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by Geoff.D
2 Dec 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7072
Views: 339289

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: 7072
Views: 339289

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: 380

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: 492

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: 7072
Views: 339289

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: 731

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: 38910

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: 500

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: 338

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: 338

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...
by Geoff.D
31 Jul 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7072
Views: 339289

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Change Gere
by Geoff.D
29 Jul 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7072
Views: 339289

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Geasyspoon cafe
by Geoff.D
28 Jul 2018, 8:46am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7072
Views: 339289

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Positive altitude
by Geoff.D
16 Jul 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey CS RK-3 stripdown - a query - now solved
Replies: 65
Views: 1671

Re: Sturmey CS RK-3 stripdown - a query - now solved

25miles this morning on the Moulton. Out very early because it's going to be a scorcher today. Not ridden Moulton for over a week, so any of the soft grease that would have settled, must have done. After and during the ride, there was no leakage seen. Also, I was riding in near silence. SA hub was ...
by Geoff.D
13 Jul 2018, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roller Pinion + Shaft Drive
Replies: 24
Views: 1523

Re: Roller Pinion + Shaft Drive

The bicycle as a basic design of which we have now, was invented a century ago. They still haven't improved that design despite many many ideas. This is just yet another dead end IMHO. I saw this report at the beginning of the week, and felt it was a solution looking for a problem. But, nonetheless...