Gallery: Ian’s RANS Crank Forwards

“Although I use my recumbent for comfort it is not always the most practicable for touring so I’m now into RANS Crank Forward bikes.  I have managed to find an older steel framed Fusion which I am in the process of upgrading which includes fitting S & S couplings to make it more transportable (they are long bikes).  The finished item will be fitted with a Mountain Drive and SRAM 9 components.  The colour is inspired from your Tour Easy. My other CF is a Dynamic which is also used for touring and with the addition of X-country tyres trail riding.” —Ian, Scotland

5 Responses to “Gallery: Ian’s RANS Crank Forwards”

  • Randy Schlitter says:

    Ian I enjoyed seeing your photos of your bikes both here and on Nandas site. I wish you many hours of fun travel with the S&S Fusion, and the steel frame D is a classic. Here is to living on a bike, and having a CF to ride!
    Allan thanks for being back with this hot blog, we are seeing lots of cycle action based around riding for lifestyle, and our CF’s seem to fit the bill for many. Keep in touch.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks for dropping in Randy. We’re having fun.

    Keep up the great work – I’ll continue to cover all the new and interesting innovations that seem to flow non-stop out of RANS. I’m always impressed by your creativity and inventiveness!

    Best regards,

  • Jim Reilly says:

    Great photos! I have been considering a front suspension CF bike for some off-road stuff (single track, rail-trail stuff).

  • Croupier says:

    Someone should look into making a crank forward that works similarly to the Ritchey Breakaway. I’m just not a fan of couplers. Does anyone know of one, or a recumbent of that ilk?

  • John Campbell says:

    Hallo Ian, Scotland, would you be able to tell me where I can get a Rans bike? I live near Aviemore. I would travel anywhere in Scotland to get one.



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