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Old 04-18-07, 03:59 PM   #1
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Check Out My New To Me BikeE

Hello, this is my first "bent" I don't know what model it is so if any of you know, let me know.It has Hayes Hydro discs, Sram 9 speed. Anyhow I got it yesterday off CL for 200.00 I thought it was a great deal, I hope It was. Rides great !!
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Old 04-18-07, 04:00 PM   #2
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Nice! Have fun!
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What a deal!
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Sweet ride. Enjoy....=-)
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How can I determine which model it is ?
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Old 04-19-07, 12:32 PM   #6
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http://www.simplecom.net/poleary/bikes.htm

Maybe an AT?


Damn shame they went out of business.
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Great deal and a real sweet way to find out if bents are for you. Gotta feeling you're gonna have a fun summer.
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Old 04-22-07, 08:55 AM   #8
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It looks like an AT (air technology) and probably a later model from the disk brakes. Happy riding.
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Old 04-24-07, 04:04 PM   #9
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I agree it looks like an AT but with added disk brakes. I owned one as my first recumbent. I'm not sure what year mine was because I bought it used back around November 2000, shortly before BikeE folded the company. The AT had a rear shock only and I think the one with both front and rear shocks was called the XT. Somewhere I have a list of all of the models from back in 2000 or so. It listed for about $1100 not including disk brakes.

It's probably the easiest recumbent for anyone to hop on and ride away. It has zero learning curve. It's not a light recumbent and it seemed like it took a vast amount of energy to pedal it but that was long before I got my recumbent legs. Mine had the SACHS internal rear hub and I had problems with it by the second year I owned it. SACHS (now SRAM) is a bear of a company to deal with for spare parts. Certainly not all SRAM products are a problem. My trike has SRAM Dualdrive and it has performed flawlessly for more than 10K miles. Enjoy it. I've met people who could ride one for 30+ miles without getting exhausted once they got used to it.
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Enjoy it. I've met people who could ride one for 30+ miles without getting exhausted once they got used to it.
Yeah I just got through my yearly charity ride from Houston to Austin, aprox 180 miles and I don't think I could do 50 mi on it yet.. definately different leg muscles used. I like it so far, I have it rigged with my daughters Burley trailer and we take 2-3 mi rides in the neighborhood. It sure is smooth..
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The old venerable 3x7 hub had a loyal following, including me. I never had a bit of trouble with it; I just put a few drops of oil in a couple of times per season and it did its thing. The hub didn't like to be mis-adjusted, but OTOH, it was pretty easy to adjust and wasn't anywhere as picky about the adjustment as a 9-speed derailleur.
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It is an NX. You can tell because it is Green and equipped with both Hayes Hydraulic Disc Brakes and a Schlumpf Mountain Drive.

The NX was the only model offered in Green and was only produced for one or two years.
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What a great deal! Just the mountain drive and components are worth more than that!
Enjoy your ride dude!
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What a great deal! Just the mountain drive and components are worth more than that!
Enjoy your ride dude!
Yeah that mountain drive crank is really cool.. Looks like I got off good, the guy that sold it to me was the original owner, and told me that it was 1800 new.. but I was thinking that he was just giving me the sell.. Oh well,,, I love it so far..
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What a great deal! Just the mountain drive and components are worth more than that!
Enjoy your ride dude!
+1!
The Schlumph by itself is more than twice what you paid for the whole kit & kaboodle!

You SCORED, dude!

And I'm a big fan of BikeE's too!
But our Schlumph is on one of the Greenspeeds.

OK, I'll just say it ...

"I'm jealous"!!!

So if you ever want to upgrade, I've got 2 Bills sitting here, with YOUR name on 'em!
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Hello, this is my first "bent" I don't know what model it is so if any of you know, let me know.It has Hayes Hydro discs, Sram 9 speed. Anyhow I got it yesterday off CL for 200.00 I thought it was a great deal, I hope It was. Rides great !!
Do you still have the green BikeE NX? How is it holding up? I saw one on CL this week for $250 and wondered if there were any issues finding parts for a 15 year old bike.
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My first recumbent was a BikeE. It encouraged me to move up the "food chain" a bit for follow-on 'bents. I hope you enjoy it.
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My first recumbent was a BikeE. It encouraged me to move up the "food chain" a bit for follow-on 'bents. I hope you enjoy it.
The BikeE was new to the OP in 2007.........
Wonder if he still rides it or has moved on
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I rode one of those for about a year. If you picked one up cheap, I'd say go for it, if nothing else, just for the components. BikeE used nice stuff and the OP certainly scored with his.

I'd hesitate to recommend it otherwise. It's a little slow, a little heavy, it's got tiny wheels and it's a bike that just makes you feel about 20 years older than you are. It had the same target market as the Electra Townie or Lincoln Town Car. There are plenty of them for sale here in the Puget Sound region though.
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Update - bought the BikeE NX. Saw no issues with the schlumpf, and the wheels were surprisingly true, but the hydraulic brakes were shot, so was the grip shift and chain. Replaced the brakes with BB7's (needed a special bracket) replaced the 8 speed cassette with 9 speed, new grip shift, brake levers, cables, chain, tires. Basically rebuilt the bike. My reward was when my wife took it for a spin and remarked that this bike seems much faster than her BikeE, looks like my wife got a new bike!
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That'c cool,
but I see what your doing,, sneaky you are..

I used the same method, It worked flawlessly..

Priming/prepping your wife, doing the smoke and mirrors thing on her so you can get away with
buying a $3,000 bent you've been lusting over
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