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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikewer
    Odd, opens instantly for me....Lets try this:



    Success! I was looking around at some info this morning, and it's a good thing I decided to chuck the cheesy suspension forks that came with this bike, numerous recalls and reports of failures.
    The hell is that thing? A mountain bike/recumbant hybrid?

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    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalHead90
    The hell is that thing? A mountain bike/recumbant hybrid?
    That's just a homegrown mountain bike-to-recumbent conversion. You can get a commercial product for converting a mountain bike into a FWD recumbent from cruzbike.com

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    You just graft the forks/downtube/BB from an old roadster onto one of these cheap Y-Frame MTBs. There's a guy who sells plans, but I didn't think I'd need em.

    I'm currently putting together a chain tensioner so as to make the front DR functional; using a skate wheel and an aluminum bracket.

    I've been thinking of refining this idea. Cheap aluminum Y-Frames are readily available, as are old aluminum roadsters (or even solid-frame MTBs.) By going to an aluminum frame and "boom", and greatly lightening the seat assembly and stem, I think I can bring one of these things in at about 30 pounds. That would put it in the ballpark for many commercial 'bents.

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    This is my trusty BikeE. I've had it about five years, and it's still going strong. I had to add the electric power assist since my accident in October left me with a weak right leg, and a limp. It's powered by lithium ion polymer batteries, just like your laptop, so it's not too heavy. This gets me to work and everywhere else I have to go. If you'd like more information about this system here is a link to it's creators.

    http://www.ecospeed.net/index.html

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    Here's my 2004 Actionbent Jetstream II Under seat steering. I do a partial commute to work every day totalling 30 miles per day. Not much to look at but I enjoy it for all its worth. It's kind of hard to see in those pics but in the seat bag on either side is a speaker with the cd player in the bag.





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    Here is a pic of my Trice Micro:

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    Here's my stable...

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    These new fangled thingamajigs can go faster than heavy velomobiles loaded with PBJs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spuds McDoogle
    These new fangled thingamajigs can go faster than heavy velomobiles loaded with PBJs.

    Spuds
    Yep, that's recumbency nonpareil. point, set , match.

    -Dennis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spuds McDoogle
    These new fangled thingamajigs can go faster than heavy velomobiles loaded with PBJs.



    Spuds
    What are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
    What are those?
    Velokraft No Coms.
    "No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs. We should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power." -P.J. O'Rourke

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    Hi,

    Here's a pic of my '04 Stratus and my new '05(very slightly used) Greenspeed GT3:

    ***Geoff***
    '05 Greenspeed GT3, '04 RANS Stratus, '04 RANS Fusion

    "Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
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    alltheway,
    Those recumbents are called a Thingamajigs. The elite Spuds McDoogle racing team rides Thingamajigs. It was made for those who prefer not to draft riders but instead sail down the road ahead.

    All Thingamajigs come with an incredibell which is mandatory to warn fellow cyclist that the Thingamajig rider will be passing on the left. There is a large compartment inside the frame that holds a century rides supply of PBJ, a 64 oz bladder full of diet Coke and all tools needed for riding.

    In a recent survey at he local skateboard park 98 % of the kids preferred the Thingamajig over the Bacchetta highracer. Must have something to do with the radical low stealth black X-Games look.

    Spuds

    Quote Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
    What are those?
    HPV Elite Carbon Gelcoat Thingamajig Racing team

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    New family limo:
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    Last edited by spambait11; 01-11-06 at 05:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spambait11
    New family limo:
    Here's hoping you have a ground level place to store that thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCub
    Here's hoping you have a ground level place to store that thing!
    It's only 9' x 4'.

    It gets stored vertically on two mover's dollies.

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    I'm not too proud of this but someone might like to glance at it. Write me and I'll tell you all about it. I'll have to tell you where and how I got it too as that experience was non pariel.
    Last edited by srtraveler; 04-22-05 at 12:29 PM. Reason: upload pics

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    That is certainly not a recumbent it's a tandem-pronebike spuds mc googles! Recumbent means reclined so you shall have to come up with one of your "goofy" models if you want to call it a recumbent. For the rest what you consider "goofy" most of us think is beautiful inspiring. There have been a lot of pronebikemodels since the early forties but none of them became as popular as the recumbents.
    Last edited by erik forsgren; 04-23-05 at 07:17 AM.

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    Here are my recumbents ready for a ride.
    Last edited by erik forsgren; 04-23-05 at 09:11 AM.

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    A beautiful spring day for a ride in sunny CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenM
    A beautiful spring day for a ride in sunny CA.
    I love the windsock idea. I'm going to have to get one of those!

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    A must for visibility!!

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    Beautiful bike. Mine is the Mistral in #42. I'm using the black plastic sponge seat--about 2" thick and very comfortable. It attaches with velcro. What kind of seat pad is on your Fujin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srtraveler
    Beautiful bike. Mine is the Mistral in #42. I'm using the black plastic sponge seat--about 2" thick and very comfortable. It attaches with velcro. What kind of seat pad is on your Fujin?
    I have a handmade cushion made of leather from "de liggende Hollander". It is most comfortable and resistent to water- I simply love it. I have never tested the Mistral but I have a friend of mine who has got one and he can't think of a better bent. Congratulations!

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    Here's a couple of my homebuilt bikes...

    First bike is a SWB


    One of my LWB's


    A homebuilt something... Has promise but I have yet to find out just what it's promising
    A friend would bail you out of jail... A good friend sits there beside you and says "Damn that was fun"

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