are there fairings for a diamond frame bike?

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  1. e0richt

    e0richt New Member

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    I was looking at the recumbent section of the site and wondered if there are any places that sell fairings for a "normal" diamond frame bike?
     
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  2. lowracervk2

    lowracervk2 New Member

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    yep. mike mowett uses one when he races against recumbents in the superstock class. Not sure where he got it from though. Mike tends to post quite a bit in the wisil discussion group at this site...........maybe you could ask him where he got it.

    http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/racing2005/waterford/Sat.Rick.Mike.jpg

    http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/forums/
     
  3. blazingpedals

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    Zzip Designs makes fairings for uprights as well as for recumbents. Here's the url for the upright fairings:
    http://www.zzipper.com/Products/prod_upright.html

    I should probably add that fairings aren't speed aids on uprights - if the rider is on the drops, fairing the body doesn't accomplish much.
     
  4. garage sale GT

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    Have you tried those? How are they in crosswinds?
     
  5. blazingpedals

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    I ride a recumbent, so I have no experience with fairings on uprights. One of my recumbents uses a fairing mounted to the frame with no crosswinds problems. I think mounting one to the handlebars/fork would make you feel crosswinds more, because the winds would try to steer the bike.
     
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