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Forum: Recumbent
11-15-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By Jimboblay

Cool vids

Man, that is impressive - great rolling terrain, and you were SMOKING them! Makes my highracer look like a slug, although the engine may have something to do with that! Neat vids!
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jimboblay

Recumbent Sizing

I am 6' 2" and have a Volae swb dual 26" wheel "highracer" , which I ordered over the phone. They ask for a very comprehensive set of body measurements (their web site has very clear instructions on...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,456
Posted By Jimboblay

Typical Sustained Speeds

It's going to depend hugely on the terrain. I can hold 17-18 mph for 35-45 miles on a rail trail, but this drops sharply to ~14 or even less in hilly terrain. I'm 54 and by no means buff, riding...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,852
Posted By Jimboblay

Volae High Racer

I have a 2005 Expedition with the same frame as the Sport - 559 wheels and Avid disc brakes are the major difference. After 1,100 miles it is terrific. Very well made bike, good handling, fast,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Jimboblay

Barcroft

Beautiful bikes. No shortage of them in the DC area. If you fly into Baltimore you can save a huge amount of money versus going into Dulles or National. Hope you can find something local, but...
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Jimboblay

Drivetrain Noise

The hard plastic idlers seem to be common culprits for drivetrain noise. Certainly the case for my Volae. I don't find it annoying, but it certainly is far more noticeable than on my DF...

Some...
Forum: Recumbent
05-07-06, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Jimboblay

Straight Stem

Try Hostel Shoppe - Volae is getting them from some place. I think Barcroft has used similar bars - contacting them might be a back-up.
Forum: Recumbent
04-30-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Jimboblay

Burley or Rans

Very different bikes. I went with a Volae Expedition (pre-Rans Enduro) and what I've seen of the Force5 sounds like a terrific and versatile bike. Disc brakes rule and the highracer arrangement is...
Forum: Recumbent
04-26-06, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By Jimboblay

Sub-25 Pound Bent

There are a number of high-racer style bents that are sub-25 pounds - Bacchettal Aero & Corsa, Volae Team, and I believe the Rans Force 5 XP. These tend to be high end component fairly expensive...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jimboblay

Opinions and Advice

WHIRL (Washington Happily Independent Recumbent Lovers) rides every Saturday at 8:00 AM through Rock Creek park - you might consider checking out their web site (they are very unofficial) and...
Forum: Recumbent
01-30-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Jimboblay

Hows it going? Looks like a beautiful bike!

Hows it going? Looks like a beautiful bike!
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-06, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Jimboblay

My experience on hills is similar to Squeaker's -...

My experience on hills is similar to Squeaker's - lower gear let's you start moving, but you do have to be precise about your movement, hold your balance and get the other foot moving - I don't worry...
Forum: Recumbent
01-23-06, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jimboblay

I like your idea of keeping your LBS in the loop!...

I like your idea of keeping your LBS in the loop! That said, assembly of my Expedition was a snap - I'm not a mechanical engineer (I'm a Chemical engineer!) but I had the bike together in about 15...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jimboblay

It will be worth the wait! When you receive your...

It will be worth the wait! When you receive your bike, set-up should take less than 15 minutes - I was VERY pleased with the packaging on my Volae Expedition - the seat was pre-set to my...
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