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Old 06-17-03, 07:53 AM   #1
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Iowa City cyclist sets national record

It's not often one sees recumbents in the news.

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/061703cyclist.htm
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Woohoo!!! Chalk one up for recumbent riders and Iowans every where!!!
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I want a bike just like his. But, how do they handle in turns?
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They turn great, my dream 'bent is a windcheetah trike. Amazing trikes, a bit on the costly side.
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My doc told me to get a bent. Question: Is there a strong used market for them? I would think many people buy them, only to become disenchanted quickly and then try to sell them in almost new condition at a greatly discounted price.
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The problem with bents is there are several different styles and it takes a few hundred miles to get your bent balance and legs so evaluation can be dicey. There is one market place on the web site: www.bentrideronline.com which is monthly webzine pulished for several yrs with all back issues online. Look on their bulletin board, (it is similar to this but only bents). Also on Google: select groups, then type: alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent for another group. You really need to ride a few to get an idea about them.
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There is one market place on the web site: www.bentonline.com which is monthly webzine pulished for several yrs with all back issues online. Look on their bulletin board, (it is similar to this but only bents).
Hi; I think you meant:

http://www.bentrideronline.com

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