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My 'bent: A Challenge Hurricane.

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by betty swollocks, 30 Sep 2007.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

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    and a youtube movie of yours truly on it here
     
  2. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    It has a top gear of 118 inches, which means that on the flat I can get up to 35 mph before I spin out.
    Gravity assisted, I've done a terrifying 68 mph!
    Up hill, even when my muscles have adjusted to the slightly different demands that a 'bent makes of them, I'm a little slower than on an upright (upwrong?) bike, but overall, it averages about 15% quicker.
    Never had a dodgy moment in traffic. Lots of people stop you to ask about it and the kids love it.........so do I!
     
  3. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    More refined than mine!

    I have an early one, I am led to believe the first imported into the UK, and it does not have the front changer (my 64 - 42 change is by and yanking on the chain!) it also has an elastomer as opposed to shock suspension.

    Mind you it still goes like a rocket!
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I like Hurricanes!! Yours is particularly nice.
     
  5. andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    Lovely machine, the same colour as mine.
     
  6. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    That things insane ;)

    Two wheels? I thought they were all trikes. How do you "pull away" in it?

    Awesome bike ;)
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    How do you ride off on a normal bike? It's not really any different.
     
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    That's just Wong!
     
  9. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I think the correct term for what you ride is an upwrong. ;) ;)
     
  10. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    I'm glad you like it.
    It's easy to ride - with a bit of practice.
    Pulling away is quite simple: you have to have confidence and the initial pedal stroke is very important.
     
  11. Number14

    Number14 Senior Member

    Location:
    Fareham
    Is that carpet in your shed? ;)
     
  12. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    'Spose so. It just seems very hard to visualise.

    It's very cool and now I want one ;)


    I'm now feeling deep shame that my shed isn't carpeted :smile:
     
  13. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    All of my bikes have their own offcut from Carpetright.....doesn't everyone's?
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    My bikes get to live in the house with me. Mrs Mikey's bike is out in the uncarpeted shed. :biggrin: