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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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"
  10. Some find it easier than others I suppose. I...

    Some find it easier than others I suppose. I shan't debate the point.

    Let the OP/TS note that the Brompton is pushed on tiddly trolley wheels, and it is possible to find folding bikes that are...
  11. Bromptons do fold compactly but aren't very...

    Bromptons do fold compactly but aren't very easily maneuverable on the trolley wheels on anything other than a smooth tiled surface.

    You could consider bikes that balance on the two main wheels...
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    Great wisdom. The FWD MBB variant of recumbents...

    Great wisdom. The FWD MBB variant of recumbents (aka Cruzbikes) are allegedly better climbers on account of their shorter drive train. Perhaps in time that climbing leaderboard might change.
  13. Actually I read somewhere that having one light...

    Actually I read somewhere that having one light on steady, and another on blinky is a good combination.

    The blinky to catch attention. The steady to help motorists track the movement and judge the...
  14. Apologies. Did not mean to thread drift. Safety...

    Apologies. Did not mean to thread drift. Safety in cycling gets me emotional.

    I am not native to East Asia. But indeed, from what I see, other places in the region are not so bad. In SG (and...
  15. Ha! True enuf. Just dun wanna die on the road is...

    Ha! True enuf. Just dun wanna die on the road is all. Lousy way to go - being flattened by the latest Lamborghini. Worse that SG roads consider cycling as more of a recreational fancy as opposed to...
  16. I ride a recumbent and an upright folding bike so...

    I ride a recumbent and an upright folding bike so the light hits my torso mainly. I keep the power low so that it's less bothersome.

    I read that side-on hits are more common than being rear ended....
  17. I mount a red light facing backward but placed in...

    I mount a red light facing backward but placed in front of me. I keep it on solid mode and it illuminates me. I think it helps.

    I also have a proper rear light set to blinky mode in the usual...
  18. front wheel drive recumbents like the Cruzbike...

    front wheel drive recumbents like the Cruzbike climb just as well as regular bikes.
  19. or a recumbent... Can't beat a recumbent for...

    or a recumbent...

    Can't beat a recumbent for comfort!
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    My claim to the naturalness of the front foot...

    My claim to the naturalness of the front foot strike is based on the fact that there is is no need to wear running footwear. Any footwear that is worn is optional and only used to protect the skin...
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    For running, I suggest trying the front foot...

    For running, I suggest trying the front foot landing style.

    Landing on the front of the foot (ball of the foot) and only just touching the heel on the ground allows the stress to travel into your...
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    As Notso_fastLane...

    As Notso_fastLane mentions there's plenty of variety in the bent world. If you decide to go with two wheelers I would recommend the front-wheel drive Cruzbike.

    recumbent bikes | cruzbike.com
    ...
  23. Do you need a headlight to see, or to be seen?

    Do you need a headlight to see, or to be seen?
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    I use a Take-A-Look mirror. The thing I noticed...

    I use a Take-A-Look mirror. The thing I noticed after a few months of using it was that my riding behavior had changed in subtle ways. When bicycle lanes were absent I found I was occupying the lane...
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    IMO vehicles don't "see" cyclists because they...

    IMO vehicles don't "see" cyclists because they take them for granted. The best way to not be taken for granted is to ride something different. This is why I began riding a recumbent. I get a lot more...
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