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General Discussion / Re: recumbent steering tiller versus linkage
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:40:25 pm »
Thank you for the info. but I was not thinking of USS .Lightfoot has an option for linkage steering that eliminates the tiller .See there web for a picture . It's expensive but I will get it if it is a big improvement.

General Discussion / recumbent steering tiller versus linkage
« on: March 09, 2013, 04:49:58 pm »
I have a Lightfoot Ranger recumbent that I find very hard to handle on slow speed climbs . Would changing to linkage steering( a $300 option ) give me a big improvement ??

Gear Talk / Tires
« on: February 17, 2005, 03:19:40 pm »
What are the best tires for a self contained transAm ?
Where can I get them ?
I use 700 wheels , weigh 170 # and carry too much stuf .
I have taken several 3 week rides and tires were my biggest mechanical problem .

Thank you

Gear Talk / Wind Drag of panniers vs trailer
« on: February 17, 2005, 03:58:44 pm »
I have toured with pannies an with BOB.
The best thing about BOB is that it changes the way the bike handles it cuts wind drag and you lose the pregnant elephant feel of a loaded bike !

The worst thing about BOB is that it changes the way the bike handles . Because of the slight play in the way BOB attaches to the bike BOB will shift right and left ( yaw ) this condition is worst on fast down hills with cross wind and or big trucks .The normal reaction when a bike suddenly jerks is to stear in the opposite direction , this causes the bike to jerk the opposite . This condition continues until you feel you are loosing control of the bike ! It took about two week into my ride to stop reacting to the first shift and ride down hill comfortably .

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