[python] Re: [python]

  • From: Gerald <bepb@xxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:21:07 +0100

I too think, from the ease of ride, as well as the better visibility and overview, increased seat height is an advantage. Actually I already started to poke through my store to identify the parts for a python highracer. Python Hiracer - would his be the correct label?

But this is the view of a hardened python rider.

When I think back on my first wriggels - its a python after all - I remember that I found learning easier after lowering the seat far enough to be able to support myself with my hands on the ground on both sides of the bike. Before, I just never managed to put the second foot on the pedal and get control of the bike at the same time. The low seat allows you to put both feed on the pedals first, while supporting yourself with you hands, then focus on balance and riding.

Maybe thats because before staring with the python, I never owned a recumbent bike, and my experience on recumbent bikes as such summed up to a single ride on a Toxy ZR and one on a HP Scorpion Trike. Both two are rather low.

Best regards

On 25.2.12 4:19 , Vi Vuong wrote:
I can confirm the ease of higher seat. It seems that we should recommend beginners to start out with high seat, and then lower as they progress or want more challenge. How about an adjustable seat height design, anyone?



    *From:* Dirk Bonné <dirk.bonne@xxxxxxx>
    *To:* python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    *Sent:* Friday, February 24, 2012 12:30 PM
    *Subject:* [python] Re: [python]

    Hey Paul

    I think this is a very beautiful bike your riding. Also nice to see
    something else then all those "racers"! ;-)

    I can really believe that your bike is easier to learn, with that high
    seat position, upright position, small trail and short wheel base. But
    anyway, for the python we talk about 500km of practice (or is it
    1000km?), but I feel this is just some relative conservative
    number, may
    be just to not disappoint impatient builders. I suppose that there
    is a
    large spread when learning the bike. We all start out with different
    balancing abilities. Furthermore, everybody makes their own python
    variant with more or less well chosen geometries and seat-pedal
    distance. And then there is the temperament of the rider, that too
    determines how fast things go.

    Still, I prefer the low position and longish wheelbase of the
    python as
    it makes a good climber out of the bike (no front wheel slipping), and
    the more aerodynamic optimal placement of the feet does make it

    Beautiful spot to take a photograph :-)

    best regards,


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