Author Topic: Anybody after a Fujin sl?  (Read 2516 times)

RichForrest

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Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:16:37 pm »
There's one for sale over on the BHPC site.
BHPC Forum: Challenge Fujin SL for sale

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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 11:52:51 pm »
Wossit look like?

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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 10:01:24 am »
Profit or planet?

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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 10:04:56 am »
Wonder if they'd swop for a Street Machine...?
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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 10:17:54 am »
There's an M5 Carbon High Racer just come up too.



I am, like, soooooooooooo tempted.
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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 04:05:36 pm »
Fujin = cycling joy. For the lighter rider though.

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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 04:35:25 pm »
Just a shame it's made by Challenge.
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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 03:19:28 pm »
Fujin = cycling joy. For the lighter rider though.


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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 11:30:16 pm »
Wossit look like?

'Kin gorgeous, that's what  :)
I just followed your link & found this: Challenge Fujin SL what gear is that guy riding; look at the rear mech!
Back to the topic, if anyone has £1280 lying around, can I suggest that this is a stunning deal...

Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008, 09:25:57 am »
...what gear is that guy riding; look at the rear mech!

You can use all the sprockets with all the chainrings on a rear-wheel drive recumbent; chain angle is not an issue when the distance from the idler to the cassette is at least double the chainstay length of an upright.
Profit or planet?

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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2008, 04:42:52 pm »
...what gear is that guy riding; look at the rear mech!

You can use all the sprockets with all the chainrings on a rear-wheel drive recumbent; chain angle is not an issue when the distance from the idler to the cassette is at least double the chainstay length of an upright.
I'm aware of the chain angle issue, however, when I bought my Fujin SL, I was strongly advised against riding in gears like that since the rear mech isn't supposed to like it.  He must be riding in something like 53-30 which seems a little odd on a wide range cassette...

Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 12:20:03 pm »
...when I bought my Fujin SL, I was strongly advised against riding in gears like that since the rear mech isn't supposed to like it...

IME, current rear mechs don't object to having their springs stretched as those of a few years ago did, as long as the chain isn't so short as to cause damage. Not that I would ride around in 53x27 all the time...
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Re: Anybody after a Fujin sl?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2008, 10:13:05 am »
Pity I didn't see this earlier, I would have been seriously tempted!
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