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    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
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    n+1 strikes again

    The last bike I bought was in '01, so this was about 7 years overdue. But here it is:



    It's a used frame, which I 'frankenbiked' using lots of parts from my spares drawers. (My V-Rex is now missing a cassette.) The hardest part to come up with was the custom BlazingPedals-built front disc hub for the 80mm dropout fork.

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    Wow is that low to the ground! How does it ride?
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    Batman's going to be pissed when he finds out you have his bike!

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    Thought recumbents were supposed to make the back and neck more comfortable. If I was riding that one- I would be straining to look over the top of my feet.
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    Love it, love it, love it. Not even on PBP have I seen anything quite like it.
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    Now your screen name makes sense to me. Holy chain lube. You've got to use almost an ounce of lube everytime you clean and lubricate that chain.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    That is way cool - I don't care how it rides, it looks totally rad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    Now your screen name makes sense to me. Holy chain lube. You've got to use almost an ounce of lube everytime you clean and lubricate that chain.
    That's nothing. A new chain will set him back at least $300.
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    It's even got lumbar support! Sweet! I love the look.
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    Groovy. Cool.

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    too bad you wrapped your brand new bike around a tree and flattened it

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    Looks like it should have headers and chrome exhaust pipes!

    I'd love to take that thing down my favorite local mountain.

    Nice!

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    You see, that's what happens when you don't follow the instructions.

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    Damn !!!

    Now that is what I call EYE CANDY !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Thought recumbents were supposed to make the back and neck more comfortable. If I was riding that one- I would be straining to look over the top of my feet.
    I found this picture of someone riding a similar one. It's a great looking recumbent but I don't think I would like looking over my feet either. I do want to try riding one but with a more upright position and the feet lower than my head
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    Do not let this bike get near velodiva's "Wicked".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    Now your screen name makes sense to me. Holy chain lube. You've got to use almost an ounce of lube everytime you clean and lubricate that chain.
    An OUNCE? He needs to buy it by the gallon!

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Wow that's pretty cool. But I'd be afraid my hair would get caught up in the tire or the remnants of what I rolled over stuck in the vents in my helmet.
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    Oh baby! That's one sweet looking build.

    I'd love to try out a lowracer someday. Once I retire I'll probably have to make my own. Around this town we barely have any recumbents let alone something like this. Probably something to do with the risks of the rider being lower than the hubcaps of all the trucks and SUV's out there.
    Model airplanes are cool too!.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    An OUNCE? He needs to buy it by the gallon!
    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan View Post
    Now your screen name makes sense to me. Holy chain lube. You've got to use almost an ounce of lube everytime you clean and lubricate that chain.
    One of the many hidden benefits of riding recumbents is the privilege of supporting the world economy by buying chain lube in volume. So far, I am only up to RockNRoll by the quart, but gallons with a power sprayer would be nice. <g>
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    Very cool...I assume this is the frame builder. http://www.velokraft.com/-vk2.htm. I noticed that you adjust the equivalent of the seat height by extending the crank set forward and back. I assume that this affects the rear derailleur?

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    I've never seen a bike like that. It's impressive and looks aggressive. How does it ride?
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    Congrats, BP!
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