Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-00, 07:25 PM   #1
dan white
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was prepared to buy a Vision 45 recumbent when my friend, who was also very interested in buying, did an endo on one during a test ride...not sure of the cause...may have put the front brake on...but it all happened too fast. Is this a common occurance? Does the front wheel being under the legs promote accidents...sure like the ride but hate road rash? Thanks for any replies!
dan white is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-00, 08:02 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Generally a recumbent is safer than a wedgie. It just takes a little getting used too. I personally he=ave a balance problem a "tadpole" (two wheels in front) recumbent trike was the answer for me. Its very aerodynamic with a 35 degree seat angle, I use a spinee on a pole, to attract drivers attention, but generally get a wide berth from drivers because "I'm different", You want to read more? check out my web site, click on trikes http:\\\~mnewell.
marknewell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-01, 12:59 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Vancouver Washington
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

An endo? hmmm thats kinda hard since all the weight is usually on the back wheel. Well there is a chance while turning with a swb to block your turning when your foot is in the wrong position, this with practice will discontinue. And if you tried to sharp a turn with a lwb you have a chance of peddling right into a no balance stance. All these things with practice will disappear. Don't worry there too fun to not try to get used to them....
froggie005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-01, 09:39 PM   #4
John E
feros ferio
John E's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 18,143
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 379 Post(s)
"Endos" are far more likely on conventional bikes than on any 'bent, even a SWB model. The only safety issue with 'bents is a greater chance of going under, rather than over, a motor vehicle during a collision. For single-vehicle incidents, they are almost always safer than uprights.
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-01, 11:54 PM   #5
Bike Spokesman
Senior Member
Bike Spokesman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Must say, this is the first time I have EVER heard of someone doing an endo on any recumbent.
Bike Spokesman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:19 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.