recumbent riders where are we...

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dkmwt
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby dkmwt » 25 Jun 2015, 4:54pm

dkmwt wrote:Plymouth, 2005 ICE "S" rear suspension upgrade, streamer fairing and resprayed purple. Also my brother has a 2005 "QNT" with a rear suspension upgrade.


In the past 18 months I've changed to a Qnt 26 and an ICE B1.
Cheers, Donald
Trice "Qnt 26" 26/39/55 F 10sp 11/36 R, now with Windwrap fairing.
ICE B1 34/50 F Capreo 9/32 R.
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[XAP]Bob
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 25 Jun 2015, 6:39pm

The foe I looks fun. Very different steering from the tiller of the Rapto I imagine.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby hercule » 25 Jun 2015, 7:55pm

Mikrobi wrote:Hi,
I live in Derby, my bent is flevo racer.
Few visit at Tissington Trail, few trips Derby - Nott - Derby
Last Sunday I've made 86 miles: Derby, Matlock, Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail, Ashbourne, Derby.
Great weather, 10 hours and not enough to drink ;)

http://sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/4334241?key=a4d7798101232f4991370188a42aeab795b3a77e&ms=0


Cheers
Mikrobi
aka Ziggy


Not something you see every day... How long did it take you to learn to ride it? Is previous recumbent experience a drawback or a benefit, I wonder!

Mikrobi
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Mikrobi » 25 Jun 2015, 11:28pm

Well, this is the first one.
How long? two weeks, evenings and even nights.
Technical reasons : I had to adjust space between crank and chair, set proper in my very humble opinion, size and shape of handlebars and changed chainring to 72.
After that I changed my seat to winged version: great solution to keep backpack on it.
I've added a mirror, need to put back direction lights and bolster.
Second thing was convinced myself to that position - yes, that's my first bent.

My friend start to ride with proper crank-seat distance and well-set handlebars at sight.
I think person with experience from recumbent will use it same day....and I am sure will enjoy that. :)

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby hercule » 27 Jun 2015, 3:02pm

I ask because Flevobikes are notoriously hard to ride with their centre-hinged frame. I'm reminded of the tale of the golfer who took his friend round the course for his first ever game and hit holes in one each time. When the golfer professed his amazement the friend replied, "I didn't know it was supposed to be difficult!". I suspect lack of prior recumbent experience may have made your learning process much simpler than for those of us with preconceptions from other machines.

There are some pretty impressive videos on YouTube of riders doing bunny hops, track stands and even riding backwards on Flevobikes. I'm attracted to the notion of riding along with hands free to eat, read the map, flap in the wind...

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby TimP » 4 Jul 2015, 8:41am

[XAP]Bob wrote:
CW wrote:Over here in Corby, Northamptonshire
With my ICE Q but currently unable to ride my Raptobike due to vertigo. I keep wabbling on it and fall over. :roll:



Erm - vertigo on a low racer.
That it slightly ironic....

I'm based in Rugby (hence the Draycote rides) with a 2010 ICE Sprint2


Vertigo is not a fear or phobia. It is an issue with balance - both my wife and dad have it. Acrophobia is the fear of heights.

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Jul 2015, 10:25am

TimP wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:
CW wrote:Over here in Corby, Northamptonshire
With my ICE Q but currently unable to ride my Raptobike due to vertigo. I keep wabbling on it and fall over. :roll:



Erm - vertigo on a low racer.
That it slightly ironic....

I'm based in Rugby (hence the Draycote rides) with a 2010 ICE Sprint2


Vertigo is not a fear or phobia. It is an issue with balance - both my wife and dad have it. Acrophobia is the fear of heights.

Yeah, but common usage works for irony ;)
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Barogerl2 » 28 Oct 2015, 8:36pm

I ride a Flevotrike recumbent and live in Lowestoft, Suffolk

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comandor77
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby comandor77 » 16 Nov 2015, 4:52pm

newbie here
I'm in Witkowo, Poland with a HUSAR ONE my own handmade machine :D .

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davyboy
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby davyboy » 16 Nov 2015, 7:48pm

Soham, Cambs with my Performer x trike and Performer 922.

T E rider
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby T E rider » 10 May 2016, 7:41pm

Hi
I am Russel Nash from Worcestershire,I ride an Easy Racer Tour Easy.

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby bigdaddyvoyager » 13 May 2016, 8:19am

2006 ICE TRICE S has just arrived in sunny Paignton

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Allydoug
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Allydoug » 15 May 2016, 3:39pm

Toxy - CL with aero box
Radius Red peper
KMX

From Central Scotland
Compliments from a nice laddie over the rainbow in Scotland.

Lodge
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Lodge » 16 May 2016, 8:12am

Hi, I'm Phil living in the Alsace area of France, close to Basel. Originally from Castle Bromwich, just outside Birmingham. I have a Bacchetta Giro 20-24 ATT plus half share in a Hase Pino. Others include a Brompton and Patria Terra.

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canoesailor
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby canoesailor » 25 May 2016, 3:30pm

Hi
I'm at Anstey in Leicestershire
I ride a Mission jt2000 semi recumbent trike.

I'm just getting back into cycling and I'm looking to get together for a ride with anyone near enough.
I would post a picture but I keep getting messages saying the file is too big - it's 535kb and 3.5 x 2.75 inches