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Old 04-29-09, 02:38 PM   #501
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Old 05-15-09, 08:51 PM   #502
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First things first. I just went through 20 pages of really nice bikes. I wish I could ride one like any number of them; they look like some really cool bikes. Rather than get bent out of shape over my poor balance though, I decided to simply get bent. So here I am, on my <week-old Catrike Road, churning up my insanely steep driveway after a ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3RGO8LhVho
I just need to get in shape, then I plan on doing a lot of riding.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:00 PM   #503
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Leaving the drive must be a lot of fun!
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Old 05-26-09, 05:06 PM   #504
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First things first. I just went through 20 pages of really nice bikes. I wish I could ride one like any number of them; they look like some really cool bikes. Rather than get bent out of shape over my poor balance though, I decided to simply get bent. So here I am, on my <week-old Catrike Road, churning up my insanely steep driveway after a ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3RGO8LhVho
I just need to get in shape, then I plan on doing a lot of riding.
"say something..."

"Something".

That was funny!

With a hill like that you'll be in shape in no time!! Enjoy it!

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Old 05-26-09, 07:59 PM   #505
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My legs are still a little sore from riding around my neighborhood today. It's almost all hilly. I am getting a little quicker up the driveway though.
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Old 06-18-09, 02:19 PM   #506
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How about a couple of pics of my hydration system setup, since I have them online for another forum...

An 'L' bracket, screwed onto the bottle cage mount, with a carabiner attached retractable badge holder for the CamelBak hose. Reach down, pull it up, let it slide back down into position. There's a 50 oz. CamelBak bladder in the Brain Box.



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Old 06-19-09, 06:54 AM   #507
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Looking at the dirt on the frame near its location the mouthpiece is going to get pretty dirty..
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Old 06-19-09, 10:28 AM   #508
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Looking at the dirt on the frame near its location the mouthpiece is going to get pretty dirty..
Too short. Doesn't touch the frame.

I usually lick the frame clean before rides anyway.
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Old 06-22-09, 09:08 PM   #509
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Just brilliant! Thanks for a great idea.
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Old 07-01-09, 01:38 PM   #510
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Bought this recumbent off a fellow club member,1996 Vision R40 SWB, more pics of bent in my signature line,



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Old 07-01-09, 08:57 PM   #511
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Looks like mine before the hardshell seat:

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Old 07-02-09, 05:23 AM   #512
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I was thinking about a hardshell, the bottom frame of the seat rubs my thighs when I drop my leg. How hard was it to put it on. Where did you buy it, and how did you install it.
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Old 07-02-09, 07:01 AM   #513
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Hardshell seat w/head rest from Actionbent, I used Volae seat brackets from Hostel Shoppe, drill mounting holes on the hardshell seat and installed with original Vision fasteners. The headrest is something of a must now, the narrow profile of the hardshell seat makes the bike easily maneuvered among cars in downtown traffic.
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Old 07-02-09, 03:57 PM   #514
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I've had this Giro26 about 5 weeks, 600 +- miles. I took this after the club ride last saturday. After I downloaded the picture, I noticed I can see my pick-up in the parking lot!

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I got a warranty-replacement Baron frame from Optima this spring. With a new fork and Glide-Flex stem, it's almost like a completley new bike.
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My Actionbent

Here is my Actionbent suspended roadrunner ( Performer 26x)
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You've got my vote...good job.
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Here is my Actionbent suspended roadrunner ( Performer 26x)
Very nice looking bike, how does it ride? how much does it weigh? does it have enough frame clearance to use MTB tires?
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Built in June of '04, this one is affectionately called my "Beater". Weighs a smidgen over 11 kg.



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actionbent

It has Continental Touride 26x1.75 tires. I changed seat angle to more upright position with simple homemade brackets. The two changes made it comfortable to ride any where.
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Picked this baby up yesterday a Challenge Hurricane, not sure of model or date. Chain was rusted tight and the front brakes will need bleed and serviced. I rode it for about 1 1/2 miles today, until brakes are fixed no more riding ( scary )

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Old 07-29-09, 12:01 AM   #523
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Nothing exotic--just a RANS Stratus LE, but I've ridden it over 1800 miles this year.

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but I've ridden it over 1800 miles this year.
That's the BEST part!
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Old 07-31-09, 05:25 PM   #525
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That's some good work PaPa. If that's your beater what does your good bike look like?
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