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Sun May 24, 2020, 04:58 PM

Anybody ride a recumbent bike?



The two wheeled kind..Thinking about getting one...Ride specialized bikes now but think I'd like to try out

one of these low 2 wheeled modes of transportation....

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:08 PM

1. I'm interested too, but have no direct experience other than always interested when I see one.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:10 PM

2. Hate to spend money on something like this without trying it out...but..


There just aren't any bike stores that stock them in the wichita area...that I can find..

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:19 PM

3. Had a recumbent stationary bike. It hurt my hip

My physical therapist said it is the way the seat is positioned. It is hard on hips. Sold mine.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:11 PM

4. I have one but I havn't use it years. It's called a linear

The prices have come down in recent years. They were all custom way back when.. Mine has under seat steering and some have above seat steering. Very relaxing way to ride. No pole up your butt. My only gripe is that you are so low no body can see you...... big flag or not..
Google is your friend for info..
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:22 PM

5. Like...

https://linearrecumbent.com/

Prices don't look too bad..How did the under-frame steering work for you?

I joined the bacchetta forum..asked a few questions..The articles on first

ride is that there are a few differences from a diamond frame bike..how to

start out..steering...hill riding...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #5)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:35 PM

6. "How did the under-frame steering work for you? "

It takes a bit to get use to it. Your arms are down by your sides next to your hips. The bike goes where you look so when turning don't look at the bike..... look where you want to go.
U turns are a bit interesting.. Once I did the look thru thing it was ok. Like riding my motorcycle.. Eyes up, look thru.
The bike is way more comfortable on my back and butt than a standard.. YMMV
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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:53 PM

7. Things I remember from riding my above frame steering recumbent

Good on the flat, fast downhill, slow up hills
I wished mine had a neck support
I felt a slightly more bent leg gave a firmer connection to the pedals. I guess clipless pedals would solve that, but your legs are way out there if you are tall.
And yes starting out uphill can be a challenge

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Response to tikka (Reply #7)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:39 AM

8. Yes, I don't know..

There are times, not a lot..I get the hardrock over to let pickups

get around . Road sides can be nasty..washed out..dirt windrows

The roads right now are perfect ..

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