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Kinda weird... 
31st-Dec-2007 10:32 am
Arcadia

Courtesy of stephendedman (thanks!) comes this video of a hybrid recumbent/upright that can switch modes midride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H39NiWbeOw

The idea is to have a recumbent where you can switch to a standing position for hill climbing (so that you can use your body weight). I'm not sure the advantage is worth the weight penalties* or the risk to the knees from mashing. I can't mash so I've learnt to watch my cadence and keep spinning at 80-100 which is a lot better for the knees.

*There are at least two: the extra parts for the concertina mechanisms and the fact that the handlebars have to be load bearing in the upright position.

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