|by Erik Wannee.|
At present, the Roulandt is no more considered as a real recumbent bike, but more as a sitting bike, because you sit pretty upright on it.
At that time, I still didn't buy my first recumbent bike, because of lack of money, and because I still had a well-functioning traditional bike.
But as my old student's bike broke down, I made my plans to continue with a recumbent.
Roulandt had ceased, and at that time there were three dutch brands:
and Jouta (the latter ceased in 1993).
While comparing these three brands, the Flevobike Bike and the Flevobike Trike were the most attractive to me, with their weird steering mechanism with wich you could drive hands-free (see photograph),
with their front-wheel drive, with their possibility to divide them in two parts in a turn of a hand, and their convertibility from bike to trike and the reverse.
I decided to start with a trike (which was somewhat easier to learn, and which had more possibilities for luggage), and later, buy an additional bike rear part.
|Erik Wannee / last update: '01-11-28|