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by Tigerbiten
25 Jan 2021, 8:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JoGLE this year on Frankenbike
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: JoGLE this year on Frankenbike

It's a question of do you like the steps between gears on the 11-42 block. If not then going from x1 to x2 setup gives you roughly 3 more extra gears due to the overlap. So it's a question of what you do with the extra gears. One option:- Drop a sprocket, go for one more gear down and use the remain...
by Tigerbiten
23 Jan 2021, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beyond confused now smh
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Beyond confused now smh

Why not dig out a tape measure and take a set of measurement of each bike and see how each one lines up against all the others. Vertical:- saddle height, BB height, bars height, wheel size, etc. Horizontal:- saddle-bars, saddle-BB, wheel base, etc. See if there's any common factor that makes one or ...
by Tigerbiten
23 Jan 2021, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailer loading and handling tips
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Trailer loading and handling tips

Mine is a seatpost hitch which is probably worse for passing pedalling rhythm back than an axle hitch, but it is far easier to move between bikes. Never tried a seatpost hitch as a bent trike doesn't have one ..... :lol: . I would try a set with of known weights at known distances back along the lo...
by Tigerbiten
23 Jan 2021, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailer loading and handling tips
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Trailer loading and handling tips

Large Carry Freedom trailer user here. I find that keeping the weight cantered just in front of the axle works best. I'd tip the my loaded trailer up to around 20 degrees (+25%) to check that it still has some nose weight going up a steep slope. I never wanted it to try and lift my back wheel going ...
by Tigerbiten
22 Jan 2021, 10:21pm
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?

It depends ............ Above about 10 mph, if you hit a puddle then the spray off the front wheels starts to hit the back of your legs. So any exposed chain below the seat will also get wet. If you've a 20" back wheel then in certain gears the chain is only a couple of inches off the ground, s...
by Tigerbiten
22 Jan 2021, 10:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 3228

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

I tend to run a heavier duty tyre on the back vs the front, 40-406 Marathon Racers front and 50-406 Big Apple back. Back wheel punctures are such a PITA that I'll accept the slight increase in rolling resistance for the slight increase in puncture resistance. They are all run at around 60 psi. Plus ...
by Tigerbiten
19 Jan 2021, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle Trailer to be used with either Brompton or full-size touring bike.
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Cycle Trailer to be used with either Brompton or full-size touring bike.

Trailers are a lot like trikes with regards to getting one on a train. It's possible but very iffy if you get a jobsworth guard. Best bet is wheels/hitch off and bag them, then turn the trailer body into a type of suitcase by standing it on it end. As for an extra set of wheels, probably not needed/...
by Tigerbiten
8 Jan 2021, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2424

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

When is your tax/mot/insurance due ??
If not for a few months then you've time to park the car up and trial not using it.
This will let you find out how practical it is whilst not doing something you may want to reverse later.

Luck ...... :D
by Tigerbiten
7 Jan 2021, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2424

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

Do I own a car - Yes. Do I drive the car - Not very often. Do I need a car - Not really. I've half-a-doz supermarkets within a 10 mile radius of home. So it's a fairly easy cycle to one and back a couple of times a week for my shopping. I've also a bike trailer if I need to pick up something big. Th...
by Tigerbiten
4 Jan 2021, 2:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in England
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

Re: Camping in England

I've done a few long camping tours around the UK, doing roughly 50 miles per day and each over 120 days long. Doing that type of distance there are a few areas of the UK where there are no suitable campsites at all. That's areas where they are setup wholly for caravans so no toilets and/or silly exp...
by Tigerbiten
29 Dec 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

Why don't you save yourself the hassle.
If you can get parts (dyno hub, second-hand Rohloff, etc) then just enquire if ICE will build them into a new trike.
If it helps a sale then they just might.

Luck ............ :D
by Tigerbiten
28 Dec 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

My first bent trike had the ICE standard 15"-100". This was soon changed to 12.5"-100" by swapping the inner ring from 26t to 22t. After my first long tour, 17 weeks/4k mile, I decided this wasn't wide enough. I wanted to drop the first to around 10" to make steep hills easi...
by Tigerbiten
28 Dec 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

My understanding is .......... The greater back-hip-thigh angle on a recumbent means you don't engage your glutes as much, so you have to rely more on your quads for power. Compared to an upwrong this means your max sustained power is down and you fatigue quick. And it only gets worse as you recline...
by Tigerbiten
27 Dec 2020, 11:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial brake law question.
Replies: 56
Views: 3431

Re: Trivial brake law question.

My take on recumbent seats is .......... You need some form of a backrest to ride a recumbent. So the backrest is an integral part of the seat. So you must take into account with regard to seat height. Headrests are not really needed so are not counted. If you cut/lock the top of a seat so it's unde...
by Tigerbiten
23 Dec 2020, 1:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Applecross on SA AW?
Replies: 29
Views: 1139

Re: Touring Applecross on SA AW?

I've done the Bleach a couple of times now from the south while on tour. It's mainly a long drag that steepens to around 20% up near the hairpins. It's not only a question can you climb it easily in your first gear. But it's also a question of can you restart on that slope after stopping in a passin...