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Old 09-18-07, 09:38 AM   #1
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In another thread, someone wondered how many of us are riding recumbents. Let's find out. If you have a 'bent, tell us about it here.
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I have a Sun EZ-Rider AX. This was the top of the line EZ-Rider, which Sun discontinued in 2007. It shaves off several pounds by using an aluminum frame. But, as EZ-Riders do, it adds a few back by having a heavy-duty soft-tail shock absorber.

Here is a pic with specs:
http://www.bike-alog.com/BikePedia/H...r+AX&Type=bike


I haven't ridden it much so far this year, maybe only 80-100 miles. I plan to ride it more over the next few weeks. I've found that there are muscle groups that don't get worked on a diamond frame bike that let you know real quick on a bent that they are not in good shape. Haven't gotten past that yet.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:46 AM   #3
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I ride an Easy Racers Gold Rush Replica.

I listened to DG about how fast a white bike is. He's full of it.

Wish they had a black frame to fit me. I'm still slow on a white bike and the
white bike is a pain trying to keep half way clean.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:49 AM   #4
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Now running Stock Chromo Fork
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Used to have a homebuilt Bentech, but that went down the road to my brother.
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I ride an Easy Racers Gold Rush Replica.

I listened to DG about how fast a white bike is. He's full of it.

Wish they had a black frame to fit me. I'm still slow on a white bike and the
white bike is a pain trying to keep half way clean.
Now that's just hogwash, because everyone knows a white bike doesn't even get dirty!
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Old 09-18-07, 10:55 AM   #6
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I ride an Easy Racers Gold Rush Replica.

I listened to DG about how fast a white bike is. He's full of it.

Wish they had a black frame to fit me. I'm still slow on a white bike and the
white bike is a pain trying to keep half way clean.
By now your slow on a light grey bike.
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Old 09-18-07, 10:58 AM   #7
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I have the three bikes in my signature. Besides sharing the tandem, my wife has a Rans Stratus, and the old Easy Racers version of an EZ-1.
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Old 09-18-07, 12:20 PM   #8
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2005 Actionbent suspended RoadRunner (Social bike) and 2002 Optima Baron (Grins and giggles bike). Why? Because I am 68 and I can!

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By now your slow on a light grey bike.
Come to think of it, I can't think of a single thing I'm not slow at.

I know, I know--"at which I'm not slow."
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Now that's just hogwash, because everyone knows a white bike doesn't even get dirty!
hmmmmmmmm....................my white bike usually looks like it's been through the hogwash---and it's less than 2 months old.
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Come to think of it, I can't think of a single thing I'm not slow at.
There are times when being slow is much better than being fast.
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Old 09-18-07, 02:20 PM   #12
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I have a yellow Bacchetta Giro 20 that I bought a month ago and accessorized with black fenders, a rear rack and kickstand. I've also added a mirror and a Kryptonite lock.

I've used it on a trip around Pinnacle Mountain, one trip to Lake Maumelle and two 50 mile trips around Lake Maumelle. I'm now training myself to attempt a Century in two weeks at the Big Dam Bridge 100.



I only have one problem. What kind of stickers should I put on it so that the teens in the apartment complex don't think it's cool, ie tempting.

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Old 09-18-07, 02:34 PM   #13
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Rans Stratus & Specilaized Roubaix, I'm 60 years young and have logged 6147 miles to date this year
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Volae Team highracer http://imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling/volaeteam
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EZ S;ort AX here. I love the thing, so much comfort and so little pain. They are sturdy, nice rides. I needed sturdy because I was 290 lbs when I got it. Now I'm 230. You got to work it off. bk
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Old 09-18-07, 09:09 PM   #16
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RANS Tailwind. 3500 miles in the 18 months since I got 'bent.
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Old 09-19-07, 02:52 AM   #18
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Old 09-19-07, 07:19 AM   #21
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Have a LWB Burley that started out life as a Koosay. Replaced the seat with a RANS seat, then most of the other components with high end stuff as they wore out after 4 or 5 thousand miles. I replaced the cranks with 153mm cranks from 'Bikesmith Designs' and geared the front triple rings down a bit to make up for it, because of a previous stroke and weak left leg, which now is completely gone, thanks to that bike!
I'd probably have an upright bike or two in my stable, particularly for off road MTB'ing, but get severe pain, weakness and numbness in the left leg if I ride an upright much.
The bent handles everything from paved roads to loose gravel rails to trails paths just fine, so guess I'll have to live without any serious single tracking. Climbs well with the shorter cranks and lower gearing, and I find I spin up hills at about the same speeds as the upright guys in a similar age and fitness group.
Looking at a Rans V3 aluminum for more serious roading. Maybe next year.......
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I do about 3000 miles per year.
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Old 09-19-07, 11:22 AM   #23
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Brand new Sun EZ Sport CX here. Got 6 miles on it so far just tooling
around the neighborhood. Looking forward to getting out of work
Thursday A.M. so I can take a longer ride.

EDIT: Took that ride, and loved every minute of it!!!!



EDIT: 09/03/2008
So we got an EZ Tandem in the Spring and the Volae Tour last week, both used.





can never have enough machines around.

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Old 09-19-07, 08:30 PM   #25
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05 Catrike Road. The one with indirect steering. Am I the only tadpole trike person here?
BTW, I just went over the 5000 mile mark since I got it about 1 3/4 years ago.
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