As I mentioned in another thread, I just got another recumbent (bringing the total to 3; but, they are all in different places). I have a few questions.
First, I purchased it from a taobao vender. The frame says Allegro. I have never heard of this brand. Does anyone have any idea what it is a copy of and who makes it?
Second, the chain line is bothersome, where the chain crosses, just aft of the chain-rings the chain presses pretty hard against the chain going the opposite direction. The chain is in a tube at that point; but, I cannot fee that having the side of the chain constantly rubbing will cause inefficiencies and reliability troubles. It is so extreme that I avoid using the large ring entirely.
I looked at the pictures on the website and it appears I have it assembled correctly (there were no instructions). I don’t see any other way to run the chain. Any thoughts?
I took it out on a ride yesterday for about 60Km. I never was able to get the rear brake to quiet down and the chain will not shift into the smallest cog, I think the cable housing is too long. Other than that it seemed to ride ok. I had to stop and tighten some stuff a few times; but that is expected with a new bike. My biggest complaint, at this point, is the chainline.