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by Geoff.D
4 Jun 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 463
Views: 173511

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Pic of my Giro 26 - not the most inspiring photograph but it was on my first ride out 6 months ago so I was pleased to get anywhere without incident. :D Andy Andy Giro 26.jpg I'm glad you had no "incident", Andy. I do remember mine whilst I was still upskilling on a 2 wheel 'bent. However...
by Geoff.D
26 May 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 286
Views: 187558

Re: Favourite tea shops

I chanced upon "Laggan Stores Coffee Bothy and Gallery" earlier this week whilst out on a ride. It's well worth a visit, with home made soup amongst the fare. It's about 30 miles south west of Aviemore, on the A86. The welcome was warm hearted, inclusive of cyclists and I had a little conv...
by Geoff.D
11 May 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Brighton to London - trike on the train?
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Brighton to London - trike on the train?

I've been looking in the archives, and think I have an answer. But the threads aren't quite up to date, and I'd like to check out more recent experience. I intend camping in Brighton before the London to Brighton ride in June, and going up to the start on an early train. I'd fashion a bag for my fol...
by Geoff.D
7 May 2018, 11:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 8.5 mile commute for a beginner cyclist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1465

Re: 8.5 mile commute for a beginner cyclist?

I agree with all the comments about it being feasible and building up to a full week's commute in stages. You'll be surprised just how soon your legs and stamina get up to the needed level. Don't rush it, and don't be dominated by clock watching. There's pleasure to be had simply by riding, even in ...
by Geoff.D
12 Apr 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Gears, How Comparable with a Full Size Bike?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Brompton Gears, How Comparable with a Full Size Bike?

A gearing comparison is independent of wheel size. A "gear inch" is a way of indicating how far a bike will travel forward for a single rotation of the pedals. If it travels further, more effort will naturally be needed. This is said to have a higher gear. However, this historical British ...
by Geoff.D
4 Apr 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6963
Views: 325845

Re: It's about time we had more fun

crossing words
by Geoff.D
1 Apr 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?
Replies: 64
Views: 5856

Re: what's going on with framebuilder steve goff?

I do not have any kind of relationship with Steve Goff, although I am well aware of his reputation as a top frame builder. TBH, however, I am uncomfortable with this trial by internet because none of us have an insight into the specifics of the unfortunate events that have left the OP without his f...
by Geoff.D
30 Mar 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the huge variety of hub cones ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1727

Re: Why the huge variety of hub cones ?

Positive thread alert, +1 Never thought about this before but it looks really interesting, I will have to take the time to read it Just hope there is room in my head for such 'unnecessary' but interesting material I think I'm on the same page as Brynpoeth on this issue - interesting, but a possible...
by Geoff.D
29 Mar 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the huge variety of hub cones ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1727

Re: cones

OMG!!!! I recently asked, in another thread, if a 9.5,, axle had the same bearings (and hence cones) as a 10.0mm axle. Since then I've done a bit of digging and found that they probably don't, but might have if they were the same manufacturer. And now this............ !!!!! Aaaaarrgh !!!! I don't kn...
by Geoff.D
15 Mar 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: 3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?

............... I don't understand why you don't just use the wheel with its 10mm axle....... That's the best way forward, of course, Brucey. Thanks. But, the person I'm helping is 300miles away and I'm preparing to take everything I need with me when I go to visit. I'm trying to cover every eventu...
by Geoff.D
15 Mar 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

3/8 and 10mm axles -same bearings?

Good morning, folks. I'm hoping that someone can help be towards a quick (and cheap) solution. I'm helping someone whose rear wheel bearing collapsed, damaging the axle bearing seat. A new hub is required. Her axle is 3/8 (9.5mm) by 175mm solid. It's a non-branded hub on a run-of-the-mill commuter. ...
by Geoff.D
12 Mar 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6963
Views: 325845

Re: It's about time we had more fun

ball race
by Geoff.D
11 Mar 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 6963
Views: 325845

Re: It's about time we had more fun

play resumed
by Geoff.D
11 Mar 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel ball bearing size?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Rear wheel ball bearing size?

......................... I found 16 but it Defo looks one short either side. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone. I've sometimes thought that there was a ball missing, but when I've offered up another (ball) into the gap I've found that there isn't enough space. So, I'e concluded t...
by Geoff.D
6 Mar 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello All - I am now officially a Recumbent Triker
Replies: 21
Views: 3346

Re: Hello All - I am now officially a Recumbent Triker

[XAP]Bob wrote:...............the mended one that i had to tie up to the chain stay being a good one to use - still no need to remove the wheel :D


Never thought of that before. Good idea. Thanks. :D