Re: [touring] LWB recumbents and braking
4/6/2011 10:17:45 AM
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<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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 the
>> style of recumbent - but instead look at that specific bike for the
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Andy Goodell<email@example.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?
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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]