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Old 01-01-05, 03:37 AM   #1
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please post pics of your bikes here

pretty please?
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Old 01-01-05, 11:09 AM   #3
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(pretty please? )

There is a thread with "Bent" photos. The last reply was Dec. 05, 2004. Okay, here is pictures of six (6) of the seven (7) "Bents" that I have in my stable.

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If it ever quits raining, I'll take a pic of both of my hi-racers together. In the meantime, check further in this newsgroup for a few pics.

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This is our VR-85, nicknamed the Road Runner.
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You guys look familiar. I'm sure I have seen you at the Midwest Recumbent Rally.

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My faired HP Velotechnik Streetmachine GT:

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So this is what my GT will look like when my Streamer Fairing arrives and is mounted. I have been waiting with anticipation for two (2) months.
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Received my Streamer Fairing this evening in the middle of a snowstorm. 8" of the white stuff on the ground and expecting another 6"-8" overnight. Can't wait to mount it on the GT but no need to rush. Can't ride with this white stuff clogging the streets.
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Yeah, took a while for mine to come through too, got the Speedbag reasonably quickly, but had to wait ages for the Streamer.

Found an extra advantage from the Streamer last winter - Cycling along one evening when the grit-lorries were out treating the roads before the snow came. On the 'bent, my head is at just the right level to get a face full of grit as they pass And when your face is cold anyway, boy does that stuff sting . Tilt the Streamer up slightly, and it does help to deflect the stuff away from you. Generally, I use the Streamer more for weather protection than for any aerodynamic effect - I'm rarely going fast enough for that.
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After the snow quit falling this morning we have 12"-14" of the white on the ground. This will curtail my daily rides for a few days until the roads are somewhat clean and not mucked up.
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Do they make trainers for Recumbents, that would be cool.
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Only for the NEWBIES that come over from riding DF's.

Yes, there are quite a few trainers made for recumbents.

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? I dont get it sry, i dont ride recumbents.
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I use a TACX virtual trainer with steerer for my Optima baron lowracer. All I had to do was lengthen the base of the trainer. I also modified a cycleops trainer to be used for a 20" rear wheel. My lowracer though uses a 650c rear wheel.
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Old 01-10-05, 11:06 AM   #17
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trying once again to post a picture, maybe I should do like the kids say, go out and work on the bike and let them do this!
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I guess I'll try once again, persistance is a curse!
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well,, heres another attempt.
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Only for the NEWBIES that come over from riding DF's.

Yes, there are quite a few trainers made for recumbents.

Very funny Dr. Duk.
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nice pics - those HP Velotechnic bikes look really good- Id really like to get a recumbent but they are so expensive sigh....Ill just have to stick with my DFs for now
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