Wow you say that Randy S. even went as far as swapping out the seat! He must like that bike, but that is far more than the typical buyer would go in "upgrading". If he goes even further and swaps out the wheels, and the entire drivetrain, I would just advise someone to just go ahead and buy a "mainstream" bent unless they must absolutely have the frame on the Wally bike.
I am even getting tempted to order one myself though I am saving for something a little (but not much) pricier, like an Actionbent for example. However, I do have a preference for more upright seating , and a low BB, and that's the kind of ergonomics found on the Hyper Insight. The EZ-1 and EZ Sport have this too, but have you checked the prices on those lately? $725 to $800 for an EZ-1? I don't think so!
By the way, that's one cool looking LWB you have there! Like I said, you don't need anyone else to make your next bike
Edward Wong III
"Bentless in Orlando, FL"
Originally Posted by PaPa
Tim, yes, I certainly agree. However, I can understand the skepticism because I, myself have dropped serious green stuff at big box stores and ultimately end up on the losing end. We all realize it can easily go either way, especially when the price seems 'just too unbelievable'. That said, the fact that Mr. Schlittler openly admitted upgrading one, including a premium seat swap, should be a strong indicator that the bike has serious potential.
BTW, congrats on your success with your tilter - you've raised the bar, and inspired me to start sifting thru my piles again and start scribbling illegible 'chicken scratches' on restaurant napkins. Another thread perhaps.