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Retro bike stuff - Orange Velo

From Steubens Wheelmen! Here's a shot of The Brass Lion with a Down Low Glow "Fossil Amber" light from Rock The Bike !

And since we are talking bike accessory you should pop over to Velo ORANGE for some truly wonderful retro-bike accessories like this pair of paniers!

Velokraft No Com - WANT!

Velokraft No Com Lowrider

WISIL HPVers is one of the best sites on the net for information about recumbent bicycles.  I've recently managed to get sir CodPeace of The BostoDelphia Blog interested in them and he sent this link to a review of a bike that I must have.

This bike was conceptualized in 2003 by a host of individuals as a breakaway from the current crop of recumbent bikes which were all compromised in some way or another to provide added comfort or perceived safety. This is truly a racing recumbent, using the latest in splitter plate design philosophy, and constructed from carbon fiber and Kevlar using a bladder in female mold process. This bike does not suffer the same issue with flex that the M5 carbon lowracer has, it's incredibly stiff. The NoCom weighs about 24lbs as shown, which is incredibly light considering the use of heavier components like a disk wheel and disk brakes.

The Brass Lion - Steampunk Recumbent

You'll recall I posted a picture of my recumbent bike last week and that one of things I wondered aloud was how one would go about steampunkifying a bike?  Well Eric and Alan - a.k.a. Steuben's Wheelmen - sent me a whole passel of new photos that show exactly how one would go about this process!

Don't miss the video!

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My Ride

Jakes recumbent bikeMeredith's post on the Handcar Regatta reminded me that some of you might be interested in my daily ride.  This is a TourEasy recumbent bike from Easyracers and it's how I got to work this morning.

You see, I was an avid cyclists right up until the age of 16 1/2 when I got my drivers license and set my beloved 12 speed Fuji Grand Tourer aside. 13 years and 40 pounds later I decided that I should not let my 30th birthday pass without making a change. 

So I purchased a Univega touring bike, which was a decent enough bicycle, put pretty damn un-comfortable.  In contemplating the issues of comfort and cycling I recalled seeing a story on the news about David Gordon Wilson, an MIT Professor who rode an odd looking bicycle to work called a 'Recumbent' . . .

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