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Old 11-14-2009, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The paint is factory original purty.

I thought the plywood and board seat qualified it for redneck status!

I did sand the slivers down from the fresh cut areas. That's it tho'. That seat is more comfortable than it looks. Even with no pad it seems to beat a regular seat even with a gel pad.

Thought it would do for prototyping/testing, until I determine if this thing is junk or not.

It rides like... a recumbent. That is to say, either I'm a clod or you kinda have to re-learn how to ride a bike, just like a little kid. I haven't crashed it tho'! Shifters and brakes = not hooked up yet. I'm not ready for the top gears anyway. The ergos seem great- very comfortable- but then I don't have any lengthy rides done yet.

Edit: One more comment about ride quality: As you can see, there will be no sharp turns done with this set-up, at least until I learn to release my "outer leg" from the pedal. Considering adding rear wheel steering...
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