LWB & remote steering



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DougC

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Elsewhere the Longbikes Slipstream was being discussed and I noted that
I tended to believe in theory that the remote-steering setup should
provide the best steering feel overall, even for an over-seat-steering LWB.

Problem is I don't know any.... Are there any made now? Were there ever
any commercially made?
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Tom \Johnny Sunset\ Sherman

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Doug Cimper wrote:
> Elsewhere the Longbikes Slipstream was being discussed and I noted that
> I tended to believe in theory that the remote-steering setup should
> provide the best steering feel overall, even for an over-seat-steering LWB.
>
> Problem is I don't know any.... Are there any made now? Were there ever
> any commercially made?


The main problem with the Slipstream [1] OSS was that the direct
steering with no "tiller" was too fast. A geared reduction might have
worked, but that would have made an already premium priced bike even
more expensive.

The out of production Cambie Recumboni X2 tandem had remote OSS:
<http://www.dantele.net/tobi/lt/re-x2.jpg>. [2]

[1] Once Longbikes developed their own "low-slop" U-joints.
[2] This was the best photo Google Images found.

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Peter Clinch

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DougC wrote:
> Elsewhere the Longbikes Slipstream was being discussed and I noted that
> I tended to believe in theory that the remote-steering setup should
> provide the best steering feel overall, even for an over-seat-steering LWB.
>
> Problem is I don't know any.... Are there any made now? Were there ever
> any commercially made?


The Hase Kettweisel is a LWB delta trike with remote steering. It's
typically USS, /but/ there's a handcycle conversion for it which
effectively transforms it to OSS. This suggests it wouldn't be beyond
the realms of possibility to convert the normal foot driven one to OSS,
and perhaps in a similar manner the Tagun bike. I'm just guessing about
converting them though...

Pete.
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