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Old 04-22-21, 09:41 AM
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Handlebar and knees

I have an older Rans velocity squared. Bought it used. Pretty nice ride, except I just can't seem to get the handlebars at a position where my knees aren't in the way. No idea what size it is. But I am not exactly height enriched (5'7 on good days). Fitting on a recumbent is new to me so I am playing with everything trying to make it work. Seems to me a wider handlebar might be the fix. More stable as well.

Where do you all go to find recumbent parts?

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Old 04-22-21, 02:15 PM
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You might want to post your question on Bentrideronline where there are many more readers. Bicycleman in Alfred NY is still a dealer for Rans reumbent bikes.and carries some parts. He has a description of the Rans V2 and it came in at least two sizes from that description. You should be good to go on the standard size since he recommends the XL frame for anyone 6'2" or over. Most parts on recumbents with the exception of the seat and some steering components are conventional bike parts available everywhere (when in stock these days!). It looks like the current iteration of the V2 is the Rans Stratus.

My recumbent bikes all have underseat steering so bumping your knees on the steering isn't a problem on them,
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Old 04-23-21, 05:09 AM
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Thanks for the info. I'll try looking at the other place online. I did look at the Rans website. Didn't seem to have much.
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Old 04-24-21, 10:39 AM
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RANS is a shadow of the company they used to be. Most of the RANS bikes had adjustable stems, so you could move the bars up and back (or down and forward.) It was pretty common for people to cut the section they didn't need, though. You may need to buy a piece or two. The bars should miss your knees by an inch or two, and be behind your knees (B-26 type bars.) Obviously if you have ape-hangers, that'll be different. Also, are you riding with your knees apart?
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A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful - both here and on bentrideronline, if you post there. So that we can have an idea of what kind of steering parts you are dealing with.
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