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Transformers (Recumbent Cycle <-> Standard Cycle)

Old 08-21-09, 09:34 AM
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Transformers (Recumbent Cycle <-> Standard Cycle)

An idea I wanted to share with those of you who build frames. Recumbent bikes are typically faster on the straight away but suffer on hills. A standard cycle bike is faster in the reverse. If the two can be married into one frame (allowing the cyclist to switch positions, while cycling), a new modern marvel would be created.

Thoughts, ideas, anyone?
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Old 08-21-09, 10:33 AM
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interesting, but heavy. I think the weight of a recumbent is the main problem with climbing. Not being able to stand is a secondary problem.
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In the time it takes you to transform your bike into a standard for the upcoming hill... I'll be on the downhill.

Neat idea though.
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Bheleu: here's a link for you
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Old 09-14-09, 08:13 AM
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and another with a good video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&h...&v=8H39NiWbeOw
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