Author Topic: Flevobike GreenMachine?  (Read 1773 times)

Flevobike GreenMachine?
« on: January 30, 2009, 11:30:57 am »
Anyone ridden or got any "views" on this 'bent? Rohloff plus enclosed drive train SEEMS to offer the ultimate in all-weather utility....but I rather assume must be some disadvantages?
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nicknack

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Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 12:31:18 pm »
I've had my beady little eye on these for some time now. I too would be interested in opinions.
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Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 12:39:13 pm »
Seeing as I probably will decide NOT to bid on it....there's one on th'bay right now!
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nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 01:27:37 pm »
Bugger. It's a little one.
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Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 03:15:27 pm »
I suppose anything less than a grand and a half would be a bargain.....
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Sigurd Mudtracker

Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 08:43:03 pm »
It's rubbish.  I wouldn't bother bidding.


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Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 08:47:15 pm »
Nod as good as a ....
Strangely, seeing as Ben at Kinetics says OK at 6', appears to be on the small side for me at 5' 9 1/2" judging by the X-seam guidance!

I'd have a punt on the trike also listed except that at 33" it's too wide to get in the storage area! The frustration of feeling like spending some money and not being able to find anything that appeals...
Let right or wrong alone decide
God was never on your side.

Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 03:15:29 pm »
Saved myself £1,550.01 there then! But a bargain really I guess. My £s can live to fight another day...
Let right or wrong alone decide
God was never on your side.

LaidBack

Re: Flevobike GreenMachine?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 06:55:07 pm »
£1.5k is still a bargain.

I cycled one round Sloten at Cyclevision last year and it was fine. Not a race machine but does a job.  I believe the recumbent shop Lifgfietswinkel has sold a few.

Pros...
• State of the art all enclosed drive system with Rohloff mounted within frame. No more dirty chains or clothes.
• Boom length stays same and seat moves so easy to adjust.
• Distinctive 'award winning' design which means not just another recumbent. People may actually look at it ;)

Cons
• High b/b height due to fact chain runs straight
• Some drive noise because chain is within machine - may be hub gear too as this is not noted for being silent


Flevo are a company to watch as they really went into great detail on the Greenmachine design.