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by Tigerbiten
22 Feb 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A diferent direction
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: A diferent direction

Cornwall and Devon has lots of short steep hills, so you go up and down all day for a lot of height gained in a short distance. Scotland has longer hill but they're not as steep, so you may only climb a couple per day for less height gained over a longer distance. The middle bit is reasonably flat. ...
by Tigerbiten
22 Feb 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Mid Drive motor with Rohloff
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Mid Drive motor with Rohloff

Why not put a button under your left thumb. Push to cut the power to the motor, change gear with a right hand twist and then release it to restart the power. That's the simplest idea I can think off. Also look on -> http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk They have a Rohloff section you could search. Luck ......
by Tigerbiten
22 Feb 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: kmx steering pivot replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: kmx steering pivot replacement

I've done it on an ICE trike. It's the same as an upwrong bike. Undo the headset stack. Just knock the old shells out and press the new one in. Rebuild the stack. Warning:- You only need just enough preload on the bearing to get rid of any play. Otherwise the bearing may give you a notched steering ...
by Tigerbiten
18 Feb 2020, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub

My SON XS-M dynamo on my recumbent trike will happily power my Garmin eTrex 30 via a B&M eWerks at speeds above approx 3.5 mph. Below that speed the Garmin starts complaining on and off about loss of power. It think once the power out drops to low the garmin switches off power in. This lets a ca...
by Tigerbiten
16 Feb 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub

It's taken me a few years to finalize my setup, it's not the cheapest, but covers most situations. SON XS-M dynamo -> B&M eWerks -> B&M cache battery -> Garmin. Small solar panel -> cache battery or Kindle. Mains charger and spare cache battery. The hub dynamo keeps the Garmin powered on the...
by Tigerbiten
16 Feb 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

I was thinking more that you could use one lever on the back brake & the other for both fronts as you do now. Wouldn't work for two reasons. 1:- There's not enough weight on the back wheel of my bent trike to make that wheel good for normal braking. So my back brake works ok for a parking/drag ...
by Tigerbiten
16 Feb 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Charging devies on tour - Schmidt SON Delux Front Dynamo Hub

It all depends on how much you want to keep charged up and how long you cycle per day. It also depends if you want to carry a spare cache battery that you can occasionally fully charge up to make up any power deficit. Just a Garmin, Kindle and occasional phone it's probably ok, I can go weeks withou...
by Tigerbiten
16 Feb 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

Hope do a brake with 2 independent levers - the Tech 3 Duo - that might be worth considering to give 2 brakes from 1 hand position ? Nice idea for a bike when you have to balance the brakes front/back. But probably not useful for me on a trike where I normally want to keep my front brakes roughly e...
by Tigerbiten
12 Feb 2020, 6:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

But I have had 3 failure modes on my bent trike. I've heat glazed my pads on a steep hill. I slowed down from plus 40 mph to roughly 20 mph, but that was it. I was only able to fully stop at the bottom of the hill. these certainly sound like excessive heat buildup issues dragging brakes for more ti...
by Tigerbiten
11 Feb 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

Luckily I've never suffered from vapour lock on my hydraulics. But I have had 3 failure modes on my bent trike. I've heat glazed my pads on a steep hill. I slowed down from plus 40 mph to roughly 20 mph, but that was it. I was only able to fully stop at the bottom of the hill. I've suffered from a m...
by Tigerbiten
10 Feb 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: 'Bent purchase history

I tried to ride a DF bike after my accident with a Tiger. But quickly gave up as I decided it was far too dangerous. Then I found ICE's web page online. Drove down very undecided if I was buying one and came back with a Q ....... :D That was soon modded, mesh seat -> hard shell seat and 26t -> 22t c...
by Tigerbiten
10 Feb 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

But of course, we rode with rim systems forever and it worked too. You just always have to make proper judgement calls of speed and keeping speed in check for a given situation. Did they ....... If you think hydraulic brake fade is bad then you've never used chrome rims with "standard" br...
by Tigerbiten
9 Feb 2020, 1:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

The risk from c:- is on a silly high speed descents on a silly steep hills you'll dump to much heat into the brakes too quickly and things will go wrong .......... With rim brake you'll suffer a catastrophic puncture when the tyre fails. With disk brakes you'll either lose the ability to slow down/s...
by Tigerbiten
8 Feb 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phillip Schofield announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 1509

Re: Phillip Schofield announcement

I don't see him being gay is such a big deal.

What I think is more important is the publicity surrounding him coming out this way which may well help others "trapped" by society into acting "normal".
by Tigerbiten
8 Feb 2020, 6:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rose joint vs CarryFreedom Lollypop elastomer?
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Rose joint vs CarryFreedom Lollypop elastomer?

Been thinking on this.

With only one rose joint, you'd be fine turning corners and probably while going over bumps.
But there's not enough freedom to cope with the bike falling over while attached to the trailer.

Luck ........... :D