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Old 06-11-12, 05:36 PM   #1
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BikeE AT arrived!

My LBS put my newly acquired AT together a few hours ago (my first full recumbent). What a blast! I've only had the opportunity to give it a twenty minute test drive before retiring it for the evening due to previous commitments, but I'll be up at dawn to give it a full workout & adjustment tweaks.
It's not a totally foreign experience to me, as my current rides are semi-recumbents (Rans Fusion & Rans Cruz), but I'm already loving this bike as much as my current pair (which is saying something).
One minor disappointment..... I was under the impression that the sweet seat back on my bike had three adjustment angles, but it apparently isn't so on mine..... at least not that I can see.
I have already, by the way, ordered the replacement sliders from Bicycleman when I checked mine out & realized they hadn't been replaced (due to the recall on these).
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I like someone getting a BikeE and being excited about it.

Last year I met up with 3 people riding them on a bike trail. Had never seen a "pack" of BikeE riders before.
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Photos when you can please? Got any history on it? I too am thinking of a Bike E (if I can ever find one near me)...Congrats to you!
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Photos when you can please? Got any history on it? I too am thinking of a Bike E (if I can ever find one near me)...Congrats to you!
I'll be posting photos when I return from a trip I'll be leaving on tomorrow (should be back in about 10 days). By that time I will hopefully have installed a top loading stem & a set of these very cool adjustable sweep Batavus handlebars..... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Batavus-Adju...ht_1381wt_1165
..... (I don't quite get the stock "mountain bike stance" handlebar setup on this or any recumbent..... just my preference, I suppose). The guy I purchased it from told me that he had purchased it from his neighbor's estate, who had purchased it new about a decade ago, putting on about 50 miles before letting it languish in his garage. Consequently, it has seen very little use. The biggest problem with obtaining this bike (& many other recumbents I tracked on Ebay during my search) is the unfortunate fact that most sellers don't seem to want to (understandably so) go through the hassle of dismantling & shipping these oversized machines, making them bargains for any prospective buyers in their area (bidding competition cut to almost nothing by location limitations), but frustrating for those outside of the area trying to locate a particular model. After unsuccessfully attempting to have two sellers ship their bikes to me, I lucked out with this one.

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