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Old 05-10-13, 02:10 PM   #1
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New to the bent world

I recently bought a Bike E because I wanted to try a recumbent bike and wanted a more comfortable ride than my hard tail mountain bike. I know Bike E went out of business in 2002 and I had some reservations on buying this bike due Bike E's departure. However, it is in such great shape and so comfortable I couldn't resist.

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Old 05-10-13, 04:44 PM   #2
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Should be a good starter 'bent for you and can become your backup 'bent when you buy your next one.
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Old 05-11-13, 03:09 AM   #3
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OP,, Keep It forever, a classic.

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Old 05-11-13, 10:04 AM   #4
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Welcome to the modern and smart side of cycling!!!!
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Well said Ridabent well said XD
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Congrats. on your "New to you" recumbent.

Hang onto your Mtn. bike as you'll still be able to get a lot of use from it. There's no law that says you need to ride either uprights or recumbents, in fact I ride with a lot of recumbent enthusiasts and we all ride our uprights when conditions call for it.

Your Bike-E will serve you well for many years. Eventually you may choose to move to a faster or different style recumbent and if you do, the Bike-E could remain your back-up 'bent or an introductory recumbent for a freind to borrow.

Enjoy your new ride!!
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Old 05-17-13, 04:39 PM   #7
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+1 on the enjoy the ride sentiment...you will enjoy...and agree you should keep your upright for variety.
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