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by UpWrong
16 Feb 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 12
Views: 5457

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

Just a quick summary of changes so this thread is complete. I changed the 33/44 double to a 30/42 in order to lower the gearing. This with a triple crankset and a guard in the 3rd ring position and with a 12-36 nine speed cassette. I took the bike to the Netherlands in this config and it was fine al...
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: 'Bent purchase history

I had omitted my trikes. They have a separate but linked narrative: ICE T with rear suspension. Obtained after trading in the Grasshopper because I kept on falling over at junctions. Very good but wanted to go lighter and more reclined, so Catriike Speed. Light but slowed down by small front wheels....
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: 'Bent purchase history

Interesting. It's a shame the Kingcycle is no longer being made. I see Kinetics have an LWB Aerobikes for sale @£1500.

I kind of wish I still had my first, the HPV Spirit. In hindsight I realise how well it performed. I had it as a 1x8, now I would convert it to a 1x12.
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 532

'Bent purchase history

I was thinking about my two wheeled 'bent bike history. Many of my purchase decisions have been determined by not being able to manage a high seat or high BB. I also find it difficult to manage a seat angle of less than approx 37 degrees. I thought the list might be of interest. HPV Spirit - comfort...
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1680

Re: Toolkit pliers?

nez wrote:The OP may like to know a rubber band will often overcome the problem of grip on something you want to unscrew, especially something knurled like valve locknuts, pump connectors etc.

I will remember that for next time, thanks.
by UpWrong
8 Feb 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 51
Views: 16982

Re: 1x11 gearing on a bent

I have done some further rides and the 2x10 gearing is working out. I kept the SORA FD double operated by Deore LH triple shifter. I just had to rotate the shifter to make it easier. The XT RD and XT Dynsys shifter are a delight. A big improvement over the 9 speed Alivio. I removed a chain link to e...
by UpWrong
8 Feb 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Pics of the set up and first ride. Will do, just as soon as. I went for a minimalist spec only adding rear mudguard, lowrider rack and bar bag mount. I need to swap out the Durabi crankset for one with short cranks. I might ask Mike Burrows to shorten the Durabi set. I have fitted the rear sub fram...
by UpWrong
5 Feb 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1680

Re: Toolkit pliers?

Thanks for the suggestions and links. It was the Irwin vise-grip that I was thinking of as reviewed by Chris Juden but as mentioned above, his reported weight of 100g is less than the weight I can find on-line for what appears to be the same. He used it instead of a chain tool to remove broken links...
by UpWrong
3 Feb 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1680

Toolkit pliers?

I got caught out yesterday with a puncture I couldnt fix because of no pliers in my toolkit. I couldn't unscrew the cap on on my pump to convert it back to presta valve from schraeder. Any recommendations for lightweight pliers to keep in the bike toolkit? I think Chris Juden recommended a pair many...
by UpWrong
3 Feb 2020, 11:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

The trike arrived today and ... it's yellow :lol: . I've lifted it out of the box but that's about it for now. I've been dealing with phantom punctures on the Nazca.
by UpWrong
30 Jan 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

That Tricon 26 looks very nice. I decided I wanted the smaller rear wheel though. My trike has been built and is now being shipped. AZUB have been a pleasure to deal with. I made the payments by bank transfer using the SEPA system. My bank charged £9 per transfer. The exchange rate was about 2c belo...
by UpWrong
30 Jan 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: front light mount bracket for BB tab
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: front light mount bracket for BB tab

Yes, that mototcycle mount might have done the job. Anyhow, the Terracycle one is spot on - fitted it yesterday mounted to a short straight bracket I had already found for the job.
by UpWrong
25 Jan 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: front light mount bracket for BB tab
Replies: 4
Views: 246

front light mount bracket for BB tab

My Nazca has a tab on the BB for mounting a light. I'm trying to find a bracket which will attach and provide a horizontal tube for mounting standard battery lights. Nazca used to have one but they wanted a ridiculous amount for postage, and I see it's not listed anymore. Anyone know of another supp...
by UpWrong
14 Jan 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

I am currently trike-less, it's the 5th I have owned:

2007 ICE T
2008 Catrike Speed
2010 ICE Sprint 26
2015 Catrike 700