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Old 04-04-15, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Fully rigid, it hits the curb at 28 pounds without the rack and fenders.

Mine is a 2000, it saw very few miles before I bought it last summer.
Back in the late 90's my cousin had to have neck surgery and couldn't ride her MTB for a couple years so they picked up the E bike. The seating position of the bent let her ride without bothering her neck, her husband rode it and went back and bought one for himself. Even though she can ride her MTB again they still do a lot of their riding on these. I rode her's a little to see what it needed but the derailleur was gummed up and it was on a gravel lane with an incline so not ideal recumbent conditions. I got the derailleur cleaned and freed up on the bench but didn't get a chance to ride it again. Jury is still out for me but I want to try it again on level pavement for more than a few yards.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
Back in the late 90's my cousin had to have neck surgery and couldn't ride her MTB for a couple years so they picked up the E bike. The seating position of the bent let her ride without bothering her neck, her husband rode it and went back and bought one for himself. Even though she can ride her MTB again they still do a lot of their riding on these. I rode her's a little to see what it needed but the derailleur was gummed up and it was on a gravel lane with an incline so not ideal recumbent conditions. I got the derailleur cleaned and freed up on the bench but didn't get a chance to ride it again. Jury is still out for me but I want to try it again on level pavement for more than a few yards.
I use the 'bent for most of my urban riding these days, it is easier on my back and hip and I make good time in traffic but have also taken it down into the river valley on the gravel and packed trails and it has worked rather well.

Everyone I know who has taken it for a spin has really liked it, it takes a little practice to start off but once you are rolling it rides and handles very well... it is too bad bikeE went out of business as they designed a rather decent, affordable recumbent and were very successful until they started playing with more expensive and early generation suspension technology.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Everyone I know who has taken it for a spin has really liked it, it takes a little practice to start off but once you are rolling it rides and handles very well...
I have an itch to get a bent to play with and I keep watching for a good buy on a Bike E but I've only seen one come up for sale in my AO in the past couple of years. It needed a lot of work, as in a frame up rebuild, and they thought it was made out of gold. The work part is no problem, that's half the fun for me but it has to be priced accordingly, not what they paid for it new 20 years ago. One of these days.........
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I have an itch to get a bent to play with and I keep watching for a good buy on a Bike E but I've only seen one come up for sale in my AO in the past couple of years. It needed a lot of work, as in a frame up rebuild, and they thought it was made out of gold. The work part is no problem, that's half the fun for me but it has to be priced accordingly, not what they paid for it new 20 years ago. One of these days.........
I scored mine for $250.00... it was pretty much a garage queen as the lady who bought it had hip surgery shortly after buying it and never really used it.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I scored mine for $250.00... it was pretty much a garage queen as the lady who bought it had hip surgery shortly after buying it and never really used it.
Nice! For $250 I would have been all over it too. The one I saw here was priced at $500 FIRM IIRC and needed a lot of work, I have a bad feeling it sold for that as I didn't see it on CL very long. Somebody got soaked real bad if they did buy it for that. Seat was trashed, it needed tires and tubes, paint was bad, chain was rusty and the derailleurs and cluster were a greasy mess. It looked like it had spent at least one Winter behind the garage instead of in it. I didn't even call, there was no way they were going to sell it for what it was really worth. It's like the poor old Schwinn World across the street from me, he thinks because it's a Schwinn it's priceless, it has been in the same spot against the garage for 4 years now. I took this last fall, it now has one more Winter on it. It was a pretty decent bike when it first showed up.



But, I digress. Any tips on what to look for on the Bike E's if I stumble on one that is decently priced?
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Old 04-10-15, 05:58 PM
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Old 04-10-15, 07:32 PM
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Very nice set there, Pistard, I really like the C&V Pug and Mercier.

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Looks a like fun ride! Been considering adding an off-road capable bike to the stable to join friends on their weekly Alligator Ride (truly amongst alligators, wild hogs, an other assorted swampland wildlife) over gravel/broken pavement paths that were formerly used to service agricultural irrigation equipment. Tried it once on a hybrid road (Giant Escape) bike with 38mm tires and it about beat me to death!
That bike looks like you had one bump too many . . . .here`s my Shopper. An ole mountain bike with original steel back wheel!

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Old 04-17-15, 03:32 PM
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That's a beautiful bike. Be sure not to get any dirt or dust on it.
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Old 04-18-15, 10:02 AM
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1986 Trek 760 Pro Series (update):

hAVE TO SAY, ON MY BIKE SINCE BUYING 6 Y AGO, I`VE NEVER HAD A PUNCTURE OR A FLAT. THe rear tyre was, I thought, worn. So I got the shop to change it. The guy said the new tyre wasn`t as good as the worn original . . . so it went back on. I haven`t seen any tyres like mine locally. They`re foreign of course. . . .
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Old 04-23-15, 09:35 AM
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First carbon build. I had thought about trying the whole weight-weenie thing, but the budget said, "no." It's a Deda Nero Corsa frame branded Ciocc (as far as I can tell the only thing Ciocc is the paint job) from sometime between 2006 and 2010. Alloy Campy Athena, various take-offs from other bikes. Came in at 18.6 lbs. on the road (with pedals, bottle cages and saddle bag). Not as fast on the flats as my steel bike, but climbing is oh so much easier.
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Old 04-26-15, 06:16 AM
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This is my daily bike. It's lugged steel 1986 Spalding purchased at Sears back in '86. the first pic is what it looked like just after assembly. The 2nd pic is with a few mod's and 28 years + riding.
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This is a Recent complete rebuild of a 1981 Fuji Royale. All components are (as far as I know) true to early 80' Fuji's. I'll add more info later, but that's all for the pics.
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Old 04-26-15, 12:42 PM
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Had all three of these up for sale but decided to keep them a bit longer, just need to find time to ride.



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Originally Posted by Tropic_Blunder
This is my daily bike. It's lugged steel 1986 Spalding purchased at Sears back in '86. the first pic is what it looked like just after assembly. The 2nd pic is with a few mod's and 28 years + riding.
One of these just turned up on local CL and I've been toying with the idea of picking it up as a project bike. I was going to ask how you like yours, but I guess if you've kept it 28 years and you're still riding it you must like it a lot.
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Old 04-28-15, 09:40 PM
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age 74. here is my ride. Kuwahara with 1.25 inch tires (95lbs). not sure what model it us as the decals were off of it when I bought it at the thrift store and turned it into this.

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Old 04-29-15, 05:36 PM
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I'm up to three now...2013 Brooklyn Cruiser, 1984 Peugeot PH10L, 1992 Merckx Corsa Extra.
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Old 04-30-15, 07:10 AM
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Rode this in Jamaica all Winter...



Rode this in British Columbia a week or so ago...



Am riding this, in Winnipeg, right now and it is for sale...



Will be riding this...



And this...



And this...



As soon as I get back to my summer home by Loon Lake...

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The red bike is a steel Nashbar CX I picked up in December 2014 for $694.00 shipped and it is very comfortable.
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