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Old 06-24-06, 09:48 PM   #126
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Before I start, this probably concerns people going to MurryBridge in september.
Heres my latest ride....or more to say, Team BYR's latest ride. Its the BY-06....Prototype . We strapped our new canopy shape to BY-03 just to test the canopy. Its the fastest BYR ever, even in this spec! BY-06 is going to b faster again by a fair margin if all goes to plan


Anyway, if anyone wants any other info on our 2006 campaign, there is alot of BYR info in the link in my sig. Check it out
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Old 07-08-06, 11:01 PM   #127
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I bought this Bike E used a few months ago. I'm really enjoying the ride.
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Old 07-10-06, 04:43 PM   #128
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My recumbent trike. I can carry an insulated cooler in the cargo area.

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Old 07-10-06, 07:58 PM   #129
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looks good and I like the sound of a cooler on the bike...It looks like your bags are dragging though?
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Old 07-10-06, 09:06 PM   #130
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looks good and I like the sound of a cooler on the bike...It looks like your bags are dragging though?
Not dragging, just a loose strap on a 15-year old underseat pannier that's only partially filled.

I recently swapped out the 20" rear wheels with 24" wheels; so now the derailleur has 6" inches ground clearance (instead of the default 2").
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Old 07-11-06, 12:05 AM   #131
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sounds good, did that mess up your steering at all?
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Old 07-11-06, 05:50 AM   #132
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sounds good, did that mess up your steering at all?
Actually not. I did notice a slight (1-2 mph) speed increase, and easier riding on the rough country roads.

I plan to swap out the front fork and replace the 16" wheel with a 20" electric hub.
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Old 08-01-06, 05:48 AM   #133
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Here is my Black Widow.
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Old 08-01-06, 12:14 PM   #134
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Joel, is that a TC idler you've got on the Widow? I reaaaaalllllllly want to try an AB trike, but there is only one store in Eugene with a trike and it's a Wizwheelz, don't get me wrong, but I just don't feel like I fit in it, I'm a 6'5 rugby player. It feels too narrow, like my shoulders are going to get swiped by traffic. the AB's also look a bit higher up too. How much was it to get the script on the back?
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Old 08-01-06, 12:22 PM   #135
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Yes that is a TerraCycle idler, it is a dual with one power side and one return side. The name on the Trike cost $10.00 installed. The AB tadpole is only 8" from the floor to bottom of seat, I am not sure what size rider the AB will take. But you would be better off looking for a trike with a longer boom option. I think GreenSpeed offers one. The price for the AB is a fantastic bargain. I have all great equipment on it. Dura Ace bar end shifters and 105 & XT shifting. Alex wheels with Comet Kevlar tires. I just switched them out for Scorchers TR. here is a picture with my regular seat cushion.
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Old 08-01-06, 01:17 PM   #136
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Joel, is that a TC idler you've got on the Widow? I reaaaaalllllllly want to try an AB trike, but there is only one store in Eugene with a trike and it's a Wizwheelz, don't get me wrong, but I just don't feel like I fit in it, I'm a 6'5 rugby player. It feels too narrow, like my shoulders are going to get swiped by traffic. the AB's also look a bit higher up too. How much was it to get the script on the back?
The WizWheels have different frame sizes depending on x-seams. I am not nearly as impressed with the WizWheels as I am with A.B. Specifically, I am very concerned with the lightweight bushing'd steering knuckles. A.B., like several other, use a normal bicycle sterring head on both front wheels and is proving to be a very well balanced design for a nice straight ride.

I am 6'4" and 240#. The A.B. has plenty of boom available and just enough width so that my legs do not hit anything while peddling. The weight limit on the A.B. Trike is 265lbs. It's a little higher on the Apoyo also offered by A.B. Here is a link of me riding the A.B. trike: Google Vids

As Joel said, this is one heck of a deal from A.B. if your not attached to a name. I will say this, you probably need the foam pad shown on Joel's second image. The stock molded pad is slippery and pushes in all the wrong places for a tall person. The 2" open cell foam holds you in the seat and is just enough to keep from feeling the hardshell seat.
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Old 08-01-06, 01:23 PM   #137
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The WizWheels have different frame sizes depending on x-seams. I am not nearly as impressed with the WizWheels as I am with A.B. Specifically, I am very concerned with the lightweight bushing'd steering knuckles. A.B., like several other, use a normal bicycle sterring head on both front wheels and is proving to be a very well balanced design for a nice straight ride.

I am 6'4" and 240#. The A.B. has plenty of boom available and just enough width so that my legs do not hit anything while peddling. The weight limit on the A.B. Trike is 265lbs. It's a little higher on the Apoyo also offered by A.B. Here is a link of me riding the A.B. trike: Google Vids

As Joel said, this is one heck of a deal from A.B. if your not attached to a name. I will say this, you probably need the foam pad shown on Joel's second image. The stock molded pad is slippery and pushes in all the wrong places for a tall person. The 2" open cell foam holds you in the seat and is just enough to keep from feeling the hardshell seat.
The first picture shows the TW-Bents fenders and Air Mesh seat cushion. Both should be available in the USA in the next few months. I just finished testing the fenders and I like them a lot.
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Old 08-01-06, 01:38 PM   #138
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It took me about a year to save up for my Jetstream II, recumbents aren't really priced towards college students I don't think. Maybe when I start seeing more used AB tadpoles I''ll begin to look. Right now, I'm getting ready to buy my new camera(other especially expensive habit of mine).
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Old 08-01-06, 01:44 PM   #139
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It took me about a year to save up for my Jetstream II, recumbents aren't really priced towards college students I don't think. Maybe when I start seeing more used AB tadpoles I''ll begin to look. Right now, I'm getting ready to buy my new camera(other especially expensive habit of mine).
I truly understand how you feel, my other hobby is photography. I bought a Pentax DSLR and I spend a huge amount of time riding and taking photos. Nice way to combine hobbies. I even set up a web page for my photos and for my trike.
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Old 08-03-06, 06:02 PM   #140
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Enclosed pic of my new Rans Force5 XL High Racer. Have only 300 miles on it so far, but love the riding position, the ease of shifting and the awesome stopping power of the disk brakes.

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Old 08-14-06, 01:42 AM   #141
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Here is a picture of my first foray into the world of recumbents. It is an Australian built and designed bike called a Flying Furniture PBP Special. I have only had it about a week and am still learning how to ride a recumbent, but already am having a lot of fun on it.
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Old 08-14-06, 06:49 AM   #142
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Old 08-14-06, 04:31 PM   #143
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Actionbent Jetstream II USS

Its name is Pickle, the bike...
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Old 08-24-06, 09:42 AM   #144
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Its name is Pickle, the bike...
That's one of the shortest wheelbases I've ever seen. How's the ride? Is it touchy to steer?
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Old 08-24-06, 12:58 PM   #145
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It seemed really touchy when I first got it(my first recumbent) but after I got used to the bike, it doesn't seem to bad. It is absolutely great for commuting in, due to the twitchiness I think. If a car pulls in front of me, I can just lean over and scoot around them. Riding one handed is do-able but it took me a while to get the hold of it. No Hands isn't possible(thats the story for most SWBs from the story i've heard). It has a 41" wheel base maybe 42". It's great, save for the handlebars it fits on the bus bike racks. Sometimes I have to maneuver it a bit, because of the h-bars, but it always works. I am also a giant, so maybe my girth makes the bike look a bit smaller.
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Old 09-02-06, 04:39 AM   #150
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My first recumbent

This is a marauder i have just built. I am giving it a couple of weeks riding to iron out any teething problems then I am going to paint it. Now next project a trike!!
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