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by rower40
28 Jan 2007, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements
Replies: 6
Views: 1347


Consider the scene: a single-carriageway residential road, narrow, twisty and undulating; blind corners, blind summits. Houses on both sides, with a pavement separated from the road by a narrow strip of grass, perforated by trees. The road is nowhere near wide enough for a car to overtake a bike wit...
by rower40
23 Jan 2007, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: paniers
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

:lol: Evidently not a recumbent rider then... :lol:
by rower40
23 Jan 2007, 5:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting clipped in at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Again the recumbent-rider's-eye-view:

Clipping in at night - Easy. My feet are right where I can see them, and each one is in front of the headlight for some of each revolution.

And do I really need pedal reflectors? :roll:
by rower40
20 Jan 2007, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear view mirrors
Replies: 31
Views: 4447

As mentioned elsewhere, turning one's head to look behind when riding recumbent is getting more tricky as the years advance. So I bought a 'reevu' helmet. 3 mirrors built into the polystyrene bend the light to give an adequate rear view. Field-of-view is great Left-to-right, but a bit small top-to-b...
by rower40
12 Jan 2007, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbents – a balanced argument
Replies: 48
Views: 8378

Well, I've got a windcheetah (3 wheel) and a velocita (2 wheel, short wheelbase, underseat steering). But my commute to work (3.5 miles, 50 metre drop in first mile - therefore a climb in last mile on way home) seems to be easier on my conventional tourers. Why? 1) Twisting my neck round to look beh...