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by Elizabethsdad
20 Jul 2019, 7:48am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.
Replies: 39
Views: 1827

Re: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.

I am a big fan of the long john style of cargo bike - I currently have two although I am trying sell one at the moment - a Bakfiets which is designed exactly for the sort of journeys you are talking about. Other similar makes would be Baboe, Gazelle Cabby and Urban Arrow. That last one is a dedicate...
by Elizabethsdad
18 Jul 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bakfiets Long john cargo bike - Southampton
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Bakfiets Long john cargo bike - Southampton

Advertised for sale in the complete bikes for sale section
by Elizabethsdad
18 Jul 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Bakfiets Long john cargo bike - Southampton
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Bakfiets Long john cargo bike - Southampton

£1250 Reluctantly decided to sell on my Bakfiets long john. It has not been used much since I got a Hercules cargo bike with electric assist. I kept telling myself that I was keeping it as a back up bike, but really it was mostly out of sentiment - it was my first cargo bike and I used it lot for ta...
by Elizabethsdad
18 Sep 2018, 7:21am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1655

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

I have used a Bakfiets Long for about 4 years now for taking my daughter places and doing the shopping. Also good for taking stuff to household waste recycling centre. I got this new for £2,250 delivered from Kids and Family Cycles. It is unassisted so a bit slow going up hills, but otherwise no iss...
by Elizabethsdad
7 Aug 2017, 8:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike needed borrow/ hire
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Trike needed borrow/ hire

With the quad that I have it might be that the cargo area at the back is big enough for your pig without need ing the trailer It's a very big piggy bank. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGfAqo7XYAEtC_s.jpg Yeah, Rosie sent me a picture after I got in touch by e-mail with a picture of my 'bent quad. It'...
by Elizabethsdad
5 Aug 2017, 7:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving a helping push
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: Giving a helping push

Perhaps it would be worth looking at a Circe Morpheus tandem? For electric assist, I'd recommend a crank drive system like the Sunstar SO3
by Elizabethsdad
2 Aug 2017, 10:50am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Visiting Hotels and B&B with a large trike
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Visiting Hotels and B&B with a large trike

It's going to vary depending on the hotel/b and b. Some hotels will have a secure garage - I once stayed at the Adelphi in Liverpool and they kept my bike in their garage. I once went to a convention on my Ice Trike and the hotel let me bring it inside and keep it under some stairs. There wer actual...
by Elizabethsdad
1 Aug 2017, 7:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike needed borrow/ hire
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Trike needed borrow/ hire

is this the pig thing posted in 'does anyone know'? I replied to that with the offer of a recumbent quadricycle cargo carrier - based in Southampton. Otherwise have you tried posting on the British Human Power Club? google BHPC. ICE trikes could also be worth contacting. Thank you so much! I tried ...
by Elizabethsdad
1 Aug 2017, 5:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike needed borrow/ hire
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Trike needed borrow/ hire

is this the pig thing posted in 'does anyone know'? I replied to that with the offer of a recumbent quadricycle cargo carrier - based in Southampton. Otherwise have you tried posting on the British Human Power Club? google BHPC. ICE trikes could also be worth contacting.
by Elizabethsdad
1 Aug 2017, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: towing a BIG trailer for charity
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: towing a BIG trailer for charity

Have you already got your trike and trailer sorted and had a go at riding with it? If it's that wide I guess that means it is quite long and high as well - could be an issue with any cross winds. When will you putting up details of this challenge on your website? If you need any help or advice about...
by Elizabethsdad
30 Jul 2017, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Cyclist Strikes Back
Replies: 21
Views: 2423

Re: The Cyclist Strikes Back

There are just too many bloody loonies out on the roads these - both on bikes and in cars/vans. Last night I was driving along a 30mph stretch and ask my wife 'Is there dirty great magnet in the boot?' as there is a car behind us sitting right on the rear bumper. We get to a 40 limit - before I can ...
by Elizabethsdad
30 Jul 2017, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why are Shimano hub bearings tight from the factory?
Replies: 28
Views: 2138

Re: Why are Shimano hub bearings tight from the factory?

I don't suppose this is the reason at all, but it occurs to me that by shipping out the hubs in a stiff to turn state means to end user will more likely notice this and set them correctly. If they were sent out less tight, they would more likely get used as is, which might be a bit too loose.
by Elizabethsdad
30 Jul 2017, 7:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why no enclosed bicycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 2534

Re: Why no enclosed bicycles?

They are called velomobiles and there are plenty of models available. As the previous post said they are larger and heavier than a conventional bike so not as manouverable and harder to get up hills. On, the flat and downhill they can go faster and as you say you do get weather protection. In warm w...
by Elizabethsdad
22 Jul 2017, 8:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HPVs classification.
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: HPVs classification.

Your best place to go for advice is probably these guys:- http://www.bhpc.org.uk/ Most of the issues are going to be more of a practical nature - such as turning circle, getting in and out, reversing, overheating (you get very warm inside one), rolling it by taking a corner too fast, getting your li...