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    Father of all bents keeps on going

    He keeps going and going. This article filled in some blanks for me about what I'm missing in my commuting gear . . . look at those turn signals!

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    Any link to the article?

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    Oh, cool. He's the author of "Bicycling Science". Thanks for the link.

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    Rather sad that the racer in the '30s was not mentioned, or Gardner Martin was not remembered for his '74 Easy Racer beginning. They would be "fathers of 'bents" to me.

    But thanks for the interesting link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countersTrike View Post
    Rather sad that the racer in the '30s was not mentioned, or Gardner Martin was not remembered for his '74 Easy Racer beginning. They would be "fathers of 'bents" to me.

    But thanks for the interesting link.

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    There can be no doubt that Charles Mochet was the father of the recumbent. There were others earlier, but he made it work. CycleGenius has a nice little article on their website. http://www.cyclegenius.com/history.php There are some nice pics of this recumbent racing at Velocar Racing in 1934

    Some credit should be given to Popular Mechanics for popularizing the "Ground Hugger" design in the '60s. And then the team work of David GordonWilson and Chester Kyle at the International Human Power Speed Championship, an event I was privileged to attend. Gardner Martin sites them as influences in his early design so I think credit is due there. Gardner Martin Interview

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