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Old 12-26-07, 03:07 PM   #1
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Marauder, Meridian or Manufactured

Does anyone have any input on these two recumbents? I am thinking of building. I was wondering about safety, speed, commuting and how the line up against manufactured units.
The welding is no problem to me, it is part of my profession.
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David - hello again!

The Meridian was my first bent project:

http://www.atomiczombie.com/forum/to...?TOPIC_ID=1252

I chose the Meridian over the Marauder as the seating position was higher and I felt I'd be more visible in traffic. Also, the more upright seating position of the Meridian makes it better for acceleration and hill climbing. For flat road and down hill speed the Marauder would be the better. Will likely build a Marauder some time in the future as an "event bike".

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I was thinking of raising the main tube, in the book is labeled "G", to the height of the rear sprocket. This positions my seat at sprocket height, and should give me the a bit more upright position also retaining some of the low benefits. Any opinions are welcome.
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