|2012-08-17, 01:49 PM||#46|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC
One thing further to Jake's post about fit ... handlebar stems can be easily swapped out to changed length as well as angle which adjusts the height of the bar. Gives you the ability to adjust your seat forward/backwards to the right point (as explained by Jake) and then to move the bars for comfort. For exampble, if you feel like you always have to push yourself back onto your seat, you need to shift your handlebars forward through a longer stem.
As for recumbents, I just could not possibly imagine feeling safe riding something that low to the ground and that wide on city streets. Can't help but feel it's a recipe for disaster.
Back in my auto insurance adjusting days, saw so many cyclist knockdown claims over the years that I'm always thinking about how best to not be a statistic, and just can't get comfortable with the notion of a recumbent.
|2012-08-17, 02:23 PM||#47|
Join Date: Dec 2001
I saw recumbent's metioned...
An online friend of mine owns FFR Trikes, they adapt steel framed KMX tadpoles to hybrid electric drive, and re-market them as a green alternative. Note, these are not little 500 - 750 watt electric assist drives, but rather can be set up to see the high side 100 km/hour if the owner wishes. The law stipulates much less for it to be considered an e-assist bike, and that's how they are marketed.
I'm a sleep expert.