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Old 05-13-00, 07:25 PM   #1
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I was prepared to buy a Vision 45 recumbent when my friend, who was also very interested in buying, did an endo on one during a test ride...not sure of the cause...may have put the front brake on...but it all happened too fast. Is this a common occurance? Does the front wheel being under the legs promote accidents...sure like the ride but hate road rash? Thanks for any replies!
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Old 09-11-00, 08:02 PM   #2
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accidents!

Generally a recumbent is safer than a wedgie. It just takes a little getting used too. I personally he=ave a balance problem a "tadpole" (two wheels in front) recumbent trike was the answer for me. Its very aerodynamic with a 35 degree seat angle, I use a spinee on a pole, to attract drivers attention, but generally get a wide berth from drivers because "I'm different", You want to read more? check out my web site, click on trikes http:\\www.alaska.net\~mnewell.
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Old 02-20-01, 12:59 PM   #3
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An endo? hmmm thats kinda hard since all the weight is usually on the back wheel. Well there is a chance while turning with a swb to block your turning when your foot is in the wrong position, this with practice will discontinue. And if you tried to sharp a turn with a lwb you have a chance of peddling right into a no balance stance. All these things with practice will disappear. Don't worry there too fun to not try to get used to them....
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"Endos" are far more likely on conventional bikes than on any 'bent, even a SWB model. The only safety issue with 'bents is a greater chance of going under, rather than over, a motor vehicle during a collision. For single-vehicle incidents, they are almost always safer than uprights.
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Must say, this is the first time I have EVER heard of someone doing an endo on any recumbent.
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