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recumbent bike

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Postby ke61485 » May 10th, 2021, 8:10 pm

Can you give me a guide on where to buy a recumbent online?

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Re: recumbent bike

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby UncleEbenezer » May 11th, 2021, 9:19 am

Can't see anything that looks remotely like a 'bent at that URL.

I wouldn't buy any bike - let alone a 'bent - without first test-riding it for fit/comfort and handling. But if your experience is sufficient to know exactly what you want, can't google help find it?

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby 88V8 » May 11th, 2021, 9:43 am

We have mixed feelings about recumbents
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=27399

What's the attraction?

As to availability, there are some on eBay, probably even more if one searches on the various mispellngs of ... recumbent.
Here's one for £199.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254974470945 ... SwPx1gYG5Z
Unique.
No one will steal it.......
I think I prefer the one in the background.

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby ReformedCharacter » May 11th, 2021, 10:15 am

UncleEbenezer wrote:Can't see anything that looks remotely like a 'bent at that URL.


Ah, yes. I was thinking of a recumbent exercise bike rather than one that someone might use on the roads. Silly me :)

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby Laughton » May 11th, 2021, 12:59 pm

Ah, yes. I was thinking of a recumbent exercise bike rather than one that someone might use on the roads. Silly me :)


I was a little concerned - should you fall asleep. :o

Less of a problem if it's located in your bedroom at the time.

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby 88V8 » December 30th, 2021, 5:08 pm

And here's one that can be propelled with arms or legs or both https://www.varibike.com/t-en-us/.
Perhaps wisely, it's not shown being ridden in traffic.

In addition to choosing how to propel it, you also choose two wheels or three.
Only the price of a decent used car.

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby bungeejumper » December 30th, 2021, 6:27 pm

88V8 wrote:And here's one that can be propelled with arms or legs or both https://www.varibike.com/t-en-us/.
Perhaps wisely, it's not shown being ridden in traffic.

Indeed, considering that it doesn't have a rigid handlebar. The video shows situations where the left hand is circling vigorously clockwise while the right hand is doing similar in anticlockwise mode. Steering-wise, that leaves me wondering who the hell's minding the bloody shop? ;)

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby UncleEbenezer » December 31st, 2021, 4:11 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
88V8 wrote:And here's one that can be propelled with arms or legs or both https://www.varibike.com/t-en-us/.
Perhaps wisely, it's not shown being ridden in traffic.

Indeed, considering that it doesn't have a rigid handlebar. The video shows situations where the left hand is circling vigorously clockwise while the right hand is doing similar in anticlockwise mode. Steering-wise, that leaves me wondering who the hell's minding the bloody shop? ;)

BJ

You steer a bike by leaning.

Try car-style steering on two wheels and after a second you're off two wheels and on the ground.

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Re: recumbent bike

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Postby bungeejumper » December 31st, 2021, 4:24 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:You steer a bike by leaning.

True enough, of course. But what if you haven't got a fixed point to lean against? ;) (As you wouldn't have with those rotating bars.)

I am somewhat concerned not to have seen last year's recumbent cyclists still risking their lives through our twisty country lanes during this recent season. I do hope the chelsea tractor drivers have been keeping their eyes open for low-riding life forms?

BJ


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