Friday, May 27, 2011

A Volae Tandem For 2011?

This is rumored to be in the 2011 Hostel Shoppe / Volae catalog.

Volae Goes IGH

Volae has just introduced two new USA built short wheelbase models outfitted with Shimano Alfine 8 internal geared hubs. The City has a 26/20 wheel combo and the Trail has 26/26. Both are outfitted with disc brakes and have a 29-82 gear inch range. Also rumored for 2011 is a new tandem (check out their 2011 catalog).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who Rides These Things, Anyway?

Odd pedal-powered creations and their loyal devoteers. Interesting comments on odd bikes and some Portland bike statistics over at Willamette Week.

Recumbent Sighting At Yehada Moon

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TerraTrike Rover On Jimmy Fallon

Who says recumbents aren't popular. Trikes rule!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DIY Zombie Bents

Atomic Zombie is the hot-bed of DIY 'bent action on the web. The sites offers books, plans, a gallery and forum for home-builders. 'Ranga was built by Andrew Last from Dunedin, New Zealand. This DIY Mid-Racer appears to be a have a recycled rear triangle mated to a front fork via some square steel tubing. Atomic Zombie Blog Gallery Plans

Our RCN Homebuilder Special Edition PDF can be found here (follow links to RCN 47)

HP Velo eAssist Scorpion Races Hybrid Super Cup

Recumbent Journal Story

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pedal Powered SUV

This could be the car of the future. The EV-Liberty velomobile was built by DannyK and chronicled over at Bentrider. The body appears to be coroplast and the chassis is a TerraTrike Rover with electric assist.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rotovelo Arrives

The Australian Trisled Rotovelo has arrived on US shores. What makes this Velomobile unique is the rotomolded plastic body and a bit lower cost than the competition. Check out Bentrider's review and Spin Cyclz for more info.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recumbent Chain Guard Hack

Bike Hacks found a new use for a Frisbee. See the story here.

Recumbent Delivery

Imagine a world with pedal-powered recumbent delivery vans. Check these out.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Velo Vision Spezi PIcs

This is one cool Velomobile! See Velo Vision's post & pics here.

Real World Velomobile

Like many of you, I love the idea of a Velomobile, however, I like the idea of one that has some utility. I'm not really interested in a slow, sleek or fragile racer. Here is a cool video about just such a Velomobile and blog link from the High Mileage Trikes blog.

Recumbent Journal Finds Us

We're found! The current archive and details were set up last week. Son Daniel linked our old URL the other night. Today, Recumbent Journal found out about our new blog and archive today, followed by Bentrider. There is some discussion here. It's fun to be back.

Image via our friends over at EZ Biker.

Lightfoot Ranger On Rhody Tour

This vintage Lightfoot Ranger is owned by my pal Bill. I rode it on our local Rhody Tour two weeks ago. It was the first long ride on a recumbent that I had been on. It was a beautiful sunny day as my pals Bill, Chet and I rode our recumbents through the country roads of Western Jefferson County, WA.

Monday, May 2, 2011

TerraTrike Rover Tandem Kit

While we were sleeping, TerraTrike has become a major player in the trike world. The Rover is their game changing entry-level trike. For 2011 — there is a tandem adapter kit. Read more here.

Welcome To the RCN Blog!

Recumbent Cyclist News was the premier recumbent bicycle print publication from 1990-2007. Throughout these 17 years we published 101 printed issues. RCN went out of business in late 2007, an early victim of the economic downturn and demise of print media. Since then it had been our plan to place some or all of the RCN archives online. Our plan is to make this blog the new home for the RCN archives. To get to the archive, click here, or follow the link under "Pages" in the right column.