recumbent riders where are we...

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Geoff.D
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Geoff.D » 22 Jun 2014, 8:40pm

Cunobelin wrote:Lee Cooper?

Wasn't that the Nigel Frost (Director of London Recumbents) sponsored copy of the Ryan / Radius long wheelbase models called the "Spirit?


Lee Cooper is a frame builder from Ryton-on-Dunsmore, just south of Coventry. He builds bespoke frames, and he shows his work on his website. He also builds (or did do) frames for other makers, such as Bob Jackson. http://customcycleframes.blogspot.co.uk/. he built a one-off recumbent for himself in the mid-nineties, modelled on the geometries of the Crystal Engineering recumbent of that time. When he put it up for sale on ebay about 8 years ago, I snapped it up

I posted details of it on the Thread "Pictures of your recumbent" Page 13 http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15204&start=180. The photo wasn't that good and I'd modified the bike since buying it (OSS instead of USS, and hub brakes). But, I still have it, and ride it regularly. And it's heaps of fun. Steady as a rock. Battered, Bruised. But, alive and kicking.

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Cunobelin
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Cunobelin » 23 Jun 2014, 6:13am

My apologies, I ran a search, but missed that photo

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Postby c0d3x42 » 6 Jul 2014, 12:18pm

HPV grasshopper, saaaf London

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby BlackPanther » 6 Jul 2014, 3:38pm

The photobucket images don't work !!!

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Vangelo
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Vangelo » 16 Jul 2014, 5:05pm

Would love to meet other recumbent riders in my area: Rushden, Northants.

Bikes include:
High Racer Performance
Slyway Explorer
HP SpeedMachine

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby seldomseen » 22 Jul 2014, 10:24am

Optima Baron Newbie, frequent faller. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby dkmwt » 23 Jul 2014, 10:42pm

Still in Plymouth, now with a Qnt 26 and a B1
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Edditee » 10 Aug 2014, 10:35pm

In Stroud, currently with two Street Machines and a Challenge Seiran, rationalization (and space) required!

Laid-back forum users might like to post their whereabouts on http://www.recumbent-world.com

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Cunobelin
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Cunobelin » 25 Aug 2014, 5:17pm

The latest addition to my stable.


Rohloff equipped Kettwiesel on its first outing in the New Forest


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MuirSR
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby MuirSR » 25 Aug 2014, 8:58pm

Very nice, Cunobelin! I hope you're enjoying it.

Is that the Radical bag on the back of the seat?

(Also, have you noticed the holes for mounting water bottle holders on the seat supports? — contrary to the review in Cycle not so long ago, which said the Kettwiesel has no provision for fitting bottle holders.)

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Vjock » 25 Aug 2014, 10:33pm

Lovely pics. Why the cemetery? Big apple tyres?. Front rack great for lifting front of bike when moving it about. I also confirm water bottle holders there. I use holes on other side for cycle pump.
How was the ride? Not been on mine for a few weeks as on tandem while on holidays. Not sorted correct bike rack and/or trailer yet.
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Cunobelin
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Sep 2014, 11:06pm

Sorry for the delay in replying .... other things going on.

The cemetery was simply an opportunity - I love historic churches and had been taking pictures of sculptures and roof bosses

The camera was out and seemed appropriate.

It is the Radical Design bag.

I have used their stuff for bout ten years (original Cyclone trailer, and sidepods). I find it more practicable for days out than the Ortlieb one. I also have a Carradice saddlebag which fits well

As for the ride, it was superb, winding Forest roads are made for recumbents.

It is an alternative to the other trikes as it feels lighter and more sporty. There is also a nostalgia as the long wheelbase takes me way back to my first recumbent, a LWB Linear in 1990

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby UpWrong » 20 Sep 2014, 11:32am

It's a fine looking trike. Have to say I'm tempted by the Kett having had a few tadpoles. Just fancy something different I guess. With the advent of 10 speed 11-36 cassettes I would like to try that in combination with a Schlumpf Mountain Drive, not sure if an 11-36 cassette is compatible with a medium cage rear derailleur though, and I guess a long cage would be in danger of getting knocked.

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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 20 Sep 2014, 2:09pm

Fairly long cage on an ICE trike, and it clears the ground, the kett isn't gping to tile, so I assume it would habe similar (narrow) clearance at it's lowest.
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Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Postby Rob Archer » 20 Sep 2014, 2:58pm

It was nice to see your Kettwiesel 'in the flesh' in Norfolk this week. It's a great looking machine and I'm sorely tempted to look at one. Trouble is, I like my Streetmachine too much and haven't got the space, cash or justification for another 'bent!