Words would only sully what is better communicated with images. Which is just a fancy way of saying carbon MetaPhysics sure are purty.
I feel like I say the same thing every year, but aw, what the heck. Another year, another rally, another really good time, and a perfect event for catching up with friends while we tour the central Pennsylvania countryside on recumbents.
Rumor has it there was some rain this year, but we’re neither confirming nor denying that. If there isn’t a photo of it, it didn’t happen … right?
Anyway, thanks to everybody who came out and especially to those who helped us out by creating a few new routes for our riders. Both Laurel’s and Jerry’s new routes were hits!
One of the things we set out to do with our Performer partnership was to help them improve the line for our primarily US customer base. The latest improvement is to the seat pad for their FRP seats. The old pad was quite thin, especially compared to most varieties of Ventisit, and had a hard time staying in place on the seat without additional modifications. Both issues have been resolved with the new seat pad.
Here’s Rob to explain what is changing…
If you’ve been wondering what the differences are between the 2015 ICE trikes, this video should give you a quick overview of the Adventure, Sprint, VTX, and Full Fat.
We’ve had a few very gray days here at RBR, enough so that we’ve largely avoided taking recumbent photos outside, but the magnificent shine on this Easy Racers Gold Rush provided just the right balance to offset our overcast weather. This is a used Gold Rush that we have available for $2600.Continue reading »
Hase Bikes has announced a recall of all Hase Kettwiesel and Lepus trikes sold between January/February of 2010 and December of 2011. If you purchased a Kettwiesel or Lepus from us in that time frame, give us a call at 814.234.4636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to replace some potentially faulty bolts. Full detailsContinue reading »
Murphy’s Law being what it is, our container stuffed with Performer recumbents arrived while the shop was closed! Thankfully, I was able to meet the driver and get 60 recumbents unloaded into the shop with the help of former mechanic Frank and my coworker Ginger. So if you’re looking to buy a Performer, we haveContinue reading »
While we were away in the first half of February, an ICE Full Fat was delivered to the shop and had to remain dormant until our return. It has since been sprung from its box, but far too early for Spring, which works out in this case because we got some great photos of it in the snow. This is a customer build, so it features a Rohloff on the rear with a Metropolis Patterson drive up front for a 2×14 gearing configuration. This is also a full suspension build, even though the fat tires on those Surly Clown Shoe rims provide plenty of absorption all on their own.
ICE Full Fat trikes start around the $8500 range. This one came in a bit north of that.
You know, sometimes we wonder if RBR really stands for “Rob’s Busy Relaxing” because yeah, we’re closing again for two weeks from February 3rd through February 14th. The shop will be open again on February 17th. Oh well, enjoy this Valentine’s Day card from ICE in the meantime. We’d send it to you, but weContinue reading »
Our fine friends at Velocity have sent along this holiday greeting direct from The Wheel Department. Enjoy, and happy holidays!