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Old 08-14-12, 04:55 PM   #1
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Sesamecrunch has betrayed us and left the fold!

I have found damning evidence that he has betrayed us and moved to recumbents. Shocking really!



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Old 08-14-12, 06:43 PM   #2
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Small wheels: he's still a brother.
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Old 08-14-12, 06:51 PM   #3
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He still talks to me ... tells me how much faster he is on a 'bent .. how his back doesn't hurt anymore.. very convincing really .. as always, great choice in hardware
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Old 08-14-12, 06:55 PM   #4
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Must take all weekend to oil that chain.
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Old 08-14-12, 07:36 PM   #5
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Old 08-14-12, 09:35 PM   #6
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Sheesh, that's the last time I share a secret with Mulleady. Harrumph!
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The blue one looks fast, looks like it's mostly carbon. Wonder how much it weighs.
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Old 08-15-12, 01:07 AM   #8
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I'd probably fall asleep coasting in one of those... lol.
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Small wheels: he's still a brother.

No! He was a purist before lol! I am going over to impound those 2 recumbents and replace them with this below:

http://www.icetrikes.co/explore-our-...y=tag&value=36
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Old 08-15-12, 01:16 AM   #10
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No! He was a purist before lol! I am going over to impound those 2 recumbents and replace them with this below:

http://www.icetrikes.co/explore-our-...y=tag&value=36[/QUOTE]

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Old 08-15-12, 04:51 AM   #11
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Those Ice trikes look pretty nice. I would love to try one someday.
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Old 08-15-12, 12:11 PM   #12
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The blue one looks fast, looks like it's mostly carbon. Wonder how much it weighs.
About 25lbs as it stands now. It's all carbon, but the front triangle is pretty "beefy" and most of the weight is up there. I suppose one could take 2 lbs off with weight-weenie parts.

The other bike is at 21 lbs, but others have built 19+ lb versions.
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About 25lbs as it stands now. It's all carbon, but the front triangle is pretty "beefy" and most of the weight is up there. I suppose one could take 2 lbs off with weight-weenie parts.

The other bike is at 21 lbs, but others have built 19+ lb versions.
More weight on the front is good, IME. Most recumbents are rear heavy and that affects handling.
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They are cool and was watching a video of the ICE trikes. Wow they go fast!
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they are lovely bikes btw Alan all jokes aside and more power to u!
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More weight on the front is good, IME. Most recumbents are rear heavy and that affects handling.
Especially true on a front-wheel drive recumbent.
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they are lovely bikes btw Alan all jokes aside and more power to u!
I like bikes

With my folder collection, it took about 20 bikes to satisfy my folderitis. With all that wisdom and experience behind me, it only took 4 bikes for me to satisfy my lust in recumbents. I love these two bikes and really don't lust after much anymore.

I haven't figured out if that's a good thing or a bad thing...
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I like bikes

With my folder collection, it took about 20 bikes to satisfy my folderitis. With all that wisdom and experience behind me, it only took 4 bikes for me to satisfy my lust in recumbents. I love these two bikes and really don't lust after much anymore.

I haven't figured out if that's a good thing or a bad thing...
So what are you saying? There IS a cure for folderitis?
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So what are you saying? There IS a cure for folderitis?
Yeah, but it's like curing a heroin addiction not with methadone, but with crystal meth!
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Yeah, but it's like curing a heroin addiction not with methadone, but with crystal meth!
Ahhh there speaketh another turncoat

What happened to HPFS and where has Diode100 disappeared to also?
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If he is happy with his present bikes, I am very happy for him.....Happiness always, Sesamecrunch. I don't measure someone by the bikes he/she chooses-sadly much different from most here. It is the person that always matters the most as our bike choices are dictated by our unanticipated physical needs as we age, injury, or lifestyle changes. I just hope he kept at least one folding bike for nostalgia & ease of traveling with a bike.
Best Wishes from Folder Fanatic!

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Old 08-16-12, 11:20 PM   #22
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Ahhh there speaketh another turncoat

What happened to HPFS and where has Diode100 disappeared to also?
But I never suffered from Folderitis. "Just one" is a bicycle, not a symptom.

HPFS, Diode and Snafu .... missing in action. Shall we revived HPFS for September?
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Old 08-17-12, 02:51 AM   #23
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Yes why not?!

We might let you back into the fold

PS You did influence your partner get a folder so you definitely had a mild form of the virus
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I only have one folder, but want another. OK, maybe two more....
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Especially true on a front-wheel drive recumbent.
I noticed that on the blue bike. I saw one made by a builder in Falls Church, VA. It's a really interesting idea with less chain and probably good for wheel durability since the rear wheel take more weight ... although now that I think about it more, the front wheel probably faces more lateral forces. Oh well ... this is a question for Jur or the other engineers, physicists, and so on around here.

How does it turn? I assume that there are restrictive limits to how much the fork can steer.
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