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I saw a 3-wheeled, stand-up, recumbent

Old 06-02-22, 02:33 PM
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I saw a 3-wheeled, stand-up, recumbent

Only got a glance of it- I was riding one way/he was riding the other.
It had three wheels; two in the front. They looked to be about 20". The rider was standing & pedaling. Thats all I know.
Ive never seen anything like it- has anybody else?
I dont know where else to put this thread.
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Streetstrider?

I see these on our local bike trails every so often. They can get up to some impressive speeds. Looks like a good full body workout too.
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Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
I didnt know what else to call it.
IIRC, it had chainrings
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When a recumbent isn't undignified enough, there's the Elliptogo:



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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
^This^ How can it be a 'recumbent if you're standing?
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Old 06-02-22, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
And, judging by your avatar, you know recumbents!
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Originally Posted by Pratt
And, judging by your avatar, you know recumbents!
I know recliners too! Hey, maybe I should design and build a recliner into a bike! Yeah!
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Old 06-03-22, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
I know recliners too! Hey, maybe I should design and build a recliner into a bike! Yeah!
Been done before.


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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Been done before.


That's awesome! If I had one, I'd add a refrigerator (for cold beers), and a swing-out desktop for holding a laptop. Who wants to text while pedaling, anyway? I want to surf BF while pedaling!
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Old 06-03-22, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
Streetstrider?

I see these on our local bike trails every so often. They can get up to some impressive speeds. Looks like a good full body workout too.
I've seen a fair amount of them on MUPs. They seem to max out at about 15 mph which I think is pretty impressive given that it's just about the worst aerodynamic position possible.
It's definitely a workout device, not practical transportation. I don't think I've ever seen one being used on a road. They appear to be rather difficult to steer with any precision, much worse than skateboards, for example.

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I didnt know what else to call it.


On the basis of your 'I think' description, perhaps an 'elliptical trike'.

2017-01-13 - Kickstand Comics featuring Yehuda Moon


I've seen a fair amount of them on MUPs. ... They appear to be rather difficult to steer with any precision...​​​​​​
To the point that if I see one coming, I pull off the MUP. Operators are generally swooping and lurching all over the trail, and this seems to be acceptable public behavior here in Parts Unknown.
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As others have said, "recumbent" literally means "reclined." At minimum the rider has to be sitting in a seat with feet in front to qualify. That Street Strider was a trike, in the 'tadpole' configuration. (Tadpoles are wide in front and have a narrow tail.)
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Originally Posted by tcs
To the point that if I see one coming, I pull off the MUP. Operators are generally swooping and lurching all over the trail, and this seems to be acceptable public behavior here in Parts Unknown.
I make sure they have plenty of warning when I pass or we're going to encounter heading opposite directions, but it really hasn't been a problem. I've never come close to being forced off the path by one, I do slow down, and they seem to also. It's quite clear that straightening themselves out is a bit of an awkward maneuver, but some of the riders appear more adept at it than others.
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Here's the Yehuda Moon Link:
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Originally Posted by BobbyG

It's definitely in the form of a joke....
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Originally Posted by Rolla
When a recumbent isn't undignified enough, there's the Elliptogo:



I thought the whole basis for the name elliptical/elliptigo was the pattern the pedals followed. This model just looks like a bicycle with no seat.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
This model just looks like a bicycle with no seat.
... and Bigfoot pedals. 👣😱
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Originally Posted by Rolla
... and Bigfoot pedals. 😱
Sasquatch must have a huge problem with toe overlap.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I thought the whole basis for the name elliptical/elliptigo was the pattern the pedals followed. This model just looks like a bicycle with no seat.
The first Elliptigo model introduced was the one with the elliptical tracks and motion. This one is the more recent SUB (stand up bike) model.

A third type of motion is the teardrop motion on the Cyclete.

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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Sasquatch must have a huge problem with toe overlap.
mstateglfr I think they're summoning your avatar.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
mstateglfr I think they're summoning your avatar.
Hey, that's a photo of me riding shirtless!
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Originally Posted by Rolla
When a recumbent isn't undignified enough, there's the Elliptogo:



When your brakes fail, you can simply squat and clamp down on the rear tire with your butt cheeks. Instant E-brake win!
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Originally Posted by J.Higgins
When your brakes fail, you can simply squat and clamp down on the rear tire with your butt cheeks. Instant E-brake win!

Speaking of brakes, I'm pretty sure I would not enjoy riding one of those downhill.
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