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by Tigerbiten
20 Jul 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

If you've weak legs the I'd be inclined to think you'd want to go for the 20" back wheel size. This will naturally step your gears down by vs the 26" model, it basically gives you another gear down. That way hill climbing will be easier but slower until you build your bent legs. The other ...
by Tigerbiten
18 Jul 2018, 6:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry question
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry question

When on tour I tend not to pre book my ferry journeys simply because I'm never 100% sure on which day I'll get to the ferry terminal. I don't like to be rushed so if I take a day or so longer to get to the terminal it doesn't bother me. Plus if the ferry is running I've never been turned away .... y...
by Tigerbiten
15 Jul 2018, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN6 weirdness
Replies: 33
Views: 1253

Re: NCN6 weirdness

Cycle routes are marked by green dots on OS maps. If they are hollow then they mark an off road section. Alongside a road this is normally a shared path. Cycling along look for small blue signs with bikes on them. Normally a shared path may have small circular blue bike signs somewhere along it. The...
by Tigerbiten
14 Jul 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN6 weirdness
Replies: 33
Views: 1253

Re: NCN6 weirdness

Using Google Map to look at the A618 in street view, there is a shared path on the left as you exit Pithouse Lane. This then swaps to the right hand side of the main road until the garage. Actually there is a shared path all the way up Pithouse lane, but it doesn't look that wide/obvious. Luck ........
by Tigerbiten
14 Jul 2018, 3:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rear Flashers??
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Rear Flashers??

I leave mine on my trike-trailer rig. My dynamo lights are on all the time as DRL. The rear flashers are only used if it's dark/wet/foggy as I think they are better than constant lights at getting a drivers attention in bad weather. If I'm told they are illegal by the countries police, then I'll jus...
by Tigerbiten
14 Jul 2018, 12:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCN6 weirdness
Replies: 33
Views: 1253

Re: NCN6 weirdness

I like to use BikeHike (http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php) for this type of route finding because it's easy to swop between Google, Satellite and OMScycle maps while also having the OS map open in the other panel.
by Tigerbiten
10 Jul 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

You need to put the chain on the small chainring and measure the gap between the chain and the bottom of the front derailleur cage. You need 2 mm per chainring tooth increase/decrease. IE:- If you can move the front derailleur up by just over 10mm then you can increase the big chainring by 5 teeth. ...
by Tigerbiten
7 Jul 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?

There's a lot of good info on this page here -> http://www.reflectalite.com/LEDpage.html

Luck ......... :D
by Tigerbiten
6 Jul 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trailer lights - anyone know the law?
Replies: 19
Views: 2934

Re: Trailer lights - anyone know the law?

I've two bike lights and two triangle reflectors on the back of my large carry freedom trailer. But I'm not sure how 100% legal it is because the lights are setup above the reflectors which I gather is illegal for car trailers. I've also wrapped some reflective hgv trailer boards around the corners ...
by Tigerbiten
4 Jul 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring tyres question
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Touring tyres question

Tyre requirements on recumbents are slightly different to upwrongs because you cannot get out of the seat to miss the bumps. I ride a recumbent trike and I still can get surprisingly tired just from a day ride on a rough surface due to road buzz, try 30 km of cobblestones when you cannot get out of ...
by Tigerbiten
2 Jul 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

Re: Road ahead closed

I'm another one who ignores the signs and keeps going until I can see how well the road is blocked ...... :D Today was ok because I could cycle past the hole in the tarmac. The time before that wasn't as good as the whole road was being rebuilt, so no going through and I had to turn back. But it's n...
by Tigerbiten
1 Jul 2018, 12:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph

I’ll take fewer sprockets with their attendant advantages and optimised gears over a narrower range. This is where I'll differ. As long as I can get the correct even steps between gears then my thinking is to maximize the range. That's the reason I've ended up with 24 unique gears (out of 56) with ...
by Tigerbiten
30 Jun 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring bolts fell out
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Chainring bolts fell out

Check spa cycles.
https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s148p95 ... ings-26-30
Cyclotourist Inner Chainrings 26-30.
Material : 7075 T6 aluminium.
Colour : silver.
PCD : 80mm.
OUR PRICE £21.00.

That looks like the right PCD.

Luck ......... :D
by Tigerbiten
30 Jun 2018, 2:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph

I’ll take fewer sprockets with their attendant advantages and optimised gears over a narrower range. This is where I'll differ. As long as I can get the correct even steps between gears then my thinking is to maximize the range. That's the reason I've ended up with 24 unique gears (out of 56) with ...
by Tigerbiten
28 Jun 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph

Sadly Utility if you actually believe all those speeds you keep quoting I feel sorry for you - if you really believe the average ten year old can manage 30mph easily, how come most sixteen year olds struggle to beat 25mph over 10 miles? If a shopping bike is so fast why don't racers use them? I wen...