[touring] Re: LWB recumbents and braking
4/7/2011 12:07:13 AM
Dick Ryans bikes were well done , met him, when in Eugene
Magura Hydrostop are a great brake further from the handle the better
On Apr 6, 9:21 am, Steve Sergeant <steve...@effable.com> wrote:
> My Ryan Vanguard has a hydraulic caliper brake on the front. So I can
> apply a lot of braking force to that 20" wheel.
> I've found that I get a lot better ride and better braking if I run that
> front tire pressure lower than I ever would have thought to do on my
> head-first bike. I've not had a problem running that tire at 55-60 psi.,
> and I seem to get even more braking power that way. It doesn't seem to
> slow me down at all.
> On 4/6/11 9:04 AM, Andy Goodell wrote:
> > Thanks. Good to know that it isn't necessarily a LWB problem, so maybe
> > there is a solution here. I didn't replace the headset, and it's
> > certainly not perfect, but I did put in all new bearings and grease
> > there, and it's all snug now. It rides fine, even at speed, so it's
> > not just a general front end issue. It's only when trying to brake
> > decently hard that it seems that an unweighted wheel looses grip and
> > starts doing these little hops, negating any of the braking power.
> > On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Kelly Iniguez<kelly.inig...@gmail.com>
> >> Andy,
> >> I'm not a frame builder - but I do have many a mile on my RANS Stratus XP
> >> LWB. I can say with certainty that the front end of my bike has never
> >> shuddered, etc. even under adverse cycling conditions. I would not blame
> >> style of recumbent - but instead look at that specific bike for the
> >> problems.
> >> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Andy Goodell<geekguya...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> 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?
> >>> Andy
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[touring] Re: LWB recumbents and braking [fietsBob] [4/7/2011 12:07:13 AM]