Recumbent Bicycle - Lightning Phantom - $700 (NW Eugene, OR)

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bicycle type: recumbent/trike
frame size: Large - Adjustable
wheel size: 16 in
bicycle frame material: steel
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: caliper
handlebar type: other/unknown
electric assist: none
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Lightning Phantom

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My wife and I are selling 2 of our recumbent bikes and 1 recumbent trike. These have been well used for long distance, short distance, country, city, and mountainous rides. We have kept them in excellent condition, having them inspected before every season, and maintaining them through each season.

We began riding recumbent bikes in the early '90s due to exeriencing numbness in hands and necks while riding what we call our locator pin bikes. Recumbent bikes put your body in a more comfortable position. Our neck and hand problems went away after we adopted recumbent bikes/trikes. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of riding recumbent bikes:

* The recumbent position supports the body better than upright bikes.
* You can ride many more miles on a recumbent bike/trike before having discomfort.
* Some people may have neck discomfort which can be easily alleviated by adding a head/neck rest on the seat.
* It's not unusual for people to have some quad discomfort which goes away after muscles adapt to the different body position.
* You can ride faster and longer with much less discomfort.
* People will often call out "nice bike" as you ride by.

* It may take a while to get used to the unusual position if you've been riding an upright.
* Transporting a recumbent bike/trike requires a different type of bike rack than an upright does.
* Storing a recumbent bike/trike requires more space than an upright does.
* Recumbent riders hear non recumbent riders talking about how hard it is to ride a recumbent up a hill. There is some truth to that but it depends on the rider.

Recumbent bikes/trikes are heavier than upright bikes and there is a misconception that this means that they are slower and harder to ride than an upright. It's my understanding that the Race Across America (RAAM) annual bicycle race started allowing recumbent bikes to be ridden in the race from the west coast to the east coast for about 3 years. They discontinued allowing them after it was shown that recumbent riders finished about a day faster than upright racers.

Lightning Phantom
The bike shown in this ad belongs to Harold who has switched to a recumbent trike due to age and disability. It is a Phantom recumbent which was produced by Lightning Cycles in Lompoc, CA known for their racing bikes(P-38). It is about 20 years old and I have been the only rider. I am a 6' male and this bike has worked well for me. It is adjustable and we will make sure that it will fit anyone interested in it.

Please come to look at this recumbent bike. We welcome you to just come and try it. However, if we believe that it might be too dangerous for you to try, we reserve the right to not allow a trial.

Please look at the other recumbent bike and trike as well. Call show contact info or email me if interested.

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