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Balaton-Couch

Zielsetzung des letzten Radl-Projektes war ein leichtes Highracer-Liegerad für bergige Strecken.
Der Rahmen hat die Form eines Besenstiels. Verglichen mit gebogenen Rahmen, vereint der gerade Stock-Rahmen besser Steifigkeit mit geringem Gewicht.
Der Rahmen wurde von der ungarischen Firma Szatuna in der Nähe des Plattensees produziert.
Leider ertrug der Rahmen Manfreds schweren Körper nicht dauerhaft. Nach nicht einmal einem Jahr brach der Rahmen beim Befahren eines Kopfstein gepflasterten Weges durch. :-(

Target of the last bicycle-project was a light high-racer recumbent bike for hilly tours.
The frame has the form of a stick. Compared to curved frames, the stick frame combines better the features of high stiffness with low weight.
The stick was produced by Szatuna near the Hungarian lake Balaton.
Unfortunately, the Balaton-Couch did not long-lasting suffer Manfred's heavy body. After not even one year, during riding on a cobblestone route, the frame broke. :-(

Transporting of materials for the Balaton-couch project.
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Transporting of materials for the Ba…
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Stick frame
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Stick frame
 
Seat shell, struts and idler assembly
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Seat shell, struts and idler assembl…
 
Front fork
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Front fork
 
Cockpit set
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Cockpit set
 
Brake lever
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Brake lever
 
Gear switch mechanics 3 x 10
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Gear switch mechanics 3 x 10
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Crankset and pedals
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Crankset and pedals
 
10-speed Cassette
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10-speed Cassette
 
10-speed chain
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10-speed chain
 
Complete weight is less than 11 kg!
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Complete weight is less than 11 kg!
 
First Testride
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First Testride
 
Hunky-dory! :-)
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Hunky-dory! :-)
 
3-speed crankset with front derailleur
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3-speed crankset with front deraille…
 
10-speed cassette with rear derailleur
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10-speed cassette with rear deraille…
 
Front brake
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Front brake
 
Rear brake
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Rear brake
 
Frontlight
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Frontlight
 
Rear lights
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Rear lights
 
Fast and torsional-rigid!
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Fast and torsional-rigid!
 
Breakdown! :-(
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Breakdown! :-(
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Dismantled broken axis
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Dismantled broken axis
 
Disc rear hub
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Disc rear hub
 
Components for the rear wheel repair
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Components for the rear wheel repair
 
Assembly of the cassette
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Assembly of the cassette
 
Rear wheel - ready re-spoked and centered
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Rear wheel - ready re-spoked and cen…
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Rear brake replaced
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Rear brake replaced
 
...on tour
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...on tour
 
Death of Balaton-Couch
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Death of Balaton-Couch
 
Death of Balaton-Couch
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Death of Balaton-Couch
 
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