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Old 08-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #3391
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Welcome to the 21st century! I like buying old stuff made in the west.

True dat but its just a shame.. Would love to support a local only bike company though
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #3392
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Arm n Leg Power Bikes

Anyone got any info on these bikes?

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Oh I guess i didn't post these in this thread...






Front wheel drive, arm and leg powered recumbents that did climb hills better than other recumbents...
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #3393
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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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Old 08-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #3394
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Yof the timeou are my hero, this days I'm weak I need to ride seated most of the time

Oh, I see..

Ps: Funny we are in Minneapolis for the "weekend"..
Sweet! Are you going to "the fair"?
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #3395
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Anyone got any info on these bikes?
I have a bent but no handcycle info
Bentrider online forum probably has someone
into them
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #3396
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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
It makes little sense from an aerobic perspective; the designs clearly don't consider the disparate cross sectional areas of each muscle group, so you very quickly experience the anaerobic shift in the upper-body portion, even if you're just "mailing it in." You could design some gearing to accomodate the difference in power, which strikes me as an awkwardly out-of-synch experience.

Want to feel the power of your whole body contributing to the power stroke? Get out of your seat and start hammering. Your whole body becomes a linkage, anchored at the bars. But I guess that's not an option when you're bent.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:02 AM   #3397
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Lots of nice bikes

Here is our current line up:

Singlespeed Litespeed Siena, titanium frame, a little more than 14 pounds. I may convert it to 1x10 or 2x10 later and get a dedicated singlespeed/fixie.




Specialized Sirrus Expert. Aluminum with carbon forks and seat stays. I now have it set for various modes and it is decently light at 17 plus pounds.
Multi-surface with Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 700x35c:

Primarily road/hard surface 700x28c

Road/700x23c


Santa Cruz Blur LT, under 30 pounds



My wife's bikes:



My son's Trek which gets ridden very little:
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:49 AM   #3398
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You have some nice bikes.

Love the Litespeed and the Santa Cruz
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #3399
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You have some nice bikes.

Love the Litespeed and the Santa Cruz
Thanks and so do I.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:44 PM   #3400
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My "go fast" bike
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:59 AM   #3401
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My "go fast" bike
Specialized did a real cool, gold anodized on those bikes, in '07. The picture doesn't do it justice.

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:45 AM   #3402
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Specialized Sirrus Expert. Aluminum with carbon forks and seat stays. I now have it set for various modes and it is decently light at 17 plus pounds.
Multi-surface with Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 700x35c:
Nice bike, I have the same pump mounted on the other side of the bike. Bamboo fenders. Portland design works front basket. Borough Armidillo elite tires setup with tubes on Stan's wheels. I tried to set them up tubeless but that failed in fantastic fashion. I might pick up some tubeless cyclocross tires.

Did you see the 2014 line up of Sirius bikes? Full carbon frames with disc brakes. I am gonna tough it out for another year and look forward to 2015.

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #3403
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Nice bike, I have the same pump mounted on the other side of the bike. Bamboo fenders. Portland design works front basket. Borough Armidillo elite tires setup with tubes on Stan's wheels. I tried to set them up tubeless but that failed in fantastic fashion. I might pick up some tubeless cyclocross tires.

Did you see the 2014 line up of Sirius bikes? Full carbon frames with disc brakes. I am gonna tough it out for another year and look forward to 2015.

Yes, nice bike too,
I haven't seen the 2014 lineup. I'm going to keep mine for at least another year too until after we return to the States and then we'll see. Been running Vittoria Rubino Pros after wearing out the Armadillos which I like. Now I have the Schwalbe Racing Ralph for dirt and they work surprising well on pavement. I have some basic plastic fenders that slide on mounts that work well enough for when needed.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #3404
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #3405
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