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by Shreds
27 Dec 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - 150mm cranks
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Brompton - 150mm cranks

Main problem with the Brompton Stronglights is their flexibility. A decade ago I had a Campag CF Eleven fitted. Superb rigidity. Interesting getting it fitted and crank must be at “11 O Clock” to allow it to fold. But fold it does and wastes little energy due to its rigidity. Fitted clipless pedals ...
by Shreds
27 Dec 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

ICE VTX here. Superb and comfortable after getting used to the different configuration. My advice; stop worrying. It will all be good. ICE are very amenable, helpful and approachable. Grounding: generally not a problem - yes its possible on a very uneven surface but no big deal. You get used to posi...
by Shreds
2 Nov 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride London getting phased out - 2021 will be last
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Ride London getting phased out - 2021 will be last

Good.

Whilst the closed roads were fab, the exhorbitant fees were not......and how long did they take to refund this years entry fees? Rip off organisation. Glad its gone.

Shame the car lobby moaners got their way though,
by Shreds
17 Oct 2020, 10:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Re: My first 50

Have a word with Sth M/C CTC section if you havent already. Plenty of experience and tips can be gained, but congrats on doing the ‘50’ :D
by Shreds
13 Oct 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC v Sram chains?
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: KMC v Sram chains?

KMCs recommended :wink:
by Shreds
30 Sep 2020, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing groupset from Campag to Shimano
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Changing groupset from Campag to Shimano

130mm OLN for the rear hub is standard on 'road' wheels, so that won't be a problem. FWIW a Roberts, fitted with a contemporaneous Campag groupset, is arguably a 'modern classic'; something you just can't get any more. Fitted with a modern shimano groupset, rather less so, I'd have said. cheers +1 ...
by Shreds
17 Sep 2020, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa versus Van Nicholas titanium frames
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Spa versus Van Nicholas titanium frames

As ever, it all depends on your personal style and desires regards riding. I have been an Audax rider for many many years and my bike was made to measure but to my personal preferences. I do like to ‘feel the road’ and like an instant ‘kick’ when I put the effort in. I find relaxed angles and geomet...
by Shreds
12 Sep 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Average mph difference
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Average mph difference

Adding a wheel obviously has an impact of a trike over a bike, but I reckon that after about three months of being laid back then you should equate to at least similar speeds all other things being equal. ( obviously slightly lower wind resistance compared to an upright, but your own level of fitnes...
by Shreds
12 Aug 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Senior membership fees
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Senior membership fees

Become a ‘lifer’ quick!
by Shreds
12 Aug 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Air Source Heat Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Air Source Heat Pumps

Our neighbour has fitted Air source heating. The plant for the heat exchangers/fans is bout 75 yards from our house. You can hear it working at night which is annoying. My primary concern, too, followed by switching a gravity fed primary system to 'pressurised' with old radiators :? Your concern in...
by Shreds
12 Aug 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

Yes its great for families but can become very busy in summer months without lockdown. The tunnels (which years ago were not open) are a sublime experience and do avoid having to negotiate walking through rivers around Chee Dale that were once the only off road alternative! Probably one of the best ...
by Shreds
11 Aug 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Air Source Heat Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are definitely noisy and can therefore annoy neighbours at night. Ground source heat pumps are better but need a very large area for the underground pipework. (Let the field to the local farmer to gaze sheep on!) or install a vertical ground source heat pump, but installation i...
by Shreds
11 Aug 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 109
Views: 2205

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

Esoecially any Covid ships being refused permission to dock :roll:
by Shreds
11 Aug 2020, 7:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Laidback prices
Replies: 19
Views: 1039

Re: Laidback prices

More reason to buy now. Except ICE are on 6 week delivery Taking action instead of provaricating on the internet can produce great results. Even during and after lockdown, I was being quoted at least two weeks. Delivered in four working days in actual fact from ICE, I consider exceptionally good, e...