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by belgiangoth
9 Feb 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bleedin’ Hydraulic
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Bleedin’ Hydraulic

Rear brake was a bit squishy, so got the the brake fluid done at the shop. It has been months, but not many rides and the rear brake is gone again. Front is fine. Any thoughts what might have gone wrong?
by belgiangoth
23 Dec 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: Carbon forks on my Croix de Fer

From a weight POV you could get a custom steel fork made that would save about the same weight, cost less and have a better failure mode.
Every couple of years I consider a cf fork form my pompino, not a chance at that price.
by belgiangoth
22 Dec 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves: Lobster vs Trigger
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Gloves: Lobster vs Trigger

I am looking to replace my lobster gloves that are losing their waterproofness. I could just get another pair from P-X, but I would rather something with a removable liner. I am also considering the option of moving to trigger mitts, where the index is alone and the other three fingers combined. I'm...
by belgiangoth
8 Dec 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 30
Views: 1575

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: 30
Views: 1575

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: 22
Views: 1717

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: 22
Views: 1717

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: 22
Views: 1717

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: 2887

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: 847

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: 1109

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: 1109

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: 1109

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: 8217

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: 1109

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.