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by Geoff.D
12 Apr 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two sets of brakes?
Replies: 28
Views: 1028

Re: Two sets of brakes?

Many years ago (before disc brakes were commonly available) I had an adult/child back tandem frame built by Bob Jackson. I was keen to have at least 3 brakes, because I was also towing a second child on an Islabike tag-a-long. But I wasn't confident of the child stoker operating the traditional rear...
by Geoff.D
16 Feb 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cycling for Disabled People.
Replies: 14
Views: 5082

Re: Cycling for Disabled People.

All good advice above. Personally I wouldn't worry about stability in the corners too much. It's true, as others have said, that the higher the seat the more the vulnerability to lifting a wheel at speed. But, in my experience, I quickly got used to the limits of my trike (an ICE RS) and stay within...
by Geoff.D
14 Feb 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 15
Views: 1424

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

Not a daft idea, in my opinion. Personally I like to be capable of keeping the bike running, whatever happens on a ride/day/tour. Obviously I can't cover every eventuality (crash/deep pothole/bearing collapse) but most things can be overcome. P*******s are a real possibility, though Marathon+ tyres ...
by Geoff.D
3 Feb 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8031
Views: 296734

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Extremely exciting events entertained Elinor, easily eschewing edible Escherichia collywobbles. "Imodium!!!!" cried Rennie Gaviscon, Andrew's leg fell off his piano and the resulting cacophony woke hairy Mary, Di Oralite was seen running away, followed by a baying mob of left luggage from ...
by Geoff.D
15 Jan 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Average Sportive speed, some real data
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Average Sportive speed, some real data

I, too, like graphs as a way of presenting data. They demand the exercise of the old grey matter to tease out the implications. But, as much as this, you have to work out what they don't imply. It's easy to make erroneous conclusions. Given that there are such limitations, I'm often left with a set ...
by Geoff.D
2 Dec 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7201
Views: 348529

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Persistent dribble
by Geoff.D
1 Dec 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7201
Views: 348529

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Lemon drizzle
by Geoff.D
27 Nov 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Schwalbe Tryker
Replies: 4
Views: 4509

Re: Schwalbe Tryker

I like trykers. Good handling characteristics.
by Geoff.D
27 Nov 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent. A gadget?
Replies: 14
Views: 4752

Re: Recumbent. A gadget?

I've had words like "plaything", "contraption" and "dangerous" used in conversations about my trike. And I get questions like "Isn't it unsafe being so low down?" and "Don't you feel vulnerable?". This throwaway remark of "gadget" comes int...
by Geoff.D
11 Nov 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7201
Views: 348529

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Clockwork mouse
by Geoff.D
8 Nov 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Selling out to the dark side....
Replies: 35
Views: 868

Re: Selling out to the dark side....

.... Today i have, after not owning one for years, purchased myself an automobile. I'm shortly starting a new (non-cycle related) job..... Congratulations on the new job. Hope it works for you. If brynpoeth does deport you to Adelstrop, I'm just down the road. There's a hot cuppa waiting for you be...
by Geoff.D
26 Sep 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you've never done
Replies: 158
Views: 39084

Re: Things you've never done

I've never mastered one of those bikes where the steering has been "doctored" to turn in the opposite way (ie rotate handlebars clockwise, but wheel rotates anti-clockwise)

Similarly, I've never ridden a bike facing backwards.

However, on the plus side..........I'm still alive!! :D
by Geoff.D
18 Aug 2018, 12:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Interesting videos for trike owners
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Interesting videos for trike owners

Welcome to the Dark Side, Roger. I hope you enjoy the experience. You're right that a trike allows you to jump on and ride without the period of becoming competent in handling a 2 wheeled 'bent. But, even so, it's still a quite different experience to an upright. And I don't just mean solely in the ...
by Geoff.D
13 Aug 2018, 9:12am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crank speed/power output relationship .... questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Crank speed/power output relationship .... questions.

.............. The better ebike kits have lcd with five pas levels(cadence pedal assist sensor) and intelligent controllers, cheaper kits have basic controllers and pas systems usually 1 or 3 speed functions so none or very limited power control under pas. Thanks for the reply, hemo. Very informati...
by Geoff.D
12 Aug 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crank speed/power output relationship .... questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Crank speed/power output relationship .... questions.

As a complete novice to electric assists I embarked on a conversion project. I bought a new (but cheap on eBay) front hub motor, and associated wiring. I built it into a rim I already had. I found a suitable battery, also on eBay. It works fine. I have two modes - twist throttle or pedelec. The thro...