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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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Bombing Down Backroads on an ICE B1

by Larry Varney Co-Editor, ‘BentRider Online First, a caveat: this is not a full-fledged review, but merely my first impressions of the ICE B1 bike. I hesitated to even write it, thinking that I really need to have more time with any bike or trike to do it justice - and that’s true! But as we all [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=4197

Sam Whittingham Signature Series From Bend-It

From Press Release… This jersey marks the official arrival of our new product line, Sam Whittingham Signature Series Cycle Wear offered exclusively from Bend It Cycling! Sam Whittingham is best known for being the world’s fastest cyclist. He is the pilot who has taken a full-fairing recumbent bicycle over 82 miles per hour, and has broken his [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=4193

Worth Watching and Waiting for…

This transmission isn’t in commercial production… yet… but I will sure be keeping an eye on it! Per the site at www.pinion.eu/produkt.html it offers: 18 fully usable courses without duplication. Constant speed jumps with an optimal grading of 11.5% from course to course. Overall gear ratio: 634%. This is unique and surpasses all other bike [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/03/worth-watching-and-waiting-for/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=worth-watching-and-waiting-for

Bird-free Zone

“Dragonfly” posted a great idea on ‘BROL a while back… a really inexpensive but very noticeable trike flag made from highly reflective “bird scare” tape and a little duct tape! I didn’t even know they made “bird scare” tape. Apparently gardeners and orchardists use it to keep birds from enjoying too much of their crop [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/03/bird-free-zone/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bird-free-zone

Metrofiets meets Trailhead Coffee Roasters

I love wood; even more so wood on bikes, and if you throw in a coffee connection I am over the moon! The good folks at Metrofiets in Portland, Oregon allowed me to show you their photos of a bakfiets they built for Trailhead Coffee Roasters. In exploring the “media” section at Metrofiets.com we came [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/03/metrofiets-meets-trailhead-coffee-roasters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=metrofiets-meets-trailhead-coffee-roasters

Fold your Tire

Found this little gem on Roland’s blog over at nhfobb.wordpress.com. I admire his ability to find articles that are both interesting and REALLY, REALLY useful information simultaneously. The inimitable Sheldon Brown… great to see a video (even if it is a bit tiny) and enjoy that wisdom and humor we miss so much… All the [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/02/fold-your-tire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fold-your-tire

Urban Arrow

A while ago, a design student named Wytze van Mansum presented us with the Cannondale Dutchess concept bike. This new project was to design an updated bakfiets; he calls his creation the “Urban Arrow”. See all the details, where we found them, at Bicycledesign.net→ I suspect a modernized, lightened, e-assisted, coverable (in the future it [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/02/urban-arrow/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=urban-arrow

“The All-New NuVinci® 360 CVP Drivetrain”

NuVinci N360 Advancements include: Lighter Weight: Over 30% Lighter Smaller Size: 17% Smaller Diameter Wider Ratio Range: 360% “Gear-Free” Shifting Easier Shift Effort: Even Under Load Less Shifter Rotation : Only ¾ Turn from Low to High New, Sleek Shifter: More Intuitive; Easier Twist Adjustments Hub Interface: Inboard Frame Dropout; Cleaner / More Protected Sealed [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/01/the-all-new-nuvinci%C2%AE-360-cvp-drivetrain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-all-new-nuvinci%25c2%25ae-360-cvp-drivetrain

Buis les baronnies – Part 1 and Part 2

Does the name Enrico Mauletti ring any memory bells… it might if you went to Digilander.libero.it/maulettilandia/recumbent/LOSNA_B2R and check out his self-constructed Losna B2R beauty… Just got a short note from Enrico with link to two really nice videos from France he thought we might want to pass along… and we do… … and thanks to [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/01/buis-les-baronnies-part-1-and-part-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buis-les-baronnies-part-1-and-part-2

World’s Best Cycling Routes

[Cape Breton Island] LonelyPlanet.com finds these to be the world’s 10 best cycling routes. Not my list… but nice choices (especially that Cape Breton Island, Canada choice)… Isle of Wight, England West Coast, Tasmania, Australia Luberon and Mont Ventoux, Provence, France San Juan Islands, Washington, USA County Clare, Ireland La Farola, Cuba National Highway 1, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/09/01/world%E2%80%99s-best-cycling-routes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=world%25e2%2580%2599s-best-cycling-routes

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