Recumbent News

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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Georgi Georgiev – Varna Innovation and Research Corporation

And to think… all of these machines (bicycles, trikes, handcycles and HPV’s) come from the fertile mind of one man…Georgi Georgiev! Just by way of demonstration… here is an example of the Varna innovation. “This unique and very creative bicycle is specifically designed for the massive water pipelines of California and other U.S. States, where a [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/30/georgi-georgiev-varna-innovation-and-research-corporation/


Back on Friday, August 28th, bikes (or really bicycling) got featured on the front page of Worldchanging.com

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/30/worldchanging/

“Still” on about the ski-bike thing!

Above are two kits available from www.ktrakcycle.com. The first is a ski replacement for the front of a 26″ wheeled bike the the second a kit for the rear on a 26″ wheel (many thanks to Christian Schingh-Laniel for this URL!). This project seems to have gotten some attention over at Practicalmachinist.com so I sure hope [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/29/still-on-about-the-ski-bike-thing/

Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA)

This might seem a little marginal in the recumbent world… I suspect when we look back in 10 years it will seem to have been anything but “marginal”. Some of us favour the marriage of electric motors and recumbents (or really bikes in general); some don’t care one way or the other, and some abhor [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/29/light-electric-vehicle-association-leva/

Another kind of “Belt Drive”!

I know… I know… I’m still on a bit about that ICE TRIKE idea but we DO get some winter up here! “Rongpockle”, who posted this on YouTube, says in part: “A one-off custom trike designed for antarctic adventuring. Skis strap directly to the wheels.” Ok… that’s one way to get traction in deeper snow… Rongpockle’s video on YouTube [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/28/another-kind-of-belt-drive/

Sidewinder – rear wheel steering trike

Back in the middle of May we ran a post called “THIS SOOOO TAKES ME BACK TO ABOUT THE AGE OF 7…” with a couple of young riders having an absolute blast in a sandlot on a pair of Sidewinder trikes. The other day RBR ran an post with some great still photos on the Sidewinder [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/28/sidewinder-rear-wheel-steering-trike/

Oh man, here we go again… the return of the helmet wars!

Photo credit: Alex Brandon / Associated Press Here we go again: 3 – number of riders 2 – number of kids with helmets 1 – number of American Presidents 0 – helmets on the President The headline reads – “Obama defies safety advocates, shuns bike helmet, looks great, ignites debate”. Read the full article in this mornings Los Angeles Times →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/28/oh-man-here-we-go-again-the-return-of-the-helmet-wars/

Discovered Team RANS Video

I found this hidden away, buried beneath piles of “Why do I keep all this stuff?” and I think you might like to watch the team “at play”, one last chance to relax before the Race Across AMerica started the next day. And you can hear our masseuse speak! “>

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2613

The Dream and the current reality…

Every now and then you find something TRULY unique… like today from Pixelman (Vélomobiles, vélos et design) by Christophe Sarrazin… Above is the dream and below is the current reality… Le vélo c’est “fourmidable”! Details and a lot more images at Pixelman.unblog.fr →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/27/the-dream-and-the-current-reality/

A smashing good idea….

This is the crank of a Catrike Expedition… same trike I have. I am coming to realize that having a “bash guard” or “chain guard” would be a smashing good idea (pun intended)! When we were down at the Portland International Speedway earlier this year, I saw the unfortunate results of a highracer that collided with [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/27/a-smashing-good-idea/

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