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by Tigerbiten
20 Oct 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbant trikes near Ipswich and Colchester
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Recumbant trikes near Ipswich and Colchester

[XAP]Bob wrote:You’re only 70 miles from DTek...

I was thinking that.
Contact Kevin for a trial session on recumbents.
You may join the Darkside ......... :D
by Tigerbiten
17 Oct 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 31
Views: 663

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

One other effect of heated sock is that they will help to keep your feet dry. I'm normally ok with the cold until I get damp due to sweating too much. In cold weather I normally carry a change of socks to change into halfway around a long ride due to this. The best waterproof socks I've used where v...
by Tigerbiten
17 Sep 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1513

Re: Tyre size poll

As I use 5 wheels, recumbent trike and trailer (4x 42-406 and 1x 50-406), when I tour.
Do I vote more than once ...... :lol:
by Tigerbiten
17 Sep 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recommendation for courier for trike
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

From a quick google search -> https://www.anyvan.com/ Looks like you can get a van and driver from them. That's probably the quickest/easiest way if you cannot drive a hire van. That way the trike will fit in the back of a van unfolded given rough dimensions 2m long by 1m wide by 1m high. If it fold...
by Tigerbiten
17 Sep 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New to Trike...steering question
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: New to Trike...steering question

Trikes don't turn the way you'd expect when you shift your weight on one. If you lean left then the trike will try and turn right and vice-versa. So if you rock when you pedal then the trike will try to snake out from under you. Also if your arms aren't relaxed any movement in your shoulders will ju...
by Tigerbiten
17 Sep 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recommendation for courier for trike
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Recommendation for courier for trike

Are you thinking something like getting to and from LEJoG ?? The easiest is some form of WVM. If you can fold it so it fits on a pallet then you can post it via a courier. If it folds then you even bag it so it becomes oversize luggage on a train with you. It all really depends on how far and how of...
by Tigerbiten
28 Aug 2018, 3:00am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2500

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

Cycling shoes would be nice but my left foot turns in, not sure that is an option? How badly does it turn in ?? I need to tap the crank with my heel to change the Schlumpf HSD. So my SPD cleats are set so my heels are turned in slightly. I do use straight cranks if that gives a reference line. But ...
by Tigerbiten
20 Aug 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do if you get injured in a remote location
Replies: 30
Views: 963

Re: What to do if you get injured in a remote location

I always wondered if I'd crashed on one of Iceland's back roads, how long would it have been before I was found as I was seeing a car every couple of hours if unlucky. But if your really worried about something like that, then the answer is to carry a Satellite Phone. Satellite phones don't rely on ...
by Tigerbiten
20 Aug 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: advice sought choosing recumbent trike
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

The person to speak to is ....... Kevin Dunseath Tel. 01353 648 177 Email dtekhpvs@btconnect.com He deals in all types of second hand recumbents. He's based out of Little Tetford near Ely. If it's possible for you to get there, then you can try any of the range of recumbent trikes he has to find the...
by Tigerbiten
19 Aug 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice needed - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Advice needed - Where to start?

Welcome.

Read this -> http://www.aukweb.net/hints/prep/
It's very good basic advice on both bikes and training for someone starting distance rides, it's from Audax UK.

Luck .......... :D
by Tigerbiten
19 Aug 2018, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Solar panel for touring
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Solar panel for touring

I now use both a hub dynamo and a solar panel for the best of both worlds. As for a solar panel, the bigger the better. While a small panel with charge happily in ideal conditions, once it gets a little sub optimal then it stops charging. I use a 20 watt panel on my trailer and an e-Werks voltage re...
by Tigerbiten
14 Aug 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

I've used a Schlumpf HSD on my ICE Sprint recumbent trike for around 7 years/35,000 mile without any bother. They are expensive but I think they are a fantastic bit of kit if you're after a very wide gear range. It gives me an extra 7 gears on my Rohloff. Add a HSD to a brommie and I reckon you shou...
by Tigerbiten
12 Aug 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2500

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

For better gears, I'd fit a triple up front. A long cage derailleur will just cope with 48 tooth difference. So 48-32+11 = 27 or you should be ok with a 26 tooth difference big -> little chainring. A 56t chainring will give you another gear up. Put the chain on your small chainring and measure the g...
by Tigerbiten
12 Aug 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?

Modern LED lights, especially rear ones, use much less power than the original incandescent bulb versions. They don't. The old dynamo powered standard incandescent rear light bulb was 6V-0.1A or 0.6 watts. New red rear LED light bulbs are 1 watt or low power white light bulbs are 0.5 watts. So no r...
by Tigerbiten
7 Aug 2018, 1:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New recumbent trike rider!
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: New recumbent trike rider!

I'm being thick (no change there then) but just to check that I've got this correct. You mean maximum rear position to maximum front position is about 90deg? With max chain length do you mean to easily accommodate the max movement and then a few links extra? Asking as I twisted my short cage derail...