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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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Bracket beam with assembled chain wheels

Since learning recumbent biking, standard chain wheels with the teeth combination 52-39-30 are used. To go faster, later the chainwheels should replaced against 60-44-32.
Crankset
- Shimano Ultegra SL FC-6604G 3x10 Ice Grey
Pedals
- Ritchey Comp Mountain V4
Front Derailleur
- Shimano FD-R773 3x10 for flat handlebar switch
Bottom bracket
- Shimano Ultegra SL SM-FC6601

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Uploaded: January 08, 2010
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  • Okinew (Private)
    11 years 11 months ago
    It's time to change the bike on skis.
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 11 months ago
      :-)) Today I was on the nearby hill Saalberg. There the snow was 40-60cm deep.
      To much snow for the bicycle. The pedals dive completely into the snow!
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