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  1. The Lightning F40 is a faired version of the...

    The Lightning F40 is a faired version of the Lightning P38 SWB recumbent bicycle. I have not ridden either bike. According to the manufacturer, the Lightning F40 is supposed to be 10 MPH faster...
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    Yes, down again at 220pm. Oh well. Will...

    Yes, down again at 220pm. Oh well. Will try again tomorrow.
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    My LWB has the same size tires. I run 45 psi in...

    My LWB has the same size tires. I run 45 psi in the front, 65 psi in the rear. Very comfortable!
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    I attached a 3-view drawing of my Vision USS...

    I attached a 3-view drawing of my Vision USS handlebar so you can
    have your machinist make another one from a 7/8" diameter steel tube.

    No, sorry, I don't want to sell my Vision. There's a...
  5. Thread: Linear USS

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    PROS: Absolute comfort - Riding a bike down...

    PROS:


    Absolute comfort - Riding a bike down the road just doesn't get any more comfortable than this posture, very similar to relaxing in a chaise lounge. Forearms/hands never tire.
    Low...
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    I am thankful I don't have a bad back. I have a...

    I am thankful I don't have a bad back. I have a good back.
    My recumbent bicycle is an LWB. That means it is smooth rider. Riding it is similar to relaxing in a chaise lounge.

    You can...
  7. Charles Plager, My what a short chain you...

    Charles Plager,

    My what a short chain you have!

    BTW, don't mind me.....I'm just "yanking your chain".
  8. How did you make a fairing without access to a...

    How did you make a fairing without access to a large oven? Or did you have access to a large oven (large enough to hold the fairing) ?
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    Here is a source for two DIY bikes. The SWB...

    Here is a source for two DIY bikes. The SWB version looks a lot like the red bike you pictured above. You can buy either plans or a kit at this website:
    http://www.bentechbikes.com/
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    Of what vector field is that the curl? ...

    Of what vector field is that the curl? Electric? Velocity? Or something else?
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    Opening your mouth introduces the possibility of...

    Opening your mouth introduces the possibility of the dog seeing your teeth.
    Exposing your teeth is a sign of aggression to a dog.

    So, will saying something to an unknown chasing dog help? I...
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    It took me 25 to 30 hours riding to get used to...

    It took me 25 to 30 hours riding to get used to USS. Yes, it is absolutely necessary to relax your hands, lower arms, upper arms, and shoulders. It just takes time to learn to do that while...
  13. Go, Daddy, go!!!:)

    Go, Daddy, go!!!:)
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    Well, there's nothing wrong with hose clamps as...

    Well, there's nothing wrong with hose clamps as long as they hold. You just oughta cover them over with duct tape.
    Haha, just kidding. Get a pocket knife and cut some small piece of foam to glue...
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    If you stop while biking up a hill, it is very...

    If you stop while biking up a hill, it is very hard to start pedaling again. Until you have developed 'bent legs', it is much too hard. That is why I always stop after cresting the top of a...
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    Thank you, Peter_C, for the details on your...

    Thank you, Peter_C, for the details on your trike. It is good to know your thinking as well as its technical specifications, and to discover that the trike you chose lived up to your expectations.
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    Wow, you lucked out when the guy closed his door...

    Wow, you lucked out when the guy closed his door again. That must have been scary at the time.

    However, can you imagine accidentally driving a trike underneath the bed of a tractor trailer...
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    Okay.

    Okay.
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    Why are you posting pictures of tricycles when...

    Why are you posting pictures of tricycles when the OP said he is considering building a bicycle ? Makes no sense to me.
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    Try these lights: http://www.lightmanstrobes.com/

    Try these lights:
    http://www.lightmanstrobes.com/
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    I try to lock my bike: (A) to a pole that a...

    I try to lock my bike:

    (A) to a pole that a 7-foot tall man could not lift the bike overtop (like say, a tree or a wrought-iron gate)

    (B) someplace where nobody will see it
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    You just need a couple of little things to pedal...

    You just need a couple of little things to pedal through foul weather.

    (1) fenders
    (2) raincoat w/ hood (I keep one stowed on my bike)
    (3) Marmot wicking underwear (the fabric wicks sweat...
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    I used the angle aluminum to make brackets for...

    I used the angle aluminum to make brackets for rear-wheel dropouts. I also used it for brackets for the two ends of my underseat steering rod.

    You could use where you need to join members at...
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    Have you thought about how you would attach the...

    Have you thought about how you would attach the metal parts to the bamboo? The rear wheel axle, the fork, the handlebars ? On my wooden bike, I used angle aluminum. This is aluminum that is...
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    If your x-seam is 44.5 inches, add 3 1/8 inch to...

    If your x-seam is 44.5 inches, add 3 1/8 inch to this to get 47.625 inches. The crank should be 47.625 inches ahead of the place where the seat bottom meets the seat back. At least, that's the...
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