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Old 08-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #3396
Wadester
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Originally Posted by handcycle1970 View Post
Anyone got any info on {arm and leg powered} bikes?
I've read a few discussions about them. What I took away was that you've only got so much "whoopass". Having more ways to apply that to driving yourself forward does not give you more power, just lets you spread the load over more body parts - either all together or at different times (like after your legs need a rest).

The drawback is the additional weight of the 2nd drivetrain.

Here's some good reading:
http://home.earthlink.net/~gizmowizard/wt-prt1.htm
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