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Offline Sailariel

A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2006, 08:18:15 pm »
Mark, Been riding the Burley for almost two weeks. The bike is super comfortable but slow as molasses on hills. I don`t hink I`ll make an offer on this one, so I`ll keep looking.  Best regards, Alex


Offline BrianCM

A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2006, 01:38:43 am »
Which Burley are you riding?  I bought the Nasoke when a shop put it on sale.

One thing I did with mine is I replaced the crank with a Rotor Crank.  If you can afford it, I recommend it highly.  The upside is that it makes pedaling the bike easier since when one foot has finished its stroke the other is already into its down stroke.  The downside to the crank is that its really pricey.  


Offline Sailariel

A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2006, 05:06:11 pm »
The Burley I rode was the SPIDER. You are right,the ROTOR cranks are quite an innovation--as is the price. I checked them out a year ago when I set up my Fuji for TT. I suspect that we see so few is the price. It does make sense to put a ROTOR on a recumbent--checked out the physics involved and in a reclined position you gain about a 20% power advantage--which would certainly offset the bike~s climbing issues. I have not given up. I am in no hurry to buy--enjoy the research, and will for sure find a recumbent that I`ll be happy with.  Best Regards,  Alex


Offline Sailariel

A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2006, 05:06:12 pm »
The Burley I rode was the SPIDER. You are right,the ROTOR cranks are quite an innovation--as is the price. I checked them out a year ago when I set up my Fuji for TT. I suspect that we see so few is the price. It does make sense to put a ROTOR on a recumbent--checked out the physics involved and in a reclined position you gain about a 20% power advantage--which would certainly offset the bike~s climbing issues. I have not given up. I am in no hurry to buy--enjoy the research, and will for sure find a recumbent that I`ll be happy with.  Best Regards,  Alex


Offline Sailariel

A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2006, 06:18:48 pm »
Mark, Saw an ad for Easy Racer recumbents. Will try to find a dealer within a reasonable distance. The bike from the pix I`ve seen looks like it goes like a bat out of hell. Really need to try one. I know I sound like a speed freak--and I guess in a way I am. Used to race motorcycles in the early 60`s. Alex