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Old 11-26-2002, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recumbent Bike. I want one...

Anybody know where I can pick up a good recumbent for a reasonable price?? I want one but they are expensive new... Not the ones with steering under your legs though. Still gotta have the handlebars up top.
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Old 11-26-2002, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I built mine from old bike parts. Check out my link in my sig and go to "bicycling" to sea pic. You can also try: http://groups.msn.com/BentHomeBuilders

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what brand do you want? I can get you a used health club model. I know of a health club going out of business in Palo Alto
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Old 11-26-2002, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what brand do you want? I can get you a used health club model. I know of a health club going out of business in Palo Alto
Not an exercise bike .. I'm talkin about one of those contraptions you ride on the street. I need that big ol comfortable seat so my ass don't hurt after the first mile or so.. Thanks for the offer though...
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Not an exercise bike .. I'm talkin about one of those contraptions you ride on the street. I need that big ol comfortable seat so my ass don't hurt after the first mile or so.. Thanks for the offer though...
ohhh, an old man's bike
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Old 11-30-2002, 04:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ohhh, an old man's bike
Hehehe!!! Yeah, I guess so. Something that don't kill my ass when I ride it... Like this one...
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I dig those thing too. I used to think they where weird,...until I rode one they are FUN! It is amazing how much you can actually push the pedals.

I would just say look into one with a 7c wheel and low steer. FAST/SMOOOTH!
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Those things are getting popular but have you tried one?

they are really tough to ride up hills.

when I did the century around lake Tahoe some one was on one and couldn't make it.

with a nice saddle that has the cut out in the middle andafter some time on the saddle it doesn't hurt. bike shorts help also

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These short are great they don't look either
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Well, I bought that same bike you see in the pic above. Got it assembled and I must say, it's definately different from riding a regular bike. It's very comfortable however and after a few minutes of funky balance problems, I got the hang of it and off I went. After a little practice, I got pretty good. This thing has 42 forward gears, two derailers and the rear one is a rapid fire. I then tackled the small hill in front of my house. No freakin problem at all. A little more 'experience' and I tackled the big hill nearby, where I always huffed and puffed on my regular bike. It cruised up with relative ease. The only thing I noticed is that it's harder to go straight and smooth when going slow. Gotta get used to that front wheel being behind my feet...

It's a Trek bike but the seat has the name 'Rans' on it. I wanted a Rans Rocket but they're more than I had to spend. Mabye someday I'll move up... By the way, I don't think I'd look real good in those skin tight biker shorts. Maybe after I lose some of this excess lard...
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Fun toy. You have one of the few bent shops just up the hill from you in Eldorado Hills. Gold Country cycles. If you have trouble finding tires/tubes, check The Rest Stop in Sac. We usually stock all those freak sizes.
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Fun toy. You have one of the few bent shops just up the hill from you in Eldorado Hills. Gold Country cycles. If you have trouble finding tires/tubes, check The Rest Stop in Sac. We usually stock all those freak sizes.
Yeah, I found the El Dorado shop recently. Didn't know there was one so close by. There's also a trike builder up there. http://www.grannytrike.com/ (I think) The tires that came with it are Primo Comets, 20 x 1.35. It also came with a cool little pump that pumps up to 300 lbs. It's mainly for pumping up the rear shock (Cane Creek AD-5).

You work at (or own) 'The Rest Stop'?? Thanks for the tips...
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Yeah, I found the El Dorado shop recently. Didn't know there was one so close by. There's also a trike builder up there. http://www.grannytrike.com/ (I think) The tires that came with it are Primo Comets, 20 x 1.35. It also came with a cool little pump that pumps up to 300 lbs. It's mainly for pumping up the rear shock (Cane Creek AD-5).

You work at (or own) 'The Rest Stop'?? Thanks for the tips...
Ya, I've seen that trike. I've ridden ones like it and they are a blast, but the placement of the front wheels makes it hell to stop fast. The chainrings tend to dig into the blacktop.
Primo is one of the few that makes a decent tire in that size, and we carry them. No I don't own the store, I'm kind of the lifetime employee there. 16 years on/off.
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