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M5-Couch

Sometimes Manfred would like to rest on a couch and lay his legs high.
Therefore, Santa Claus had brought a parcel from the Dutch carbon ligfietsen producer M5. In the parcel was a frame rack, with which Manfred built a couch :-)
In the meantime Manfred pedaled some thousands kilometres recumbently. His experiences in riding the couch you find here: https://manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/journals/couch-surfing/
To get a little impression of riding the couch speedy, please watch the video recorded on a country road in Lower Saxony between Polle and Bad Pyrmont: https://manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/journals/manfreds-videos/entry/wqtfrbtwwtqqq/

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Front brake

V-brake caliper
- OVAL Concept A700
The special front brake is mounted in the back of the fork.
Reason for this solution:
A standard road bike brake, mounted into the front of the fork, would not fit under the bracket beam. In addition the pull arm of a standard brake would get in conflict with the chain.

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Uploaded: January 23, 2010
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  • Okinew (Private)
    11 years 11 months ago
    Idea successfully materialize. :-)
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 11 months ago
      I had looked long for a suitable front brake. I had already thought that I had to do a self-construction with parts of a standard brake.
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