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warren Posted - 10/28/2010 : 19:10:23
This is the first recumbent from the new manufacturer Hi-Bent (http://www.hi-bent.com.ar)


It looks cool, weighs only about 23 lbs, and lists for $1650.

-Warren.
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Richard Myers Posted - 10/31/2010 : 04:07:20
The Jester only uses one pulley and the return chain does rub the tire if you make to tight a turn at low speeds and derailes the chain if you are not careful backing up. It uses one power side idler and a very short piece of tube on the return side.

Richard Myers
Ohio
http://tinyurl.com/3445gr
mhelander Posted - 10/31/2010 : 01:20:52
Same here with M5 CrMo Lowracer. Considering sort of blade-guide between chain and wheel for local 10km TT's where' turn-back @ 5km.

Cheers,
-Mika
teubner Posted - 10/30/2010 : 15:09:28
On my M5 with a single bladed fork and the chain next to the wheel, I could pick it up with the wheel and wrap it partway around the tire on a sharp left turn.
Richard Myers Posted - 10/30/2010 : 14:29:19
I may have been a little to quick criticizing the chain routing but to me it does not look like there is a idler at the end of the chain tube. The two idlers do look to light to handle the force of the drive side but why have a single bladed fork then route the chain above the fork?

Richard Myers
Ohio
http://tinyurl.com/3445gr
OpusthePoet Posted - 10/29/2010 : 16:32:20
Didn't one of the VK lowracers use the same setup? Return chain over an idler to clear the front wheel and the power chain through a tube to prevent rubbing at extreme lock and allow a near straight powerside chainline? Or am I thinking about the M5?

Opus

My gas is up to $.99 a burrito, $5.99 for premium and I'm only getting 20 miles to the regular burrito.
Richard Myers Posted - 10/29/2010 : 06:53:25
Notice the chain line,that is new. That is the first time I ever saw the return run threw idler pulleys and the power side running threw a chain tube!!!!!

Richard Myers
Ohio
http://tinyurl.com/3445gr
warren Posted - 10/29/2010 : 06:51:51
I sent Gabriel of Hi-Bent a note about English translations.
Garrie L Hill Posted - 10/29/2010 : 05:26:32
Notice that the seat size is adjustable? Not too sure about the lumbar curve, however. Looks a bit much. Still, a very good pric.

Garrie "carbon based lifeform" Hill
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25hz Posted - 10/29/2010 : 04:21:00
That's a pretty slick looking little machine. I like the seat too.
Runxner Posted - 10/29/2010 : 02:57:01
grrrr, google has a hard time translating words in images....

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