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Forum: Recumbent
08-14-06, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By JohnH

I recently took my wife's RANS Stratus...

I recently took my wife's RANS Stratus (http://www.ransbikes.com/Stratus.htm) on a 120-mile ride including highway; smooth, crushed-gravel trail; "dirt" road (more rocks than dirt) and several...
Forum: Recumbent
08-07-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By JohnH

Specific to the original post about RANS Rocket...

Specific to the original post about RANS Rocket and V-Rex, those are not particularly aero bikes. A Force-5 gets the feet up enough that a pretty reclined position is still closed enough for power. ...
Forum: Recumbent
07-25-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By JohnH

One data point

Here's a real-world example:

I ride a Rotator Tiger (http://rotatorrecumbent.com/main_content.html), a classic high-crank, reclined (more than the pics) SWB. My wife rides a RANS Stratus...
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By JohnH

Some thoughts: Because the frameset is the...

Some thoughts:

Because the frameset is the only place they make a profit.

Because it's more work (I suspect it really is) to deal with assembling and shipping just a frameset than the entire...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By JohnH

My dual-20" Tiger has an 18" seat height - is...

My dual-20" Tiger has an 18" seat height - is that a "quasi-low?". I generally ride vehicularly, and more so as time goes on - taking the lane when I need it (or when I'm going just as fast as...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-05, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By JohnH

Missy, I'd suggest a Take-A-Look mirror. I just...

Missy, I'd suggest a Take-A-Look mirror. I just googled it, and the first result that came back is:
http://www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=4043

I got mine at REI. I actually prefer a...
Forum: Recumbent
09-13-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By JohnH

Longbikes have a reputation as the "Cadillac" of...

Longbikes have a reputation as the "Cadillac" of 'bents. Smooth ride, sedate handling and heavy. Not the bike for a fast, hilly ride or intown commuting with lots of stop-and-go. Probably an...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By JohnH

I rode through winter in Seattle last year using...

I rode through winter in Seattle last year using SealSkinz with smartwool liners and thick socks (I have size 10 feet but I got XL skinz). The combo was OK down to mid30's, IIRC. Sealskinz are NOT...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By JohnH

I'm not the original poster, but I get numb toes...

I'm not the original poster, but I get numb toes about the same on 'bent and upright. I think that for me, it's the nerves under the ball of the foot - the better I spin and the fewer hills I climb,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-24-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By JohnH

I've ridden the Speed Machine in traffic - a...

I've ridden the Speed Machine in traffic - a little unnerving not to be able to look drivers in the eye, but in general I got more respect from motorists than on my DF. The full suspension was...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-05, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,646
Posted By JohnH

You're probably right, for now. When you've got...

You're probably right, for now. When you've got 500 miles or so on the bike, you may find that keeping your speed up a bit and leaning quite a bit actually gives you a tighter turning radius. I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By JohnH

Much depends on the state of the roads in your...

Much depends on the state of the roads in your area, and how hilly it is. Suspended 'bents in general are heavier than otherwise-comparable unsuspended bikes, and they often lose some power in...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-05, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By JohnH

Another good thing about testing 'bents out of...

Another good thing about testing 'bents out of your price range - you may eliminate one you've been pining for. Before finally buying my 'bent, I testrode a higher-end 'bent being sold used - which...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,646
Posted By JohnH

My bike has a much lower seat, but still has high...

My bike has a much lower seat, but still has high cranks. My best recommendation is to go ahead and put both feet down. If I even *think* that I may have to stop, I get unclipped - I can soft-pedal...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By JohnH

The Seiran is a go-fast road bike, not really...

The Seiran is a go-fast road bike, not really meant for off-road at all. I think both makers have bikes better suited to offroading, and Orca is probably a good bet. I don't remember Challenge's...
Forum: Recumbent
07-07-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By JohnH

My 'bent experience is limited to SWB's with...

My 'bent experience is limited to SWB's with fairly high cranks. For me, shorter cranks (155mm vs. 170mm) are necessary on the 'bent to feel like I'm spinning smoothly. I only have about 500 miles...
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By JohnH

What bnet1 said, with the added comment that most...

What bnet1 said, with the added comment that most people have to ride at least an hour before it appears - hence my common advice to folks who are looking to take a *long* test-ride of at least an...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-05, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By JohnH

Phil, you're tough! I might try the 7 hills next...

Phil, you're tough! I might try the 7 hills next year - my first organized ride was this year's 50-mile Tour de Cure in Redmond, which I think follows the Flying Wheels route pretty closely - that...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,208
Posted By JohnH

Hey, chicagosidster, you're not only trying --...

Hey, chicagosidster, you're not only trying -- you're developing all kinds of power in the engine. 360 lbs is a lot of mass to accelerate, and increases the rolling resistance in your tires/bearing...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-05, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By JohnH

You might try http://www.recycledrecumbent.com/ ...

You might try http://www.recycledrecumbent.com/

The builder, A. D. Carson, posts regularly on www.bentrideronline.com. He might be willing to sell you a seat, but the plans to do it yourself are...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-05, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By JohnH

Orcish: Find a local bike shop that carries...

Orcish:

Find a local bike shop that carries a good range of recumbents and ride some. Do the "around the parking lot" thing, then pick one you feel relatively comfy with (they'll all seem strange...
Forum: Recumbent
05-16-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By JohnH

I'm happy with the eggbeaters on my DF, and I've...

I'm happy with the eggbeaters on my DF, and I've used them for all my 'bent test rides. They are the only clipless pedals I've ever used, but I find them easy to get into and out of, with reasonable...
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By JohnH

Just butting in here - you won't scratch the...

Just butting in here - you won't scratch the bike, it's too low for that. My first ride on a semi-low bike (SpeedMachine, 16" seat-height) I was toodling around in a parking lot, a van came in off...
Forum: Recumbent
04-21-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By JohnH

"Stuck": re: Tailwind and used 'bents: ...

"Stuck":

re: Tailwind and used 'bents:

I don't know whether a Tailwind is a "true" CLWB or not, but you should be able to find a used one in good shape for about the same cost as the used BikeE...
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-05, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By JohnH

I took out a Bacchetta Giro 20 for a long, hilly...

I took out a Bacchetta Giro 20 for a long, hilly test ride (52-mile RT commute) last year. LBS had set the seat fairly upright, since I was/am a 'bent newbie. Got severe recumbutt starting around...
Forum: Recumbent
03-29-05, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By JohnH

I ride my DF year-round in Seattle - minimal/zero...

I ride my DF year-round in Seattle - minimal/zero snow, occasional ice. When it's icy I fall :-(. If I didn't ride in the rain, I wouldn't ride much. I use a good-quality chain lube as directed on...
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By JohnH

re: water bottle/camelback: Do you know...

re: water bottle/camelback:

Do you know these people (http://www.fastbacksystem.com/entrypage.html)?

Envious, waiting on my new Rotator Tiger ... due next month ...

John
Forum: Recumbent
03-02-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By JohnH

Have you seen NHAero's dual-451 Aero posted on...

Have you seen NHAero's dual-451 Aero posted on BROL? That might suit you. My suggestion to him was to consider a Ti Tiger, since I'm sure Steve could make one in dual 451.

John
(eagerly...
Forum: Recumbent
03-01-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By JohnH

Yes, you can grind CF. Have a really *good*...

Yes, you can grind CF. Have a really *good* particulate mask, the stuff is toxic and (IIRC) carcinogenic when inhaled.

Regards,

John
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