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Old 01-13-23, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by deltafour1212
Nice paint job. How well does she ride and steer and how fast have you gotten her up to on the flats?

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Old 01-13-23, 06:59 PM
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Yep. Hopefully he is still around to receive my question and answer it.


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OP's last post was December 2018. It's possible he'll respond, but unlikely.
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Old 01-15-23, 05:20 PM
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Oh Really!? I knew what the odds of him answering an old post going in but hey, thanks for letting me know that.
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He might because users generally get an email notification if someone replies to their thread.
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We haven't heard from Kryten41 in over 4 years. It would be interesting to see how his project turned out. I suspect it's a lot like a boat. (Definition of a boat: a hole in the water that you try to plug with money.)
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Old 10-26-23, 09:07 PM
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good suggestions, and would be interested to know what the OP decided/did and outcome

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First time here in 'bent threads. I haven't been on mine for many years.

OP: Yeah my first thought was a Gold Rush Replica or Easy Racer, same company if I recall, but yes, that is a copy. If you get further into 'bents, I'd recommend Under Seat Steering, I LOVED that about mine.

I have deep in storage a LWB Linear (version that folded), used it on a 2 week tour towing a B.O.B. trailer. Mostly flat, but the few long hills were a bear, my knees were not yet fully aclimated to recumbent, can't stand on the pedals, had to walk up some hills. What I needed was a lower gear, back then would have needed a "limbo spider adaptor" that allowed mounting a rear cog as a 4th (low) chainring in front, now I would just do a hyperrange rear cassette. I went 'bent due to hand pain, it was super comfy, but I relocated to the west coast which is very hilly and am back on an upright bike, with aero bars and forearm pads to take pressure off hands occasionally; I've really learned how to climb well, standing on the pedals which I never used to do, I used to just spin up, but straighter legs when pushing are easy on the knees. Also, the bent was a pain just to get in and out of my apartment; Now I live up several flights of stairs, and a LWB bent would be *impossible* to lug up and down. My daily bike is actually a folder, don't fold it often, but can when needed to transport, and I've outfitted it as well as a real touring bike.
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Maybe put a riser on the headset, then your knees wouldnt hit, and you could then lower the grips.
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