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warren
human power expert

USA
6470 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2010 :  19:10:23  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.

Runxner
recumbent enthusiast

USA
455 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2010 :  02:57:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
grrrr, google has a hard time translating words in images....

Team Low-Life
Lowracer Test Pilot/Evangelist
Adelaide, Australia
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25hz
human power supergeek

Canada
1223 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2010 :  04:21:00  Show Profile  Visit 25hz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a pretty slick looking little machine. I like the seat too.
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Garrie L Hill
human power supergeek

USA
1809 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2010 :  05:26:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Notice that the seat size is adjustable? Not too sure about the lumbar curve, however. Looks a bit much. Still, a very good pric.

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warren
human power expert

USA
6470 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2010 :  06:51:51  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I sent Gabriel of Hi-Bent a note about English translations.
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Richard Myers
recumbent enthusiast

USA
208 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2010 :  06:53:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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OpusthePoet
recumbent guru

USA
678 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2010 :  16:32:20  Show Profile  Visit OpusthePoet's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.
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Richard Myers
recumbent enthusiast

USA
208 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2010 :  14:29:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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teubner
recumbent guru

803 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2010 :  15:09:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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mhelander
recumbent enthusiast

Finland
384 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2010 :  01:20:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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Richard Myers
recumbent enthusiast

USA
208 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2010 :  04:07:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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