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by UpWrong
8 Dec 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

I've been considering a trike with full suspension, and I love the weather protection of a full fairing so likewise the thought is, why not go the whole hog and buy a velomobile. It could possibly sit on the driveway or in the front garden with a ground anchor to secure it. OTOH there's the cost and...
by UpWrong
11 Nov 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: **SOLD** 20"(451) barely used disc front wheel+tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: 20"(451) barely used disc front wheel+tyres

Price reduced, no longer on eBay but also posted on BHPC forum
by UpWrong
3 Nov 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: **SOLD** 20"(451) barely used disc front wheel+tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 298

**SOLD** 20"(451) barely used disc front wheel+tyres

Hand built 20" (ERTO 451) recumbent OR folding bike disc front wheel, 28 spokes. Sun Ringle CR18 rim, Hope Pro 2 Evo hub. Includes 2 tyres, Velox rim tape and spare left and right spokes. Condition is used but only around 200 miles on it. Durano 28mm tyre is unused (wire bead), Schwalbe HS110 3...
by UpWrong
3 Nov 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please

If you want good punct*re protection and a good width at a reasonable price then 40mm Marathon greenguard is hard to beat. Perhaps, but if the design of the 20" (406?) tyre is like the 622 then the best compromise for on-road use is probably the 37mm See:- https://www.bicyclerollingresistance....
by UpWrong
3 Nov 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please

If you want good punct*re protection and a good width at a reasonable price then 40mm Marathon greenguard is hard to beat.
by UpWrong
2 Nov 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522976

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

....... The EU is an inward looking protectionist club with a political price for membership. Protectionist I'll agree without question it's the whole idea of a 'club' Inward looking and with political price for membership needs explaining. Inward looking and protectionist are tautological. Politic...
by UpWrong
2 Nov 2019, 7:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522976

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I just love the way so many Remainers characterise Leavers. In reality that and the ludicrous assertions of Jo Swinson says shedloads about them. Al The Remainers didn't, it was the LSE. It also won't characterise individual Leavers. And it doesn't make you a "settler", necessarily. What ...
by UpWrong
15 Oct 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 742

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: 982

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: 229861

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: 1820

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: 229861

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: 1092

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.