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reCUMbent general.

post everything related to recumbents/velomobiles/cf bikes.
vids. pics.

electric converrsions fully welcome.

baconrider invited as special quest.
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Solar panel here is a meme. Only 50-ish W, not enough for motor.
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>>1275610
>not enough for motor
The point is probably to recharge the batteries while you're off doing other things.
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>>1275598
That's got to be the most cringeworthy meme troll bike I've ever seen. One good gust of wind, or even a truck passing you by at speed, and you get blown off the road. Stupid to the extreme.

Also recumbents in general are Fred-level gay. You can't call yourself a real cyclist if you unironically ride one and aren't 50+ years old or physically disabled in some way.
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>>1275616
Maybe it will be enough. But It would be cooler to have at least 5 such panels... And become ultra-light aircraft accidentally.
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>>1275610
50w is good for like 15mph on a bent
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>>1275610
Actually, you have no idea what you are talking about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyLckZQUTOM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hc_5Vi1HFU
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>>1275656
Motor will consume more than 50W at such speed.
>>1275660
I know what I'm talking about, but I think that using it instead of charger isn't cool. Need more powah.
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>>1275660
>>1275610
>>1275616
>>1275630

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa3pT1MbI-g&t=165s

This guy has used it for 5000 km already.
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Here is this guy's blog btw

http://gonano.eu/
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>>1275610
Those are two -100 watt panels, total at of 200 watts at max sun speed. 10% energy loss unless he directly feeds it into the motor bypassing the battery, which he says >>1275660
in these videos he does, if/when the sun is strong enough
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LWB recumbents are the only reasonable recumbents.
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>>1275656

Not with a solarpanel on top.Most what he gains from solar he loses with his fucked up air resistance. So yea, it's mostly memetic.
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>>1275712
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>>1275718
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You guys gotta see this....

Get ready to laugh....

20 new Bicycle Inventions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa3pT1MbI-g
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>>1275630
False, recumbents are aerodynamically superior to taint grinders and are being systematically ghettoized by the UCI to prop up an industry built on "improving" the deeply flawed modern prostatecrusher design
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>>1275734
cope harder fat weakling
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Just feels like a waste throwing several thousand at aero bikes when the most aero bike is a velo

Or even a normal recumbent is a lot better than a superbike due to just frontal area if you don't want the bulk
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>>1275662
Not bad.
>>1275670
But do they produce 200W? I mean, they have no angle, and from my experience it is 1/2 of max power at best.
200W is enough for going 18-25 km/h on level ground.
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>>1275791
>cope harder fat weakling
The only cope is the full carbon genital-mutilating windsail you call your bike
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>>1275863
>fatty fat fat can't ride a normal bike or his bum-bum gets TOO SORE
Pic related is what you need to wipe your ass, Mister Ambulocetus.
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>>1275881
Wtf is picrel?
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>>1275886
We don't want to know.
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>>1275712
So that's why they are the least popular recumbent type, right?
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>>1275714
He gets around 50-200 watts of power. He still has less air resistance even with this setup than an upright rider.
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>>1275714
also, how bout the fact that this is even possible on a recumbent in a relatively compact package? Try building this on an upright
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>>1275881
Young or old, female or male, fat or thin, scientific evidence shows that prolonged pressure on that area by bicycle saddles increases the risk of erection disfunction disorder, it is a fact. It it also as self-evident as the fact that niggers are less intelligent on average.
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>>1276014
scurry on back to /pol/
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>>1276053
Scurry back to your religion of anti scientific egalitarianism, commie faggot.
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>>1275989
Looks like something I can DIY.
I think it is my next projects after finishing conversion of oxelo scooter to electric one.
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>>1276068
fuck off and kys
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>>1276011
Most recumbent riders are autistic freaks, so they value lower drag over better traffic safety and comfort, and buy these overpriced shit rides where you can't even see where you are riding.

LWB half recumbent is the one and only true elite bicycle.
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>>1276014
YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO YOUR CONTAINMENT BOARD: >>>/pol/
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>>1276025
Gayest fucking thing I've ever seen. Unironically KYS
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Stickbike is my favorite type of recumbent. Simple drivetrain, no heelstrike, compact.
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>>1276124
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9wOOyXr7Y8
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Let's not go around it. This is the ideal /n/ vehicle.

- Only room for 1 passenger, all of /n/ is single so no problem
- Just enough room for groceries for 1 person, see above
- as fast as a moped but don't need a license or fuel
- since /n/ is all white they won't get sunburn with these nor cold in winter time
- all bicycle components, all repairs can be made at home or on the road since /n/ is too autistic to visit mechanics or call a towing service
-rider cannot really be recognized thus no fear of going outdoors
-kids love these things and since /n/ are child lovers its a win win
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forgot pic
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>>1276423

They do look pretty comfy. I imagine riding one on a long rural stretch of road watching the sun go down on a dry cold night, all comfy in that windsock, cruising at 25 km/h while drinking some hot chocolate milk from a thermos flask.
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>>1275598
>>1275630
>>1275734
I'd never use one if I didn't have to.
I have nothing against those who do, as they're choosing to exercise and not be a cager.
My problem with them is the height.
I enjoy being high off the ground and moving at high speed as it feels like flying.
You can make more technical moves in an emergency situation on a standard bike e.g. coming to a "baseball" style sliding stop, hopping curbs or tree roots and lasty conventional bikes offer greater visibilty to the rider and to those around them due to the aforementioned height.
I'll take my MTB any day.
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>>1275714
dude what?
the cross section of that panel in OP's pic is minimal
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>>1276674
This is true and definitely a benefit on short rides.

