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by belgiangoth
13 Jun 2021, 10:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Thinning the herd
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Thinning the herd

Hmmm, there you say you will keep the Fuego, here you have changed your mind. I reckon a good two-wheeled bent is well worth having in the stable.
by belgiangoth
13 Jun 2021, 7:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Thinning the herd
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Thinning the herd

I'd be interested in the full version of your musings that brought you to this point.
(And I expect your bikes are well out of my price range - even if I hadn't just made an incredibly excessive purchase).
by belgiangoth
12 Jun 2021, 6:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any smart money saving tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Any smart money saving tips?

To answer my own question, nothing better than a quick price search online. In the end I went with a Tern HSD, which has just doubled my total bike spending in the last 20 years.
I need a sit down now.
by belgiangoth
11 Jun 2021, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Posting wheels

Looking to post some wheels. Looking at MyHermes the site only mentions weight, not size, which surprises me. Anyone have any experience (or possibly a link to the other requirements MyHermes have beyond weight)?
by belgiangoth
7 Jun 2021, 9:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "gunner" bars
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: "gunner" bars

Quiet you, that's reaaaaaly nice
by belgiangoth
7 Jun 2021, 5:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "gunner" bars
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: "gunner" bars

I was thinking that you could rotate them so as to allow you a more neutral wrist position on the bars - which you may not be able to do with other bars as you tilt towards your knees OR have to go wider than your legs.
by belgiangoth
7 Jun 2021, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Checking for wear on SPD MTB cleats
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Checking for wear on SPD MTB cleats

How/what does one check? My Right cleat is looser than the left and I'm not sure that changing anything at the pedal end is making a difference.
by belgiangoth
6 Jun 2021, 11:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "gunner" bars
Replies: 6
Views: 276

"gunner" bars

Anyone tried them? They are basically bar ends fitted to narrow hamster bars. You fit brakes and shifters to the bar ends and ride holding on to those.
http://synthetictransport.com/barends/index.html

I do wonder whether they wouldn't be more ergonomic anyway, and it could solve some bar/knee interface issues. I wonder to what extent this could be bodged together just using some bar ends.
by belgiangoth
5 Jun 2021, 1:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any smart money saving tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Any smart money saving tips?

Employer is with multiple schemes but I believe it's still the employer who sets the limit as they are the lenders.
by belgiangoth
4 Jun 2021, 1:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any smart money saving tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Any smart money saving tips?

Just about to buy a Tern HSD. C2W scheme does not extend beyond £1000, so can't think of anything that would lower/help spread the cost. Any thoughts?
by belgiangoth
4 Jun 2021, 10:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New (to me) Catrike
Replies: 54
Views: 3394

Re: New (to me) Catrike

Stil messing about with SPM setup. I think the issue is that I have worked out seat angle but bars are an odd compromise for me - my narrow bars are more comfortable and less boat like, but the wider bars allow me to sit forward.
I should probably try superman bars, but I am not convinced that the SPM is a long term solution for me (heavy and full sus when I am tall & light enough to be able to ride a high racer with wider tyres), so I need to sort out whether I should use it as a test bed for trying different things or just jump onto n+1.
by belgiangoth
31 May 2021, 10:25am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New (to me) Catrike
Replies: 54
Views: 3394

Re: New (to me) Catrike

Took the trike out again this morning with #1 son. It is night and day compared with riding a bike, not having to unclip/clip in at junctions, being able to lean forward to see at junctions, the lack of any effort/focus to balance (an issue for my SPM, not the DF), being able to ride no hands or with one hand lightly on the bars.
I do remain significantly slower than on my other bikes though.

I am starting to ponder whether there is a trike equivalent to an Aesgard bike shed for out front, would make my life that much easier...
by belgiangoth
25 May 2021, 8:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 42
Views: 2028

Re: "Fast" bike options

Seems to me that the rapto is almost perfect for what it wants to do, but it seems to me that a cruzbike style fwd drive would probably have been more efficient.
(this is very much an armchair view of the matter).
by belgiangoth
24 May 2021, 10:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 42
Views: 2028

Re: "Fast" bike options

Mystique or Daemon? And why?