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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Drop Dead Beautiful Wooden Trike

This is Le Zelo, an amazing homebuilt wooden trike from Boris Beaulant.  I love all things wooden and bicycle related and this one nearly caused an injury when I saw it.  Wow… Nice job!  (via Recumbent Blog)

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2609

Calling Jack Frost, Calling Jack Frost…

A day or two ago I came across an ICE TRIKE; a tadpole trike with skates instead of front wheels. I am still “noodling” that solution or perhaps even Ski-doo like skis. Here is a winter biking solution from (wait for it…) Rick Unger, Winnipeg, Manitoba, C-A-N-A-D-A ! His blog site is at Wrique.blogspot.com → By the bye, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/26/5853/

Le Zelo

From VeloVision.co.uk – Midweek Miscellany “The Zelo uses fairly ordinary trike geometry and steering, but a more unusual material – wood. This gives it some lovely clean organic lines, and after a few thousand miles on the road, it is apparently working well. Many thanks to Jonathan Fronhoffs for the link.” I have always been fascinated with [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/26/le-zelo/

Midweek miscellany

Vintage sales, cycling motorists survey, Danish Dreams on Wheels, 48 spoke Rohloff conversion, load bikes and long bikes, wooden and tilting trikes and recumbent road racing. (posted 26 August 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1041

Product news latest

SRAM Powerlock recall, electric bike industry invited to have its say, trikes for the smaller rider, handcycling two-wheeler, the new LWB from Cruzbike and the bike of the future. (posted 26 August 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1040

Types of recumbents

Earlier I stated that there were 3 basic types of recumbent cycles but that’s not really true. (See, I told you there really wasn’t a “standard” recumbent!) There are actually many more. Too many to really get into here but I do want to touch on and expand the 3 I mentioned before [...]

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Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AllRecumbents/~3/TYYE98__9To/

Popular Mechanics Magazine, 1933 – Streamlining for bicyles

Right at the bottom of VeloVision Online’s wrap for the week entitled “Trikes, trailers and touring” there appeared this little tidbit… “The art of streamlining From Popular Mechanics Magazine, 1933, this article via Google Books extols the virtues of streamlining for bicyles. While the hood will have had undoubted speed and effort benefits, visibility through that [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/25/popular-mechanics-magazine-1933-streamlining-for-bicyles/

So there!!!

I know the feeling… [I'd LOVE to credit this photo but I don't know who took it and now I can't find my way back to where I got it. Sorry... you made my day though!]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/25/so-there/

Wheelbase, sizes & steering

Recumbent bicycles come in a variety of wheelbases, sizes and steering styles. This article will give you a glimpse into the most common. Wheelbase There are 3 main types of recumbent bicycles. One of the easiest to ride when you’re getting started is the long wheelbase (LWB) model. LWB models have the pedals located between the front [...]

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Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AllRecumbents/~3/pkYgMjnsCdM/

Why ride a recumbent?

What are those funny looking bikes? And why on earth would I want to ride one? Those are good questions and the point of this article is to answer them for you. While recumbent biycles, or ‘bents as they’re often called, have been around as long as “upright” or “diamond frame” traditional bikes, they’ve never become as [...]

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Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AllRecumbents/~3/GyC0_-5v35k/

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