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    Recumbent virgin

    Sounds quite attractive ( and I wish I knew of one ) but I should explain that since seeing a recumbent on a ferry crossing the Amstel in Holland this year I've been kind of bitten by the bug.
    It was a small wheel short wheelbase recumbent, with suspension, triple chainset and a joystick type steerer. i don't know what it was called but it had a yellow moulded (fibreglass) seat and did not look home made.

    I tried to track down a recumbent shop in Amsterdam this week when i was there but with no luck

    Anyone have a clue what it could have been? Where could I try a recumbent (in or near Scotland)
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    I've seen photos of the joystick SWB recumbent you describe. I think it may be a Challenge Twister (or Wizard) from Challenge Bikes, a Dutch company:

    http://www.challengebikes.com/NewCha...kes/models.htm

    I don't know of a recumbent shop in Scotland, however, Bikefix has a good website and is UK-based:

    http://www.bikefix.co.uk/bikefix.html

    Another UK-based outfit sells Optima (Dutch) and HPVelotechnik (German) at:

    http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/gallery.html

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    Eddie,

    Thanks for the great info!

    Kinetics are based in Glasgow, about 40 miles from here, and when I looked at the Dutch site, I think the bike I saw was a Challenge Taifun or Hurricane.

    I'll certainly be looking into this further.

    John
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    1995 Cinelli Supercorsa
    1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed
    2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
    (YES I LIKE STEEL)
    2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
    2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
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    There is an excellent bike shop in Droten, Holland in Flevoland approximately 1/2hour by train from Amsterdam. They have alot of different bents (Challenge, Flevobike, Optima) and you test ride them over a number of days with a group of riders.

    That is where I bought my Challenge Distance and I found Gerrit very helpful.

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    Next time I'm in Holland (probably early next year) I'll try to look them out.

    I was in Flevoland earlier this year and was shocked at the effect Fot and Mouth had had.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

    1985 Custom built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
    1964 Flying Scot Continental
    1995 Cinelli Supercorsa
    1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed
    2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
    (YES I LIKE STEEL)
    2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
    2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
    2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1

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