>>1716142>tell me about those tubes around the chain. aren't they noisy? why on a 'bent but not regular bikes?>>1716145>don't they add drag to the drivetrain?
Yes the "chainguard" tubes do add slight drag aswell as a gentle sound.
Both aren't that noticable since the gear steps are decent and going fast is not the main objective on this ~70pound
behemoth when loaded.On the other hand they do have their pluses such as protection from the elements for the long chain and they keep my pants clean.Also i favor this form over regular bike frames for commuting
for the low center of gravity and comfort+ergonomics(No neck or handstrains) >Have you ever considered a FWD cumbent?
Yes,but i chose this one because the neck position+visibility on FWD Recumbents such as that cruzbike is usually awful.also cargo rack options are limited with them.Mine isn't that efficient or fast but atleast it offers a ride like a recliner with cranks in the front ^^>>1716357
Thanks for the kind compliments anon, i think grips are a personal preference and i really like the old style Torugata PVC grips so far since they don't get that awful stickiness as rubber grips do.I will check out your silicone+tape recommendations when the pvc grips and tube wrap are nearing their lifespan.I'll add a huge flag when i find a decent pole any recommendations on what should be on the flag?>>1716381
Thanks anon!These are Torugata PVC grips,alot of online retailers carry em.>>1716431>Based. But you can't go up with that, right?
You mean getting up hills?http://www.gear-calculator.com/?GR=SNI8&KB=45&RZ=21&UF=1540&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=teeth
Here are my gears,They are all mostly
low.Getting up hills is not that difficult,but since the wheels are tiny it takes a good amount of time.
Or did you mean something different?
Just you wait till i pop a wheelie on this thing
I'm more than happy to answer more rec related questions and enlighten more anons to the way of true comfy commuting.