So how many recumbent riders have we?

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by Andy in Sig, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. busa5504

    busa5504 Active Member

    Hi all, I have a KMX Venom since 2014 and as of last week I am now running a YOCH 750w Mid Drive to aid with my daily commute of 30+miles round trip. Do about 2.5k+ miles a year however that's not only just on the recumbent (my winter commuter), I have Trek SuperFly 6 MTB and a Genisis Dura 10 carbon gravel bike (my summer commuter) and lastly an alloy Gensis Day One. 8 speed hub gear bike for when in London
     
  2. AlanGoodman

    AlanGoodman New Member

    Location:
    Hemel Hempstead
    Catrike Speed, Nazca Fuego, Challenge Hurricane, Ratracer and a couple of Kingcycles...
     
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  3. Icemanhgv

    Icemanhgv Road Warrior

    Location:
    Hull
    Non at the moment but I'm hopeful:smile:
     
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  4. Cupples

    Cupples Regular

    Location:
    Whitehead
    I've recently picked up a KMX trike that I plan to adapt. I usually ride an upright, but thought that this would be good fun for the winter... IMG_20181220_105938164.jpg
     
  5. stroker hal

    stroker hal New Member

    Recently bought a Sun EZ-Tri Classic Trike.
    Stroker Hal, age 82
     
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  6. WIGHTDIAMOND

    WIGHTDIAMOND Well-Known Member

    Trice QNT on the Isle of Wight.
     
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  7. bladderhead

    bladderhead Well-Known Member

    My first post. Grasshopper and Cruzbike Silvio.

    Around the beginning of the millennium I started getting fed up with the riding position of my Peugeot. Some bikes fold. I do not fold. Even after years of yoga I can barely touch my toes. On long rides I kept thinking about lowering the saddle, and wondering how to lift the bars up. Right up. I kept thinking of my bum being lower and my hands being higher, and then I remembered reading about those contraptions, so in 2003 I joined the Cult of the Flying Deckchair with a new Streetmachine which introduced me to Magura and Rohloff. What an awesome thing is the Rolhoff. Less than six months later they stole my Streetmachine so I got a DF again, but in 2004 I sold that because I got the Grasshopper. With Magura and Rohloff, obviously. So far, the thieves have turned their noses up at the Grasshopper. Years of commuting in horrid weather and riding in London and Essex in nice weather and it looks pretty tatty. Then, I think 2014, I went down with a nasty bout of N+1 disease and somehow found myself with the Silvio. Yes, it was a bit awkward to ride, but I chopped the frame and changed the bars and now I ride it like a despatch rider on a fixie. Traffic is no obstacle on either bike.

    I do most of my mileage on the Silvio now, and with its edited mudguards, home-made light bracket and wired-on mirror it is starting to look as lived-in as the Grasshopper. I know there are people who do far more mileage than I do and their bikes look as if they have never been ridden. How do they do it?

    Anyway that is the story. And that is only the short version. I will stop now so I can take some pictures.
     
  8. bladderhead

    bladderhead Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg Here they are. The Grasshopper usually has Radical bags.
     
  9. plantfit

    plantfit Veteran

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    That seat looks an odd shape
     
  10. bladderhead

    bladderhead Well-Known Member

    If you mean the Grasshopper it is their own design. It is a two-piece seat. Very adjustable. It can be made longer or shorter and the angle can be adjusted.
     
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  11. HazelMotes

    HazelMotes New Member

    Many years ago, I had a CLWB frame from a builder in San Diego; can't recall his name. I built that one up myself. After I sold it, I didn't have a recument until several weeks ago I picked up a Haluzak Horizon on ebay.
     
  12. neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
    Pics please or it didnt happen lol
     
  13. Jimm.Pratt

    Jimm.Pratt New Member

    592a71e18c6eccd960e90384e23d415f.jpg Greetings! Hmm I think I've lost count...Here is a pic of the current stable of rides...umm looks like 6 so far (just got the Challenge Focus today as a late birthday gift to myself). From left to right, starting at the top: UK Adult KMX trike, Dutch Sinner Mango Plus velomobile, an Italian Velocino replica (great for quick trips into Copenhagen by train), German Kettweisel trike, Danish Hjordt bike, Dutch Challenge Focus bike.
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  14. Jimm.Pratt

    Jimm.Pratt New Member

    Yep, that's HP Velotechnik's 'Body Link' seat, if I'm not mistaken, very adjustable and reasonably comfy on long rides. Fits just about everything they offer.
     
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  15. jongooligan

    jongooligan Guru

    Location:
    Behind bars
    Test ride of a Nazca Guacho at Laid Back Bikes in Edinburgh yesterday.

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    Not a 'bent owner yet but creeping towards it.
     
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