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    First time being bent!

    I bought a bent just before the snow came......4 long months ago....today was the day. I have been looking for a snowfree strech of road to ride my lwb, uss bent. I found a spot. What a great ride, seemed very easy to learn. My bike is a Mikado it is a goofy bike with 120 speeds being an ebay find it was cheap at 500.00, but seems good enough for a taste. I can now see why you folks like these bikes.


    Being the neophyte I am I was a little worried about balance and stuff but it was a hoot and no problems at all. I was able to ride in and out of the ice pockets on the road and still keep my balance.

    I do have a little question, how do you mount the computer, with the uss its rather open in the front, an no obvious spot to mount one.

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    How do you get 120 speeds? Anyhow, you could consider a wrist-worn wireless computer or make a mount for the maintube somewhere. Where do the mirrors go? Most times people at MTB bullhorns for accesories.
    Today is a great day to ride!

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    Senior Member teamcompi's Avatar
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    It has a front triple, with a mid frame block with a spacer, the top cog of which supplies the rear 8 speed.

    So its 3 times 5 times 8 which is 120.... it might be 3X6X8 regardless its a whole lot of gears. The crazy thing is that it shifts fine, should provide tons of entertainment while grooving along the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamcompi
    My bike is a goofy bike with 120 speeds, being an ebay find good enough for a taste. I can now see why you folks like these bikes.
    Welcome to recumbent cycling!!

    I'm jealous of your triple digit gears!
    That's one of the fun things I like about recumbents;
    innocent bystander;..."that's a pretty snazzy rig! How many speeds does it have?"
    you;..."a hundred and twenty!"
    ib;.(either) because that's more than they imagined . OR . because they think you are mocking their knowledge of gears on a "bike".

    One of mine has 54 speeds & the other has 72.
    Those numbers usually get a similar reaction, but 120! Man, that's sweeeet!

    So post us a picture of your Mikado, I haven't seen one yet.

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    Did someone buy out and rename the Peugeot/CCM/Quetzal thing again?

    http://www.quetzal.ca/c105use.jpg

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    [QUOTE=BlazingPedals]Did someone buy out and rename the Peugeot/CCM/Quetzal thing again? QUOTE]

    Think so, the one I have is a lot more colorful but looks the same.

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    This was the second almost snow-free weekend for the new bike. Yet to mount the spedo but I usually hit about 50 km an hour coming down the hill from home, I assume I was going about as fast. Seemed rather unstable a little wobble at the high end, is this normal? I did a little crash on the ice but one good thing on a bent is that your close to the ground when you fall...hurt my feelings the bike is fine. The 120 speeds, made going up hill a snap, the low speed control was very good. With the snow melt there is a lot of water on the road, water up ones leg is an odd feeling at my age, where can I find a small fender for a 16 inch wheel?

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