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Forum: Recumbent
09-25-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,333
Posted By sappho1949

There are a lot of recumbents suitable for...

There are a lot of recumbents suitable for touring. Go to crazyguyonabike.com and check out some of the journals of folks who have toured on recumbents, both 2-wheeled and trikes, and you may get...
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,809
Posted By sappho1949

Some folks call it "the Dork side"...I consider...

Some folks call it "the Dork side"...I consider it a compliment and wear the label with great pride, right along with the usual trike grin.
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By sappho1949

Not all trikes are very low to the ground. I have...

Not all trikes are very low to the ground. I have a Trice T, a tadpole trike, which has a seat height of 12.5 inches. It is very easy to get on and off of, even with my 58 yr old, worn out knees.
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By sappho1949

I own a lwb, a swb and a trike. They are all very...

I own a lwb, a swb and a trike. They are all very different, and all fun to ride. For speed, I'd have to say the swb (V-Rex) is probably a tad faster than the lwb (TourEasy). For sheer fun the trike...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By sappho1949

ICE (manufactured in England) makes some...

ICE (manufactured in England) makes some excellent trikes, and their Trice line of trikes fold down into vary compact sizes for transporting. They are also suspended with elastomer suspension. The...
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,433
Posted By sappho1949

The Leprechaun is a really nice bike. If he paid...

The Leprechaun is a really nice bike. If he paid that for a new one, he got a screamin deal, as they usually sell for $800-1500 used, depending on the year and the condition. Haluzak make some of...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By sappho1949

I put my trike on a plain 'ole trunk mounted bike...

I put my trike on a plain 'ole trunk mounted bike rack. The front cross bar sits on the arms of the rack and the rear wheel rests against the car's rear window. Works fine. (I drive a hyundai...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By sappho1949

I agree with privious posters in looking into the...

I agree with privious posters in looking into the Sun tadpole. They tend to be a little bit heavier, but they are of good quality, and with the added plus of having a higher seat height than most of...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By sappho1949

My first recumbent was an EZ Sport, and it is an...

My first recumbent was an EZ Sport, and it is an excellent one to start with. It is well-built, with a good selection of components, is virtually bomb-proof (I too am heavy), and was extremely easy...
Forum: Recumbent
11-07-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,180
Posted By sappho1949

I have done a 4 day tour on a Tour Easy, and have...

I have done a 4 day tour on a Tour Easy, and have to say it is a great bike for touring, commuting, and just about anything else. Any recumbent is going to be slower up hill, but you can easily make...
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By sappho1949

I your interests are in sturdiness and comfort,...

I your interests are in sturdiness and comfort, with a fairly low price tossed in, then you might want to consider an EZ-Sport. It is available in steel, chromoly, or aluminum. It shows up fairly...
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By sappho1949

Great idea for a stand. I have a Trice T arriving...

Great idea for a stand. I have a Trice T arriving in a few days and was wondering how I would manage some of the simple maintenance jobs without a stand that would hold the trike. Your ideas are...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By sappho1949

99% of my riding is done in traffic in the...

99% of my riding is done in traffic in the Phoenix area. It is not much different from riding in traffic on any other kind of bike. Just make sure you are very visible to traffic (bright colored...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-06, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By sappho1949

I cannot think why you would want to put a...

I cannot think why you would want to put a terracycle idler on an EZ-Sport,since the idler that is already on it is very quiet and smooth. If you are referring to the idler upgrade for the Tour...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By sappho1949

I own a Haluzak Leprechaun, little sister to the...

I own a Haluzak Leprechaun, little sister to the Horizon. It is an excellent bike, and the Horizon, which is for riders who are taller than my 5'4" is considered to be excellent also. Very stable...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,586
Posted By sappho1949

I had an unpleasant experience this past sunday,...

I had an unpleasant experience this past sunday, when I arrived to join an advertised group ride with a group I had never ridden with before. I was on my Tour Easy recumbent, and was the only one of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By sappho1949

Sun bicycles makes several recumbents and they...

Sun bicycles makes several recumbents and they are distributed by J&B importers, so just about any bike shop could order one for you. These bikes are well-made and most have decent components. The...
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,350
Posted By sappho1949

I tried a number of recumbents when I was first...

I tried a number of recumbents when I was first starting out and found the easiest for a new learner was the EZ-Sport. There is almost NO learning curve and the bike is very comfortable.
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-05, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By sappho1949

I started out with a Sun EZ-Sport Limited...

I started out with a Sun EZ-Sport Limited (aluminum frame). It is a sturdy, well-built recumbent that is very comfortable, but I found the seat height to be a little too tall for me (it is 26.5...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-05, 01:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,095
Posted By sappho1949

I ride my Tour Easy all over the urban...

I ride my Tour Easy all over the urban environment of the Phoenix metro area, almost always on the streets. I feel safer on it than on my diamond frame bike. Anyone with decent bike handling skills...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-05, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By sappho1949

:) I started with a Sun ez Sport, but ended up...

:) I started with a Sun ez Sport, but ended up changing to a Tour Easy. There really is a huge difference. As comfortable as the Sport is, the Tour Easy is much more comfortable, at least it is for...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-04, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
Posted By sappho1949

I also had a little bit of knee pain when I first...

I also had a little bit of knee pain when I first started riding a recumbent (I have an EZ Sport, too). It pretty much disappeared when I learned to spin in an easier gear. Gradually, I have been...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-04, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,672
Posted By sappho1949

The main health problem that I have encountered...

The main health problem that I have encountered thus far is addiction to recumbent riding...oh well, could be worse I guess!
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