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by Loomis
17 Apr 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bent Seat Options?
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: Bent Seat Options?

Recumbent Parts.com in the Netherlands seem to have the hard shells for the Optima bents available. I have not dealt with them personally, but prices look good.
by Loomis
6 Aug 2016, 1:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Buying mudguards
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Buying mudguards

You could try Cycle Centric, who deal with Bacchetta parts. Bacchetta list a specific mudguard set, which I have for my Giro 20 with 26 and 20 wheels, and is extremely good quality. Probably a bit pricey though, but very robust, and will take a good sized tyre. Has the usual stays and fittings for a...
by Loomis
6 Jul 2016, 9:57am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shorts
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: Shorts

I too use rowing shorts after recommendations from an American recumbent site. I got mine from Rock the Boat,which is a GB shop. They are perfect for me.
by Loomis
11 Feb 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New Terracycle idler required. Where from though?
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: New Terracycle idler required. Where from though?

Hi Black Panther. I got my Terracycle idler from ICLETTA, which is a firm in Germany. Great guy there and had no problems.
by Loomis
23 Jul 2015, 9:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Underseat rack for a Bachetta Giro
Replies: 4
Views: 8591

Re: Underseat rack for a Bachetta Giro

Thanks for the info teamonster
by Loomis
17 Jul 2015, 9:25am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Underseat rack for a Bachetta Giro
Replies: 4
Views: 8591

Re: Underseat rack for a Bachetta Giro

Hi teamonster; did you manage to get your new rack? Looking at the Bacchetta website it seems to have disappeared from their listings. If I cannot get one I might think of trying to make something myself.
by Loomis
26 Apr 2015, 1:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: York Rally
Replies: 4
Views: 6582

York Rally

Is anybody going to the York Rally this year? I have booked up for motor camping and will be taking my Giro 20.
by Loomis
5 Mar 2015, 12:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: More Vulnerable?
Replies: 42
Views: 11887

Re: More Vulnerable?

I would highly recommend a pair of good mirrors; in my view pretty much essential on a recumbent. After trying several different types I now have a pair of Busch and Muller 80mm dia. mirrors as recommended by aushiker in his Giro 20 ATT review. Being large and not too convex they enable a good judge...
by Loomis
29 Oct 2014, 10:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Roof Mounting Giro 20
Replies: 1
Views: 4480

Re: Roof Mounting Giro 20

Took a chance and purchased one of these on spec. Extremely good price from car dealer on the web (not ebay). My Giro 20 fits perfectly and I am very happy with it. I think it is just lucky that this particular bent fits the rack, and I would have doubts about the suitability of any other to fit. Be...
by Loomis
24 Oct 2014, 9:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Roof Mounting Giro 20
Replies: 1
Views: 4480

Roof Mounting Giro 20

FAO Aushiker. Hi there; I too am in the process of trying to get my Giro 20 on the roof. I see from the previous thread that you succeeded with the Thule Proride 951. Can you tell me if your Giro fitted on the track OK? Being a much longer wheelbase than a 'normal' bike seems a bit of a problem (amo...
by Loomis
6 Aug 2014, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Stickers
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

CTC Stickers

Many years ago I acquired a few stickers with CTC logos on them. They have done sterling service on mudguards, and are a good advert for the club. I have searched the CTC site and Wiggle/CTC for replacements with no luck. Does anybody know if these are still available, and if so where?
by Loomis
11 Jun 2014, 8:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Riding two wheeled recumbent clipped in
Replies: 25
Views: 13986

Re: Riding two wheeled recumbent clipped in

Apologies for a deviation in thread, but what mirror is that on your Strada Black Panther? Looks large and useful.
by Loomis
9 Jun 2014, 8:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Riding two wheeled recumbent clipped in
Replies: 25
Views: 13986

Re: Riding two wheeled recumbent clipped in

I can fully understand your concern from my own experiences on my Giro 20. I used spd's on my uprights before the Giro so I was quite comfortable with them, but the laid back position seemed to alter things somewhat. I think in my case the worry of finding secure footing if needing to stop caused me...
by Loomis
21 Mar 2014, 12:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20415

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

Hi, I think my considering stopping is more of a personal issue than regular and real danger. Over the years I have found I am just getting more anxious about being on the road cycling per se. All similar activities are a mental balance between risk and reward, and I just think that I sometimes see ...
by Loomis
20 Mar 2014, 3:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20415

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

This should be the right way round



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