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by belgiangoth
8 Dec 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

hercule, why the VTX AND a QNT? Are they really so radically different?
by belgiangoth
7 Dec 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 13
Views: 561

In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

My starting point is that I would really like a trike, in much the same way as a 50 year old man wants a sports car: sounds like fun but totally impracticable for me *can't store it (terraced house and no rear garden access) *won't have much chance to go out on day rides, audaxes, tours *not conveni...
by belgiangoth
7 Dec 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Taking a step back on this. A reason I was interested in a high racer was due to how little I can see round corners/cars on the commute. I now wonder whether a highracer would make a difference, I will still be very far back at intersections (vs a df) and too low to see over cars. So a highracer wou...
by belgiangoth
26 Oct 2019, 12:41am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Thank you for all the replies! @PDQ - I had discounted Challenge as I hear they are hard to get hold of new (let alone second hand) @luminova - I hear good things about Nazca, but also expensive and tour/heavy things @strada - good to know. my other bike is a speedmachine so the comparison is v rele...
by belgiangoth
24 Oct 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

I think n+1 will be a highracer. Looking about at hamster barred highracer options it looks like performer or metabike, as optima appear to be on hiatus. Have I ignored an obvious manufacturer? I have discounted stickbikes because I am european, but at 6’2” I would probably not have many of the stic...
by belgiangoth
12 Oct 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 2766

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: 742

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: 982

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: 982

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: 982

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: 8108

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: 982

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: 2770

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: 1353

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: 1353

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.