recumbent bike advocate
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Okeechobee. Florida
Bikes: Bacchetta Belladare, long wheelbase
I don't ride a P-38, but I have found that the combination of 20" front and 26" rear is an unstable way to build a bike. I had an actionbent Jetstream I, set up the same way, and had the same problems. I did a high-speed get off on a corner in the RV park one morning when I dropped the front wheel into a chuckhole in mid-turn. I mean I went down HARD, and left skin and blood on the asphalt. Wasn't able to ride again for several days. I crashed several other times running in shallow sand, or when there was sand on the road in a curve or turn.
So, I went to a Catrike Trail, three wheeler. NO MORE problems running slow on a long uphill, no more problems in the turns, can stop and wait for traffic and stay clipped into the pedals. Much better.
Tractor Tom in Okeechobee