Recumbent questions

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Golddustpeak, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Golddustpeak

    Golddustpeak New Member

    I have a Bacchetta Giro which I'm starting to think about adding a motor to.

    I like the ease of using the GE Robin 35 kit, but is the Robin 35 enough motor?
    Could the Robin be enclosed in a trunk with air routed in to it?

    Has anyone made or used a heel support such as shown here towards the middle of
    I'd really like to get rid of the clipless pedals for multiple reasons.

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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    you would want at least -- almost enough air so as to equal
    the amount it would receive in a normal operating position
    not much less or heat damage

    ride that thing
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    The iffy thing about that heel support I see, esp. if using the strap, would be how often in urban situations you are using a foot or both feet on the ground for slow stopping and slow turning.

    I'm just using regular pedals, and even then, because I added a front fender, on a turn the pedal/fender slightly touch, a slight "click" sound during the turn.

    No biggie, barely noticable.

    As to the RS 35, I'm 175 pounds, and it has no problems on the relatively steep grades here in the Appalachian foothills. I have less than 200 miles on my engine, customers who have reached 500-1000 tell me they feel the engine getting stronger.

    Not as fast as the Tanaka, but a heck of a lot quieter.
  4. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Just checked your intro, the RS/ in that altitude is a whole different question, I know finding higher octane gas is tougher in maybe a user in a similar locale would chime in on the performance.

    I'm in the 1,500 and less elevation.