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Riding a Mochet

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Topic: Riding a Mochet
Posted By: NickM
Subject: Riding a Mochet
Date Posted: 22 September 2016 at 7:38am
This is likely to be of interest to readers of this forum, and may have gone unnoticed:

http://janheine.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/riding-the-first-recumbent/" rel="nofollow - https://janheine.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/riding-the-first-recumbent/

The article mentions that steering a Mochet was not easy; the contemporary review in Cycling (reproduced in BHPC magazine #91) stated that the steering ought to have been geared down, rather than direct. Neither writer had had much practice, I imagine...

I would suggest that the real reason that recumbents were not widely adopted in the 1930s was the lack of wide-range gearing then. These early machines were heavy.

That didn't prevent them from being successful on the track, of course - hence the UCI ban.



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Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 22 September 2016 at 7:45am
https://janheine.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/riding-the-first-recumbent/" rel="nofollow - https://janheine.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/riding-the-first-recumbent/

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Posted By: bazz
Date Posted: 22 September 2016 at 9:01am
Interesting article.

Cheers for sharing ;-)


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Posted By: ChrisH
Date Posted: 22 September 2016 at 9:34pm
Home builders....

Check this out for some inspiration from the past

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jdlpJqHxLxk&feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jdlpJqHxLxk&feature=youtu.be



Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 23 September 2016 at 8:51am
Brilliant, i love the tandem chariot racing.


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 23 September 2016 at 3:37pm
The sewing lady was my favourite



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