- The worst bike I have ever ridden.
My brother used to own one of the early magnesium framed Kirk mountain bikes. There was that much flex in the frame that I couldn’t ride it on the flat, let alone stamp on the pedals. It felt like the top and down tubes were made of jelly. It eventually died, snapped just behind the headset.Posted 4 years ago
I was going to suggest you were quite twisted Bencooper but then I saw the profit… Was Kirk who made the road bike frames as well?
Is the Sinclair a passing fancy to earn on too?
I quite respect that, its what I thought the Strida would be, but they dont make much whole on eBay, I guess I could have broken it as suggested, but I will be happier watching my brother crash the thing.Posted 4 years ago
Kirk made a road version too – similar, but without the elevated chainstays.
The C5 is because people who know nothing about recumbents know about the C5, so I can use it to show people how rubbish the C5 was. Though I’m now tempted to fit a powerful motor and battery.Posted 4 years ago
Yup, I do recumbents, folding bikes, weird stuff in general.
The C5 was rubbish even when it was new – as usual Sinclair took a good idea and made it as cheaply as possible. So the frame is folded and spot-welded mild steel, it’s a simple 12v lead-acid battery, no speed controller, driving a cheap motor. Single-speed pedal drive, no leg length adjustment, cheap balloon tyres. And all made by Hoover!
I know someone who fitted a rocket engine to one, though…Posted 4 years ago
mmm, in its defense, cars are folded spot swelded mild steel, it can be made to work & I dont think there was anything other than lead acid then.
Sorting the motor & batteries & a controller must be dead easy now, the rest will have to be put down as character!
I still want a go in it. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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