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Filip Arvidsson
Starting Member

Sweden
30 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  03:45:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi!
This is my best bike yet, fast yet rivaling my easy racer clone in comfort.


Even though it's all in steel and heavy components it's still decently light at 13,4 kg.
I just came back from a week touring with it, even though I had a heavy load I managed an average of 25 km/h.


Total weight as in first picture: 13.4 kg
Frame weight : 2.8 kg
Wheelbase: 1866 mm
Seat angle: 30 degrees
HT angle: 51
Trail: 76 mm
Rake: 149 mm




My bike builds:
High racer
http://recumbents.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6570

Low racer
http://recumbents.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6551

LWB "Future"
http://recumbents.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6452

Trike
http://recumbents.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6309

alevand
human power expert

USA
3514 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  09:56:19  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice, did you reverse the front brakes arms?

C:
Tony Levand
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Balor
recumbent guru

Russia
733 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  13:54:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, this is a lot of hard crank interference. Is it safely 'streetable'? It seems that BB location does a good job of minimizing the conflicts, though...
No neck rest? Doesn't your neck get tired during touring on a seat that reclined?
You must be pretty light yourself, given that pretty much all the load is on the rear wheel. Would not work for my 100 kgs at all, not with a heavy load :).
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Filip Arvidsson
Starting Member

Sweden
30 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  19:55:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah due to the crank interference i had to reverse the front brake to get a tight fit. This worked out wonderfully and I've not had any issue with interference, you have to turn scary sharp with it for that to happen and I don't even want to crank the pedals in that situation.
I don't need a headrest at this angle, it rides very sweet.
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1474 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  20:10:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put a coroplast fairing like tony's Carp, and you can tour even faster. Instead of 25 km/h, you would be cruising at around 32-33 km/h. Oh yeah, nice looking bike. What is the seat recline, 27 degrees or less?
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Balor
recumbent guru

Russia
733 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  22:44:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that his cruising speed is much higher than that, to average 25 km/h.
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1474 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2016 :  08:05:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Balor

I think that his cruising speed is much higher than that, to average 25 km/h.



I think you missed the point. A coro shell would increase his average speed overall.
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ShelGame
recumbent enthusiast

USA
374 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2016 :  09:56:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking bike. Clean, simple...
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ElectricStreamliner
New Member

Australia
57 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2016 :  01:52:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool bike.

1866 mm + 700 mm = 2566 mm

Is it 2566mm long?
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Filip Arvidsson
Starting Member

Sweden
30 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2016 :  23:45:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, that is an issue. It rides well but is a pain to move in and out of storage.
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Patrick Bateman
New Member

USA
70 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2016 :  23:23:42  Show Profile  Visit Patrick Bateman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Reminds me of the Rotator Pursuit I used to ride. I definitely daydreamed about making it a dual 700C. Very cool that you made it a reality!

This is what I came up with:

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