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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    50+'ers Report your Bents Here!

    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.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by Tom Bombadil; 09-18-07 at 10:09 AM.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

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    Happy Rider
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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.
    Bike to live, live to eat!!

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    1999 Rans Rocket that used to have a suspension Fork.
    Now running Stock Chromo Fork
    Maxxis Hookworm 20x1.95 tires @110 psi

    Used to have a homebuilt Bentech, but that went down the road to my brother.
    A Mess of old bikes...
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    08 Gary Fisher Paragon

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    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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    Small Member maddmaxx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    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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    Wheezing Geezer Bud Bent's Avatar
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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.
    Bud
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    * 2007 RANS Stratus XP
    * 2006 Bacchetta Corsa
    My Blog - uneasy-rider.com

    They told me it's ok to post mileage over in the commuting forum, so you'll probably find me there these days.

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    Senior Member karterjimm's Avatar
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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!

    ................jim

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    Happy Rider
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    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."
    Bike to live, live to eat!!

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    Happy Rider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    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.
    Bike to live, live to eat!!

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    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.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by Artkansas; 09-20-07 at 03:24 PM.

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    Senior Member Pockets's Avatar
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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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    I own:

    Volae Team highracer http://imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling/volaeteam
    Challenge Fujin SL-II lowracer http://imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling/fujinsl2
    Velokraft VK2 lowracer http://imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling/vk2

    or, see all of my cycling pics at http://imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling
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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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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    RANS Tailwind. 3500 miles in the 18 months since I got 'bent.

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    Bacchetta Corsa

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    Senior Member Chaco's Avatar
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    Blue 2007 Rans Stratus XP, purchased on June 23, 2007. First bike in 15 years. Have ridden 1,750 miles since then, and loved almost every minute of it.

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    2007 Giro 26 just turned 2,200 miles for the year.

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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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    bobkat
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    I do about 3000 miles per year.

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    Spitfire RS 24 trike and a Windcheetah. When I want two wheel, I ride a regular DF bike, either offroad or on, but the trikes are first choice.

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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.
    Last edited by cranky old dude; 09-03-08 at 08:39 PM.

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    Approaching Nirvana megaman's Avatar
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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.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
    -- Albert Einstein

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