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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Try more like 80 years of purely political promotion of the diamond frame. UCI banned recumbents from competition in the 1930s after some Cat-2 French racer broke the hour record on one.
    Well, upright vs recumbent is a different thing (though still a good example of the UCI being putzes ). I was thinking more of what might be possible with different materials, which companies started playing with back in the lotus 108 and y-foil days until the doors got slammed shut. They've started playing around again on tri bikes, which don't have to listen to UCI, and we're seeing things like the P5X. It's just a shame that we lost all those years of R&D and trickle-down...I think it would cool if we had light & affordable utility bikes with integrated storage, etc, but that won't happen without a lot of money spent on the high end working out how to make that happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    UCI banned recumbents from competition in the 1930s after some Cat-2 French racer broke the hour record on one.
    Was it you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Was it you?
    I'm neither that old, that fast, nor that French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Moved a few months ago and have also added some n+1. So here's how it looks right now in the main living area:
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    Didn't consider I "had a shop" at home, with just the 1 ebike up to now... But with my newly rediscovered, now freshly reconditioned vintage 1991 (?) Bianchi, I opted to pick up one of Steve's wall racks to keep both bikes in the house... Of course, the ceiling fan is in the way -- so I can't go higher on the upper position, which means I can't actually hang the ebike on the lower arms, either... But I'm happy to have the Bianchi up, so both bikes don't have to take floor space!
    (I had to use iPhone's panorama, vertically, to get it all in frame -- hence the tire's distortion -- my 'breakfast nook' space here is pretty snug, and I couldn't step back far enough to get it in one shot.)

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