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by belgiangoth
18 Oct 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Carrying a trike over the shoulder
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Carrying a trike over the shoulder

Never seen this mentioned before, seen fleetingly in this video (blink and you miss it, at about 10 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/user/UtahTrikesOnline

Is this a practical move that requires some/little/no instruction, or is it just a flash move for a video?
by belgiangoth
20 Sep 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fitting a bb motor after market
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Fitting a bb motor after market

Is this totally crazy (as in requires frame modification)? Or is it a case of bb swap page?
by belgiangoth
15 Sep 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 20” wheeled e bike
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: 20” wheeled e bike

I like the look of the Tern, but not the cost!
by belgiangoth
13 Sep 2020, 11:06pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 20” wheeled e bike
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: 20” wheeled e bike

Bike needs to haul a 5yo, so 10-20kg, possibly will need to work up to ~30kg. Basically, not just a "small child". Daughter is autistic and not in a "I have superpowers" way. Needs a bike seat with straps, tandem won't work. We've found a bike seat that will work, don't need a re...
by belgiangoth
13 Sep 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 20” wheeled e bike
Replies: 11
Views: 558

20” wheeled e bike

My wife needs an e bike for the school run & commute. She needs to drop off my daughter who is autistic so we want her strapped in (not on a tandem), she’s five so we’re thinking that lower cog from 20” wheels are needed. Need to be able to do some slaloming for school drop off so we’re not elec...
by belgiangoth
5 Sep 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2529

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

Having given the CTC a lump sum many years ago I don’t follow what the current subscription rate is. If I was asked to cough up £50 I’d laugh at CUK, to my view £20 would be nearer to my perception of the value I get each year. I liked it better when we were the CTC and have always thought the chan...
by belgiangoth
25 Aug 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Flevobikes
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Flevobikes

Hi[p steered recumbent FWD bikes. Anyone tried one? Anyone with any thoughts beyond "looks impossible to ride"?
by belgiangoth
23 Aug 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2529

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

I think that there's a strong argument for changing to a (self-assessed) reduced rate as it is no longer likely that senior members will be less well off or have less disposable income than younger members. I do think that the CUK board have not made the case as to how this will increase membership ...
by belgiangoth
11 Aug 2020, 10:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike swaps...
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Trike swaps...

If you are looking to sell I think there's a BHPCer who is looking for a sprint (he's not selling a VTX though - how do you fancy a really nice fujin?).
by belgiangoth
11 Aug 2020, 10:27am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Laidback prices
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Laidback prices

Even the government suggested cycle lanes have diminushed due to moaning motorists in some cases. That's just a lack of joined up thinking. "We'll replace a car lane with a bike lane" ... "what do you mean the car drivers complain?". D'uh! You need to pay the price for your init...
by belgiangoth
9 Aug 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Practicalities of living with a trike
Replies: 67
Views: 2024

Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

UpWrong wrote:i believe the HPV front mudguards for their trikes are particularly good.

Thing is, these will still act as sails since they run from 8-1 O'clock. If they ran from 8-4 they would catch a lot less air.
by belgiangoth
9 Aug 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Practicalities of living with a trike
Replies: 67
Views: 2024

Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

At their cost you would think that a more wrap-around (as in forward) mudguard would exist that would be a static object the size of your wheel and therefore less of an aero penalty.

I had read that front mudguards on a tadpole still allow quite a bit of sideways spray.
by belgiangoth
9 Aug 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Practicalities of living with a trike
Replies: 67
Views: 2024

Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

I see a lot of pictures of trikes with rear but not front mudguards. Is it because a rear mudguard is about £20 and front are £150, or is it that the rear is essential as it protects your head whereas the front ones protect your hands only?
by belgiangoth
5 Aug 2020, 11:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New to me Azub Origami
Replies: 31
Views: 5474

Re: New to me Azub Origami

First laidback commute took me 50-100% longer than on the DF and I thought the very idea of choosing to do that would be crazy. About this time last year I had no alternative but to use the SPM and I got used to it rather quickly, though there are some junctions that I still wouldn't do on it. A bit...