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by UpWrong
24 Jan 2021, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon green guard or racer
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Schwalbe Marathon green guard or racer

I have experience with Racers and with the Greenguard 32-559. The Greenguard will give much more puncture protecton but be a lot less comfortable than the Racer. Note the 32mm Greenguard is a thicker, slower and less comfortable tyre than the 37mm Greenguard. I am very impressed with the current gen...
by UpWrong
23 Jan 2021, 1:20pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Squish 26, 15" frame
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Squish 26, 15" frame

Here it is: IMG_20210123_115301.jpg I've added the Zefal Classi stay-less mudguards and the blue bottle cage. Also the pedals are not the ones it came with which had rather rough bearings. Otherwise standard. All in weight as you see it here with ping bell and reflectors is 23lbs. I could easily tak...
by UpWrong
23 Jan 2021, 6:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1560

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

I became disenchanted with BB7s and now have Tektro Aquilas on two of my bikes. Large pads, caliper alignment but only distance adjustment of the moving pad. They just seem to work and are noticeably lighter than the bb7s.
by UpWrong
22 Jan 2021, 1:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

A quick update just to say that I'm very happy with the T-Tris 20 and there's nothing I would change. which is quite unusual given the way I have tinkered with other recumbents over the years. Although I did change the RD because I found the Sora medium cage one fouled the chain stay which was odd. ...
by UpWrong
22 Jan 2021, 12:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Do Recumbent Trike Chains Suffer Less Road Muck?
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Do Recumbent Trike Chains Suffer Less Road Muck?

They certainly last longer because there are more links to take the wear. Chain tubes help keep the muck off but lubrication gradually turns to grime regardless.

PS. A rather nice Sprint RS has come up on eBay located Exeter if you haven't already committed.
by UpWrong
18 Jan 2021, 5:57pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Squish 26, 15" frame
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Squish 26, 15" frame

North Bikes are contacting the supplier to get another brake pivot screw for me :D
by UpWrong
16 Jan 2021, 7:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Squish 26, 15" frame
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Squish 26, 15" frame

Good news, my wife is ok with the reach to the bars. She sat on the bike with the seat post raised 6cm so the height sizing is pretty good. Bad news, I couldn't fix the sticking front brake because one of the brake pivot posts is bent. However they are removable so the easiest things is to get new o...
by UpWrong
16 Jan 2021, 7:51am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Bicycle for small lady
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Bicycle for small lady

A review so far of the Squish 26 in the reviews section. I may have screwed up on the sizing. The top tube is long on the 15" frame.
by UpWrong
16 Jan 2021, 7:47am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Squish 26, 15" frame
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Squish 26, 15" frame

I want to get my Mrs cycling again. She’s rather short with short legs. I previously built up a 43 cm Pinnacle Neon 2 frame (700c wheels) but I had to fit a short stem to reduce the reach, the saddle was on the lowest setting and the Neon won’t take tyres larger than 32mm. So I decided to find a 26”...
by UpWrong
16 Jan 2021, 6:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 324
Views: 10984

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

That's a clear explanation. So rules of origin tariffs were comimg anyway, regardless of Brexit. The German recumbent firms Hase and HP Velotechnic will be clobbered by this because less than 55% of their bikes are made in Germany.
by UpWrong
14 Jan 2021, 7:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New (to me) Catrike
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: New (to me) Catrike

^ There you have it, that absolutely sorts out my issue. I found that removing the wheel was straightforward it was refitting that was the issue. Found that if I actually sat on the nack of the seat, to put my weight on the back wheel, it sat the wheel straight in good working order. So, I have an ...
by UpWrong
14 Jan 2021, 1:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New (to me) Catrike
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: New (to me) Catrike

The 700 has road spacing and sometimes you still need to spring the chainstays to get the hub to slot in.
by UpWrong
13 Jan 2021, 2:38pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Petite lady looking for comfy road bike
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Petite lady looking for comfy road bike

Hi, I am 4ft 10in and have been riding small road frames for almost 40 years. After a few bad experiences on so called 'small frames' I ended up having future frames made to measure. Off the shelf bikes regardless of how small they are tend to come with full size wheels (700c) and even worse, full ...
by UpWrong
13 Jan 2021, 6:07am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Bicycle for small lady
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Bicycle for small lady

I've just ordered a Squish 26 for my wife who is short with short limbs. I looked at Isla and Frogs bikes before going with Squish. I will have the challenge of adding mudguards, rack, bottle cage, more gears etc but overall the geometry looked sensible and the price is good. Will report back when i...
by UpWrong
11 Jan 2021, 4:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 844
Views: 18836

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

My wife had the vaccine on Dec 15th, my mum had hers today, I get mine on Weds.

The Mrs was due for her 2nd last saturday but it's been postponed. I'm not worried, we both had COVID back in March so the first jab is our booster :lol: