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Old 05-23-06, 10:11 PM
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Bought One Last Night!

I did it. I bought a used recumbent last night. I rode it on my 8-mile commute today. What a blast! I took a few pictures just before dark.

It's nothing real fancy, but I'll have to wait til my kids get through college before I buy one of those 4-digit models.
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Old 05-23-06, 11:15 PM
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Way to Go! Looks like a BikeE.

A fine selection for a first economy bent.
Just watch yourself that you don't dump
it by turning into the pedals on SLOW turns.

It was almost my first choice but I opted
for an EZ-1 for my first bent.

Enjoy the BENT world!
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Old 05-24-06, 05:12 AM
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If it's a BikeE, I believe there is a recall on the seat sliders. Check them to see if they are plastic with a metal ring around them. If so, OK, if not, they are offered on eBay.

https://thebikerack.com/page.cfm?PageID=126

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How can there be a recall? Bike-E went out of business years ago!
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Old 05-24-06, 06:12 AM
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I think I read, it was done with the voluntary services of the dealers.
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Welcome to the world of comfort. On your daily commute you will continue to enjoy... going past the gas stations. peace el padre
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Originally Posted by oilfreeandhappy
I did it. I bought a used recumbent last night...
You DOG, you! Now find one for me!! Congratulations - and happy riding!
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Originally Posted by CATZ
If it's a BikeE, I believe there is a recall on the seat sliders. Check them to see if they are plastic with a metal ring around them. If so, OK, if not, they are offered on eBay.

https://thebikerack.com/page.cfm?PageID=126
I looked at them, and can't tell based on the pictures from the website. I'll e-mail the previous owner, and see if he did anything with this. Thanks.
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Why don't you look at the eBay auction? That should give you enough iinformation to determine.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4217%26fvi%3D1
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Way to Go!

Way to go Jim! You're in for some fun now! I'm always amazed at how much more fun I have every time I go riding, and I've had my bent for about three months now.

I've just been planning a bike tour with my husband's family and several of them are now considering bents too. It is definitely addictive.
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Way to Go!

Way to go Jim! You're in for some fun now! I'm amazed at how much more fun I have every time I go riding, and I've had my bent for about three months now.

I've just been planning a bike tour with my husband's family and several of them are now considering bents too. It is definitely addictive.
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Originally Posted by oilfreeandhappy
I did it. I bought a used recumbent last night. I rode it on my 8-mile commute today. What a blast!
When I got my recumbent a few months ago, I felt like I was new to riding bicycles all over again! I just love seeing the sky, and the pedaling position feels perfect. Hope I never have to go back to my upright, even though I always loved her!
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Old 05-28-06, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by CATZ
Why don't you look at the eBay auction? That should give you enough iinformation to determine.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4217%26fvi%3D1
The previous got back to me, and mentioned that he had already completed the safety upgrade. Thanks for your concern though.
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