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If you're like us, you spend some of your day hitting all your favorite recumbent sites for the latest news. Admit it, you have 10 tabs open right now on a variety of different bike sites. Wouldn't it be great if there were just one page from which you could glimpse everything that's going on in the recumbent world?

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This young man (22 years old) is Oleksii. He graduated from T. Shevchenko National University in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine in 2009 with a BA in International Economics (with Honours). Now a 2nd year student of International Accounting and Finance Degree Program at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada he says “I like Canada and [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/06/oleksii-zelinskyi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oleksii-zelinskyi

A Ukrainian Connection

This video is of the First Ukrainian Velomobile Festival and was taken by “Velodreamer” (Oleksii Ganshin) who we featured the other day; you can see his Velodreamer-2 in many of the shots. To quote another Oleksii (more about him later) who sent me this URL: “It took place from September 25 to September 26 this [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/05/a-ukrainian-connection/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-ukrainian-connection

Electronic Shifters

Juan Diaz Diaz came across a pair of interesting sites and sent them to us. The first is an electronic shifter for Rohloff he found at TheLazyRando.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/electronic-rohloff-shifter… There are more photos on eBay where Edsan Automation Systems of Australia are selling them. Having a wireless, “no-cable” solution really appeals on recumbents and for drop-bar DF [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/05/electronic-shifters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=electronic-shifters

“Mini Quest under construction”

Well… Wim Schermer (of WimSchermer.blogspot.com) just uncovered an item that has been percolating below the surface for a while now… the Mini-Quest. It seems it really is under construction. Wim lists some of the specifications (and remember I am a non-Dutch speaker struggling with the limitations of Google Translate at times): “The mini is 25 [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/04/mini-quest-under-construction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mini-quest-under-construction

Video by Dredgerclock: “Why I hate commuting”

I think the last time we showed you one of Glenn Frank’s videos(he is Dregerclock on YouTube, or Terrafirma on ‘BROL) was back on August 3rd of this year with his Video-taking-the-long-way-to-work-two-trikes-commute/. He has a unique style, a lot of wit, and boy does he have a good point with THIS video… [By the bye, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/04/video-by-dredgerclock-why-i-hate-commuting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-by-dredgerclock-why-i-hate-commuting

d’Avignon Gallery: SWB, LWB and Models

Jean d’Avignon got back to us again, with what is essentially three sets of photos (his SWB, his LWB and some models that he used during fabrication) and some data on his creations. Of his SWB, built 1999-2000, he lists the specifications as: 26″ rear slick tire 17″ front Moulton tire Ultegra rear derailleur 9 [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/04/davignon-gallery-swb-lwb-and-models/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=davignon-gallery-swb-lwb-and-models

Excellent Camera Comparison Article

David Camdon is a regular message board contributor and writes some of the best Crazy Guy On a Bike journals you’ll ever read. Every time I read one I can’t sleep for several nights because I just want to be in a tent somewhere. Part of what makes his journals so great are the photographs. [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=4328

Fast Company

[click on photo to enlarge] Mike Mowett ( a.k.a Upright Mike) posted this group photo and several others on Recumbents.com. For those of you who might not recognize Mike, he’s the lad on the extreme right standing beside his streamliner Norus that he piloted to 57.75 mph (92.875 kph)! Jeff Wills mentioned on that same [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/02/fast-company/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fast-company

Savannah eRecumbent by Cyclone-TW

Ken Rhodes made a very interesting find… this Savannah eRecumbent from Cyclone-TW… Some fascinating elements… 12.5″ front wheels, available with NuVinci speed hub 350% and shifters (or 7 speed or 27 speed), e-assist from 200 to 1,200 Watts, and priced at US$ 1,188 thru US$ 1,858 for various options and free shipping on pre-orders. See [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/02/savannah-erecumbent-by-cyclone-tw/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=savannah-erecumbent-by-cyclone-tw


What do I do when I am not riding a recumbent… or blogging about recumbents? I read about other people riding recumbents and blogging about it! A there are many well written, witty blogs out there with great pictures and tales of rides I’d love to take but may never get to except vicariously through [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/02/myrtletheturtle-me/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=myrtletheturtle-me

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