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shinkosky 03-25-06 10:42 AM

"Training" wheels
 
I am hoping someone can help me. We have an EZ Ride 2 wheel recumbent. We don't ride it very much because at slow speeds it is very unstable. I rode it in 2004 in the New York 5 boro bike tour and kept having to stop and put my feet down when I slowed down and also had to walk up the bridges because I could not get enough speed to stay upright. Are there "training" wheels or stabilizers that they make for these bikes??? Thanks.

MaxBender 03-25-06 01:22 PM

Putting in some dedicated, slow moving practice time may help.
I was pretty wobbly starting out, had a hard time with my heels hitting the front wheel during turns, (Short wheelbase bent) balance difficulties, etc.

After a few afternoons of stop, go, and go real slow practice, I gained a fair amount of confidence.

Might be easier than fitting outriggers to your bike.

Tom Stormcrowe 03-25-06 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by shinkosky
I am hoping someone can help me. We have an EZ Ride 2 wheel recumbent. We don't ride it very much because at slow speeds it is very unstable. I rode it in 2004 in the New York 5 boro bike tour and kept having to stop and put my feet down when I slowed down and also had to walk up the bridges because I could not get enough speed to stay upright. Are there "training" wheels or stabilizers that they make for these bikes??? Thanks.

These might be the ticket
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...2744?n=3375251

jeff-o 03-27-06 07:18 AM

You might also consider getting a trike instead...


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