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by Warekiwi
22 Feb 2013, 7:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: High-visibility clothing??
Replies: 100
Views: 4677

High-visibility clothing??

From Stu Owers writing on Stuff.co.nz-- (New Zealand) A coroner has called for the compulsory use of high-visibility clothing for all cyclists after a high-ranking police officer was knocked off his bike and killed by an overtaking truck. According to the coroner, the victim was wearing a jacket whi...
by Warekiwi
7 Dec 2012, 9:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?

and here is the light as seen from the side- (There doesn't seem to be a way of putting two photos in the same posting?) Now that is a neat attachment. Ummm, may have to consider this myself. Yes- I don't think even Lezyne themselves have thought of this way of attaching the rear light! It certainl...
by Warekiwi
4 Dec 2012, 9:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?

and here is the light as seen from the side- (There doesn't seem to be a way of putting two photos in the same posting?)
by Warekiwi
4 Dec 2012, 9:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?

After reading all the posts here and on other sites I eventually bought a Lezyne Micro Rear LED light- an amazingly small unit with an internal rechargable battery- charged via a USB plug under the screw in rear cap. Like most bike lights it came with the necessary hardware for attachment to a rear ...
by Warekiwi
22 Nov 2012, 9:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?

Once I get a nudge I can`t help myself. Just been in the workshop and knocked this mount up It`s not perfect as it wobbles. So will look to changing it with a wider but shorter mount I'll watch out for Mk2! I don't mind drilling a single hole in the CF shell if it's for the right light- just hoping...
by Warekiwi
22 Nov 2012, 9:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?

I'd you have a 12V system then don't muck about, get a car rear fog light or high level brake light. Not much good unfortunately as most car stuff is less efficient as a result of virtually unlimited power-- velomobile (and cycle) stuff needs to be super-efficient to last as long as possible on a f...
by Warekiwi
22 Nov 2012, 5:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

High Intensity rear light for Quest XS?

I am looking for recommendations for a very bright LED light set-up suitable for mounting high on the shell ( behind the head-rest) on my new Quest XS. I have the standard (12V option) lighting installation but need an additional rear light- particularly for day use on busy roads. If possible I woul...
by Warekiwi
14 Nov 2012, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?
Replies: 53
Views: 6441

Re: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?

Fascinating thread this. -------------- The Dutch make a high tech peddle car. Not sure it would be ideal for around here (lots of hills, high hedges and single track roads) but if you lived on the flat, like its country of origin or the flatter parts of the UK it would be great I think. I wonder i...
by Warekiwi
13 Nov 2012, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?
Replies: 53
Views: 6441

Re: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?

Just been for a shuftie, the A120 is marked westbound. There are two signs at the exit of the roundabout, one either side of the carriageway. Now I've looked I recall, but I had no reason to remember them, firstly because I use the old road to go west, but also because I'd have to detour out of the...
by Warekiwi
12 Nov 2012, 7:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Decent average speed for a trike
Replies: 41
Views: 18549

Re: Decent average speed for a trike

an 11-32 cassette (SRAMX0 derailleur) and the front has a triple 30/42/57 Giving about 23" bottom gear :shock: 'Fraid that wouldn't work for me around here - too many steep hills :( I admire your legs :lol: Velomobiel said I "might" have got away with an 11-34 cassette but as it is, ...
by Warekiwi
12 Nov 2012, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?
Replies: 53
Views: 6441

Re: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?

I've family in Puckeridge, I'll ask them if they've seen a UYO (UYellowO) zipping by. They'll probably think I am bonkers... If not already. I think Puckeridge town has got used to me "flying" through on a regular basis as I head in from the east to pick up the A10 for a fast ride back to...
by Warekiwi
12 Nov 2012, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?
Replies: 53
Views: 6441

Re: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?

You can of course put your bike on the train at Acle to get to Yarmouth - trains every half hour - the guards are very accommodating and mostly seem to turn a blind eye to the "no more than 4 bikes at a time" rule - we have managed 10 on the train to Lowestoft just once. Not an option for...
by Warekiwi
12 Nov 2012, 5:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Decent average speed for a trike
Replies: 41
Views: 18549

Re: Decent average speed for a trike

I bought my first recumbent about 4 years ago- a Velotechnik Grasshopper fx with Rohloff gears. Initially I thought that I had made a very expensive mistake as hills just about killed me and all my cycling friends got used to waiting at the hilltops. However after about 10,000 miles my leg muscles d...
by Warekiwi
12 Nov 2012, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?
Replies: 53
Views: 6441

Re: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?

On good roads AVERAGE speeds can be in the high 20s with maximums of 50+. How would that compare to your average speed on a conventional bike? Considerably faster- in fact as an averagely fit 60+ yr old I can beat younger fitter riders on conventional road bikes over significant distances. FYI- A Q...
by Warekiwi
11 Nov 2012, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?
Replies: 53
Views: 6441

Re: Roads where cycling NOT permitted in UK?

Wow! What a great response! I should add that the police were quite polite and insisted that it was for my safety but couldn't themselves tell me where the signs were actually placed! As I said earlier-- although A roads can be a bit scary (I often ride down the new A10 from Puckeridge.) my greatest...