RCN review or the HPV Spirit?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Gary Mc, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. Gary Mc

    Gary Mc Guest

    RCN had a test HPV Spirit listed forsale. I assume that it was a test bike. I can not find the
    review in my old copies. Did I miss something or is the review to come in a future issue.

    Thanks,

    Gary McCarty, Greenspeed GTO, Salt Lake City
     
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  2. Drrecumbnt

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    The best bike sold to Angletech (might still be available). The test bike was new in December. The
    review will be in RCN 75. RCN 74 has been printed and will be distributed over the next 4 weeks. RCN
    75 is a few weeks from going to the printer.

    BTW: I loved the bike.

    Bob Bryant http://www.recumbentcyclistnews.com
     
  3. Bob,

    I'll be looking forward to that review. As you know, I got mowed down by an inattentive motorist
    last June while biking and now sport a mashed left hip. So I've been looking for a recumbent bike
    that will a) allow me to sit in the seat with both my feet comfortably on the ground ('cause I
    REALLY don't want to fall over), b) is fully suspended c) is light and small enough to possibly lift
    into a bus' bike rack, d) is utilitarian enough for fenders, racks, and gobs of lights e) has a very
    low liftover height, f) is reasonably fast.

    That's a lot to ask, but the Spirit looks like it's a possibility, and I know you'll provide the
    "straight dope."

    Andrew "DrRecumbnt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The best bike sold to Angletech (might still be available). The test bike
    was
    > new in December. The review will be in RCN 75. RCN 74 has been printed
    and
    > will be distributed over the next 4 weeks. RCN 75 is a few weeks from
    going to
    > the printer.
    >
    > BTW: I loved the bike.
    >
    > Bob Bryant http://www.recumbentcyclistnews.com
     
  4. Bob,

    Thanks! I need to get to the gym* to work on my lifting muscles anyway!

    Andrew

    * In our house, it's always pronounced "gime," ala Homer Simpson.

    "DrRecumbnt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The HP Velo Spirit has an excellent design that allows easy stand over. I
    had
    > no problem being flat footed at stops. Shorter riders will have the seat
    lower.
    > HP offers a bunch of great options including fenders, a pannier rack,
    integral
    > seat rack, hub dynamo lightning with internal wiring and a fine fairing.
    The
    > only concern would be that this urban warrior recumbent is not lightweight
    by
    > any stretch. Bob Bryant http://www.recumbentcyclistnews.com
     
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