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Old 01-25-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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my wife bought me a new recumbent, a nice one :)



bacchetta strada

it rides so nice, nicer then all the other bikes i have. and my specialized conversion rides amazing. its got sraam stuff on it and some 650 rims and little skinny skinny tires


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oh yes, thats not it in the picture, but it looks just like it



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Sweet! Congrats, that looks really cool.

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Nice! Looks fun.

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It is cool. My other recumbent is cool and fun to ride, but not like this one. This thing is like sitting Ina recliner and moving exceptionally fast. It still puts a little burn in the thighs, like my other one does

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Congrats! I have been lusting for a recumbent for a few years now. The Strada will be my choice when I get the chance to get one. I am also lusting after a disc brake cross bike too though, so........ How do you like the recumbent vs DF bike? Enjoy it!

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It's a different type of riding. My normal bike is enjoyable because I like riding it and have fun trying to go as fast as possible. The recumbent is fun because it allows you to go fast straight, faster then a normal bike because you can put your back into the seat and just press out to revolutions. Plus, the seating position is so relaxed and everyone waves to you on it. On my normal bike, no one notices you so it's easy to just zip through stuff.

They are two opposite rides that are both enjoyable

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I just noticed a bit ago, he front fork is carbon fiber

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Nice! Now you need a lowracer. And a trike.

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Nice!

Now, can you get your wife to convince my wife to let me buy a new wheelset?



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