Hi Pythoners !
We're a small team of Python Recumbent Bike enthusiasts, and we recently
built a first prototype from an old racing bike to try out and learn to
ride the beast. It's was a clumsy first bike which was built in just one
Nevertheless we tried it out and it went very well for some - after trying
it out twice, my brother could ride the bike like if he always did- and
much worse for others, like me...
We plan to built some more after handling the bike and set a trip to Cape
North next year on those bikes.
Before building final versions we are eager to ride it and gather as much
information and feedback as possible.
Could you give us some of your own experience about the different
parameters and ease of ride or advice for longer trips?
Some parameters we think are interesting are
- good climbing (probably by having weight on front wheel)
- 26" wheels (quite universal, easy to repair)
- weight : keep as low as possible
- material: steel and plywood (maybe high alloy ?)
Besides this, i'm wondering which is the best type of bearing for the pivot
rgearding fatigue ?
Looking forward reading you and thank you in advance for your reply !
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