So, you want a Crank Forward Bike…

What is a Crank Forward Bike? In essence Bob Bryant of the ‘BentRider Staff ask the same after introducing new models from Electra Bicycles. Then he gives us an answer.

Intro: For years the bicycle industry has been searching for a way to mainstream recumbent bicycles; to make them simpler, easier to ride, easier to sell — without all of the required hand-holding, explaining and education that dealers must endure. Some recumbents have have gotten less rider-friendly over the years with more reclined seats and higher pedals. The bike industry needed a more comfortable bike — thus the “flat-footed” bike  or “crank-forward” bike was born.

The answer link above will take you to his article. It is a good read. My CF choice is the Citi made by RANS of Hays, Kansas. My earlier post should familiarize you with the Citi: The Citi that I’ll call Fay.

BTW, RANS has a Crank Forward Forum. Go there to share information, find answers to your questions, and communicate with others who share your interest in the RANS Crank Forward Bikes.

Here is a recent BROL discussion on Crank Forwards started by Doncl of BROL. BROL also has a CF Forum.

Get out to VOTE

That is for the most inspirational cycling ’08 story of the 18 stories I listed in this postI appeal to BROL reader to come here and vote for the most inspirational story. The poll is open to the public. Go to the link, read, and VOTE.

This poll is open through 02/01/2009

A New Crank Forward is coming to town

BROL thread listing my blog posts to date on the Citi purchase.

The lady has a name, and it is Fay

Not really into naming my cycles. I mean, of 6 cycles, only one has a name. That’s my trike ~ Silk ~ a Catrike 700. Searching this blog will tell you how I arrived at the name Silk. Well, it just seem fitting that a RANS Citi Crank Forward coming to Fayetteville, North Carolina should be named “Fay” now “Faye.”

So you ask, how did I arrive at that name?

Citi [a.k.a. City] = my city [Fayetteville] = Fay now Faye

Fay Faye it is ~ and now there will be two named cycles in my stable: Silk & Fay now Faye.