Pictures of your recumbent

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wjvh
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby wjvh » 30 Sep 2013, 9:58pm

Well, despite Squeaker's reservations I went ahead and put a Nuvinci n360 on my Grasshopper (see earlier post, not far back). Also replaced the old MEKS carbon sus fork with a rigid second hand rigid Bacchetta fork - so that is the weight compensated for. Will replace rear derailleur with a sprung single jockey wheel tensioner (already ordered) and the front double (60-42) with a single 48t chain ring. My thoughts and initial experience with the n360 described on one of the other forum threads in more detail.

Plenty more photos uploaded here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wjvh/sets/ ... 013082700/

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Rob Archer » 30 Sep 2013, 10:08pm

How do you find the handling with the rigid fork compared to the old suspension fork? I'm thinking of doing the same on my StreetMachineGT.

wjvh
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby wjvh » 30 Sep 2013, 10:15pm

Twitchy and probably too sensitive. It was twitchy anyway but the old sus forks probably deadened that to an extent - having spent the last 6 weeks on various upright bikes including a long day-ride it was felt quite odd to be back on the 'bent and the steering did feel too sensitive, but I find you quickly learn to compensate and it becomes the new norm. In terms of going from sus to rigid - makes no bloody difference which probably says more about the old forks than the new ones! There is plenty of natural flex in the stem anyway so I'm pleased with the change - not so please with my handiwork on the headset and I will have to look at that again.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Darzet » 8 Nov 2013, 9:57pm

Here is a picture of my Ice sprint 26 at Cricket StbThomas back in the summer.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby squeaker » 9 Nov 2013, 11:11am

wjvh wrote:Twitchy and probably too sensitive. It was twitchy anyway but the old sus forks probably deadened that to an extent - having spent the last 6 weeks on various upright bikes including a long day-ride it was felt quite odd to be back on the 'bent and the steering did feel too sensitive, but I find you quickly learn to compensate and it becomes the new norm.
Did you compare the trail of the two forks?
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Aushiker » 15 Dec 2013, 1:29pm

My new ride, a LoGo Lightning P-38 (a copy of a Lightning P-38 built by LoGo Trikes).

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Neilo » 27 Dec 2013, 7:29pm

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby BlackPanther » 30 Dec 2013, 1:16pm

Catrike 700 'R'.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Loomis » 8 Jan 2014, 3:54pm

Here is a picture of my Bacchetta Giro 20, looking out over rural Northumberland, half way round my favourite run. I have had the bike for nearly two years, after changing from my uprights for medical reasons. I have made a few mods; alloy forks to replace the cromo, XT rear cassette, 160 cranks form Spa Cycles and mudguards. The gears are now perfect for me and I use the full range, especially the lower ones on some of the demanding hill around here. The mods have made the bike more usable and comfortable. The ride is very relaxed. Sadly I am finding the balance between enjoyment and fear for safety is increasingly moving towards fear for me as time goes on, with drivers seemingly more aggressive and distracted, and I think I may throw in the towel this year. This will be a very sad decision for me, and one I will not take lightly, but I seem to come back from rides increasingly more relieved at having survived than the elation from a good ride.


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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby hercule » 8 Jan 2014, 7:50pm

Loomis wrote:Here is a picture of my Bacchetta Giro 20, looking out over rural Northumberland, half way round my favourite run. I have had the bike for nearly two years, after changing from my uprights for medical reasons. I have made a few mods; alloy forks to replace the cromo, XT rear cassette, 160 cranks form Spa Cycles and mudguards. The gears are now perfect for me and I use the full range, especially the lower ones on some of the demanding hill around here. The mods have made the bike more usable and comfortable. The ride is very relaxed. Sadly I am finding the balance between enjoyment and fear for safety is increasingly moving towards fear for me as time goes on, with drivers seemingly more aggressive and distracted, and I think I may throw in the towel this year. This will be a very sad decision for me, and one I will not take lightly, but I seem to come back from rides increasingly more relieved at having survived than the elation from a good ride.


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You need a recumbent trike!

Seriously - I get far more elbow room on a trike than on a bike, recumbent or otherwise. My Fuego gets a bit more room than upright machines, but ANY trike I've ridden (upright or recumbent) gets most drivers slowing down and passing cautiously on the other side of the white line.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby alant82 » 9 Jan 2014, 10:08am

hercule wrote:You need a recumbent trike!

Seriously - I get far more elbow room on a trike than on a bike, recumbent or otherwise. My Fuego gets a bit more room than upright machines, but ANY trike I've ridden (upright or recumbent) gets most drivers slowing down and passing cautiously on the other side of the white line.

+1 I almost felt a little guilty riding to work this morning on my trike as I saw in my mirror a large queue of vehicles building up behind me since nobody wants to pass me closely like they would if I were riding a bike.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 9 Jan 2014, 10:09am

Don't feel guilty, that's how they should be bahving anyway
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Geoff.D » 12 Jan 2014, 5:07pm

alant82 wrote:
hercule wrote:You need a recumbent trike!

Seriously - I get far more elbow room on a trike than on a bike, recumbent or otherwise. My Fuego gets a bit more room than upright machines, but ANY trike I've ridden (upright or recumbent) gets most drivers slowing down and passing cautiously on the other side of the white line.

+1 I almost felt a little guilty riding to work this morning on my trike as I saw in my mirror a large queue of vehicles building up behind me since nobody wants to pass me closely like they would if I were riding a bike.


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I feel so much more secure on my trike, especially on the narrow steep lane, when I would be working hard to maintain forward motion in a straight line on my 2 wheeled 'bent. I get more respect anyway, but even so I can ride at a lower speed, securely and in a straight line. I still ride my 2 wheeler when I want to, but I choose accordingly.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Aushiker » 17 Jan 2014, 9:16am

My LoGo P-38 has a new addition, a AeroTrunk III from Angletech. Yet to get a feel for the performance increases but this is how it looks :)

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby sandman » 17 Feb 2014, 8:26pm

Just another Trike , own design and built to enable me to ride LTB and ride up the beacon which I did manage ( not bad for 64 and not in great health)

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regards John