hurricane, Cruzbike Sofrider
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I cheated on my xtracycle with a giro 26 :-(

    The shame! A commuter/touring recumbent which I now sqeeze under the wieght limit with my weight loss.

    My poor bike. How will I ever explain. It looks so sad


    I've been looking for a little light duty alternate/spare bike specifically cross bike. I tried a fuji cross pro and it didn't feel any different then my xtracycle for the short ride I was allowed to take and little quicker off the start and lighter to carry but that was most of the difference.

    I used to ride a recumbent BikeE and still have it with it's cracked seat but it is waaaay too slow and upright. A few mph slower then my 75lb xtracycle and I just can't climb in the bikeE well even spinning. (67 if you subtract bag/clothes/lunch for commute). But the giro just felt really fast even with platforms and it took bad pavement really well. I'm going to ride my xtracycle over on saturday and they are going to let me take the giro for a nice long multi hour ride with my own pedals and such to get a better feel for it.

    Anyone commute day to day on a giro 26 or other recumbent on rough roads? It'll definately be a different ride and different muscles for my 42 mile round trip commute. Front and rear lights, fenders, reflective tape and a small tail bag would be it though. No racks or anything.

  2. #2
    cyclopath vik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT, Surly Big Dummy, Surly 1x1, Surly Pugsley, Bike Friday Tikit x 3, Bike Friday NWT, Bow Cycle 24, Santa Cruz Nomad
    Posts
    5,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    I don't commute exclusively on this, but I use it a fair bit. It is a dual 406 wheeled Challenge Taifun...seat is about 12" off the ground. Loads of fun!

    I've got a bunch of other "normal" bikes like a Surly LHT, Thorn Sherpa & Cannonadle R800.

    Enjoy your bent! If you haven't been there check out www.bentrideronline.com
    safe riding - Vik
    VikApproved

  3. #3
    BF's Level 12 Wizard SingingSabre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    Diamondback Sorrento turned Xtracycle commuter
    Posts
    1,414
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't worry, Xtras are forgiving. Just make sure to feed her plenty of chain lube.
    Shameless plug (my sites):
    Photography
    Vanity
    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How will I ever explain. It looks so sad
    It's all an act. While you've been riding the Giro 26, Xtracycle has been ridden by someone else. Probably your best friend. That's they way it usually goes down anyway. We'll probably see all the details on some syndicated TV show in a few months.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    Trek Mountaineer modified with a NuVinci; Montegue Paratrooper folding mountain bike; Greenspeed recumbent; Surly Big Dummy with Stokemonkey
    Posts
    1,768
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The one time I tried to ride a recumbent I almost broke my neck.

  6. #6
    Thread Killer evblazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Marfan Syndrome-Clyde-DFW, TX
    My Bikes
    Fuji Touring Xtracycle, Merlin Road, Bacchetta Giro 26 (Sold), Challenge Hurricane, Cruzbike Sofrider
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hm. A little surveillance and I got this picture tonight. Maybe they can have a cheaters bicycle special

    (My wifes bike got a free ride home while she is on call)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •