Comments on: City Speeder recumbent by Roel Verhagen-Kaptein http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/ The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Tue, 19 May 2015 21:48:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bicycle Design with James Thomas | Whidbey Island Bicycle Club http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33978 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:54:08 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33978 […]   […]

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By: Shang http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33745 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:30:52 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33745 But you are right, because it already exist, it called to FWDMBB (Front Wheel Drive Moving Bottom Bracket).

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By: Shang http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33744 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:20:43 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33744 You are wrong, this bike is front wheel drive and ride, like mine.

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By: Reidea http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33672 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:10:28 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33672 io userei ruote da 24pollici è più facile gudarla

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By: John Campbell http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33171 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:52:42 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33171 Have been riding the CruzBike Sofride for several years now on the paved trails and beaches of Hilton Head Island. Hands free steering is effortless at this point and I keep wondering if the addition of a hand crank makes sense in order to enlist the upper body a bit more.
Internal shifting is the only way to go in the sand. What are the maximun tire widths. I ride a Pugsley also and really would like to see a set for fatties on any of your models.
This bike design moves and feels very similar to my Honda.
Beautiful work!
Thanks

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By: What if... http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33094 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:36:19 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33094 Interesting concept! Hmmm… Imagine how cool it would look if the body sat low to the ground. It would involve cutting a big slot in the nose and working out a rear-wheel-steering system, though, so it would be anything but practical to construct and use.

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By: Impossibly Stupid http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33092 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 01:15:02 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33092 I don’t understand how it’s supposed to keep you dry. The only thing that is covered is your legs, but only from the top. And, as I’ve mentioned before, every time I see a seat like that with zero air flow, all I can think of is the rivers of sweat that would be flowing down my back and pooling in the seat.

I like the Evolution bike much more, probably because I’ve always wanted something like an adult Green Machine. It’s two wheels instead of three, and the front pedal/steering combo can be a little tricky (I’ve ridden a Cruzbike, and it’s not too hard to get used to), but it’s a good start.

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By: CycleEnTransition http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33087 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:52:39 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33087 Nice concept but it already exist, it’s called the Flevobike Greenmachine! and you can have it with electrique assist also (double eurobike awerded): have a look to this bike: https://plus.google.com/photos/115849451383275579643/albums/5851165498097263041

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By: Gunnstein Lye http://bicycledesign.net/2013/03/city-speeder-recumbent-by-roel-verhagen-kaptein/comment-page-1/#comment-33079 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:03:01 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4110#comment-33079 As a recumbent cyclist I’d say this could work well as a bike, but I would not want it as a city bike. Bents are generally not very good in start/stop situations, slow moving traffic, and manouvering tight spaces. High bottom brackets and high seats as on this one makes it worse. On the open road it could excel, though. I have a bike with very similar geometry and love it for long distances. In the city I use an upright (wedgie) bike.

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