Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes: BikeE AT--Gary Fisher DF
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I hadn't thought about hub brake, but I think you have a good point there. With the Ecospeed system, there is about 15 lbs of added weight, and with the speed and weight, it's really a mess stopping in the rain with the rim brakes. I expect I'll be going through rims and brakes until I make a change.
Could you tell me the difference between "ballistic fork" and "springer fork?"
I'll be having this modification done by a bike shop, as I don't feel comfortable with head sets and forks, but so far have been unsuccessful finding someone who will do the work. Two shops close to home turned it down flat. But they've given me a hard time in the past, just because it's recumbent. There's a recumbent dealer in Philly that actually builds custom bikes, so I'm pretty sure he'll be able to help me, it's just a matter of getting me and the bike there since I don't own a car. I might break down and get a U-Haul van.
Thanks again for your insightful reply. This forum is such a great resource, and it's fun too.