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by belgiangoth
12 Oct 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

A big sell for me is #years membership. If someone joined last year, it's a turn-off.
by belgiangoth
6 Oct 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Tyres for trike

Tubeless?
by belgiangoth
5 Oct 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

Rolldowns, paddle with your feet, the wobble to set the balance decision going in your spine. I bought mine second hand off someone who rode it home from the shop across that London, whereas I took years to learn to ride mine. That said I rode it 20 mins every three months... Seat recline is very im...
by belgiangoth
29 Sep 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

Not sure the M5 would be the best bet for a first ladback bike due to chain/wheel interface. Maybe look at what's on offer second hand and contact DTek/Laidbackbikes re a Fuego.
by belgiangoth
29 Sep 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

Also on yacf is an m5 highracer. (might be carbon).
Guy, the for sales appear to vanish after a while - your for sale post doesn't appear in your user posts. Might be worth re-listing (and also on bhpc).
by belgiangoth
29 Sep 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 17
Views: 7923

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

So, continuing my autobiographical posting: off the df due to injury so used the sm to commute for the last three weeks, which was enough to build up a couple gears more power in the legs (approx 100 miles). Getting back on the df felt all wrong, too high and precarious, but it took me all of three ...
by belgiangoth
29 Sep 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

Whatcha looking for? You missed an Uber budget mistral on yacf, there are a couple metabikes selling on bhpc and I think there’s a lab going on this forum or yacf.
by belgiangoth
15 Sep 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 78
Views: 2507

Re: School Run

What can you do to get schools you act with purpose? Fine them? They're probably already running on a deficit if they're primary schools. They're all running at a deficit. Our local primary runs prizes/raffle/praise for walking or cycling to school. They've got the cops in to close the section of t...
by belgiangoth
12 Sep 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A cyclist and real justice
Replies: 27
Views: 1057

Re: A cyclist and real justice

Killer drunk drivers will often get off without prison time due to "remorse". If you "accidentally" beat to death the guy trying to steal your motorbike you will probably get suspended. That's the system we live in because to change it we would need to spend more money on Prisons...
by belgiangoth
12 Sep 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A cyclist and real justice
Replies: 27
Views: 1057

Re: A cyclist and real justice

The utility cyclist wrote:6 months for a brutal assault with a deadly weapon, hardly 'real' justice! :roll::twisted:

Worth noting that if you have a drink and then attack someone on the way out of a pub that's about the sentence you'll get ... if you're unlucky.
by belgiangoth
10 Sep 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 17
Views: 7923

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Technically it does get easier. Running late this evening and yesterday I was pushing a couple gears higher than usual - yes, much faster (especially when you can coast at speed, unlike on my fixed df).
by belgiangoth
8 Sep 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

About 5-10 years ago it was going to be the new wonder material, like merino wool but cheaper and better. Then nothing.
by belgiangoth
8 Sep 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shouty upwrong rider.
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

A new feature I discovered on my last commute was drivers serenading me with their horns, not the angry long blasts; a series of short bursts. Not entirely unlike when they’ve won at the football.
by belgiangoth
8 Sep 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 17
Views: 7923

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

So, off the df due to saddle reasons, hence real laidback commuting. It’s easier than utility cycling as you build a familiarity with the route. I would now agree that it is more comfortable, still haven’t built the legs that mean that it’s less effort (though I can coast on it, unlike my df fixie).
by belgiangoth
26 Aug 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 17
Views: 7923

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Another milestone; rode with my son to the cinema in the day, decided to take the SM for a short utility ride in the evening instead of faffing about swapping bikes round. It’s doable and I like the comfort + I am no longer struggling to control or drive it. For short utility rides it loses out to m...