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by Elizabethsdad
7 Aug 2017, 8:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike needed borrow/ hire
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

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: 2090

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: 1299

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: 1643

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: 1643

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: 742

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: 2333

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: 1795

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: 2256

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: 955

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...
by Elizabethsdad
20 Jul 2017, 8:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle parking...
Replies: 36
Views: 2377

Re: Cycle parking...

I could measure the spacing of the Sheffield stands where I work - and then add a bit more to that as they seem a bit too close together. I have seen people struggling at times just to get ordinary unencumbered bikes in and out. I don't bother with them myself as my bike has a kick stand and nurse l...
by Elizabethsdad
15 Jul 2017, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom trailer - deflection devices, safety strap?
Replies: 41
Views: 1302

Re: Carry Freedom trailer - deflection devices, safety strap?

+1 for safety strap. I had a CF Y frame some years back, great little trailer, didn't have anything like the deflectors you describe though
by Elizabethsdad
12 Jul 2017, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Comfort vs Utility
Replies: 20
Views: 1144

Re: Comfort vs Utility

Definitely go for the bike you feel most comfortable on, it should be possible to make adjustments to get that on a bike that is the right size. You'll certainly notice riding a bike that doesn't fit you right more than you'll notice carrying a bit of extra weight.
by Elizabethsdad
12 Jul 2017, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What front changer do you use?
Replies: 46
Views: 1697

Re: What front changer do you use?

This:- http://efneo.com/gearbox/ gives a 28-40-50. Had one for a bit over a month now and very happy with it. Sounds ok in principle. Brilliant idea. What this gearbox needs, is the versatility of a triple chainset. Only coming in one fixed set of gears isn't enough IMHO. I guess that could be said...