Most recumbent riders I know also have a mountainbike. For winter riding and short hops.

However, for long journeys, and that differs for everybody, for me personally past 40 miles round, no bike beats a recumbent.
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>>1276830
man i sure do love these simplistic looking things
might well consider getting one if they didn't still stand out so much and if they didn't cost so much
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What's it like riding a recumbent with no suspension or dampening?
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>>1276837
I've owned a raptobike (google it) and it works alright. I am Dutch and used it on plenty of cobbled roads, although most our bikepaths are good. On rural paths that do have big cracks in them I did slow down out of precautions. All in all the discomfort from that is less than the discomfort from saddles. The cushioned seat makes up for it. Most discomfort from recumbents is from social anxiety though. You get constantly stared at. However, this is also makes it extremely fun when you meet another recumbent rider, or a velomobile. There's an immediate feeling of kinship, as gay as it sounds.
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/n/ewfriends,,,considerecumbent.,
,,shilling,ishard work.,,itsnoteasy sowing malaise.,,getout,and Ride!!,
,,,your bosswill give you a raise,,moremoney,,lessof that mindnumbing Fatigue from burning yoursoul.,
,get,,bike.
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How do you ensure you’re still visible to cages? Being so low to the ground seems dangerous.
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>>1279518
safety flags
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>>1279518
I had a bent long time ago. You don't need to worry, recumbents are so weird that you get noticed immedietly.
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>>1279518
flagsgive cages foggy focus.,im not a "bike",,confusion=attention.,
,,,itsgood fittingin the wildanimal,child,retard slot.
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>>1275719
id like to see a low budget dystopian future sci fi film featuring this bike
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>>1279643
>>1279579
Maybe I should have a horse follow me because they are nice and tall so cages will notice the horse and automatically give me a wide berth.
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>>1275598
>1 front
>2 back
you're gonna fall over those are unstable
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>>1276423
>>1276424
I'd really like to see a velomobile with headlight, blinkers, and break light
their battery could be charged from regenerative breaking
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>>1282000
Lites,,onvelo?,,,its acircus!,,
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,somany,new friendswanting to bike., they justry trike.,,comfy asa chair!,,great for widerbutts.
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>>1281997
That thing is a tilting trike m8
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>>1282000
don't most velomobiles come with that shit built in already?
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>>1282000
>>1284577

Yes, all velomobiles from velomobiel.nl and intercitybike have all of it built in, including that white one posted above

you can opt for a hub motor which has regen
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>>1275734
Based and prostatepilled.
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>>1276053
>>1276127
>triggered by science

Bruh…..
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sosmooth.
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this thread challenged me regarding what my 2nd (i think) ever bike should be
fuck you /n/
where can i buy a good recumbent in the EU?
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>>1289561
netherlands is the home of recumbents

for used bents:
https://ligfiets.net/advertisement
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lads i want an azub max
please talk me out of it
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>>1290356
Have you considered a raptobike?
Might be too extreme as a first bent
It was my second bent
The nice thing about lowracers is you can put your hand on the ground for balancing, they're faster and they often have extremely practical aerodynamic luggage boxes, which add 2/3kmh in speed and provide dry luggage space

Downside is lower visibility, you have to anticipate more, and larger turning radius.
They're best for long journeys
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>>1290359
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf8rxDEDgAw

You might wanna check out this Japanese guy
He rides recumbent in Toyko

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwsg8ygrnKhjaoi96x3TKNg
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>>1290359
>>1290356
Another recumbent I really like is the M5 midracer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9epkar3jPk

Yes, compared to the FWD raptobike it got a long ass chain, but it's a more efficient drivetrain (straight), and doesn't bother me personally
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>>1290359
>>1290364
problem is there are lots of rough to fairly rough gravel roads here
how do suspension-less recumbents handle them?
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>>1290373
I guess the azub max could work for that but for me personally bents are not optimal for off-road. I use a fat bike for it. A fat bike glides over gravel and snow.

A recumbent is just another set of bicycle, not meant to replace all other bicycles. It is an addition for cyclists that usually ride longer distances.
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>>1290629
if i lived in a part of the netherlands with sweet bike paths and smooth asphalt roads id probably buy an m5 m- or low-racer and be happy but the roads in my area are full of potholes, covered in patches of lesser quality asphalt, cobblestone speed bumps, high stone curbs and last but not least: there are very few bike paths
so i just dont think a suspension-less recumbent would work here
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>>1275712
BORN TO BE WIIIIIIILD
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Lightning recumbent
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>>1275712
>suspension fork
>40* head tube angle

u wot m8
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I prefer underseat steering recumbents
Having ridden both types
USS is super relaxed

In my experience, that is what a recumbent is all about, relaxation, no pain. I don't need to be faster than a roadbike. USS increases comfort a lot
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>>1275598
Gay and stupid. No reason for these to exist.
Melt them down and make real bikes.
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>>1293402
>t.my wife left me because of my crippling ED
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>>1276423
>cannot be recognised
i get stares whenever i ride a recumbent, theyre conspicuous to the extreme. you'll get unwanted attention non stop. ride a normal bike if you want to blend in
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I like the idea of an electric bent. You should get 20-30% more range on a charge from a lowracer due to the aero tuck. You could utilize this for gliding up hills. You need some sort of regen system that captures electricity as you coast down as well, as recumbents go way to fast on the way down. It seems an ideal platform to electrify
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i own a lowrider, i got it thinking it looked cool and sanic, but it collects dust now, should have just gotten a normal bike
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>>1295850
'bents are like supercars, you definitely need a more practical vehicle, too.
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https://youtu.be/Fbn7Qjzm3us



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