[touring] LWB recumbents and braking
4/6/2011 8:24:09 AM
Quick recap: I bought this as a neglected piece of junk on CL for $100
last fall and replaced most of the typical parts. I rode about 100
miles over a few rides on it last fall after fixing enough parts to
make it in good working order and it's running well now.
I finally took the long wheelbase recumbent out for an errand the
other day for the first time this season, and it was the first time I
had ridden it since installing a front brake. However, I can only put
about 25% on the front brake (instead of more like 50-75% on upright
road bikes). The whole front end starts jumping around if I put more
on, especially if the wheel is turned, though even when it's straight.
I'm pretty sure this is a result of such a long bike having very
little weight over the front wheel. Other than strapping on some iron
bars, is there any solution to this?
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[touring] LWB recumbents and braking [Andy Goodell] [4/6/2011 8:24:09 AM]
Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking [Kelly Iniguez] [4/6/2011 8:58:03 AM]
Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking [Andy Goodell] [4/6/2011 9:47:43 AM]
Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking [Steve Sergeant] [4/6/2011 10:17:45 AM]
Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking [Jon Meinecke] [4/6/2011 10:08:40 AM]
Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking [Andy Goodell] [4/6/2011 9:45:05 AM]
Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking [MH] [4/6/2011 2:37:20 PM]
[touring] Re: LWB recumbents and braking [Tony S] [4/6/2011 6:13:02 PM]