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Old 12-29-08, 09:17 PM   #1
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Couldn't Be Happier!!!

My HP Velotechnik Streetmachine is 1 week old. I have spent as much time riding it as is humanly possible since I picked it up.

I am absolutely hooked!!! What a fantastic way to travel!!! Unbelievably comfortable and, so far, there is nothing on any of the trails or roads that I routinely ride a DF on that I can't navigate quite happily on the bent.

My DF commuter bike is going on Craigslist tomorrow which says it all.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to those folks who responded to my questions before I bit the bullet and bought it.

Ride on!
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Old 12-29-08, 10:13 PM   #2
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That is great news. Enjoy the ride, I am glad you love your new bike.
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Old 12-29-08, 10:39 PM   #3
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I googled your bike to see what it looks like. That's a very nice looking machine. Looks very comfortable too. How many speeds does it have?
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Recumbents are the best kept secret. Try to control your happiness. NOT!
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It is good to hear of someone who is happy with his new purchase/experience. If only more people could overcome their prejudices against 'bents and try them, there would be lots of reactions like scouser's.
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I remember that first day I rented a trike, 20yrs since I last rode(Carple Tunnel at 1st). I experianced a freedom I'd forgotten, that was the Catrike Road. Later I rode the Velotechnic Scopian, but bought a tour ready trike that I have toured on for the last 2yrs only. Rotator comfort 3 ...
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It is good to hear of someone who is happy with his new purchase/experience. If only more people could overcome their prejudices against 'bents and try them, there would be lots of reactions like scouser's.
I must admit it does draw lots of attention. No point in being shy though eh? Just came back from a 25 mile spin. No neck pain, no wrist pain, no ### pain....just a wide grin and sore quads!
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I googled your bike to see what it looks like. That's a very nice looking machine. Looks very comfortable too. How many speeds does it have?
thanks! It is a stock 2008 with 24 speeds. In hindsight I might have gone for disc brakes but it's not too big a deal. The nearest recumbent stockist is 3 hours away and I wanted to buy a bike that I'd test ridden. He only had two in stock and both were identical. I must admit to sticker shock when I was researching these but I have no complaints. Now I am planning some decent length tours for the spring and summer.
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All I gotta say is ...continue to enjoy...and spread the word.
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My HP Velotechnik Streetmachine is 1 week old. I have spent as much time riding it as is humanly possible since I picked it up....
Did you get the suspended fork? I'd love a review, if you did. I've been eyeing that fork for a while, because it is the only aftermarket fork I can find for a recumbent, besides White Bros. which are way out of my price range.
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