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by Trikeyohreilly
11 Sep 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who still couriers bike boxes?
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Who still couriers bike boxes?

Hi.

I have a number of bikes to send in the post. Getting bike boxes this time of year is easy enough but who will courier them?

I used to use Parcel Force but I think they changed their maximum dimensions.

Thank you.
by Trikeyohreilly
9 Sep 2020, 12:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC racing
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: BHPC racing

Thanks, again, for the heads up. I'll be there.
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Sep 2020, 1:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Exploding tyres...
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Exploding tyres...

I realise I've been a bit silly there regarding pressure.

I put less in the wife's car and a rear (large) JCB used to take only about 14 PSI.

Still, I thought bike tyres were almost immune to blow outs.
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Sep 2020, 1:30am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Exploding tyres...
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Exploding tyres...

Bike tyres explode also?

I've seen enough spent (usually with skid marks on the road) when I'm forced to travel on a motorway. Thought the pressures, speed, and tolerance of the rubber ment we didn't have to worry about it.....?

Happen often?
by Trikeyohreilly
4 Sep 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP boats
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: HP boats

A subject I'm interested in also. I have always fancied a HP boat for the inland waterways. No experience myself. Only read about it in "Pedalling to Hawaii" which was the first book to be written about a attempt by one of the two that set out to circumnavigate the world by human power. St...
by Trikeyohreilly
14 Jun 2020, 7:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 41
Views: 3023

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Run mine like this. Looks meager but I find I need no foam or grip on the "handle bar" though in very cold weather without gloves i can feel the cold of the metal.
by Trikeyohreilly
14 Jun 2020, 7:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 41
Views: 3023

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

I can't recomend bar end shifters enough. They are fairly expensive but worth it. I run mine in friction mode and always find the gear I'm looking for. This also means I can buy cheaper 8 speed versions that work fine with my 9 speed set up. Plus one on the bar ends. I didn't spread the clamp though...
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Jan 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1070

Quadracycles?

Hi.

Does anyone know how they are to ride or have other experience with them?

Does anyone know who builds them? Who might be willing to undertake a design and build commission?

Thanks
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Oct 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?

Sorry. The nipple came out. The nipple lost its shoulder, hope that's the right term. Basically it failed at the wider part that's under the rim tape and broke in two allowing the rest of the nipple to come through the eyelet.
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Oct 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?

Sure. I've been experimenting with extra dynamo rear lights. This is my dynamo hub wheel. With some extra rear lights roughly wired up I lifted the front wheel of the floor, put two fingers around a spoke at the nipple, and spun the wheel. It wasn't a hard spin but the spoke pulled out of the rim. I...
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Oct 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?

Thanks for your oppinions. There are no threads showing on the other side. Yes they are 12mm nipples. It was at my LBS as although it has done less than 100 easy miles, a nipple was pulled through the rim. The suggestion was that this may well happen again.
by Trikeyohreilly
5 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?
Replies: 15
Views: 582

How should spokes sit in nipples to be right?

Hi. I just brought my wheel back from the LBS who didn't seem to like my wheel at all. Hopefully I have successfully added a photo of the spoke in the nipple. What do you think of it please?
by Trikeyohreilly
5 Oct 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Front and two rear lights from one dynamo?

This is all great news. I'm going to do it for sure. Just one question left... I having problems with my dynamo hub wheel build again so might need another. I think I remember that there is a difference in the polarity? or something between Shimano and SON. Is this true or will swapping the hub make...
by Trikeyohreilly
4 Oct 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized Pizza Rack £5 off for those interested.
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Specialized Pizza Rack £5 off for those interested.

In the latest Cycle magazine the above rack is reviewed by Dan Joyce. I think it's just what I have been looking for. A large top area with pannier capacity, provided the listed issues don't effect you. When I was purchasing at Rutland just now SAVE5 came up as a promo code making it £48 with free p...
by Trikeyohreilly
4 Oct 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1867

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

That's it then. Thank you for finding the very precise small print. Leaves nothing in question. I'll not again think I have something just because I have found the deal I was hoping for and paid my money. Perhaps this is an example of the "just in time" delivery/manufacturing system that h...