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Old 10-28-05, 08:50 AM
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Total hip replacement here...just 5 months ago. I ride an EZ3-AX trike. My ortho who is also a sports med guy and did my surgery was thrilled when I told him I had gone to a bent and was riding again.
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Old 10-28-05, 10:35 AM
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I have no joint problems so can't really comment, except to note that I do get some knee pain if I hammer the hills repeatedly on either of my two bent (high BB SWB). It is important to spin your way up hills on a bent, instead of mashing.

I just recently started riding DFs and enjoy them too, especially on hills. They (bikes)are all good, at least that's my view right now.
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Old 11-02-05, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Baron
More power to you folks, but I tried a recumbant and its just not my style.
Seems a sin (said in jest - no flames please) to ride anything in this position. Plus, I fear no one could see me. Rode a trek R600 for maybe 50 miles. Just didn't feel right.
Good Lord! - an R600? FOR 50 MILES??? No wonder it didn't feel right, and, yes, that is a sin.
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Old 11-06-05, 07:11 PM
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Find this interesting, I thought recumbents were hard on knees. I had total replacement of right knee about five years ago, have ridden MTB and road bikes for many years, I'm 67. Now ride a folder, a 21 speed dual drive Dahon TR and love it. Do 15 to 20 miles daily. But saw a trike the other day and it got my interest. That way I could take my dog along without fearing he is going to lunge at a cat.
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