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    Ha! Yes. And there's plenty of variety out there....

    Ha! Yes. And there's plenty of variety out there.

    I am partial to Cruzbikes. I believe they are more power efficient on account of the FWD design. I would look into their Quest or Silvio models....
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    Poll: Mind if I ask what is your source for these bike...

    Mind if I ask what is your source for these bike accident statistics? I'm curious to know the other forms of accidents.
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    Poll: I ride in the city without a flag. I can't...

    I ride in the city without a flag.

    I can't prove it, but maybe the "too low to the ground" debate is inspired by what regular upright cyclists feel about their own visibility. I don't think that...
  4. Thread: New Downtubes

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    A 60T chainring will give me a 26.8 to 87.7...

    A 60T chainring will give me a 26.8 to 87.7 range. Not bad. But my wheel is already built in which a IGH, so I'm trying to make use of that and avoid going rear derailleur.
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    As Charles has mentioned the FWD isn't too much...

    As Charles has mentioned the FWD isn't too much of a problem. It's only when starting off that I sometimes slip. I have never experienced tire slippage in any other situation - even on steep climbs,...
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    @ Thanks for your comments. My problem is...

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    Thanks for your comments. My problem is somewhat unusual. My bike is a front wheel drive folding recumbent built using a Cruzbike kit. With the 16T sprocket and (16", 349 wheels) I get a range...
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    It's great to see Yan here defending his product....

    It's great to see Yan here defending his product. While reading down the thread my impressions of the bike have gone from negative (likening to Alibaba bike) to very positive.

    I would like to...
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    I second this. Part of my reasons for going 'bent...

    I second this. Part of my reasons for going 'bent was to improve safety on the busy urban roads of Singapore. After making the change I find that I get a lot more space in overtaking and a lot more...
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    Why? Whyyyyyyy????

    Why? Whyyyyyyy????
  10. Yes I suppose it's best to take it easy and slow...

    Yes I suppose it's best to take it easy and slow when trying out new things.

    I am also a big proponent of front foot running and recommend it every chance I get. I've been doing it for around 4...
  11. Front foot style landing or barefoot running is...

    Front foot style landing or barefoot running is the solution for running related knee issues.
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    Did it reset or something?

    Did it reset or something?
  13. Thread: Red blinky?

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    Get a Niteflux RedZone 4. They are expensive but...

    Get a Niteflux RedZone 4. They are expensive but can be tied to anything using cable ties and can be pointed in nearly any direction.
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    I have two cameras, a SJ1000 and a Mobius. Both...

    I have two cameras, a SJ1000 and a Mobius. Both are cheaper alternatives to the Go Pro.

    I mount the Mobius on my helmet since it is quite light.

    You can also consider the SJ4000, a popular...
  15. Relatively speaking, maneuvering foldies that...

    Relatively speaking, maneuvering foldies that balance on the two main wheels is a lot easier than the trolley. It's a relative measure. I'm sure the Brompton could be made easier to handle with the...
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    I wonder how many keyboards he's had to go...

    I wonder how many keyboards he's had to go through! Congratulations to fietsbob for reaching the milestone in only 4 years.

    I notice that 10 wheels has around 26,000 posts to his name and he...
  17. Right. Sigh! BTW, off topic briefly, me thanks...

    Right. Sigh!

    BTW, off topic briefly, me thanks to you very much for your replies to a previous thread I posted on the shortening of gear shift cable for my hub. I finally managed to do the thing...
  18. The reason I want the lower 30.5 end is to get...

    The reason I want the lower 30.5 end is to get moving. Sometimes getting the bike moving from a standstill is a problem.

    One option I have considered is the elliptical chainring for the reason...
  19. Yes a larger chainring will have the same effect...

    Yes a larger chainring will have the same effect as reducing the size of the sprocket.
  20. Yes. Sorry. Made a mistake. The Patterson is not...

    Yes. Sorry. Made a mistake. The Patterson is not a CVT. I've been reading too many threads about the Nuvinci as well and somehow mixed up the two.

    Replacing the existing hub with a wider range hub...
  21. Thanks for the suggestions. However I want to...

    Thanks for the suggestions. However I want to improve the overall range or at the very least keep to my low end of 30.5. This is the reason for switching to the Patterson.

    Also, just fyi, Shimano...
  22. Questions on changing the chainring on the Patterson Metropolis CVT?

    I'm considering getting a Patterson Metropolis in order to improve the range on my commuter bike. My bike has 16" 349 wheels, and uses a Shimano Nexus 7 speed hub. The chain ring is 48T and the rear...
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    Zombie thread indeed! 7 years on the internet is...

    Zombie thread indeed! 7 years on the internet is like 50 years in real life :-o

    I wonder how many others who have responded in 07 are still around.
  24. There are many different types of recumbents, so...

    There are many different types of recumbents, so you will not be short on options.

    I would also suggest looking into Cruzbikes. I believe that they are more efficient on account of the shorter...
  25. This one maybe familiar to bald tyre users like...

    This one maybe familiar to bald tyre users like the Schwalbe Kojak.

    "Your tyre tread is all worn out. You need new tyres!"

    My response "Those tyres are brand new"
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