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by belgiangoth
24 May 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Windcheetahs
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Windcheetahs

But if I was within 100 miles of it I'd be tempted to go and have a look, and that's a fair swathe of country. That part of the country has no roads or trains. Even if I could drive there at 50mph I wouldn't spend 4 hours of my life on the off chance the bike fits. So that means it’s an early Mike ...
by belgiangoth
23 May 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Windcheetahs
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Windcheetahs

Windcheetahs are lovely - but no longer in production and there is a real derth of information about them online. I'm surprised that some basic stuff - such as how to correctly size them for a rider - has not survived; or some sort of production order so that you have a clear idea of what you are bu...
by belgiangoth
23 May 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 6968

Re: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018

Maybe you can suggest some of the really current great performers in Europe that I can look up. I couldn't, but then I also couldn't suggest some of the really current great performers in the US or the UK (I believe I am showing my age - kids these days, it's just noise ...). That said, it's not su...
by belgiangoth
23 May 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bojo's bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 507

Re: Bojo's bike.

Astounded that they would ride a bike in a suit, but without mudguards!
(and why no dynolights?)
by belgiangoth
23 May 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 62
Views: 902

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Some rich cretin who is out of touch with the needs of the country, who will try to cut from the poor so that the rich can keep what they have rightfully earned.
The name is irrelevant.
by belgiangoth
21 May 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15679
Views: 379443

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

TC: You picked up on my inconsistency there! :oops: I reckon that the EU have borders. They are in control of those borders as they are THEIR borders. The NI border with them is just the same as all their other borders but it's of UK interest in that border. We have an interest, but it's THEIR bord...
by belgiangoth
19 May 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 6968

Re: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018

I still remember what his name, the writer of Cats the musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber , wrote a lovely song and it didnt do that well at all ( 5th was it)?!?!? ( she was black maybe...) That should have made us realise the EUropeans are as thick as 2 planks and inspite of their musical heritage, have...
by belgiangoth
19 May 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15679
Views: 379443

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I'm sort of of a slightly different opinion about the Ireland issue. It's not a UK problem after we leave, it's an EU problem. It's their external border. Moot point, I agree, but it's not just a UK issue but a joint one and I would like to think they it would be the EU's job to sort it like they'v...
by belgiangoth
19 May 2019, 12:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15679
Views: 379443

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Explaining the Single Transferable Vote system was very poorly done last time such reform was attempted. Maybe the explanation presented by A.P. Herbert needs to have wider coverage? Since that referendum AV has been used in elections for Mayors and Crime Commissioners; I thin kit's familiar enough...
by belgiangoth
13 May 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat

nigelnightmare wrote:Fit the rear light to the headrest post/rods.
^^"ICE trikes" sell a bracket for this .^^

I've sen that, but I don't have n ice headrest. Mine is more of a flat bit of metal than a tube.
by belgiangoth
13 May 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to window shop for all things recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Where to window shop for all things recumbent

I was wondering about headrests, tailboxes, tillers, bars - mostly musing. Even with google it seems that there are not many places that stock the stuff, those that do are often micro/boutique and only sell one or two items. Wherever you look it's typically foreign, expensive, price on application/n...
by belgiangoth
13 May 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Attaching/drilling to a hard seat

I was wondering about attaching: * bottle cages * rear light * an attachment for a saddlebag to the back of my recumbent's seat. I figured that it would be a case of taking out the drill - there's already a diy headrest attached by the previous owner. Is there something I should consider before I ir...
by belgiangoth
12 May 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Speedmachine mudguard questions
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Speedmachine mudguard questions

1. I have tried to fit a standard 20" mudguard to the front of my speedmachine, there appears to be something in the fork that comes down (maybe part of the suspension) that means that I can't tighten the bold/muguard high enough. Any thoughts? 2. Bikefix sell a set of mudguards for the bike at...
by belgiangoth
7 May 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2144

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

Your velocity will increase until your weight is equal to the drag force. Drag force is proportional to the square of the velocity and proportional to the area. So if I weight 10% more than the person next to me (including the bike) but take up 10% more area we should descend at the same speed. I wo...