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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Great if it works for you but I am sorry to say I can not find one good reason to copy this hack. First of all mowing BOTH the grip area of the bars and the saddle this far back does not make sense at all. Mowing only the grip area of the bars do.
    Moving the seat tube back behind the bottom bracket is an old frame geometry design to bring rider into a more straight up position. In the 70's, it was called the cruiser bike.

    Now it has been rehashed. Townie calls it Flat foot Technology
    http://www.electrabike.com/Bikes/townie-bikes-electra

    A few recumbent builders like Rans and Day6 bicycles also have come with a semi recumbent bike and it has been labeled "crank forward" bikes.
    http://www.rans.com/bicycles/crank-forward.html

    Good riding !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGaerlan View Post
    Moving the seat tube back behind the bottom bracket is an old frame geometry design to bring rider into a more straight up position. In the 70's, it was called the cruiser bike.

    Now it has been rehashed. Townie calls it Flat foot Technology
    http://www.electrabike.com/Bikes/townie-bikes-electra

    A few recumbent builders like Rans and Day6 bicycles also have come with a semi recumbent bike and it has been labeled "crank forward" bikes.
    http://www.rans.com/bicycles/crank-forward.html

    Good riding !
    Ok, but I am talking about the hack of a bike with a frame not designed for the purpose, not generally turning down bikes (like the Townie) built for it with far longer wheelbase (not many factory built recumbents is this short). I also worry about your seatpost being safe (not bending) and the weightdistribution on your bike more than where your hands and bum ends up being during your ride.

    Maybe you are in control and know what you are doing but I would not recomend peopel copying it and for sure in my opinion not a solution for the OP.

    Edit: Maybe start a new thread for this bike? I have some suggestions..

    Maybe more of an "alt bike" http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...t-Bike-Culture
    Last edited by badmother; 08-16-12 at 12:29 AM.
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