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by UpWrong
15 Oct 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Tyres for trike

I prefer Marathon GG to M+ because they are a lot easier to fit and remove,

Maxxis DTH is a high spec tyre which I find to be light and comfortable. I found a bit difference in feel between the 38mm and 49mm versions. The narrower felt much quicker with less lateral scrub.
by UpWrong
30 Sep 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

If you are 6'1" then a Metabikes should be straight forward to ride. There's a very wide range of adjustment on the seat. But it's a very rigid frame with no suspension but will take wider tyres. It's one of the top climbers. I had the 20/26 version,
by UpWrong
26 Sep 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225770

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Gotta love a LWB! Why did you change to the 20" front wheel? When you said they no longer make them I had to take a look at the Rans site to see what they do still make and I see two Stratus models still listed, the XP and the LE. Are they set for the chop? Having the 20" wheel reduces tr...
by UpWrong
24 Sep 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 1389

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

I like the Twizy, but I need to be able to carry an electric wheelchair, which limits the size of a car that I can have. The other thing that was an issue was battery cost.I pay less on fuel for my small KIa, than I was being asked for battery hire for the Twizy I've given serious thought to the Tw...
by UpWrong
24 Sep 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225770

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

My RANS Stratus XP with Windwrap WERX fairing and 20" front wheel fitted to the 26" fork.The fairing improves the aerodynamics and keeps the rain and wind off. The power side of the chain runs straight from ring to sprocket, the bottom bracket is well braced and the rear end has lateral st...
by UpWrong
11 Sep 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Yes, I got caught in rain wearing a BAM top whilst touring in Holland in June and it certainly held a lot of water and I got very cold. Nice to wear in the dry though.
by UpWrong
31 Jul 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "That [bike's] a weapon!"
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: "That [bike's] a weapon!"

Link to photo below. When I said full-fairing I meant full length fairing rather than just an handlebar fairing, not front+rear fairings. But even so, it is an impressive beast in the flesh:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iwD11Cvsm6R2xBwH7
by UpWrong
30 Jul 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 406 rims (20") for larger hubs
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: 406 rims (20") for larger hubs

SJS for short spokes. 2X is usual with IGH hubs etc. Consider Halo sub4 rims.
by UpWrong
30 Jul 2019, 4:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "That [bike's] a weapon!"
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

"That [bike's] a weapon!"

Exclamation from the girl at the cafe stop on Sunday upon seeing my RANS with its full fairing parked by the ice cream stall. There was quite a crowd gathering. The kids at the jetty when I was unloading the bike from the small river ferry were pretty amazed too.
by UpWrong
30 Jul 2019, 4:27am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 48
Views: 16177

Re: 1x11 gearing on a bent

I've been riding my RANS Stratus XP with its 3x9 and it's given me pause for thought. The triple on that is so easy and nice to use - it has SRAM X9 with its 1:1 actuation ratio. I believe the exact ratio is 1.1 to 1. My Paseo currently has a 2x9 using Deore RD, actuation ratio is 1.7 to 1. It's per...
by UpWrong
20 Jul 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 116
Views: 5953

Re: Helmets?

Just bought a new helmet after leaving my Lazer one on a dutch train. I was confused by the new MIPS design. Decided to ignore that and go for smallest that fits my head, light, not expensive and reasonably cool. Bought a Kask Rapido which is ok. Have to say I enjoyed cycling round the Hague in the ...
by UpWrong
16 Jul 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 2498

Re: Folding bikes

I'm not a fan of the Brompton handling. Too twitchy, not enough trail. Sold it. Now have a Tern Link and a Raleigh Boardwalk. Both much better to ride but not to fold.
by UpWrong
9 Jul 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to get a customised 10-sp Shimano cassette
Replies: 19
Views: 946

Re: How to get a customised 10-sp Shimano cassette

I have made a 13-40 cassette as follows: SRAM PG1030 11-36 (largest 2 sprockets on a carrier, other 8 all individual and unpinned) Kore Mega range expander for SRAM, 40T (Shimano version available) Lock ring from 7sp 12-28 Shimano hub. (The lock ring from a 12-36 Alivio cassette was too big!) I disc...