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Riding a Mochet

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    Posted: 22 September 2016 at 7:38am
This is likely to be of interest to readers of this forum, and may have gone unnoticed:

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.

Edited by GeoffBird - 22 September 2016 at 8:35pm
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Ian, racing again No 6.
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Interesting article.

Cheers for sharing ;-)
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Home builders....

Check this out for some inspiration from the past

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

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Yanto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2016 at 8:51am
Brilliant, i love the tandem chariot racing.
Ian, racing again No 6.
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The sewing lady was my favourite
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