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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A five dollar, returnable helmet…

[No, not this helmet... this is just a generic helmet picture!] Richard Peace and James Costley-White have posted a very interesting article on Bikeradar.com. Apparently, in the city of Brisbane in Australia they are initiating a bike-share system much like that recently started in Melbourne. The new twist is the availability of bike helmets at [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/17/a-five-dollar-returnable-helmet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-five-dollar-returnable-helmet


Thankfully, I live in a part of the world that doesn’t have the sort of tire hazards some of you have to contend with… like Goathead Thorns, etc. Most of the folks I ever ride with use basic tube patching systems and there are a lot of good ones out there. But, a thread on [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/16/true-goo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=true-goo

Trike Work Stand

Bent Up Cycles posted on their Facebook page that a long-time customer has posted a great trike work stand at WilliamBenedict.com. Too true! William Benedict has created an extremely elegant stand from aluminum pipe, PVC parts, wheels, plywood and screws. On his site he lists all the pieces needed, their approximate cost and even where [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/15/trike-work-stand/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trike-work-stand


Yup… found another great bike blog; or rather it found me! Don writes MyCargoBike.net and has since about October of last year. He had recently done an extensive article on Wytze van Mansum’s ‘Urban Arrow’ as Don seemed as taken with the bakfiets as I was in our post early this September. Don read our [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/15/mycargobike-net/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mycargobike-net

Velomobile…. schmelomobile?

A good friend mentioned the other day that a reader he was talking to had mentioned that the Recumbentblog “was all velomobiles these days”, and he had NOT said it as a compliment… hmm! Which brings something I have been contemplating to the surface. Just try using your search engine to find information on velomobiles… [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/15/velomobile-schmelomobile/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=velomobile-schmelomobile

“Can you hear me now?”

The recumbent bike/trike/velomobile world is a very international, multi-lingual place! In recognition of that, one of my favorite blogs has added an English translation of the Dutch material. If you go to XL-network.com there is a button (a Union Jack flag and the word ‘English”) that delivers this great service to you. A whole lot [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/15/can-you-hear-me-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=can-you-hear-me-now

PackMax Duo by Kemper

Kemper Fahrradtechnik of Germany make some very interesting bikes (including a Pedersen touring bike). This ride handles Mom or Dad and two children; if a third child appears Velorution (where we first saw this) suggests adding a “Bobike Mini” for an infant on the sturdy front rack! See the Kemper site at Kemper-velo.de → There [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/14/packmax-duo-by-kemper/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=packmax-duo-by-kemper

Axel Fehlau – 6 hours – 426.917 kilometers (71.153 kph)

Congratulations to Axel Fehlau and to the folks who put “Speedhawk2″ together. There is a new 6 hour record! 71 kph is about 44.2 mph… I rarely (read never) go that fast downhill… See all the details to date at DropLimits.de → [I assumed folks would want to run this sort of attempt in the [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/14/axel-fehlau-6-hours-426-917-kilometers-71-153-kph/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=axel-fehlau-6-hours-426-917-kilometers-71-153-kph

New Borealis Fairing

The German site Iceletta report that “Steve Schleicher of Nimbus Kayaks is working hard on the revision of the Borealis velomobile fairing for the current ICE Sprint. It is not only the rear track width and the attachment of the trim for the new ICE adjusted. Instead, Steve is working hard to reduce the weight [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/13/new-borealis-fairing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-borealis-fairing

ICE: Fall Season Riding

Ben Rotheray over at ICE has written a little piece about the sights and smells of getting out riding in the fall, and added some really lovely fall riding photos… Enjoy! The Fall Season Riding photo essay is here →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/10/13/ice-fall-season-riding/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ice-fall-season-riding

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