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Convenient alu/pom brackets for bike computer or GPS.

November 22nd, 2013To the top
Convenient alu/pom brackets for bike computer or GPS. We already did test riding for some time and it proved to be handy: the bike computer and/or GPS below the handle bar instead of on top of it. Improves view and the placement of the hands can remain freely on top of the handle bar. Available in three different lengths (40, 60 and 80 mm) and the brackets are black anodised. Price of the small aluminium "banana" and POM bracket is 10,- (outside EC)
Convenient alu/pom brackets for bike computer or GPS.
 

M5 celebrates 30th anniversary this month...

November 19th, 2013 
 

Speeding in hurricane-like conditions

October 29th, 2013To the top

Weather alert, wind force 11-12 on the Beaufort scale, Oosterschelde flood barrier closed, in short: ideal test conditions.

Speeding in hurricane-like conditionsIn 1998 I made a fast sprint along the Veerse Dam on my tailfaired M5 Carbon Low Racer. I hit 78,3 km/h (48.66 mph) back then. Now, over fifteen years later, on another bike, The M5 Carbon High Racer without any fairing but comparable weather conditions, wind speed and wind direction it's time for another try.

Towards the Veerse Dam things really took off while clearing a farm in severe side winds. The HED 3 rear wheel with the wide wing shapes gave me a hard time and I managed to keep more or less upright, standing on one leg with the bike almost flat below me. A moment later two lampposts smash to the ground one by one right behind me. Turbulent place.
On the dam itself, just after the last pedestrians bridge, is a slight bend going somewhat downwards and after that it's 300 metres full throttle dead straight. At the end I have a quick look at the meter and notice it peaked at 77.3 km/h (48.04 mph). But there are mitigating circumstances... By now I'm 57 years old, not well trained and riding without tail fairing.
The best news: riding back home with wind force 11 to 12 right against me still doing 28 km/h steady-on. Something only recumbent riders will ever experience!
Speeding in hurricane-like conditions
 

Globetrotter Arthur riding through Uzbekistan

October 7th, 2013To the top

1200 Silk Road miles in 4 days on the M5 Carbon High Racer

Globetrotter Arthur riding through UzbekistanSomething completely different than his "usual" return trips to Norway's North Cape: an Uzbek organized randonneur tour following large parts of the ancient Silk Road. In these regions, a recumbent is a unusual appearance and they do not even have a name for it.... For a first impression, see this video:

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Globetrotter Arthur riding through UzbekistanGlobetrotter Arthur riding through UzbekistanGlobetrotter Arthur riding through Uzbekistan
 

As green as a lime

October 7th, 2013To the top

Bram's latest M5 Carbon High Racer

As green as a limeAfter two and a half years of commuting on an M5 M-Racer, the time has come for a fresh lime colored CHR. Equipped with M5's own 90 mm high carbon rims and hubs. Also, the latest M5 lightweight carrier is mounted (directly to seat). Especially designed to support top bags and also offers protection against splashing water from the rear wheel. Carbon crankset is from fellow recumbent builder "Lightning" from the USA.

As green as a limeAs green as a limeAs green as a lime
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