Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by JPBoothy, 14 Apr 2019.
Yeah, i sort of get the point.
One of mine is front wheel drive MBB. That means moving bottom bracket. That means that when steering, the front half of the bike articulates and the BB swings from side to side. I ride in outer and inner London. No problem.
Having recently returned to an upright from a recumbent trike I find I'm having to relearn riding myself. On slow climbs I am getting the wobbles, which are only gradually reducing. A bit scary at first.
Is that a Cruzbike?
My old bike is a Grasshopper, my (relatively) new one is a Cruzbike Silvio.
@Smokin Joe: Why?
I'm getting used to being astride the bike again rather than sitting in it. I think the trike made me a bit lazy with the steering, the technique is a lot different.
You were lucky Ian, you started at the top with Chelsea and worked your way down to Bromley. I started at the bottom with Rhyl so there was nowhere lower to go!!
We did have some good European adventures though, the best at FK Atlantis in Klaipeda, Lithuania, which saw us progress to qualifying round two and a narrow defeat to Viking Stavanger coached at the time by one Roy Hodgson and sporting quite a few international players.
My face would tell you that I have done several times. It's a right of passage to go over the bars at least once. As is catching yer bits on the crossbar
I wasn't implying that recumbents aren't safe, I was asking if the riders 'felt' safe.
And people ask me why I ride such a weird bike!
Actually they both feel safe. I can see the bars and half the frame and the cranks in front of me. It is a bit scary in the winter, if it is icy. On a DF you can get your feet down and lift off the saddle. But I have ridden both of my 'bents in deep snow.
I've been going since 1974, supporting Chelsea back then and throughout the 80's was certainly nowhere near the top I had a long wait for any success. But yes, still a little bit higher up the pyramid then Rhyl
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