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by liffy99
8 Aug 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE Trike perceived weights ?
Replies: 26
Views: 960

Re: ICE Trike perceived weights ?

Adventure or Adventure HD .
Or would that make it too easy ?
by liffy99
5 Aug 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Well, defintely sold on an ICE. If nothing else for their fantastic customer support (and I’ve not bought one yet). Just looking for the right used one or save the pennies for a new build for the Spring whilst I rebuild a few muscles. But here’s the thing . . . Adventure (HD) or Sprint ? I do want a...
by liffy99
4 Aug 2018, 5:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Weights
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: Trike Weights

I’ve never lost weight cycling (unless touring for several weeks).
I try to do 10-20 mile trips three to five times each week but all that happens is the tops of my thighs thicken and start rubbing together.
What can I do ?
by liffy99
29 Jul 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Goodo - all I need now then is a Sprint HD !
C’mon ICE - maybe there is a demand here ?
by liffy99
29 Jul 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Points taken - thanks. From memory my DF Audax bike (which I have only just started using again after 18 months total abstinence from cycling) has a gear range of about 24” to 105”.i very rarely used the two extremes and, frankly, never got very far anyway on hills more than about 15%. I am leaning ...
by liffy99
28 Jul 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Ah, but what if you put a wheel over the edge (eg a foot off the tarmac) so a back wheel runs much lower than the other ?
Sure, if both wheels encounter the same obstacle that's fine, but if there is a height differential . . .
by liffy99
27 Jul 2018, 10:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Hmmm, interesting, thanks. I think though my mind is set on an ICE trike and will reconsider the car if necessary (VW Scirocco perhaps).Good to have ICE in the UK for support when needed and you cant fault their information and dedication, So now looking out for the right bike (if no joy in the next...
by liffy99
27 Jul 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Thanks for the comments but I am keen to drive the TT. Boot space with rear seats folded is about 900 wide, 1350 long and max 600 tall but the problem is largely with the steep slope of the hatch which goes from less than 300 high at the rear to the max 600 towards the front. From pictures I am hopi...
by liffy99
19 Jul 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Recumbent trike - should I ?

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours at ICE HQ in Cornwall today, having my first ride in a trike. In fact two as I did my best to compare an Adventure HD 26 and Sprint 26. Wholly different experience from my DF and I know it would take a few miles to get accustomed to the difference. But, I did fi...
by liffy99
25 Oct 2017, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cannulated Screw hip repair
Replies: 136
Views: 37489

Re: Cannulated Screw hip repair

What a great discussion thread, albeit for mostly younger peeps than I. Eight months ago I broke my neck of femur ( complete, displaced fracture) and had the bone screwed together with three cannulated screws. I had lost 1cm of femur length. The operation seemed to go well and the recovery over the ...
by liffy99
5 May 2016, 7:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: iPhone sat nav
Replies: 22
Views: 2371

Re: iPhone sat nav

Tried using a nav app once - with a Tom Tom fitted to the handlebars. Only problem was that I couldn't see the screen at all in sunshine or anything brighter than a very overcast day. . . . .
by liffy99
4 May 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike sheds
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: Bike sheds

As I have to squeeze some storage in a narrow corridor outside I don't have room for a normal shed - I'm thinking I need something about 2m x 1m for two bikes nose to tail. Only needs to be about 1.4m tall but the access door needs to be at the narrow end (very few commercial designs that way round ...
by liffy99
31 Jul 2014, 1:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Germany with bikes
Replies: 41
Views: 5849

Getting to Germany with bikes

After a great 2 week cycle tour of Brittany we want to do another and, being well into our 50s, thought an east tour along the Mosel sounds good. We live in Glastonbury, Somerset and after spending what seemed like hours trying to figure a reasonable way to get us and our bikes to Germany (or Luxemb...
by liffy99
1 Aug 2009, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords bike to work scheme.
Replies: 7
Views: 3151

Re: Halfords bike to work scheme.

The NHS are not registered for VAT as far as I know.
by liffy99
31 Jul 2009, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords bike to work scheme.
Replies: 7
Views: 3151

Re: Halfords bike to work scheme.

I've just tried to get going with this cyclescheme buisiness too - my NHS employer uses it but I've ben given two different messages from employer and bike shop. First my employer told me I'd just need to get the 'quotation' from the bike shop, take it back to them for approval and then go back to t...