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what's that?? is it my next bike?(13 posts)

what's that?? is it my next bike?cyclopathic
Sep 25, 2001 8:38 AM
looks fast
What the? I don't get it...Kristin
Sep 25, 2001 9:21 AM
Built for a marsian perhaps?
Picture's kinda dark, but what I think...cory
Sep 25, 2001 3:57 PM
I can't really see what's happening in back there, above the rear pedals. Is that a seat? Where are its handlebars, if it is? But there have been a couple of tandems around town the last few years that look sort of like that. I'm guessing that the thing in front flops back and becomes a sling-style seat, and that up above that, where I can't see anything in the shadows, is some kind of handlebar for the rear seat, which is a conventional one on the end of that stalk. The captain rides a recumbent, and the stoker rides a wedgie and can see over him/her.
Angle Lake Cyclery in Washington used to sell something similar, maybe called an Opus (???). I think it had the captain in back, riding upright, and the stoker in front on a 'bent. Only saw a picture of it once, though, and worse than this one, so I'm vague on the details.
The stoker must have very good balance!Kristin
Sep 25, 2001 4:16 PM
This must be a predicessor to the tandem unicyle.
Or does the captain wear . . .LAIrish
Sep 25, 2001 9:37 PM
the stoker's handlebars on his head? (or is the captaincy rserved for only those with large ears?)
Or does the captain wear . . .Larry Meade
Sep 26, 2001 2:59 AM
Actually, I have seen one of these before. It is a recumbent and upright bike all in one. The idea is that you ride it as a recumbent until you get into a situation where an upright would be better, such as a hill. You then mount the "normal" saddle and pedals and ride it like an upright.
bingo it is called redundantcyclopathic
Sep 26, 2001 7:34 AM
and it is fast

guy how rides it said that his TT speed on it was 26.5mph up from 22.5 on conventional bike
I love strange bikes, how do I talk Miss M into one? nmMB1
Sep 26, 2001 7:39 AM
re: would it be the first time?cyclopathic
Sep 26, 2001 8:49 AM
I suspect you guys have quite a few piled up

here's more info

bike is build by custom frame builder G. Reynolds (out of 853 Reynolds tubing).

I rode with George 600km brevet up in Boston this year
we would paceline he would come from behind and pass stand still, yet he would climb as good in upright position

Despite 2 sets of cranks bike was pretty light ~22-23lbs my Reynolds 520 steed was more trust my hand
We have room for 9 + a tandem. To get one I got to sell one.MB1
Sep 26, 2001 9:03 AM
I've been trying to talk her into a triplet for some time, I think I am losing that battle (she thinks the battle is over). I'm thinking with all the custom furniture she is buying another bike should be no problem. A 'bent is tempting.
yeah I know how it feelscyclopathic
Sep 26, 2001 1:45 PM
I just bought TopoUSA I guess I need to find the way to deliver this news: "honey I just saved 30$.."

No I am tempted myself. I have 26" wheels/cass, mtb shifters, bits/pieces here and there.. What stops me I never ridden recumbant and I have pretty bad balance.
How much time is lost switching from recumb. to upright? (nm)Kristin
Sep 26, 2001 9:57 AM
You know what it kind of looks like? The tandem that Spinchickbill
Sep 27, 2001 6:22 AM
might have used on HER honeymoon.