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by Trikeyohreilly
23 May 2021, 2:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How much play is too much? ICE rear swing arm?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: How much play is too much? ICE rear swing arm?

Interesting. Think I may be in the same/similar position, hopefully.

One of the "pivot pin clamp bolts" was obviously loose in comparison to the other. I have tightened it up but still have a little play. But down to 1mm max now.

I'm thinking that is under the stated "significant amount of play" so as long as it doesn't get worse and no one thinks I'll be damaging the pivot pin I'll continue to ride.

Great to know they are replaceable either way.

Thanks.
by Trikeyohreilly
23 May 2021, 11:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: (n-1)
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: (n-1)

Last year we sold three and a half trikes.

This year, access to the New Forest became much easier, our favourite place to ride, so we are searching around for trikes again. With all the, is it a good one? If it's only done 1000 miles, why is all the running gear replaced? How far do we have to drive to collect? It's not quite the model we want but it's better than nothing dilemmas going on again. Add in a 25 week waiting list at ICE and the regrets of selling add up a lot.

Had we not had the change of circumstances though I'd be happy with the Grasshopper I brought to replace my trike. We just can't forsee the future and sometimes get it wrong.
by Trikeyohreilly
23 May 2021, 11:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How much play is too much? ICE rear swing arm?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: How much play is too much? ICE rear swing arm?

That's great news. Thanks Bob. Really enjoying a bit of plushness at the rear.

Unfortunately it is at the pivot of the swing arm. I'm going to try and tighten the two pin clamp bolts today. Hopefully they are just a little loose and it solves it.
by Trikeyohreilly
22 May 2021, 10:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How much play is too much? ICE rear swing arm?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

How much play is too much? ICE rear swing arm?

Hi.

Just brought my first ICE trike that has rear suspension. Only had rigid rear ends before.

I really pleased with how it works but I'm fairly sure I have some play in it. The manual says if you notice any significant amount of play the bearings can be easily replaced.

I think it's moving 1 to 2mm if I move the rack side to side while feeling the pivot like you might to test a headset.

Is that too much? Does anyone know if ICE still do bearings for a 2007/8 trike? I'm hoping they are still using the same type. Has anyone any experience of play in the swing arm pivot or replacing the bearings? Hopefully it's normal.

Thank you.
by Trikeyohreilly
30 Apr 2021, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Pump maintenance

OK.

I'm not near any bike shops... Do you know of anywhere more general I might be able to purchase silicone grease?

Thank you.
by Trikeyohreilly
30 Apr 2021, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Pump maintenance

Hi.

I have a Lezyne pump I carry on my tourer. I think it is best described as a mini track pump. I have carried it upside down on my down tube so rain doesn't enter it.

However it sounds awful when used. I didn't depend on it often but now I need it to get to relatively high pressures for a recently purchased tandem.

Should I oil it? Maybe with finish line wet (as that's what I have)? I can access the main chamber. The rubber seal seems fine and it does work but feel I'm missing something. Spit has got me by, but again feel I'm missing something.

Thanks in advance.
by Trikeyohreilly
6 Dec 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pashley PDQ general enquiries..
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Pashley PDQ general enquiries..

Hi and thanks for the responses.

Might make a bid on the PDQ on eBay as those who have owned or riden a PDQ are basically saying what I hoped to hear. I just hope the seat issue passes me by some how.

I have a couple of Radical Banana pannier sets that I used to use on my trikes. I picked them up cheap on eBay over the years. I'm a little concerned about them fitting with panniers on the PDQ. But on the PDQ it looks like I have plenty of room behind the seat to add some custom bags, roll mat etc.

Hadn't thought about ortliebs touching the ground on hard leaning turns. Have used them extensively on a 20 inch rear but of course my trike didn't usually lean.

I have often wanted a Grasshopper, particularly the FX. I've had a number of Streetmachines in the past and belive in HPVelo and their engineering. I would like though to have a more simple bike i.e. without the suspension though I would prefer to run discs rather than rim brakes. They are also quite hard to come across second hand.

The ICE B1 looks to fit my bill also other than I can find no pictures of one carrying rear panniers or a rack. A shame as I'm a big ICE fan. It also has a front derailleur post like most grasshoppers.

I have read bad things about the three speed rear hub which is a worry. I have heard good things though about the Sturmey Archer one currently avaliable so I bear in mind the possible extra cost of a pair of wheels. Pair as I would want a dynamo hub front anyway.

Thanks again for your help.
by Trikeyohreilly
2 Dec 2020, 5:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pashley PDQ general enquiries..
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Pashley PDQ general enquiries..

Hi.

I was wondering if anyone had experience with the PDQ?

I'm looking for a 20/20 wheeled bike that can take at least 2 panniers. Preferably a couple of bags behind the seat as well for cycle camping. Looks like the PDQ might fit the bill.

If anyone has any experience to share or maybe even other bike ideas I would be interested to hear.

Thanks.
by Trikeyohreilly
5 Oct 2020, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim weare from V brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Rim weare from V brakes

Possibly a silly question, sorry in advance.

I have been using disc brakes for a long time but recently brought an old (1992) Tange frame from a charity shop. It's fast becoming my favourite bike. It was center pull braked but whoever had it before me converted it to V. The wheels were shot as the rims had worn out. I put on a pair of wheels I had already that are disc ready with Rigida Sputnick rims.

So, silly, how long is a piece of string question.. How many miles should be expected to get from a rim? I get it depends on how much braking you do of course. How aggressive you brake blocks are. How heavy you are and how much your camping gear weighs. But is there any ballpark answer? I don't want to get rid of the frame in favour of a disc braked one but am running on a tight budget.

Thank you.
by Trikeyohreilly
29 Sep 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good hub, bad hub?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Good hub, bad hub?

That's great news.

Thank you
by Trikeyohreilly
28 Sep 2020, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good hub, bad hub?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Good hub, bad hub?

Hi.

Is this hub at end of life? It's a Hope hub, the rim had worn through. It feels and sound great. However having removed the cassette I see these marks on the pawls, I think they are called. I intended to list on eBay but don't want to mislead my customers.

Thank you for your advice
by Trikeyohreilly
28 Sep 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who still couriers bike boxes?
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: Who still couriers bike boxes?

Well in the end it was very expensive.

I used the Parcel Comparison sites listed above (thank you), but in the end only one returned a price. Perhaps because the delivery address was in NI.

At £74, including insurance at £7, I won't be selling another bike except as collection only.

Shocking as the same company, Parcel Farce, used to collect them from my door and deliver for under £27.

Fortunately I don't have many left to sell.

Thanks to all who contributed
by Trikeyohreilly
11 Sep 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who still couriers bike boxes?
Replies: 20
Views: 778

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: 816

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: 467

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.