The ICE Vortex 2012: my new toy :-) A
fast, light, recumbent trike.
May 2008: bought a new Hase Kettwiesel
Tour recumbent trike: disc brakes, 21 speed... It is currently my
commuter and mid-week/bad weather training ride.
The ZOX 20 Z-frame lowracer is a
recumbent bike most noticeable for it's very low seat height (9.8inch
/ 25cm) for improved aerodynamics. Fast, but not as user-friendly as
the PDQ. (AKA Zox20z, Zox 20z, Zox Lowracer, Zox Tieflieger). Now
retired in favour of the Vortex trike !
The Pashley PDQ was my first recumbent
but has now been dismantled :-( to build my ZOX 20 :-))
This Hase Kettwiesel was my first recumbent trike. I bought it mainly for winter use and the possible addition of a fairing for wet/cold weather protection, but I have now ridden it every day for my daily commute, whatever the weather, since March 2003.
It is fun and very relaxing to ride, but when I am in the mood it
is also fast (with it's stiff frame and no active suspension).
The Flux V220 is a very stable recumbent that I *was* using for all my around town commuting and child trailer towing when the kids were younger.
Now used only occasionally for shopping trips, and leisure rides
with the family.
Experiences of using short, 140mm,
Answer: Yes; in my experience of daily commuting for over
11 years on recumbents the seat height of recumbents is not a
problem. Problems only arise from drivers who do not even *look* in
your direction, so you need to be aware whatever kind/height of bike
you are riding, recumbent or upright.
Cycle photo albums: ZOXes, velomobiles, historic recumbents, alternative transmission systems...
This page contains some information about the co-housing co-op that built and now runs it, our aims and motivations, and about the passive energy building itself.
And there are a few photo albums of WohnSinn here.
Photo albums: family / bikes / WohnSinn
Various short reviews of products
Various links (incl. Darmstadt and some cycling ones) - VERY OLD